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DAVID ARCHULETA

Happy Birthday David Archuleta!

Posted by Angelica on Saturday, December 28, 2013

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Every year since this site began, we have celebrated David’s birthday.  We have celebrated birthdays 19, 20, 21, 22 and now 23.  That just makes my mind wobble.  How did this happen?  Maybe we were just having too much fun to notice how quickly the time has flown.

The summers die
One by one
How soon they fly
On and on
 
“Bring Him Home” Les Misérables

Video Mormon Tabernacle Choir with Alfie Boe

45 Responses to “Happy Birthday David Archuleta!”

  1. Suzy-Q said

    Yes, bring him home safely to us, his fans. We need him too!

    Alfie Boe has a gift too. That was absolutely beautiful. Thanks for posting this except that it made me tear up.

  2. marlie7 said

    Yes, it’s time – they’ve had him long enough! :-) We are waiting.

  3. funfee said

    Wow, FIVE years!!!! Where DID the time go? Can’t wait for him to get back now!!

  4. We are waiting VERY patiently, or have tried to LOL. The years just FLEW BY. Few months to go woo hoo!!

  5. sweetonda said

    Another year celebrated in the life of David Archuleta! Wow, how fast it has passed and how blessed we are to still have him in our lives. He is a joy!

    Happy Birthday David! We are still here waiting for your return. Bring him home safely is our prayer!

  6. MT said

    ♫ Happy Birthday David!! ♫

    Can’t believe he’s 23 now! I’m with Marlie, they’ve had him long enough. ;)

    It’s time to Bring Him Home.

    Kristin,
    Patiently? LOL Who’s being patient?

  7. Abrra said

    Happy Birthday to our favorite Elder,person,Idol, and most of all MAN!

    Check this graphic for your time zone and TWEET tonight for his birthday. We got a World Wide trend and many folks posted the trend in thier city. It was a very busy night in @DavidArchie land.

     photo trending_zpsbb1513d0.jpg

    I sure hope David looks at his timeline when he gets back.

    There were an amazing amount of special graphics made by fans who wished him Happy Birthday.

    From the Philippine fans who had an actual party in his honor.

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    This one is from the trending party last night. Not sure who made it, but its a beauty!

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    Sunny Hilden checked in on the trending with this one.

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    Sunny Hilden ‏@SunnyHilden
    My momma says: “Happy Birthday David Archuleta & come back to St. Paul & sing at my house again!” http://twitpic.com/dq8t2w

    Angelica the top graphic is stunning! Video is the perfect touch.

    Abrra

  8. Abrra said

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    If you have not sent RAY aka ROOSTER a get well message, go here http://www.groupcard.com/c/U6APb2PCdGc/&utm_campaign=new_card&ec=dJz4ZOA_3iH

    It will be mailed to him on Monday Dec. 30th

    Abrra

  9. Yes, how DID this happen? I was old when it started and David is now 23!

    I just have to say that the bloggers who love David have made the waiting bearable for the rest of us. I tend to comment in streaks, but I do read and enjoy every post. Sometimes I am steeped in sentiment and other times it’s like a party—all good. And I can’t tell you how many times I have dipped into the Candy Jar. Bless you, Abrra—nothing beats that portable candy!

    Consider all that has been written and experienced on the blogs while David has been gone. Can you imagine the hoopla when he returns and we are seeing him live again? I get all shaky just thinking about it. :)

  10. skydancer1x said

    Ahh,such a lovely post Angelica,
    With one gorgeous picture and a beautiful song, you have managed to sum up the love and yearning of our collective hearts,all so anxious to have him return!
    Yes!
    Bring Him Home!!!

    HAPPY 23RD BIRTHDAY, DAVID!

  11. djafan said

    Happy David Birthday Day!!!!!!!!!

    Oh the birthday greeting WWTT two hours straight and on and off all night and today!!!! The tweets were awesome, don’t have time to collect right now but will.

    And this is a first, 3 more months?

