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Idol Contestant Disqualified

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Feb. 12 2009, Published 3:48 p.m. ET

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The buzz around American Idol hasn't been all good this year, as grumbling over a few contestants and their past in the music biz has been going on, especially rumors revolving around Joanna Pacitti.

The aspiring songstress was rumored to be a plant in the competition, because she has friends at A&R recrods and had songs featured in movies like Legally Blonde and the Nancy Drew soundtrack.

Joanna has been disqualified and replaced with Felicia Barton, after Fox released a statement late Wednesday saying they wanted to "avoid the appearance of impropriety."

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"It has been determined that Joanna Pacitti is ineligible to continue in the competition," the statement reads.

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