David Archuleta Nandito Ako Trailer! (VIDEO)

David Archuleta was in the audience a the “Grand Fans Day” event in Manilla yesterday, where they showed an extended trailer for Archie’s mini-series, Nandito Ako.

Wow! The actresses in this soap are in a battle-off for who can chew the most scenery. The crying! The wailing! The gnashing of teeth! It looks pretty dramatic. And what the hell? David in a bunny suit? So random. Archie talking to a dude that looks suspiciously like David Cook “You made me believe that my mom was dead…”

So much over-the-top goodness. I hope there’s a way those of us abroad can see it.

Here’s the trailer capped from UStream. The dialog is clearer, and there are shots of David’s reactions to the trailer.

http://youtu.be/FbtaXo0xExY

A fan shot this from the audience. The trailer is a little clearer.

http://youtu.be/WrLzArBtsuw

  • Anonymous

    A++++++ job on capping the bunny shot, MJ!! I about died when I watched that part. From David’s reaction in the livestream vid, he did too. LOLOL. I cannot wait to watch this. Ridiculousness of the highest degree.

    And hello David Cook-alike. heh. Love ya, Cooook!

  • http://twitter.com/frogcooke frogcooke

    Right? the FIRST thing I said after seeing the trailer was, wait that dude kinda looks like cook.

    Oh the cheesetasticness of this all. Also its supposed to be cheesy, dramatic etc etc. lolol Can’t wait.

  • http://twitter.com/RJ_Vicencio Janina

    SPAZZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SO FRACKING HARD.

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait to see this series, hope it’s available in North America! At the Nandito Ako press conference yesterday, Archie sang an amazing live version of his own song “My Kind of Perfect” … right at the beginning of this video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGihtiohfqk&

  • http://twitter.com/RJ_Vicencio Janina

    Hahahaha! Daddy Cook! Watcha doin there Cook? You gave birth to David Archuleta? XD

  • http://twitter.com/frogcooke frogcooke

    he plays his uncle :P 

  • http://twitter.com/germanyet lct

    I never know what David is up to! Now he’s been in the Phillipines filliming a mini-series and singing in Tagalog??? Amazingly gifted when it comes to languages!. And now he’s off to Singapore??!  Also rumor has it he’s trying to record some music to leave for his fans while he’s off on a two year mission?

  • jan

    I love this. It looks awesome. Listen to the audience scream for Archie.  And I’d love to know what Archie is doing in a bunny costume.

  • Anonymous

    David could win an Emmy (do they do Emmies?) for the cutest bunny of them all…LOL

  • Tess

    Ohh…the lultz.  I haven’t laughed so hard at something that is supposed to be serious in a long time….and don’t get me wrong I luvs David but this makes American soaps seem like legitimate theater.  Hope he had fun!

  • http://twitter.com/frogcooke frogcooke

    lol its is supposed to be overly done xD in all of its cheesy dramatic glory. But im sure he had fun and enjoyed it. heh. Does bring the lulz though.

  • Kitwana

    David’s acting has improved so much since iCarly and Hannah Montana. He just seems so much more confident and willing to try new and different things. I think he is young enough that he could seriously pursue acting when he gets back from the mission. I would say he should try Broadway but he doesn’t seem to have the “Broadway voice” and over the top performance traits that so many former Idol contestants who end up on Broadway seem to have. Nothing against Broadway singers, who are great.

  • jonnyk

    EPIC!!  David Archuleta offers full of surprises!!!  Congrats, Josh Bradley!!
    https://twitter.com/#!/kariontour/status/165467746585423874/photo/1

  • Anonymous

    From what I got from the trailers I have seen, Josh/David was trying to get to Eula for a date in a restaurant and he was overcome by a group of fans.  He saw the bunny suit and put it on to go incognito to the restaurant.  It was Anya/Jasmines’ suit she wore for work, so she was chasing him to get her suit back.  Funny scene.  Love the emotional, crying scenes and the fight scene.  Never thought I would see David throw a punch.

