Archuleta who came in as the second “David” in last season’s American Idol competition released his first original single “Crush.” The song showcases Archuleta’s signature range and pure pitch that works well in this pop song. He is an artist that certainly can pull it off. The lyrics are certain to appeal to his tween fan base but there is a certain “old soulness” to Archuleta’s voice that belies his 17 years old age.
It will be interesting to watch the career of this young man. I believe that it is set to be on a even more sharper and higher rise than American Idol Cook. There is a longevity promise to Archuleta if he manages his career right. As this new song, Crush proves, he can take a simple tune and make it magic.