Fast Facts

  • Started singing at age 7, but stopped for several years when it was discovered that he had a paralyzed vocal chord.
  • Appeared on The Jenny Jones Show to sing "And I Am Telling You" from Dreamgirls.
  • Won the Junior category on Star Search in 2003, when he was 12.
  • Takes voice lessons from the same vocal coach as previous American Idol contestant Carmen Rasmusen.
  • Runner-up for Season 7 of American Idol; winner was David Cook.


  • Jazzy Archuleta — Sister
  • Amber Archuleta — Sister
  • Jeff Archuleta — Father
  • Claudia Archuleta — Sister
  • Lupe Archuleta — Mother
  • Daniel Archuleta — Brother


  • Birth Name: David James Archuleta
  • Birth Place: Miami, FL
  • Profession: Reality cast member, Singer

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