  • Anonymous

    Also, fun seeing David be romantic.  Looks like he couldn’t make up his mind which beautiful girl he wanted, so he hugged them both.

  • Anonymous

    I cannot wait to see this. I’m from the Philippines and we have the channel so I’m definitely tuning in. 

  • http://twitter.com/ultimatetrip Ultimatetrip

    I can’t wait to watch this mimiseries…It looks awesome, full of high degree emotions!!! I can’t wait to see David in these extreme situations related to drama, romance, fighting scenes, etc, etc…I can’t wait!!!
    And sorry but American soaps are not better in any way LOL….especially their scripts that bring the lulz big time XD
    I’m a little envious of David cause he’s living such an interesting life, even doing tv shows/miniseries in other countries, singing in different languages. I’m sure he’ll keep doing interesting and daring things when he comes back after his mission….Even doing a mission somewhere in the world is freaking interesting!!!..wow

  • callmecrazy

    Ahhhhh….Archie in a bunny suit *DIES FROM GIDDYNESS*….! 

    I’m so hoppy for him….o/!

  • Anonymous

    Can’t Wait!  What a fun new challenge for David…I love that he isn’t afraid to try new things, especially out of his comfort zone.  And, he couldn’t have found a more supportive, more appreciative place to get his feet wet in the acting scene–there is an incredible amount of love for David in the Phillippines!  his reactions to the trailer were priceless.  And can I just say that I love cheese!

  • jonnyk

    The three stars watched the trailer for the first time at the same time with the lucky audience who got tickets for the show.  They were all overwhelmed and one of stars, Eula, started shedding tears, then I saw sparkling tears from David A.  They have developed friendships for the last three weeks.  Being young with so much potential, this acting opportunity leaves a huge gift for fans to enjoy before he goes on a mission.  Cool!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Looks like Archie had a good time, and he seems like a fairly good actor.  Love to see him so popular.  :)

  • Anonymous

    Well is a soap opera, being growing in Latinoamerica watching  S.O from all over the the Hispanic spoken countries and Brazil , i can tell that is the formula, drama , tears, humor and a lot of chemistry between the cast are the strong point that attract the viewers of this series and feed their fantasies ;) . Usually the lead roles are big stars in this countries just because on this countries this format is always in demand , is very entertaining and well paid and usually  made it with good quality , is not a second hand style of production i mean , even the scripts are a product of exportation ,( Ugly Betty by example, original scrip from a Colombian  S.O )  ….. so  people become very emotional taking sides for their favs. lol. :) ….so i  have not doubts we’ll see some of this teams fans wars in the future …. team Holly or Team ? (IDK the name of the other girl:( )  … just to give a context about . 
    I checked some one from the Phillipines  in the past weeks , and i can tell that the production is not bad either, a lot of exteriors scenes, very well done …..but of course people who like S.O are the one who gonna enjoy this.I still thinking that he picked the right place to try and develop his acting skills , idk if the right moment,  but oh well , me too i’m planing to check the all miniseries and take sides for my favs ha, ha. :)

  • Anonymous

    Just watched an hour long video of the press conference.  Had no idea what the other cast members were saying, but David handled his part very maturely.  He joked, giggled, and was so respectful of his castmates and all who worked on the project.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSmZWkkRzSs&feature=youtu.be

  • Anonymous

    Wait, i’m confused. I thought he was quitting music to be a Mormon missionary not a Filipino Soap Opera Star. Are they related in some way? Someone help a brother out. LOL

  • HappyDaisy

    Great write-up, MJ, thanks.

    The David Cook look-a-like is hilarious!

    David looks so nice, he’s starting to look older.

    Always wishing the best for Archie, he seems like such a nice person and is so good natured.  And of course, talented.

  • Anonymous

    Ray, he’s going on his mission sometime in the first half of this year.  He hasn’t disclosed the date yet. 
    I’m hoping we get a subtitled version of the soap.  The writer tweeted it’s “cheesy, dramatic, fun and epic” .

  • http://twitter.com/frogcooke frogcooke

     He will probably leave im guessing closer middle of the year or so for his mission. this is just one of the projects he’s doing before he leaves.

