The Curse of the Front-Runner

 Chicago Sun-Times

David Archuleta, the 17-year-old Mormon “American Idol” contestant, has a face made for the cover of teen magazines and a pure, pop voice that cements his status as teenage crush material. It’s a combination that has led to Archuleta being crowned the front-runner, both by judges on the show and in the media.

In the six seasons “Idol” has been on the air, the performer deemed by either the judges and/or the press as the front-runner has only gone on to win the singing competition once: Carrie Underwood in 2005.

Full Article:  http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/television/856403,SHO-Sunday-underdog23.article

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