Six years since his last visit in the PH, singer-songwriter and American Idol alum David Archuleta finally rekindled his connection with his avid Filipino fans as he performed live last October 20, 2017 at the Kia Theater in Cubao. Lucky for us, we were there to witness the 26-year-old musician owning the stage like we've never seen him before!
Prior to the concert, we got to chat with David during a rountable interview where he emphasized how he's finally found his own voice as an artist. And this definitely showed the moment he stepped on stage with a certain charisma that he didn't yet possess in his early career. Kicking off the evening with the upbeat tune "Up All Night" and his popular single "Something About Love," David instantly pumped up the crowd, and we were delighted to see him eagerly dancing around and brimming with energy!
He followed up with more new tracks such as "Numb," "Invincible," and "I'm Ready," all of which echoed his geniuine sentiments as a musician who finally found his footing in the tricky trade of the music biz.
One of the most exciting parts of the concert was when he performed his rendition of a few OPM classics such as "You Are My Song" (featuring front act Tippy Dos Santos,) "Forevermore," and "Rainbow." (David recorded a whole album of OPM songs entitled Forevermore back in 2012.) You can bet we sang along to every word!
For his dedicated fans who followed his career from the start, it was definitely a treat to watch him perform songs from his previous albums including "Parachutes and Airplanes," "Elevator," "Touch My Hand," and his top-charting track "A Little Too Not Over You," afterwhich he bid goodnight to the audience.
But wait... Of course, there was more. After we all went wild chanting his name, David came back on stage for an encore, indulging us with three more songs. The first one was truly special, a moment we forgot we actually needed. David serenaded us with yet another OPM classic, "Nandito Ako," which totally brought back all the feels! Back in 2012, David starred in a teleserye of the same title opposite Jasmine Curtis-Smith who was also there in the audience that evening. The most surprising part was when David started tearing up even before he hit the first chorus! Everyone was touched, and we may or may not have shed a tear as well. Darn it!
David then went on to perform the heartfelt "Glorious," followed by the crowd-favorite "Crush" to end the evening with the same level of energy we all started off with.
It was definitely a night to remember for David and his fans alike. Honestly, with his newfound voice and ever-captivating charm, we can bet that he's going to make a legit comeback in the international scene. Here's to hoping that he can find his way back to Manila again... for the nth time! (Seriously, can we adopt him already?)
Make sure to listen to his new album, Postcards In The Sky, which he released on the same day as his Manila concert, and let us know what you think about David's comeback below!
ALSO READ: In Focus: 3 Things David Archuleta Wants You To Know If You're Struggling To Pursue Your Passion
Photos by Rex Sison