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    David James Archuleta (born December 28, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. At ten years old, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances.[6] When he was twelve years old, Archuleta became the Junior Vocal Champion on Star Search 2.[6] In 2007, at sixteen years old, he became one of the youngest contestants on the seventh season of American Idol.[7] In May 2008 he finished as the runner-up, receiving 44 percent of over 97 million votes.

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Thrilla in Manila

Posted by djafan on Monday, November 15, 2010


David will be arriving in Manila on November 16th.  We know through twitter that Filipino fans are planning a warm welcome not only at the airport but also at the hotel.  Sounds like we’re in for some excitement from Manila.



Distance from Singapore to Manila 1,481 miles – Travel time 3 hours


JR has so kindly put up a schedule of events in Manila

Manila schedule

1. 16Nov(Tues)- DA arrives MNL; Pinoy Archies will welcome him.
– DA to hotel where a group of Pinoy Archies will also welcome him

2. From thereon, he will stay in the hotel to conduct the media rounds – radio/TV/1-on-1interviews, special features, presscon, phoners, etc…

3. till the 17th (Wed) for the M&G.

4. 17Nov (Wed) – Mall Show/M&G at 5pm. Lots of promo for this event. The whole ShoeMart Mall has tons of huge, gorgeous & strategically located posters.

There are 2 types of passes available to watch David

1. Buy TOSOD CD (Php435/$10++) at the SkyDome Gate. 1st 400 will get their CDs signed and seat at the floor seated section.

2. Buy 3 SM Eco bags (Php160/$3.75++). This is perfect for those who do not want to buy another CD but want to watch the show. However, no CD signing & they occupy the bleachers. We asked the booth ladies yesterday and they said ticket sales is brisk!

18Nov (Wed) – DA leaves for the US…


Manila is 16 hours ahead of Los Angeles
That means when it is 1:00 am (midnight) in Los Angeles, it is 5:00 pm in Manila (same calendar day)

You can calculate your time here


What is the weather in the Phillipines?


136 Responses to “Thrilla in Manila”

  1. bebereader said

    Cool dja! Thanks for outlining the next part of David’s promotional tour for TOSOD.


    Click here to stream “Falling Stars”:

    Click here to vote for “Falling Stars” on Sirius:

    Click here to vote for the best album of 2010 at

    TOSOD is not listed. Write it and David’s name in the space marked “Other”.

    Click here to request David’s songs at Ryan Seacrest’s Top 40:


  2. silverfox said

    Manila is 12 hours ahead of the EST Zone in the US, so it’s 9:50 AM Tuesday, Nov 16. David may be getting ready or may be in flight on his way to Manila right about now. 😀

    GOOD MORNING, DAVID! Have a safe & uneventful flight to Manila. You are constantly in our thoughts & we hope your stay in Manila will be all you hoped it will be & more! Have fun & please take care! Keep with you our love & prayers. Contigo Siempre!


    Here’s a flashback of David in Manila, May 2009. We will ALWAYS & FOREVER stand by you, David!


  3. Abrra said

    Warning! Sleepy David alert!

    Signing autographs Bugis, Singapore

    credit tun001757

    credit booradleigh

    I was wondering why that lady had a big trash bag~~ it’s for his cards, letters and gift bags!


  4. silverfox said’s 9:10 AM where David is! (I calculated incorrectly previously).

    A very good friend & co-worker who is originally from Manila told me today that it is the “rainy season” in the Philippines. Warm & very humid too. I’m glad David likes & doesn’t mind the rain. Much better than cold & snow. 🙂


  5. djafan said

    I’ll be up when gets there!!!!!


    Heading to Manila, Philippines today!! Can’t wait to see the Filipino fans! 21 minutes ago


  6. silverfox said

    IMO, we need a MGR of David saying, sleepily..”Good morning, it’s David” then skipping to 0:15 to 0:24…He’s so CUTE!! 😀

    Just a suggestion. I would do it myself, but I don’t know how??? Bah!

    Good night!


  7. bebereader said

    Silverfox: IMO, you are absolutely right! 😉


  8. Tawna21 said

    Wow! I’m wanting to hear more of David’s vocal warm-ups–that video is extrodinaire! So short (too short) but so fun.



  9. bebereader said

    More tweets from fans!

    @davidarchie if u see this tweet, can u please stand near the entrance of the departure hall and see us/wave? 🙂

    I can’t wait 1 year or more for you @davidarchie. This is worse than last year

    @davidarchie If u see this tweet please go to the departure hall and at leadt wave us goodbye ): we’ve been waiting for u since 8am..

    Better road map here: << TEAM HOTEL UPDATES! | Are You Team Airport or Team Hotel? –

    sorting TEAM AIRPORT FROM TEAM HOTEL. go @archuletaphils!

    Haha, @DavidArchie so excited announcing his arrival in Manila, he didn't know airport is packed w/ media & fans waiting 4 him


  10. Abrra said

    I made what SF asked for, but it seems to be taking forever to upload :45 MGR. While we wait, how about this?

    Its ready! 😉



  11. bebereader said

    David saying goodbye to Singapore fans…

    credit booradleigh


  12. Abrra said

    David Archuleta surprised Northlight Secondary School!

    Video here:

    There are some older videos from last time David visited Singapore. He has on the green plaid shirt.


  13. stenocruiser said

    No missed opportunities for you, huh Abrra? Very nice — thank you!


  14. bebereader said

    I’m not a kissy person: Archie

    David Archuleta tells xinmsn why he’s never been kissed and his love at first taste for Boon Tong Kee chicken rice in Singapore

    Text and Photos: Joyce J. Chansingh

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    In town to promote his latest album, ‘The Other Side of Down’, David Archuleta also reiterated to xinmsn during the interview that he’s “never been in a relationship”, not even puppy love in high school, he affirmed.

