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'American Idol' Result: Paul McDonald, the First Man Eliminated This Season

April 15, 2011 (1:39 am) GMT
On April 14, the 26-year-old Alabama native followed in the footsteps of Karen Rodriguez, Thia Megia, Pia Toscano and some other girls.

The male gang of "" season 10 has just lost one of its members. After five girls from the top 13 were sent home, Paul McDonald became the first guy eliminated from the show as the finalists were shrunk down to 7 on Thursday, April 14.

Paul was in the bottom three with Haley Reinhart and Stefano Langone. took the stage for a performance before the final result was announced. When came back, he gave the bad news to Paul. As his last performance on the stage he delivered "Maggie Mae" which he sang when auditioning in Nashville, Tennessee.

Opening the Wednesday performance show with "Old Time Rock and Roll", Paul actually did well as praised his "crazy, wild abandon." added, "It's just so great to watch...Good job."

The Thursday result show also saw returning to "American Idol" as a musical guest, sharing stage with .

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