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Happy Fourth David Archuleta & Fans đź‡şđź‡¸

Posted by djafan on Friday, July 3, 2015

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We at The Voice want to wish David and all his fans a wonderful safe Fourth of July! And it isn’t a celebration without the best singer of patriotic songs singing for us.  Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy!

Now it’s your turn, put your favorites in the comments!

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David Archuleta ~ “Don’t Run Away” Live

Posted by djafan on Monday, April 13, 2015

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All drawings by Kylie Malchus

While David was away on his mission he released two albums; “No Matter How Far” and “Begin”.  From “No Matter How Far”, we have heard Wait, Everything And More, and Love Don’t Hate performed  live.  I’ve always wondered if I would have the opportunity someday to hear some of the others live too.  For example, Nothing Else Better To Do, Tell Me, Heart Falls Out, Notice Me and Don’t Run Away.  Don’t Run Away being at the top of my list.

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What a surprise when he performed it live at Rootstech.  David’s simple introduction, “I’ve never sung this next song live before, but here we go”.  I recognized it immediately and just couldn’t believe it.  It’s the performance I watch the most from that day.  It’s David singing from his soul, the passion and cry in his voice reaching out to all.

 

A music video was also released while he was away which had a million views.  A simple but beautiful sequence of drawings by Kylie Malchus fit the song perfectly.  I was saddened that she wasn’t able to get into the conference hall at Rootstech especially since little did she know that “Don’t Run Away” was going to be performed live.

 It currently has 943,801  views!

Don’t Run Away Lyrics

When something’s wrong
And too much to handle
Try to find some peace of mind
Let it go.
Wait a minute, you know this road
It’s gonna leave you on overload, yeah
‘Cause somebody cares, yeah

I can see you hurting (turn around)
I will be right there
Don’t run away, don’t run away, don’t run away
When I reach out to you, look around
I will be right here
Don’t run away, don’t run away, don’t run away
Tonight

Don’t make a sound
I’ll be your voice
You don’t need to be afraid
Anymore
I’ll shine a light out in the dark
Guide you here no matter how far

Oh, yeah
‘Cause somebody cares, oh yeah

I can see you hurting, (turn around)
I will be right there
Don’t run away, don’t run away, don’t run away
When I reach out to you, look around
I will be right here
Don’t run away, don’t run away, don’t run away

Open up, let it all out tonight, yeah
Open up, and everything will be alright

I can see you hurting, (turn around)
I will be right there
Don’t run away, don’t run away, don’t run away
When I reach out to you, look around
I will be right here
Don’t run away, don’t run away, don’t run away

Turn around, don’t run away, don’t run away
I will be right here, oh
Tonight, tonight

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Simply Irresistible ~ David Archuleta

Posted by bebereader on Saturday, February 21, 2015

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“I’m really loving the Mexico love and that has triggered a ton of requests for meet & greets, and concerts from other Latin countries such as, Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, including a slew of cities in Mexico. Which then triggered a what about us from all the Asian countries, and Canada :) Great stuff.”

 

“It is so good to see David moving along in his career and that he hasn’t lost any fan admiration! Can’t believe this time last year we were counting the days for his return. It’s a fun ride trying to keep up with David’s travels!”

 

“It fills my heart to see that wherever David goes he has fans. He makes quite an impression on anyone he meets! He can’t hide his charm; it translates into any language!”

 

These comments from our posters echo the feelings I had last week, watching the coverage of the Roots Tech and Meet The Mormons Mexico events. It seems David has a home wherever he may roam. He is so loved. Fans appear even at a moment’s notice to welcome him. The reluctant star cannot escape stardom.

 

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David Archuleta and The Song That Could

Posted by Abrra on Sunday, November 9, 2014

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I had a strange reaction when David went to the trouble of making a video for the song “Glorious” and then gave the song away for free. The video represented what most fans consider a dream come true; David singing his heart out in the studio! I thought, ‘What is he doing? Is he sabotaging his career if he gives his talent away?’ But as the the views on YouTube climbed to hundreds of thousands and reached over a million, the light finally went on over my head.

This was a genius move. How better to jump-start his career than to hitch his wagon to a juggernaut of a song that is the centerpiece of a documentary movie? This move certainly got his name back in circulation in Utah and with his fans, some who may have stepped back when he left on a mission. Finally he had something to share with those who took the time to listen. It was a generous gift.

Next came the super cut video contest where David invited everyone to make a video of themselves singing “Glorious” to a music track that he provided.

This is where the whole thing evolved into the “song that could”. I have seen old and young, male and female, trios and duos, and choirs take to a microphone and record themselves singing. They sing in living rooms, stairwells and one was even on a road beside a corn field. Reading the descriptions below many of the videos, I could tell that this song had touched them deeply. It wasn’t just that David had asked them to sing; it was a desire to share their hearts with song.

