David Archuleta

WILD CARD: DA: Won the coin toss and elected to go second, the favored position. Also, the songwriting competition winner likely favors Idol’s genre of choice, pop balladeer. DC: Has proven his ability to take songs from unlikely sources (e.g., Mariah Carey) and transform them into dynamite, more powerful than the original version. The Edge: Archuleta by a nose, or a coin toss.
Kenny Crookston / Associated Press
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