David Archuleta has been voted the BEST American Idol contestant EVER by Billboard readers. In the final showdown against Carrie Underwood, he topped her with 92% of the vote. David said that winning is ‘really flattering. I guess the fans I have are just really supportive. I think it’s cool that people consider me their favorite, especially because it’s Billboard.
I check Billboard every week and I’m starting to get the magazine more, and I have a Billboard book, so it’s just funny that this is from Billboard, too. It’s not just some teen website, you know? It’s Billboard. I think that’s cool.’
On beating Carrie: ‘It’s crazy. Carrie’s just so successful. She’s sold millions and millions of albums and she has a great voice and a great personality.’ On his new album: ‘We’ve been talking about releasing a single later this summer and then having the album come out this fall. I think I worked to get more lively grooves into some of the songs.’ Do YOU think he should have won?