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“Nandito Ako” Starring David Archuleta as Josh Bradley Airs Today!

Posted by Angelica on Monday, February 20, 2012

First I just want to say, “Welcome Home David Archuleta” and welcome home Kari too!  I enjoyed their stay in the Philippines almost as much as they did, but it’s good to know they are safely on the ground and in the bosom of their families again.

Second, today is the debut of the first installment of Nandito Ako.  There is a live stream here, God willing and the stream don‘t fail to rise to the occasion.  After weeks of TV5’s whipping his fans into a frenzy all over the world, there had better be.  If not, there will be a reckoning and I reckon you all know what I mean by that.  If you think there was weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth in the Nandito Ako trailers, you ain’t seen nothing yet.  Hell nor any woman hath no fury like a person with ODD scorned.

We will not be denied.  We have a personal invitation from the man himself.

I need the Emo-David.  I need the bunny.  I need the hair pulling, the right hook, the head whacking, getting locked in a room and thrown out of the house along with all the pushing, shoving and over-the-top melodrama.  And I need the melody of Nandito Ako sung by the Voice and the tender love scenes between Josh, Anya, and Holly.  I need to cry with him and I need a happy ending with a smiling David..er, Josh.  I need it all and I need it now.  Not because I care about soap operas, but because I care about him and this endeavor we have lived vicariously through for weeks.  So proud of him and his willingness to try what he didn’t know he could do, and see him exceed all expectations time and time again.  I need to be there.  This is my prayer.

Prayers also from The Voice for David on the loss of his Great Grandmamma, Isabel, and for all the family and a very Happy 13th Birthday to his little sister, Amber.

208 Responses to ““Nandito Ako” Starring David Archuleta as Josh Bradley Airs Today!”

  1. Vy said

    Great post! Great writing! This fansite is simply amazing.

  2. fenfan said

    YES!!! Tonight’s the night! An early dinner and then I’ll be waiting by my computer, kleenex at hand, for the start of this epic series. I’ve been checking the live stream and it’s working. Hope we don’t crash it when we all view it at the same time! lol.

  3. Tonight’s the night indeed!

    Meanwhile, care for a brief acapella of WAIT during Bench Store Tour?

  4. He also sang Nandito Ako a-capella as his farewell song

    There are 2 more vids on the signing – just his cute face flashing all that cuteness tee-hee

  5. djafan said

    Ok peeps…I’m up!!!!

    Nandito Ako!

  6. gladys said

    I can ask a question, is nonsense, where is the volume up or down, I’m going deaf with music so high.

  7. gladys said

    I’m wondering, where is the volume on the link Nandito ako, I swear I did not find them, hahahahah, sorry

  8. I need help. I can’t seem to get silverlight to operate on my system. is there another link or site. I’m dying here. Abbra where are you I need help.

  9. gladys said

    http://www.hayag.com/TV5kapatid

    for mari maynard, I hope it works

  10. fenfan said

    this series is epic. thanks so much to archuleta philippines for the live translation!

  11. gladys said

    wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    I want to see moreeeeeeeeeeeee

  12. fenfan said

    Yes Gladys wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!
    I want to watch the first episode all over again.
    Can’t wait for the second ep.
    I am hooked!!!!!!

  13. TerryTampa said

    Just loved this first episode—David is such a natural at this!! I’m so excited to see more, More, MORE!

  14. djafan said

    I loved Nandito Ako !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. silverfox said

    Wow! So much drama! So much mayhem! So many commercials!! :lol:

    The show itself looked like a typical soap with lots of drama even though I didn’t understand most of the dialog. But it looked to be well produced and directed considering the relatively short time they had filming it. Kudos to the TV5 Production Team.

    And that guy who played the grown-up Josh…he wasn’t half-bad either. In fact, he seemed to not need any direction at all. He was a natural with Movie Star Handsome looks too!

    I stayed home from work “sick” today just to see the Premiere of NA. I was a little worried the grown up David wouldn’t appear! When he finally did for a few minutes at the end (and at the very beginning), it was well worth it! :D

    I hope there will be good quality videos of the rest of the series for the fans who have to work and have to wait to watch later.

  16. SandyBeaches said

    It will be on video I am certain…very soon…ninjas probably taped it…they never let us down…

    He was magnificent and I don’t say that lightly…

    A lot of work for ‘Sony US’ to think about while he is away..lots of work for us fans as well to make certain that they get the right agenda going real soon.

    Twitter has gone crazy!

    SB

  17. SandyBeaches said

    Haha, thanks so much SF for the recap that I was bugging you for!!

    SB

  18. SandyBeaches said

    How do you do it SF, it take me awhile to even think straight after watching him…that is why I rely on {{you}}!!

    SB

  19. Skydancer1x said

    Loved the first episode!! whoo Hoo! I am hooked already! ♫Nandddddddito ♫♪Akoooooooooooooooo♪♫♪!!!

  20. djafan said

    Gladys…did you find the volume?

    Mari, did you solve the silverlight issue? Abrra is at work.

    My hubby thinks I’m nuts haha I am not a morning person in any sense of the word. He is always up by 5am so when my alarm went off and I bolted up running to turn on computer he just about choked on his coffee. :)

  21. fenfan said

    I really want to watch the first ep again. I want to listen to that little speech he made about love at the beginning. I want to listen carefully to every word he said.
    Gawd he was good! He can act!!!!!

  22. SandyBeaches said

    “How do you like it…More More More”…

    Hello TerryTampa…nice to see you! Come back soon…

    SB

  23. djafan said

    SF, typical novela full of commercials haha.

    Nandito Ako trended before it started and all during and after worldwide and throughout cities all over the world!

    And David was up!!!!

    DavidArchuleta @DavidArchie

    Wow,1st episode of Nandito Ako premieres in about 10 minutes!!!! I am nervous lol. Hope you guys enjoy!!!

    Nice tweet from original Nandito Ako singer.

    ogie alcasid @ogiealcasid

    Thank you mr David Archuleta and to his legions of followers for making Nandito ako trend after 23 years. Aaron paul del Rosario, congrats!

  24. bluebar said

    Oh, my! I just loved this too. Nandito Ako premiere truly leaves you wanting more and more…. Josh (at both ages) is wonderful, engaging and sooooooo handsome! Bravo, David!

    Plus, I know I’ll be switching to “Tide” detergent, soon!!

  25. Abrra said

    Mari
    After talking to you on the phone. I think we came up with a solution. Good luck !!

    Abrra

  26. silverfox said

    Oh yeah, and one more thing.

    I hope when TPTB in the American Entertainment Industry see David in this, his first dramatic acting part, that they KICK themselves from here to China for not seeing David as one of, if not the ONLY honest to goodness naturally gifted artist of immense and many talents. Even though David was being pursued during his MKOC, it was a little too late as he had other plans but I know that David will have his pick of what he wants to do and with who, when he returns. After this series and all the other projects he excelled in while in the Philippines, I can’t see why not. As young as he is, he captures the essence of the word “Artist”. Everything David does is a Work Of Art.

    I can definitely see David on the big screen. He may even be the next “Johnny Depp” whose acting ability David said he admires. I’m totally serious just as I was serious three years ago when I made a comment on a fansite about David becoming a really good actor someday. He can have it all if he wants it and if this “soap” is any indication, I believe he does.

  27. gladys said

    no, no encontre el volumen, pero cuando empezo la serie, el sonido magicamente se acomodo, gracias igualmente djafan

  28. Blueberry Ice said

    Wow! Computer is really slow this morning … blame it on that Josh Bradley dude!

    Emme; Bebe; Dja; MT; Heidijoy; Jans! Well, gave twittering a try although it was hard to do on my phone. My twitter is @blueberry__ice so hope to see ya’all there when possible. Thanks for the support!

    TerryTampa! So good to see you … hope all is well! :)

    Angelica; Vy; Fenfen; JR; Dja; Gladys; Mari; TerryTampa; SilverFox; SandyBeaches; Sky; Bluebar!!!!!! Just wanted to replay the very 1st part when Josh talked of “true love” at his concert … want more, more, more of Josh, please, lol! How about some breakfast now …. passing out the blueberry muffins, haha!

  29. gladys said

    ups, sorry, in spanish, sorry.

    no, I did not find the volume, but when the series started, the sound magically be accommodated, thanks also djafan

  30. Ohhh that was so much fun! Loving all the trending topics for our David too!

  31. betsy said

    You can rewatch it here:

    http://pinoy-ako.info/tv-show-replay/488-nandito-ako/59672-nandito-ako-first-episode-tv5-20-february-2012.html

  32. djafan said

    Thank you Angelica for the timely post and your words :)

    First video is up!!!!

  33. SandyBeaches said

    #26 SF…yes, yes to all your thoughts and yes to the Johnny Depp magnitude of his acting!

    Blueberry Ice…and yes ‘thank you’ for a blueberry muffin…no kidding I am dringing blueberry juice at the moment!!…

    Oh djafan I pictured the jumping out of bed and your husband in shock, this was repeated in many places!!

    I was sitting at a stool in the kitchen while at the trending party last evening…all else asleep here…I had my knee twisted I guess because when I stood up, my knee went out and I had to wake up my husband to come and give me his arm. The story continues but hey there are enough stories of David watching out there to fill a book…

    SB

  34. djafan said

    SB, lol Only for Mr. David Archuleta

    Blueberry! I will follow you on twitter and a muffin sounds good about now ;)

    Terry! So glad you were able to watch!

    Betsy, FenFan, Gladys, Sky, Bluebar, Vy, Fiona, I am so hooked!!!! For at least 5 weeks I will be a morning person for David :)

    SF, Yes to everything you said. And his fans will make sure to keep his name out there :)

    “As young as he is, he captures the essence of the word “Artist”. Everything David does is a Work Of Art. ”

    Didn’t realize Nandito Ako was recorded in two parts.

  35. djafan said

    And part 3 :)

  36. fenfan said

    This is what Josh Bradley said about love at the start of the series:

    “Thank you all for sharing this special moment with me.
    Love, it’s just one word and yet it means everything in this world. You find it everywhere. But true love, that’s the hardest to find. Some people live and die without finding their true love. Or maybe they have but didn’t know until it was too late. So when you find your true love, hold on to it and never let go. Cause that’s what I would do.”

    GAAAAHHHH!!!

    Is it tomorrow yet?????

    I need the next episode now!!!!

  37. djafan said

    And Part 4

  38. djafan said

    I just rewatched the last part of David in part 4. He is good and is only going to get better.

  39. Skydancer1x said

    it good to see the videos up! this is so much fun!! I didn’t know I was going to have to install the silverlight, so I missed the very beginning where ‘Josh’ was on stage…nice to see it here now in the video.

    Good to see ya Terry! ♥

    Gladys I couldn’t find the volume either, I just adjusted it from my computer icon.

    I love little Josh,gee,all the child actors are really good. And David delivered his lines beautifully at the beginning♥ This is going to be so much fun to watch.Epic!
    Blueberry Ice,♥ you have me hungry now! time for food! haha
    thanks for the new post Angelica!

  40. Blueberry Ice said

    SF; #26 … “He can have it all if he wants it …” Yes, well said! His future potential is unlimited in so many areas!

