The Voice

DAVID ARCHULETA

Imagine

Posted by djafan on Wednesday, April 7, 2010

223 Responses to “Imagine”

  1. Abrra said

    Download files MP4 for ipod wmv for media player or Zune and mp3 of tonight’s performance below

    http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=b01acf3f99d1cd5967cd7f7bd65f7eefe04e75f6e8ebb871

    Enjoy!

    Abrra

  2. djafan said

    Thank you Abrra!!!!

  3. djafan said

    Ok you all confess….How many times have you watched?

  4. djafan said

    From Masterclasslady…

    David Archuleta’s Performance Of Imagine On American Idol Season 9 Top 9 Results Show

    Vocal prodigy, David Archuleta, made another triumphant return to the American Idol stage during Season 9’s Top 9 Results Show on April 7th.

    Seated quietly at the piano, he performed another inspiring version of John Lennon’s “Imagine”, once again reminding all of us that he is a force to be reckoned with. The sophistication and poise he brings to this performance is pretty amazing. How he is able to pack so much into one song and yet make it sound flawless and effortless is beyond me. He is truly a rare and precious gem in the musical world.

    And yet, not only is this genuine young man supremely talented, but also he is a kind and gentle human being who is extremely humbled and thankful for the prodigious musical gift bestowed on him at birth.

    He is so approachable and so gracious to everyone – is it any wonder that he is collecting more and more fans with each passing day?

    Enjoy the video (above) and please feel free to leave your comments.

    http://masterclasslady.com/2010/04/07/david-archuletas-performance-of-imagine-on-american-idol-season-9-results-show/

  5. djafan said

    Idol Chatter….

    And now we hear from David Archuleta, singing “Imagine.” This should be special. On the piano no less.

    Listen up, Aaron Kelly. This is what you’ve been aspiring to. Two years ago, this is the song that made David a favorite on American Idol. And he sure didn’t forget how to sing it, huh?

    Pretty special, just like I predicted. David always displayed wonderful vocals on Idol. And he was always at his best performing sensitive songs like that one.

    David says he’s always nervous in front of the judges, afraid of the critique to come. Really, David, you’d have nothing to worry about after a performance like that. Trust me, it would have ranked as one of the best in season nine.

    And great news for David fans. A new single and a new album should be coming soon.

    http://ydblogz.com/chatter/?p=8791

  6. djafan said

    ZapToIt

    David Archuleta returned for the perfect “American Idol” week that celebrated Beatles songs, which meant he dusted off “Imagine.”

    He attacked the song with his typical earnest enthusiasm, but this time, it was old-school John Lennon-style with the piano accompaniment.

    Archie really worked well with the simplicity of the song, and it’s easy to see why his fans are still devoted to him.

    http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2010/04/american-idol-david-archuleta-does-imagine-proud.html

  7. djafan said

    Entertainment.Gather.com

    David Archuleta was on the stage tonight and pleasing the crowds for the Results Show portion of American Idol tonight. Fans from around the world have been waiting to hear this heartthrob once again on the stage and he had his moment. A popular Idol and runner up from season 7, he didn’t disappoint his fans when he hit the stage. Absolutely inspiring it was a great night for Idol music with his sitting in front of the piano and belting the words out.

    The song Archulata sang for the crowd for tonight was the Beatles hit “Imagine”. A moving performance, it was nothing less than a perfect.

    http://entertainment.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474978158896

  8. emmegirl said

    I know everyone is in chat, I cannot remember by password and am too shook up to try and find it!

    David James Archuleta is unbelievable. This performance is my favorite all time ever, ever! Best version of Imagine! The grace and subtlety and power and passion and beauty… I feel like I got hit in the face with a 2X4! It was beautiful and moving and honest and real and he sang it as it should be sang as he always does but he changed it AGAIN and added his own special Archuleta style that no one, absolutely no one on this planet has!

    It was more than I had hoped for, had dreamed of, and that is saying alot! I cannot even begin to comprehend the future that he has ahead of him, he is already light years beyond the bulk of his peers.

    And gorgeous, did I mention gorgeous, soulful, mature, masculine, piano playing, gorgeous masterclass artist… at 19yrs old!

    I can’t take it, and can’t stop watching.

    (and I ain’t saying a word about that neck and those shoulders!)

  9. djafan said

    NeonLimeLight

    Video: David Archuleta Performs “Imagine” On American Idol Results Show

    April 7, 2010 by Story Gilmore
    Filed under American Idol, Live, TV/Radio Goodness

    David Archuleta

    With this week’s American Idol theme being Lennon/McCartney songs, true Idol fans thought of one thing: season 7 runner-up, David Archuleta’s rendition of Imagine.

    Sitting at his piano, the talented young star returned to American Idol to remind fans of his epic performance and show the new contestants how it’s all supposed to be done.

    http://neonlimelight.com/2010/04/07/video-david-archuleta-performs-imagine-on-american-idol-results-show/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NeonLimelight+%28%2F%2FNeon+Limelight%2F%2F%29

  10. djafan said

    emmegirl yes on everything you said! EVERYTHING!

    You don’t need a password…just type in your username and voila!

    Try!

  11. Abrra said

    Go to the site and type in the chat line , a window pops up asking you to make a nickname then hit enter and your chat starts. It will remember your name for next time you come by. Oh and you do need firefox for best video.

    Abrra

  12. bebereader said

    Party in The Voice Unplugged!
    Please join us…there are 25 in total.
    Here’s the link:

    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

  13. djafan said

    The Huffington Post…

    David Archuleta delivered a piano-led encore of his rendition of “Imagine,” this time including the lyrics “Imagine there’s no heaven” that he cleverly skipped when in competition. It was good and the best guest performance of the night. Has he dyed his hair?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-giltz/emidolem-season-9-top-9_b_529603.html

  14. bebereader said

    Pic of David and Rene Toledo, Jr. in the recording studio
    2/10
    Courtesy of Snarkies

  15. djafan said

    Express Nite Out…

    In all seriousness, though, David’s voice — which was pretty darned good when he was on the show two years ago — sounds clearer and more striking than ever. Stardom has been very good to him.

    http://www.expressnightout.com/content/2010/04/american-idol-michael-lynche-archuleta-rihanna.php

  16. djafan said

    Idol Nation…

    It was great to hear David Archuleta to sing “Imagine” again. Archie’s 2007 interpretation of the John Lennon classic will always be one of the most memorable Idol performances — ever. Man, that still gives me goose bumps.

    http://www3.whig.com/whig/blogs/idol/?p=1740

  17. bebereader said

    First picture from David’s Idol performance!!!

    courtesy of ainow.com

  18. djafan said

    American Idol Buzz…

    David Archuleta, with two more years under his belt, sounded better and far more mature revisiting “Imagine.”

    http://blogs.ajc.com/american-idol-blog/2010/04/07/whos-headed-home-on-idol/

  19. bebereader said

    More pics courtesy of Brasil Archie Angels

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  21. pabuckie said

    There are no words to describe Mr. David Archuleta — He is just BEAUTIFUL and his performance last night STUNNING!!

  22. FG said

    Oh sweeeeet mercy I’ve never been more proud of David! The piano???!!! whoa, always pushing himself that guy! Love him, love him, and love him!! Gahhhhhh!

  23. SandyBeaches said

    #17…Oh Bebe…what a ‘gorgeous picture’…time to take a breath!

    I am walking around this morning like I was partying with friends all night…well it was quite late!!

    SB

  24. betsy said

    Oh David. I am in need of a concert. Old stuff, new stuff – I don’t care!
    Imagine was purely beautiful.

  25. Abrra said

    Last night was magical in so many ways. David got the opportunity to show the world how far he has progressed in his artistry. He overcame his nervousness before the “judges” be they behind the desk or in front of their TV’s. Fans saw him in a new light. More mature in look and style. Very cool vibe at the piano, relaxed as he sang his signature song. Those who were on the fence about his talent fell head first in love!

    Our anticipation for his book and Cd has now been tempered with the chance to see him on TV again. He knows when to “give” when we need it the most.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Abrra

  26. bluebar said

    Like everyone, I’m feelin’ quite bubbly! There is more beauty and style in this performance than in any other. David was superb, subtle and strong. We witnessed 3 minutes and 14 seconds of heaven! Again.

  27. betsy said

    I love that pic Abs. Just David and the piano.
    The hands are reflected in the piano quite beautifully.

  28. River said

    Can’t count the no of times I’ve watched it. This performance was more than I ever hoped for. He is a mega star. We are blessed to have been along for the ride. incredible.

  29. Nanaweize said

    Just “Imagine” your absoulute most favorite singer sitting at the piano on American Idol singing of all things… one of your favorites “Imagine” and we have a beautiful night! Asoulutly spectacular! Can we do this again next week? Pretty please!!!!!

