Jan 162012

From @kariontour:

Early start day! http://pic.twitter.com/6w8LBoqC

@HeyItsDavidhere Bradley! [in reply to @HeyItsDavidhere@kariontour what's josh's last name?]

@hollyreFOD lol your the only one the caught that! It was still early! We got to set at 6:15 for David to turn into “Josh” [in reply to @hollyreFOD@kariontour Good thing you and @DavidArchie aren't part of the crew. What time do you guys have to be there?]

@LSCtheliverlady no early to bed here. Late nights and early mornings! But yes much different than tour!

@LSCtheliverlady bing bing bing! You win! [in reply to @LSCtheliverlady@kariontour I say Josh is 22..that's how old he looks 2 me]

Not too clear but a pic from a scene today! http://pic.twitter.com/i7bQeXJ3

Now interviews while they change the set up for the next scene. http://pic.twitter.com/YdbgxAst

From @mykapalaran:

@DavidArchie rehearsing lines with @kariOnTour #FollowArchuleta #NanditoAko pic.twitter.com/N8jZHag9

VIDEO: @DavidArchie break first before shooting his next scene. #FollowArchuleta#NanditoAko yfrog.com/0gpedwz

@DavidArchie done for the day. #FollowArchuleta #NanditoAko pic.twitter.com/zvThxWuJ

Look @jascurtissmith @oheulacaballero http://twitpic.com/88c5lr #INDONESIA #NanditoAko

@DavidArchie with Kapatid Star @alwynzky #FollowArchuleta #NanditoAko pic.twitter.com/7JfR8n9D

More @DavidArchie #NanditoAko #FollowArchuleta http://pic.twitter.com/eyJ7uP2v

From @MyDearWriter:

With @DavidArchie at the story conference of Nandito Ako. Yes I cropped myself out hahaha #OhMyJosh #followarchuleta http://pic.twitter.com/32TzAAcV

From @macalejandre:

Up and about. Taping in a while. Mabuhay! :) )))

From @jascurtissmith:

Today will be mine and @oheulacaballero‘s first taping day for #NanditoAko :) can’t wait!! Woke up way too early.

Ok quick revision of the script then will get some shuteye! 6 am calltime :p

From @TV5manila:

To all the fans of @DavidArchie, we will be uploading a clip of him singing a few lines of “Nandito Ako” tomorrow! #followarchuleta

From @louisian_nieto:

@DavidArchie It’s his 2nd day at #NanditoAko shoot, cute scenes with @oheulacaballero and @jascurtissmith .. Very soon on @TV5manila

From @anagfeleo:

here na on the set of #NanditoAko :) day 2:)

pack up :) thank you Lord for yet another productive taping day at tv5′s #NanditoAko :) dave is such a darling!!!

From @mjmarfori:

@DavidArchie says he can’t wait to try authentic halo-halo. pic.twitter.com/5aKLvSgG

From @PublicityAsia:

CONFIRMED: @PENSHOPPE is the official clothing sponsor of DAVID ARCHULETA @DavidArchie in the Philippines for TV5! #FollowPENSHOPPE ☺


THANKS @DavidArchie for wearing PENSHOPPE! All the best to your TV5 project @archuletaphils #FollowPENSHOPPE

Media videos:

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More buzz: Manila Bulletin; BusinessWorld; BusinessMirrorExaminer

Something random from a few days ago: David wishing a fan happy birthday

Wanted to make a quick video before being Josh, haha, and before I started shooting the scenes for Nandito Ako.

Credit: theofficialarchuleta

From @DavidArchie:

Monday morning here in Manila. Good morning! First day of shooting scenes for the mini-series today! Here we go

From @kariontour:

“Josh” is getting into hair and make up getting ready to start taping the first scene.

From @pinantonio:

Fixing David’s hair…. http://pic.twitter.com/rjeXnEmb

Almost done! I re-shaped it again! Bilis humaba! http://pic.twitter.com/kVw5oIOY

Another one! http://pic.twitter.com/6vayRcka

My nephew jammed with David Archuleta … I’ll tweet their photo! U may follow him @Isaiahantonio

My Nephew @isaiahantonio with David Archuleta … http://pic.twitter.com/zVZRPWqI

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The OS just posted some exclusive BTS photos from yesterday. Check them out!

