David Archuleta at the Sundance Film Festival

David Archuleta performed in Park City Utah at the Sundance Film Festival Saturday night.

Reporters from the Associated Press, New York Times and Richard Rushfield from The Los Angeles Times were in attendance, so expect some news reports!

From Snarky Archies: Richard Rushfield makes a declaration! Heh.

More Videos: A Thousand Miles, Crush, A Little Too Not Over You, Works for Me.

David performs “You Can” accompanied by his brother Daniel Archuleta on guitar:

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  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=587900002&ref=name cruzceleste

    Richard Rushfield is greater that all newspaper sites bloggers…

    This was awesome event…David sounds really great and he was having fun.

    The introduction that David did to his brother was utterly cute…

    From snarkyarchies.com

    i just talked to amy and apparently amber, jazzy, and daniel were stuck in the elevator. awwwwwwwww, poor kids! with richard rushfield! amy talked to richard about it and he said they are ‘good kids’. hehehehe

  • IGetCranked

    OMG! It’s bad enough that Daniel got stuck but being stuck with his younger sisters but to be stuck with Richard too is insane! I hope they watched what they said! @-@ Poor kiddos! I hope that didn’t scare them too bad.

    I’m glad Richard isn’t with tmz .. eep

  • primeminister

    So there’s Daddy, David, and Daniel Archuleta. heh.

    Anyone have a close up of little bro’s face?

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=587900002&ref=name cruzceleste

    I hope they watched what they said!

    I don ´t think Richard will public something that a 8 and 14 year old girls and a 15 year old boy said wwhile being stuck in the elevator, he seems like a nice guy, I mean he when alone with the snarkies games…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=63800280&ref=profile gerreb


    i don’t have a closeup of Daniel from this event, but he does have his own youtube channel and here’s a video closeup of him singing some Jason Mraz.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=63800280&ref=profile gerreb

    Works for Me seems to be his favorite song to sing…..he is sooo ‘bouncy’, for lack fo a better word. haha. love it!
    also, is it just me, or does it sound like he’s singing in a lower key than usual for “you can”?? i don’t know, maybe i’m imaginging things.

  • primeminister

    Thanks, gerreb.

  • serenade

    Oh I see people are asking Daniel questions on the comments section of his Mraz cover video and he replied. He says being stuck in the elevator was “fun” even though it was very hot. They sang songs to pass the time. Aw. Wonder how long they were stuck in there.

  • frogcooke

    lol aww he answered questions? heh. I cant imagine being stuck in an elevator being fun though…..

  • frogcooke

    apparently David is in DC at the moment…?

    So David is currently at a ball/gala in DC and he was just interviewed on Fox News. He was so adorable!! Gerlado asked him if he voted and he was just like “I wasn’t old enough” and it was so cuteeee. And they were on this platform and David kept looking down at something but he was just adorable!


  • clee1107

    wow…Works for me is very jazzy. I like it. David was really into that song. “You can” with Daniel? It was so cute when David introduced Daniel. David is “big brother”. haha…so sweet.

  • amiroamor

    awww Daniel favourited “Crush” on his channel. I think that’s sweet lol

  • frogcooke

    Awww at Daniel

  • LK09

    I was there at the SFF last night. I wouldn’t advise anyone to go to the festival. There are an insane amount of people there and it took about 1/2 hour to get from your car to the festival by the time you park, ride the bus over and walk further to get there.

    We got in at about 6:30 and shortly afterwards, they kicked us out (luckily for a group of us it was upstairs instead of outside :smile_wp:). We waited up there for about 3 hours while they were doing sound checks and setup. It all started at about 9:30. The two guys who sang before David did an amazing job and then the first guy, who was the MC, had to entertain us for a long time while they were waiting for David to come on (the elevator incident). David did an amazing job. I was in the second row (if you want to call it a row since we were all squished in there standing). He was literally about 2 feet from me.

    My feet and back hurt so badly after standing for mega hours that, along with the heat, I felt like I was going to faint. Before the last two songs, I made my way over about 5 feet and sat on a stool in the VIP area. I didn’t want to make a scene.

    I can’t take these stand up thing. I will have to wait for the reserved seat things to come from now on. I think David was incredibly exhausted, but he puts every ounce of energy and feeling he has into every song. I think he had a small blip on ALTNOY because he is just learning the piano part with it and is not quiet comfortable.

    The people who paid an insane amount of money to be in the VIP area got time with David, but I have still not met him. I am hoping that some day I will get the opportunity.

    Go to fansofdavid to look at many beautiful pictures family friend Richard took at the SFF.

  • Jabkmc

    Another nice recap from someone who was there…


    I guess Richard Rushfield was everywhere last night. haha!


    We sat down on some chairs a few feet away from David where he was talking to an older gentleman. I kept thinking the man was taking up way too much of David’s time but later we found out he was from the L.A. Times!!


