Colton Dixon Regrets Fateful Song Choice on Idol

updated 04/20/2012 AT 11:00 AM ET

originally published 04/20/2012 AT 12:05 PM ET

For Colton Dixon, “Bad Romance” turned out to be a bad idea.

The American Idol singer, who was shockingly eliminated Thursday, admitted that his two song choices – and particularly the first one – were what let him down.

“I regret my first song last night,” he said of the Lady Gaga tune, after he was sent packing. “My take on it was me, and I didn’t veer stylistically from me at all. But I think I could have chosen a better song that I could connect with that had a better message for me and for my audience.”

He added: “I think that’s what turned a lot of people off last night.”

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