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Destination David Archuleta ~ Gladys Gets Her Visa

Posted by gladys1961 on Sunday, December 8, 2013

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Translation by foddonna

My passport and visa: a new adventure.

I cannot count on getting a passport and visa as a simple bureaucratic procedure, because when David is involved, nothing is simple, nothing common, nothing is dull, nothing is normal.

The passport:

The first step was to obtain the passport.  A quick and simple procedure, right?  Except for the small detail of the picture.

Here in Argentina, and I guess , the rest of the world, when you see the picture the government employee took of you , you say – Dios mío!  I look like a robot with a grimace in the middle of the face ! !  We are always consistent with this picture.

And I was no exception, but this time, I had a permanent smile on my face that I could not erase. The employee asked me to sit down, fix my hair and make my face serious.  But I could not; I was happy! ! ! !

I could not tell the employee, “I’m going to see David, he will dance around the stage, I’ll go to a VIP and I’ll ask for a hug, etc etc! ! ! ! !”

I was still smiling and thinking about all that, but also listening to the voice of the employee – “Madam, you have to be serious.”

I had no choice but to swallow my huge smile.  If you ever see my passport, I will have full cheeks.  I’m not chubby; it’s my huge smile that is dancing inside me and wants out.

The first step was accomplished.  I went to get my passport and I thought – now comes the hard part.  Yes, the process was difficult but in the end it was fun.  Like everything that happens to me when David is in the middle.

The visa:

This second step was something dramatic but I ended up with a smile on my face, just the way this story started.

The whole process is done online.  The embassy website said that filling out the forms and answering questions could not take more than 75 minutes. hahahahhahahahahhahahahhahahhahhhahahahahhahhhahahhhahah

I stayed up from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. the next day, reading the instructions and trying to fill out forms, some of them in English.

OK.  Sometime in the morning, I got up from the computer to drink a glass of water, calm down and continue.

I finished filling out the forms and asked for the first appointment, which was 8:00 a.m. for my picture (again) and to have my fingerprints taken. When I got to that place on the day and time specified, the line of people was very, very long.  And while I was in line, my appointment time passed.

I asked the man who was first in line and he told me that everyone had the same appointment time and I had to do the obligatory line.

And I said to myself -NO-I am not going to stand in line, if I do I’m going to lose my schedule.  I will ask the security guy who was standing at the door.  The man in line tried to stop me, saying that we are ALL staying in line without exception.  I pretended not to hear him, and knocked on the door.  Then the security guy on the other side opened all the doors and said the magic words:  EVERYONE CAN COME IN, BUT STAY IN LINE.

AHHHHHHH!  They allowed in about 10 people that were in front of me and then I stood behind a young woman.  She had done the forms wrong, and had not used the code that identifies us foreigners coming to America for sightseeing.  The clerk asked if she had filled out the form and she said no, another person had done it for her.

There I learned that people paid to do this process online. Grrrrrrrrr…

The clerk took my form and told the girl, pointing to my form – “this is the correct code; you have to redo it, and come back when you have fixed it.”

The clerk looked at me and said, “You madam, may pass.”

At this point I was sent to another employee and the first question was:

What is the purpose of your trip?

Concerts and sightseeing, I said.

Very well madam, pass across to take your photo and fingerprints.

That was fast.  And when I was leaving, the employee said:

Madam, they will expect you on October 4th (my second appointment) at the US Embassy.

The embassy.

I remember that at some point in the morning I read in the instructions that there were objects that cannot be carried to the Embassy, for example, cell phones, earphones, tote bags and much more.

I got up very early for my appointment at the embassy.  When I arrived, everything was very organized.  There were signs indicating the time of our appointment.  I stood in line at 8:00 a.m., attentive to everything, any indication for worry, right up to the last moment, when…

I realized no one had a purse; everyone had only papers in hand.  I asked the lady who was in front of me and she told me that before getting in this line, I was supposed to leave my passport at a window.  I left the line and stood behind one of the windows where an employee like a robot said:

Madam, give me your passport.  When entering the embassy, you should not carry cellular phones, headphones, big bags ……….. -

My expression changed, and the employee noticed and said:

Madam, these instructions are in the guidelines.  If you have any of these things, you cannot pass – (!!I was given back my passport!!!)

Putting on my best face, I said, Miss, don’t worry, I will get rid of all this and continue with the procedure

The employee then took my passport and I returned to the previous line, to await the call to the embassy.  While we were waiting, an embassy employee began shouting our names to give back our passports.  Each passport now had a number glued on the top of it.  That meant that they had accepted our entry into the embassy.

But I was very worried, because I was looking among employees who were outside the embassy for someone who might keep my purse, my phone, my headphones, my soul!!!!!!!!!

The line began to move and I could not get anyone.  But suddenly I saw a young policeman on the other side of the Avenue, and I went towards him, almost running.

Sir, please, I know it’s unusual what I’m going to ask, but could you hold my purse?  I cannot go to the embassy with all this?? -

Madam, I’m not allowed, but there (he pointed toward a white van) they’re going to keep it, you have to pay a very small amount and they keep these things-

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I was not the only one who had forgotten part of the instructions.  There were more people like me.  Sometimes I think God is looking after me.

My turn came.  I entered the embassy through various checks, and was directed to some more windows.  I was the first of the entire line.  The employee had a thick accent and the first thing she said was:

Gladys?

-yes, I am.

-Tell me your number.

(In a split second I thought, what number does that refer to?  Every form I had had numbers.)

Instinctively I raised my passport with the number on the top, lifted it and showed it to the clerk. She looked me up on a list, and said -

Gladys-go ahead, you can pass.

I waited in another line, and then I was in a very large room with many people.

In that place were the interviews.  They had 15 windows, and when it came my turn I knew I had to put myself into any answer, convince and beg them if necessary to give me the visa.

The employee who interviewed me was very young, with a very American accent; her Spanish was perfect.

She asked many questions about my life in Buenos Aires, my family, my job, my monthly salary. They have to make sure I do not use this visa request as an excuse to leave my country and work illegally there.

The Embassy also has all the information about me, they know everything about me, and even know the answers I had to answer to fill in the forms online.  I could not be wrong in any response.  After they found out my family, work, financial life, came the funniest part.

- Gladys?

- Yes

- Do you have relatives in the United States, or know someone?

- No.

- Why do you want to go to America?

- I want to go to concerts and sightsee.

- In that place are those shows?

- I guess it will be in Salt Lake City, Utah ..

- Oh yeah? and who will sing there?

- David Archuleta, do you know him? (I know I’m crazy, do not say anything)

- David Archulota? David Archoleta? I think so, yes ahhhhhhhh.

- David Archuleta, he will sing around May 2014, more or less.  I do not have the exact date, but by then he will already be in your home country.

- But he is not singing now, no?

- No, now he’s on a mission in Chile.

- You have traveled outside the country. (It was not a question, it was an affirmation.)

- Yes, I went to Chile several times to see him.  He is on a mission to Rancagua.  He is a Mormon and was referred to the country for two years.

- She opened her eyes wide and asked me, Do you know him?

- Yes, I’ve seen and greeted him a few times, he is a very young singer.

- Ahhhh

- I want to see him when he finishes his mission and gives his first concert, I guess it will be in Salt Lake City.

- Why do you like David Archuleta?

- I cannot explain, but I like him very much.  Have you heard some of his songs?

- A Long time ago.  I haven’t heard anything lately, but you have made me curious (hahahahaha, another fan). Ok Gladys.

While she was typing the last words on her computer, she said aloud, David Archuleta, pop-singer, then looked at me and said the most beautiful words I have ever heard in my life:

Gladys, your visa is approved.  You will be notified by e-mail.

When I left the embassy I still had a little fear.  Maybe I would get the visa for only one year, or just to one specific city, but I was happy.  I stopped by the place where the white van was parked, then withdrew my bag and went to my work. My colleagues congratulated me and we celebrated with breakfast.

A week later I received the passport notice with the visa inside it.  When I opened it, I let out a cry of joy.  My visa lasts for 10 years. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

David will have to eat Argentine chocolates for 10 years.

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Gladys is a guest writer for The Voice.

236 Responses to “Destination David Archuleta ~ Gladys Gets Her Visa”

  1. Congratulations Gladys!! So happy for you and us. Bless your heart!!

  2. Suzy-Q said

    That’s wonderful, Gladys!!! You are a very dedicated fan to go through all of that. I hope to see you at that first concert. My only worry is that it will be sold out before I get my ticket. In one of my letters I told David to rent a stadium for his homecoming concert. I hope that he does. He probably doesn’t realize that so many people want to come to that first concert. I am going on a sightseeing trip to China, next year, and I have to go through just about as much stuff as you did to get your visa and I have to get a “Invitation” from Tibet. The trick to get to the U.S. is to go to Mexico and then cross the border and you can stay here for the rest of your life with benefits. haha

  3. YAY!!!Gladys♥
    I absolutely LOVE hearing about all your adventures, and this was quite the adventure for you! So happy for you, and I cannot wait for you to make that trip, just as you made the first one, over the Andes to see David,for the first time. Thank you so much for sharing it all with us♥
    I’m so excited! haha I cannot wait for David to receive his ♥chocolates♥,back on his home turf from Gladys from Argentina :)
    lol ..those darn purses are so much trouble!
    .

  4. emmegirl14 said

    Gladys, what an incredible story! Your perseverance and determination reminds me of someone else ;). After all of that, when you got to the end and got your visa, I let out a cry of joy too!

    “David will have to eat Argentine chocolates for 10 years.”….lmbo!
    I hope to meet you sometime in the next 10 years:)

    (kudos Angelica for the pic at the top of the thread..love it!)

