Sooo….is Colton Dixon getting the Pia Toscano treatment? He finished in 7th place, but will be performing an original song, called “Never Gone” as part of his American Idol tour set, according to Yahoo Music.
“I honestly don’t know why I was allowed to do an original song on tour; I’m just so appreciative to have people believe in my music enough to give me this opportunity, and I’m stoked to be able to give my fans a glimpse of what I have been working so hard on in the studio,” he said.
Does this extra special promo mean that Colton will be signed by Universal Music and 19R? Or are the Idol powers that be just paying Colton a solid?
The track–which Colton co-wrote with Adam Watts/Andy Dodd (Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Switchfoot, Jesse McCartney, Miley Cyrus) and Gannin Arnold (Red Decibel Productions), and features Colton on piano and “various keyboard things”–holds true with the singer’s well-known Christian beliefs and CCM aspirations. “This song is about how we sometimes we need a reminder for why we do what we do or in this case Who we are living for,” he explains. “As a kid, you get scared of the dark and turn the lights on to make sure everything is okay. Same goes for God. I want to make sure that He’s there, and He always replies with ‘I never left.’ This song means a lot, because I’ve experienced it. I’ve gone through hard times and I just want to know that God is there.”
Check out the a snip of “Never Gone” below. The American Idols Live tour begins tomorrow night, July 6 in Detroit, MI.