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Dallas’ Dalton Rapattoni makes top 4 of ‘American Idol’

Dalton Rapattoni auditioning for ‘American Idol’
Dalton Rapattoni auditioning for ‘American Idol’

The conclusion of the 15th and final season of American Idol is nearly upon us.

But before the influential singing competition says farewell, a North Texas singer is on the cusp of potentially bookending the franchise with another victory with roots in the Lone Star State.

Dallas (via Sunnyvale) vocalist Dalton Rapattoni joined the top four finalists last night on American Idol, performing the Beach Boys’ God Only Knows and Sia’s Bird Set Free (Sia was the week’s guest mentor/performer). See both performances below.

The judges were positive about Rapattoni’s singing, and he’ll compete again on March 31 for a spot in Idol’s top three.

Rapattoni travels back to North Texas Saturday, the Dallas Morning News reports, for the traditional Idol semi-finalist homecoming.

The three-night American Idol series finale begins April 5.

Preston Jones: 817-390-7713, @prestonjones