Colby Swift was a contestant in Season 17 of American Idol.

Audition[edit | edit source]

Colby auditioned in Louisville. He sang "Cast No Stones" by Cody Jinks. All three judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round.

Hollywood Round[edit | edit source]

Colby was shown in the first part of Hollywood Week, in the same Group of Ten as Shawn Robinson, Dalton Elliott, and Katie Belle. He sang "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" by Freddy Fender. He advanced and was shown in a group called "Diamond Dixies" along with Katie Belle, Laci Kaye Booth, and Laine Hardy singing "Grenade" by Bruno Mars. Probably because he forgot his lyrics, Colby was the only member of his group to be eliminated.

Performances[edit | edit source]

Round Song Choice Original Artist Theme (if any) Result
Auditions "Cast No Stones" Cody Jinks None Safe
Hollywood Week "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" Freddy Fender Hollywood Round 1 Safe
Hollywood Week "Grenade" Bruno Mars Hollywood Round 2 Eliminated

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • At the time of his audition, Colby's mother had left and he had not seen her for nine years.
  • After his first solo performance, Luke Bryan gave him his boots when seeing the boots he was wearing had holes in them.


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