David Archuleta checked in with fans on his YouTube channel wishing them a Happy St. Patrick’s Day. He also talked about the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. “Seeing what really happens in those kind of disasters and seeing everything is just heartbreaking,” the ‘American Idol’ alum said. “Seeing everything that’s going on just really gives you a different perspective on appreciating things, because one second it can be one way and you just don’t know what will happen, and not just to you, but to so many different people.” Watch the video below.
Several pop artists turned to Twitter to react to the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on Friday. Among them:
Teddy Geiger (@Teddgeiger): Japan, I can only imagine, keep breathing
Melanie Brown of the Spice Girls (@OfficialMelB): My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in japan I can not believe what just happened
Bonnie McKee (@BonnieMcKeee): #PrayForJapan!! This is what my nightmares are made of. :(
Mandy Jiroux of BG5 (@MandyJiroux): My prayers are with you Japan!
Jesse Carmichael of Maroon 5 (@JRCarmichael): Really focusing prayers of love for Japan and for everyone who will be affected by this. I’ll keep you posted from Hawaii…
Sky Ferreira (@skyferreira): Stay safe!!! #PrayForJapan
Emma Bunton of the Spice Girls (@EmmaBunton): Thinking of everyone in Japan, my prayers are with you all.
Christina Perri (@christinaperri): sending love like a little care bear to Japan + Hawaii.
Jessica Veronica of The Veronicas (@Jessicaveronica): Mother Nature is cleansing for something. Keeping Japan in my prayers.
Tom Fletcher of McFly (@tommcfly): All our thoughts with everyone in Japan right now.x
Eliza Doolittle (@1elizadoolittle): My thoughts are with Japan …. I hope everything is alright behind those scary images. Oh my. The World’s falling to pieces.
Marie Digby (@mariedigby): Thank you all for your concern.The worst may be over for Japan. But the rest of the world will be affected..praying for their safety
David Archuleta checked in with fans on his YouTube channel, talking about his trip to India for World Leprosy Day, volunteering with Rising Star Outreach. Archuleta called the experience life changing and made him appreciate things more.
“It’s just amazing to see where these people have come from,” the ‘American Idol’ alum said about the leprosy sufferers. “From begging on the street, not allowed to be in these communities and having the jobs and getting education that they need. They’re taken from the streets to having their jobs from these loans not just providing for themselves but for their families as well and these kids getting an education, learning and being able to learn English, which is very important for job opportunities and it was so cool to be a part of and meet these kids.”
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David Archuleta went outside to do his latest video blog, where there was plenty of snow to be seen. Archuleta went snowboarding this week and advised others to follow his lead. “I love being outside, outdoors, just enjoying nature,” the ‘American Idol’ alum says. “I would say to anyone who lives by mountains or by a place they can snowboard or ski, I would recommend you go try it out.” Watch the comments via YouTube below.
David Archuleta checked in with fans on his YouTube channel on Monday (January 3), wishing everyone a Happy New Year. The ‘American Idol’ alum talked about his experiences in 2010, how he celebrated the holidays with family, thanked fans for their birthday wishes after he turned 20 last week, doing FOX’s New Year’s Eve special, a resolution to make a video blog at least once a month, and what to do about bullying. Watch the update via YouTube below.
David Archuleta checked in on his YouTube channel while in the Philippines. The ‘American Idol’ alum said he had a really great time in Singapore, adding that it’s been great for him to see the Asian fans again. He also talked about problems with his eye always getting red. “When I kind of put strain on my eye, whether it’s trying to stay up later than I want to or trying to stay up later than my body wants to, or getting up earlier than I want to, or exercising. Things like that. Anything like that can make my eye red. It’s weird.” Watch the comments below.
David Archuleta checked in with an update on his YouTube channel. The ‘American Idol’ alum talked about his visit to DC last weekend, going to Disneyland with his sisters a few weeks ago, visiting corn mazes, remembering how a crop circle was made into his face, and plans to head to California next week. His sister showed off the Halloween pumpkin he made and Archie then talked about his recent television habits. “I’ve been watching TV more. I’ve been watching The Food Network and I think it’s weird with the cold, I just eat a lot more and it’s not good, but maybe with The Food Network, watching too much of that has been in play,” Archuleta told fans. Watch the update via YouTube below.
David Archuleta stopped by GOOM Radio the day his album drops in stores, he speaks about his new album, his thoughts of life, not reading reviews, how he used to not talk alot and now talks too much, and his meaning of love. “A couple years ago I didn’t talk period, and that was my problem,” the ‘American Idol’ runner-up explained. “Now, as the years have gone by, these last two years, now I’ve gotten to the point where I talk too much. Either way, whether I didn’t talk enough or I talk too much, either way I didn’t get to the point. Now my goal in the future is to get to the point. Be short and concise, and still easy to understand.” Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Alison Sudol, better known as A Fine Frenzy, got to meet David Archuleta recently in Hollywood after the ‘American Idol’ runner-up talked about how he had wanted to meet the singer. The two chatted about the album writing process, what made Alison want to do a children’s book. Alison then performed her song ‘Blow Away’ as Archie looked on and occasionally sang along.
“When you have done it enough you start to really know what you want to hear,” Allison told David about the album creation process. “I think it’s important to understand the kind of world you want to create with your music and what you want other people to feel and experience when they listen to. Just understanding the journey you want to take people on with your record. Then, once you know that, then you can kind of align everything else with that because you have sort of the bigger picture. That’s what I try to do.”
In response, David said, “That’s my ultimate goal, to get to a place where like I feel right now I’m still figuring out where it is that I’m drawn to, not just what I’m drawn to but things that I’m drawn to that I feel I can really help me be expressive with my music and be able to connect with people and accomplish what I want to with songs and making just music that has a purpose and can really have an effect on people in a way that I want to effect them. I’m still figuring that out. I am what I am and I think that’s why people were able to connect to me so much before on the show where I didn’t even have my own music. I want to be real. I want to be myself, because I feel that’s what people connect to the most.”
The two told their Twitter followers afterward:
Alison: Aww look! Darling @DavidArchie and I had such a lovely meeting. He’s the sweetest!
David: @AFineFrenzy It was really great getting to chat with you! Thanks so much again for your time!
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David Archuleta spoke with Popstar! magazine at the premiere of ‘Fred: The Movie’. The ‘American Idol’ season eight runner-up talked about being a fan of Fred, who is played by Lucas Cruikshank and having his new song ‘Elevator’ released to radio the prior day. “It’s a goofy, dorky song, but I’m just really happy to get to do music that’s more fun and I don’t want to be anything I’m not,” Archuleta explained. “I don’t want to pretend I’m this cool hunk or anything, I’m a dork. I just want to introduce people to David Archuleta, let them know it’s okay if they’re not the cool, cookie-cutter model of someone. You can be who you are and you don’t have to be the coolest person to be successful.”