Have an opinion about David Archuleta's performances on "American Idol"? Here's just a sample of what Deseret News readers are saying on our Web site. Check out Idol Countdown at deseretnews.com to read more comments or to leave a comment. • Chuckles55, 7:07 a.m. May 15, 2008

Gee, Heck, Gosh! Go for it David! It's fun to watch someone wholesome and full of life do as well as David Archuleta has done on Idol. As a grandparent, it's great to have a positive role model for young people to emulate. With all the Britney and Miley wannabes walking around, my children can now point their children in the direction of the TV and breathe a sigh of relief that David A. is a positive breath of fresh air. • Who Should Win?, 7:49 a.m. May 15, 2008

Expect Simon to ratchet up his criticism of Archuleta next Tuesday, regardless of how well he sings and how much Cook growls, howls and screams. Simon wants a rocker to win this year and is still embarrassed that Chris Daughtry did not win Idol but ran away with post-Idol accolades and CD sales. And wasn't it Simon who constantly urged the public to vote for Ruben over the far more successful Clay Aiken?

Despite Simon's efforts, I expect Archuleta to win this year. After that it will be up to Archuleta's song choices as to how far he goes. I would like to see him put together a band of the best songwriters to give him some great hits. Good luck, David Archuleta, from a former fellow Spartan. • Sis, 12:26 p.m. May 15, 2008

David C will win because the judges and producers will see to it. It has been totally evident for the past two weeks. • Keep your eye on him, 10:06 a.m. May 9, 2008

Keep your eye on David Archuleta. ... I will be amazed that in the end, if he will not be destroyed by this kind of popularity. It is more than most can handle. • Ernest T. Bass, 8:21 a.m. May 14, 2008

Only D-news readers could possibly make this the top read story. Idol is for 14-year-olds and D-news readers who want to feel normal when someone from Utah becomes famous. • John, 5:07 p.m. May 10, 2008

I am 60 years old and I have never seen anyone like David A. At the age of 17 to be able to make his voice hit a High D like he did last Tuesday night. David is a gifted young man. I teach music and David has a long career ahead of him. • Green mormon architect, 5:20 p.m. May 10, 2008

Idol worship alive and well in Utah. • Mc , 11:52 a.m. May 9, 2008

To James:

When thousands of people travel from all around to see someone here, it IS news, even if it isn't interesting to you.