“Like many of you, I was so disappointed that David Archuleta was not added as a featured performer during the American Idol Finale last week.
Arguably, he was one of the greatest American Idol finds and that gentleman standing next to him in the above photo – David Cook – shares this unique position in my personal opinion.
However, David had his reasons and, a few days ago, shared them on Instagram:”
(The contents of that Instagram has already been posted in our previous thread., and which we are sure all of us Archies have read 😉 )
“So, in other words, David humbly relinquished his spot so that others – particularly the Final 2 of Season 15, Trent Harmon and La’Porsha Renae– could have more time on stage. I love him even more for doing this – as if I need more reasons to love him. What a special young man and even greater role model to everyone, young and old.
However, could someone explain to me why Jennifer Lopez dominated the stage with a number that lasted about 7 minutes or so? Seriously? Does she really need this exposure? We tuned into the show to watch the Idols – not her.
I am sure she would have continued to sell her CDs and pack her shows or whatever without grabbing the limelight away from the Season 15 Top 10. Or from someone as talented as David Archuleta who, by the way, can sing circles around her.”
We can’t agree more with what she said. JL’s 7-minute performance could have been cut shorter to accommodate deserving AI stars, especially one who is named David Archuleta!?
Don’t the AI organisers read the many many tweets which have been going around long before the Show, asking/demanding David to perform?
Isn’t entertainment about giving the public what they want?
Is the Show more about the judges?
The questions are all rhetorical. No need for round-about answers.
We take our hats off to David Archuleta for his magnanimity. More admiration for him. More love. More desire to wait. 🙂