David Archuleta of 'American Idol'

David Archuleta of 'American Idol'

" American Idol" runner-up David Archuleta is giving acting a shot.

The singer will make his acting debut on an episode of the Nickelodeon show "iCarly," reports Usmagazine.com.

"iCarly is all about super-talented teens so David Archuleta is an ideal fit," says show executive producer and creator Dan Schneider.

The role won't be much of a stretch for Archuleta, 17, who will play a hopeful in a talent competition called "America Sings." Filming will begin Thursday Oct. 2)

"iCarly" stars Miranda Cosgrove as a teen who has her own web-based show.

In May, Archuleta became the runner-up on the seventh "American Idol." He released his first single, "Crush," in August and will release his self-titled debut album next month.