Posted by djafan on Friday, September 27, 2013
David is only a hop, skip and a jump away from his return!!!
December 28th, 2013
Shelley has created this group birthday card to
send to David for his 23rd birthday!
Last year she also created one that had over 1000 signatures.
She thought David would like it and did he!
Elder Archuleta sent us this!
Shelley has been busy working on the details of
the card to be printed into a birthday book.
The great staff at Staples remembered last years birthday project and let her know they’re ready to help!
Great customer service
So please, if you haven’t already signed the card click HERE to go, no RUN to sign David’s 23rd birthday card. There are about 600 birthday wishes as of now and we need at least 600 more to get it above last years count. It would be awesome to receive a picture of his joy upon receiving it. The deadline to sign is October 4th. This will give enough time to get it printed and bound into a beautiful card from all of his fans.
And we might just get another picture showing us that great smile.
And a huge shout out to Shelley and her labor of love! ♥
Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, Archies, David Archuleta, fandom, Happy Birthday, Uncategorized | Tagged: #DA2014, 23rd bday, Archuleta, birthday card, birthday wishes, David Archuleta, Gotta love him, missing him, No Matter How Far, Standing by him, the gift | 64 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Sunday, April 21, 2013
Sounds of David Luncheon and Fan Mixer
On Saturday April 6, 2013 a group of devoted fans got together in honor of David Archuleta and his music with the goal of benefiting Child Fund International and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, two children’s’ charities that David supports.
Pamela Pike did a terrific job arranging this event which I had the pleasure of attending! We had a delicious buffet lunch consisting of grilled chicken and steak, together with greens and wonderful desserts.
I had a great time with Winnie, she’s lovely. It was also great fun meeting up with known fans and meeting new ones. I hope we can continue to have fan get-togethers.
Here are the highlights:
Mariners Elementary School Choir of Newport Beach sang for us. It was a great surprise to hear them sing Nandito Ako, they were so cute.
Newport Platinum Dance Academy danced to Zero Gravity and My Kind of Perfect, some more cuteness.
Singer/Songwriter, Sunny Hilden emceed the event. She has so much energy and spunk. Sunny handled the auction duties had us in stitches. While auctioning off a large David poster she encouraged us by saying it could serve as a wrinkle remover lol. I can see why she is David’s friend. It was a privilege to have some words with her. She is a genuine person. She loves and admires David. Sunny spoke of David throughout the event, sharing how she met him at the AI finale when Randy Jackson told a bunch of kids wanting to sing for him to go sing to Sunny, she’s a singer and songwriter, so they all went to her and sang. David waited to the end. She knew then he had something special and kept in touch with him. Sunny also shared with us a story about The My Kind Of Christmas poem David read to the kids on the Christmas tour. They are actually part of the lyrics of a song by the same name she had never completed. It has since been completed and Sunny read it to us. She shared that the melodies in this song are beautiful. She’s hoping and praying that David record’s it when he returns (I added to my list of prayers).
I was so excited to meet Michael Orland, Musical Director of American Idol. He and I have some tweet history and I’ll never forget him saying “David came to us a genius and left a genius”.
Dorian Holley, AI vocal coach, spoke so highly of David and his time on American Idol. Noting how David in his quiet way stood his ground on things going on behind the scenes. Dorian mentioned how everyone liked David and that his work ethic was something else.
Special video appearances by:
Rosanne Simunovic better known as Masterclass Lady who is a voice instructor also spoke highly of David and has a huge admiration for not only his voice but person. She told the story of meeting David during AI tour in Canada. That upon meeting and introducing herself to David he quickly asked her for help in regards to his singing, always trying to improve.
Dean Kaelin David’s voice instructor sent a video in which he spoke about his singing and the decision of going on a mission. Dean got teary at one point talking about David’s decision.
I understand this will be on the DVD of the day. I hope it has Kari’s parting words at the end, had us in tears.
I was able to speak to Kari for a bit and meet Jon “The Broken Man” I named him. I introduced Winnie to her as a new fan. Kari asked Winnie how she became a fan and Winnie told her because of Nandito Ako. Kari’s face lit up and said “Wasn’t he good?” lol We said, “YES! Still hoping for that DVD!”
Kari thanked us for our support of David through tears. Told us she and David are so appreciative of all we do for him and that David WILL START WHERE HE LEFT OFF UPON HIS RETURN AND THAT THINGS WILL BE BIGGER AND BETTER!
I have chills every time I repeat this. So let the countdown continue.
They played I’ll Be Waiting by Aaron Paul in closing.
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Posted in @DavidArchie, @kariontour, Appreciation, Archies, ChildFund, Children's Miracle Network, David Archuleta, fandom, The Voice, tours | Tagged: #DA2014, a gathering of angels, BIGGER AND BETTER, Charity, Child Fund, Childrens Miracle Network, David Archuleta, Getting closer, Gotta love him, kariontour, Michael Orland, missing him, Standing by him, Sunny Hilden, We'll Be Here | 70 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Sunday, March 3, 2013
As you all know I’m a voting, commenting, viewing, anything to get David’s name out there junkie lol. I put up the occasional link for you all to see and join in if possible. Some do some don’t, either is fine, doesn’t make any fan better than another. I try to touch everything put out relating to David but even in his absence it’s hard to do. So I pick and choose what are the best promo opportunities IMO and go at it
This leads me to the Ryan Seacrest poll. Will Seacrest debut or play David’s single or any other of his songs? Not likely but not impossible. Seacrest is viewed and followed by not only fans of almost every artist but also the media, music and news alike. So I put this poll as the #1 priority. And after seeing these tweets I feel this is more than a mindless poll. I believe this will show the interest in David is still strong and that his fans are here waiting for him.
Kari Sellards @kariontour
Kari Sellards @kariontour
David Archuleta @DavidArchie
Kari Sellards @kariontour
Kari Sellards @kariontour
Voting ends tomorrow so this time I’m asking to please put in your vote. You can vote multiple times by clearing your cookies and history after every vote.
FINAL ROUND: Who’s Album Are You Most Excited For in 2013?
Be sure to check back Tuesday, March 5 to see who wins!
You can vote on computer, laptop, iphone, & ipad! Vote now!
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Posted by djafan on Saturday, February 23, 2013
1. Nothing Else Better To Do
2. Everything And More
3. Don’t Run Away
4. Tell Me
5. Love Don’t Hate
7. Heart Falls Out
8. Notice Me
9. I’ll Never Go
Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, David Archuleta, fillers, music, song writing, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: Archuleta, David Archuleta, David Archuleta rocks! :), Don't Run Away, Forevermore, Gotta love him, heart, Love, missing him, music, No Matter How Far, the gift, the Voice, tracklist | 95 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Monday, January 28, 2013
Posted in @DavidArchie, Archies, David Archuleta | Tagged: a gathering of angels, David Archuleta, Gotta love him, LadyVMusic, missing him, news, spazzing, the gift, the Voice, waiting | 71 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Many are getting ready to watch American Idol and I’m happy that many continue to enjoy the show that brought us David Archuleta. I will eternally be grateful to them for that.
I haven’t watched AI since season 7. I have tried many times but I just can’t find any enjoyment from it. I confess that my ears only crave David’s voice and none other will do.
This young man stole my ears, heart and soul through the course of his run on American Idol with his voice, passion, soulfulness, humility, genuine character, smile and heart.
Here are some of my favorites.
What were some of your favorite David Archuleta American Idol performances?
Posted in @DavidArchie, American Idol, Appreciation, music | Tagged: American Idol, David Archuleta | 69 Comments »