While millions of girls scream in delight over David Archuleta every week on American Idol, his father has come under fire for screaming of a different kind.

Celebrity gossip site TMZ.com, for example, has reported that Jeff Archuleta - a 47-year-old small business owner in Salt Lake City - has "screamed at his son and has even withheld water during rehearsals, even bringing his son to tears."

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It was an evening where one American Idol finalist forgot the lyrics (sorry, Brooke White), while another almost made us forget that David Cook and David Archuleta were the front-runners (way to go, Syesha Mercado).

Relive Andrew Lloyd Webber night right now with the following photos of the contestants belting out Broadway hits.

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Welcome, celeb gossip readers across the land, to The Hollywood Gossip Caption Contest, our fun weekly tradition. Let's take a look at who won this week!

We thought a photo American Idol, featuring Mariah Carey and Ryan Seacrest, was guaranteed to generate some good captions. And it certainly did!

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A series of mediocre performances finally caught up to Kristy Lee Cook last night, as the pretty American Idol contestant with a disdain for Simon Cowell was voted off the show.

Cowell was a constant thorn in Cook's side, telling her on Tuesday night "you didn't give me chills," but "you managed with what you could."

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In case our previous American Idol recap - which just summed up the awesomeness that is David Cook - was not detailed enough for those that missed the show, here's a more complete summary:

David Archuleta started the night of Mariah Carey songs off well. He sang "When You Believe," looked chock full of pained emotion as usual and was universally hailed by the judges.

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]