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"American Idol" Reject Looking to Launch Country Career with Help from Keith Urban

Image courtesy of FOX (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of FOX (via ABC News Radio)

Paul Jolley got the boot on American Idol last week, but she still plans to pursue his country music dreams. While he says judge Keith Urban didn't specifically tell him he'd help him with that goal, he thinks the Keith would be willing to do so.

"Keith Urban's a good-hearted guy," Paul tells ABC News Radio. "So, I feel like, later on, after Idol is over, if I called him up, I feel like he would help me,  'cause that's just the type of person that he is and everybody knows him for that...and, you know, all the people backstage are...'He is such a nice guy,' and I'm like, 'I know! That's why he's always been my idol.'"

Also in Paul's future is a foray into the fashion business.  He dreams of designing his own fashion line specifically for men.  Compared with women, Paul says, "Guys have a different kinda standpoint with their clothing. They just, sometimes they wear a suit, sometimes they wear a jean."  Describing his approach to designing, Paul says,  "I just like to fix things up to make 'em look classy but keep the edge with it." 

He also says he'd welcome the critiques of the judges on his clothing line: after all, Mariah Carey has one, and Nicki Minaj is launching her own this fall.  "I would love to get the pointers for sure because, I mean, they know how to do it.," Paul says. " They know the whole process of getting the stuff made exactly the way you want it."

American Idol airs Wednesday and Thursday nights on Fox.  Every Monday, you can catch the booted contestant performing on Live with Kelly & Michael .

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