Idol Bounces 'Ineligible' Pacitti

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2009 2:15 PM CST

(Newser) – Last night American Idol sent Joanna Pacitti on to the next round—then just a few hours later declared her ineligible and replaced her with Felicia Barton, People reports. Questions about Pacitti’s eligibility have plagued her from the start of the show: The singer has had previous record deals, releasing a single and an album, and was rumored to be involved with execs from the talent agency associated with Idol.