David is a shy kid. His friends say he's always the kid in groups that is silent. But when he's one on one with someone he's pretty talkative. It's when he's in groups that he becomes pretty quiet. So that would explain why he's SILENT. I'm 99% sure that David and Jeff have a pow-wow and then when they get to rehearsals Jeff does the talking. That to me isn't the typical stage dad.First off, I find it hard to believe that David "doesn't know all of the music lingo to get his thought across to the band in a timely manner". He's been taking vocal lessons for years. He's been on Star Search. He's been on Idol for so many weeks now. If he doesn't know the lingo by now, he must be extremely retarded.
I don't have an issue with Jeff explaining what David wants. But the article depicts David standing "silently by the mic nervously pivoting one foot on its heel". SILENT. He's not there struggling, trying desperately to say what he wants to do with his song. He's standing there waiting for his Dad to explain what his Dad wants him to do. David isn't trying to say anything. There's nothing to translate.
I don't know arguing about this is moot because we're obviously not going to change our minds on this. I'll believe this rumor when American Idol makes a statement.
In journalism anonymous sources that TMZ got from the AI crew mean nothing. For all we know that anonymous source could've been someone with a personal vendetta against the Archuleta family. Heck this source could be a TMZ dude just making this up and pretending to be that "source". Until there are actual names to go along with this then it holds no water.
So once AI makes a statement this is just TMZ trying to get web hits. I know enough about journalism to not for a SECOND trust TMZ. The associated press is just as bad. They don't bother to look at the source either. You guys can believe what you want, but I need actual sources before I believe it.