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David Archuleta ~ You are my Song

Posted by MT on Monday, January 7, 2013

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David Archuleta

He is my Song

~~~

None of you will be surprised

When you hear me say

I was talking to a friend

About David the other day.

 

But when I started talking about

All the things he’s done

It came to mind that I would rhyme

Every single one.

 

Listening to his music

Has now infected my brain

I now think of him lyrically

And my words come in refrain.

 

I don’t know why it’s happening

But I have no control

Every time I think of him

To speak my heart and soul.

 

My thoughts become the lyrics

To a song within my head

Echoing to his melody

As each new word is said.

 

OMG What’s happened to me?

This is all so wrong.

The only explanation is …

It’s because He Is My Song.

 Dang!

 I tried to write a paragraph and this is what came out!

I give up. It is what it is. The Voice is what it’s all about.

Video credit ShelleyFOD

Is it 2014 yet? :)

112 Responses to “David Archuleta ~ You are my Song”

  1. Angelica said

    Bringing the last comment over from the previous thread. I think it goes with this post. ;)
    marlie7 said
    Monday, January 7, 2013 at 1:42 AM e

    This just uploaded from YouCanCallMeTina on youtube:

    So true!

  2. jans11 said

    Great post, MT! Your “poem” is right on the money, “he is our song”! He had me 5 yrs ago from the first time I seen him sing “Waiting On The World To Change”! :)

    Love the YAMS tribute video. Got so into it, it was over before I knew it. So enjoyable. ♥ The “trouble” video is cute too.

  3. mspoohbear said

    MT,

    Words can’t express
    How I feel for this young man
    Mouth is speechless
    Of this loving and adoring fan
    I’ve never seen greatness
    In another human
    As wonderful to witness
    From a loving, humble man.

    The melodies I hear
    Stay here in my heart
    The lyrics are clear
    With each word he start
    My heart full of fear
    It is torn apart
    I long for his music
    No matter how far
    For he is…My Song!

    ….hahaha! I didn’t know I can write a poem.

  4. marlie7 said

    MT – he inspires poets! Lovely!

    And now I have to go listen to the Forevermore album for a while because I’ve been neglecting it :-)

  5. Abrra said

    MT
    Are you sure you weren’t vaccinated with a record needle? ;) Nice job!

    @DavidArchie
    Putting some lists of things together for David for when he gets back. What 3 songs of 2012 do you think he would like and should hear? (KS)

    Suggestions? tweet them to @DavidArchie or @kariontour
    ( or post here and I will pass it along)

    BTW
    My psychic powers are working again! I love that top pic so much that I put it on the left sidebar last week. haha!
    It’s from this blog http://blog.naughtiest.us/4265 by a fan who went to some CA MKOC concerts. She took some great pictures.

    Photobucket

    Abrra 445 days
    It’s 1:14 pm in Santiago 79 and Clear

  6. MT,Love your post, and your rhyming poetry♥
    As the song says.♫You are the song ,playing so softly in my heart♥♪.

    once he takes up residence, in your heart and mind,everything changes.He inspires us in so many ways!

    Abrra, love that pic at #5!

  7. MT said

    Thanks to Marlie & Angelica for that video. Love that!

    Mspoohbear
    Awesome!

    Marlie,
    I used to write poetry years ago but stopped for some reason I can’t remember. But, David seems to be inspiring me again. :) You wouldn’t believe how often I am driving in the car listening to his music and the rhymes/lyrics in my head begin to just flow. I write some of my best stuff while driving. haha Unfortunately, I forget it as soon as I step out of the car.

    Abrra,
    “Are you sure you weren’t vaccinated with a record needle?”
    ROFL You don’t even know how funny that comment is. When my husband and I were first dating, he said I must have been vaccinated with a Victrola needle because I talked so much!!! LOL

  8. MT said

    Sky,
    Thanks! Glad you like it. :)

    And this>> “once he takes up residence, in your heart and mind,everything changes.He inspires us in so many ways!”

    Isn’t it amazing how he does that? So many of his fans are creating things because of him. People are writing poems, articles & stories, making videos, creating beautifully edited photos, doing paintings & sketches. It’s wonderful!

  9. bluesky said

    MT:

    Dear Girl – you are SO fun! I love that you are willing to be so playful with yourself and with us. Thank you for sharing your “off the cuff” mental ruminations. I love it. <3<3<3<3

    and… I think your hubby made that up. Too fun! Victrola Needle? Hummm. Does that mean DA has you going around in circles? (I know that was before DA… the image just made me smile!)

    Two words: never stop.

  10. bebereader said

    MT, our resident Poet Laureate, your poem was so enjoyable to read!
    I love how David seems to creep into every conversation; it’s the weirdest thing. I’ve been inspired by different things in my life including songs and artwork, books, plays and movies. The people who have been my inspiration are mostly those with whom I
    have come into contact like family, teachers and friends.

    But David inspires me in ways I never knew possible. Kind of uncanny when you think about it.

    This paragraph says it all. It’s from Masterclass Lady’s most recent column on David Archuleta’s Retrospective Series Part 11 on “Climb Every Mountain”.

    “David Archuleta has the ability to give meaning to simple things, the strength to never give up and the courage to stand strong for what he believes. These qualities are exceptional and he portrays them without effort. His modesty and humility are virtues to be envied and this is why we continue to acknowledge how special he is.”

    Read full article here:

    http://pikepss.blogspot.com/?spref=tw

    Edit: P.S. I didn’t realize David sang “Climb Every Mountain” on Star Search!

  11. Dayzee said

    Oh my! Almost too much gorgeousness for a Monday. Loving the poetry. Like most of you, David has been my song for a long time now.

    Thanks to Angelica for bringing that “Trouble” video over from the last thread. I was not done looking at that.

