David Archuleta, Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest Will Stand Up To Cancer (UPDATE: Added Crush Kids Video!)

UPDATEDavid Archuleta introduced a representative from the Crush Kids fundraising team. They raised 16K this summer and over 66K since 2008.  Ryan Seacrest joined them offering a flip camera to the highest donor in the next 10 minutes.

David Archuleta tweeted last night: “Well had a nice time at home. Back to California now. Going to be helping out a little at Stand Up 2 Cancer tomorrow!”

Tonight’s Stand Up To Cancer telethon will be broadcast across multiple networks and will feature a slew of celebrities performing, soliciting donations and in David’s case, manning the phones. Ryan Seacrest and Randy Jackson will also be on hand to help.

The hour long broadcast begins at 8 pm, but there will be an online pre-show hosted by Cat Deeley of  So You Think You Can Dance, beginning at 7:30 and a post-show jam.

  • Watch the pre-show and broadcast on the Stand Up to Cancer Ustream Channel

Video and Photos after the JUMP…

Plus, this hasn’t been confirmed, but the team leader of  Crush Kids says the David Archuleta fan fundraising team, will be announced as co-winners with the Survivor team at some point during the broadcast. Both teams raised close to 30K to benefit the fight against cancer.

Team leader, Pecan Pie says, “All I can say is, if things do go according to plan, your only regret would be missing this show! You’ve been warned people!” A hint that David may be doing more than just answering phones…



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  • kimk

    OMGOSH! That’s fabulous they will be there!
    Hmm… wonder if it is possible to ask for David? :)
    But what a great cause and hope they outdo last years total of contributions!!!

  • spencer

    David sure is getting around these days — LUVIN IT!! and he finds time to help out great causes too!!

  • cadt

    I will be there tonight looking for David at the SU2C telecast! My dad died from lung cancer so this is a personal one for me, too. Pecanpie did a tremendous job. I believe Crush KId’s Cancer team actually came on top but it was very close. I’ve already contributed but if there’s a chance to talk to david I think I could cough up some more for such a good cause!

  • ri

    David really does have amazing supportive fans. But it begs the question: why isn’t his latest song SBL doing better? TPTB in radio must be stifling it but also it could have done better on itunes. it’s all so confusing to me.

  • mamaspearl

    Kudos to PecanPie and the Crush Kids cancer team! I can’t wait to see David on tv tonight regardless of what he’s doing to contribute to the cause.

  • heidijoy

    Congrats to David and his fans for their efforts on this great cause. Kudos to the others too of course. Hoping David will sing but only confirmation is that he’ll be answering phones.

  • KathyH

    Can’t wait to see whatever surprises there may be.

    I’m so glad the team did well again this year. Feels good to be a part of a supportive group.

  • LCT

    Must be nice to be young and full of energy to stomp all over the country doing promos, charity work, visiting family and writing music…How does he do it????? I’m exhausted just reading about his daily activities…. He is one busy guy!

  • LCT

    Ri, go figure…. Other artist reach 50’s and they are played on the radio. David reaches 48 and he’s never on. I’ve given up on radio. Turn if off every chance I get. They play the same songs over and over and over…..

  • TrudyFOD

    I will be watching the Stand Up to Cancer show tonight — looking for David Archuleta on the phones & hopefully a performance. I did make a donation today!

  • ri

    LCT, i think i’m gonna be taking your advice. radio makes me crazy lately. just wish the best for that little guy. he’ll have a good career but boy he’s gonna have to work his butt off for it.

  • RV65

    Kudos to the gentleman and his very supportive and generous fans! Im awed by his awareness for the need to help charitable causes at such a young age. He is an inspiration to his fans. Congratulations for doing very well again this year Crush Kids! God Bless.

  • ggdoorsfan

    some tweets from the red carpet…


    Nia Vardalos on red carpet grabs David I love you! I listen to your album on my iPod all the time!
    less than a minute ago via Echofon


    Oh em gee. David Archuleta looking as adorbz as ever! Thx for witnessing that w/me, @lindsaylmiller!


    Just met Ryan Seacrest!! So nice! And handsome!
    less than a minute ago via mobile web


    My last tweet for awhile. Enjoy the @su2c show everyone. Its gonna be a blast!
    half a minute ago via Twitpic

  • ggdoorsfan

    sweet – nice spot and shot of david, pastelpastel and ryan just now on the broadcast – according to david, ‘crush kids’ have donated over 16k for the latest challenge, has donated over 66k in the past couple years to the su2c effort. thanks to everyone who has been donating continuously over the past couple years to this great cause – pecanpie is an awesome team captain, and david is a great inspiration for all of us who have given time and efforts to donate, volunteer, and help this and other causes.

