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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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Of Music and Mission ~ David Archuleta Speaks

Posted by djafan on Friday, January 13, 2012


More mature and articulate than ever, twenty-one year old David Archuleta spoke yesterday in the Philippines at a press conference and with fans. It was the first time since his mission announcement he has spoken of his future plans. First, he will be working on recording new songs to release while he is away and, he has no intention whatsoever of leaving music. The mission is only for two short years, while his music will continue the rest of his life. He says of his return,

“I will definitely get into music and I already have certain projects that I’m already trying to plan for when I get back.”

Second, he answered the much speculated question of what type of mission he will serve. It will be a traditional one. I am floored. I am proud. I am wanting to shout to the world, THIS! This is what moves the world you stand on and you don’t even feel it. Sacrifice done out of love. Love that makes the world go round like the wheels of bikes that at any moment in time never stop turning.

“I will be doing what you see of those guys that you see on the bikes, with the little ties, I will be doing what they’re doing, it’s very focused, very much focused on service, serving the people, love your community, and being able to teach and it’s very much about sacrifice as well. Because you know for me it was very hard, because it was a lot to have to sacrifice, but for me that’s my personal reason why I wanted to go, is because of what you sacrifice and what you learn from sacrifice. Some of the biggest things I’ve been able to learn in my life have been through, you know, not the easiest things. And so I feel like even though this will definitely not be the easiest thing… I’m leaving a lot of things I love, not having my family life, not having, you know, the career in music, the secure things in my life, I know that I will grow a lot in a way that I haven’t been able to yet, which I’m really looking forward to.”

Whatever you think of his decision, you can not deny the faith he wields to move more than wheels, but any mountain in his way and in the end will find not only fame, which is fleeting, but glory.

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265 Responses to “Of Music and Mission ~ David Archuleta Speaks”

  1. ram said

    You said it all Angelica and beautifully as always.

    David has his own definite ideas of how he would like to conduct his life and where we may question some decisions, he will gently continue moving forward at what to me feels like the pace of a speeding train. I don’t know why I feel that???

    He sang it and I heard “Let it be, there will be an answer, let it be” and there was. This prescon answered a lot of questions for me. It didn’t answer all of them but what kind of a journey would this be without the mystery that is David Archuleta?

    And I have to say never say never!!! I never thought David would be involved in a project like Nandito Ako. David is full of surprises *\*

    I am strapping on my seatbelt getting ready for this next ride woo hoo!!

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  2. emmegirl said

    Wow.

    *love the tags

    (hit and run)

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  3. SandyBeaches said

    Take this in fun..

    So the Prince flys in from very far away, meets the two lovely Princesses who are eagerly waiting for him. Pictures with smiles and short speeches of appreciation follow. The story line for the series is actually a bit of reality even if just for the moment while pictures are being taken. What a clever way to start a series.

    Then I immediately am given a picture of David on a bike with his little tie flying in the wind as he makes his way door to door to teach what he lives. He created a variety of huge scenarios all in such a short time.

    So this must have been all a dream because he also quoted Justin Bieber’s title to one of his well known songs, “Never Say Never”? So much left to the imagination and wonderment.

    I know it wasn’t a dream but reality in David style.

    SB

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  4. SandyBeaches said

    David’s fame is unique in the sense that he has always touched the hearts of those who listen to him sing. His fame is a continuous work in progress and will never be fleeting as his voice and presence heal people both physically and emotionally. The list of the names who take heart in his singing is already endless not forgetting 9/11 in New York.

    He will have the time to reflect.

    SB

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  5. goodkarmaseeker said

    Can’t find words to say it other than, I love the voice and heart and soul of David Archuleta. I know why we are here.
    We’re pretty wise aren’t we? We are not here to just be groupies for a handsome guy with a great voice. We’re in for much more than that.

    Thanks for the most beautiful post Angelica!

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  6. bebereader said

    Happy smiling….ME 😀
    I’ve never been more proud of David than at this presscon from last night. Although the sound was somewhat muffled (thanks Abrra for the copy which I will watch again today), what came through was how well-articulated David has become. I actually first noticed this a few interviews ago. Where most people would be nervous, David appears relaxed, centered and eager to receive questions from the media.

    We really needed this time with him, after the announcement of his mission. It was like sitting down with him and discussing his future plans. He answered questions I had and alleviated the fear of not seeing or hearing from him for two years. *sigh of relief*

    “Whatever you think of his decision, you can not deny the faith he wields to move more than wheels, but any mountain in his way and in the end will find not only fame, which is fleeting, but glory.” <<<<<Beautiful Angelica, just beautiful!

    Some videos and a pic from last night:

    credit PinoyArchiesOfficial


    credit JR

    credit cherrymariano08

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    @pinantonio
    After I cut David’s hair! pic.twitter.com/pD0aZtIi


    credit news5philippines

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  7. “I know that I will grow a lot in a way that I haven’t been able to yet, which I’m really looking forward to.” <– & I want that so much for you too David~you SO deserve it!

    Beautiful article Angelica but, I swear, where in the world do these tears keep coming from..never ending~but so proud & happy for our "leading man".

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  8. betsy said

    Sacrifice done out of love. THIS. Who thinks of these things at 21?
    He knows it’s not going to be easy. WE know it’s not going to be easy. Nobody WANTS him to leave.

    It reminds me of that quote of JFK’s. I am not comparing the two, 🙂 but still it reminds me.
    “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard”

    Also, this article has included the detailed storyline of the miniseries.
    ” Before going to Manila, the 21-year-old singer took a crash course in acting in LA. Archuleta will be appearing with homegrown Kapatid talents Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Eula Caballero in a mini-series called Nandito Ako. He will play Josh, who is an international singer of Fil-Am lineage. Josh was born and raised in the Philippines until he was five years old and when he lost his mother in a hotel fire. Josh returns to the Philippines to find out what really happened to his mother as well as find out who was the little girl he encountered during the fire. Since Josh is Fil-Am, Archuleta will be delivering his lines in English.”

    http://www.interaksyon.com/article/21871/david-archuleta-looks-forward-to-more-fun-in-the-philippines

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  9. Heidijoy said

    Sacrifice and Service….So much depth to this young man…So much he wants to learn…Ah and so much I can learn from David.
    What a day yesterday was from the wonderful reception to the Press con and to the meeting with fans. Wow!! and so nice to hear the message to his US fans that came out of the fan meeting.
    So nice to hear in addition to this Mini Series with David singing that David will be recording music when he gets back to the states (to be released while he is gone). Communication while he is gone (from either him or someone else depending on the policy). Ah! and yes a plan for when he gets back and his goal of singing the rest of his life.
    He made it clear that he has a relationship with his fans and wants to honor that.
    I am happy for David and happy for us. I will still feel the LOSS but the HOPE is so helpful.

    Thanks to Abrra for capturing the videos and thank you to Angelica for so promptly and beautifully summarizing what we heard and expressing your thoughts and feelings.

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  10. nanaweize said

    Awesome stuff!

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  11. kaycee said

    Oh, how this young man continues to amaze and inspire me.

    And, Angelica, your words are just perfect.

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  12. Heidijoy said

    p.s. a BIG FAT THANK YOU TO JR AND ALL FOR ALL THEIR ORGANIZATION AND STREAMING AND REPORTING!!!

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  13. angelofdja said

    I didn’t have the opportunity to view the livestream. Being able to come here and get updated with all the latest videos and pictures makes my heart smile. 🙂
    David has an aura that should be packaged, patented, and applied to every learning institution in the world.
    I’m beaming with pride!

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  14. xaris said

    I second Heidijoy’s thank you to JR, ALL the fans in the Philippines, and Abrra for all their efforts in keeping us informed. I had not realized how blue I was until I heard David actually say (in a straightforward, unequivocating manner) that he would be returning to music and plans were being laid for that return. I’m not sure why he couldn’t have mentioned that weeks ago–sometimes he reminds me of my teenage son who never shares info unless it is extracted through interrogation worthy of the CIA. Then he usually concludes a conversation with, “I just thought you knew that.” I think it’s on the Y-chromosome.

    Have a good day!

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  15. jans11 said

    Very good article, Angelica! Just loved hearing him telling us things that we wanted to know and that he was going to try and keep in touch with us on his day off. So it sounds like he won’t be as far away from us as we thought! Does traditional mean that he’ll be somewhere out of the country?
    And that lucky lady that cut his hair…I would love to be able to cut his hair someday!! ha! yea, right!!

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  16. djafan said

    Angelica! David has thought of all of his fans and everything possible to keep us fed during his mission. This is definitely a two way love story ♥ The maturity of thought at 21 is mind boggling. The understanding of sacrifice, service, dedication in all aspects of ones development as a being and what that will enable him to bring out in him not only as a person but as an artist leave me speechless.

    Projects already being planned upon his return? Impressive. Whoever is working with him for all this know what we know, David Archuleta is more than worth it.

    Speaking of JR here is the video she took of the round table with David. WARNING!!!!!

    45-09 David Archuleta @ The Special Fan Forum + special shout out to US fans! (13 Jan 2012 pm)

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  17. djafan said

    David GCT is still on charting on Billboard. And wonderful tweet about the PBS airing. Would love to know the sales count.

    David Archuleta:
    Glad Christmas Tidings, Mormon Tabernacle Choir/Orchestra At Temple Square Feat. David Archuleta With Michael York: Classical Cross-Over Album 11 (8)

    Michael Austin Dunn
    GM, KUED (PBS) and Triathlon devotee
    Salt Lake City, UT
    http://www.kued.org

    Tweets

    @MAustinDunn

    Proud that 4 million Americans watched our December MTC/David Archuleta Christmas program making it the most popular holiday program on PBS!

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  18. djafan said

    Xaris “I just thought you knew that.” I think it’s on the Y-chromosome.

    I think this is typical of males lol.

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  19. FG said

    So much LOOOVVVEEE. I love how they treat him there. I love everything he said. I love everything that Angelica & everyone else said here. He is love.

    Bliss – where are you? I was just wondering the other day why we don’t have each others’ phone numbers. First, I invite myself over, then I hug the stuffin out of ya, now I’m asking for your number! LOL 🙂

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  20. djafan said

    The Archuleta tweets!!!

    David Archuleta @DavidArchie 12m

    Good morning here in Manila. Starting off this Saturday morning taking photos, and then going to record Nandito Ako after! Wish me luck lol

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  21. kaycee said

    Such exciting stuff!! New photo shoot! New recording!

    I also loved that David tweeted this:

    “Hey guys, if you want to follow what’s going on during this Philippines trip, you can go to FollowArchuleta.ph for updates and stuff.”

    And, I wonder if part of David’s more forthcoming manner in the Phillipines is encouraged by their very openly supportive and accepting attitude towards him and his career. Especially in the US, everything and everyone in the industry is picked apart and judged (especially someone like David who doesn’t fit the mold) and I feel he so often weighs his words so as not to offend or create drama. He did say in one of those interviews that he decided to accept this project, even though he is a bit nervous and is not a seasoned actor, because of the very supportive people there in the Phillipines.

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  22. ascphil said

    Confession time…

    I was there in the presscon when David revealed a lot of what his mission was going to be like and what his plans are for while he is on his mission and when he comes back from it. I have never been more proud to be a fan of his during that presscon, which I believe made many of the TV5 people and the local press realize just what a truly beautiful human being he is. With what has been revealed in the presscon about the miniseries he will be doing, I am relieved that TV5 holds him in very high regard and will push for a show that will make gigantic waves in local television. I am truly excited now for David, that he is in good hands, and TV5 will take very good care of him. David has this infectiously positive effect on people who surround him, and it has obviously rubbed off on the TV5 people. They were very warm and accommodating to us. There was nothing but love and respect for him in the presscon room.

    Another confession… that was me seating to the right of David. I’m still floating in Archuheaven up to now, still can’t believe what just happened yesterday. Sorry for my paparazzi behaviour in the livestream. I couldn’t help myself looking at such a beautiful creature beside me, and the thought of not being able to document it was distracting me from listening to him. I just had to take pictures of him UP CLOSE! When will I ever have that chance AGAIN? Never mind if my photos came out a little distorted because of the closeness, but they will always remind me I was THAT CLOSE to him. AAAAAAhhhhhhh!!!!

    At least JR’s video was zoomed in on him, which is how I envisioned the recorded video should be – all focused on him, no one else. Thanks so much, JR!

    I sent him prints of my drawings which were featured here in The Voice. It was what we were talking about when Naree introduced me to him. I still don’t have the signed drawings, but at least I got confirmation that HE DID GET THE FRAMED DRAWINGS!!! I’m so happy I could already die… hehe, just kidding. I still want to watch the miniseries and wait for David to come back from his mission, hear the songs he recorded, watch more of his concerts, etc. etc.

    I’m simply in HEAVEN, guys!!!

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  23. djafan said

    Kaycee, it’s like he trusts the media there not to be jerks like most here. I have noticed that the mainstream media has been very positive as of late.

    The girls tweet! Oh can’t wait to see these pictures!!!!

    Eula Caballero @oheulacaballero 9m
    Good morning! 🙂 Quick breakfast then pictorial for Nandito ako!

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  24. bluesky said

    Ascphil: I could just hug you to pieces! (((((((((hug)))))))))

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  25. Heidijoy said

    Ascphil, Thank You for telling us of your experience. I think David is quite impressed with your Artistic talents. You both seem to have Humility in common. What a thrill. Thanks for the great welcome for David and capturing it for us. Hope we can meet you at a concert someday!! In the meantime lots to look forward to.

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  26. bluesky said

    Dear DA

    For some reason I ceased to worry about you after a comment you made last fall. It was a short comment, but when you speak of your music you are never random. After that small glimpse, I felt a firmness of intent and focus. I just felt at peace. I appreciate so much that you say what you mean and mean what you say. Thank you for sharing your joy with us.

    Where I sometimes have a trickle, you have a river. Where sometimes I ride a wave, you share the tide. Not because you see yourself as big or powerful. But because you never underestimate the power of little things.

    Dear Angelica

    Thank you for creating and maintaining this verbal bridge called The Voice. Your little black squiggles line up in precious beauty.