    Jan, do you recall the Salt Lake music critic, Mr. Burger? He did a write-up on Bieber’s concert yesterday that had me laughing. “Clad in an all-white suit and black shades, Bieber came down from the rafters above the stage with a pair of silver wings.” Can you even imagine David doing that? Ever?

  12. Dayzee said

    Bebe, great paragraph you brought us from Masterclass Lady. Well done.

  13. emmegirl14 said

    Thanks MT (and Mspoohbear), love your poems! The talent of D’s fans always amazes me!

    Angelica, glad I didn’t miss it that video.

    I listen to very little contemporary music, so my tweet would be Adele’s “Someone Like You.”

  14. Abrra said

    Bebe thanks for the link because it lead me to pikepss’s youtube channel. She took some really STUNNING videos. I downloaded them all!

    http://www.youtube.com/user/pikepss/videos?flow=grid&view=0

    MT
    When i was a child, someone in the family said the same thing to me! We owned a Victrola that you had to crank to use, so I know the reference.
    Abrra

  15. MT said

    Jan,
    “He had me 5 yrs ago from the first time I seen him sing “Waiting On The World To Change”!” I know! One minute of that voice and it was a done deal. :)

    Bluesky, :D
    “Does that mean DA has you going around in circles?”
    I’m not sure I can Blame David for ALL of my “going around in circles”. LOL I think maybe it’s just “Who I AM”

    Bebe, Thanks! ;)
    I saw that article and the video you posted of young David. That’s what started my “research” on how he has evolved since then. (Remember discussing that in chat? Or was that during nap time? :)) The one of our grown up David singing that song is so very Gahhhh worthy! His voice is out of this world!

    Dayzee & Emme, Thanks!

    Abrra,
    You mean we were BOTH vaccinated with Victrola needles? haha It explains so much about our conversations.

  16. gee I never remember hand crankin’ anything but a jack-in-the-box.but my older sister got her arm caught in a washing machine wringer when she was little! eek!
    Bebe, I was watching that video last night!!, of young David singing “Climb Every Mountain.”
    I always get a kick out of seeing how many of the same movements,and mannerisms he has kept since he first started performing. The way he uses his hands,(the clenched fist, the open fingers),the ‘mini’ hunkerdown!, and the buildup to the glory note♥ He sure held that last note a long time!

  17. annie said

    Abrra ~ I don’t have any songs from 2012 I would like to hear David sing. The two songs I would love to hear David sing are very old. They are “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” and “Unchained Melody”. I believe they would reduce all of us to swooning.

    Well, that’s my two cents worth.

    Annie

  18. MT said

    I was just watching that video in #1 again. The song is so perfect. That boy is trouble. haha His girlfriend is going to be singing that to him one day. And did anyone notice that walk he takes at the yellow mark on that video? Look familiar? :)

    Sky,
    “gee I never remember hand crankin’ anything but a jack-in-the-box.”

    ROFL What exactly are you saying????

    Annie,
    “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” and “Unchained Melody”. I can’t even imagine how gorgeous that would be with David singing.

  19. tawna21 said

    MT, perfect-ness!! :) Your thoughts and words seem to be the same as a lot of the rest of us. Some of us just aren’t talented in the poetry department. I always loved English classes in school, until it came to poetry. It was h.a.r.d I thought.

    The videos are great!! Thanks Abrra for the link to pikepss’s channel. You can see in the CEM video that he had some real emotion going into that song. It left him breathless and seemingly overcome from it. It’s beautiful. So is he!

    David needs to hear ‘I Won’t Give Up’ by Jason Mraz. I’m loving that tune.

    #DA2014

  20. tawna21 said

    Oh yeah, Annie… ‘Unchained Melody’ has got to be on his set list at some point in time!!!

  21. annie said

    MT~

    The lyrics to both songs are so romantic.

    Unchained Melody:
    Oh my love my darling, I’ve hungered for your touch a long lonely time.

    Smoke Gets In Your Eyes:
    They asked me how I knew my true love was true.
    I of course replied something here inside cannot be denied.

    I am swooning just thinking about David singing those lyrics!!

    Annie

  22. betsy said

    Mt, you are so talented. Like – really talented. It’s wonderful that you started writing again. <3

    I was having a difficult time thinking of music David didn't hear, that I thought he'd like from 2012.
    Then I remembered Born and Raised by John Mayer. It came out right after he left. The guy may be a jerk, but his music is genius, and his song A Place to Call Home is so gorgeous. I liked almost every song on that cd and think D will as well.

  23. MT said

    Annie,
    I have a feeling that once David falls in love we’ll get all sorts of love songs. :) Fans will be swooning everywhere!

  24. MT,

    What a fun poem you wrote and haha we all are infected by his music and the best part is we never want to be cured :), he is our song is so true been like that for 5 years now and still counting <3

    the Trouble vid is so cute and fun hehe.

  25. betsy said

    I meant A Face to call home. :)

  26. Abrra said

    One of our fan friends is ill. Please sign the card to @HanneDenmark to cheer her up?

    Message from Joanie(suttygal)in MN
    If you’d like, please join MaryAnne Munk and the David Archuleta fan-family in sending @HanneDenmark your words and well wishes~

    http://www.groupcard.com/c/-roK-ogp_tk

    Abrra

  27. MT said

    Betsy, Awww, thanks. Glad you enjoyed it!

    Pocoelsy,
    Nope, not looking for the cure. ;)

    Abrra,
    I signed the card. Poor thing is really not doing well. I hope things get better for her. I saw that Kari signed the card from her and the Archuleta team. That was nice.

  28. MT said

    That was supposed to say, “poor thing, SHE is really not doing well.

    On FOD they have a post about her health issues. She’s really going through a rough time. :(

  29. jans11 said

    10..David on “Star Search”..I seen him on there but had forgotten about it and didn’t know they were the same person til he was put on FB. Loved him on there too!

