This American Idol Studly guy is none other than David Archuleta. He is from Murray, Utah (s burb of SLC) and is a really great kid! David's natural "soulful" voice has captivated America through his performances on Jenny Jones and a few years ago he was the junior singer grand prize winner of Star Search 2.
David Archuleta was born in Miami, Florida on December 28th 1990 and spent the first six years of his life in various cities in Florida. In February of 1997, David and his family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where he lives with his parents, his brother and 3 sisters and 2 cats. He comes from a musical family where his mother sings both Spanish and English pop music, and his dad is a jazz trumpet player. David began singing at the age of 6 when he memorized several songs from the Les Miserables 10th anniversary concert, complete with English and Cockney accents.
When he was 10 he participated in the Utah Talent Competition and although VERY reluctant to go perform in public, and feeling extremely nervous, he went onstage and sang "I Will Always Love You" and received a standing ovation. He has since been featured on Janny Jones, and the last several years have included performing 3 times on Star Search, being seen on CBS's 'The Early Show.' He is now in negotiations to record some new material and will be releasing a new CD soon. *Source: Don't miss him as the NEW AMERICAN IDOL for 2008!