American Idol Contestant Disqualified For Concealing Criminal Record
Posted on Wed Mar 14, 2012 09:45 AM PDT
LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Contestant Jermaine Jones has been disqualified from the American Idol competition after it was discovered that he had been concealing "multiple crimes" and lying to Idol producers about his criminal record.
Jones was charged with two crimes in 2011, and one of the violations involved violence. In addition, he gave a fake name at the time of his arrests and failed to inform producers of the Fox singing competition that he had outstanding warrants.
His dramatic exit will be shown on Wednesday's broadcast. Fox declined to comment.
Following reports of the situation, Jones tweeted: "Awww I will no longer b on the show." Shortly after, the singer deleted his Twitter account.