David James Archuleta, born 28 December 1990, is well known as a successful recording artist, and young singing sensation. Many people will recall that in 2007, at the age of sixteen, he became one the youngest contestants on season seven of the popular television show American Idol. In May 2008, he finished as runner-up, receiving 44 percent of over 97 million votes. Since the days of American Idol, his career has been on the fast track to success.
In addition to an extremely promising music career, Archuleta is also a budding actor. He was introduced to the theater of acting in 2012 when he was cast as part of a television series in the Philippines for TV5, the third largest Filipino network. The series was titled Nandito Ako (Here I Am), and was broadcasted from February to March 2012.
The network gave the following response concerning having Archuleta as the star of the series:
The signing of Archuleta is seen to further boost the attempts of TV5, currently the third biggest broadcasting network in the Philippines, to climb up the rankings.
The signing of an international star of Archuleta’s youth and talent, arguably in his prime, is bound to shake up the Philippine entertainment industry. 
In March 2012, while in the Philippines, Archuleta released his fourth album, a Filipino exclusive, and his first Original Pilipino Music album, titled Forevermore. The album consists of several covers of Filipino songs. To add to his treasures of success, the album sold more than 10,000 units in the Philippines and was certified gold.
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