Paul McDonald, the happy-go-lucky singer who looks like a young Kenny Loggins jamming away with his guitar, was eliminated from 'American Idol' Thursday, which marked the first time a male was sent packing in the show's Top 13 contestants.
According to Reuters: "McDonald's rendition of Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock and Roll" during movie-themed week proved the raspy-voiced singer's undoing, despite the judges' positive comments about his performance. The 26-year-old Huntsville, Alabama singer, whose elimination was predicted by a number of bloggers, exited by fulfilling judge Jennifer Lopez's request that he sing "Maggie May."
Last week, in an unexpected twist, popular contestant Pia Toscano was eliminated -- leaving only two female singers left: Haley Reinhart and Lauren Alaina.
The seven remaining finalists are Casey Abrams, who last month scored the judges' once-per-season save, James Durbin, Scotty McCreery, Jacob Lusk, Langone, Alaina and Reinhart.