Paul didn’t really do much to impress us with his uncomfortable, out-of-breath rendition of “Old Time Rock And Roll” on movie night. And if you’ve been checking out our weekly Idol Power List, you’ll know that his elimination isn’t really that big of a surprise, considering he came in last on the most recent tally.
Before winding up in the Bottom Three, Paul, Stefano Langone, Jacob Lusk and AI‘s resident heavy metal god James Durbin offer up a group performance of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel classics “The Sounds Of Silence” and “Mrs. Robinson.” Afterward, Paul and Stefano are sent to the join Haley Reinhart in the Bottom Three.
Before McDonald gets the boot, First Lady Of American Idol Kelly Clarkson joins her “Don’t You Wanna Stay” duet partner Jason Aldean on stage, where the pair belt out their country hit.
The night’s final performance comes from Rihanna, who’s sporting an even frizzier pile of red hair than usual on her head. After singing “California King Bed,” she reveals that there will be a special VIP section on the actual stage during her upcoming summer tour where fans can get closer than ever to her Ri Ri-ness.
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