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“Riding on Clouds” – Dayzee’s recap of David Archuleta’s concerts in Layton

Posted by bebereader on Sunday, September 27, 2015

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The long drought was finally over! The two shows in Idaho Falls had been the stuff we dreamed about for years. Our golden voice was back. We were riding on clouds. Saturday night our euphoria suddenly ended in Layton. I was second row center and could see David’s lips moving and heard no sound. A short “erk”, a small “ech”. People behind me were saying there was something wrong with the sound, but I could see it was something wrong with David. After a valiant effort to sing several songs, David left the stage.

He came back with Kirt Bateman, Executive Director of Davis Arts Council to announce David would return with a Christmas gift for us. Mr. Bateman’s arm was around David while on the stage. How many times have we seen that picture? David draws hugs.

shelley5photo credit Shelley#2015

You have probably read Kirt’s email to us, but I want to repeat it here:

“Mr. Archuleta with a fever, no voice, aching body, and virtually no energy, went out on that stage in front of 1700 expectant people on Saturday and, like the true star he is, gave them all that he had! Why? …. he’s a man of integrity and wanted to give you the show he had planned and rehearsed for you.”

David talking the words to MKOP was the most memorable part of that evening for me. He said he did not want to spoil the words with his imperfect singing voice. It was the most moving rendition of that song I have heard.

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Monday night was better, but all singing done low-key and in a lower key. No high notes. Few glory notes, though he often made the effort. At least he was singing. Love and respect were tangible.

Both nights David’s band led by Kendra did a number without David to give him a rest. They were great.

Loved the brother/sister act. David ran off the stage mid-concert. We were so worried. A minute later he returned with sister in tow. He announced that she was going to speak for him so he could save his voice to sing. Pretty obvious that she had not volunteered for this assignment. A little hemming and hawing and then she said she only found out about this an hour ago.

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David got in her face “Excuses, excuses” he said as a brother would. Jazzy grudgingly began (as a sister would) and soon became more comfortable and smiley.  Later she returned and did a second reading of his notes.

Towards the end David said he had not had enough time to write any more thoughts out for Jazzy to read. He told us he wanted to talk to us and tell us things but he also wanted to sing for us. There was such anguish in his voice, on his face. A little leaking around the eyes.

I did not expect him to come out for an encore. He seemed completely spent. But there he was. Still gamely giving his all for us. His mother and her sister were lovely and covered much of the singing on the encore.

My companion that night had never seen David in person. I told her she would love him. And she did. Her favorite song was Glorious and I never expected David to last long enough to sing that last song.

Could not have asked for more.

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“Unplugged and Un-wired” – Tawna’s Recap of David Archuleta’s Idaho Falls concert – Second Night

Posted by bebereader on Sunday, September 20, 2015

balconyAll pictures credit Shelley #DA2015

It was an awesome Friday night concert. I love the man that David brought back to the stage! To think that he almost didn’t is frightening.

He was so delightfully chatty and witty. He had some of the front row girls almost dead when he gave them a full-face, right-in-your-face, smile and point of his finger. On one song that he was introducing (I don’t remember just which one), someone from the side yelled “I love you, David!” and he chuckled, smiled that impish grin, looked over their way pointed his finger, twirled it, and in a melodic speaking voice sang something to the effect… “you say you love me and you don’t even know me”, he smiled bigger and continued on with his monologue. It was hilarious!!

CPUl3ulUsAExXd8It was so good to see him ‘unplugged and un-wired’. All of the band members had monitors, but David didn’t…. I guess it’s up to them to figure out what he needs and not him figuring out how to make his sound work with theirs. His hands were beautiful instruments in helping to create the feelings that he wanted us to feel with his songs. It was almost like they were pulling these emotions from his heart and spreading them to us. They are very graceful and fluid.

