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David James Archuleta (born December 28th, 1990) was a contestant on Season 7 of American Idol.

Audition[]

David auditioned in San Diego. He sang "Waiting on the World to Change" by John Mayer. All three judges voted "yes", sending him through the next round.

Hollywood Rounds[]

David was shown on the fourth day of Hollywood Week. Although it wasn't formally televised, he again sang "Waiting on the World to Change" on the first day, to which all three judges voted "yes", sending him straight to the fourth day. On the fourth day, he sang "Heaven" by Bryan Adams. He received three "yeses" from the judges, sending through to the final 50. During the final deliberation, it was revealed he had made the Top 24.

Top 24[]

David sang "Shop Around" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 20[]

David sang "Imagine" by John Lennon. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 16[]

David sang "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins. He received enough votes to make the Top 12.

Top 12[]

David sang "We Can Work It Out" by The Beatles. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 11[]

David sang "The Long and Winding Road" by The Beatles. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 10[]

David sang "You're the Voice" by John Farnham. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 9[]

David sang "Smoky Mountain Memories" by Dolly Parton. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 8[]

David sang "Angels" by Robbie Williams. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 7[]

David sang "When You Believe" by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 6[]

David sang "Think of Me" from The Phantom of the Opera. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 5[]

David sang "Sweet Caroline" and "America", both by Neil Diamond. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 4[]

David sang "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King and "Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 3[]

David sang "And So It Goes" by Billy Joel (as chosen by Paula Abdul), "With You" by Chris Brown and "Longer" by Dan Fogelberg. He received enough votes to be land a spot in the American Idol Finale.

Season 7 Finale[]

David sang "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" by Elton John (as chosen by Clive Davis), "In This Moment" and "Imagine" by John Lennon. He did not receive more votes than David Cook, making him the runner-up.

Season 7
Finalists
David Cook · David Archuleta · Syesha Mercado  · Jason Castro · Brooke White · Carly Smithson · Kristy Lee Cook · Michael Johns · Ramiele Malubay · Chikezie · Amanda Overmyer · David Hernandez
Finalists
Danny Noriega · Asia'h Epperson · Luke Menard · Kady Malloy · Robbie Carrico · Alaina Whitaker · Alexandréa Lushington · Jason Yeager · Colton Berry · Joanne Borgella · Amy Davis · Garrett Haley
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