But like any reality competition show, there are strategies for succeeding. Michael commended Colton on his sweeping performances and bold song choices, which made him a distinctive contestant throughout his run on the show. In response, Colton explained that his ability to rework and adapt songs to fit his style was definitely one of his strong suits.
“There are several contestants still left that can outsing me, you know, hands down,” said Colton. “I have an okay voice... American Idol is more about the whole package than just the best singer, I believe.”