Thursday, March 10, 2011

Paul McDonald takes a Ryan Adams grant

Being the guy that he is, Paul McDonald idolizes Ryan Adams. He says Adams is the kind of artist he wants to be more like. He's chosen Come Pick Me Up, from Adams' great album Heartbreaker, and recorded the studio version with Don Was. "You've just got to nail this chorus," Jimmy Iovine tells him. "It's about the intensity." Iovine thinks Paul is the kind of voice Idol has needed for a long time.

He appeared in a black jacket with red piping, a sort of Rod Stewart look, with skinny jeans, looking for all the world like a funky rocker.
Ryan asks Paul about his dance. "You have to practice really hard to do it," Paul says, then tries to get Ryan to join him.