    Gina Orr ‏@ginaorr 7h
    Happy Birthday @DavidArchie. 3 more months until you are home! #DA2014

    McKenzie Harris ‏@McKenzieHarr 14h
    @ginaorr Happy Birthday David Archuleta trended Worldwide, USA, Malaysia & Indonesia. WW for over 2 hrs! pic.twitter.com/gkgiakfaFX
    Retweeted by Gina Orr

    And of course we get the “David Archuleta has fans?” or “David Archuleta is real?” lol.

    I hope he’s told about this and maybe we’ll get a picture like last year :)

    Thank you Abrra for bring the link to Ray’s card. It will be delivered on Monday. Thank you all for signing I’m sure he will appreciated it.

    Get ready for tonights David WWTT :)

  12. djafan said

    Angelica, thank you for the birthday celebration graphic!

    Bring him home is right!!!!!

    The new quote, so true. Thank you Dayzee!

  13. djafan said

    A new birthday video by Marcella!

  14. I may be nuts, but I’d love to hear David’s pure, sure voice sing this Les Mis song.

  15. skydancer1x said

    14.Betty♥,(bet he knows it well )

  16. Abrra said

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    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

  17. Edvcroz Zed said

    Happy Birthday, David James Archuleta..We’re happy that we’ve known you and your music which is now a big part of our live….Thank you for the music and inspirations…you’ll always have our support..God bless….

  18. jans11 said

    Happy birthday, David! Hope you have had a great day and hope to see a pic with all your cards and letters! :)

    14 and 15….I’m sure he knows it well, too, with him memorizing most of that movie when he was 6. I would love to hear him sing it also. These 2 videos are so fitting for the occasion! Yes, may God speed your return. ♥
    I will take “dorky David any day than some of that garbage that out there that they call talent!

    Had more computer problems, but I think all is well now….but I can’t join chat tonight as my son and his family will be here til the 1st. ♥

    #DA2014…love seeing that 88 days!

  19. bebereader said

    Angelica,

    Thanks for the beautiful birthday post, highlighting my sentiments exactly. Time flies when you’re having fun!

    Glad to hear the Trending Party was a success last night. We are fierce fans and trended in record time. I tweeted for The Voice and our tweets were retweeted ad infinitum.

    It’s been close to six years and I’m loving that voice more now than ever!

    It’s almost time to trend again!

  20. FunnyGirl said

    I’m so sorry I missed everyone’s birthdays ! Abbra & Angelica and who else !? I hope you had great days and that everyone had a great holiday ! Sadly we lost my father in law this past week and have been dealing with that. But I wanted to stop by and say hello !

  21. FunnyGirl said

    Happy birthday to our dear David ! Your beautiful voice and spirit continue to inspire us! I’m so glad you have been able to participate in the Christmas devotionals there and so happy we have been able to see them! What a great gift it is to see and hear you!

  22. tawna21 said

    Angelica, where has the time gone?! I think back to the ‘early’ years and I remember having a lot more energy than I do now. But, the older I get the more firm I get in my devotion to the music and soul of David Archuleta. An amazing man! ♥ Yes, bring him home.

    #14 Betty…. wouldn’t that be an amazing vocal! I’m pretty sure that I would LOVE to hear him sing that song also ;) I wish now that I had taken my daughter-in-law up on the extra ticket she had to the MoTab concert this year with Alfie Boe, he’s amazing. (that ol’ hindsight is usually a real kicker in the seat of the pants).

    #DA2014

  23. emmegirl14 said

    Happy Belated Birthday David!
    Yes MT, time to bring him home!

    #16 pic, aaaah, I love that one! Just look at him!

    Still listening to the last Concierto de Navidad. It may have been your birthday but you gave us the gift. Mary Did You Know and The Prayer, I cannot get over. Only thing that could have made it more perfect would have been another performance of O Ven O Ven.

  24. emmegirl14 said

    *and that is the cutest dang video by Marcella!!

  25. emmegirl14 said

    - just a second to vent, am I the only one who has intense dislike for youtube forcing us to create a channel to comment or like or to favorite or anything. I don’t want my own channel! And now I can’t even comment on or favorite D’s videos. Is there something I am not getting here?
    (and there is a high probability that could be the case.)

    h.e.l.p.