  30. Nanaweize said

    Awesome picture above! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Abrra said

    I checked iTunes, still not offering last night’s performance.
    So, here you go. The name of the poster is misleading. It’s not official.

    Imagine HQ

    Abrra

  32. emmegirl said

    Got up first thing and went directly to the bigscreen! Sublime!
    Perfection!

    (and to think I was wanting him to sing something different!)

  33. emmegirl said

    No itunes?? ….hmmmmm.

    If we don’t get it, can someone make an mp3? Would be eternally grateful, thank you.

    Morning Abrra ;)

  34. Abrra said

    Emmegirl
    See post # 1? Link to mp3 in my mediafire

    Abrra

  35. djafans said

    CNN…

    DAVID ARCHULETA: Remember back in Season 7? When there were actual “moments” on the Idol stage? David Archuleta came back to remind us. On the piano, Archie reprised his performance of “Imagine.” Oh, the good-ole-days of American Idol. I’m wistful. And he is still just so adorable.

    http://mxp.blogs.cnn.com/2010/04/08/american-idol-results-recap-skin-tight-edition/

  36. djafans said

    MSNBC…

    After watching David Archuleta sing “Imagine” this week, do you really think Aaron Kelly and Tim Urban are in that ballpark right now?

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36244460/ns/entertainment-reality_tv/

  37. TOfan said

    Everyone still standing today? LOL

    I’m still reeling from the sheer amazingness of last night’s performance. And what a great contrast between that Jason guy (though talented) and David.

    Who needs flames and lights and smoke when you’ve got the best song ever written and the best voice to ever sing it.

    (have rounded up as many buzz highlights as I could get my hands on over at SnowAngelz, btw! :) )

    Love you guys! ♥

  38. djafans said

    Crushable.com

    But the contestants got a dose of undeniable talent when Rihanna and Idol alum David Archuleta paid the show a visit. Archie, who now looks older and huskier at age 19, performed a smooth rendition of “Imagine,” and has seemingly ditched his habit of licking his lips between each note. Apparently, Tim Urban whispered to Lee DeWyze, saying “He’s really good.”

    http://crushable.com/entertainment/david-archuleta-rihanna-breathe-life-into-idol/

  39. Abrra said

    Introducing David’s duet partner from last night! Some have even written articles of said partner ;)

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    Abrra

  40. djafans said

    Good Morning!

    What a wonderful evening! I’m loving all the positive feedback even some snarky comments along the way…lol but still recognizing the undeniable talent of one young man, Mr. David Archuleta.

    I’ve read comments about his interview this morning with Ryan Seacrest, really good, hoping for the audio soon.

  41. Abrra said

    Miss beebee has granted us a gift. A very good HQ video of last night, better than the one I found on YT in #31. I was waiting for permission to post the link. Here it is, click on the Regular Download on the right side. Its in MP4 format. Can be played by real player or added to your iPod.

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/xscoas

    Thanks! beebee

    Abrra

  42. Blisskasden said

    Allow me to restate the obvious. David’s performance last night underscored what we have known for 2 years. David is without peer as a singer and stylist on the music scene today. The contrast between David’s minimalist, wonderful performance , and the other 2 pretentious, over blown , “in your face” theatrics, said it all.

    I caught the looks on the faces on some of the Season 9 contestants during David’s performance. I think it was a feeling of relief that David didn’t decide to wait until this year to audition for the show. There are no “David Cooks” this year, and even the crooks that run American idol could not have denied David the title this year.

    Having David on the show is a double edged sword for AI. On one hand, he elevates the show just by walking on to the stage, and gives the show much needed class and dignity. On the other hand, it exposes AI for the “shlock-fest” it really is, something that was evident before and after David’s all too brief time on last night’s show.

  43. betsy said

    LATimesBlog: “Casey’s mouth is agape in awe of all that is Archuleta. He’s also the first 2 give Season 7 runner-up a standing ovation”

  44. munkmusic said

    HI! Here is the audio of the interview with Ryan…

    http://www.kiisfm.com/cc-common/podcast.html

  45. stenocruiser said

    David’s interview with Ryan is fascinating, fascinating. Ryan seems to be in awe of what David has to say, as am I. Our David is a wise and very strong young man and it is an honour for me to be around to follow his career. God bless him.

  46. bebereader said

    Good afternoon! The sight of David last night, at that grand piano, the size of a car (to quote Abrra) showed that he has arrived and is a serious singer/songwriter. I stayed up too late last night reading reviews and comments. The consensus of opinion is that people who are new viewers of American Idol were blown away by his performance. I hope Yoko Ono and Paula Abdul were watching last night; they would have been filled with pride. I know I was.

    Bliss#42 “Having David on the show is a double edged sword for AI. On one hand, he elevates the show just by walking on to the stage, and gives the show much needed class and dignity. On the other hand, it exposes AI for the “shlock-fest” it really is, something that was evident before and after David’s all too brief time on last night’s show.”

    Bliss, I totally agree. I wonder how many new AI viewers were saying to themselves “And he wasn’t the winner???”

    Betsy #43 I knew there was a reason I liked Casey!

  47. betsy said

    Munk – thanks so much for the podcast. It seems I couldn’t listen any other way.
    I couldn’t love him more.
    {{bebe}}

  48. betsy said

    btw, the cutest picture of David showed up on my facebook, via Ryan Seacrest.

    Can you do something with this? Like show it?! It is too cute – from last night.

  49. tawna21 said

    I cannot comprehend all the beauty that last night brought to me–I’m still processing it. I’ll just keep on thinking as I work and enjoy all the pics and downloads available. Thanks to all of you for your comments—love ‘em!

    TW

  50. bebereader said

    Thanks, Betsy! Here’s your pic from #48

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  51. bebereader said

    Brought this over from from Fans of David:

    “GG_doorsfan says:
    April 8, 2010 at 9:32 am

    “the debut album has popped back into the top 1000 albums on the itunes overall chart – squiggly sqiggly squeeeeeeeeeee!!!

    i think i’m going to download another copy of crush and the cd in honor of david’s fantastic performance. he deserves it.
    :)

    894. David Archuleta (Deluxe Version) – David Archuleta
    Thursday, April 08, 2010 10:29 AM
    David Archuleta (Deluxe Version) by David Archuleta

    http://ax.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wpa/MRSS/topalbums/sf=4403441/limit=0000/rss.xml

    I also read that “Christmas From The Heart” has moved up on the charts!

  52. bebereader said

    From Celebrity Gossip:

    http://inspirationally.org/2010/04/08/david-archuleta-and-rihanna-perform-on-american-idol/

    “While the American Idol community is buzzing over the judges’ decision to save Michael Lynche from elimination (do you think it was the right call?), we’d like to focus on the two acts that graced the stage last night.

    First, what can even be said about David Archuleta at this point? Young, cute crooners such as Alex Lambert and Aaron Kelly have won over many fans this season, but neither compares to this former finalist.

    He showed why again last night, serenading the audience with a rendition of “Imagine.”

  53. bebereader said

    Found this on Michael Lynche’s American Idol Q&A page:

    Question: Of the past 8 seasons, who’s been your favorite Idol contestant thus far?

    Answer: Ruben Studdard and David Archuleta

  54. bebereader said

    Not the best video but we’ll take anything we can get our grubby little hands on! LOL

    Abrra: Put that spam wand away!

  55. Abrra said

    What I heard today with Ryan Seacrest was the “new” more mature David that matches the visuals of last night’s performance. We learned much about how his life has changed, yet his soul is right where it should be.

    Knowing that he is now in control of his career is a big step. That he realizes how decisions he makes affect so many is a lesson well learned.

    Abrra

  56. Abrra said

    bebe

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    Abrra

  57. bebereader said

    Abrra

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    bebe

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    Abrra

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  60. Abrra said

    Interview at J-14. David talks about his new look and more………

    http://www.j-14.com/2010/04/exclusive-qa-with-david-archuleta.html

    Abrra

  61. blisskasden said

    Having heard the interview with Seacrest, I have concluded that Ryan has been told to “cool down” the enthousiasm for David on AI. The radio interview clearly demonstrates Ryan’s affection and respect for David, while his AI persona regarding David borders on the disrespectful. A new viewer would never conclude that David is the most popular contestant in the history of the show based on his on stage treatment by Seacrest and, even more so, the judges. Where was Randy last night? Randy raved about David week after week, yet he is yet to make any comment on David’s visits back to the show.

    And, what about Kara? She WROTE “To Be With You” and sang the duet part on the CD, yet she sat there without uttering a word last night. Ellen has a “Mormon” problem, due to their official any-gay position, but there is not a more non-judgmental person on earth than David. Shame on her for her dismissive tone last night. Simon is, well, Simon, so I’ll give him a pass because he’s that way with every previous contestant that comes back.

