David Archuleta: The Full Bio

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He's been referred to as a singing sensation. An inspiration to us all. The next American Idol.

But just who is David Archuleta?

The adorable 17-year old was born in Miami. He says he's wanted to sing for a living since the age of six, when he saw the musical of Les Miserables. When he was 12, Archuleta won the Junior Circuit on Star Search.

David Archuleta has dreamed of a singing career from a very early age.

A few years ago, David suffered from a rare form of vocal paralysis. Eschewing surgery, the singer fought through it and has made an incredible recovery, as fans can hear every week on American Idol.

Let's see Michael Johns, Jason Castro or any other male contender on the show top that story!

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Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]