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“David Archuleta Is Coming Home” WWTT Party & #DA2014 Video “We Are Still Here!!”

Posted by djafan on Friday, February 28, 2014

Please join us in celebrating David Archuleta’s approaching return!  Join the world wide trending party!
David Archuleta Is Coming Home

February 28th at 7pm PST – 10pm EST

See below for more times around the world.

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i'll be back

All submissions for the welcome home video have been received and the deadline has now expired.  That means that thing down there is working after all.  lol.  That’s a good thing.  AAAAANNNDD twitter trending party was a blast last night.  Thanks very much to all who participated and trended “David Archuleta is Coming Home” all over the world!

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David Archuleta Official Site Contest ~ Win a piece of MKOC!

Posted by djafan on Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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This was taken directly from David Archuleta’s Official Site.

Feb 4, 2014 – Bearing David Archuleta’s name against a red background with a snowflake motif, the gigantic “My Kind of Christmas” concert backdrop is a memorable part of that concert tour. Fans – we are now giving you a rare chance to own a piece of this iconic curtain of fabric!

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Simply log in to this site and leave a comment on this post by Saturday, February 8, 2014, 11.59pm PST and you will automatically be entered into a random drawing to win a 20 by 20-inch piece of the backdrop! The winner will be announced on February 9, 2014.

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Picture is shown for illustrative purpose only; the actual piece sent to the winner may not have the same pattern. 12-in ruler and CD are shown for scaling purposes only and are not included with the prize.The contest is open worldwide to everyone above the age of 13. Please post only one comment. Anyone who posts multiple comments will be disqualified from the drawing.Last but definitely not least, if you don’t win, there will still be chances to take home a piece of MKOC history and benefit ChildFund International at the same time! Don’t forget to check in with DavidArchuleta.com every day as we will tell you how, very soon!Questions? Leave a comment or email contest@davidarchuleta.com. Your comment to ask a question will be counted as a contest entry.

Your chance to win a piece of MKOC! Check it our here>>>> http://davidarchuleta.com/home/?p=5738  (KS)

This to remind us of that epic Christmas Tour :)

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**REMINDER**

Deadline for submitting your picture for welcome back video for David is March 1st 12 noon PCT. You can go .

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Welcome Back David!

(Still here)

Your name or Twitter handle

Your location

#DA2014

PLEASE FOLLOW ORDER ABOVE EXACTLY SO ALL SIGNS WILL LOOK THE SAME

Group photos are fine.  Writing the sign in your native language is fine.  If you would rather not include a photo of yourself, you can submit just a photo of the sign itself.

If you are not taking a new photo, ideally it would be great to use a recent photo of yourself from the last two years.  If you happened to do any interesting things in the spirit of #DA2014 (i.e. volunteering, working on your fitness etc.), it would be cool to show a photo of yourself doing that activity.

Feel free to get as creative as you like with the signs – just make sure that they follow the format above.  Please do not include any extra words or phrases as we want them to look uniform. ** And please only submit one photograph for each individual.**

PHOTOS NOT FOLLOWING THE FORMAT WILL GET RETURNED TO THE SENDER FOR EDITING.

Please email submissions with the subject line #DA2014 RETURN VIDEO to:

DavidArchuleta2014@gmail.com

No later than 12 noon PST on March 1st, 2014

If you need assistance using Photoshop or making a JPEG file, please specify that in your email by using the subject line: TECH SUPPORT and we will find a way to help you out.  Hopefully given the extra time, everyone who wants to participate will be able to do so.

Happy 2014 to everyone!  Looking forward to receiving your photo!

Thanks so much!

–Monica

Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, Archies, concerts, Contests, fillers, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 48 Comments »

David Archuleta #DA2014 Video “We Are Still Here!!”

Posted by djafan on Friday, January 3, 2014

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We’re down the home stretch now for David’s return!  Almost two years ago the I’ll Be Here #DA2014 project was created to let David know we would wait for him and he said he would be back!!

