Channel's Favorite Son: Archuleta Runner-Up On American Idol


No. 2 on American Idol, No. 1 In Our Hearts

The channel eagerly watched the season finale of American Idol to see if David Archuleta, the son of one of their own, could grab a victory in the popular singing contest. Unfortunately, it wasn't to be. Archuleta earned nearly 43 million votes, but that wasn't enough to overcome rival David Cook for the title of American Idol. David Archuleta is the 17-year-old son of Jeff Archuleta, owner of Arch Consulting Group, a VAR in Salt Lake City, Utah.