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Originally posted 05/04/2009 03:00PM
David Archuleta was once David Cook's main competitor on American Idol – but now has only kind words for his friend, who lost his brother, Adam, to brain cancer over the weekend.
"It really struck me when I heard about the news of Cook's brother," Archuleta says in a statement. "I know they had been struggling with it for a while, so my heart really goes out to them. It's so admirable the way he's handling it though, and it's amazing to see him there as an example for millions of other people who have also been affected the same way he and his family have."
Continues the statement: "I'll be keeping him in my thoughts and prayers, and hope the Cook family stays strong."
Originally posted 02/04/2009 05:50PM
David Archuleta is the latest American Idol alum to show off his patriotic chops when he sings the National Anthem at the NFL Pro Bowl on Sunday.
"[It'll] be my first time in Hawaii! Woot woot!" Archuleta blogs on his MySpace page. "That means more sunshine."
The 18-year-old singer says a church commitment prevented him from seeing Jennifer Hudson's performance on television – but he heard it.
Originally posted 01/28/2009 07:15PM
Last season's American Idol winner David Cook and runner-up David Archuleta announced separate tours that kick off next month.
Cook, 26, will premiere his first solo tour – The Declaration Tour 2009 – on Feb. 13 in Tallahassee, Fla. His tour will continue across the country at college campuses through April 25, ending at the University of Tulsa.
"There's something inherently nostalgic about playing college shows," said Cook on his Web site. "So many amazing acts used to do it, so it's nice to be able to bring that ideal back in some small way."
Season 7 runner-up Archuleta, 18, kicks off his first solo tour on Feb. 24 in Virginia Beach, Va., according to his MySpace blog. His 20-city tour ends on March 21 in Boise, Idaho. – Elaine Aradillas
Originally posted 10/01/2008 05:25PM
David Archuleta 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.
Originally posted 09/19/2008 10:00AM
American Idol seventh-season runner-up David Archuleta just released his first music video!
In the clip for his upbeat ballad "Crush," Archuleta plays piano on a dock and strums a guitar as a group of fresh-faced teens frolic in the grass along Wynn's Pond in Coweta County, Ga.
(Fun trivia alert: Scenes from Reese Witherspoon's movie Sweet Home Alabama were also shot here.)
The singer, 16, shot the video last month during a break from the American Idols Live Summer Tour, which included his pal, David Cook.
Archuleta's as-yet untitled first album is due Nov. 11 from Jive Records.
Originally posted 09/16/2008 09:30AM
As the American Idol tour comes to an end, season seven runner-up David Archuleta is feeling bittersweet.
"I'm here in Tulsa for the last day of the tour and it's pretty sad but exciting at the same time. I don't think it's really hit all of us that it's the end of the whole American Idol experience together. It's been an AMAZING year," the singer, 17, wrote Sunday on his MySpace celebrity blog.
"I can't wait to see the different directions everyone's careers go now, and I've become a big fan of all the other guys," he says.
Originally posted 07/18/2008 05:00PM
You can't believe everything you see – or don't see – on MySpace, says American Idol's Brooke White, who blames a technical glitch for the absence of David Archuleta as a "friend" on her page.
Originally posted 06/20/2008 06:35PM
Though banned from backstage during the TV show, Jeff Archuleta gets an Idol bus seat
Originally posted 05/22/2008 11:00AM
David Archuleta may not have won American Idol, but he's still in disbelief that he made it as far as he did, he said after Wednesday’s results show. The 17-year-old high school student from Murray, Utah, answered reporters' questions backstage at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre, and talked about what he learned from Idol winner David Cook, what's next ("School is really important," he says), and whether he and Clive Davis cut a deal.
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