This is a sad season. Let us take a quiet moment to mourn for Michael Johns’ passing (as I’m sure David is doing) and pray for his family and loved ones:
@violet4ever he knows. So very sad.
— Kari Sellards (@kariontour) August 3, 2014
Today, June 11, 2012, marks the tenth anniversary of “American Idol,” and in that time the music competition TV program has racked up some jaw-dropping numbers: Many episodes have drawn over 30 million viewers; and a record-setting number of 132 million votes were cast for the most recent season finale. But the impressive numbers aren’t just restricted to viewers and votes, they also apply to the Billboard charts, where the Idols have earned an astonishing 345 No. 1s (including four new ones in the current chart just this week) across the broad array of tallies compiled every week in different musical genres. Those 345 titles have spent an aggregate 1,142 weeks in pole position.
The Adult Contemporary and Adult Top 40 charts have also been dominated by Idols. Clarkson was the first to top charts in both formats, followed by Daughtry. Locke has three AC No. 1s, all with holiday songs. Underwood has also topped the AC charts, along with Elliott Yamin, David Cook, Sparks and David Archuleta, while Allen and Lambert have reigned on the Adult Top 40 charts.
American Idol No. 1s by contestant
Kelly Clarkson 73
Carrie Underwood 62
Chris Daughtry (Daughtry) 38
Ruben Studdard 16
Jennifer Hudson 15
Clay Aiken 12
Adam Lambert 9
David Cook 8
Kimberley Locke 8
Scotty McCreery 7
Josh Gracin 7
Jordin Sparks 7
Kris Allen 4
David Archuleta 4
Kellie Pickler 4
Elliott Yamin 4
Taylor Hicks 3
American Idol Finalists 2
Bo Bice 2
Jason Castro 2
Bucky Covington 2
Blake Lewis 2
Chris Sligh 2
Paris Bennett 1
Diana DeGarmo 1
Lee DeWyze 1
Tamyra Gray 1
Phillip Phillips 1
William Hung 1
American Idols Who Have Charted on the Billboard Charts:
Season seven: (seven)
Carly Smithson (We Are The Fallen)
Kristy Lee Cook
Full article: Billboard
David appearing for a second in the funny homage “Sing the Phonebook” is a surprising and bittersweet moment. Archies were delighted but many also said it made them miss seeing him on TV.
Thanks to FOD for this walk down memory lane of David singing the phone book:
At the 3:30 mark:
Recalling the joy of being there & voting for 4 hours for
@DavidArchie after his Idol Finale♥♫
Another fun Idol 7 Finale memory with David Archuleta’s family, friends & future brides:)♥♫ http://twitpic.com/9oiapw
Local Teen Battling Cancer Visits ‘American Idol’
A Sandy Springs teen year old known for her big heart took the trip of a lifetime to the set of her favorite show, “American Idol.”
Last week, 16-year-old Summer Dale took a break from chemotherapy to fly out to Hollywood.
Dale has been hooked on “American Idol” since she was a little girl. She’s watched it every year, been to a local “Idol” concert – even carved 2008 finalist David Archuleta’s name in the cement outside her home.
Before leaving for Los Angeles, Dale had to get through one last round of chemotherapy at the AFLAC Cancer Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta,
The Riverwood High School sophomore and twin is headed to “American Idol” after the hardest six months of her life, battling bone cancer.
To read the full article, visit FOX 5.
David’s performance appears around 1:02:
From @junniecyh :
So this is Avalon, where @Davidarchie will be performing!
From @Salamahafifi :
I am this close yo
So far @DavidArchie sang tonight – Pokemon theme song, Wait, Elevator, Heaven , Crush, MKOP, TOSOD, Good Place at Avalon in SG by @davidasg
cont* @DavidArchie sang Good Place/Let It Be, My Hands #ArchieInSG by @davidasg
!! POKEMON THEME SONG, GUYS… Well he is the true Pokemon Master after all.
From Yahoo! Singapore Newsroom :
Speaking of Pokemon,
I gave him my pikachu when he first came out. He put it on the keyboard. You guys are gonna see it in EVERY video, no joke. #ArchieInSG
From CloonanJ :
From @Archuroxx :
From maressaz :
Intro including a bit of the Pokemon theme song!:
Good Place/Let It Be:
The Other Side of Down:
My Kind of Perfect:
Also from the day, here are some great interviews with David!
Top 10 American Idols throughout 10 Seasons
With American Idol Season 11 beginning tonight, I thought it was only fitting to take a look back at the past 10 seasons, and name the best Idol contestant from each year.
Season 7 – David Archuleta
David Archuleta auditioned for the seventh season of American Idol at just 16 years old, and became the youngest runner-up in his time at 17. Competing on one of the most popular and talented seasons, later to be up against David Cook in one of the most watched season finales, Archuleta won the hearts of everyone, ranging from teens, young adults, moms and grandmas with his stunning version of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” Now at the age of 21 with three albums and a best selling book, David will be making his first full-on acting debut, starring in Nandito Ako, a Filipino mini series, airing in February. Though he has a strong career and much more up ahead, David announced last month that he plans to take a two-year hiatus to go on an LDS mission for his church. David was, and still is, one of the most popular, most remembered and most talented singers that ever graced the Idol stage, and was definitely the best of his season.
Source: Mindful of Music
At 16, David Archuleta became one of the youngest contestants to ever compete on “Idol,” and he definitely looked the part. His Season 7 audition outfit was the epitome of high school boy, but now the fan favorite dresses like a pop singer who’s seen international success. The now 21-year-old has recently put his showbiz career on hiatus to begin a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.