Once Shy, Utah’s David Archuleta Bitten by Limelight

David has always been passionate about music, especially since the day his father Jeff Archuleta videotaped a PBS broadcast of “Les Miserables” in Florida and gave it to his kids to watch while they were unpacking in their new home in Utah.

David, who was 6 at the time, and his younger brother Daniel (David has three sisters and a brother) watched the video repeatedly to the point where David soon learned to sing the songs by heart, even mastering a cockney accent.

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Donny Osmond Tells David to Enjoy the ‘American Idol’ Ride

Deseret Morning News
Donny Osmond knows something about what David Archuleta is going through right now. After all, Osmond was a nice, clean-cut Mormon boy from Utah who suddenly found himself a teen idol with a big singing career and thousands of girls screaming his name.

And Archuleta, the 17-year-old “American Idol” finalist from Murray, appears to be in the first stages of the same trajectory.

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