Dixon did not secure enough viewer votes to stay on the television talent show after singing "Bad Romance" and "September" on Wednesday's edition of "Idol."
"I need to apologize. I wasn't myself last night and I get it," People.com said Dixon told the judges, who seemed surprised by the development. "And I appreciate what you told me last night. I'll take that when I'm making a record. And I'll choose songs [that are right for me]."
"You'll make many records," judge Jennifer Lopez told him.
"You have a huge career ahead of you," said panelist Randy Jackson.