Won Star Search 2 when he was 12 (david-archuleta.org)
Suffered from vocal paralysis when he was 13 (david-archuleta.org)
In 2003, at the age of 12, Archuleta won the title of Junior Singer Star on "Star Search" with his version of the song "You're All I Need to Get By," walking away with $100,000. (imdb.com)
If of Hispanic/Latino decent: Spanish-Basque (father) & Honduran (mother). (imdb.com)
In an L.A. Times article Ann Powers pointed out that Archuleta's arrangement of the song happened to be borrowed from one recorded by the late jazz-pop singer Eva Cassidy. A YouTube clip shows him singing the same arrangement for an appearance on the morning show "Good Things Utah" when he was 13. (imdb.com)
His performance of John Lennon's "Imagine" on the Feb. 26, 2008 broadcast of "American Idol" made him an early favorite to make it to the seventh season's finals. (imdb.com)
Touring With McFLY in 2009, in the UK (mcfly.com)
Is the second oldest of five children. (imdb.com)
Song "Crush" placed number #23 on VH1`s Top 40 Songs of 2008.
Father Jeff is a jazz musician.
Older sibling is Claudia. Younger siblings are Daniel, Jazzy, and Amber.
His debut single, Crush made it to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100