Colton Dixon – Jingle Bells – (VIDEO)

American Idol alum, Colton Dixon brings his piano-driven, signature style to the belvoed Christmas carol, “Jingle Bells.”

What do you think? Do you like this class “Coltonized”? The singer’s debut album of Christian pop, titled The Messenger,  will be released in February 2013.

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  • fuzzywuzzy

    Didn’t like that rendition at all. I thought that Colton mangled this song and kind of sucked all of the joy out of it.

  • Valarie

    Make it stop.

  • Incipit

    Nah. Didn’t mind it for most of the song, I’ve heard people do the song with that ‘stop tempo’ thing before – nothing new and just OK, the ‘whine’ in the back of the nose tone didn’t predominate. But, actively dislike the end when he threw in all the off – key power notes. His voice ought not to be doing those things.

    IMO. Of Course.

  • Eilonwy

    It’s Colton Dixon’s lounge lizard alter ego!

    I was madly amused by the first verse and chorus, then things seemed to fall apart on indecision over whether this is ironic Squirrel Nut Zippers-style lounge music or a plaintive post-grunge lament about the frustrations of holiday travel. I like the lounge-y bits better and think the piano part supported those more clearly. (Dixon’s piano part has a sense of humor that his vocals lack.)

    To my embarrassment, I actually kinda like it. But my generalized loathing for holiday music means my taste is not to be trusted.

  • Anny_nanny

    No comments.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “The singer’s debut album of Christian pop, titled The Messenger,  will be released in February 2013.”

    MJ, according to Colton’s twitter, his album is being release on January 29, 2013.

  • justmefornow

    You call that a power note? lol. (I guess that’s like grading on a curve; a Colton power note)

    ..Anyway, Colton’s a pretty good pianist. That’s all I got.

  • CanadianLady

    My husband thinks it’s the best thing he’s ever heard Colton do. Not that he’s a fan. But… it was interesting and interesting helps these days.

    At the same time, it illustrates that what’s wrong with Colton is the divorce between the music and the words, because he’s not selling the song, but doing it for the musical value. And what makes people like Phillip and Scotty stars is that they can sell the song without giving up the music.

  • Ronnie D

    It sounds like Green Day or something I dunno lol. I think I’ll pass.

  • Pippygirl

    I enjoyed the piano playing. I didn’t think Colton was off key but his voice was kind of unpleasant at times.  Some songs work with that kind of voice but this one doesn’t imo.

  • tomr

    Actually like this rendition.

  • raya

    As much as I try to like Colton’s voice at times, this is where I generally stand.  There is something very unpleasant about his tone to me.  But agreed some things work better than others on his voice.  I just don’t think this is one of them.

  • songsungblue

    Well, I’m sure Jesus loves him :)

  • Anny_nanny

    It was revenge for September.
    Sorry, could not resist.

  • EH

    Whiny bells!  

    I like his piano playing, though.

  • Kariann Hart

    His piano playing was good but the vocal performance was just OK.

  • lightoftruth777

    not too sure about this…..

  • teekee

    I didn’t hate it, but I wouldn’t play it again either.

  • steph6449

    Unpleasant and overdone IMO. 

    Colton’s voice works for me sometimes (in limited doses lol), but on this it just sounded thin and at times just a shade off-pitch.

  • julesb2183

    Oh, this is sooo fun. Love the rendition and the scenery! :)