May 5th, 2008 14:17 EST
David Archuleta: Young American Idol
Being the youngest contestant of American Idol is "cool" for David Archuleta, who just made it to the Top 5. "You can be young and go far", he stated. However, being under 21 is also "weird" because most of the contestants are 21 years of age and over. Still, when it comes to fan support, it is both. "Why are they screaming at me?", he asks himself. Why, David?
"He`s so sweet. He makes me laugh", answers Tiffany (age 13) on the Idol comments. "His laugh is so cute. I really hope he wins. He`s my favorite!!!"
David is predicted to be this season`s newest American Idol, with the odds of winning, 5-6.
But the young, budding performer tries to stay grounded -- for his experience is different due to trying to have a normal life. "I have school everyday, so I guess that kind of changes it `cause no one else has to do that. It`s nice to think about other things and get distracted when you might be worried about other things."
And he is thankful for his fans supporting him and that they continue doing it.
"Just keep on rooting for me", David said. "I`m really glad for that, and I really appreciate all the fan mail, too. It`s really hard to respond back, but I make sure I read every single one."
We should all applaud Archuleta for keeping up with his school work while giving the best performances he can. Not only is he an American Idol but he is a scholastic idol.