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It appears that American Idol runner-up David Archuleta has been signed to a record label.

The 17-year-old crooner from Utah has joined 19 Recordings/Jive Records, the label managed by Idol creator Simon Fuller.

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No word on how the company will market the popular contestant, although I'm not sure it will really matter in the current music climate. (Talent has little to do with hit records. Just ask current teen sensations Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus ...)

For all you David Cook fans, don't worry. The Idol winner already has himself a contract with 19 Recordings/RCA Records. It came with the title.

What contestants from this year's crop are worthy of a contract? Syesha Mercado? Brooke White? Or, gulp, Jason Castro?

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