Colton Dixon Calls American Idol “Rude” After They Cut His Sister

American Idol season 11 alum, Colton Dixon, is more than a little disappointed that his sister was cut in Hollywood this season. After Schyler tweeted, very diplomatically, that she was cut on the first night in Hollywood:

Colton tweeted back, not so diplomatically:

When Idol fans responded to him, presumably with something like “Maybe her audition wasn’t good,” Colton answered.

Colton must have received some seriously negative feedback, because eventually he deleted both tweets. But honestly, how is it “rude” and in “poor taste” to cut a contestant?  It’s a freaking reality show. Sh*t happens. And it’s not always fair. And anyway, from what I remember of Schyler, she was just an average singer.  I get the whole “having your family’s back” deal. But calm down, skippy!

Colton and Schyler first auditioned for American Idol in Season 10. Schyler was cut in Hollywood. Colton was cut at the Top 40.

In Season 11 Colton “tagged along” with his sister to her audition and was “persuaded” to sing by the judges. They were sent to Hollywood together, but once again Schyler was cut in Hollywood, while Colton advanced all the way to the finals.

 

  • b_james

    Not gonna lie. I was most looking forward to her this season, but oh well.

  • abbysee

    Wow! Maybe big brother feeling a bit guilty for his idol journey last year. Didn’t want to audition at all and had to be persuaded (cough cough) (insert eyeroll). I actually liked her voice much as his, but her stage presence is lacking. She is much more mature than he is.

  • Anny_nanny

    MJ, Schyler was cut in LV for the second time.
    But that’s not important. I do not understand the reaction of Colton and wonder why he doesn’t think before you start poking in his phone.

  • fantoo1

    They should just blacklist him from performing this year if he is going to act all bitter.

  • girlygirltoo

    I can understand him being disappointed that they didn’t show her performance, and sure, he thinks she’s very talented. But just because she’s his sister doesn’t mean she should receive some sort of special treatment. Maybe she simply wasn’t good enough to advance to the next round. Or maybe she was fine, but not what they are looking for this season. Who knows? I noticed they’ve been tweeting trying to get her on The Ellen Show now. It all comes across as a little too entitled for my liking — LOTS of people get cut in Hollywood without getting hardly any airtime. That’s the way it goes.

    I thought they treated her badly last year, when they basically hijacked her audition by bringing Colton in and having him audition — when he claimed he had no interest in doing so (something I’m still not sure I believe), and then basically treating her like an accessory to her brother during Hollywood week. But how did they treat her badly this year, other than not showing her more? They invite so many people to Hollywood week, they aren’t going to be able to give everyone equal time — not even if they cut out all the stupid backstage “drama” and sob stories.

    It is what it is. Considering how many times they’ve been through the process, the Dixons should be well aware of this.

    If she is talented enough to have a music career then hopefully she will find a way outside of Idol to do so. This is far from the only way to try and break into the music business.

  • Xentusk

    I think an appropriate retort to his tweets are
    “It was His will…”

    If I remember correctly, she was a very pretty girl, but her voice was above average at best.  Pia tried at least…what? Five times before she got into the top 11.  Schyler should look at this as a challenge and an opportunity to get better.

    Probably unintentional (again), but Colton has managed to make it about him (again) :P

  • Jcasa12

    When Skylar was cut last year, Colton took it harder then she did. He gets emotional when it comes to his sister…

  • tigervixxxen

    Personally I think Schyler should wait a few years. She’s young enough, get some experience and distance from her brother’s season. As far as the rude comment, wouldn’t surprise me if the producers fed the Dixon family some BS about using her for a storyline and then cut it out or some other promises made. There has to be more to it than just not giving her much airtime. It’s one thing to be one of the thousands cut but they DO know who she is and I refuse to believe for a second that the producers operate in the same manner for every contestant.

