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Murray High teen moving up on 'Idol'

Published: Friday, Feb. 15 2008 12:14 a.m. MST

Murray High School student David Archuleta will move on to the next round of "American Idol."

The 16-year-old sensation is one of 24 semifinalists chosen from a field of 50 by judges of Fox's hit reality show.

Other winners include Janis Joplin sound-alike Amanda Overmyer and Brooke White of California. White is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and claimed in her first audition to have never seen an R-rated movie.

One of the biggest upsets Wednesday night was the elimination of 18-year-old Josiah Leming, who seemed to be a judge favorite until his shaky rendition of "Stand By Me." Judges say Leming — who lives in his car and sings with a faux British accent — is too confident for his own good.

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