American Idol fans are buzzing that the show has already spawned America’s new teen dream: David Archuleta. But this week saw David Hernandez get the most press for his wild past as a stripper in a gay bar in Arizona. Hernandez was able to block out all of the distractions and perform well enough to get him into the top twelve.
Who holds the edge? On talent it seems like it has to be the 17-year-old Utah native Archuleta. “His rendition of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ is the second-best vocal ever on the show,” says Billboard’s Fred Bronson. “In a different era, he would already have a recording contract.”