  • tigervixxxen

    Personally I think Schyler should wait a few years. She’s young enough, get some experience and distance from her brother’s season. As far as the rude comment, wouldn’t surprise me if the producers fed the Dixon family some BS about using her for a storyline and then cut it out or some other promises made. There has to be more to it than just not giving her much airtime. It’s one thing to be one of the thousands cut but they DO know who she is and I refuse to believe for a second that the producers operate in the same manner for every contestant.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sammy.joe.353803 Sammy Joe

    No, everyone is tired of the Dixon family now.  They’ve had probably 3 million dollars worth of PR and exposure through Idol and they are too stuck up to accept the sister is mediocre.  Where is the humility that his boyfriend Jesus should have instilled in him?

    He’s a snotty punk that cant see 2 feet in front of his face if its not a mirror.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bug-Menot/100003601718986 Bug Menot

    There was a contestant who auditioned in S10 and made it to the Top 40 who also tried out this year. He was rejected and told Reddit the atmosphere was night and day.  S10 had seemed like a big family and this year the judges were harsh but didn’t actually tell him anything he could use to get better. He singled out Nicki. I appreciate her honesty. But it occurred to me tonight that she usually criticizes people for their professionalism, not their singing (because she’s not a singer).

  • Anny_nanny

    The biggest problem of Colton is his a bad game in humility. Steinbeck wrote “tell something in the mind before you say aloud”, it’s suited for the case of Colton.

  • Mateja Praznik

    I’m surprised no one in the Dixon family is intelligent enough to understand that after what happened last year with Colton and Schyler, she was never ever getting to the live shows on Idol. Why even bother auditioning and going through rejection once more?

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake W.

    He’s a sourpuss. Plus it isn’t fair for her to take a spot when her brother already made it. JMO

  • Niall

    Hey Colton, doesn’t everything happen for a reason, and doesn’t God always have a plan? Is that something you really believe, or does it go to the wayside the minute something happens that YOU don’t like?

    Just wondering…

  • BonnieDee

    Maybe he’s thinking someone in particular was rude to Schyler, but didn’t want to say who?  And yes, to the post above, God always does have a plan.  Being Christian doesn’t mean being perfect.  We get mad, upset, and disappointed, and we spout off at the mouth (I know I do).  Perfection is for God alone. 

  • SullyD

    He needs to get over himself.

  • CB40

    Sorry Colton, not everyone can be “A Messenger” ;)

  • geekygirl

    Poor Schyler, she is gonna need therapy after all this public rejection!  A lot of idol hopefuls try out several times before they make it and we find out after the fact.  Her rejection gets called every year because of her brother.

  • waynestrong

    There’s always The Voice….

  • Anny_nanny

    “Maybe he’s thinking someone in particular was rude to Schyler, but didn’t want to say who?”

    She was cut off in the past year, Colton long absorbs information if he got it. He knew that her sister was cut off a long time ago. I see that he was offended not to eliminate, and the lack of exposure. I don’t know religion believing that pride is a virtue.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ORWZVQUQUAKYFZN7WZHHXZUEH4 Keep Calm And Ship Brittana

    Colton is a self-entitled, arrogant douche. Both he and his sister are mediocre as hell. Idol has no obligation to keep her around just because her brother’s the so-called “messenger”. Especially considering that there are quite a lot of girls this season who surpass Schyler both in star quality and talent level. 

  • arkboy

    I never ” got” The Colton Dixon hype & I always considered him to be pretty mediocre at best. If his sister got cut, she is just following what should have been a family tradition begun last year.

  • Latin2

    If Colton wants to help his sister he should add her to his band/team or whatever

    Idol doesn’t owe Schyler anything. She is a contestant like anyone else.

     

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “I thought they treated her badly last year, when they basically hijacked her audition by bringing Colton in and having him audition — when he claimed he had no interest in doing so (something I’m still not sure I believe), and then basically treating her like an accessory to her brother during Hollywood week.”