    SB; #33 … Oh, do take care of that knee … hope it’s nothing serious, hugs!

    Dja; #34 … Really enjoying rewatching it ‘cause I was too nervous & excited to savor it properly the 1st time, haha!

    Fenfen; #36 … Gosh, I could just live off of replaying this part alone … well, no, I take that back; gotta have it all, lol! Thanks for the recap!

  41. silverfox said

    A video up so fast!! Even though it’s not the entire episode, just knowing videos will be up & running is a huge relief! This is one “soap” I am definitely hooked on!

    Just a note about “Soaps”, & which I’m sure some if us have had the same experience, I was thinking back to when I was a very young girl, maybe 9 or 10, when we got our first TV set. My mom used to watch “soaps” on TV and of course I would too when school was out for the summer. It was a daily ritual watching not one, but at times 3 or 4 soaps every weekday. When the most dramatic story-lines were shown, there was NO WAY my mom would schedule anything else that day. It was as if she “knew” these “actors” personally and she would give them advice, scold them, laugh & cry with them. It was a respite from the everyday world of raising a large family and it was a world she could lose herself in before my Dad came home from work.

    My sisters & I grew up, got married, moved away and we also watched “The Stories” as they were/are called. It was great having that connection, enjoying & discussing and yes even disagreeing about the current catastrophe on a particular “Story”. In the later years, as many of us of ethic backgrounds can relate, the Novelas came to our TV screens as well. Talk about DRAMA, and for some reason, all the actors & actresses on the Novelas were gorgeous beauties. I never knew there were so many beautiful Latinos in the world! haha.

    I think I read that David said his mom watches Novelas and he’s watched with her sometimes. If that is true, then he knew exactly what he was in for and what would be expected of him in NA. He knew it would be a big challenge & he was willing to take it. He was willing to take a chance because I believe David really, really wants acting to be in his future. What better way than to begin in a “soap” where actors show every emotion known to man and make it look real? I have read that acting in a soap is the hardest job for an actor. Yes, it can be “cheesy” but billions of Soap Opera lovers throughout the world who grow to love the actors and feel a real connection to them, it can only be because the “acting” is so GOOD. Many actors who started on soaps have gone on to become well known Movie Stars.

    David Archuleta will be one of them!

  42. gladys said

    +36+ dear fenfan.

    My desperation to understand English is almost painful.
    I swear I put all my senses in the first words of josh and understood almost everything. Now I read your translation and almost cried of joy.
    fenfan thanks, you have shown me that my understanding of English is not as poor as I think, understood almost everything.

  43. MT said

    Angelica, Love every word of your post.

    Especially This: “I need it all and I need it now. Not because I care about soap operas, but because I care about him and this endeavor we have lived vicariously through for weeks. So proud of him and his willingness to try what he didn’t know he could do, and see him exceed all expectations time and time again. I need to be there.”

    I’m so grateful that TV5 realized that we all NEED to see this. And they certainly know how to get us hooked from the get-go. Starting with David and that first speech, this is a MUST SEE. David, in the little bits I have seen so far is going to OUTSTANDING through it all. I am so proud of him i could burst!

  44. fenfan said

    #42 Gladys – glad you found the transcript of Josh’s speech useful. My real life job experience came in useful for taking down those words as he spoke. haha!

    #Silverfox – agree with you 100%. David is going to be a movie star. I know it in my bones. He is a natural actor and will get better at his craft. I look forward to seeing him on the big screen!

    Hollywood, wake up. A star is born!!!!

  45. nanaweize said

    WaaaaaWhoooooo!

  46. djafan said

    Gladys, You’re English is getting pretty good ;)

    Cheers to David, his fans, those that involved with the Nandito Ako project.

    So grateful for those that capture and post videos. I’m so hooked.

  47. jans11 said

    Got up to watch it after just 3 hrs sleep, so went back to bed for a few more hrs and now on to work. Don’t want to!!! Want to watch the videos, over and over and over. Loved it!♥ BBL

  48. sweetonDA said

    SF, I agree also with you. He was born to do it all. I’m so proud of David. He was so wonderful and his emotions were spot on. I can’t wait for the next one and the next one and…

    I’m so glad to see that we will have videos available to watch it again and again. Here’s praying they don’t take them down.

    Blueberry, did you get my email? I’ll have one of the muffins too. :) Thanks. Going to find you on twitter now. It was so much fun seeing David trend for so long last night. We even had him trending in Phoenix, WOOT!

    Gladys, I have also noticed how good your English is getting, way to go girl!

    I’m going to have to start going to bed earlier so I can get myself up in time to see what happens next. I’M SO EXCITED!!!

    Off to work, enjoy your day everyone.

  49. Skydancer1x said

    19Fenfan! “GAAAAHHHH!!! Is it tomorrow yet????? I need the next episode now!!!!”

    hahahaha! I am so giddy right now, watching this over and over again.that’s how I feel.! I AM going to have to have my daily dose of Nankito Ako ♥
    better get some errands done.. and maybe pick up some Tide.:)

  50. kaycee said

    Fenfan…”Hollywood, wake up. A star is born!!!!”

    So happy for David this morning! I think he did a beautiful job with the emotion of the opening scene. Who’d have thought…David, so believable talking about true love? I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised–he can sure sing convincingly about it! Can’t wait for the next episode. (Hey, any idea as to the “head-bandage thingy” on Holly? Do you think she is sick? And, she is wearing a different outfit from the other concert scene we saw in the trailer. Hmmmmm.)

  51. Bebereader said

    I only caught the last half hour of “Nandito Ako” this morning on TV5 but got to see the rest here thanks to those who posted videos from today’s show. It’s comforting to know that the videos will be made available in such a timely fashion.

    I’m so hooked it’s not even funny. I already feel attached to the characters, the way you feel when you read a good book and you can’t put it down. I’m looking forward to how the story pans out. So Anya is the little girl Josh met in the fire, the girl he came back for. And Holly…maybe she turns out to be David’s sister. She cries so hard; perhaps because it’s a love that could never be? And the theme song is haunting. I’m glad that it’s used during the show when various characters sing excerpts from it. Also, I just loved the smirk when Josh said “Let’s go to The Philippines!” ;)

    Silverfox, I remember three years ago when you talked about David going into acting and I also remember wholeheartedly agreeing with you. I have always referred to David as “the man of a thousand faces” because of how expressive his face is. With just one episode you can already see how good he is, how believable he is as Josh Bradley.

    I grew up on soaps too and have seen many actors get their start and then leave for either prime time tv, movie roles or to become a recording artist including Demi Moore, Calista Flockhart, Josh Dumahel, John Stamos, Jesse McCartney, Kelly Ripa, Tom Selleck and so many others.

    We are a funny bunch, SB and her knee, djafan, the non-morning person, jumping out of bed at the crack of dawn, some of us learning Twitter just for this purpose, blueberry muffins and juice. I broke down and used the laptop in bed just to watch NA.

    Gladys I’m so proud of you. We’ve been together for a few years here and on TVU and your English has really really improved!

    Blueberry Ice, I’ll be looking for you on Twitter.

    Prayers for David’s family on the loss of his great-grandmother.

  52. tawna21 said

    BlueberryIce… which twitter tweeter are you? A bunch of BI’s pop up on a search.

    This soap has me hooked on soaps again….it’s definitely gonna have me coming back for more… I have no idea where the story is going to take us in the end… can’t wait to find out. 8)

    SF #41.. you’ve said it all right there… if TPTB would just listen to the fans **slapping them upside the head** …that’s OK, they have 2 years to get it figured out and get their ducks in a row, ’cause David is going to come back with a new found strength that will be one to reckon with.

    Tawna

  53. kaycee said

    Ok…remember David’s tweet a few weeks ago regarding true love? After today’s opening scene, I see the connection. Hmmm..does anyone remember when they filmed the concert scene?

  54. Sunny said

    Angelica your comments are hilarious!! It would have been major mayhem around the world if TV5 didn’t stream Nandito Ako!
    I wasn’t able to watch it until now on the videos but I gotta say David looked great and did a good job! Poor little Josh & Anya! That meany Uncle is going to be one disliked guy! I’m so grateful that David decided to do this series! Not only did he do this he accomplished so much in the Philippines during his 5 week stay there!! Have a great Monday everyone!! :)

  55. Blueberry Ice said

    Gladys; #42 … If David ever does a Latin drama series, I don’t think my Spanish will be ever as good as your English is right now which is very impressive! :)

    MT; Nanaweize; Jans; SweetonDA; Kaycee; Bebe; Tawna; Sunny! Oh, it’s been so much fun trying to figure out what’s going on! Funny how I’m not minding the lack of translation as it forces me to really read the reactions of all the actors! Feeling spoiled for being able to jump in today to chat since it’s a holiday but sadly it’s back to work tomorrow. I didn’t realize how many blueberries are on twitter, haha! Well mine is @blueberry__ice (that’s w/ 2 underline marks between blueberry & ice) so thanks gals as I’ll be looking forward to following you all too! (Jump in Emme! It’s not so bad after all!) :)

  56. joujou said

    yes kaycee, i think holly has cancer. and the plot thickens……..

  57. tawna21 said

    joujou #56… really? yes, the plot thickens if that is indeed the case…

    TV5 has this poll…one question…I found it on Twitter..

    http://t.co/fxVcqTHl

    Does NA run 5 days a week for 5 weeks?

    Tawna

  58. Dayzee said

    Wow! This is so much fun. Never watched a soap before, but I am loving this. And it works perfectly for my schedule. I can watch it early, then watch it again and again. Thank you ninjas!! Life Is Good!

  59. tawna21 said

    blueberryice, I cannot locate you on twitter (I’m missing something in your name I guess), follow me at @tawna21(Tawna Witney) then I can follow you. :)

    Tawna

  60. tawna21 said

    Dayzee #58!!!!!! How in this world did you never get caught up in daytime soaps? You’re an amazing woman for having stayed strong. I had to quit cold turkey when I started dreaming about them and the plots. It was quite a de-tox time for me. haha :P

    Tawna

  61. gladys said

    I have a plan for the next two or three weeks:
    today, Monday and Tuesday, in my country are national holidays, carnivals are celebrated here.
    Nandito begins at 10 am, at this time I start to work. From the Wednesday, I come a little early to my work, to be at 10 am at point in front of my computer.
    And I will ask my coworkers, I will pray, do not even answer the phone, and serve clients in the study. That is, I do not exist between 10 am and 11 am. That time belongs to josh / david and me.
    I hope my boss never know.
    I’ve seen soap operas all my life, I grew up with them. And I can say (with knowledge) that this miniseries is more than a soap opera. It has good actors and I am amazed the naturalness of david. Well, this is not news, david always amazes me.
    I see the future of David a long line of producers, directors, publicists, etc (and I) when he returns from his mission.

  62. My heart was pounding for David this morning because he tweeted that he too was watching and was nervous. The best part of this episode was indeed David delivering his lines in the final section and using that magical face in such a natural way. In trying to be objective, I think it’s a good bet he will steal this novella, even without his magical voice.

