Paul Kim was eliminated from American Idol season 6 on February 22, 2007 (21st/22nd/23rd/24th place.)
List of Songs Sung On American Idol:
February 20, 2007 - Careless Whisper by George Michael
February 22, 2007 - Careless Whisper by George Michael (Eliminated)
Paul's number for auditioning on American Idol is 74501.
If Paul won American Idol, he would have first thanked God and his mother.
His heroes in life are his parents.
His lucky charms are his Maori fishhook and his lucky drawers.
American Idol has changed his life in the way that he does not have to go back to his day jobs.
Paul thinks people would be surprised to know that he has an undying love for nature.
Paul's favorite American Idol judge is Randy because Randy has a real ear for making good music.
Paul's definition of an American Idol is someone who has a heart and can carry a tune.
If Kim couldn't sing, he would like to be a pro surfer.
The most embarrassing moment in his life is when Paula Abdul made him cry.
Before performing, to get ready, Paul prays and does push-ups.
Paul's American idol is his father.
Paul thinks his friends would be surprised to know that he owns a Kenny G CD.
His goal in life is to find eternal happiness.
According to Paul, before he was eliminated from American Idol, if he did not win, he would go back to school and his job.
Other than singing, Paul is also talented in basketball, cutting hair, Tae Kwon Do (Black Belt) and he is a Horticulture expert.
Even if Paul has never had any formal singing training, he has made it as far as he has on American Idol.
Paul started to sing as soon as he could speak.
Paul's favorite female artists are India Arie, Alicia Keys, Angie Stone, Mariah Carey and Sade.
Paul's favorite male artists are Danny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Anthony Hamilton, Luther Vandross and Charlie Wilson.
Paul (on R&B music): People find it boring now -- it's too slow, it's too cheesy. That might be the case, but I want to bring something new to the table.
Paul (on not wearing shoes while performing): They all thought it was some gimmick, which it wasn't, but I guess it was portrayed that way on the show.
Paul (on his performance during the first week): I knew going into that first week that if I didn't blow everybody away... I wouldn't get enough votes. And obviously I didn't blow everybody away because I was sick and had horrible song choice.
Paul (on why he was eliminated from "American Idol"): I don't think it has anything to do with me being Asian, I think it's just, I didn't have a huge fan-base as the show started. There were certain people on the show, they could have just gone up there, screamed for ten seconds and just dropped the mic, and be there next week because they had a huge fan-base.