    I”m loving the rave reviews David has gotten. I guess we’re not just a bunch of nutty fans after all (LOL). Bring on that book and new CD.

  62. Abrra said

    The mind wanders to what this may look like:

    Cuteness overload!

    And for betsy

    Found at FOD

    Abrra

  63. betsy said

    #50 bebe – thank you omg It’s finally worth it having a facebook account, I’ve discovered.

    #62 Abs – As my dear sainted mother used to say (and believe me, she would) Jesus, Mary & Joseph.

    Thank you so very much.

  64. poof said

    It has been a tough week for our family. The return of a life threatening illness, an accidental death and some serious unravellings of a solid marriage have left me a mess. I have spent the week in a zombie-like state, neither eating, sleeping or caring.

    I was happy, in a dazed way, that David would be singing on AI but disappointed it was Imagine. There was, however, no way I was going to miss it. I pulled my stool a foot from the screen in anticipation.

    Then he was on. Oh my. Immediately, his warm, gossamer voice was wrapping itself around me and I was comforted. His beautiful smile lit up the stage (and my heart). Imagine is such a message of hope, and boy, did I need to feel some hope. I thought I knew what I would hear when David sang Imagine last night, but David knows what we need to hear, and I heard it.

    I had a good night sleep last night, got up and had a bagel with cream cheese. (Both halves :))Thank you David. You change me and my life.

  65. djafan said

    Just listened to the Seacrest interview….just WOW…I’m with you bliss, this doesn’t sound like the Ryan from idol and he invited him back for the single…amazing!

    Tomorrow the halftime show! More music!

  66. silverfox said

    Blog From David – 4/8/10

    Helloooo everyone. I wanted to check in really quick and let you know about my time yesterday back at the American Idol studios. I had such a great time!!

    I have to admit being on that stage again shook me and my nerves up pretty good. I wasn’t sure what was going on with my mind. Just seeing the audience, the contestants, and then the judges was so weird lol. But I saw Ellen smiling right before I started and it made me feel better haha. But I haven’t really performed Imagine very much in the last couple of years since I had sung it twice on Idol, and now it’s 3 times. But it was such a privilege to get to sing it again, because I think it’s a song with a message that’s important for people to hear again right now. It also reminded me of how much that song meant to me, and to again show people what I love about what music can do for others.

    So while I was at the studios, I got to meet all of the contestants. I was on my way to get something from my hotel room, and saw them all standing outside waiting for rehearsal. I got out of the car and ran out to say hi to all of them really quick. A group of cool people! And they sure did really well this week. I’m really glad that the judges decided to use the save this week with big Mike because that was pretty intense lol. Anyway, I also got to see all of the crew again! my old studio teacher who now is Katie and Aaron’s teacher was there, along with all the stage managers, producers, security, cleaners, technicians, and so many more people. I forgot how many people were involved to make the show happen, and I was glad to see them all.

    My mom decided the day before to drive down with my grandpa and sister to come see the show since my mom’s dad has never attended an Idol show. It was fun having them there, along with some of my friends. It was a fun night to perform and have them there since Jason Derulo and Rihanna were there. Jason and I both performed at Jordin Sparks’ charity event back in February, and he is seriously one of the coolest, friendliest artists out there. A really nice guy, and my little sister
    loves him lol. I also had the chance to meet Rihanna who was also really nice (and tall, but she had really high heels on. She’s still taller than me either way.) But it was just a fun day yesterday! I
    hope those of you who watched it enjoyed it! I love getting to sing a song like that, and hope to find more songs like that in the future to perform for you guys Smile.

    Another thing I got to do this week was go to the Five For Fighting concert with Matt Wertz opening for them! It was such a goooood concert!! Matt invited me to go and it is one of my favorite concerts
    I’ve attended! The music was just so good, and it just moves you. Some of my friends came with me and were introduced to some great music. You guys ought to check both of them out if you haven’t yet! One of the dances at my high school actually had a Matt Wertz song as the theme haha. That’s how I first found out about his music, and now I’ve gotten the chance to write with him and hang out with him. And as you may know from going to the Christmas tour, I performed a Five for Fighting song called The Riddle during those concerts. When I was watching that show, it made me really think, “Man, I hope to be able to do that with my own music and writing some day.” John Ondrasik (from
    Five for Fighting) really does that with the songs that he writes. He tells amazing stories in them that just really hit you and make you think and feel. But really it was a great great show!

    Well that’s all I had to say for now! I wanted to let you guys know I had a great time at Idol, and now after a meeting and some interviews today I’m off to a writing session. Tomorrow I’ll be singing at the
    half time game for the Utah Blaze, which will be fun to support a Utah team haha. One of my really good friends is such a Blaze fan, and I’m doing it in honor of him. It’ll be great to be with my family tomorrow too since it’s my mom’s birthday. But I better get going to this writing session, and I’ll talk to you guys later!

    David

    songs for the day: Sweetness in Starlight – Matt Wertz
    this was the song that was the theme for one of the dances at my high
    school haha. I love it.

    Chances – Five for Fighting

  67. djafan said

    Poof ((((((hugs)))))

    David has that gift to give us hope for some reason and I’m glad he’s able to do that for you.

  68. archiesfan4life said

    Poof – [[[[[hugs]]]]] from me too. I am glad listening to David provided the hope you needed right when you needed it. Listening to David always puts a smile on my face and hope in my heart.

  69. silverfox said

    I just finished watching David’s performance again. And again, I thought he did an amazing job. He was a little nervous but only his fans who listen to him over & over and know how he sings every note & every little nuance can tell. All the fans-to-be who watched would have no clue. :)
    David’s hair was a shock at first, but he wears it well and it “grow” on all who are having a little problem with it. I loved what he chose to wear, except for one little detail. If I had dressed him, I would have chosen a WHITE skinny tie instead of the wide striped tie, however he still looked great! And I loved the shoes with no socks ( at least it looked like no socks ).

    I also listened to his interview with Ryan…OH MY!! He is no longer a kid. He is pretty much in control as his dad is no longer on his management team. I love that he knows it’s up to him as to what direction his career goes now. He is turning into a mature, savvy businessman taking care of HIS business which very well may be a huge multimillion dollar business in the future. I’ve always said David is responsible for many people who are dependent on him. He said decisions he makes now can & will affect many others. What’s really great and what made me admire him even more, if that’s possible, is that he is aware and he’s up to the challenge. I love that whatever he does in the future will have his stamp on it. He said he is in a new phase and it’s a new time for him! How very exciting is that?!

  70. SandyBeaches said

    Last night was sensational in every way…

    We came together from several fan sites and have since then written back and forth to friends in all of those places about our one special person, David. It has been a long while since so many of us have come together to chat and it was a glorious occasion.

    The HD video is gorgeous as well as the pictures that have surfaced and can be seen here. My husband said that he wished that he had as many friends as I do because when you are a true fan of David you have so many friends worldwide!

    The reviews coming in (as well as the Seacrest interview) are delightful and the individual reviews as seen on all of our sites are exciting, so please check them out. I believe that we have matured and grown in our own talents and artistry right along with David. He is the most unique, inspirationl person I have ever known.

    I have enjoyed the writings by Bliss, ronaldsf and many others putting into words David’s presentation of ‘Imagine’ and all the thoughts that go with it.

    I am most amazed by the attention that he has received from fans around the world who have been just as ecstactic as all of us here…

    Cheers to all and ‘Bravo’ David.

    SB

  71. Fiona said

    Poof #64 that was beautiful! I’m so glad David and his gorgeous soothing voice helped you so much. I know just what you mean, there is something so comforting about him.

  72. silverfox said

    Poof, I just read your post. Hang in there! Remember we are here whenever you want to escape real life..and don’t forget The Voice Unplugged. You don’t have to chat, just listen & look at the beauty of David. The song I listen to when I’m at my wits end is David’s studio version of “When You Believe”. It soothes my soul every time. Actually, I listen to it at least once a day!
    Take care!

  73. silverfox said

    SB, {{{Hugs}}}

  74. SandyBeaches said

    Poof…I wanted to send you a note separately to add some support to your difficult times. You definately are not alone in what you are experiencing and it does seem that so much has come together at the same time…Take care and keep the music going…

    SB

  75. SandyBeaches said

    SF, {{{Hugs}}} back to you…;)

  76. bebereader said

    David’s interview with Ryan Seacrest, on youtube.

  77. Abrra said

    This song Chances by Five For Fighting is just what the doctor ordered, David style.