  63. emmegirl said

    He did amazing! Wow, this is gonna be so much fun! The entire cast are very good actors – even if I can’t understand a word, I can definitely get a sense of the emotion of the scene. I can’t wait for the rest….and those episodes when he is in practically every scene. :)

    As everyone’s said, he is a natural. This can’t stop here, it needs to be pursued when he returns.

    Gladys, “I see the future of David a long line of producers, directors, publicists, etc (and I) when he returns from his mission.”… lol and yeeeessssssssss! And good luck with that work thing ;)

  64. emmegirl said

    Mari, “In trying to be objective, I think it’s a good bet he will steal this novella, even without his magical voice.”…I’ll bet your right. :)

  65. PattiNC said

    WOAH!! That was intense!! I watched it laying in bed and found myself all tensed up and I didnt evem know what they were saying!! Lol. Are those 4 YT videos the entire first episode??
    41 SF I too remember when you spoke of him becoming a good actor…I believed the same thing at the time. Also funny to hear you call the soaps a “story”…just like my mom did. She watched As the World Turns the whole time that “story” was on…I never got sucked in to any of them….until now! ;)

  66. MT said

    Gladys,
    Good Luck seeing it at work!

    63. Emme,
    “I can’t wait for the rest….and those episodes when he is in practically every scene.”

    Me too!! Today was just a teaser!! LOL I think tomorrow we’re gonna get a taste of it that we can sink our teeth into. Can’t wait!

    So funny that we’re all excited about watching a soap in another language, and not one of us has a problem with that. haha The things David makes us do! :)

  67. jans11 said

    Dayzee, I’m afraid it doesn’t fit into my schedule (7am), so I will have to watch the vids later. Thanks to all that is posting them.♥

    Gladys, I won’t tell your boss, ok….

    When I was at home we all watched As The World Turns and The Guiding Light and General Hospital…most all of them I guess. In high school we lived behind it and when I went home for lunch it was on then so I was happy that I didn’t miss any! lol Watched then up until we had to raise two grandkids and I gave up the tv to the kids for them to watch Sesame Street. It was just easier!

    Can’t wait for the dvd of this and the album cd.♥

  68. dakgal said

    My Grandmother watched ( was glued to) a certain soap every day ( can’t remember the name of it). so when the day came –that the leading lady character died–I can remember being so concerned that my G’ma might have a stroke or a heart attack–I had to call for someone to check on her. I haven’t seen a soap in years–when my kids were teens ” All My Children” was a noon lunch ritual–haha–Poor Erika.

    This is going to be soooo much fun—maybe we can be filled in a little bit on what is being said –so we have an idea of what’s going on– that we can’t catch with the acting–don’t exactly know where they are translating it.

    Tomorrow–tomorrow and many more to come. :P

  69. djafan said

    This is what I’m talking about “By featuring an actor with real instead of expected demand”

    IN/SIGHT: DAVID ARCHULETA’S NANDITO AKO EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS By EDGAR O. CRUZ 21/02/2012 05:09:22

    “Nandito Ako should set up a model for TV5 how to do its shows. Instead of keeping up with competition, it must create its own rules. By featuring an actor with real instead of expected demand, TV5 effectively focused on the show’s promotion instead of creating demand for it.”

    Read the rest here.

    http://www.todoentertainment.com/in_sight__david_archuleta%E2%80%99s_nandito_ako_exceeds_expectations_by_edgar_o__cruz_ws70579.wsbl#.T0Mhi99l0b0.twitter

  70. gladys said

    I find this article interesting and historical, enjoy.

    How the song ‘Nandito Ako’ came to be

    By Walden Martinez Belen | Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom – Mon, Feb 6, 2012 6:23 AM PHT

    Aaron Paul del Rosario, writer-composer of “Nandito Ako,” the first song that made Ogie Alcasid popular, is excited and honored that the composition is also the title of a new TV5 teleserye starring David Archuleta of “American Idol” fame.

    In a recent Facebook exchange of messages, Aaron said: “This is really great, a nice birthday gift for me.”

    He marked his birth anniversary last Jan. 13, the day he learned David is singing and starring in “Nandito Ako.”

    Aaron feels sad David can’t record the English version of the song, “Forever With You,” as he is already leaving for Singapore on Feb.5.
    Aaron recalls how “Nandito Ako” came about.

    It was 1989, after he stayed for a few years in San Diego, California.

    “I came over for a short vacation. I visited OctoArts (the recording company that discovered him as a singer-songwriter). Bob Guzman of the famous Boyfriends was head of the Artists Development Department of OctoArts, and he told me they had an upcoming artist who was going to record an album with them. He told me to watch their new artist who was having a mini mall concert to see if I could write an original song for him.”

    Impressed

    “But I stayed till the end of the show,” Aaron relates. “I was truly impressed. The artist Bob Guzman told me about, turned out to be Ogie Alcasid, a former Kundirana member. He could sing, dance and tell jokes well enough to thrill the audience and elicit from them favorable response. Ang galing niya. But I noticed and heard that the crowd was always shouting the name ‘Manilyn (Reynes)!’

    Aaron did a little research and found out that Manilyn was in a loveteam with Keempee de Leon. Aaron surmised that Ogie could be the third angle in a love triangle.

    “That inspired me to write ‘Nandito Ako,’ the gist of which is that in a relationship, there could be someone out there waiting for his chance to tell the girl of his fancy his secret feelings and that he’s just waiting in case the girl’s relationship with her boyfriend turns sour. It tells of the feelings of a hopeless romantic, who’s fantasizing that someday the girl he loves, who unfortunately belongs to someone else, would somehow by a twist of fate, fall in love with him too.”

    “Nandito Ako” the teleserye also stars Jasmine Curtis Smith and Eula Caballero with veteran actress Perla Bautista among others.

    It starts airing Feb. 20 on TV5.

    http://ph.omg.yahoo.com/news/how-the-song-nandito-ako-came-to-be.html

  71. djafan said

    Nandito Ako still trending!

    Mexico
    US- San Antonio, Dallas, Detriot
    Manila,
    Melbourne

    Forevermore #1!

    albert sunga @albert1217

    @DavidArchie album #forevermore is #1 at Astroplus&Astrovision.Thanks to the fans who attended the pre-selling event last feb13! Congrats!

    Awwwww.
    Ana Guillen Feleo @anagfeleo Reply Retweeted Favorite · Open
    @DavidArchie read your letter. You made me cry! :(

  72. skydancer1x said

    well looks like I am the only one who watched another of the 3 channels…my girl friend (and next door neighbor) would hurry home from school to watch “Another World” with my Mom. haha

    OK, Blueberry Ice…now I am on Twitter! just using skydance1x.see what you made me do? your turn now Emme!

    pretty funny..have had the account but never have used it, and had 3 people following me. haha! what the random?? now I just have to try to actually use it.
    time to sleep so I will be awake to watch the mornings new episode!!! woo hoo!

  73. djafan said

    Good News! Thank you JR!

    Jackryan4DA @jackryan4DA

    GOOD NEWS INTL FANS! Have finalized talks w/ Astroplus/Ivory reps re David’s OPM album. Stay tuned for the announcement via @archuletaphils

  74. Bebereader said

    Loved the two articles!
    Thanks djafan and gladys!

    David just tweeted:

    @DavidArchie

    Glad to see that you guys enjoyed the pilot episode of Nandito Ako! Thanks for all of your support! Next episode airs tonight on TV5!

    Feels great to be back home! Adjusting to the time difference so feeling tired. Good night and hope you enjoy the next Nandito Ako episode!

    9 PM every weeknight for the next 5 weeks on TV5! RT @ArgonVaughn What time is NANDITO AKO? I wanna watch. :)

    @ogiealcasid So cool it trended! Thank you and Mr. Aaron Paul for letting me sing a great classic OPM song, and for your kindness.

  75. fenfan said

    All this talk of Twitter and trending David has made me succumb. I just made an account. My twitter name is fenfan1234. Follow me! But there won’t be anything much there except talk of David! Haha, the things David makes me do!
    I will follow you Blueberry ice, Tawna21 and Skydancer.

  76. bluebar said

    Good morning, all.
    OMJosh! Preview for today’s episode. .04 seconds in and I’m toast!

    TV5Philippines

  77. ram said

    Good morning and thanks Bluebar for the preview for today’s episode. Couldn’t sleep with the anticipation of what is to be revealed in today’s show.

    Saw that the youtube videos for the pilot are gone. Hope the fans will post today’s episode. So excited! Hope we see more of Josh/David. :)

  78. gladys said

    another day another dollar, another episode

  79. emmegirl said

    Oh no…hope I can get home fast enough to see them before they disappear!!!

  80. Dayzee said

    Holly’s wall looks just like my wall. Only she has far fewer pictures of that awesome face.

  81. fenfan said

    The trailers were more exciting than tonight’s episode. But David was still awesome! I want to see more of his beautiful face tomorrow!

  82. skydancer1x said

    Fenfan, “All this talk of Twitter and trending David has made me succumb”
    hahaha better late then never :)) ♪♫ I will follow youuuuuuuu ♫♪

    Dayzee. loved Holly’s wall,♥ but sounds like they should have used yours for that scene.

    ahh,can’t wait till tomorrow,this is sheer bliss.

  83. silverfox said

    I missed it!

    I stayed home from work again and I missed it! :(

    I’m watching the “1 hr ago” option on the channel, but not good quality picture.

    I’m loving the feistiness of Anya and don’t like the way Holly is when she’s with her “friends”.

  84. silverfox said

    Oh, and David…I mean Josh, is of course WONDERFUL, fuzzy picture and all! :D

  85. gladys said

    +83+ I’m watching the “1 hr ago” option on the channel, but not good quality picture.

    silverfox, please explain to me that, you can watch this episode again?

  86. djafan said

    Dangit I missed it to…didn’t hear the alarm!

    Here in 4 parts without commercials!!!!

    http://pinoy-ako.info/tv-show-replay/488-nandito-ako/59738-nandito-ako-tv5-21-february-2012.html

  87. betsy said

    You can rewatch it here, much clearer.

    http://pinoy-ako.info/tv-show-replay/488-nandito-ako/59738-nandito-ako-tv5-21-february-2012.html

  88. betsy said

    Sorry Dja, I swear your post wasn’t there when I posted mine! No commercials beats everything. :)

  89. gladys said

    !!!!!! What a coincidence!!!!

    Holly and I have the same dreams

  90. silverfox said

    Gladys,

    At the bottom of the channel screen, there are options to watch shows from 1 hr, 2hrs, -3 hrs and 4 hrs ago.

    You have to click on the TV5 icon on the upper left side of the screen and the boxes will appear at the bottom with the options.

    The picture is not as clear but it may have been just my computer.

  91. where can I see the episode this afternoon. every video I click on isn’t available. frustrating.

  92. djafan said

    Try here quickly before it’s gone…gorgeous quality.

    http://nanditoakotv.blogspot.com/2012/02/episode-2-02-21-2012.html

  93. Bebereader said

    Great quality video! Thanks to all who posted.
    The plot thickens.

    Brace yourselves for this pic!

