January 26, 2009 03:00 PM by Paulene Hinds
Season 7 American Idol runner-up, David Archuleta, is ready to launch his first solo tour next month and although the 18 year-old teen star has had lots of experience in the past few months singing on both American Idol andthe American Idol tour, he admits that he is still nervous about going it alone.
“Hopefully, I’ll be ready, but I can’t help being nervous about it. It’s a really big step, and you wonder whether anyone will come out to see the shows, what songs to perform and all,” hesaid in an interview withThe National Ledger.
David Archuleta can breathe easy, he has developed a huge fan base since placing second on American Idol and even has some crazyfans to prove he has made itto the big time.During the interview withThe National Ledger, he told them of one such crazyfan run-in…literally! “I was running on an indoor track and this girls’ sports team spotted me, and they started running with me and screaming. About 20 girls,” he said adding that he tried to tune them out, “I had my headphones on.”
After his second-place finish to David Cook on season 7 of American Idol, David Archuleta released his first single, Crush, in August 2008. His self-titled debut album, released in November, debuted at the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 chart and as of January 2009 it had sold more than 580,000 copies in the United States.
If you want a chance to see David Archuleta before his concert appearances, you can watch himas he makes his television debut on February 7, as a guest on the hitNickelodeon showiCarly. David Archuleta will play himself as he co-hosts the channel’s romance themed night with the star of the show, Miranda Cosgrove. David Archuleta says about playing the role, “That was fun. I don’t usually get to do work things with kids around my age, and that was great.”
There is no word whether David Archulata has any more television appearances in the works at present, but when David Archuleta was asked if he would try acting again in the future he responded, “This wasn’t really acting, but it did give me a little taste of how it would be. I was surprised by how much I liked it and how much fun I had.”
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