As expected, "American Idol" eliminated Jermaine Jones he was confronted by the show's executive producers about his criminal past.
At the top of the show, "Idol" host Ryan Seacrest teased the announcement: Due to obligations with law enforcement, producers were left with "no choice" but to cut a mystery contestant from the pool of Idol finalists.
The cameras were rolling as executive producers Ken Warwick and Nigel Lythgoe staged a three-way meeting with Jermaine.
They told him, "There are four active warrants out for you…which surprised us to be truthful. You did know that you were incumbent to tell us the truth about all of this and it appears that you haven't on any level."
Jermaine was given the forum to explain why he concealed his past to which he said he was too "scared" and "nervous" to fess up when it came down to it. He told them: "I didn't want to get judged, I didn't want to get penalized for anything that happened in the past. I was just hoping I could just pay it and you know, get it taken care of. And this didn't work out that way."
Warwick told Jones that he was dismissed from the show effective immediately.
Turns out, the 25-year-old singer was charged with crimes in 2011 and allegedly provided false information to the police.
BTW: The Smoking Gun reports Jermaine has FIVE (5) active arrest warrants.