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  27. angelofdja said

    Ascphil, i’m so happy for you! What a wonderful experience!

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  28. bebereader said

    Asphil,

    When I realized it was you sitting on David’s right I was so happy to see that you got such a great seat! I’ve stood that close to him at VIP but only for a minute or two and never sat next to him in any kind of setting. How did you keep from jumping out of your seat? Out of your skin?

    Thank you for giving us the scoop from the inside. We’ve all been grieving a little and some of of us a lot, since we heard the news of David going on a mission. Just the thought of not seeing him for any stretch of time is inconceivable since he has grown to be such an integral part of our lives. It was such a relief to watch his face closeup as he answered questions and tried to reassure us that he will stay in touch.

    Thank you for your part in this presscon and if you see JR, please thank her for capturing a beautiful five minutes and thirty nine seconds in time.

    “It isn’t too hard to see we’re in heaven…”

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  29. ascphil said

    Bluesky,

    Back at ya! (((((((((((((hug)))))))))))

    Heidijoy,

    I keep rewinding the part when he remarked how it was great that I could draw. I didn’t realize he had that big sunny grin and was giving his trademark chuckle while he was talking to me. I was still in disbelief that I was there just more than a foot away from him, SOOOO distracted by that beautiful chiselled face. I didn’t know what to say – as is always the case when you get an Archugaze. It was the best thing I could think of saying to him at that time, and was relieved when the focus of the discussion was turned to Lorma.

    I just have to say that up close, he looks both so real and surreal. His face looks narrower and longer in person, moreso defined by the high bridge of his nose, and his skin looks so soft and delicate like that of a newborn baby, even if there are hints of the stubbles he shaved off. I kept looking at his eyes, at what a wonderful shade of hazel they were. It was dizzying to keep staring at him, so I had to look away every now and then to keep myself from melting. Now tell me, how can you resist not documenting all that?

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  30. djafan said

    Oh my…

    kariontour Kari Sellards
    Start of the day today. In hair and make up for the photo shoot for the show. pic.twitter.com/aWOVxRfu

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  31. Heidijoy said

    Ascphil, ha! You did check him out. Now get drawing!! You described him well with words!!

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  32. Blueberry Ice said

    Angelica; It seems like a big weight has been lifted off my heart. David has me in tears of joy. There are just not enough words to describe all that makes him so extraordinary and special! He is truly one of a kind and so worth waiting for … just love him so much. FG; #19 … Yes, “He is love!”

    Ascphil; #22, 29 … Oh, thank you so much for sharing and happy that you got to experience the beautiful aura of David up close. There is something magical and striking about being in his presence that I am still at loss for words to adequately describe but for certain there is an inner joy that genuinely illuminates from him and captivates your heart. Please thank everyone for their insightful questions and for your thoughtfulness in sharing with us. To hear reassurances directly from David was much needed medicine for my doldrums.

    Thank you to awesome JR and all the wonderful Filipino fans for their enthusiastic support and love for David, sharing their videos, pics, tweets and to Abrra, Bebe & Dja for posting so quickly … you are lifesavers! How wonderful to see TV5 treat David with respect and admiration … may the love and support continue!

    Betsy & MT; Hugs to you both for your previous posts … slowly but surely finding my way to that good place where everyone is at.

    Can’t say thank you enough to everyone who comments … you all make this journey that much more rewarding! 🙂

    Pattirae! So happy for your great news!

    Bebe; #6; Dja; #16; #30 Wow … so many pics, videos to see that my head is spinning … I can’t keep up, lol!

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  33. ascphil said

    Bebereader,

    You’re welcome, and I will surely thank JR who feels all the pressure from the international fans to keep you all updated with all that’s happening with David while he’s here. As if she doesn’t already do it wherever he is, lol!

    I was also touched that he recognizes the deep connection of his music with his fans, that even while he’s on his mission he will continue to release recorded music for us, and that he will find a way to keep in touch with us because of the relationship we have formed with him. He is just so precious with his thoughtfulness and generous spirit! It is never enough to keep saying how we are so lucky to be his fans!

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  34. Angelica said

    I sent an email late last night, to Ascphil wanting to know if that was her in the video sitting right next to David, asking if he got the framed portrait. aHA! Busted! My next question to her was, can we get copies of those photos you took so up close and personal?

    Here is the link to Ascphil’s article published here with the portraits she did of David he was so complimentary of.

    https://thevoicedavidarchuleta.com/2011/11/14/the-art-of-ascphil-and-the-aftermath-of-the-archuleta/

    Thank you for the great questions and thanks to all the Filipino fans, JR and everyone here who keeps the conversation flowing. Can’t wait to see what the next page of this book reveals! Sure would love to be a fly on the wall while he recorded Nandito Ako. Be still my heart. Photobucket

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  35. Maybe he’s just trying to kill off the fanbase before he leaves?

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    ariesaludo ariesaludo
    #followarchuleta glamour shot! http://pic.twitter.com/yubaoQoW

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  36. xaris said

    Definitely stepping out of his comfort zone!

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  37. xaris said

    Annndddd, one more before Abrra finds out and zaps me…..

    Tee-heee!

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  38. Angelica said

    OH. MY. GOSH. Thanks Xaris!

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  39. dakgal said

    My deepest appreciation and thanks to all the Filipino fans for the videos-pictures and especially for your press conference with him—a few straight forward questions and— walla–the answers.

    I am a bit befuddled and bewildered why it took almost a month and a trip half way around the world for them to get asked–I find it a bit sad that no one over here –be it national or local–ever bothered to ask for an interview with him after his announcement ( or maybe they were turned down), because he seemed to be very straight forward answering the questions.

    I guess I have several answers to that in my head , but none of them satisfy me.

    Xaris–#14—–

    “I’m not sure why he couldn’t have mentioned that weeks ago–sometimes he reminds me of my teenage son who never shares info unless it is extracted through interrogation worthy of the CIA. Then he usually concludes a conversation with, “I just thought you knew that.” I think it’s on the Y-chromosome.”

    Thank you Angelica for your article—especially for putting into words what
    what my hearing was missing–I have a difficult time understanding those press conferences– JR’s was the best to hear–may be ear buds like Abs suggested–I have none—-or order a hearing aid along with the carton of tissue I have on order. Otherwise, I rely on you guys to tell me what is said. 😦

    So thanks Abs-Bebe-Dja and Angelica for keeping us old f***s in the loop–do you actually think we will survive all the pictures that are coming our way–Thank the Lord I have glasses!!!! 😉

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  40. Abrra said

    More pictures here of his photo shoot. Check the bottom to see all 4 pages worth!

    http://www.tv5.com.ph/followarchuleta/photos/?album=all&gallery=8

    Abrra

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  41. Abrra said


    JRforDA2012

    Thanks MYK for sharing. Day 02 of David Archuleta in Manila and his journey as JOSH, the main character in his upcoming TV5 mini-series, started today w/ a photoshoot with his two leading ladies. #FollowArchuleta #NanditoAko

    Abrra

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  42. janey said

    Ascphil, it’s janey here, from FanScene. May I publish your first paragraph on comment 22 on FanScene? Please say yes!

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  43. ram said

    #35 Southleighxaris- So handsome. Hand on thigh. Whomtold him to do that? %

    #41 Abrra- Did I hear the photographer say “More brooding?”

    Gosh, we are in for some very different looks on David! One look at the co-stars with those eyes full on will destroy the scene when the young ladies can’t remember their lines.

    And then he sings . . . lol We are in for some fun times if we can live through it.

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  44. Abrra said

    Ram

    You did! I bet it’s hard for David to strike that pose without his usual big smile.

    Abrra

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  46. Abrra said

    His day is done, as ours begins!

    @DavidArchie Been a long, but fun day today. I’m ready to go to bed though! Good night!

    PicSpam from the behind the scenes photo shoot #FollowArchie

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    Love this one! How many staffers does it take to “fix” David for the pose?

    Abrra

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  47. archiesfan4life said

    I cannot believe what I just saw in my local morning paper – BTW – I live in a small town in a small county. So imagine my shock when I see a picture of David with the headline: Archuleta starts Philippine series!!!!!!!!!!! It was a small article, but still…….

    There isn’t much in this paper that makes me go eeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

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  48. ascphil said

    #42 Hi, Janey!!! Nice to see you here!!!

    YES!!!!

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  49. KH said

    Very cool, Archiesfan4life!! Loving all of the great photos and video and tweets and etc. If the series turns out as great as the lead up, I may very well be sustained well into spring.

    Thanks to The Voice staff for your work keeping the site updated. I very much appreciate it!

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  50. Abrra said

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    Thank you for your kind words!

    Abrra

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  51. emmegirl said

    ascphil, love your thoughts on the presscon, and how he is received and treated there. It was also reassuring.
    “It was dizzying to keep staring at him, so I had to look away every now and then to keep myself from melting”….you stayed upright in your chair, I’d say you did amazing! And you are a very lovely woman, I might add.

    angelofdja, “David has an aura that should be packaged, patented, and applied to every learning institution in the world.”

    goodkarmaseeker, “We’re pretty wise aren’t we? We are not here to just be groupies for a handsome guy with a great voice.”

    Want to echo heidijoys big fat thanks to JR and everyone else tirelessly working to bring us all the details.

    Xaris, lol!

    dja 16, your entire first paragraph, YES!

    kaycee, 21, great points. He seems so much more open and relaxed with the media there. dja, yep, trust.

    bluesky, if you ever feel inclined, would love to hear what he said.
    And this, “Where I sometimes have a trickle, you have a river. Where sometimes I ride a wave, you share the tide. Not because you see yourself as big or powerful. But because you never underestimate the power of little things”……I LOVE this.

    archiesfan4life 🙂

    …and all I can say is he kills me. He is light, he is love, he is gutsy, he is complex, and he is gorgeous…..that black ensemble crowned with the beautiful black hair. sigh.

    And it sounds like he is having fun 🙂

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  52. skydancer1x said

    Well first I have to say oeufnslcnfhsdkafhsdfoytan^%^()*&s !!!
    Hello Gorgeous!
    Hello Mr. ‘Joshaletta!!!!!!!!!!”
    >>>>>>thud! my hands are shakin’ and my knees are weak.

    All of your comments are so wonderful here you guys♥.( I have been in migraneville since yesterday and haven’t been able focus/comment till now,) but you ALL have said what I have been feeling much better than I ever could.
    after we watched the live ustream of the presscon,I mentioned that hearing it from the “horses mouth” >>> straight from David was what my heart needed.
    I am beyond happy that he ELABORATED on each question about his mission, and about his future plans!!
    FG
    “So much LOOOVVVEEE. I love how they treat him there. I love everything he said. I love everything that Angelica & everyone else said here. He is love.”
    that sums it up for me FG
    Ascphil, so happy for you!! {{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}

    He is ♪♫’living his life like its golden’♫♪

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  53. emmegirl said

    oh sky, “He is ♪♫’living his life like its golden’♫♪”….he most certainly is. As SB says, “David style.”

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  54. emmegirl said

    I loove the shots with the old style mic. They released some right before his idol tour with that kind of mic. Liked those too! 😉

    sky, sorry to hear of your migraines. I have had family members suffer with those for years and they are not fun, to say the least.

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  55. skydancer1x said

    54. (thanks Emme ♥) “I loove the shots with the old style mic.” Me too, reminds me of pics of Elvis;)
    I don’t know what we are in for with this miniseries, but it just may finish me off.I am dang near comatose with these pictures already.

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  56. djafan said

    Ascphil…Thank you so much for sharing of your experience. You all did such a great job with the questions and JR your video is divine 🙂

    Blueberry! Glad you’re feeling better. David sure keeps us on our toes.

    Sky, Hope you fee better! I’m singing with you! “He is ♪♫’living his life like its golden’♫♪”

    Emmegirl, That young man is one in gazillion. Warning as you scroll down!

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  57. MT said

    Ascphil,
    Thanks for giving us such great information on the press-con. From watching the Ustream, I felt so good about the respect they showed for David. I love that they seemed so genuinely pleased to have him there. And how great that David actually offered to hold a mini interview for you guys!! Contrats on getting to be there and sit next to David!!

    32. Blueberry Ice {{{hugs}}}

    37. Xaris,
    Thanks for those gorgeous pics!! I love the way she’s hanging on to him. 🙂

    39. Dak,
    I’m LOL. When you put in the order for that hearing aid, can you order me one too? I couldn’t hear/understand half of it.

    43. Ram
    Love the hand on the thigh!! And when he hangs his thumb in his pocket, too! So Macho!

    46. Who besides me wants to see a full shot of David in that Tux? LOL Gorgeous!!!

    52. Sky
    “Well first I have to say
    oeufnslcnfhsdkafhsdfoytan^%^()*&s !!!”
    hahaha I think I said the same thing!! And I get migranes too. I hope yours is all better now. 🙂

    Emmegirl,
    Yeah, I don’t know what made them use the old style mic, but I love the effect, too. Classy.

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  58. emmegirl said

    the warning didn’t help.

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  59. Joyluck said

    Thank you so much for keeping us updated with these beautiful pics. I am melting. Love him with the Asian beauties. you said it archiesfan4life: sigh

    archiesfan4life 🙂

    …and all I can say is he kills me. He is light, he is love, he is gutsy, he is complex, and he is gorgeous…..that black ensemble crowned with the beautiful black hair. sigh.

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  60. djafan said

    I tried lol

    Tweets from director of miniseries plugs…it gets more interesting by the minute. SLAPPED???!!!

    @dantenicogarcia

    I directed David Achuleta today! I was told that today was his 1st time to portray a character. It was fun! … and nose-bleed!

    There you are, @DavidArchie ! It was fun directing you in a slappy-kinda-way! Enjoy Manila!

    @Heidijoy5 ‘Nose Bleed’ is used by us, Filipinos when we want make a joke out of the effort to speak straight English. Right @DavidArchie ?

    It was a very fun and memorable day! First time to direct an international celebrity and I was able to make him laugh within the first…

    … 5 minutes of the shoot… Then everything flowed smoothly. Despite the fact that his companion told me that it was his 1st time to…

    … portray a character. Thank you Lord for sense of humor… Thank you Lord for the gift of laughter!

