Update: TMZ is reporting that Chris Golightly and his manager faked the release. Check it out HERE.
“American Idol” semifinalist Chris Golightly said he hadn’t broken any rules when “Idol” producers axed him from the Top 24 last week — but it appears he did … and TMZ has the contract that proves it.
in question — between Chris and recording company Dream Projects Entertainment — was signed on May 30, 2009 … exactly one month before Golightly’s audition at the Rose Bowl in L.A. Under the deal Golightly has an exclusive, two-year commitment with DPE.
But according to the Season 9 “Idol” release … Golightly guaranteed he would have no recording or management commitments by the time he got to a semifinals. It appears Golightly didn’t keep his promise.
Golightly will hold a news conference today at 9:30 AM PST … claiming he was released from his DPE contract before the “Idol” deadline … and begging for a second chance to compete on the show.
Honestly Chris. Give it up. No more whining. Get on with your career and let it go. Just OY to the press conference *facepalm*
UPDATE: TMZ attended Chris’s press conference today. Check out their account HERE.
Chris started the whole thing off by stating his case — that he did in fact sign this non-“Idol” recording contract on May 30, 2009 … but claims he was released from the contract a month later and should not have been disqualified from the show.
Chris handed out this document today … which he says released him from his contract in time to appear on “Idol.”
That’s when Chris busted out “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson … and it was priceless. After it was all over, we interviewed him … and got him to sing another song.
Chris Golightly sings at his “press conference” after the jump.
Video after the JUMP…