Though his appearance on this past Tuesday's American Idol was not updated/edited to indicate otherwise, Dallas-Fort Worth native Akron Watson tells that two days before he was to leave for Hollywood, producers called to disinvite him from the next round, "for unknown reasons." Could a four-year-old drug bust (for possession of a reefer's worth of weed) be at issue? Watson had detailed the incident in an at-home video profile conducted as a prep for his Hollywood visit, so Idol was in the loop. And folks with felony records have moved forth to Hollywood before.

An Idol rep, when contacted by, said the show would not be giving a reason for Akron's elimination.