    I agree, and Colton’s ambition was a big part of that hijacking. He could have declined auditioning, and let his sister have her chance, but he couldn’t resist taking that opportunity. He really needs to STFU now and realize that he played a big part in thwarting his sister’s chances.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    abbysee wrote:

    “Wow! Maybe big brother feeling a bit guilty for his idol journey last year. Didn’t want to audition at all and had to be persuaded (cough cough) (insert eyeroll).”

    Yep. Colton should feel bad about what he did to his sister last year, own it and just STFU.

  • Latin2

    I, for one, never believed that “I just came down with my sister, but I don’t want to audition” routine Colton did last year. I never bought that ‘schtick’ one bit.

  • HermeticallySealed

    I am pretty tired of the petty, entitled arrogance this kid seems to constantly show. He spends so much time invoking Jesus that maybe it’s time he actually sat down and actually read what the guy said. 

  • MellyPer1692

    I never buy that “I didn’t go to audition” crap lol. C’mon Colton, it’s a competition.

  • http://www.randrambles.com Rand

    Were they also rude when they chose him over her? Whatever.

  • potatorocks

    This is the show that gave you your career Colton.   How foolish.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cathy-Knott/563794735 Cathy Knott

    I think he was one of the best from last season

  • Tess

    If Coltin thinks his sister is so good he should invite her to participate in his success.  I would think a brother-sister partnership would sell well in his market of choice.

    Or he could always ask her to sing back-up for him.  Wouldn’t that be the christian thing to do.

  • Liteasy

    She was a lot better than some of the horrible ones they put through.  Idol is turning out to be who they want to win – not who American wants.

  • HermeticallySealed

     Not seeing how what they have done so far (individuals chosen prior to live shows) is any different now than in the past 11 seasons.  The producers have ALWAYS put forward the ones THEY wanted.  Nothing has changed in that regard.

  • http://twitter.com/happylittlefish Amy Beth

    The guy went through an entire season and still hasn’t figured out that a “good voice” isn’t enough in and of itself to get through? Slow learner.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lynn.resto Lynn Di Resto

    Colton should remember that if it wasn’t for idol he would just be another face in the crowd. He has no appreciation of how much they helped him jump start his career. Show some respect there Colton!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    Don’t cry for Skyler, her brother has the #1 record and she can be a backup singer.  However, after seeing last night’s performances (and I remember Skyler), those girls were frigging AWFUL JUST AWFUL, esp. Shonette(sp???).  How in the world they let those girls through is amazing and shows that AI is desperate.

    @Lynn — as I recall Colton reluctantly went into the auditions last year. He was backing his sister, because Colton didn’t want any part of AI. He shouldn’t be appreciative and he has a right to feel bad towards AI. His sister could certainly carry a tune better than 3/4 girls that went through last night.

  • bannanafish

    There are contestants that make it all the way to the Top 24 without ever getting shown on TV. Schyler got plenty of camera time the past 2 years, the brother/sister story has been played to death, and I think the producers did her a favor by not showing her sing and get cut a third time. After a certain point you just come across as desperate. If she is destined to be a pop star the reality TV shortcut isn’t the only way to get there.

  • annie12120

    Way to go Colton… I like these people who aren’t afraid to speak up. I’m sure after he saw all those sub par contestants last night, he felt justified in making a comment.

    Everything about AI this year stinks, the manipulation is at an all time high and the sad tactics to avoid a white guy winning are laughable at best.

  • http://twitter.com/raya4 raya

    I think there is a big difference though between speaking your mind and being a douche.  Mind you Colton did eventually delete his comments, so maybe he realized they were in poor taste.  Backing your sister is one thing, but to presume that his sister was owed camera time is a bit much.  Lots of female singers were in Hollywood.  Lots were cut in that first round who we never heard sing a note.  Lots were cut in the second round who we never saw sing a note.  Many a singer have made it to the Top 24 without so much as an iota of camera time.  This is part of the AI game.  It just seems to me that Colton assumed because the Dixons have gotten so much screentime in the past and he was part of S11, it was just assumed she would get some screentime this year.

