My Favorite American Idol Contestant – David Archuleta

David Archuleta

I was running walking on an inclined threadmill when American Idol came on. I have heard that the latest season of the immensely popular franchise was on, but I have stopped watching it since Season 4.

But the contestants for this season really captured my interest.

For one thing, they are really good singers. It was the guy’s round last night, and I can’t really find anyone whom were on stage not because of their singing ability. True, their style and talent vary, but I was entertained nonetheless.

And what’s up with all the bashing and insult to Simon Cowell? Is it the theme of the season, or something?

I was like completing 6 km (by merely walking, I tell you!) when David Archuleta took the stage amidst thunderous applause.

What astounded me right away was how young he is. He is 17! When I was 17 I was still obsessed with my school work.

And that he sang, as a child, to the contestants of American Idol season 1! I can’t recall the name of the song, but it was the same diva-ish piece which shot Bianca Ryan to fame.

Back to David. He took the stage singing “Imagine” by John Lennon.

No gimmicks, nothing but his voice talent. And he is truly the most captivating of them all. David Archuleta sang with such sincerity, he gave me goosebumps.

By the end of his heart wrenching rendition of the masterpiece, Paula Abdul is not the only one in tears. It was embarrassing to wipe your eyes while still working out on the threadmill in front of so many people, you know.

I have the strongest hunch I was watching the next American Idol. David Archuleta, without a doubt, is my favorite to win this season.

Here are some links of his performances so far:
David Archuleta singing to Season 1 Contestants
David Archuleta auditioning in San Diego
David Archuleta singing “Heaven” @ Hollywood Week
David Archuleta singing “Imagine” @ 70s Theme Week

Or you can watch the entire YouTube playlist I have created for David Archuleta. Other worthy mentions include David Hernandez and Chikezie.

If I am going to the gym tonight, I will catch the top 12 girls in action. I wonder if anyone will come close?

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