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NEWS: Colton Dixon to Perform on American Idol Stage for Grand Finale


“American Idol” launched the careers of
some of the nation’s biggest Christian singers, including Mandisa,
Danny Gokey, and Colton Dixon. As the show comes to an end, 24-year-old
Dixon was invited back to perform for the grand finale.

Dixon
is set to return to the “American Idol” stage for the last time
Thursday, April 7, to perform for the iconic singing competition. The
grand finale will be held at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and the
episode will air live on FOX from 8:00pm EST.
“American
Idol’s” grand finale will be filled with surprise appearances and
star-studded performances as Idol pays tribute to the past 15 seasons.
Thursday’s final episode will include performances by former Idols such
as Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia, Ruben Studdard, Taylor
Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty
McCreery, Candice Glover, Caleb Johnson, Nick Fradiani, Allison Iraheta,
Amber Holcomb, Blake Lewis, Bo Bice, Bucky Covington, Brandon Rogers,
Casey James, Carly Smithson, Chris Daughtry, Clark Beckham, Clay Aiken,
Constantine Maroulis, Danny Gokey, Diana DeGarmo, Elliott Yamin, Ace
Young, George Huff, James Durbin, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Justin
Guarini, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Kimberley Locke, Kree
Harrison, LaToya London, Lauren Alaina, Melinda Doolittle, Pia Toscano,
Sanjaya, Skylar Lane, Tamyra Gray and more.
“American
Idol” helped launch Dixon’s very successful career after he made it to
the top seven on Season 11. Fans have been quick to support Dixon since
the show, with his debut album A Messenger and the follow up, ANCHOR, both producing multiple No. 1 hits.
The final season of “American Idol
premiered on Jan. 6 and FOX brought back judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith
Urban and Harry Connick Jr for it’s final season. Television and radio
personality Ryan Seacrest, the competition’s longtime host, also
returned.
Once word of the series finale hit the news in May 2015, Dixon told Billboard that
the popular show paved the way for so many. “I am forever grateful for
the opportunities it provided for me and the experiences I’ve had
because of it. I’m honored to be part of an amazing legacy and can’t
wait to see what the final season has in store,” he said.
In a more candid interview with BREATHEcast last
year, Dixon maintained that he is “sad” yet “proud of them for making
the decision. I think they realized, quit while they’re ahead. There’s
still ‘American Idol.'”
Dixon has had a lot to celebrate
recently, he married his longtime girlfriend Annie Coggeshall at the
top of the year. The Nashville resident proposed to Coggeshall, 27, at
Disney World in Florida last September and the happy couple married on
Jan. 8 in Tennessee.
Dixon is Currently out on the Hits Deep Tour alongside TobyMac and Britt Nicole.

For additional information visit coltondixon.com. For news on the Idol finale, click here.



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