Idol's Paul Jolley on the Bon Jovi Cover You Never Heard and the Full Story Behind His Beatles Track

If Paul Jolley ran things on American Idol, his Season 12 trajectory might have looked and sounded very different.

The recently ejected ninth-place finisher sat down for an Idology interview where he discussed a possible solution to the show’s sometimes tired theme weeks, the Bon Jovi song he’d prefered to have tackled instead of Lonestar’s “Amazed,” and his feelings on rival Lazaro Arbos covering the same Keith Urban track he’d picked in the Season 12 Vegas Rounds.

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Plus, there’s talk of Nicki Minaj’s tough critiques, that hinky Top 40 Week “tiebreaker” and his trouble with the word “theatrical.”

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