David Archuleta, American Idol Season 7 runner-up, on the current crop of the contest's hopefuls: "To the current crop of contestants, I would just say, I mean... something I could say is that don't keep in mind that you might be compared with the other contestants in the competition. You just focus on being yourself and think about how you could bring out what you love doing and do your best in every performance, and that's how people will remember the most."

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Isang malaking karangalan daw para kay David Archuleta na makatrabaho ang Filipino musical artists.

Ito ay kaugnay ng OPM album na ginawa niya kasama ang kanyang album producers na sina Jay Durias at Jimmy Antiporda—ang David Archuleta... Forevermore.

Nagkaroon na nga ng album launch para sa OPM album ni David noong Miyerkules, February 15, sa Kamia Room ng EDSA Shangri-La Hotell

Laman ng album ni David ang mga OPM songs na "Forevermore," "You Are My Song," "I'll Never Go," "Reaching Out," "Rainbow," "Tell Me," Hold On," at marami pang iba.

Kanino niya dedicated ang mga kanta sa album?

"Well, I was thinking more of the fans.

"I connected with the songs the way I wanna connect with the fans... that's what I was thinking while I'm doing this album," sagot ng international recording artist.

Sa album ay ni-revive ni David ang mga komposisyon nina Ogie Alcasid, Louie Ocampo, Jay Durias, Jimmy Antiporda, Cecil Azarcon, at iba pang Filipino composers.

NEW SEASON OF AMERICAN IDOL. Nagsimula na ang Season 11 ng sikat na reality singing contest sa Amerika na American Idol.

Noong Season 7 ng American Idol ay naging runner-up si David sa nanalong si David Cook.

Ano ang masasabi niya sa mga bagong contestants ngayon ng reality show na pinanggalingan niya?

"To the current crop of contestants, I would just say, I mean... something I could say is that don't keep in mind that you might be compared with the other contestants in the competition.

"People will try to compare you with the other contestants, but that's not what your focus should be.

"You just focus on being yourself and think about how you could bring out what you love doing, and do your best in every performance, and that's how people will remember the most."