  5. Abrra said

    Gladys

    Ever since we met in the Unplugged chat room a few years ago, you have shown that you have “the power of perseverance” in everything you do. I recall that you spoke of the visa and how hard it would be to accomplish. Now you have your visa and it’s up to David to let us know when you can come to the USA!

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    JenA from Iowa
    I have the ringtone you asked for. I do not have your email. The one I tried using bounced back twice. It’s the frontier.com email. Please send me
    an email so I can send the ringtone?

    Abrra

  6. JenAIowa said

    Gladys wow what an ordeal. I was on the edge of my seat! The only foreign countries I have traveled to did not require anything more than a driver license or Passport.
    At least with a 10 year validity it is worth the trouble you went through! And of course for D it is so worth it! Way to get it DONE!!

  7. peppertara said

    Gladys, so enjoyed reading your story, just had to drop in and say congrats to you! Yes, your perseverance definitely paid off and good for you for following this with all your heart, you are to be commended and admired! It’s no wonder that David says he has the ‘right fans’. A dedicated bunch and as an International fan you are definitely a ‘right fan’. Very happy for you and happy for David. All of D’s fans have always impressed me and your story was very impressive and touching, especially when your heart leads you to do this.
    For me, all I have to do as an International fan is cross the border to the U.S. with my passport, which I have done a couple of times…..small pittance in comparison really. We are all so looking forward to that first concert (or the first concert we are able to attend) upon his return.
    Oh…and I am sure David will enjoy every piece of any future chocolate you may give him and coming from you, will be extra special. :)

  8. violet4ever said

    Grats Gladys!!! eeeeeeee

  9. jans11 said

    Gladys, I applaud your tenacity in receiving your visa! The love of David sure instills a very powerful “drive” in all of us! Whether it’s to fly and meet fans we have met online, stand in the cold for 6 hrs before we get into his concert or drive in snowstorms for 2 or 3 hrs! I think really we outdo the postmen! :) I enjoyed your story and hope to meet you someday in the near future. You are one classy lady with a great sense of humor and I know David will love his chocolates for the next 10 yrs! Surely now he knows how dedicated his fans are! ♥

    #DA2014

  10. Oh Gladys I’m so happy for you!! Good for you on getting your Visa!! I had a huge happy face at the very end and I admire your persistence. Kudos to you!! I’m sure David will love the chocolates very much haha :D I hope I get a chance to meet ya too!! Applause to you my friend, applause to you :)

  11. betsy said

    I smiled all through this! Way to go, Gladys. :) I never realized the difficulty involved in getting a Visa.
    You were brave to let a stranger hold your purse!
    I hope to meet you at a show next year. My husband has his fishing trip planned, I will have my David
    trip planned. (I HOPE)
    We do a lot of passport picture taking at my store, and I’ve taken hundreds of pictures. I like to take
    several and go through them with the person, and pick the best one. If you smile too big, your eyes
    crinkle and it’s hard to see anything but the pupils and the government people may make the person
    go back and get it taken again! Ughhh, it’s happened many times. SO GLAD YOU LISTENED!

  12. MT said

    Gladys!! Loved your story. Congratulations!!

    Wow, you sure had to go through a lot to get the visa. I love your determination and hope to meet you at a concert. :)

    LOL David will LOVE those Argentine chocolates from you.

  13. funfee said

    So happy for you, Gladys!!! That’s fantastic!!! Hope we get to meet you :)

  14. jans11 said

    In case you don’t know it, David is on the BYU channel at 11pm central time. It’s Music and the Spoken Word “A Wondrous Christmas”. It’s channel 374 on Direct tv. I’ll be watching! His name is even listed on the write up! ♥

    #DA2014

  15. tawna21 said

    Gladys!!! Congratulations!!!! I’m so excited for you…. really, really, really excited for you!!! Your a testament to the power of perseverance. :) I certainly hope to see you at that first concert.

  16. collegemom said

    That’s great, Gladys! Now I will get to see you again! Getting a US visa is not easy sometimes. My daughter worked for an AIDS foundation in Colombia for almost a year and lived with a family. A good friend of theirs who supported his mom and siblings and owned a couple small stores wanted to visit the US because his family had hosted many students in their house. He took all his financial papers and references and paid $500 or so and took a bus to the capitol and when he got there they told him without really looking at anything “I’m sorry, you don’t meet our critieria”. Probably because he was single and 28 years old. I felt really bad for him after he went to all that trouble.

  17. fenfan said

    Waahh Gladys!!!! You are too funny. I read this with a huge grin, and quite inexplicably, trepidation in my heart. I knew from Chat that you’d managed to get your visa, yet I found myself feeling anxious about the outcome and cheering you on while laughing at every comedic twist as you went through all those hurdles. Five stars for your dry wit! Even David can’t beat you on that score!
    Thank you for this wonderful post. Also thanks to foddonna for the translation. Maybe the two of you could collaborate on an adventure/comedy type story that can be turned into a movie starring the guy who inspired all this!
    And oh how I envy David his 10-year supply of Argentine chocolates. LOL

  18. gladys1961 said

    Thank you very much for all the comments. All the adventure of passport and visa, was an incredible experience. I always thought that in these last years I walked alone, but it seems that there is always someone next to me, accompanying me in every step.
    I do not see footprints next to me. So I think he takes me in his arms.
    It’s a feeling that I have long ago.

    Ok. next Tuesday night the see you again, the event will begin at 8.30 pm. I guess I’ll be online at 11 pm, Argentina time. If I can be before I connect right away.
    I just ask something, I connect to THE VOICE chat, or chat where we see Nandito Ako??

  19. Abrra said

    Gladys
    There will be no NA chat this week. You can go to Unplugged. http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged
    I checked the world clock web site , 11pm in Santiago,Chile is 1am est time. It might be too late for some who have to go to work in the morning. Could you come by again on Wednesday night at 10 est? If that’s not possible, it’s ok.

    Anyone wishing to join Gladys on Tuesday night Dec. 10th should check http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/ for time difference.

    Abrra

  20. Gayle122890 said

    Gladys, I am smiling for you. I have always believed that you were meant for special and grand things in this Archutrek of ours and the dedication and drive you have shown reinforces my belief. Wow, I better stick close to you, mujer. Ha ha. And you’re right, Someone is always next to you. Always believe that.

  21. djafan said

    Gladys, You had me at the edge of my seat when you first told me about your Visa adventure lol. Thank you for writing it up, I knew many would love to hear about it. I can’t wait to meet you and you have to make sure to bring David chocolates to your first US concert :)

    And I want to thank Donna for the translation, well done.

    See some new names, love it. Welcome to The Voice.

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  22. djafan said

    And Angelica, that is one heck of a passport ♥

  23. Mary Dee said

    I remember going through the same process in the Philippines except the David part :) Congrats to you! I hope to meet you at David’s first concert back home :)

  24. Abrra said

    Djafan

    I was lurking in your photobucket :)

    Loved this one!

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    Abrra

  25. dayzee said

    What a great aritcle Gladys! A love story filled with suspense. I am so excited for your visit to Chile this week. Cannot wait for your report.

    Gladys has many awesome traits: tenacity, humor, intelligence, a money tree in her backyard……but the best of all is that she SHARES! I will be waiting up for the sharing tomorrow night.

  26. Abrra said

    Saw this game on twitter.

    Find the objects ! (try not to crayon on your monitor) :cool:

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    Abrra

  27. haha fun abrra!
    Reminds me of the “Highlights” magazine we had as kids, and also our kids.Have to check and see if thats still around.:)
    Love that pic of David! Thanks for lurking around djas photobucket abs♥

  28. bluesky4home said

    I am delighted with your success, Gladys!! Adventure Land is just beginning. I am really looking forward to your up and coming news (ahem!). Can hardly believe that we are so close to the beginning of the end!

    Love seeing new names and faces. ^_^

    bluesky

  29. foddonna said

    Haha, great to see this story posted here, Gladys. It’s such a funny story; I enjoyed reading it again. Thank you for crediting me on the translation! We will all be thinking of you tomorrow. Safe travels and have a glorious time.

  30. Harold Weinstein said

    Wow what a great story . We fans are crazy but I get it . Lol

  31. angelofdja said

    Oh Gladys! What joy you bring to my heart! I was smilin’ so big reading your words and cried out loud with excitement for you!
    I can’t wait to hear what’s next… ;-)

  32. stenocruiser said

    What a story of perseverance, Gladys — so proud of you! Wouldn’t it be wonderful for us (and other fans) to meet in the future? Praying that it happens. Guess you are now in Chile and happily looking forward to seeing and hearing David. We are hoping to hear from you in chat later. God bless you.

  33. bebereader said

    Gladys,
    I’m so in awe of all of your achievements that were inspired by being a fan of David’s. I remember that night in chat a few years ago when we discussed with you the hardship it would be to obtain a visa. You’ve crossed that hurdle and have come so far! You are now an inspiration to the fan base. Thank you for recounting in detail and with humor, all you went through to obtain your Visa. Your steadfast persistence, in spite of the obstacles you faced paid off!

    Hope to see you later!

    PS Foddonna: Great job on the translation!

  34. tawna21 said

    Harold #30— “We fans are crazy but I get it . Lol” you’ve got that right…. and we love it that way!! :)

  35. djafan said

    Abrra, isn’t that a great photoshop job?! Love it.

    Foddonna, I appreciate the translation, I sometimes just can’t seem to get the time to complete. Hopefully you can do some more in the near future :)

    Gladys, should be in Chile now. I can’t wait to hear from her tonight!

