Check out what the 18-year-old performer had to say: “Hey guys! So I’m going to try and summarize this week since it was a pretty crazy one. We were able to look around the island of Oahu and do a lot of neat things there. We first went to the Sea Life Park and saw a dolphin show there. Then, we went to the Polynesian Cultural Center for a luau and saw the incredible show about all the different cultures of the Islands. Some other things we got to do were have shaved ice at Matsumoto’s, go to the Dole Pineapple Plantation, a macadamia nut store, and see a few beaches. we had a really really good time, and I have fallen in love with Hawaii. I want to go back soon! It’s funny because even when it was like 70 degrees, people who lived there were saying it was cold. I loved it.”
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“After we left Hawaii, we went to Orlando for the premiere of the American Idol Experience at Disney World. It felt like a family reunion with so many past idol contestants. All 7 winners were there, and Melinda, Phil, Lakisha, Sanjaya, Brooke, and a bunch of other people were there too. My older sister came down for the event, and my cousins were already in that area because it was my grandma’s birthday that same day. So they got to come too! It was a reunion with the American Idol family, and my real family. The American Idol Experience was so cool too! It was freakishly similar to the real stage, and I think it’s way cool how people can get a chance to see what it’s like to be in our shoes up on stage performing or watching the show live. We got to ride the rides after doing press. Man so much to talk about! But I don’t want to make this a novel.
“This is my first time going to New Orleans. I was there to be in the Caesar Parade on Valentine’s Day, and that was way cool. I got to throw tons and tons of beads to people. The night I got there, I was able to eat dinner with Gavin Degraw and Tony Orlando, who are like two of the coolest and nicest people you could ever know. We ate at a restaurant called Impastato’s, and oh my heck! It was AMAZING! It was so good we went to eat there the next day lol. But Tony and Gavin were to performing in New Orleans too. Tony already performed that night, but Gavin was performing the next day so we went to see him perform. He was great. After him though…. I had a big surprise. We didn’t know that Sara Bareilles was going to be on after him!! I couldn’t believe that I was going to see Sara Bareilles without even planning on it or knowing she was there! It was so cool! She’s sooo good live too. I got a chance to talk to her and she was talking about how nice my fans were. So thanks to all of you guys!!”
Posted to: David Archuleta