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David Archuleta to Make Acting Debut on Nickelodeon's 'iCarly'

By Rich King on October 1, 2008

David ArchuletaHOLLYWOOD, Calif. — "American Idol" favorite David Archuleta is headed for the small screen.

The 16-year-old singing sensation will make his acting debut on an upcoming episode of the Nickelodeon series "iCarly," according to People.

Archuleta won't have to dig too deep for his opening performance, seeing as he'll play himself on the show. The "Crush" singer will portray a contestant on an "Idol"-style show called "America Sings," who gets a big voting lift thanks to the show's star, Carly Shay (Mirando Cosgrove), and her video blog.

Archuleta, who was the runner-up on the most recent season of "Idol," will release his self-titled debut album on Nov. 11.