    Get ready for the trending party!

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    @TheVoiceDA Special Dec WWTT 4 @DavidArchie Happy Birthday David Archuleta, see ya there pic.twitter.com/xl6sIfUeB6

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  36. djafan said

    Haleyville AL US · hbtv.us/3wh/ <<< Alabama???
    Paradise927 ‏@Paradise927 1h
    Joy to the World – DAVID ARCHULETA http://rdo.to/WWWHFM #nowplaying #listenlive

    Throw back video just posted! I miss him.

  37. djafan said

    Tonight!!!!

    Jeremias Medina ‏@jeremiasmedina 17m

    El nacimiento de Jesús llega a la Plaza de la Constitución con el concierto “Navidad en la Ciudad” y David Archuleta pic.twitter.com/KFVrWFWzy9

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  38. tawna21 said

    It’s really happening!!! :)

  39. Angelica said

    Gladys, congratulations on all your hard work paying off. I look forward to one day meeting you. “Can I have a hug?”  photo thsmiley_hug.gif

    “I cannot count on getting a passport and visa as a simple bureaucratic procedure, because when David is involved, nothing is simple, nothing common, nothing is dull, nothing is normal”

    How true! That’s what makes it so nerve-racking. And so much fun!

    Thanks for sharing all your high anxiety and joy with us. Even the anxiety over getting to Destination David Archuleta is a rush!

  40. Angelica said

    eeeek!

  41. ~MaggieFOD said

    Gladys, when I read your posts I smile just as much as when I’m watching a video of David! **two-armed hugs** to you!

  42. gladys1961 said

    gladys here on chat now

  43. Abrra said

    Gladys is in chat now http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

  44. Dayzee said

    So happy for Gladys. :)

  45. MT said

    Gladys,
    I just want to thank you again for sharing everything with us last night in chat. Looking forward to hearing more this weekend!

    It was almost like the good old days last night. :) The searching, the excitement, the squeeing, the waiting, having 8 tabs at a time open, the phenomenal voice. *sigh* Three more weeks and it’s 2014. “Getting closer now, closer now … ”

    haha Can’t come soon enough for me!

  46. djafan said

    sdfovnoawfnoiarnvo9awehrgoaenboaeriuhgtouierhtygifngiue9ythgo!!!!!

    Can you believe loosing my internet connection last night out of all nights???!!!! Dang it!!!!

    Gladys, I so wanted to be there!!!!!!!!!

  47. MT said

    Dja,
    Have you had a chance to catch up?

    Who would have thought that 15 seconds could be so …. fascinating?

  48. djafan said

    MT,

    WOW, Catching up has been so much fun! That 15 seconds is screaming for a merry to round!!!!

    My ears are so happy!

  49. fenfan said

    I missed most of Chat because life got in the way. But I have a bit more time to devote to all things David today.
    Just so you know, if I am missing here it’s because I’ll be over at youtube watching certain vids on repeat, clapping and screaming OMGOMGOMG!!!!

  50. jans11 said

    That little taste of excitement last night, got me wanting more, more and more! :) When I walked into the kitchen this morning, it brought back memories of when I would get up and rush to the desktop to see the latest videos that came in during the night. Then the bubble burst and I came back to realization! :)

    #DA2014

  51. MT said

    I have to go to work but couldn’t resist a little trip to Youtube before I left. My goodness!! It doesn’t get old, does it! No matter how many times I hear it, each time, he leaves me breathless with the beauty of his voice.

    Dear sweet, lovely, Kara … is there any chance a couple of new MP3s will end up in the candy jar? :D

  52. Abrra said

    MT

    I usually wait for a few days so I can use the best audio. I’ll make mp3’s later today and put them in the 2013 Concierto Navidad folder.

    Abrra

  53. MT said

    ABBRA!!! lol Love you to pieces. ♥ Thanks!

  54. MT said

    Waaaiiitttt ….. I meant ABRRA, lol Dang, I’ll get it right eventually. :oops:

  55. Abrra said

    I have placed Christmas candy in Abrra’s Candy Jar.

    Abrra

  56. gladys1961 said

    girls, I’m back in Chile, it’s Thursday 12 and is almost 5 pm, I’m at the hotel, the receptionist assigned me an apartment with two bedrooms, hahahhahahah, I’m happy. Then buy a plug to the computer (I forget at home) and food. I can not eat Chilean food, my stomach does not tolerate seasonings (I admire David’s stomach), the only thing I will eat steaks and boiled potatoes, and also can eat a salad, but I need meat in my life .
    .If there is any news, . I’ll post here.

  57. Ha, ha, Gladys. We wait, we wait.

    Tomorrow is my family Christmas party so I will not be here. But anything tonight……. I am ready with popcorn and spiced hibiscus tea. Yum.

  58. tawna21 said

    Abrra – Thank you….. there is definitely no dieting around here with that candy jar always being topped off :)

    Just in case no one else happens to notice it (yeah right!!)… check out the growl at 1:13 in Los Pastores a Belen! It made my heart tumble to hear that growl again.

    #DA2014

  59. tawna21 said

    At the end…. around 2:24 mark and on….. :)

  60. djafan said

    “Just in case no one else happens to notice it (yeah right!!)… check out the growl at 1:13 in Los Pastores a Belen! It made my heart tumble to hear that growl again.”

    lol Tawna, I think that archugrowl was heard around the world :)

    He’s ready to gooooooooo!!!

  61. MT said

    Abrra,
    You are an angel. :)

    Gladys,
    Have a great time!

    Dja,
    That growl did not go unnoticed. ;)

  62. stenocruiser said

    Oh Ven, Oh Ven, Emanuel

    Credit Patricio Campos

  63. stenocruiser said

    Glorious rendition by David of Oh Ven, Oh Ven, Emmanuel. He is such a treasure!

  64. MT said

    OMG!!! Steno! Thank you!
    David singing Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel in Spanish is something else. I thought the first two were great, but this one is even better! How is that even possible? 1:49-1:59 gahhhhhh So, so, so, gorgeous. ♥

    Wow, David!

    Guys, plug in your headphones. It’s amazing!

  65. Abrra said

    More Christmas candy in Abrra’s Candy Jar.

    https://www.mediafire.com/folder/tawme9htlnoaa/2013%20Concierto%20Navidad

    Abrra

  66. MT said

    Thank you, Abrra. ♥

    I can’t stop listening to this one. It is the most heart-breakingly beautiful thing I’ve ever heard. *tears*

  67. Abrra said

    MT

    It is the most beautiful song he has ever sung. Tops Ave Maria and Oh Holy Night by a mile! /ducks

    Abrra

  68. MT said

    Abrra,
    I completely agree. *ducks with you*

  69. betsy said

    Guys, I am insane for Ave Maria and OHN.
    And I agree with you. This is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard.
    p.s. My husband is in the other room talking to me I think. I don’t know, I keep saying umhmmm, yep, ummhmmm.
    I’m listening to this song again.

  70. fenfan said

    I totally agree with you – it is his most most most beautiful, gorgeous, passionate performance ever!!!!!!
    But I am not ducking! lol
    Back to youtube.

  71. ronaleem said

    Last year he pierced my heart with the MoTab concert and O Holy Night in Spanish. This year he has pierced my heart once again, straight through to my soul, with O Ven, O Ven, Emmanuel. I’m in tears.

  72. tawna21 said

    H.o.l.y C.o.w!!!!!! How does he continue to get better and better!?! We are so in trouble when he gets back and hits the stage! Save my soul!!!!

  73. He just reduces me to a puddle of goo..can’t even…going back in.

  74. funfee said

    Oh wow, this guy is .. no more words to describe him. What a treat to hear that voice again (almost) live!

  75. tawna21 said

    This is a new one to me…. longer video than what I had seen before… http://youtu.be/txXMZL7jZE4

    (If it’s up above and I’m missing it admins remove it)

  76. Angelica said

    Tawna,
    No, it has not been posted above. It was only this evening that I made the decision to allow videos at this event to be posted in comments. This is not a departure from our policy to respect his privacy on his mission. Videos from devotionals in church, where neither cameras nor applause are allowed are still not permitted. Last Christmas, we posted his performances from Concierto de Navidad Chile 2012, so this is consistent with that policy.

    I would like to add that if Oh Ven, Oh Ven, Emanuel was my only exposure to David Archuleta, that performance alone would make me a fan for life. It is heart-wrenchingly beautiful, not only in its execution but in the passion that inspires him. The choir coming in at 1.30 is like the sound of angelic hosts. David said he would find a way to reach his fans while on his mission, and each Christmas, as in Christmases past, he has. With Oh Ven, Oh Ven, Emanuel his reach has exceeded our grasp, and in that reaching, brought us closer to God.

  77. jans11 said

    Oh, so much soul in that song! Makes my heart just swell up with love! Yes he does get better and better! Magnifico!!! :) Bless his great big heart! ♥

    #DA2014….almost there!

  78. happpydance said

    Thank you Abbra for the mp3s. Your candy jar is very much appreciated!!!!
    Gladys, if you can go through all of that, then maybe I can get on a plane for the first time in my life and go see David :o

  79. Abrra said

    Happydance

    You are most welcome for the “candy”. Bringing David’s live music to fans is what I am compelled to do :) Welcome to The Voice!

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    Oh Ven, Oh Ven, Emmanuel

    Abrra

  80. MT said

    I am listening again this morning and have chills from head to toe. His voice is almost other-worldly at times. And that little catch in his voice at 2:43 just pierces my heart. Just think, Gladys was sitting in the audience listening to this!!! OMG to hear this live! I can’t even imagine.

