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  1. heidijoy
    March 31, 2012

    Oh Boy!! Thanks for a sneak peek!! Now what have you got up your sleeve. You Go girl.!

  2. marlie7
    March 31, 2012

    Oh, boy, wow, those screen caps! Gah! He sure knows how to put that earnest look on his face now, doesn’t he? David, David, David!

  3. angelofdja
    March 31, 2012

    YOWZA! How does he look like a young lad one moment, then become a full-fledged, grown-up handsome man the next? It boggles my mind!
    Lovely screen caps JR. Thank-you. 😉

  4. jackryan4da
    April 1, 2012

    Here it is (still uploading -- sorry had to reboot my laptop when I was midway w/ it)

  5. heidijoy
    April 1, 2012

    Thank You JR!! Love the Forevermore Vido. Voting on Myx.
    David gave us quite a gift!! Thanks for always being here for us.

  6. jackryan4da
    April 1, 2012


  7. marlie7
    April 1, 2012

    Oh, he’s so gorgeous to look at and his voice on that song is so pure and clear. I love it.

  8. jackryan4da
    April 1, 2012

    Pls folks! Don;t forget to vote for Forevermore MV at MYXph -- Register, log-in and vote here -- http://myxph.com/default.aspx

  9. jackryan4da
    April 1, 2012


    David’s new music video

    David Archuleta recently recorded a new album of traditional Filipino music entitled “Forevermore,” and now we have the official music video for the title track taken straight from Filipino TV.

    The video is just as tender as the song, and it helps to make you realize just how much we are ultimately going to miss Archuleta’s voice during his two-year absence in order to focus on his Mormon mission. It was just last week that David said his last goodbyes — and while there will be some more music coming out during that span of time, he’s not going to be around in order to promote it.

  10. jackryan4da
    April 1, 2012

    Kari mentioned during the Forevermore PressCon (nd while I was copying a video file for her), that David didn’t have time to practice for his number w/ Ogie & Regine. He came in late at the concert straight from a music video shoot.

    That was how harried & hurried the OPM project was for David.

    And I thank him for taking the risk and working that darn hard to have something to offer the fans while he is away.

  11. jackryan4da
    April 1, 2012

    Folks, the Forevermore CD is now available for purchase from MyMusicStore and is now open to international market!

    You could get 8 of the 10 songs from here --

    If you are still unable to access, we at Archuleta Phils can help you get the songs for you.

    With that being said, we are now resuming the AP Gifting Campaign for Forevermore :) Be a giftee or be a sponsor, just email me at JRforDA2012@gmail.com

    It is almost gold so, let’s do this guys!

  12. marlie7
    April 1, 2012

    Loved CarterMatt’s comments about the tenderness of the video …. AND how we are going to miss his voice. Sigh. Yes, we will.

  13. jackryan4da
    April 1, 2012


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  14. jackryan4da
    April 1, 2012

    As for those looking for HD copies of Nandito Ako & Forevermore, I can post a link where you can download them… later?

    For now, can we enjoy them 1st from the official postings? Could help amp the view counts, right? :)

  15. jackryan4da
    April 2, 2012


    Finally! The HQ version from theofficialarchuleta :)

  16. tawna21
    April 2, 2012

    I love this video!!! ♥♥

    Is it going to be available to purchase? I think this is one of those cases where my want has turned into a need!!


  17. jackryan4da
    April 3, 2012

    Unfortunately no. It won’t be. When I asked Ivory, they said that they don’t want to make the fanbase feel that everything is for sale so they released the MV as a gift to Archies worldwide

  18. marlie7
    April 3, 2012

    Forevermore would be such a great radio song. It is so singable! I’ve listened about a zillion times now. Can’t wait to get my CD!!!!!!

  19. jackryan4da
    April 3, 2012

    Oh MARLIE, wait till you hear Rainbow, I’ll Never Go & Hold On

    I know that Rainbow is the bomb (as Randy would say it) but the last 2 songs I mentioned were pleasant surprises. Cos I wasn’t keen on the originals. But David’s voice and his interpretation just elevated the 2 songs to another level.

    And his low registers! You know about ’em low registers, right?

