Colton Dixon: American Idiot on American Idol?

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It's not hard to imagine Colton Dixon on Broadway, is it?

This American Idol veteran - who tried out for both previous seasons and hadn't even planned on giving it a third go until the judges convinced him during his sister's opening audition this year - covered "Decode" on last night's live audition show, leaping atop a piano to close the performance and looking like he belongs in "American Idiot" or "Rock of Ages."

That's not a diss. Just an observation. Jennifer Lopez told Colton he sings "from the heart," but she told that to pretty much every contestant last night.

Watch Dixon's performance now and decide how he compares to other season 11hopefuls such as Deandre Brackensick.

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Colton was great, but him jumping on the piano was too much for me. Awesome song choice; it matches his personality.

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Colton is SO amazing! He is my favorite this year. He is an amazing person and singer, and I hope he makes it all the way. This guy is 50 times better than the crap they play on the radio. LOVE YOU COLTON

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Not his best performance, love him tho.

American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]