David Archuleta Chimes in on Idol Season Nine

David Archuleta Chimes in on Idol Season Nine

David Archuleta lounges back in a stadium seat as he chats with the L.A. Times about his upcoming album, coming together with legendary Latin singers and the current season of American Idol.

Check out what the 19-year-old musician had to say:

On what he thinks of the current contestants: “I think they’re really talented. They show a lot of their own personalities, and I liked that about them. And there’s some really good singers, too. Like Andrew Garcia, I like the character that he’s shown. I feel like there’s a lot of pressure for them because people are now expecting them to change up the songs, and they’re not sure exactly what to be showing people. It’s matter of balance — changing the song enough to show who you are but still preserving the song for what made it magical.”

On working on his future album: “I’ve been working on it since January, but I had my first writing sessions in the summer, and I went to Nashville to write in October. Then the Christmas album came out and sort of took over, but I go back to Nashville this week. I just want it to sound more like me. I want people to say, ‘This is David talking.’ Instead of just interpreting — and I’m sure there will be songs like that — I want to focus on showing people who I am, what my personality is like and hoping that I leave an impression on people. ”

On taking part in “Somos El Mundo”: “It was just amazing to be around so many Latin artists. I was a little nervous because I don’t have the greatest Spanish, but I was able to get by. And my mom idolizes Gloria Estefan, so I brought her with me, which was really special. Plus, I just love to be able to reach out, and I love when people come together for such a good cause. I feel such a love for people [in need] especially now, with all the things that have been happening, not just with Haiti.”

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  • amanda

    LUV David! I think his new CD and his book are gonna be fantastic!

  • Marcela

    Wow, he really knows what he’s talking about, interesting comment about the change of the songs…sadly nobody found the magical last week, hope this week will be different. BTW i love ‘Somos elMundo’ i hope his spanish album gonna be release soon, Hot demend for that projet in the latino community!. Can’t wait for new songs :)

  • jessica

    hes soo cute. i just want to hug him, lol.

  • Susanfod

    That picture is from his “Christmas from the Heart” album.

  • sarah

    Did he pimp Andrew Garcia? Well, he was good when he changed up the Paula’s song, but after that, he hasn’t lived up to the hype. Really, there is nobody who has everything in the bag. Now I can really appreciate what David showed during his season. Despite all the pressure and nervousness, he delivered pitch perfect, pro level vocality with well arranged 90 seconds songs. Have you watched Somos el Mundo? His vocal talent and growing marketability will carry him to a long career.

  • lct

    I have to say there hasn’t been anyone that has had the talent David has as a singer! Wow! the talent from season 7 & 8…..AI is in a drought!

  • Masbonita

    Cute, I can’t wait for cd’s and book!

  • mamusique

    I can’t wait for his album and book ! The good thing is that I can pre-order his book on Amazon France !

  • lessha

    I love the way David answers questions in his interviews. He is just who he is. He is amazing inside and out!!! I too am excited for his book and new CD. I can’t wait until he makes a Spanish CD also. And I don’t even speak Spanish.

  • http://www.twitter.com/emJOEnas Ella

    So glad to know that he also likes Andrew Garcia! ;)

  • http://yahoo.com Jwow

    wow i think your right he is hot and sexy and of course girls would love to hug his sexy body yeah! you go girl


  • Wellda

    David interviews SOOOOOO WELL and has such wise and mature answers!

  • jowjow

    Did you see him when he was interviewed by Ryan after his Imagine rendition? The dark slim shirt fitted his body soooo sexily. I think he’s growing muscles in the right places. yehee.

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