    I have so many types of music I would like David to sing. But THIS!! This is what that voice was meant for, songs that come from his heart and are sung with such sincerity, longing, and love. ♥ There are just no words to describe what a heart-grabbing, beautiful performance this was.

    David has outdone himself here. What can he possibly do to top this? I guess we’ll see in 2014. Prepare yourselves. Hmmm … although I don’t know how can we really prepare ourselves for what comes next, because this certainly caught me by surprise. And what an achingly beautiful surprise it was. ♥

    Sorry for going on and on but I just Can Not get over the true beauty of this performance. *sigh*

    (sorry Abrra, don’t mean to spam but I can’t help myself)

  81. djafan said

    WOW, JUST WOW. I’m not familiar with OH Ven, Oh Ven, Emmanuel but it caught me at “Ven” and hasn’t let go. We go on and on about that amazing voice, that tone, those sounds, those feelings that become an out of this world thing for lack of a better word.

    MT, Spam away. We sometimes just need a way to verbalize what he has done to our heart and soul so we don’t choke lol This is the place to do it :)

    A warm welcome to Happydance! I have never flown and my son for a few years has teased me that David was going to put me on a plane…he’s right. I’m flying to David’s welcome home concert which will probably be in Utah :) Hope to meet you there.

  82. djafan said

    Gladys is on her way to the Temple grounds :)))))))

  83. djafan said

    PLZ go leave a comment!!!!!!

    http://www.mjsbigblog.com/david-archuleta-oh-ven-oh-ven-emmanuel-new-video.htm

    Do you miss David Archuleta? The Season 7 Idol alum has been in Chile since March 2011 on a Mormon mission. The good news is that he’ll be back in a few months, as missions last 2 years.

    The even better news, at least for the moment, is that we have a video of David singing a Spanish Christmas song, at a holiday event at the Mormon temple in Santiago on December 10.

    The name of the song is “Oh Ven, Oh Ven, Emmanuel” and David’s voice is as beautiful as you remember it!

  84. djafan said

    Oh my….. closer view.

  85. djafan said

    Abrra, Maybe you can mash the better audio up above with this better view :))))))

    Oh ven, oh, ven, Emmanuel

    ¡Oh, ven! ¡Oh, ven, Emmanuel!
    Libra al cautivo Israel,
    Que sufre desterrado aquí
    Y espera al Hijo de David,
    Alégrate, ¡oh Israel!
    Vendrá, ya viene Emmanuel.

    ¡Oh, ven Tú, Vara de Isaí!
    Redime al pueblo infeliz
    Del poderío infernal,
    Y dale vida celestial.
    Alégrate, ¡oh Israel!
    Vendrá, ya viene Emmanuel.

    ¡Oh, ven Tú, Aurora celestial!
    Alúmbranos con tu verdad;
    Disipa toda oscuridad
    Y danos días de solaz.
    Alégrate, ¡oh Israel!
    Vendrá, ya viene Emmanuel.

    ¡Oh, ven Tú, Llave de David!
    Abre el celeste hogar feliz;
    Haz que lleguemos bien allá,
    Y cierra el paso a la maldad.
    Alégrate, ¡oh Israel!
    Vendrá, ya viene Emmanuel.

    O Come O Come Emmanuel :Lyrics

    O come, O come, Emmanuel
    And ransom captive Israel
    That mourns in lonely exile here
    Until the Son of God appear
    Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
    Shall come to thee, O Israel.

    O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
    Thine own from Satan’s tyranny
    From depths of Hell Thy people save
    And give them victory o’er the grave
    Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
    Shall come to thee, O Israel.

    O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer
    Our spirits by Thine advent here
    Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
    And death’s dark shadows put to flight.
    Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
    Shall come to thee, O Israel.

    O come, Thou Key of David, come,
    And open wide our heavenly home;
    Make safe the way that leads on high,
    And close the path to misery.
    Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
    Shall come to thee, O Israel.

    O come, O come, Thou Lord of might,
    Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai’s height,
    In ancient times did’st give the Law,
    In cloud, and majesty and awe.
    Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
    Shall come to thee, O Israel.

  86. Abrra said

    “Abrra, Maybe you can mash the better audio up above with this better view :))))))”

    I went into my laboratory and loaded the mp3 of the good audio with the closer video. Strangely , it seems to line up except for the middle part where he stops singing and the orchestra come in. Its a bit out of synch from there. If I could see his mouth better I could find the time stamps easier to adjust things. Anyway, I’ll load it up in Unplugged. I have about 10 videos of the 3 songs that are running on a loop now. I’ll leave it for fans who want to stop in.
    Gladys might come by after the concert she is attending. I have not hear from her today.

    Abrra

  87. djafan said

    Tonight :)

    Imanizate ‏@Imanizate 51m

    David Archuleta en coro navideño #lds ;) pic.twitter.com/3ALnigCp4N

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  88. djafan said

    Imanizate ‏@Imanizate 2m

    @djafanTheVoice @DavidArchie now in Chile – holy night #lds #chile pic.twitter.com/1g3bjhgyUT

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  89. Dja, thanks for the words to Oh Ven, Oh Ven, Emmanuel. And for the new video.

    MT, I hear you♥ He just pierces your heart with this song, that VOICE. it is just beautiful beyond words
    .I have been picking my heart up off the floor all day long ♥ Keeps flying out of my chest!
    Ohhhh Gladys♥ I would give anything to be where you are!

  90. Abrra said

    Gladys is back from the devotional concert. She is in chat now.

    Abrra

  91. djafan said

    Im on ipad that blocks livestream. Why oh why is this happening??!!

  92. Abrra said

    I got your back Djafan. I am copying Gladys comments.

    Abrra

  93. TXNancy said

    ****Sat. night’s Temple program will be LIVESTREAMED!!!!!

    http://www.lds.org/broadcasts/watch/chile-christmas-concert/2013/12?lang=eng&clang=spa

    You can find all the info on the Concierto de Navidad-Chile Facebook page !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    (I can’t log onto chat for some reason to share this…sorry)

  94. TXNancy said

    Here is the Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=1437836909765468&set=a.1437836789765480.1073741833.1424321134450379&type=1&theater

    ******They’ve just posted some awesome pictures from tonight’s program! David is shown in picture #13—#14 (***!!!!!***) —#16

  95. Abrra said

    Thanks Nancy. I posted the link in chat. Try using Chrome to get in?

    Oh my :)

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    https://www.facebook.com/navidadchile.lds/photos_stream

    Abrra

  96. TXNancy said

    Here is the main Facebook link for Concierto de Navidad-Chile ….. https://www.facebook.com/#!/navidadchile.lds
    You can find the pictures and info about tomorrow night’s satellite transmission.
    Sorry for maybe confusing some……got too excited when I found this. OK, back to crawl into my corner of the chat…….

  97. Abrra said

    Here is info from Erlindita, a fan who posted in chat:

    Info just posted:Tomorrow evenings Christmas concert at the Santiago Temple will be broadcast to the world. 3:30 PM Pacific, 4:30 PM Mountain, 5:30 PM Central, 6:30 PM Eastern and 8:30 PM Santiago, Ch

    Translation from Concierto de Navidad – Chile on FB:”WE REMIND EVERYONE THAT TOMORROW WILL BE A SATELLITE TRANSMISSION ALL OVER CHILE. In addition broadcast to the world to through of the page official the following LINK: http://www.lds.org/broadcasts/watch/chile-christmas-concert/2013/12?lang=eng&clang=spa (if there is any change in the link above, will post the new address in a new publication)

    Be there or be square :)

    Abrra

  98. Kaycee said

    How wonderful to hear that glorious voice again! Sigh! It amazes me that we are able to still feel that “magic” even 1000’s of miles away…via grainy videos. Thank you sooooo much mods for all your hard work in keeping us all updated.

    Gladys, late congratulations on your visa victory! What a great story of determination and perseverance!

  99. Abrra said

    TWEET!
    @DavidArchie Take a peek into what David & the band were up to during show days on My Kind of Christmas Tour 2011. (Team Archie)


    David Archuleta

    Published on Dec 14, 2013

    Relive the My Kind of Christmas Tour 2011, by taking a peek at what David and the band were up to. From arrival, soundcheck and orchestra rehearsals, to VIP meet-and-greets and backstage. Shot on-location at Westbury, New York City, Verona and Stroudsburg from December 1 to December 4, 2011.

    Abrra

  100. Abrra said

    We all know what comes next, RIGHT??

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  101. DJF do you have the words to Ven Emmanuel Ven ?? we have been looking for the one david sang.

  102. DJF i found them thanks. Was confused because sounds like David sings CANTA, CANTA towards the end, He must have just added that. Thanks.

  103. Suzy-Q said

    I agree with all of you that said that Ven Ven Emanuel is David’s best song, ever. I have played it so many times and I could listen to it all day. It’s heart wrenchingly beautiful. The more I listen the more I hear his subtle, what ever it’s called. haha I hope he sings it at his next Christmas concert. That would be so wonderful.

  104. tawna21 said

    Abrra #99…. fun video :) Thanks

  105. Angelica said

    10 minutes

    http://www.lds.org/broadcasts/watch/chile-christmas-concert/2013/12?lang=eng&amp

  106. Abrra said

    http://www.lds.org/broadcasts/watch/chile-christmas-concert/2013/12?lang=eng&clang=spa

    I have it at this link Chorus is singing

    Abrra

  107. MT said

    I got nothing. Anyone hearing anything?