    ^^ what sea said

  • http://twitter.com/DorkAngel Goboywonder

    I also thought Josh was using the costume to get past his fans. It’s fantastic that David is willing to try new/different things. To go way out of his comfort zone. I love that he doesn’t take himself so seriously that he limits his opportunities because it might be perceived as cheesy. You never know what this role could lead too. After all, he was a contestant on the biggest cheesy show there is — American Idol. He got this role because of being on AI. LOL.
    The trailer has certainly piqued my interest and I can not wait to see the entire series.

  • http://twitter.com/rhed31 rhed31

    I always thought david was the energizer bunny and now we have proof. :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RSZJ2YLMXNAD7MFTEPY3GK6HRI oceans_rivers

    Do the JB initials that are surfacing for David sound familiar along with the Cook look-a-like? Also see a usual triangle I am sure but the latest that is international is in the Twilight series…Edward/Bella/Jacob…and they are a series so will this be? When you watch the three of them sitting together watching the premiere, there is chemistry between two and a copying of gestures whatever the chemistry means, it is there. He bends over laughing, she soon bends over laughing..He has then bent arm and hand on arm as I remember and she stands there doing the same…just interesting! Hmmn is this heading towards a series of series?

  • http://twitter.com/KathyHsayshi KathyH

    LOL rhed. His energy and talent do seem boundless. I’ve had such a blast following his career during the past years. The drought will be tough but, gosh, who knows what he’ll tackle after his return. It’s never been anything but interesting.

  • Anonymous

    I can not wait to see this. It is going to be a whole lot of chessy fun.  I just can’t believe that David Archuleta punches someone. He is macking on two women at the same time and caressing their faces.  He is staring people down. Man, I can’t wait to see this. It seems like it was a fun experience for David. I hope it does really well.

  • Anonymous

    This opportunity seems to be just what the Doctor ordered for David and his fans.
    He plunged into this opportunity and reports learning so much about himself.
    @mydearwriter:disqus  has been reporting along the way and i’m sure the Bunny thing was something she talked him into in exchange for something he wanted.  We guess that David doing a concert scene was his wish.  He sang 4 songs and local fans were in the audience filmed for the series.  Nothing but rave reviews for this wonderful opportunity to see “Josh”  sing.  He even did the dougie !!!! which we’re dying to see.  No fans were allowed cameras for the concert!

    David is headed to Singpore now for a few days for signing and a concert and has been invited back in the Phillipines for an appearance in their Idol concert. Feb 11.

    He’ll be back in the US then a record songs to be released while he is gone.  He’ll be leaving on his Mission probably by May or June at the latest!!

    We are told that the 4 songs he sang for his Mini Series concert will also be released sooner rather than later.

  • Anonymous

    OK, i ended to see the video  and what difference between David’s reaction when his Crush single debuted, and this … him looking at himself in a TV miniseries :) ….. what some years in the business do for the maturity of a shy person eh? …incredible and so enjoyable . ;)

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait to see this mini series. Hope it is available in the US. I love cheesy shows. I think that it is great David is doing some acting. The guy does look like Cook. lol

  • http://twitter.com/KathyHsayshi KathyH

    I wondered about the JB initials too but the story has some sort of very loose basis on the old movie, Roman Holiday, where the main character is Joe Bradley. Think that’s where Josh Bradley came from. But of course that’s just fan speculation.

    I do agree that the uncle character looks like Cook. LOL. All of the gossip and speculation make it that much more fun.

  • Kitwana

    It would be great if TV5 could make this series available in other Asian countries where David has large followings. Looks like David won’t have the chance to visit these countries before the mission. I know that South Korean TV series are very popular in Hong Kong and Taiwan. They are dubbed into Mandarin and Cantonese before broadcast. Hopefully something similar can be done with Nandito Ako. I’m sure his fans in those countries will be pushing for it.

