Colton Dixon has already had a vision on what kind of album he plans to record for a future project. In a first interview after his elimination from "American Idol" last Thursday, April 19, the latest outcast spills, "I definitely want to do Christian music."
Although it's something he desires to do, Colton won't limit himself on that music genre. "I hope that I get to, but right now, I'm going to write as much as I can and see what comes out," he explains. "And then whatever the product is of that will be where I'm placed as far as the genre of music."
The devout Christian is also keen to collaborate with his younger sister, Schyler. "I think that would be amazing. It's a great idea, I'll look into it, see if she wants to do it -- which I'm sure she'd love to. It'd be so much fun, but we'll have to see and cross that bridge if and when it comes," he says.
Talking about his elimination, Colton confesses he's not completely surprised by it even though he never landed on the bottom three before. He believes he got the lowest vote because he turned off his core voters by choosing to cover Lady GaGa's "Bad Romance".
"I'm sorry that I got caught up in the musicality and performance this week instead of what it should've been, which is the connection to a song that I normally bring every week," he states. "So, I hate that I had to go out on that note, but I got a chance to do 'Everything' by Lifehouse again and I'm glad I got to do that."
Of another thing he apologizes for, he says, "Last night, first of all, seeing the way I came across on-camera after going backstage after 'September' I was kind of disappointed -- one with TV editing, but again, I said it. So, I was disappointed in that. That's definitely not who I am and that came across the wrong way."
For the judges, he has nothing but praise. "I love them all and they all bring something different, but Randy has really reached out and invested in me and I love seeing that. He told me to never stray too far from who you are and always up your game," he gushes.
After he got the boot, Carrie Underwood was quick to offer her support. "Keep your head up! You are SO amazingly talented! God has blessed you so much and will continue to do so!" she tweeted. "Colton gone on Idol tonight?!?! What?!?! Really thought I'd see him in the finale...'tis a sad night, indeed."
Colton hasn't seen the tweets, but he's grateful for the support. "I haven't seen them through Twitter, but during an interview last night afterwards, someone told me what she had wrote. I just want to say thanks," he reveals.