    FWIW, this is not a dig at Schyler who I thought handled herself very well in her comments last night.

  • justmefornow

    “calm down skippy”  lol

  • justmefornow

    “calm down skippy”  lol

  • http://twitter.com/avrohama aj rabin

    It wouldn’t have been fair to put her through as she has the added advantage of being known through her brother , similar to Michael Castro or any other relative of a previous contestant or any celebrity like Jim Carreys daughter or JD Adams from S2 who is a descendant of a president. Idol is to make unknown people known for THEIR talent.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    Young Mr. Dixon is reminding me of a friend of about his age who’s hyper-competent and doing splendidly in his first corporate job… but who tends to forget to be gracious and to think of others’ reactions before he types. 

    You do that sh*t, people will take you down a peg. Or three. If you’re lucky, the first people to do it will be ones who like you, want you to succeed, and will forgive. Iovine appears to believe that Dixon walks on water, so maybe Dixon will get lucky this time.

    Kudos to Ms. Skylar Dixon for tweeting the correct gracious response. I hope what she does to pursue a career without Idol goes splendidly for her.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    A good number of times, Colton veers into talks negatively about the show. After all the show has done to pimp his a$$ between two seasons. Please, Colton, whose the one who came to support his sister while being in on her audition, making it seem like he wasn’t going to audition, then just “gave in” to judges’ plea to also sing, stealing his sister’s spotlight? 

    Anyway, being use to hearing Marc Broussard’s powerful voice on “Home”, I doubt Schyler did it justice. Her voice ain’t strong enough for that kind of track.

  • artemis112

    Colton just tweeted:

    coltondixon Sorry about negative tweets today guys. Went into big bro mode.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    “He singled out Nicki. I appreciate her honesty. But it occurred to me tonight that she usually criticizes people for their professionalism, not their singing (because she’s not a singer).”

    Frankly, she’s simply not hard on those who she favours the most. If you are not on her favourite list, she’d harder on you. Just something I picked up.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    That’s what he said in some interviews, didn’t he? Silly, now he must be biting back his words. SMDH

  • standtotheright

    Colton just tweeted

    That’s better than nothing, but still not one word along the lines of “I know the show has tough choices” or “I know my sister will do fine on her own path” to suggest that he has any better understanding of why those tweets were out of line than “my fans/management called me out.”

    This is one of those times where I wouldn’t mind seeing Nigel Lythgoe make someone sit in the audience while other people get to perform on stage.

  • elliegrll

    I, for one, never believed that “I just came down with my sister, but I don’t want to audition” routine Colton did last year. I never bought that ‘schtick’ one bit.

    Colton has admitted that that wasn’t real.

    Colton has always been upset about the lack of screentime for his sister, or maybe he gets some joy out of pointing it out.  Either way Schyler is in good company.  Jason Castro’s brother auditioned multiple times, and was hardly ever shown on screen, other than to point out that he is related to Jason.

  • Miz

    I liked Schyler much more than Colton and was angry at what happened at her audition. I was hoping she’d get through this year or at the very least be featured for herself.

    Colton, give your sister a place to showcase her talents and don’t blame Idol. You’re the one who took the spotlight away from her.

  • Holden17C

    In her comments, Schyler has clearly shown much more class and grace than her brother. Honestly, I don’t remember much about her from last year, so she didn’t stand out to me. Best of luck to her, though.

    As for Colton, he seems to have an ego of (dare I say it?) Biblical proportions. Someone needs to remind him that pride is one of the 7 deadly sins.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000075236182 Diana Adams Tyler

    Schuyler needs to go to another show.  Idol will never let a winner’s sibling win I don’t think.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    Schyler does not have what it takes to win this show. She’s just not a good enough singer, and she doesn’t have the “it” factor. (That’s American, Simon, for the X-factor.)

