semi-finalist disqualified for being a member of a hip-hop group.

semi-finalist disqualified for being a member of a hip-hop group.
One of the 32 American Idol 2 finalists has been disqualified. Jaered Andrews was removed from competition after “a Fox background check revealed him to be a former member of the Ohio-based hip-hop band Ordinary Peoples,” TV Guide reports. He’s been replaced by George Trice, a 21-year-old from Henderson, Tenn.

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