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Posted by bebereader on Wednesday, January 6, 2016
credit Pamela Pike
The final season of American Idol begins its 15th year at 8 p.m. Eastern tonight on Fox, with a finale in April rather than May, ending four weeks earlier than normal.
I have not followed the show since Season 7 ended but I can’t help feeling a bit nostalgic at the mention of the end of an era in TV entertainment. Sure it ran its course; it was one of the pioneers of talent search shows, aside from Star Search that never made it quite as big. It provided many hours of good TV but most of all it gave us David Archuleta, The Voice, who changed our lives in more ways that we can count on our fingers. And for this I will be forever thankful.
I lost interest in the show for a lot of reasons, but mainly because I no longer trusted the integrity of the voting tabulations (I mean, really!); I was tired of Simon’s lacerating put-downs and I was resentful that the show focused too frequently on watching people with no talent try out. It was dishonest. If the show was looking for the best talent in America, why focus on the worst? To get a laugh at the contestant’s expense?
According to a New York Times article, “Idol pulled in north of 30 million viewers at its peak , (but was able to draw only 11 million during its most recent round in 2015) and Fox milked it, expanding the excruciating audition rounds and padding the episodes. Celebrity guests flocked to pitch their wares. It was the biggest thing on TV; at times, it practically seemed like the only thing on TV.
Will you be tuning in tonight?
I think I will!
Posted in @DavidArchie, American Idol, David Archuleta, Editorial, music, Music industry changes, Season 7, The Voice | Tagged: American Idol, David Archuleta rocks! :), feeling his voice, the Voice | 82 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Thursday, December 24, 2015
photo edit: Pocoelsy
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!
We hope this Season brings you joy and warmth as you reflect on all of the blessings in life. Looking forward with you, to what’s ahead in 2016!! Wishing you a holiday full of love and joy with your loved ones. And the gift of The Prayer to us all.
credit: David Archuleta
credit: Meet The Mormons
Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, David Archuleta, music, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: #DA2015, #Glorious, @DavidArchie, David Archuleta, FANDOM, Happy Holidays, music, Nathan Pacheco, The Prayer, the Voice | 31 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Image credit: Maggie Arnold
Event Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm
It is a beautiful Theater.
L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho
Venue images credit: Idaho State University
More of this please!
Here’s Shelley’s link to her youtubes for the rest.
Hoping for periscope, videos, pictures and anything else that may pop up!
Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, concerts, David Archuleta, fandom, music, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: CHRISTMAS, David Archuleta, David Archuleta rocks! :), Gotta love him, Idaho, Jazzy, Last Christmas, Mr. Christmas, Pocatello, Stevens Center ISU, the Voice | 53 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Thursday, December 10, 2015
credit David Archuleta Facebook
credit David Archuleta Instagram
Beautiful Riu Riu Chiu
ORDER THE PRAYER ON ITUNES
ORDER THE PRAYER & BONUS ON PLEDGEMUSIC
Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, David Archuleta, fandom, music, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: #ASaviorIsBorn, #DA2015, @DavidArchie, Acoustic, CHRISTMAS, David Archuleta, Nathan Pacheco, Riu Riu Chiu, The Prayer, the Voice | 130 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Monday, December 7, 2015
credit Pam Pike
It has taken me a while to get some coherent thoughts together from the two shows at St. George. The excitement of seeing David again after four years was at times giving me palpitations! LOL And to think I was going to get to see him twice! Aye aye!
It took all the effort I could muster to not lose it when he bounced out onstage. I was all set to periscope from a splendid view, fifth row center but I choked. To those who can maintain their composure in order to capture the moment, whether on Periscope or video, I thank you. Without you, I don’t know what we’d do, or I’d do. The videos create the buzz and excitement that makes us want to go see for ourselves. And even then, they can’t give you the magic of being there.
The last time I saw David was during the My Kind of Christmas Tour before his mission. I thought he was incredible. Multiply that by at least 1000. His voice has deepened; it is rich, smooth, and so passionate. Add that to the confidence that oozes from him and the result is a very much in-control performer, one who commands his stage, his band, and his very loving audience. Every song, every word, every movement, salsa and other were used by David to give much more than a concert; it was an experience. He engaged all of our senses with his words, humor, song, hums, smiles, and passion. Sharing of himself with us like never before; he was both charming and sassy at the same time. A well-planned out show where he wore his feelings on his sleeve, trusting them with us. Reciprocally, we let him know we have his back, yelling “Nooooo!” when he said he “didn’t think he wanted to do this anymore”. We yelled, sang, danced, swayed, and clapped to every song.