    My guess is that she was good, but not stellar. The people they focus on at this point are just like those in the audition rounds, i.e., they focus on who they think might have a chance to make the top ten and possibly win and those who they think are “the characters” who are good TV. Thus, we get Candace/Angela/whomever and we get Kez Ban and Zoanette. Everyone else falls into the editable category.

  • girlygirltoo

    If he truly wanted no part of Idol, he would have refused when they asked him to audition last season.

    And he shouldn’t be appreciative? He probably wouldn’t have gotten a major label album deal if he hadn’t gone on Idol. Seems to me he should be very appreciative. Maybe he would have become successful in the CCM world if he had shunned AI and gotten his big break in another way…but he didn’t choose to do that.

    As for his sister, yes, she probably sings better than many of the girls who got through to the next round. But we all know that AI isn’t just about how well you sing. The Dixons should know that, too.

  • DragonFly

    Lots of talent waiting for a shot & it’s bogus to call out anyone who isn’t on his page. 
     
    “(Colton family)…They’ve had probably 3 million dollars worth of PR and exposure through Idol and they are too stuck up to accept……”
     
    If they forked over more than a few thousand, I don’t see it for him.  He always reminded me of someone who thinks alot of himself–even the Messenger role.  The Best Message (& in religious history we find that is not always true either I”ll admit/unfortunately)-Actions speaking louder than Words.  Good to have feelings of disappointment for his sister but just that–not call out those who didn’t make it happen for him/them.

    Guess it could be chalked up to youth & yet maybe he is that special that they’ll have a “wildcard” decision on his behalf.  They seem to manipulate everyting else (imo)–wouldn’t surprise me.  The speech starts out…”In all due fairness to Mr. Colton
     
     

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    That’s better than nothing, but still not one word along the lines of “I know the show has tough choices” or “I know my sister will do fine on her own path” to suggest that he has any better understanding of why those tweets were out of line than “my fans/management called me out.”

    ^^^^THAT. That in a THAT way.

    Mr. Master Strategist should be falling all over himself to demonstrate that he “gets” the system. In this situation, showing off how well he groks the complex concerns of the show would also be the compassionate and humble thing to do, since it would show he recognizes that other people have legitimate goals that won’t always serve his needs.

  • mason williams

    the voice, x factor, america’s got talent  these are all alternatives to idol in regards to getting your foot in
    idol  is not the end all be all, if she’s meant to have a career in the industry she’ll have one

  • Weebs787

     right? He didn’t seem to mind when they hijacked her audition to catapult him into the fianls, did he? I don’t know much about Colton other than the fact that he really can’t sing and thought he was an 80s Christian metal singer for about 3 weeks last season, but he sounds really arrogant where arrogance isn’t due.

  • dabney c

    Apologies if someone asked this already, but — why didn’t they show Schyler’s audition when that would have given them an opportunity to feature Colton? He was there (if you look carefully, he’s one of the family members who catches Schyler as she jumps into their arms with the golden ticket).  Colton is one of their “stars” from last season, so you’d think they’d want to take advantage of his presence in the house!

  • http://twitter.com/raya4 raya

    But I tend to agree with this.  During and after last season I followed most if not all of the idols and it’s funny to me in a way that Colton easily tends to be one of the most negative when it comes to talking about AI, or really life in general at times.  I don’t think he’s an unhappy guy, but maybe he’s just one of those people that has a shorter connection between brain and mouth and things leave his mouth before he thinks them through.  I just find it interesting considering his obvious religious bent that he comes off as the complainer of the bunch much of the time.

  • http://twitter.com/Stooch101 Stooch

    His reaction was a little over the top I guess, but if Colton does well with his career she’ll have more opportunities than many of those who actually make the show.  I’m sure we’re all aware in the real world a little nepotism goes a long way :)

  • http://twitter.com/lucy__luz rodavlaS eaM zuL

    i think idol just can’t find any charisma from skylar to boost the show’s rating! 

  • irockhard

    Except that Colton didn’t win.

