Paul Jolley was the latest contestant to be sent packing on season 12 of 'American Idol.'

The singer has that vibrant, pop-country energy -- think the male Taylor Swift -- and he can hit some decent notes when he sings, but he got the heave-ho Thursday night.

Jolley attempted to steal the judges' only save of the season with his rendition of Heart's '80s ballad 'Alone' -- we know, it's not a pop-country song. But it wasn't enough to get him a stay of execution. So it was the end of the road for Jolley.

Season 12 is now down to the top eight.