David Archuleta joins TV5 and now officially a KAPATID star
American Idol 2007 runner-up David Archuleta is scheduled to arrive in Manila on January 13 to do a primetime series for TV5.
Despite his earlier announcement that he planned to take a break from music to serve a full-time, two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, David Archuleta will do a primetime series with homegrown Kapatid stars Jasmin Curtis Smith and Eula Caballero.
According to InterAksyon.com, the online news portal of TV5, the signing of Archuleta is seen to further boost the attempts of TV5, currently the third biggest broadcasting network in the Philippines, to climb up the rankings.
Meanwhile, TV5 and David Archuleta became two of the trending topics in the Twitter Philippines minutes after Kapatid‘s announcement. Fans and even celebrities took to Twitter to express their excitement.
annecurtissmith (Anne Curtis-Smith, Jasmin Curtis Smith’s sister) tweeted:
Congratulations to my baby sister @jascurtissmith ♥ Her next show with TV5 is with American Idol Star David Archuleta ☺ Makes me so proud of her! Excited to see what the whole show and story will be about!
“Just heard the news that #DavidArchuleta is now #kapatid on #TV5 Can’t wait to watch his show on prime time with @jascurtissmith & eula.,” alexisrocero
Here’s the video clip from Paparazzi announcing David Archuleta as the new Kapatid talent: