Contributed by: Larissa

I got a great surprise on the Singapore Airlines flight from Johannesburg, South Africa back to Singapore on July 26. The August 2009 Singapore Airlines Inflight Entertainment Magazine, KRISWORLD has a special feature on DAVID ARCHULETA!

Singapore Airlines Inflight Entertainment Magazine August 2009

David Archuleta on Singapore Airlines Inflight Entertainment Magazine

They played on board the flight Touch My Hand, A Little Too Not Over You and Crush on a ‘Hot Shots’ (hottest chart sounds) radio channel hosted by DJ Jean Danker and featured an interview with David as a guest!

Channel 06 - Hot Shots

Singapore Airlines' David Archuleta playlist

Singapore Airlines is a world-famous premiere airline with an equally well-known inflight entertainment system and I’m simply super-archu-liciously awestruck by their love for David! Imagine the millions of flight passengers aka captive audience aka POTENTIAL FANS who will see his picture, read his history, find out a little more about his debut album, hear his out-of-this-world voice in three of his songs and through his interview take a little peek into the humble, inspiring soul of a beautiful artiste. My only grudge with the airline is that Crush was misspelt as “Crash” in the printed blurb on him in the magazine. Time to feedback the airline and set things straight.

The radio channel was played on-loop every 2.5 hours or so, and I stayed up for most of the 10-hour flight to listen to the songs and type a transcript of the interview. He spoke very fast when giving his answers so this is the best I could catch after hearing it 3 times and before I succumbed to the dry cabin air in the plane and dozed off.

The radio segment started with a little blurb by that glorious voice, “Hey this is David Archuleta. This is my song, Touch My Hand. Enjoy!”

The personal stereo system added a layer of richness and depth to his voice (as if he needed it!) on Touch My Hand and I was dancing and singing in my seat like a deranged, loony passenger with hormonal imbalance. The interview started after TMH, with Crush beautifully weaved in in-between, and ended with ALTNOY. I love how DJ Jean Danker introduced the interview, “If you’re an Archie, then you’re in for a treat”, as if a substantial part of the world population at random who fly Singapore Airlines are Archies, and that “Archies” is a commonly-known name for fans of David Archuleta. She then shared that David’s self-titled debut album charted at No. 2 on the billboard album charts upon release.

Transcript from interview with David Archuleta on Singapore Airlines:

On a typical day:

It’s pretty interesting. It’s not exactly like a typical schedule, because everyday changes. I’m not always home. But I got to spend time at home. It’s so nice. I’ve been on tour and it’s been so exciting and I love it. But you don’t realize how much you miss home until you’re actually there. It’s nice to be there, to relax, to have time to think about other things and spend that time with the family.

On his favorite songs on the album:

That changes. It just depends on what mood I’m in. Sometimes I like this song, another day I love this song. Right now I love You Can. It’s a really simple song with a universal message; it really hits a lot of people. Crush is another song – at some point in their lives when they [people] realize they’re starting to like someone, but they’re not sure what’s going on.

[Crush starts playing.]

Having been in the limelight since AI, on how he keeps himself grounded:

I think what keeps you grounded is to remember that it isn’t just about the fame and the money. Because what I’ve seen and learned is that even when you get there it’s not the best thing that can ever happen to you. Everyone tells you it’s the best thing that can happen to you. But you can see when all the people reach that point, it’s not what makes people happy; it makes them miserable! It’s the values that people keep with them that they had before they had fame – these are what make them successful, not just in people’s eyes but in their own eyes. [Also to] Remember the things family taught you. My beliefs are something that keeps me strong, remembering those simple things. Those simple things are what keep you go far.

On juggling musical career and school:

I love music so much. I will keep on doing it any way I can. I don’t know if I’m doing a career on it for the rest of my life. I love doing music so much, but not sure if I can make money out of it. [So] Make sure you have education. You don’t know what’s going to happen. You can’t go on living in lala land. There’s a lot more business side to things. You run your own business with this. Always make sure you have a back-up plan and you never know when it comes in handy. Being young, I don’t know where my life is going to go still. I still have a lot of life to live, so I make sure I have education and continue it, so I take time to do independent studies and stuff.

