'American Idol' alumni - Seasons 1-12: Where are they now? (Photos)

Slideshow posted in Photos | Tuesday, August 06, 2013

18 of 31: Season 7 of 'American Idol' also saw the emergence of another David in the competition, 16-year-old David Archuleta.

After the show wrapped, Archuleta went onto release his self-titled debut album, which featured the successful single 'Crush.' He went onto release several more albums, including 'Christmas from the Heart' in 2009, 'The Other Side of Down' in 2010, 'Forevermore' and 'Begin' in 2012 and 'No Matter How Far' in 2013.

In early 2011, Archuleta was dropped from his record label at the time, Jive Records. Later that year, he announced that he would be taking a hiatus from music to embark on a two-year-long mission with the Mormon Church.

(Pictured: David Archuleta appears in an undated photo courtesy of his official website, DavidArchuleta.com.) (Photo courtesy of David Archuleta's official website, DavidArchuleta.com)