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As many people are advising David Archuleta (and they're right), he should not
try to be something he's not... which means NO career in the Rock or mainstream
Pop worlds as at this time he can't successfully pull of up-tempo songs. He
should focus his career in the Adult Contemporary field, you know... Josh Groban
and Norah Jones' market.Good luck to David Cook, if he wins...
great. But I'd rather he take 2nd as that is a better move, not only for his
debut CD but long-term career wise as well to avoid the winner curse that's
struck everyone except for Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson. Hopefully when Archuleta wins the producers don't force him into mainstream
pop, but let him go where he needs to be... Adult Contemporary.
The "gossip" about David's father is based on some embarrassing facts. Not very
good examples of Utah and its dominant LDS religion, that's for sure!
Gee, what will we do when Idol is over ??? Cry and start watching CNN again and
get depressed over our reality.....war, earthquakes, cyclones,abuse.....oh well,
it was fun while it lasted!
Hooray for the 2 David's. They both deserve to be in the finals. It will be
interesting to see what happens next week - they both have such different
styles. I really like them both. But I am voting for David A. - he reminds me
a little of a Josh Groban type performer. It's great to listen to someone with
such a pure, beautiful voice. There's a lot of "David Cook" type talent. This
is the year for something different and inspirational - David A. for instance.
Go David Archuleta!
No matter what happened, David Archie is my, our idol here in the PHILIPPINES.
My comrades who are in the Middle East and Hong Kong, are also cheering for the
Archie. David A. you are the most deserving to be an IDOL, in all aspects. And
we are not teen-agers, we are in the middle ages and seniors.
David A. will have a great career unlike most of those who came in second and
some of those who came in first in previous Idol seasons. He would be a great
leading male in teen movies as well. The girls love him. I want my daughter to
marry someone like him. In any other season, I think David A. could
have landed in 1st place. His vocals seem better than any other past winner. But
this year, we also have David C. who also has great vocals and lots of
originality. While we are voting for David A., it seems that David C. will get
the win. Syesha is wonderful also and would have won last year, but David A. is
the stronger contestant, so he will most surely land in the finals.
He has a set of pipes that will take him a long way, with or without American
Idol. They are all 3 great singers. Good luck to our Utah boy! He deserves to
Those small touring bands and local solo singers you met think "Idol" is stupid
and thus won't try out? Well I think, pardon the pun, that they'd be
singing a different tune if they made it as far as David Cook has... you can't
buy such huge free publicity. Being on this "stupid show" would probably be the
thing that finally gets them out of that rut they're in... that "rut" of being
stuck in tiny little clubs and nobody having a clue as to who they are. Finally
they'd have a recording contract and people across the country buying their
I think he is amazing singer and did a wonderful job with his chirs brown song
it is one of my favorite of his thouse judes are crazy I LOVE HIM HES IS SO HOT
AND A AMAZING SINGER HE IS A GOOD ROLE MODLE SO PURE I LOVE YOU DAVID !!!! HE
WILL WIN AMERICAN IDOL I LOVE YOU I AM HIS BIGGEST FAN !!!!I LOVE DAVID
Hadn't watched A.I. other than a minute or two here or there since season 2. Got
sick of the whole "reality show" charade very quickly. Love singing, but there
is so little of it on A.I. compared with all the promoting, advertising,
fillers, etc. Saw David A.'s audition. Wasn't blow away. Saw first round of top
24. Impressed, but not blown away. Loved Imagine and was hooked. Didn't care if
he won. Just wanted to hear him sing each week. Haven't enjoyed all of his
performances. He's been great and not so great, but so has everyone else, and
I've enjoyed many others on the show. However, I'm really disappointed that his
father has become tabloid fodder. I am amazed that people will instantly believe
reports that use "unnamed sources speaking on condition of anonimity," but when
family and friends attempt to refute these claims, they are vilified as
self-serving, biased, and only interested in getting their piece of the
Archuleta pie. David is smarter than I have been. Instead of reading this trash
in the first place, I should have just stayed away from it, which is what he
does thank goodness.
