Idol runner-up performs at Star Hall

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David Archuleta sings at Star Hall. Photo by Anthony Militano

David Archuleta got Moab in the holiday spirit when he sang Christmas favorites on Nov. 26, at Star Hall. Archuleta was born in Florida and moved to Utah when he was a young boy. He spent the bulk of his childhood and his formative years in the Beehive State.

Archuleta was the Junior Vocal Champion on “Star Search 2” and he was a contestant on the seventh season of “American Idol” and took second place overall.

This was Archuleta’s first time visiting Moab and Arches National Park. “It was beautiful and so cool,” Archuleta said about Arches, “And now we get to see all of your beautiful faces tonight,” he said to the sold-out crowd. Speaking about Moab, Archuleta stated: “It’s just a beautiful town.”