Posted by djafan on Friday, February 28, 2014
Please join us in celebrating David Archuleta’s approaching return! Join the world wide trending party!
David Archuleta Is Coming Home
February 28th at 7pm PST – 10pm EST
See below for more times around the world.
All submissions for the welcome home video have been received and the deadline has now expired. That means that thing down there is working after all. lol. That’s a good thing. AAAAANNNDD twitter trending party was a blast last night. Thanks very much to all who participated and trended “David Archuleta is Coming Home” all over the world!
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Posted by djafan on Monday, February 17, 2014
It was two years ago that David Archuleta left for his mission. It seems like forever. Or maybe only a few weeks. I have an uncanny nonsense for time. It rivals my sense of direction which is nonexistent. “When” has no more meaning for me than “where.” I am always here. It is always now. You think I’m kidding, but when people ask me things like, how long have you worked here, lived here, I look at them with a perplexed expression on my face. I honestly don’t know. It could have been a decade ago or a few months. I was here then; I am here now. I could produce dates at any moment if given the opportunity. But I could not produce a difference in the feeling I have of my experience of then and now. For the most part, they would be the same. Time and space are simply meaningless constructs in some part of my brain that does not measure its passage or proximity.
So I am perhaps the wrong person to write this. A few days ago I published the article, “Is David Archuleta Coming Home Today?” Did I really believe he was one of the ones tapped to come home six weeks early when I posted it? No. But it pleased me to consider the possibility.
Now, I offer for your consideration this possibility. That we, all of us, are caught in some sort of time warp. Think about it. You don’t have to be temporally challenged like me to know that something is just not adding up. David did not come home on the 10th of February. We saw not a shadow of his coming so we are fated for six more weeks of waiting. Six more weeks. How long have we been saying and commenting and tweeting that we have just six more weeks to wait? By my calculation, (dubious I know, coming from me) we have been saying this now for several weeks. Yet we STILL have six more weeks to wait! Deductive reasoning will bear me out on this, thusly:
A. If six weeks ago, David was coming home in six weeks, then David should be home.
B. David is not home.
C. Time has stopped.
Elementary logic. If A is true and B is true, then it follows that C must also be true. This is just a working hypothesis and I earnestly hope that time will prove me wrong. You know, that thing that’s broke.
Is that clock even working down there? ↓
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Posted by Abrra on Monday, February 10, 2014
Collage by Pocoelsy
Sitting here staring at a blank page.
I wonder how many writers have typed those exact words.
My own thoughts lately have been about reflecting on where the last six years have taken me as I follow the career of David Archuleta. From being completely off my radar, to being the most talented singer I have heard in decades. Here I am so many years later, still a big fan as well as helping to run a fan site. He is so worth it. I surely did not know that watching a TV show would change my life in so many ways. It’s all due to the joy that I discovered in a young man’s voice.
At times it has been exciting as well as confusing to follow the career of a celebrity from his first big break on “American Idol.” We want the best for him, yet it gets frustrating when the forward career movement seems to go so slowly. Every singer has to start out someplace. Having the opportunity for national exposure is about the best jump start a young singer can have. Yes, it takes talent to get noticed, but it take more than that to succeed in a very hard business. I do miss the excitement of appearances, radio station interviews, red carpet events. I learned that no one can sing patriotic songs better than David. How I loved to bash (on fan sites) the DJ’s who try to trap David into some crazy responses. I always felt that he would have a successful career and that it would most likely be a slow progression for him as he found his way with developing a style, as well as find his inner voice.
After Idol it was a frenzied existence trying to record a freshman album in the midst of a hectic tour. I often wondered where he found the energy to fit in so much work in so few hours in a day. I just had to be present for all the shows, in spirit. Fond memories of late night crappy cell casts from a fan’s cell phone over a web cam are now a thing of the past. Video has improved so much and cell phone audio is very good now. So, things do get better! It’s truly the fans who have brought David’s performances to us more than any other means. Many thanks to those who watch a concert with one eye on the lens!
What I wasn’t prepared for was a two-year break for a mission for his church. There are now less than sixty days until Elder Archuleta’s mission is complete. I began to think about the possibilities that await him. I wonder about what he put on hold back in 2012 and what he will be doing once he has readjusted to his new life back home. He may face a few social changes such as remembering to speak in English or realizing that he no longer has a companion to shadow his every move. It has to be a culture shock to return to his old life, just as it was when he first arrived in Chile. I try not to project my wants and wishes for the career direction he may take, but one thing I do know is that he is ready to sing on stage again. I saw this with my own eyes. He can hardly contain the desire to move and perform. The search for a sound is something he has expressed in video blogs. Where does one find their sound? Maybe it is something you discover by trial and error. David has shown his ability to interpret a song and deliver a refreshing new twist. From watching videos released by the LDS Church, we have seen only Spanish versions of some classic songs. What I noticed as well is the diverse style that David brought to the songs he sang, even though they were classics that I have heard sung in a certain way. As an example, he sang “Little Drummer Boy” in a whole new way from how he performed it in his own My Kind Of Christmas Tour. Jaws dropped as he raised the drum mallets and declared his ownership of the song. Equally effective was the recent version of “Little Drummer Boy” starting with snare drums and his voice front and center, then adding in flute and violin as the song builds to a crescendo. That’s what I like, always a surprise or twist to a song.