    I am very curious as to how much TV5 paid David for this mini-series. A reporter actually asked him at the press conference how much he was paid. He dodged the question. Hope he negotiated a big fee. This thing is going to be broadcast 5 days a week for 5 weeks. Hope he also negotiated his piece of revenues from DVDs, CDs, international broadcast, product placements, show related merchandise etc.

  • Anonymous

    I was a big Ugly Betty fan.  I still miss that show.  The original telenovela was very popular and there were tons of versions of it made in different countries. I think there was even a Russian version of it.

    The VP of TV5 tweeted recently: To those asking about Nandito Ako in the U.S., watch out for TV5 International! We’ll be there soon! :)

    I think I read something about TV5 coming to the U.S in May.

    I just re-watched the BTS footage from the press con and noticed a scene where “Josh” punches another guy. I didn’t notice that the first time. Not only does David get into a fight once but twice.

  • BAPC

    Wow. This looks embarrassingly awful. LOL I think I could shoot a better trailer with my iPhone. At least he has two years in hiding to forget about it.

  • http://twitter.com/PenAlva01 Penny Alvarez

    I’m sure TV5 is planning on releasing this internationally. Filipino soaps/dramas have already been exported in different countries and regions such as in Southeast Asia, China/Taiwan, Africa, New Zealand/Pacific Is. and Eastern Europe, so I don’t doubt that that will be in their agenda.

    BTW be ready for many melodramatic scenes guys, they’ll definitely make you shed a tear or two. Personally though, I’m looking forward to the romantic angle of the story ‘coz I’m such a sucker for those stuff. Filipino soaps are quite known to give emphasis on those traits. haha

    Anyway, I’m so excited for Feb. 20! I can’t wait to see David’s sparkling eyes on my telly!

  • Anonymous

    Well , my guess is that like a new wealthy channel , interested to go after the competition and looking at the great promo they’re doing , they gonna go for an extended market , and this gonna be one of that products to introduce them selves to other markets ….i mean , make sense :) , again is nothing awful, is a very commercial format in many cultures so is all about the strategy .
    And i really hope he made a good deal , this is more than acting gig, but about all the sponsoring and additional  products around the Miniseries, so i really hope this time he had a ‘Real professional team’ to advise him about …. if Asia paid 1mill to Jonas Bro for one single concert , David sure deserves nothing less. 

  • Anonymous

    Well , my guess is that like a new wealthy channel , interested to go after the competition and looking at the great promo they’re doing , they gonna go for an extended market , and this gonna be one of that products to introduce them selves to other markets ….i mean , make sense :) , again is nothing awful, is a very commercial format in many cultures so is all about the strategy .
    And i really hope he made a good deal , this is more than acting gig, but about all the sponsoring and additional  products around the Miniseries, so i really hope this time he had a ‘Real professional team’ to advise him about …. if Asia paid 1mill to Jonas Bro for one single concert , David sure deserves nothing less. 

  • djafan

    “this makes American soaps seem like legitimate theater”

    I love telenovelas, grew up watching them and continue to so.  Most are very well acted by famous celebrities.  It is very common to see singers in telenovelas.  Telenovelas have a beginning, middle and end.  They last a few months and a new one appears.  They are for the most part very well produced by known directors and
    huge production companies.  American soaps are never ending, retelling
    the same plot over and over.  They’re horribly produced and I personally
    was not able to watch one for more than a month.  Far from “legitimate theater” lol

    Nandito Ako miniseries is right up my alley.  I think it has everything needed for a successful novela just by watching the trailer.  Watching the entire thing is going to be the icing on a very good cake.  The cast was committed, gave it there all and David looks and is acting better than I ever imagined.  For his first time out the potential is huge unlike the Justin and Kelly one.  A disaster from the get go.

    David is only 21 and has the courage to push himself out of his comfort zone and learn life long lessons in the process.  I wish I had a fraction of his courage at that age.

