It appears as if David Archuleta's father has finally worn out his welcome on the "American Idol" set.
Sources like the Associated Press reported throughout the weekend that the 17-year-old singer's dad, Jeff, no longer has backstage access to the reality TV singing competition.
It was reportedly a result of Jeff Archuleta's recommendation that his son add a verse from Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" to his performance of "Stand by Me" last week. The move hurt "Idol" legally and financially, sources report.
The intensity of Jeff Archuleta's involvement has been questioned from this season's early stages, and some fans wonder if this incident could shake a contestant whose popularity could already be waning.
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Without his dad's guidance, is the teen singer in danger? Or, is the newest Archuleta headline just another move to generate publicity in an "American Idol" season with declining ratings?
Weigh in on the discussion on the "American Idol" blog at www.ledger-enquirer.com.