David James Archuleta is an American pop singer who was born on December 28, 1990. He won the children’s division of the Utah Talent Competition when he was 10 years old, which led to subsequent televised singing appearances. Archuleta won the Junior Vocal Champion title on the second season of Star Search, dubbed “Star Search 2,” when he was twelve years old. He came in second place in the seventh season of American Idol in 2008.
Guadalupe Mayorga, a salsa singer and dancer, and Jeff Archuleta, a jazz musician, gave birth to Archuleta on December 28, 1990, in Miami. His father is of Spanish, Danish, Irish, and German ancestry, and his mother is from Honduras. Archuleta’s surname is Basque in origin, according to him. He is a native Spanish speaker. Archuleta has four brothers and sisters.
When Archuleta was six years old, his family relocated to Sandy, Utah, a Salt Lake City suburb. Before performing on American Idol, he attended Murray High School.
Archuleta began singing at the age of six, after being inspired by a DVD of Les Misérables. “That musical was the catalyst for everything,” he explained. He began performing publicly at the age of ten, when he entered the Utah Talent Competition and won the Child Division singing Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.”
Archuleta, a member of the LDS Church, volunteered for two years as a full-time missionary in Rancuagua, Chile, when he was 21 years old.
Archuleta is a Salt Lake City native who attended Barbizon Modeling and Acting School.
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Archuleta has lived in Nashville, Tennessee since 2015. In 2014, he came out to his family as gay, and in June 2021, he publicly revealed that he is a member of the LGBT community, but “not sure of my own sexuality.”
Archuleta spoke about balancing his sexuality with his Mormon beliefs, saying, “I’m not sure I want to share it, but I feel compelled to do so in order to raise awareness for those in similar situations and to let you know you’re not alone. You can believe in God and His gospel plan while being a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.”