Jan 2012 – 4x the charm πŸ™‚ Tarp design by Ferj for Archuleta Philippines

 

You have seen the livestream, right? Well there are more to come. Gorgeous as ever photos and more videos πŸ™‚

 

PHOTOS

The inner sanctum

DA’s AIRPORT ARRIVAL PART 1 thanks to TV5 #FollowArchuleta

AIRPORT PIX thanks to naree
http://naree.smugmug.com/Other/airport/21032969_kfTVr4
DA’s CONTRACT SIGNING PART 1 as posted @ #FollowArchuleta

DA’s CONTRACT SIGNING PART 2 as posted @ #FollowArchuleta

DA’s CONTRACT SIGNING PART 3 as posted @ #FollowArchuleta

PRESSCON PIX thanks to naree
http://naree.smugmug.com/Other/airport/21032969_kfTVr4#!p=7&n=12
1-ON-1 PRESS INTERVIEWS BEFORE THE GENERAL PRESSCON thanks #FollowArchuleta

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UPON DA’S REQUEST, A SURPISE SITDOWN M&G W/ SELECTED FANS (TV5’s Online Interviewees + Team Airport Movers) thanks #FollowArchuleta

DO YOU FOLLOW ARCHULETA? LISTEN TO THE INVITE FROM THE NEWEST TV5 PRINCE HIMSELF!

 

FAN VIDEOS

DAVID “THE RAWKSTAR” ARCHULETA ARRIVES MANILA (13 Jan 2012)

CAM #2 OF DA’S ARRIVAL (13 Jan 2012)

DA w/ HIS 2 PRINCESSES (& SOME LUCKY FANS, LOL) @ AIRPORT VIP LOUNGE (13 Jan 2012)

VARIOUS STAGES OF TEAM AIRPORT “FAN”DEMONIUM πŸ™‚

DA TEACHES @LIADCRUZ HOW TO VOCAL EXERCISE (PRE-PRESSCON 1-ON-1 PRESS INTERVIEWS) cr christer143

DAVID SINGING 2 LINES FROM THE MINISERIES’ THEME SONG “NANDITO AKO”

DA @ EDSA Shang PRESSCON p1/3 front & center (13 Jan 2012) (this is my footage; too bad we didn’t get the start of the presscon cos we were called to enter belatedly BUT that’s ok, I will get the FULL presscon coverage soon. Watch out for it!)


DA @ EDSA Shang PRESSCON p2/3 front & center (13 Jan 2012)

DA @ EDSA Shang PRESSCON p3/3 front & center (13 Jan 2012)

UPON DA’S REQUEST, A SURPISE SITDOWN M&G W/ SELECTED FANS (TV5’s Online Interviewees + Team Airport Movers)

 

UStream Videos thanks to Archuleta Philippines

AIRPORT ARRIVAL

LIA CRUZ OF NEWS5 TALKS TO DAVID, GETS SOME VOICE LESSONS

GENERAL PRESSCON, EDSA Shang

SPECIAL ROUND TABLE FAN FORUM, EDSA Shang

Still uploading the rest. But I promise gorgeous, cra-zeh footage! Remember, patience is a virtue… πŸ™‚

 

MEDIA BUZZ POST AIRPORT ARRIVAL

Newest Kapatid David Archuleta arrives in Manila by TV5 #FollowArchuleta

DA – Airport Arrival feat (w/ subtitles) @ ShowbizAksyon (13 Jan 2012)

DA is back for a TV5 Miniseries (subtitled) @ BalitaangTapat (13 Jan 2012)

INTRODUCTORY PROMO VID FOR DA & NANDITO AKO which runs every hour or so on TV5 πŸ™‚

KAPATID STARS WELCOME DAVID TO THE FOLD

Will add more later…

 

SELECTED PRINT/WEB NEWS

David Archuleta on why he’s doing a mini-series with TV5
Mark Angelo Ching
Saturday, January 14, 2012

American Idol alumnus David Archuleta looked very happy when he faced local media yesterday, January 13, at the Garden Ballroom of Shangri-La Plaza Hotel in Mandaluyong City.

David, 21, barely had any sleep since he left the United States and arrived in the Philippines early that morning, sleepy but alert. He answered questions from the press with humor and laughter.

This is his fourth visit to the Philippines.

After he placed second in the seventh season of American Idol in 2007, David visited the country three times for concerts and to promote his albums.

His frequent visits has led David to believe that the country’s current slogan, “It’s More Fun in the Philippines,” is true.

“I could safely say that I always have a blast when I come [here], so [for me], it’s always fun when I come to the Philippines,”
he told the entertainment press including PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal).

David added that he always looks forward to meeting Filipinos who are very warm.

“For me, the number one thing about any place is the people. That’s what interests me, and what I remember most anywhere I go.

“Especially here, I feel comfortable here. The people are very friendly and they’re very supportive.”

TV5 MINI-SERIES. David’s primary purpose in visiting the Philippines this time around is to fulfill a new obligation with TV5.

He has signed a contract to join the cast of an upcoming mini-series.

Although he declined to say how much he was offered, he admitted that he agreed to do the project because he loves his Filipino fans.

“Even though I may not be a [professional] actor, I thought this would be a really great new experience to try.

