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David Archuleta’s To Do List?

Posted by fenfan123 on Sunday, April 13, 2014

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Hand Selfie by David Archuleta

 

Mission accomplished. David’s home, spending time with family and friends. Or is he? Several people in Salt Lake City have spotted him around town, waving hello, smiling and causing knees to shake. We know because these excited folk have tweeted about it. What do these David sightings mean? Some say he has something up his sleeve. It could be a To-Do List. It’s top secret. Could this be David Archuleta’s To-Do List?
Only he knows what’s on it. And he is ticking off each item as he goes about completing the tasks he has set for himself. Those nameless people tell me they may or may not have read the list which fell out said sleeve one time when he was trying on some shirts in an SLC mall.
So with the help of these people who think they know, I present to you David Archuleta’s To-Do List. (Not necessarily in order of importance) I decided to break each item down and make some suggestions of my own.

1.  Grow The Hair

This is a no-brainer. And he doesn’t even have to lift a hand. All he needs is to stay far, far away from all the barbers and hair salons in SLC, Murray and everywhere else in Utah and the entire US of A. Let nature take its course and that hair will be back in fine form. Please no beanie this time! We need proof it’s actually growing, don’t we now? Apparently the average person’s hair grows half an inch in a month, someone told me. Google confirmed it. It must be true. If he doesn’t cut it, his hair will be a whole half-inch longer by the end April – just about enough to look awesome with the help of some styling product.

2.  Go Shopping

After wearing the same old suits for two years, it’s time to throw them out and get some new clothes. He’d be well dressed after buying some designer jeans, fitted shirts, shoes, boots, a vest, perhaps. (Ermenigildo Zegna has one on his website that goes for a mere $395. LOL) Casual clothes are fine for everyday wear. But every sharp-dressed man needs a smart suit, made-to-measure. No one does it better than Signor Zegna. His website says,
“This season innovative ZegnaSilk fabrics, created from the most precious silk fibers, add lightweight elegance to summer suiting, making it the perfect choice for jackets and suits. Enter the world of Made to Measure and discover the art of personal elegance with Zegna’s seasonal fabrics.”
To make an appointment, all David has to do is just click here:

http://sumisura.zegna.com/en/

3.  Meet With a Stylist

Sometimes even with the most fashionable clothes in one’s wardrobe, it can be daunting putting together different looks for going on tour, hosting Saturday Night Live, interviewing with Oprah or receiving a Grammy for Album of the Year. Time spent pulling together a wardrobe is well worth the investment.

4.  Take Guitar Lessons

We are pretty sure he knows how to play the guitar. Some lessons from an instructor can help him get a basic feel for the same music he already knows how to play so well on the piano. And while he is at it, buy a new guitar! Having the chance to do an acoustic solo during a tour would be refreshing!

5.  Learn Some Choreographed Moves

He learned some Salsa and Bachata tips from Lupe and then showed us how to Dougie in the Philippines. David has shown that he is a quick study when it comes to dancing. It’s time to take it to the next level with the help of a choreographer so that he can bust a move on tour. Moving on stage in a meaningful way shows command of the performance.

6.  Original Music/Songwriting Collaboration

David has written some songs such as Broken or Falling. His writing is inspired just not prolific. Working with a Spanish songwriter might be just the thing to get him going on a Spanish language album. Write some Spanish songs, lay down some tracks, produce that album.

7.  Put a Band Together

David knows we need a tour. And a tour means a band. It takes time to assemble a group of musicians who can play well with his strong vocals. Once a band is formed, they can practice. He can make a set list. His team can set dates, book venues, sell tickets and we can buy them!

8.  Re-connect with the Fans

He has vlogged twice and tweeted several times since his return. Now that he has presumably gotten some tips on how to make the best use of YouTube from Shay Carl maybe we’ll soon see a singing vlog.

9.  Look for a Label

No, not clothes. That’s under “Go Shopping”. This is about music, finding a label that believes in him and will do everything possible to help him make the music he wants to make.

10.  Your turn

I am sure there is a number 10 on his To-Do List. But I missed it after the excitement of number 9. So if you have some idea what it could be, let me know in Comments?

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Fenfan is a staff writer for The Voice.

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David Archuleta – The Next Romantic Heartthrob?

Posted by fenfan123 on Saturday, October 5, 2013

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We all love that voice. David Archuleta can sing anything. When he comes back from his mission he is going to conquer the world, one song at a time. We know he will have a phenomenal singing career. But when he has been there, done that and has a little time on his schedule, what else should he do? He could go look for his kind of perfect, you say? Maybe.

Well, I am a demanding fan. I want to put him to work – in the movies. I have always thought David would make a wonderful comedic actor, what with his “dry wit” and “oh gosh” demeanor. Or he could be a romantic lead. Just look at that face. HEARTTHROB! – if ever there was one!

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David himself has said he enjoys acting and would love to do it again.

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He has some ideas about the people he wants to act with (6:40) and has managed to overcome his fear of acting (9:20).

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And he is open to acting in a movie or series in the US.