    Five For Fighting – Chances lyrics

    Chances are when said and done
    Who’ll be the lucky ones
    Who make it all the way?
    Though you say I could be your answer
    Nothing lasts forever
    No matter how it feels today

    Chances are we´ll find a new equation
    Chances roll away from me
    Chances are all they hope to be

    Don’t get me wrong I’d never say never
    Cause though love can change the weather
    No act of God can pull me away from you

    I´m just a realistic man
    A bottle filled with shells and sand
    Afraid to love beyond what I can lose when it comes to you
    And though I see us through yeah

    Chances are we´ll find two destinations
    Chances roll away from me
    Still chances are more than expectations
    The possibilities
    Over me
    Eight to five, two to one
    Lay your money on the sun
    until you crash what have you done?
    Is there a better bet than love?
    What you are is what you breathe
    You gotta cry before you sing

    Chances chances

    Chances lost are hopes torn up pages
    Maybe this time
    Chances are we´ll be the combination
    Chances come and carry me
    Chances are waiting to be taken
    And I can see
    Chances are the fascination
    Chances won’t escape from me
    Chances are only what we make them
    And all I need

    Abrra

  78. Fiona said

    That’s a great song, isn’t it Abrra! I really like it!

  79. silverfox said

    I don’t know if David has already gone back to Utah or is flying back in the morning, but in any case….

    Good night all. For David…

    Dear Lord,

    Please take care of David. Watch over him and protect him from all harm.
    Cloak him with your love and give him the strength to endure all that is thrown in his path. Give David the courage and guidance to say no to those who ask for more than he can reasonably give.
    Surround David with loving and supportive people who love him UNCONDITIONALLY as we, his Archangels do.
    Separate David from those who have agendas other than for his well being.
    Give him rest when he’s weary and stamina to sustain his hectic pace.
    Give him assurance when he feels doubt. Give him joy when he feels sad.
    Keep him always in your protective arms during this time on his journey.
    Keep David and and his voice healthy & strong as he fulfills his Destiny which was written in his Book of Life before he was born.
    And please Lord, give us, his fans, the wisdom to do right by David. Help us in the way we support David so that it’s always in his best interests.
    May he continue to encounter goodwill and happiness wherever his journey leads him.
    Though we may be unworthy, we humbly pray. Amen

    David, hoping you have a very good & restful night’s sleep with sweet & happy dreams. Thank you for all you do and for who you are. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always. Contigo siempre! We will be with you always! TAKE CARE!

    ALSO, KEEPING ANGELICA & HER SISTER IN MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS.

    Good night everyone!

  80. poof said

    Thanks everyone for your support. This is such a loving place and I always appreciate it.

  81. bebereader said

    Abrra: I’ve been a fan of FFF for many years and have a feeling that David will one day do a cover of “Chances” which was used in the movie “The Blind Side” that David saw several months ago. I also quoted the lyrics from “Chances” in my article, “The Riddle” on The Voice. http://thevoicedavidarchuleta.com/2009/12/07/heres-a-riddle-for-ya/

    Hope David got to meet John Ondrasik of FFF when he went to the concert on Tuesday night. My dream is for David to work with John and write a song together. They both seem to be on the same ticket in terms of the message songs they like to sing.

  82. bebereader said

    {{{{Poof}}}}: I’m sorry you had a rough week but am so glad that you have David in your life to smooth out the rough edges.

    David’s interview with Ryan was one of the highlights of the day. You can hear how much he’s matured in the way he answers questions. He barely hesitates anymore and is more self-assured. He wears confidence very well! Among his other fine attributes, David is very loyal to his family. I enjoyed hearing him speak about his family how much he misses them. But what I enjoyed most was hearing the spark in his voice as he talked about his career. There’s no doubt about it; this man is in charge!

    Bliss, Like you, I didn’t understand why Randy and Kara didn’t give David a warmer reception last night. Idk, maybe they welcomed him backstage but that’s no excuse. They should have given him a warmer public welcome back to the Idol stage, IMHO.

    One day in the near future when someone writes a tell-all book about what really goes on behind the scenes at American Idol, I’ll be first in line to get a copy.

  83. emmegirl said

    61 Bliss – love your post. I have always liked Seacrest and believe that he truly likes and respects David, but he owes him big time after the dismissive way he had David leave and then actually turned his back on him – I don’t care if you are just following your marching orders, that was so disrespectful. And I agree Bliss, the entire panel was rather cool and dismissive also. I don’t need gushing, just honest reaction and appreciation for an honest performance. And then David’s description in the interview about how they told him he was going to do soundcheck and then pushed him on stage and told him it was time for his performance…. multi billion dollar corporations have their own personal agendas and care nada, squat, zip about anyone who might threaten that.

    And now that I have that off my chest, I apologize for being a downer on such a beautiful day. And I did, in fact, love the Seacrest interview, thought he treated him respect and sincerity. And then there was David, who just shines, period. I don’t even know what to say as to the maturity and depth of his responses in that interview. He is wonderful.

  84. Fiona said

    Well said, Emmegirl!

  85. Dakgal said

    Emmegirl– Last night I thought maybe it was just me, but I was upset over the way David left the stage or was ignored of the stage.
    He was left flapping in the wind, like “Oh, he must be done with me”. Reminded me of the time during Idol when David and Cook were in a filming outside ( when Cook said David had a dry wit) and Cook up and leaves –David just stands there like he was abandoned.

    I’ve never seen that on Idol before and hope never to see it again. Talk about awkward. Shame on Ryan. Also,I’m sooo fed up with the Idol judges that I won’t even go there.

    I have now got in as many listening s of David last night as time will allow, can’t get enough.

  86. Blisskasden said

    I think TPTB at AI have an attitude that the contestants are beholden to the show for whatever success and popularity they enjoy after the show, so no “returning conquering hero” status is due them. Carrie Underwood was quoted as saying that any return to AI fills her with anxiety because, as she put it “They (AI) always shoot for maximum terror”. This is clearly seen by the way Ryan shows no mercy on elimination night in order to create the best “reality TV” they can contrive. It’s sometimes tough to watch, as it is occasionally downright cruel.

    David, however, is one tough cookie, and always has his eye on the ball when it comes to singing and the opportunity to perform and share his gift. He’s not afraid to “feel the fear and do it anyway”, a quality I both admire and envy.

    He’s my hero.

  87. Abrra said

    Bliss

    I know what you mean. Like when Ryan says to David, “You know what’s next, right? ”

    I yelled at the TV. “Ya, you shoot one down, right? ” they handle elimination so poorly. Drama? More like child abuse.

    Hey IDOL?
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    Abrrra

  88. bebereader said

    I totally agree with you Bliss and Abrra. They pull the same tactics when they choose the top 24. First comes the ominous gaze on the faces of the judges.

    Next comes the creepy music, then…

    “I’m sorry to tell you that…..(pause for what seems like ten minutes, to ensure that the contestant squirms in their boots on public TV while the camera does a closeup of their face) that….that….you are going to Hollywood!”

    The poor contestant doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry.

    Sadistic, much?

  89. Blisskasden said

    If you watch the video of David facing the 3 judges to learn whether he made it into the top 24, and onto the live shows, there is a point where David gives a faint smile while Simon is rambling about how young he is and whether he is mature enough, blah, blah. I always felt that was David “getting it” that Simon would not torture a 16 year old kid on TV and then send him home.

    If you watch the video of Carly Smithson facing the same situation, you will hear Simon admonishing, of all people, Paula, for being overly harsh and “cruel” to Carly, who was crying during Paula’s overdone monologue prior to giivng her the good news.

    Why is this considered “entertainment”? They never did this on “Ted Macks’s Amateur Hour”. Oops, I might have dated myself on that one.

  90. bebereader said

    David had dinner with Cook and Brooke tonight!

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  91. pabuckie said

    David will be on TV today!

    ABC4GTU Watch us tomorrow Vincent D’Onofrio returns to GTU!!! David Archuletta too! Big fun :o)

  92. betsy said

    What a great week this has been. Back to real life now. Work. Bah.
    Btw, I have one thing to say:
    #91 – Green shirt. Pecs. All I’m saying.

  93. Abrra said

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    Abrra

  94. emmegirl said

    Looks like alot of fun in LA last night!

    (of the group – green tee, definitely the most filled out)

  95. tawna21 said

    Yesssssss! Watching David on Good Things Utah!! He looks amazing for having come from the airport to the studio! Gotta go, he’s back on!!!

  96. bebereader said

    David is on Good Things Utah right now! Stidwell and NanDeeAy are tweeting us with updates. Thank you, ladies!!!!

