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May 14, 2009

David Archuleta impressed by Kapuso singers

David Archuleta, American Idol 2008 1st runner-up, beams as he appears live on the noontime show ‘Sis’ at GMA Network Studio in Quezon City Thursday and exclaimed that he is impressed by Kapuso singers!

Here is what was reported… After hearing Kyla’s interpretation of his song, David Archuleta exclaimed, “Filipinos are so good and amazingly talented!” He appeared on the GMA-7 morning show SIS earlier today, May 14.

David revealed that he is a huge fan of Jason Mraz, along with his other favorite performers Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Natasha Bedingfield, Natalie Cole, Mariah Carey, and a lot more.

“These people have an impact on me. I love music!”

David is also fond of Philippine mangoes. “Yeah, I love mangoes. I ate two of them this morning.”

After hearing Kyla’s interpretation of his song, David exclaimed, “Filipinos are so good and amazingly talented!”

And after Pinoy Pop Superstar balladeer Harry Santos sang his piece, David quipped, “It’s like, I feel stupid being here now. It was like, oh my gosh, why am I here?”

He described the Kapuso singers as “perfectly harmonized.”

David then thanked the Pinoy fans who warmly welcomed him in his first visit in the country. “I’m like so amazed by, like how many fans are right here. Thank you guys so much! It’s been great so far and I’m really excited on Saturday!”

A lot of young people look up to David but the 18-year-old singer said that this was not planned. “It’s really cool. It’s not like I was trying to be a role model. You just have to be yourself!”

“Knowing that, trying to, you know, trying to be a good person even though I’m weird and stuff. It’s good to know that it helps kids and you know, to see that they are inspired to music.”

GIFTS FROM SIS. During the latter part of the show, SIS hosts Carmina Villaroel, Gelli de Belen, and Janice de Belen presented their gifts to David. When he opened one of the gift boxes, David thought it was a shirt but it turned out to be a Barong Tagalog designed by Pepsi Herrera.

Miniature Filipino symbols like a jeepney, an ice cream cart, a Juan dela Cruz figure wearing a barong Tagalog, and a tiny nipa hut and a coconut tree inside a bottle were also given to him.


David Cook and David Archuleta Live in Manila!
will be held this Saturday, May 16, (8 p.m.) at the SM Mall of Asia Open Grounds, Pasay City. Tickets are available at all Ticketworld and Ticketnet outlets.

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