Justin Bieber vs. David Archuleta: Who is a better role model?

November 30, 2010
By AALetta PLATINUM, Lynn, Massachusetts
AALetta PLATINUM, Lynn, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Face the downs and be grateful for the ups." - David Archuleta


There’s two guys in the music world who have gotten a lot of hype over the past few years. David Archuleta and Justin Bieber, both once living a normal life, quickly shot to fame almost out of no where. David Archuleta was runner-up on the seventh season of American Idol and has three high-ranking studio albums. Justin Bieber was a youtube sensation discovered by Usher, now a music sensation. They both have huge fan bases with their many albums, tours, and both even have best selling books. Now, if you asked the Beliebers which one of them is the better musician, they’d say Justin. And if you asked the Arch Angels, they’d without a doubt say David. Though they both really can’t be compared with their music, they can with their heroism.

Not too long ago, Justin Bieber was just an ordinary guy, making youtube videos of him singing and playing the guitar. Never did he think he’d end up where he is today, with such a strong following from his fans. But does their following go anywhere past his music? Though Justin worked hard to get where he is, and he donates to charities and has his new inspirational song “Pray”, has he ever done anything that really hit people hard and made them admire him? Though he’s done all of valuable things, it’s been known that he also acts out, swears, and possibly even punched a boy in the face. Do his good qualities even out with his faults?

David Archuleta was too just an ordinary guy with little confidence and no self-esteem, but a love for singing. When he finally did have enough self-assurance to actually try and work on music, he was diagnosed with vocal paralysis. He had felt like music was just a thing of the past, it was that one piece missing from him, until one day, he felt a strong, “unexplainable” feeling to audition for American Idol, and that’s how he got where he is today. David worked hard all throughout his life to get where he is, doing numerous singing competitions while battling his strong hatred for his voice. But that didn’t stop him. David is the perfect example of working hard and achieving your dreams. Not to mention the numerous charities he’s involved with, plus his unshakable faith and strong positivity, which he tries to share with people so that they too can achieve their goals in life and be happy. David’s influential music and motivational quotes make him an inspiration to many people, which is why David has such a devoted fan base.

So to answer the question “Who is a better role model?”, I think it’s pretty obvious that the answer is David. David has done a lot more for people than just flipping his hair. He’s truly inspired people to do what’s right with the strong impact he’s had. Though you can admire some of Justin’s qualities, there’s a lot more about David that makes him a true role model, and even a hero in his fans’ eyes.


The author's comments:
This is me trying to be as unbiased as I can and let people know which one is a better role model. I can't help it if my favorite wins ;)

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on Jun. 28 2011 at 6:30 pm
Alice_in_Wonderland GOLD, San Clemente, California
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Favorite Quote:
“I could give up, I could stay stuck, or I could move on, So I put one foot front of the other, No no no nothing’s gonna break my stride, “ –David Archuleta (The Other Side of Down)

Cool! What is the name and link for your fansite? I want to check it out!! :) BTW, my review for David Archuleta's album is on Teen Ink now and I would love for you to ckeck it out! Thanks!:)

on Jun. 28 2011 at 12:19 am
AALetta PLATINUM, Lynn, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Face the downs and be grateful for the ups." - David Archuleta

Well I'm a pretty big fan. I run a David fansite and yes he says a lot in interviews, tweets, etc :)

on Jun. 27 2011 at 11:04 pm
Alice_in_Wonderland GOLD, San Clemente, California
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Favorite Quote:
“I could give up, I could stay stuck, or I could move on, So I put one foot front of the other, No no no nothing’s gonna break my stride, “ –David Archuleta (The Other Side of Down)

That's awesome! As long as he comes out with another album eventually! You seem to know a lot about him. How do you know all this... does he say it in interviews or something?

on Jun. 27 2011 at 6:22 pm
AALetta PLATINUM, Lynn, Massachusetts
49 articles 4 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Face the downs and be grateful for the ups." - David Archuleta

His label didn't drop him, a few months ago David decided to leave both his record label and maganement team. He recently said that he wasn't happy with them and wasn't going the direction he wants to go in his career. At the moment he isn't looking for labels, but he's been doing a ton of songwriting to bring to labels once he's ready. So there defintely will be another album eventually, but right now he just wants to take his time and figure out what he really wants. Very admirable :)

on Jun. 27 2011 at 5:18 pm
Alice_in_Wonderland GOLD, San Clemente, California
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Favorite Quote:
“I could give up, I could stay stuck, or I could move on, So I put one foot front of the other, No no no nothing’s gonna break my stride, “ –David Archuleta (The Other Side of Down)

