David Archuleta says THANK YOU to fans! Singapore and Malaysia CHAT! Your daily @davidarchie Pix Fix! New NanditoAko performance vid and Q&A, A new look at NA trailer, Articles spell BUZZ, Setting hearts a flutter! Mr. Archuleta ~ I have a different idea


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Credit: KrishnaArchie (@_MlleAgathe)

And I had to post these fresh-faced  fans from @_MlleAgathe’s Twitter page. It’s simply lovely.  It makes me all sorts of happy…..

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David Archuleta ~ “I can’t wait to come back and keep doing music and performing for you guys”

David sends his fans a thank you and ‘reassurance’ message.  As found on BlogTV.sg facebook page.

“I can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done. You guys have changed my life in an amazing way.  So just want to say thank you”.

The feeling is MORE than mutual David.  Much more.



Click on the pic to go to Facebook.

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Calling all Singapore and Malaysia fans!  Live chat tomorrow!

I’m not kidding!  At 12 noon local time on Feb. 7, and that is 11 pm EST Monday Feb. 6.

And…..just for those in Singapore and Malaysia…there will be a live chat hosted by Starhub Entertainment.  Click on the pic below to register!

…and I’ll embed the link on the Front Page (if possible) and tweet this out tomorrow night!  If we can’t participate in chatting, we hope we can still join in the fun by watching!  I’m for that!

Live Chat with David Archuleta

Date – 7 Feb 2012
Time – 12 noon

Make a date with American Idol singer David Archuleta! Be the first in Singapore to do a live chat with them. Drop us your questions on twitter via hashtag #ArchieinSG

Don’t forget to tune in to American Idol S11 exclusively on STAR World Ch 501 every Thursday and Friday, via satellite at 6pm and primetime encore at 8pm!

Please note:

  1. This event is only open to Singapore and Malaysia fans of StarHub Entertainment facebook page.
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  3. If you experience an error during streaming, please check your network connection.
  4. You will need to have the latest version of Adobe Flash player installed in order to view this video.

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Jack Ryan strikes again!

Here is a great vid of David Archuleta singing NANDITO AKO, with the intro and interview which was aired on Talentadong Pinoy 05 Feb 2012.  Thank you so much!

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Get your daily pix fix!

oheulacaballero 30 mins 2 secs ago Twitter Mama Lou just had some of our pictures printed! 😀 @DavidArchie @kariontour. We miss you


@anagfele: chit and josh right before his final sequence


@AlvinYeo8 Great guy! All round niceness!

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Full Nandito Ako trailer…another view

Here is the trailer from the AscPhil, without David, Eula or Jasmine’s reaction footage.   Never noticed all the battle wounds before!

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David Archuleta will be setting hearts aflutter!

You heard that right!  As reported earlier and released in the Malaya Business Insight….here’s what to come for David on Feb. 11!

David Archuleta joins the grandest Valentine’s event – the “Close Up Pyropalooza” that starts on February 11, at the Music Hall, SM Mall of Asia.

Presented by Close Up, “Pyropalooza” will set hearts aflutter with the songs of David Archuleta. Joining David in serenading the lovebirds are Zia Quizon, Indios, Never the Strangers, and the special appearance of real-life couple and online sensation JAMICH.

Sparks will also literally fly with the grandest fireworks display from some of the world’s top pyro masters competing for top honors in the “Close Up Pyromusical.” Running every Saturday from Feb. 11 until Mar. 17, the “Close Up Pyromusical” will also showcase a special “Close Up Fireworks” show featuring the timeless Close Up classic—”Closer You and I.”


 Regine and a special David Archuleta mention!


Speaking of fans, Regine also found one in American Idol’s David Archuleta, who is in town shooting for a TV5 teleserye.

“He did a recording of Ogie’s composition Nandito Ako. We went to the recording studio because he wanted to meet us. He’s such a nice boy. Parang mahiyain siya, para siyang na-stunned. TRANSLATION:  he seemed very shy. As if he was the one stunned! (starstruck)  I wondered why and asked him, how come you know me?”

David then related to Regine that he has long been a fan of hers ever since he saw a YouTube video of Regine singing Mariah Carey’s Butterfly. Since then, he has been on the lookout for more videos of her singing and has been researching about her. In fact, during hisAI stint, he cited Regine as one of his musical influences in his AI contestant profile.

Regine praised David’s version of Nandito Ako. “Nakakatuwa. Parang Pinoy. TRANSLATION:  it was funny . He sounded so Filipino!  I asked, who taught you, sabi ng road manager niya, no one. Pinakinggan lang niya nang pinakinggan.  Translation:  TRANSLATION:  The road manager (Kari) said:  No one. He just kept listening and listening to the song .  Nakakatuwa din kasi he also knows me and Ogie are actors, so he also asked advice how not to be self-conscious. But he’s enjoying (shooting the teleserye).”

