David Archuleta – ABC News Radio Interview

David Archuleta recently spoke with ABC News Radio.   Compared to the gazillion other radio interviews he’s given in the past few weeks, I think this is a good one.

He talks about his new album, the joy of songwriting, the thrill of meeting artists he admires and the excitment of being told by Simon Fuller and Jive that the label wanted to sign him.

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Plus, he tells his favorite “Crush” story!

Click on the link to listen to the interview.

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25 Comments

  1. Thanks! didnt know about this. Good interview. Interesting that Fuller and jive were in his dressing room on the finale night. lol

    aww at the crush story

  2. Thanks MJ! lol I didn’t know about this. What happen to the Archie CIA or whatever haha. will listen now.

  3. MJ, thank you so much!! I haven’t seen this anywhere. This is probably the best interview I’ve heard with D. Maybe even better than the one with EW. Great questions.

    It’s funny. David becoming so famous at such a young age is a strange thing. We see him so awkward sometimes. Then I hear this interview–he’s so articulate and thoughtful and bright. Every word carefully thought out. And I listen to Works for Me. A sort of song that I expected him maybe to record five years from now, and I think, this is the kid I want the world to know. They haven’t seen this.

  4. This is the best interview I’ve heard David give. Hats off and much respect to the interviewer for setting the tone that elicited articulate and very thoughtful responses from him. This interview is the first I’ve heard where David Archuleta the artist is allowed to come to the fore, and in doing so, it has revealed a depth and self awareness about who he is, and the direction he’d like to take in his ongoing career. David is very smart, very grounded and is nobody’s fool. He is step by step, interview by interview dismantling that “lil Archie” persona that was created on Idol. What we have here is a young man evolving into an artist of depth, and a young man more than capable of charting his own course in the music industry.

  5. Thanks MJ! lol I didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know about this. What happen to the Archie CIA or whatever haha.

    I have a few tricks up my sleeve. ;)

    ETA:

    Oops, Sorry we were bussy hunting down EW magazine people, jk

    LOL

  6. Thanks MJ! lol I didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know about this. What happen to the Archie CIA or whatever haha. will listen now.

    Oops, Sorry we were bussy hunting down EW magazine people, jk … :wink_wp:

  7. I was going to comment about how good this interview is and realized that ggdoors had already summed it up perfectly. Thanks, gg, you are so spot on.

  8. It was a good interview, I can ´t wait to see him today (it ´s 10pm friday here were I ´m) in VH1… Go Davey…

  9. Thank you MJ for finding this. I agree it’s definitely one of his better interviews. Props to the interviewer for setting a very professional and no-nonsense tone throughout the exchange.

    I had read rumors that Jive had essentially signed him on the very night of the finale. It’s good to hear confirmation from David himself that that was in fact true. During that part of the interview you can just feel the excitement in his voice. It set my mind to visualizing what a veritable whirlwind this whole year must have been for him, and still is.

  10. Great interview. The interviewer and questions make all the difference in the world. Kudos to her.

  11. Great review. :) The interviewer was really good–no stupid questions; only about his music, his career, and how it’s affecting him.

    BTW, he was shown for about 10 seconds on Nightline tonight because they were filming a story on the last days of TRL when he was there. They showed him performing, mentioned his name and said his would be the last regular performance on TRL.

  12. BTW, he was shown for about 10 seconds on Nightline tonight because they were filming a story on the last days of TRL when he was there. They showed him performing, mentioned his name and said his would be the last regular performance on TRL.

    Oh no, I missed it! Nightline, that is, not TRL. I hope someone will post a video. Wow, so Archie’s was the very last performance on TRL. That’s historic!

  13. Awwww, didn ´t you guys enjoy the shave question in Regis???That was a new question… lol

    I think he sometimes qet tired of the same line of questions:
    Do you have a crush?
    Do you want to date Miley Cyrus?

    I have always told ask the kid smart questions and you will get smart answer…

    Good Work Archie…

  14. I’m just glad the “rumors about your dad” question wasn’t asked…i’m sure he is so tired of answering that one!
    but yes, great interview….and great responses from David. well done.

  15. :clap_tb: Woohooo!! The Archies and Arch Angels pulled it off. They voted Crush into the NUMBER ONE spot on this week’s Vh1 Top 20 Countdown, the very same week that Archie shows up as a guest! Throughout the show, they showed brief clips of Archie in the studio, with the host telling us to not touch that dial because David will be coming up. I counted. They did those teasers like 7 times. I should have known he wouldn’t actually appear until the very end of the show since Crush would probably be at number one.

    The interview went very well. David seemed quite bashful but he was charming as always. They talked about the rivalry between him and the other David (or lack thereof), the prospect of a collaboration with Cook, having a girlfriend, and the corn maze in Utah manicured into his image. Alison Becker, the host, mentioned to him that last week’s guest Seann William Scott (the guy who played Stifler in American Pie) admitted that he was a huge fan of Crush. She also pointed out that ever since she has been hosting the show, they have never had a guest artist be on the show while their video was at the number one spot at the same time. So, see, David is already setting records. Haha! She gave David the honors of introducing Crush as the number one video in the countdown. He did so and then he thanked the fans for voting for him. You’re welcome, David!

  16. BTW, he was shown for about 10 seconds on Nightline tonight because they were filming a story on the last days of TRL when he was there. They showed him performing, mentioned his name and said his would be the last regular performance on TRL.

    Oh goodie! Someone did do a YouTube of that Nightline…

    David Archuleta – Nightline

    Even though it was brief, it was still good exposure especially since it’s on one of the 3 major networks.

  17. ^Stifler is a fan of Crush, now my live is complete and I can be happy… lol

    Good for Archie back in number 1….

  18. ^^^ He took #1 spot again? That’s a great news. :) Too bad he slipped to #2 last week because it would have been top spot 6 weeks in a row. :)

    Thanks to MJ for bringing here really interesting interview, hadn’t heard this one before.

  19. I think the fans got complacent that’s why he slipped to number 2 last week. It’s probably a blessing in disguise though. Crush being number 2 was a huge wake up call for the Archies. It lit their fire to vote nonstop this week. It’s better that he was number 2 last week than if he were number 1 that week but number 2 this week when David is there.

  20. Thanks for finding and posting that interview. That was one of the best radio interviews I’ve heard with him. The interviewer had good questions and he was really very articulate. After that, I’d love to hear him as a guest on NPR:Fresh Air–maybe in a year or when working on or releasing another CD. Wow–it was so great to hear an interview that wasn’t conducted by a Top 40 station with color commentators interrupting to make lame jokes. Very civilized.

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m just glad the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“rumors about your dadà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  question wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t askedà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m sure he is so tired of answering that one!

    ABCNews has real journalists.

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