Two "American Idol" finalists take to the road and the recording studio

American Idol alum David Archuleta is already gearing up to spread some Christmas cheer. The Idol seventh season runner-up will be releasing his second Christmas album, Winter in the Air, on November 2nd. The first single from the album, an original holiday tune called “Christmas Every Day,” will be out next month.

“I tend to gravitate to more serious and slower Christmas songs. This time I wanted to have some fun and write a song that would make people happy and feel the joy of the holidays,” David says of the new single. “With the help of [co-writers] Dave Barnes and Cason Cooley, I’m thrilled with how our song ‘Christmas Every Day’ turned out! It makes me happy.”

Archuleta also co-wrote two other songs on the album: “Winter in the Air” and “He Is Born.” Pre-orders for the album begin September 10th, with fans receiving an instant download of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.”

In support of the new album, Archuleta will be embarking on a holiday tour, kicking off November 26th in Los Angeles and wrapping December 21st in Utah.

Meanwhile, Ada Vox is kicking her post-American Idol career into gear with a brand-new song. The song, “Because of You,” is a dance track that showcases Ada’s soaring vocals and an uplifting message about overcoming odds, thanks to people who believe in you. The track was produced by Bimbo Jones, who’s worked with Rihanna and Lady Gaga. Ada, the drag queen alter ego of 24-year-old Adam Sanders, made it to the American Idol top eight last season.  She’s playing tour dates across the country through the fall; her next show is in Cincinnati on September 7th.

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