American Idol Contestant Lied About War Injury And More

American Idol Contestant Lied About War Injury And More


American Idol loves a good sob story and they seem to get more dramatic with each crop of contestants.  This production fail is what earned The Voice a spot in my DVR.  Fast forwarding is a great feature and I think half of them are lying.  

It’s been uncovered that an American Idol contestant who appeared on the January 30th episode is a war poser.  Matt Farmer received a golden ticket to California from Mariah, Keith and Randy and he was in the Army, but I guess he felt that he needed more drama to make it on camera and to Hollywood.  

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First, he brought his little girl into the audition with him and said that with the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) he received after getting hit with a bomb, he wasn’t sure he could father a child.  

Farmer blamed editing at first, but the heat was on when the people he served with made phone calls to Stolen Valor and news outlets to set the record straight.  He then wrote, “I was told to keep quiet and not talk to anyone, and I have decided that what’s best for me and my family is to come out and end the insanity.”  “Again I apologize to everyone that I have come across and hurt or lied too.”  “I at no time was a sniper, was never deployed to Afghanistan, did a single tour in Iraq, and was never at any time hit or wounded by an IED.”

See the lies for yourself below.  To read more about this story, Stolen Valor’s Facebook page for all the details. 

That golden ticket was rescinded by production. 

But wait, there’s more!


Can these shows stop with the heartbreak competitions and focus on the singing? USA, LLC
  • Just Georgia

    Wow!! What a piece of crap!

  • kathyf48

    That is just terrible! I remember a few years back I am not sure what season, Extreme Makeover had a similar issue. I believe they found out a while later the family lied maybe someone else remembers?