“[Nikki's] supercool,” he told Us Weekly Thursday night in L.A. “She’s been real supportive of this whole thing. She’s actually pumped up now because she likes my original material way better than all the stuff I do on the show.” McDonald said the two “don’t get to see each other too much because [they're] both working so hard.”
Paul is very excited to get back to singing his own material. “I’m actually not very good at singing other people’s songs,” said McDonald. There is “only so, so much you can do singing other people’s songs and get them across.”
“She is actually pumped,” he said. “She said, ‘Dude, you finally get to do your thing and be yourself and be the artist you are.’ She is happy about the whole situation. She has been nothing but cool to me.”
I guess it’s a win win for everyone!