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'Idol' Reject Complains Out Loud ... And Sings

2/23/2010 1:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Golightly -- who was disqualified from this season of "American Idol" after reaching the Top 24 -- just sang his heart out during a news conference he set up in an effort to be reinstated on the show.

Chris Golightly: Click to view!

Chris started the whole thing off by stating his case -- that he did in fact sign this non-"Idol" recording contract on May 30, 2009 ... but claims he was released from the contract a month later and should not have been disqualified from the show.

Chris handed out this document today ... which he says released him from his contract in time to appear on "Idol."

That's when Chris busted out "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson ... and it was priceless. After it was all over, we interviewed him ... and got him to sing another song.

Below are the updates we posted as they happened...

UPDATE 9:28 AM PT: It's about to start, even though nobody really showed up.

UPDATE 9:30 AM PT: Chris calls the whole thing a "misunderstanding." He says he in fact signed the contract we posted earlier today ... but claims he was released from that contract in June.

Chris says he wants to be reinstated. Good luck with that.

UPDATE 9:34 AM PT:
Yes, Chris is singing "Man in the Mirror" right now. That was special.

UPDATE 9:37 AM PT:
Chris is doing interviews, but we're gonna try to get him to sing again. Get your lighters ready.

UPDATE 9:41 AM PT: Oh hells yeah ... he just sang another song. You're welcome.

UPDATE 9:43 AM PT: It's over ... we'll post the video shortly. Stay tuned!!!!
60 COMMENTS

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Lisa    

You have got to be kidding me!
Why is this guy getting Live Stream? He's no one famous. Who cares..he was under another contract for two years. The 24 have been picked. It starts tonight. He needs to move on.

1611 days ago
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Lisa    

So this moron is NO ONE special and 15 minutes late. Looking even better for him!

1611 days ago
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Corinna    

I bet he's gonna come out lookin gay

1611 days ago
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Allen Ridak    

He's 20 minutes late so far. Time to kill the live stream, his 15 minutes are well & truly up

1611 days ago
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Anthony    

I'm not even sure why i clicked this, I honestly could not care less.

1611 days ago
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katie    

He is an albino Justin Guarino wannabe

1611 days ago
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Darren W. Wood    

just another loser wannabe looking to whine about a situation of cheating the system that he created. Now its time to see if he can milk it for all its worth by claiming he was wronged.

only in America can a loser get a press conference on the way to celeb status.

1611 days ago
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Allen Ridak    

That chick just said it's supposed to start at 9.30. Tards!!

1611 days ago
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katie    

What's that darn clicking noise!

1611 days ago
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S. Moakler    

Bet he won't be saying he was sleeping his way to the top with Ellen. How refreshing.

1611 days ago
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Corinna    

He looks like somebody's mama. lol

1611 days ago
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katie    

He called this big conference...you'd think he would be better rehearsed at a speech. He keeps repeating the same thing over and over. And he has a lisp. He sucks at public speaking....umm...ummm....ummmm.

1611 days ago
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Ari    

Doesn't the contract say you can't be under contract at the time of the first audition. He concedes he was under contract at the time and released a month later. Sounds like he ain't got a leg to stand on.

1611 days ago
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stacy    

Blah blah blah. He didn't even look like he rehearsed. Move on kid.

I am amazing, everything they have done, I can catch up in one day. Okay Maestro ... do you really need AI.

1611 days ago
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Corinna    

A FAT RICHARD SIMMONS!

1611 days ago
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