David Archuleta: I Was Pretty Stinkin' Nervous

David Archuleta: I Was Pretty Stinkin' Nervous

Over the weekend, David Archuleta walked home with the Year In Music ALMA Award and he just updated his official website with his reactions to the honor and performing at the award show.

The 18-year-old singer wrote, “It was my first performance on an awards ceremony, and my first time performing on TV in Spanish! I have to say I was pretty stinkin’ nervous. It’s interesting actually because I was pretty nervous for both the US Open and the ALMA Awards. I think it’s good though because it gives you a little extra push sometimes. They make you want to do better, and also make it more memorable. So if you ever get nerves, don’t think that it’s a bad thing. They help you to keep working hard and improving yourself. I feel like when there are absolutely no feelings of being nervous, or I guess I should say there isn’t a desire to do well, you don’t motivate yourself to do your best and improve! You need to have some kind of motivation. But anyway, I had plenty of nerves over those performances.”

David continued, “I sang ‘Contigo en la Distancia,’ which is one of my favorite songs to sing so I’m really glad I got to sing it. I was so happy to be able to do it for all the Latin people too! I owe so much to the Hispanic culture since my mom and all of her family are Hispanic, and it’s definitely had a huge impact on the way I am. So I’m definitely planning on doing more in Spanish, and I hope this will allow more opportunities. So I need to thank the ALMA Awards for having come and perform, and it was really exciting to receive an award for new artist too!”

Check out David‘s full update at DavidArchuletaNetwork.com.

David Archuleta – “Contigo En La Distancia”
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  • Laura

    LOVE HIM! <3333

  • masbonita


  • sarah

    I think david did a great job love them

  • Megan

    David is awesome!!!
    He did AMAZING at the ALMA awards!!!
    Love him!!

  • http://www.editedandblended.blogspot.com Carla

    Tengo que decir que cantó hermoso. Tiene una muy buena voz :¨)

    I have to say he sang awesomly pretty. He has an amazing voice.
    beautiful song aswell.

  • Kingston

    If he was nervous, I didn’t see it. Nobody is better under pressure. Not even the JB or Miley.

  • gabby

    awwww YAYi


    DAVID is soo amazing i ADORE HIM sooo much <3 he did so freaking good at the ALMA awards <3

  • fan1234


  • http://www.twitter.com/melmy13 Melinda

    he’s just so cute!

  • ta

    JJJ, thanks for posting his vlog & video. David, I didn’t see that you were nervous at ALMA at all. You sang it beautifully!!

  • Maria Seattle

    Love him!!

    He was amazing!

    Can’t wait for his Christmas Album on Oct/13/2009

    Check it out!

  • kelsye

    DAVID ARCHULETA freaking rocks!!!
    i really he records a cd in spanish that would make soo happy

  • hun98

    I LOVE Archie! He was amazing on the US Open!!! I have to see this video too.

  • Aleguti4

    i have totally to say this in my lenguage!
    Canto Hermoso! Amo a david archuleta!!!y espero pronto oir sus singles en español!!!hizo un increible cover d esta cancion y eso que no soy tan fan de ese tipo de musica del que canto!!!
    I can’t wait 4 a spanish CD of him!!!!

  • jenna

    Ohhh, David. How awesome are you?

  • yolanda

    geesh, David ..you were that stinking nervous..yet delivered a volcanic performance..?! Just …wow.

    Thanks JJJ for posting this , you rock!

  • me!!!

    I ADORE HIM!!!! LO ADORO!!! he is simply THE BEST!!! EL MEJOR!!!

  • ME

    I glad David Archuleta is defending the right to be nervous, i never understand before all the fun the media did about him be nervous before a performance. I saw many videos of live presentations from many singers and i can tell that David handle himself very well, this kind of nervous keep the adrenalin high and the energy to deliver and excellent performance like David just did in the Alma awards show.
    Like a latin speak person and lover of many singerS from latinoamerica and Espana, i can tell that if his lebel want, David can do easily the crossover to the Latin market, after all the teen, male, pop, balladeer throne is empty….and waiting for someone to take……so Go David and JIVE!

  • grace

    I don’t remember if I ever heard this much beautiful performance recently from any other singers. He is so gifted.

  • pastel

    I just always blown away by David’s openness and honesty in writing. He’s writing to his fans like he’s known them for years, like’s he’s having an honest but sometimes educational conversation. This young man is going far, because of the talented and genuine person he is.

  • Shelley

    David nailed it once again!! You did an awesome job David!!!

  • hollyre

    Well, David, you wear “nervous” very well. An outstanding performance each night. You will be attending many more award shows in the future, I have a feeling.

  • jana~Christmas CD FTW!! ♥♥♥

    My favorite performance to date. What a pro! We are so fortunate to have David on the scene for many years to come! How exciting to watch his growth and progress. David is destined to be one of the greats, and I am so thrilled to be his fan!

  • leila

    ♫contigo a la distancia…amada mía estoy♫ one of my favorite songs!!! he sang beautifuly that song!!!!!!!!!

  • lucy86

    GREAT job David!!!!!! <3

  • Patti Adams44

    I want to thank JJJ for always supporting David Archuleta. We fans can always count on you to help promote David and get the word out on his great performances—and now to share David’s blog and thoughts with us. Thank you. I have never felt about any singer the way I do about David and I pray always for his success and acceptance in the music industry. I want him to be around for a long time. There is simply no one else like him. He and his music are pure magic.

  • http://yahoo gerryhansolo

    exquisite, outstanding performance! in simon’s famous words, “master class’!!

  • trudy

    Boy…you never would have guessed David was nervous performing on the ALMA Awards – he sounded AMAZING! I love David’s music and just keeps getting better and better. I am a huge fan of David’s and just think he is an awesome singer / songwriter. Loved his performance! Can’t wait for his Christmas album release on Oct 13!

  • carly

    I admired how David shared his reaction to all these things in his blog. He’s the real thing IMO. Nothing fake or pretentious ever. His talent will keep me listening whatever he sings!

  • jess

    couldn’t tell he was nervous at all.

  • amanda

    David”s performance on the ALMAs was EPIC! He just keeps gettin better n better–AMAZING!

  • VJ

    Haha, love ya, David! Not sure what else to say. You were simply stunning at the ALMA’s, and I couldn’t be more proud! I’m so honored to be your fan. If you do that well when you’re “stinkin’ nervous”, then the world better watch out.

  • malia08

    David was so calm during his performance, nobody noticed that he was nervous at that time. He is the real deal. I’m proud to be his fan, and I’m quite sure that I’ll be his fan 4ever.

  • Bianca


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