Singer and former junior champion of Star Search who finished runner-up on the seventh season of American Idol. He won a number of Teen Choice Awards between 2008 and 2010.
He started singing at the young age of six after falling in love with musicals such as Les Misérables.
His first hit was a song titled "Crush," which reached #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
Born as the second oldest of five children, his parents' names are James Jeffery Archuleta and Xiomara Guadalupe Mayorga.
He was the runner-up on season seven of American Idol, beaten by David Cook.