Same here. I'll buy a CD from David Cook before I'll ever get David
Archuleta's... I really don't see my buying Archuleta's. Oh, and Carly
Smithson... I'd most likely buy one from her as well. David C. and Carly
were/are the most well rounded and versitle singers/contestants this season.
Carly left the show far too soon.
When I first heard David Archuletta's voice, I was amazed at his vocal talent!
He can sing anything! He has improved his stage appearance and gained
confidence! His rendition of "Love Me Tender, Love Me True" was a true hit! He
will make it without a doubt! American Idol winner is David Archuletta! Way to
go David A.! You have a great career ahead of you! His gift is pure, and
definitely deserving of his natural abilities! He does an amazing stage
performance each sequence! Our youth need good values and David A. exemplifies
unique qualities that make him a real winner with anyone!
David C is far from original. He acts, sings, looks(as in his hair and facial
hair and clothes) and talks just like one of my old roommates. that roommate
played in a local rock band and I saw hundreds of David Cs out there. Most of
the ones I met in local bands and small touring bands were just as good if not
better than David C. They just think AI is a dumb show so they wouldn't try out.
There is nothing original about him at all. Anyone that thinks he is original
should go down town and check out the small venues and listen to the kids in
their cities. But as for the whole thing about David A's dad..well it is dumb.
Who cares what his father is doing. The father is not the one who is performing
and should not be the main attraction. If you want to make David lose votes then
they should attack him and not his dad. They shouldn't attack him cause it is
just wrong to try to bring someone down like that but it is "below the belt" to
take jabs and people's families.
I've always thought highly of Deseret News, but I can't believe they ran that
story based on TMZ. Come on, do some research, and don't mock your readers by
publishing things that just aren't true (especially not confirmed by a reliable
source).Good Luck tonight David!!!
why do people waste their time watching such garbage? who cares if this kid is
from Utah. so are 3 million other people! I have watched and will never watch an
episode of this stupid show. such a waste of time. go outside. go for a walk, a
run, a bike ride, a hike, or something besides sit your lazy a$$ on your couch
on watch something that has no revelance to society or anything that means
anything. its pointless garbage. its shows like these that are turning this
country in a waste land of idiots.
Versatility, vocal range ability... you can mention all of that but what i think
really matter is who is the one wants by Americans who are crazy about
entertainment business. I think that DAvid A has an edge over David C when it
comes to entertainment idol role because he is younger and not married. David A
will be more popular to young and single fans than Davi C. If I am a producer I
would prefer someone like David A to market because I think he will be more
This is the first season I have ever watched A.I. I do vote once for who I think
does the best job, which usually is one of the Davids. I think David C. can do
great arrangements but he screams to much and his voice sounds way to similar to
Scott Stapp from Creed. David A. has nearly brought me to tears week after week
and once, with his rendition of Imagine, succeeded. To all of you who feel the
need to post how this isn't a real story. . .well you opened it and you
obviously thought it was 'newsworthy' enough to comment on it. BTW who cares if
Jeff Archuleta is a stage dad?!? It doesn't diminish the talent of David.
As a Utah native now living in California, I really do like David A. and have
been cheering for him. I just don't care for David C.'s voice or stage
presence. However, I'm starting to really like Syesha. Her voice is great and
her stage presence is better than David A.I think David A. should
ignore all those marriage proposals from his fans and marry Syesha. Then, they
could share the Idol title, and be winners together, both on and off the stage.
