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Here’s the full review:
FORMER American Idol (2007) runner-up, David Archuleta, was in his element during his concert on Tuesday.
Thrilling his fans to bits with his vocal prowess, Archuleta’s concert here was the last leg of his The Other Side of Down Asia Tour.
However, at a press conference held the day before the concert, he seemed nervous and tongue-tied. The humble 21-year-old’s hectic schedule may have had something to do with it as his press meet was held barely a couple of hours after he arrived in Kuala Lumpur. Furthermore, he had to rush off to Fahrenheit 88 for a meet-the-fans session.
Nonetheless, fresh from his performances in Vietnam and Indonesia, Archuleta was full of praise for his Asian fans. “I released an Asian tour edition of my last album, The Other Side of Down, which has five additional songs and I’m just really excited to share them with my fans in Asia. It’s kind of a way for me to say a big thank you to all of my fans here for supporting me all this while,” he said.
When Archuleta took to the stage to perform at Stadium Negara that night, he was extremely energetic and cheerful, proving that singing is truly his forte.
Local singer Choo Hao Ren and his dance crew, The Mustang Crew, opened the concert with a pulsating number, Wu Gong. It was enough to get the 3,500-strong crowd all hyped up and ready for Archuleta’s performance.
Fans screamed as loudly as they could when Archuleta jumped on stage with his band. The VVIP and VIP area in front of the stage became a rock zone as everyone abandoned their chairs, stood up and grooved to Archuleta’s opening track, Stomping the Roses.
Without pausing, he continued with two more fast tracks, The Other Side of Down and A Little Too Not Over You, and then slowed down with Love Don’t Hate and Something ’bout Love. Archuleta also showed off his piano skills as he performed two songs solo while playing on the piano.
He sang My Kind of Perfect, which he called his own love song, and Vanessa Carlton’s A Thousand Mile which, he said, reminded him of his mother each time he travels for his live tours. Fans delightfully sang along with him when he rendered A Thousand Mile.
Archuleta also covered Tears For Fears’ Everybody Wants to Rule the World and he mentioned that it was one of his favourite songs. “I take the message in this song to my heart. Sometimes, there are people who try to tell you what you can and cannot do. But I’m a big believer that if you have a dream, you should just go for it and believe in yourself!” he told his fans.
As if it was American Idol all over again, Archuleta also covered Ben E. King’s Stand By Me, Bryan Adam’s Heaven and Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy. Once again, he sang Crazy solo accompanied by the piano.
When he performed the cheeky and upbeat tune, Elevator, he orchestrated the audience to singalong with him and it was just really fun to see him running happily from one end of the stage to the other.
Archuleta also sang Falling Stars, Everything and More, Touch My Hand and Zero Gravity, before bidding goodbye to his fans with his biggest hit, Crush.
Archuleta’s interaction with his fans was very good. It was quite clear that he is very grateful to his fans. In fact throughout the concert, he thanked them profusely for coming to his show.
His vocal performance was extremely powerful and he was in top form the entire night. It was certainly one of the best vocal performances I had ever seen so far. Those who did not catch this concert had missed out on watching one of the best vocalists from American Idol in action.
This reviewer certainly got David and experienced the same thrilling moments that we did. He also described the VVIP + VIP section as a ‘rock zone’ lol and he is soooo right! For one brief moment I was afraid that the fans from behind would cause a stampede to the front but thankfully they didn’t. Although everyone was in hyperdrive, they were remarkably ‘restrained’ 🙂
Kudos to Mr Chan Soo Wah! 😀