Credit: Michael Becker/FOX Photo: Paul McDonald Smiles Big in American Idol Season 10: The Top 11 Perform Again

Sad news, Idol fans. Paul McDonald has been booted from the competition and we must now usher in a darker, drearier, less bedazzled era of American Idol. If you need a moment to collect yourself, we understand.

It was love at first sight for us when Paul McDonald and his pearly whites stepped into the Nashville Auditions. Since then Paul has danced and rasped his way into our hearts. Relive some of his best performances and heave a little sigh with us, will ya? We'll miss his epileptic dancing and flippin' rose suits.

P.S. Don't feel too bad for Paul. He's still got Twilight vixen Nikki Reed to keep him warm — nice going, bro! 

Paul McDonald Sings "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart at the Nashville Auditions

Credit: You Tube Photo: Nashville Auditions: Paul McDonald Sings "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart

Paul McDonald Sings "Come Pick Me Up" by Ryan Adams

Paul McDonald Sings “I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues” by Elton John

Paul McDonald Sings "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash

Paul McDonald Sings "Old Time Rock 'n' Roll" by Bob Seger

Credit: You Tube Photo: Watch: Paul McDonald Sings "Old Time Rock 'n' Roll" by Bob Seger on April 13