    “I’ll go on double dates [but] not serious ones. I’m single right now [and] there’s nothing serious going on in my life with romance.”

    “A fan, middle-aged lady who wasn’t expecting to see me, saw me and started screaming, grabbing me and tried to kiss my face!” David Archuleta or ‘Archie’ as he’s known to fans recalled his most awkward fan encounter.

    “I’m not a kissy person, no kissing for me. It was just so weird because she’s not even a teenager or anything!” (Laughs)

    Well, you can’t blame the overzealous fan – even if she’s in her 40s – for trying, can you, Archie?

    Naturally, the “kissy’ topic paved the way for my next burning question: Is it still true that David Archuleta has never been kissed?

    “Yes, my first kiss is still very much intact. You have to wait for the right person for that, right?!” the singer replied, laughing.

    It’s hard to take his candid words and fun persona seriously at first take but the contemplation was quickly put to rest in the next few minutes that ensued.

    Decked out in a grey, black outfit with matching cardigan, and together with his chipper demeanour, the teen crooner looked every bit your average American teenager until he started to speak.

    “Love is very unpredictable you don’t expect it to happen. It’s just something that you feel. I want to make sure that it’s right because this person is whom you’re going to spend forever with.”

    Turning 20 come end of December this year, the American Idol runner-up is amazingly wise and mature beyond his years and clearly has his feet firmly planted on the ground despite the fame and recognition that came along since his Idol experience from 2008.

    “With all that’s happening in my life now, I feel like it’d have been an unhealthy balance of working and focusing on a girl and not giving the proper attention to either thing.”

    Counting his singlehood as a blessing that helps keep him grounded and “focused on all that’s happening”, the self-confessed mummy’s boy who “gets excited just from going grocery shopping with my mum” sure has a good head on his shoulders, as evidenced by the countless mentions of ‘family’ in our brief 20 minutes chat.

    “I’ll fly home whenever I get days off and spend time with my family…play video games with my sister or even go visit some of my neighbours and friends,” the good-natured singer shared.

    “Talking to them and sharing my experiences with them allow me to escape a little bit because they don’t judge me. They see me as just the way I am.”
    Continued: Archie’s love for chicken rice and suprise visit to Northlight Secondary School

    His second trip to Singapore this time, the baby-faced crooner “loves Singapore because it’s so clean and with lots of good food” lit up with excitement when asked about his favourite dish.

    “I like chicken rice from Boon Tong Kee! It’s so simple but so tasty, I’ve never had this dish or even heard of it until now.”

    “It’s so smooth and tender. It’s almost like it melts in your mouth.”

    In between his media interviews, autograph session and feasting, David also took time out for a surprise visit to students from Northlight Secondary School where he sang the hit single Something ‘Bout Love from his latest album and shared inspirational anecdotes of his success story.


  15. MT said

    Trying to wait up for vids of David’s arrival in Manilla. Does anyone know what time he’s expected to arrive?

    #10 Abrra The vid of that walk has got to be some of the best work you’ve ever done. 🙂


  16. Abrra said


    I can’t take all the credit for that video. David is the easiest subject.

    I think he will land about 2:30 AM Est time.



  17. stenocruiser said

    Just downloaded Silent Night — Orla Fallon and David — from iTunes. Unbelievably beautiful!


  18. djafan said

    Archiesss at the airportttt!!!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    credit @KarissaCortez


  19. djafan said

    “Órla Fallon’s Celtic Christmas” just went on sale! Click HERE to be taken to the iTunes album page! The duet with David is track #6 – or you can just buy the whole album


  20. djafan said

    The Media is at the airport!


    Woot!!! Yayyy @DavidArchie RT @urieldavid: Mediamen outside the airport *GMA AND ABS* I think they’re fanboy too. Heh.


  21. djafan said



  22. djafan said

    Some more media!


    RT @urieldavid: TV5 too, they just arrived. ü
    9 minutes ago via TweetDeck


  23. archangel48 said

    Heh. Heh. SOME people PAY to learn how to swagga like David! 😆
    (I’ve gotta go have a look again!) Thanks abrra!


  24. bebereader said

    David Archuleta Live in Singapore (Tumblr) article and video:

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    David Archuleta was in town as part of his promotional tour for his sophomore album, The Other Side Of Down. Arriving in Singapore early Friday morning, it was evident that David’s visit to Singapore was not a holiday – the 19 year old went straight to business, doing TV interviews, radio shows and photoshoots.

    On Sunday, he had a showcase at Zouk, organized by Singtel. The exclusive gig was for Singtel customers who purchased the latest Nokia handset, Nokia N8.

    The Other Side Of Down was recently released on 5th October 2010. As compared to his previous self-titled album, David has more co-writing credits for his latest album. “Most of the songs on this album were from personal experiences, which was a really neat thing to do because it was a challenge to try to let people be in my shoes through these songs,” he quipped.

    The 19 year old shows not only maturity in his music taste – saying that he would love to collaborate with artistes like Natasha Bedingfield and Brandi Carlile (a collaboration which we absolutely approve of!) – but also towards his outlook in life. David is ready to leave teenage hood behind and embrace the new responsibilities of adulthood. He says, “I think I’ve accomplished more than what I had expected as a teenager so I’m definitely more than ready to carry on with the next phase of my life.”