Personally, I believe Idol is helping promote this rumor by Ryan not having said
anything about it on last night's show. This is going to hurt with David losing
votes because of people who are going to believe his dad is what TMZ and other
media are saying he is.It was obvious in the pix of the songs and such for
David A. and David C. that Idol and its producers have suddenly shifted and are
pulling for David C.That's why Ryan hasn't stood up to the rumors like
they did with their flakey judge, Paula.The kid is 17. His dad deserves to
be backstage, and so what if the man does play a musical instrument. That's not
the same as him being a fellow singer and being able to coach David any
differently than what help the other contestants are getting from friends,
coaches, and producers of the show who are now beginning to show that this thing
can and is fixed.
You people really must not have lives if you spend 2 whole hours voting for an
Idol contestant every week. Anyway, David Cook deserves to win American Idol
this year as he has shown the most versatility and originality each week. David
A. is boring and has very limited range. He proved that last night with his
lame attempt at a Chris Brown song. I'm sure he'll keep getting the LDS,
wholesome "family" image vote, but in the real world that the rest of us live
in, he won't make it. Go David Cook!!!
i think that david archuleta shouldn't be American Idol. As he proved last night
he can't sing contemporary songs without making it look really wierd. I even
cringed when he was singing it. I think having him be the American Idol is a
mistake he's going to be another Taylor Hicks, he's not going to be able to sell
albums because he's not contemporary enough. My parents will buy the album as
will my grandparents but I don't see him putting out a quality cd or doing a
quality concert. When he sings it looks like he is in a high school play he does
not work the audience he just puts his hand out and sings...nothing special.
Granted he does have an amazing voice, but I would buy David Cook's album over
the idol has to be versatile. david a is not. david c proved last nite that he
can do both. nuff said.
Here's what a popular entertainment website said about David Archuleta's
performance of "With You" last night (and I totally agree with it, but it's a
risk that didn't pay off):"Whoa. I take back what I said about Li'l'
Archie always playing it safe. This is a contemporary song that requires
Archuleta to make repeated references to his "boo." Nice. And absurd. That's the
complimentary part. David looks absolutely lost on the up-tempo song. He can't
handle the rhythm at all. Even with all of the R&B touches from the original
removed, Archuleta still has to hit words and notes on a beat and he's never had
to do that before this season. He treats it as a pseudo-ballad, mumbles some of
the lyrics and his normally spot-on pitch fails him repeatedly. He varies his
performance slightly by going to the edge of the stage and half-heartedly cooing
to the girls in the mosh pit, but he can't dance -- so much of Chris Brown's
personal is based on his mobility -- and all he can do is gesture to the crowd
in the same way he's been doing all season. But again, good for David taking a
I too vote for David Archuletta - all two hours, every Tuesday night. His voice
and soulful expression of music often moves me to tears and gives me chills. I
absolutely loved his rendition of "And So It Goes." Ahhh. I didn't care much
for his other two songs last night but thought he did a fantastic job with what
he had to work with. I have preferred instrumental music all my
life but will definitely buy a David Archuleta CD. In fact, I've downloaded his
singles from iTunes and love to listen to them. If he makes it
through, I plan to vote all four hours next week. I know a lot of people enjoy
watching AI and hope that David A. wins but do not vote. How about voting next
week for this wonderful young man with a huge talent? Go Archie!
TV, like organized religion, turns minds to mush.
Who wouldn't be concerned about your 17 year old son if you were Jeff Archuleta.
I think you'd have to worry if he wasn't watchful over his very impressionable
son. David Cook certainly has the type of voice that would appeal to rockers.
But David Archuleta has a better voice and clearer tones. David Cook was
off-pitch the first part of his song, as Randy Jackson indicated, but not David
Archuleta. Syesha didn't deserve the bad reviews that she got. She is a real
performer and has a great future. She did a great job with Fever. Jackson and
Abdul are predictable, but Cowell - what about him. Where did he ever become a
critic and how. He's king of sarcasm.As for "only young teenagers and
grandmas watching voting for David Archuleta, there are others who have the
ability to recognize his talent. His humility and persona on stage is
delightful. We have watched American Idol because of the interest of our
grandchildren, we have watched the program and have voted consistently for
David, Brooke White and Syesha Mercado. So, you can count a grandpa and a
grandma that like and vote for David Archuleta.
