David Archuleta and Kris Allen: Double Dose of American Idol Cuteness, Videos

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We've got a double dose of American Idol talent and cuteness below.

First, David Archuleta performed "Contigo En La Distancia" at Friday night's ALMA Awards.

The former runner-up will release a Christmas album in October, as his career might be taking awhile to launch, but we still have little doubt it will be a massive success.

Said Archie of his performance: “It was my first performance on an awards ceremony, and my first time performing on TV in Spanish! I have to say I was pretty stinkin’ nervous... I’m definitely planning on doing more in Spanish, and I hope this will allow more opportunities."

Meanwhile, season eight champion Kris Allen is yet to title his debut CD, but he has announced its release date: November 17.


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Thanks for this article. I am still stunned by David's performance. To me, it was just kind of mind-blowing. I thought, "Finally, the world gets to see what I've been watching all along." And I'm sooo proud of him. He's one of a kind, and I really mean that. He's just irreplaceable...I do think Kris is great, also, and I hope he goes far. But my heart belongs to Archie.


David is a real deal! His music and songs are all inspiration in our daily lives. His being humble and thoughtful of his own family reveals the foundation of his belief and values. He is sweet, charming and clean cut!


Ok, I voted for both Kris Allen and David Archuleta. To be honest there is NO comparison. David Archuleta is the real deal in every way possible. Sorry Kris, but I seriously don't love the single (sad). David's "Crush" however, was one of the best pop songs of that year (and now!). Add on David's crazy vocal skills (can anything be better than that ALMA performance?) and his awesome performance skills (can any fan seriously watch him sing Don't Let Go without dying??) and you've got the cream of the crop in the music business. David rules!!


Kris Allen seems to be a nice guy but there is something about David Archuleta that just grabs your heart and doesn't let go! The ALMA performance just demonstrated how musically powerful David is. He is equally impressive jumping around on stage singing pop-dance tunes like zero gravity as he is singing an epic version of Contigo en La Distancia. (David is one of a kind). Like others that have commented, David has been extremely successful since Idol with NO help at all from JIVE records!! As the AI8 winner Kris will get a LOT of promo and should be initially successful. However, for the long haul my money is on David Archuleta.


I love Kris song!!! refreshing and he sounded great!!! Kudos KRis


Archie is a cutie, no doubt about it. So handsome, so fun to watch him grow. Kris Allen's new single sucks, unfortunately, and I think it'll be no time at all before he's back in Arkansas, either playing bars or going back to school. Oh, well.


Kris Allen is who I voted for and wanted to win season 8. I am glad he did...but I have to say season 7 was the BEST! David Archuleta is a great singer. That ALMA awards show was freakin' HOT!! OH, and I will be buying both Kris and David's new cds!


I too have been a David Archuleta strong supporter since his audition on Am Idol. I haven't been able to attend any of his performances (sob, sob!) but I follow him faithfully on-line. I must say he has grown tremendously performance-wise. And even more importantly, he has not been effected by his success. He is still sweet and humble and adorable!! I agree with everyone here that his performance on the ALMAS was his best ever. Stellar vocals and a true show of real emotion emanated from his handsome young face. He didn't have to use dancers or an orchestra or his 'body' to win over the crowd. They were mesmerized! America is waking up to the talent of this lovely gracious beautiful young soul. Good luck David! We love you!


David and Kris are both very talented artists and will have very
successful careers. I am a David fan from day one and have been following his career and FYI, his career has taken off since right after AI: debut CD (almost platinum), debut single "Crush" (almost double platinum), sold-out spring '09 tour, UK tour w/ McFly, concerts in Asian countries, summer tour w/ Demi Lovato (sold-out solo concerts in between), release of Christmas album next month and 2nd CD early next year. Also, he won 3 Teen Choice Awards for Breakout Artist, Love Song and Tour and of
course, Male Rising Star at the Alma Awards. And that's in only a year and 1/2 after Idol!!! This young man is an exceptional talent and a beautiful person inside and out and we will forever support him!!!!


Looks like everyone commenting loves David Archuleta. And after people see the ALMA performance, I'm sure the rest of the world will as well. From the very first time I saw him on "Idol," he had my attention. It has not waivered for over a year. I have followed him every step of the way. He is an amazing performer and will be around for years to come. There's room for everyone; I know Kris Allen will have a great career, too.

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David Archuleta Biography

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David Archuleta finished second on the seventh season of American Idol. The adorable, talented singer suffered from vocal chord paralysis... More »
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David Archuleta Quotes

He's been my role model. Just a great person to look up to. He's been my big brother through this.

David Archuleta [on David Cook]

He's given me a lot of good advice and helped me from making any dumb decisions. He understands more than anyone what I want in music, and I've felt really blessed to have someone like that.

David Archuleta [on his controversial father]