    The boy is so warm, humble and so well-mannered… It feels like directing my little brother.

    To the fans of @DavidArchie : My apologies for using Filipino slang. Just not used to having non-Filipino followers.My bad! LOL

    @Jana__OR Slappy? lol! — ‘Slappy’ because @DavidArchie got slapped by a girl in the scene that I directed.

    I just directed the plug of the mini-series… We just did a scene in a hotel staircase with two girls fighting over him.

    https://twitter.com/#!/dantenicogarcia

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  61. djafan said

    David doing vocal exercises 🙂 credit christer143

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  62. MT said

    Dja,
    Thanks for the tweets. Slapped???? OMG I can’t imagine how hard it would be for someone to make themselves slap that sweet guy! Awww poor David. I can’t believe he got slapped!

    And the two girls fighting over him! lol This is getting more and more entertaining by the minute. I haven’t smiled this much in a while. I can’t wait to actually see it! 🙂

    And I just have to say again how much I love the pics with him and those two lovely ladies. 🙂

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  63. emmegirl said

    thanks dja, wow, at first I thought he had a nose bleed after he was slapped.

    Can’t waaaait to see this!

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  64. djafan said

    Can I love him anymore? Yep!!!!

    percinotpercy
    Done with the story conference! @DavidArchie led the prayer and gave a really sweet message to his co-stars and co-workers.

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  65. FG said

    Just gahhhh and whattttttt and ohmyheck!!!! Slapped? This is just epic.

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  66. skydancer1x said

    Thanks Dja for the tweets to clear that up! Oh MY!!

    MT.
    “And the two girls fighting over him! lol This is getting more and more entertaining by the minute. I haven’t smiled this much in a while. I can’t wait to actually see it! :)”
    I’m with you MT,just hearing about it is entertaining…and this was just day one for David !!!! Wonder what he’s thinking?haha
    “David, you are going to be slapped in this scene” David….”HUH???”

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  67. MT said

    Sky,
    LOL I’m trying to picture that scene with the two girls fighting over him. Wonder if it’s and all out cat fight? haha Can you imagine him between them trying to break it up?

    This whole thing is giving me the giggles. 🙂 I am loving it!

    (Although I do hope that slap didn’t hurt him. And I hope they got it in one take!)

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  68. betsy said

    BEST HEADLINE EVER
    LOLOLOLOLOLOL 🙂
    http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=767747

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  69. jans11 said

    #61 Can he get any cuter?…NO!!!!! Is his laugh so contagious?…YES!!!! Just love him!!

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  70. Abrra said

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    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

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  71. ascphil said

    I came home late from a great get-together with friends, and I wake up to tweets about nose-bleeding and slapping?!? David being slapped? But it seems he just laughs it off afterwards. Good-natured David as usual, lol! I wonder though about the acting lessons today, Sunday. Shouldn’t it be a rest day for him?

    #32 Blueberry Ice & #56 Djafan
    I’m proud of my fellow fans (JR, Naree, Kricket, Lorma, et al) for being the go-getters that they are, infecting and involving me in all the activities for David despite my limitations in time and circumstance. They are such giving people and always so considerate of nurturing the needs of David’s fans, both local and international. They have felt and appreciate all the gratitude being expressed to them, and it is what encourages them to keep doing it for all the fans. Sounds like someone we know, huh? 😉

    #34 Angelica
    Shucks! Busted indeed! How could I keep silent about it? I had to tell my hubby, son and daughter about it ’cause eventually they’ll find out anyway. So I have nowhere to go but just spill, lol! Thanks for the link back to the article. And I already sent you the pictures via email. 🙂 As I said they’re a little distorted because of how close I was to David using my ever-ready point & shoot camera on auto mode. My hubby told me to use a different camera and setting next time. Yeah, as if I knew this would happen, lol! Gosh, the extra perks of being a fan of David is that it’s an ongoing lesson in being tech savvy.

    #51 Emmegirl,
    Thank you (blushing)! 🙂 If you only knew the thoughts racing in my head, gaaahhhh! They weren’t calm at all, haha!

    #52 Skydancer1
    Thanks so much and ((((((((hugs)))))))) too!

    #57 MT
    You’re welcome, but I owe my being a witness and part of the fan interview to JR and Naree. They were able to form a good relationship between Archuleta Philippines and the TV5 people. I also didn’t expect a chair to be squeezed between Lorma and me for David. Biggest surprise indeed! And I just learned yesterday that it was actually David who requested for the interview with organizers of Team Airport. That was so, so sweet of him! He is so deserving of all our love and devotion (sniff)!

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  72. bebereader said

    Been away all day with good friends I haven’t seen in a long time due to my umm ODD-ness. Had a great time but was also happy to get home and back to the excitement! I see things have been busy! And that David recorded the song!

    Perci Intalan ( TV5 Vice Prsident) @percinotpercy
    Lots of inquiries on @DavidArchie ‘s recording of Nandito Ako. Will update you on that soon enough. Can’t wait to let you guys hear it!

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    credit nina de torres

    Loved this article from the Manila Bulletin as it was most informative. I bolded the best parts. 🙂

    David Archuleta accepted TV5 deal for love of Pinoy fans
    By NEIL RAMOS
    January 14, 2012, 2:26pm

    David Archuleta is Pinoy at heart

    MANILA, Philippines – David Archuleta accepted the TV5 series out of love for his Filipino fans, all of whom, he said, have been very supportive of him through the years.

    “Even though I may not be a [professional] actor, I thought this [acting stint] would be a really great new experience to try. Especially in the Philippines because I feel very comfortable with the people and I feel the fans here are very warm,” he explained in a recent press conference.

    Archuleta arrived Jan. 13 and will be staying in the country for the next three weeks. Already, he is looking forward to having fun here.

    “ I always have a blast when I come [here], so [for me], it’s always fun when I come to the Philippines,” he said.

    “I feel comfortable here. The people are very friendly and they’re very supportive.”

    Archuleta, who has visited the country four times already, added that he looks forward to eating sisig, papaitan and tokwa’t baboy again.

    Archuleta’s mini-series for TV5 dubbed “Nandito ako,” will have him share screen time with Eula Caballero and Jasmine Curtis both of whom he has already met.

    “I look forward to working with them. It’s [going] to be a different experience. It will be fun working with people my age,” he said.

    He does not discount the possibility of falling for either Caballero or Curtis.

    “I guess you can never say whom you’ll fall in love with. I never say never,” he said.

    As for the character his role on the series, Archuleta said it won’t be too much of a stretch as it is “just like him.”

    He takes comfort that he is not required to learn Filipino for the series.

    “Most of the script will be in English. There will be a few words in Tagalog, but it should be easy,” he said.

    The 21-year old reiterated in the same press conference that his two-year mission as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will push through middle of this year.

    “Coming to the Philippines… [the TV5 project] fit my schedule before my departure. I will be leaving in a couple of months, but this is something I want to do before I go,” he said.

    Archuleta is not at the least worried about the period of time he will be away from the limelight.

    “Two years will go really fast, man, it’s been four years since ‘American Idol.’ So, two years, it is part of my life, and it’s an important decision that I want to do in my life,” he said.

    He hopes to record enough material to be able to keep releasing songs even in absentia.

    “Once I get back to the States, I’m gonna spend as much time as I can to record. So even though I won’t be here, hopefully, I will still be here, you know, releasing new songs. I want to make sure I have something for my fans,” he promised.

    http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/348048/david-archuleta-accepted-tv5-deal-love-pinoy-fans

    Two videos here: http://yfrog.com/0fcdffz

    As our day is coming to an end, their’s is just beginning. Wonder what’s in store for us next? So many surprises, so much fun…this little piece of heaven.

    Going out for ice cream.
    See you in chat. 🙂

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  73. stenocruiser said

    Abrra #70 — Unplugged at 10:00? Well, okay, if you think we can possibly find anything to chat about this week 🙂

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  74. ram said

    Unplugged? Unglued? I blame this last group of pics. : )

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  75. dakgal said

    You guys are a bad influence—I’m coming unglued and I now have migraines—+— being half deaf when it comes to interviews. Is that the same as unplugged?

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  76. Abrra said

    I was uploading some videos from ShellyFOD’s Ventura videos and took these screen caps. GAH the black jacket 🙂

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    Abrra

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  77. Just coming up for air #FollowArchuleta is like a marathon event!

    And I still have a job and house to run, yet LOL

    But thank you for all the messages of loving what you have been seeing so far wrt to the coverage 🙂 We @ Archuleta Philippines & TDC are devoted chroniclers.

    Have you heard the few lines that David sampled?

    Am adding all subtitles to the news vids am uploading so you guys can understand. Aside from #FollowArchuleta page, just keep watch of the vid collection playlist of YT channel for 2012 under JRforDA2012

    ps: you will get to watch the series when it airs, promise!

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  78. Tons of stories but no time to tell them. I haven;’t even written anything on TDC. Just posting vids, pix & news as fast as we can but there will interesting tales to tell. Even us among the Council of the Elders of Archileta Philippines and ARCH had not much time to talk…

    Have to run but will be back soon

    ps: TV5 peeps are loving our guy. How can they not! right?

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  79. bluesky said

    Jackryan4dajackryan4DA

    (JR… your name just gets longer and longer! But there is only ONE “JR”!)

    Thank you and all the other archies over there! You are so great to take such care to keep us all updated … all over the world! You guys are really the best. I can’t thank you enough. (((((((( super hugs all around )))))))

    And admins of this site… ALL of you are so great and hard working. I am very appreciative of your efforts and how you bring such joy to so many. And honestly — “you light up my life”.

    I could go on and on about all of you who take the time to post. Whether it is occasional or regular, whether you feel odd or strange or not. Thanks for the companionship across the Archu-space-time continuum.

    bluesky

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  80. djafan said

    Paparrazi show in the Philippines.

    Warning!

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  81. Angelica said

    #80 Just came from a fun night in Unplugged and thanks to djafan for coming back after saying goodnight to let us know about the two vids above and posting them here. So hyped! How many times did they call him Prince in that first vid? Don’t even get me started on the second one. OK, sure. >>> A clip from the staircase scene, another of him recording Nandito Ako in the studio and I think he actually burned the lens of the camera at the end. lol.

    The awesome JR stopped by on her way to a meeting with fans. It was so good to talk with her!

    Wow it’s late! Time flies when you’re having fun. Thanks to everyone for the fun and friendship! Must sleep now. Photobucket

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  82. For HQ & HD of news vids, you may want to check out my 2012 YT channel
    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBFAFE139B4408279

    Enjoy!

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  83. To sleep early last night…Thank you Djafan for keeping me posted! I awoke early and had to get to a computer asap after Dja’s email and there is so much to see. TDC has a windfall, good for you Marlie7!

    I just hope that he is given enough rest to keep himself healthy…there Abrra I had to have one worry but he has had no rest since his arrival unless I am missing something…yes he is young I know and on and on, haha…

    So now more of the world (including over here) knows what we already knew about the complete artistic side of David…

    I am sending all of the prime update videos to the songwriter from LV/LA who I met with at Christmas time…I just want to make certain that they are seen right away. There are people there following David even more closely since his Christmas tour…

    SB

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  84. lct said

    Hey David fans, we are trying to get this win for David – it may be his last poll.

    http://www.kiss108.com/pages/ultimate-idol/

    Scotty McCreery
    49.55 %

    David Archuleta
    50.45 %

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  85. ray said

    good morning all, anybody got any extra happy tears i am all out ps ordering more crash carts for you guys lol

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  86. Abrra said

    Here are some Sunday treats!

    David in the studio
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    #followarchuleta

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    @ariesaludo #followarchuleta delighted to see fans’ tweets, videos and updates online…

    And some screen caps I made from the 2nd video in #80

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    Thanks to TV 5 and #followarchuleta

    Abrra

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  87. skydancer1x said

    Ohhhh MY! Thank you Abrra!
    Those first 2 pics, awww David looks so happy!♥ 🙂
    and that jacket…and the TUX! Look at him! eeeeeeek!!

    JR,You are awesome♥so happy you came to chat last night.
    speaking of chat, it was so much fun! Not that we had anything to talk about or anything,BWAAAAH!!!!!

    Ray♥ aww
    “good morning all, anybody got any extra happy tears i am all out ps ordering more crash carts for you guys lol”
    haha! thanks for placing another order!

    SB missed you last night! I am gonna start taking a nap on Saturdays before coming to Unplugged….oh wait, I already do.ok, maybe a longer one.haha

    note to Kari: (get that hard working man some chapstick! and lots of water to drink!for those gorgeous closeups♥)

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  88. Heidijoy said

    wow!! So Much to absorb and enjoy!!! David is looking good and I love all the communication.

    Thanks to JR, Naree,Lorms, ArchuletaPhillipines,TV5, TheVoice etc etc.
    I appreciate all your dedication and sharing.

    Twitter has been on fire!!! WooHOO!!!

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  89. emmegirl said

    Ray, nice to have happy tears. (and thanks for thinking of us)

    I wonder if they are looking at some of the video in that second pic, he looks so happy and excited.

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  90. emmegirl said

    One more thing..

    “Once I get back to the States, I’m gonna spend as much time as I can to record.”

    ..woooooooooooo-whooooooooo!

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  91. Heidijoy said

    #90 Love the sound of that Emmegirl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woooooo Hooo!!

    He also said something about appearances…………What could that be……Stay tuned…….Stay Alert…….Be ready………..BE VERY READY!!!

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  92. loulou said

    I am so proud of David he is a wonderful wounderful person !!!

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  93. emmegirl said

    Heidijoy, appearances..stay alert…be ready.
    After he announced he was leaving and then talked about future appearances and recordings I wasn’t even sure I wanted to be a part of it. I thought the more involved I stayed and the more excited I got about these last appearances and such then it would be even harder to take when he left. I felt my only salvation was to keep myself removed. To start weaning myself now.

    Then I realized 1) Who am I kidding. Painful or not I simply can not stay away. 2) Let it be. And as long as he wants to be a part of our lives, I want to revel in every second that he gives us.