His new song “Numb”! Holy Toledo! If these words don’t explain to people where David has been, then nothing will. That includes the venue usher lady that was standing in the way as the crowd was trying to leave and asking me if I had ever seen him before… ME: “Oh yes! Several times.” LADY: “I wonder what took him so long to come back to the stage?” ME: silence, no words to say, dumbstruck…. then quickly as I moved on… “He just told us he needed to find himself, get himself to where he needed to be and now he’s there and he’s back!” I wanted to ask her if she hadn’t been listening to what he had been saying all night, but let it go. She must have been one of the gestapo watching for cameras and not paying attention to David. My husband even commented about how rude they actually were in the way they were treating people. It was very distracting to have them hovering like ravens in the corners and on the sides. But, they were just doing their jobs, I guess. You had to be there to really appreciate what I’m saying! I wish these venues would realize that these YouTube videos are an important part of promotion for these performers. If the venue were to come out with a professional video to sell, they would make a fortune in sales.


I think I could die now and all would be well. I have heard David sing ‘Everybody Hurts’ live and in concert. I’ve heard that glory note at the end sung in the flesh. I shall never want again!! I wish we had Friday’s version. To me it was just a little more ‘there’ (if you know what I mean) than the first night. I may have had some tears leaking from my eyes.

Oh, and the dance steps! The backward staccato steps! The backward slide steps! The foot pounding! The hunker-down! The hand pounding his heart! The ripping-his-heart-out-and-handing-it-to-us-in-an-open-hand gesture! The full of life and light smiles! The rambling and waving of hands — yes, he still does that! David is back!!

There were some emotions at one point as he referred to his mission. In my opinion, had David not gone on the mission, we would have had a different David singing to us. The man we have now is a performer and song-writer who will bless us in a much stronger way than he could have before. He is giving us his ‘real’ heart and soul because he has found and developed what is real to him.

It was so fun to see again some ‘old fan friends’ and to meet some that I’ve never met before! Archies Rock!!!!


Special thanks to Shelley for her fabulous photographs!

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All About That Voice ~ David Archuleta by Skydancer

Posted by bebereader on Monday, July 27, 2015

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Along with David’s music, the catchy tune “All About That Bass”, Meghan Trainor’s mega-hit gets played the most on  my Iphone.  It’s just plain fun to sing along to! Thought I would parody the song into some silly lyrics as we wait for David Archuleta to return to the stage in his first solo concert in years! Woot! I, for one, am ready to get pumped!

Here’s a link to when Meghan performed the song live on The Today Show.

For us, of course, it’s not all about that bass.

Rather, it’s “All About That Voice”.

Listen to the song again and try to replace the lyrics with these:

Because you know it’s all about that voice ’bout that voice, no other!

it’s all about that voice ’bout that voice whoa brother!

it’s all about that voice ’bout that voice, oh mother!

it’s all about that voice ’bout that voice..voice..voice..voice


Oh yeah it’s pretty clear, we ain’t no twenty-two

But we can shake it, shake it, just like we used to do

‘Cause he’s got that vroom vroom that all the girls chase

and all the right notes, in all the right places


We see your pictures, don’t need no Photoshop

We know that you’re for real, (you’re on our desktop)

You’ve got the talent talent,  just raise it up,

‘Cause every note you sing is perfect from the bottom to the top


Now Aunt Madeline she told me don’t worry about the years

if you sit back and wait for life’s pleasures you’ll soon be in tears

So enjoy all you can while you can, and don’t have no fears

Just remember the joy that The Voice always brings to your ears!


Because you know it’s all about that voice ’bout that voice, it’s soothing,

all about that voice ’bout that voice, it’s moving,

I’m all about that voice ’bout that voice, so sue me!

it’s all about that voice ’bout that voice


Please bring the music baaaaack!

we know that you’ve laid down some traaaaacks

Perhaps a little hint or two?

No, I’m just playin, but we’d love it, I’m just sayin’

if we heard a snippet soon :D


Now we all know it’s clear oh so “patient” your fans have been  

As we wait for the day when you sing to us all again

we all know you have grown, a new you you’ve brought home, that’s true.

What you sing we don’t care, just please sing anywhere you choose!


Because it’s all about that voice, ’bout that voice from Season 7

it’s all about that voice ’bout that voice,  just heaven,~sigh~

it’s all about that voice ’bout that voice not kiddin’!

its all about that voice ’bout that voice

Yeah Yeah


Because it’s all about that voice ’bout that voice, hooked on it

it’s all about that voice, ’bout that voice, our tonic!

it’s all about that voice ’bout that voice doggone it!

it’s all about that voice ’bout that voice!

You know you love it!


