Credit: Michael Becker/FOX ©2010 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Boy Scout Chris Cordeiro Belts One for the Judges in Season 10, Episode 1: The New Jersey Auditions.

The 18-year-old Boy Scout who got DENIED on American Idol last night finally got some good news — he'll be promoted to the rank of EAGLE SCOUT tomorrow!!!

TMZ has learned ... Christopher Cordeiro — who bombed during his rendition of "My Way" — had a back-up life plan all along ... and interviewed with the Eagle Scout Board of Review back in November.

Cordeiro was a hit with the Eagles ... and will officially get his promotion tomorrow during a special ceremony in his home state of New Jersey.


Read the full story and see the pics on TMZ.com