Born Michael Colton Dixon, Colton received three yes votes from the judges in the Savannah, Georgia auditions. Previously, Colton made it to the top 40 in Season 10 of American Idol along with sister, Schyler Dixon.
In a surprising vote, Colton Dixon was eliminated from the Top 7 contestants on American Idol on April 19, 2012.
|Episode||Song||Randy's Comments||Jennifer's Comments||Steven's Comments|
"Now and Then"
|Bad Romance (Lady Gaga)||We were just at the Colton Dixon concert right there!||It was an exciting, exciting performance!||I’m not sure what I loved more, your outfit, your band, or this set on Idol.|
"Now and Then"
|September||I just think that it wasn’t the perfect song to do that with… you sound good, but it’s not as exciting as we would have liked.||You made it your own… but it’s really about finding the perfect songs that fit into who you are.||I love your voice, you know that, but this is the part of the competition where you have to find the right song to show off your voice. I think your voice is a lot more powerful than that song.|
|Love the Way You Lie (Skylar Grey)||What I love is this subtle performance that you gave was really stellar…it showed the sensitivity…you started it like a lullaby almost…||You always surprise me with your approach to the note…Your able to take every song and really make it your own…It’s the mark of a real artist.||I hear that Colton still hasn’t found his top you, and that’s the beauty. You already sing so good and you’re gonna get so much better, wait til you start doing your own songs…|
"Songs from the 80's"
|Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper)||What you did tonight…you took these songs and you made them your own.||You were in sync with the band…I felt so many different things when I was watching that…||You’ve got one of those voices that’s so good that you could make a record right now.|
|Everything (Lifehouse)||One of the most important thing an artist can have is believability . Ryan, tonight there are nine people left. I’m looking now, Ryan. Nine weeks to go, I think I could be looking at a contender for the title!||It was so emotional, I can honestly say that I was really moved.||Colton Dixon you are a dream come true for a judge on Idol.|
Songs from Billy Joel
|Piano Man (Billy Joel)||What I love dude, what you said to Tommy that you want to be an individual -- that’s what this is about.||You sing with pure feeling. I had goosies from head to toe from the minute you started.||Your choice of chords when your voice resolved…it was stunning, just outrageous.|
Songs from Birth Year
|Broken Heart (White Lion)||This is a case to me that the song didn’t actually matter. Because this is about you, you performed it dope and I paid attention to you!||It is a Colton song to me…Colton is a lover…I feel like, I don’t know…I feel like you have broken hearts. The best signers to me are people, who like fall in love deeply, who get their hearts broken and who are traumatized.||I think it was the wrong song for your voice and passion.|
Songs from Stevie Wonder & Whitney Houston
|Lately (Stevie Wonder)||It’s a Stevie song, but you look at it like it’s a cold play song or it’s like Steven Tyler singing “I Don’t want to miss a thing” it’s a rock ballad like that. Dude you slayed it at the end.||You’re probably one of the most talented tonight with the Stevie Wonder of it all.||They say you’re only as good as your last performance and your last note. That was great, that was beautiful, well done.|