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10 July 2010



DA week that was in the life of David Archuleta

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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.

Media Headlines

News, Reviews, and Interviews

David Archuleta, Reba McEntire & more Celebrate July 4th in D.C.
by Markette Smith
3 July 2010

David Archuleta skyrocketed to fame on American Idol when he sang “Stand By Me” to a live audience of screaming teenage girls. And now, on July 4th he’ll be at the U.S. Capitol singing the same tune, only this time the song will be dedicated to the American troops, said Archuleta in an interview with DC on HEELS….

Source: DC On Heels video interview with David Archuleta at the rehearsal for A Capitol Fourth (3:04)

A Capitol Fourth: Four Rehearsals
by Vanessa Williams
4 July 2010

Great photo of the Background Singers for David's Stand by Me, 4 July 2010, Washington D.C.I’m so impressed with the level of excellence I’ve experienced since being asked to participate in “A Capitol Fourth”. I’m especially impressed with the very polite, well-mannered, and delightful David Archuleta. No arrogance or swelled head with this young man. I’m also happy I had a chance to meet his mom, Lupe. It’s funny. All three of us background singers are old enough to be his mom! My own daughter is 10 years older than David. As old school as I am, it is SO refreshing that, in spite of his notoriety, he demonstrates such respect for his mom. That respect, then, carries over to everyone else he meets. He has been so gracious to all of us….

Read more: Vanessa Williams’ blog.

Smits, Archuleta play Washington tourists together
by Nikki Schwab
5 July 2010

Of course they had more serious business to attend to in Washington during the weekend, but actor Jimmy Smits and singer David Archuleta were spotted at a lot of the typical touristy places, too — often checking out the town together. The 54-year-old “West Wing” veteran and 19-year-old “American Idol” runner-up visited the National Archives and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History together, bringing family and friends along, too….

Read more at the Washington Examiner.

David’s World

Blogs, Tweets, Appearances

Blogs and Vlogs

“Something ‘Bout Love” Release Date + Artwork + Album Pre-Order!
8 July 2010

David Archuleta Cover Artwork for Something 'bout LoveWe’d like to announce a date change on the release of David’s new single. It will now be available everywhere on July 20th, not the 13th. The change was made because David wants to give his fans WAY more than just a single, and needed an extra week to do it, but trust us it will be worth it….

Read more at David Archuleta dot com.

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David’s vblog about the Tejano Music Awards.
David’s YouTube
10 July 2010

Appearances – Recent & Future

A Capitol Fourth performance
Washington D.C.
4 July 2010

David Archuleta kicked off PBS’ A Capitol Fourth music and fireworks extravaganza with a stirring rendition of the National Anthem.

Thanks to thop1984.

Here’s another video with excellent audio quality: “The Star Spangled Banner,” thanks to 8throwcenter.

Host Jimmy Smits then introduced the amazing David Archuleta who sang “Stand by Me” as a tribute to Americans in uniform.

Thanks to Larissa Cheong (yanweiz) on YouTube.

Another video with great audio quality: Stand by Me, thanks to 8throwcenter.

David Archuleta sings at Nevada book-signing.
Deseret Bookstore, Henderson, NV
7 July 2010

David attended a book-signing event for his new memoir, Chords of Strength at the Deseret bookstore in Henderson, NV, and he sang two songs, his hit single “Crush” and “Angels” by Robbie Williams.

Watch “Crush,” Intro and singing to tape track (4:21)

Watch “Angels,” a cappella (4:04)

Thanks to Just Mellow Dee for both videos.

David will sing tribute to Selena at the annual Tejano Music Awards show.
San Antonio, TX
11 July 2010

The 2010 Tejano Music Awards will take place on Sunday, July 11, in San Antonio. As a tribute to the late Selena Quintanilla-Perez and the Quintanilla family, David Archuleta will sing her hit song, “Como la Flor.”

TV Commercial for the Tejano Music Awards show.

YouTube by TejanoMusicAwards

Here is David singing a little of “Como La Flor” in San Antonio on 12 March 2009, per fan request. Thanks to lorrena04 (:39)

David Archuleta To Shoot ‘Something ‘Bout Love’ Music Video
Hang for Awhile blog
7 July 2010

David Archuleta is getting ready to shoot the video for his new single “Something “Bout Love.” Details from a casting call reveal that David will be reunited with “Crush” director, Declan White Bloom. The “young lives and good times” video will be shot in Los Angeles on July 16.

The production is looking for a lead girl:

Lead / Female / Caucasian, Ethnically Ambiguous / 18-24 yrs old. Cute charming beautiful young lady with a little bit of edge. Think an American Apparel model look. Need an actress for this role as opposed to a model.

They are also looking for skateboarders:

Featured / Male or Female / All Ethnicities / 18-24 yrs old
Highly experienced skater. If you can’t pull off a 360 kick flip clean,
bonless, or ollie a 6 step with a mute grab, you’re not what were looking for.

Source: Hang for Awhile

Chords of Strength Book Signing Tour

enlargeDavid Archuleta's first copy of his book, Chords of Strength, 30 April 2010 Do you have a copy of Chords of Strength? Amazon: $15.61 today
Penguin Books: Hardcover $22.95; eBook $10.99
Barnes & Noble: $16.52 online
Borders: Hardcover $22.95

Book tour dates
David will perform one song!
  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
  8 June – Deseret Books, Orem, UT
7 July – Deseret Books, Henderson, NV

Quick-glance Appearances Schedule

  • 4 July, A Capitol Fourth, Washington, D.C.: David will sing the National Anthem and “Stand by Me”.
  • 7 July, Book-signing event, Deseret Books, The Green Valley store, 2651 Paseo Verde Parkway Suite 150, at noon.
  • 11 July, Tejano Awards Party, San Antonio, Texas: David will sing Selena’s “Como La Flor.”
  • 13 July, first single from his next pop album will be available on his new Music Store.
  • 16 July, Music video production for new single, Los Angeles
  • 20 July, “Something ’bout Love” officially released everywhere.

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Wednesday, 7 July

Thursday, 8 July

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Blogs, Stories, Charities


Random David Archuleta Quote
from Disney Dreaming
9 July 2010

There are some quotes from David Archuleta that are just too good not to share, so we’ve decided to take to posting Random David Archuleta Quotes from time to time. Here’s the first one that we just couldn’t help but post:

Just spent my entire flight trying to make a peacock out of a dollar. It’s pretty pathetic looking lol. Oh well at least I tried.

Source: Disney Dreaming: Random David Archuleta Quote July 9, 2010


A little somethin’ somethin’ ’bout love: Part 2
by abanana77
10 July 2010

…when I’m thinking really hard about a difficult math problem… and apparently when I listen to David Archuleta’s new single for the first time…I had heard the snippet (of course) but wasn’t completely in love with it after hearing it. I was more excited to hear the rest of the song. Because from the snippet, I felt like the song had huge potential, and I was hoping the rest of the song would live up to it. But I wasn’t completely sold yet. I wanted the full song to go beyond what I’d heard in the snippet… and boy did it ever!….

Read the rest of abanana77’s thoughtful review of “Something ’bout Love.”

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