Both video and slide show below were shared with David.

Kizoa slideshow: DA2014Slideshow

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We want every fan to participate!  So please spread the word!  See Monica’s message below.

Hey friends,

Happy New Year!  Although David isn’t returning from his mission for a few months still, we thought it might be good to get a head start on planning for a great welcome home video for him.  The video we did before he left was super rushed so this time around we hope to get a photo submission from anyone who wants to be included.  Please help spread the word to any fans who you know are not usually online by emailing this note to them directly.

The original message of the #DA2014 campaign was meant to unite ALL fans around the idea of supporting David unconditionally and letting him know that we’ll always be here for him.  The spirit of this video will be all about welcoming him back and reminding him that we are STILL here for him and that he was always in our hearts over the past two years.  We also want to communicate to him that whatever he chooses to do next in his career or personal life – we just want the best for him.  We want him to feel the love and loyalty, not any pressure!

So with that in mind, here are the guidelines for the photo submissions.

1. Submit a photo *ONE PHOTO PER PERSON* (in JPEG format) of yourself holding a sign (or with a sign Photo-shopped on an existing photo) that says the following:

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Welcome Back David!

(Still here)

Your name or Twitter handle

Your location

#DA2014

PLEASE FOLLOW ORDER ABOVE EXACTLY SO ALL SIGNS WILL LOOK THE SAME

Group photos are fine.  Writing the sign in your native language is fine.  If you would rather not include a photo of yourself, you can submit just a photo of the sign itself.

If you are not taking a new photo, ideally it would be great to use a recent photo of yourself from the last two years.  If you happened to do any interesting things in the spirit of #DA2014 (i.e. volunteering, working on your fitness etc.), it would be cool to show a photo of yourself doing that activity.

Feel free to get as creative as you like with the signs – just make sure that they follow the format above.  Please do not include any extra words or phrases as we want them to look uniform. ** And please only submit one photograph for each individual.**

PHOTOS NOT FOLLOWING THE FORMAT WILL GET RETURNED TO THE SENDER FOR EDITING.

Please email submissions with the subject line #DA2014 RETURN VIDEO to:

DavidArchuleta2014@gmail.com

No later than 12 noon PST on March 1st, 2014

If you need assistance using Photoshop or making a JPEG file, please specify that in your email by using the subject line: TECH SUPPORT and we will find a way to help you out.  Hopefully given the extra time, everyone who wants to participate will be able to do so.

Happy 2014 to everyone!  Looking forward to receiving your photo!

Thanks so much!

–Monica

Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, Archies, David Archuleta, fandom, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , | 51 Comments »

Celebrating Four Years With David Archuleta

Posted by Abrra on Friday, November 8, 2013

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November 8th marks the 4th anniversary of The Voice. We want to thank all the fans who visit and comment over the years. All of you, along with David himself, are the inspiration that keeps us going. We are thankful to our staff writers, who have stood by our side and provided so many insightful articles, and to the guest writers who have come forward to add their voices too. Having so many diverse voices to share their thoughts has carried us through the long 2 year drought while David has been away. It is my honor to participate as an admin, along with Angelica, Bebereader and Djafan, on a fansite promoting the best singer in the world.

We took a look back into the archives and brought out the very first article published on this site, written by Angelica. In it she says we are here to celebrate his art and his humanity. After 4 years, I think I can safely say, mission accomplished!
~Abrra

There is David the artist. The Voice. That terrible, wonderful, glorious, soul embracing, knee buckling, sigh inducing, tear producing Voice. Then there is David the song writer, who we are just getting to know and anticipate the fruits of his labors there. *insert squee* There is David the dancer/performer, also a work in progress, and the work is going very well, I might add.

But over and above all this, the crown jewel, the cherry on top of all that delightful, delectable, deliciousness is the man himself. The David we have come to know off stage. A man of quiet strength, compassion, courage, humility and character. A man after our own hearts, when all we meant to do was love his art.

