Runner Ups to any contests often fade into anonymity. In the American Idol universe this is not the case. Second Season’s Clay Aiken prove this to be the case. Now we see the beginning of the same journey for last season’s runner up, David Archuleta. His youth and talent have positioned him to an even higher meteoric rise and stardom much larger than Aiken or the other Idol winners have ever achieved.
His recently received album with its mixture of pop and blues themed music departs somewhat from the idol formula and delivers an Archuleta ready to take on the music scene and the hearts of his generation.
His collaboration with JC Chasez “Don’t Let Go” is one of my favorite tracks. The single, Crush, is another pleaser. “Let Me Go” offers an Archuleta that is edgier and can take him into a more urban sound. His range is among the best among the young male voices in the industry.
His broad appeal will bring a wide fan base which bodes well for his marketability. Archuleta is on course to be one of the greats. This is just the beginning for him.