A secret porn past has shattered the dreams of an American Idol hopeful.

Frenchie Davis -- the 23-year-old plus-size singer with an outsize voice -- was booted from the reality show this week after she admitted to posing for an Internet site that claims it displays pictures of underage girls.

Fox said she'll be replaced on the Feb. 25 edition of the talent show.

Frenchie's banishment rattled and disappointed fans who had taken her into their hearts because she was so unlike what people expected an American Idol contender to be.

Even Simon Cowell, the show's brutally honest judge, said he didn't think she would go as far as she did in the competition -- which is decided by viewers phone-in votes.

But according to Court TV's Smoking Gun Web site, Davis posed for a Web site called "Daddy's Little Girls" that supposedly features underage girls.

Although she was 18 years old at the time the pictures were taken, the connection to a Web site that is purported to peddle kiddie porn was too much for the show's producers to overlook.

The fact that millions of children vote for their favorite contestants on the show did not help Davis.

The Washington D.C. native claims that she posed topless to earn money so that she could re-enroll in Howard University, where she is a theater major.

Full-figured Davis was probably the best-known competitor so far in the American Idol 2 competition and has drawn comparisons to Aretha Franklin.

Under "American Idol" rules, contestants can be disqualified at any time at the producer's discretion.

The show's co-producer, 19 Television, which is responsible for signing American Idol contestants to record contracts, said in a prepared statement that it will "endeavor to do all in its power to help Frenchie further her music career."

American Idol 2 is currently in the process of narrowing down the pool of contestants from 32 to the final 10. Davis was expected to perform in the upcoming weeks and try to land a spot among the show's finalists.

Sexual connections by themselves have not been enough to disqualify contestants.

Last season, Nikki McKibbin, a former stripper, made it to American Idol finals even after it was learned that she had taken her clothes off for money in the past.

Fox also had no problem with Joe Millionaire even after it was learned that the star of the show, Evan Marriott, had posed in rubber underwear for a gay-themed catalog and finalist Sarah Kozar starred in dozens of bondage and fetish films.