Final summer concert, studio recording, ALMA Rising Star, a trip to Alaska and a vlog!

Last Friday night’s concert in Hershey, PA, marked the final concert of the summer tour…sort of. And due to impending storms, the Hershey concert was cut short….but who cares, because David gave an energetic performance and rocked the house. Final concert antics accompanied Zero Gravity and Crush as cast and crew jumped and cavorted on stage and Mike, Dave and Jerry were “treated” to a little whipped cream. (thanks to muldur99 for the videos)

There’s Archulove everywhere – see this PennLive Review:

Opener and “American Idol” runner-up David Archuleta knows his strengths and sticks to them. He has a deep, rich, resonant voice well beyond his years and a lovely, soaring falsetto, all displayed on tracks like “My Hand,” the acoustic “Somebody Out There,” the spry “Works For Me,” and the bouncy “Little Too Not Over You.”

His material might be a little lightweight, but it suits him, as did, surprisingly, the almost Europop flavor of his standout track “Zero Gravity,” a tune that would be a sure dance-floor hit. He wrapped with his big hit “Crush,” a track that really worked his falsetto effectively.

After canceling the Atlantic City, Providence and Manchester concerts, Demi Lovato’s tour dates were rescheduled for October 30th, 31st and November 1st, and of course, David had to follow suit.

Fans scrambled to make new plans and David went into the studio to work on his Christmas CD, available for pre-order on Amazon. David sure seems to have enjoyed the recording time as evidenced by this tweet:

“I’m siingin’ in the booth, I’m siingin’ in the booth, what a marvelous feeling I’m haaappy agaain!”

The internet was abuzz this week with the news that David will be a guest performer and is being honored as a Rising Star by the The ALMA awards. CNBC posted this (now, come on, you can spell his name correctly can’t you?):

LOS ANGELES – The stars of “Ugly Betty” and “Wizards of Waverly Place” will be among those lauded at next month’s ALMA Awards, which celebrate Latino achievement in entertainment.

Honorees in film, TV, music, sports and behind-the-scenes categories will be feted at the Performers will include David Archuelta, Nelly Furtado, Selena Gomez, Sean Kingston, Pitbull and Luis Fonsi. Adam Rodriguez, Benjamin Bratt, Michelle Rodriguez, Oscar Nunez and Rey Mysterio are among the show’s presenters.

And from topplaylist:

David Archuleta: Everyone’s Crush

Let’s talk about David Archuleta– American Idol, with 5 Teen Choice Awards, the Forbes’ breakthrough artist, with top-selling album, hit singles, fanatic fans and irresistible charm. With so much success, who wouldn’t want to be David? or at least have his charm?

David flew to Alaska on Thursday for an appearance at the Alaska State Fair.  Nice promotion, too!

With a second-place American Idol title, a successful debut album and a full tour schedule under his belt, 18-year-old David Archuleta is already being hailed as a young musical prodigy and a genuine pop star. A performance on The Jenny Jones Show, followed by appearances on two seasons of “Star Search,” and successful treatment for vocal paralysis, preceded Archuleta’s impressive musical debut on the seventh season of American Idol. With the support of the judges, and love from America, Archuleta made it into the spectacular season finale, where he took the runner-up position.

The show’s finale marked just the beginning of what is sure to be a long and successful career for the talented teen, who has since signed with 19 Recordings/Jive Records, released his first album, and had three songs debut simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. His self-titled debut featured his first single, “Crush,” as well as the popular tunes “Touch My Hand” and “A Little Too Not Over You.”

Archuleta, who performed across the country as part of the American Idol tour last year, is currently touring in the U.S., as well as in the United Kingdom. This summer, Archuleta will also join Demi Lovato on her summer tour 2009.

Once David arrived in Alaska and had fielded questions about whether he was there for the fishing, he recorded a target=”_blank”>vlog and then struggled to get a decent internet connection to upload it to Youtube. He finally found a good connection sitting outside someone else’s hotel room door.

Hello!  Greetings from Alaska. I’m in Alaska!

And just for fun, here is what is posted on the Idol Live Poll of the Week

After fourteen weeks of competition, IDOL LIVE’s annual poll of the week champion series edition has come to a close, with David Archuleta taking the top spot following a two-week voting period finale that consisted of a whopping 10 alums from the series’ seventh season.

As expected, Arch took the cake with 11,595 votes, reeling in 64% of the total votes cast. Arch’s only real competition was David Cook, who netted 6,257 votes, or 34% of all votes.

And finally, there has been a spate of new members of the ODD club this week. Welcome to TDC and as Rascal says, “Another one bites the dust.”