    Am so giddy about this project. And to think they all did it in 4 days?!

  20. jackryan4da
    April 3, 2012

    Woo-hoo! Forevermore debuts at #1 w/ AstroPlus :) see the image above

  21. jackryan4da
    April 3, 2012

    Please vote for WAIT & Forevermore on MYXph -- http://www.myxph.com/default.aspx

  22. jackryan4da
    April 3, 2012


  23. jackryan4da
    April 3, 2012

    MTV Fresh ‏ @mtvfresh
    New Video: David Archuleta -- Forevermore (Official Video) http://bit.ly/HEfpME

  24. jackryan4da
    April 3, 2012

    Channel [V] Int’l ‏ @channelVHD

    our buddy @DavidArchie’s Forevermore video is out! http://fb.me/1jAPy5gqS

  25. jackryan4da
    April 3, 2012

    Seamless OPM covers cap off David Archuleta’s Philippine ‘adventure’
    By: Rito P. Asilo
    Philippine Daily Inquirer

    DAVID Archuleta’s “Forevermore” album is a must-own recording rarity, and a unique opportunity to present the beauty of Filipino pop ballads to the world—because it isn’t every day that a singing star of Archuleta’s caliber and hit-making cachet waxes an album made up entirely of OPM. And, we’re pleased to note that his “fling” with Pinoy music more than makes up for his underwhelming foray into the local telenovela scene on TV5.

    No, it isn’t David’s intention to out-sing the repertoire’s original interpreters—after all, the vocal pipes of Regine Velasquez, Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera and company are nothing to scoff at.

    Take “You Are My Song.” The he-sang-she-sang versions of Nievera and Velasquez are similarly outstanding—so, the 21-year-old singer smartly veers away from bravura singing and treats it with less drama.


    In a recent interview, he explained, “I wouldn’t say that I sound better than they do, because Filipino singers are amazing. But, through this album, I hope to pay tribute to them”—and that’s exactly what he does!

    After David reimagines Side A’s “Forevermore” and makes its romantic tale his own, you’ll marvel at his sleek and smooth revivals of Neocolours’ “Maybe” and Nexxus’ “I’ll Never Go.” There are no false, awkward notes anywhere, even when he launches his exhilarating, but judiciously-rendered trills in complicated codas (“Hold On,” “Maybe”).

    But, while it’s true that Archuleta’s reverential style makes his revivals seamless, it’s also responsible for the album’s only drawback: In some stanzas of Joey Albert’s “Tell Me,” for instance, his consistently structured phrasing and technical precision diminish the tune’s dramatic bite and evoke emotional detachment, instead.

    Of course it’s excusable to find this problem in a Tagalog track—as in the case of the otherwise earnestly-sung bonus track, “Nandito Ako,” because the language barrier just makes it impossible for listeners to see the tune beyond its hum-worthy melody and the novel concept of having David sing an enduring local ballad.


    The baby-faced “American Idol” heartthrob does better with South Border’s dreamy love songs, “Rainbow” and “Wherever You Are,” because of their freewheeling melodic structure and R&B mold—a style that suits his malleable but sinewy voice to a T.

    Archuleta finds the perfect album-closer in Gary V’s classic ’80s ballad, “Reaching Out,” which he sings with unbridled passion as he hems and haws about unrequited love!

  26. jackryan4da
    April 3, 2012

    Added some MV BTS pix above, thanks to Pin Antonio

  27. jackryan4da
    April 3, 2012


    ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Philippines’ – Builds homes, changes lives
    By A Web design Company

    For the first time in the Philippines and Asia, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Philippines is finally set to hit the small screen. Based on the original Endemol international franchise, the Philippine edition follows the hit US version’s goal to change lives one home at a time.

    With the promise of “Bagong bahay, Bagong buhay,” the show gives new homes and brings new hope to deserving Filipino families and communities whose life stories are bound to touch viewers’ hearts.

    Each week throughout its one season run, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Philippines” builds a new home for a Filipino family whose members have shared much of what little they have to their community. While the family is treated to a much-deserved vacation, a group of dedicated people – led by seasoned reality show host and news personality Paolo Bediones – tries to achieve the impossible by completely reconstructing the family’s home in a short span of time. Apart from hosting, Paolo also takes on the role as a producer.

