David the Samurai Chef!
Info from FOD:
So he can not only sing, he can COOK TOO! WHOO!
So next week David will be taking a break from frivolous things like touring and songwriting to serve as a Samurai Chef. Wow, check out all of the doctors. I hope they don’t talk David into changing his career path.
Believe it or not, we know someone who knows someone who bid on a David table and won it for $325. We are going to badger her for updates, pictures, and video. WOOT!
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Checking in from LA
Hey guys! It’s me again. I’m reporting from LA, and have been here for a bunch of meetings. It’s nice to actually be here this week because, as you probably know, the Finale for American Idol was on Tuesday and Wednesday! I got to go both nights, and had a really fun time. Congratulations to Kris! He was really impressive throughout the whole season, and I think he really deserves his success. It’s always good to see good things happen to good people, you know? Adam did exceptionally well too, and I’m sure he has a lot of great things ahead of him with is amaaazing voice and talent that he has. So props to both of them. I’m glad that they both sang the songs they sang for the 1st round, because those were my favorite performances they had performed during the season.
After the Tuesday show, I went backstage and got to see all the AI production crew again! Which is always great haha. I was able to go into the production room, which I was excited about because during the show we were never allowed in there haha. It was good to mingle with all of them.
All right, so Wednesday now: We started with the red carpet, which was crazy enough with all the interviews and seeing everyone around me that was there. It was an exciting show too. They had a lot of great performers like Cyndi Lauper, Jason Mraz, Kiss, and you probably already know who was there haha. But I really enjoyed it. Oh, and Brooke White sat next to me! It’s always good to see her haha. I actually got to hang out with her on Monday, and we got something to eat and just got to catch up. it was a really good time. After the show, I went to all the after party stuff and it was great getting to talk to a whole bunch of people. I hadn’t talked to a lot of them for a long time, and it was also neat getting to meet and talk to new people too. Someone I got to talk to was Tamyra from the first season! I was really surprised she was there, and didn’t recognize her at first because I wasn’t expecting to see her lol. It was good to talk to her and let her know I appreciated what she did for me. For those of you who don’t know, Tamyra’s performance during the 1st season top 30 was one of the most influential performances for me. I had never really WATCHED or studied people perform before, and to see her put so much soul into it was amazing to me. I’m glad I was able to thank her again. But yeah, got to talk to a lot of people haha. I got to talk to Kris Allen’s family and they were all just really really nice people. It made me even happier for Kris, because you could tell he has some great people around him. I hung out with Carly Smithson and Jason Castro afterwards, and I also hung out with Castro after my meetings last night haha. So it’s been great just catching up with everyone! I haven’t been able to talk to all of them for a while, so I was really glad to spend time with all of them. It’s definitely been an American Idol week haha.
Tonight I have a writing session after some more meetings, so hope things go well! I’m still not that great of a writer or anything, but man do I love it. Even if we don’t write a smash hit, it’s great to be able to get the experience, and feel more comfortable writing. You always learn something new with each song you do. So I’m really looking forward to it. WIsh me luck! Well I have to head out now. But I will talk to you guys later. I have some things coming up this next week and I’ll let you know about them in the next blog. If you want to keep up with me in a way that’s updated more often, you can follow me on twitter haha. I need to not spend so much time on there, but my username’s DavidArchie. Well I’m off. Goodbye!
Song for the day: Every Moment – Joy Williams
Watch the video HERE! D mentioned at around 1:45 about a voiceover for a Smurfs movie. lol
This interview with David Archuleta in Madison, WI was filmed on 3/6/09, but not aired until the night of the finale performances for American Idol Season 8 on 5/20/09.
DAVIDS MANIA IN MANILA
From The Philippines Star:
MANILA, Philippines – To say that David Cook and David Archuleta rocked the SM Mall of Asia concert grounds is an understatement. They invaded it!
Armed only with guitars, pianos, fantastic singing voices and insanely good looks, the two Davids of American Idol Season 7 came, saw and conquered Manila. They brought an entire crowd of 40,000 (or more?) to the brink of madness with their great songs and captivating charm.
My David Cook (and Archuleta!) experience was truly special. Being only 13, I had to bug my parents every single day for about a month to allow me to watch (without them) until they finally gave in. Despite the fact that our tickets were only Silver SRO (standing room only), I was still able to enjoy the show with my cousins Michael and Michelle, and Kuya Mico, our chaperon.
I was anxious early in the night, even before arriving at the concert venue, thinking that the SRO crowd would be so massive that we would be literally squished elbow to elbow, and toe to toe. But upon entering the Silver gate, we were surprised to find open spaces at the back of the Silver section. We immediately found our spot just a few steps away from the TGI Friday’s booth, with a clear view of the overhead screen that projected close-up shots of the performers. Imagine our luck, a few feet away from great food, a clear view of the screen (and the two gorgeous Davids!), and a lot of space to call our own! Silver gate tickets aren’t too bad after all!
David Archuleta opened the show with Touch My Hand, a song from his album Zero Gravity. I went almost crazy as he went on to serenade the crowd with more songs including my favorites A Little Too Not Over You and of course, Crush. Not a note out of tune, I adored him even more because of his wonderful voice and really great looks.
Archie, as fans call him, inspired me to learn to play the piano well with his special set performing a few cover songs accompanying himself on the keyboard. He sang and played A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton, and revived a song titled Angels. Archie ended his set with a very sincere “Sah-lah-mat poh (thank you).”
The other David, the American Idol Season 7 champion, jump-started his set with upbeat tunes. Of course, the highlight of the set was when he sang Always Be My Baby, the chart-topping revival of Mariah Carey’s 1995 single. At this point, all the screaming girls, all the hesitant boys dragged along by their girlfriends, all the suddenly-fanatic moms, all the grumpy dads who were there just for their daughters, and even all the bouncers and staff of the event, were all singing along with David.
Before moving on with his set, Cook went on to charm the Filipino audience.“I’m going to say something, but please forgive me if I butcher it,” he said. “Mah-ghan-dang gah-bee (good evening).” The Filipino audience just loved it.
Cook ended the concert with an encore set of his smash hit Light On, and two more songs from his album. For the grand finale, he performed his final song A Daily Anthem, which he touchingly dedicated to his late brother who passed away only last May 2 because of cancer.
During the bridge of the song, Archie made a special appearance, to the delighted screams and cheers of the audience. In unison, 40,000 (or more?) people raised and waved their hands to the beat of the song. People from all walks of life came together for that one moment when they all sang as one with David Cook and David Archuleta. David Mania has indeed conquered Manila!
It was an absolutely amazing night. The fantastic show of two of the most handsome singers in the world (at least, in my opinion) is definitely the highlight of my summer, just before I start my freshman year in high school.
Debzzzzzzzzz on cloud 9!
TOUCH MY HAND Radio Push
Fire up on the requests for TOUCH MY HAND on the radio stations! Check Radio & Charts tab or Archuduties below for the numbers and sms format.
- Call or sms during 10am-1pm (DJ Moots) and 4pm to 8 pm (DJ Natalie).
- Email for Hitz 20 – ALTNOY and TMH
- Request for TMH on Must Have Music
- Vote for ALTNOY and TMH on Freaky Fly 30
- Listen to Fly Fm’s Most Wanted Chart from now onwards – Touch My Hand hasnt been introduced yet so look out for it. Once it has debuted on MWC – get ready for LOVE IT/SHOVE IT. Check the site for the sms format.
- Vote for ALTNOY on MixedUp20!!