If nothing else, David A. is consistant. Sure he can't sing a Chris Brown song.
Not many can unless you're Chris Brown. But he can pull off the ballads better
than anyone. And really, who doesn't like a ballad every now and then. Though
not a teeny-bopper and certainly not a grandma, I too can appreciate a great
talent when I see one. It's too bad his father has to add controversy to the
situation. But David is a good kid. He'll do well whether he comes in 1st or
2nd. Let's just hope his talent takes him to the top. Gotta love our Utah boy.
the two david's remain in tonight's show.The girl with the great voice
gets voted off.
Syesha may well be a big star on Broadway where her acting skills and voice can
pair up to really make her stand out.I like the girl and she has a
very good voice, but I have a hard time connecting with her. I think she would
do best and be a stand-out on stage in musicals.
It's sad how eager people are to believe evil of others. These people have
nothing on David coz he's angelic so they're going after his family. TMZ is
lying about David's father in order to garner attention and viewers. They're
dirt bags. Jeff should sue them.Here are the FACTS:According to American Idol spokesperson Andrea Jamison, the rumor about Jeff
Archuleta, Idol contestant David Archuletas father being banned from backstage
and rehearsals is false.The rumor that surfaced yesterday on an
entertainment Web site about Mr. Archuleta is CATEGORICALLY FALSE. As part of
normal procedures at American Idol, all family members of contestants and
personal coaches are prohibited from participating in rehearsals during the
final two weeks of the competition and the finale.The ban, if you
will, APPLIES TO ALL FAMILY MEMBERS and others not directly affiliated with the
show and 19 Entertainment. THIS DID NOT SINGLE OUT MR. ARCHULETA NOR DO
PRODUCERS HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH HIS CONDUCT WHATSOEVER. [my emphasis]
I really don't care about David Archuleta, but his mother Lupe is sure a "fox".
(What a hottie!!!)
Yeah, you're right, George. I want to get back to being really, really
depressed.The fact that David Archuleta has been uplifting,
inspiring and has put a smile on my face is not good. The fact that he has me
listening to popular music for the first time in 20+ years is especially bad.Excuse me, I have to go out and jump off a cliff. Thanks, George.
i really think both Davids are talented BUT David c should win as alot of votes
are going to David A because he is cute and yes that is true but this is a
singing contest not a beauty pagent
David A. is great! As for AI appealing only to the young, evidently at 48 I must
still be a youngster.
Archuleta has two things against him -- rumors about his dad (which might not be
true) and his age (which he can't do anything about). Cook has two things
against him -- the haughty attitude that he appears to have (even though he
might not actually be haughty) and his growling, howling and screaming. Each is
unique and will succeed in the music business, but I far prefer listening to
Archuleta's smooth and dulcet tones, even if it's mostly the younger girls and
grandmas who prefer him over Cook. Syesha deserves the Most Improved Singer
award and will have a long career in front of the cameras.
Very disappointed with American Idol and producers, David A vocals are the best
then Syescha, time to let David Cook's scream sing go home. To bad they need to
make things up to sway to what they want. Voted for 2 hours for David Archuleta
pure talent and a true American Idol.
Why should this be news? This has been splashed everywhere since Thursday, and I
for one have gotten very bored by this story. David has stated his father is NOT
the issue, and David is 17, - and able to think on his own - , and stuff. I hope
he wins "Idol"!!! Go David!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Archuleta that
I listened last night and I think David is a screamer. I feel that Idol only
appeals to the young. Best of Luck to everyone especially David A.
to the Deseret Daily National News..congratulations on your tabloid news
story... how's it feel to throw mud at one of our own's success? funny.....if he
was a murderer, he would have gotten less news coverage.....way to go!!!!!!
