10/01/2008 AT 05:25 PM EDT
is set to make his acting debut in an episode of Nickelodeon's iCarly
The American Idol
Season 7 runner-up will play himself when the cameras roll on Thursday, Nickelodeon confirms. iCarly
centers around a high school student, played by Miranda Cosgrove, who runs a video blog with her friends.
In the episode titled "iRocked the Vote," Archuleta, 16, plays a contestant on an Idol
-style show called America Sings
. He gets a huge spike in votes after winning support in an iCarly webcast.
Archuleta recently released his first music video
for the song "Crush," which will appear on his self-titled debut album, due Nov. 11 on Jive Records.
His episode of iCarly
will air next spring.
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