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Despite warnings to tone down his faith, “American Idol” Top 10 contestant Colton Dixon says he will continue speaking out about his Christian beliefs. The 20-year-old singer from Murfreesboro, Tenn., revealed to that producers from the hit reality show told him that religious and political tweets and posts on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter could alienate some viewers and potentially cost him some votes.

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“When we first started the Twitter and Facebook stuff, they said beware of political and religious tweets,” he shared. “Just because it can turn off voters or whatever. But … being a Christian is who I am. It is a part of me musically. It is what I want to do after the show – go into Christian music.”

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