"American Idol" instituted a backstage ban on David Archuleta's dad, Jeff. The papa to the pop star can no longer stand by 17-year-old David, reportedly after producers became fed up with Jeff's attempt to change a lyric in David's performance of "Stand by Me."
Now, "Extra" has judge Simon Cowell weighing in on the matter -- but the notoriously nasty judge is bowing out of this dispute. "To be fair to him, I don't really see him -- I don't know what he does," says Simon. "He hasn't said anything to me."
See who of the final three wows the judges on "American Idol," Tuesday on FOX.