'American Idol' alumni - Seasons 1-12: Where are they now? (Photos)

Slideshow posted in Photos | Tuesday, August 06, 2013

29 of 31: Season 11 contestant Colton Dixon was eliminated in the top seven during his time on 'American Idol,' however the singer did not take his elimination as an end-all to his career.

Following his elimination on the show, Dixon said he looked forward to recording music in the future and said he would "love" to perform a duet with either former 'Idol' finalist Chris Daughtry or Hayley Williams of the band Paramore. In January 2013, Dixon released a 'faith-based' album titled 'A Messenger,' which debuted at number one on the Billboard US Christian albums chart.

In March of 2013, Dixon returned to the 'Idol' stage to perform his new single 'Love Has Come for Me.'

(Pictured: Colton Dixon performing during the Mar. 28, 2013 episode of season 12 of 'American Idol.') ( Photo / Tonya Wise/ FOX)