NBC's Today on David Archuleta's Stage Dad
NBC has picked up on the story circulating for weeks about baby-faced early "American Idol" front runner David Archuleta's recent underwhelming performances being attributed to pressure from his "stage dad from hell," Jeff Archuleta, a producer and music consultant with "Idol" connections.
Archuleta, whose son David was also a contestant on CBS' revival of "Star Search" in 2002, offers consulting services to up and coming artists and boasts his background in the music industry, including "excellent contacts with record labels." Archuleta charges his clients on hourly basis.
Recent reports by TMZ.com and other sources, which FOX declined to comment, suggested Archuleta interferes with his son's song choice and puts a lot of pressure on him during rehearsals, even bringing him to tears. Will he ultimately hurt his son's shot at fame?