American Idol: David Archuleta to Guest Star on 'iCarly'
David Archuleta, runner-up on American Idol's seventh season, is going to try his hand at acting.  The impish teenager, who has never acted before (unless you count those horrible Ford commercials), will make an appearance in an episode of Nickelodeon's iCarly that will air next Spring.  iCarly is a show focused on a high-schooler who runs a video blog with her friends.  Archuleta will make his appearance in an episode entitled “iRocked the Vote.”  Archuleta will play a contestant on a show suspiciously similar to American Idol, called America Sings.  David's character will receive a huge boost in votes after gaining the support of the iCarly blog. 

Admit it, David Archuleta fans – even you loyalists don't think “actor” when David Archuleta's name comes up.  He's a talented kid, no one is disputing this, but was there anything about his stage presence or orating skills that made anyone think, “You know what?  This kid could be a heck of an actor.”  Not really, right? 

One of the aspects of Archuleta's personality that nearly everyone keyed in on were his sheepish interviews.  There are plenty of actors, I suppose, who are shy as well.  It's just that there was nothing about Archuleta's personality over the course of American Idol 7 that screamed “acting.”  Granted, this isn't a big role for Archie, and the level of difficulty will be extremely low.  He's basically playing himself.  And, though I'm generally unfamiliar with Nickelodeon's programming, it sounds like iCarly could be a fun little show.  It will definitely appeal to Archie's legion of young fans. 

Depending on how his initial foray into acting goes, Little David could easily become a staple of Nickelodeon and Disney type shows.  However, given his prodigious singing ability, we can all rest assured that David will stick to music first and foremost. 

David Archuleta's debut album will be released on November 11.  His first single and music video “Crush” is out now, and has received mostly positive reviews. 

-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
Source: People
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