Colton Dixon’s American Idol Performance Video 4/11/12

Colton Dixon's American Idol Performance Video 4/11/12

On tonight’s episode of American Idol, all of the remaining contestants are taking on songs from this decade. Last week, we saw the elimination of DeAndre Brackensick, after sharing the bottom two with Elise Testone. If you’re unable to tune into tonight’s show, we are recapping it right here.

Left in the competition are Phillip Phillips, Joshua Ledet, Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez, Skylar Laine, Elise Testone and Colton Dixon.

Second on tonight’s show, Colton is performing Love The Way You Lie by Skylar Grey.

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Colton is at the piano and he’s really taking the song apart and making it his own. It’s a classical version of the song, which is just perfect for Colton’s singing style. Also, the violins are a nice touch.

Judges’ commentary:

Jennifer: You should feel good about it. You always surprise me with your approach to the notes. He did it in his way. He’s able to take any song and make it is his own. It’s the mark of a real artist. Good job.

Steven: He loves the jacket. Secondly, he’s a rare talent and he sings so good that he could record that right now. He’s going to get so much better, especially when he’s able to sing his own songs.

Randy: The jacket is crazy fly. Every week he comes out with these rock songs, but tonight he gave a subtle performance and it showed sensitivity. He loves the interpretation. He poured his heart into it. We’re two for two right now.

Was this your favorite performance of the night so far? Does Colton have what it takes to become the next American Idol? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments below.

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