    – David would stop to dance and sing during lulls of talking.
    – He put his arms around sisters, Jazzy and Amber a few times.
    – Sometimes they would sing to each other across the room.
    – At one point they put on the track of David singing Chris Browns’ “with you”!!!! Daniel was singing along with it, “I need you boo!” and David was like “Turn it off!!!” Hilarious!!
    – Another time they put on “A little too not over you” and Daniel and Jazzy sang along with it in a funny way!!
    – One of his friends made him come over and dance with everyone else at one point and they all jumped up and down like crazy!!
    – It was soooo wonderful to see them all in their element, acting “normal”.


    So when it was almost time for him to perform we went downstairs to the art gallery. Most of his friends even came down into the audience too!! In fact while I was filming David someone said “make way, this is David’s sister coming through!” Then I saw Claudia pushing through to see David. Can I just say here she is supper cute and TINY! After one of David’s songs she pushed her way to the front and tried to get him to touch her hand as if she were a fan girl! He wouldn’t do it!! ha, ha!


  • LK09

    jabkmc- she is so lucky to get to hang out with his friends and family! …special access.

  • RemusL

    Daniel also favourited an interesting video involving a dog and a duck. ROFL!

  • IGetCranked

    At one point they put on the track of David singing Chris Brownsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“with youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ !!!! Daniel was singing along with it, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“I need you boo!à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  and David was like à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Turn it off!!!à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  Hilarious!!


  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=587900002&ref=name cruzceleste

    David before the show video… he is cute…

    OMG David is at the Gala de Inaguracià ³n Latina (Latin Inaguration Gala) in DC:

    Este domingo 18, en los predios de la estacià ³n de “metro” Union Station en Washington, DC, se festejarà ¡ en espaà ±ol la investidura del presidente nà ºmero 44 de los Estados Unidos con la Latino Inaugural Gala 2009, de 7:30 p.m. a 12 a.m.

    El atractivo mayor de la noche, aparte de ver si se presentan el presidente y el vicepresidente electos, serà ¡ un espectà ¡culo con Marc Anthony, Alejandro Sanz, Paulina Rubio, Luis Fonsi, David Archuleta y otros artistas.

    Alejandro Sanz is my favorite singer/songwriter I hope he and David got to meet each other it will be awesome if Alejandro could write a song for David I probably will die of happiness…

  • soundscene

    Wireimage has a photo of David up from the Latino Inaugural Gala. He looks good. Suit, scarf is all we can see though. He apparently already performed the National Anthem.


    The description for the photo has a tiny error in it–see if you can spot it:

    “WASHINGTON – JANUARY 18: American Idol winner David Archuleta arrives at the Latino Inaugural Gala on January 18, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jay Westcott/Wireimage)”


  • IGetCranked

    Maybe 19 should go ahead and add Archie’s picture to the wall? Haha

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=587900002&ref=name cruzceleste

    ^^He looks good…. Thanks for the photo Sound…

    Maybe 19 should go ahead and add Archieà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s picture to the wall? Haha


  • Jabkmc
  • houstonrufus

    That LATimes blog is fantastic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=587900002&ref=name cruzceleste

    That LA blog is love….and the snarkies got a shout out… cool I love you Richard…

  • luckeee55

    Heh heh soundscene, that typo is funny but understandable given that David Archuleta seems to be every bit as popular and successful as David Cook.

    And thank you for the Rushfield blog jabkmc. An informative and interesting glimpse into Archuleta’s world. Rushfield likes him, that much is obvious.

  • serenade

    Richard Rushfield’s blog on spending time with David and his family is amazing and so thoughtful. It paints a picture of a really lovely family dynamic and I love that David’s friends hang out out with him at gigs whenever they can. No wonder he’s so grounded and happy. Sure hope David and Jason can hang out again soon.

  • Suzanne

    LK09–Was it really that noisy there? (I can’t believe that people would spend about $100 to be in that room and then chat during the performances. Seems kind of crazy.)

    David and Daniel have such different singing voices.

  • Lys

    Gah… That blog is precious. That is all. :-)

  • Kris

    I love that blog from Richard Rushfield. I know someone said that someone from the NY Times was talking to David. I hope we see something from that interview as well. I also hope that we can see something from the Latino Inaugural Gala.

  • ozarka

    I’m so glad David decided to wait until his siblings and friends were freed from the elevator before doing his performance. It just goes to show you what’s important in his life. Family and friends come first!

  • LK09

    Suzanne, I didn’t notice anything but David singing, but I was 2 feet away. One REALLY annoying thing to me and many other fans who paid money to get in was that there were tons of VIP SFF staff members who got in (probably for free) and some of them were near the front taking up space where people who paid good money should have been. I am wondering if some of those people were the ones talking.

    I can’t do these stand up things (for hours on end) anymore, and I really, really want a reserved seat. Even if I stand up during the whole concert, I want my own space and I hate waiting for hours to get a good spot to see him. I just can’t physically handle it very well.