A year ago, Paul McDonald was competing for stardom on 'American Idol' and grabbing headlines for his budding (at the time) relationship with 'Twilight' actress Nikki Reed. The duo fell fast and hard, marrying quickly and collaborating on the song 'Now That I've Found You.' Nothing says "I love you" like authoring a love song together. Can we get an "Awwww?"
The celeb world is abuzz with news of the engagement between 'Twilight' star Nikki Reed and former 'American Idol' contestant Paul McDonald. The couple have only been dating for two months, but are crazy about one another and are fast tracking their romance into a deep and determined commitment, as Reed, 23, showed off her ring at the MTV Movie Awards. Her happiness spilled over as she gushed, "He's the one. He's the one." Their happiness is infectious!
Dang, that was fast. Raspy voiced singer Paul McDonald may have been voted off 'American Idol' earlier this year, but the singer's personal life is really taking off. After dating for only two months, McDonald and his girlfriend, 'Twilight' star Nikki Reed, are now engaged. E! broke the news of the betrothal on Sunday night.
Even though Randy Jackson said that America witnessed "the first number at the Paul McDonald concert" with last night's performance of Bob Seger's 'Old Time Rock 'n' Roll,' the voters disagreed, as the bearded, blonde singer was voted off on tonight's elimination episode of 'American Idol.'
On this week's episode of 'American Idol,' contestants were challenged to sing songs from the movies. The first one to take the stage tonight was Nashville native Paul McDonald. For his song, McDonald chose the 1978 Bob Seger hit 'Old Time Rock 'n' Roll,' which has become synonymous with Tom Cruise's classic underwear rock-out scene from 1983's 'Risky Business.'
Before 'American Idol,' Paul McDonald, like many in Nashville, was trying to make it as the frontman of a band. But since he held tight to make it into the elite Top 8 on 'Idol,' he's gone Hollywood -- and his star-status will continue to grow now that he's rumored to be dating 'Twilight' star Nikki Reed.