It is rather nice that Paul McDonald smiles while he sings. Everyone else on American Idol looks so serious.
But while Paul breaks the mold a bit by wiggling like the coffeehouse love child of Chris Martin and Mick Jagger up there, the point is to still be smiling once the judges have revealed what they think (especially since this season includes quickie interviews with the finalists after they've heard their critiques).
How did the Top 13 fare tonight singing the songs of their own personal idols? Did America—and the judges—do right in selecting this baker's dozen to advance?