    11..Dayzee, I remember him writing that bad article on David’s MKOC concert. No, I could never see David flying down on stage with angel wings! hahaha He doesn’t need stupid props like that. All he has to do is open his mouth and sing! Whoo hoo! ♥

    13..I love him singing Adele’s “Someone Like You”. Wish he would have sang the whole song in that one video. Can someone post it here? I don’t know how. Love it! ♥♥

    17..Also love both songs and would love to hear him them There are some of Elvis’ songs that he would blow our socks off with too!

    26..Hate to hear about Hanne. She’s such a great fan and artist.

  30. Angelica said

    MT,

    Love your poem. He is more our song than he will ever know. So often he is just singing away inside at odd moments of the day. Did I say ODD? :)

    Very sad about Hanne from Denmark. I met her in Orlando at a David concert finally after so long knowing her online. She is so sweet and talented and such a devoted fan to our David. Please keep her in your prayers.

    Unchained Melody. That is OUR song, my hubby’s and mine. David would kill that and many fans. Here is a great video of Bobby Hatfield singing it. What a voice! Not THE VOICE but gorgeous, just the same.

  31. Angelica said

    Jans, I couldn’t find the video where he doesn’t sing Someone Like You, dang that interviewer, but here is the Adele. I am going with Emmegirl on this one. David, please, please, please…sing this when you come home. When you come home. When you come home. Just come home.

  32. Bychance said

    You guys have inspred me. Here goes:

    I really can’t explain it,
    This thing called ODD.
    I simply sat at home one day,
    to watch your DVD.

    Your Voice was like an Angel,
    A Light shone from your eyes,
    Your Smile lit up the univers,
    My Heart emitted sighs.

    The Music you were singing,
    To Inspire and uplift,
    I could not pull myself away,
    T’was such a Soulful Gift.

    And now a Year has come and gone,
    And still I am in Awe.
    You’ve Touched my life with Joy and Love,
    And Looks?…against the Law!

    And while I May not understand,
    These Feelings, oh so strong,
    One thing’s clear, dear David,
    YOU, sir, Are My Song.

    That was fun! Have a good night everyone! I lurk here often and love The Voice!

  33. jans11 said

    Thanks, Angelica for the videos! Yes, David would kill us all off singing those songs! I know that little bit he sang just penetrated deep into my heart and I wanted more! more! I shut my eyes and pretended David was singing them and OMG! Makes me miss him so much! ♥

    Welcome Bychance! Great poem!

  34. betsy said

    Jan, were you thinking of this video?

    Really having a difficult time trying to come up with a list of good music for David to listen to when he gets back. Songs that came out while he was gone and that he would love.
    Everybody Talks is good.
    Knowing him, he’ll end up finding the best ones on his own, people we’ve never heard of but will be huge stars in 2-3 years lol.

  35. betsy said

    I meant this one. Dang, I need to remember to log out of my favorites before I do this.

  36. marlie7 said

    Then…. and now… yes, watch the gestures – so similar!

    ByChance – Bravo! All these poets – amazing!

  37. ByChance, take a bow! woot woot!

    Angelica,
    yes yes and YES! that song gets my vote, the little bit he sang was heaven .gahh Thanks Betsy for bringing it here.
    Rainy day at my place,think I’ll take cover in the vortex♥

  38. colleen said

    LUV the poem!! Exactly what I feel :)

  39. Dayzee said

    Never thought I would be coming to The Voice looking for trouble, but “Trouble” just keeps drawing me here.

    And dueling poets! I touches my heart that he can inspire such beautiful messages. Great talent with words. So grateful I don’t have to listen to rap songs for him.

  40. Abrra said

    I am not going to come up with anything too profound regarding a song. Its not even a 2012 release but I’d love to hear David sing this. Imagine the runs he could do?

    Abrra 444 days
    It’s 3:18 in Santiago 83 and Clear

  41. Suzy-Q said

    Yes, Angelica, “Unchained Melody”. My all time favorite.

  42. MT said

    Bychance,
    Loved your poem, so good! Our list of (David) poets is growing! :)

    Dayzee,
    “Never thought I would be coming to The Voice looking for trouble, but “Trouble” just keeps drawing me here.” << LOL And be warned, if you try to leave? Mr. "Trouble" will follow you wherever you go. ;)

    Marlie,
    That vid in #36. I got lost in that video Saturday. It took me a while to find my way out. ;)

  43. bebereader said

    Ready for some “Nandito Ako” tonight?

    Time: 10PM Eastern
    Place: http://www.livestream.com/saragirl

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  44. bebereader said

    Lots of great poets here!
    Who knew?

    If you’d like to submit a poem or article for publishing here at The Voice, please email it to thevoiceda@gmail.com (copy this and paste into your email to us)

    MT#15 I was awake (I think! LOL) in chat when we discussed how David’s voice has changed since he was a young boy. No really. I remember. :)

    #22 Annie: David would kill “Unchained Melody” from the first line:
    “Oh my love my darling, I’ve hungered for your touch a long lonely time. ”
    THUD!

    Abrra#40 That song! Great Minds Think Alike! Haha

  45. MT said

    Tawna,
    I must have missed your comment above. But … English class? Poetry? haha Believe it or not, I absolutely hated poetry in school! LOL Go figure.

    Bebe … :)

  46. Gayle122890 said

    I love this. I hope David has heard it.

  47. Bychance said

    Thanks for the nice comments on my poem……oh, and I do know how to spell universe….it was late!

  48. dh said

    Hi all, I don’t think Kari was asking for suggestions of what David should sing, just songs he might like to hear. He’s somewhat out of the loop these two years compared to how tuned-in he usually is to what’s going on in music. I think he might really like P!nk’s song ‘Try’, since it’s one of those themes that are in a lot of his songs, about overcoming adversity. Plus he has said he really likes her as an artist. Gayle, I agree that Mumford & Sons song is another one he might really like.

