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  • Faith: Mormon
  • Career: Musician
  • Birthday:  December 28, 1990
  • Accomplishments:  Teen Choice Awards
  • Fun Faith Fact!: In 2012, David left for a 2-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Chile

At age 12, David Archuleta was Junior Vocal Champion on Star Search 2, and by age 16 he was runner-up finalist on American Idol. One of 5 kids born to a salsa singer/dancer and a jazz musician, music was in his bones.

Following the success of his first album, David has toured the world, including with fellow American Idol alum David Cook. He took a break for missionary work in 2011, but has since returned to music and has found new success in Asia, as well as become involved with several philanthropic endeavors.

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