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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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46.

thatfoolJT    

So, Harv.. You're "blind gossip" now?? Report it or don't.. "TMZ knew before it happened.." is a waste of bandwidth.. you're either a news site or you're not.

772 days ago
47.

Jan    

Does American Idol NOT do a background check on these contestants. They should do it on the ones that make it to Hollywood. They are putting kids in rooms together. No one wants their kid in a room with someone who is in trouble with the law. Jermaine sent an interesting tweet. Was he joking?

772 days ago
48.

tilly     

New low for Seacrest and clan. I love how they try to hype the show with a big secret, but the news comes out on every other site!!Ryan and the KKK group are the most self serving people!! No class with any of them. Ryan is like a little worm. SO in love with himself!

772 days ago
49.

moveover    

How about announcing on camera that the show is being cancelled for good? Now that would be worth watching!

772 days ago
50.

Damn It Man    

What a sh!thead. Shame on you, Jermaine, if that IS your real name.

772 days ago
51.

hollie    

i bet its phillip phillips

772 days ago
52.

ambassador2    

Jermaine Jones

772 days ago
53.

Sara    

maybe TMZ should do the contestants background checks and they wouldn't have a problem lol :)

772 days ago
54.

Dave Wallace    

I have been a regular follower of IDOL for most of its run, but If this happens one more time I am pulling the plug!!!
IDOL is about singing talent not who has the sappiest and most pathetic sob story, designed to pull at the viewing audiences collective heart strings! GIVE IT A BREAK!! Jermaine should be publicly humiliated on the air then sent packing for this flagrant fraud and abuse of the publics trust! no mercy!

772 days ago
55.

ambassador2    

Jermaine Jones

772 days ago
56.

deedeepowers    

Why in the world would you show the video on the show where they caught him lying. He did it, it's wrong, just kick him off the show. Showing it on TV is the silliest thing I've heard of, it's just to boost the ratings and if the show is as worthy as everyone thinks they shouldn't need publicity like that, I'm ashamed of them for planning to air it.

772 days ago
57.

GLAMBERT-JO    

What about the crime of this show still being on air >,

772 days ago
58.

eugrey    

http://southomer.com/top-12-jermaine-jones-disqualified-from-american-idol-for-concealing-crimes-11055/

772 days ago
59.

tgrfan42069    

so let me get this straight.he isnt good enough to be on the show.but they will film the confrontation so they can use it for footage and ratings?

772 days ago
60.

jr.d    

He lied because America isn't very forgiving. Once you are in the system it is impossible to climb out because, well, America isn't very forgiving.

771 days ago
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