    Fast forward 2 hours later, David was greeted by girls (and guys) screaming when he arrived at Bugis Junction for an signing session. After a short introduction session (not that he needed any!), David put on his game face i.e a really huge smile, and the signing began. It was rather unfortunate that the autographs were limited to the album inlay and that no photographs were allowed, but meeting David in person and shaking his hand or giving him a high-5, was probably more than enough for the fans. They were also treated to sporadic 3-second jam sessions as David happily sang along to his songs playing in the background while he was signing.

    David’s guitarist, Alfredo, wasn’t spared from the limelight either. “I don’t want to go near the stage and be involved with all the madness,” Alfredo said while signing autographs for eager fans waiting at the sidelines to catch a glimpse of David.

    1.5 hours and an uncountable number of fans later, David signed the last album at exactly 7.57pm. Before taking his leave, he said,”Thank you so much Singapore! I’ll see you again very soon, hopefully!” And with that, David Archuleta left the building.

    Overheard from one of the fans who was lingering around the area, “Oh my god, he said that he loved my shirt! The 3 hours wait was so worth it!”

    Words of a true fan, indeed.



  25. djafan said

    More excited tweets!


    Omg preeess peeps are taking picturesss of archuletaphilippines and videoss 1 minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

    @alyssaajaye: i hear airport people talking about D lol. 1 minute ago via TweetDeck


    There’s a lotttt of people here! This is gonna be crazy with all the media peeps!

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  26. bluesky said

    Sandybeaches: In His Dreams

    Thank you so much for your lovely article. I have enjoyed your comments for a long time here and on other sites. I shake your hand across the electric space and nod my head to your tribute in DA cadence. His invitation for us to march to his drummer is so smilingly and winningly offered, (come on in, the rhythms fine!) almost like a most familiar chorus of the one true song. I hear your deep appreciation of his gift in every line. Again, thank you.


    *sigh* To the fans in Singapore and Manilla: You light up the world. Thanks.


  27. bluesky said

    And… may I just say dear DA, I like the outfit.

    (just sayin’… that’s all… not sayin’ anything else but that.)


  28. djafan said

    RT frogcooke less than an hour to go guys! Or there abouts. lol @davidarchie


  29. bebereader said

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    @kimak ,<– before he went to the airport.


  30. djafan said




    Okay,David Archuleta fancams now.




  31. bebereader said


    Plane has just landed according to Filipino Archies. Wohooo! David Archuleta in Manila!


  32. djafan said



    @KarissaCortez David just came out and took a group pic with the team hotel peeps! Soooo happpy!


  33. Abrra said

    David arrived in Manila.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    “Was supposed to take a picture of my sister but when I clicked, this was the picture @DavidArchie ”
    credit D’yana

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    credit D’yana



  34. Abrra said

    David Archuleta back in PH to promote new album

    By DJ Yap
    Philippine Daily Inquirer
    First Posted 15:57:00 11/16/2010

    Filed Under: Music, Celebrities

    MANILA, Philippines—American Idol alumnus David Archuleta is back in town.

    The baby-faced crooner arrived in Manila Tuesday afternoon to promote his sophomore album, “The Other Side of Down.”

    Archuleta, runner-up in the seventh season of the popular star search in the US, deplaned at 3 p.m. at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2. He flew aboard Philippine Airlines flight 502 from Singapore, which was delayed by almost an hour.

    Smiling, he waved to a group of about 30 fans, clad in jeans and a white shirt with a smiley design. He answered questions from a group of reporters, TV news crews and photographers, who were waiting for his arrival.

    It was Archuleta’s second time in Manila, after headlining a concert last year with Season 7 champ David Cook.



  35. silverfox said

    Relieved David arrived safely in Manila. So no I can get ready for work.

    Abrra, thanks for the MGR! Lovely! 😀

    BTW..How about David’s bodyguard? HE IS A BIG GUY! No one will dare mess with David while he has that “BIG GUY” taking care of him! He’s been right there by David every minute. Wonder what his name is? Not right not knowing his name since he’s guarding our Beloved. 😉

    Somebody should “tweet” Melinda & ask her. Oh, OK…maybe I should. (Didn’t mean to sound bossy).

    Have a great day Pinoy Archies & everyone! 🙂


  36. FG said

    Dear David, Stop talking about the middle-aged woman or momma is going to spank you. 🙂


  37. Abrra said

    @DavidArchie Made it safely to the Philippines! an unexpected but warm welcome lol. Thanks for the greeting Filipino fans! about 5 hours ago from web
    ( Dear David, You still don’t understand how loved you are? )

    Airport autographs

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    credit @manila_bulletin



  38. Abrra said

    Coverage of his arrival in Manila. David appears on TV Patrol at :15 mark.

    David in TV5 news

    credit jtmlm1234

    David “appears” from the press mob at :30 mark



  39. SandyBeaches said

    Wow, yes, picture #33!! Not a reason to worry while he is with David!!

    Great adventures with David right now to places that I knew little about…

    So he has had his Junior album, well that is Crush, then his Sophmore album TOSOD. So next maybe his Spanish album will be his Senior one? Who coined these words for albums? I kind of like the simple expressions, his first album, or second or third or thirteenth! Did they forget Freshman? They are going to run out of educational names for his albums!! So just how does CFTH fit in here? Any person who writes about David and does not use the words ‘runner-up’ anymore, is an educasted person. 🙂



  40. Andrekvr1991 said

    Hi. he is so cute. He looks good on these pictures, time zone difference turns confusing lol. for moments I think David is nearer from what than truly is. I have came back to the reality lol: he is on the opposite side from the world.
    How I would like to speak perfectly english.
    I’m going to update.


  41. SandyBeaches said

    …and I can’t spell again…educated!



