"We were both pretty upset the way he presented it," Dixon tells TVGuide.com. "I remember walking in and [Jimmy] said, 'All right, let's cut the B.S. It's you or Phillip.' We get that it's a TV show, but at the same time [we were] still shocked at how far they'll go to create some drama."
In the video below, the Tennessee native shares his shock at getting eliminated after never being in the bottom three, why he didn't like how the judges practically forced him to audition and whether or not he'll keep his signature Mohawk-like 'do.