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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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31.

musicman319    

It's Jermaine who was disqualified. Here's the tweet he sent out: http://i43.tinypic.com/5vajck.png

919 days ago
32.

Rob    

Barbeque the damn horse and get back to work... morns!

Most of those low IQ actors would probably cook up well too...

You celebrity worshipers are such stupid people.

919 days ago
33.

ManiacalZebra    

Dumb, dumb, dumb, duuuuuuuuuuuuumb!

919 days ago
34.

amy    

I wonder if they'll bring back Jeremy since it will be down one person.

919 days ago
35.

Lisa    

What TMZ can't even do some research and find out which one has a criminal record? I thought you were reporters!

919 days ago
36.

dee    

Ratings grabber.

919 days ago
37.

Bang!    

Character assassination at it's finest.

919 days ago
38.

Zombie Whitney Houston    

How much do you wanna bet it's a black person? LOL

919 days ago
39.

om    

Chris Brown is a contestant on American Idol?

919 days ago
40.

Chellybutt    

Hey, i wasnt wrong. I am not being racist but going by the facts i have heard about his father and all the lies that seem to be coming out. It could've easily been a white person, although my gut said jermaine. But i figured he was going to go any ways this week.

919 days ago
41.

quincy617    

This has happened before in season 2. (Corey) The problem isn't the crime as much as the non-disclosure. Think of it like lying on a job application. You have to be honest on the contest entry forms.

919 days ago
42.

weird al yankovich    

does anyone believe in second chances ? I would look down on ai if they cast him off.

I have a felony conviction and I don't consider myself to be a bad person infact im very kind and gentle lol.

Jeez just because you make a mistake in your life why is it ai responsibility to uphold it for life?

wankers !

peace
WEIRD

919 days ago
43.

kellikellikelli    

Isn't he the one they oddly brought back out of the blue for no real reason? Me thinks this was a setup.

919 days ago
44.

6one9    

So much for the dumb asses at AI
for NOT doing their homework
in ALL these WEEKS!
SOMEBODY needs to be FIRED as well!
CHA `` B!TCHES!!

919 days ago
45.

KenzieQ    

It's kinda pathetic for Idol to use this situation for ratings. And since Harvey KNOWS it is Jermaine then he is also culpable in this patheticism :D

919 days ago
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