This was how David was endearingly described by Kris Allen (AI Season 8 winner) in a recent interview:
He will attend the series finale in L.A. next week though he can’t say what he’ll actually do. (Most likely, he’ll be teamed with other “Idol” alums in a medley.)
That he is looking forward to hanging out with the other alums. He especially likes seven 7 runner-up David Archuleta. “I love talking to that dude,” he said. “He’s just the sweetest kid.”
“Yes, the sweetest kid.”
One cannot deny that, that description is practically owned by David Archuleta out of all the singing celebrities. The immediate impression he gives to anyone meeting him, even for a mere few seconds is: What a sweet kid … what a nice guy … so good-looking …like an angel … It’s not just Kris Allen. It’s most everyone. It’s almost impossible to not think of him that way.
Am I complaining? Am I so desperate for him to grow old to join the disillusioned and blase at the age of 20 and 5?
The truth, as I see it, is he is actually already very old. In spirit. He is a very old soul. Stuck in the body of a young man. Stuck with a face smooth as a baby ‘s bottom. No one can think the way he does, sing the way he does, shy away in apathy from celebrity as if he has seen that … been there … not interested … leave me alone … I’ll sing if and when I feel like it … 😮 without being an ancient spirit.
The only problem I have with that is: WHEN WILL PEOPLE BEGIN TO THINK OF HIM MORE AS THE ‘GREAT VOICE’ RATHER THAN THE ‘SWEET KID’?