Review, photos: Natasha Bedingfield, David Archuleta pack powerful punch at free ArtPrize concert
by Lori Niedenfuer Cool | The Grand Rapids Press
Some 15,000 joined in the mania at Rosa Parks Circle for the free show, sponsored by Citadel Broadcasting and Dave and Carol Van Andel.
Archie was in the house; that much was obvious by the pandemonium brought on by the appearance of the 19-year-old “American Idol” alumni. The crowd went berserk for Archuleta, screaming and carrying on throughout his half-hour set.
“People always ask me what I’m looking for in the girl,” he divulged as a prelude to the appealing song “My Kind of Perfect.” This statement ignited massive shrieking, as if the crowd thought he was looking for the lady with the loudest scream. “I’ve never been in a relationship before.”
His greatest hit so far, “Crush,” was greeted with thunderous applause, and “Zero Gravity” had fans jumping up and down like pogo sticks. Sincere and loveable, Archuleta obviously gives 100 percent, and his gorgeous voice was a treat to listen to. As his maniac fans already know, the dude can sing like crazy.
Read the rest of the concert review at mlive.com.