So we are here to celebrate his art, which is awesome, and his humanity, which is awesomer. We are here to celebrate the totality of his awesomeage. And that, though linguistically incorrect, is the charuth.
~Angelica

So thanks for standing by us and especially, by him. You all deserve a big round of applause because each and every one of you, are pretty dang awesome too!

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HAPPY 23rd BIRTHDAY David Archuleta!

Posted by djafan on Friday, September 27, 2013

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David is only a hop, skip and a jump away from his return!!!

December 28th, 2013

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Shelley has created this group birthday card to

send to David for his 23rd birthday!

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Last year she also created one that had over 1000 signatures.

She thought David would like it and did he!

Elder Archuleta sent us this!

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Shelley has been busy working on the details of

the card to be printed into a birthday book.

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The great staff at Staples remembered last years birthday project and let her know they’re ready to help! 

Great customer service :)

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So please, if you haven’t already signed the card click HERE to go, no RUN runto sign David’s 23rd birthday card.  There are about 600 birthday wishes as of now and we need at least 600 more to get it above last years count.  It would be awesome to receive a picture of his joy upon receiving it.  The deadline to sign is October 4th.  This will give enough time to get it printed and bound into a beautiful card from all of his fans.

And we might just get another picture showing us that great smile.  :)

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And a huge shout out to Shelley and her labor of love! ♥

Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, Archies, David Archuleta, fandom, Happy Birthday, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , | 64 Comments »

David Archuleta ~ The Naked Heart

Posted by bluesky4home on Saturday, September 7, 2013

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Eben Alexander, M.D. experienced “brain death” for a week. He has written a book about what he experienced while all the functions of his “higher brain” were off-line. These are quotes from his book “Proof of Heaven.”

Quotes from “Proof of Heaven” by Eben Alexander M.D. in black.

Bluesky’s comments in blue.

Seeing and hearing were not separate in this place … I could hear the visual beauty … I could see the surging, joyful perfection of what they sang.  It seemed that you could not look at or listen to anything in this world without becoming a part of it – without joining with it in some mysterious way.”

This Being was so close that there seemed to be no distance at all between God and myself.

This is so DA. His voice has a multidimensional effect on the listeners: we see, hear, feel, and grasp the emotion, as much as we are “held” by it.

Christian poet Henry Vaughan: “There is, some say, in God a deep but dazzling darkness.”

The questions, and the answers … didn’t come in the form of language as we know it, …[this Being] possessed the qualities we possess, only in infinitely greater measure. It knew me deeply and overflowed with … warmth, compassion, pathos … even irony and humor.

I love the way he describes God here, complete with pathos, irony and humor. This I see in DA’s song choices. He never shies away from the difficult aspects of life. He sees life as a complete experience, he sees people as complete individuals. Thus his “simplicity” encompasses all of life; and rejoices: “… a deep but dazzling darkness.” To me, many of these concepts are beautifully expressed in the song “Angel” and the way DA sings it. 

Love is, without a doubt, the basis of everything. … This is the reality of realities, the incomprehensibly glorious truth of truths that lives and breathes at the core of everything that exists or that ever will exist, and no remotely accurate understanding of who and what we are can be achieved by anyone who does not know it, and embody it in all of their actions.

It is my belief that we … need to recover more of that larger knowledge while living here on earth..

DA unabashedly, loves.

Small particles of evil were scattered throughout the universe, but the sum total of all that evil was as a grain of sand on a vast beach compared to the goodness, abundance, hope, and unconditional love in which the universe was literally awash. The very fabric of the alternate dimension is love and acceptance.

Our truest, deepest self is completely free. It is not crippled or compromised by past actions or concerned with identity or status. It comprehends that it has no need to fear the earthly world, and therefore, it has no need to build itself up through fame or wealth or conquest.

Although still finding his way (and that is as it should be) I can think of few people who carry a mantle of personal freedom as unselfconsciously and as graciously as DA does.