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    credit @EINAPETST

    and more…

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  94. djafan said

    The bracing didn’t help hahaha

  95. MT said

    Sky & Blueberry Ice, I’m following you both on Twitter now, I think. LOL I’m @MT952.

    92. Dja,
    Thanks for that link. Much better quality. :) I guess we’ll see him in more and more of the scenes once he meets the girls and it starts to come together. And … You’re right, bracing didn’t help. hahaha

    93. Bebe
    Pic #3, LOVE that shirt on him. Hope we get to see a pic with that hat on. (Guess he didn’t like the hat in pic #2.LOL)

  96. djafan said

    Nandito Ako with english subtitles!

    http://vimeo.com/37189900

  97. djafan said

    Awwww

    Rj Ferrer
    | guts0n

    Nandito Ako dream sequence of Holly! @DavidArchie @oheulacaballero

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

  98. FG said

    I like how they say Daddy. It’s like dadaaaay. In walks Mr. Hat Crumpler all suave….”who’s ur dadaaaay?”

  99. dakgal said

    Dja—ooooh that first one. 8O Gulp!!

    I think I have fifty spots bookmarked–Try to get up and watch the original one–but I know I’ll probably goof up. Sooo the search will be on. ;)

    This is moving at a very fast-slow pace so far–setting up the background on everyone–

    The characters sure aren’t shy about expressing their feelings–feisty little things ( the girls) !! Very interesting.

  100. djafan said

    FG,,, In walks Mr. Hat Crumpler all suave hahahahahaha

    Dak, yep. Hannemark created this beautiful thing :)

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  101. tawna21 said

    I’m so sad… I got 2 of the 4 youtubes saved this morning but had to leave and missed getting the other 2… life will go on.

    bebe that top pic in #93 could’ve used a stronger warning… dropped my jaw with that one. haha

    Abrra (begging) are you doing mp4’s of these, or are they too big (or the copyright issue, maybe). I’m just wishin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ and prayin’ that TV5 will produce a DVD.

    oh my heck, hanne’s collage…dang she’s good

    Tawna

  102. silverfox said

    Tawna21,

    Go here to view NA. You can also view the premiere. With no commercials.

    http://nanditoakotv.blogspot.com/2012/02/episode-2-02-21-2012.html

    Hope it works.

  103. tawna21 said

    SF…thank you, thank you, X10000000000000! It’s a great video, good quality.

    You know, without actually knowing everything that is being said, I’m hooked till the end on this series. I find myself leaning in towards my monitor hanging on to every word. I make myself laugh at me when I realize what I must look like. Grinning from ear to ear with my nose on the screen. **it’s David’s fault**

    Tawna

  104. gladys said

    dja
    thanks for the link to vimeo, The translation into English helps me a lot.
    my fingers were faster than ever now, looking for words that do not understand.
    I understood everything.
    When you want, you can.
    That’s my favorite saying from now on.

  105. MT said

    97. Awww … they are just too adorable together.

    Dja, thanks of that link. Watching the first episode agaiin with subtitles helped so many things to make sense. Thanks a million to whoever did it. I hope they keep doing it. I am loving this show!! ♥ (and re-watching wayyy too many times. haha)

    Dak,
    “feisty little things” They sure are. They got spunk!!

  106. skydancer1x said

    98 FG …… ” In walks Mr. Hat Crumpler all suave”….
    omg you are too funny! hahahaha!
    why IS he doing that?

    93. Bebe, thanks for the warning…didn’t work for me either,Dja haha

    I love that collage from Hanne.wow.
    Nice pic of David and Eula too♥

    gotcha, MT952.:))

  107. tawna21 said

    Gladys >>> “When you want, you can. That’s my favorite saying from now on.” I like your attitude, girl!! I should put that on my bathroom mirror. :)

    Tawna

  108. cq said

    #100, David is such a chameleon. He can look so sexy hot man in one picture and in another, boy next door. I love that about him.

  109. davidstopsmyaging said

    I got home from work tonight and freaked out when I saw they took the videos down before I could watch them. But, all you ninja’s did it again—-thanks Silverfox, #102 for that awesome link—-pictures so clear, and, it is easy to follow the storyline even without understanding the words. Then Djafan, #96—watching yesterday’s episode with subtitles was so much fun—hope they can do that for every episode! I am so spoiled—-don’t know what I am gonna do when he leaves.

    Gladys—so funny — “What a coincidence—-Holly has the same dream I have” ROTF!! I laughed out loud at the first part today….David/Josh running that car into his managers foot over and over—so cute—“What are you, five?”

    Those pictures—-no words.

    You are all so wonderful here. On with the show……

  110. Angelica said

    #98 FG, ”who’s ur dadaaaay?” LOL! He does look like he’s thinking that, doesn’t he?

    #108 cq, I love that about him too but it is rather disconcerting. One hardly knows what to do with such a changeling.

    I have been thoroughly enjoying this Nandito Ako soap so much! Hanging on every syllable and scene so tight! You know you’re intensely focused when you have no idea what the characters are saying, yet you understand and care deeply. haha! Later on while getting a snack from the kitchen, I was hearing the TV from another room and the language (English) sounded eerily like Tagalog…and this is only the second show! What will I be like after 5 weeks of immersion therapy in this tongue? I may find myself peppering my speech with random Tagalog words at work or in social settings. o O. Photobucket

    Can’t wait for tomorrow’s episode! There are some scenes where he shows some real promise as an actor. I mean by that it’s not an easy art, but the best ones make it look easy, and I see glimpses of that in his performance at times. I think he said in an interview once that music is a form of acting. It may not be for every singer, but the way David performs music, it’s an emotional act of communication. So I think he’s been preparing for this for a long time.

    Oh la! Every day for 5 weeks! Salamat David! Smiley - bows - thanks Pictures, Images and Photos

  111. Bebereader said

    This is lovely!
    David, singing Nantido Ako with English Translation on screen.

    credit jhann062392

  112. fenfan said

    I’ve been watching the Josh parts of Nandito Ako over and over again! I just fast forward to all the exact points where he appears. I know exactly where they are! LOL.
    I love that wistful look he has when he thinks about his mother.
    Looking forward to seeing David cry tonight!

  113. bluesky said

    Fenfan..

    You are the best. You just make me smile. ^_^

  114. Bebereader said

    From Singing, To Acting, To Service
    By RONALD S. LIM
    February 22, 2012, 10:56am

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    David Archuleta tries acting in a local teleserye starring opposite today’s promising young actresses Jasmine Curtis Smith and Eula Caballero. (Photo by ANDREW PAMORADA)

    MANILA, Philippines — The past month has been replete with new milestones for American Idol grad David Archuleta.

    For one, there is his first turn as an actor for the new TV5 serye “Nandito Ako” alongside local talents Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Eula Caballero.

    The 21 year-old also recorded his own version of the song “Nandito Ako”, a bestselling tune that was composed by Aaron Paul del Rosario and first popularized by OPM legends Ogie Alcasid and Lea Salonga. The only other foreign artist to record it was Mexican songstress, Thalia, and it resulted in a bestselling album for her here in the country.

    By next month, Archuleta will be experiencing yet another milestone as he takes a two-year break from showbiz to become a Mormon missionary. Just like his decision to pursue acting in the Philippines, it’s not the most conventional way to go about with a Hollywood career – but that’s exactly how Archuleta wants to do it.

    “It’s always a scary thing when you make a decision that everybody tells you doesn’t make sense. You never know what’s going to happen. But it was kind of the same thing with American Idol. I didn’t know what was going to happen. It ended up being so fulfilling for my life. This is just another one of those things,” he explains.

    A NEW EXPERIENCE

    Archuleta says it was with the very same trepidation that he took on his hand at acting here in the Philip-pines. While he has already appeared on shows like “iCarly” and “Hannah Montana” playing himself, his role in the TV5 serye as international artist Josh Bradley is his first time actually acting as a character.

    “I was very reluctant because I didn’t know what this experience would be like. I would have to go out and be such a long way from home for such a long time. It was something that I’ve never done before,” he says. “But TV5 was always very open and easy to work with and they made things very easy and comfortable for me. It just showed even more when I arrived here.”

    That arrival back in January was the beginning of what would be almost two months of acting workshops, recording sessions, and shooting scenes in Metro Manila.

    Being a newbie actor working with far more seasoned thespians presented a lot of challenges, not the least of which is the fact that he had to interact with them in Filipino – a language he only knows bits and pieces of.

    “Coming into it I was very nervous since I’m not an actor. It’s a job that I don’t really know how to do. They tried to keep the Tagalog words as simple as they could so it could sound natural. It was a challenge be-cause the rest of the cast most of the time would be speaking in Tagalog and I would respond in English for the most part. It was a challenging experience,” he shares.

    Doing the serye, says Archuleta, opened his eyes to an entirely new way of expressing himself, and is something that he intends to pursue even further after he has served his time as a missionary for the Church of the Latter Day Saints.

    “I do lay myself bare to an audience when I sing, but it’s in a different way. Acting and singing are very similar in that way where you become very vulnerable and you open yourself up and express an emotion,” he explains. “I’m not the best actor out there. But I can’t wait to keep growing. It’s so much fun and a lot of work. I think that if I keep on working on it I can get better, because it’s just a great thing to share with people.”

    PREPARING FOR MISSIONARY LIFE

    More than just opening up new avenues for artistic expression, Archuleta says that his months-long stay in the country has p r e p a r e d him for the r igo r s o f missionary life. A rigid set of rules a r e i n p l a c e for Mormon missionaries, who are encouraged to limit their phone communication with their family, dress conservatively at all times, and stay away from television, movies, the Internet, and most secular music.

    “The fact that I’ll be going on a mission, it’s nice that I’m here, in a way. It’s taught me a lot about myself as a person as well. I started to get more out of my comfort zone. This is the most difficult thing that I’ve done and it was great to take on the challenge,” he shares.

    Fans also shouldn’t worry about him disappearing from the scene while he fulfils his obligations to his church. While here, Archuleta says he has written and recorded songs that he hopes will fill the space that he is going to leave behind.

    “I’ll be gone for two years, and I don’t want to leave my fans with nothing. I just feel like it would be so disrespectful after all they’ve done to support me,” he says. “I want to make sure that the songs will be there. Even though I’m not here physically for my career, I still want to have the music there.”

    His two year absence may cast a long shadow of uncertainty on his artistic career, but Archuleta says it something that he is ready to face.

    “This is a decision that took a couple of years to make and finally make happen. Even though it’s scary, I know that it’ll be worth it. I’ve learned to trust that feeling in my life. I just have to keep following that feeling,” he declares.

    http://mb.com.ph/articles/352154/from-singing-to-acting-to-service

  115. skydancer1x said

    98.FG, I am still laughing, I swear.hahaha I noticed the ” dadaaaay!” too as I rewatched it tonite again.

    Angelica, ,by tapping into that “place” he goes for his music connection,maybe he found emotion for Josh Bradley♥

    I am sure wondering what that businessman said to David, as he was leaving the hotel and handed him his business card, curious,because of the looks David was giving him, as he listened very intensely.Whatever it was it touched David, you could tell.
    I know, I know, its none of my business, but I can HOPE it was a really special reassurance for David ,when he returns in 2 years♥.Looked like that to me…
    or could’ve been he was only telling him ,”David! I have a Thai food restaurant that you missed! Here’s the address and phone number.”