It seems to me that this American Idol was cut and dried along time ago Poor
girl doesnt have a chance. It doesn"t matter how good she does they put her on
the back burner every time
Hey George, don't you think we deserve a break from all the depressing things
you just mentioned? There is such a thing as newsworthy GOOD news.
i thought davids first and last song were good. his second one, of his choice
was boring and not him. david is young and immature and it seems to me that is
his fathers fault by being so overbearing and controlling. let him do his own
thing. again, david cooke will be my vote as he shows the maturity and
confidence and sound of a true star. go david cooke
David Archuleta is not only a good singer but a loving son! He deserves to get
the title "American Idol". We love you david!
David Archuleta will be a star, even if he does not win American Idol. He is
very talented. I vote faithfully for him every week for all 2 hours. That is a
shame about the rumors about Jeff Archuleta coming out now. GOOD LUCK DAVID A!!
YOU WILL BE MY AMERICAN IDOL!
Only D-news readers could possibly make this the top read story.Idol is
for 14 year olds and D-news readers who want to feel normal when someone from
Utah becomes famous.
I THOUGHT DAVID DID A GREAT JOB HE CAN REALLY SING
David is such a good kid and has done nothing seriously wrong for a 17 year old.
When this occurs the media is never happy, so they have to dig up or make up
something to tarnish the individual's image. The media is using Jeff Archuleta
as a Scape Goat to do this. There has to be some type of scandal where the media
Today in Missouri, they had a thing about "stage dad's" and were talking about
this in reference to Jeff A. It really annoyed me, because of one person's
perspective and possibly prejudice, the whole nation has stamped Jeff A as a
terrible person. David A even stated he was not a problem, Nigel even made a
comment, but the media loves to believe the negative, so it is a uphill battle.
I do wish that Ryan would have made a statement about these rumors, that are not
only being written about, but talked about, I guess David A doesn't deserve the
same respect that Paula gets, too bad.
I think David A. chose the right song,from Dan Fogleberg and performed it very
well.He was not in his "zone" on that first song though. David C. is the next
American Idol. Well, then again, last year Melinda Doolittle SHOULD HAVE WON IT.
So, it will come down to the two Davids.Both are extremely talented. BTW, David
Cook's selection and performance of Switchfoot was fantastic!
I'll sure be glad when this is all over so we can get some real news, ie. Iraq
(remember we are at war), the economy (several fools and their immoral bankers
have themselves in a fix that we are no likely going to bail out), energy crisis
(I used to fill my car up for what I'm paying for one gallon), global warming (I
don't know if this is really a problem but I forcast that the Wasatch front is
going to wonder what to do with all the water when the snow starts melting as it
warms up this weekend), etc.
The Deseret News must be a tabloid paper now for publishing that "rumor"
I thought David was awesome last night. I voted for two straight hours. I read
on another web site that all parents are banned from backstage the last two
weeks of American Idol and that the producers have not had any problems with
Jeff Archuleta. It makes you wonder where these stories come from. GOOD LUCK
Is American Idol unorganized or what? They wait until the last three weeks and
say that David can't have his father's help? It was a dirty trick!
In my opinion David A doesn/t need American Idol to be a star.
I have always felt that David Archuleta would walk away with the title "American
Idol". I am now having doubts about the winner. David Cook,
not surprisingly, has boosted himself into real competetion with David
Archuleta. So, next week might have a surprise ending for the season's
finale.No matter which David wins, Archuleta or Cook, both are
going to be really hot talent and the moon is the limit for them, as well as
Ayesha. I predict contracts will be forthcoming to all three contestents.
If certain sections of the media do not want someone to succeed, whatever the
field is, they will, along with hearsay and speculation from others, become
relentless in their attacks and cynicism for someone/something. The same
happened to Mitt Romney. The media dug deep and found whatever they could use to
try and dent Mitt's confidence and reputation. Clearly, they are trying to do
the same again. This time it is a young man named David Archuleta from Murray,
Salt Lake City. Leave the kid alone!!!