    Joining Paolo are industry professionals who will be sharing their expertise in all of the program’s home construction projects. Collectively known as the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Philippines’ Design Team, the distinguished group is comprised of interior designer and socialite-philanthropist Tessa Prieto-Valdez, fashion model Divine Lee, professional interior designer Tristan Jovellana, and interior design consultants Marilen Faustino-Montenegro and Joby Belmonte.

    Tessa brings her expertise and colourful personality as she helps decorate the beneficiaries’ homes while Divine trades her high heels for work boots as she dons the cap of Project Manager, making sure that everyone is right on schedule and right on track.

    Tristan is the show’s carpentry and DIY-guy, in charge of special projects such as creating rooms suited to the needs of each family. Rounding up the Design Team are Marilen and Joby, whose knack for shopping and keen eye for details come in handy in the finishing touches that beautify each home project.

    With a big project such as this, TV5 placed the directorial tasks on the hands of seasoned reality show director Monti Parungao. Direk Monti has done a handful of huge reality shows in the past which include “Survivor” Season 1-3 and most recently, “The Biggest Game Show in the World.” He also now joins TV5’s Creative Group, focusing on reality shows and programming.

    Aside from its heart-warming stories and inspiring heroes, the show also features a roster of big stars to meet and greet the family. Some of the Kapatid stars you’ll see this season include Megastar Sharon Cuneta, Superstar Nora Aunor, and “American Idol” finalist David Archuleta.

    Be sure to catch “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Philippines” as it debuts on April 15 after “Talentadong Pinoy” with a daily 10-minute primer airing on primetime starting April 9 on TV5.

  28. jackryan4da
    April 3, 2012

    Music Video Review: Forevermore by David Archuleta
    Posted on April 3, 2012 by Viki

    Something worth remembering forevermore.

    Originally performed by Side A, a Filipino band famous for making OPM (Original Pilipino Music) strong in the music industry, their hit “Forevermore” was sung by David Archuleta to make an album specially dedicated to his fans worldwide. They recorded the album “Forevermore”, a month after David had left for his mission in South America.

    Here’s the music video:

    Thanks to Kari, David’s manager, for posting this on YouTube!

    The first time I saw this video [just a while ago], I was suddenly awestruck for the fact that his vocals [and his flawless, ever-gorgeous charming face] were amazing. Honestly, as a person who heard the original song in local radio stations for years, David made a very satisfying rendition of it. I never thought that maybe someday someone I knew would kill the song straight to the top! Somehow, he made OPM make its name for the international music industry (or in fewer words, “he saved OPM”).

    Plus, the music video itself has a simple concept, yes, and what I like here was David’s acting. Even though there were no props, human or non-human, and it was only David, his watch and his plants were repeatedly appearing on the video, his acting and facial expressions made it all possible. Possible? What I mean is the listener can feel the real emotions involved in the song, whether it’s the lyrics or the melody. David really made sure that to all those hearing the music and watching the video will also feel what he feels for the song.

    Another thing that I just want to mention is that I didn’t really see the concept of “love” and “forevermore” in the video. But I guess it was all the matter of time to make the video, since David’s stay here can’t last long because of another album and his mission.

    But it was all thanks to Side A. [And David for I began to appreciate local music.]

    Live and let live.

  29. heidijoy
    April 3, 2012

    Thanks for the Updates JR. Can’t wait to hear more about the Extreme Home Makeover show and David’s appearance. When did he have time to do this????

    Nice write up for Forevermore Video!!

    Enjoying Forevermore CD!! Had it on all day in the Car!! Woo Hoo!!

  30. jackryan4da
    April 4, 2012

    David Archuleta salutes Filipino artists via OPM album

    By Rowena Joy A. Sanchez – Making an all-English OPM album isn’t just a special treat for his fans, but iit s international idol David Archuleta’s way of paying homage to Filipino artists.

    Although the album “Forevermore” contains his renditions of some of the most well-loved OPM songs, the “American Idol” Season 7 runner-up does not intend to be compared with the original singers.

