American Idol Scandal: Chris Golightly Disqualified Because Of Old Recording Contract

Was Chris Golightly disqualified from the Top 24 of “American Idol” due to an old contract?

According to former contestant, Samantha Musa, this is a ‘yes.’

She has been tweeting Wednesday night (Feb. 17):

* Just got off the phone with Chris GoLightly. He was disqualified yesterday, after already being told he was in the top 24, over some bogus

* Old contract. The contract expired, but they disqualified him for not telling them. He is talking to lawyers, but doubt thet can do anything

* @itsalleternal: You’re allowed to have old contracts, they just need to know about them. I think he put that he had it, but the guy he was..

* @itsalleternal: …in it with called idol and said he still had contractual rights over him. Finally found the contract, expired in June.

If you were paying close attention to Wednesday’s Idol, Chris was in the group shot at the end (although his Top 24 ‘yes’ segment was cut. He was also already replaced by Tim Urban in the show’s final montage.

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