|"Where did you get that voice"? From Jenny
Jones to Naomi Judd, Ben Stein, Boyz II Men, Leann Rimes, Hillary Duff and
Ahmet Zappa, it seems everyone who hears David wonders the same thing - How
can a young kid living in Utah learn to sing like that?? He has been called
"The Soul man from Utah," the "Soul Midget King," "Mini Motown Monster" and
a singing prodigy, and this is just the beginning.
From Wayne Newton in the 50s and 60s, Michael Jackson and Donny Osmond in the 70s, Tevin Campbell in the 90s and Billy Gillman in 2000, only a handful of young male entertainers have been able to achieve National recognition. Now to add to this elite list of pre-teen young male singers is David Archuleta, whose natural "soulful" voice has captivated America through his performances on Jenny Jones and most recently as 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. He also
enjoyed singing songs from the movie Evita and songs he learned while at the
amusement park Lagoon in Utah like Natalie Cole's "Pink Cadillac".
Although David enjoyed singing, he still didn't feel comfortable singing in
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, winning the kid division and realizing that people really did like to hear his voice. Several months passed and a new show started on TV, American Idol. David loved to watch and rewatch the performances and learned dozens of songs from the show including the song, "And I am Telling You, I'm Not Going" which has become one of his favorite songs to perform.
Towards the end of the American Idol first season, a friend of the family
called about a show Jenny Jones was doing to feature talented kids across
The last several months have included performing 3 times on Star Search,
being seen on CBS' The Early Show and has been the beginning of an exciting
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