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  94. Heidijoy said

    #93 I hear you Emmegirl!! I want to be as involved as possible. Life is too short. ha! ha! My tour travel partner kid about keeping our bags packed!!!

    He also talks of Projects he has planned for when he gets back!!

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  95. betsy said

    Emmegirl # 93 “Then I realized 1) Who am I kidding. Painful or not I simply can not stay away. 2) Let it be. And as long as he wants to be a part of our lives, I want to revel in every second that he gives us.”

    THIS. (1)
    AND THEN (2)
    Until one night when I started commenting here and couldn’t stop writing and it turned into that rambling article thing I wrote. IT’S ALL DAVID’S FAULT.
    I still didn’t thank everyone for their lovely comments. So thank you, everyone who made lovely comments. 🙂

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  96. Susie Cull said

    Hi Everyone,

    I just wanted to reiterate what all of you have said about the generosity of the David fans in the Phillipines and those here at the Voice for giving us the “up-to-date” happenings of David’s adventure. It is heartwarming to see the love, respect and admiration the overseas fans give to their newly crowed Prince.

    I think my computer chair must have some adhesive on it or suction within it, because I can’t seem to get out of it. One of the main culprits is the Video at #77. The 10 seconds from 1:12 to 1:22 – David’s sly, under the breath sneek peek of the song. If he can sing it that well under those conditions, I believe we have another “Ave Maria” on our hands and doesn’t that make us the lucky servants.

    Belated Happy New Year to all!

    Susie

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  97. Susie Cull said

    Sorry, my bad, #77 is the same thing, but I was watching a different video, I think I got to it from #77 video. I’ll find it and come back to post it.

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  98. Susie Cull said

    OK – here’s the video I was watching.

    In #77 I didn’t realize David was doing the singing at the mic. I thought it was being played from a speaker or something.

    Thanks for your patience while I corrected my errors.

    Susie

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  99. emmegirl said

    Susie Cull, ik. It’s kinda pathetic the number of times I have replayed that.

    Betsy, the rambling article thing you wrote, a pure and absolute love.

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  100. betsy said

    Emmegirl ♥ Thank you. I typically want to erase and delete everything I say. Even after almost 4 years of doing this. That just helped. 🙂

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  101. Angelica said

    Emmegirl.

    “Susie Cull, ik. It’s kinda pathetic the number of times I have replayed that.”

    I’ll tell you what’s pathetic. Losing count of the number of times I’ve replayed the 10 second video at #41. And all he’s doing is breathing. 😳

    It’s 5:30 am there now. Has His Excellency, the Prince awakened?

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  102. emmegirl said

    Have you had yours today?

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  103. emmegirl said

    “And all he’s doing is breathing”…lol, atleast he is.

    Is it Monday there? I need a tweet.

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  104. Angelica said

    Emme, thanks, I needed that.

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  105. Heidijoy said

    Emmegirl This Christmas is a daily must at least once per day!! Oh and thanks I watched it again!!

    Angelica -Your funny!! That is a good clip!!

    Betsy I think your article was very healing !!

    It is currently 8:08 Monday in Manila. 14 hours ahead of CST Alright David time to tweet!

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  106. jans11 said

    #81 Angelica…so you all was on chat til 4am? I should have stayed on because I couldn’t get to sleep til about 4. My mind was so full of things it wouldn’t shut down!! Then see this video of the “Prince”! Oh, WOW!!!

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  107. emmegirl said

    Heidijoy, your posts on your daily viewing is often my reminder. Gracias.

    104, then you might not want to watch it without sound.

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  108. Angelica said

    He’s awake!

    Photobucket

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  109. emmegirl said

    How did I miss this gem.

    And this.

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  110. Abrra said

    From Kari

    kariontour Kari Sellards
    “Josh” is getting into hair and make up getting ready to start taping the first scene.
    4 minutes ago

    Abrra

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  111. betsy said

    Apparently David didn’t mind the slapping. 😉
    dantenicogarcia Dante Nico Garcia
    @
    @Amee_Nanie: slapping scene? How did @DavidArchie take it? – Laughing after every take & tells the girl that it is ok to hit him hard.

    Dying over this.
    I hope there is an bonus feature FILLED with outtakes on the dvd. 🙂

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  112. archiesfan4life said

    Betsy #100 – I can’t believe you want to erase and delete what you say – I always find your posts wonderful!

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  113. emmegirl said

    David outtakes, love the sound of that.

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  114. marlie7 said

    Just wanted to say to everyone who was at the chat last night – what a blast! I really look forward to Saturday nights!

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  115. marlie7 said

    PS – or as it is called in some circles, “abrra therapy” 🙂

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  116. bluesky said

    109 Emmegirl:

    THAT is what I have been talking about. I am sooo very glad that someone actually got it on record. I love this version so much. So. much. I love the “Mark” piano. I love the pace. I love the tone. I love the control. I love the vocal “get out of the way drums, guitar, and all other sounds– this is what The Voice was made to do” artistry.

    I am kinda in love with this song. Here and now.

    Okay. I got my Christmas present. We can eat now. ^_^

    bluesky

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  117. bluesky said

    (PS: the above post is in reference to the above vid of the above song: HYAMLC by the above ((in all possible ways)) artist.)

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  118. Abrra said

    Marlie

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    Anytime 🙂

    Abrra

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  119. Abrra said

    I got this from a text from djxox. He looks sleepy eyed 🙂

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    @pinantonio
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    Abrra

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  120. emmegirl said

    bluesky, “by the above ((in all possible ways)) artist.)”

    Josh has beautiful hair.

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  121. Abrra said

    at :15 David so gently is caressing one of the girl’s arms – ahhhhhhh!!!!!


    archuletaphilippines

    Above was sent to me via email to post. (It may have already been posted, if so admin feel free to remove it.)

    Abrra

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  122. bebereader said

    Love those feathers!

    Pics from the recording:

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    David recording the mini-series’ title song “Nandito Ako”, Philippines, January 2012.

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    David with Dante Nico Garcia, director of promotional trailers, Philippines, January 2012.

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    David with his hair and make up team, Philippines, January 2012.

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  123. betsy said

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  124. emmegirl said

    abs, you weren’t kidding!

    and bluesky, YES to everything you said about that HYAMLC!

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  125. djafan said

    Hello all!

    Last nights chat was a hoot. If you haven’t joined in try it at least once. It’s great fun and therapeutic for sure 🙂

    These are just a few of the internet media buzz for David in this miniseries event. I’m impressed that it has been positive.

    The Washington Post
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/american-idol-runner-up-david-archuleta-says-hes-excited-to-join-philippine-tv-series/2012/01/13/gIQArA6ivP_story.html

    J-14
    http://www.j-14.com/2012/01/david-archuleta-to-film-philippine-tv-show.html

    Hollywood Reporter
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/idol-worship/david-archuleta-american-idol-philippine-tv-mormon-mission-281563

    Huffington Post
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/13/david-archuleta-philippine-tv-show_n_1205385.html

    Yahoo
    http://ph.omg.yahoo.com/news/tv5-signs-gma-7-director-for-david-archuleta-mini-series.html

    Entertainment Tampa Florida
    http://www2.tbo.com/entertainment/music/2012/jan/13/archuleta-excited-to-shoot-philippines-tv-series-ar-347011/?referer=http://www.writelonger.com/&shorturl=http://tbo.ly/xirxn5

    Candy
    http://www.candymag.com/lifestyle/entertainment/david-archuleta-talks-acting-jasmine-curtis-smith-eula-caballero-and-more?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    Billboard
    http://www.billboard.com/news/david-archuleta-excited-to-shoot-philippine-1005879152.story#/news/david-archuleta-excited-to-shoot-philippine-1005879152.story

    American Idol Canada
    http://shows.ctv.ca/AmericanIdol/article/American-Idol-runner-up-David-Archuleta-says-hes-excited-to-join-Philippine-TV-series#c_0

    Hispanically Yours
    http://www.hispanicallyyours.com/?p=2437

    Hit Fix
    http://www.hitfix.com/articles/david-archuleta-excited-for-phillippine-tv-series

    Entertainment Seattle
    http://www.seattlepi.com/entertainment/article/Archuleta-excited-to-shoot-Philippine-TV-series-2509879.php

    The Chronicle Herald
    http://thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/51893-celebrities-news

    Zeibiz
    http://www.zeibiz.com/2012/01/david-archuleta-to-star-in-philippine-tv-series/

    Wrhel Design
    http://wrhel.com/american-idols-david-archuleta-to-begin-shooting-philippine-tv-series/

    WHEC Rochester
    http://www.whec.com/article/stories/S2451838.shtml?cat=10075

    Newser
    http://www.newser.com/article/d9s81l5g0/american-idol-runner-up-david-archuleta-says-hes-excited-to-join-philippine-tv-series.html

    Idol Chatter
    http://ydtalk.com/chatter/2012/01/idols-in-the-news-for-jan-14-2012/

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  126. betsy said

    Abs, that must be D’s signature move. 🙂
    Ahhh lovely.

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  127. MT said

    Chat is always such fun. 🙂 Dr. Abrra, think I owe you a nickle. LOL

    122. Third photo! ♥
    What is it about him with headphones that gets to me? haha

    Dja, don’t you just LOVE all the media buzz for David and the mini series? 😀

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  128. emmegirl said

    bebe, thanks for those gorgeous pics (except I kept looking for a boa or something, lol)

    dja, thanks for the links. When I have more time I am going to visit them all. Want them to know we are as interested as ever in DA.

    MT, me too. Sumthin’ bout him in a recording booth.

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  129. djafan said

    Emmegirl and Bluesky…ditto and ditto!

    Loving the hair, the sideburns yes 🙂 And those pics with the mic wow need Nandito Ako yesterday!

    Betsy, that is so cool of David. Me sing? haha Silly man.

    Tweet from Eula, the slapper lol Apparently it wasn’t easy to do.

    “@SaleishaArchie: @oheulacaballero It must be hard for you to slap David LOL. #TeamEula”– It was! Super! How could anyone slap an angel? 😦

    And just loving this tweet from TV5 peep. We are in for it. Ray, the crash carts please.

    Perci Intalan @percinotpercy 5m
    Just visited the set of Nandito Ako. @DavidArchie is a natural. This is looking very, very good indeed Direk @macalejandre 🙂

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  130. Abrra said

    A certain hairdresser is having wayyyyyyyyy too much fun! 😉

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    David with the singer/guitar player Isaiah A Mangundayao

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  131. stenocruiser said

    awwww

    scoopbox: “We‘re very happy with David Archuleta,” sabi ni Perci Intalan ng TV5 sa PEP. “He is a really nice guy. We were so worried about pleasing him, but we‘ve been told that David is a pleaser. He was worried about pleasing us!” about 42 minutes ago
    http://ht.ly/1gJQmC

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  132. stenocruiser said

    and this — oh my —

    macalejandre Mac C. Alejandre
    Just listened to david’s’version of nandito ako. OMG ang ganda! And yes!!!!!!!! marunong syang umarte. Magugulat … m.tmi.me/kGhd2

    Google translation:
    Just listened to david’s’version of nandito ako. OMG nice! And yes !!!!!!!! Intelligent syang emote. surprised … m.tmi.me/kGhd2

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  133. skydancer1x said

    You guys have me in stitches with your comments!
    Emme, you are on a roll:) and I am rolling on the floor.haha!!

    I need some Abrra therapy…
    I am fixated on Davids hair at #119.
    I want those fingers in Davids hair to be mine, at #130
    I lose my breath at #122 pictures 1,2,and 3.
    I can’t stop watching ‘This Christmas’ at #102
    I would go on, but I think that is my nickels worth

    Savoring every pic, video, articles,and tweets! aahhh!

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  134. skydancer1x said

    131.oh Steno!,awwww, they are all in love with our David♥ It just melts my heart and makes me soooo happy.
    Who can resist?

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  135. bebereader said

    Vlog!

    First Day on the Set

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  136. Angelica said

    From Follow Archuleta – Nandito Ako Shoot Day 1

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  137. Angelica said

    Oh dear. Good night, Josh.

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  138. bebereader said

    Yowsa on those pics, Angelica. I really must get to bed but there are some odds and ends I found on Twitter….

    Like this:

    Kari tweets!

    Kari Sellards @kariontour
    @feeshda He is doing wonderful! Cannot wait for you all to see it.

    and this…

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    and this….

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    @DavidArchie singing “Hello Dolly” while signing on a small piece of paper.

    and then this…

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    (mtg w/reporters for Inquirer Entertainment)

    Looking good, David.

    Wonder who is on his tshirt?

    Niters! 🙂

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  139. Abrra said

    Quick post before work. Sorry I don’t have time to pic spam these lovely arrival pictures from Naree. Do I see happy tears?

    Abrra

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  140. emmegirl said

    “a natural.”

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  141. skydancer1x said

    139. Thanks for the link Abrra, I had a really good time over there:)

    Bebe,Angelica, hope you night owls are catching up on your zzzzz’s this morning!
    Josh is looking mighty serious in yesterday’s shoot. oh David♥ are your talents just neverending?

    Though I am excited for the day when we get to see the finished product ,I am so “savoring” this whole experience of watching him daily,’take on’ this starring role in a series, with no acting experience to speak of, witnessing the respect he has garnered, immediately, of those who are directing him and producing,co- starring and doing his hair and makeup! (And we know the cameramen and the cameras love him! )
    I just want it all to go by s l o w l y . Three more weeks of daily bliss…..
    How incredible is he?♥

    those eyes….

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  142. MT said

    141. Sky,
    I am in complete agreement. I want to savor each pic, tweet, and sweet nugget of information as it comes in. 🙂 It’s so wonderful to hear the overwhelming approval of all that he is doing for this project. And I can’t wait to hear that song! Hopefully soon. *fingers crossed*

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  143. No Justin, even if you try to be like him or look like him or maybe try to sing like him…it just isn’t going to work!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2087367/Justin-Bieber-gets-new-dyed-look-Days-Selena-Gomez-debuts-blue-hair.html

    SB

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  144. Bebereader said

    A little birdie told me that today is Emifriend’s Birthday!

