The "American Idol" judges gushed about the talents of 17-year-old David Archuleta of Murray.

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 by judges of Fox's hit reality show chose from a field of 50.

Other winners include Janis Joplin soundalike 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 a rated-R 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.