He can relax and listen to some music. He says it's a perfect time to listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
And for Archuleta, being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a plus.
"My life is in the Lord's hands," he says. "Even in the toughest times, I know he is there."
Archuleta, with his angelic smile and sweet nature, was at the Deseret Book store in Orem recently to sing and sign copies of his recently released book, "Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance." The "American Idol" runner-up drew a crowd of admirers as he talked — in Spanish — to the Deseret News.
At the age of 19, he composes, performs, writes and presents concerts. Some might say he is a phenomenon, not only musical, but in organizing and responding to his multiple responsibilities.