  • http://twitter.com/sgjudie judie miller

    Loved the article. David just keeps getting better and better. Never expected him to take on this series, but David is full of surprises and that’s one of the gazillion reasons why we love him. While I watched him sing Nandito Ako at the press conference, for the fifth time, it struck me that David is not only a magnificent singer but he stands alone as being a very powerful person who knows who he is and is confident with himself. For an artist who is just 21 yrs. old and in the business for four yrs., David has come a long way and accomplished so much. I admire him for moving onward and forward. He gives his fans so much. Can’t wait to see this series. We all want to have it on DVD and for it to be broadcast in the U.S.A and other countries. Love you David!!
      

  • Anonymous

    This is the most exciting thing to happen in Archuland in years!!!  The tiny bits of acting shown are actually good.  The song is beautiful, in his style, and he sings it perfectly.  It’s so obvious that this is the part of his heritage that he belongs in. 

  • http://twitter.com/DorkAngel Goboywonder

    Someone from the Phils who tweeted David about being part of the miniserye that, “He wasn’t cheap”. Although the show’s PTB didn’t disclose how much they paid , they said it (David’s price) was worth it. In the same article it was stated David’s attorneys in New York, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong (IIRC) were all involved in the negotiations. So I take it that he was well represented and well paid.

  • Anonymous

    I hope we’re able to see the mini series with subtitles so we can get the full effect of what’s being said on screen.  

    I don’t think the trailer was “embarrassing.”  The trailer format (graphics, etc) seemed very fitting for a foreign series.  I thought it was put together well and it certainly made me pay attention to not only David’s story line, but the mothers as well.  I want to know what all the drama is about!  
    MJ, I hope the series is as good to cover for you as it will be for the fans to watch.  lol  Looking forward to you posting a pic of Archie punching a guy.. now there’s something I never thought I’d see.  I can hear the lulz now.  :) 

  • Kitwana

    Tibitibis: An Asian country paid a million dollars for a Jonas Bros concert? It paid too much lol.

    I think more Idols should consider tours in Asia like David did this past summer. US success is important but ultimately, money is money wherever it comes from. Bieber and Taylor Swift had tour stops in the Philippines and Singapore in 2011. The Season 10 Idols live tour made a stop in the Philippines so there is clearly money to be made. With the success David had with TV5, I would not be surprised if other Idols signed up for series. I’m actually surprised that Ramiele and Thia have not signed. A few hundred thousand dollars for a month’s work in the Philippines could pay a lot of rent and bills, not to mention purchase studio time in the US while they build their careers. No way they make hundreds of thousands of dollars doing charity events or one off gigs in the US.

  • http://twitter.com/ultimatetrip Ultimatetrip

    Success is success not matter where you achieve it, that’s why I’m happy that David achieved so much success in Asia. I don’t think all idols can make it there, it depends on their popularity in that continent, so I’m not surprised at all that Ramiele and Thia and others haven’t make it there…the answer is simple, they aren’t popular there, so there is no demand for them.I think David can achieve huge success in Latin America and Spain too, he has everything going on to make it happen, so I hope that when he returns from his mission he makes a spanish album for the Latin Market, which is really big and profitable.

  • Anonymous

    You mean Josh B, that was the one punching the guy , David’s alter-ego lol 
    that btw i kind of like him ha, ha, i mean real hugs FTW :)

  • Anonymous

    The contract came up in the first Press conference over there. (on You tube)
    David said he doesn’t like to discuss the pay. The guy from TV5 said they paid him well because they felt he was worth it.  I saw the legal discussion too and they said they were working on this for some time (a year I think)
    This idea came about between Sony and TV5.  It was mentioned in the first press conference and the one last night posted up thread.

    David will also profit from the music released and there is discussion of a DVD one month after the series.  We’re hoping for English tag on that one.

  • Anonymous

    Aw poor Jonas bro, they are good guys too, but yeah not very good singers lol.
     I can see Thia taking advantage of this, she’s really beautiful, adorable and with a great voice , so why not? ….. but i guess is all about to build the fanbase there first, last year the most popular Idols there from S10 were Scott, Fano, Haley and Thia ( personal judgement from the videos ) so would be exciting to see them doing something like this too ………. the sad part with David is that look like he open new ways but then leave the place for others to explore and explode  the possibilities ….so frustrating to me. :/

  • http://twitter.com/DorkAngel Goboywonder

     Tibi, I noticed people are already taking sides on the Nandito Ako sneak peek video. Serious stuff, eh?