    Dear Emifriend,

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    Best wishes from all your friends at The Voice!

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  145. tawna21 said

    Happy Birthday, dear Emifriend! ♫♥♥

    Tawna

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  146. lani said

    have you guys seen this? the two-arm hug from the mini plug scene

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  147. dakgal said

    Just a fly by to post this video—not kidding I’m flying-I’m hovering somewhere on the ceiling!! HELP!!! If this has been posted before—s”cuse me.

    jtmlm1234

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  148. dakgal said

    Sorry! 😦

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  149. Never mind Dak I sent word on your Killer video to SF at work…with description!! I can’t let her down on the up to the minute two arm embraces!! TY…so!!!

    SB

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  150. bebereader said

    Do you have the same feeling I do? that David loves acting? He’s going to be so versatile by the time he’s fully grown. Singer, Author, Humanitarian, Dancer, Actor plus more. In any case, he makes every day so interesting; looking forward to what he will take on next.

    SB#143,

    Poor JB (just a figger of speech; he’s not poor by any means lol). Does he really think that if he colors his hair David’s shade of awesome, some of David’s talent will come to him, too?

    Pics of David’s arrival in comment 139 are amazing. Don’t miss them!

    Lani#146 Thanks for “The Hug”!!

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  151. bebereader said

    No worries, Dak. Two, two-arm hugs are better than one. LOL It stays!

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  152. Wanna see THE HUG? Video is subtitled

    David Archuleta – THE HUG Sneak Peek of Nandito Ako @ Juicy (16 Jan 2012)

    Don’t kill the msgr, ok?

    ps: slapping, hugs, holding hands – did you ever imagine this would happen before our very eyes?

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  153. I remember when
    I remember, I remember when I lost my mind
    There was something so pleasant about that place…

    Does that make me crazy???

    SB

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  154. JR…thank you! I am shipping that right off to watchers in LA!! Getting arouond the world quite fast!

    SB

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  155. stenocruiser said

    A very happy birthday to you, emifriend, and a wonderful year ahead — ♥♥ — 🙂

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  156. Heidijoy said

    Happy Birthday Emifriend!!

    Whew!! loving all the David news. HUGS (two armed) for the win.

    HA! SB Yes that makes me crazy………..and I love it!!

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  157. MT said

    Awww … ♫ Happy Birthday Emifriend!! ♫
    Wishing you lots of love and laughter on your special day!

    And Awwww @ the two-armed hug. ♥

    Considering this roll seems taylor made for David (singer coming from America) I’m thinking they had this script written specifically with him in mind after they got the idea to have him do a show for them? Or am I just slow and everyone else already thought this? (LOL Wouldn’t be the first time. 🙂 )

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  158. SandyBeaches said

    Happy B’Day Emifriend…sorry the birthday wishes were interrupted there for a few MOMENTS!!

    Now for a screen cap or two?? You may very well remember this birthday!

    SB

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  159. xaris said

    I am having way too much fun watching Mr. “I don’t want to write/sing romantic songs I can’t relate to because I’ve never been a relationship” become the focus of a love triangle, standing around with absolute beauties draped against his shoulder, getting hugged, slapped, and whatnot.

    I hope he’s having a blast. What a great way to gain a little acting experience under the radar of US critics.

    Kudos and more kudos to TV 5 and Sony Music Philippines for treating him like the prince he is.

    This article is worth a read and confirms that Sony had a role in developing this project:

    http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Arts&Leisure&title=TV5-signs-%3Ci%3EAI%3C/i%3E-runner-up-David-Archuleta&id=45102

    Sorry if it was already posted upstream somewhere. I’m having a hard time keeping up with comments!

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  160. ray. said

    ok guys i see what david is up to he will put us all in a coma ,and when he comes back from his mieeion he will snap his fingers and there we will be LOL.some thing on that line anyway

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  161. gladys said

    movie name: Licence to Kill (us).

    leading Role: David JAMES Archuleta BOND

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  162. MT said

    160. Ray, Yup, all he has to do is snap and we will come running. 🙂

    As for my own comment in #157, saw on Fanscene that they’re still writing. Duh! Guess I’m just slow. LOL But I do love that it will be tailor made for him. ♥

    Xaris,
    Thanks for the article.This>>> “Mr. Intalan said the project started as a dare last August when Sony Music Philippines’ big boss Narciso Chan came up with the idea after Mr. Archuleta’s sold out concert last July.”

    It was the “big boss’s” idea! I really like that.

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  163. skydancer1x said

    Happy Birthday Emifriend!! How are you enjoying your day with all these hugs going on around here!? Like SB said. You will remember this one!♥ LOL
    oh, and David is putting me in quite the huggie mood..so {{{HUGS}}} to you on your special day EMI!♥

    Xaris, thanks for that link. Very interesting.

    157MT. I like your question, because tailor made for him it is. Now please don’t laugh at me,you promise? but after reading that article in the link from Xaris, I am even wondering if the “Wait video” is remotely connected at all to any of this storyline
    stop laughing!

    ok ojk!( got to get off and let daughter have her turn at the computer.geesh, back later, she is actually begging now. haha)
    sounds like me.

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  164. SandyBeaches said

    I am bringing this quote over from desertrat (with permission haha)..

    ” @ 54 sec marker — the hug felt around the world!!”

    I felt the tremors here on the shores of the atlantic…

    SB

    .

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  165. betsy said

    Emifriend ♥
    Happy Birthday!

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  166. djafan said

    Hi all! Busy day today for me…dangit!

    The slap heard around the world.
    The hug heard around the world.
    The maybe kiss heard around the world as we speak haha.

    And Nandito Ako will be on itunes according to tweets and that we will hear it before the end of the week!!!!

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  167. bebereader said

    SB #153,

    Insanity never looked or felt this good! LOL

    Xaris#159,

    Thanks for the link to the article showing Sony’s involvement. So much good info in it that I copied the entire article here:

    “TV5 signs AI runner-up David Archuleta

    After getting some of the most popular local showbiz celebrities leave their long-time networks to transfer into its fold, Pangilinan-led TV5 has pulled yet another surprise.

    This time, TV5 formally signed up American Idol Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta to do a five-week prime time mini-series that will air next month.

    Mr. Archuleta arrived in Manila last Friday to start working on the mini-series Nandito Ako, which will feature the singer together with TV5’s contract artists Jasmine Curtis and Eula Caballero in a story reminiscent of the 1953 American movie Roman Holiday.

    Mr. Archuleta will play the role of a Filipino-American pop singer who visits the Philippines to learn more about his roots.

    Also in the cast are Gelli de Belen, and Aiko Melendez. Mac Alejandre, who just finished directing the historical drama series Amaya for GMA Network, Inc., will direct the mini-series.

    TV5 head for entertainment and creative services Perci M. Intalan said Mr. Archuleta will be in the Philippines for three weeks to do the project.

    “We are very happy to welcome David Archuleta to the TV5 family,” Mr. Intalan told reporters after the contract signing at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong last Friday.

    The TV executive, however, declined to say how much TV5 offered the singer to convince him to do the project.

    MISSIONARY

    Mr. Archuleta said the drama series is one of his last projects before a two-year stint as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as the Mormon Church).

    The 21-year-old Miami native, who grew up in Murray, Utah, announced during a Christmas concert last month that he volunteered to serve as a missionary for the church in an undisclosed location.

    “I am very happy to be able to do this project before my mission,” Mr. Archuleta told reporters. “I have been here in the Philippines before, and I can say I really had so much fun here. So to be able to do this here is really amazing,” he added.

    STARTED AS A DARE

    Mr. Intalan said the project started as a dare last August when Sony Music Philippines’ big boss Narciso Chan came up with the idea after Mr. Archuleta’s sold out concert last July.

    Mr. Intalan said negotiations followed involving lawyers and talent representatives from New York, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong.

    “We already knew that David [Archuleta] accepted our offer last December, but we did not want to announce the project until all the details had been settled,” Mr. Intalan said.

    News that Mr. Archuleta would be visiting the Philippines was already circulating social networking web sites before TV5 confirmed the reports on Jan. 8.

    Just before he boarded the plane to Manila, Mr. Archuleta posted a video on his blog confirming his visit to the Philippines.

    Mr. Archuleta said he took acting lessons in Los Angeles to prepare for the drama series. Mr. Archuleta had previously appeared as a guest in shows like Hannah Montana and I Carly.

    A HISTORY OF SUCCESS

    Born on Dec. 28, 1990, David James Archuleta started singing at age six, inspired by a video of the musical Les Misérables.

    He joined his first singing contest at the age of 10, when he participated in the Utah Talent Competition singing Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.”

    By 12, he sang on several episodes of the TV show Star Search, where he ended up the junior vocal champion.

    In July 2007, he auditioned for the seventh season of American Idol at the Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. He won the hearts of the judges with his rendition of John Mayer’s “Waiting on the World to Change.”

    For a while it looked like Mr. Archuleta would be crowned the next American Idol, but David Cook became the eventual champion.

    After the American Idol finals, Mr. Archuleta joined Mr. Cook and eight other show finalists for a 50-city US concert tour.

    After the tour, Mr. Archuleta went on to record his debut solo album with Jive Records. The self-titled album was released on Nov. 11, 2008 and sold more than 750,000 copies in the US and over 900,000 worldwide.

    His first single, “Crush,” debuted at no. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and no. 1 on the Hot Digital Songs charts.

    “Crush” was the highest single debut of 2008. The song has sold 1.5 million copies as of January 2009, making it one of the most successful singles ever from an American Idol contestant.

    A second single from the album, “A Little Too Not over You,” also enjoyed extensive airplay on local radio stations.

    Mr. Archuleta, who considers Stevie Wonder, Bryan Adams and Natalie Cole as his musical influences, came to the Philippines in 2010 to promote his second album, The Other Side of Down. He last visited the country in July last year for a solo concert at the Araneta Coliseum. — Jeffrey O. Valisno”

    MT#162
    Then I’m slower than you; I didn’t know the were still writing. Wouldn’t it be cool if they made it into a TV series…like for two years so that David would be on TV every day! I know, I know…..wishful thinking. LOL

    Sky#163
    How cool if the “Wait” video was tied into the plot. Hmm…the plot thickens. LOL And I only laugh WITH you! LOL

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  168. MT said

    Sky, I promised not to laugh, I DID!! And I kept that promise till you told me to stop laughing, then I cracked up. LOL Sorry 😦

    Seriously though, Let me see: Hmmm … A disconnected young man, dreaming of his lost family and searching for his roots, wandering lost in a foreign city. And the little girl! (from the fire) I can see how that might make sense. 🙂

    167. Bebe, haha glad I’m not the only one.

    And I wish it too! Ahhh … If candles were wishes, and wishes came true, there would be Archies blowing out candles all over the world right about now. *makes with and blows out candle* 😉

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  169. MT said

    dang typos LOL that should be makes WISH!

    and I am trying to get my gravitar to show up, but it won’t. I”ve tried signing in to wordpress, signing into gravitar (where my pic shows up), it just won’t show up here. It shows up other places, but not here. 😦

    *sigh* I must remain avitarless.

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  170. bebereader said

    MT, Try restarting your computer? Maybe that will make your new avitar appear. (Can’t wait to see it!)

    My attempt at screencapping….

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    (waiting for better quality video for better screencaps)

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  171. MT said

    DJA,
    Nandito Ako by the end of the week? Wow! I can’t wait. I’m so excited to hear that song. They all seem to think his voice is the voice of an angel on that song. If it’s any more beautiful that his version of Above The Northern Lights, I don’t know if I’ll survive!!

    Bebe,
    Good job screencapping! That hug … that is just the sweetest thing! Gahh, can you imagine the screencaps we’ll get when the show airs and JR posts in HD?

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  172. tawna21 said

    MT— make sure you are using the same e-mail for gravatar as you are using for wordpress….that was the problem I was having at one time. 🙂

    These pics and vids …. speechless! ♥

    Tawna

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  173. MT said

    Tawna, I used the same one. And Bebe, I re-started, too.

    When I put in my e-mail address to comment, it shows my gravitar address, just doesn’t put in the pic. 😦

    But thanks for trying guys. 🙂

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  174. skydancer1x said

    MT.
    you promised not to laugh! (ok,ok, I know it is far fetched) Maybe the connection goes no further than the somber/serious looks we have seen on Davids face in these screen shots. Go back and watch “Wait”, and see what I mean.
    Even the guy in the 3rd shot at 136. reminded me of the video. (don’t listen to me.I think I have lost my mind.) LOL! But stay tuned, tomorrow morning I may see Davids ‘face’ in my pancakes, at the rate I’m going.

    I have been avitarless.my whole life 😦 ,so I shall contentedly remain a ‘sky’blue square

    Dja…just think…all this in day 1. We still have 3 weeks!! for David to ‘loosen up’ no telling whats coming. He got through a slap, a light arm caress,an embrace…eeeep!

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  175. The short quotes are so on…

    “From Joymus…Aaaand not a one-armed hug either!
    Its pretty decent LOL!”

    SB

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  176. First of all, years ago there was the time he started to dance just a few steps and we cheered. Then he began to sing with shoulder shrugs and movements we couldn’t describe but we cheered. Then there was the beginning of his Latino dancing and we were ecstatic. This year he began to sing as he walked on to the stage and all of the classical, well known singers came to my mind with their glorious, endearing showmanship.

    But now, he takes us by storm when we really least expected it after just getting over the fabulous Christmas concerts. No one else in this century could do that but him.

    SB

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  177. Abrra said

    Happy Birthday to Emifriend!

    MT
    Clear your history. If you have Firefox, its TOOLS/Clear recent history, then close out your browser and restart it.

    I have been napping most of the evening or I’d have responded sooner. 😉

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    @macalejandre

    From twitter ( don’t have a credit)
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    From kari

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    Early start day!

    Do I see a different director there?

    Abrra

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  178. Lynnella said

    Maybe I’m crazy too, but I read that little piece by the writer on Fanscene. I don’t know if this is the actual writer of the script or what. But, there are two little words that I haven’t heard anyone mention yet. It’s describing “Josh’s love life” and then it says “the kiss….” You don’t really think…do you.

