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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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16.

Kerri    

If it's colton, i'm going to flip!

925 days ago
17.

niles    

Don't these contestants know that they need to wait until they're big stars to commit all manner of crimes? They will then be forgiven by the adoring masses - until then they're just trash to be thrown out.

925 days ago
18.

Annie    

Too much drama and not enough talent.If this did even happen just dismiss the person quietly and go on.This show is on its last leg.No real big winners in the past few years. This show turned down Bruno Mars when he tried out so that shows how little they know about true talent.Ryan has been around the KarTRASHians too long and this show is becoming another made up dramafest. Jennifer is so fake.

925 days ago
19.

Chellybutt    

It has to be jermaine, hes already been lying about his past!

925 days ago
20.

tellmeaboutit     

More manufactured bullsh*t drama from a reality show?? What a surprise.

925 days ago
21.

Susie    

This is the way it should be and too bad it cannot be found out before the show actually starts with the original 25. Maybe if they didnt hurry it along and took another week or two? Be healla lot less embarrassing on everyone.

925 days ago
22.

omegabeta    

Manufactured B.S. is my guess. Harvey Levin and Ryan Seacrest seem to be a little to buddy-buddy for me to believe any viewer-getting drama that comes out about American Idol on TMZ.

925 days ago
23.

fritz    

isn't it unfair to assume that one's a criminal because he's black. Stop stereotyping and racism!!!!white people commit crimes too.

And i also think they shouldn't confront the person with cameras around. Talk about respect!stop thinking bout ur ratings

925 days ago
24.

Meanie    

Jermaine just tweeted he's off the show.

925 days ago
25.

busymotherof3    

Jermaine Jones just tweeted (JJonesAI11) that he will be leaving the show.....

925 days ago
26.

Raisethetaxesontherich    

So what Fox,look at corporate crimes!

925 days ago
27.

Meanie    

Considering the cRappers and the RiRi's of the music biz... having a checkered past isn't that big of a deal, no?

925 days ago
28.

emme    

I think it is Elise....

925 days ago
29.

Bleep    

It's Jermaine. Look at his twitter.

925 days ago
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No comment    

Ha! Fox cancelled America's Most Wanted. I'd rather watch American Idol's Most Wanted Felon, at least the show might be interesting.

925 days ago
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