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“American Idol” Scandal: NJ’s Jermaine Jones Booted

“American Idol’s” Jermaine Jones was booted from the show, for allegedly concealing an arrest record and outstanding warrants according to a report issued by TMZ.

Jermaine Jones tweeted Monday night that he would not be on “American Idol” anymore.

Jermaine Jones Booted from American Idol
American Idol Scandal: Jermaine Jones Booted

According to an Associated Press report, he posted this on his official “American Idol” Twitter account: “Awww I will no longer b on the show.”

The post was deleted, and Jermaine Jones’ official “American Idol” Twitter account is no longer active.

A Fox spokeswoman declined to comment on the matter or confirm his tweet, says a report issued by The Associated Press.

Jermaine Jones was one of 13 finalists in this season’s “American Idol.”

Jermaine Jones was formerly a vocal instructor with Highest Praise Performing Arts Center and he’s from Pine Hill, NJ.

Previously disqualified on “American Idol”

  • 2003:  Corey Clark was disqualified for concealing arrest record.
  • 2003:  Frenchie Davis booted because she had been featured on an adult website.
  • 2009:  Joanna Pacitti kicked off for possible conflict of interest reasons because of her professional connections in the industry.
  • 2010:   Chris Golightly excluded from competition for failure to disclose that he had a previous record deal.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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