  • breakdown

    Not very Christian of him. :P Colton should literally be thanking God for the opportunities such a mediocre talent has been given.

  • MissMyEm

    Has a sibling ever gone through?  Michael Castro didn’t make the cut when he tried out a few years ago either, although in my opinion, Jason is so much better anyway.  

    I’m going to cut Colton some slack.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3ZX3BE4EV7WEBRFIKSKRODZWWU taa

    I think people don’t understand why some contestants get absolutely no screen time while others are constantly on air. I bet if she had a good sob story she would have been shown quite a bit.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    I think people don’t understand why some contestants get absolutely no
    screen time while others are constantly on air. I bet if she had a good
    sob story she would have been shown quite a bit.

    Sob story? She should’ve presented herself as the girl with the brother with an enormous ego which needs immediate removal else it create a blockage in her career.

  • dishwalla

    Isn’t that how it always is – the people that makes the most noise gets the most attention.  Colton finished in 7th place, but got a record deal and was able to perform a new song on the Idol tour.  This inspite of him saying that he butted heads with Jimmy Iovine and that he didn’t care what the judges said.  Then there’s Josh Ledet who was the most praised of last season, but no record deal. 

  • http://twitter.com/raya4 raya

    I don’t think a sibling has ever made it through Hollywood week unscathed if that is what you are asking.  Michael Castro tried out in both S8 and S9 and he made it to Hollywood Week both times.  In S8, I remember him getting a fair bit of screentime for his initial audition, including a whole segment on he and Jason and their sibling rivalry.  There was a fair bit of talk at the time, similar to the Dixon family, about the unfair advantage if Michael were to make it to the voting rounds.  Then he got zero screentime in Hollywood.  I don’t think he get any screentime whatsoever in S9, but again was cut at some point in Hollywood.

  • XoLuv2SingOx

    Colton thinks that Schyler should have an automatic advantage because she’s his sister and because she’s made it to Hollywood twice before. He’s wrong. Schyler is talented, but there are so many strong female singers this year… the competition is tough. Also, eliminating someone is not “rude”…it’s a large part of the show. I’m tired of hearing about former Idol contestants dissing the show. Show some respect to the show that gave you your big break!

  • irockhard

    Christian metal? Dude performed absolutely no metal and only one hard rock song (Broken Heart by White Lion), though quite poorly as his voice isn’t powerful enough to be heard above wailing guitars. He did however try (and failed) to “metal the snot” out of Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance (Halestorm’s arrangement), interestingly the week after James performed Higher than Heaven on Idol.

  • BonnieDee

    I don’t understand all the Colton hate.  What big brother hasn’t gotten upset and defended his sister?  He even apologized.  I’ve never got the impression he is “entitled,” “rude,” or anything else but a good guy.  This

  • standtotheright

    What big brother hasn’t gotten upset and defended his sister?

    He didn’t shoot his mouth off in a moment of pique because he just found out about her cut. He didn’t respond to a bad edit of her. She just didn’t get to go forward when other people did. He knew that, held on to that bile for two months, and then posted it deliberately. It comes off really aggrieved and yes, entitled.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3SOLQMNOQCLAWTS2AKQ6J42S7A sunnyday123

    I’m actually disappointed, I was looking forward to Skyler coming back this year.. But at the end of the day this is a competition and the judges do have to make a lot of cuts. She’s still very young though and if she wants to can always come back and try again next year. I think she handled the situation maturely and Colton was just being a over protective big brother nothing wrong there(: And like others were saying maybe he felt some guilt because he was “forced” to audition last year and his sister got cut early on last time too. Either way I wish nothing but the best for Skyler and I hope she gets recognized soon!!

  • Mateja Praznik

     Chances of Schyler ever getting to the live shows of Idol are slim to none. Regardless of talent or charisma or whatever, I don’t think TPTB want siblings of past contestants get far on the show. Getting to the live shows or even finals of Idol is supposed to be something “big” and “special”. It wouldn’t look too great if kids from the same family managed to get far on the show.

