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    Re: David Archuleta - Season 7

    Well, well, well. It appears we have confirmation of what has been speculated all along. I feel sorry for the kid.

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    Re: David Archuleta - Season 7

    I sensed this was coming. You don't hear whispers all season of David's Dad and not expect something like this.

    I feel sorry for this sweet boy with big talent. No wonder he's a nervous wreck. I'm saddened.

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    "He has badgered producers, the band, vocal coaches and even other contestants"...... I wonder what contestants he badgered!!! That is BS!!
    They have enough pressure on them without that jerk interferring!

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    Re: David Archuleta - Season 7

    lil' David is probably frightened by daddy dearest. Probably takes verbal/mental abuse by him...no wonder kid looks like a puppet.

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    On April 18, the Rickey site had a story about Naomi Judd in which she confirms Jeff Archuleta is a major stage dad. The Rickey site is very pro Archuleta, so even though TMZ is a heavy gossip site, I tend to believe this story.

    eta - After reading furthur, now maybe the Naomi Judd story is not true. Who knows?
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    Re: David Archuleta - Season 7

    Quote Originally Posted by talldede;2983424;
    On April 18, the Rickey site had a story about Naomi Judd in which she confirms Jeff Archuleta is a major stage dad. The Rickey site is very pro Archuleta, so even though TMZ is a heavy gossip site, I tend to believe this story.

    eta - After reading furthur, now maybe the Naomi Judd story is not true. Who knows?
    Naomi actually said on the Today show recently that David's dad was a "major stage dad"...

    The story has now been confirmed by the Associated Press...

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    David Archuleta's dad loses 'American Idol' backstage pass

    By LYNN ELBER – 7 hours ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Backstage meddling has caught up "American Idol" favorite David Archuleta's dad, who's been banned from rehearsals, a person working for the TV talent contest said Friday.

    Jeff Archuleta was told this week by producers that he can no longer join 17-year-old son as David as he prepares for the show, the person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. The person wasn't authorized to comment publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

    The show's action was first reported Friday by the online Web site TMZ.

    David Archuleta of Murray, Utah, is one of three contestants left as the top-rated Fox show heads toward the Jan. 20-21 finale. The fresh-faced teenager with the big voice has consistently been deemed a front-runner by the judges and been a consistent fan favorite.

    Jeff Archuleta's intense backstage involvement had become a source of concern for the series, the person connected with "American Idol" said — but it was a lyric change on Tuesday's show that pushed producers to act.

    Despite a warning, Jeff Archuleta insisted on altering "Stand by Me," one of two songs his son sang on the show Tuesday. By adding a verse from Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls," the father incurred additional costs for "American Idol," the person said.

    Fox declined comment. Attempts to reach Jeff Archuleta for comment were unsuccessful. A phone number listed under his name in Murray, Utah, was no longer in service, and Fox did not immediately respond to a request Friday evening for help in contacting the family.

    Earlier Friday, David Archuleta was honored at a hometown celebration held at his high school in Murray, during which Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman declared "David Archuleta Day."

    The singer and his family declined to be interviewed at the event, but David Archuleta did speak with the Salt Lake City Fox affiliate, KSTU-TV. "Wow," he exclaimed as he viewed the cheerleading squad outside his stretch limousine.

    The other finalists left in competition for the "Idol" title and a record contract are David Cook and Syesha Mercado. Cook, a native of suburban Blue Springs, Mo., had his own homecoming celebration Friday in Kansas City, while Mercado was feted Bradenton, Fla.
    I feel so sad for him....I hope it doesn't affect his performance this week....
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    Re: David Archuleta - Season 7

    I'm not a DavidA fan, but this is not just fair for him. No one deserves to have that kind of added pressure on him - being on the show is hard enough as it is.

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    Shoot, it's true. Well, this poor kid. I don't think there is a snowballs chance in Hades he'll win this thing, just when I thought the tide was turning his way. Thankfully, I think DCook's talent stands on his own and people will not think he won by default.

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    Re: David Archuleta - Season 7

    Quote Originally Posted by talldede;2983798;
    Shoot, it's true. Well, this poor kid. I don't think there is a snowballs chance in Hades he'll win this thing, just when I thought the tide was turning his way. Thankfully, I think DCook's talent stands on his own and people will not think he won by default.
    Why would that work against him (David A.) If anything, I'm thinking sympathy vote.

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    Re: David Archuleta - Season 7

    Oh I think Archie will be able to win the competition--no problem...I think the major issue for Archie's dad was changing the lyrics--American idol had to pay a LOT of money for this lyric change--it is hard enough sometimes for them to get songs cleared to sing, and altering lyrics to a standard song like stand by me is really bad---And the producers told Jeff NO way you cannot change the lyrics, and he did it anyway--You can't do stuff like that...

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