    111. Lovely video! thank you Bebe♥
    to bed now. early rise for Nandito day 3 . WOOT!

  116. Djafan said

    David must be refueling, sleep and good nutritious fruit shakes :)

    David Archuleta @DavidArchie
    Oh man, my mom made batido de mamey (mamey shake) and I am in heaven right now. It’s soo good. Haven’t had it in forever!

    Great interview. What incredible faith and courage. I’m wondering if anyone here, in the USA will interview David. I hope so.

    Took a long nap so hopefully I hear the alarm this time. Those previews look intense for David. I think he has done incredibly well so far and that dream sequence is swooooooon worthy, le sigh.

  117. skydancer1x said

    “I do lay myself bare to an audience when I sing, but it’s in a different way. Acting and singing are very similar in that way where you become very vulnerable and you open yourself up and express an emotion,” he explains.
    spot on Angelica.
    well, there you go!
    thanks Bebe♥

  118. Bebereader said

    Haha Skydancer. That’s the paragraph that stood out to me, too. Was wondering who would be the one to flag it. ♥

  119. betsy said

    I love that paragraph as well. ♥

    Also, I just saw this tweet and it’s hilarious. Must share. :)
    O_o why’s this hairdressers playing xmas songs hahahaha. oh. meag has enlightened me by telling me its all david archuleta (sp?)

  120. Just dropping by to say hello to TheVoice

    Anyone requiring any defib, yet? :)

    Well just be prepared cos our guys has more gripping tales to show and tell…

    Oh that David is such a ninja!

  121. emmegirl said

    A quick thanks to Sf for that link, just watched…I can’t believe how he is doing on his first real acting gig. Angelica, “the best ones make it look easy, and I see glimpses of that in his performance at times. “…he even talked about how it hadn’t been as difficult as he thought. Loving this, just wish they were a bit longer, must be tons of commercials.

    Betsy, lol. I’m still listening to Christmas music too!

    oh JR!!!!!!! I think he is not the only ninja!!

  122. skydancer1x said

    Poor Josh:( but “things are gonna get better” buddy♥ I LOVE Nandito♥
    Josh’s uncle is a liar liar pants on fire meanie! He needs to get together with Holly’s momma.
    The villain and the villainess!
    David did a wonderful job on the crying scenes today. Woo Hoo!
    stay tuned…don’t touch that dial!

    JR……hi, and {{[hugs}}}!

  123. Dayzee said

    It breaks my heart to see David looking so miserable. Feel like I should be baking him cookies.

  124. betsy said

    This interview will start more tears. Sorry in advance.

    http://lorms.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/eula-caballero-sheds-tears-as-david-archuleta-says-goodbye-english-translation/

  125. betsy said

    Thanks, Lorms. :)

  126. MT said

    Wow, I just watched today’s episode and I have to say, I believe he was really crying and it tore me up. The catch in his voice, the way he was breathing, so real. These were not glycerine tears, they were real. And he made me cry. :cry:

    Ohhh David. :(

  127. djafan said

    I watched and cried. Made it to work and read #124 and cried again.

    Chit said todays episode was in David’s fourth day of taping and he only gets better each day. We know this about David. He’s a quick study, gifted performer, humble and amazing human being.

  128. SandyBeaches said

    In regards to Eula’s interview that Betsy posted #124…

    I have a couple of concerns…By reading the words spoken by Eula, is this completely accurate? Can it be trusted as exactly what she said because the media there was often writing about how much fun it is in the Philippines and putting that thought to David when he was being interviewed…like, why is it more fun in the Philippines David they asked?

    I believe in David but I do not necessarily believe in everyone who surrounds him at all times. I believe that he is a magnificent musician and an equally magnificent person. I have flown many thousands of miles to hear and see this one musician, drawn by the soulfulness and spirituality of his voice. But I do know that the world is not that safe a place right now and he must be careful in everything that he does and anywhere he goes. I have complete faith that the church people will keep him safe.

    The words supposedly spoken by Eula mirror the thoughts that in this world he loves his family and the Philippines noticeably forgetting his homeland fans. I don’t believe this and if it is true, then there is a reason and the reason being that he has personal issues and why would he not? The huge image that he shoulders is powerful and ever growing. I don’t believe for a minute that he doesn’t completely love his homeland and his long time fans as the much loved and needed part of his foundation in his world of music. I am writing this not even living in the US myself but standing back just far enought to see.

    David…go away and answer your calling. Take the time to place all of the players in their rightful places. Do not be swayed any differently…Pinocchio, I mean…David…

    I would never in my life have flown from the east coast to Salt Lake City on my own (and near Christmas) a few years ago, for any other musician. I had to hear him sing with a choir and an orchestra…So those who appreciate his music that much will be the foundation when he returns if some others have moved along. There is one thing that David does not have and that is enough belief in himself. Even though the mission will be a lot of work that he will love of course, he will be given peace. Two years I believe will give enough time to prepare for a North American return of David’s music to his fans. More on that to follow!!

    SB

  129. betsy said

    I have very mixed feelings about that “interview” that wasn’t an interview. It was a private conversation in which David told his private feelings to someone he trusted. He must have been very vulnerable.
    It’s all over now, that’s why I posted it. But I bet he never thought he was spilling his guts to the world.
    It bothers me not at all that he said he’d like to remain in the Philippines. What bothers me was his worry that everyone would go on to other things, and it seems like he fears being forgotten. His sisters growing up without him. This is heartbreaking.

  130. djafan said

    SB,

    I’m positive some things get lost in the translation. Not only with the Philippine media but also with the US media and mind you they speak English lol. So in that context I know David hasn’t and won’t forget his homeland fans. Isn’t it obvious?

    David tweets today.

    David Archuleta @DavidArchie

    Time to focus on some more music stuff today.

    David rested and is back to work. He said in one of his last interviews, paraphrasing here “and to my US fans I haven’t forgotten you, of course not” with his signature smile and crinkling of the eyes. I need to go look for that interview.

    This SB, this! But I’d also like to add “World fans” because I believe with all my heart that David has all the attributes needed to become an epic International Star.

    “Two years I believe will give enough time to prepare for a North American return of David’s music to his fans. More on that to follow!!”

  131. skydancer1x said

    well, #124 makes me sad.
    My wish.. is that David will receive, from his family and friends, just what he needs over the next few weeks before he goes away from them all for 2 years
    I hope they FILL his heart with so much love and affection and reassurance that he will be missed, that his heart will need its own airplane seat

    aww MT, yes, real tears! wherever he ‘went’ for those tears, I don’t know, but he went there. he’s so good.
    real tears, real emotion flowing out.
    real growth

  132. djafan said

    There seems to not a single link to Nandito Ako :( But rumor has it that all the weeks episodes will air on Saturday, a marathon of sorts. Trying to get deets on this.

    David is unbelievable.

    @kariontour
    and this was only the 4th day of shooting Nandito Ako!

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  133. SandyBeaches said

    Unfortunately perhaps some things do get lost in translation so they should not be translated then because the young fans are not going to try to figure things out, just feel badly. We are the ones who can give reason but unless the interview (or leaking of conversation) then to his young fans (not his older fans) this is the word…taken at face value because they belive in what is said by David.

    Yes David has world fans but if one looks on youtube at how many artists travel the world and have huge receptions wherever they go such as Manila, then you will see that many are International Stars.. They just don’t tour in the US…but…they love their homeland first, it is their home, they are not gypsies…well most are not…

    SB

  134. Abrra said

    I will try to choose my words carefully.

    This young actress , 16 or17 I believe, was approached by press and asked to elaborate about private conversations with the star of the series. For me the issue is boundaries. She may not have realized that what she repeated was so personal to David. I can forgive her youth on that point.

    What I struggle with is the press using her words while knowing that is was a private conversation. Some filtering might have been a better choice.

    I do not ever, repeat ever, take offense to David expressing his love for any person, fan base or location. It all has helped him to get to where he is in his career. He expresses a gratitude for the support from everyone who helped along the way.

    Abrra still without my magical computer

  135. djafan said

    SB,

    In a perfect world you are right things shouldn’t be translated or interviewers shouldn’t quote things out of context but they do and have all along David’s journey. Many have had to go outside their homeland to get the recognition they deserve before their home embraces them. I believe like you do that his time will come here in his home in 730 days :)

    The US is on board for sure. Check this trending chart found on FOD.

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  136. djafan said

    Oh and Latin America seems to be gaining momentum and are appearing on twitter daily wanting to know more about this Nandito Ako lol. They’re becoming instant fans and trending in many Latin countries.

  137. xaris said

    After watching today’s episode, I feel like I can finally relax; I think I was actually a little nervous about how well David would do with this series. I thought in some of the first scenes he seemed a little self-conscious, which made him a little stiff. But the angry scenes and the crying at his mom’s grave scene today–wow! Well done for a novice, David! I have quickly come to the conclusion that I don’t care which girl he ends up with, I just want him to clock Evil Steve a good one. What’s with the weird bow-tie Steve keeps wearing? I keep expecting that thing to spin. Did it come with his Zorro costume when he bought the hat?

  138. skydancer1x said

    well, 135. that is really neat Dja, thanks for bringing that here! I gotta say,
    I didn’t learn anything in that interview that I didn’t already know.But Eula did.
    She learned how important David’s family is, how much he loves his time spent in the Philippines and the Filipino people,and how much he loves his fans, and how important all of that is to him, and his God. God and family. She saw his heart, and I think she was just a teenage girl sharing that her way.

    I look at Davids fan base as just that. We are David Archuleta fans, and we are all united in our love for him.We are all over the world,and there are no borders. We are all Archies, united in our love for David, and for each other.
    The 5 weeks David was away,he and Kari and the fan base were well nourished and taken care of like they were at a relatives house. I love that. It is so wonderful.
    We take care of David and each other. It is consistent for David.We are all different yet all the same.Wherever David has gone to ‘work’ and will go in the future, he knows we will be there for him in the same fashion. I don’t know about you all, but that makes me feel really good.

    “for the whole world to hear…I can’t wait!”~Paula Abdul
    .

  139. Bebereader said

    Watching today’s episode here:

    http://www.watchfilipinotv.com/2012/02/nandito-ako-tv5-22-february-2012/

  140. lani said

    sky,

    I love, luvvv everything you said!!! And I agree… SPOT ON!

  141. tawna21 said

    bebe #139 thank you… ♥

    Tawna

  142. djafan said

    Sky…♥

  143. MT said

    Sky,
    “I hope they FILL his heart with so much love and affection and reassurance that he will be missed, that his heart will need its own airplane seat.”
    ♥ I hope so, too.

    Awww SB, don’t feel bad. As for David loving the Phils, I’m sure he does. He’s had a great time there. But if you think back, he’s often said “I love it here, I don’t want to leave” about other places too, places in the U.S, like Nashville for example. And he always tweets “It’s good to be back home” almost every time he returns home.

