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Posted by bebereader on Saturday, October 10, 2015
It was a perfect Thursday night at The Marriott Center for the BYU Spectacular. The weather was just right. The sun was setting with a beautiful view from the large wrap-around windows. I arrived early. Really early.
David started with “Crush”, establishing who he was in case anyone had forgotten. Then it was “Imagine”. His voice was so pure and sweet. The entire audience was motionless. I found I was holding my breath. No one wanted to intrude in any way on the magic of that song. Afterward David said that song was special to him because when he sang it on American Idol, it taught him you could connect with the audience without bouncing around and waving your arms.
The Women’s Chorus sang two songs, then David was to join them in the third. From my seat I could see David standing in the shadows, separating himself from the applause for the chorus. When he took the stage, the applause increased and he turned and acknowledged the chorus, as if they were the star. “Nunca Pense” was the song he sang with them and he showed off his foot work. My head was constantly bobbing. If I looked down I could see the whole David, footwork and all, but if I looked up to the jumbo screen I could see his immense face full of emotion.
Then came some singing and dancing with no David. I did see the dancers. When David left the stage it was easy to find them.
When he sang “Parachutes and Airplanes” the audience lit a thousand cell phones for David, some stood, some danced. It was sort of like “Zero Gravity” used to be without the frenzy.
“Everybody Hurts” began with David at the back behind the dancers. Then he wandered among them and finished at the front. Remember the picture of David where he held all the ribbons attached to our hearts?
It was like he grabbed those ribbons and ripped our hearts right out of us. From the beginning to end he wrang our hearts and thoughts and emotions. He walked off the stage and left us stunned and gasping. One of his best performances ever.
Posted in @DavidArchie, @kariontour, American Idol, Crush, Dance, David Archuleta, fandom, GLORIOUS, Imagine, music, recap, The Voice | Tagged: #DA2015, BYU HOMECOMING, latino, Nunca Pense, To be continued | 54 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Monday, October 5, 2015
The BYU Spectacular is this Thursday and Friday. It looks like it’s going to be an epic event! Please let there be videos! A Periscope event would be nice :) I’ll be following twitter for any news. Let us know if you’ll be going in the comments and if you’ll be tweeting post your twitter handle so I can make sure I’m following you.
The Digital Universe
David Archuleta appearance may bring record crowd to BYU Spectacular
Some of BYU’s most popular performing groups will share center stage with David Archuleta at this year’s BYU Spectacular.
BYU Spectacular producer Michael Handley said there has never been such a high demand for tickets to the show.
“There’s a particular interest in David Archuleta,” Handley said. “That’s triggered the terrific box office response.”
Tickets went on sale in July, but the demand was so high that the BYU Alumni Association added 1,800 seats to each show — 3,600 extra seats total. This is the first time that a performance of BYU Spectacular has ever sold out, according to Handley.
The Marriott Center “empty”
Handley said BYU students and alumni are not the only ones excited about Archuleta’s performance in the BYU Spectacular.
“All of the performing groups have expressed interest in performing with David,” Handley said. “I think the audience will really enjoy seeing our groups interact with him.”
Most of the music in the show, including Archuleta’s music, will be accompanied by the BYU jazz band Synthesis. Archuleta will also sing with Women’s Chorus and Vocal Point. The Contemporary Dance Theatre will also perform alongside him.
The Cougarettes will dance while Archuleta sings “Glorious,” the song he debuted in the movie “Meet the Mormons.”
“This will be extremely memorable for the Cougarettes,” Overman said. “It’s a unique experience to work with someone as well known as David Archuleta.”
Handley said Archuleta seems enthusiastic about performing with BYU groups as well.
“He was extremely interested and excited at our request to pair him off with our ensembles,” Handley said. “This is an opportunity that I don’t think he normally gets.”
The Marriot Center “full”
BYU Spectacular is one of many school-sponsored events during Homecoming week. Some of the other popular events include True Blue Foam and the homecoming dances, all leading up to Saturday’s football game against the East Carolina Pirates.
The 2015 BYU Homecoming week officially begins Tuesday, Oct. 6, and ends Saturday, Oct. 10.
Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, concerts, David Archuleta, fandom, music, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: #DA2015, @DavidArchie, Archuleta, BYU, BYU HOMECOMING, BYU SPECTACULAR, David Archuleta, THE MARRIOTT, THE UNIVERSE DIGITAL, the Voice | 121 Comments »
Posted by bebereader on Sunday, September 27, 2015
photo credit Shelley#2015
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.
photo 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.
credit Pamela Pike
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.
credit Pamela Pike
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.
credit Pamela Pike
Posted in @DavidArchie, @kariontour, concerts, David Archuleta, fandom, recap, The Voice, Welcome Back | Tagged: @DavidArchie, a gathering of angels, Begin., Don't Run Away, feeling his voice, from the heart, We'll Be Here | 87 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Wednesday, September 16, 2015
I’m really liking the new look of the official site. Every link has a unique header and it’s easy to navigate, clean and sharp. The new logo is simple but elegant and very recognizable. Click on the logo and go explore and comment!
“ALL IMAGES CREDIT TO DAVID ARCHULETA”
The header pictures are beautifully done.
Plenty to see and friendly layout for all. Hopefully we’ll see more traffic as the new BEGIN.ning starts up.
Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, concerts, David Archuleta, fandom, music, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: @DavidArchie, Archuleta, Begin., David Archuleta, Gotta love him, music, New OS, Official Site, The best is yet to come, the Voice | 140 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Friday, August 21, 2015
screencaps from 8throwcenter video
We have less than a month to go before the first David Archuleta concert 2015!!!! Are we ready?
I am sure looking forward to the videos, meeting up with the archufans, and all the excitement we feel when we see and hear “The Voice” live!
Here is the concert schedule with links to purchase your tickets. If you haven’t purchased yours don’t be left out!
David’s Concerts and Events 2015
(Arizona not on list yet)
David Archuleta Live in 27 days!!!
IDAHO FALLS UP FIRST!!!
Posted in @DavidArchie, concerts, David Archuleta, fandom, music, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: #DA2015, @DavidArchie, Archuleta, can't wait!, David Archuleta, fans, feeling his voice, Idaho Falls, it's getting closer now closer now, Layton, Midland, missing him, music, Saint George, singer, the Voice, Touuuuuurrr!!!!! | 22 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Friday, August 14, 2015
David tweets from New Zealand!
And from his instagram! 9,450 likes!
And from his facebook! 24,991 others like this!
David seems to be having a great time. It’s great that these opportunities are allowing him to see the world. And we’re on this journey with him as he shares with us!
Is it September yet?
Adding the playlists here for easy access :)
#Glorious #BridgeOverTroubledWater #Angel #Beautiful #TrueColors
Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, David Archuleta, fandom, music, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: @DavidArchie, David Archuleta, Hobbiton, Lord Of The Rings, missing him, New Zealand, Shire, World Traveler | 80 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Friday, August 7, 2015
davidarchieHello from Australia. 👋🏼 now where’s P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney? 😉 #Sydney #Australia #operahouse
The social media response has been phenomenal! He posted his selfie late last night and the buzz hasn’t stopped!
Pretty big place!
First short video of many I hope!!!!
Posted in @DavidArchie, David Archuleta, fandom, music, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: Australia, David Archuleta, David Archuleta rocks! :), down under, finding Nemo, Gotta love him, Hello from Australia. 👋🏼 now where's P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, music, singer, Sydney #Australia #operahouse, the Voice | 91 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Thursday, July 16, 2015
Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, David Archuleta, fandom, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: @DavidArchie, beauty everywhere, bike, bike riding, David Archuleta, David Archuleta rocks! :), missing him, shorts, singer, socks, sunglasses, what a wonderful world, Where is David? | 54 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Friday, July 3, 2015
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!
Posted in @DavidArchie, Archies, David Archuleta, fandom, fillers, Freedom is not free, God Bless America, Holidays, National Anthem, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: @DavidArchie, a gathering of angels, Archuleta, best voice, Constitution, David Archuleta, fans, Fourth of July, missing him, music, National Anthem, Patriotic, the Voice | 51 Comments »