From @Isaiahantonio:

Just shook hands with david archuleta here in the hotel room. Now i feel awkward sitting here while he’s rehearsing his lines. #whyamihere

Just sang with david archuleta in the hotel room! Wow. Ill upload the video later when i get home! thank you Lord! #Suchanhonor

woah lotsa people are askin me about david archuleta! im uploadin the video right now! he only sang a few lines coz he wanted ME to sing :) )

i am so glad that you guys like the video! thank you to all of you! and thank you to @DavidArchie for giving me the chance to sing with him!

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From @macalejandre:

@DavidArchie good moprning, david. We are just setting up. See you in a bit. :) )))

Just listened to david’s'version of nandito ako. OMG ang ganda! And yes!!!!!!!! marunong syang umarte. Magugulat kayo. Ang saya ko. !!!! :) )))) [Translated by @archuletaphils: (Translated) "... YES, he CAN act! YOU WILL BE SURPRISED! I'm so happy!" --Direk Mac Alejandre abt @DavidArchie]

Ang guwapo ng bida ko. :) ))) http://lockerz.com/s/174992878

From  @anagfeleo:

David is such a darling #followarchuleta

did two scenes na with #followarchuleta :) he’s super down to earth :) :)

From @percinotpercy:

Just visited the set of Nandito Ako.@DavidArchie is a natural.This is looking very, very good indeed Direk @macalejandre :)

From @mykapalaran:

1st taping day of #NanditoAko Let us wish the whole team good luck! @DavidArchie @Jascurtissmith @OhEulaCaballero @macalejandre #OhmyJosh

@DavidArchie singing “Hello Dolly” while signing on a small piece of paper. #followarchuleta #NanditoAko pic.twitter.com/LzsDjgy6

@DavidArchie ’s online! #FollowArchuleta #NanditoAko pic.twitter.com/qGbnsjUO

Photo: @DavidArchie while being introduced to Ms. Dolly Anne Carvajal #followarchuleta #NaditoAko http://pic.twitter.com/9M4nWJVS

PHOTO: @kariOntour with @DavidArchie #NanditoAko #FollowArchuleta #OhmyJosh http://pic.twitter.com/ZEDVDBaB

@DavidArchie watching the playback of his taped scenes. #NanditoAko #FollowArchuleta pic.twitter.com/MBFKBKqS

@DavidArchie updates #Juicy crew about his first taping day. #NanditoAko #FollowArchuleta pic.twitter.com/DvaWJMVv

@lorms He was smiling while watching the playback. Kari was teasing him haha!

From @barnyrivera:

Just heard @DavidArchie‘s theme song for @TV5manila‘s “Nandito Ako”. It’s better than Thalia’s heavily accented version!

From @oheulacaballero:

@karelcabasug@oheulacaballero Hi Holly! #NanditoAko @TV5manila“– Holly is a lil mean :( Hope you guys won’t hate her in real life lol

Some BTS photos from TV5, like:

More buzz: Inside Pinoy Showbiz

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Transcription courtesy of AP:

fan: I’m very, very happy. Very excited too for all his upcoming projects.

Arriving via Flight PR113, David Archuleta is now in the country.

During his more thank 2-week stay in the Philippines, he will be doing a TV-series w TV5 princesses Jasmine Curtis Smith and Eula Caballero who seemed smitten by the prince’s charm.

Regardless of his long flight from the US, and his contract-signing and press-conference that followed shortly thereafter, David expressed how he feels about embarking on entering the local showbiz scene through Kapatid Network…

And so far, his being part of TV5′s network is also his biggest acting stint so far…

David also looks forward to work scenes with the TV5 princesses, Jasmine and Eula…

David also wanted to say something about the industry in which he belongs to…

And on his return to the Philippines, once again, for his biggest acting stint so far, a humble and down-to-earth David praised his Filipino fans who have been continuously supportive of him…

Ruffa: …Congratulations to David, our newest kapatid

Cristy: He really is a heartthrob, isn’t he?

