May 21, 2008

Despite Results, Archuleta Vows to Stay on American Idol

American Idol runner up David Archuleta has vowed to stay on the show and fight for first place despite receiving a lower number of text and phone votes than the winner, David Cook. "My supporters deserve to have their voices heard," said Archuleta, "and if you count only phone-based voting, I'm technically ahead." Even though production has wrapped for the season and no new episodes are planned until January 2009, Archuleta hopes he can appeal to the show's judges and executive producers for the top spot. "There is precedent for this," said Simon Cowell. "Clay Aiken did the same thing in season two."

Posted by Doug at May 21, 2008 06:05 PM