December 28, 1990
This "American Idol" runner up exemplifies Young Hollywood. He's young, talented, and a whole lot of fun! Hailing from Miami, Archuleta grew up listening to Latin music alongside his Honduran mother Lupe Marie, a talented singer and dancer. It was his inherent love for music that inspired to him to go on to win Star Search at the age of twelve, not long before he showcased his skills on national television for pop culture phenomenon "American Idol."
After mesmerizing audiences around the globe with songs like "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" by Elton John and "Imagine" by John Lennon, this musical talent earned a major recording contract with Jive Records. Archuleta gave Young Hollywood the details about being in the studio, songwriting, and life after American Idol. It's clear that he's got the chops and drive to be "American Idol's" next big success!
Is the youngest ever runner up on "American Idol."
After the release of his first single on iTunes on August 12, 2008, the song, "Crush", topped the 100 song list at #1 within just 24 hours of being online!
His lucky charm is a rubber band given to him by his close friends.