After the Grand Fans’ Day, David went straight to the taping rehearsal of Talentadong Pinoy. In one take each, he completed performing the 1st ever official public performance of “Nandito Ako” and Where Ever You Are – two songs that will form part of the Nandito Ako’s OST. Am sure we are giddy with anticipation to get our hands of OST tracks, right?

 

TALENTADONG PINOY

In the meantime, let’s relish his debut performance on TV of Nandito Ako & Wherever You Are.

I have two sets of footage of each song, the official airing on Feb 5, 2012 for Nandito Ako and Feb 19, 2012 for Wherever You Are PLUS the rehearsal taping for both performances on Feb 4, 2012 which I was lucky to witness 🙂

From the GFD, Perci’s assistant approached us and asked if we wanted to come to the taping, that we just proceed to SM North immediately. Well, our night’s activity has been decided!
DA SINGING NANDITO AKO @ TALENTADONG PINOY, MY FOOTAGE OF REHEARSAL TAPING, 04 FEB 2012

DA NANDITO AKO @ TALENTADONG PINOY, STUDIO AIRING, 05 FEB 2012

If you have problems viewing that, try this one

~ Where Ever You Are performance still uploading but will only put it to live once the performance is televised; Studio version will air Feb 19 ~
DA SINGING WHEREVER YOU ARE @ TALENTADONG PINOY, MY FOOTAGE OF THE REHEARSAL TAPING, 04 FEB 2012

WHEREVER YOU ARE @ TALENTADONG PINOY, STUDIO AIRING, 19 FEB 2012

UPDATE: Last weekend, Talentadong Pinoy revisited David’s guesting early this year. Here is the clip —

DA Guesting feat @ TP WW (06 Oct 2012)

 

THE PRESS LAUNCH / CAST PARTY (04 Feb 2012)

DA @ CAST PARTY p1 – BTS / OUTTAKES

DA @ CAST PARTY p2 – TV5 MOVERS PERCI & DIREK MAC TALK OF NA & ITS STARS

DA @ CAST PARTY p3 – NA TRAILER

DA @ CAST PARTY p4 – CAST SINGS NA

DA @ CAST PARTY p5 – Q&A SESSION w/ CAST

DA @ CAST PARTY p6 – DA JOINS Q&A SESSION

DA @ CAST PARTY p7 – SINGS NANDITO AKO

HERE are two other versions


DA @ CAST PARTY p8 – PHOTO OPP (04 Feb 2012)

 

MEDIA BUZZ

FOLLOWING DAVID WEEK #3 RECAP @ PAPARAZZI (05 Feb 2012)

David Archuleta “YOU’RE THE ONE MOMENT” w/ Mr. Foo @ Paparazzi (05 Feb 2012))

 

PHOTOS

PRESS LAUNCH PIX THANKS TO CARLOVALENZONA OF WEBMAG

Mistah Playah! Who would have thought?! Tee-hee

 

David Archuleta says doing ‘Nandito Ako’ was life-changing experience

He might as well be called a Pinoy idol. After 15 days of continuous shooting for TV5’s much-awaited mini-serye, “Nandito Ako,” international singing star David Archuleta faced media members one last time on Saturday evening before he finally left the country early Sunday morning to go to Singapore for another engagement, and back to the US to prepare for his two-year missionary work.

Despite fatigue and sore throat setting in as a result of his hectic schedule that included finishing his scenes for the mini-serye, TV guestings, and a grand fans day on Friday night, the 21-year-old singer showed that he was a pro and a really nice guy by saying yes to a request to sing the mini-serye’s theme song, “Nandito Ako”.

In his striking crooning that was once described by New York times as a “lovely, foggy R&B voice,” David impressed the audience with his heartfelt rendition of “Nandito Ako,” prompting a group of writers to comment that David seems to have imbibed the romantic song’s lyrics.

In an interview, Joanne Banaga, one of the mini-serye’s supervising producers, said David had a grueling itinerary that involved taping on weekdays and doing promotions on weekends. Yet through it all, “He wasn’t difficult to work it. You call him at this hour or you tell him not to wrap up yet, and even if he’s sleepy, he just sings or jogs to wake himself up. The only challenge that came up while working with him is that you invest in an emotion and you get to like him. He’s like a son to you. You get attached to him. Sobra. He’s so humble that he’s not comfortable when you try to praise him.

“And ‘good’ is not okay with him. He wants to give his best all the time.”

At the press conference held at the Meralco Fitness Center in Ortigas where David was presented along with the other cast members of the TV drama series, he admitted that he’s going to miss working with his fellow actors especially since they’ve become closer to each other. Asked whether he’s developed something more than just friendship with either Jasmine Curtis-Smith or Eula Caballero, his co-actors in the series, David replied: “I’m always being asked about that! It was really fun working with Jasmine and Eula. They’re both just really great actresses and great girls. It’s just been so great and everyone’s been supportive. I don’t want it to stop.”

In the beginning, however, when the TV5 project was first presented to him, David confessed his reluctance to come to the Philippines and accept the acting project. “When the offer first came, I was a bit reluctant because I didn’t know what the experience would be like – to be away from home to do a series, which is something that I’ve never done before. I really had my concerns and my doubts.

“But what really made it great was that I started to get out of my comfort zone, including trying more food and being more adventurous. Everyone was supportive and the TV5 management was just so easy to work with. (The experience) has made me more mature. This isn’t something that I would normally do but I was willing to take on the challenge. I just had time enough before I go on with missionary work for a couple of years. It’s been exciting and it just taught me a lot about myself as a person. It’s so weird because I didn’t expect that at all.”

On his fifth visit and his longest stay in the country, David fulfilled his wish to ride a jeepney again and to visit a local market. David was also spotted backstage at the recent Annebisyosa concert of Jasmine’s sister, Anne Curtis. David dropped by, accompanied by some TV5 crew, halfway through the concert mainly to show support for Jasmine who was a guest in the concert.

Jasmine said she invited David to Anne’s show but had advised him beforehand: “She’s not really a singer.”

But the American Idol Season 7 Finalist said that, all the same, he enjoyed the concert. “It was really fun but what I really respected about Anne was the message she was showing to people, to follow your dreams. She was open about not being a great singer out there but she still sang, ‘You know, I can do this, as long as I’m willing to work hard and do my best, and so can you.’ I really appreciate the message that she’s trying to bring and she’s encouraging more people to do the same thing.”

Now that he’s completed his work for “Nandito Ako,” David expressed his openness to exploring an acting career. “This has been one of the best experiences in my life. I’m not a great actor and this is something new to me. But I hope to continue because this is something that I would love to work on and enjoy. It’s such a great thing to share with people.”

THE OFFICIAL NANDITO AKO TRAILER