David Archuleta Live in Manila Kia Theatre

David Archuleta's undying love for Pinoy Archies, comeback concert at the Kia Theatre

11:50 PMGelo de Vera

After six long years of waiting, David Archuleta finally came back to Manila! The "Crush" singer-songwriter visited Manila again after taking a long break with music and touring. #DALIM4 (David Archuleta Live in Manila #4) happened last October 20th at the Kia Theatre.



The singer took a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and took a few more years to know himself better and produce music.

David Archuleta arrived in Manila on October 16th and spent an entire week in Manila promoting the said concert. The singer guested at different radio & TV programs as well as filmed interviews for different online blogs. A press conference was also held at Marco Polo in Ortigas for the media.

The show was opened by Universal Records singer-actress and also MYX VJ Tippy Dos Santos. The lovely singer performed cover songs like "Torn", "Million Reasons" and "Torete". She also performed her smash hit from P-Pop Love Songs "Dati". Later on the show, she joined David to perform "Forevermore".


The concert was mixture of different emotions for both Pinoy Archies & David himself. Archie performed a couple of his new songs from his latest album "Postcards In The Sky" which was released on the same day as well as old songs that definitely brought nostalgia all over the Kia Theatre. The singer opened his show with one of his latest songs "Up All Night"- wherein the singer adorably busted moves, followed by the 2010 hit "Something 'Bout Love", and "Numb". He performed his latest song "Invincible"- an inspiring and uplifting new track followed by "I'm Ready". The singer told the crowd that in every show from now on, he would perform a Disney song and so he performed "He Lives In Me" from The Lion King.





Nostalgia hit the crowd so hard when David Archuleta added "My Kind Of Perfect" on the set-list during the show. Moreover, David also performed "Parachutes and Airplanes". Both from his sophomore album "The Other Side of Down". David performed the OPM hits "Forevermore" and "Rainbow" The singer made sure the energy inside the theatre doesn't tone down, he covered Imagine Dragon's "Thunder" and Swedish House Mafia's "Don't You Worry Child".



Pinoy Archies saw David become all weak and in all tears as he performed the theme song of his mini TV series set in the Philippines, "Nandito Ako". Halfway the song, the singer's voice keeps cracking and being his humble self, David apologized for being emotional.



The singer performed all of his hits from before including "Elevator", "Touch My Hand" and "A Little Too Not Over You". The show ended with his first hit "Crush". David thanked Pinoy Archies for still being there for him even after six years. We saw how humble and genuine his love for Filipinos is. It's heartwarming to see a singer reconnect to fans he last saw years ago- and see how strong their bond is just because of music.





MCJ wants to thank Ovation Productions for the opportunity.

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