Thursday night's elimination was far different from last week's tearful goodbye. Love him or hate him, soft-spoken indie rocker Paul McDonald, 26, left with a smile, comforting the other contestants and performing a rousing encore. I really like Paul and his quirky unique way. He reminds me of a young Rod Stewart. Get more after the jump.

I'm doing good. I'm super tired. Dude, I got maybe two hours of sleep. I got off work at midnight and woke up at 3:30 a.m. I'm pretty beat. I'm running off of energy drinks and Five Hour Energy right now.

Rumor has it that Paul is dating 'Twilight' actress, Nikki Reed. Not too bad! I think Paul will continue to be a success, and I wish him all the best!