Twenty one year old Dalton Rappattoni, is a Alternative popsinger/songwriter from Dallas, Texas who is most recently known for being one of the Top 3 finalists on the 15th and final season of the Fox Television hit show, American Idol.
Dalton began performing at the age of 12 when he formed his first band Fly Away Hero, which released two EP’s (insert names of EPs here?). At 14, he was contacted by a casting director that discovered his band through YouTube and asked for him to audition for a new act called IM5. The principles were Simon Fuller, Perez Hilton and Jaime King. From over 30,000 nation-wide auditions, Dalton chosen for the group. Over the next 4 years, Dalton worked with many well-known producers, song writers and choreographers including Toby Gad, Harmony Samuels, Rock Mafia, Nappytabs, and Meghan Trainor. At 18, Dalton reunited with his childhood band Fly Away Hero, who landed themselves at #17 on the Billboard Heat seeker chart after releasing a new EP titled Lost and Found that debuted at #22 on the Alternative charts and included their song Hercules, written by Dalton, which remains the #1 selling song on the EP.
Dalton’s first solo LP is due out July 2017.