    “They are at a pizza restaurant sitting at a table. There are a few other people there with families. He came straight from the airport. 9 minutes ago via web”

    He looks adorable even with the beanie on. He has a bit of a morning voice. Wearing a green t-shirt with a gray cardigan sweater. 8 minutes ago via web

    He is so dang cute!!!! Talking to him about tonight at the Blaze game!!! 4 minutes ago via mobile web

    They were talking about a woman whose husband had a vasectomy and she got pregnant anyway. She didn’t know it and had the baby in bathtub 4 minutes ago via web

    He couldn’t figure out why she didn’t know she was pregnant “Couldn’t she feel the baby kicking?” … 2 minutes ago via web

    Wasn’t she [showing]? *makes round stomach w/hands* Then he starts looking at other things in the restaurant. 1 minute ago via web

    Playing scenes from his music videos at commercial entrances and exits. Now they are advertising his apperance tonight with the Blaze. less than 10 seconds ago via web

    He is so excited about his new songs and his book!!! 1 minute ago via web

    asking if he can do normal stuff without being bombarded!! 2 minutes ago via web

    He says yes! 2 minutes ago via web

    Now he’s telling about the AI experience the other night. He said he was on so fast he didn’t have time to get nervous until after he sang 6 minutes ago via web

    Then he said he began getting really nervous when talking to Ryan. [as we could tell with the flailing arms. haha] 5 minutes ago via web

    Now they are showing the video from TMH. Talking about his new single and album coming up. Not quite sure abt the new single – which one. 4 minutes ago via web

    Talking about Eman and Claude Kelly and the new song. Yay for self-promo. He’s now talking about his book. 4 minutes ago via web

  97. bebereader said

    More Tweets:

    Wearing a Blaze journey tonight with no 15 on it. Wonder if the beanie will be part of the wardrobe tonight!! 5 minutes ago via web

    They said they were going into the kitchen to make penne pasta and he gave an audible sigh and a smile. I think he’s hungry 7 minutes ago via web

    They are in the kitchen now, but David isn’t on. If he has time, I’ll bet he sticks around to eat. We’ll see. 4 minutes ago via web

    momjulee is tweeting, too! Thanks!

    I think we’re seeing David with as much scruff as we’re ever going to. 10 minutes ago via TweetDeck

    David will not call himself a celebrity. He almost said it, but then switched to ‘people who are well known.’ 9 minutes ago via TweetDeck

  98. tawna21 said

    Tears in my eyes as David met a Make-a-Wish boy on GTU. He gave him tickets to tonight’s game and is giving him a ride to meet the SLReal soccer team and Kyle Beckerman the captain. David was as excited as the little boy, I think!! Lovin’ him!!

  99. bebereader said

    David is doing the half time show at the Blaze Game tonight! To all those fans who are going, have a blast!

  100. bebereader said

    David’s Tweet:

    “Taking my buddy Jonah from Make A Wish to meet the Real Salt Lake Soccer team! He’s all geared up! I’ll send a picture” 27 minutes ago via txt

    Here’s the pic:

    Who’s cuter? You decide. ;)

  101. Blisskasden said

    This appearance on AI has, I believe, done wonders to expand David’s fan base and raise the consciousness of non-believers and semi-believers(poor souls). His performance has been received universal raves from the diversified press, and any questions about David’s talent vis a vis the current contestants were answered completely by the performance.

    This is coming at the perfect time. The general public now has an upodated view of David, and their image of him as the “young boy” on AI has been replaced by David’s new grown up, handsome, mature young man, persona. This will make him more appealing to those who loved his voice, but could not bring themselves to be a fan of a “kid”.

    A word of warning to those who care about this kind of thing. If you thought David had a certain “look” in places like Duluth, Mn., Milwaukee, and Grand Rapids last year, wait till he hits the stage in similar garb this year. He’s older, taller, and has been working out extensively since then. He’s also more confident and less inhibited. I think they might include smelling salts in this year’s VIP package. Enough said.

  102. djafan said

    Drowning here!

    I think the archudrought is officially over…God help us!

    Yes! to all mentioning green tshirt….wow!

    I’ve decided that Imagine 3.0 is the best and that’s crazy because the first were great.

    Bebe thank you for keeping us updated!

    Abrra that picture at the top is beautiful…thank you for the special touch!

    Angelica, pabuckie, and poof…hoping and praying all is well!

    The interviews are a little scary..lol A glimpse of where David is taking us on this ride we’ve embarked on as David fans….hold on and don’t let go!

    Bliss thank you for sharing here on The Voice, your heart and words are always in the right place when it comes to David….purchasing a case of smelling salts for me and to share…lol

    Now waiting for half time! David is such a wonderful human being…love his buddy Jonah!

    Away right now with limited computer use but I’ll be checking in for breaking news!

    Some more exclamation points for the heck of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  103. ram said

    Bliss-I feel my knees buckling out from under me at just the thought of it. Thank you for the warning. Need to prepare myself. Still haven’t been able to collect myself from this last Idol performance. It caught me totally not prepared. O dear.

  104. Blisskasden said

    Djafan,thanks I love posting here. People here love and respect David and his family. As things continue to heat up in the coming months, I hope to post more often. If Weds. night is any indication of what’s to come, David’s new CD, single, and book tour should be a real “humdinger”.

    Just saw the video of the interview this AM. I love how David cannot refer to himself as a celebrity, even though it’s true. That’s OK, we’ll do it for him.

  105. jackryan4DA said

    Hi guys!

    I think my ODD just went on overdrive. I just screencapped David’s Idol appearance, as if I have all the time in the world! But how can one ignore these:


    Pecs R Us (coined by ronaldsf)

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/m5jmmyknxyn/20100407 DA @ AIS9 07.jpg

    Webber would be proud
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/yoxagweyo4m/20100407 DA @ AIS9 IMAGINE 29.bmp

    I better quit my laptop now. Enjoy Mr. Sunshine in all his glory For more pix (100+), vids & mp3 of his Idol guesting

    http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=b168764a61c78fdf67cd7f7bd65f7eef60d55ca7053ca1e487095ac91101628c

  106. Abrra said

    From Good Things Utah Show
    Part 1

    Part2

    Part 3

    Part4

    credit zippygreen6

    Abrra

  107. Abrra said

    Funny story.
    Bebe had told me that David had on a green shirt and gray sweater ( ok it’s a jacket, but work with me here) while we talked by phone as I was out on errands.

    When I got home my search began.

    I was searching for the GTU videos to upload.

    First video I saw was this.

    OH! I says. He went back to his normal hairstyle. h He looks really good! No beanie tho? Hmmm

    As I was grabbing the URL to copy, I spied the view count——O M G over 5K views since noontime???
    How can that be?

    I watched the video and he was talking about anything BUT the Blaze. Methinks something is not right here!

    haha It took me that long to realize I had last years video.

    Sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees. I am a believer in that saying.

    Abrra

  108. bluesky said

    Blisskasden 102:

    “This appearance on AI has, I believe, done wonders to expand David’s fan base and raise the consciousness of non-believers and semi-believers(poor souls).”

    Alas, dear Bliss! I was one of those (very firm) non-believers two years ago.
    I had never heard him sing, yet I was so prejudiced that I felt my opinion could not be changed and would not be challenged.

    My well rehearsed logic, crossed arms and set face met the first you-tube onslaught with all the confidence of 500th century Rome…

    and fell just as quickly.

    DA: the shortest, cutest, smiliest, bounciest, most musical barbarian ever to lovingly reduce my civilization to flame.

    (So why don’t I feel like this is the ‘dark ages’?) (suggestions?)

    ^_^

  109. bebereader said

    David at Real Soccer Practice Today!
    *Sigh*

    credit to shel983

  110. bebereader said

    Djafan #103: From famine to feast, from drought to drowning…Have fun, wherever you are!

    Bliss #105: Always glad to see you! You’re the voice of reason for all things David. I loved your prediction of what’s to come. Be afraid; be very afraid.

    JR #106 Good to see you, too. And thanks for your awesome screencaps!

    Oh Abrra #108 You’re so fun-nee. You crack me up on a daily, hourly basis, by the minute and every second! :D

  111. bluesky said

    (Hummm. Probably 5th century or 500 a.d. would have been better. I would apologize to all you futuristic Romans if I thought it would do any good. It won’t. The DA barbarian will still be around I am sure. You. are. doomed.)l

  112. pabuckie said

    Oh Abrra! #108 — hilarious!!

    Cant wait to see videos of David at the game tonight!
    Every time David goes on that Utah show they say the weirdest things in front of him. But I love listening to his laugh!!

  113. pabuckie said

    If you go to the Utah website they have the full video up with good sound too! David has grown up — at 4:20 it’s the first time he mentions and promotes his book!!

    http://www.abc4.com/content/about_4/gtu/featured_on/story/David-Archuleta/HQnNNXz1y0ebBA2WpeMnfQ.cspx

  114. Abrra said

    PA
    Firefox

    Abrra

  115. Angelica said

    Hey all! First, my sister is doing great! She is in a private room, walking, all tubes out and going home tomorrow or Sunday!!! Your prayers have worked miracles and she has made amazing progress!

    I have snuck back to the ICU waiting area, having spied a computer available for public use in order to watch the idolsnow interviews. AARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!! They have been pulled from YouTube. Why? That is so wrong. Oh well, have fun watching David at the half-time show and I will try to watch later on my phone after videos go up on YT.