  42. Heidijoy said

    Thanks gals for all the news! I liked the one tweet CAUTION: TWEETS WILL CHANGE! THE PLANE HAS LANDED !!!

    Can’t wait to hear from JR! One of her last comments referred to a Wonderfullllllll surprise that she didn’t want to reveal yet! Praise the Lord! She is in my prayers.


  43. wowArchie said

    #36 FG

    Ha ha ha
    Based on your threatening tone…
    Don’t tell me you were the one who “attacked” David on that day!!


  44. djafan said

    David Interview….watery eyes.


  45. nanaweize said

    So excited for David and all his fans! I feel their joy!


  46. wowArchie said


    Thanks for the Morning David MGR.

    I think Singapore is still not over David Fever yet. When I stepped into a crowded mall at 8 pm last night(the same day he arrived Manila), “Falling Star” was played in the air . It’s loud and clear.
    Love it!


  47. Abrra said


    I do what I can, when you folks request. 🙂 SF can take credit for the idea.



  48. Fiona said

    Abrra, your merry go rounds are lethal!!! But I will die willingly!! 😉
    I am SO excited!! I got tickets to see David in Dallas!!! Can’t believe it!!!
    Thanks for all you guys do here, I love this site! 🙂


  49. ilovedavid said

    So happy to see David getting warm welcomes in Asia. He is very much loved and adored there. Hope he will come back next year when I will be able to see him. 🙂


  50. embe86 said

    Could some lovely person PLEASE screencap something for me? From the “My Day, My Life” video, at 0.08-0.09 David looks up over the camera and his face is LOVE LOVE LOVE ❤ I'd like to have it capped 😉


  51. ilovedavid said

    hi embe! i can help you with the screencap but i don’t know how to post it here. 🙂


  52. Abrra said

    Send your screen cap to and I can post it for you . WordPress limits posting of pictures by admins only.



  53. Abrra said

    Fans at David’s hotel
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    David came out to greet fans!
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    credit nareejo



  54. Abrra said

    New Vblog! The “little red stinker”eye is explained!



  55. djafan said

    About 7 hours to go and they’re about 700-800 already there!!!!

    @DavidArchie 300 or so people already in line for passes to your thing, man. O__O
    16 minutes ago via @tweetitow


    @DavidArchie we’re now on the line for later’s show. Haha. There are like 400 peeps here already!
    10 minutes ago via @tweetitow


    Yeahhh! Me too! Lol RT @alyssaajaye: I WILL NEVER AGAIN UNDERESTIMATE @DAVIDARCHIE FANS. Its only 9:30AM and there are already 350+ people
    1 minute ago via Echofon


    GATES ARE OPEN! 500 PEOPLE NA! They’re playing TOSOD!
    15 minutes ago via @tweetitow


    700 – 800 fans alreadyyy lined up
    8 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®


  56. bebereader said

    Good evening! Was a happy-faced zombie today after waiting up late last night for David’s plane to arrive in The Phillipines! 😀

    They’re getting ready now for a M&G now:

    “Salamahafifi@frogcooke 800 people lining up for an event starting in 7 hours is A LOT. Wow. So many pinoy fans.”

    In all the excitement please don’t forget to stream “Falling Stars”, vote and request all three singles, “Something ‘Bout Love”, “Elevator” and “Falling Stars”.

    Click here to stream “Falling Stars”:

    Click here to vote for “Falling Stars” on Sirius:

    Click here to vote for the best album of 2010 at

    TOSOD is not listed. Write it and David’s name in the space marked “Other”.

    Click here to request David’s songs at Ryan Seacrest’s Top 40:


  57. djafan said

    oh wow!


    OH MY GOSH!!!! RT @urieldavid: CD is SOLDOUT, AS OF 11:40AM.
    half a minute ago via TweetDeck


  58. bebereader said

    Great reading; the author is right on the money!

    Review of TOSOD:
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    “I love this album! Great catchy songs. David did a great job writing these songs. Great messages, great voice. The messages deal with adversity in life and how we can deal with it. Something we all face. This take on coming out of the hard times is great! Love this whole CD! Can’t get enough of it! We need something to pull us out of the negative stuff that is in our face all the time! Way to go David! I would highly recommend this album to anyone! It seems David Archuleta’s virtues sometimes become vices with reviewers. Everyone agrees that David has extraordinary vocal talent and so it is natural that listeners want David to produce vocal extravaganzas and not much else. The thing with David is that because he is extraordinarily talented, he can and does enjoy singing an eclectic range of music.
    So if you are tired of albums where every song sounds the same, then this is the album for you. If you are tired of music which is depressing and sleazy and long for something uplifting and joyful, then this is the album for you.

    If you are tired of talentless singers, then this is the album for you. No not every song is a ballad – many of them showcase fun catchy melodies – but that is a part of what makes this album so great; this album is called The Other Side Of Down for a reason and David’s voice is showcased very well. As a songwriter for 10 of the 12 songs on this album, David’s goal was to share his fun, quirky personality and produce music that would have a lasting positive message. The album includes bouncy, quirky tracks such as “Elevator” and the title track ‘The Other Side Of Down’ with its message of continuing to put one foot in front of the other and not letting life get you down. It includes the radio-friendly and currently popular synthesizer sound of “Something Bout Love” where David acknowledges that love isn’t always easy but it’s always worth it. There are songs with catchy melodies like “Look Around” and “Complain” as well as tunes that can only be described as beautiful and touching such as “Falling Stars” and “Things are Gonna Get Better”.

