The 25-year-old singer from Pine Hill, N.J., tweeted Tuesday night that he would no longer be on the Fox singing contest.
A Fox spokeswoman declined to comment on the matter.
Jones wrote on his official "Idol" Twitter account, "Awww I will no longer b on the show."
The so-called "gentle giant" was among the show's viewer-selected top 13 finalists after the judges gave him a last-minute spot in the 11th season's top 13 male semifinalists.
Jones was among the bottom three vote-getters last week after performing Stevie Wonder's "Knocks Me Off My Feet."