    “I wouldn’t say that I sound better than the original singers because the singers here are so amazing. But I would hope that I could pay tribute to them with this album,” said he at the press conference for the album.

    David is known for his soulful singing and this stems from how much premium he puts in conveying the message of the songs.

    “You just try to do your best so that people won’t bother comparing you to the original singer, so that people just connect to your performance and the song and what it’s about. As a singer your job is never to be compared to someone else. You just hope that you can give justice to the song… and allow people to connect to it…” he related.

    It was David’s first time to make an album like “Forevermore.” But unlike in his previous albums, he didn’t have as much time for recording.

    He recalled recording “Forevermore” for just a few days, shortly after he came from Singapore for some engagements.

    He lauded his producers Jimmy Antiporda and South Border’s Jay Durias for being “great musicians.”

    “We recorded three songs in a day, not to mention Jimmy will also arrange the songs [and] right there and then we move on to the next song… It was really fast so I give big props to Jimmy and Jay for what they’re able to accomplish in such a short time,” David said.

    The singer-songwriter admitted that he isn’t used to such a fast-paced process. Nevertheless, the venture made him realize how much he’s grown as artist.

    “In my life I tend to be very slow. So it’s nice to know that I can do things quickly and still be okay with it. Sometimes I’d be like, ‘Ugh, I wish I had more time’ but it’s like, ‘You know what, we still did our best with the time that we have…’

    “I’ve realized… how I’ve been able to make decisions a lot faster, how I’ve been able to learn what I want or don’t want, to have been able to speak up more,” said David.

    Songs included in his album are the title track, “Hold On” (both by Side A), “You Are My Song” (Martin Nievera) “I’ll Never Go” (Nexxus), “Tell Me” (Joey Albert), “Reaching Out” (Gary Valenciano), and “Rainbow” (South Border).

    In the same media huddle, Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-Aawit president Ogie Alcasid handed David a plaque of appreciation for recording an OPM album.

    Since he won’t be in the country for the release of “Forevermore” in March under Ivory Music and Video, Inc., David did a pre-sale signing of the album last Feb. 13 at SM Megamall.

    In spite of his tight schedule (he’s been in the Philippines for about a month already for various commitments), David manages to prepare spiritually for his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints.

    Prayers, he noted, keeps him “in touch” with his Creator.

    “There’s nothing like the power of prayer,” he said.

    David acknowledges that his decision to go on hiatus for the Mormon mission has not been easy, yet he is certain “I have to go.”

    “It’s something I can’t play out forever. For anyone going out to a mission, there’s never the right time to go because it’s always gonna be a hard decision to make, it’s always gonna be a sacrifice, but that’s the point of every mission,” he said.

    Source: http://thepinoy.net/david-archuleta-salutes-filipino-artists-via-opm-album/

  31. jackryan4da
    April 7, 2012


    David Archuleta’s Inspiring New Video: Forevermore.

    In the midst of all the singing competitions, if you feel that you need to be reminded about what a passionate and gifted singer sounds like, then press play on the video above.

    I guarantee you that David Archuleta’s performance of his new song, “Forevermore” will move you in a very special way.

    He sings like angel and communicates this song with sensitivity and artistry.

    Those ascending scales in the melodic line are vocalized by David with expressive clarity and precision He really understands the importance of head voice – he moves up and down through the melodic line with pitch-perfect ease and consistent focus. His voice sounds seamless and pure at every step of the way during this performance.

    Play this song before you head off to bed. David’s soothing voice will relax and inspire you before you sleep.

    Or, if you are reading this during the day, then rest assured that this video will absolutely banish any level of stress you are presently experiencing.

    Congratulations David. You are one in a million plus!

  32. marlie7
    April 7, 2012

    Masterclass Lady is so right about the stress-banishing effect of listening to “Forevermore” and that is exactly what I listen to late at night, now. Beautiful! (and so is the singer!)

  33. jackryan4da
    April 8, 2012

    Forevermore MV finally gets the top spot on MYXph! Check out the image above :)

    I will capture the video later and post on YT

  34. jackryan4da
    April 9, 2012

    Ok, here is Forevermore MV at the #1 spot on MYXph Daily Top Ten (09 Apr 2012)

  35. marlie7
    April 9, 2012

    I’m pretty happy when David passes Taylor Swift!