    If it’s true, Ray may be right, and we’ll all be in comas.

    Lynnella

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  179. Abrra said

    Lynelle
    I read that from the script writer. I want to say it was thinking out loud? 😉 He knew he’d get a fan reaction.

    Abrra

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  180. jans11 said

    Happy Birthday, Emifriend!! Hope your day has been a a good one! How could it not, with all these David goodies going on! Love coming home from work and catching up with all the David news. I check up a little on my iphone but it’s just not the same!
    It’s been fun watching David being a normal 21 yr old guy doing normal 21 yr old things…even tho it’s acting!! Kind of out of his realm, the way he has always been before, so loving every minute of it!

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  181. lani said

    Abrra,

    The first director Nico Garcia is just the director for promotional trailer ( that “hug scene is supposed to be the trailer) which was shot last Saturday. The official director of the full mini series is Mac Alejandre who is an award winning director and was also pirated by TV5 (for this project) from the leading network here and he is very impressed with David (saying he’s very handsome, very humble, and he knows how to act) from his tweets.

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  182. emmegirl said

    Beginning to wonder if I am going to live through this. He will have kilt us all.

    sky, you said it! I wish I could make time stand still.
    (until this is released, that is)

    Gladys, 161, lol!!

    SB, do you mind if I ask to whom it is you are sending the info on David or is it privileged info?

    …and SB, this is so true it bears repeating, “First of all, years ago there was the time he started to dance just a few steps and we cheered. Then he began to sing with shoulder shrugs and movements we couldn’t describe but we cheered. Then there was the beginning of his Latino dancing and we were ecstatic. This year he began to sing as he walked on to the stage and all of the classical, well known singers came to my mind with their glorious, endearing showmanship.

    But now, he takes us by storm when we really least expected it after just getting over the fabulous Christmas concerts. No one else in this century could do that but him.”

    In all the working shots he looks so calm and comfortable, no anxiety whatsoever. Just take a look at that stride 1 sec into the video at #152. And then in all the non-working photos he looks ridiculously relaxed and happy. My heart is singing.
    I do have a question though, is that blue shirt in #177 Josh’s. If so, I hope David gets to keep it.

    (That Josh guy is one intense dude. Yet extremely consoling when need be.)

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  183. Abrra said

    Thanks Lani!

    Josh eats!
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    @kariontour Not too clear but a pic from a scene today!

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    @kariontour Now interviews while they change the set up for the next scene.

    Abrra

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  184. djafan said

    Happy Birthday Emi!!!!!!!!

    SB, Crazy epidemic…I’ve caught it!

    I’ve listened to so many versions of Nandito Ako and just imagining David’s voice makes me tremble. The melody is beautiful.

    I agree that David looks almost to comfortable if that’s possible. He is diving into this wholeheartedly. All the tweets have been unbelievable. The buzz here in the states is staggering and positive to boot, incredible.

    Bieber can dye his hair as dark as he wants. He will never have “it”. Sure seems to be copying David for a while now. NOT going to happen.

    Introducing JB….Josh Bradley 🙂

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  185. bluesky said

    The happiest of Birthdays to you – Emifriend!! I hope it was wonderful and full of family and others that you love. ^_^

    (DA to me, bluesky…

    I thought you might wonder how I would handle sending myself off on a mission – you know – how I would keep you all interested and thinking of me while I was gone. And I thought: “What if I send them a few ((thousand!!)) pics of me hugging and loving and getting all emo with a couple of good-looking girls? Might that keep them going? They all know I don’t have a regular sweetie right now so how could I fix that? Ahhhh… Sony feels like helping me out here. Alright!”)

    Sure, DA. The world is your oyster. Whatever.
    And I am duck soup.

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  186. emmegirl said

    Happy Birthday Emi, so sorry I didn’t post earlier. No excuse, but guess I got a little preoccupied.

    Hey dja, I was wondering about some of the tweets. They kinda love our guy, huh? I just can’t get over how he has seemed to just glide into this acting thing. He does have it in his genes. She must be beaming.

    “Bieber can dye his hair as dark as he wants”, lol! In his dreams!!!

    bluesky, rofl!!! He is one smart fellow, eh?…..”And I am duck soup”

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  187. archiesfan4life said

    Happy Birthday emifriend! I hope your day was wonderful!!

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  188. Emmegirl. the songwriter is very familiar with David and that is all I can say but he/they are impressed in a way that makes me very happy…

    It is almost unreal to think that we are seeing the very beginnings of a possible acting career.

    SB

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  189. djafan said

    Bluesky, Bingo! David said he couldn’t just leave “his” fans (that’d be us) just like that lol. David is a genius.

    Bebe, that article is all kinds of wonderful. Sony involved sounds very positive and maybe they’re part of the return projects.

    SB, Love to know what your person has to say about all this.

    We’ll need to add the feet that were seen around the world if this happens 🙂

    @RJ0717

    @CandyFOD Perci mentioned going 2 Batangas 4 location shooting. Batangas is known for beaches. David might go barefoot. What gate is that?

    Every night for 5 weeks??!! I could live with that.

    @snowangelzz
    @MyDearWriter Are you able to tell us how many episodes of #NanditoAko will be televised? 🙂
    MyDear Writer MyDear Writer @MyDearWriter

    @MyDearWriter
    @snowangelzz 25 since it’s 5 days per week for the next 5 weeks. OhMyJosh! Did I just answer a number-related question?! #NanditoAko

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  190. dakgal said

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMIFRIEND!!!

    Everyone else is saying this–so I want to–OH MY JOSH!!!

    That felt good–Can January last for 2 years–please! I don’t want to go from riches to rags.

    This is just too much–some one should make a mini-series of the fans –breathlessly waiting to see what new surprises each new day has in store for them–in the making of a mini-series. 🙂 The emotion packed anticipation–the anguish of wanting to be the leading lady or even the hairdresser–the swooning–the jealousy–the hugs ( well, we do hug each other) –the spazzing over a 10 second video—oh, the drama of it all–hey! I’d watch it.—-Any ideas for a name for such a series?

    Tawna21—-I want you to know I AM coping your avatar–no denying it–diff candle tho–a good idea–mine will probably change 10 times before ( I don’t want to talk about it) –but this one goes up the minute he l….s.

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  191. MT said

    185. Bluesky
    LOL I like your scenario. And He’s doing a great job of it!

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  192. djafan said

    Emmegirl, If you are not on twitter I’d say this is the time to jump on. The dialogue with the Philippine peeps involved in all this epicness are very communicative and fueling the frenzy. They know how to promo for sure. And what can I say about David? He’s already blowing everyone’s socks off and we are only at the beginning!

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  193. djafan said

    Crying scene!

    mjmarfori Mj Marfori
    Achieve na achieve ni David Archuleta ang pagiging isang convincing na aktor. Sumabak pa si David sa madramang crying scene kahapon.

    Translation.
    “David really achieves at being a convincing actor. He even dived into a dramatic crying scene yesterday.”

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  194. Dak, we are a series and we do need a name of our own!!

    SB

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  195. dakgal said

    Thanks Dja

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  196. emmegirl said

    Thanks dja. He’s gonna make me do it.

    SB, thanks for your reply, and that is all I need to know. 🙂
    (do they know he will be heading to the recording studio when he is done starring in this mini-series, 😉 )

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  197. MT said

    Sky,
    Awww ♥ I wasn’t laughing at your idea, just at you saying to stop laughing.

    I actually can see what you mean. And who knows, maybe the script is incorporating certain elements because of the video. They might even find a way to put the video into the series. (ok, lost of maybes there, but you never know)

    Lani,
    From all I’ve heard, David is a quick study and takes direction well. So, I was hoping he’d do really well. It does my heart good to hear that the director is impressed with David and that they are doing all they can to make sure this turns out well for him and for them.

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  198. djafan said

    TV5manila

    David Archuleta invites everyone to follow his journey here in the Philippines at FollowArchuleta.ph #followarchuleta


    TV5Philippines

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  199. #189 Djafan…I am going to find out after a few more days of taping and happenings and the news getting around…I will get back to you.

    SB

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  200. Emmegirl…I will be mentioning that, thanks for the reminder…I am anxious to hear some remarks.

    SB

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  201. djafan said

    OK PEEPS, SPILL. WHO IS GOING TO MANILA????!!!!

    David aka Josh Archuleta TV5 Jan16

    credit yanweiz

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  202. dakgal said

    How ’bout a series called ” As the Layers Unpeel”

    Sub-titled: Three weeks in the life of a Fanchuleta. 😛

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  203. Angelica said

    Emifriend!

    Happy Birthday! Pictures, Images and Photos<

    Well, it seems Mr. David James "Josh" Archuleta is cutting quite the romantic figure at last. He sure knows how to turn 21 with style! This is already as good as a miniseries just watching the progress of it all! Had one of the worse days at work but as soon as I get on line he has me grinning and feeling all better. What is the worth of that in a life? Inestimable.

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  204. skydancer1x said

    195. Love this video.
    She (the interviewer MJ) is going along just fine until she turns to meet Davids gaze! She must have looked right into his eyes as she seems to forget what to say and catches herself…..then David”I’m doing fine, how about you?” and he laughs. GAH!!
    I would lose my place too!♥
    +I see a new confidence growing in David,do you hear it in his voice? andd I think we will see it more every passing day. Love he is feeling good about how things have gone so far. He should! . ‘Josh Bradley’ is a 22 year old. Love that! Bet David does too.Playing an “older man” 😉 )

    MT♥…haha! but I HAVE gone off the deep end ahhhh .Just happy, happy, happy, Just can’t get enough of all of this. as David says,” fun times!”.This new adventure and all that it is bringing, is just what the fans needed♥He is so awesome.

    Bluesky,you are so funny!

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  205. skydancer1x said

    DAK! “How ’bout a series called ” As the Layers Unpeel” HAHAHAHA!! I love it! omg, you are a such a hoot!

    Sorry you had a bad day Angelica:( but happy you came home and took some of that feel good medicine stat! 🙂

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  206. tawna21 said

    dja #201…. I want to know that also! Who is going over there?! I WANNA GO!! I’ve a passport just waiting to be used, but nobody that I know will hand me the $’s for a trip to Manila.

    Back to watching 3 minute clips *sigh*

    Tawna

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  207. Angelica said

    Sky,

    Thanks! Yes, a nice cool drink of elixir of Archuleta fixed me right up! Don’t know how my font posted so beeauutiful up there! Must be something I drank. haha. Guess I’m “slap” happy.

    Good night Josh. Enjoy the start of your second day of shooting. I know we will. 🙂

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  208. MT said

    201. viideo – What is that look into the camera at 2:35? What is he looking at? What is he thinking Who is he looking at? Us? Is he practicing “the look” on us? lol

    That look is just screaming to be screencapped!! Any takers?

    Abrra, i tried clearing cookies and it didn’t work either, but if you check my hovercard, you can see what my Avi is supposed to be. Getting closer! 🙂

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  209. djafan said

    David singing Nandito Ako in the interview above and his demeaner is just wow.

    Watch to the end. David in tux 🙂 credit JR.

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  210. ram said

    Emi- Hope you had a fun day on your birthday!

    MT- 2:05. Hijole! That look needs to be registered and regulated.

    Leading man material right there. Confident and relaxed.

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  211. Abrra said

    MT

    Look through Gravatar support page, see if you missed anything?

    http://en.gravatar.com/site/faq/

    Abrra

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  212. emmegirl said

    Me oh my.

    Have a great day 2 DA.

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  213. skydancer1x said

    MT. that look, I can’t even…

    209. Ram. “Leading man material right there. Confident and relaxed.”
    oh yeah. and he’s just getting started.

    I woke this morning to my radio/alarm playing “Secret Agent Man” on my oldies station! haha! why did it make me instantly think of “Bond… David James Archuleta Bond?
    yoo hoooooo GLADYS?!

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  214. Abrra said

    On set
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    Running lines with Kari

    All photo’s @mykapalaran

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    @mjmarfori

    Abrra

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  215. Abrra said

    English version of Nandito Ako.? 🙂

    Pinoy at heart
    By: Dolly Anne Carvajal
    Philippine Daily Inquirer

    “It was such a thrill to meet David Archuleta of “American Idol” fame. I visited the set of “Nandito Ako,” his dramaserye with TV5, on its first taping day. As soon as we were introduced, he hummed “Hello Dolly” and said it’s one of his favorite songs.

    I got to listen to his version of “Nandito Ako.” I was pleasantly surprised that he sang it in almost perfect Pinoy diction. He is also set to record its English version, “Forever With You” (as translated by the song’s composer, Aaron Paul).

    He’s a fan of Regine Velasquez, so there are plans for him to meet her and Ogie Alcasid as well. I’m sure Ogie will like David’s version of his hit song, “Nandito Ako.”

    Direk Mac Alejandre said David is such a delight to work with. “He knows what’s expected of him. And he’s a perfectionist. Siya mismo ang gustong umulit ng eksena if he feels he can do more. If only he could stay here longer, it would be great to do a movie with him. For a first-time actor, he’s a natural.”

    The Archuleta fever has spread across Asia. Fans from neighboring countries are even flying in to watch his tapings. David’s fans from all over Asia will be included in the concert scene of his teleserye (Visit followarchuleta.ph and follow TV5manila@twitter.com.).

    He took time out from his hectic schedule to attend a Mormon service last Sunday. After his three-week stay here, he is off to Singapore, before going on a two-year hiatus to fulfill his religious mission.

    While shooting, David is not comfy when there are too many people around because it distracts him. There were five bodyguards assigned to keep an eye on him, but he requested to trim it down to three.

    He is allowed to work only for 12 hours a day, and he has to rest for the next 12 hours before he resumes work (in compliance with the rules of the Actors Guild, of which he is a member).

    Be that as it may, David is surely turning into a Goliath in the hearts of Pinoys.”

    http://entertainment.inquirer.net/27433/rico-j-should-know-tv-shows-come-and-go

    Abrra

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  216. Update video…


    JRforDA2012
    SB

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  217. betsy said

    A member of the Actors Guild? I guess he would be, now.