    I think another reason he didn’t want to leave the Phils this time is because it’s the last thing before his mission and he’s going to really miss all of his fans everywhere when he leaves, so he kind of didn’t want it to end.

    Sky,”
    Beautifully said. “We are all over the world, and there are no borders.”

    I especially like the way you put that. Let me add to it and say that I think there are “no borders in David’s heart.” ♥

    Xaris,
    “What’s with the weird bow-tie Steve keeps wearing? I keep expecting that thing to spin. Did it come with his Zorro costume when he bought the hat?” hahaha That cracked me up!!

    And I’m with you. haha Personally, I’d like to see him use that left hook on Uncle Steve.

  144. Bebe#139 – thank you. A couple of scenes were missing when I watched the broadcast this morning. Was a little late tuning in, so not sure if that was why. David’s delivery was so convincing that I couldn’t turn off the tears – esp the cemetery scene. Made my heart ache, for real.

    Sky, I love what & how you express yourself. Thanks.

    Abrra – how do you pass on a link (#139) in an email without going through Facebook? Do not post on Facebook but would love to share this mini series with non David fans.

  145. MT – “….. and there are no borders in David’s heart.” Oh tears, must be one of those days.

  146. djafan said

    From David’s OS. http://davidarchuleta.com/home/?p=3813

    David Archuleta… “Forevermore”

    Posted by support in Music, News | 7 comments
    David Archuleta… “Forevermore”

    Feb 22, 2012

    Last week, David Archuleta’s partner Ivory Music & Video, Inc. announced the forthcoming release of probably David’s last album before his intended 2-year break from the business to embark on an important spiritual mission.

    “DAVID ARCHULETA… FOREVERMORE” is a collection of all original Filipino classic love songs written and composed by some of the Philippine’s renowned songwriters like Ogie Alcasid, Louie Ocampo, Jay Durias, Jimmy Antiporda, Cecil Azarcon, among others.

    “Forevermore”, “You Are My Song”, “I’ll Never Go”, “Reaching Out”, “Rainbow”, “Tell Me”, and “Hold On” are some of the songs included in the album.

    Why “Forevermore”? David is a much-loved international artist in the Philippines. This album is a fitting tribute not only to OPM (Original Pilipino Music), but to his countless fans who have remained loyal through the years. He wants his fans to know that he loves and appreciates them, wherever he may go… forevermore.

    The album will be released in the Philippines by IVORY Music & Video in March 2012.

    IVORY’s partner store AstroPlus is offering local and international shipping. Pre-order “Forevermore” online now: sign up for a free Multiply.com account, and order your copy of “Forevermore” at AstroVision.Multiply.com!

    And from WOW HD formerly CD WOW.

    WOW HD @WOW_HD

    Hi @DavidArchie fans! We’re working on Forevermore details & will keep you informed. Despite rumours, we haven’t been told we can’t get it!

    http://www.wowhd.com.au/

  147. Abrra said

    #144 fandaforeverti48

    To share a link with non fans, just copy and paste that link in #139 into an email to them. I am not sure what you are asking about Facebook.

    You do have to sign up for Facebook if you want to post links to someone’s Facebook page. I signed up, but I never use my page. I just need to be able view links to other’s Facebook if necessary. For instance when there are David pictures I want to see.

    Abrra

  148. jans11 said

    Sky…you covered it all!!♥♥♥♥ Just love David and his fans…just in case you didn’t know! ♥

  149. Abrra said

    Anyone who wrote to Astroplus last week can expect this reply ( I got it today)

    Dear International David Archuleta Fans,

    Thank you for your interest in purchasing David Archuleta’s upcoming album, “David Archuleta… Forevermore” which is set to be released in the Philippines in March 2012. Attached is the press release from Ivory Music & Video, the local label which will be releasing and distributing the OPM (Original Pilipino Music) album.

    As promised, we now have several payment options for international fans: Visa, Mastercard, Paypal and Western Union.

    (For those who still prefer to pay through Western Union, feel free to just respond to this email for more details.)

    To purchase the Forevermore album, please follow these steps:
    1) Create an account on http://www.multiply.com.
    2) Click here: http://astrovision.multiply.com/products/listing/10002/David_Archuleta_OPM_album_Forevermore_International_Shipping
    3) Start shopping! :)

    Standard shipping fee (up to five (5) albums only in one package) for all international orders is PHP950 except for SEA countries which is PHP550.

    Please note that we will send out all of the albums on the day of the release. We will update you again via email on the release date once the label sends out a formal announcement.

    For those who are asking whether CDWow will release the album or not, we were advised by the label that the OPM album will be exclusively released in the Philippines so it may be unlikely for CDWow to distribute it.

    Please feel free to repost the link on your Facebook walls/David Archuleta fan sites/Twitter and share with other international fans so they too can buy a copy of the album. :)

    Should you have questions and any other concerns, please feel free to address them to this email.

    Thank you / maraming salamat po!


    Astroplus Online Shopping Team

    http://www.facebook.com/Astroplus1

    https://twitter.com/Astroplus1

    astromerchandise@gmail.com

    Abrra

  150. dakgal said

    Does anyone have a clue on how much they are charging?—Kinda like to know before I order —all I see is a number for Filipino money–

    I’m sure it’s reasonable–just like to know. :roll: I roll my eyes more than anyone.

  151. Abrra said

    Dak

    This from the first reply i got from Astroplus

    “Just to let you know, the album is USD11.00 and (ironically,) the shipping through regular mail to your location is double the amount – it’s USD21. It should take a week and a half to get to you. ”

    Abrra

  152. tawna21 said

    Dak, it’s around $22.28 for shipping and around $11.26 for the cd. You can order up to 5 in one pkg. and the shipping is the same. I had a second email that gave a link for ordering more than one.

    Tawna

  153. Abrra said

    Because we have some friends here who are new to Twitter, please be careful and do not click on any link from a name you do not recognize. There may be a private tweet to you that says something like ” Is this you?’ or “Did you see what someone said about you ? ” then they have a link. DO Not ever click it. There might be a virus on the site you land on.

    Abrra

  154. betsy said

    We Will Wait For David Archuleta is trending worldwide, here in the US, and lots of cities. :)
    He is so loved.

  155. MT said

    Wow, Thanks for the warning Abrra! I appreciate it, because I might have clicked it if I got something like that. So, thanks. :)

  156. Angelica said

    Finally got a chance to watch the NA episode tonight after a really busy day. What a powerful performance of anger when confronting his uncle for proof and what an equally powerful portrayal of grief in the graveyard. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a better male crying scene in my life. Not even kidding, I can’t even joke about this anymore. This man is an actor and a daaaamn good one.

  157. dakgal said

    Thank you Abs and Tawna—-guess I saw that —just didn’t decipher it properly-Duh!!

    The CD TOSOD-Asian edition wasn’t that costly on shipping was it? I think I’ll wait awhile.

    Does anyone else find themselves making up your own words to the scenes where you don’t hear a word of English–by the emotions that are being shown? I do!! ;)
    Got my own little story going. Haha Sure has me hooked!! Thanks to Bebe #139 – I got to see part of what I missed this morning. Spazz medicine doesn’t work on panic attacks.

    David is doing an excellent job–I think because the scenes were shot out of sequence we will see him waver between—new on the job David -to- experienced David.

  158. betsy said

    Angelica, I agree. This was the episode that I really saw his emotions. You could HEAR his breathing throughout that crying scene. I don’t mean the sniffling, I mean the holding back. He already knows to not go over the top.

  159. Bebereader said

    Betsy#158 “..I mean the holding back. He already knows to not go over the top.”

    Betsy,

    David uses those skills when he sings. It comes so natural to him that he can just carry them over to his acting. He used those skills (holding back and not going over the top) during American Idol.

    Take a look at how David at 17 years old knew instinctively how to deliver a song.

    credit danddog2

  160. tawna21 said

    Dak, I ended up paying $43.55 for 2 cd’s…not really that bad. I paid more for my 2 Christmas cd’s. Plus, I’m not a waiter-arounder type of person when it comes to getting ahold of something like this. Gotta have it, gotta have it, NOW!!! haha

    Angelica #156, totally agree.

    Dak >>> ‘Got my own little story going’… yep!

    Tawna

  161. MT said

    Dak, Tawna,
    LOL Yep, Me too!! If we ever get a DVD with subtitles, It’ll be funny to watch it and see how close we were. haha

    Angelica,
    “This man is an actor and a daaaamn good one.”

    I couldn’t agree more. David was sooo convincing. I definitely bought it hook, line and sinker. He had me in tears for him. It broke my heart to see him cry like that. It was so REAL.

    He’s really got a natural talent for portraying emotion, that’s for sure. And I imagine it will only get better from here.

  162. MT. and” there are no borders in David’s heart.” love that.♥love you

    Dja,I just watched again on the link that Bebe had up, at 139.no wading through commercials.commercials.

    Uncle Steve, snappy dresser.
    157 Dak,
    “Does anyone else find themselves making up your own words to the scenes where you don’t hear a word of English–by the emotions that are being shown? I do!! Got my own little story going. Haha ”
    Dak, I would pay to hear your “own words to the scenes” is there a cover charge? haha! I am laughing just thinking about it, you always crack me up!

    I do have one question anybody.
    Did Holly throw her piece of Josh’s watch into the fountain?
    I would have had the camera focused on the watch piece, …in slow motion…through the air…. landing in the water fountain, for that scene.) that is if she threw the watch in, and if I were the director.(But I am not the director,and it is late, and I am sleepy right now) ha!
    g’nite.

    Abrra, thanks for the heads up about twitter,
    .still haven’t tweeted my first tweet on Twitter but I am still a twit :))

  163. Gayle122890 said

    Hi all. Wow, what a whole new “David’ experience! I just love him in this! He’s been doing just great in his first acting endeavor. I just loved the way he said “What??” in the limo after Chi said, “You’re up to something…” I know, that’s kind of a late comment on a long-gone scene, but it was the first of many favorites so far. I’ve been finding myself not looking at him as “David acting” but as Josh, a different person. He’s done his job. Another one that got to me was when Uncle gives him proof of his mom’s death and you can see it in his face that his hopes of finding her start to fade and finally gives in to grief. Made me wish I was Chi at that moment. I won’t even attempt to comment on the cemetery scene. I’m so glad I’ve been able to come here and watch so far. I hope I continue to do so since I don’t get much of a chance to and the episodes disappear so fast! Also I was really hoping the album would be available through CDWOW like TOSOD ATE was. Some of us will have to wait for it. At least for a while, cause when you want to, you can, right Gladys? Thank you all for all the goodies. Those photos! Sometimes I feel like that crumpled hat in his hands lol. Good night all. Love!

    Good night Dear David. So glad to have you back in the homeland.

  164. Guys, just want you to know that TV5 has graciously restored my YT channel JRforDA2012 :)

    (doing cartwheels here)

    And thank you to those who supported the channel and appreciated the videos posted therein :)

    Thank you @TV5manila and its marketing team for understanding!