“Especially in the Philippines because I feel very comfortable with the people and I feel the fans here are very warm,” he explained.

David’s mini-series is titled Nandito Ako. He will play an international singer born in the Philippines.

According to the plot, his character was five years old when a fire ravaged his home, separating him from his mother. He grew up in the United States.

Years later, he will come back to the Philippines to look for his family, and a girl he befriended during the fire.

David believes his character will not be hard to play, because it is “just like him.”

He also does not have to learn to speak Tagalog for the role.

“Most of the script will be in English. There will be a few words in Tagalog, but it should be easy,” he said.

 

David Archuleta accepted TV5 deal for love of Pinoy fans
By NEIL RAMOS
January 14, 2012, 2:26pm

MANILA, Philippines – David Archuleta accepted the TV5 series out of love for his Filipino fans, all of whom, he said, have been very supportive of him through the years.

“Even though I may not be a [professional] actor, I thought this [acting stint] would be a really great new experience to try. Especially in the Philippines because I feel very comfortable with the people and I feel the fans here are very warm,” he explained in a recent press conference.

Archuleta arrived Jan. 13 and will be staying in the country for the next three weeks. Already, he is looking forward to having fun here.

β€œ I always have a blast when I come [here], so [for me], it’s always fun when I come to the Philippines,” he said.

“I feel comfortable here. The people are very friendly and they’re very supportive.”

Archuleta, who has visited the country four times already, added that he looks forward to eating sisig, papaitan and tokwa’t baboy again.

Archuleta’s mini-series for TV5 dubbed β€œNandito ako,” will have him share screen time with Eula Caballero and Jasmine Curtis both of whom he has already met.

“I look forward to working with them. It’s [going] to be a different experience. It will be fun working with people my age,” he said.

He does not discount the possibility of falling for either Caballero or Curtis.

“I guess you can never say whom you’ll fall in love with. I never say never,” he said.

As for the character his role on the series, Archuleta said it won’t be too much of a stretch as it is “just like him.”

He takes comfort that he is not required to learn Filipino for the series.

“Most of the script will be in English. There will be a few words in Tagalog, but it should be easy,” he said.

The 21-year old reiterated in the same press conference that his two-year mission as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will push through middle of this year.

“Coming to the Philippines… [the TV5 project] fit my schedule before my departure. I will be leaving in a couple of months, but this is something I want to do before I go,” he said.

Archuleta is not at the least worried about the period of time he will be away from the limelight.

“Two years will go really fast, man, it’s been four years since β€˜American Idol.’ So, two years, it is part of my life, and it’s an important decision that I want to do in my life,” he said.

He hopes to record enough material to be able to keep releasing songs even in absentia.

“Once I get back to the States, I’m gonna spend as much time as I can to record. So even though I won’t be here, hopefully, I will still be here, you know, releasing new songs. I want to make sure I have something for my fans,” he promised.

Just SOME more media buzz around the net..

The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/american-idol-runner-up-david-archuleta-says-hes-excited-to-join-philippine-tv-series/2012/01/13/gIQArA6ivP_story.html

J-14
http://www.j-14.com/2012/01/david-archuleta-to-film-philippine-tv-show.html

Hollywood Reporter
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/idol-worship/david-archuleta-american-idol-philippine-tv-mormon-mission-281563

Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/13/david-archuleta-philippine-tv-show_n_1205385.html

Yahoo
http://ph.omg.yahoo.com/news/tv5-signs-gma-7-director-for-david-archuleta-mini-series.html

Entertainment Tampa Florida
http://www2.tbo.com/entertainment/music/2012/jan/13/archuleta-excited-to-shoot-philippines-tv-series-ar-347011/?referer=http://www.writelonger.com/&shorturl=http://tbo.ly/xirxn5

Candy
http://www.candymag.com/lifestyle/entertainment/david-archuleta-talks-acting-jasmine-curtis-smith-eula-caballero-and-more?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Billboard
http://www.billboard.com/news/david-archuleta-excited-to-shoot-philippine-1005879152.story#/news/david-archuleta-excited-to-shoot-philippine-1005879152.story

American Idol Canada
http://shows.ctv.ca/AmericanIdol/article/American-Idol-runner-up-David-Archuleta-says-hes-excited-to-join-Philippine-TV-series#c_0

Hispanically Yours
http://www.hispanicallyyours.com/?p=2437

Hit Fix
http://www.hitfix.com/articles/david-archuleta-excited-for-phillippine-tv-series

Entertainment Seattle
http://www.seattlepi.com/entertainment/article/Archuleta-excited-to-shoot-Philippine-TV-series-2509879.php

The Chronicle Herald
http://thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/51893-celebrities-news

Zeibiz
http://www.zeibiz.com/2012/01/david-archuleta-to-star-in-philippine-tv-series/

Wrhel Design
http://wrhel.com/american-idols-david-archuleta-to-begin-shooting-philippine-tv-series/

WHEC Rochester>
http://www.whec.com/article/stories/S2451838.shtml?cat=10075

Newser
http://www.newser.com/article/d9s81l5g0/american-idol-runner-up-david-archuleta-says-hes-excited-to-join-philippine-tv-series.html

Idol Chatter
http://ydtalk.com/chatter/2012/01/idols-in-the-news-for-jan-14-2012/