David Archuleta. biography
David Archuleta was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on December 28, 1990 and started singing at age six, and performing by age ten. At the mere age 12, David landed a spot on Star Search (2003) before winning the Junior Vocal Championship the following season.
With a memorable performance singing John Mayer’s “Waiting for the World to Change” in front of American Idol judge Randy Jackson, David immidiately acquired a ticket to the final auditions in Hollywood where he would eventually climb to the Top 7. He went onto the finals, making it to the final two prior to losing to David Cook.
In 2008, David dropped his debut album David Archuleta with its lead single "Crush" opening at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.
David's next album No Matter How Far was released in March 2013.
Did You Know...
- The governor of Utah declared May 9th, 2008 as "David Archuleta Day."
- He is left-handed.
- He was in a Guitar Hero commercial, which premiered during the American Idol Season 7 finale.
- He is currently the only student standing at "American Idol school," which is daily tutoring for contestants under 18. Alexandrea Lushington and Alaina Whitaker were his classmates, but they were already eliminated.
- David has been nicknamed "Archie" by the American Idol (Season 7) crew, a take-off on his last name and a reference to the comic book character, Archibald "Archie" Andrews.
- He likes all of the judges on American Idol because of their personalities and their different opinions.
- He once performed for surviving 9/11 firefighters. He sang "I Will Always Love You."
- His musical influences are Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Kirk Franklin and Bryan Adams