Colton Dixon To Attend Correspondents Dinner, Writing With Chris Daughtry

AMERICAN IDOL: TOP 24 SEMIFINALISTS: Colton Dixon, 20. Murfreesboro, TN. CR: Michael Becker / FOX.Eliminated American Idol finalist, Colton Dixon  will attend this weekend’s annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner as a special guest of The Christian Broadcasting Network.

“I think it was pretty clear from the beginning where Colton’s heart is,”  said CBN news director Rob Allman. “His heart is in Christianity and his strong feeling for God. As soon as he was voted off, I sent an email saying we should try to get Colton to be our guest if he would.”

Katharine McPhee, Ace Young, Chris Sligh and Mandisa have also attended the dinner in the past. (Via

Also, Jason Wade of Lifehouse has reached out to the Idol finalist. He talked a little bit about the songs for his first album.

“I have multiple, multiple songs, it’s gonna be hard choosing songs for a record, I’m going to be writing till my fingers bleed,” Dixon told MTV News on Monday. “I hope I get to incorporate some of my older stuff in there too because then I can make it come full circle for me and this record would mean that much more. But just the different writers we’re already talking about. I had dinner with Chris Daughtry and there’s the option of writing with him, which would be amazing. And Jason Wade of Lifehouse called me up after I did his song and was interested in writing.”

More about getting advice from Chris

“He’s such a great guy, genuine guy, we talked about whatever, Jesus, life, we talked about Batman for probably 30 minutes, we’re both Batman nerds,” Dixon revealed, “It’s great to see established artists reaching out and trying to pull you up there.”

“I’m definitely trying to get as much advice from Chris on the future as possible,” Dixon said. “Just to help model my career after things that he has done, because he’s done a phenomenal job of just going for it even after getting voted off fourth. I’m hoping I can make the most out of top seven.”

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