Kellie Pickler's newly paroled dad wants to attend 'Idol' finale
UPI News Service, 05/16/2006
Ousted "American Idol" contestant Kellie Pickler's dad has asked Florida probation officials to let him be with her at the show's Los Angeles finale.
Clyde Picker, 41, was released May 1 after spending three years in prison for stabbing a man during a robbery and is on probation in Albemarle, N.C.
His father, also named Clyde Pickler, told The New York Post it looks like officials will let his son travel to Los Angeles on Monday to be with his daughter when the "American Idol" winner is crowned live on Fox TV next Wednesday night.