Jeff Archuleta is on the right.
Jeff Archuleta, the father of David Archuleta, has been banned from the set of American Idol. Jeff had interfered in the production of American Idol. He interferred with the producers, band, vocal coaches and other contestants.
The producers decided to ban Jeff when he asked David to change the lyrics to his first song, which was “Stand By Me.” He insisted that one verse from Sean Kingston’s song, “Beautiful Girls”, was to be added to “Stand By Me.”
American Idol’s producers sent Jeff an email to say that the lyrics should be kept to the original version. During the live show, David obeyed his father and sang the song with the verse from Kingston’s lyrics. American Idol had to pay compensation to the song’s publisher as a consequence of David’s action.
Jeff would still be welcomed to sit in the audience during the live show.