Hollywood contestant Chris Golightly was disqualified from "American Idol," host Ryan Seacrest confirmed via Twitter.
"Been determined that Chris Golightly is ineligible to continue on IDOL, contestant Tim Urban has replaced Golightly as part of the Top 24," Seacrest tweeted.
During Wednesday's episode of "Idol," the final member of the top 24, Tim Urban, only showed up during the cheesy dance segment at the end.
The news got "Idol" blogs buzzing with speculation. Originally, spoiler blogs had Chris Golightly (aka: "Orphan") filling the top 24. Golightly was featured in a group shot of the top 24 during Wednesday's show, but wasn't included in the dance sequence.
Presumably, Urban took Golightly's spot. Some fan sites guessed Golightly was disqualified or quit.
Spoiler site Joe's Place interviewed Golightly after the show. In the interview, Golightly confirmed he had an old contract with a boy band. But he said the contract expired. Then, according to Golightly, his former manager called him and said he still had a contract. Golightly said no, but couldn't find his copy of the release. After that, he says he was contacted by "Idol" insiders and got disqualified.
Shortly after Wednesday's show, fan site American Idol 360 posted a tweet from Hollywood contestant Samantha Musa:
"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 they can do anything.
He is upset cause he says it was a misunderstanding, yet they let Michael Lynch stay in the top 24 even though he broke contract when his family spilled the news about idol to the papers. So really, its pretty messed up that they pick and choose which "Breach" to ignore and which to use as grounds for disqualification!"