The moment they met was broadcast on an American Idol episode as part of a segment that showed Mc Donald and his fellow contestants attending the premiere.

, Nikki and Paul have been the target of romance rumors and speculation. He was able to handle his elimination with grace and style, but says he may have lasted longer if he stayed true to his gut instincts when it came to picking his performance pieces.

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Mc Donald was born to Susan and David Mc Donald, in Auburn/Opelika.

His father is a clinical psychologist and his mother teaches occupational therapy at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. He is a graduate of Huntsville High School, where he also played wide receiver on the varsity football team, and he was in the school's play, "The Wizard of Oz", directed by Mike Chappell.

The duo were joined by Hough's best friend Mark Ballas and costar Cheryl Burke. Derek bought shots for Nikki at the bar," the eyewitness tells Us.

The pair first met while the singer was a a contestant on Season 10 of the FOX series, and tied the knot in October 2011.

The songs were written by Mc Donald and band member Jonathan Pears and produced by Dan Hannon and Ken Coomer.

The album has seen a boost in sales since Paul Mc Donald’s appearance on American Idol, Mc Donald was one of the 11 performers in the 2011 American Idols Live Tour, which began in West Valley City, Utah, on July 6, 2011, and ended in Rochester, New York, on September 10, 2011.

Paul Mc Donald (born William Paul Mc Donald; August 29, 1984) is an American singer-songwriter from Huntsville, Alabama, who as of 2011, resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

Mc Donald placed 8th on the tenth season of American Idol and since 2005, he has been the lead singer of the band Hightide Blues, renamed The Grand Magnolias in 2010.

"So when I got here, I kind of listened to some people when I probably should have stuck with my guns.