March 19, 2012 08:00 AM by Lisa Princ
Last week on FOX‘s American Idol, Colton Dixon impressed viewers with his take on a lesser known tune, but what you may not have known is that Colton prays before and after every performance. Recently, Colton Dixon and all the contestants were warned about toning down their “faith talk” on social media sites, but Colton refuses to hide his love of Jesus, even if it means losing the competition. Read on for more…
American Idol contestant, Colton Dixon is not about to tone down his Christianity, even it if means gaining votes on the show. Recently, Idol producers urged all the contestants to tone down their religious and political tweets, warning them that they could potentially cost the contestants some votes, but Colton Dixon refuses, as he told Today.com: “I think that the producers also have a mutual respect that that is a part of who I am. I am not going to hide it, and I am not going to stray away from it just because I am on a TV show.”
20-year-old Colton Dixon can understand why it would deter voters, but that will not stop him as he also explained: “you know, being a Christian is who I am. It is a part of me musically. It is what I want to do after the show – go into Christian music.” Colton is so strong in his belief, that losing voters is a chance he is willing to take, but he will not chance hiding his love of God, as he went on to reveal that sharing the love is God is his ultimate reason for being.
Kudos to Colton Dixon for standing up for his beliefs. Now, it’s your turn to sound off! Does Colton Dixon’s strong Christianity turn you off to rooting for (and voting for) him? Or is Colton a good example for all the youngsters watching the show? Comment below and let us know what you think!
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