  108. MT said

    I’m getting it here.

    http://www.lds.org/broadcasts/watch/chile-christmas-concert/2013/12?lang=eng&amp

  109. Angelica said

    ok. Anyone having issues try going through chrome. It has a built in flashplayer.

  110. MT said

    Angelica,
    I get it on IE , chrome didn’t work.

  111. Angelica said

    Getting it with mozilla. Great audio and video.

  112. fenfan said

    is the live stream working? i see nothing.

  113. tawna21 said

    I am dead!!! Little Drummer Boy!!!! ♥

  114. MT said

    Fen , it should be working at the link I put in 108 in IE

  115. Angelica said

    yes it’s working fen, try both links above. David just sang little drummer boy..growl. :)

  116. marlie7 said

    Oh, my, he is so “David-ish” I am loving it.

  117. Kaycee said

    Wow! Little Drummer Boy! Oh boy!

  118. bebereader said

    It’s wonderful to watch him live, finally! So glad they made this public!

    I had to disable my flash player to get it to play.

  119. fenfan said

    ok i missed drummer boy. a man is singing now. with dancers. it works on chrome not firefox.

  120. marlie7 said

    Weird hearing someone else do Pat-a-Pan

  121. MT said

    Marlie, I know, so strange.

  122. Angelica said

    Oh my gosh…Mary did you know in Spanish.

  123. MT said

    You guys still breathing?

  124. refnaf said

    eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep

  125. marlie7 said

    O Holy Night – prefection!

  126. marlie7 said

    ha! Perfection, not prefection.

  127. Angelica said

    Hebrew song by the girl who sang Pat a Pan. Lovely.

  128. marlie7 said

    I thought so, too, Angelica. But the last Pei Jesus was not very good – ouch.

  129. tawna21 said

    Marlie #128 – agree…. nerves maybe had a factor in it

    However!!!! Los Pastores was p.e.r.f.e.c.t and beyond – acapella no less

  130. sweetonda said

    Oh so wonderful to see him and hear is beautiful voice. This has made my Christmas complete!

  131. tawna21 said

    Christmas just happened!!! A little sad not to have heard Silent Night, but not complaining. Was Drummer Boy the first one David sang?

  132. Angelica said

    Yes, it was the first.

  133. MT said

    Unplugged will go on tonight as, 10 pm Eastern.

    Abrra asked me to let you all know since she is busy working on a little something special for us.

  134. tawna21 said

    Okay. I was afraid I had missed some because the timer showed that an hour had lapsed when I logged in.

  135. MT said

    Sorry, PC malfunction. lol

    Link for UNPLUGGED is

    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Hope to see you all there. :)

  136. tawna21 said

    Oooooh Abrra… the cook is in the kitchen!?! :) :)

  137. Kaycee said

    I. Need, More! At least we have great video to replay…and replay! That was so wonderful hearing his beautiful voice–singing and speaking!

  138. jans11 said

    Darn, missed him singing “The Little Drummer Boy”, but it was awesome hearing and seeing him the rest of the time. But he didn’t last long enough! He was over too soon! Can’t wait to see the videos. :) Oh, the magic of technology!!

    #DA2014

  139. The screaming when he came out at the end!♥ Los Pastores, acapella.He was amazing.

    When he spoke in Spanish,I was holding my breath.
    I’m soooooo happy!

  140. MT said

    If you missed Little Drummer Boy, it looks like the whole thing is being replayed at Abrra’s link in 106.

  141. Kaycee said

    Sky, yes, totally noticed the screaming. Tonight just reminded me of what we’ve been missing–just a few months though!

    Was it just me, or did anyone else notice how beautiful everyone was. Of course, there was one in particular who stood out…

  142. Suzy-Q said

    I watched the entire concert and I was so happy that they played it again although I only watched David the second time around. I think that it’s something that you can find on the same website for a long time. I wished he would have sang Ven Ven Emanuel. I am greedy! When he spoke in Spanish it just flowed beautifully. If he is like other missionaries, who have learned foreign languages, he is thinking in Spanish by now.

    MT I couldn’t breath either.

    I loved every song he sang. David was his in his awesomeness again.

  143. tawna21 said

    Kaycee, I thought the same thing…. beautiful people :)

    Skydancer, he spoke beautifully… at least to me who doesn’t speak Spanish at all… he seems to have it down pretty good. I laughed when he said ‘okay’ in English at the end. It looked like he almost missed his cue and came running to the stage.

  144. emmegirl14 said

    Oh my, how glorious it feels to see him sing again. Oh Ven, Oh Ven Emmanuel, I didn’t think I could hear anything more beautiful…..and then came the Spanish version Mary Did You Know…. I believe my heart literally stopped.

  145. Angelica said

    See you in Unplugged! Wonder what Abrra is working on? It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!  photo Christmas_smiley-2.gif

  146. FunnyGirl said

    AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    Group hugs all around!!!!

  147. tawna21 said

    And here I am stuck in having to do some church work for tomorrow morning!!!!! ugghh… hope to make it to unplugged! :(

  148. emmegirl14 said

    Hey FG, so good to see you!!!

  149. djafan said

    MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!
    :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  150. Abrra said

    Tonight’s songs here:

    https://www.mediafire.com/folder/tawme9htlnoaa/2013%20Concierto%20Navidad

    At tawna’s request, I have added mp4 video files to the folder.

    Abrra

  151. tawna21 said

    #150 ♥ ♥

  152. Abrra said

    Marlie sent me some scream caps. I think I’ll share them. Thanks Marlie :)

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    from Mackenzie on twitter
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    and one more from Facebook. Not sure whose it is.

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    Abrra

  153. poof said

    I just listened to his “Mary Did you Know” from Anneheim and then the spanish version from yesterday. I am a bit sad. That amazingly talented boy is gone, replaced by an even more amazingly talented man. He takes my breath away. Oh My Goodness.
    Thank you Abrra for all your hard work on this.

  154. SandyBeaches said

    Thank you Abrra for making David’s beautiful Songs available. Also thank you for bringing over the latest lovely screen caps.

    A few years ago David brought to so many the absolute beauty and happiness of the Christmas season, from his tours to his MOTAB performances. Christmas had been missing so much from long ago but he brought it all back and gave us wonderful memories.

    It has honestly been a little sad without David at Christmas time but these songs have given us the best gifts!

    “Mary Did You Know”…so exquisite.

    SB

  155. Abrra said

    SB You are most welcome. David’s live performances are meant to be shared.

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    Mary Did You Know? Has been released on YouTube!


    Alejandro Angulo

    I am glad to have this and will use this to replace the MP# and MP4 in the candy jar. Better audio than the livestream. If you have downloaded this song from the candy jar(I removed the last one)you can get the best audio here:

    MP3

    [audio src="http://www.mediafire.com/download/efy2if3z1b9g5a9/Mary+Did+You+Know%28Spanish%29+Chile121413.mp3" /]

    MP4

    [video src="http://www.mediafire.com/download/uj91bf4d9r7fbde/Mary+Did+You+Know%28Spanish%29121413Chile.mp4" /]

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    found at ArchuletaVietNam

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

    Abrra

  156. I feel like I am in a beautiful dream. Somebody pinch me.. .no wait,don’t.

  157. gladys said

    I’ve had a wonderful evening, first to the temple, listening and watching David and then with you, I laughed until I fell asleep.
    I promise to send all my videos abrra for her to choose which of them can serve. I only ask indulgence, they are my first film, made ​​with a tablet.
    (white tablet like my glasses).
    I appreciate it that you are waiting for me at home, it’s nice to have a place to go. being in a country that is not mine.
    Today is the last devotional in Santiago de Chile,
    Last night I could eat, I me safe, I made a meal that I usually do in my house. Today I feel great.
    I’m thinking next week come to Chile to devotional made ​​in the churches, I’m still thinking. The money does not bother me, I decided to ask Emma T. their food.
    Thanks for your time, for your patience and for trying to understand my English hahahahah.

  158. Abrra said

    Oh, is that you Miss Gladys Gabor? :cool: We had a grand time last night didn’t we?

    The universe gave you a hotel room with cooking, sweet!

    Abrra

  159. Angelica said

    What does this mean? I googled translated it from this site.

    http://www.elfaromormon.org/desde-youtube-segunda-jornada-de-concierto-de-navidad/

    Are they live-streaming again tonight?

    SANTIAGO, Chile – The production of the event has posted several videos of the most memorable parts of the second day of Christmas Concert at Temple of Santiago of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days, the which was transmitted by the Church satellite system to Sudamércia South Area and the United States, and via internet streaming.

    Today is the last day of the concert, which will be broadcast via internet only, from 20:30 Chilean time.

  160. emmegirl14 said

    First Abrra, can’t thank you enough for your quick action, fancy-footwork, in getting the videos and mp3’s up and running! You definitely don’t let any grass grow under your feet!

    Gladys, you are a treasure, I hope you know how much your trips and all the things you have shared have meant to us! I was listening from the back row last night on chat when our electricity went out *drat*, but I just love hearing all the little details that you bring, and how you bring them, lol!

    Poof, “I just listened to his “Mary Did you Know” from Anaheim and then the Spanish version from yesterday. I am a bit sad. That amazingly talented boy is gone, replaced by an even more amazingly talented man. He takes my breath away. Oh My Goodness.”

    I have thought about that too, the loss of the boy, how it may be a bit of a jolt at first …. but then there is the excitement and anticipation for the return of the matured man, whose experiences will reflect in him, his music. As you said, it is evident already – his mannerisms, his facial expressions, his stance, his singing, his voice. My ODD may have been on cruise control the last two years, but I fear it is headed into overdrive!

    sky, I know! Oh Ven, Oh Ven Emmanuel and Mary Did You Know are on constant replay, and when not physically, then in my head!

