MANILA, Philippines - American Idol Season 7 winners David Cook and David Archuleta arrived in Manila on Tuesday.
Cook set foot at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 at around 1 p.m. Archuleta came at around 3 p.m.
On May 16, at 8 p.m., the two Idols will hold a back-to-back concert at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, produced by local actor Jomari Yllana’s Fearless Productions.
Cook was a 25-year-old bartender and long-time struggling artist who became the victor of the 7th season of American Idol. He was noticed for his original version of pop songs, most notably of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean" and Mariah Carey’s “Always Be My Baby."
Archuleta, on the other hand, was the season’s first runner-up.
In 2007, he became one of the youngest finalists in the reality talent show competition. He is now an 18-year-old singer-songwriter who has also made appearances in television shows like Disney’s Hannah Montana.
Both of the Idols’ albums landed within the Top 3 of the Billboard charts upon their release. - Katrina Louise Francisco, GMANews.TV