Colton Dixon, Season 11

Meet American Idol contestant Colton Dixon

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Top 7 Redux — Bad Romance

Top 7 Redux — September

Top 7 — Love The Way You Lie

Top 7 — Don’t You Wanna Stay (with Skylar Laine)

Top 8 — Time After Time

Top 8 — Islands in the Stream (with Skylar Laine)

Top 9 — Everything

Top 10 — Piano Man

Top 11-12 — Broken Heart

Top 13 — Lately

Semifinals — Decode

Last year, Colton Dixon went to the auditions just to keep his sister, Schyler, company and wound up auditioning.

Remember how that ended?  He wound up advancing all the way to the Vegas round and was one of the very last contestants eliminated when the judges decided to send Brett Loewenstern to the semifinals and him and Jaycee Bardeaux home.

Well, Colton accompanied Schyler to the auditions in Savannah this year, supposedly with no intention of trying out.

But the judges insisted, and the 19-year-old from Murfreesboro, Tenn., is Hollywood-bound again.

I wasn’t impressed with his version of David Cook’s “Permanent.”  Perhaps I’m too enamored with David’s version.  But I’ve heard enough of Colton’s music to know he’s a talented guy capable of going deep into this year’s competition.

On Facebook, Colton classifies his music as  Christian/rock. He says he’s been playing piano since age 6.

He was part of a Christian band called Messenger prior to last year’s appearance on Idol and is a graduate of Middle Tennessee Christian School.

Here are two pre-Idol performances from Colton.

“Everything”

“What About Now”

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31 Comments

  1. jenn January 29, 2012 at 1:28 am -  Reply

    i loooovveee colton!!!!! i think his voice is ammmaaazzziing!!! btw love his hair

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