Many of the contestants from season 10 of ‘American Idol‘ have gone on to release albums and have very successful careers like Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Haley Reinhart and James Durbin and no matter how successful they have become, they have never forgotten that they got their start through ‘American Idol’.
Former Idol contestant Paul McDonald on the other hand hasn’t exactly had the nicest things to say about 19 Entertainment since leaving Idol, and has found a way to carve out his own path. Paul has since married ‘Twilight’ star Nikki Reed, who he met though ‘American Idol’ and with her incredible support has helped move his career forward.
On Tuesday night at Hollywood’s Hotel Café, McDonald played an acoustic set and fans were treated to some brand new music including a song called ‘Dollar Sign’. In McDonald’s new song he tells 19 Entertainment to kiss his [expletive]. Before singing the song he said;
“We’re gonna give a disclaimer. We’ve only rehearsed this a few times. This past year I’ve been through a whole whirlwind of crazy ups and downs. Seen a bunch of big machine and fancy label kinda stuff. Glorious jazz really isn’t that glorious and everyone is poor and broke and [expletive] on the other end of it.”
While many musicians may feel bitter towards the ‘big machine’, most don’t vocalize their opinions, and in any industry you may be working in there will be things you don’t like about it, is burning bridges really the best move? – where’s the gain?
Do you think that McDonald crossed the line when he slammed 19 Entertainment? Do you think that Paul was right in what he said? Check out the video of his performance of ‘Dollar Sign’ and let us know what you think.