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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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31.

Miracle    

Wow, William Katt put on a few pounds.

1705 days ago
32.

Luna    

I guess he has forgotten his last name..because dude just doesn't let it go lightly

1705 days ago
33.

Sophia Papa    

Save it for YouTube, LOSER!

1705 days ago
34.

wayne    

wtf is this guy so desperate to be on AI? When a large % of idol contestants end up nowhere.

The only people who make money or have success from idol are simon, paula, randy and fox!!

idiot!!

1705 days ago
35.

to little    

Who's lamer Chris or TMZ for showing up? Lame

1705 days ago
36.

kb    

sometimes life isnt fair, they already made the decision, they rnt gonna change even if they were wrong.

1705 days ago
37.

Garrett    

Poor guy. Looks like he received some bad advice or none at all.

1705 days ago
38.

gerritv    

Golightly in the loafers is one hot tranny mess. He wouldn't have worked out on Idol anyway - the only songs he sings are Michael Jackson's.

1705 days ago
39.

dafeedil    

Why doesn't TMZ report about what Adam "crotch to the face" Lambert said about Susan Boyle in a British publication? Here's the link if anyone wants to read it. http://news.pinkpaper.com/NewsStory.aspx?id=2447

1705 days ago
40.

Annie    

HE SUCKS!!!!

1705 days ago
41.

fiftypercent    

I'm surprised no-one noticed the obvious. Despite being signed only a week after the original contract, the signatures on the release are completely different.

1705 days ago
42.

Interracial facial    

Any male with the last name Golightly should be "performing" at a bath house burlesque show on Santa Monica Blvd instead of on live TV.

1705 days ago
43.

S    

Maybe they'll let him come back next year. If not, the best revenge is to come out will a killer, radio-friendly record that will get lots of airplay. Stop whining and go make some music!

1704 days ago
44.

Noneya    

I feel sorry for the guy, but lied. He won't be given another chance, so he may as well try to find another gig.

1704 days ago
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