Register for a chance to win a $500 Shopping Spree! Official Rules

American Idol

Paul McDonald

Age: 25
Occupation: Singer/songwriter
Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama
Auditioned In: Nashville, Tennessee

With his smoky voice and scruffy exterior, Paul McDonald has set himself apart as one of Idol’s quirkiest frontrunners for Season 10. He’s already a guitarist, keyboardist, and vocalist in his band, The Grand Magnolias, but Paul’s got another thing going for him, too. Rumor has it he’s dating quite a celebrity — gorgeous Twilight star Nikki Reed!


- VIDEO: Caught on Film! Paul Meets Soon-to-Be Girlfriend Nikki Reed at Movie Premiere

- 10 Things You Didn't Know About Paul McDonald

-VIDEO: Paul McDonald Sings Johnny Cash’s "Folsom Prison Blues"

- Paul McDonald and Grand Magnolias Release a Song to Benefit Japan

Audition Song:
Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May”
Possibly Dating: Twilight star Nikki Reed
Outside Activities: Paul has a band called The Grand Magnolias
In a Former Life: Paul was studying to be a dentist!
Oops Moment: Offending some by performing in a navy jacket inspired by the Marines Corps Dress Blues

Want more juicy deets on American Idol’s Paul McDonald? “Like” us on Facebook for the latest scoop on Paul.

Our Partners

You Might Like