'American Idol' Recap: Paul McDonald Goes Home On An Entertaining Results Show

After a year of curses, one of my favorites finally goes home.

I’ve had terrible trouble with my favorite American Idol contestants this year. First, there was my favorite contestant of all time (Molly Dewolf Swenson) being cruelly cast away before I even got a chance to see her sing again. Then there was my hastily thrown together favoritism of Tim Halperin (really, just a rebound favorite) that sent him packing the next week. With all this, I decided to keep my two favorites in the top 13 a secret, lest I doom them again. But now it doesn’t matter for one of them, as Paul is gone.

I really liked Paul. I thought he had a ton of charisma and the ability to put his own spin on songs in a way that nobody seems to want to do on the show this season. His rendition of ‘Rocket Man’ was the highlight of the season top 13 until Jacob Lusk’s performance last week. He was just good and made me want to root for him. Read More...



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