September (American Idol Performance)
I was like "WHAAAAAAAT!"
Okay, I love Earth, Wind, and Fire. I love September, one of the greatest feel good songs of the 70's. But this kid's take on this was incredible. I never realized how beautiful the lyrics were. I'm not sure what the judges were smoking, or they just felt that song shouldn't be messed with. However, this song was the best song of the night and the only song I felt compelled to download this season. This is going on my favorite playlist...
I think Colton's version of this song is great. The original song by Earth, Wind & Fire is one of my favorites, so I was excited when I heard that Colton would be singing this. But I don't agree with the judges. Yes, it was a little out of his normal range, but he made it his song, and that's what artists do. I think the judges have their favorites and that's it. SUPPORT COLTON DIXON! he DESERVES to win!!! He's good <3
About Colton Dixon
Born on October 19, 1991 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, singer/songwriter Colton Dixon first caught the public's attention on season 11 of American Idol. The guitar-playing, golden-maned Dixon's soaring vocals and upfront spirituality connected with audiences enough to secure a seventh-place finish, and it didn't take long for the charismatic rocker to land a record deal. The resulting A Messenger, his debut for Sparrow Records, was released in 2013 and quickly rose to #15 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Christian Album chart. With newly raised stakes, he fared similarly well with his 2014 follow-up, Anchor which also topped the Christian chart and featured the hit single "More of You." Tours with major artists like TobyMac, Third Day, and Casting Crowns helped increase his profile as a popular concert act. In 2015, Dixon released The Calm Before the Storm, an album which combined two previously released EP's: the all-acoustic Calm and a set of remixes called Storm. Early in 2017, Dixon released the single "All That Matters," a preface to his third full album Identity, which was released by Sparrow that March. ~ James Christopher Monger
- Murfreesboro, TN
- Oct 19, 1991