He is going to make another album though right? I heard rumors that his record label dropped him but that can't be true... he is too good.

on Jun. 26 2011 at 11:12 pm
AALetta PLATINUM, Lynn, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Face the downs and be grateful for the ups." - David Archuleta

Thank you! And David actually did an interview recently saying that he doesn't plan on making another album this year, but he wants to release a new song soon! :D

on Jun. 26 2011 at 6:45 pm
Alice_in_Wonderland GOLD, San Clemente, California
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Favorite Quote:
“I could give up, I could stay stuck, or I could move on, So I put one foot front of the other, No no no nothing’s gonna break my stride, “ –David Archuleta (The Other Side of Down)

Your welcome! Seriously though good job and keep writing! By the way, do you know when David Archuleta's next album will be out?

on Jun. 14 2011 at 8:32 pm
AALetta PLATINUM, Lynn, Massachusetts
49 articles 4 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Face the downs and be grateful for the ups." - David Archuleta

I honestly don't even know the name of Justin's book LOL But thank you!!

on Jun. 14 2011 at 8:21 pm
Alice_in_Wonderland GOLD, San Clemente, California
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Favorite Quote:
“I could give up, I could stay stuck, or I could move on, So I put one foot front of the other, No no no nothing’s gonna break my stride, “ –David Archuleta (The Other Side of Down)

Arch Angels and Archie forever!! :)

on Jun. 14 2011 at 8:19 pm
Alice_in_Wonderland GOLD, San Clemente, California
16 articles 0 photos 620 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I could give up, I could stay stuck, or I could move on, So I put one foot front of the other, No no no nothing’s gonna break my stride, “ –David Archuleta (The Other Side of Down)

Great article and I completely agree! David is a much better role model and singer than Justin.  :) By the way, Justin wrote a book? I never knew that, what's it called?

on Jun. 14 2011 at 8:16 pm
Alice_in_Wonderland GOLD, San Clemente, California
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Favorite Quote:
“I could give up, I could stay stuck, or I could move on, So I put one foot front of the other, No no no nothing’s gonna break my stride, “ –David Archuleta (The Other Side of Down)

I also agree with AALetta. No offense to Justin Beiber but I think David Archuleta is a way better role model too.

amalia said...
on Apr. 18 2011 at 7:14 pm
David is a better role model. He also has a better voice. I don't think Bieber is a good role model, he is just 16 years old and too young to do what he has been doing so far with Selena G. Come on!!!

on Mar. 18 2011 at 1:02 pm
XxDarkAngelxX, Modesto, California
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Favorite Quote:
people have never really been there for me but music always has

i agree the heart counts not the looks

amy12345 said...
on Mar. 11 2011 at 11:39 am
i really dont know which one would be

TheJust ELITE said...
on Mar. 10 2011 at 5:15 pm
TheJust ELITE, Ellenton, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"I feel that a hero is somebody who will stand up for their values and what they believe in and that can take any form. People that have values and have thought them through rather than those who just do what they’re told."-Skandar Keynes

"When it’

I completely agree with you, aaletta

TheJust ELITE said...
on Mar. 10 2011 at 5:13 pm
TheJust ELITE, Ellenton, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"I feel that a hero is somebody who will stand up for their values and what they believe in and that can take any form. People that have values and have thought them through rather than those who just do what they’re told."-Skandar Keynes

"When it’

And just because Beiber is well known doesn't give him a reason to be a bad role model. It's just an excuse other people give him and celebrities embrace. It's just a crutch.

 


on Feb. 17 2011 at 5:35 pm
AALetta PLATINUM, Lynn, Massachusetts
49 articles 4 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Face the downs and be grateful for the ups." - David Archuleta

True, but I think David knows better than to do anything. He genuinely woulnd't do things, not just because he's not as well known.

on Feb. 17 2011 at 5:10 pm
loulou16 BRONZE, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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David would be the better role model i agree but he is not as well known as Justin which makes it easier for him to do what he wants with out the press hearing. but justin bieber is so popular that whatever he does people hear so i think it would be hard to be a role model if you were him

on Feb. 15 2011 at 12:37 pm
AALetta PLATINUM, Lynn, Massachusetts
49 articles 4 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Face the downs and be grateful for the ups." - David Archuleta

Well this article has nothing to do with looks. David's hot too but this article has nothing to do with that. You can't judge someone because they're hot or not...

on Feb. 15 2011 at 12:26 pm
Justin Bieber is better than anyone because he is HOT!!!


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