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In one group was Syesha Mercado, Brooke White, and Kristy Lee Cook.In the other group was David Cook, Carly Smithson, and Jason Castro.In July 2008 So You Think You Can Dance, a dance competition reality show, Archuleta's cover of "Imagine" by John Lennon was the featured music for contestants Katee Shean and William Wingfield with their pas de deux performance. His self-titled album, David Archuleta, was released in November 2008.His first single, "Crush", was released in August 2008 on Z100, a New York radio station.Two days later he made live appearances on two of GMA-7's shows, Sis and Eat Bulaga! He also confirmed that month that he was working on two new albums, his sophomore pop album and a Christmas album.In September he won the Year in Music – Rising Male Star award at the ALMA Awards and performed a cover of the standard "Contigo en la Distancia".Archuleta was the only one not sorted into a group.He was declared safe after the groups were formed, then was asked to choose the group he thought was safe.

In May, Archuleta and fellow American Idol David Cook visited the Philippines.

During the finale show, identical commercials featuring Archuleta and fellow finalist Cook mimicked the Tom Cruise scene from Risky Business where he dances in his underwear playing an air guitar; they were promoting the game franchise Guitar Hero.

Archuleta's first appearances on music ranking charts were with the three songs he performed in the American Idol finale; "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me", "In This Moment", and "Imagine", debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the week of June 7, 2008.

His mother is from Honduras and his father is of Spanish–Basque, Danish, Irish, German, and Iroquois descent.

Archuleta's competing on "Star Search" was preceded by an appearance on "The Jenny Jones Show," meeting the finalists from "American Idol"'s first season, for whom he performed a spontaneous a cappella rendition of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" from "Dreamgirls." He received praise from Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson, and the episode led to appearances on CBS's "The Early Show." The year after "Star Search," he found out he had partial vocal paralysis but declined risky surgery and has said he feels he is almost fully recovered.