    Also, some would claim that she only made it far because she is Colton’s sister.

    After what happened last year, I just can’t believe that the family didn’t tell her not to bother auditioning again. Not for this season, not ever. Well, unless TPTB invited her last year to audition again for season 12 or something.

    Don’t get me wrong, I feel bad for her and I know that this is her dream. But auditioning year after year for this show just isn’t rational. Idol’s TPTB picked Colton last year. That puts her chances to zero.

    I don’t know how old she is, but if she really wants to go on a reality talent show, I would advise her to wait a couple of years, practice and then maybe audition for The Voice.

  • ptslittlecomment

    So Colton ( this may have occured to you since I have not heard your music, even though I listen to CCR quite a bit) that you might be in a position to help your sister out by featuring her in a duet or at least back-up on your album or live performances. That might get her noticedby at least industry execs if she is so talented, then she can pull an Amy Grant, or Six Pence Non the Richer and switch generes if she chooses

  • justmefornow

    I always loved  that “coincidence”.
    Thanks James ;)

  • http://twitter.com/Stooch101 Stooch

    I’m not surprised, she’s nothing special vocally, there I said it :)

  • steph6449

    From what I recall, I thought she was better than he was last year to the degree you could tell from the limited footage.

  • sdmama

    Colton is the big bro, he should stand by her always. He just didn’t pick the right words.  The show needs to cut contestants, that’s the show, so it is not rude or bad taste. He probably should have just said that he wish the show gave her more air time and has shown her talent. 

    Unfortunately, it is not voting round yet so it would not have mattered.  At the end, what else could he said to make his sister feel better? Not much. Show the world that he was upset was probably the best thing he could do.  Would you tell your sister/daughter that the judges were right to cut her? NOOO.

    He had a good sense to do the right damage control, though.  I would like to give him credit for it. 

  • http://twitter.com/realRogue1717 Rogue1717 ~Heather

    Seriously?  Have you ever met him or anyone in his family to be able to say this with authority?  No you haven’t.  I, on the other hand have, and your comment is complete crap.  No one in the entire family is stuck up.  They are by far the most humble people I have ever had the good fortune to meet.  Idol milked Schyler in the promos to get as many of Colton’s fans as possible to watch to make us think we’d get to at least hear a performance. Anyone who reads the spoilers knew in December that she got cut.  It sucks, but it happens. The fans aren’t too upset about THAT.  It’s that we were led to believe we’d get to at least see her perform from the promos IDOL released and then they didn’t even show anything of her except for blink & you’ll miss them clips before commercial breaks.  And yes, we DO want her on Ellen so people can hear how talented she really is.  the FANS started that campaign, NOT the Dixons. Get your facts straight before you go running your mouth about people. 

  • http://twitter.com/JesusFreak46256 JesusFreak~Rachel

    his reaction has nothing to do with egocentrism. he’s just protective of his sister and dissapointed that they didn’t show her on tv or advance her farther. I personally think she has a lot of talent and should have made it farther. And I felt that they let through many who had less talent than Schyler. But that was the judges’ decision. Colton reacted protectively, and he did delete his tweets later, as well as apologize for them. I think what he said was justified, though maybe slightly harsh, and he realized that. not a huge deal.

  • Julianna Hurley

    I think colton was just angry and in my mind it was rude not to show her at all

  • Julianna Hurley

    yes about schyler but I think that they did not show her because knowing that she was colton’s sister did not want a big scean when she got eliminated sooner then last year and I am sure that if it was any of our sister’s we would do the same

  • Julianna Hurley

    way did that weird girl do not remember her name you know the one with the sore throught go through and not schyler?

  • http://twitter.com/THEROCPRINCE Cory Patrick ??

    I mean, I could just as well say that he shouldn’t of made it as far as he did. An opinion is an opinion, and if your not the one whose opinion matters it doesn’t count.