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"Idol" Contestant Wigs Out

2/27/2008 1:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

After once being linked to Britney Spears, "American Idol" contestant Robbie Carrico picked up one of the popwreck's habits -- a love for wigs!
Robbie Carrico

TMZ has learned the 26-year-old long-haired wannabe's mane is actually a wig and it's got "Idol" execs flipping out. Sources tell us Robbie never talks about his matted down piece and that makes production members feel like it's the blonde elephant in the room. It seems Simon was right last night -- Robbie is a fake!

Where's Sanjaya's pony-hawk or Kat McPhee's extensions when you need them?!

A rep for "Idol" would not comment.

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bitbitismydinner    

Trust me, he may currently reside in Florida, but he and his whole pan-faced family come straight out of the West Virginnie hollers.

2345 days ago
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Glisten Garbor    

It's cool he and David Cook are going home soon anyway.

2345 days ago
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JAZZ    

so simon was right, he is a fake!

2345 days ago
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Christine    

Of course Amanda Overmeyer wears a wig. She was in a car accident and ripped her scalp open.

2345 days ago
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WV Lover    

What I would like to know is if the person making the RUDE comments about West Virginia has ever been to the state? I've lived here all of my life and traveled to MANY other states and can tell you there are "rednecks" (as you call them) in EVERY state, not just West Virginia. I have a college education, a good paying job, as many others in our beautiful state. I'm sure that the commenter isn't perfect either and shouldn't be passing judgement upon others.

2345 days ago
36.

TCurry    

I don't even watch Idol, but just one look at the pic above it is obvious he is wearing a wig.

2345 days ago
37.

MaMaMia55    

SEE, HANGIN WITH BRIT,WILL MESS YOU UP!!! A NERVOUS RECK!!! WHO CARES, HE CAN'T SING THAT GOOD ANYWAY!!! IN FACT, ALL THE GUYS STINK THIS YEAR ANYWAY!!!! NO CHRIS DAUGHTRY HERE THIS YEAR!!!!!

2345 days ago
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MaMaMia55    

WOW, IF THIS STORY ONLY GOT 42 or 43 COMMENTS, THEN THIS WIGGY GUY IS OFF OF THE SHOW ALREADY!!!!!

2345 days ago
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Kayla Jordan    

Hey i absoulty love TMZ. But here's the thing i know Robbie. And thats definalty NOT a wig. Its like this bad press is better than no press. It will only make the man more famous.
Thanks TMZ.

2345 days ago
40.

psj_represent    

His hometown isn't Melbourne. I grew up with him in Port St. John, FL
From 2nd grade until the talent scouts came and plucked him from a dance recital when he was 16.
I sure that the only reason he joined Boyz n Girlz United was to get out of our sad, poor little town.
I haven't the slightest idea about his hair. Looks like the "Idol" stylists did him wrong.

2291 days ago
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fha secure rates    

sanjaya wannabe...can't sing either

2345 days ago
42.

4eyez    

it's most definitely a wig, or something of the sort, i've been trying to figure out what is up with his hair (mainly because its utterly distracting when he tries to "rock"). He should just get extensions they look way better and it will hide his obviously thinning hair...even better shave it off, long hair is lame. Plus, a shaved head would go better with his boyband/rockgod image.

2345 days ago
43.

Jason    

That it crazy! I watched it last night and thought, gee that looks like a wig - can't believe he really would do it.

2344 days ago
44.

et makes me sick    

When rocker guys grow their hair long it's to look rock n' roll, anti-establishment, whatever, so when a guy buys his hair just to look cool, it's pathetic. It'd be one thing if he had cancer, but it seems like he wears a wig to look rock n roll, instead of actually BEING rock n roll. What a poser. If he was really that person he would have been growing his hair for years. Instead it's like he decided what his image should be for the show and he bought a cheap wig as a way of attaining that.

He should get extensions if he doesn't want anyone to know.

2344 days ago
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Bob Ancle    

It's time the government investigated American Idol like they did with the $64000 Question. This show is blatantly fixed that the whole thing is a total fraud on the public.

2344 days ago
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