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The Twilight Saga has officially merged with American Idol.

Following two months of dating and four months of an engagement, Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald got married in Malibu yesterday, as the actress gushed to Us Weekly:

"We couldn't be happier!. [We were] surrounded by our family and friends. We're so glad this day has come!" 

Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald Photo

Reed - who portrays Rosalie Hale and will next be seen in Breaking Dawn - first met the season 10 finalist in March at the premiere of Red Riding Hood. Just a month later, McDonald moved into Reed's Los Angeles home.

And the rest is romantic history.

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Last week, we predicted that Stefano Langone and Paul McDonald would go home on American Idol, only to be stunned when Pia Toscano was eliminated.

This shows what we know, but we doubt we were the only ones surprised. Nor do we expect we're alone saying Stefano and Paul may be in danger again.

Haley Reinhart also looked shaky, so it's anyone's guess. But neither Stefano or Paul took that step last night that would put them in the "safe" category.

Right? Wrong? Watch their performances here and comment below:

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It's not that Stefano Langone and Paul McDonald are bad singers, but their efforts have lagged behind the rest of the field at times on American Idol.

Did the twosome do enough to turn things around last night? Or are both in big trouble when the votes are tallied on tonight's elimination episode?

Stefano elected to sing "When a Man Loves a Woman," Percy Sledge-style, while Paul went on with Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues." Thoughts?

Watch their performances from Wednesday night below and tell us if you think either - or neither - should be receiving a ticket home this evening ...

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Ready for an American Idol-off, readers?

On last night's Motown-themed performance episode of the competition, Paul McDonald covered the Smokey Robinson classic "Tracks of My Tears." The judges loved it, with Randy Jackson gushing: "You're kind of the complete package."

It was a solid performance, no doubt, but how does it compare to the version of the same song by Adam Lambert two seasons ago? Compare both renditions now and decide for yourself:

Whose cover do you prefer?

 

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He's among the leading candidates to be sent home tonight, but American Idol finalist Paul McDonald has other concerns to consider before this evening's results show.

Following his cover of Ryan Adams' "Come Pick Me Up" last night, the aspiring singer was faced with a number of angry Tweets from viewers who took issue with the Marine Corps Dress Blues jacket he donned on stage.

In response to this fervor, McDonald has Tweeted:

"Just to let everyone know I have nothing but respect for our men and women in the armed forces. Tons of respect for you guys... I've been told my jacket on the show upset some folks ... I wasn't trying to offend anyone. Sorry! I've got nothing but love for you guys!"

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When Paul McDonald takes to the stage tonight on American Idol, he'll likely be less nervous than any of the other 11 male semifinalists.

That's because the 26-year old from Nashville has already recorded multiple albums with his band, The Grand Magnolias, and toured a bit around the country. The artist has more experience than most in the competition.

Will that result in a well-polished performance? We'll soon find out. For now, watch McDonald talk about his group and listen to him sing the same original song that he used on an earlier audition, "American Dreams."

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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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Paul McDonald Biography

Paul McDonald Promo Pic Paul McDonald tried out for American Idol in Nashville. He actually sung an original single in order to advance to the semifinals, one he... More »
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