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'American Idol'

Contestant Will Be Kicked Off

For Concealing Crimes

3/13/2012 5:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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A contestant on "American Idol" will be kicked off the show Wednesday because the singer concealed multiple crimes from producers ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with the show tell us ... the contestant -- one of the final 12 -- was charged with 2 crimes in 2011, one involving violence. We're told in both cases the contestant gave a fake name to cops when arrested.

In addition, we're told the contestant has outstanding warrants -- again, the singer concealed it from producers.

We're told the contestant was confronted with the information on camera today and the footage will air on Wednesday's show.

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1.

Slurpee    

Hmmmm....The one with the mohawk? Or Jermaine.....

864 days ago
2.

Michael Jackson Was A Pedo    

That dumb amateur karaoke show is still on?

864 days ago
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Thehipster720    

it seems to me that the person should have told American Idol before going on, and maybe he wouldn't be in this trouble.

864 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

...yikes..karma in front of 25 million..that has too suck..but rules r rules...

864 days ago
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Slomoshun    

So..they're kicking off a potential star because of some crimes he/she committed before the show? I'm sorry but let me go get every rapper and rock star and see how clean their criminal history is. Boy, talk about some twisted morals.

864 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

....I do find it not fair that the confrontation takes place on camera...kind of sleazy on AI's part...2 wrongs don't make a right...

864 days ago
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KathyP    

Is this a first for AI? And don't assume it's a guy. Could easily be one of the girls, too.

864 days ago
8.

twnk    

Come on, spill, who is it?

864 days ago
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Cricket    

This will be an episode I watch. Can't believe the show is still on.

864 days ago
10.

Becca    

It would be so much easier to just send him back home with nothing, wouldn't it?

864 days ago
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KathyP    

AI has to protect it's image. Not to mention letting this leak so they get spectacular ratings tomorrow night. Do the cops come and haul the singer away in cuffs on camera? Of course TMZ will have all the background intel, too. Gotta love Hollywood.

864 days ago
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writenow    

Uh - whatever happened to background checks before the show airs? Duh.

864 days ago
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Laurin    

Are you people who are surprised Idol is still on living under a rock? American Idol still gets MILLIONS of viewers every week.

864 days ago
14.

Annie    

Too much drama and not enough talent. Anything for ratings.Ryan has been around the KarTRASHians too long.This show is really getting lame and Jennifer is so fake. No big winners in the past few year,either.

864 days ago
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Carriss    

This is either true, or a terrible way to get more viewers. Either way it is stupid. I have a feeling there's more to this. AI doesn't seem like the kind of show that would embarrass someone on tv like this. I guess we'll find out tomorrow which guy or girl is gettin' the boot.

864 days ago
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