  • Anonymous

    Team Anya here lol :)

  • http://twitter.com/DorkAngel Goboywonder

     From looking at David’s and Jasmine’s interactions off screen, it seems they have more chemistry than he and Eula. But I not taking sides.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah i agree, more like boyfriend/girlfriend  chemistry , we’ll see what happen for real in the miniseries, i mean if we have the opportunity to see it.  Hopefully . 

  • Anonymous

    Just saw the video of a group of fans singing Nandito Ako to David with special words just for him.  They also have planted 23 trees in his honor that will be waiting for him when he comes back from his mission.  Beautiful, thoughtful fans.

  • Kitwana

    Journey1 The Asian fans are so dedicated to David. They really deserve all the attention David is giving them.

    Does anyone know how the ratings for American Idol are in the Asian countries where the show is broadcast? Have they fallen like in the US. Has the age of viewers gone up like in the US?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WPVSHUJWXHAT4UJ4YG3ADYBRDI Bananafish

    Ahahaha! I am going to be watching this! :P

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WPVSHUJWXHAT4UJ4YG3ADYBRDI Bananafish

    I recently saw that guy people say look like David Cook in a local stage production of Next Fall. I didn’t notice then that he looked anything like Cook but I guess I can see a bit of it now.

    Too bad I didn’t get to see Archie while he was here. I’d go to the February 11 show but, unfortunately, I won’t be in town then. :s

    I guess I’ll just be seeing him on this cheesefest on my TV. :P

  • Anonymous

    Finally got a chance to watch.  Our little David is really growing up, that’s all I’ve got to say!  The camera absolutely loves that face, and rightly so.  I hope he had a blast.  I think he actually has the chance to be a decent actor.

  • Anonymous

     Yeah, their song for David was very sweet. David cried. It was a sweet moment.

  • http://twitter.com/DorkAngel Goboywonder

    At last, the video of David do the Dougie. Or is he learning how to do the Dougie. Or is he teaching someone how to do the Dougie. @.@?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKWWWCgkyOQ&feature=player_embedded

  • Anonymous

     I’ve seen people on twitter take sides since the very beginning.  People who like Eula with David, she plays Holly, have already come up with a name for the couple. They call them “Jolly”. I haven’t seen a particular name for Josh and Anya but I have seen gifs of the two of them. There are some gifs of David and Jasmine at the Grand Fans Day.

  • Anonymous

    The trailer would have been better had it had better audio, but I’m sure we’ll see more.  David is branching out in so many areas and it’s interesting and fun to watch his career.  Someone said upthread about him having the Latino audience yet to explore.  Two pop albums, am almost double platinum single, guest artist with MTC, a Christmas album (which I love that album btw), the Asian market as a singer and now as an actor, off to a personal/spiritual journey with a mission.  He’s probably making some good money in all this and getting nice recognition.  And true, he’s yet to delve into his Latino roots, but when he does, I think he will be very successful.  After all, he already won an ALMA award.  Oh, and also I guess he’s recording an album in the US before leaving on the mission?  Multi-talented and unafraid.  He’s got enough on his plate to easily take him to age 24/25!  (Side note:  Since david throws his first punch in this miniseries, wonder if he’ll let them film him kissing one of those gals!….hard to imagine, but I couldn’t have imagined he’d throw a convincing punch like he really meant business! lol)

  • http://twitter.com/DorkAngel Goboywonder

    Hmmm… not sure why my post disappeared. Try again . It’s of David doing the Dougie. Looks more like he’s trying to ski. @.@?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKWWWCgkyOQ&feature=player_embedded

    Jolly is cute.

  • Anonymous

    It’s of David doing the Dougie. 

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!  LOL!  Who is this guy, and what did he do with my little David. Love it!

