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Utah's David Archuleta gets record deal

Utah's David Archuleta gets record deal



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- "American Idol" runner-up David Archuleta has a job lined up once he's finished with the summer Idol tour.

Archuleta, 17, has signed a deal with 19 Recordings/Jive Records. The label posted a release on its Web site Tuesday.

The Murray teenager calls getting a record deal a dream and says he looks forward to working on his debut album.

David Cook, 25, a former bartender from Blue Springs, Mo., won the title "American Idol" last month. The popular show appears on the Fox television network.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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