Runner-Up 'Idol' Snags Music Deal

David Archuleta inks deal with Jive
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Jun 11, 2008 11:39 AM CDT
David Archuleta, left, and David Cook, wait to hear Ryan Seacrest announce the winner of American Idol during the season finale last month.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – “American Idol” runner-up David Archuleta has inked a deal with “Idol” creator Simon Fuller’s 19 Recordings/Jive Records, the AP reports. The 17-year-old lost to David Cook, 25, a former Missouri bartender, in an upset in last month's finale. Cook signed with the same label, MTV reports; the two albums should both drop in time for the holiday season, with the first official singles out in the fall.