  • http://twitter.com/DorkAngel Goboywonder

    The UStream of David signing in Singapore.
     http://www.ustream.tv/channel/archuleta-hmv-signing#utm_campaign=t.co&utm_source=10339381&utm_medium=social

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for posting David doing the Dougie. I always knew that he could really dance. lol So glad he went to the Philippines. It has been good for him.

  • Anonymous

    People screamed through the entire Talentadong Pino performance.  I don’t know how they could even hear him.  David just championed on.  Sometimes I think he gets into a song and sort of forgets what is going on around him.

    After almost no sleep, he then goes to Singapore and signs hundreds of autographs constantly smiling, shaking hands, high fiving, etc.  People flew in from other Asian countries for this signing.  He is an amazing young man.

  • Anonymous

    And from the what I am seeing on the video, he is not just signing, he is writing “to whomever”.  There seems to be some discussion with each person.  They say missions are grueling as far as how hard the young people work.  I think David will be way ahead of his peers in knowing about work and existing on no sleep.

  • Anonymous

    And then he picks 10 names of people who get to hang out with him at an event on Tues.  Then he sings Wait and Something Bout Love a capella.  He must be ready to collapse.

  • Kitwana

    Journey1 I hope I don’t offend anyone in saying this but I think the mission will be a relative “break” for David compared to the hectic schedule he’s been keeping since Idol. No more constant travel, touring, promo, interviews, meet and greets, signings, VIPs, filming videos and tv series, late night writing and recording sessions, vlogs, rehearsals, disputes with label and management and no more managing the business that is “David Archuleta”. I can’t imagine how a mission could ever be as demanding on him as his career has been. I think he’ll have plenty of time to rest once the mission starts. If anything, the adjustment for him will be the slower pace of the mission compared to his regular life and the less diversity in people, cultures and experiences that he will come across as a missionary compared to what he is exposed to as a Popstar.

  • Anonymous

     Totally agree with everything you said.  It will certainly be a different lifestyle, but David is so used to change and crazy schedules that he may just relish the structure of his schedule.  They get up at a certain time each day and go to bed at a certain time each day.  There are other things that they will be doing at the same time every day for 2 years.  The in between hours may be spent in more diverse ways, but nothing like the diversity that David is use to.  The regular hours will certainly be hard for David until he gets oriented.  How many times has he tweeted at 2 or 3 in the morning.  He will hopefully be sleeping during the nights rather than winding down after a big performance.

  • Anonymous

    I’m team Anya too. It seems more like a Cinderella storyline for Josh to get with Anya. I also think the way they met makes me more interested in the two getting together. They have a “meet cute”. You probably can’t go by the trailer as to what happens in the end but there is a ton of Josh and Anya scenes in it.

    There is video of David singing “Wherever You are” on the Talentadong Pinoy  tv show. Unfortunately, you can barely hear him over all the screams. Here it is if you want to listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLKiHAhpD_Q&feature=youtu.be

  • http://twitter.com/DorkAngel Goboywonder

     Thanks for brining “Wherever You Are” over. So much is going on with David it’s easy to miss stuff. This sounds like another gorgeous song sang beautifully by David. I do hope it gets released along with Nandito Ako (which I have fallen in love with) and I hope they are available to US fans. Someone mentioned David did 4 songs. Could an EP be in the works? David and Jay seems like a wining combination.

  • Anonymous

    Love this by one of the producers:  Joanne Banaga, one of the mini-serye’s supervising producers, said
    David had a grueling itinerary that involved taping on weekdays and
    doing promotions on weekends. Yet through it all, “He wasn’t difficult
    to work it. You call him at this hour or you tell him not to wrap up
    yet, and even if he’s sleepy, he just sings or jogs to wake himself up. The
    only challenge that came up while working with him is that you invest
    in an emotion and you get to like him. He’s like a son to you. You get
    attached to him. Sobra. He’s so humble that he’s not comfortable when
    you try to praise him.”  Looks like everybody fell in love with David.  Doesn’t surprise me at all.

  • http://twitter.com/DorkAngel Goboywonder

    I really love his “just David” attitude. He makes it difficult to not fall head over heels for him. Does my heart good to see this nice guy succeed.