    What. is. with. the. beanie. again? Is he STILL trying to grow more hair under there? Is he not done yet? I agree with Bliss.

    I think we’re in trouble.

  116. pabuckie said

    Abrra — are u trying to tell me something in #114?

  117. Abrra said

    PA
    Many times yes :) Thought you said the other day that you can’t see video here.

    Abrra

  118. pabuckie said

    Why? Everything is working fine for me here as it is right now. haha

  119. pabuckie said

    I see most of the ones posted — just not that Silent Night one.

  120. Abrra said

    David on the set of GTU today.
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    Thanks to Evelyn!!

    Abrra

  121. archiesfan4life said

    Oh Angelica, that is wonderful news! I will be keeping her in my prayers.

  122. pabuckie said

    Angelica — I very happy to hear the good news too! Will keep on praying for her recovery.

  123. bebereader said

    Angelica: So good to hear from you and especially to hear that your sister is improving!

    The Idolsnwow interview was wonderful, albeit blurry. But what it lacked in clear visuals, it made up for good questions and heartfelt honest answers. I’ll be on the lookout for another copy on youtube.

    Lots of fun stuff going on here this week!

  124. pabuckie said

    OMG!! David leaving GTU! :)
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  125. pabuckie said

    David – Meet & Greet

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  126. pabuckie said

    David with a little girl

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  127. Abrra said

    Just because

    Abrra

  128. Abrra said

    Another picture from this morningImage and video hosting by TinyPic

    Credit FOD twitter

    Abrra

  129. silverfox said

    Angelica, So happy to hear the very good news about your sister. :D

    I’ve been checking twitter for news on the BLAZE opener and, oh dear…I saw a tweet from momjulee..”This place is empty”. Could it be true? There’s not many people at the game? I hope she was joking. If she was serious, WTH is wrong with those people? Here we non-Utah resident die-hard fans of David, who would give anything to see David perform even if it’s just two songs! I don’t get it? Do they not know how lucky they are?

    Ok, another tweet from Claudia “the stands are getting fuller closer to halftime”. Good news!!

    Yayyyy! It almost half-time! We should get videos very soon I think!

  130. silverfox said

    David is singing ALTNOY!!

  131. bebereader said

    Second song is “Crush”!!

    Sounds fantastic!

    Stidwell was so kind to call me from the show!

    Thank you Stidwell!!

  132. silverfox said

    Don’t know if this will work, but here’s hoping…

    http://www.twitvid.com/DM8FA

  133. bebereader said

    OMGosh! David is singing Happy Birthday to his Mom!!!!

  134. silverfox said

    Tweet from momJulee

    “Flirting with Blaze dancers. Singing CRUSH to them”.

    LOL!!

  135. Abrra said

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    From tonight. He is in the center. LOL

    Abrra

  136. bebereader said

    @ITTO88: Aww, the Blaze mascot just brought Lupe a b-day cake.

    3 minutes ago via TweetDeck

  137. bebereader said

    Scott FOD

    haha! He told everyone to call Lupe mom , she wouldn;t mind! lol!! less than 10 seconds ago via web

  138. silverfox said

    The sportswriter Jared Eborn actually thinks David was lipsynching! What a moron!

  139. Abrra said

    This is what hangs in the hallway in the E center.

    credit Archuleta Avenue

    Abrra

  140. bluesky said

    Angelica, I am so glad to hear your sister is doing better!!
    My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

    Thanks, everyone for the great pics and all!

  141. bluesky said

    #140, Abbra

    They have excellent taste in art.

  142. SandyBeaches said

    Angelica…Please tell your sister that we are continuing to send her our thoughts and prayers…There is a lot of ‘power in a prayer’!

    SB

  143. silverfox said

    Tweet from DavidArchie

    Had a fun time at the game! Great being with the family. Surprised my mom with the crowd singing happy birthday and a cake lol. 7 minutes ago via txt

    Waiting for videos please!

  144. Dakgal said

    LOVIN THAT BI-CEP!!

    That’s all

  145. djafan said

    Angelica! So happy to hear the good news and the prayers will continue.

    One more day of limited computer use! Though I shouldn’t complain, been having a great time with my family by the coast.

    Been trying to catch up with the thread and all the videos…Just got to love David, he gives me no choice.

    JR…thank you for the links, can’t ever have to much David.

    Bliss…Complete and total respect.

    Now these grabby hands wants flirty David vids!

  146. bebereader said

    David singing “Happy Birthday” to his Mom!

  147. bebereader said

    David getting ready to go onstage…then singing “A Little Too Not Over You”

  148. bebereader said

    Here’s “Crush”!

  149. bebereader said

    David on the Harley!

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    from EmmmmmieArchie

  150. silverfox said

    Nice videos so far, of his rear..uh, back. Hope we get some of his front. :lol:

  151. bebereader said

    David, leaving the stage after his performance…

  152. bebereader said

    David’s Utah Motorcycle Ride!

  153. silverfox said

    I realize David & his family will be up for hours yet after an exciting night for them, but I’m tired & sleepy, so…

    David, hoping you have a very good & restful night’s sleep with sweet & happy dreams. Thank you for all you do and for who you are. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always. Contigo siempre! We will be with you always! TAKE CARE!

    And of course, KEEPING ANGELICA & HER SISTER IN MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS.

    Good night everyone!

  154. bebereader said

    It’s been a great day!
    Good nite!

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  155. bebereader said

    Who can sleep?
    There’s more video!
    (ALTNOY front view)

  156. bebereader said

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    Radio interview during Blaze game

  157. bebereader said

    “Crush” (front view)

  158. bebereader said

    “Happy Birthday” to Mom!
    (front view)

  159. pabuckie said

    David Riding Motorcyle – Credit: Branndy50

  160. pabuckie said

    Altnoy – Credit: Branndy50

  161. pabuckie said

    Crush – Credit: Branndy50

  162. pabuckie said

    Happy Birthday to Lupe! Credit: Branndy50

  163. SandyBeaches said

    Hey Pabuckie and Bebe…Like you said Bebe, who can sleep? I got up before everyone in my house and this house too so it seems and quietly found my way here. Thanks, the vids are great and the one I was waiting to see was David on the motorcycle! I will go before I wake up anyone anywhere…it is Saturday!

    SB

  164. Abrra said

    David’s whole time at the Blaze appearance. Very clear and many close ups.

    http://tinyurl.com/y78yvhm

    It will be up on Unplugged of course :)
    Abrra

  165. pabuckie said

    Abrra – I woke up and watched that raw footage — isn’t that the best thing ever!! haha

    Sandybeaches — I slept last night for 3 hours and woke up to my own mini-concert of David — just wonderful! :)
    Have a great day everybody!!

  166. bluebar said

    Angelica #115 – So glad to know your sister is recuperating well and will be home, soon.
    Despite personal hurdles with moments of sadness, we have much to be thankful for – especially when a loved one is replenished to good health.
    Also, we are truly blessed when others willingly keep us in their thoughts and prayers. So, continued good wishes to you and your family, and thank you for everything you do to keep this place, “The Voice,” the most welcoming site. David truly has the best fans!
    We share a joy in our hearts for each other!

  167. silverfox said

    WOWZEEE!!! The “front” videos are GRRRRREAT! David’s VOICE is better than ever! He definitely makes the saying “Like a fine wine, HE gets better with age”, so very true. And he’s only 19! What will he be like next year, & the next & the next…OH MY GOODNESS! :D

    How lucky are we to be given this time in our lives to see David grow & evolve into THE VOICE of this generation as I knew he would. He’s growing at the pace HE himself has chosen. He could have gone another direction but he knows better. He knows exactly what he’s doing and what is good & right for him. He is following his destiny.

    And YES, the hair is looking better & better too. :lol:

  168. bebereader said

    Some buzz about the Blaze game and David’s performance!

    From Deseret News

    “A portion of the crowd showed up solely for the halftime act — a couple of numbers by Utah heartthrob David Archuleta. The rest were there to see what they used to see. Other than the winning, they got it.”

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700023527/

  169. bebereader said

    From ksl.com news

    “While the loudest cheering from the 5,032 fans in attendance may have been at halftime when American Idol runner up and Utah resident David Archuleta performed, the Blaze showed improvement in the second half.”

    http://www.ksl.com/?nid=635&sid=10332480

  170. bebereader said

    From Fox13Now Utah

    “SALT LAKE CITY – David Archuleta is back in town, heating up the E Center for the Utah Blaze. They played their season opener against the Spokane shock tonight in west valley city. Utah’s American Idol got a warm welcome at halftime. And he can still sing. Archuleta was named one of Forbes’ breakout stars of 2008. His first album peaked at number two on the billboard charts, as did his first single.”

