David Archuleta is Bookends Bubbly

David Archuleta gives a big smile while holding up his new book, Chords of Strength at Bookends in New Jersey on Tuesday afternoon.

David’s memoir hit stores yesterday and the signing kicked off his book tour. David chatted with AZ Central about his memoir and “American Idol”:

On being afraid he wouldn’t sing again: I was really scared. Music is the only thing I really felt passionate about. … I was told I could have the surgery, which is really risky, or I could see what voice therapy could do for me after a couple of years. The doctors told me the surgery could permanently damage my throat. So I decided to go to therapy. … I learned that it was up to me to do the effort and put the work into it if I wanted it. It totally paid off.

On what “Idol” will be like without Simon Cowell: It’s going to totally change the dynamics of the show. But like Simon said, the viewers really make the show because they’re the ones who are voting. They’re choosing who goes on and that’s what’s really the magic of the show.

Will you be picking up David’s book? To find out where David is signing next, go HERE.