    All of this is capped off with “My Kind of Perfect” which is a gorgeous ballad about looking on the inside of a person when looking for love rather than the superficial outside. The two most important elements that tie this album together is the undeniable vocal talent that is David Archuleta and the irrepressibly positive message in each and every song. Altogether, this album has something for everyone and will leave you loving every song for entirely different reasons. Listen to this album and you’ll find yourself having a better day. Listen to it often and you’ll find yourself giving yourself pep talks about not letting the difficult moments in life get the better of you.”


  59. bebereader said

    Use this link to request all three songs:

    Find your state and then find the mediabase link. Scroll to the bottom and write in all 3 songs, your name and the confirmation code. Then click ‘submit’.


  60. bebereader said

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    MelindaWEG tweets: Manilla press day has begun with @DavidArchie

    WOW! 4 more hours of waiting and there are over 1200 peeps already!!


  61. emmegirl said

    That’s it, I’m moving to the Philippines.


  62. bebereader said

    Vote for SBL for Video Of The Year!
    It needs votes on musiqtone.
    It’s at #9.
    Let’s move it up!


  63. Angelica said

    Embe #50

    Here you go my Finnish dahlink.


    Hallelujah! I have internet back and have been devouring every morsel of video I can stuff in my eyes and ears. The above vlog is love. I have half a mind to do a mgr of 2:47 – 2:55 when he goes, “I was gonna say something else, at least I thought I was.” and he does this quick sniff that looks like he’s wrinkling or twitching his nose. I don’t know why but it makes me squeal every time I hit replay. haha. Mabuhay ain’t going awayhay!!


  64. djafan said


    kricket_rc234 kricket
    Guys, will do my best to stream video from the event tonight. Otherwise, a cellcast 😀 Will tweet link soon as I finish setting up ^^,


  65. emmegirl said

    that cheesy little grin at the end of his blogs 🙂


  66. bebereader said

    Angelica!! Welcome Back!! You’ve Been Missed, Miss Missy! 😀

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  67. bebereader said

    dja#64 huh?

    Emmegirl#65: Uh huh.


  68. Angelica said


  69. bebereader said


    Okay I’ll give you a hint. Remember when David sang “To Be With You” in a restaurant to a couple who got engaged??? 😉


  70. Angelica said

    Tweeted by Melinda. Interview with Ruffa. Nice jeans and shirt is good too. Dark colors become him. Why do the torn places look black too? I am intrigued. When is this cellcast to be?


    heh. I could include the pic. 😳


  71. Heidijoy said

    Bebe, That is so beautiful. I remember him tweeting about this and later hearing they had the song sung @ there wedding. Which song was it? You Can? or To Be With You?? What a guy!!


  72. Heidijoy said

    Oh sorry! You already said “To Be With You”

    Welcome back Angelica!


  73. djafan said

    Emmegirl…aha 🙂

    There may be livestreaming.



  74. djafan said

    Can anyone stay up???

    kricket_rc234 kricket

    @mhel4dja I’ll start broadcast prolly around 5-ish, Phil time. Skydome event starts at 6pm.


  75. bebereader said

    David Archuleta on 987FM on 15 november 2010

    credit: meercachase


  76. Angelica said

    Thank you Miss Bebe, Miss Heidijoy! It’s good to be home. ahhh…



  77. bebereader said

    Good Morning! It’s 5AM EST and I’m at the livestream/cellcast but I might fall asleep before it starts. Waiting…

    Meanwhile, here’s a pic I found of David during the roundtable interview.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic


  78. Abrra said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    We were thrilled when we were told that we were interviewing David Archuleta in his hotel suite! He’s here for a showcase this afternoon and he had time to met some of the press people and we were fortunate to be part of the lucky ones who got up close to the unassuming young lad from Utah. We’re big American Idol fans, so it was quite a treat to meet one of the more successful alumni of the ubiquitous franchise. First thing he noticed was my Thailand t-shirt, and he remarked how much he loves Thai food. We were surprised at just how gentle and humble this kid is! We all know the David Archuleta image we see on TV, right? We see him as shy, easily embarrassed, even awkward sometimes, but when you meet him in person, you realize just how genuine this guy is. Cut from a very different cloth as most of the celebs we’ve met. There’s no disingenuous bone in his body. The reluctant star shtick…isn’t a shtick. From the first time he opened his mouth, to the last thing he said to us, you can see that he means it, no matter how sanitized his image may seem to you. He’s a rare kid, who still accentuates the positive, who actually thinks he’s gotten out of his comfort zone by fighting for positive messages in his music that most people find ironically off-putting.

    We did a Top Ten on him, giving him the Top Ten questions fans want David Archuleta to answer. We gave him your questions, ranging from questions involving American Idol to questions involving Justin Bieber. He was very game to answer the questions, so game in fact, that we went way over our 10 minute limit. We really tried to keep it under 10 minutes, but David seemed like he was really enjoying answering the questions. His handler would make signs to wrap up the interview at least 3 times, but he kept on going. He was really light to talk to, like it was the most stress-free conversation you’ve ever had. Now I understand it when people say someone is “maagan kasama“. David Archuleta was exactly that.

    I don’t want to give away details of the interview, because we’ll be airing the full interview on RX. We’ll make sure to announce when. Delle and I still couldn’t believe that we met David Archuleta, such a wonderful person, practically beaming with light (you won’t understand it unless you meet the guy) and we wish him all the best in his career. He’s passionate about his music, but at the same time acknowledging that sometimes he can be too cheesy for his own good; he’s self-aware but not neurotic. We know that when it comes to success, deserving has little to do with it. But you root for David because he’s really one of the good guys. And it’s nice to see that every now and then, some good guys finish first.



