Nicki Minaj 'Intimidates' 'American Idol' Alum Colton Dixon (VIDEO)
The Season 11 finalist weighs in on the FOX competition’s new judges.
If viewers think
the new American Idol judges’ panel
for Season 12 will take some getting used to, imagine what it’s like for the show’s past contenders.
“I was really sad to hear when
and Jennifer [Lopez] left,” Season 11 contender Steven [Tyler] Colton Dixon tells at the recent Celebuzz American Idol premiere in Los Angeles.
the scene at 'idol's' season 12 premiere
“I think they’ve done a phenomenal job of filling those huge shoes,” he continued. “I think it took three people to fill those shoes.”
Dixon, who placed seventh last season, says he’s a big
fan and that he’s “stoked” for Keith Urban . But, he’s still dealing with his feelings about Mariah Carey .
“I still haven’t put my finger on Nicki Minaj yet,” the 21-year-old reveals with a laugh. “She still intimidates me a little bit.”
the road to 'idol' season 12
Dixon hopes to be added to the list of
contenders who didn’t win but still made it big, including
, among others.
“You get so much exposure, it’s up to you what you do with it,” Dixon, whose debut album drops on Jan. 29, tells us. The album will be in Dixon’s wheelhouse, Christian music, but he says that what he’s doing isn’t really represented in the musical genre.
our full interview with Dixon above.
American Idol premieres Wednesday at 8PM on FOX.
How do you think Nicki Minaj will do on the panel? Are you looking forward to Colton Dixon's album?
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