On Jimmy Iovine, who saved him in the Sudden Death Round. "He told me that he's excited to meet me as well. It's an honor for him to say, "You're going through," being the split decision that they made me do. I cannot wait to work with him. That makes me just as speechless as everything that's going on as well... I was just hoping and praying that he'd say something positive, because I hold him up on this huge pedestal and I respect everything he says to the fullest and I was just hoping that he said, "Yes!" so I can work with him, so that he can fix the problem that I have."
And what is that problem? "I don't know! We'll find out. Clearly it's something."
On the judges' uncertainty about Paul's place as an artist." I feel so confident in who I am as an artist. I know that there is a male vocalist missing in the country industry who is pop-country. There's someone that's literally in that sport right now. There's a couple that are on the verge of it, but are not in the spot that I want."
On what he's been doing in Nashville: "I've been working in retail sales, just paying bills and making it through life, just like everybody else. Then I was doing some casting calls and doing some extra shots in music videos and things like that and then writing and playing out in shows and things like that."
On his own instrumental side: "I play a little guitar, just enough to write with. I would not get out there and perform with it and make a fool of myself, that's for sure. Maybe later on down the road."