Colton Dixon’s “American Idol” journey was not initially a smooth one. He auditioned, along with sister Schyler, in the show’s 10th season, but both got cut before the Top 24. And when he accompanied Schyler for her audition the next year, not planning to try out himself, the judges talked him into singing anyway.
His sister got cut in the Las Vegas rounds, but the reluctant auditioner eventually finished seventh, became part of the show’s summer tour and is now a certified Christian rock star whose “Never Gone” hit the top of the Christian singles chart.
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Colton Dixon with Third Day and Josh Wilson: Today, 7 p.m., Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach. Ticketmaster.com