Idol runner-up Archuleta to sing in Vietnam

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Following the 2008 American Idol winner David Cook, David Archuleta, runner-up in the same competition, will perform at the "Idol Music Event 2011" in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City next month.

Archuleta's Asian tour will start on July 2 and cover Indonesia, and the Philippines before arriving for two shows in Vietnam - the Military Zone 7 Stadium in HCMC and the Giang Vo Exhibition Center in Hanoi on July 22 and 24 respectively.

After the American Idol contest, the 20-year-old singer signed a contract with Jive Records and released two albums in 2008 and 2010.

The event will also feature Vietnam Idol 2010 Uyen Linh and her runner-up Van Mai Huong as well as other top local singers.

David Cook, British X-Factor's Alexandra Burke, and top 8 Australian Idol Thanh Bui played to a packed audience in Hanoi on June 16.

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