What started out as a song to promote a documentary became something that touched generations of people worldwide. The main motivational ingredient was David Archuleta. He took a song and breathed life into it as only he can and made others want to listen to the lyrics and become inspired to sing it their way.

What I discovered by looking through the video playlist is that David’s fanbase is more diverse than I realized. At concerts there are mainly ladies and young teen girls. How nice it is to know there are men of all ages who proclaim their fandom! There is a silent majority out there who are fans. They show their support in ways that never occurred to me.

I see now that giving the song “Glorious” away for free was a master plan! A gift and an invitation from one heart to another. That’s the David I know best!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN ALL ARCHIES from THE VOICE DAVID ARCHULETA!

Posted by djafan on Friday, October 31, 2014

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“Glorious” by David Archuleta Supercut Invitation

Posted by djafan on Friday, October 24, 2014

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Listen to David give the details and see the instructions below on how to submit your video of “Glorious”!  I can’t wait to see the finished product!

Published on Oct 24, 2014

Submit your video entry in 3 easy steps:

1. Download the instrumental MP3 and lyrics (http://bit.ly/1yqNiu6) or sing along with the instrumental track at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml6Up….
2. Record a video of yourself singing “Glorious” with the instrumental track
3. Upload your video to YouTube at http://youtube.com/upload
4. Make sure your title follows the format: “Glorious” by David Archuleta from Meet the Mormons Cover By (first name, last initial)
ex. “Glorious” by David Archuleta from Meet the Mormons Cover By Susan S.
5. In your video description, include your location (city, state and country), and your message for David.

All entries must be uploaded by Monday, November 3, 2014.
Winners will be announced Friday, November 7, 2014.

 Lyrics:

There are times when you might feel aimless
You can’t see the places where you belong
But you will find that there is a purpose
It’s been there within you all along

And when you’re near it
You can almost hear it.

It’s like a symphony – just keep listening
And pretty soon you’ll start to figure out your part
Everyone plays a piece and there are melodies
In each one of us, oh, it’s glorious

You will know how to let it ring out
As you discover who you are
Others around you will start to wake up
To the sounds that are in their hearts

It’s so amazing
What we’re all creating

It’s like a symphony – just keep listening
And pretty soon you’ll start to figure out your part
Everyone plays a piece and there are melodies
In each one of us, oh, it’s glorious

And as you feel the notes build you will see

It’s like a symphony – just keep listening
And pretty soon you’ll start to figure out your part
Everyone plays a piece and there are melodies
In each one of us, oh, it’s glorious

Posted in @DavidArchie, fan video, fandom, fillers, GLORIOUS, music, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments »

David Archuleta & Social Media

Posted by djafan on Tuesday, October 7, 2014

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Lots of unexpected activity these past couple of weeks, all things David Archuleta.  Here are some stats from social media.  I added winners Cook and McCreery, who is also attending college, for comparison.

David Archuleta Social Media Activity

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David Archuleta & David Cook

Considering that Cook was the winner I think David has done more than pretty good without the AI machine.

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David Archuleta & Scotty McCreery

Scotty has a label and all the backing from the country music community who are very supportive and yet you can see that David is holding his own without much effort on his part.

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All this buzz has taken me by surprise and I’m fascinated with all these numbers.  I realize it’s not a science but it’s information that the media uses for measuring popularity.

So this got me wondering as to what social media all you commenters and lurkers use in relation to David Archuleta. So, lets take a poll!  You can pick one or several.

Here are the links to the David’s social media for your convenience.

FACEBOOK

YOUTUBE

WIKIPEDIA

TWITTER

INSTAGRAM

 

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Counting UP – Are We There Yet?

Posted by MT on Sunday, May 11, 2014

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Well, our countdown is finally over. David Archuleta is home! Yay!!

Now what?

Do any of you feel a bit lost or confused right now? I do. David’s home. He’s not in Chile anymore. But what does that mean in terms of being a fan for the moment?

When he was gone, the countdown made sense. We knew the date he left so we knew approximately when he’d get home. I don’t know about you, but I never really thought much farther than that while he was gone. I had a return date. That was all I needed. I knew he’d be back by the end of March and that was good enough for me. I settled in for the long haul and knew I’d have to find ways to amuse myself. No problem. I did. For two years.

But….he’s home now.  I don’t know what I was expecting but I don’t think this is it. I feel like I’m still waiting for him to get back. And I guess I am because, while we’re no longer waiting for a return, we’re still waiting for something else. Something more. The Music. Because to us, David = music.

Two things are making it difficult for me. First, I’m not really sure what I’m waiting for. There are so many variables, so many unknowns. Will David’s music be the same? Will it change? What type of music will he record? And in what language? Will he be heading to the Philippines? Will he do a concert here in the United States anytime soon? Will he vlog soon to introduce us to “the man he has become?” (I hope we can get reacquainted soon.)

Second, we don’t have a date. We’re no longer counting down, we’re counting up! But up to when? It’s the not knowing that makes it hard.