  49. Abrra said

    Dh

    Oh I bet David will be up to speed pretty fast once he is back. I wouldn’t be surprised if his sisters are keeping a playlist for him. :) I like that some are mentioning songs they would like him to sing.

    Abrra

  50. Angelica said

    Found this on Facebook. What David will NOT be needing for his voice when he gets back. lolol!

  51. MT said

    Angelica,

    OMG that video!!!! LOLOL I don’t even know what else to say. hahahaha That poor guy!

  52. Gayle122890 said

    DH-Yeah! I think the album that song by Mumford and Son is from is one of the best of 2012. I know David will really like it. :)

  53. Gayle122890 said

    *Sons

  54. emmegirl14 said

    Love all the suggestions – I like the idea of suggesting songs we would like to hear him sing too! :)

    Unchained Melody ….I would not survive.

  55. betsy said

    Angelica, that is my most favorite version of Someone like you. Adele singing in her living room. :)

  56. betsy said

    My friend at work told me today that she thought of me last week when she heard disc jockeys wishing D a happy birthday. She said they were very sweet about him. <3

  57. PattiNC said

    Hi all….I think David would love the song Hey Ho by the Lumineers…love the song and didn’t know the name of it until today! Lol
    Neat story..was listening to radio at work and they played Crush (never get tired of that song!) anyway when it was over the DJ said it was David Archuleta..”who is always traveling around doing good for others, cuz that’s the kind of person he is.”
    Woohoo!! I was so excited she said something nice. :)

  58. bebereader said

    Nandito Ako
    10PM Eastern

    http://www.livestream.com/saragirl

  59. #56 Betsy and #57 PattiNC Those radio comments brought a tear to my eye. So deserving and so nice to hear :) Thanks for sharing. Don’t hear much here in Iowa :)

  60. emmegirl14 said

    #59 ditto Heidijoy

  61. jans11 said

    35..Yea Betsy! That’s the one I love…maybe I’m awed by David playing the piano too…but I want to hear him sing the whole song someday. ♥ Those 2 or 3 notes is just not enough! :)

    50..For some reason I think of the Beaver when I see this!! haha :)

  62. bluesky said

    My vote for a song from 2012 is: Rise Above from the musical Spiderman

    just sayin’

  63. fenfan said

    Love the poems MT and Poohbear!
    I want David to listen to Gangnam Style and do the horse dance! LOL
    Heck, maybe he should sing it too! haha

  64. fenfan said

    oh love your poem too Bychance!
    so many talented people here.

  65. ronaleem said

    Until two days before Christmas, the only thing I knew about David Archuleta was that he was cute/adorable and had been on American Idol. Then, I watched him sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in their Christmas concert. The music was so compelling I kept listening to it over and over. Gradually I realized who David Archuleta is. The first time: Yes, he is cute! The second time: And he can sing! The third time: Boy, can he sing! The fourth time: He has an exceptional talent! The fifth time: His talent is from God! The sixth time: He believes what he is singing!

    Then I looked around the internet and found Elder Archuleta singing in the Christmas concert from Chile. When I saw him singing O Holy Night, I knew he was singing TO God. My heart melted.

    During most of the past year, the missionaries have been teaching and loving me back into full activity after years of depression and sadness. Many elements have contributed to the emotional, spiritual, and physical healing I have recently experienced, but David/Elder Archuleta is the golden broom that swept the remaining detritus from my heart and opened up my capacity to love and to accept love.

    In the past few months, I have recognized God’s handiwork twice. The first time was on October 17, when I traveled through the mountains of southwest Virginia to the West Virginia border. These mountains are spectacular in a gentle way on any given day, but that day, in brilliant sunshine, they were glorious with color and beyond sublime. The second time was during Christmas week, when I heard David/Elder Archuleta sing. His voice transcends the things of this world and connects us with heaven. That young man is a gift to us from God! I agree with the many fans who have commented, “he makes me want to be a better person.” He makes me want to be a better person!

    I discovered “Forevermore” the other evening. I listened to it for two or three hours. Then I cried myself to sleep.

  66. Abrra said

    Ronaleem

    Thank you for coming here to tell your story. We often say that not everyone takes the time to “get” what David’s music is about, but you got it right away! It would be amazing for him if you wrote it again and sent it to him in a letter. His address is listed on the top right side of this site. It’s just the kind of story he needs right now. To know that you have been touched by missionaries and his voice is exactly the reason why he sings. We offer his live music for download here for fans to put on their iPods. Click on the top left “Abrra’s Candy Store” to go there. His released music is available from additional links on the left, including MOTAB DVD.

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    Please check in often? I really appreciate what you have to say.

    Abrra 443 days

  67. #65 Ronaleem Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

    Remember those West Virginia Hills in the Fall on my only trip there and I must say they are the most beautiful I’ve ever seen.
    Can really identify with your experiences with David’s voice and spirit as well.
    Like Abrra, hope you check in often.

  68. Suzy-Q said

    #65 Ronaleem, Your connection with David and his voice is very inspiring. Thankyou for sharing it with us, here at “The Voice”. We love these kind of stories.

  69. Suzy-Q said

    #32 Bychance, I just read your lovely poem. I am adding it to my “David” scrapbook. David inspires us to do a lot of things we would have never thought of.

  70. Dayzee said

    So nice to read your heartfelt story. I would also like to urge you to relate your story to David. It would mean so much to him. Abrra has given you excellent suggestions. David has helped so many of us and he always appreciates a “thank you”.

    Please visit with us again soon.

  71. bebereader said

    Ronaleem,

    Welcome to The Voice!
    Your comment was so appreciated. We love hearing from new fans and their stories about how they came to be fans of this remarkable young man. Most of us are here since David was on American Idol, five years ago. From watching David sing to us week after week in our livingrooms to holding our collective breath at the results show, hoping he would not be eliminated, to voting after the finale on every phone in the house until our fingers were sore. But it was all worth it because five years later, David continues to inspire me to be a better person. And his zest for life is contagious. I’ve been a fan of many celebrities but none has affected me the way David does.

