“American Idol” Reject Donald Jarrod Norrell Hauled Away In Handcuffs
Donald “Jarrod” Norrell, an American Idol reject whose rendition of “Amazing Grace” drew comparisions to the crank of a roaring lawnmower, was taken away from the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando in handcuffs after Simon, Randy, and Kara refused to grant him a Golden Ticket to Hollywood.
The 28-year-old from Marietta, Georgia refused to leave the stage when they told him he would not be advancing to the next round after his lackluster August 29 audition in the Sunshine State — which premiered on FOX Wednesday night. Norrell resisted an Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy and security guard and was “taken to the ground by security personnel after he tightened his legs and attempted to elbow one of the security officers,” according to the police report obtained by FOX 35 News this week.
The aspiring singing star was cited with a citation for trespassing.