  79. Abrra said

    JR tweeted
    due 2 hi dmnad, seats @ flr level takn out. Tkt sakes stoppd at 1pm due 2 ovrcapacity. Crazeh!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    screen cap Abrra

    I watched the video cast this morning at 5:45 am est. The screen was a blur of lights and blue hues. There was a huge projection screen behind David that mirrored his every move on stage.

    First up was Elevator with his usual crowd sing along with the girls, then the boys singing “eye eye yay eye yaa” .

    Next was Crush at the piano. He wondered if he still knew how to play it. A wave of screams poured across the venue as he his the first few notes on the baby grand piano. The crowd sang every word with him.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    credit Karissa

    Applause was explosive in the overheated room.David said he should “get a giant fan for you guys!”. It was an unexpected short set.He announced “one more song” and the crowd cried out “NO!!!!!!!! NO!!!!!!!!!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    credit Karissa

    Final performance was SBL. Clapping and singing along, everyone must have been soaking in every last second of him as he sang on stage.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    credit shimizumichiyo

    When it was over, many left to get to the CD signing. Not staying for the next act.

    The concert recording is here. David starts around 18:30 mark.



  80. Abrra said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    “Met @DavidArchie last night in dinner! 🙂 I love tomyam soup 🙂 spicyy ”
    credit alexisonfame



  81. djafan said




  82. YJfanofdavid said

    Five photos in Yahoo News from last night 🙂


  83. YJfanofdavid said

    “It’s hot in here.” David literally bathed in love of the Pinoy Archies!!


  84. emmegirl said

    Angelica, nice to see you back and on your feet. Being sick is rough.. no computer, brutal.

    He looked great on that stage! LOOK at all the videos being taken. What a great event!

    Abrra, that article on the interview makes your eyes and heart well and swell, great find. They see his light.

    70, very cool shirt, jeans oh yeah, and no shoes. Great pic. Hope we see this outfit again, shoes optional.


  85. Heidijoy said

    Thank You Gals for your early morning reports,pictures etc. Enjoyed seeing the tweet from JR! Can’t wait for her review. Love the “Thrilla in Manila” excitement!


  86. djafan said

    I just received a call from SF and asked that I post the prayer for her, she’s at work, since David might be leaving soon. As per his tweet she was so right….

    @davidarchie tweets

    Thank you Singapore and Manila for the amazing trip! I wish I didn’t have to leave Asia already but I look forward to coming back! 16 minutes ago

    Here it is for David.

    Dear Lord,

    Please take care of David. Watch over him. Protect & keep him safe from harm.
    Cloak him with your love and give him the strength to endure all that is thrown in his path.
    Give David the courage to say no to those who ask for more than he can reasonably give.
    Surround David with people who will love and support him unconditionally as his Archangels do.
    Separate David from those who have agendas other than for his well being.
    Give him rest when he’s weary and stamina to sustain his hectic pace.
    Give him assurance when he feels doubt and give him joy if he ever feels sad.
    Keep him always in your protective arms during his journey overseas.
    Please give us and his management WEG, the wisdom to do right by David always.
    Help us and his managers in the way we support David so that it’s in his best interests.
    May he continue to encounter goodwill and happiness wherever his journey takes him.
    Most of all, keep David and and his voice healthy & strong as he fulfills his Destiny.
    Though we may be unworthy, we humbly pray.

    David, Buenas Noches! Sleep well with sweet & happy dreams. Thank you for all you do and for who you are. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always. Contigo siempre! We will be with you always! HAVE A SAFE & UNEVENTFUL, PEACEFUL FLIGHT & PLEASE TAKE CARE!

    Good night everyone!


  87. dakgal said

    Hi, all you Archunuts.

    Abbra–before you get too carried away with your hammer and nails –can I come in?

    Been busy getting the ‘ol shed ready for a SD winter and watching all the videos ,reading posts, and staring at pictures for hours–it’s just all so entertaining and delightful I run out of time to post! Thanks everyone for your great articles and posts and information.

    SB–I am sooo happy for everybody that get’s to go to the MOTAB concert, my toes are tingling. Especially for you SB, cause there’s nothing like a special dream coming true.

    Which brings me to this:

    I had a dream last night ( sound familiar) and it goes like this:

    My daughter came bounding into the room saying ” Mother! Where had you been hiding Davids new CD, I love it, I love it” , and on and on and on. From across the room, my sister pipes up ( where she came from I have no idea) and says ” Oh, I love it too, in fact, I love it so much I’m going to sponsor a huge concert for David and promote the “H” out of it ( she must be filthy rich in my dream). So they start planning this concert and I’m just sitting there like a bump on a log, like I’m watching a tennis match. Turns out they had mega thousands of requests for tickets that they had to hold a lottery drawing ( shades of MOTAB). WELL, my sister didn’t give me a ticket and I didn’t EVEN win one. Well, talk about being miffed ( nice word), but I was bound and determined to go anyway, even if I had to hang from the rafters.
    So I packed my bag and was heading out the door–Oh no, Oh no–more bad news– I D I D N ‘T even know where the concert was going to be held!!!! Then I woke up!

    Mean, mean sister! If I knew which one it was, I’d let her have it , but good! Trouble is I don’t know which one it was, as I have four of them. I can’t even see David in my dreams.


  88. djafan said



    Something Bout Love


  89. Andrekvr1991 said

    I hope you all like my pictures’ edition

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic


  90. Abrra said

    Very nice collage of pictures!



  91. Abrra said

    From the Crush video in #88. Can his smile get any bigger?

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    screen cap Abrra


  92. Andrekvr1991 said

    Oh great pictures I have seen . Thanks for letting me watch and publish pictures.
    #91 Nice screen cap

    Andrea V.R.