[ALTNOY starts playing.]

To my dismay, the interview ended all too soon when Jean Danker quipped, “Certainly hope you enjoy the little chit-chat with little David there.”

A side-story:

David Archuleta was meant to appear on the “into Singapore” selection of the radio channel, which was perfect since I was flying back to Singapore. but the inflight audio had been erroneously set to the “out of Singapore” selection instead. Horror of horrors! Not one to put up with this grave injustice of not being able to hear his songs, I accosted the nearest flight stewardess who happened to be the leading stewardess (the one who wears the green color sarong kebaya for those of you familiar with Singapore Airlines). As she flipped through the inflight magazine trying to make sense of my incoherent mumblings (which tends to happen to me when I get anxious and nervous), she saw through my desperation. Smiling sweetly, she teasingly asked, “Who’s your favorite singer?” I must have blushed as I replied with a hint of hesitation, “David Archuleta”. Her reaction surprised me. She burst excitedly into hysterics of, “Touch My Hand! Oh Touch My Hand! Touch My Hand, rite?!” before launching into unceasing chatter of how she bumped into him by accident at Terminal 3 of the Singapore airport while she was heading to work. It was the day after his interview with a Singapore radio station, Class 95 FM, and she said he was doing some shopping at the airport. She said she was surprised that he was rather small-sized. I coolly took out my picture with him on my iPhone to show to her, not to brag of course, but to give an unspoken signal that I was a proud, loyal fan of his. She patiently listened to my story on how I got that photo with him. I instantly regretted not carrying a David Archuleta album with me in my handbag on-the-go; she was the perfect candidate for gifting her his album.

Aaaah, David Archuleta, forever loved by the Singapore Girl.

Touch My Hand

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Somebody Out There

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Don’t Let Go

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Apologize – Partial

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ALTNOY

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Barriers

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Works For Me

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Zero Gravity

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Crush

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Credit: SnarkyMawg

ALTNOY

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Somebody Out There

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Works For Me

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Credit: KDeeBallet

David Archuleta is the real thing… He has genuine, genuine fans out there, and I believe it’s because of his great charm and his spirit, and the fact that he… he is… he’s REAL. And you know, they just don’t make boys like that! And as a father of 3 daughters, that’s the kind of guy you want to come home calling on your daughter.

Don Ashley was at the fireside on July 30 where David Archuleta was guest speaker. Don produced this video as a tribute to David, gave heaps of praise on David’s sweet spirit, genuine nature, humility and desire to make everyone happy. Snippets of David from 4:11. He kindly obliged to an autograph for a girl despite the minders saying no.

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Credit: kathysclown

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Where are these pics hiding for soo long? Well, im thankful to see them at least now LOL! Doesn’t he look just BEAUTIFUL?
Thank you, Larissa Cheong and FSteven for the heads up! Of Course thanks David-Daily and David Archuleta.cn for the pics!

Syesha tweeted the link to this “fancy dance video” to David and asked him to check it out. I hope he did!

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Source: http://padackles1028.blip.tv/

In this interview, David Archuleta talks about his musical inspiration, working with Swedish writers, Robyn, one of his favorite artistes from Sweden, hanging out with friends in the UK and his family back home, the contagious English (British) accent, the sooo good Thai food in the UK, and liking to smile. :)

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David with the interviewer Amelie

Credit: Archiedorable

Thank you, Archuleta Fan Scene, for the link.

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The Real Deal?