SkyDancer is a Staff Writer for The Voice.

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Melodies Of Life ~ David Archuleta ~ by Staff Writer, MT

Posted by bebereader on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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As I was thinking about the music David is writing and wondering what the music and lyrics will be like, I began mentally going through the albums he’s done.

The first was done with songs written primarily by others, but the second one, “The Other Side Of Down”, was filled with songs that David took part in writing. From what he’s told us, those songs are about his life and his struggles during that time. When he did the cover album “BEGIN.”, before he left, it was filled with songs meant to help others. It reflected his current mind set just before his mission.

David is now at a new stage in his life. The songs on the next album will most likely reflect where he is at this point in his life. If he continues to write his own songs, we’ll probably see all the stages of his life reflected in his music through the years, thus the inspiration for the following poem …

The Music Of Life

The music of life moves endlessly
Changing as it goes
What each stage of life will bring
No one ever knows

I will not be tomorrow
The person I am today
My song will change, as does my life,
So hear me when I say …

I cannot know what melody
Tomorrow’s love will bring
Or how events will follow me
As I raise my voice to sing

I’ll sing of precious moments
I’ll sing of the joy of life
I’ll sing of the pain that loss can bring
or sing of the afterlife

These melodies of events in life
Are what I have to give
They’ll change with time, the same as I
Evolving as I live

Take all these things I share with you
As I sing along the way
I’m giving you a piece of me
In the melody I play




MT is a Staff Writer for The Voice.

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David Archuleta ~ American Idol Ending It’s Run

Posted by bebereader on Monday, May 11, 2015

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I wasn’t surprised when I read the news this morning that “American Idol” was ending it’s run after it’s fifteenth season, next year.  Just a little melancholy because it signifies the end of an era and where I was first introduced to David Archuleta.

I know that there are people who still watch, even David fans. But I haven’t watched the show since Season 7 except in bits and pieces.  I lost my faith in the show’s premise, to find the best singer. I mean, come on. Really??

idol14judgespicture credit courtesy of American Idol

The show declined in ratings after Simon left and I understand why. He’s as sharp as a tack at what he does and provided a lot of zingers and “did he really say that?” moments.  But, in my opinion, there’s no excuse for degrading and belittling contestants for the sake of entertainment. It got old.

Apparently they are planning a big hurrah for the last season. I will watch but only to see glimpses of David.

Here are links to articles, to read more.

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Happy Mother’s Day ~ David Archuleta

Posted by bebereader on Sunday, May 10, 2015

FotoFlexer_PhotoThis old picture of David and his mother, Lupe has become a classic.  It’s posted here in honor of  both Mother’s Day and the seventh anniversary of his trip back home to Murray, Utah during his stint on American Idol. No matter how far, I hope David is able to spend Mother’s Day with his Mom this year.


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David Archuleta ~ The Memories Are Still Alive by Gladys

Posted by bebereader on Tuesday, April 21, 2015


I chose “The Memories Are Still Alive” as the title of this article because I feel this is the central theme of the song. But I don’t understand why David didn’t sing this line in the live version, because it expresses the title.

We know David will be David and if he changes or omits lyrics there is a reason. I listened to the song more than ten times to transcribe it word for word and to try to understand it’s literal significance. We know David is not a singer of love songs without a reason; everything that has the feel of his voice has a real significance. And this is not a love song.

The first time I heard the song I thought he was talking about something superior to him or about a person that was no longer with him. I was wrong. David was speaking of himself, of the David from before. I suppose that all human beings look for the same balance in life and David is no exception. It seems important to him to balance the David from before and the David from now. It’s impossible to leave behind and forget all that he was because all of that enriched what he is now, an adult with a set goal.

Even though a voice says “I hadn’t noticed the emptiness that was in me” that voice speaks to him of a past, a past that he is trying to overcome. In the last interview in Mexico he said they would tell him “the fame, the money, the recognition, everyone screaming, we love you David, that that was love”. But something told him that that wasn’t so. Trying to reconcile that part of his life with the David now, according to him has been a tough job but he is achieving it. Maybe like in the music video, the black and white images little by little turn to color and transform the actual person. Maybe David is doing this with his life, taking things from the David from before like the first verse in the song said “Stories run through my mind that I learned from you”, and balancing them with everything that is happening now.

