According to TVGuide.com, Chris Golightly was released from American Idol due to the fact that he failed to mention his past record deal. According to a source form the show, all contestants must state any record contracts, past or present, that they have been a part of. This is a shame, because it is also mentioned that once someone is dropped form the top 24, they are no longer eligible to audition. Unfortunately, we may not hear his side for a while, since Golightly is bound by a confidentiality agreement.
Update on American Idol’s Chris Golightly