  93. Andrekvr1991 said

    Djafan I can’t watch the above video due to is privacy. I’d would to watch it.


  94. mikesd said

    Hey all, I assume I’ll see all of the SoCal peeps at Anaheim and now San Diego!! Just got my Jingle Ball tickets for Dec 13th. David at 6:30 and a separate show with Sara Bareilles at 9:30. Going to both… They are playing at one of San Diego’s best venues, Anthology. Check out their site as Beautiful spot. I have always wondered if David would ever perform here and here it is!! Two David concerts in one month…ah, like the old times!!


  95. djafan said

    Andrea, I watched them now when I go back they are set to private, don’t know what happened.

    Hey Mike!

    You’ll see me in Anaheim, but won’t be able to make the San Diego one this time. So happy for the tree lighting this Sunday, I’ll be there.

    Dak so nice to see you here! Dreams can be funny and weird.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic


  96. mikesd said

    I’ll look for you in Anaheim. I can’t make this Sunday at the Grove (although I was tempted to rearrange and make the trip ‘cuz that is one awesome mall!) If you haven’t been there before I would suggest getting there very early because unlike the Hollywood and Highland venue where there were multiple levels, this is all ground level and I assume it will be PACKED! (Another reason I hesitated on going…) But Anaheim will be awesome and San Diego is going to be epic because of the layout of the venue. He will be just a few feet from the front tables.


  97. bebereader said

    For a short stay in Manila David sure got a lot of interviews in. I was so impressed at the number of journalists who wanted to interview him. And the best part is that they get him! They get him like we do!


    #78″We were surprised at just how gentle and humble this kid is! We all know the David Archuleta image we see on TV, right? We see him as shy, easily embarrassed, even awkward sometimes, but when you meet him in person, you realize just how genuine this guy is. Cut from a very different cloth as most of the celebs we’ve met. There’s no disingenuous bone in his body. The reluctant star shtick…isn’t a shtick. From the first time he opened his mouth, to the last thing he said to us, you can see that he means it, no matter how sanitized his image may seem to you. He’s a rare kid, who still accentuates the positive, who actually thinks he’s gotten out of his comfort zone by fighting for positive messages in his music that most people find ironically off-putting.

    Delle and I still couldn’t believe that we met David Archuleta, such a wonderful person, practically beaming with light (you won’t understand it unless you meet the guy) and we wish him all the best in his career. He’s passionate about his music, but at the same time acknowledging that sometimes he can be too cheesy for his own good; he’s self-aware but not neurotic. We know that when it comes to success, deserving has little to do with it. But you root for David because he’s really one of the good guys. And it’s nice to see that every now and then, some good guys finish first.”

    I never made it to the livestream last night/this morning. Was exhausted but had about ten minutes left in me when out came the opening act. That’s when I shut down. Abs, thanks for holding down the forte.

    Loved the two outfits David wore, one to the roundtable interviews and the other to the concert. Rockstar!!

    Dakgal#87 Where you beeeeen? Glad to see you’re back!

    *waves to Mike*

    Click here to stream “Falling Stars”:

    Click here to vote for “Falling Stars” on Sirius:


  98. Angelica said

    Hi Mike, have fun in Cali at the concerts!

    Dak, haha, love the dream (nightmare)

    When does the Elf King return to his native realm? Pic #97


  99. bebereader said

    credit shennette425

    credit shennette425


  100. djafan said

    SF’s prayer on my mind.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic


  101. Abrra said

    I mined a few more images from far flung sites.

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    Tons from press here, keep clicking Next 🙂



  102. ascphil said

    Hello guys!

    Pardon my long absence from the comments here. But I just had to get out of lurkdom ’cause I’m bursting at the seams after an exhausting but wonderful time at the Skydome. Maybe I am experiencing some sort of withdrawal from finally seeing David up close during his performance and at the cd signing because I could hardly sleep last night even if my back was hurting from standing too long in line and at the moshpit which was considered VIP. Now I know what you guys are talking about! I was in denial thinking I’m not too old for this moshpit thing. Goodness gracious, I’d only do it again if it was David!

    But it was an incredible experience for all the Pinoy Archies who planned the arrival welcome at the airport and at the hotel, and on how to go about getting in our beloved JR and Naree from the hotel presscon two cities away into the Skydome’s VIP/moshpit area when the whole place was already packed. For the first time, I became so involved with finding the right people to talk to and helping out fellow Archies to experience David up close, and it felt so exhilarating! There is so much to write about and to share with you guys. The comments area isn’t enough for it.

    And this is a special note to Silverfox: your prayers for JR4DA were answered! And it was more than JR could ask for. I am just so happy for her, and am quite tearful just thinking about it.


  103. Heidijoy said

    So Happy for you Ascphil and JR4DA!! Praise the Lord.


  104. Abrra said

    What a lovely post. You definitely got the full effect of David up close. I want to invite you ( beg is more like it) to take your time an put down your experiences in an article for us all here at The Voice. There is nothing better than a first hand account by someone who had a first time experience. It can be as long or short as you need. Write from your heart.

    If you decide you want to write an article, I promise you it will be well received here. You can email it to

    This offer goes out to any and all fans who have something to say. Whether it’s about a close encounter meeting David or just a need to express feelings about being a fan. Our site is for the fans, by the fans.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic



  105. ascphil said

    Thanks, Abrra. I feel so overwhelmed right now. I’m looking at a blank screen trying to figure out where to start…


  106. Abrra said


    Take your time. Putting your thoughts down may take a few days. Write when the spirit moves you.