Ruffa: He even trended on twitter.

Dolly: And this took a lot by surprise because David said he was taking a leave from the business for a while

Cristy: But I’m wondering whose name would be romantically linked to him more, Jas or Eula

Ruffa: They’re both very excited and treat David more as an Idol, so I don’t think either would be linked to him

Cristy: Just like what Eula said, I used to only see him on TV and now he’s here and I’d even be working with him

Zoren: And his aura is really good; he has this really, wholesome image

Cristy: And the Pinoy audience is so ready to accept him because he’s so nice.

Dolly: Plus he already recorded the theme song for Nandito Ako

Ruffa: And he’s going to work with some of the best names in the Industry, and a really good director, too.

Credit: JRforDA2012

And as for his 3rd day in Manila, David had an acting workshop along with his co-stars!

From ArchuletaPhilippines :

Pic of David recording “Nandito Ako” last night from FollowArchuleta.ph : Can’t wait to listen to this!!

Love this video: David teaching vocal exercises:

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Slideshows of Naree’s photos from airport arrival and the press conference, courtesy of Archuleta Philippines:

Airport arrival


Press con:


See more of Naree’s photos: airport arrival; press con. Also, see more fan roundtable interview photos by Jayson Pineda here.

From @ariesaludo:

#followarchuleta delighted to see fans’ tweets, videos and updates online… pic.twitter.com/PhXRovjp

From @kariontour:

Another early work day today! Preparing for first day of shooting tomorrow!

@dantenicogarcia It was wonderful working with you yesterday. You were a blast! COME ONNNN!!!! :) I hope David and I see you before we leave

@Shell_eeeyyy it is just noon but we have been working since 7am but enjoying it!

From @dantenicogarcia:

Good to see you here, @kariontour !!!! It was so much fun yesterday… Let’s give it a KAMOWWWNNNN!!!!!

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.

I just directed the plug of the mini-series… We just did a scene in a hotel staircase with two girls fighting over him.
@Jana__OR Slappy? lol! — ‘Slappy’ because @DavidArchie got slapped by a girl in the scene that I directed.

@Amee_Nanie: slapping scene? How did @DavidArchie take it? – Laughing after every take & tells the girl that it is ok to hit him hard.

@minnie092007 Treat him like your little brother and give him great directions! – I did the best I could & treated him as such. No worries.

@AnnieDAFG The girl would hug me every after take… She feels so sorry… But someone has to do it. LOL

@Jennilee19 : sino yung lucky girl nag slap kay David??? hahaha!!! :D — Eula Caballero. Pretty & talented girl from TV5.

@dienafebrianty : Is his cheek ok after the slapping scene done? David’s cheek. – It was ok when I left the set. I don’t know now. LOL!

@da_music_lover_ : I shot it in slow motion… So, yes, the hand has to land on the face to make it realistic.

@suttygal I hope it works this time. Her [Regine] husband told me that they sent David an invitation to their Valentine show. But he leaves Feb5.

@AnnieDAFG : How many times did the girl have to slap him? — Not so sure. 8 times? 4 fakes for full-shot. 4 almost-real for close-up.

From @mykapalaran:

 @AnneMarieFOD @davidarchie will keep you updated re: DVD, usually we release it a month after the last airing of the show :)

@marla_arreza I think the series might require him to sing some tagalog songs. :)

More buzz: PEP; Yahoo Philippines; Idol Chatter

From @kariontour:

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

How do you guys like this look? http://pic.twitter.com/b8XZVQKN

From @reesespeezes:

@DavidArchie getting ready for his still shots #followarchuleta #NanditoAko twitpic.com/86yewj

Finishing touches… #followarchuleta #NanditoAko http://twitpic.com/86yo21

From TV5:

Good Morning mga Kapatid! Starting things off with David’s pictorial for “Nandito Ako”. Don’t forget to check out #FollowAchuleta site for more updates. :)

