David Archuleta began singing when he was just a child, but by the time he was in high school, he'd honed his voice into a professional-quality instrument. When season-seven American Idol auditions came through San Diego, Archuleta leapt at the chance to take the next step in his singing career. He wowed the judges and was sent on to Hollywood, where he beat out the competition to earn a spot in the top 24. Archuleta eventually went on to finish the competition as runner-up to David Cook. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi