DAVID ARCHULETA: Why he’s worth the praise

I never EVER idolize a celebrity before. I see them like any other human beings and I don’t know, they’re just supported with hair sprays and that’s the only reason why maybe they’re being cheered. Kind of a waste of time. Until…


DAVID ARCHULETA just popped out when I was in my third year in high school. And that’s it, I’m DONE! He’s just the best!

For those who failed to ring the bell, he’s “David James Archuleta (born December 28, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. At ten years old, he won the children’s division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances. When he was twelve years old, Archuleta became the Junior Vocal Champion on Star Search2.In 2007, at sixteen years old, he became one of the youngest contestants on the seventh season of American Idol. In May 2008 he finished as the runner-up, receiving 44 percent of over 97 million votes” according to Wikipedia (here).

I was hit by LSS with his song Crush that made me compose my own version. Same though but in Tagalog Version. My classmates thought I was totally crazy with someone I can’t even reach. For the first time, I wished for that star to be reached-and until now, I never stopped believing.

I remember the very day I wrote a story about a girl who was a big fan of David Archuleta and met an accident, together with other thousands of audiences, in one of his concerts. She lost her memories and forgot who she was and the people she loved-even David. Her parents were too angry to David that they decided not to tell the cause of her accident and sent their daughter away from all the memories of the room she owned in the Philippines-full of David Archuleta collections. Unfortunately, the girl’s new neighbor happened to be David, who chose to hide his identity from the world since he was still too guilty for the loss of many lives because of his concert. To cut the story short, they fell in love and little by little, the girl became familiar with the hums he sings to her.

The story was all about how they managed to reconnect and overpower the nightmare from the past by listening through the heart. At the end, they both realized that even how far they are from each other- celebrity meets the fan, heaven meets the earth-there’s no such thing as impossible in the name of LOVE.

But of course I was only in high school when I wrote that and looking back, I was indeed a daydreamer. Still, it never crossed my mind to stop believing in him. He may be away for the a two-year hiatus to be a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chile last March 2012, this year, on my birthday Month, May, he’s coming back and I am so excited to see him on TV again. 

He’s cute and that’s normal in showbiz but what sets him apart from the rest whose more handsome and muscular, he’s got the heart and he uses it. His passion that fires from the deepest soul of his songs; his humility that never falters the change in his attitude; and his faith that made him leave music world for two years without that hesitation of regret if he’ll lose what he have, is just one of the thousand things I’ll forever treasure for such a wonderful man God created.

Believe it or not, but he’s one of the reasons why I have to study hard. One of the things I want to do before I die is to meet David Archuleta and I know, one of these lucky days, I will-I swear. 

So this is not just about who I used to idolize when I was a teenager, but this is about a young girl who, even she’ll turn 21 on May 2, will always believe in stars and be inspired by them even how far they are. These people not only live with a purpose God gave them but also exist for others they’re not even aware of to be encouraged by their mere presence. 

Dear David, you may not know it (or you do) but still, I’m telling you to keep your heart beating for others to have that reason to let theirs beat as well. I am just a girl who writes across the world and was half hoping that you’ll somehow notice me. I am awake now but my eyes are half closed for I still believe in dreams, dreams like YOU. I am not in love (well I don’t even know what’s that in the first place for I’ve never been there), but there’s more to life than that and I suppose that’s appreciating other’s gift while improving and finding ours at the same time.

(Thank you The Daily Post for this assignment for April 24. I love writing it!)


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