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Jermaine Jones

Will Be Kicked Off

'American Idol'

3/14/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jermaine Jones will be kicked off American Idol
Jermaine Jones will be kicked off "American Idol" Wednesday night, after producers learned he concealed the fact that he was arrested twice last year and has outstanding warrants ... TMZ has learned.

As we first reported, producers discovered Tuesday that Jermaine had lied about his criminal history and that triggered the decision to confront him on camera Tuesday afternoon. 

We're told one of the incidents involved violence, which was particularly troublesome to producers.  He also lied to cops by giving them fake names both times he was arrested.

"A.I." sources tell us ... Jermaine will appear on the show tomorrow night before he is sent packing.

Over the last few days, we've been reporting that Jermaine told producers his father abandoned him 10 years ago, but his dad called TMZ and called B.S. on his son, saying they see each other regularly. 

Jermaine began tweeting that he never told producers about his dad abandoning him.  We're told the producers -- who knew Jermaine had made the statement -- became generally suspicious and began looking more closely at his background, and that's what led to the revelation of his criminal history.  

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Lori    

What a LOSER!!! It's a shame they sent real talent home & keep him. Who would actually listen to his voice on the radio today? When you lie, it catches up with people like that.

890 days ago
167.

sasaha    

It is amazing how Holier than thou these comments are , even more they sound really racist. It's a tv show! Get a life and move on. I expected TMZ to have something to say about this, God forbid they actually reported something positive?????????????????????????? It's ok, Hell is waiting for you.

890 days ago
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Helen    

They could have come up with a better way to take him off the show. You shown the bad things, what are you going to do if there is a mistake along with this. We have a lot of haters in this world.

890 days ago
169.

anna1    

This is sad for many reasons but the main one is that the judges could have picked a more honest,upfront & deserving person for they're second shot at fame....I sincerely hope it's not to late to give that other person a second chance!

890 days ago
170.

Jenny    

Wao....hes not a gentle giant afterall, he was just too desperate to be on the show thats why lied so much. A good name they say is priceless, i miss Jer-bear!!

890 days ago
171.

mobettah    

see this what happen when you lie!! dumb ass!!!

890 days ago
172.

Lydia    

once a liar always a liar! wow! did his momma know he lied?
Hope he kept his day job! If he had one! LOL

890 days ago
173.

jewls    

HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY...OMG WASTED TALENT!! GOOD LUCK GIANT (LIER)

890 days ago
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Brenda Baker    

You may never have the opportunity to read this, but I will still be praying for you. I believe it is not right that American Idol did not allow you to stay on as a contestant, but you are already a winner by trying to turn your life around. Your voice is a gift from God and you honored Him by singing the song to God regarding your father. You can still be a success...keep on the right path to eternal life with Christ and your father...be calm and meek at heart towards the others in your life and sing for Christ. There are better things to win than American Idol...Christian Walk!

890 days ago
175.

Denise    

He's way too creepy for me anyways, and his relationship is his mother, doesn't seem healthy. Byeeeee Jermaine

890 days ago
176.

Tremen    

So it turns out he's a "Giant" Douche...

890 days ago
177.

morelies    

He's a criminal, but of course it's not his fault...

890 days ago
178.

nan    

An outstanding warrent can be an unpaid traffic ticket...so, lets not jump to conclusions

890 days ago
179.

Tia    

Bout time, that fool is a Barry White reject. I had to turn the channel everytime he sang.

890 days ago
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lady t    

i think thats kind of messed up. no he should not have lied but american idol is someone that you would want your kids to looking up to. everyone has a past and someone past doesnt make a person it helps you to understand and hopefully learn

890 days ago
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