  107. silverfox said


    You have no idea how happy it made me to know JR met David up close & personal! Thanks for letting us know. I just wish I could have seen & heard the videos before they were taken down. I wonder why they were taken down though??

    Hope David is getting some well deserved rest/sleep on the plane.

    David sure looks great in black (& raggedy jeans)…..just a random thought. 😀


  108. Abrra said

    You have email.



  109. Andrekvr1991 said

    Is he returning travel to USA at this moment? When is the concert in Indiana? if I’m not wrong he mentioned on the last videoblog your next concert.


  110. Abrra said


    On the left sidebar near the top of the page, there is a list of David’s appearances. He will be in Indiana on Saturday 11/20.



  111. silverfox said


    Speaking for myself, I assume he’s in the air on his way back to the USA. His appearace in Fort Wayne is Saturday, Nov 20, then he goes back to CA for the tree lighting the next day at The Grove in LA. No rest for the weary…which is why I hope he’s sleeping wrapped up in a snuggie all toasty warm on the plane. 🙂


  112. Andrekvr1991 said

    Thanks Abrra 🙂


  113. Andrekvr1991 said

    Yes, I guess so. 🙂


  114. emmegirl said

    Sooo excited for JR, no one is more deserving.

    Ascphil, would love to hear it all, every single solitary detail, so we will happily and eagerly await your account. 🙂

    #104, can you make it bigger? The shirt fits him to a t, and the jeans compliment the look very nicely :).

    #95, wonder if he will ever trim his hair short enough so we can get a look at those long sideburns he is sporting..just wonderin’.


  115. ascphil said

    Thanks again, Abrra. Your invitation and advice are much appreciated. 🙂


  116. Andrekvr1991 said

    Hi Ascphil Thanks I was one from those who could not watch the embedded videos here.
    Thanks Abrra,too.


  117. SandyBeaches said

    I just heard the most beautiful sounds imaginable…

    David and Orla singing Silent Night on itunes…the complete song and now to buy…

    Shivers included…



  118. silverfox said

    DAVID is BACK!! Or maybe on a lay-over in Hawaii maybe? Nah! He’s gotta be home already. 😀

    So we can all rest easy..

    Good night everyone!

    Buenas noches David!


  119. Tawna21 said

    SB and SF

    re: Orla Fallon’s Christmas cd–
    Did iTunes make a mistake on ‘Little Drummer Boy’? Was Vince Gill there or was it Mark Wills? I noticed this in one of the comments, and I didn’t remember seeing VG spoken of. Just wondering.



  120. SandyBeaches said

    Tawna, Mark Wills was there!



  121. SandyBeaches said

    Is Abrra still in the house?


  122. Abrra said

    I am SB, what can I do for you?



  123. SandyBeaches said

    Abrra…would you just go over to unplugged for a few tech. questions, well maybe one…?



  124. SandyBeaches said

    My kind of David…

    Good night!



  125. djafan said

    David should be in a LA or almost there. How do people find out arrival and departure times of others????

    Aschpil, how great for JR and for you! Would love to hear all the details of your experience!

    Andrea, I love your collage!


  126. WowArchie said


    Hi there,
    I sent a David’s photo I found on Singapore papers through email here specially to you
    Have you seen it? The arms! The conductor arms!!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    (here you go)
    wowArchie from Singapore


  127. bebereader said

    Asphill and JR,

    For the record, I would love to read your recaps when you get a chance to write. I’m so thrilled for all the Asian fans who got to see David this weekend. 😀

    This has me in happy tears:

    Hug at 00:17

    “Finally, my 88year old grandmother meets David Archuleta.

    Last night at Sky Dome, her prayers to meet David got answered! 🙂 Praise God! She was able to go up stage and meet him! I am so happy for her 🙂 AND SHE’S VERY HAPPY TOO!!!

    Thank you Sony Music People and the organizers of this event! THANK YOU DAVID! “:-p

    credit tinny28

    Click here to vote for the best album of 2010 at

    TOSOD is not listed. Write it and David’s name in the space marked “Other”.

    Click here to request David’s songs at Ryan Seacrest’s Top 40:


  128. Abrra said

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    The hug from video in # 127



  129. MandaGrace said

    Wow… I’m sitting here listening, and within the first seconds of David’s part, my jaw dropped.
    This has to be the most exquisite version of Silent Night I have ever heard.
    So beautiful… I wish I had the words to express it properly


  130. bluesky said


    Thank you so much for posting Silent Night. Beautiful, beautiful and beautiful.


  131. ascphil said

    Emmegirl and Silverfox,

    I’ll be happy to share with you guys what happened before, during and after the event. We were truly blessed to have an honest-to-goodness Meet & Greet this time, no matter how rushed we were at the CD signing. I can never take away the image of David from my mind when I saw him look up at me from signing my cd cover. Unforgettable.


  132. bebereader said

    Clear closeup of Elevator (Manila)

    credit janurielbasadavid


  133. Lou said

    In the picture at #104, David was standing with JR 🙂 I will try write down my experiences of meeting David at the hotel (Yes, I was part of Team Hotel and I took the videos of him getting off the van and signing autographs 🙂 ) and watching him perform at Skydome. Such awesome experiences even if I almost fainted waiting for him to come out LOL


  134. FG said

    can’t find the comment now but for the record, it wasn’t me that horrified the boy with kissing lol. But he really needs to stop talking about that. It is middle-aged women that are keeping him in fancy jeans LOL 🙂


  135. Abrra said


    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    We would love to have your recap of seeing David! You can email your write up to



  136. Abrra said

    Very nice Crush!

    credit rowellylee



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