NEW YORK, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- "American Idol" runner-up David Archuleta is set to make his acting debut on an upcoming episode of "iCarly," Nickelodeon said.
Archuleta, 17, will also help kick off all-new episodes of "back-to-back, romance-themed primetime premieres" as part of the network's Pre-Valentine's Primetime Programming Event, "Crush Night," Feb. 7.
"Archuleta, whose hit single 'Crush' is topping the Billboard charts, teams up with 'iCarly' headliner Miranda Cosgrove to celebrate teen romance as they host the night from the set of 'iCarly,'" Nickelodeon said in a news release.
The "Crush Night" slate of programming includes special episodes of "iCarly," "True Jackson, VP" and "The Naked Brothers Band." Archuleta is expected to sing "Crush" at some point during the night.
"I was nervous and thought I'd be awful, but it felt really comfortable and came pretty easily since I was allowed to play myself. With 'iCarly' I got to hang out with kids my own age for a change, and that was a real bonus," Archuleta said in a statement. "I'm a huge fan of Nickelodeon's, and two of my favorite shows growing up were 'Kenan & Kel' and 'All That,' so it was especially cool to make my acting debut on a Nick show."