David Archuleta: Platinum-selling pop star David Archuleta doesn’t like attention, but he deserves yours. At 6 years old, Archuleta, who grew up on a steady diet of musicals like Les Misérables and Evita, developed a love for singing as a way to find solace in the comfort of his backyard. Before long, family, friends and neighbors started to notice, and at 9 years old, coaxed by the promise of free quesadillas, he was singing for crowds at a local restaurant. In 2007 he appeared on American Idol and was runner-up on the show’s seventh season. Over the years Archuleta has discovered he’s the only one who can find himself, and, with confidence winning out over self-doubt, that’s what he’s done on Orion. “These songs are about the struggle of finding your own voice and how hard it can be sometimes to believe in yourself...."I’m David. I’m the kid who always sat in his backyard, alone, singing to the cats. I don’t have to be cool, I just have to be David."
- June 16, 2018