David James Archuleta (born December 28, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter. At 10 years old, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances. At the age of 12, he became the Junior Vocal Champion on Star Search 2. In 2008, David Archuleta appeared on American Idol and finished second to David Cook in the seventh season. On iCarly, at 16 years old, he became one of the youngest finalists on American Sings, with the help of iCarly, he won America Sings.
In August 2008 Archuleta released "Crush," the first single from his self-titled debut album. The album, released in November 2008, debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart; as of March 2009, it sold over 665,000 copies in the United States of America. In October 2010, he released his second album, The Other Side of Down.