    He was nothing short of magnificent when he sang with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Glad they are re-running the show so that those who missed it the first time could have the experience. The connection David makes with the audience when he sings is one of his trademarks.

    We’re proud to be here at The Voice, waiting for Elder Archuleta to return from mission. And we’re glad you stopped by to comment. Please let us hear from you again. :)

  72. djafan said

    Hello everyone!! I want to thank you all for your thoughts and prayers, much appreciated. I’ve missed you all ♥

    MT, I love your poem. David on the brain for sure :) Shelley’s video was great addition and the picture up top no words.

    As I was reading the thread seems like we have many talented poets around here. Thank you for sharing and please do send to us we’d love to highlight all the creativity David inspires.

    Ronaleem, I felt the soul connection not only to David but to us. Thank you for sharing with us here and yes do come back. I truly believe this.

    “His voice transcends the things of this world and connects us with heaven. That young man is a gift to us from God!”

  73. djafan said

    David buzz and stuff!!!

    Ivory Music & Video ‏@IvoryMusicVideo
    Good news, Archies!!! David Archuleta’s music video for RAINBOW debuts at #8 on the MYX Daily Top Ten! Let’s… http://fb.me/16iCvXsxQ

    MYX Philippines ‏@MYXphilippines
    myx update: Exciting MYX Daily Top Ten Action With CHICOSCI Still At #1 And New Entry From DAVID http://bit.ly/VdRlc2

    Pinoy Archies ‏@Pinoy_Archies
    ARCHIES.. RAINBOW is now UP to No.6 @MYXphilippines

    Jackryan4DA ‏@jackryan4DA
    Check this video out! David Archuleta Rainbow MV debuts at #8 on MDTT (09 Jan 2013): http://youtu.be/vgX4A3WKfyU via @youtube

    David Archuleta mention in Star World AI12 commercial!

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    Thanks to all the Archies who voted not just in the Philippines for the Rainbow music video. It debuts at #8 on the MYX Daily Top Ten. (KS)

    Updated Fan Archuduties!!!

    http://thevoicedavidarchuleta.com/fan-archuduties/

  74. cb said

    Ronaleem, Thanks for sharing your discovery of David Archuleta. I went through some of the same steps as you described, from he’s cute, to he’s good, to he’s amazing, to Gift from God. I’m glad you found him.

  75. djafan said

    New song confirmation!!!!

    kim ‏@kimak
    Good morning @DavidArchie!! Look Around David Archuleta http://youtu.be/hidR4yFN1Bo LOVE THIS.. makes me happy!!

    jana ‏@Jana_OR_DA2014
    @kimak I do love me some Look Around.. Great song. Who the heck wrote that? So meaningful!

    kim ‏@kimak
    @Jana_OR_DA2014 @LadyVmusic did with David.. hope we get another great one coming soon too!!?

    Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆ ‏@LadyVmusic
    “@kimak: @Jana_OR_DA2014 @LadyVmusic did with David.. hope we get another great one coming soon too!!?” Yes

  76. MT said

    Dja,
    Woo Hoooo!! New song! I wonder if it’s “When Your Heart Falls Out” or something else? Maybe a love song for Valentine’s day!

    haha Actually, it doesn’t even matter to me what it is. I am just happy it looks like we’re getting a new song!

    :) :) :)

  77. djafan said

    MT, You’re right lol it doesn’t really matter :)

    Increase viewing count!

    David Archuleta – Everybody Hurts — Official Music Video — BEGIN.

    http://listenonrepeat.com/watch/?v=-UrNy_YtMUo

    Type “listenonrepeat” into a YouTube URL before the “.com” to watch it on repeat:
    Which means: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w
    Would turn into: http://www.listenonrepeat.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w

    Top videos
    1. One Direction – Kiss You
    2. Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble (Lyrics on Screen)
    3. MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS – THRIFT SHOP FEAT. WANZ (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
    4. Steam Powered Giraffe – Honeybee
    5. Girls’ Generation 소녀시대_I GOT A BOY_Music Video
    6. Turnabout Jazz Soul – Track 8 – Godot – The Fragrance of Dark Coffee
    7. PSY – GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일) M/V
    8. Imagine Dragons – Radioactive (Original)
    9. One Direction – Little Things
    10. Petters on the Low

    Read more at http://listenonrepeat.com/watch/?v=-UrNy_YtMUo#p8fPZoESf7IYEOxh.99

  78. ronaleem said

    Hello to all my new friends! Thanks for the warm welcome–it looks like I’ve landed on the right spot!

    Since December 23, I’ve been mesmerized by David Archuleta. I’d almost call it an obsession, but it’s not an obsession, it’s something else. Someone suggested a soul connection–is it that? I have a new-found ability to give and receive love–is it love? His singing—is it the music I’ve been waiting to hear, that I didn’t even know about? I’m puzzled. One of the first things I said when I had a full picture of him was, “I want to marry him!” And he’s decades younger than I am! Can anyone tell me what the heck is going on?

    I’ve been annoying my friends with all sorts of blather about David/Elder Archuleta. This was a recent text to my friend Scotty, who tries his best to humor me: “I’ve been listening to ‘Forevermore’ for the past two hours. I CANNOT get enough of David Archuleta! Good grief! WHAT is happening to me?! I wish I were a teenager again! Or he were a retiree! Help me, Scotty!”

    And why is Elder Archuleta’s birthday picture the wallpaper on my desktop?

    Anyone?

  79. Abrra said

    Ronaleem

    Read this article and the comments. You are among the ODD fans now. :) http://thevoicedavidarchuleta.com/2011/10/20/odd-proliferation-and-pragmatism-world-health-consortiumquarterly-report/

    Tip:
    At the bottom of each comment page (scroll down) there a is a link to the previous article. You can click back and read some wonderful articles all about David.

