Paul McDonald Moves On, Impresses with Original Song, Suit

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He was not featured often prior to last night, but Paul McDonald took advantage of his time in Las Vegas.

The 25-year old contestant, who originally auditioned in Nashville, first took to the stage with Kendra Chantelle and impressed with a duet of The Beatles classic "Blackbird."

He then took a risk for his final audition of the evening, donning an eccentric suit and choosing an original song, one titled "American Dreams." Apt for a hopeful who was later named to the season 10 semifinals, don't you think? Check out both performances below:

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