American Idol to David Archuleta: No Prom for You!

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David Archuleta would have little trouble finding a date for his high school prom.

We know of a few hundreds readers of The Hollywood Gossip that would marry him tomorrow, let alone accompany him to a dance.

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Nevertheless, the hopeful singer will be missing out on this event over the weekend because American Idol will not let any of its finalists out of its sights.

As TMZ outlines, the series has strict rules about not letting contestants attend events that are not show-related. Idol keeps them mighty busy with promotional and studio work. Sorry, residents of Murray, Utah, no Archuleta sightings for you this week.

Earlier this month, Brooke White had to skip her sister's wedding for the same reason.

Meanwhile, let's get back to the only American Idol issue that truly matters: Which finalist do you think is going home tonight?

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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]