Thanks to @nareejo and @robertaFOD for the translation!

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MJ’s weighs in

MJ’s posted about the NanditoAko trailer!  Read here!  They led with the bunny pic…kinda love that screencap!


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David Archuleta on discovering the joy and art of acting

“I’m planning to come back [to the Philippines]. I can’t not come back” ~ David Archuleta 

Great article!!!  I mean, REALLY GREAT ARTICLE:  Read it all here:

MANILA, Philippines – Three weeks in the country seem like a short time, but it was enough for David Archuleta to gain heightened interest in acting.

Shooting painstakingly for 15 days for his forthcoming TV5 mini-series “Nandito Ako”—his major acting debut—was “one of the best experiences I’ve ever had,” declared the “American Idol” Season 7 runner-up during the press conference for the said show last Feb. 4.

“I’m just looking forward to do more… It’s been so fun. I’m not the greatest actor, and this is a very new thing for me, but I can’t wait to keep going. It’s a lot of work; it takes a lot of people to make something like this happen. But this is something that I would love to keep working on. This is a great thing to share to people,” said Archuleta.

Reeled in by reluctance  It wasn’t exactly the case at the beginning. Archuleta admitted that he was reluctant to take on the project, given that he’s not “much of an actor,” having appeared simply as himself on US teen shows “Hannah Montana” and “iCarly.” He likewise had concerns about being away from home.  His acquiescence to the project had apparently paid off, with Archuleta realizing that “it’s exactly what I needed.”

“[Acting] has taught me a lot about myself as a person, which is weird because I really didn’t expect that at all,” he admitted.  He continued: “Looking back and just going through it each day, it’s been so worth it… just getting to know the people and getting challenged and trying to act and express [feelings] in a way other than just music. Acting is very much an art. I appreciate and respect even more the actors and actresses in what they have to do and what they have to accomplish in order to bring out something that people could feel and understand.”

Recognized for his soulful, heart-tugging singing style, Archuleta found himself stepping out of his comfort zone, playing the role of Josh Bradley on “Nandito Ako,” a Filipino-American international singer who returns to the Philippines to search for the missing pieces of his true identity.

“This is one of those things that I’ve been able to mature and grow up with and be able to say that even though this is not something I can normally do or I don’t know if I’m good enough, I’m wiling to take on the challenge.

“It was hard to get comfortable being open and emotional in front of others at first… but whether it’s being happy or angry or sad, you couldn’t hold back or else you wouldn’t give something to the audience and they wouldn’t feel the story,” he related.  The 21-year-old idol is grateful to his fellow cast members, including his leading ladies Jasmine Curtis Smith and Eula Caballero, who’ve been like a family to him.

“They’ve taken me in, they made me feel comfortable, even though I’d be like, ‘Oh, I’m not a good actor!’ They’ve just been so patient with me and always so supportive and encouraging. It helped me do better in my participation in the series.  Everyone here on TV5 and on the cast of ‘Nandito Ako,’ they’ve been the ones who I’ve just grown very close to… and I’m going to really miss them. I’m planning to come back [to the Philippines]. I can’t not come back. I just had too much of a great time,” said Archuleta.

He noted his co-star Ana Feleo, his acting coach, as “the one who really made the magic happen for me in coming out of my shell… and to be able to jump into the scene and be not afraid to let go.”

A blessing to others   Although his schedule had been packed since his arrival on Jan. 13—taping for the series, interacting with his fans during mall shows, as well as at his grand fans’ day last Feb. 4—the singer-songwriter made time for some philanthropic activities.

Last Jan. 29, he made a surprise visit to the children sponsored by ChildFund Philippines, the local arm of ChildFund International, with which Archuleta had teamed up during his “My Kind Of Christmas” US tour. The said group encourages individuals to sponsor children who have very little to zero access to food, education, and medicine. Archuleta himself sponsors a child from his mother Lupe’s home country, Honduras.

“We had some free time in the morning and went over to meet some of the kids who’ve been sponsored in the Philippines and see how it’s affected their lives, what they’ve been able to learn, how it’s affected their family as well, and just got to talk to them. It was touching, it was really powerful to get to meet them,” he recalled.

As he shifts to a new chapter in his life—a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—Archuleta vowed to make his presence felt by his fans through the songs, which would be released while he’s away. He will resume recording as soon as he returns to the US.   “I don’t wanna leave my fans with nothing. I feel like that will be so disrespectful after everything they’ve done to support me,” he maintained.

Archuleta discreetly left the Philippines for Singapore on Sunday morning for some engagements. He will purportedly return to Manila in the same week to fulfill his remaining commitments.  The primetime series “Nandito Ako” premieres Feb. 20.

Editor’s note:  Wow, there is something for everyone in that article.  Loved every bit of it!  Except for one.  Little.  Part.  

Read the bottom of my post to find out what that is……

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Jasmine Curtis-Smith opens up!

