Vanessa Williams is a singer – no, not THE Vanessa Williams that we are more familiar with – but an artist nonetheless that is providing backup vocals for the performers at the Capitol Fourth celebration in Washington D.C. She put down her impressions of the rehearsels in her personal blog and in particular of one “polite, well-mannered and gracious” young man.
I’m so impressed with the level of excellence I’ve experienced since being asked to participate in “A Capitol Fourth”. I’m especially impressed with the very polite, well-mannered, and delightful David Archuleta. No arrogance or swelled head with this young man. I’m also happy I had a chance to meet his mom, Lupe. It’s funny. All three of us background singers are old enough to be his mom! My own daughter is 10 years older than David. As old school as I am, it is SO refreshing that, in spite of his notoriety, he demonstrates such respect for his mom. That respect, then, carries over to everyone else he meets. He has been so gracious to all of us. God knows I can’t stand, and don’t have patience for bratty, smart-mouthed, disrespectful, kids who have been informed of their rights but not the responsibilities that go along with them. David is a breath of fresh air, and I pray that he doesn’t allow the trappings of fame to chip away at the standards that Lupe has clearly set. I can’t say it enough. Good home training goes a long way.
Read the rest at Vanessa\’s Blog
Capitol Fourth updates
Stand By Me
Thanks to janeho47
Thanks to thop1984
Thanks to daai08
Some early pics