When American Idol fan favorite Colton Dixon placed in the bottom three for the first time, the rowdy room that had party rocked with LMFAO minutes earlier fell silent. You could hear pins drop (the ones so recently used to pop balloons from the group number). Next jaws dropped, followed by gasps, boos, a supportive sister’s tears, and the swish of Jennifer Lopez’s ponytail as she shook her head in disbelief. Rumor has it a journalist let out a scream in the press room when her favorite was revealed as the lowest vote getter of the final seven. Even former winners Kris Allen and Taylor Hicks informed us afterwards that they didn’t see Dixon’s fall from favor coming.
One person who wasn’t shocked? Colton Dixon himself. He knew much earlier that he was in trouble. He nodded knowingly toward Phillip Phillips when Ryan Seacrest called Skylar Laine and Elise Testone to the center of the stage to announce which songstress would fill the second stool of shame. Anyone in the audience who wasn’t watching the girls on their way to judgment could have seen the deflation in the 20-year-old’s body language. READ FULL STORY