The Tennessee-born singer was eliminated from American Idol last week after earning mixed reviews for his covers of Lady GaGa's 'Bad Romance' and Earth Wind & Fire's 'September'.
Dixon appeared on Access Hollywood Live on Monday (April 23) and revealed that he was most upset to be leaving his friends behind.
"We're all tight. I hated to leave all of them, but what's so cool is whenever I started singing, Phillip [Phillips] actually bowed his head and was praying over me and my career and that gave me chills whenever he told me that," the 20-year-old said.
The star added of his friendship with Phillips: "I got a chance to pray with him before I left, I'm so excited for what he's gonna do on the show."
Dixon also reiterated that he "absolutely" plans to release a Christian rock LP in the future.
Earlier this week, the 20-year-old admitted that he was very frustrated about how he was portrayed on American Idol.
American Idol continues Wednesday at 8/7c on Fox.
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Watch Colton Dixon perform 'Bad Romance' below: