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.
“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.”