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American Idol: Jermaine Jones Tweets He’s ‘No Longer On The Show’

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Mar. 14 2012, Published 5:00 a.m. ET

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By Radar Staff

American Idol hopeful Jermaine Jones tweeted on his official show account Tuesday that he’ll “no longer be on the show.”  He did provide a reason why, however.

Following the tweet, the account was deleted; Fox reps declined to comment about it to the AP and Fox News, through early reports indicated the show would announce Jones’s dismissal on Wednesday’s broadcast. 

Jones, a 25-year-old singing coach out of Pine Hill, New Jersey, is not the first singer unceremoniously bounced off the Fox juggernaut after creating a stir: past contestants shown the door include Corey Clark and Frenchie Davis in 2003, Joanna Pacitti in 2009 and Chris Golightly in 2010.

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American Idol’s eleventh season continues Wednesday at 8/7c on Fox.

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