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American Idol Dad Banned

Stage Dad Banned from American Idol

We hear about stage moms all the time — Lynne Spears and Dina Lohan are just two that come to mind. Today the media is buzzing about stage dad, Jeff Archuleta. If you watch American Idol, then you know baby faced David Archuleta is a fan fave and crooner to boot. The Idol contestant is likely to go all the way to the top – if he can just get his father to relax.

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The cameras often zoom in on papa Jeff as he cheers on his boy wonder. For a while now, there have been rumblings of parental interference on the dad's part. ABC reports:

Jeff Archuleta, the father of "American Idol" contestant and fan favorite David Archuleta, has reportedly been banned from the show's rehearsals. The stage dad has been accused of meddling with his son's routines during rehearsal, and "Idol" producers have apparently had enough.

It seems that lil Archuleta has the talent, smile and charm to secure the winner's spot. I would hate to see the boy from Utah lose it all because his daddy couldn't take a backseat.
Photos courtesy of Fox/FX

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