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29 May 2010





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Keeping up with the über-talented, awe-inspiring, world-travelling David Archuleta can be a full-time job. Even the most (D)avid fans among us don’t always have time to follow David. Here are some of last week’s top stories about the awesome David Archuleta.

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Showbiz Shelly Interviews David Archuleta
by Showbiz Shelly
27 May 2010

enlargeShowbiz Shelly and David Archuleta, American Idol Finale, 25 May 2010Remember Showbiz Shelly from Chicago 96.3 FM? She interviewed David (YouTube vid, 8:20 minutes) before his performance at the B96 Jingle Bash in December 2008. It was an awesome interview, one of the best! Well, Showbiz Shelly interviewed him again at the American Idol Season 9 Finale on 25 May. She and David sound like a couple of old friends. One question: when is David going to wear the Santa suit?

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David Archuleta sang for me.
by Sachi Fujimori, North Jersey Arts & Entertainment
27 May 2010

David Archuleta sang for me. Granted, it was just two lines. But somehow, I now understand the enormous charm of this baby-faced “American Idol” star, season 7’s runner-up.

In a recent phone interview, I asked the 19-year-old which of his original songs best captures his personality. He immediately said: “Works for Me,” a bonus track off his self-titled debut album. Then he launched into a sweet, drawn-out melody. “No, I won’t make up my mind. I’m too good at wastin’ time.”

I was too disarmed to come back with a response….

Lots of great questions and answers! You MUST read the rest!

David Archuleta Voted Billboard’s Best American Idol Ever
by Tina Molly Lang
27 May 2010

David Archuleta has been named Billboard’s Best American Idol Ever, beating Carrie Underwood 92 to 8 percent.

Archuleta considers this a particular honor because Billboard is “not just some teen website.” Archuleta checks Billboard regularly and reads the magazine. And given Underwood’s success, he was surprised and flattered to have received more votes….

Read more: Associated Content

David Archuleta Talks to the LA Times
from The Los Angeles Times
26 May 2010

David Archuleta talks about his new book, the album he’s releasing this fall, his favorite Simon moments, making an album in Spanish, and Lee & Crystal.

Hear all of David’s answers—it’s an edited clip, so you have to pretend you hear the questions–haha! LA Times Interview with David at Idol Finale

David Archuleta: Idol Finale with Jordin Sparks & Allison Iraheta!
by Just Jared
27 May 2010

David Archuleta takes over the red carpet at the American Idol Season 9 Finale held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon, May 26….

Read more: Just Jared Jr.

Full Interview with David Archuleta
by David Burger, Salt Lake Tribune
28 May 2010

…Arguably, the most interesting chapters in the book are his accounts of the backstage moments through the crucible that was “American Idol,” as well as lengthy discussion about his faith. Talking about his spirituality took the longest and was the hardest. “I wanted that to be the most true and most real,” Archuleta said. “That’s the most important thing.”…

Read more: Burger with Relish blog

David’s World

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Blogs and Vlogs

American Idol Season 9 Finale
Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles
25 and 26 May 2010

enlargeDavid Archuleta at American Idol Finale, Los Angeles, 26 May 2010David Archuleta walked the Red Carpet—it was actually blue—at the season finale of American Idol and participated in a historic Idol performance to honor Simon Cowell who is leaving the show. Seven American Idol winners appeared on the Idol stage to perform a song entitled “Together We Are One.” Written by Guy Chambers, Delta Goodrem and Brian McFadden, it was also a group song for the top five finalists in 2006. The Top Five were Taylor Hicks, Katharine McPhee, Elliott Yamin, Chris Daughtry, and Paris Bennett.

Watch here as Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks, Taylor Hicks, and Kris Allen, and twenty former contestants of American Idol, perform “Together We Are One.” David Archuleta leads the group on the left.

Photo from David-Daily—did you notice David’s gorgeous hair!!?

DA Official Blog
21 May 2010

Have you read David’s latest blog? Here’s an excerpt, but you can read the rest on his official website and send a comment.

music blog graphic for David Archuleta's blogs“Hey everyone! I thought I’d leave a note to let you guys know about what’s been up with me lately. This last weekend was a really great one! I got to spend time with some friends, which included some who drove down from Utah, and we all went to the Santa Monica Pier and rode the ferris wheel haha. We also walked around 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica and had a great time walking around and seeing the street performers. It’s really neat watching a bunch of those street performers….”

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Appearances – Recent & Future

  • 21 May 2010: Apple Computers’ annual Apple Idol for employees, Cupertino, CA
  • *24 May 2010: American Idol Finale VIP After-Party, Elevate Lounge, Los Angeles, where David sang four songs (more info below)
  • 25 and 26 May 2010: American Idol finale, Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles; Tribute performance to Simon Cowell
  • 2 June 2010: AOL TV’s Something Pitchy
  • 9 June 2010: will sing the National Anthem at the Washington Nationals game, Washinton D.C
  • Several Book Signing Events in June (See next item.)

