Colton Dixon’s One ‘American Idol’ Regret

Colton Dixon is ready to move on following his “American Idol” elimination last week, but he has one small regret.

“I think song choice got the best of me [last] week. I think I could have chosen a better song, should have, but, you know, lesson learned. A little late,” he told Access Hollywood Live’s Billy Bush and Kit Hoover.

While the judges weren’t over the moon with his performance of Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September,” Colton thinks his fans couldn’t relate to his other cover on Wednesday night — of a Lady Gaga song, which he didn’t think fit with his image.

“I’m talking about ‘Bad Romance,’” Colton explained. “Just for my core audience, I’ve taken a stance in my faith and I feel like I could have chosen a song that better represented me as an artist.”

Now that he has left the competition, Colton sees his future recording plans include making a Christian rock LP.

“Absolutely,” he said. “Let’s do it.”

Colton said he will miss the cast and especially, good friend Phillip Phillips.

“We’re all tight. I hated to leave all of them, but what’s so cool is whenever I started singing, Phillip actually bowed his head and was praying over me and my career and that gave me chills whenever he told me that,” Colton revealed. “I got a chance to pray with him before I left, I’m so excited for what he’s gonna do on the show.”

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