    We offer 2 channels for viewing David videos. You may want to bookmark them both.

    His concerts http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    His Nandito Ako TV mini series http://www.livestream.com/saragirl
    Abrra

  80. betsy said

    Ronaleem, I LOVE YOUR STORY! It’s so familiar to me (us) lol.
    We can relate to every word you are saying. Every feeling you are having. Oh my gosh, you have lots of reading material! We all said the same stuff you are saying.
    Guess what though? It never goes away. <3
    Almost 5 years now, and here we are, still.
    We call getting lost in his youtube videos the vortex.

  81. tawna21 said

    Ronaleem, welcome to this most awesome site. You will love it. It’s a place of love because we have all been taught (maybe re-taught) the meaning of love by one very special gift from God — David/ Elder Archuleta.He truly is an amazing person. ♥♥

  82. Ronaleem :) You’ve come to the right place. We can definitely relate. Ditto what Abrra suggested and what Betsy said. Have fun and welcome to our world. Been almost 5 years for me too. Also retired :)

  83. Dayzee said

    It is so good to come here and see comments from so many people I think of as my David family. Always upbeat like David. This place is like coming home. Always room for more because David fans are just so nice. They learn it from the master.

  84. fenfan said

    Dear Ronaleem
    The symptoms you describe show that you have been afflicted with a condition that is rapidly spreading across the world. It has been predicted that this condition called ODD will reach pandemic proportions starting 2014 when the cause of it is expected to surface again in the United States to work its way into the hearts and souls of unsuspecting individuals.
    I would like to inform you that there is no cure for ODD. It will only heighten in intensity as you surrender to the feelings you will experience when you come into contact with anything remotely connected with its cause. But do not fear. You will not want to be cured. Neither do the legions of fellow ODD-ers everywhere. So, welcome to the world of ODD!
    Yours sincerely,
    Fenfan

  85. jans11 said

    Ronaleem, welcome to our world! Your story sounds so familiar, so similar to all the rest of us! So it’s good that we have a common place to gather and share our delight in this ODD that we all are giddy with! I feel we are always in celebration for David in one way or the other! ♥

  86. Abrra said

    Another one bites the dust!

    A person wrote on her blog about MKOC Blackfoot show and some BTS observations about David.

    My Evening with David Archuleta

    http://josephandannalee.blogspot.com/2011/12/my-evening-with-david-archuleta.html

    Abrra

  87. jackryan4da said

    IF anyone is interested in supporting the Entertainment Lifestyle POLL – David for Foreign Act Newsmaker of the Year in PH (AFTER voting for Rainbow on MYX & EH on Musiqtone) we can maximize the channels for voting on EL based on the mechanics they posted on their YT channel

    ONCE-OFF VOTING BEFORE ON OR FEB 13 —

    1. Comment on their YT vid –
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCPrZDYI5Lg – by posting:
    I Vote for DAVID ARCHULETA for Foreign Act Newsmaker Of The Year –> 1 comment = ONE VOTE FOR HIM

    2. If you have a twitter account and you tweet
    @Elifestyle #TELPinoyNewsmaker I Vote for David Archuleta for Foreign Act Newsmaker Of The Year –> THAT IS ANOTHER VOTE FOR HIM

    3. If you comment on their FB page I Vote for DAVID ARCHULETA for Foreign Act Newsmaker Of The Year –> THAT IS ONE MORE VOTE FOR HIM

    DAILY VOTING UNLIMITED

    4. Via PollDaddy

    The way I understand it, it is only in Poll Daddy where the voting is unlimited but for YT, FB & twitter it is just per account or once-off.

    Can you imagine if only a fraction of David’s followers twit? That should give us the buffer needed to outplay the PollDaddy power voters for Lee Min Ho. Don’t ask me who he is and what he has done cos I have noooooooo idea.

    EL is smart cos they are raising their social media activities thru this poll.

    Would appreciate your help. Thanks!

  88. marlie7 said

    Ronaleem – “but David/Elder Archuleta is the golden broom that swept the remaining detritus from my heart and opened up my capacity to love and to accept love.” Well, dang this brought tears to my eyes.

    So many of David’s fans have talked about how he’s changed them, given them hope, helped them through grief. You join a esteemed crowd. You now have ODD (see Abrra’s post #79 for more details about this lovely affliction).

    And if you want to go back in time and get lost in the history of David, pop over to The David Chronicles http://www.thedavidchronicles.com where we have a pretty structured archive. http://www.thedavidchronicles.com/archive/

    Now I have to run off and read “My Evening with David Archuleta” (Abrra #86).

  89. ronaleem said

    I’ve found my tribe!

    Thanks for the explanation of ODD. I wondered why I succumbed so quickly, then I realized I hadn’t really. In one of the little ironies of life–you know, one of God’s haha moments–I lived in Utah during most of David’s career. I was vaguely aware of him, but I wasn’t interested in him. One of my student employees at BYU was a rabid fan, though. And I think rabid is the right word. She was like Pavlov’s dog. Her stimulus was “David Archuleta,” and her response was a high-pitched squeal. This stimulus-response worked every time–it was too easy!

    So why was I immune for so long, and then vulnerable? Is there a moment when the planets are aligned correctly, a sweet spot, and it’s your time? As I’ve been pondering this, this is what comes to mind. I’ve mentioned that I’ve recently been learning to give and receive love. When that ability is blocked, life can be pretty miserable. But due to many factors, not the least of which is God’s mercy, that ability has been unblocked for me. I call this ability my “love receptors” for want of a better term. So my love receptors become sufficiently unblocked, I hear David singing music celebrating the Savior’s birth with the MOTAB (and you know he believes it–that joyful look on his face!) and Elder Archuleta singing O Holy Night in Chile, and my love receptors are fully opened up. My heart is healed. David/Elder Archuleta has something that healed me. What is it? Does he emanate love? What is it that I’m receiving from him? I sense of purity of spirit in him, as well. Whatever it is, I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter experience!

