I confess, I’m getting a little nostalgic for “American Idol’s” David Archuleta, now that the boy is serving a mission for the LDS Church. We hosted His Davidness for an afternoon to let fans ask questions and hear some music from his last two albums. DO NOT miss his cover of Vanessa Carlton’s “1,000 Miles.” Incandescently beautiful.
Mood: David’s painfully shy, so it was clear he struggled with some of the more personal questions. He was very sweet and cheerful.
Performance: he’s actually even better live. That never happens.
High notes: his tentative performance of “Chopsticks” on his keyboard.
Low notes: a halting and painful explanation of why he thinks it’s gross to hold hands with a girl. The ever-hateful Perez Hilton jumped on this on his national column the next day to gloat about David being gay. I don’t think that’s accurate, but I can’t imagine why it’s up for discussion.