  26. Abrra said

    You got it right, Emmegirl. Google is all about the email address. They want to make folks” accountable” for their comments.

    Abrra

  27. djafan said

    Hi Emmegirl! I’m still basking in the latest gifts from Chile :) I don’t use my personal email address for any social media stuff. I created one just for that purpose. It works perfect :)

    Ali over on Soul David put up a link to this social media statistics website that I hadn’t seen. David’s facebook likes are made up of the quite a number of countries. Not surprised that the US isn’t #1. In comparing other AI alumni David has developed the most international following of any of them. This looks for good for his future. And seeing 5 Latin Countries in the top 20 makes for an obvious market :)

    David Archuleta Distribution of Fans NEW

    # Country Local Fans % of Fan Base

    1 Indonesia 626566 17.3 %
    2 Philippines 614360 17.0 %
    3 United States 502339 13.9 %
    4 Malaysia 388917 10.8 %
    5 Mexico 187977 5.2 %
    6 Peru 128771 3.6 %
    7 India 122808 3.4 %
    8 Vietnam 119413 3.3 %
    9 Pakistan 69996 1.9 %
    10 Singapore 45957 1.3 %
    11 Canada 43781 1.2 %
    12 Venezuela 43429 1.2 %
    13 Egypt 39571 1.1 %
    14 Thailand 35522 1.0 %
    15 Chile 28308 0.8 %
    16 Morocco 26805 0.7 %
    17 UK 24349 0.7 %
    18 Algeria 24013 0.7 %
    19 Brazil 23935 0.7 %
    20 Nepal 21866 0.6 %
    21 Cambodia 21372 0.6 %
    22 Colombia 20780 0.6 %
    23 South Korea 18443 0.5 %
    24 Honduras 17758 0.5 %
    25 Taiwan 17320 0.5 %
    26 Ecuador 15943 0.4 %
    27 Saudi Arabia 13751 0.4 %
    28 Argentina 12477 0.3 %
    29 Australia 11385 0.3 %
    30 Sri Lanka 11346 0.3 %
    31 Tunisia 10551 0.3 %
    32 Jordan 10173 0.3 %
    33 France 10169 0.3 %
    34 UA Emirates 9738 0.3 %
    35 Iraq 9021 0.2 %
    36 Bangladesh 8588 0.2 %
    37 Romania 8415 0.2 %
    38 Myanmar 7636 0.2 %
    39 Dominican Rep 7514 0.2 %
    40 Turkey 7433 0.2 %
    41 Iran 6988 0.2 %
    42 Spain 6495 0.2 %
    43 Brunei 6483 0.2 %
    44 Bolivia 6345 0.2 %
    45 Italy 6092 0.2 %
    46 Other & not yet targeted Countries 214018 5.9 %

  28. djafan said

    I was in the car this morning and put on a non Christmas cd on lol No Matter How Far, I hadn’t listened to it in some time. The first song that come on was Don’t Run Away and when that voice came on I almost pulled over, it is that good.

    So surprise surprise, didn’t expect it to make any list, least of all #5. Forevermore is on the list of mv released in 2013 by idols. I didn’t see Everybody Hurts but she may have just missed it, someone needs to remind her :)

    Mark Franklin ‏@IdolChatteryd 3h
    2013 in Review: Best #Idol Video #5 — David Archuleta;s (@DavidArchie’s) Don’t Run Away. http://ow.ly/s7Dca

    5. David Archuleta, “Don’t Run Away”

    What do you do when you need a music video for a new single and you’re off serving a two-year mission with your church? You get artist/fan Kylie Malchus from your hometown of Murray, Utah, to create an animated video out of 500 of her drawings. Pretty impressive, I’d say.

    http://www.ydtalk.com/idolchatteryd/2013-in-review-best-idol-videos/

  29. emmegirl14 said

    Accountability for comments, okay, I’m on board. Thanks for explaining that Abrra!

    dja, duh, didn’t think of that. I’ll do my homework tonight. Thanks :)

    *I feel better now*

  30. betsy said

    I REALLY hope that David does a cd that includes some Spanish songs. I have firsthand knowledge that it would be a wise move. :)

    (strangers asking me where they can buy his Spanish cd, after hearing my homeade copy at the store. If I could be in charge of buying for that store, I would
    sell copies of it and give him all proceeds.)
    As it is, I am having an issue with my new computer now, and can’t get the last cd I had in there out. It’s stuck.

