Teen Choice Awards 2010: David Archuleta thinks 'American Idol' needs a 'facelift'
Choice "American Idol" Alum winner David Archuleta walked into the Teen Choice Awards press room Sunday (Aug. 8) just as the Choice Smile Award was being shown on the TV screens.
The volume on the press room TV is always turned down when winners arrive so the reporters can concentrate on what they're saying. David, acutely conscious of what a monumental TV moment he was interrupting, smiled as he asked the audience, "Can you let me know who wins Choice Smile?"
Seconds later, Taylor Lautner jumped up to get his Smile surfboard. "Taylor Lautner," remarked David. "That's fun. He's a cool guy."
Then Archie talked about upcoming album, "The Other Side of Down," and how he wants this record to be more in tune with himself as a person.
"I'm kind of a dork and I just wanted to show that ... I'm not trying to be something cool and impressive.... When just be yourself, that's what people connect to the most."
More reasons to love Archie:
On "Glee": "We finally have someone to relate to, people who didn't quite fit in but who love music. 'Glee' represents all of us geeks."
On rumored "Idol" judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler: "They are really interesting choices. They need to give 'American Idol' a new face. I feel like it's time for 'American Idol' to have a complete facelift."
On rumored "Idol" judges Elton John and Madonna: "They are reallly experienced and people will really listen to what they have to say because they have a lot of cred."
On fave books: "'To Kill a Mockingbird.' Also the Dr. Seuss books 'when I was little.' ..."My favorite book is 'The Alchemist,' about someone who is trying to follow their dreams and their heart but being unsure of what that is."
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