David Archuleta has been dropped by Jive Records, the label that picked him up after he came in as runner up on American Idol. David’s second album sold a mere 63,000 copies which doesn’t exactly make him major label material. I wonder what his creepy dad has to say about this.
When David lost American Idol, I think the general consensus was that he was going to be just fine without the grand prize. Teen girls were swooning over him, the press loved him and the kid could carry a tune. He had all the right stuff to be a huge star, which is exactly why I’m so surprised to hear this news?
Why do you think American Idol stars so quickly fade away? With the exception of Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson, even the most successful formal Idols have dropped out of the spotlight, more or less. But they obviously possess at least some talent to make it through the competition, right?
Jeffrey Archuleta, the overzealous father of American Idol runner-up David Archuleta, was arrested back in January for solicitation of a prostitute. This story took awhile to become public, but as we’ve learned, this stuff always surfaces. Thank you, Internet.
Midvale, Utah police arrested Archuleta at a Reiki massage parlor and claim that he “received sexual gratification at the hands of the masseuse.” They actually walked in on him, uh, receiving services.
David’s father pled no contest. According to Archuleta’s attorney, his client is innocent but took the plea because he didn’t “want to deal with it.” That makes sense. Wouldn’t you just pay a fine rather than to proclaim innocence?
Archuleta’s lawyer also said, in the understatement of the century, “He was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He’s a good man and we hope this story won’t cause his family any embarrassment.” Now why should the Archuleta family be embarrassed? Just because the married, Mormon patriarch of the family got caught getting paid-for oral at an undercover whorehouse?