From @reesespeezes:

Guess who’s really happy that Nandito Ako is trending? :) #followarchuleta @TV5manila

From @pinantonio:

I did the hair of David A. http://pic.twitter.com/wVLowoos

My Son Andrai and David A. During our pictorial! http://pic.twitter.com/H62Xn7z3

From the mini-series director @macalejandre:

David archuleta and I : ) mabuhay! http://lockerz.com/s/174374378

From  @mykapalaran:

VIDEO: @DavidArchie taping spiels early today. #FollowArchuleta #NanditoAko http://yfrog.us/0fcdffz

Video: Silip sa photoshoot ng #NanditoAko lead @DavidArchie #FollowArchuleta yfrog.com/mvwlqz

From  @TV5manila:

#FollowArchuleta will now head to@DavidArchie ’s recording :-)

From @oheulacaballero:

@DavidArchie is soooooo professional! :) You’ll know soon what makes me say this. Done with the pictorial, photoshoot and story conference:)

More behind-the-scenes photos from followarchuleta.ph :

From CandyMag.com :

David Archuleta Talks Acting, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Eula Caballero, and More!
by Dyan Zarzuela, Staff Writer, candymag.com
photos by Marla Miniano
January 13, 2012 08:00 pm

Soon to star on his first ever TV show, David Archuleta talks about the other firsts in his life.

David Archuleta will soon star on a TV5 show, Nandito Ako, with Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Eula Caballero. He’ll shoot the series for a few weeks before he embarks on the Mormon mission he announced last month.

The show’s gist: David plays a Fil-Am singer who was separated from his Pinay mom at the age of 5 because of a hotel fire. During the same fire, he rescued a young girl. Tune in to find out what happened to his mom and who the young girl is: Jasmine’s character or Eula’s?

On his first starring role. “Even though I may not be a pro actor, I feel like it would be a really great new experience to try, especially here in the Philippines because I feel very comfortable with the people here.”
On his first acting lessons. “I think that sometimes, people could get caught up just reading lines. My acting coach helped me focus on how I could relate to my character. For the most part, the character I’m playing is very much me, which is nice, but there are parts where you have to play pretend… I really enjoyed it; it was fun for me.”
On Jasmine and Eula. “I got to talk to them for a little bit when I got here this morning. They were very nice. I look forward to working with them.”
On the first thing he wants to check off his bucket list this year. “I want to finish writing more songs before I go on my mission. That’s one of my New Year’s resolutions. I have plenty of other things on my bucket list like go skydiving, scuba diving, swimming with sharks, bungee jumping, riding a hot air balloon, and learning how to drive a stick shift—I’ve tried but I want to be really good, good enough to go on the freeway.”

Jan 122012

At David’s press conference:

From @kariontour :

First press conference of the day! Lots of questions being asked!

The livestream of the press conference and the fan interviews from ArchuletaPhilippines:

Press Conference:


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Fan meeting:

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Invitation by David to followarchuleta.ph:

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From @kariontour :

Still going strong. Now the one on one with the press for 2 hours!

From @luigene:

Photo with international Kapatid star,@DavidArchie. The guy’s so bait. :)  #followArchuleta http://pic.twitter.com/MyG6WRLT

From @reesespeezes :

David Archuleta is one of the nicest celebs I’ve ever met. Such a sweetheart! We’re so lucky to have him as a kapatid!

From @DinnoErece:

David Archuleta giggling http://pic.twitter.com/KGMP4bw3

From @percinotpercy:

Here’s my moment today. Welcome to @TV5Manila David! #FollowArchuleta http://pic.twitter.com/Ene4NKJx

And to all the fans, I know now why you love @DavidArchie. Genuinely nice guy. Definitely up there on my list of nicest people I know.

Photos from @nareejo:

how can somebody look this good after an 18 hour flight???!!! http://yfrog.com/kjixsegj … only David

@keepmenear @lorms want another? yfrog.com/kf64zdwj we were so near, i barely had to zoom

ARCHUGAZE http://yfrog.com/gzl1hitgj …he looked at me .. i think i will be jelluss if he looks at jasmn and eula this way…lol

i need a break… too much beauty is too hot to handle http://yfrog.com/es2bpehj …. uhmm warning??

