American Idol runner-up David Archuleta says he found all of the "stage dad" reports about his father Jeff "really weird." In an interview with E! Entertainment Channel, the 17-year-old singer, whose father was reportedly barred from rehearsals during the show's final weeks for attempting to override the producers, said the weirdest rumor was one claiming that his father refused to bring him a glass of water. "I mean, I am 17, and, you know, if I want water, I am pretty sure I would just go get it anyway." He did acknowledge that his father kept news about his performances away from him, "because I didn't want it to distract me or let it go to my head."