Colton Dixon would rather lose “American Idol” than try to conceal his spirituality.

Colton, a devout Christian from Murfreesboro, Tenn., plans to continue using the show and social media to spread his message of faith — despite warnings from producers that it could alienate some viewers and cost him the “Idol” crown.

“When we first started the Twitter and Facebook stuff, they said beware of political and religious tweets,” he told “Just because it can turn off voters or whatever. But, you know, 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.”

Colton, 20, said he “totally understands” how overemphasizing his religious beliefs could potentially backfire.

“But I think that (the producers) also have a mutual respect that that is a part of who I am,” he explained.  “I am not going to hide it, and I am not going to stray away from it just because I am on a TV show.”

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