From his very first audition on American Idol through the end of season 7, it was smooth sailing for David Archuleta, who finished as the show's runner-up. Would David fare as well if he were to audition for season 10 of the reality competition with new Idol judges, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler?
We asked the 19-year-old Utah native if he would've been intimidated to audition for J.Lo—like so many contestants this season have been.
"I don’t know," said Archuleta with a laugh. "When I walked into that room and saw Simon, Randy and Paula, it seemed kind of like a dream," he recalls. "I wasn’t really thinking or feeling anything. It was all cloudy and blurry."
"So I think no matter what, I would have left my brain at the door."
But even though David says who was judging the competition wouldn’t have made a difference for him, the singer had nothing but positive things to say about Lopez.
“I think she’s very experienced," said Archuleta. "She’s been through a lot and she’s a hard worker, so she’ll be able to relate to people, but she’ll also be able to know if someone can do better."