At the time he was competing on the revised version of "Star Search," not the good one hosted by Ed Mcmahon, but the really bad one hosted by Arsenio Hall.
When I first heard this kid sing I was completely floored! Very rarely am I so captivated by someone's God-given talent that it completely grabs my attention, but this is exactly what happened in that moment.
I occasionally will catch an episode of "American Idol." Last night I happened to turn on the television just in time to hear 17 year old David Archuleta perform (I was surprised as I didn't even know he was on the show). I once again experienced the same astonishment I felt some 6 years earlier when I first saw him perform. Click on the video to watch his performance last night. If this kid doesn't win "American Idol" then the fans have committed a hugh injustice.
Here are 2 other songs that David performed before he became an "American Idol" contestant:
I can't wait for the day he releases his first album as he has serious skills!