In March 2012, Archuleta released his fourth album, Forevermore, exclusively in the Philippines.

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Archuleta received his ticket to the Hollywood auditions at the San Diego tryouts – held at Qualcomm Stadium at the end of July 2007 – with a performance of John Mayer's "Waiting on the World to Change" with judge Randy Jackson spontaneously joining in to sing the background "waiting" in the song.

Archuleta also took advantage of the decision to allow contestants to play musical instruments when he accompanied himself on piano for his performances of "Crazy", "Another Day in Paradise", and "Angels".

During the 1970s themed week Archuleta sang the John Lennon song "Imagine", omitting the earlier verses in favor of the last one.

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.David James Archuleta (born December 28, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor.At ten years old, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances.In October 2010 he released a third album, The Other Side of Down, featuring lead single "Something 'Bout Love".On March 28, 2012, Archuleta left on a two-year hiatus to be a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chile, but stated that he will continue his music career after that.