In December the American Idol Top 40 traveled to Hawaii for a showcase concert on the beach at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina. In this preview clip, country/folk singer Dillon James covers Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are a Changin.” Although, judge Katy Perry calls him a star, she wishes he would have “leaned into the emotional part of his voice a little more.” Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan look on approvingly.
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After his performance, Dillon reflects: “It was cool, man. There was a lot of me in the way, but I’m just happy I’m in paradise, I’m singing, it’s a beautiful thing.”
American Idol Top 40 showcase and Green Mile airs on ABC Sunday and Monday at 8 pm ET/PT. At the end, the Top 20 will be revealed.