Colton Dixon: Totally The (Piano) Man!

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American Idol may have come into sharper focus on the men's side last night, as two competitors stood out from all else on a night that honored Billy Joel.

There was Phillip Phillips, who stuck to what he does best in strumming his guitar along to a stripped down version of "Moving On."

Then there was Colton Dixon, who showed no fear in tackling what is likely Joel's most beloved single, "Piano Man." This finalist sat down himself at the title instrument and earned "goosies" from Jennifer Lopez, along with praise from Randy regarding how the performance was the most "sensitive, touching, moving" of the night.

It's hard to argue with that assessment, isn't it?

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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]