An American Idol contestant talks about what’s most important to him--and it’s NOT fame and fortune Show Notes

Wednesday, June 06, 2012 Host(s): Dr. Bill Maier
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An American Idol contestant says talks about what’s most important to him. And it’s NOT fame and fortune.

Colton Dixon won 7th place in this season’s edition of “American Idol” Last week he spoke about his experiences at the World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Colton told the congregation: "John 13:16 says a servant isn't greater than his master nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him,"

He went on to say: "Guys, I'm just a messenger. I am just like everybody else. I mess up...I'm human, just like everybody else in this room. But He used a wretch like me."
Colton also received video messages from some big names in the Christian music industry, including Mac Powell of “Third Day” and from former Idol contestants Mandisa, Melinda Doolittle and Chris Daughtry. 

During his stint on American Idol, Dixon was open and honest about his faith.  He often initiated prayers before and after tapings. 

He was told by the producers that if he came across as “too religious,” it could harm his chances of winning. But he didn’t shy away from professing how he felt about God. 

Dixon is currently working on plans for an album to be released this year.  He will also perform on the "American Idols Live" tour this summer.

By the way, Mac Powell of Third Day says he looks forward to touring with Dixon some day in the near future.

To learn more about Colton Dixon’s testimony, you can visit his website at

I’m Bill Maier for WBCL.

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