  161. Abrra said

    Angelica
    It sure sounds like there will be livestreaming. This is the last of this set of concerts. The next are on Dec 22nd I think?

    I will check the link we used last night. It should begin at 6:30 eastern. Adjust your time according to your time zone.

    If you have any trouble with the video stream, try using Google Chrome browser.

    http://www.lds.org/broadcasts/watch/chile-christmas-concert/2013/12?lang=eng&clang=spa

    This is last night’s info, but I am posting to help with the time zone changes.

    “Christmas concert at the Santiago Temple will be broadcast to the world. 3:30 PM Pacific, 4:30 PM Mountain, 5:30 PM Central, 6:30 PM Eastern and 8:30 PM Santiago, Chile”

    Thanks for the find Angelica!

    Abrra

  162. SandyBeaches said

    Heidijoy, I just noticed you here. Nice to see you!

    I have missed a few birthdays so I do want to wish you belated greetings for your special day past. Never mind getting older unless you are 16 and would like that but the special day part is always good.

    What a pleasure to hear him singing at this time. Without touring and singing long hours almost every day, to me his voice sounds stronger. That’s so great!

    SB

  163. Dayzee said

    Here we are on the sixth day of Christmas. Did I get what I wanted? YES I DID! Each day new gifts appear, each one more glorious than the last. An overload of the senses.

    I was thinking of the first Christmas I spent with David. I had no idea how important he would become to my Christmas spirit when he appeared on the Jingle Ball shows. There he was sharing the stage with the top pop singers of the day. As I watched the other performers, I could see nothing that harkened to the “reason for the season”. I found David to be so courageous singing a capella Christmas carols each night.

    Thanks to Santa’s #1 elf Abrra, I can watch a constant David concert on Unplugged. This morning David was there singing Drummer Boy. David is the true essence of the young drummer of that song, offering the gift of his talent to his Savior. A humble jewel at a small musical presentation, giving everything he has worked so hard to share. I love David.

    Thanks so much to Gladys for her backstage and frontstage stories. She brings so much fun to her narrations. And thanks to dja and donna for helping us understand all things. It is great to spend Christmas time with my David family. The nicest people in the world, having been trained by the best.

  164. MT said

    Gladys,
    “I appreciate it that you are waiting for me at home, it’s nice to have a place to go. being in a country that is not mine.”

    Gladys, I imagine it would be hard to be alone in a hotel room, in another county, and not able to share the excitement. We are all happy to “keep you company” and share your excitement. :) We love hearing all the details about everything that happened. We’re so happy for you and are glad you are enjoying yourself. Stay safe and have a wonderful time today!

    Abrra,
    Thanks again for all your hard work last night on the videos! ♥ Love the look on his face in that last screamcap in 155. Even though, from the videos, I’d say the boy is gone and a man has taken his place, he is still just too adorable. :)

    And that voice!!! I always knew his voice would continue to get better and better as he aged, but geez, I don’t think I was fully prepared for it to actually happen. lol Not that I’m complaining!

    Is everyone still breathing today?

    Angelica,
    Looks like they are going to broadcast again today? Same time, same place? :D

  165. Abrra said

    All David’s songs in one video:)


    cristobalite4126

    Abrra

  166. djafan said

    Gladys, we appreciate and admire your courage. David sure does something to us that has us doing things we’d never consider in the pre David world.

    So many wonderful surprises that sure feel like we are meant to see, a plan, maybe the beginning of the transition back. I can’t wait to see what is in David’s and our future.

    I love the This Christmas montage tweeted by Team Archie. They to haven’t forgotten about us.

    I love seeing the past regulars resurface here and all over the internet. Which shows fans are still around in their own way.

    Interesting retweet, Gina Orr, the last known manager of David hmmmmm.

    mjsbigblog ‏@mjsbigblog 2h
    VIDEO: #DavidArchuleta sings “Mary Don’t You Know” in Santiago Chile –> http://bit.ly/Jvsb6e
    Retweeted by Gina Orr

  167. betsy said

    I still can’t stop listening to Oh Ven, Oh Ven Emmanuel. I need an intervention or another box of kleenex.
    Thank you David. ♥

  168. TOfan said

    {{{{{♥Abs♥}}}} you truly are an angel, thank you so much for those mp3s and mp4s, I couldn’t watch the livestream and finding your gems made my day!!!!

    Gladys, thank you for sharing so much with us, Feliz Navidad to you and yours, hope to meet and hug you (and everyone else here!) at a David concert someday!!!

  169. Angelica said

    Well, looks like a repeat. Still watching.

  170. Abrra said

    Watching the link and its still the repeat of last night. :(

    On the bright side, I can watch the Survivor Finale tonight hahah

    Abrra

  171. MT said

    Angelica,
    LOL Only David could make me keep watching a blank screen … just in case.

    Hard to be too sad, though. We got so much already. *thankful*

    Abrra,
    Guess I’ll be watching Survivor too. :)

  172. Abrra said

    I’ll announce it here if Gladys Gabor :cool: shows up in Unplugged after the concert tonight.

    Abrra

  173. Dayzee said

    I have watched these new videos so much I am almost getting used to that missionary haircut.

  174. Abrra said

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    From last night Oh Holy Night official video. YAY!


    Alejandro Angulo

    Abrra

  175. Hahaha Dayzee, I know what you mean!

    Lol Abrra,.. Gladys Gabor♥ I have been searching the audience looking for those sunglasses,trying to see our Gladys!

    ok gonna watch 165 again.:)

  176. skydancer1x said

    oooh a new present!!

  177. Abrra said

    WOOHOO!

    David sang The Prayer with Rebecca Lopez tonight

    Abrra

  178. tawna21 said

    So did anyone ever find the livestream? Maybe there will be a collaboration with David and Rebecca on a CD sometime…. maybe.

  179. Abrra said

    Tawna
    There was no livestream after all. Something got lost in the translation on that web site that intimated that it would happen tonight. We will get video and I will get them up in Unplugged when they show up :)

    Abrra

  180. tawna21 said

    Abrra….. okie dokie :)

  181. Abrra said

    Gladys Gabor :cool: is in chat now!

    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

  182. Abrra said

    From tonight’s event


    JavieraNicol


    Valentina Betancourt Monge

    Abrra the spammer

  183. djafan said

    The Prayer….WOW DAVID!!!!


    JavieraNicol

  184. jans11 said

    Had a bunch of running around to do today and didn’t get on the net til late and look what I find….some more goodies!! ♥ Oh, man, be still my heart!!

    Has anyone found out about David’s hand? I seen a photo last week where his hands are folded in front of him and his index finger on his right hand looks swollen and discolored. :( Oh I hope that it isn’t anything serious and his hand will be ok.

    #DA2014 almost to the double digits! :)

  185. bebereader said

    Another view of Los Pastores A Belen


    Valentina Betancourt Monge

  186. Hi SandyBeaches!! Thanks for the Shout out!!! Hope all is well.
    Hey to everyone else too!! Thanks to Gladys and Abrra for the videos. Merry Christmas indeed!!

  187. SandyBeaches said

    Heidijoy…Hope to see you and ‘everyone’ in Utah sometime! He will be home soon. Anywhere in NA will be just fine. Loved “The Little Drummer Boy”. I wonder if his memories were the same as ours as he was practicing & singing. ? Really doesn’t seem that long ago. I think we all love Christmas with David.

    SB

  188. Abrra said

    Waiting for a good audio youtube of The Prayer so I can make an MP3.

    /Taps foot

    Abrra

  189. SB Yes a Reunion in Utah or anywhere in NA would be fantastic. It won’t be long now!!!

  190. djafan said

    I up for a archureunion tooooo!!!

    This feeling from this weekend is so sweet. Thanks to whoever made the decision to allow us to be part of these concerts and to David who found a way to spend Christmas with us, that is what I believe :)

    Please leave comments if you can.

    Deseret News
    Mormon missionary David Archuleta performs at Christmas celebration
    Compiled by Sarah Petersen, Deseret News
    Published: Monday, Dec. 16 2013 1:00 p.m. MST
    Updated: 24 minutes ago

    David Archuleta fans everywhere received their Christmas wish this year as he once again performed at the Santiago Chile Temple Christmas Concert.

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865592503/Mormon-missionary-David-Archuleta-performs-at-Christmas-celebration.html

    OCEANUP ‏@OCEANUP 2h
    David Archuleta Chile Christmas Concert http://bit.ly/18vh746

    David Archuleta Chile Christmas Concert
    By OCEANUP. on December 16, 2013

    http://oceanup.com/2013/12/16/david-archuleta-brazil-christmas-concert/#.Uq9kBycQQS5

    MJSBIGBLOG
    David Archuleta – Maria Sabias Que – Concierto De Navidad – Santiago CHILE – (VIDEO)

    Watch David Archulta sing “Mary Don’t You Know” in Spanish (Maria Sabias Que) at che Concierto De Navidad in Santiago, Chile. The outdoor concert took place in front of the presidential palace in Santiago. You can watch another performance from the concert HERE.

    David has been in Chile since March 2011 on a two year Mormon mission. We don’t get to hear from him much, so these videos are a real treat.

    http://www.mjsbigblog.com/david-archuleta-maria-sabias-que-concierto-de-navidad-santiago-chile-video.htm

    Pictures from last night.

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.767988429885114.1073741828.266412606709368&type=3&uploaded=8

  191. dayzee said

    Tough Monday for me. Hard to concentrate on the job after a weekend in the vortex . Sneaking off for a David “fix” every chance I get.