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He didn’t say what roles he would like to play. But I think starring as the heartthrob in a romantic comedy would be perfect. I know what you are thinking. Kissing is de rigueur in romantic comedies. That might prove a bit difficult for a guy who claims he has yet to lock lips with anyone. But look at You’ve Got Mail – no kissing till the very end. With some judicious camera work and editing he could even get away with a fake kiss.

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What I wouldn’t give to see David on the big screen loping through Central Park with his dog by his side on his way to meeting the girl of his dreams. A movie soundtrack album with David singing Over the Rainbow would be icing on the cake.

For the longest time I had thought that I would be content if I could just see David in a romantic comedy. I wasn’t sure about his potential for serious drama until I saw him emote and spill those tears in Nandito Ako.

As I was writing this and casting around for an example of a dramatic role for him, I came across this announcement by 20th Century Fox that got me really excited. They are looking for someone between the ages of 18 and 22 to play a young Elvis in The Last Train to Memphis.

Elvis hopefuls are required to submit an audition tape of themselves reading some lines from the movie script and another of their singing 6 to 8 bars of a pre-1957 Elvis song. Well, we all know someone has already got the singing tape done.

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But would he ace the audition? I think 20th Century Fox should wait another 6 months to find out.

What do you think? Have your say in this poll.

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Fenfan is a Staff Writer for The Voice.

Posted in @DavidArchie, @kariontour, Actor, David Archuleta, Elvis | Tagged: , , , , , , , | 56 Comments »

Cheating on David Archuleta

Posted by fenfan123 on Sunday, May 5, 2013

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I have a confession. I have strayed, cheated on the man who has held me in thrall for the past five years. I do it every evening, furtively, making eyes at this guy in vest and shirt, singing and dancing and making my heart go kaboom.

Dear Reader, are you confused by my rambling? Are you going “huh”?

You might have guessed that, this being The Voice, I must be talking about David Archuleta. Big sigh! Yes, him! So, he is the enthralling one.  Then who’s the other guy?

I give you Exhibit A.

I just can’t stop watching. I didn’t quite understand why. Not at first anyway. I had never been a fan. His voice does not compare; no, no, not by a long mile. The dancing? Yes, that might be it. But Mr Archuleta can boogie too. We’ve all seen glimpses of that.

Then one night, after several repeats deep into the early hours – bingo!

Mr T doesn’t wear a tie. His vest is less snug, the trousers a looser fit. But let your imagination run just a bit.  Then squint a little.

Can you see it now? Shirt with rolled up sleeves, perfectly knotted tie, body-hugging vest, almost sprayed-on pants. And boots! There they are, with pants tucked in.

Like this.

You understand now, don’t you? I might be watching JT sing and dance but all I see is David Archuleta. The only voice I want to hear. The only guy I want to see – making a big splash everywhere. In 2014.

Until then, I am going to cheat a little by watching JT and transforming him into that one and only guy for me. The brain is a powerful thing, don’t you think?

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Fenfan is a Staff Writer for The Voice

Posted in artistic freedom, Dance, David Archuleta, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , | 98 Comments »

Horsing Around With David Archuleta

Posted by fenfan123 on Monday, February 4, 2013

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You’ve all heard it – that neeeiiiggh at the end of “Sleigh Ride” on the MKOC tour. What’s up with that, you might ask while obsessively watching videos of the song just so you can hear that again.

Well here’s what’s up! That’s Mr. David Archuleta showing his true self. You see, contrary to a lot of speculation about his alleged angelic origins, DA is actually a horse! Yes, you read right. A horse.

Actually I am one too and so are you if you were born in 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990 or 2002. Those are all years of the horse in the Chinese zodiac, a 12-year time cycle that relates each year to an animal and its attributes.

Horse people are said to be free-spirited, charming, cheerful, quick-witted, intelligent, talented, independent, hard working, confident and energetic. Being a performer is considered a good career choice because they love to take center stage and delight audiences everywhere. All very David, don’t you think? Source:

http://www.allchinanet.com/chinese_culture/chinese_zodiac_horse.shtml

http://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/social_customs/zodiac/horse.htm

For Horse people like David, the Year of the Snake, starting February 10, 2013, is predicted to be one in which to take stock, consolidate, renew energy and think of ideas for the next big push. It will be a busy year with much demand on their time and energy, all of which leaves little time for romance. Although the single Horse may get involved in strong relationships in the coming year, romance is not well starred and they will not feel a desire for commitment. Source:

http://fengshuiben.blogspot.sg/2009/11/zodiac-horse-luck-prediction-2010.html

So it looks like Horse people such as David will find themselves in a holding pattern in the Year of the Snake. They will be biding their time, preparing for their chance to shine in 2014 when the Year of the Horse will come around once more.

2014 will be David’s year. He would have completed 2 cycles of the 12-year zodiac by then and starting on his third – an auspicious time to BEGIN. again and gallop away to the top!

Zodiac Note:

The 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac are the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. The Horse is most compatible with the Tiger, Goat and Dog. Horse people should avoid romantic relationships with those born in the Year of the Rat, Ox and Rabbit.

Which animal are you? Are you compatible with the Horse? Find out here.

http://www.chinesezodiac.com/

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