David Archuleta sings backstage at the Hope For Haiti Telethon, (he was answering phones during the telecast) and the fans pony up. Jim Cantiello of MTV News tells the story:
MTV News correspondent Sway chatted with several of the participants of the telethon Friday night, including Archuleta (or as I call him, Archupuppy or Archadorable — depending on my mood). Sway noticed that David was humming to himself before their interview began, so when it came time to roll tape, he asked the “Idol” star if he wanted to share a song with the world.
This should come as no surprise to Archie’s fans, but David happily obliged and treated MTV News to an impromptu (and heart-stoppingly gorgeous) rendition of Kurt Bestor’s “Prayer of the Children.”
Video after the JUMP…
I casually tweeted that we had witnessed a spur-of-the-moment mini-concert from Archuleta, and within seconds my Twitter was inundated with pleas from David diehards desperate to see the video footage that I had just bragged about. What started as half-joking bribes of cupcakes snowballed into a virtual cupcake drive. To donate to the Haiti relief effort, send a TwitPic of a cupcake to @jambajim! (You can see this ingenious idea develop by checking out the timeline on Peace Love Cupcakes.)
By Tuesday afternoon, a generous group of fans had raised $3, 850 in mine and David Archuleta’s names! As David would say, “Oh my gosh, Ashley!!”
Impressive. Both David’s singing and the efforts by his fans to raise money for Haiti!