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One is 16, the other is 19.

One is shaggy-haired, the other closely-cropped.

One raps and sings pop songs, the other prefers ballads.

But there's one thing Justin Bieber and David Archuleta have in common: an adoring fan base of teenage girls.

Both these artists have been in the news this week - Bieber for breaking a YouTube record previously held by Lady Gaga; Archuleta for announcing the release date for his new album - and it got us thinking: Could you choose between these young stud muffins?

  • Justin Bieber at the TCAs
  • Aspiring Actor, Singer

Between Justin and David, who would you rather... date?

 

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Mark your calendar, David Archuleta fans: this singer has released important details about his new album.

First, it will be titled "Other Side of Down." Second, it will be available online and in stores on October 5.

Take an early listen to the first single off the CD, "Something 'Bout Love" RIGHT NOW. What do you think of it?

Archie, of course, finished second to David Cook on the seventh season of American Idol.

He released his debut album a few months later and it peaked at number-two on the Billboar charts. The artist's subsequent holiday CD, "Christmas from the Heart," rose as high as number-30 on that same list last year.

On his official website, Archuleta hints that he may go on tour to promote the new album. We'll update you with dates and locations if this takes place.

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Forget fireworks, beach visits and barbecues.

There's only one real way to celebrate the Fourth of July: by sitting back and listening to the melodic sounds of the two most adorable singers alive today.

That's what lucky concert attendees in New York City and Washington D.C. enjoyed on Sunday, as Justin Bieber performed for the former and David Archuleta for the latter.

Fortunately, THG is your hook-up for footage from these events, as you can watch Bieber belt out a version of "Somebody to Love" below and Archuleta follow it up with a rendition of "Stand By Me." Happy birthday, America, thanks for giving us these talented young stud muffins...

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Calling all David Archuleta fans... literally!

In a newly-released video, this former American Idol finalist speaks to followers over a virtual hotline and tells them how excited he is to offer a snippet of his latest single, "Something 'Bout Love."

It will be available for purchase off iTunes on July 20. Give it a listen below, catch David on PBS Sunday night performing on the special A Capital Fourth and check out more of his new songs HERE.

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While Kris Allen received many birthday wishes yesterday, Lee DeWyze recently signed a record deal and Adam Lambert continues to make headlines, let's not forget about David Archuleta.

That former American Idol finalist has carved out a nice career for himself, establishing a rabid fan base, releasing two albums and promoting a book titled "Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance."

Archie performed in Idaho earlier this week and included two new singles in his set list: "Not a Very Good Liar" and "Parachutes and Airplanes."

It's unclear when David will release a new CD, but expect these songs to be included on it. What do you think of them?

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A few nights ago, David Archuleta was spotted at a gay club in New York City.

As a result, silly rumors have sprung up all over the Internet, questioning the adorable singer's sexuality. While he wouldn't be ashamed if he were gay, Archuleta has taken to Twitter to clear everything up:

I got invited to go and see my friend Charice perform. Mental note to self: always ask where before you go! Wasn’t my kind of place lol, and I had no clue! I guess you live and learn. The upside was that Charice was awesome, and she has an incredible voice.

Hope that clears things up! Been seeing some of the tweets.. sheesh!

Darn. That's too bad. Who wouldn't love to see Adam Lambert couple up with David Archuleta?!?

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While the American Idol community is buzzing over the judges' decision to save Michael Lynche from elimination (do you think it was the right call?), we'd like to focus on the two acts that graced the stage last night.

First, what can even be said about David Archuleta at this point? Young, cute crooners such as Alex Lambert and Aaron Kelly have won over many fans this season, but neither compares to this former finalist.

He showed why again last night, serenading the audience with a rendition of "Imagine."

After that, the episode took a 180 degrees turn and showcased a song from Rihanna, looking even more hardcore than usual.

Below, check out her performance of "Rockstar 101," as well as a few photos of both her and David on stage.

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He may be releasing a book and working on a new album, but David Archuleta still has time to watch American Idol.

Asked by The Los Angeles Times about the new crop of contestants, the season seven runner-up said:

“I think they’re really talented. They show a lot of their own personalities, and I liked that about them. And there’s some really good singers, too. Like Andrew Garcia, I like the character that he’s shown. I feel like there’s a lot of pressure for them because people are now expecting them to change up the songs, and they’re not sure exactly what to be showing people.

"It’s matter of balance - changing the song enough to show who you are but still preserving the song for what made it magical.”

D. Arch

As for his upcoming CD?

“I’ve been working on it since January, but I had my first writing sessions in the summer, and I went to Nashville to write in October. Then the Christmas album came out and sort of took over, but I go back to Nashville this week. I just want it to sound more like me.

"I want people to say, ‘This is David talking.’ Instead of just interpreting - and I’m sure there will be songs like that - I want to focus on showing people who I am, what my personality is like and hoping that I leave an impression on people."

He's already left an impression on many people. Years after he exited the Idol stage, David remains one of the show's most popular alums.

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Some time during season nine, Adam Lambert will perform on American Idol.

It's safe to assume David Archuleta will, as well.

We can make this assumption because the former runner-up is releasing a memoir on May 4. It's titled "Chords of Strength" and here are a few snippets about it, courtesy of Amazon.com:

David Archuleta was named one of the "breakout stars of 2008" by Forbes magazine and landed the number two spot on the Billboard charts.

In Chords of Strength, David shares his unexpected and inspiring journey, including how he overcame vocal cord paralysis to achieve his dream of being a singer. He reveals insecurities he felt about his voice-before he realized that he loved the way singing made him feel more than he disliked the way he sounded.

In this personal memoir, David opens up about the strength he draws from his unshakable faith and unyielding family. He pays tribute to those who continue to inspire him and through their example help him believe in himself, his talent, and his abilities.

Meanwhile, a single off Archuleta's upcoming album has also leaked online.

Give a listen to "She's Not You" below.

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David Archuleta is featured on a new calendar.

Created by photographer Jennifer Barry, the item is on sale at Qoop.com and benefits a cause near to the American Idol runner-up's heart: the Utah chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

“This year instead of waiting for a fundraiser to begin, I created it myself as I was inspired by David’s charity speech [in January]," Barry said. “I have been wanting to help support Crush MS through photos I have taken of David.

"So, this year, I made a 2010 David Calendar called ‘Be The Change.’ All proceeds will go to help support the fight against MS... whether you purchase this calendar or not, please make this the year YOU make a difference!”

David Archuleta Calendar

For just $21, you can help David Archuleta fight a difficult disease.

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