  192. djafan said

    Dayzee, ditto… and this from Deseret News….and fans still await his return, which is rumored to be March 28, 2014.

  193. djafan said

    UtahValley360
    David Archuleta performs at the Santiago Chile Temple Christmas Conert
    December 16th, 2013| 0 comment

    Utah Valley 360 ‏@UtahValley360 5m
    David Archuleta performs at Santiago Temple Christmas Concert while on his mission. #LDS http://bit.ly/1fhNEK0

    http://utahvalley360.com/2013/12/16/david-archuleta-performs-at-the-santiago-chile-temple-christmas-conert/

    Madison Packer ‏@Madpacker4 36m
    Jessica goes on a mission and gets a David Archuleta concert. The perks of serving where he is serving….#noimnotjealous #okaymaybeiam

    Mormon Missionary David Archuleta Performs at Christmas Celebration (+Video)

    LDS Living ‏@LDSLivingMag 45m
    Watch: Still-missionary @DavidArchie sings at a #Christmas celebration! http://ow.ly/rP6b4 #CalledToServe #LDS #Mormon #TwitterStake

    http://ldsliving.com/story/74559-mormon-missionary-david-archuleta-performs-at-christmas-celebration-video?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_campaign=hootsuite

    HotRods and More ‏@hotrodsandmore 1h
    Mormon missionary David Archuleta performs at Christmas celebration http://fb.me/2O4cF0Wmm

  194. djafan said

    Jeanne ‏@DeShazermom 1m
    This is really great. I’ve wondered about him. http://fb.me/2PFSUHV4D

    EvangelicalAssembly ‏@Evangelical2 1m
    Mormon missionary David Archuleta performs at Christmas celebration – Deseret News: Deseret NewsMormon mission… http://bit.ly/JAsBsc

    Oh and I like this ♥

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    David Archuleta Christmas in Spanish

    Posted by Editor on Dec 16, 2013 in Christmas Video | 0 comments

    David Archuleta, famed American Idol alum who suspended his career in pop music to serve as a Mormon missionary in Chile, is not letting his talents go to waste while he is away.

    In this little viewed video posted just yesterday Elder David Archuleta — wearing the missionary name tag, hair cut and suit so many know so well — performs a Spanish version of “Mary Did You Know?” at a Christmas performance in Chile.

    This beautiful rendition proves two things: it is every bit as much Christmas in Chile as anywhere else…and Elder Archuleta can still belt it out. (Oh, and his Spanish accent sounds pretty dang good, too).

    Archuleta completes his two years of service time in March of 2014:

    Hit that Twitter icon or Facebook logo and share what you’re enjoying! And get more Christmas at the Internet’s longest ongoing celebration of Christmas, My Merry Christmas.com

    – See more at: http://showusyourchristmas.com/2013/12/david-archuleta-christmas-in-spanish/#sthash.EPDIDUg0.dpuf

  195. djafan said

    Sorry for the spamming but my ODD is on major overdrive…I have to remember to breeeeeeeathe hahaha.

  196. MT said

    The video in 165, look at the audience at time stamp 15:31-15:33.

    Could that be our Gladys with the glasses holding up the white tablet? :)

  197. MT said

    LOLOL Dja, yes, please, breathing would be good! ;)

    And thanks for all the tweets and links. I particularly liked the tweet from Madison Packer. LOL Cute.

    Nice to see his performances are being talked about. :)

  198. Donna said

    Ok, after listening many many times, and looking at the lyrics dja posted, this is what i *think* David is singing in OVOV, Gladys, dja, JR, anybody, please correct and my apologies for mistakes.

    ¡Oh, ven! ¡Oh, ven, Emmanuel!
    Libra cautivo Israel
    Que sufre desterrado aqui
    Y espera el hijo de David
    O ven, y trae tu gran luz
    Alúmbranos con tu verdad,
    Disipa toda oscuridad,
    Y luchare con tu poder.

    Alégrate, Emmanuel
    Vendrá a tí,
    O Israel, canta
    Canta
    Emmanuel
    Vendrá por ti
    O Israel,
    Canta

    O alégrate Emmanuel
    Vendrá a tí,
    O Israel, canta
    Canta
    Emmanuel
    Vendrá por ti
    O Israel
    Canta, canta
    Vendrá por ti
    O Israel
    Canta

  199. betsy said

    So random and funny that HotRodsandMore tweeted about David lol. This made me laugh.

    Also, who’s with me? We need David to record and release Oh Ven Emmanuel for next Christmas.
    Record it LIVE. The world should be able to hear this. It’s a balm.
    It made me feel EXACTLY what he’s gotten out of his mission, if that makes sense.
    Ok, I’ll stop talking about it now, I know that’s all I do.
    But. Isn’t it just so good?

  200. bluesky4home said

    182 Abrra…. perhaps it is just me… maybe… but I hear, see, feel a big difference between his concert “Maria” and “Pastores” on Sunday versus the Saturday performances. I can wait to get a better recording. I’m tapping both feet, Abrra!

    (you are my angel Abs!)

  201. betsy said

    Donna, thanks for the translation.

  202. Dayzee said

    Oh thank you for the translation Donna. Good to be able to follow along

  203. tawna21 said

    It’s interesting. When I checked for the lyrics to OVOVE there are a couple of different ones, and neither of them are what Donna has put here. How many versions are there? I’m just being confused in my non-Spanish speaking mind. o.O

  204. emmegirl14 said

    Betsy, yeeeeeesss! I’m with you! There is a high probability that I will be listening to that and Mary Did You Know exclusively until he comes home!

    bluesky, it’s not just you, there is.

  205. 182. Okay, It’s wayyyy past my bedtime, but I swear that at 2:37 or 2:38,
    at the end of the first vid, (LPAB) you can hear a little boy yell out “Archuletaaa”!
    ( Or maybe it’s a little girl?,or maybe it’s our Gladys? hehe

    MT, could it be? (runing to look)

  206. skydancer1x said

    haha sure enough MT, that’s a white tablet! we’ll have to ask her.

  207. djafan said

    Good Morning!!!

    babycenter community

    Elder David Archuleta

    http://community.babycenter.com/post/a46465759/elder_david_archuleta

    The BoyScout

    Eagle Scout, LDS Missionary and American Idol Singer David Archuleta Sings ‘O Holy Night’

    Eagle Scout, David Archuleta, is currently serving a mission for the LDS Church in Chile. He sings ‘O Holy Night’ in Spanish while on his mission. If you are a fan of the former American Idol singer you will not want to miss out on this great performance.

    http://blog.utahscouts.org/eagle-scout-projects/eagle-scout-lds-missionary-and-american-idol-david-archuleta-sings-o-holy-night/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=eagle-scout-lds-missionary-and-american-idol-david-archuleta-sings-o-holy-night

    rickeys

    David Archuleta – The Prayer – Christmas Devotional 2013 – Video

    American Idol International Superstar and Adult Contemporary Prince Elder David Archuleta sang “The Prayer” with Rebecca Lopez at Christmas Devotional 2013 at temple square in Santiago, Chile.

    David still has it!

    I am so happy that David has settled in nicely in Chile. They love him over there. Has anyone planned a visit? It just seems so far.

    http://www.rickey.org/david-archuleta-prayer-christmas-devotional-2013-video/

    Facebook Deseret News · 55,142 like this
    20 hours ago ·

    Elder David Archuleta has a new Christmas performance circulating on YouTube. Watch it here.

  208. djafan said

    Article and interview from Chile. You’ll need use a translator. Very very nice :)

    Elder David Archuleta, el cantante que dejó su carrera para servir al Señor

    Publicado por Alondra Friz P.Publicado el Martes, diciembre 17, 2013

    http://www.elfaromormon.org/elder-david-archuleta-el-cantante-que-dejo-su-carrera-para-servir-al-senor/

    Deseret Book ‏@DeseretBook 17m
    We miss @DavidArchie RT @ldsconf: Mormon missionary David Archuleta performs at Christmas celebration http://ow.ly/rOWRZ

    LDSGeneralConference ‏@ldsconf 17h
    Mormon missionary David Archuleta performs at Christmas celebration http://ow.ly/rOWRZ

    HEFY ‏@HumanitarianExp 11m
    Mormon missionary David Archuleta performs at Christmas celebration http://ow.ly/rOWRZ

  209. bebereader said

    For all “Nandito Ako” fans, chat will be held tomorrow night (Wednesday) for this week only!

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    See you tomorrow night!

  210. djafan said

    KSL.com

    Have You Seen This? David Archuleta sings for Christmas

    CHRISTMAS TOWN — Former American Idol star and Utah native David Archuleta still has a few months left of his LDS missionary service, but that doesn’t mean we don’t get some of his Christmas music.

    This video was posted on YouTube recently and it features Archuleta, who is currently serving his two-year LDS mission in Chile, singing “Maria Sabias Que” (Mary Did You Know) in Spanish accompanied by an acoustic guitar.

    The video proves that Archuleta can still sing and the song sounds almost more touching in Spanish.
    Enlarge image

    Other videos of Archuleta singing “Oh Holy Night,” “El Tamborilero” (Little Drummer Boy) as well as a few other Christmas songs from the concert were also posted.

    According to the YouTube page of Alejandro Angulo, the man who posted the videos, the Christmas concert was put on by missionaries and youth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Chile.

    If this video gets you even more anxious to hear more of Archuleta’s singing you can do one of two things. You can either listen to some of his old albums, or you can wait a few months because Archuleta should be wrapping up his missionary service in March or April of 2014.

