‘Idol’s’ Jermaine Jones Disqualified?
By Breeanna Hare, CNN
(CNN) — “American Idol” contestant Jermaine Jones had just returned to the “Idol” stage in late February, when he was handed a “second chance,” but reports are now claiming that the New Jersey vocal instructor is off the show once again.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the “gentle giant” has reportedly been disqualified from “Idol” because he allegedly concealed “multiple crimes and outstanding police warrants.”
TMZ reports that producers learned of the alleged criminal history on Tuesday.
On Tuesday night, Jones reportedly tweeted, “Awww I will no longer be on the show,” but the account has since been deleted, The Hollywood Reporter notes.
Fox has yet to make a comment on the reports.
Even if he is disqualified, it looks like viewers will get to see him once more, as THR adds that Jones’ reported exit will air in Wednesday’s episode.
“Idol” has faced similar scenarios in the past, such as when Corey Clark was disqualified in season 2 for concealing his arrest record.