MANILA, Philippines – American Idol runner-up David Archuleta showed his support to Filipino singing sensation Charice after he watched the latter's performance at Club 57 in New York City last Saturday (April 17).
The online community is now abuzz over Archuleta’s night out at Club 57, a popular gay club in New York City in the United States, last Saturday. Gay rumors have hounded the American singer since he was spotted at the club.
In his Twitter page, Archuleta said he was at Club 57 to show his support for his Filipino friend, Charice.
The 17-year-old Filipino songstress performed “Pyramid,” her current hit single, and “I Will Survive,” but Archuleta did not sing, confirmed Charice’s mom, Raquel.
For Archuleta's part, he merely laughed off the gay rumors.
Archuleta tweeted: "Last night in New York I got invited to go and see my friend Charice perform. Mental note to self: always ask where before you go! Wasn’t my kind of place lol, and I had no clue! I guess you live and learn.”
“The upside was that Charice was awesome, and she has an incredible voice. Hope that clears things up! Been seeing some of the tweets.. sheesh! Can get crazy quick. NO worries all, I wouldn’t get into things like that intentionally haha. Hope you guys have a good Sunday!"
According to the "American Idol" finalist, Charice has apologized to him after the rumors surfaced.
"Charice is great and she didn't mean to cause any harm haha. She apologized a lot after. She's way nice lol," he wrote.
Last year, Charice did a duet with Archuleta for the latter's Christmas album.
Charice met Archuleta when she attended Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York in November 2008.