* At the Finale VIP party, David sang these four songs. Watch on Youtube.

“You Gotta Be” by Desiree
“Hey Soul Sista” by Train
“Crush” by David Archuleta

When David realized he had inadvertently unplugged the mic, he adlibbed the lyrics, “”I’m a clutz…I’m sor-ry ’bout that…” to the tune of “cause I try and try to walk away.” Clever fellow!

“If I Could Only Be”

Newly-recorded, “If I Could Only Be” might be on David’s sophomore album.

In recent interviews, David discussed his upcoming sophomore album. He foresees a single in July and the album release in the fall!!!!!

Chords of Strength Book Signing Tour

enlargeDavid Archuleta's first copy of his book, Chords of Strength, 30 April 2010Penguin Books has posted a YouTube video (see below) of David Archuleta walking us through the four-color printing process. What fun to see David discussing CMYK—that’s cyan, magenta, yellow, and black (key)! As he pulls the book cover from the printing press, at the 1:36 mark in the video, he sweetly murmurs, “I did it.” Chords of Strength will be available online and in bookstores on 1 June 2010. You can pre-order your copy for $15.61 today on Amazon.com.

David Archuleta at the printing of his new book Chords of Strength.

Source: PenguinGroupUSA

enlargeChords of Strength by David Archuleta, book coverBook tour dates
David will perform one song!


Book tour dates:
  1 June – Bookends, Ridgewood, NJ
  2 June – Borders, Manhattan, NY
  3 June – Barnes & Noble, Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY
  5 June – Barnes & Noble, Mall of America, Bloomington, MN
  7 June – Deseret Books, Salt Lake City, UT
  8 June – Deseret Books, Orem, UT
17 June – Deseret Books, Rexburg, ID

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Thursday, 27 May

Friday, 28 May

Saturday, 29 May

Follow David Archuleta on Twitter. He is fast approaching 381,000 followers, but who’s counting? —I am!!! During the past seven weeks, David has averaged 3,640 new followers each week.

Fandom

Blogs, Stories, Charities

Stories

Look Who is a Fan Gurrrrl too!
by Larissa
29 April 2010

enlargeClaudia Archuleta with Lee DeWyze, American Idol, Los AngelesWhen her famous brother appeared on American Idol Results Show on April 7—he sang John Lennon’s “Imagine” while playing the piano!—Claudia Archuleta was there too and had a chance to meet her Idol, Lee DeWyze. Claudia said, “I got to meet Lee backstage when my brother performed on idol a few weeks ago. He’s a really nice guy <333 him and he’s friendly with my bro now :).” Claudia must be very happy that DeWyze won this year! I wonder how many votes she cast for him.

Source: David Archuleta Singapore

David Archuleta and the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pant Tag or AFD Changes Her Name to Maria

by ArchieFanDoc
29 May 2010

enlargeAutographed pants tag from David Archuleta, 26 May 2010Maria, ArchieFanDoc’s (AFD) office receptionist and big Archuleta fan, was lucky to get tickets to the AI Finale last Wednesday night. Then she was even luckier when she got to “fill a seat” behind David Archuleta himself! As AFD writes, “[Maria] had another surprise that night when someone dear to her was able to approach David and ask for an autograph “for Maria, his greatest fan”. One problemo though: there was one David Archuleta, and one sharpie, and one anxious autograph seeker but no one had anything to write on. That is until David noticed on a pair of pants he was carrying (hmmm light blue pants) was a manila ID tag safety-pinned to it with his name on it. “How about this, he said?” as he removed the tag from his pants ….”To Maria David Archuleta”. And thus was born the saga of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pant Tag.”

SOURCE: ArchieFanDoc on Archuleta Fan Scene

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  • lyrix | 1 | 30th May 2010 at 12:07 am |

    Thanks again for all the wonderful work you do on the weekly Buzz. It’s great being able to make sure I’m caught up on everything Archuleta. 😀

  • bigarchiefan | 2 | 31st May 2010 at 7:54 pm |

    So grateful that you do this! I have been so busy these last few days, that I have not had time to go to all the fan sites to see what has been up with David. You make it so easy here, and I get caught up on all that I missed!

    Thank you for putting this all together…such a great help for us busy David fans that don’t want to miss all the latest on what our favorite singer has been up to! 😉

  • minja | 3 | 1st June 2010 at 1:35 pm |

    thx, lyrix and baf! I’m glad you enjoy the weekly recaps. I try to keep the size manageable so the fans have a quick review of the week’s highlights, especially when David has lots of media coverage like last week. The weeks to follow with the book-signing will probably be busy too.