By Joseph R. Atilano
Colton Dixon is one “American Idol” alumnus who has taken the Christian worship music route. His experience in “American Idol” didn’t change much his original music inclinations prior to his auditioning and making it to the finals of the show. There were a few signs though during the duration of the reality show that it seemed he would end up just like everybody else when he performed a rendition of “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga.
By Allan Policarpio
“Honestly, I have no idea how I got here. But I’m grateful nonetheless!” Colton Dixon candidly replied when asked if he had been personally handpicked by fellow “American Idol” finalist and Filipino-American singing sensation Jessica Sanchez to front her first solo concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Valentine’s Day.
Though Steven Tyler deemed fan favorite Colton Dixon’s 7TH place finish in American Idol’s Season 11 to be “beyond shocking”, the 21 year old singer/songwriter held true to his musical passion and deep faith, viewing his elimination from the show as a huge opportunity.
Here’s part 4 of the Inquirer series on the Top 10 finalists of “American Idol” Season 11, who will perform live on Sept. 21 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. *** Widely regarded as the contestant who was “robbed” in two seasons of “American Idol,” Colton Dixon had been a fan favorite for his [...]
Filipino-Mexican Jessica Sanchez has made it to American Idol’s top 5 after surviving this week’s elimination.