  90. Abrra said

    Ronaleem
    You mentioned Oh Holy Night as sung by Elder Archuleta in Chile. I had to bring out the link to ringtones I made for iPhone and Andriod cell phones. Grab it if you like the last “Diiiviiina” :) Those who have it, love it.

    Diviiinaa! iPhone.m4r

    http://www.mediafire.com/?68wwzmm105xwitp

    Diviiinaaa! for Andriod.mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/?5wdz7v3c8v956ji

    Abrra 442 days
    It’s 10:14 am in Santiago 79 & Clear

  91. Ronaleem
    would like to add my Welcome too!! LOVE your David story, and this is a great place to share it♥ I suggest spending some time with David in the sidebars,courtesy of Abrra, (it’s very therapeutic :)))
    Your comment at 89, really touched my heart!!
    …….”my love receptors are fully opened up. My heart is healed. David/Elder Archuleta has something that healed me. What is it? Does he emanate love? What is it that I’m receiving from him? I sense of purity of spirit in him, as well. Whatever it is, I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter experience!”

    questions, and answers..so beautifully said, and so true

    missed NA chat. head cold jumped on me,and has me sleeping through just about everything.what day is it again?

  92. MT said

    Ronaleem
    I’ll also add my “Welcome to The Voice.”

    We’ve all tried to answer those same questions but so far no definitive answers have been found. lol For some unknown reason, we were all given a golden ticket on this train. We’re along for the ride and no matter how many stops it makes, no one wants to get off. I’m another one that’s been here for the last five years and it’s been a wonderful journey so far. :)

    Sky,
    Missed you in chat! I hope you’re all better by Saturday.

  93. jackryan4da said

    There is a HUGE CORRECTION in the twit message for the EL Fun Poll. It should be —

    @ElifestyleBlog #TELPinoyNewsmaker I Vote for David Archuleta for Foreign Act Newsmaker Of The Year

    Sorry for the inconvenience. I just copy-pasted from the description box of the YT vid itself which Lifestyle twitted & it says there @Elifestyle instead of @ElifestyleBlog. I cross-checked with the Contest Rules on the PollDaddy where the above correct twitter account is reflected.

    Thanks @breanneruss for the heads up :)

    SIGH. Pls re-tweet before Feb 13 ok?

  94. djafan said

    Thanks JR!

    Links!!!

    Voting is UP on MUSIQTONE! SEMI-FINAL ROUND ENDS 1/11/13!!! ONLY 2 WILL ON TO THE FINALS!!!
    PLEASE CAST 100+ VOTES EACH DAY FOR DAVID/EH!!!
    David Archuleta Everybody Hurts MV http://musiqtone.com/music/thecount/pop.php#popbracket

    VOTE 4 NANDITO AKO!! 1stPinoyNewsmaker2012: Pinoy TV Series Newsmaker Of The Year http://www.theentertainmentlifestyle.com/2012/12/vote-now-your-newsmaker-at.html

    KEEP VOTING 4 DAVID ARCHULETA! 1stPinoyNewsmaker2012: Foreign Act Newsmaker Of The Year – http://polldaddy.com/poll/6798589/

    VOTE 4 RAINBOW AND EVERYBODY HURTS MV DAVID ARCHULETA! 1 VOTE PER EMAIL ADDRESS!! http://www.myxph.com/default.aspx

    VOTE CHARTCENTRAL 4 BROKEN! EVERYBODY HURTS! RAINBOW REMIX! by David Archuleta ! EVERY HOUR! http://chartcentral.frihost.net/cc/

    MAIL YOUR NOTES/POSTCARDS 2 DAVID ARCHULETA !!!FAN MAIL ADDRESS: http://wp.me/PHkN1-4cn

  95. djafan said

    I love this. Leave a comment!!

    January 10, 2013

    Idol Chatter 2012 in Review: The best Idol songs by Mark Franklin

    Dozens upon dozens of songs were released by former Idol contestants in 2012. Some became mega-hits. Others, unfortunately, went largely unnoticed. So as I put together my 2012 Idol in Review blogs, I decided to compile two top 10 lists of favorite songs. First, the boring list. It’s the one that contains all the songs you’d expect to see on such a list.

    I call that the boring list because you’re probably already familiar with most of those songs. The second list?

    I decided to compile a Top 10 of my favorite Idol tunes that didn’t make the mainstream. The only criteria: the song needed to be released in 2012, as a single, on an EP or on an album. And I restricted the list to one song per artist.

    You probably aren’t familiar with all the tunes that follow in these days when lots of music lovers download the hot songs and ignore the albums.

    But it’s the list I’d rather highlight — 10 more obscure Idol songs that deserved to be hits … or at least heard. Repeatedly.

    So here goes …

    5. David Archuleta: “Broken”

    Before leaving on a two-year mission with his church, David recorded an album called “Begin.” This is the album’s sole original, and a wonderful reminder of why David won legions of still faithful fans on Season 7 of American Idol.

    http://www.ydtalk.com/idolchatteryd/2012-in-review-the-best-idol-songs/

  96. The cold medicine I am taking is having a strange effect on me. I have been fixated on David’s perfectly shaped (like a kidney bean) nostril in the top picture of MT’s article for the past five minutes.LOL
    ~sigh~ that face.♥

  97. jans11 said

    Sky: ;) Love you guys!

    I was minding my own business working a crossword puzzle. A clue came up: Steamy, answer: hot. Then the next clue was: Spanish cheer, answer: ole! What does this tell me??? David will always be there somewhere lurking in the back of my mind, even when I am trying to be nonchalant!! :)

  98. mspoohbear said

    Ronaleem,

    Welcome! You’ve come to the GOOD PLACE (no pun intended, LOL)! People here are great and friendly. You are right, it feels like home! I’m more of a “lurker” than a “comment-er”! Is that right? LOLOL!