    Read more at http://www.ksl.com/?nid=1017&sid=28062067#AYA2zMGM7JlzsQkP.99

  211. Abrra said

    The videos from Sunday night have been slow to show up on YouTube, so I made The Prayer MP3 from the video in #183

    I’ll replace it and post a new link if a better audio comes along.

     photo 108_zpsc5f8a130.jpg

    MP3 here:

    [audio src="http://www.mediafire.com/download/5zzjr14djt4gqjj/ThePrayer+David+Archuleta+with+Rebecca+Lopez121513.mp3" /]

    Abrra

  212. djafan said

    Utah Radio Station :)

    NOW979 ‏@NOW979 2m
    Ladies…he will be home in April!!!! http://fb.me/6S6njjJSp

    Lebanon Ward ‏@LebanonWard 3h
    Mormon missionary David Archuleta performs at Christmas celebration | Deseret News http://buff.ly/1fCbkJL

    Paradise927 ‏@Paradise927 3h
    Joy to the World – DAVID ARCHULETA http://rdo.to/WWWHFM #nowplaying #listenlive

    Mormon Tab. Choir ‏@MormonTabChoir
    Watch David Archuleta receive a standing ovation from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in this exclusive video!

    OHHHHH…Just the beginning. I hope there are more of these posted in the near future. You can see many cameras.

  213. betsy said

    Emmegirl, I was going back and forth between those two songs, but I’ve been stuck in the O ven vortex for a few days now and cannot get out.
    (I just drove home from work in crappy snow and icy slick roads, he kept me company with that song on repeat.) :)

    I never in a million years thought that a song would come out during his mission and I would think it was the best thing he’s ever done.
    Maybe it’s just the Christmas spirit.
    Maybe it’s because it’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard.
    I vote #2.
    Or #1 because of #2. :)
    I hope another video comes out of it. A clearer one.

  214. MT said

    Dja,
    I was loving that video in 212, and then it stopped. :(

    I had to go to the other one and finish because David can’t just leave me hanging like that on Oh Ven Oh Ven Emmanuel. I HAD to hear the rest of it, and more than once. LOL And then naturally I had to go to LPAB and listen to him ask the audience to clap. David singing Spanish …. and speaking Spanish … a double wammy. :)

    Thanks for all the updates, guys. :)

  215. MT said

    Betsy,
    LOL I am stuck right along with you on O Ven. :)

  216. funfee said

    This is so great, what a wonderful Christmas gift David gave us!! And thank you, Abrra, for all the candy jar treats! :)

  217. Dayzee said

    David……the gift that keeps on giving.

    Thanks to Abrra for searching out and delivering these gifts.

  218. Abrra said

    David tweets and sends fans a Christmas challenge from Chile. Are you up to the challenge?

     photo 112_zps656c3137.jpg

    Abrra

  219. cq#DA2014 said

    YIPEEEEEE, double digits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so excited for his return especially after viewing all that divine videos from Chile. What a wonderful gifts for all of us diehard fans and a tweet from our man, happy dance, happy dance, lol.

  220. dayzee said

    Yayy! A task from David. I’ve been missing those.

  221. fenfan said

    “O Israel, canta, canta, Emmanuel” is on repeat in a loop in my brain. I need an intervention. Or maybe not. LOL

  222. MT said

    Awwww … an actual direct message from David! ♥ I may pay a visit with a gift, but not going to sing. No one deserves to have to listen to THAT for Christmas. LOL

    Fen,
    I think that song (in his voice, of course) is permanently imbedded in my brain! If my mind has one idle second, there it is.

  223. djafan said

    Cq is excited!!!! I feel you, I’ve been out of whack for a few days now and we all know why lol.

    Nice, a direct tweet :)

  224. stenocruiser said

    Oh my — another performance of O Ven, O Ven, Emmanuel. This is so good.

    Credit: Marcelo Barrera

    Admin Abrra edit

    Here is the MP3 from the candy jar:

    [audio src="http://www.mediafire.com/download/e8mn28b62srr4d9/David+and+chorusCoro+Tabernaculo+de+Cristo%2C+Ensayo+O+Ven+O+Ven++Emmanuel.mp3" /]

    and MP4

    [video src="http://www.mediafire.com/download/1ubkkx4ff06f4tb/David+and+chorus++Coro+Tabernaculo+de+Cristo%2C+Ensayo+O+Ven+O+Ven++Emmanuel.mp4" /]

  225. djafan said

    Steno…You are fast!!!! Thank you for bringing it over. Oh my gosh it truly is Christmas!!!!!!!

  226. stenocruiser said

    Doesn’t it just leave you breathless? Fascinating also to see David’s interaction with the audience and the choir director.

  227. djafan said

    Many have asked about his Spanish and as a fluent Spanish speaker I feel I can say that his Spanish is absolutely wonderful. I’ve read some saying that’s it’s not because of the what David would call a flub before the PAB performance. He didn’t name the screen but said that over there when telling them not to look because then it wouldn’t function. David does that when speaking English, I wouldn’t say he’s not fluent in English. I do it in both English and Spanish too lol. He was nervous because he knew this was going out to the world IMO :)

    His accent is wonderful, he used words like, presten, funcionar, lento for example that are not conversational Spanish words. His reading and his eyebrows emoting the message was perfect. And in this most recent video, the comfort in his Spanish shows :)

  228. bebereader said

    #224
    Steno, Thanks! This new “O ven O Ven Emmanuel” is even better than the first! How could that be?? It’s not just the omission of outside noise or background chatter; he is improving with every performance like he always does. I actually got chills listening to it, espeially when the chorus joins him. His voice is magnifient and a full orchestra and chorus behind him reminds me so much of his regal performance at MoTab. Can’t get enough of this new one.

  229. djafan said

    Rickey ‏@rickey 1h

    Stop everything, this @DavidArchie rehearsal video is OUT OF THIS WORLD: http://wp.me/p30rIc-11tl #DavidArchuleta… http://fb.me/3zcMphEPE

    Rich Parkinson ‏@OneRichSong 2h

    I have no idea what he’s saying. Or maybe I do… because I can’t deny the tear on my cheek. David Archuleta –

    Sarah Everitt ❤⚡⬆ ‏@severitt
    Thank you iTunes Radio for introducing me to this song! ♫ Melodies Of Christmas – David Archuleta http://spoti.fi/Qf0ZVK #NowPlaying

    LDS Missions ‏@LDSMissions 6m

    Elder David Archuleta Shares Musical Talents in Christmas Concert in South America http://ift.tt/1bR4pe4 #news

    Elder Archuleta has been able to share his talents several times while serving a two-year mission to share the gospel of Jesus Christ in Chile. While at the missionary training center in Provo, Utah, he participated in a choir that performed during a general session of general conference in April 2012. Elder Archuleta also sang during last year’s Christmas concert, Concierto de Navidad, in Santiago. He will return from his mission in the spring.

  230. djafan said

    David is all over the place. Just a taste of things to come I’m sure :)

    ‘Tis the Season to Enjoy Vme TV’s Holiday Programming
    Vme TV celebrates the holidays with some of the most talented musicians today

    MIAMI, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — This season, Vme TV brings the holiday spirit into your living room with the help of world-class musicians, Sting and David Archuleta. The musical special, ‘Una Noche de Invierno con Sting’ airs on Christmas Eve at 11:00 p.m. ET and on Christmas Day viewers can enjoy special performances by David Archuleta and other recognized musicians during ‘Una Navidad Maravillosa con David Archuleta’ at 12:00 a.m. ET, followed by ‘Una Década de Navidad’ at 12:30 a.m. ET.

    Una Noche de Invierno con Sting
    Filmed in the North of England at the Durham Cathedral, this musical experience will deliver the joy of the holidays with a performance by none other than the celebrated musician, Sting. Enjoy Sting’s performance of a diverse collection of songs and carols on December 24, 2013 at 11:00 p.m. ET.

    Una Navidad Maravillosa con David Archuleta and ‘Una Década de Navidad’
    Vme TV brings to viewers’ homes a special rendition of traditional Christmas carols by David Archuleta along with Natalie Cole, Renée Fleming and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on December 25, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. ET followed by ‘Una Década de Navidad’ at 12:30 a.m. ET.

    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tis-the-season-to-enjoy-vme-tvs-holiday-programming-236424471.html

  231. bebereader said

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    http://www.livestream.com/saragirl

  232. bebereader said

    The Nandito Chat has switched to The Voice Unplugged chatroom tonight, for your information.
    You can find us here:

    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

  233. tawna21 said

    Beautiful just does not describe this latest video. David’s soul is infused in this piece of music. This has definitely got to become a recorded song on his next Christmas album!! I love how he watches the director for his direction…. never assumes the lead.

    I would love to have the Spanish words along with an English translation if anyone wants to attack that. I don’t know why (I don’t speak Spanish), but it’s so beautiful I’d like to read the words and follow them as he sings. ♥

    Abrra, you just always seem to know what we need/want/desire/have to have! Thanks for the latest mp3 & mp4.

    Remember when we were at 99 days and counting up…. what an amazing feeling to be going the other direction with 99! Lovin’ it!

    #DA2014

  234. poof said

    I am speechless…. That video………. yes speechless. maybe speech will come later……

  235. SandyBeaches said

    Thank you djafan, you have such great finds to say the least. The practice video, what a lovely gift. I can see his Spanish immersion will bring so much more music and many more new fans in his future.

    I also like the word Prince. How can you not smile when you read that?

    Christmas music with David, so awesome!

    SB

  236. mrJeff said

    Awww. It made me cry Gladys. You became true to your self and was PAID OFF!! I’ll be choosing UTAH as my destination someday!! :))

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