David James Archuleta
5' 6" (1.68 m)
In 2003, at the age of 12, Archuleta won the title of Junior Singer Star on "Star Search" with his version of the song "You're All I Need to Get By," walking away with $100,000.
In an L.A. Times article Ann Powers pointed out that Archuleta's arrangement of the song happened to be borrowed from one recorded by the late jazz-pop singer Eva Cassidy. A YouTube clip shows him singing the same arrangement for an appearance on the morning show "Good Things Utah" when he was 13.
His performance of John Lennon's "Imagine" on the Feb. 26, 2008 broadcast of "American Idol" made him an early favorite to make it to the seventh season's finals.
Is of Hispanic/Latino decent: Spanish-Basque (father) & Honduran (mother).
David's dad is James Jeffrey Archuleta & his mom is Xiomara Guadalupe Mayorga
Son of Jeff C. Archuleta.
Is the second oldest of five children.
Once suffered partial vocal paralysis but declined risky surgery and has said he feels he is almost fully recovered.
Video for "Crush" placed number #23 on VH1's Top 40 Videos of 2008.
Father Jeff is a jazz musician.
Older sibling is Claudia. Younger siblings are Daniel, Jazzy, and Amber.
It's really crazy, because it's like you've just been working. You know, you go out on stage every week and come back and rehearse and rehearse and then just all these people, out of nowhere, are like 'David!' and stuff. It's like, 'How do you know my name?' It's just bizarre, because it doesn't seem real that so many people would freak out.