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Colton Dixon: I Hate The Way I Handled Judges' Criticism On 'Idol'

Mon, April 23, 2012 5:46pm EDT by Add first Comment
Colton Dixon American Idol 2012 caught up with Colton Dixon in our New York office and he told us how much he regrets complaining about the judges’ criticism the night before he was eliminated from ‘American Idol.’

Colton Dixon was the front runner for season 11 on American Idol, but was shockingly voted off the day after he talked back about the judges’ criticism. Looking back, the 20-year-old rocker has regrets about how he acted.

“I hated the way I handled that,” he told exclusively April 23. “I’m not making excuses, but a big part of that was TV editing. I came backstage and I said, ‘No disrespect to the judges and not trying to sound cocky at all, but I don’t really care that they didn’t like it.’ I did what I set out to do with this song and I made it into a Colton song. I enjoyed it very much.”

Even though he believed in his performance, Colton felt disappointed in himself for disagreeing with the judges in front of America.

“I was a little frustrated and curious why they weren’t digging it,” he said, explaining, “But again, I handled it the right way, which is why I apologized when I was on stage Thursday night because that was a bad representation of who I am.”

Do you think Colton’s less than positive attitude was what got him booted early from the show? Sound off below!

Reporting by Nicole Karlis

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