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William Paul McDonald (born August 29th, 1984) was a contestant on Season 10 of American Idol.


Paul auditioned in Nashville. He sang "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart. It's unknown how the judges voted, but at least two of them said "yes", advancing him to the next round.

Hollywood Round[]

Paul was shown in a montage of contestants who survived the first round of Hollywood Week.

Las Vegas Round[]

In Las Vegas, he was shown singing "Blackbird" with Kendra Chantelle. He advanced.

Back in Hollywood, he sang an original song for his final solo performance. Afterwards, the judges told him that he did enough to make the Top 24.

Top 24[]

Paul sang "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart. He was in the Top 5 among the boys for that week, making him a Top 13 finalist.

Top 13[]

Top 12[]

Top 11[]

Top 10[]

Top 9[]

Top 8[]

Season 10
 ·Scotty McCreery ·Lauren Alaina ·Haley Reinhart ·James Durbin ·Jacob Lusk ·Casey Abrams ·Stefano Langone ·Paul McDonald ·Pia Toscano ·Naima Adedapo ·Thia Megia ·Karen Rodriguez ·Ashthon Jones
 ·Jovany Barreto ·Kendra Chantelle ·Robbie Rosen —— ·Jordan Dorsey ·Clint Jun Gamboa ·Tim Halperin ·Brett Loewenstern ·Lauren Turner ·Ta-Tynisa Wilson ·Rachel Zevita ·Julie Zorrilla