My main goal was to showcase my originality.'It’s been a good ride.'Before leaving the stage last night, he sang Maggie May one last time at the special request of judge Jennifer Lopez, who was close to tears at his exit.Mc Donald had been in the bottom three with fellow contestants Haley Reinhart and Stefano Langone after his version of Old Time Rock and Roll from the movie Risky Business failed to impress audiences."Idol" aired the segment March 10, showing Reed telling Mc Donald he's "amazing." NIKKI REED VAMPS UP THE RED CARPET "I'm blushing," she said to the rising singer. According to Us Weekly, the two have been having virtual dates via Skype. Online report suggested it might be much more serious than that, with Reed already referring to Mc Donald as her "boyfriend." But the site debunked Us' claim that fellow "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner had found an "Idol" partner of his own in contestant Lauren Alaina."I should go." The 22-year-old movie star gave Mc Donald a hug and then walked away, leaving him to ask, "Is she a famous actress or something? "Taylor has only said hello to some of the ‘Idol' contestants when he has been in the same room as Nikki when she has been Skyping with her boyfriend," their source said. Online, Reed, who is currently filming "Breaking Dawn," is referring to Mc Donald as her "boyfriend" and the two are staying in contact via Skype.
All 11 contestants will take part in this summer's concert tour and will share in the revenue earned from ticket sales and merchandise sold.
'She’s super cool, she’s super smart and a really cool girl.' Reed, 22, plays vampire Rosalie alongside Rob Patterson and Kristen Stewart in the popular franchise. We’ve been hanging out here and there, we’re both pretty busy but it’s been fun so far.'He is not the only American Idol star to be in a high profile romance - former contestant Pia Toscano is dating Dancing With The Stars professional Mark Ballas.
Of his elimination, Mc Donald told Radar Online: 'I was just doing this for fun; it was never my dream to win American Idol.
The group's first album under its new name, entitled The Grand Magnolias, was released in 2011.
The songs were written by Mc Donald and band member Jonathan Pears and produced by Dan Hannon and Ken Coomer.