David Archuleta Speaks on Father, American Idol Fans

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During a recent conference call with reporters, American Idol runner-up David Archuleta spoke on the rumors circulating regarding his reportedly controlling father.

"I heard one thing where [my dad, Jeff] refused to give me water or something like that and that's the weirdest thing," Archuleta said. "I mean, I am 17 and you know, if I want water, I am pretty sure I would just go get it anyway."

The kid makes a good point.

David Archuleta

Almost as weird as the talk about his father? The millions of fans David can now count on his side. It will take some getting used to, he said

"It's such a weird thought to think. I do think of it more as people who have really appreciated what I have done and with all the letters that I have been sent. I've tried to read as many as I could... The fact that people were able to feel what I was trying to give off as I sing is one of the coolest and best feelings ever."

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