  165. Abrra said

    Sky

    I went back to the replay. Anya reaches into her bag and takes the out the watch and talks to her Dad. The watch face is rather large in her hands. You can tell she has something else in her right hand. I think she took the coin out when she went for the watch.
    She holds the coin up which is smaller than the watch face, and makes a wish as she tosses it into the water.

    In proportion to her fingers the watch is large and the coin is small.

    TMI I know ;)

    JR

    Good for you! Its all about the fans. Finally someone recognizes that fact.

    Abrra

  166. djafan said

    David is smoldering :)

    Abrra..TMI lol

    Gayle “Those photos! Sometimes I feel like that crumpled hat in his hands lol. Good night all. Love!” lol

    Sky, I’m loving Nandito Ako but so many commercials! I dvr the shows I watch just to fast forward thru them. I love being up to watch with everyone else and join in the live excitement but I do go back and rewatch without commercials :)

    Oh My Josh Bradley and Nandito Ako trending worldwide. Last night We Will Wait For David Archuleta trended worldwide.

    I wonder what David is thinking.

    BTS photoshoot!

  167. archiesfan4life said

    Real life has been driving me crazy lately, but I am managing to keep up with my ODD – barely though :(. Abs – thanks for clarifying about the watch and the fountain – I have been wondering about that too.

    Dak – I’m with sky – would love to hear your words to the scenes!

    Many thanks to everyone for all you do to keep us informed – I don’t say it enough – you are soooooo appreciated!

    Gayle – I read “somewhere” that CD WOW was going to get the CD and they were great to deal with when ordering TOSOD and they were very reasonable with shipping. I guess we’ll have to wait and see if what I read is accurate.

    Have a great day everyone!!!!

    AF4L

  168. Poof said

    Hi all,
    This is all so fun for us. It is so obvious to me that the power of a fan base can have major impact on the “powers to be”. We have seen how the hard work of the Philippine fans has soo paid off for David and for all of us world wide.

    Isn’t it possible to harness the power of his world-wide fans to get David the promotion he deserves in this last month here in the states? If we are able to “trend” David daily, can’t we use this same energy to get him on Good Morning America,,,,, etc.? I don’t even tweet, but I can email. Can’t we inundate people with the story of this amazing young man,,,, going from adored RockStar to humble servant of his God. Who would do that? We know, but everyone should know. Literally millions of people not only like David, but voted for him during American Idol. There is lots of love and support to be tapped out there.

    Come on, what can we do to send him off knowing millions of people wait for him to return. ??

  169. cq said

    Poof, yes, David’s fans are the best!!!!

  170. djafan said

    New article and if you have a chance leave a comment on MJ’s she posted about this article.

    http://www.mjsbigblog.com/idol-headlines-for-022312.htm

    And leave the “new believer” a comment.

    http://www.philstar.com/youngstar/ysarticle.aspx?articleid=780441&publicationsubcategoryid=84

    New perspective: American Idol’s David Archuleta sets his sights on Philippine TV and signs a deal with retail giant Bench.
    David Archuleta’s new fix
    CHASING TOFF By Christopher De Venecia The Philippine Star Updated February 24, 2012 12:00 AM

    Placing second to David Cook in the intensely-followed David Vs. David American Idol showdown over four years ago, who would’ve thought that fan favorite David Archuleta would become a worldwide phenomenon? I sure as hell didn’t. For some reason, his season had been that one season of Idol that I didn’t get to catch, despite having hawked the series fastidiously from O.G. Kelly Clarkson to country guy Scott McCreery. Dawg, my bad.

    At a recent press launch for David Archie (@DavidArchie on the Twitterverse) as the latest endorser for Filipino mega brands Bench and Bench Fix, I found myself a believer — the ultimate deal-breaker being the singer’s cover of A Thousand Miles. With generosity that he extended to his screaming fans as a result of their second and third pleas for “more” during his mini-concert at TriNoma that night, I saw firsthand — the charm, the heart-on-his-sleeve persona, and the unassuming small town boy humility that he is known to fashion despite international stardom. Heck, when I entered his dressing room for the interview, he offered me a bite to eat.

    A simple boy from Utah, David Archie has since generated two pop albums, two Christmas projects, and sold-out concerts around the world — which now includes, among others — a forthcoming OPM album (believe it or not!), a mini-series with TV5, and a clothing and hair product endorsement. Young Star goes behind-the-scenes and talks to the Idol alum and newly minted Bench endorser, minutes before he took to the stage. David has since found fame singing the kind of love songs that make teenage hearts sigh.

    YOUNG STAR: Hey David, how’s the Philippines been treating you so far?

    DAVID ARCHULETA: It’s been great. We’ve loved our stay here.

    We hear you like sisig. What else about Manila have you come to love?

    I love sisig! Also the people. Everyone we’ve gotten to work with. TV5 has been awesome. Everyone in the mini-series I’ve been working on — Nandito Ako, the cast, the crew, Direk Mac Alejandre, and also getting to work with Ivory Music and Video on an OPM album that will be coming out next month.

    That’s awesome! What’s it going be called?

    Forevermore. It’s in English but it’s an all-OPM album. We worked with Jay Durias and Jimmy Antiporda. It’s been great.

    OPM, sisig, do you see yourself becoming more Filipino by the minute?

    I feel like a part of me is becoming Filipino. I’ve come to love it here.

    Can’t believe it’s been four years since David vs. David.

    Time flies most definitely. It’s crazy to see how much has happened since then and how long ago that is now.

    What’s the journey been like from the Idol stage to present?

    We’ve been keeping busy. I recorded two pop albums, released two Christmas projects since then. And now that OPM project. It’s crazy. And I’ll see what else I can get done when I go back to the States — see what we can get done recording for fans everywhere else before I leave for a mission.

    Let’s talk about Nandito Ako.

    I play an international artist named Josh Bradley. He’s half Filipino. He grew up in the Philippines ‘til he was seven with his mom. His dad died when he was young. When he was seven, there was a hotel fire that happened and he got separated from him mom and thought she was dead, and went to the States and became a successful singer. Many years later, he comes back to the Philippines looking for his mom, looking for those memories and then he meets two girls he becomes close with and falls in love. There’s kind of a love triangle there. David on Ben Chan: “[He] is an extremely nice person and I’m impressed with the reputation that he has here.

    What can we expect from you in this project?

    It’s my first time ever trying acting so it’s very new for me. I was very nervous. I don’t know how I’ll come across as an actor. But I had so much fun. I loved everyone I was working with. We became a family.

    Did you have to take acting workshops for this?

    I did. Here and abroad. I had a little bit of acting workshops the week I came to the Philippines. We had some acting workshops with Gina Alajar and Laurice Guillen. They were really great to work with.

    And now you’re an endorser for Bench? What about the brand do you love in particular?

    They have this really great selection of clothes. I feel very comfortable in what I can wear with Bench. And the people have also been great. Mr. Ben Chan is an extremely nice person and I’m impressed with the reputation that he has here. Everyone has good things to say about him and the brand.

    Are you excited for this endorsement? You’re now part of a roster of world-class endorsers like Michael Trevino, Bruno Mars and Lucy Hale.

    We’re very excited to be able to endorse the brand. We’re also launching Bench Fix tonight. We did photo shoots not just for some of the clothes that are coming up in the season but as well as some of the hair products. It’s all very exciting.

  171. gladys said

    want to comment humorous:

    Today I went to breakfast with my mom and when I call the waiter to ask the account, and almost tell !!!! kuya !!!!!
    And when I ordered my ticket service, I almost do the gesture, drawing the square in the air.

    hahahahahahahahah my god, the things I do for David.

  172. djafan said

    Poof, I’ve tweeted and email countless peeps to get them to pay attention to a real person with real talent. I’ll continue to do so even while David is away. And It seems like Idol Chatter is making sense this open letter to Nigel. Which includes a request to David have on and other former contestants Please bombard them with David requests in the comments.

    Season 11: The perfect time to celebrate Idol’s past
    Posted by Mark Franklin on Feb 22, 2012 in Season 11 | 12 comments

    Nigel Lythgoe:

    Seems to me American Idol missed a golden opportunity last year.

    It was the show’s 10th season, the perfect time to celebrates its past and present as the most-watched show in the nation.

    But was there a 10th anniversary of any sort?

    Nope. Nary a sign of one.

    Not only that, but past Idols were largely absent from the show’s Season 10 finale.

    An opportunity missed, in my mind.

    The good news: Idol has another opportunity to get this right — perhaps an even better opportunity — in Season 11.

    In just a couple of weeks, the Idol finals will begin.

    You know what that means. Each performance show will be followed by a results show. And each results show will have slots for a couple of guest performances.

    This year, let’s forget about inviting the Black Eyed Peas, the Iggy Pops, the Diddy-Dirty Moneys and the Il Volvos of the music world. Let’s forget the guest bits by Russell Brand and the gang at TMZ.

    If guest mentors are only interested in being on the show to hawk their new release on results night, let them go elsewhere. After all, the only memorable guest mentor moment all last season came when Lady Gaga was coaching Scotty McCreery.

    And if the judges want to hawk their own products … well, you pay them enough that they can afford a commercial or two.

    Instead, let’s fill every one of those results show performance slots with past Idol contestants. Give each of them a couple of minutes to talk to Ryan about what they’ve been doing since Idol. Give them an audience of millions to market their latest project.

    The timing couldn’t be better. The list of former contestants who have recently released or are planning to release new music this year reads like a who’s who of American Idol.

    Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard. Carrie Underwood and Bo Bice. Adam Lambert and Kris Allen.

    Vonzell Solomon, Brooke White and Kellie Pickler just released new music. Siobhan Magnus, from Season 9, has too. Lee DeWyze and Casey James plan to.

    And wouldn’t it be great to give David Cook a chance to remind Idol fans of his special talent, since they’ve apparently forgotten?

    And to have David Archuleta back on the show before he embarks on his two-year mission trip?

    Whenever the topic of slipping ratings comes up, someone with the show — often yourself — points out how remarkable it is that Idol has been on the air for 10 years and has retained its popularity over such a long period.

    So celebrate it.

    By celebrating and honoring the contestants who made it possible.

    They deserve to be celebrated and honored.

    There won’t be a better time than Season 11.

    Mark Franklin
    Idol Chatter

    P.S. I’ll make an exception for the season finale. It’s always nice to see the current cast get a chance to perform with some of their idols. But the show can surely do better than last year, when Carrie Underwood was the only former contestant to perform in the finale.

    http://ydtalk.com/chatter/2012/02/season-11-the-perfect-time-to-celebrate-idols-past/#comment-36284

  173. djafan said

    Gladys, you so funny jaja. It’s so easy to pick up anything David does :)

    A message from The David Archuleta Music Scholarship! The link to their website is on the right sidebar.

    DAVID FANS UNITE!!!

    Oh my heck! It’s that time of year again!

    It’s time to honor David by giving to

    THE DAVID ARCHULETA MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP!!!

    We’re kicking off this year’s campaign on THURSDAY, MARCH 1ST…

    SO MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!

    As David embarks upon his mission, we look forward to many more fans

    participating this year by honoring him & giving back to him for all he’s done for us.

    We can’t thank you enough for supporting this scholarship as it is a fitting tribute to

    David and means a great deal to him.

