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Singer David Archuleta returns to San Diego in a full-circle moment

Singer David Archuleta returns to San Diego in a full-circle moment

When singer David Archuleta rolls into the San Diego area for a show at Escondido’s California Center for the Arts on April 17, it will be a homecoming of sorts.

“San Diego was actually where I auditioned for American Idol,” says Archuleta of the show that made him a star. “There were 15,000 other people waiting at Qualcomm Stadium, so I thought there’d be no way I would even make an impression. There were are a lot of really good voices there. Then I pass the audition and am on the show and had millions of people voting for me. It’s like, ‘What did I get myself into?’”

Since Archuleta came in second on the seventh season of the famed talent competition during the show’s...

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