It is confirmed that American Idol alumnus David Archuleta will arrive in the Philippines on January 13, 2012 and this time, it is not for singing but for an acting career.
David recently signed a contract with TV5. He will do a primetime series for the Kapatid Network with actresses Jasmin Curtis-Smith and Eula Caballero. According to Cristi Fermin on “Paparazzi”, the details of the show such as the title and the time slot will soon be announced in a later date. In the said primetime series, David will play a love triangle role with Jasmin and Eula.
It seems like the Kapatid Network is working its best to climb up the rankings. It has spent a lot of money on acquiring big stars such as Sharon Cuneta, Willie Revillame, and Maricel Soriano. And now, they have an American Idol alumnus to help them with the ratings.
Meanwhile, David Archuleta earlier announced that he would be leaving the singing industry for a while to do a fulltime mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints.
“It’s not because someone told me that I’m supposed to do it, not because I no longer want to do music anymore, but it’s because of the feeling that I felt that I need to do next in my life. It’s just the same feeling that I’ve always followed, try to follow in my life. It’s the feeling that’s allowed me to have the opportunities I’ve had, the challenges I’ve had to overcome, and the blessings, too. I’ve learned to trust that feeling. I’ve learned that I need to answer when He calls. And that’s the reason I know that I need to do this in my life,” Archuleta said.
His Mormon mission is not yet set at this time but he revealed that it would be early this year.
Toni Rose Gayda and I were at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel at 9:30pm yesterday hoping to catch any of the two Davids, Cook and Archuleta. It’s a good thing that Toni Rose is a regular client at the hotel and she knows most of the staff there.
We were fortunate that the two Davids just finished eating and will have an interview with Magic 89.9 in one of the function rooms.
The concert of the two Davids of American Idol had been successful because of a big number of their fans in the Philippines. Toni is also one of their fans that had given a great opportunity to take pictures with her idols.
Ilang oras matapos ang back-to-back concert nina David Archuleta at David Cook noong May 16, 2009, sa SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, nagpahiwatig ng pasasalamat ang first runner-up ng American Idol season 7 na si David Archuleta sa pamamagitan ng kanyang video blog na makikita sa YouTube.
Makikita sa video na halos kadarating lang niya sa kanilang hotel matapos ang concert nang ginawa niya ito. Ang bungad ni David, “It was unbelievable to see all the people there [were] so incredible. I couldn’t believe how many people came to see the show, and just want to say thank you so much to the fans who came, all the Filipino fans.” Read more>>>
His fans really deserve a warm thank you, after their sold out concert. We hope more success to Mr. Archuleta.
David Archuleta and David Cook
“American Idol” champion David Cook disgruntled some of his Filipino fans by excluding “The Time Of My Life” in his Manila concert set list last May 16.
“The Time Of My Life” was the coronation song of “American Idol” Season 7 which Cook won. The song went as high as number three in the US Billboard charts and became an even bigger hit in Canada (#2) and in the Philippines (#1).
Instead, Cook performed a barrage of unreleased tracks from his self-titled album that left the crowd lethargic. Songs from “Analog Heart,” an album he released during his pre-“Idol” days, made the crowd even more listless.
“We’re playing songs you’ve never heard before,” Cook explained, noticing the lull. “Is that okay?”
The only familiar songs from Cook that night were “Light On” (first single off “Cook”) and his remake of “Always Be My Baby” (originally by Mariah Carey).
I haven’t watched their concert but as far as I know It was successful and entertaining. Eventhough Mr. Cook didn’t sing the song The Time of my life which is also the song for coronation night of A.I season 7.
“It felt like a Saturday family nightout.”
That’s how my fiftysomething friend Vivian S. described the David Cook & David Archuleta Live in Manila concert at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Concert Grounds last Saturday night that capped the American Idols discoveries’ heady five-day visit which was packed full with TV guestings and endless media interviews starting on Tuesday, May 12, upon their separate arrival (Cook on Singapore Airlines from the US and Archuleta on Qatar Airlines from UK where he just had a concert).
The concert of the two American Idol stars, had been successful. The two Davids shown that they are really good in performance that over 50,000 of viewers seen the record breaking event happened in the country.
American singer David Archuleta thanked his Filipino fans following his “unbelievable” back-to-back concert with David Cook in Manila Saturday night.
In a video uploaded on YouTube, Archuleta said both he and Cook were grateful to the thousands of people who watched their show at SM Mall of Asia.
The concert of the two Davids of American Idol was very successful. Thousands of their fans came from the different parts of the Philippines just to witness and see their idols in center stage. It was a very incredible experience to both of them and also to their Filipino fans.
An estimated 100,000 fans from all over the country, 50,000 seated, trooped the concert grounds of SM Mall of Asia for the back-to-back concert of American Idol season 7 winner and runner-up David Cook and David Archuleta.
The one-night-only concert in Manila and the first time the two Davids performed on one stage since the American Idol season 7 finale one year ago, not only brought the jampacked arena down but it also brought traffic around the Mall of Asia in Pasay – before and after the show. Read more..
News said that the fans also went here to the Philippines just to watch the concert, thats how much these 2 performer really gravitate their fans.
David Cook and David Archuleta
MANILA, Philippines – The two Davids – American Idols Cook and Archuleta – proved to be Goliaths on stage on Saturday.
Their one-night-only concert not only brought the jampacked house down but it also brought traffic to a crawl around the Mall of Asia in Pasay – before and after the show.
The stars of American Idol, the two Davids’ concert in the Philippines last Saturday was very successful and even the artists here in the Philippines admired them.Good luck to both of you and we’re hoping you to comeback here in the Philippines.
American Idol’s David Cook and David Archuleta rocked Manila Saturday night in a back-to-back concert.
Around 50,000 fans trooped to the concert grounds of SM Mall of Asia to catch a glimpse of their idols.
Cook sang songs from his album, as well his versions of “The World I Know,” “Heroes,” and his chart-topping cover of Mariah Carey’s “Always Be My Baby”.
I think the concert was very successful. It was a night of fun and excitement. Hope to have a part two of it.
MANILA, Philippines – And the stars morphed into fans when David Archuleta wowed the crowd at GMA Network’s “SIS” on Thursday.
As the first runner-up of “American Idol Season 7″ whisked the red carpet, hordes of adulating fans, mostly relatives of GMA employees, became amateur paparazzi clicking their digital cameras and camera phones to freeze the image of the adorable 18-year-old celebrity with a mega-watt smile.
He is very popular here in the Philippines. Im sure his fans will really love him. Hope he’ll enjoy his stayed.