    Pics, too:

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    http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-archuleta-at-west-valley-e-center,0,2135545.story

  171. pabuckie said

    Silverfox — Loved that: “David is like a fine wine..gets better with age”! So true!!

    Did you see David’s arms around Sasquatch — don’t u wish you could be “Sasquatch”! ;)

  172. bebereader said

    More pics from Fox13Now Utah

  173. silverfox said

    It’s a beautiful day in KY. Good day to work in the yard. Time for the first lawn mowing of the season. Not my favorite chore, however having David’s voice to listen to while mowing makes it easier. ;-)

    So…have a great day & see ya later!

  174. kaycee said

    Love David! Love all the new coverage! Loved his voice last night! Still not loving the new hair (it looks like snap-on lego hair!)…give me time, if anyone can win me over, it’s David!

  175. emmegirl said

    kaycee, “it looks like snap-on lego hair” ..lol!!!! I actually like it, but am already missing yesterhair!! (maybe if he could just muss it up a bit)

  176. pabuckie said

    Just wanted to share another video I made :)

  177. bebereader said

    American Idol Post Interview is up on youtube! David is in the first 25 seconds.

  178. tawna21 said

    pabuckie—great new video—there are some absolutely beautiful pics in there!

  179. silverfox said

    Pabuckie, very nice video. Thanks!

    Looks like everyone is stll recuperating OR re-viewing over & over David’s very special & magnificent “IMAGINE” and the videos from David’s Blaze halftime performance.

    Just wanted to make a comment about MY thoughts about the “judges” seemingly lukewarm reception of David on AI. I have watched the actual footage recorded on my DVR and I have come to the conclusion that they were amazed and maybe suffering from shock & awe. Maybe they were expecting the same David from season 7, or the David from last season’s guest appearance, perhaps? Seems to me they sat there thinking, “WHO IS THAT MAN & WHAT HAS HE DONE WITH LITTLE DAVID ARCHULETA?” I felt like many fans who were upset at what looked like disrespect towards David by the judges & even Ryan. Then I noticed the looks on Simon’s & Kara’s faces and even if at first they were ready to dismiss David as just another Alum, that quickly changed after his stellar performance. I like to think Ellen was trying to act coy as well only because David really likes her. They didn’t really show Randy, but I would have loved to see his expression as well.

    In any case, David did what he was asked to do by Simon Fuller, and he did not disappoint. One more thing…I do not, & have not watched AI since the end of season 7 except twice, not will I ever watch again as I am hoping David will use his new-found confidence & the courage to say “NO Thanks” if he’s ever asked to appear again as a guest performer on AI. David undoubtedly will always be grateful to AI for what he thinks was the only door or opportunity to get where he’s at now. I have always thought & have no doubt whatsoever that David could have done it on his own. It may have taken longer, but eventually THE DOOR would have opened up for him without AI. It was inevitable. David’s Destiny as The Voice is written in the stars. Of that, I am as certain as I am that there ARE stars in the sky. When Season 7 ended, I thought there had to be a mistake, that they announced the wrong “David” as the winner. Then I began to suspect a conspiracy. I thought it was a set-up, that the “voting” was not legitimate. That there really were no votes counted, and I even went so far as to think BOTH David’s knew which David would be crowned the IDOL. The finale performances were so far apart, David’s so superior to Cook’s that even Simon called it a “knock-out”. But it seemed to me, JUST after Ryan announced Cook’s name, the looks on both David’s faces showed no real surprise as if they knew about it beforehand. It took a while, after my initial bitter disappointment and disbelief subsided, for me to realize David would not have been a party to such deception….To this day, I cannot bring myself to watch the announcement of Cook as the AI for season 7. It’s still painful to watch David who showed no surprise and was truly happy for Cook and Cook who also showed no surprise. Go figure. But I seemed to have rambled on as I do often, and which I will miss about David as he seems to be getting over that very special & lovable trait. :lol:

    We just got a tweet from David… “Just sang Touch My Hand with Jonah at the Real Soccer Game tonight! He did great! Was so fun :) He’s an awesome kid”

    Isn’t David just the greatest? Unless we get another tweet from David, we won’t hear from him until Monday, so…

    David, hoping you have a very good & restful night’s sleep with sweet & happy dreams. Have a beautiful Sunday with your family & thank you for all you do and for who you are. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always. Contigo siempre! We will be with you always! TAKE CARE!

    And of course, STILL KEEPING ANGELICA & HER SISTER IN MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS.

    Good night everyone!

  180. bebereader said

    Twitpic from Good Things Utah with the caption:
    “So the big surprise… David Archuleta sang “Touch My Hand” with Jonah at the Real Salt Lake halftime!!!”

  181. bebereader said

    David at the Blaze game

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    From ArchieFan15

  182. bebereader said

    Such a diverse fanbase!

  183. pabuckie said

    Yes! Bebe diverse! How cool is this — someone put David’s CRUSH to the movie TITANIC!

  184. bluesky said

    Silverfox #179

    “Just wanted to make a comment about MY thoughts about the “judges” seemingly lukewarm reception of David on AI. I have watched the actual footage recorded on my DVR and I have come to the conclusion that they were amazed and maybe suffering from shock & awe.”

    I also.

    This is what I meant by my “Disney-esque” reference to them looking “twitter-pated”. (Bambi and friends discover love) … (Random comments I made somewhere above here.)

    Sometimes when you are struck by something, you just want to look at those with you and share raised eyebrows or grins or elbow nudges, etc.; especially if you are with people you relate to in a unique way: like the judges relate to each other.

    Other times, what you feel is so individual and personal you just feel like you are kind of “singled out” in your experience and you don’t talk about it to others until later. You are totally focused on what you are experiencing right now, a total immersion.

    That’s how they looked to me: not like judges, but like they had just heard DA sing imagine. And it was unimaginable.

  185. bluesky said

    (About Ryan turning away from DA three times, etc. and the ‘programed time’ not allowing for chat with the judges … I have no comment. If there were “marching orders”, “agendas”, etc. it was like: who cares? DA blissfully did what DA does best: he explored the “brotherhood of man” and we were one.)

    Funny how NOBODY is himmer than him.

  186. pabuckie said

    David and Jonah

  187. djafans said

    Pabuckie…what an adorable video! That little boy even did the David hunkerdown. Thank you for the link.

    SF…I feel everything you said. If had many conspiracy theories of my own…lol

    Bluesky…”That’s how they looked to me: not like judges, but like they had just heard DA sing imagine. And it was unimaginable.”

    That’s what I’m going to believe.

    David sure has treated us this week. Now he’ll be off to New York for some more writing and we’ll be all ears waiting for any news.

    After David’s interview with Ryan and Idolsnow I think many who were on the fence about his book may consider reading it. David shared so much in those interviews of himself and where he is headed that I think just maybe he will now be taken seriously.

    Goodnight all!

  188. djafans said

    One more thing…

    Bluesky, I love this…Funny how NOBODY is himmer than him.

  189. ascphil said

    Silverfox #179 & Bluesky #184,

    I just had to chime in to say I had the same impression of the audience and the judges on the look in their faces after David was finished singing Imagine. Because of the time difference in Asia, I first watched his performance on Youtube. The sound in YT is different, a lot more muted and tame from the TV version, and David’s voice sounded a bit shaky in the first verse but strengthened towards the end of the song. I first thought that they didn’t give David the overwhelming response he deserves, the cheering was a bit sedate. But when I watched the show on TV (delayed telecast on Star World), I was surprised that David’s performance was actually very impressive from the start, despite some apparent nervousness, and the audience cheered a lot louder than I initially thought. I’ve been watching the YT vid and listening to a converted mp3 on repeat for three days now, totally mesmerized by the understated yet powerful performance of a more buff and mature David. His longer hair did not necessarily make him look older. It actually reminds me of him in a photo at a younger age. But what makes him look older is his solemn but confident demeanor as he played on the piano. (Along with a longer face that has lost its baby fat, wider looking shoulders and a narrower lower torso, as viewed from his back, omg!)

    I guess I do agree that the audience and judges were in a state of stunned surprise, still trying to savor the what-just-happened-there feeling of being struck by a soul-stirring Archuleta performance. In listening to some of David’s CFTH tour performances of songs like Ave Maria, OHN, FOG and Silent Night, the overwhelming applause always seems to happen after a few seconds of silence. It’s like they had to wake up from a euphoric stupor, go back to earth from wherever they were taken, and react with such awe and wonderment. It must have happened the same way after David’s AI9 guest performance. Observe the facial expression of the audience behind Kara and Simon. They all are smiling in the same admiring way. Even the judges seemed to be speechless afterwards. Who can be expected to speak after such a stunning rendition? I actually think Ryan was fangirling when he greeted David after the song — I noticed how high pitched his voice was, as if excited to be able to talk to David. Then of course he had to tone it down to appear in control of the moment. And he had to prove it by turning his back on David as a signal that it was time for him to leave the stage and no longer be the center of attention. The drama of the results show has to go on.