You watch “Reality” shows (Like American Idol) and you see singing sensations, you witness the growth and popularity of a certain few and we all become part of someone’s “dream come true” – Right? Well, sometime…but it’s rare to see the “real thing” (and I’m NOT talking about Coke). Like millions of others I watched Season 7 of American Idol, and like millions of others became a fan of David Archuleta – why? well, first he can actually sing, second, he seemed so REAL, humble, sincere, non-pretentious, approachable, the boy next door…BUT, was it all an act? I’m here to tell you that the David Archuleta you saw on American Idol is very real!

david-archuletaOn July 30th David Archuleta paid a surprise visit to a full house of waiting fans and friends. With no prior announcement of who would be the speaking (or singing) at a ”special musical fireside” held at the Brandon Stake Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, David Archuleta spoke and sang while the entire congregation witnessed first hand that this young man was the “real deal”. Speaking for nearly 40 minutes and singing several of his favorite hymns, David spoke from the heart expressing deep conviction and gratitude for his faith, beliefs, and blessings. He did far more than just sing, he touch hearts and caused many to reflect on the more important aspects of life.

David Archuleta is not just another singing act – his voice will take you beyond just listening, it will take you to a level of hearing that few other singers have the capacity to deliver. It was an honor, pleasure and joy to have met such such a spiritual giant – oh yeah, he’s sings really well too…did I happen to mention one of the nicest guys you’d every want to meet.

This reminds me of DALIM (David Archuleta Live in Manila). For those of you who didn’t know, he visited a LDS Church in Guadalupe, Makati  at 7am of Sunday May 17 (Day after their concert) where he sang “Be still my Soul.”

One thing is for sure, David Archuleta is not the “what you see is what you get” kind of guy. He’s really the type of person who never fails to thank the Almighty God for everything He has given to him. It is obvious why he earned the love and respect his fans are giving to him. I am confident that he’ll continue to experience the fame he is experiencing right now and I know that one day, he will not only be recognized as a great artist but also a person with a strong faith to God.


Thanks for headsup of Janey of Snarky Archies
Credits to donashley.tv
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My Hands
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Somebody Out There
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It kills me everytime he sings this song!<3333333 the audio is super clear I love it:)

Waiting For yesterday
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Barriers
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Zero Gravity
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Touch My Hand
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Crush
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i feel im watchin this in a whole new angle or David Archie is simply awesome!<3333

Apologize
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HD Videos!!!!

Barriers

Don’t Let Go
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Ok I haven’t got much for now, however i did stumble upon this video of Zero Gravity! and I really can’t help sayin this, but David Archuleta is seriously molten lava HAWT! you’ll know why if you watch this:)
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How the heck did he manage to look this dang hot is just one year?!! LOL Gah you kill me, David!<33 you are da bomb!

Apologize
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Credit: blakeandjordinfan06

Today, Archies/ Arch Angels around the world celebrate the first anniversary of the radio premiere of Crush, David Archuleta’s first single.

Crush Anniversary

This video captured David’s reaction when Crush was first played on radio last year. I have to admit that today, a year to the event, was the first time I ever watched this video. His priceless sense of awe and wonder – almost humble disbelief that this was happening to him, was so real; it made him so human. It made my love for him bubbly over, made me feel I want to gather him in my arms in a sisterly fashion and give him a good encouraging hug-and-pat. But all this is now merely history and David has made huge strides in his career, having grown in self-confidence, acquired a sharper sense of acumen in the music business, and developed a greater distinct individuality in his musical style that one can only associate with David Archuleta. Still, a core part of David never changes – his sense of appreciation for his faith, family, friends, management and FANS who have made this possible for him – this sense of awe and wonder that keeps him grounded that we witness first-hand in this video. I hope, NO, I’m confident that we’ll see this endearing, humble behavior from him through the many more future song and album releases.

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Video Credit: waytokim

This is the reason why #DavidArchuleta and #Crush are on Twitter’s Trending Topics:

Aug. 1st, 2009 is the anniversary of David Archuleta’s debut single, Crush. It debuted last year on Z100 in New York. It later debuted at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it highest debut in 18 months.

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Written by: Larissa

Photo by Jennifer L. Barry

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