Colton Dixon on American Idol Elimination: God Will Guide Me

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Immediately upon hearing his name called by Ryan Seacrest last night, as the latest American Idol finalist to get the boot, Colton Dixon was gracious and humble. He even apologized to the crowd for his poor Wednesday evening performances.

A little while later, backstage with reporters, not much was different for the dyed-hair rocker.

"[I'm] a little overwhelmed, but besides that, I'm good," Dixon said. "I know God is going to use me to do other things."

Was he at all resentful that the judges used up their save on Jessica Sanchez the week before? Not remotely.

She "deserved to be saved, hands down," Colton said, adding that he knew he'd be in the bottom three was he was called to center stage along with Sanchez and Phillip Phillips.

Sounding excited to write his own songs and build a career, Dixon went on to detail what he plans for America to hear from him going forward.

"I want to do Christian music. That's where my heart's at. I grew up on it, that's what I've taken a stand for, and that's what I believe in. I'm going to start writing as soon as they let me and get started on a record, whether it's independent [or on Interscope Records]. I don't know what's going to happen. I'm just excited to share a gift that God gave me. It's all in His timing. You've just got to let go and trust that He's going to do good things with you."

We wish Colton the best of luck on his journey.

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that's amazing!..

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I can see him singing songs that touch the hearts of people,god ministers through music,keep letting your heart guide you,god bless you colton.

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God has given you an amazing talent. I enjoy watching American Idol but this year, I could really see God's hand in it by watching you. All I really listen to at home and in the car is Christian music. I am looking forward to hearing you on my KLOVE station real soon. Allow him to continue to use you and stay true to who you are.

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i so wish u never got voted off and i wish u well get my fan latter soon i so love god and i kno he have somethinging 4 u and me

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Colton, you are an awesome singer and shouldn't have been voted off last week. I am a fan and can't wait to see what you do, don't give up.

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JEFF i'll tell u like i told michel if u think its SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO important why dont u do something abot it!!! i thank God for people like colton! and if Colton is on here I SEROISLY LOVE YOU U ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!

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first of all MICHEL why dont u shut up!!!! if u think its SOOOO important why dont u do somethin!!!!! and KATIE U sing off pitch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! get some lessons

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Colton you are the best singer ever. Don't ever give up on your dream. I'm a HUGE fan! You didn't deserve to go home.

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@Michel you are SO right! God is concerned with Colton's music career, AND the starving children, AND the petiole being bombed... He cares about them all.. Including you, your career, and your future. He cares so much he even knows how many hairs are on your head... And on Colton's crazy hair filled head as well. God will never force himself into people's life.. He says draw near to me and I will draw meat to you... He's moved by faith, NOT by need. Your invitation is what He's waiting for.

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I really know that Colton will go along way with christan music he is a very good singer and I really think his sister is a good too I was really sad when he got voted off cause I know he is better than a couple of the other singers So good luck to Colton

American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]
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