Click on the pic to read more about.  Translation after the pic…thanks Spikey!

“He is so friendly and caring to everyone in the set.  He does n’t favor with anyone. He is equal to everybody and pleasant to be around”  ~ JCS 

Reporter: Kung liligawan ba siya, may pag-asa ba si David sa kanya? (Translation – IF David courted her (Jasmine), will David stand a chance?)

Jasmine: “Choosy pa ba ako? Si David na yan no? (Translation – Will I still be choosy? Well you know that’s already David, right?)

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Someone has Chords of Strength …..

and is a “David Archuleta Fan”.  Loved Eula’s profile which I noticed last night, and what she found at the bookstore.

Smart girl.  On both counts 😉

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Continuing on with Fun Facts – this time Singapore!

Where in the world is Singapore?  It’s not large in size, so let’s point it out to you!

David traveled about 1500 miles, and 3 or so  hours by plane, to get from Manila to Singapore!


 Source (unless otherwise given)

Singapore is both an island and a country, but perhaps its best description is that of city-state. The capital city, also called Singapore City, covers about a third of the area of the main island.The official name of Singapore is ‘Republic of Singapore’.

  • Though physically small, Singapore is an economic giant. It has been Southeast Asia’s most modern city for over a century.
  • The city blends Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and English cultures and religions.The main religions of Singapore are Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Taoism and Hindusim.   Source
  • The island nation of the Republic of Singapore lies one degree north of the Equator in Southern Asia.
  • Singapore has been dubbed The FINE City due to an attempt to keep the city clean and orderly.  There are strict requirements regarding littering, chewing gum and smoking, among other things.
  • The country includes the island of Singapore and 63 smaller islands.  Most of the islands of the country are uninhabited.   Source
  • English is the official working language as well as the most widely spoken language of Singapore. Malay, Mandarin (Chinese) and Tamil form the other official languages of the country.   Source
  • The symbol of Singapore is ‘The Merlion’, half-fish and half-lion beast.  Singapore is the largest exporter of ornamental fish (25% of the world market).   Source
  • Singapore is a stopover point for thousands of migratory birds travelling the East Asian Flyway.  Source
  • The world’s first night zoo, The Night Safari, is located in Singapore.  Source
  • Singapore is counted amongst the 20 smallest countries of the world. The USA is about 15,000 times bigger.   However, it is the second most densely populated country in the world, after Monaco.
  •  Known for its desire to become the technology hub of Asia, Singapore is the most wired country in the region.  Around 80 percent of the people in Singapore own cell phones.   As per the records, the telecom companies in the country issue around 30,000 to 40,000 new numbers every month.   Source
  • ‘Changi Airport’ of Singapore has  received the honor of being named as the ‘Best Airport Worldwide’ , a number of times, from the UK/Europe edition of the ‘Business Traveller’ magazine.   Source
  • In 2009, Singapore set a record for the most people participating in a badminton rally Source
  •  Though there is no scientific explanation for it, it has been seen that more Singaporeans are born in the month of October than any other month of the year.   Source

Fun, right?  Looking forward to David’s activities in Singapore this week!  BTW…Singapore Archies…if I have anything incorrect, let me know!

And I learned alot researching about Singapore. It’s my hope that one day I will be writing fun facts for Canada!  Still optimistic!  

…and glad to see David got to see a sight mentioned in our fun facts!   Click on the pic of Night Safari above to go directly to the site!!!


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Nandito Ako emotions captured

Spidey captured some heartfelt moments screencaps from the NA trailer and put them together in this pic.  Wow, David, you aren’t kidding when you talked about really breaking out here.

This is gonna be awesome!

Credit: Spidey


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From the Manila Bulletin article (posted above)

“I don’t wanna leave my fans with nothing. I feel like that will be so disrespectful after everything they’ve done to support me.” 

Huh?  Nothing cold be further from the truth, David!  We appreciate the sentiment but we have four years of memories, music, concerts,  radio and TV appearances, interviews, a book, fan packs, DVDs, CDs, a mini series, charity efforts, vlogs and blogs….what am I missing?   Well, how about the fact that you have left us with pop music, Christmas music, inspirational music, covers galore, original stuff, acoustic, full studio productions…shall I continue?    You have been accessible, patient, responsive, appreciative and more giving than any other artist we know.

So, even if you went directly to Mission Training Centre upon your return from Asia, if that is in your plan, there is nothing disrespectful, or ordinary about your collection of work you have left us so far.  It’s your gift to us.  We do not need anything more.

If you decide to record more music, please do so because you want to do it, to stretch yourself as you did in exploring the world of acting.  Do it to keep testing your abilities and range of your wonderful instrument.  We will cherish all the gifts from the last 4 years.   This relationship goes both ways, Mr. Archuleta, and we can not ask for anything more than what you have already provided to us.  We are content.  I hope you are too 🙂

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Okay, enough from me!  Enjoy your Monday, everyone!

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