Though he expressed his surprise at the fact that we all were there to see him after so many years, his humility is intact. Some fans want to know if David appreciates us. It was very evident in his expressions, in his satisfied look out to all, thanking us all repeatedly. But most of all was his eye contact, the look of recognition, the little waves as he looked to the right, to the left, high and low, visibly absorbing it all with a look of appreciation you could feel. Watching the you tubes is not enough to catch the banter, in between songs, where he talks to the audience.
The first night at St. George, I was blessed to sit next to Shelley. It was loads of fun sharing the first night of excitement with her.
The second night I sat next to the infamous Gladys. After communicating with her in Unplugged, Skype and here on The Voice for so many years, it was extremely gratifying to see her in person. Gladys, if you remember was our sole fan friend from Argentina who was close enough to visit David at various events open to the public when he was on his mission in Chile. She selflessly reported to us that David was doing well. From a fans’ eyes we believed it. She was known for giving boxes of Toblerone chocolates to the missionaries at these events. Well, guess what? We had the luck of running into Lupe, David’s mom, as Gladys and I were leaving the theater. Lupe was gracious enough to introduce herself to my Mom after she heard her ask me if that was really David’s mom. She thanked us for traveling, she couldn’t believe how many people traveled to see David. I called after Gladys and I introduced her to Lupe and the rest is typical Gladys. I just love her. Gladys explained to Lupe that she came from Argentina and that she had chocolates for David she brought with her. Lupe’s expression was epic, as Gladys pulled out two huge trademark Toblerone’s from her large purse, a rolled up long gift bag, and a card. And right there as Lupe watched she stuffed all into the bag and handed to her asking her if she could please give to David. Lupe told her she was going to go straight to David and give to him and that he was going to be really happy because he loves chocolate. This really happened! I witnessed it! LOL
Blueberry Ice and Mary Dee are two people I also want to thank for making it possible for me to take a carload to see David in St. George. Five grandkids, a daughter, and my Mother. It was a wonderful 6-hour drive that I will do again in a heartbeat and an unforgettable experience for all.
Speed reading is a wonderful skill to have. It allows me to surf the web and get a take on what David’s fans are talking about. There’s a segment who think that perhaps David wants to convert his fans to the LDS faith. When the concert was over, I asked my segment, my family members who got to attend if they were ready to convert. Huh?, my daughter was baffled. Tongue in cheek, I told them that this is what David was trying to do in these shows. They disagreed with me; the whole carload. My almost 19 year-old granddaughter said “One sharing their joys and experiences in such a setting doesn’t translate to trying to convert.” My daughter had the same reaction. She never felt preached to. The reason I’m sharing this is because of the criticisms I read, which are unfounded in my opinion.
Last, I want to thank the crew from FOD for hosting a wonderful fan luncheon where I got to meet and reconnect with so many wonderful fans including Deb, Nancy, Gladys, Dayzee, Jans, Shelley and Veronica, Linda, Gwen, Kalei, Shanny, Jani, Muldur, Kizzi, Nanawieze and her husband, Judie, Monica, Martha, Claudia, Tawna and her husband, Shawna, Jwipe and so many more.
But most importantly, I want to thank David for continuing with music. Just the thought of never having the opportunity to hear him sing, especially live, makes my heart and soul ache. Please never have that thought again. And a huge thank you to Trent Dabbs and Jamie Kenney for suggesting to David to write about how he was feeling and gracing us with “Numb”. I cannot wait for it’s release.
The performances were incredible. I could go on and on about all of them so I won’t lol.
Don’t Run Away ~ This hit the core of my being, the passion and the cry, incredible.
Parachutes And Airplanes ~ Wow the fan participation was a sight to behold.
Nunca Pense ~ Love the encore screams! And the Latino blood is very visible, the guy can dance.
I was very affected by the concert experience and I encourage all to go see David if possible. Hoping and praying he heads out east and west, north and south as soon as it is feasible for him to do so. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. I’m ready to do it all over again.
Credit Pam Pike for the incredible pictures and Shelley for the incredible videos, thank you!
Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, David Archuleta, fandom, music, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: #DA2015, Archuleta, Concert, David Archuleta, feeling his voice, Genuine, Gotta love him, Jamie Kenney, Joy, Love, music, singer, St George, Standing by him, the Voice, Trent Dabbs | 40 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Wednesday, December 2, 2015
David Archuleta @davidarchie Coming Soon. #ASaviorIsBorn
Had the pleasure of designing the cover for David Archuleta & Nathan Pacheco’s new release. Available December 10th, 2015 Only on iTunes.
Posted in @DavidArchie, David Archuleta, music, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: #ASaviorIsBorn, @DavidArchie, CHRISTMAS, Coming soon, David Archuleta, December 10th, Gotta love him, iTunes, music, Nathan Pacheco, SabinDesignStudio, The Prayer, the Voice | 56 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Tuesday, November 17, 2015
When I started seeing the #PrayForParis tweets I wondered what had happened, why the hashtag? I googled it and found out that a horrific act against France had taken place. It brought back memories of the terror we experienced here and that other countries face every day. I then got a notification of David’s Instagram post and it comforted me.
I’m always impressed with David’s words, his genuine compassion and care for others as I am with Bluesky’s thoughtful comment that had to be shared.
On another topic—
When I think of the happenings in the world, the huge sadness, the grief, the chaos, the anger, and for some – the despair, I am tempted to think, “What difference does a song make? What difference does one person make? What difference can kindness make? Are we to be overwhelmed by darkness, pain, misery, discouragement? Is goodness too simple an answer?”
When I feel those temptations crawling towards my heart, I do my best to remind my self that light is always stronger than darkness, and that the action of one kind deed can be more meaningful than many contending voices. One by one, united by a strength greater than our own and faith in the only things that outlast time: truth and love, we become more than we know. We do more than we could ever do alone.
DA is one who shares, searches for, and testifies of that kind of light and hope. Sometimes it takes courage to be a person of faith. But when that faith (whatever it may be) is grounded in and reaches for the best in all of us, then – believe in it. Believe. Hold hands. Join hearts.
Like DA – we can have the courage to “sing”.
Posted in Appreciation, David Archuleta, music, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: @DavidArchie, David Archuleta, hope, Paris, Peace, world peace | 35 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Tuesday, November 3, 2015
ST. GEORGE READY FOR THE DAVID ARCHULETA CONCERT!
credit St George Spectrum
credit Taucahn website
Sounds like a gorgeous theater!
The Tuacahn Amphitheater is a 1920-seat open-air amphitheater. It consists of three sections of seating (Left, Right,
Center) with 32 rows A (front) – FF (rear). All seats have backs and arms, but are not cushioned. Entrance to the amphitheater is from the rear, requiring all patrons to descend the stairs toward their seats. Patrons with limited mobility are encouraged to sit near the top (rear) of the amphitheater. There is extra leg room on row O which is sometimes used during the productions when actors walk through the audience. Wheelchair accessible seating is available on the back row (FF) only. The stage has a concrete subfloor with a concrete pass-under tunnel to get from stage left to stage right out of view of the audience. The rear of the stage is open to expose the desertscape and red rock cliffs behind the stage which contains lighting, sound, pyrotechnical, and water effects installations. The area behind the stage is a mixture of natural stone and naturally colored concrete. This concrete riverbed was installed during initial construction to facilitate a massive 55,000 gallon flood of water that comes from the back of the canyon and across the stage toward the audience. Though conceptualized and custom-built for the “Utah!” production, this special effect and other water effects have been featured in numerous productions at Tuacahn.
I’ll be heading out Friday morning to Saint George. I’m not a natural video taker lol but I’ll scope things out and see what’s doable :))) I’m super excited and this week is taking for ever!!! Through the kindness of others I will be taking several grandkids who had wanted to attend and now are. David fans are incredible. Thank you.
Gladys is also on her way to the states to see David Archuleta in concert for the first time! I can’t wait to meet her and others, and those I haven’t seen in some time. It’s going to be great!
The Fan Luncheon information, thanks to Kalei! Wear your favorite David attire!
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Time: 12:00am – 3:00pm *Updated Time!
Place: Best Western Abbey Inn – Victoria Room – 1129 S. Bluff Street
Menu: Soup & Salad Bar
Cost: $15 (Cash only please – payment collected at registration table)
Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, concerts, David Archuleta, fandom, music, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: @DavidArchie, a gathering of angels, Archuleta, David Archuleta, feeling his voice, Gotta love him, missing him, St George, the Voice, Tuacahn Ampitheatre, Utah | 147 Comments »