Colton Berry is a seventeen year old from Staunton, Virginia who auditioned for American Idol in Charleston. Colton was one of those good singers that slipped through the cracks during the audition episodes – he had very minimal screen time. Colton Berry has been singing since he was five, has had some voice lessons and considers John Lennon, Usher and Billy Joel some of his influences.
Unfortunately, Colton was voted off American Idol on February 21. He says, "This season has been amazing, and as everyone has seen, this top 24 is way better than anything that has ever come along and the talent is ridiculous. And I think everyone is kind of a level playing field, I seriously could not name one distinct winner."
For someone so young, Colton has some big dreams to pursue. He sees his departure from American Idol as a door opener to a world full of endless possibilities. In fact, he said in his exit interview, "I was born in 1990, so my dreams since I was young, number one was to be on American Idol, because I grew up with the show, and number two was to be on Broadway. So I can check off my first one, and hopefully that first check will lead into the second one, and yes, that's what I'm actually getting read to pursue. I'm going to set up as many auditions as I can and really go for that."
Week 1: "Suspicious Minds"
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