According to David before he was eliminated from American Idol, if he had won, he would have first thanked God.
His toughest obstacle in life for a while was his ego.
His heroes in life are his parents.
David's favorite judge on American Idol is Simon because only Simon has been straight with him.
David's definition of an American Idol is, "A performer selected by America who feels he or she is an outstanding singer and personality."
If David couldn't sing, he would like to be able to read minds.
The proudest moment in David's life is when he took a bow at center stage as Sky Masterson to a sell-out audience of 800 in Guys and Dolls.
The most embarrassing moment in David's life is when he mistook a woman for a pregnant one.
Before performing, David likes to separate himself from others, listen to music, and pray.
David's American idol is his dad.
David's goals in life are to tour the world as an artist and to star in a movie. After that, he'd like to be a college professor or a high school teacher.
According to David, before he was eliminated from American Idol, if he did not make it on the show, he would keep trying somewhere else.
Other than singing, David is also very talented in acting/theatre.
David has been singing since he was very young.
During an interview, David said that the first person he would thank if he were to win American Idol would be God.
David's most embarrassing moment was when he mistakenly took a woman for being pregnant.
David played Sky Masterson in his school's play Guys and Dolls.
David is able to balance baseball bats on his nose.
David hopes to get a degree in music when he goes off to college.
David auditioned for American Idol in Chicago.
When auditioning for American Idol, David sang "The Summer Wind." Paula and Randy were going to say "No," but Simon convinced them to send him on to Hollywood.
Besides singing, David also had another musical talent: playing the trumpet.
David was a high school senior at Crystal Lake Central High School when he was on American Idol.
While on American Idol, David made several close friends, which included Will Makar, Ayla Brown, Lisa Tucker, and Kevin Covais.
While on American Idol, David's roommate was Will Makar.
David's favorite singers are Kelly Clarkson, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Michael Buble, Jamie Cullum, and Frank Sinatra.
David had originally planned not to try out for American Idol. However, his friend, Crystal, was wanting to try out, but didn't want to go alone. David decided to go to the try-outs with her, and ends up making it to the top 24.
One of David's hobbies is playing ping-pong.
Here is a list of all of the songs he sang on American Idol:
February 22- "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
March 1- "The Way You Look Tonight"
David has taken formal singing training for a year and a half.
David: (When asked who his favorite judge was) Simon, because he's the only one who has been straight with me.
David: Instead of dreamin' it, I'm livin' it.