We will always have the David from before, jumping and dancing and telling us anecdotes of his travels joining the new David which I am discovering every day. He is so young with a full life ahead of him and due to the recent news, also full of songs. In the video we see a person who is renewing his love for the guitar. Is David trying to tell us something? Whatever it is I will be there in the first row because my memories are still alive.

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In Spanish:

Elegí ese titulo por que siento que es el tema central de su cancion. Pero no entiendo por que david obvio cantar esta linea en la actuacion en vivo.

Escuche mas de 10 veces la cancion para transcribirla palabra por palabra, y poder entender su significado literalmente. Sabemos que david no es cantantes de canciones de amor sin sentido, todo lo que tiene el sello de su voz, tiene un significado real. Y esta no es una cancion de amor.

La primera vez que escuche su cancion , yo pense que él hablaba de algo superior a él, o de una persona que ya no estaba con él, me equivoque. David habla de sí mismo, del anterior David. Supongo que todos los seres humanos buscamos lo mismo, equilibrio y david no es la excepcion. Parece que es tan importante para él, equilibrar el david que fue antes con el que es ahora. Es imposible dejar atras y olvidar todo lo que él fue, por que todo ello enriquece lo que es ahora, un adulto con una meta bien marcada.

Aunque esa voz le diga ” no habia notado el vacio que había en mi”, esa voz le habla en pasado. Un pasado que él ha tratado de superar. En la ultima entrevista en Mexico, él conto que le decian; “la fama, el dinero, el reconocimiento, todos gritandole , te amamamos David, eso es amor”, pero habia algo que le decia que eso no era asi.  Reconciliar esa parte de su vida con el david actual, segun él, ha llevado un trabajo arduo, pero lo esta logrando. Tal vez como en el video que acompaña esta cancion, las imagenes que se muestran en blanco y negro , poco a poco recuperan el color y acompañan al actual personaje. Quizas David esta haciendo esto con su vida, tomar cosas del antiguo David, como lo dice en la primera linea de la cancion “giran en mi mente historias que de ti aprendi”, equilibrandolas con todo lo que esta sucediendo ahora.

Siempre tendremos al antiguo david saltando y bailando, y contandonos anecdotas de sus viajes, acompañando al nuevo david, al cuál descubro todos los dias. Ël es tan joven, tan lleno de futuro y por las noticias reciente, lleno de canciones tambien.  En el video, vemos que el personaje recupera su amor por al guitarra, david nos querra decir algo??  Sea lo que sea yo estare alli, en primera fila, por que mis recuerdos siguen vivos.

Nunca Pensé  by David Archuleta

Giran en mi mente historias que de ti aprendí.
En un mar de dudas una voz algo me quiere decir.
Aunque me resista, no lo niego, no puedo mentir.
No había notado el vacío que había en mi.

Nunca pensé, que ahora que he encontrado esa parte de mi
ahora, entiendo por que estoy aquí.

Aunque te hayas ido tu influencia aun se puede sentir,
veo en tus ojos mi reflejo, algo me quieres decir.
Solo, no me has dejado, aunque un tiempo me perdí.
Algo tan inesperado que me ha llevado a ti.

Nunca pensé, que ahora que he encontrado esa parte de mi
ahora, entiendo por que estoy aquí.

Los recuerdos siguen vivos
Los recuerdos siguen vivos
Nunca pensé, que ahora que he encontrado esa parte de mi
ahora, entiendo por que estoy aquí.


Gladys is a Guest Writer for The Voice.

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Constitutional Symposium Finale ~ David Archuleta

Posted by bebereader on Wednesday, April 15, 2015


David is now a sought-after speaker as well as singer. His insight will be a welcoming addition to the lineup at this symposium. Dayzee and Bluesky and other lucky fans have tickets to this event and will be witness to what David has to share in words and song.

For Immediate Release

April 1, 2015

University Marketing & Communications: Melinda Colton | 801-863-6807 |

The Center for Constitutional Studies at Utah Valley University will host on Wednesday, April 15, an imposing lineup of distinguished religious studies and constitutional scholars, former U.S. Supreme Court law clerks, multidenominational contributors, and a finale program featuring popular musical performer David Archuleta as part of its dynamic Spring Constitutional Symposium on Religious Freedom.