    The only thing is that David does not need the drama to impress. All he had to do was sing and play the piano. No special effects required to stun the audience. His soaring voice was more than enough to conquer the hearts of millions once more.

  190. SandyBeaches said

    I have awakened this morning to some interesting recaps of David’s performance on AI. David is spell binding as we all know and he bound them with one of his spells and that was caught on tape. I don’t think that there is any other explanation. I know from being at David’s concerts, that I zoom in on him and never want to miss a single note. So I do just that, probably sporting the same stunned look after he sings!

    By the look on her face, I don’t believe that Ellen has ever been so surprised by someone as she must have been with him. David is remarkable in the sense that he took hold of the strain of the relationship and worked with it in David style. In front of millions of people around the world he proclaimed his fondness for her with an “I love Ellen”, so how can she resist that? Remember yourselves how everyone who speaks with him at the ‘Meet and Greets’ say that they just go blank when they’re speaking with him? I think that there was honest blankness going on all the way around.

    The nervousness and excitement that we have been feeling over the last week will be repeated as the single and album release dates draw nearer. Leave room…better yet ‘make room’ in your schedules for the times they are a changing…

    Have a great Sunday!

    SB

  191. Abrra said

    For some reason, David’s jugular is quite the talk of the chat room. You KNOW who you are!
    Enjoy!
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    credit source photo Matt West

    Abrra

  192. SandyBeaches said

    Sure looks like I missed an interesting ‘chat’…

    SB

  193. Abrra said

    Sb
    It wasn’t last night. It’s in general. Some were spazzing over his Imagine performance. “Peeeeeepuuulll”
    has a very obvious jugular moment.

    Abrra

  194. emmegirl said

    SF and ascphil, you make some wonderful points. I guess I forget that not everyone lives in the Archuniverse and have not seen him perform and progress in the last year, or 2 years for some. And there were elements of that performance that surprised us, let alone those who do not follow him on a daily basis.

    ascphil, I had noticed Ryan’s high-pitched greeting to David, lol! I love the thought of them being shell-shocked, along with a few million others who saw that performance.

  195. djafan said

    Good Morning All!

    ascphil….very good points and I too sometimes that not everyone lives in Archuniverse. I sometimes get so excited and comment to non ODD’ers and I get a look and smile that says “there she goes again” I can’t comprehend what’s wrong with them…lol And Ryan fangirling actually makes sense now, confirmed by how good he treated him the next day while interviewing him.

    SB….David is a genius.

    “By the look on her face, I don’t believe that Ellen has ever been so surprised by someone as she must have been with him. David is remarkable in the sense that he took hold of the strain of the relationship and worked with it in David style. In front of millions of people around the world he proclaimed his fondness for her with an “I love Ellen”, so how can she resist that?”

    I’m very curious to see if Ellen will have him on her show.

    I’ve missed chat the last few days! Time to catch up and watch Imagine several more times…lol

  196. djafan said

    More internet buzz…

    Limewire Music Blog-American Idol Recap 4/7/10: “Color Me Crankypants”

    David Archuleta returned in all his glory

    http://blog.limewire.com/posts/39541-american-idol-recap-4710-color-me-crankypants/

  197. djafan said

    ABC4 News- Make a Wish Foundation helps dream come true with “Real” surprise

    But the night did not end there. At halftime, Utah’s very own American Idol, David Archuletta invited Jonah onto the field to sing with him. Jonah says he’s Archuletta’s biggest fan.

    http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top%20stories/story/Make-a-Wish-Foundation-helps-dream-come-true-with/xvQJ-RPgKU-c9ZJiqaXnSQ.cspx

  198. djafan said

    American Idol 2010

    David Archuleta performed before the Utah Blaze arena football team home opener last night (April 9) at the E Center in Salt Lake City.

    David was delivered center stage on a motorcycle by the team’s big hairy mascot before he performed “A Little Too Not Over You” and “Crush”. He also sings “Happy Birthday to his Mom. Aw.

    http://american.idol-2010.com/contestants/david-archuleta-performs-at-the-utah-blaze-home-opener-%E2%80%93-video/

  199. bebereader said

    Stopping by quickly to say “Does it get any cuter than this?”

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  200. bebereader said

    or this…

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  201. bebereader said

    …or this….

    All pictures from Real Salt Lake’s photostream on Flickr

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/realsaltlake/page6/

  202. bebereader said

    Forgot this!

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  203. bebereader said

    Trying this again. The Idolsnow Interview is up on youtube again, for those who missed it the first time, including Angelica.

    Part 1

    from DAsquaredmusic

  204. bebereader said

    Part 2

  205. bebereader said

    Part 3

  206. pabuckie said

    Just wondered if you guys so this article on the Seattle Times about David changing the lyrics on IMAGINE on IDOL! What the heck?

    http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/reader_feedback/public/display.php?source_name=mbase&source_id=2011582542

  207. Abrra said

    Bebe
    Thanks for the picture link and the videos! This time I will grab them for my archives before they get removed. I tried to video the interview from my iPhone, but it didn’t come out any different.

    I got a kick out of 3 full pages of David in all kinds of crouched positions with Jonah. Nice to see David doing things close to his heart x 2. Singing and helping those in need.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Abrra

  208. pabuckie said

    OMG! VIDEO of DAVID & JONAH!

  209. tawna21 said

    pabuckie #208–as poor quality as that video is, it is HQ/HD when it comes to the real content in it–David Archuleta and Jonah Gomez (he knows the moves). It doesn’t get any more cute that this. IMHO. David the humanitarian.

  210. betsy said

    #55 Abs – Just reread part of this thread. I love this comment.
    “His soul is right where it should be”
    That was beautiful.♥

  211. bebereader said

    pabuckie #208 I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry at the video of David and Jonah singing “Touch My Hand” so I did both. (My daughter had no idea what I was watching; she turned to me and said “Mom, Are you serious?”

    There is so much love, joy and humility in that one video that I didn’t even notice that it was blurry until it was over.

    David Archuleta, you never cease to amaze me!

  212. bebereader said

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    David and Jonah’s Mom, watch Jonah play soccer.

  213. Dakgal said

    As I told my daughter, I have never gotten such a big kick out of one person in my whole life ( and that’s a long time) as I have David. What he has done in three days, including Wednesday’s appearance on AI, has been priceless. The terrified look on his face when he was first on that motorcycle. which turned to a look of sheer glee in a matter of seconds, actually made me feel I was riding on it with him. He took me from tears of joy Wednesday night with his singing, to tears of admiration with his singing Happy Birthday to his Mom and the frosting on the cake singing with Jonah. WHAT A GUY!!! I have a smile that hasn’t left my face for days. I noticed that anyone in these videos who looks at David can’t help but smile.

    I told my daughter she wasn’t leaving my house today until she watched the video of David and Jonah, so I put it on full screen, and we watched. I turned around to say something to her, and she had tears streaming down her cheeks. He’s definitely a “Gotcha Guy”

  214. bluesky said

    #202 Bebe: Oh. my.

    (you just stop that mr. DA)

    (who gave you a license to grow up?…
    and get all more “gloriouser” on us?)

  215. djafan said

    #201, 202, 208….Like Bluesky says “gloriouser” indeed!

    WOW!!! That video of David and Jonah is such a joy to watch, made me smile and cry, made me so proud to be a David fan.

  216. djafan said

    Oh I forgot #212, can’t leave that one out.

  217. Blisskasden said

    Of all the many things about David that I love and admire, it is his way of always knowing the appropriate thing to say, and the appropriate way to behave in any situation, that tops my list.

    His kindness and joy, without even a hint of patronizing, to Jonah, is a classic illustraion of how David “knows” how to behave in challenging situations. It also helps that David is not a person that just “acts” like he cares. He actually, really cares, and it shows.

    For me, the fact that David is the best singer on earth is a bonus. Being the best example of what a human being can be is what brings me to my knees.

  218. djafan said

    Abs…#207 and #191 loving your effects!

  219. djafan said

    My granddaughter watched the video of David and Jonah as I watched her, she’s 13, she was smiling the whole way through and then turns to me and said I can’t wait for his book. Made me proud and hopeful of the influence David will have on the youth of today because if he could get their attention with his music they may also come to realize that his example of what a human should be is what we should all try to emulate, it’s a win win for the world.

    “For me, the fact that David is the best singer on earth is a bonus. Being the best example of what a human being can be is what brings me to my knees.”

    bliss….beautifully said, right beside you on my knees.

  220. Abrra said

    Abrra

  221. bluesky said

    217: I agree, Bliss, very much so.

    206: Pabuckie on that article: I find myself questioning the motives of the writer as he questions the motives of DA. I do not like that feeling. I do not care for that style of writing.

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