    Have a fun day everyone. 🙂

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  218. djafan said

    More David mentions and BUZZZZZZZ!!!!!

    ezinemark.com
    Richard Dean Basa
    2012/01/17 |31 views|0
    What is it with American Idol?

    American Idol, despite the many controversies, is still undeniably one of the best American shows there is when it comes to competition. It is a recognizable brand name and continues to produce some of the best talents that we know. Kelly Clarkson, David Archuleta, Chris Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks, Jennifer Hudson and many others continue to make best-selling albums and have managed to create their own names in the music industry.

    http://entertainment.ezinemark.com/what-is-it-with-american-idol-7d334c263883.html

    Examiner

    David Archuleta ‘wraps’ first day of filming in the Philippines (Video)
    Jessica Carter, Entertainment News Examiner
    January 16, 2012 – Like this? Subscribe to get instant updates.

    David Archuleta has announced that he will be taking a few years off of work while he joins a mission for the Church of Ladder Day Saints, but before he embarks on his new adventure, he is working on a few new projects to help tide fans over until his return to music.

    Along with a few new songs, the former ‘American Idol’ is over in the Philippines working as an actor for the first time on a TV5 series. Before his first day on set, Archuleta posted a short video to his fans talking about the new project.

    http://www.examiner.com/entertainment-news-in-national/david-archuleta-wraps-first-day-of-filming-the-philippines-video

    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
    By Kellie B. Gormly, Monday, January 16, 2012

    Read more: Did Pittsburghers shine for their ‘American Idol’ moments? – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/ae/more/s_776883.html#ixzz1jkZL8rWv

    • Baby-faced teen David Archuleta, the first runner-up from the seventh season, has earned a lot of success, like winner David Cook.

    http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/ae/more/s_776883.html#ixzz1jkZ8tcIs

    CDL Exclusive: American Idol Runner-Up David Archuleta Arrives In Manila (Photos)

    BY Tipster on January 16, 2012
    Related : Amercian Idol, American Idol, CDL Exclusive, David Arcuhleta

    American Idol runner-up David Archuleta, 21, arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manilla, Philippines on January 13, 2012, and was met by a lively group composed of supporters, the media, and a welcoming team from his network affiliate, TV5. David accepted a part in the TV5 series, Nandito Ako out of love for his Filipino fans, all of whom, he said, have been very supportive of him.

    David was met by his new co-stars (picture below), Jasmine Curtis Smith (to David’s right) and Eula Caballero (to David’s left) at the NAIA Terminal 2. David will work closely with the two young actresses in the upcoming TV5 series, Nandito Ako.

    At a recent press conference David said about the role, “Even though I may not be a [professional] actor, I thought this [acting stint] would be a really great new experience to try. Especially in the Philippines because I feel very comfortable with the people and I feel the fans here are very warm.”

    David will be in the city for three weeks and hopes to have lots of fun. It is not the first trip for David he has been to the country four times prior to this visit.

    The exclusive photos are courtesy of a very special friend of Celeb Dirty Laundry who lives in the Philippines! Click on the thumbnails below to enlarge more pics of David, Jasmine and Eula!

    http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2012/cdl-exclusive-american-idol-runner-up-david-archuleta-arrives-in-manila-photos-0116/

    UK Female First: Archuleta to Star in Filipino Sitcom
    16 January 2012

    Singer David Archuleta has signed up to star in a Filipino TV series before he embarks on his Mormon missionary service.

    The former American Idol winner recently announced plans to put his music career on hold to focus on his religious work with the Church of JesusChrist of Latter-day Saints.

    But Archuleta isn’t quite ready to leave the spotlight – he’s landed a role in a TV series on the Philippines’ TV5 network.

    The signing of an international star of Archuleta’s youth and talent, arguably in his prime, is bound to shake up the Philippine entertainment industry

    The pop star will arrive in the Southeast Asian country on Friday (13Jan12) to begin working on the show.

    A statement from TV5 reads, “The signing of an international star of Archuleta’s youth and talent, arguably in his prime, is bound to shake up the Philippine entertainment industry”.

    Filipino actresses Jasmin Curtis-Smith and Eula Caballero have also been cast in the programme.

    http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/music/musicnews/David+Archuleta-224362.html

    Mjsbigblog (Please leave comment here if you have a chance)

    Pinoy at heart – It was such a thrill to meet David Archuleta of “American Idol” fame. I visited the set of “Nandito Ako,” his dramaserye with TV5, on its first taping day. As soon as we were introduced, he hummed “Hello Dolly” and said it’s one of his favorite songs. I got to listen to his version of “Nandito Ako.” I was pleasantly surprised that he sang it in almost perfect Pinoy diction. He is also set to record its English version, “Forever With You” (as translated by the song’s composer, Aaron Paul). – Read more at Inquirer.Net

    David Archuleta talks about Josh, the character he plays in the Filipino soap opera he’s starring in.

    David Archuleta puts showbiz hiatus on hold to do TV5 miniseries – Arguably one of the most popular products of the premier singing competition on US TV, David Archuleta is well-loved by Pinoys with enough followers to form several fan clubs that are major players in the most popular social-networking sites—a fact that has not been lost on him. That is why he has the most number of trips here in the country as far as AI winners and runners-up are concerned, save for those with Filipino bloods like Jasmine Trias and Thia Megia. – Read more at Business Mirror.com

    http://www.mjsbigblog.com/idol-headlines-for-011712.htm

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  219. tawna21 said

    Abrra #214 pic #2—sneakers ftw!!

    #215– The Actors Guild?!!! WoW!!

    An amazing person this David Archuleta man is! 😉

    Tawna

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  220. djafan said

    Here’s a blog kept by three brothers. I have found this to be a common way of updating family and whoever else is interested. I can see David doing this.

    Elder Stephen, Spencer, and Benjamin Larson

    Monday, January 16, 2012

    Hey Dad Kris Kids. and all you other wonderful people.

    I saw David Archuletta at church

    So nothing really cool happened this week, pretty normal. Oh yeah, yesterday at church we had a bunch of people attend, mostly from the other wards, then David Archuletta showed up too. Ha what a coincidence. I never thought I would see a famous person at church in the Philippines………….. He bore his testimony.

    http://pigmentandnonpigment.blogspot.com/2012/01/i-saw-david-archuletta-at-church.html

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  221. Abrra said

    David is up for the day!

    @DavidArchie Finally, my 1st night sleeping all the way through. Getting fully adjusted to the time change. Another early start with filming today.

    Abrra

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  222. djafan said

    The Man tweets! Good to hear he slept!!!

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  223. bluesky said

    Hey Buds!

    I just read an interview that was posted on the Fanscenes page.
    Here is the link:
    http://businessmirror.com.ph/home/life/22052-david-archuleta-puts-showbiz-hiatus-on-hold-to-do-tv5-miniseries

    It was an interesting and rather good interview with questions they said they got from his fans on twitter. But what really entertained me was the last of the eight questions:

    Last question: “Does David cook?”

    “Yeah.”

    ….. So funny! That question and answer covers a multitude of topics.
    And all of them correctly answered with the same word: “Yeah”.

    (Oh, yeah.)

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  224. djafan said

    Bluesky good interview. Here is another good one.

    People+Parties

    David Archuleta gears up for Nandito Ako, his TV5 mini-serye
    Sasha Lim Uy | Published: Jan 17, 2012 – 11:11am

    (SPOT.ph) January has been a starry month for the Philippines, so far. After the much-hyped Bourne Legacy filming on Leveriza Street, another international celebrity has landed on our shores, one who needs little introduction.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    Visibly tired, Archuleta remained cheerful during the entire press conference

    David Archuleta, who has been to the Philippines three times prior to this latest visit, arrived in Manila on Friday morning, January 13 and made a beeline for a press conference shortly after landing. But don’t go looking for tickets to his concert. The 21-year-old crooner is here for an entirely different project, something that requires minimal singing. Archuleta is set to star in the latest TV5 mini-serye Nandito Ako with Jasmine Curtis and Eula Caballero.

    The American Idol alum will play Josh, a Filipino-American singer who returns to his native country. Apart from singing the eponymous Filipino theme song, Archuleta is slated to shoot in the Philippines for an intense three weeks. The program is one of his final commitments before taking a sabbatical from the public eye to fulfill a two-year proselytizing mission for his church.

    SPOT.ph sat down with the newest TV5 star as he talked about acting, becoming more mature, and why it’s more fun in the Philippines.

    On preparing for his first main acting gig:

    “I sort of took (a class) in New York before I came over here. It wasn’t exactly like a class… The lady that I worked with was great. She helped me kind of loosen up. It made me look forward to doing this and that it’ll be fun.”

    “She just really taught me (that) instead of how people sometimes get caught in reading the lines, saying the lines, and acting out the lines, she focused on how I could relate to what the words were even if it wasn’t me. For the most part the character I’m playing is very much me which is nice but there are parts where you have to pretend. So how can you still put yourself in there? How can you still connect? She was great at teaching me to find exercises on how to do that.”

    On what kind of drama we’ll expect from him:

    “I guess it’s pretty dramatic. There are pretty dramatic scenes in it. It’s right up the alley of (usual) dramas. Like there are parts where I get separated from my mom, and there’s a fire—like that. So it is dramatic. And there are other things going on. Like whatever love triangle is going on. Ha ha ha.”

    On the actor he looks up to:

    “I guess Johnny Depp. Just because it was interesting to see how he was in interviews, talking, and just the kind of person he tended to be, and then seeing how he got into character when it was time to act.”

    On whether he’s going for a more mature image now that he’s 21:

    “I guess? I don’t know if I’m ever going to mature. Ha ha ha. I feel like I’m never going to grow up, to be honest, but we’ll see. Whatever happens naturally, that’s what I keep thinking.”

    On who he wants to collaborate with in the future:

    “I would love to collaborate with Natalie Cole because for me she’s like a legend. She was such a huge inspiration to me. You know, a lot of the inspirations I grew up with, they may not be alive anymore, but she’s one of those people, who, for me is a living legend so I would love to get a chance to do something with her. For some reason, when I was 11 years old, I just loved Natalie Cole. And her dad was Nat King Cole, too.”

    On eventually pursuing acting:

    “You never know. I never saw myself doing that but just like anything, it opens a door. Let’s see what comes. It’s interesting to see what my thoughts are on acting after this experience because this will be my first. I did do iCarly and Hannah Montana but it was really short, very brief. I just had to be myself.”

    On his religious mission:

    “It’s very much focused on service—service to people in other communities and being able to change them. It’s also very much about sacrifice. For me, it was very hard because there would be a lot to sacrifice but that was my personal reason why I wanted to go—because of what you sacrifice and what you learn through sacrifice. Not having my family, my career, securer things in my life, I know in a way I will grow a lot which I haven’t been able to, yet. I’m looking forward to it.”

    On what strikes him most about the Philippines:

    “The number one thing in any place is people. That’s always the thing that strikes me; it’s what I remember the most in anywhere I go, especially here in the Philippines. The people here have always been very gracious, very friendly, and just very supportive. Every single time that we’ve come here, it’s always been [a] great and amazing experience.”

    On why it’s more fun in the Philippines:

    “I can say that I’ve always had a blast in the Philippines so it’s fun for me when I come here. It’s great.”

    Photo by Marla Miniano

    http://www.spot.ph/peopleparties/50233/david-archuleta-to-star-in-tv5-mini-serye

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  225. djafan said

    Looks like David will be outdoors for todays taping.

    @kariontour
    another early morning…..but happy for some scene outside of the hotel….This should be fun!

    nareejo
    @DavidArchie Magandang Umaga , David! You’re finally going to get out of the hotel and experience Manila! have fun!

    Jasmine Curtis-Smith @jascurtissmith 57s
    Goodmorning saaaa inyooooooo!!!!!!! 🙂 off to #NanditoAko taping. All scenes are Anya’s scenes today. Need all the energy ☺

    Gelli de B. Rivera @gellidbelen 55s
    Just dropped my boys off now on my way to my 1st taping day for #Nandito Ako. Slight traffic hope I won’t be late

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  226. djafan said

    Sounds interesting.

    @MyDearWriter

    I just checked the Day 3 sequences of #NanditoAko. Wow, tomorrow is a challenging day for @DavidArchie. FTW! #followarchuleta #OhMyJosh

    Day 3 marks the start of Josh’ real adventures. I’m sure @DavidArchie would enjoy it too. #NanditoAko #followarchuleta #ohmyjosh #joshdoit

    That look is lethal in all parts of the universe. I think he is liking this 🙂

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  227. dakgal said

    Tawna21—#219—I’m with you–lovin all the shoes and the clothes–hope he gets to keep them—BONUS!!!

    Not lovin the hair too much–got it too plastered down in front across his forehead–needs to be more loosey-goosey. 8)

    From the article above:

    On what kind of drama we’ll expect from him:

    “I guess it’s pretty dramatic. There are pretty dramatic scenes in it. It’s right up the alley of (usual) dramas.”

    Let’s see if I can put this so you can understand where I’m coming from—I doubt it cause I’m not too good at it. But here goes……..

    I have a good friend, ( who I have known since she was born) who is an actress and has been in a TV series and several made for TV movies.

    Because I know her every day personality– which is light hearted and fun—I have a hard time judging her acting skills –especially in a dramatic role–cause I can “see” her acting– more than someone who doesn’t know her at all. It frustrates me–because I think I tend to be more critical—- so I’m wondering how it is going to be for his fans —watching David act.

    After four years of watching David just be David–will it be hard not to “see” him act–instead of just accepting the character and going with it?

    If you understand me raise your hand!! 😉

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  228. dakgal said

    Dja–# 226—Just how do you expect me to get past that picture ( moving) and read the rest of this thread. 😯

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  229. djafan said

    lol Dak,

    Well I think that picture helps answer your question for me. I’ve only seen David give those looks in his music videos yet I accept them as acting. But there have been times that there has been a hint of that look in pictures when something is not to his liking, maybe?

    I think you are right about your friend and how you see her when acting. I think this is true for people you “know” who are acting. Their personality comes through. Now with David because we feel like we know him it may be the same, we’ll see him “acting”. But maybe not because when I watch his music videos, his performances on stage I am truly surprised when I see him “acting” in a way that doesn’t match what I feel is David.

