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"The Times, They Are A-Changin'" is the coronation song by Dillon James, who reached the Finale—jointly finishing in third place, alongside Francisco Martin and Jonny West, on Season 18 of American Idol.

Background[]

First recorded in 1963 by folk-rock troubadour Bob Dylan,[1][2] as the titular song from his third album, released in 1964.[3] Dylan wrote the protest song intentionally as an anthem for the socially revolutionary times.[2] It was produced by Tom Wilson,[3] and premiered on UK radio in 1965.[1]

Performances[]

Dillon sung this song twice on the show: First in Hawaii, as his Showcase Round performance prior to Final Judgment;[4] and secondly, as his final song in the competition, vying for a spot in the Top 2.[5]

Release[]

Despite his elimination, Dillon's rendition was produced by Idol music director Kristopher Pooley and released through Hollywood Records, along with the rest of the Top 5's recordings.[6]

Trivia[]

See Also[]

  1. Just Sam - "Rise Up"
  2. Arthur Gunn - "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"
  3. Jonny West - "Makin' Love"
  4. Francisco Martin - "Alaska"

References[]

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