  • houstonrufus23

    Awww, pastelpastel!! She’s awesome. So happy for her.

  • ggdoorsfan

    yes, she is houstonrufus :)

  • Abby4real

    Congrats to Archie’s team and to everyone who has donated to this cause.

  • mhel

    congratulations david archuleta and to your angels crush kids cancer team!!! you are simply amazing david and thank you for being such an inspiration to so many people!!!! bless your heart!

  • goboywonder

    This is pretty stinkin’ awesome. Congratulations to David and his Angels for standing up 2 cancer. We’re in it to win it!!!

  • kimk

    aww… LOVED the three of them! what wonderful and generous fans David has!

  • Kitwana

    The SU2C program was so inspiring! Wow. David is really getting better and better in front of the camera. Light years ahead of when he first got off AI. Starting to look like a natural.

  • rhed31

    That was so sweet. Thank you for putting the video in there since I just missed seeing it on TV. So proud of the Crush Kids’ Cancer team right now.

  • kmd

    Congratulations to Archie and his team. He does have generous fans.

  • frogcooke

    bunch of untagged pics of david from tonight:


  • LK10

    Congrats to David and the Crush Cancer team! David did an awesome job with his part. Good job to Pecan Pie and Pastel as well!

  • Davidx2

    David must be so proud to have inspired his fans to be so giving, generous and caring. Kudos to David and the “Crush Kids Cancer” team…what an awesome salute to all of them on the telethon!

    And thanks to MJ for the video!

  • Grammie Kari

    David seemed a little bit nervous, but oh so sweet. He and his team did a great job!

  • ninah

    Congratulations to the awesome Archie Angels team “Crush Kids Cancer” for being so giving and generous.

    And congratulations to this fine young gentleman for being so awesome… although his exquisite voice conveyed through a complete package of beauty (peach skin, shiny dark hair, dreamy light hazel eyes, the most kissable lips, mesmerizing smile, the famous Archuthighs, etc) would be more than enough to catch his fans and make them captives forever, he has so much more to offer: his unshakable faith, his high moral standards, his kind and gentle heart and soul full of love for the others and his commitment to so many charity works (since before Idol, so young, like ‘Invisible Children’). He supports and also inspires his fans to join such good causes like SU2C as well as others like ‘Rising Star Outreach’, ‘Do Something’, ‘Starkey Hearing Foundation’, ‘Crush MS’ (Multiple Sclerosis), ‘The ONE Campaign’, ‘Invisible Children’, ‘Make a Wish’, ‘Children’s Miracle Network’, ‘Mentors’, not to mention ‘Angels for a Cause’, created by his fans as well as ‘The David Archuleta Music Scholarship’.

    And he is only 19… I can easily envision this boy turning into a great humanitarian!

  • ggdoorsfan

    Stars Stand Up to Cancer

    By Kelly E. Carter, Special to USA TODAY
    CULVER CITY, Calif.

    Recession be damned. That was the attitude at Friday’s Stand Up to Cancer telethon inside Stage 30 at Sony Pictures Studio. A multitude of stars from entertainment, sports, music and journalism came together to raise money and awareness at the one-hour fundraiser simulcast live and commercial-free on the four major networks as well as several cable stations.


    Starstruck stars

    The stars focused on the cause – 100% of the money raised goes toward collaborative cancer research but some were starstruck, too. Helgenberger was thrilled to meet Abdul-Jabbar. Donald Faison hoped for an encounter with Michael Douglas, who was recently diagnosed with Stage IV throat cancer, but had to settle for seeing the legendary actor on the big screen. Diamond, who grew up in Brooklyn, was thrilled to meet Newcombe, who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers…

    “I’m a huge American Idol person and I just saw David Archuleta,” Abigail Breslin said. “That was pretty cool.”


  • standtotheright

    Congratulations to DA and the CKC team. That’s fantastic.

  • LCT

    Congratulations to David and his team of wonderful supporters who choose to follow and continue to be inspired by this fine young gentleman! He has represented AI well in his commitment to several charities. He not only inspires his fans but he is so good to us by putting out various music genres for his varied fans! Thank you so much David! I’m glad to be on the “A” Team!

  • goboywonder

    David’s public speaking skills have greatly improved. I am happy that he was given this opportunity to participate not only behind the scenes taking phone pledges, but also out front and center to acknowledge (and be recognized for) the awesome work of his Crush Kid’s Cancer team.