David Archuleta: What’s my kind of perfect? I guess.. well, I always say, I like girls who are just uhmm.. I want girls who are just down to earth, very close to their families and just have a good time, liked going out, girls who like going outdoors and stuff,I like going outside a lot and just try different things. I guess girls who like to eat too.
DAVID ARCHULETA: Last date I had… [ L O N G pause ] I don’t know.. I mean- Its not- I mean I guess.. What is your definition of a date?
INTERVIEWER: Well, its just like, maybe you and her or maybe like a perfect dinner when you went out and had some movie here…
DAVID ARCHULETA: well, with that -
INTERVIEWER: maybe holding hands..
DAVID ARCHULETA:no.. I’m not into holding hands.. I still think thats- I don’t know, I still think that’s GROSS for some reason [audience laugh]. I know I’m immature, but I don’t like, I don’t think its weird holding people’s hands, I mean, I just got over like, it took me just a few years ago to get over with holding my little sisters hands. And its okay , you know, they’re my little sisters walking across- I mean they’re older now but, I don’t know.
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I guess I’ve never liked the idea because there have never been anyone that I felt like I wanted to hold her hand. Well, I don’t mean anything bad! If I’m gonna hold someone’s hands there has to be a reason you know. I don’t want it to be just like, “Oh! she’s cute I’m gonna hold her hand!"
“This whole experience is just so emotional. Stuff that this show makes happen for you, its just – things you always dream of but never thought would happen! So its just – you can’t help but get a little teary eyed.”
“There are times that it takes years to realize something. So I don’t want to change something that might teach me something, down the road. The only thing that I can can change is my attitude on whats going to happen.” - David Archuleta
Waiting for two years for you is not enough to thank you for all that you’ve thought me..
Interviewer: Ok, speaking of that track “My Kind of Perfect,” can you describe to us what your perfect girl would be?
David Archuleta: They don’t have to be perfect. They don’t have to be this.. you know, supermodel or anything like that, I don’t think that’s what matters. They just have to be you know MY kind of perfect. It’s the imperfections too that I think makes that person unique and different and makes them stand out. I focus more on the heart of the people. I think that’s what I’m drawn to more than just the way they look or they have a certain hair length and hair color things like that. I think its just more about, you know, that they take care of themselves and have respect for themselves but still focus on other things that are more important like: someone who’s very caring to other people, I think thats important.
DAVID ARCHULETA: I think, well.. I say “ammm” a lot and “ha?” and like “What?” too much, I say that a lot and I think it really gets on people’s nerves. But sometimes it takes me a while, like.. I hear what they say, but it takes me a while to process what they said, like, I heard it, but I don’t know what they said, until– It’s like I just hear like vowels and syllables like “damunirmama,” and then it takes like 4 seconds for me to understand that they said “Do you want a car wash?”
DAVID ARCHULETA: ..The rest of the album (TOSOD) is actually even more in tune with I think, what is me as person. I’m kind of like ahh.. I’m not.. I don’t really take myself seriouslly. I’m kind of a dork, you know. I just wanna show that to my music. I don’t.. I’m not trying to be something cool and like impressive, I don’t have the best body out there or anything compare to these guys, you know. So was I like, I’m just gonna be myself. I think when your just true to yourself, that’s when people connect to you the most. So that’s what I’m trying to do with this album.