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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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106.

tigertail08    

Comeo n here we have other things to worry about than a guy who knows how to sing is wearing a wig, who cares, give it a rest .

2368 days ago
107.

bemmer3c    

I KNEW HE WORE A WIG, BECAUSE AFTER THE FIRST SHOW HIS RAG LOOKED LUMPY.THEN THIS WEEK HIS HAIR WAS OUT OF ALINMENT AND ODD. TALK ABOUT FAKE ROCKER, HE IS LIKE THAT FAKE ROCKER IN THAT MOVIE THAT MARK WALBURG DID AS A ROCKER WHEN HE SHOWED UP TO L.A. AND THE GAY BRITISH GUY TOOK HIS WIG OFF AFTER BEING KICKED OFF THE BAND DRAGONSLAYER OR SOME NAME LIKE THAT.

2368 days ago
108.

sodevine    

well I think one of the guys is GAY....does that have anything to do wIth the show??? HELL NO!!!!

2368 days ago
109.

hairaisin    

OMG...I cannnot abelieve it took them this lomg to figure out he has Doll Hair....one da a bnadana, the next, no part...
too bad he cannnot pull a daughtrye and come clean shaven!!!

2368 days ago
110.

Haley    

WHO CARES, oh no he has a wig!! A lot of people wear wigs, why is he any different from any other person, male or female?

2368 days ago
111.

Sheena    

Who cares if he wears a wig. Beoynce and Tyra and Cher and hundreds of others wear them on a daily basis. So I dont get it. Whats the big deal. You guys dont even mention Beyonce or Tyra or Chers wigs. You can see the lace front wig right across their forehead. Let me school some of you.......A lace front wig is a regular wig except in the front going across the forhead there is a lace piece that sticks out. You get it cut to frame your forhead and the big that is left sticking out of the wig you glue to your forhead then put makeup over it. The "lace" is translucent so it blends with the skin. It is like putting clear tape on you then covering it with make-up. If you google tyra or Beyonce and look a the images, you will see the line right under the hairline on their forehead going right across. Just ook carefully. So now this guy has a wig on. Not sure if it is a lace front because I dont see a line across his forehead so it might be a regular wig but so what. Alot of men do it you just assume they dont because they dont do it as much as women....

2368 days ago
112.

jennybear84    

He *is* from WV. He moved when his mom got a job offer in FL....when he was younger, around 12 or 13 I believe. And P.S. Back off with the rude comment about being from WV....you're a complete and utterly close-minded moron. I'm from WV and PROUD of it. And I have ALL of my teeth, my mom is not my sister, and guess what?? *GASP* I have running water too! So SHUT UP. I'm sick of the stereotypes.....GROW UP or SHUT UP!

2368 days ago
113.

wayoldrocker    

If he has to wear a wig could he not have gotten one that did not look so fake? Vote him,his bad wig, and his pathetic singing off the air, is what I say.

2368 days ago
114.

Fugilebrity    

Easy to tell this is a hair piece. Probably the skull cap inside gave it away. So much for the AI staffers making good choices. The show's a sham. Especially with its damage control which has every contestant who is not an amateur speaking to that effect in their bios.

The spirit of this show was to find undiscovered talent tucked away in far off places, not to put a bunch of second and third tier flame outs up for bids.

2368 days ago
115.

Fedupwithbs    

The last time I checked, this was a singing competition not a beauty pagent. Who the #@!! cares about his wig

2367 days ago
116.

Ron Wood's Wig Master    

Harvey Levin has a penile implant so Robbie can have his wig in peace. Thanks.

2367 days ago
117.

Rouby    

Thanks for the great info...

2366 days ago
118.

mari    

AI earns back a LITTLE credit, but only on Simon's part; They should post a link to the video of Simon calling him a fake. :)

2363 days ago
119.

Julie    

I think the whole show is a total joke this year. Robbie, the Aussie guy and the one with the trends are the only really talented ones. Now with Robbie gone i don't know if I will even watch it. And who cares if it's a wig like someone said before his hair maybe thinning and he just wanted to look his best. I mean half the girls on the show including Paula have hair extensions and from past shows the girls have had extensions. Does anyone remember when they tried to get Fanstia(not sure of the spelling) to have hair extensions put in and she said no. I think Robbie should have been judged on his talent and not his hair. I hope that Robbie will continue on with his singing career I know I would buy his album. One more thing I would like to address while I'm here the comment about people from West Virginia, well I am from Kentucky right on the border with West Virginia. Believe it or not we all actually wear shoes and we don't all marry our family members **if you know history it was the Greeks and the Royal Families that were the in-breeders". But I have to say there are some in our beautiful states that do give us a bad rep; but remember not all black people are drug dealers, not all mexicans are grass cutters and not everybodies hair is real. Stop the trying to hurt Robbie with the rude and cruel comments about his hair remember he is a human being that had the courage to audition make it to Hollywood and sing in front of millions of people not too many people have that kind of courage. Robbie we love ya hair and all. And I do agree with some comments made about Ryan Seacrest and Simon why don't they just get over themselves they are horrible actors and can some please help Paula complete a full sentence and make her stop babbling on:)

2362 days ago
120.

bluegreenheart    

[yawn]

2356 days ago
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