“Some of the most important constitutional issues currently facing the nation involve religious freedom. If one wishes to learn more about how recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions will affect the religious freedom of individuals, businesses and religious organizations, then they will want to attend this academic symposium,” said Rick A. Griffin, director of the Center for Constitutional Studies. “Moreover, the evening finale will include a combination of remarks and musical performances that will add to the overall richness of the symposium.”

The symposium will begin with the opening keynote address,“The Quest for a Moral Presidency: Jimmy Carter, Progressive Evangelicalism and the Religious Right,” given by one of the most prominent presidential and religious scholars in the nation, Randall Balmer, the chair of the Department of Religion at Dartmouth College. Prior to this position, Balmer taught American religious history at Columbia University and was a visiting professor at such prestigious universities as Princeton, Yale, and Northwestern. He is perhaps best known, however, for his book “God in the White House.” Balmer’s remarks at the symposium will be based on his newest book, “Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter.” The address will begin at 10 a.m. in the Lakeview Room of the Library.

A distinguished afternoon panel featuring Balmer; UVU President Matthew S. Holland; Douglas Kmiec, Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law at Pepperdine University; and Gene Schaerr, a prominent constitutional law attorney who provided counsel on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, will examine what role, if any, presidents should play in religious matters, with particular focuses on the views of presidents Thomas Jefferson, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. The panel will begin at 1 p.m. in the Library Auditorium.

From 3 to 5 p.m., a panel composed of Hannah Smith, former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas and senior counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty; Matthew Franck, director of the Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Witherspoon Institute; Nathan Oman, professor of law at the College of William and Mary; and Alexander Dushku, a member of the Kirton McConkie law firm, will discuss recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions pertaining to the religious freedom of individuals, businesses and religious organizations. The panel will be held in the Library Auditorium.

The symposium finale will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the UCCU Center and will provide a vibrant program of final remarks and musical performances. “Because freedom of religion is a freedom shared by all Americans and because music has been such a powerful medium of religious expression, vibrating through the pages of our nation’s political and constitutional history, the center was especially interested in including a prominent musical guest speaker,” said Griffin. “We are excited to have popular singer and songwriter David Archuleta as the finale’s featured speaker and musical performer.”

As a former “American Idol”runner-up and member of America’s demanding music industry, Archuleta will share via word and song his unique life experience and provide insight into how religious freedom has impacted his life and career as an international musical performer. The finale will also include contributions by Kmiec, former U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Malta, and the popular Calvary Baptist Choir of Salt Lake City.

Admission to the symposium is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Free tickets for the morning and afternoon sessions are available at, or by calling 801-863-5470. Free tickets for the finale program featuring David Archuleta and the other contributors are available at 801-863-7469 or 801-863-7474, the UCCU Center ticket office, Campus Connection, or at CCS in suite 305 of the UVU Library.

About the Center for Constitutional Studies

The Center for Constitutional Studies at Utah Valley University is a dynamic, non-partisan, academic institute promoting the instruction, study and research of constitutionalism, ordered liberty and the rule of law. Since September 2011, the center has hosted a broad array of distinguished and high-profile guests engaging the University and greater community on a number of important and timely issues facing the state, nation and world. In particular, it examines constitutional issues found at the intersections of public law, political thought, public policy, religion, history and economics. Through rigorous course work, a demanding student mentoring program and prestigious conferences, symposia and lectures, the center has emerged as a regional hub and national leader in constitutional studies and civic leadership.




Safe travels to all fans who are making the trip. Looking forward to hearing all that you bring back to us.

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St. George, Here We Come! ~ David Archuleta

Posted by bebereader on Wednesday, April 8, 2015


The concert on November 7 is sold out!  Due to popular demand, another show was added on November 6 which is currently available only to 2015 season package ticket holders. Tickets for the general public go on sale on Wednesday, April 8.

Buy tickets here: Tuacahn Center 

Looks like there’s not a bad seat in the house!


courtesy of Tuacahn Center website

Tuacahn BOX OFFICE (800) 746-9882 or (435) 652-3300

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To David Archuleta and Fans

Posted by bebereader on Saturday, April 4, 2015


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