Enrique Iglesias tweeted David:
“Let’s Duet!!! Big fan of your work, David!”
By now, every diehard archie would have heard about that tweet which rocked archudom with spazzfests and squeee sessions.
“Who is Enrique Iglesias? The name sounds familiar … “
“Son of Julio … the Crooner every woman in the Latin world (or is it the whole world?) had been swooning over for decades …”
“Ohhh .. THAT Iglesias .. but of course … so wouldn’t it be a better idea for David to duet with Iglesias the Elder?”
“Don’t be idiotic .. Enrique is closer to David’s age… and he is making the women swoon big time too!”
That conversation was between me and moi. I googled Enrique Iglesias and I Youtubed him too. I apologise for having lived under some sort of rock with regard to pop artistes. But I will not apologise for having had eyes (and ears) for only David Archuleta! 😛
We have, on several occasions in the past, discussed the possibility of a dream-duet for David with weightier names like Adele and Jason Mraz than Charice or Libby Linton. I don’t believe the name Enrique Iglesias was mentioned.
My initial reaction to this tweet was : ??Huh?? Really?? David and Enrique are poles apart – their music .. their fans .. their celebratory images .. etc although I know little about Enrique – just what I’ve tried to catch up this morning.
I wondered to myself how Enrique has out of the blue sent that tweet even though he and David had met before. I cannot help but suspect that Enrique must have been gobsmacked by David’s singing at Concierto de Navidad recently. He may also have been impressed by David’s Spanish enunciation of the lyrics.
Or has Enrique been admiring David’s work the past few years? He may even have been impressed by David’s singular determination to put his own stamp on his life by leaving everything behind to pursue a belief out of faith?
Or perhaps they have formed a bond between them since they met a few years ago?
Personally, I prefer David to be a solo singer – just doing his own thing and exploring and expressing his own emotions in a song. However, after having mulled over the possibilities of a duet in a more realistic way and weighing things more objectively, I have come to feel that David really, really needs something of major buzz to jump-start his resumed career, and have a break-out blast soon after his return. I know we diehards will still be here whatever happens, but we need to propel and shoot his name out there to let the irregular fans know that he is back, and to introduce him to new potential fans.
Much as there are seeming differences between David and Enrique, I see loads of similarities between them too. Enrique has an overt sexy swagger which does much to stimulate the female sexual imagination. In a contrasting way, David has a sensuality that is both subtle and potent – it pierces into your heart’s depths, mesmorises you to kingdom come and your eyeballs and eardrums are paralysed and will not let go.
Both have charisma in loads. Both have boyish good looks. Both have Latin killer-eyes which .. well .. kill. Both are red-hot in the eyes of the female populace (and male too, I guess). Both have the ability to hold a concert amidst a riotous cheer. But Enrique is lacking in something which David has in loads. The Voice.
The way I see it now is, Enrique and David will complement each other. This partnership could be of benefit to both. David could give Enrique some friendly lessons in bringing out the best in his voice 😉 . And Enrique could give David some tips on more sexy moves to kill off the “you-asked-for-it” Archies! 😛
My gut tells me that, if this partnership between them becomes a reality, it will become a sensational one and may even become THE DUET of the year… or even, for a long time.