David’s dad banned from Idol

May 10, 2008

American Idol finally has a bit of a scandal. After a season of talk about the past actions of David Archuleta’s father Jeff from Star Search he has finally outstayed his welcome at American Idol. The over involved father that Simon took some shots at earlier in the season for choosing his son’s song has finally been told to not step foot anywhere near rehearsals.

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.

This change could halp David relax a bit coming in to the next show or it could cause him to be crippled with fear that if he doesn’t win his father will beat him senseless for failing to make him rich again. Should be an interesting final two weeks.  If David doesn’t win they can go on that VH1 show with Danny Bonaduce about the crazy stage parents.

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