American Idol contestant Chris Golightly will not be moving on to the finals of the reality show after all. Golightly was allegedly disqualified from the American Idol Top 24 over a contract issue.

Chris Golightly (Photo: FOX)

Chris Golightly (Photo: FOX)

“It has been determined that Chris Golightly is ineligible to continue in the competition,” Fox said in a press release. “American Idol contestant Tim Urban has replaced Golightly as part of the Top 24.”

Golightly reportedly had a contract with a boy band that he claims expired in 2009, according to His previous manager allegedly believed he was still under that contract. Unfortunately for Golightly, the contract release didn’t turn up until after he’d already been kicked out of the American Idol Top 24.

Interestingly, it was not Chris Golightly who was the subject of disqualification buzz earlier this month. American Idol hopeful Michael Lynche was the talk of the tabloids earlier in the month over rumors he was eliminated from the Top 24. Supposedly, Lynche was disqualified because his father leaked the news he had made the Top 24 on American Idol to the press.

Considering how much face time Michael Lynche got this week on the show, it looks like those rumors may have been nothing more than smoke and mirrors. Nothing is certain, however, until the American Idol Top 24 actually take to the stage before a live audience to duke it out in the finals.

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