Graham Colton by Soren McCarty/
Last week, the first four contestants (Joanne, Colton, Garrett and Amy) said goodbye to American Idol, and were eased out that painful door to budding artist Graham Colton's "Best Days" from his album Here Right Now. The singer-songwriter has toured with past Idol winner Kelly Clarkson (whom he dated) as well as Maroon 5, John Mayer, DMB, Counting Crows and Vanessa Carlton.

Can't remember that tune from Idol? No worries, because you can listen to Colton's tracks at When I asked if we'd be hearing more of Colton's songs on Idol, his publicist Marty Nolan said, "Actually 'Best Days' was also used for the group auditions, and then after Hollywood Week as the exit song. We are in there for the next few weeks, hoping for more!"

Judging from his songs being featured on shows like Idol, Wildfire, Oprah's Big Give and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, we think this is just the beginning of a long and beautiful career for Graham Colton. - Erin Fox

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