David Archuleta reaches out to the crowd as he performs at the Qwest Center on Saturday (August 15) in Omaha, Nebraska.
The 18-year-old American Idol runner-up recently caught up with MLive to chat about his recent TCA wins, solo shows and his upcoming Christmas album.
Here are the highlights of his interview:
On his upcoming holiday record: â€œIâ€™m really excited about the Christmas album, because it will show a side of music that I connected to on the show, but not so much with the pop music. Itâ€™s all about those emotional and heartfelt songs.â€
On loving his solo shows: â€œI love doing my own shows. Everyone who comes out to the show actually paid to come watch you perform, which is a strange thought if you really think about it â€” haha. The crowd feels a lot more intimate, and I feel like Iâ€™m at a more personal level at my own shows. Thereâ€™s just a great vibe that I feel from the audience, and it only makes me want to put on a better show.â€
On the shock of his recent Teen Choice Award wins: â€œI think the breakout artist (award) was the most surprising and exciting for me, because it feels like Iâ€™ve been able to keep myself moving forward and continuing after American Idol.â€