"It’s really crazy, because it’s like you’ve just been working. You know, you go out on the stage every week and come back and rehearse and rehearse and rehearse and then just all these people, out of nowhere, are like 'David!' and stuff. It’s like, 'How do you know who I am?' It’s just bizarre, because it doesn’t seem real that so many people would freak out."
—American Idol runner-up David Archuleta telling Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM show Thursday morning about how surreal sudden fame can be, as evidenced by the autograph seekers hounding him Wednesday night