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David Archuleta ~ The Right One

Posted by MT on Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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So how many of you watched American Idol this year? I did. Not because I particularly wanted to, but my husband likes to watch it and wants me to watch it with him.

At one time, it was on my “must see” list. I was a fanatic about the show from the beginning. I could never miss an episode. If I wasn’t going to be home, I’d record it because I HAD to see it.  Yep, it was my favorite show. I waited all week for it to come on.

Year after year I watched and recorded. I loved Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, was sad when Katherine McPhee lost, sat scratching my head when Taylor Hicks won, and cheered when Jordan Sparks won. The rest? I don’t really remember anymore.  Yep, year after year I watched and chose a favorite, even though I never voted.

Then, in season 7 … David Archuleta showed up.

Well, the little rascal changed everything!! I was cheering. I was voting. And I was ranting about the American public’s lack of good taste when he came in second. (It’s okay. I’ve gotten over it. Mostly.)

But when Season 8 started, it felt like something was missing and it’s been that way ever since. Now I watch it because, unless I really want to tell hubby that it’s just a waste of time because there will never be another David Archuleta on the show, I have to watch. How can I tell him that no one else’s voice makes me feel the music, that no one else’s performance draws me in, that no one else compares, that … well, you get my drift.

I’m left wanting, every time, because there won’t be another David Archuleta on American Idol, ever. He is the first and last contestant that has captured my attention in the way he did, in a way I can’t even explain.

Oh, I know that the contestants were talented. I know that many of them have real potential.  Some of them have voices I really like. Some have great voices and actually know what to do with them. I can see it. I can hear it. I just don’t feel it.

It’s okay.  You can say it. You can tell me, “There’s lots of talent on the show.” or “You can enjoy  more than one singer!” And you’d be right. There was some real talent on AI this year. But no matter how good anyone else is, when compared to David, it leaves me wanting more. When some of the contestants sang, the notes seemed cut off and I wanted to pull just a little bit more out of them.  And I didn’t hear the extension of the melody in their voices the way I do with David.  Somehow, the lyrics are just words. I’m not drawn in. I find myself merely an observer, critiquing each note, each run, rather than enjoying the performances.

Should I be comparing everyone I hear to David?  No. I shouldn’t. But do I? Absolutely. I don’t mean to and I try not to. I just can’t help it. After 5 years of listening to The Voice, how can I not compare?  He has spoiled me. Badly.

When David was on Idol, I got excited about his performances. I recorded them and watched them over and over and over. I was left going, “OMG, did you hear that!?!” When David sang, I felt the heart of the song. I loved it. I felt engaged. I was connected to the performance and the song. There were moments when he took my breath away. Watch David Archuleta singing “In This Moment.” When he sang it, I believed him and I was in that moment with him.

Not since season 7 have I recorded an episode of American Idol. Not since season 7 has anyone made me want to listen more than once. Not since season 7 have I cared enough to vote for another contestant. I guess once you’ve found your Idol, no one else will ever compare.

One Idol is all you need when it’s the right one.

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MT is a Staff Writer for The Voice

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David Archuleta ~ My Idol

Posted by djafan on Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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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?

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On the AI7 Tour With David Archuleta ~ Were You There?

Posted by bebereader on Friday, September 14, 2012

A good indicator of what’s on our minds and in our hearts reveals itself in the discussions held in The Voice Unplugged on Saturday nights. One of the topics that creates a lot of dialogue and squeeing is The American Idol Tour, Season 7. Yes, it’s been over four years and we’re still talking about it.

I’ll admit that sometimes, I’m the initiator of the discussion.  I’ll also admit to incessantly grilling anyone at the mere mention that they’ve been to the tour.  But there’s a reason for my madness.  After Season 7 was over and the right David was not declared the official winner, I panicked at the thought of never seeing him again. I didn’t get tickets for the Idol Tour; I had too many other obligations.  The result is that I am like a sponge; I want to hear every detail, big or small about the tour, about what I missed. I want to feel like l was there!  As for tour footage from Season 7,  I’m glued to my seat in Unplugged.  So, I’ve decided to put my questions out in cyberspace to those of you who were lucky enough to witness his greatness. Thanking you in advance for your comments.

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How did it feel to be in that audience?  How about that applause?  Sounds thunderous to me.  Did you like/love/hate the shiny suit?  Did David always come out before and after the show to greet fans and sign autographs?  Did you give him a gift?  What kind of gift?  Did any other idols get gifts?  Are there any special moments or stories you’d like to share?  What about VIP experiences?  Did you take pictures?  If you’d like to share them here, send them to thevoiceda@gmail.com and we’ll be glad to post them for you.

Depending on your responses, I promise to behave and never, hardly ever, grill anyone in chat about the Idol Tour again. Mostly.  LOL

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