Colton Dixon just recently made it as a Top 24 contestant on American Idol Season 11! The interesting thing about Colton is that he actually made it quite far with the judges in last year’s American Idol Season 10, but for some reason, he was not chosen as a Top 24. This young man has been gifted so much talent, and I believe God has a perfect plan for him! You see Colton was very revealing about his faith in Jesus, and since his first run on American Idol, he has grown quite a large community of fans, many being Christians.
Then Colton appeared at our church where our Pastor, Chuck Booher, interviewed him, revealing a little more about who Colton is and what he believes. Then he preformed for the congregation. Following him though American Idol I thought he was good, but after hearing his passion for God and then hearing him play live was phenomenal. After the service my husband and I met up with Colton just to say hi. I am sure he had the opportunity to visit many other churches, leading to the increase of even more fans. Shortly after he left American Idol Season 10, he even appeared on Ellen!
Well this year Colton was not planning on re-auditioning for American Idol, but he did show up to support his sister, Schyler. During her audition the judges encouraged Colton to sing for them, and they gave him a spot in the competition. The auditioning recently wrapped up, along with Hollywood week, and the semi-finalist were announced. As the judges chose the top 12 male performers, Colton Dixon was given a chance!
Yesterday, Colton Dixon came back to visit our church. Towards the end of the service Pastor Chuck announced that Colton was present, inviting him to the stage for a prayer. It was a very beautiful prayer, asking God to guide Colton and to use him to His glory! The congregation was also encouraged to follow Colton’s journey on American Idol and to vote for him. Afterwards, my husband and I had another opportunity to say hi to Colton, as well as congratulate him on making it to the Top 24. We snapped a quick picture with him just before the next service began.
I truly believe God is using this opportunity Colton has in American Idol for great things and my husband and I will be supporting him to the end! Our hope is that he becomes the next American Idol, but more than that, we pray that Colton’s faith is shared with many more people, glorifying God’s name, and bringing others to know Him!
Please tune in and show your support to Colton for the premiere performance of the Top 24 this Tuesday February 28th! 8/7c on FOX!
You can also follow Colton on Twitter: CDixonAI11