This week’s American Idol created news almost a day before the live show aired. On Tuesday night, American Idol contestant Jermaine Jones tweeted on his official American Idol Twitter account: “Awww I will no longer b on the show.” Later, both the tweet and Jones’ Twitter account were deleted. A spokeswoman for Fox declined to comment on the tweet. No official confirmation was offered about Jones’ departure from the competition until the show aired but video obtained by TMZ shows Jones at the airport. The video can be seen here.
At the beginning of the Idol performance, Ryan Seacrest started off with a speech about how Idol has its share of controversies. Ryan explains that with the cooperation of law enforcement agencies they found out about a contestant’s criminal record, never mentioning Jones’ name. He says that unfortunately the contestant has been eliminated from the competition and promises more on the elimination later in the show. Continue reading “American Idol Season 11 Recap Week 2: The Top 12 That Was Really 11”