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David Archuleta Weekly Wrap

14 August 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 2010 Teen Choice Awards
by Disney Dreaming
9 August 2010

David Archuleta wins TCA for Choice AI Alum, Los AngelesWohoo! David Archuleta walked the red carpet at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards on August 8th. David didn’t just walk the red carpet though, he also took home an award for Choice American Idol Alum!!…

Source: Disney Dreaming

American Idol Needs a Facelift
from OMG Music
11 August 2010

David Archuleta feels as though American Idol is in need of a change. The 19-year-old rose to fame on the seventh season of the hit singing contest and was asked what he thinks about the show now that producers are planning to bring in brand new judges….

Source: OMG Music

Archuleta collaborator selected for Sundance fellowship
by David Burger, Burger with Relish, Salt Lake Tribune
11 August 2010

Six composers have been selected as Fellows to the Sundance Institute Film Composers Lab taking place at the Sundance Resort in Utah from August 11-26, the institute announced Wednesday, including a composer who has worked with Utahns David Archuleta and Kurt Bestor….

Read more: Burger with Relish

Keck’s Exclusives: David Archuleta Picks His Dream Idol Judging Panel
by William Keck, TV Guide
13 August 2010

American Idol Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta shares with me his dream team to step in as Idol’s new judging panel….

Thanks to Honeybee Katheryn for this news at TV Guide! Go there to find out who David would choose to be AI judges, sign up, and leave a comment.

David’s World

Blogs, Tweets, Appearances

Blogs and Vlogs

Congratulations David!
from DavidArchuleta.com
10 August 2010

Congratulations David! Thanks to all of his amazing fans, David took home a surfboard last night at the Teen Choice Awards! He won for Choice Idol Alum, and he couldn’t have done it without you, so exchange your congratulations and pats on the back for a job well done right here in the comments!

David Archuleta TCA Backstage Video Interview
from DavidArchuleta.com

After winning a Teen Choice Award for “Choice Idol Alum” David stopped to talk to reporters to break down the recording of his new album, American Idol, and being “kind of a dork”!

YouTube video credit: eksnead

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Appearances – Recent & Future

Quick-glance Appearances Schedule:


  • 9 August, presenter on Teen Choice Awards, Los Angeles; nominated in two categories
  • 21 August, Greenville, SC, WFBC Greenville “Zoo-a-palooza” Radio Show
  • 22 August, Louisville, KY , WDJX Louisville Radio Show
  • 27 August, Providence, RI , WPRO Providence Station Lounge
  • 27 August, will perform at “Ticket to Ride” concert, Six Flags New England, Agawam, MA
  • 28 August, will perform at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, US Open: Arthur Ashe


Chords of Strength, David Archuleta’s Best Selling Memoir

enlargeDavid Archuleta's first copy of his book, Chords of Strength, 30 April 2010David has had several book-signing events in July. We’ll let you know when more dates are scheduled. If you don’t have a copy of Chords of Strength yet, buy today!
Amazon: $14.05 today
Penguin Books: Hardcover $22.95; eBook $10.99
Barnes & Noble: $16.52 online
Borders: Hardcover $22.95

DavidArchie on Twitter

Monday, 9 August

Tuesday, 10 August

Wednesday, 11 August

Thursday, 12 August

Friday, 13 August

Saturday, 14 August

Follow David Archuleta on Twitter. He has nearly 433,500 followers, but who’s counting? —I am!!! During the past sixteen weeks, David has averaged an astounding 4,906 new followers each week.


Blogs, Stories, Charities


Chords of Strength: Chapter 10, “Staying True”
by goldstar, Archuleta Fanscene
31 July 2010

Chapter 10′s opening quotation is “Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it, piece by piece.” –H.J. Brown

David devotes a whole chapter to the concept of staying true to yourself and how important that is for your personal development and your life.


Teen Choice Awards Fashion Face-Off: David Archuleta vs. Greyson Chance
from The Hollywood Gossip (THG)
9 August 2010

Throughout the day, THG has posted a number of Fashion Face-Offs based on celebrity appearances at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards…But this is the first time we must give our readers a warning: do not attempt to reach into your computer screens and squeeze the cheeks of the following two competitors…We understand this urge when it comes to David Archuleta and Greyson Chance, but please try to resist. THG bears no responsibility if anyone gets injured attempting such an endeavor.

Who looked cuter at the Teen Choice Awards—David Archuleta or Greyson Chance?

How can a 19 year old be compared to a 14 year old? I supposed it’s just in fun, but I hope young Mr. Greyson wasn’t hurt that Archuleta’s fans voted for him overwhelmingly. Greyson is certainly very cute and adorable, but I wouldn’t ‘squeeze his cheeks or Archuleta’s’. Don’t older people know that young people HATE that!?

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  • rose (unregistered) | 15th August 2010 at 10:36 am |

    I was hoping to see a video of David receiving his TCA award since they didn’t show it on the TV show. What a downer that was, especially since I tuned in just to see David get his award. He never seems to get any breaks, even when he’s winning. He deserves so much more AND so do we, his fans. They seem to forget there’s a lot of us.

  • WG (unregistered) | 15th August 2010 at 1:52 pm |

    I agree, seems they could have shown the presentation but there are many big names who have gotten the same thing happening because of show time and stuff. Thanks for the buzz!

  • minja | 1 | 17th August 2010 at 3:41 pm |

    Rose and WG, thanks for your comments. I got lucky this year and tuned in just as they were announcing David!

    Like many awards shows, the number of awards has grown so much that the producers don’t have enough air time. Maybe they ought to have more shows or fewer categories.

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