Friday, April 20, 2012

Step out of your box

How many of you are avid viewers of American Idol?!  This is the one show that I sit down to watch faithfully every week!  My daughters will watch it with me but my husband chooses not to.  He is a singer himself and it is especially painful for him during the auditions to watch the contestants.  He literally will cringe and leave the room in physical pain ;-)  I am a huge fan though and this years contestants are amazing. 

In an unexpected elimination, last night Colton Dixon, 20-year-old singer from Murfreesboro, Tenn, was sent packing his bags finishing the competition in seventh place.  His final song that he chose to sing on his departure was called Everything by Lifehouse.  What a testimony and excellent role model he is and I'm sure he has a great career in front of him. 

Colton was up against great competition and there are six other contestants left.  We love Skylar Laine and Jessica Sanchez and expect to see them in the top 3 in weeks to come.  USA Today reports that after Idol and the summer tour, Colton plans to continue pursuing his career in Christian music. 

Colton gave a great testimony in the clip below and showed humility and thankfulness for the opportunity that he had with American Idol.  He challenged everyone to step out of your box, out of your confort zone as we are all messenger and here to inspire one another.  Watch the clip below of this wise beyond years young man!

You can watch him sing his last song here as well as hear the judges give him word of wisdom on his future music career and check out Colton's facebook page

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