    I was just like you before I found this fans site….confused and feeling alone, thinking “Am I the only one experiencing these emotions I have never felt before for any artist or human being?” I have admired so many artists in my lifetime, but only David made me feel this way. Finding this place gave me the only answer to those questions….ODD! It felt good to know that I am not the only person affected by this disorder. I learned that anybody who gets in contact, directly or indirectly with this wonderful human being, becomes infected. Sad to say that my life is full of stress, sadness and painful memories, but with ODD, it just made it a lot easier to deal with them. Kinda ODD, huh?! You can’t help but think positive seeing the way David leads his life. He gave me hope to fight all those adversities that keep coming my way. His music uplifts my soul!

    Two & a half years ago, when I was a full-time member of a church choir, I got sick with a cough and cold that I couldn’t get rid off for months. I started to notice I had a hard time singing without losing my voice after two or three songs. I went to see a specialist and was diagnosed with a weakened left vocal chord. For someone who loves to sing, it was a torture. I went to voice therapy but due to conflicting schedule with my work, I was forced to stop going. I’ve lost interest in singing, quit the choir and basically resigned myself that I will not sing in a choir again. I could still sing but just to myself in the bathroom…hahaha! Then February 2012, I re-discovered David. (I knew him from American Idol and voted for him, but since I didn’t see his audition part, I didn’t know about his vocal paralysis until February 2012.) Since re-discovering David, I learned to appreciate more of the talent God gave me and to trust that with persistence and constant practice, I will be able to overcome my vocal chord problem. David gave me HOPE! If David did it, why can’t I? Glad to say that I am back with the choir and am still able to sing to my heart’s content. This is just one of the many stories how David affected my life. I’m sure other fans have pretty interesting stories, too.

    Sky,

    You comment was so funny!

    “The cold medicine I am taking is having a strange effect on me. I have been fixated on David’s perfectly shaped (like a kidney bean) nostril in the top picture of MT’s article for the past five minutes.LOL
    ~sigh~ that face.♥”

  99. MT said

    Mspoohbear,
    I’m so glad you’re able to sing again and that David helped you. {{{hugs}}} Bringing hope to people. What better gift is there?

    Sky,
    LOLOL and if you turn that kidney bean upside down, it’s a heart. ♥

  100. Sky- Thanks a lot! You had me going up top to look at David’s nostril. Now if that’s not ODD, I don’t know what is.
    Jan- Sounds like you’ve had triggers too :)

    MsPoohbear-Thanks for sharing your story. Am so happy you are singing again :)

    I’m re-reading Chords of Strength again after seeing Les Miz. I love David’s story and hearing him talk about he was inspired and wanted from a very early age to sing with feeling. It’s a Spiritual experience to see how he was influenced and how he is influencing so many of us and I’m sure those he is serving in Chile.

  101. bluesky said

    Oh…. all you guys are just so …….. SO!! No words tonight. Just know that I appreciate you all TONS.

    Lots of work right now, so I won’t be around as much. But work is good, right? Just know that you are all in my thoughts. I love to see the new people come in. I love to see the great support. I am here, too. Just more in thought than on the page. Look for me in that smile we all love.
    … Why?

    Because I love you, too.

  102. Dayzee said

    Fun to see Romaleem’s quote up top on the left sidebar. Although I have progressed through stages 2 thru 6 I am still stuck on stage 1…” Yes, he is cute. ”

    Sky, we all seem to be taking your cold medicine

    Dja, thanks for keeping us up on the David info. So many interesting things I would miss without your input.

    Jan, David just seems to be involved in every thing we do. I was at work taking a break with a game of solitaire when I noticed screensaver David peeking around the corner of my game making me feel guilty and urging me to get back to work.

  103. MT said

    Dayzee,

    LOL :D

  104. jans11 said

    Dayzee, yep he does! But would we want it any other way?? Nope, no way, Jose!! :)

  105. betsy said

    I just love that you became a fan while he was gone, Ronaleem. <3

    Poohbear, so glad you are pushing through your adversities, and singing again. :)

  106. Suzy-Q said

    Ronaleem, You said the words that I have been looking for “I sense a purity of spirit in him”. Thanks

  107. djafan said

    Thank you Dayzee!!!

    EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    12m Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆ ‏@LadyVmusic
    i am loving all the archie responses we’ll travel this journey together :) and i promised as soon as i know more i’ll share it with you all!

    12m Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆ ‏@LadyVmusic
    but i do know something is in the air :))))))))) #excited

    @LadyVmusic ace sesh today. : )
    Retweeted by Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆

    9m janey79 ‏@janey79
    @LadyVmusic I’m honestly blown away with how much @DavidArchie thought of us and how much he left us. Truly incredible. One in a million.

    6m Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆ ‏@LadyVmusic
    @janey79 yep @DavidArchie is a 1 in a million artist-i have all the time in the world for him as a person and feel blessed we are friends

  108. ronaleem said

    I think I became a fan BECAUSE he was gone. The Christmas concert with the MOTAB introduced me to him (in a really great way!! Still listening to it!), but the Christmas concert in Chile sealed it. His suit and tie and missionary nametag to me showed his great humility and his commitment to God–he was not trying to please the world. His singing was so transcendent–especially O Holy Night–that it literally pierced my heart and reached into my soul and filled it with beauty and light. His countenance, as well, showed his devotion to God. What I saw in him, I want for myself.

  109. ronaleem said

    Sorry, the above comment is in response to Betsy #105.

  110. Angelica said

    Ronaleem,

    I’d like to finally add my welcome to all the others. Welcome to The Voice and the joy of ODD. We have all been through what you have so beautifully shared. In fact, we are still going through it. I liken it to being caught in the gravitational pull of his orbit. Once you get him, he get’s you! :)

  111. betsy said

    “His singing was so transcendent–especially O Holy Night–that it literally pierced my heart and reached into my soul and filled it with beauty and light”

    <3333333 Ronaleem

  112. Abrra said

    New post ——————————————————————————–>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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