  36. angelofdja
    April 9, 2012

    Yeah, I let out a nice squee when I saw Forevermore had passed Taylor Swift’s song! I wonder how the Civil Wars are feeling? I bet they are happy for David. He speaks so highly of Joy.

  37. marlie7
    April 9, 2012

    FINALLY!!!!! I got my AstroPlus CD in the mail today. Now I can listen to all of the songs on the CD!

  38. heidijoy
    April 9, 2012

    Yea!! Marlie Where do you live??

    Lots of nervous fans that ordered from Astro. If I remember you live in New York.

    Thanks for the updates JR. Yippee on Forevermore being #1

  39. jackryan4da
    April 9, 2012

    ANGELOFDJA -- Yeah surpassing Taylor Swift is a big thing, esp with Hunger Games still showing here :)

    Honestly for a while I thought we couldn’t do it cos Taylor’s fans is also a formidable lot. Good thing a lot of international ARchies got their registration w/ MYXph straightened out!

    I think I have 7 emails just for MYXph, LOL

  40. jackryan4da
    April 9, 2012

    MARLIE -- as Carla, mother of Josh would say, now “you can really feel the magic!”

  41. jackryan4da
    April 10, 2012

    HEIDIJOY -- RE late shipments from AstroPlus, I talked to Multiply and Astro a couple of times in the last 2 weeks because I was helping other Archies to follow-up their orders.

    I tweeted that they are neck deep serving the orders of international & local customers, the bulk of which they started shipping beginning March 28.

    Kindly bear with them as they really didn’t anticipate -I was chuckling when I found out about this – the volume of orders. Plus we had a really looooong holiday just last week (Apr 4 – Wed half-day for most offices to Apr 9, Mon).

    For those inquiring about the status of the album, I guess I will get to know within the week when most executives are bound to return from their holiday leaves middle of this week.

  42. heidijoy
    April 10, 2012

    Thanks JR As you know I was taken care of by you and Lorms but was checking for Golden Archies. Still have some coming from Astro too to gift!!
    Thanks for checking!! Appreciate it!!

  43. marlie7
    April 10, 2012

    Yes, heidijoy, I am in NY, but not near the city -- I’m in western NY near Rochester. I know a few people started getting theirs last Friday and Saturday in Massachusetts, and other areas, but someone in Long Island did not have hers yet as of Saturday.

  44. marlie7
    April 12, 2012

    And this is so cute!

  45. jackryan4da
    April 12, 2012

    MARLIE -- that is so adorable :)

  46. heidijoy
    April 12, 2012

    AW!!! These fans are so creative!!

  47. heidijoy
    April 12, 2012

    JR Marlie Got my Astro order in Iowa!! Woo Hoo!! Now I can send to my Tour Pal from Iowa and her daughter.

    Practically have worn One out!! ha! ha!

  48. Portia
    April 12, 2012

    Hi JR, just got ‘Forevermore’ CD AND an autographed picture from some great Archie. Would you happen to know anything about that? Thanks so much!! Came via Mt Laurel, NJ

    I am amazed at how much David accomplished in his last couple of months and at how many awesome pictures/videos you guys managed to get of him doing said things.

    Can’t get the capcha (SP?) thingy to work on your site contact link.

  49. marlie7
    April 12, 2012

    Heidi and Portia -- isn’t is exciting to finally get the CD!

    Portia -- I’ll check on the capcha plugin and see what is going on -- thanks for the heads up!

  50. heidijoy
    April 12, 2012

    Loving Forevermore and sent two more off right away to Tour Pal and her daughter.

    Been playing mine for some time now in my car!!

  51. jackryan4da
    April 13, 2012

    PORTIA -- glad to know that you have gotten the Forevermore CD & the signed inlay :) SURPRISE! LOL

    Lorma’s officemate who belatedly we found out is actually her boss (!) took the CDs to the US. From there, Vermeer helped in the mailing :)

    Was supposed to send the same to Marlie when she spazzed some threads ago here that she had ordered her CD.

  52. marlie7
    April 13, 2012

    HAHA = I spaz here a lot! :-)

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