It’s like being on a road trip and not knowing your destination. If you know it, then you can anticipate if it’s going to be a long trip and be prepared to sit back and relax knowing you won’t be there for quite a while. When you know it’s going to be days in the car, you prepare for it.

A half hour trip is nothing. Just your driver’s license and the car will get you there. If you’re going to be driving for a really long time, you pack an ice chest, you bring iPods and iPads, you pack a bag and book a hotel. The problem is that (even though we don’t mind waiting) we have no idea where we’re going or how long we need to be prepared to wait.

I want him to take as long as he needs; forever if that’s what he needs for HIM.  But for ME, I hope I don’t have to wait that long.

*sigh* It’s the final countdown (or count UP). If only we had a clue.

Dear David,

I’m trying to be patient but can we get a hint? Pretty please? Should I pack an ice chest? Will I need my iPod and iPad?

Thanks,

MT

PS: If you tell me I need to pack a bag and book a hotel, I hope it’s for a concert. ;)

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MT is a staff writer for The Voice.

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David Archuleta ~ The Man Behind the Music: #HaveFaithinDA

Posted by Kristin on Saturday, April 26, 2014

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It has been a month this week since David returned from his mission :) and as things seemed to settle down, the unfortunate questions and doubts have begun to rear their ugly head. Rumors flying around over various things involving his future in the industry or whether he’s even considering one.

Like some, I have been troubled, annoyed, and irritated by these comments. I know from personal experience that doubts can be very difficult no matter what it is. Doubts are always the one thing besides fear that seems to hinder our dreams and what we consider important to us. Now it seems fear is beginning to take over too, due to David’s silence on social media.

I know people will read this and say who am I to judge? Who am I to say they shouldn’t doubt or fear? Who am I to say these things if I don’t know the man personally? But most of all…

Who am I to even say or ask these questions if I haven’t met David in person like many have throughout the past six years?

I’ll tell you who I am. An almost 21 year old college student who because of this man…can now believe in herself…when no one else could try.

I tweeted a quote a few nights ago, one that is pinned on a bulletin board of inspirational quotes I had put together the summer before my senior year of high school. The quote was this:

“Faith is believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.” – Voltaire

Then this happened:

#HaveFaithinDA

I’m not sure where it came from. As a writer you sometimes think of these things out of the blue just to write them, but I’ve realized after thinking it over and talking with others…my heart was telling me something.

Faith is very difficult to have. You’re probably thinking I’m going the route of faith in God. Well, that’s one side of it. The other sides are faith in another person, faith in yourself…

Even when it’s beyond reason to believe, as quoted by Voltaire.

With David, he has come back to a world so different from the one he has left two years prior. Everyone has a right to their opinions and what they think he should or should not do with his career, and unfortunately we let what other people say or think influence how we should feel, something I’ve gone through firsthand with keeping this dream of meeting David for myself alive despite everything.

I have been told to give up, to get over it, you name it. I’m sure many others have been too. Yet…I’ve realized throughout our wants and needs and desires…someone has been left out…

That person is David.

What about him? I don’t mean David Archuleta the famous guy either…I mean David.

Has anyone taken a second to sit down and realize it’s not just US? It’s not just what WE want? It’s not just what WE want for HIS career?

David has been gone for TWO YEARS. TWO YEARS.

I honestly feel some have given up on him without even giving him a chance. I’ve heard certain comments this week…and I choose not to repeat them because that’s not what’s important.

David, is important.

Have we forgotten about the man behind the music? The man behind the fame, the glitz, the glamour, the famous guy from American Idol label?

Not everyone of course has forgotten, but I know some unfortunately have, letting own needs dictate how they should feel over how David must be feeling since coming back.

I know people will read this and criticize me for saying what I have, but you know what?

We love David, we care about him, we want what’s best for him. I probably would’ve left three years ago after what happened with Jive if I believed he was finished…

Yet I’m still here and somehow kept faith alive, even when I thought I couldn’t.

What does David have to prove to keep faith alive in some?

Here’s your answer: Nothing. All he has to do is sing…and be himself.

This hashtag isn’t just about having faith in David…it’s having faith in him for ourselves. Earlier this year I almost gave up myself wondering if David even could make a career again while staying true to himself.

The truth is he can.

To those who say I should give up and face so-called reality, I say no.

I’m not going anywhere, and neither are the fans who still love David not just for his music, but for exactly who he is.

This is more than just some celebrity and musician. This is a now 23 year old man who has done things that none of us ever expected; a man with a family, friends, people who love him dearly before we even knew him, a man who’s chasing a dream just like we all do every day, and a man trying to decide for himself…how to be the musician he knows he wants to be.

I’ll leave you all with this to ponder:

When you take away the labels, the fame, the money, the specific boxes David has been put in…

WHO remains?


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Kristin is a guest writer for The Voice.

 

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David Archuleta’s To Do List?

Posted by fenfan123 on Sunday, April 13, 2014

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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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