Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Jermaine Jones disqualified from 'Idol'

TMZ is reporting that one of the 'Idol' Top 12 has been disqualified from the show. According to the site, the contestant failed to reveal several criminal charges pending against him. Allegedly, the contestant also has outstanding warrants.

TMZ says the show's producers confronted the contestant on camera today and the footage will be part of Wednesday's show.

Again, according to TMZ's source, the contestant was charged with two crimes in 2011, and at the time, gave a false name to police when when he was arrested.

Tuesday night, someone tweeted from Jermaine Jones' official 'Idol' Twitter account (@JJonesAI11) "Awww I will no longer b on the show." The tweet has since been taken down and TMZ has since confirmed it is Jones who will be leaving.

Earlier today, Jermaine was embroiled in yet another controversy involving an alleged phone call he had from his long-lost father. But, according to his father, Kevin Jones, he and Jermaine have been in touch, and in fact, Kevin Jones was in the audience both nights last week to watch his son perform.

Jermaine originally did not make the cut to the Top 24, but was brought back as a surprise Wild Card pick. He performed during Top 13 and made the cut.

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