More press con photos on TV5.com.ph.

Some nuggets of info:

From @mykapalaran:

@jehanlovesdavid he’ll be here in Manila for 3 weeks :)

At the TV5 contract signing earlier:

From @luigene :

More buzz: PEP; InterAksyon; I am Jammed; Associated Press; Juicy Express; The Hollywood Reporter; Manila Bulletin; Yahoo Philippines

FollowArchuleta.ph is updating with pics, vids, etc of David in the Philippines! Click below:

David arrives in Manila!! And an EPIC welcome-back to David from the Filipino fans!

Filipino Archies at the airport:

From @lorms :

From @PinoyArchie:


@lorms :

With @oheulacaballero and @jascurtissmith #WelcomeToThePhilippinesDavid #FollowArchuleta @TV5manila @archuletaphils

Awww Eula and Jasmine were there to welcome David too:)

From Chuck Allie :

From mjmarfori’s tumblr :

From @kariontour! :

Let the fun begin! Thanks for the warm welcome Manila!

Here is ArchuletaPhilippine’s amazing livestream of David’s arrival recorded!

And here is a youtube of the livestream from Abrra58!:

More videos from the airport!

Credit: TV5Philippines

Credit: JRforDA2012

Videos from TV5Philippines:

Fans talk about David:

How the project started:


At the van with @DavidArchie heading to the hotel. He’s very touched to see so many fans at the airport to greet him.

More buzz: Manila Bulletin

More great arrival pics at TV5.com

Also, check out PEP’s photo album!

from the officialarchuleta:

Headed to the Philippines later today! I’ll be arriving this week to start a new adventure in acting haha. I’m nervous, but also really excited to try this new experience. I’ll be doing a mini-series for TV5 and will be filming in the Philippines for the next few weeks. Hope everyone has had a good start to their year and I’ll talk to you guys when I arrive in Manila!

The TV5 crew in Manila announced that David would be starring in their new primetime series!!!

From @TV5manila :

From TV5.com :

interaksyon.com :

Also, a write-up on interakyson.com:

In an official announcement posted on its website, the broadcasting network said Archuleta will “do a primetime series with homegrown Kapatid stars Jasmin Curtis Smith and Eula Caballero.”

Archuleta, who turned 21 just last December 28, has been one of the most exciting young singer-songwriters in America since placing second in the 2008 running of ‘American Idol’, the hugely popular singing competition in the United States.

The signing of Archuleta is seen to further boost the attempts of TV5, currently the third biggest broadcasting network in the Philippines, to climb up the rankings. (InterAksyon.com is the online news portal of TV5.)

The network has aggressively been signing Philippine superstars over the past two years, in 2011 drawing up contracts for the legendary Nora Aunor and “Megastar” Sharon Cuneta. TV5 also earlier signed deals with, among others, actresses Ruffa Gutierrez, Maricel Soriano, Lorna Tolentino, and Alice Dixon, and actors Aga Muhlach, Edu Manzano, Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, and legendary actor-comedian Dolphy for a variety of entertainment programs.

Archuleta’s joining TV5 comes from left field, however. 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.

Excitement on twitter!:)

From one of David’s co-stars, Jasmine Curtis Smith – @jascurtissmith :

From Sunstar.com :

MANILA — International pop star and American Idol finalist David Archuleta will be doing a primetime soap with the Kapatid Network.

The singer-songwriter will topbill an upcoming project with TV5 princesses Eula Caballero and Jasmine Curtis-Smith.

In a statement released Sunday afternoon on “Paparazzi”, the 21-year-old artist is expected to arrive in Manila this January 13. (Sunnex)

Here’s a video of the announcement that was made during the show “Paparazzi”:

Credit: TV5Philippines

Clip from Paparazzi announcing David Archuleta as the new Kapatid talent. He’ll be doing a TV series in the Philippines.

It’s now confirmed on David’s official website!!:)

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