04/20/2012 03:16 pm ET

Colton Dixon Gets Emotional Discussing 'American Idol' Elimination (VIDEO)

Colton Dixon was eliminated from "American Idol" on Thursday night in a move that shocked fans and viewers of the show. Friday, Dixon appeared on "Good Day LA," (weekdays, 9 a.m. PT on Fox) and pointed to his poor song choice as the reason why he was sent packing. Then, watching his final "Idol" performance for the first time, he was nearly overcome with emotion.

"I think song choice killed me this week. Nothing against Lady Gaga and 'Bad Romance,'" he said, a selection the judges told him could have been better. "I agree with them. I should have thought of that when choosing songs, and it was my bad. I paid the consequences and here I am," he said regretfully.

Dixon also responded to reports that "Idol" producers had tried to get him to tone down his religious tweeting. While Dixon confirmed that the show's producers sent all the contestants a "word of warning" that religious or political tweets might cost them votes, he said the show had been very supportive of his faith throughout the competition.

At the end of the segment, "GDLA" played some highlights of Dixon's final "Idol" performance, when he sang "Everything" by Lifehouse. "That's the first time I've seen it since last night," Dixon said, choking up a bit. "That's my song, dangit, I can't do this," he joked. Dixon also noted that "it was awesome" to see his fellow "Idol" contestant Phillip Phillips praying for him while he was singing that song.

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