"Idol" Contestant Robbie Carrico Denies Wig Rumors

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When Robbie Carrico was eliminated Thursday on American Idol, host Ryan Seacrest asked judge Simon Cowell to give the rocker some advice. "It's authenticity," Cowell said. "The public saw what we saw and that was the problem. It just never ever felt real."

He was, of course, referring to Carrico's image and rock sound, but he could have been referring to something else -- his hair. Earlier in the week, Internet sites reported that Carrico may wear a wig. In fact, a source told PEOPLE the 26-year-old's hairline has definitely receded. "It could be some sort of weave," the source said. "I don't know." One thing the source believes: "His long hair is impossible. There's no way he could grow that hair."

But in a conference call Friday with reporters, the ousted contestants denied the allegations.

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