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Published On: Mon, Apr 11th, 2016

Colton Dixon, Danny Gokey perform on ‘American Idol’ finale

Colton Dixon and Danny Gokey returned to the AMERICAN IDOL stage Thursday performing at the 15th and final season of the iconic singing competition.

Dixon and Danny Gokey were among the slew of past contestants who returned to perform live with Dixon joining the pop medley as Gokey joined in on an inspirational soul medley.

Dixon quickly became a household name in 2012 when he made it to the top seven on Season 11 of Fox’s hit show “American Idol,” and his career has been on the fast track ever since.

Colton Dixon performing liveDixon’s 2013 debut, A Messenger, set the record for biggest first-week sales by a new solo Christian act, becoming the No. 1 selling album by a new Christian artist and the No. 9 best-selling album of 2013 in the Christian genre overall.

Dixon’s sophomore effort ANCHOR includes the most played Hot AC single of 2014, “More Of You,” which spent three weeks at No. 1, as well as “Through All of It,” his fourth consecutive No. 1 at Hot AC Radio.

In 2013, Dixon won a Dove Award for Best Rock/Contemporary Album Of The Year, along with two additional nominations. In 2015, ANCHOR was honored with the Dove Award for Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year. Dixon received back-to-back K-LOVE Fan Award nominations for Male Artist of the Year in 2014 and 2015. Dixon’s dual EPs Calm and Storm are available now.

Gokey’s sophomore album Hope In Front Of Me debuted at No. 1 on multiple Nielsen SoundScan Billboard Contemporary Christian music sales charts. The title cut from the album was a multi-week chart topper and rounded out 2014 with placement on multiple Billboard Year End 2014 Christian charts including No. 7 on Christian Airplay Songs and No. 8 on Hot Christian Songs for “Hope in Front of Me.”

Gokey made an indelible first impression with 2010’s record-breaking debut album, My Best Days with the best opening week for a debut album from a male country artist in almost two decades.

He received an array of honors, including an American Country Awards nomination as “New/Breakthrough Artist of the Year.” Gokey is also active on many other fronts, including his role as founder of Sophia’s Heart.

The final episode showcased all-star performances by former IDOLs, including Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia, Ruben Studdard, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery, Candice Glover, Caleb Johnson, Nick Fradiani, Allison Iraheta, Amber Holcomb, Blake Lewis, Bo Bice, Bucky Covington, Brandon Rogers, Casey James, Carly Smithson, Chris Daughtry, Clark Beckham, Clay Aiken, Constantine Maroulis, Danny Gokey, Diana DeGarmo, Elliott Yamin, Ace Young, George Huff, James Durbin, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Justin Guarini, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Kimberley Locke, Kree Harrison, LaToya London, Lauren Alaina, Melinda Doolittle, Pia Toscano, Sanjaya, Skylar Lane, Tamyra Gray and more

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