It was a pleasant surprise recently to see some activity on David’s official site. A simple thing such as a contest to win a scrap of his MKOC stage backdrop has given fans a spark of excitement that we needed. It is a confirmation that they are gearing up for his return in the spring. Most anticipated is the music. Spanish artist Enrique Iglesias has expressed a desire to work with David. This would be an opportunity for introducing David to international audiences that may not be as familiar with his music. I have seen tweets from Victoria Horn, who has been a collaborator, mentioning that she will see David soon. Knowing it will take time, maybe a year or more to have some original songs, I am fine with that.
Singing aside, if he has some contracts that were set in motion before he left, so be it. David has proven his ability to step outside of the music. He has what it takes to be an actor or a model, as well as a great singer. One has to balance the artistic with the practical when it comes to a professional career. Nothing worth waiting for can be rushed, especially something that has to flow from within your heart and soul.
Take your time David Archuleta. I will be here, there and everywhere as your fan.
Very sorry to intrude but you know I-had-to-do-this after that last sentence of yours. Especially with the celebration of their 50th anniversary this week.
Video credit nick tsourmas.
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Posted by djafan on Monday, February 10, 2014
Rumor has it he just might be.
For it seems that missionaries who left for their missions on the day he did are scheduled to return on 2/10/14 or 3/24/14.
And then there is this tweet from Lady V a few days ago.
This is all speculation of course. I have no idea where in the world David Archuleta is right now. But I hope he’s in the air somewhere flying home at this very moment.
Because that thought makes me smile a very happy smile.
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Posted by djafan on Wednesday, February 5, 2014
This was taken directly from David Archuleta’s Official Site.
Feb 4, 2014 – Bearing David Archuleta’s name against a red background with a snowflake motif, the gigantic “My Kind of Christmas” concert backdrop is a memorable part of that concert tour. Fans – we are now giving you a rare chance to own a piece of this iconic curtain of fabric!
Simply log in to this site and leave a comment on this post by Saturday, February 8, 2014, 11.59pm PST and you will automatically be entered into a random drawing to win a 20 by 20-inch piece of the backdrop! The winner will be announced on February 9, 2014.
Picture is shown for illustrative purpose only; the actual piece sent to the winner may not have the same pattern. 12-in ruler and CD are shown for scaling purposes only and are not included with the prize.The contest is open worldwide to everyone above the age of 13. Please post only one comment. Anyone who posts multiple comments will be disqualified from the drawing.Last but definitely not least, if you don’t win, there will still be chances to take home a piece of MKOC history and benefit ChildFund International at the same time! Don’t forget to check in with DavidArchuleta.com every day as we will tell you how, very soon!Questions? Leave a comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your comment to ask a question will be counted as a contest entry.
This to remind us of that epic Christmas Tour :)
Deadline for submitting your picture for welcome back video for David is March 1st 12 noon PCT. You can go .
Welcome Back David!
Your name or Twitter handle
PLEASE FOLLOW ORDER ABOVE EXACTLY SO ALL SIGNS WILL LOOK THE SAME
Group photos are fine. Writing the sign in your native language is fine. If you would rather not include a photo of yourself, you can submit just a photo of the sign itself.
If you are not taking a new photo, ideally it would be great to use a recent photo of yourself from the last two years. If you happened to do any interesting things in the spirit of #DA2014 (i.e. volunteering, working on your fitness etc.), it would be cool to show a photo of yourself doing that activity.
Feel free to get as creative as you like with the signs – just make sure that they follow the format above. Please do not include any extra words or phrases as we want them to look uniform. ** And please only submit one photograph for each individual.**
PHOTOS NOT FOLLOWING THE FORMAT WILL GET RETURNED TO THE SENDER FOR EDITING.
Please email submissions with the subject line #DA2014 RETURN VIDEO to:
No later than 12 noon PST on March 1st, 2014
If you need assistance using Photoshop or making a JPEG file, please specify that in your email by using the subject line: TECH SUPPORT and we will find a way to help you out. Hopefully given the extra time, everyone who wants to participate will be able to do so.
Happy 2014 to everyone! Looking forward to receiving your photo!
Thanks so much!
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