  • djafan

    This is part of that “it” factor that David has.  Wasn’t it Simon who said, “You’re good looking, you’re likable and you have a great voice” something to that effect.  Just about everyone who spends time with him see and feel this.  Can’t help getting hooked.

    David’s vocals of Nandito Ako and Wherever You Are on the talent show are exquisite, not to mention his stage presence.  He is growing into a handsome, confident, young man.

  • http://twitter.com/DorkAngel Goboywonder

    Here’s the article journey referenced about David’s crazy schedule and wonderful work ethics.
    http://www.interaksyon.com/article/23731/david-archuleta-says-doing-nandito-ako-was-life-changing-experience

  • Anonymous

    ”Looking forward to the day when David gets the opportunity to do it. He always does great performing the SSB.” 
    or ATB ( my favorite  patriotic song from him) …… maybe in 2015/2016 with luck .
    And Yes! Kelly did a Great Job !!! Tonight :) 

  • Anonymous

    Totally agree, to me at least is more like back to his shell in many ways , what make me sad of course …. but well :(

  • Anonymous

    Yay , i have a partner in my team, love the Cinderella story-line description :) and that song is actually sound  more current that many on his last album ? or maybe is just my impression.  Thanks for the link. ;)

  • Anonymous

    Yes I had to get both his America the Beautiful and NA out tonight for old time sake!!

  • http://twitter.com/DorkAngel Goboywonder

    Grrrr, disappearing posts.  I don’t think going door to door leaves much room for timidity. At least not if you want to be effective. I think we will see a much more confident, out going David when he returns from his mission. I got the impression this is what he meant about being able to grow in ways he hasn’t been able to at the TV5 prescon.

  • Anonymous

     I think her english is better, which must help make friendships

  • Anonymous

    He sure gonna learn something, but with the specific way this activity is ruled , i don’t expect him doing more and better that he can do from his position now …. my opinion ;) ….. i’m just glad he leaves the scene with this acting gig, that is at the end what this post is about . :)

  • Anonymous

    I got it ! and i agree …. they look comfortable with each other ….what is good to capture that audience attention.

  • Anonymous

    Oh man.  There’s a lot of crying on that trailer. And David Bianco looks like David Cook. Weird. Nice to see David looking so sweetly at those girls tho.

  • http://twitter.com/DorkAngel Goboywonder

    “that is at the end what this post is about . :) ”

    Uh? You said you thought he would go back into his shell, I was simply responding to your comment. Peace?

  • Anonymous

    Oh , but i was not fighting :( ….. sorry if came out like that . 

  • http://twitter.com/DorkAngel Goboywonder

     No prob. I’ve always admired your straightforwardness even if I don’t always agree. ;)

  • http://twitter.com/RJ_Vicencio Janina

    For anyone who missed the trailer due to youtube pulling them out, here’s the official one:
    http://youtu.be/odcqYaK2fdY

  • Anonymous

    David Archuleta is really, really big in Asia, especially in my country, the Philippines. I’m a Filipino and is currently outside the Philippines. I only watch videos on YouTube and he’s really popular in Manila. The mall tours he had been in the past weeks are really big shopping malls.

    His style in music is well appreciated in my country. They love him and his songs. David’s smile itself is already a talent. There’s something about him that viewers cannot resist. 

    I have no idea in America as I have not been there. I don’t know how American music labels work or treat artists like him. I’ve read articles though that his albums did not sell well in the States. How’s this possible in the US? David’s voice is incredible.

    I’m a guy and I really support this kid. The OPM Album is a good start. I’ve heard all songs before and they’re all good. Filipinos are very proud of David A. I salute this kid for his very good rendition of the song. Filipinos were mesmerized by his soulful rendition.

    His acting debut was pretty impressive. He did not disappoint us. Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and other Asian countries are looking forward to seeing the series on their local channels.

    Lastly, his auncle in the series looks like a “squeezed David Cook.” Hilarious!

  • Anonymous

    David is so huge in Manila. Asian fans are waiting for this series.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjWAeRpHfmY