TweetThousands of screaming fans turned out to see sensational heartthrobs David Cook and David Archuleta perform a one-night only concert at the Mall of Asia. Tickets were mostly sold out and the few that were left were too expensive, but I suppose it was worth it to see their favorite Idols in the flesh. Days before the concert, David Cook and David Archuleta made several media stops to really get to know the Philippines – they guested in noontime show Eat Bulaga as well as several radio shows. Apparently, David Archuleta tried green mangoes and wanted to try balut (duck embryo), but his manager didn’t let him!
As for the concert itself, it was the time of everyone’s life. A fan reports:
When Archie sang his first song, David Cook was watching him backstage. But for me, the sweetest part of the show was when David Cook called Archie to come out. Archie joined him in singing the last part of “A Daily Anthem” and the crowd went wild. David Cook gave Archie a big hug. THAT WAS SOOO SWEEET! They really are the best of friends.
Look under the cut for concert photos of David Cook and David Archuleta Live in Manila!
TweetFilipino Twitterers are abuzz with the arrival of David Cook and David Archuleta in the Philippines! As part of his busy Philippine schedule, David Archuleta appeared on noontime variety show Eat Bulaga on May 14 to perform his new single “Crush” and to talk with the hosts Pia Guanio. Check out the video below to see his segment! (Apologies for the bad image and audio quality.)
It’s official – David Cook and David Archuleta from American Idol season 7 are coming to the Philippines for a one-night-only concert! Be at the Mall of Asian Concert Grounds on May 16, 2009 for the ultimate David experience. Tickets are already on sale at SM Ticketnet.
As a special treat for David Cook fans, Skechers is giving one lucky fan a once-in-a-lifetime David Cook experience – two VIP tickets to the concert on May 16, plus a chance to get up, close, and personal with David Cook as Skechers’ new global endorser! For those who won’t be lucky enough to meet David Cook in person, there are other prizes in store. Three Second Prize winners get 2 VIP tickets each while ten Third Prize winners get a free CD of David Cook’s album. To join, buy a regular-priced pair of Skechers shoes or Skechers watch from participating stores, and you’ll receive a raffle stub.
Promo is valid at Skechers stores in Trinoma, Market! Market!, Glorietta 5, Robinsons Place Manila, Festival Mall and the following SM department stores: Megamall, North Edsa, Mall of Asia, Makati, Manila, San Lazaro, Las Pinas and Bacoor from April 30-May 11, 2009.
I really do think David Archuleta should have been last season’s American Idol, not so much for his singing ability but for his marketability to younger audiences. If record labels are after the money (and obviously they are), he would have earned them a lot. I mean, you remember what it was like being a teenager falling over cute pop stars, right?
This weekend, David Archuleta will continue to dominate the tween market by appearing in the popular Disney Channel show, Hannah Montana. In this week’s episode, Miley Cyrus (the young lady playing Hannah Montana) sings a duet with David and some sort of drama ensues. The episode will premiere on Saturday, May 3, but if you’ve got Disney on Demand you can get an early peek. Or you can click on the jump and view David Archuleta and Miley Cyrus’s duet!
Sorry I couldn’t make a recap of the performances on Tuesday; I was swamped with work and didn’t have time to watch TV! But I did see the eliminations round and I was really surprised with the results. Because the judges saved Matt Giraud last week, the seven Idols faced a double elimination last night. I was expecting him to go this week, but Allison Iraheta ended up in the bottom 3 along with Anoop Desai and Lil Rounds. And with last night’s eliminations round, ethnic diversity in the show ended because because Anoop and Lil had to go.
I wasn’t too surprised about Lil’s departure because I was personally getting tired of her declining performances – and I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels the same way. But Anoop? Sure, he annoyed me at times and came off as a little too arrogant, but he got better in the last two weeks. Not to mention that he seems to have a strong fan base online. I didn’t like how American Idol didn’t even bother giving him a proper goodbye – he had to share his exit video with Lil. At least his last performance was fantastic. Incidentally, this is the first American Idol season without an African American female in the top 5.
Other noteworthy things about last night’s episode: Paula Abdul choreographed the Disco group dance number and it was the best EVER. They were dancing to Michael Jackson’s Shake Your Body Down to the Ground and it was wild. David Archuleta was the guest performer and he sang Touch My Hand, though it wasn’t really a very good song. He’s still adorable though – I really do think he would have made a better Idol than David Cook. Stronger fan base, plus has there been an American Idol as young as he?
So what do you think about Lil and Anoop’s departure?
Pinoy American Idol fans, it’s OFFICIAL. David Cook and David Archuleta are taking time off from their respective tours to come to the Philippines to perform together. On May 16, be at the Mall of Asia Open Ground to see the two Davids from season 7 share the same stage together! It looks like this is going to be a free concert because I haven’t heard anything about ticket prices yet, so you might wanna start camping out there if you want to get a good view.
And nope, this is not rumor nor speculation. Look under the jump to hear it right from the horses’ mouths! Er, that’s videos of David Cook and David Archuleta announcing their Philippine visit to you guys.