David Archuleta: “It’s Great To Have a Latina Judge on "American Idol”

American Idol alum, David Archuleta stopped by ABC’s Live With Regis and Kelly yesterday to promote his sophomore album, The Other Side of Down—which came out yesterday—and the part-Honduran singer told Regis Philbin he’s excited about new AI judges, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.

“I think it’s kind of exciting,” Archie gushed. “They’re both very talented and they’ve both worked very hard in their lives to be where they are,” he added.

The AI alum also applauded Idol for making the new panel diverse—both ethnically and musically. “I love that they’re having a Latina on the judges panel with Jennifer Lopez and then a rocker with Steven Tyler. They will be cool because they both have different audiences that I think they’ll bring in.”

When Kelly Ripa asked Archie if he’d ever consider being a guest judge on Idol, the singer scored big laughs from the audience with his response: “I don’t know if I’d be the best judge because I think the problem is I talk too much without getting to the point.”  That doesn’t bother us, David: We’ll listen to you all day long!