    DAVID FANS UNITE!!!

  174. Bebereader said

    More new pics from Bench photoshoot….*gasps for air*

    “When I had a one-on-one interview with David Archuleta at the Close Up Pyromusical last February 11, he mentioned that he had to extend his stay in the country for a week because of more projects.

    As it turns out, one of the projects is an endorsement deal with Bench and Bench Fix. Why didn’t I see that coming? Come to think of it, David–with his boyish good looks and undeniable charm–is perfect for Bench.

    Just look at the photos.

    I got to see David again when he was launched by the brand as their newest face, and basing on the reaction of the crowd in Trinoma last February 17, it looks like Bench hit the jackpot with him.

    Check out these plus some behind-the-scenes photos. I can’t wait to see his in-store photos and billboards.

    I will surely miss him while he’s busy with his two-year break from the entertainment industry. Good thing his TV5 show Nandito Ako is already on air, and a new all-OPM album will be released very soon.”

    http://ninomarksablan.blogspot.com/2012/02/david-archuleta-for-bench-no-

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  175. Gahhh! Bebe! Thank you! these pics are gorgeous! David looks great in this Bench clothing line don’tcha think?
    Love when David tucks his shirt in and wears a belt.shows off his slim and fit self..yep, I do!

    Gladys,you are so funny.Now you will have all of us doing the “check please” thing. haha!

    I overslept this morning and missed today’s episode so have to catch it later today I guess.

    Dja, hope David could go on Idol before he leaves, or, something!:) hellOOOO! Last chance for 2 whole years America, get. on. the. stick.! I am going over to post now.

    AF4L….( pssst… lets stay on Dak for her story♥ )

    is there any way Bebe to be able to put that top pick at 174 on my desktop?:))

  176. Bebereader said

    Skyyyyyyy,

    Right click on the pic and then click “Set as desktop background”.

    Let me know if it works.

  177. emmegirl said

    Just time enough to say, “This man is an actor and a daaaamn good one.”

    pics :)

  178. MT said

    How can one guy be so talented AND so good looking? It hardly seems fair to the rest of the male population that one guy got it all.

    174. Bebe
    “it looks like Bench hit the jackpot with him.” < They sure did! ♥ Don’t ya just love that sentence?

    Good gracious alive, he looks good in those pics!!

  179. emmegirl said

    gayle, “Those photos! Sometimes I feel like that crumpled hat in his hands…”, LOL!!!

    So is there no place we can get youtubes or anything…dying.

  180. SandyBeaches said

    Is day 4 of the series available on any site?? If so, could they be postesd each day somewhere? Am I missing something new about the unavailability of the videos?

    SB

  181. 176, I can’t get it to work Bebe. Usually when I right click that option comes up(set as desktop background) but I don’t get that option now(?) gonna go back to some old screamcaps and see if it lets me have that option. Might just be my google chrome or something.

  182. SandyBeaches said

    I amswered my own question so here it is for anyone else who may need it!

    http://www.watchfilipinotv.com/category/tv5/

    SB

  183. djafan said

    SB,

    They have been taking them down earlier and earlier each day. I haven’t been able to download them because I’m at work. But here some links.

    Go to previous for next part.

    [video src="http://s285.photobucket.com/albums/ll75/maddiejogirl/Nandito%20Ako%20Episodes/?action=view&current=11.mp4#!oZZ10QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs285.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fll75%2Fmaddiejogirl%2FNandito%2520Ako%2520Episodes%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3D41.mp4" /]

    http://www.watchfilipinotv.com/2012/02/nandito-ako-tv5-22-february-2012/

    They haven’t been put up here yet.

    http://www.nanditoakotv.co.cc/2012/02/nandito-ako-4-02-23-2012.html

    Archuleta Philippines have been blog translating…here is episode 4.

    http://archuletaphilippines.com/live-translation-%E2%80%93-nandito-ako-episode-4-22312.html

  184. cowboys4 said

    SB- I just saw that FOD has the episodes saved in a photobucket account. Here’s the link. http://fansofdavid.com/?page_id=67917

  185. djafan said

    David blog in Poland…nice :)

    http://davidarchuletapoland.blogspot.com/2012/02/david-archuleta-forevermore.html?spref=tw

  186. Bebereader said

    #178 “…“it looks like Bench hit the jackpot with him.” < They sure did! ♥ Don’t ya just love that sentence?"

    I love it, MT. Anyone who has the good fortune to work with David hits the jackpot!

    Thank you SB, dja and cb for the links from this morning's NA. I missed it today and all day it felt like I forgot my watch or something. LOL

    #181 Sky,

    Try it this way. Save pic. Go to Control panel. Go to Appearance and personalization. Click "Change desktop background". Click "Browse" to find pic and highlight the pic you want. Click "Open". Choose how to position pic. Then click ok. That should work. (Fingers crossed. LOL)

  187. SandyBeaches said

    ‘Thanks’ for the links everyone…

    SB

  188. Dayzee said

    There was just not enough David in today’s episode. Perhaps the admins here could teach Channel5 to put up nice sidebar pics to keep us happy during commercials and emotional women.

  189. tawna21 said

    I find this ex-treeeemly interesting. You would have to know the small town of Vernal, Utah, to really know why I’m amazed. It’s famous for it’s Dinosaur quarry, but that’s about it (well, and now Betty’s Cafe). It’s about a 3-4 hr. drive from SLC on the central-eastern side of the state. I just really wonder what David was doing out there in this small rural, farming town. They have a LDS Temple there that is a beautiful one, perhaps that’s why he went out. Because, then later, he tweeted about being in the ortho’s office and watching a movie on the ceiling screen. He just keeps his motor humming, on that fine tuned and well oiled machine, all the time. :)

    “Betty’s Cafe head chef Lynda Oaks held up a menu that former American Idol contestant and soon-to-be missionary David Archuleta signed on his stop in Vernal on Thursday. A server at the cafe Dave Everett said he was impressed by Archuleta, and said he doesn’t see too many celebrities in the cafe. Regular customer of Betty’s Nancy Jensen Birchell said she spoke with the singer during breakfast and he admitted that he had visited the Vernal Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during his visit. Birchell said he was dressed in Sunday best and very nonchalant. “Who knew you’d see David Archuleta in Betty’s,” Birchell said. The pop singer later sent a message to his more than 2,200,000 followers Facebook about the Roosevelt and Duchesne restaurant China Star. Archuleta announced in December that he would serve a two-year proselytizing mission for the LDS Church.”

    http://ubstandard.com/stories/Pop-singer-Archuleta-pays-visit-to-Basin,10432

    Tawna

  190. bluesky said

    Tawna:

    That picutre (in the link) of him at the table, with the sun all hazy around him, there – in the middle of nowhere – … it has a surreal feeling to it. Especially if you know how off the beaten track this is. Waaaaayyyyy out there in the middle of going to or from somewhere else.

    He just sits there. Eating. Nonchalantly, as they say.

    I don’t know of any picture or setting I have seen recently that so captures the elusive essence of DA like this one does.

    “Beam me up, Scotty.”

  191. MunkFOD said

    #189 Tawna, I know David is going to many of the temples in the area but I also think he may be looking up friends before he leaves.. who knows… but it wouldn’t surprise me at all.

    He blows me away with all that he does. Grateful for his music and example. :D

  192. MunkFOD said

    PS.. bet its great to drive around alone and find some peace and solitude. :D

  193. tawna21 said

    Bluesky, my Dad is from Vernal, so I seriously know what you mean when you say it’s “Waaaaayyyyy out there in the middle of going to or from somewhere else.”

    I find it so interesting that he is there alone and yet not alone. He is so enveloped in the light of goodness that it makes my heart pound and stand still at the same time. The photo is of value. It is so David — in this world, but not of this world.

    Tawna

  194. bluesky said

    Tawna…

    Exactly. It is an iconic picture of DA.
    <3

  195. bluesky said

    MunkFOD: (((((((<3)))))))

  196. sweetonDA said

    Tawna, loved this and it’s so true. “I find it so interesting that he is there alone and yet not alone. He is so enveloped in the light of goodness that it makes my heart pound and stand still at the same time. The photo is of value. It is so David — in this world, but not of this world.

    I guess we’ll all have to wait 2 years before some of us see eachother again. (((HUGS))) to everyone!

    I’m really enjoying NA. I used to watch soaps but gave them up over 10 years ago, but I am definitely hooked on this on. David is doing a marvelous job. I agree he is a quick study, but I also think he is totally being blessed for being such a good person and working so hard to be an example to all ages.

  197. djafan said

    Tawna, Bluesky, Munk, and Sweetonda, Why is this picture screaming at me?

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  198. bluesky said

    Djafan

    Ah, friend. For me, it is like the out-of-focus image that I see here, matches with crystal clarity his image in my heart. He is, and always will be, just David.

  199. bluesky said

    That is the quality that I love most about him.

    As I said above: I don’t know of any picture or setting I have seen recently that so captures the elusive essence of DA like this one somehow does.

    “Beam me up, Scotty.”

    Somehow this silhouette, in silence, without seeing the good-looks, without hearing the voice or being (benignly) beguiled by his open manner and ready smile, speaks volumes — If by “screaming” you mean it seems loud, I agree. Loud has never been so quiet.

    Meditation on David:
    I remember one time there was a picture of DA in a cross legged sitting pose that spurred us on to many a discussion about his qualities of spirituality. But this unassuming image seems to capture a feeling, an essence, a tide of color and light that quietly engulfs me.

    Thanks for posting it.

  200. djafan said

    “Somehow this silhouette, in silence, without seeing the good-looks, without hearing the voice or being (benignly) beguiled by his open manner and ready smile, speaks volumes — If by “screaming” you mean it seems loud, I agree. Loud has never been so quiet.”

    Bluesky, yes loud, demanding my attention, bringing, no pulling me into his space, yes engulfing me. You’re good.

    And that picture is good. And David is one of a kind.

  201. poof said

    Check out the artist Jan Vermeer. This looks like one of his. (Except for the ketchup)

  202. gladys said

    my gosh

  203. angelofdja said

    Bluesky, Thank you for being in my David world. This:
    Somehow this silhouette, in silence, without seeing the good-looks, without hearing the voice or being (benignly) beguiled by his open manner and ready smile, speaks volumes — If by “screaming” you mean it seems loud, I agree. Loud has never been so quiet.
    He knows he is never alone even though he is by himself. This picture speaks so much about him. For some reason, I am comforted by it. I’m not sad. I don’t feel like he’s about to be lonely. I don’t feel like crying looking at it. I’m gonna be OK. He’s gonna be OK. Phew!

  204. 193.this picture had me gulping in air, and waiting to exhale. It is as astonishingly beautiful as the man himself.

    Tawna♥,Munk♥,Bluesky♥,Dja♥ Sweet♥

  205. 203 angelof dja♥

  206. Bebereader said

    That pic is so out of this world. I was just thinking, if we didn’t know it was David in that pic, would we know it was him? Of course we would. He has the most strikingly beautiful and recognizable silhouette I’ve ever seen.

  207. I want to see the photoshoots of david as josh bradley.

  208. blurum italia…

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