    I think I understood you and in reading what I wrote, did I make any sense?? lol

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  230. bluesky said

    227: Dakgal…

    Umm. Maybe! But I think he will draw from that well that he has inside. Like the bit of training he spoke of:

    “…She focused on how I could relate to what the words were even if it wasn’t me. For the most part the character I’m playing is very much me which is nice but there are parts where you have to pretend. So how can you still put yourself in there? How can you still connect? She was great at teaching me to find exercises on how to do that.”

    I think that because DA always wants to do his best, he will want us to “see” the character he is portraying and not DA. That is the art of a true actor: that we should see the story and not get caught up in who is telling it. I would not expect that high of a level from him in the beginning. But I believe it is what he is striving for. I think it is the same thing he strives for when he sings: that we should get caught up in the message, that we should experience the spirit of the song through his telling of it. An actor is a story teller as well. I think he just might really identify with that.

    bluesky

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  231. djafan said

    Thank you Bluesky 🙂

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  232. bebereaderS said

    Dak, I agree with you about the hair, too plastered-down, but in some scenes it looks fine. So idk. Sometimes there’s too much makeup on his face IMO. I guess it will look different on screen. On the whole he looks great!

    And this: “After four years of watching David just be David–will it be hard not to “see” him act–instead of just accepting the character and going with it?”
    If you understand me raise your hand!!

    My hand is raised. I have no expectations on whether or not it will be hard to see that he’s acting. I knew he was destined for this since American Idol. If his acting is anything like the way he interprets song lyrics, we’re in for trouble. He is a master at telling a story. I’m just going to sit back and let him lead.

    I came across this blog which I found interesting:

    David Archuleta’s First Acting Role at TV5

    As opposed to bad luck associated with Friday the 13th, for me it turned out to be a lucky day, a really lucky day. I’m talking about meeting David Archuleta for the first time at his press conference for TV5 Manila’s newest mini-series, Nandito Ako.

    This is David’s 4th visit to Manila and this time he’s staying for 3 weeks to shoot in Manila and Laguna. We all know that David is a singer and as preparation for his role as Josh, a singer as well, he did some acting workshops prior to flying in Manila. And speaking of flying, David confessed that he was listening to Nandito Ako all throughout his flight. Yes, he’s gonna be singing the mini-series’ theme and at the press con, he even sang the first few lines of Nandito Ako, upon our request.

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    During the press conference, I handed out a letter written by my daughter to David.

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    Baby Fedoran, like me, are huge fans of David and since we never met him up close since his first visit, we just thought that a letter to show him how his music inspired Baby Fedoran would be a nice treat. Actually the letter is 2 years long overdue, it was in 2009
    that we saw him at his first visit to the country for a concert opposite David Cook.

    David was actually looking for my daughter after I read an excerpt of the letter and I hope that I can take her with me the next time I see David. Yup, TV5 Manila executive have tipped me that David’s going to have a fans days before he leaves.

    And just like all his fans, we too, can’t wait to see David act. Though we’ve seen him act on Hannah Montana, this is different and special. As David will be taking a leave off in his career for two years after he’s done taping the mini-series, this is something that we fans will always treasure. And we have TV5 Manila to thank for bringing in David, giving him his first full acting role, and giving us the opportunity of watching David’s other side.

    Nandito Ako will be airing Mondays to Fridays starting on the third week of February and will run for 5 weeks. David will star opposite home-grown Kapatid talents Jasmine Curtis Smith and Eula Caballero and Nandito Ako is directed by Mac Alejandre.

    Thank You TV5 Manila for making my daughter and I’s dream come true. We sure hope to meet David again before he leaves so we can bid him farewell and wish him luck on his mission.

    http://theblackfedorablog.com/2012/01/david-archuletas-first-acting-role-at-tv5/

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  233. dakgal said

    Dja–#229

    “But maybe not because when I watch his music videos, his performances on stage I am truly surprised when I see him “acting” in a way that doesn’t match what I feel is David.”

    You have a good point there–haha –this is getting way complicated–
    When I watch him on stage–doing things that are traditionally “not” David
    I don’t see it as acting either—I’m just caught up in it. Hurray!!!

    Bluesky # 230—

    “I think that because DA always wants to do his best, he will want us to “see” the character he is portraying and not DA.”

    Sometimes that is not easy to do when you know the actor–as hard as you try–and as good as they are–and he WILL do his best–I will love both David and Josh or Joshavid. 😕

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  234. djafan said

    One more before I go!!!!

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  235. emmegirl said

    Everyday is like Christmas, opening up the site and seeing what surprises we have from him… Exhibit A – #222, thanks dja. And the video with him in the tux…shouts screamcap. And all these interviews, just great interviews on both ends! bluesky, that Cook reference, hysterical. AND, he will be recording the song in English too! I was hoping for that but figured I was being entirely too greedy.

    Seems he is already growing, maturing through this experience. His confidence and comfort level seem high, e.g., the “looks”. And every indication is that he is having a ball.

    I wasn’t too keen on the hair in the beginning either (looked too much like hers).

    Thanks for the tweets dja. Crossing fingers we will get a hint about the content of today’s filming. 🙂

    Love the comment from the director that he wished David had more time, he would love to shoot a movie with him. ♥ I love this director.

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  236. emmegirl said

    Thanks dja, you read my mind!

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  237. bebereader said

    Dak, He’s always surprising us. I’m sure he will do it again this time. 🙂

    So much press! Our guy is a big hit in The Philippines!

    David Archuleta gets baptism of fire as actor in TV5 series
    17-Jan-12, 5:32 PM | MJ Marfori, News5

    MANILA, Philippines – For an internationally acclaimed singer, David Archuleta had to deal with “nerves” in hurdling his first shooting day as a television actor.


    credit news5philippines

    The former American Idol sensation, however, said he was pleased with the outcome of the first shooting day, and said he was having a grand time with his co-stars– TV5 princesses Jasmin Curtis-Smith and Eula Caballero–in the upcoming mini-serye “Nandito Ako.”

    Asked to rate his acting experience, David said, “it would be something I would love to work on more because it would be something that I’d like to do. I wanna get better at it.”

    He also enjoyed recording the old OPM song, “Nandito Ako,” used as the theme song of the series that bears its title.

    Not surprisingly, David said of his recording of the Tagalog song, “it wasn’t as challenging as I thought it would be,” and humored interviewers with a “sample” by singing the opening line of the song.

    In the mini-serye, David plays the role of Josh, a Filipino-American born and raised in the Philippines and later sent to the US. At the tender age of five, he is separated from his mother during a big fire in their neighborhood. After many years, he returns to the Philippines as an accomplished international pop star in search of his long-lost mother.

    David says he can relate to his Fil-Am character in real life. “Whatever personality trait that might be, I feel like I have that too,” he said.

    In the series, David unwittingly comes between two best friends, played by Jasmin (as Hanya) and Eula (as Holly). He declines to explain what happens, but prods the public to just watch the TV5 series.

    In real life, the screen love triangle is getting along well, says David. “We feel like we can all relate to each other; they might have more experience than I do but they still have that, umm, those nerves,” he quipped.

    The series is being shot in Manila and Batangas, helmed by the newest figure in the Kapatid network, veteran director Mac Alejandre. The mini-serye is due to unreel on February 20.

    http://www.interaksyon.com/article/22144/david-archuleta-gets-baptism-of-fire-as-actor-in-tv5-series

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  238. skydancer1x said

    234.Dja! moving pictures to make us lose all concentration and then you leave?? Have you no mercy? Look at him, his eyes!
    Was this the crying scene? ohhhh Josh! 😦
    Dja…?
    ♫♪Doooon’t leave me this waaaaayaayy!!♫

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  239. MT said

    222. That’s the look. I’m still wondering about it. 🙂

    As for whether we’ll “see” David or Josh when we watch, that’s a realy good question. I hadn’t thought of that,

    But, I’m in agreement with Dak, I will know that he did his best, however it turns out. And I will love it. ♥ As long as we get 5 weeks of watching David, I’m a happy, happy girl. 😀

    Dak
    “haha –this is getting way complicated” << lol It sure is!

    DAk
    "When I watch him on stage–doing things that are traditionally “not” David I don’t see it as acting either—I’m just caught up in it." <<Me too!

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  240. skydancer1x said

    MT, our comments went up at the exact same time!

    well, David can transform from mild mannered ” Clark Kent” in a hoodie and jeans to “Superman” performing on any concert stage, so this is going to be interesting . I know we all see how he “changes” when he is into a song. and we always are saying “where does he go? where does that come from? (DLG, and dozens of other songs,right?) He has such good instinct and is so quick to pick up on everything. I think he can ‘be’Josh, and make us believe it. Like Bebe said, I think he will surprise us. He always does.then, we will all be daid, but happy. haha

    I agree, his hair is too coifed. Hes still looking amazing but she changes his “side profile” having the front of his hair be flat.No more scizzoring on front top Miss lady hairstylist. please?

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  241. MT said

    Sky, LOL We are in sync!

    And I agree with you and Bebe, not a fan of the flat hair, too coifed. Perhaps it’s an effort to make him appear a little more Filipino? Which I can understand. But he really looks so much more natural with a little fluff. 🙂

    In the interview it looked a little looser, and wow, he looked great! See pic in #222!!! hahaha That’s what I’m talkin’ about! Nice!

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  242. dakgal said

    Please know that I was not questioning David’s acting abilities–he will be great –just as he is in everything does–puts his all into it.

    I was questioning MY ability to see beyond David.

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  243. bluesky said

    242: Dakgal

    Yeah, I thought after I posted that that was probably what you were talking about. ^_^ Oh, well! You’ll just have to tell us how that goes! I am looking forward to hearing from you on that. And… I can’t imagine how it will be for me. If it will be hard or easy.

    I have a son who, at the time, looked incredibly like the actor in Spiderman. In fact, he would have people stop him when he was out in public and tell him they thought they knew him or even call him “Spiderman”. (Course I thought he was way better looking!) Deal was, my sons character and mannerisms were so much like both the character and the actor that when Spiderman 2 came out — I couldn’t sit through it. I had to get up and leave the theater once or twice. (*_*) Moms…. what can you do with them?

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  244. emmegirl said

    Any news floating around out there on Day 3?

    (please excuse my impatience 🙂 )

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  245. My daughter in law (born in Philippines but raised mostly in US) speaks tagalag. She was impressed with the verse of Nandito Ako he sang. Wondered if he had been learning tagalag for a while. He is a quick learner.

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  246. skydancer1x said

    242. I know what you mean, Dak.
    I think its hard to see beyond David, right now, as we are just seeing him in very brief glimpses of 2 days of shooting.
    But I do think once we are able to view it in episode/story form (eeeeep!! ) haha, got excited sorry, anyway, then , it might be easier to see beyond David♥and immerse ourselves in Josh.♥

    .

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  247. skydancer1x said

    Hmmm, did they not say that they were going to be filming at a beach location today?
    Will we see feet? Shorts? could it happen?:) closeups of those eyes that are hazel in bright light? holding hands? ‘the kiss’?. somebody stop me

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  248. kaycee said

    Haha, Sky! I wonder if David is having as much fun as we are?!

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  249. kaycee said

    Sigh…the wait is over! http://youtu.be/VsVL1VWfJrk

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  250. stenocruiser said

    oh. my. oh. my.

    http://www.tv5.com.ph/followarchuleta/david-archuleta-sings-%E2%80%9Cnandito-ako%E2%80%9D-a-sneak-peek/

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  251. kaycee said

    Soooo beautiful! I don’t even know what he’s saying…but I can sure feel it.

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  252. Lynnella said

    I found it interesting that the actor David looks up to is Johnny Depp. When you think of the characters he has played and how far removed they are from the actual man, I can only wonder what David might be thinking of doing in the future. If he immerses himself in a character the way Depp does, you won’t have to worry about seeing David in the character. In half of Depp’s roles, you can’t even recognize him.

    Lynnella

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  253. Abrra said

    From #followarchuleta Shooting day 2 ( I cropped them to highlight David)

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    http://www.tv5.com.ph/followarchuleta/photos/?album=all&gallery=13&pageid=49

    Abrra

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  254. Abrra said

    The video in #250 is now private 😦

    Abrra

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  255. skydancer1x said

    251. Kaycee , “Soooo beautiful! I don’t even know what he’s saying…but I can sure feel it.”

    My sentiments exactly, Kaycee♥♥ *sigh*
    Amazing, and heartfelt, as always

    (thank you Steno♥ for delivering that to us tonite)

    252. Lynnella, that WAS interesting wasn’t it?

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  256. stenocruiser said

    hmmm, looks like the snippet has been taken down — now private. Oh well, it certainly was beautiful to hear, about ten times by me anyway!

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  257. MT said

    Awww Abrra, did you get to listen before it went private? I hope everyone at least got to hear it before it disappeared.!

    I wonder why they took it off? They were smart though, not to post the whole song. It’s just a partial, but it’s gorgeous!!

    Is anyone else having trouble getting the site to load? Or is it just me?

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  258. djafan said

    I DIDN’T HEAR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WASN’T ONLINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I FEEL SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  259. Abrra said

    MT

    I did get to hear it.

    The site is slow due to all the David pictures. I even make them smaller :(New thread soon, I hope. 🙂

    Abrra

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  260. MT said

    Abrra, glad you got to hear it.

    Dja, awww I”m so sorry you missed it. I hope they put it back up soon. {{{hugs}}}

    Hopefully by the time I get back in the morning the song will be back up.

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  261. stenocruiser said

    Maybe this will work — a poster on FOD saved it — don’t know if it’s kosher to use it though?

    [video src="http://s294.photobucket.com/albums/mm110/da-nish/David%20Archuleta%202012/David%20January%20-%20February%202012/?action=view&current=DavidArchuletasingsNanditoAko-afirstpeek-YouTube.mp4" /]

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  262. tawna21 said

    dja…
    you’ve got email!!!!!

    Tawna

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  263. djafan said

    Thank you Tawna!!!!!

    NEW THREAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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