  31. emmegirl14 said

    Betsy, so you are playing his Spanish Christmas songs from mp3’s from concert video recordings in your store, and customers are asking where they can buy that cd? Dang he is good!! (And I hope so too!)

    Noooo – hope you can unstuck it!

  32. betsy said

    Yes Emme, that is EXACTLY what is happening.
    I wish he could know this. :)

  33. tawna21 said

    Betsy…. give a tweet to Kari :)

  34. This is a comment from the You Tube posting of the DA Christmas concert songs.

    “Estuve a dos metros de Elder Archuleta, en este concierto de navidad (los tres dias)., él es una verdadera estrella, y tan humilde con este tremendo talento que tiene., a mi lado una jovencita que no era miembro de la Iglesia(La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Ultimos Dias)., y me preguntó, que era lo que ella sentía cuando escuchaba las canciones de Elder Archuleta., no se explicaba., sentía paz., deseos de llorar y me dijo deseos de ser mejor persona.,”

    I was just two meters away from Elder Archuleta during this Christmas concert (three days), he is truly a star, and very humble with the tremendous talent that he has., by my side, a young girl who is not a member of the church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), asked me, what was it that she was feeling when she listened Elder Archuleta sing?.. she could not explain it., she felt peace, she was moved to tears, and told me that she desired to become a better person.

    (This is my own translation… correct me you professionals! ^_^)

    DA sings in the universal language of love, truth, and light.

    All my wishes for a lovely week and a wonderful New Year close to those you love.

    bluesky

  35. marlie7 said

    Bluesky – isn’t that amazing about the young girl feeling…all of that! He does that, to all of us. Oh, Lord, I can’t wait to see what impact he makes when he returns.

  36. tawna21 said

    bluesky #34…. thank you for bringing that comment over….’DA sings int he universal language of love, truth, and light.’ So,so true. How fortunate we are to have this.

    marlie #35….Amen!

  37. betsy said

    I still love this performance. :)

  38. emmegirl14 said

    ahhh, you made my New Year’s Betsy, I love those performances!

    Oh, and about playing those cd’s at your store, your dang good too!

    bluesky, thanks for sharing that.

  39. Abrra said

    If you have not looked in the Candy Jar today, you may have missed something.

    Abrra

  40. Abrra said

    Ray is back! He posted on the last thread, so I am bringing it over.

    Welcome back RAY!

    ROOSTER said
    Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:26 PM e

    HI GUYS<ROOSTER HERE< it was nip and tuck forthe last six, days,but came back to that big smile,song and grreeating,from david and made the hell oi went throw today to get here well worth it,thanks for the payers all,just got out of the hos11.00 love you all ray

  41. skydancer1x said

    Bluesky, thanks for translating that comment, how wonderful is that!?
    and what you said…”DA sings in the universal language of love, truth, and light.” That’s it, thats exactly it,Blue!♥

    How good is it going to feel to see ” 2014 ” light up, when the ball drops in Times Square tomorrow at midnight!!!!!??? woo hoo! YAY!

  42. skydancer1x said

    ♥WELCOME BACK RAY!!♥

  43. bluesky4home said

    Skydancer (((((hugs)))))

    Ray!!! You ol’ rooster, you! So glad to know you are out of the hospital and doing better. Please take care of yourself. *_*

  44. djafan said

    Hey Ray! Let me know if you received a special email :)

  45. jans11 said

    Ray, good to hear from you and hoping for a speedy recovery!

    #DA2014…24 hrs from now will be 2014!!! whoo hoo!!! Not much longer now!!!

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