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David Archuleta sings, and maybe we should leave it at that

June 3, 2010 |  1:13 pm


Archie-web You know how there are some videos you kind of wish you never saw? Like the really sad one with the two cats that's been going around? Before you click "play" and watch David Archuleta singing "Works for Me," above, remember that we warned you.

No, Archie doesn't get hit by a car or anything. And yes, his singing -- on a tune co-written and performed with Toby Lightman -- is quite nice.

It's just the look on his face while chatting afterward, when "Fox & Friends" host Brian Kilmeade, in a wee burst of reality-based interviewing, suggests to the 19-year-old that mayyyyybe pop icons Madonna and Elton John would not be likely to clear their calendars for multiple months to fill Simon Cowell's seat on the "American Idol" judges' panel. 

Imagine someone offering a bacon sundae to an adorable little puppy, then telling the puppy it has to do calculus in its head first if it actually wants a sloppy ol' bite.

The puppy also has a memoir out, "Chords of Strength," and that's why he's doing the rounds. The book? It's either genuine or motivational, or a look at the most boring human being on the planet, depending on who you ask.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

P.S. About that video with the cats -- don't watch it. You'll weep for weeks, at the oddest times, even if you don't like cats. Ask me how I know.

Photo: David Archuleta arrives at the Britweek Gala dinner April 22. He performed at the event, which benefited Save the Children and Virgin Unite. Credit: Rex Gelert Photography.

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