Tennessee native Colton Dixon, 20, got the boot on American Idol tonight. It was his first — and last — time in the bottom three.
Dixon fell to his knees and bid farewell with a spiritual rendition of “Everything” by Lifehouse. Before the results were announced, he tweeted:
Many fans showed their appreciation of his faith testimony on Twitter tonight:
Former Idol and X Factor contestants also sent their praise and condolences:
But not all of his fans were so gracious. Immediately after the show, “WTF America” was trending in reaction to the news:
At least there were no hysterical Twitter cries of “racism” this week.