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  • Studied biomedical sciences while at Auburn University.
  • Lead singer of The Grand Magnolias (formerly known as Hightide Blues).
  • Sang Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" and Rod Stewart's "Maggie May" for his original American Idol audition.  
  • Wore a $4500 rhinestone suit for his Top 24 AI performance.


  • David McDonald — Father
  • Susan McDonald — Mother
  • Nikki Reed — Ex-wife
  • Beth McDonald — Sister


  • Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, United States


  • Birth Place: Auburn, Alabama, United States
  • Profession: Reality show contestant, Singer

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