David Archuleta: I Speak English Better Than Spanish

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David Archuleta checked in with his Twitter followers (@DavidArchie) via his assistant Kari Sellards, talking about the difficulty he has speaking the native language of his Honduras born mother Lupe Mayorga. The statement has confused fans because the first sentence sounds like he’s talking about speaking Spanish given what he says next. The 21-year-old said:

From David: My mouth feels funny and brain tingles whenever I speak in English. I still speak English WAY better than I do Spanish (KS)

David Archuleta Amazed After Reaching 1 Million Twitter Followers

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David Archuleta checked in with his Twitter followers (@DavidArchie) moments ago after learning that he had reached one million followers on the micro blogging web site. The ‘American Idol’ season seven runner-up said through his assistant Kari Sellards:

No way! That is amazing that it got to 1 million even while I am away! Please tell the fans that I am loving it here and having some really wonderful experiences, and that I can’t thank them enough for the support that they’ve shown even while I’m away! A part of my heart is always with them.

David Archuleta Gains More Respect For Beyonce

David Archuleta checks in from Dallas, talking about the respect he has for BeyonceDavid Archuleta checked in from Dallas, Texas where he was for the Reebok 2011 Heroes celebrity baseball game. The pop star was singing ‘God Bless America’ for the event at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark. He talked about getting ready for Asia and his new website being up at DavidArchuleta.com. David also talked about checking out a Beyonce video online.

“Today I was looking on YouTube and there was this Beyonce ‘4’ thing and I thought maybe it was a video or something but it was kind of like a little documentary,” the ‘American Idol’ alum explained. “It was so cool, just Beyonce talking about her experience and how she’s out on her own and stuff, how she kind of split ways and trying to learn. She’s learning the hard way but the good way too, you know. I really gained even more respect for her and what she does and what she’s trying to do. It can be overwhelming in a way trying to get everything together. It’s amazing how something will be like a four minute video or four minute song and so much work goes into all of that. I thought it was kind of cool she gave a glimpse of what goes on in people’s minds and trying to get everything together.”

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David Archuleta Discusses CMT Awards, Myrtle Beach Show & Meetings

David Archuleta NashvilleDavid Archuleta checked in with fans on his YouTube channel on Thursday (June 9). The ‘American Idol’ alum talked about returning to Nashville, attending the prior night’s CMT Awards, doing a show in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, meeting with writers and other meetings to get a feel for people and to make his music more meaningful.

“It felt so good to be back on stage and just like be there with all you guys. All the fans who were there,” Archuleta said about his show at the 60th Annual Sun Fun Festival. “Just really enjoyed it so thanks to you guys for coming, those who came.”

Talking about what he’s been doing of late, David said, “Back in Nashville. I’ve been meeting with writers and just had different meetings as well. It’s been good. My goal hasn’t been to just write, and just say okay, go into this room with this person you don’t know and start writing. It hasn’t been like that, it’s been more the understanding side of things if that makes sense. Making sure where I’m coming from and people know what I’m trying to do. I think it makes more sense when people know who you are and what type of artist you’re trying to be and what music you connect to, versus okay, this is what’s popular now and let’s try and write that. That’s been kind of the goal and not just going in every day in a writing session, but getting to know the writers first so that you can make something really meaningful, if that makes sense.”

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David Archuleta Talks ‘Idol’, Dodgers & Upcoming Shows

David Archuleta checked in with fans on his YouTube channel ahead of the season ten ‘American Idol’. The 20-year-old wished the best of luck to Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery, who like him made it to the final week while being under 18. David also talked about singing at the Dodgers game last week, the upcoming show this Saturday in Myrtle Beach, and a show in Manila, Philippines on July 18th. Watch it below.

Lupita Archuleta Very Proud Of David’s Hard Work & Dedication

El Observador de Utah asked David Archuleta’s mother Lupita Archuleta how she felt to be the mother of the ‘American Idol’ season seven runner-up. “As parents, we sacrifice to give our children the best,” she said. “I love each of my children equally and admire their talents and individual characteristics. I feel very proud of David because his hard work and dedication have taken him to where he is now. His fame hasn’t gone to his head.” Lupita recently returned to the stage herself with a show at Club Karamba earlier this month in Salt Lake City. Read more.

David Archuleta Gives Props To In-N-Out Burger

David Archuleta’s latest video clip features the pop singer going over what he’s been up to the last week. The Utah native attended the Prince concert, performed for Invisible Children’s Break the Silence in Nashville, went to the ASCAP expo, and went to the In-N-Out headquarters. “They have good morals and values and things,” the ‘American Idol’ said about the burger chain. “I really respected them for that and giving them props. They have good burgers. I don’t really eat fast food, but In-N-Out is definitely a place that is dear to my and my family’s hearts.” Watch the comments via YouTube below.

David Archuleta Can’t Play Basketball, But Can Cover Stevie Wonder

David Archuleta’s latest video blog features the ‘American Idol’ alum talking about what he’s been up to, including the participation in a charity basketball game, before singing ‘Ribbon in the Sky’ by Stevie Wonder a capella. “Now I think I have plenty of witnesses to back me up on this that I can’t play basketball,” the singer confessed. “Not even if it was to save my life. But it was fun. I had a good time.” Watch the video via YouTube below.

David Archuleta Songwriting On His Own To Find Himself

David Archuleta checked in with fans on his YouTube channel the other day after returning home to Utah. The ‘American Idol’ alum had been in meetings in Los Angeles mapping out the future and getting the foundation ready. David was also doing auditions to pick out a band. Now that he’s home, David said he’s begun working on new music. “I’ve been working on writing by myself,” David explained. “I’m trying not to work with as many collaborators. Not working with songwriters as much because I’m trying to find out what is David. Identifying that and identifying that sound. Trying to get to know myself in a way.” Watch the comments below.

David Archuleta Gushes About Goodyear Blimp Ride

David Archuleta checked in from the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana ahead of his National Anthem performance at Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide race. The ‘American Idol’ champ also talked about getting to ride in the Goodyear Blimp. “It was so awesome,” David said about his blimp ride. “It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done in my life. I just want to say thank you again to Goodyear for being so cool. The people there are so nice. I was just really happy because it was one of my goals. I didn’t know if it would actually happen because it’s something you have to get invited to do.” Watch the comments below and watch his performance of ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ at the ‘Royal Purple 300’ at YouTube.