American Idol runner-up David Archuleta to hold Manila concert this October

by Lyn Luna Montealegre
Sep 11, 2017
David Archuleta Live in Manila will take place at the Kia Theater on October 20, 2017.

American Idol Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta will once again perform for his Filipino fans on October 20, 2017.

The Platinum recording artist will hold his one-night concert in the Philippines at the KIA Theater in Cubao.

Six years since his last visit, David disclosed his upcoming concert to Filipino fans through a video posted on his official Facebook page. He revealed, “I’ve got an announcement. Manila, October 20th at the KIA Theater, we’re coming to do a show. New music to share with all of you after five or six years of this separation we got. I hope to see you guys there and thank you once again for all your support all these years.”

The 26-year-old singer first visited the Philippines in 2009, in a back-to-back concert with American Idol winner, David Cook.

Joining American Idol propelled David Archuleta to more fame—signing a record deal with Sony, multiple arena performances, and having his hit single, “Crush” land a coveted No. 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. His other record-breaking tracks include “A Little Too Not Over You,” “Something ‘Bout Love,” and “Touch My Hand.”

The talented singer’s musical journey started at age 10, winning in a Utah talent competition, making several singing stints on television. He joined Star Search 2 at age 12 and emerged as the Junior Vocal Champion.

At age 16, he joined American Idol Season 7 where he emerged as runner-up. He garnered 44% of the 97 million votes. He released his first single “Crush” in August 2008 from his self-titled album. By now, he has already released six albums.

While in the Philippines in 2012, David released his first Original Pilipino Music album titled Forevermore containing selected Pinoy hits such as “Nandito Ako” by Ogie Alcasid, “Forevermore” by Side A, “I’ll Never Go” by Nexxus, and “Rainbow” by South Border.

David also showed his acting chops, portraying the lead character Josh Bradley in TV5’s primetime mini-series Nandito Ako (Here I Am). It aired from February to March 2012.

David Archuleta Live in Manila takes place at the Kia Theater on October 20, 2017, six years after his last concert at the Araneta Coliseum, which was also produced by Ovation Productions. Ticket prices are P3750, P2750, and P1750 available at and all Ticketnet outlets.

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