Idol’s Hollywood Group auditions: Colton Dixon saved, Matt Dillard sent home

Country singer Matt Dillard bombed out of [[American Idol (2011 Series)|American Idol]]’s Hollywood group auditions when he forgot the words – and melody – of Bruno Mars’ Just The Way You Are (Amazing).

The singer, who had apparently stayed up all the previous night to rehearse the song, was seen fluffing the lyrics and botching harmonies. And I kind of felt bad for him, because he’d clearly never heard the song – I’m assuming that he listens to country music fairly exclusively and Bruno Mars isn’t his forte!

However, Matt’s groupmate Colton Dixon impressed the three judges and secured his place in the hext stage of American Idol. Steven Tyler praised his efforts in his comments:

Colton, you came out of the box and you hit it pretty hard and pretty good. Matt, I gotta say it wasn’t you best performance. You fell off the melody and (Jennifer Lopez takes over) forgot all the words.

The rest of the group were sent home along with Matt Dillard. Oh, and does anyone else think it’s odd that Colton Dixon has his own VEVO channel on YouTube?

Fast facts

  • Name: Colton Dixon
  • From: Murfreesboro, TN
  • Age: 19
  • Occupation: Student
  • Name: Matt Dillard
  • From: Cheatham County, TN
  • Age: 27
  • Occupation: Unemployed

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