How do we get closer to this genuine spiritual self? By manifesting love and compassion. Why? Because love and compassion are far more than the abstractions many of us believe them to be. They are real. They are concrete. And they make up the very fabric of the spiritual realm.

One of the biggest mistakes people make when they think about God is to imagine God as impersonal.

[God] knows what we have forgotten, and understands the terrible burden it is to live with amnesia of the Divine for even a moment.

“Amnesia of the Divine” What a wonderful way to describe such a desolate feeling; hunger for a sustenance we do not always know we need or even that we lack. But when DA sings, sometimes, somehow, we remember.

Later, Eben would say that when he first saw me that day, he was immediately taken with how “present” I was. “You were so clear, so focused,” he said. “It was as if there was a kind of light shining within you.”

DA shines, pure and simple. I believe it is because of his constant search for the companionship of the divine: not as an act of separation from humanity, no, he is the faithful pilgrim, who seeks the divine within humanity.

Here is the “nakedness”, the total leap into the unknown, the complete vulnerability – because of his deep inner knowledge that the unknown is the known. The “expanse” is the one thing closest to our hearts: our true home. So he has no fear there – no unfamiliarity, only a bright oneness, a freedom… a naked, shining heart. Clothed in light and love. Safe. His. Mine. Ours.

I will forever be grateful for his willingness to allow the wings of his heart and voice to unfold.

Take flight, DA.

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Bluesky is a staff writer for The Voice.

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David Archuleta and the Art of Whistling

Posted by Angelica on Friday, August 30, 2013

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You know how to whistle, don’t you? You just put your lips together and…blow. 

Lauren Bacall, To Have and Have Not.

I don’t know how to whistle.  I could put my lips together and blow till my brains fell out and never produce anything but wind and severe hyperventilation. Maybe that’s why I admire people who can whistle. Don’t sit next to Djafan during a David concert if you value your eardrums. She is a two-fingered whistler, the most piercing kind, especially when produced within the acoustically perfect walls of the Conference Center during a certain MOtab Christmas performance.

David has mad whistling skills. When the snippet for YEDL was released, some questioned the use of whistling on the song.  I didn’t.  I loved it.  But most people, me included, did not know it was actually David that was doing the whistling. We discovered that only when he performed the song live in concert for the first time.

David is a pucker whistler. This is advantageous for several reasons:

1)  He has an excellent set of puckerers and this shows them off to maximum advantage.

2) Pucker whistling is more refined than the ear squealer.

3)  It allows for the creation of a more sustained note with maximum control.

4)  It is melodious when played by a virtuoso.  A virtuous virtuoso is even better as this produces the purest sound.

While many people can whistle, true whistling aficionados are rare.  Listen to the end of the rehearsal video of David in Manilla.  It’s as though he is playing a musical instrument.  He is.

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I was there in Beaumont, Texas on the front row of a tightly jostling mosh pit when he performed YEDL in concert for the first time ever.

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He got better. Major flirt alert @ 1.47

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And better.

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And better.

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Was all this really four years ago?  Yet still we wait, held here by the power of the purest sound.  A whistle on the wind.  Laughter and the sweetest smile.  A voice we cannot somehow live without.  We wait, ears cocked to the wind for a sound to come whistling toward us again.  We are here.  We are still here.

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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?

******

Fenfan is a Staff Writer for The Voice

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

David Archuleta ~ No Matter How Far is Here!

Posted by djafan on Sunday, March 24, 2013

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It’s time to celebrate the release of the album, No Matter How Far by David Archuleta!!  This is his third album released since he left on his mission.  David’s current single “Don’t Run Away” is being played on radio and internet radio stations around the world.

Music video by David Archuleta performing Don’t Run Away and music video animation by Kylie Malchus.  2013 Entertainment One U.S., LP, DavidArchuletaVEVO. Published on Mar 24, 2013.

Join in the World Wide Trending Party Monday, 3/25/13 at 7 PM Utah time to celebrate and let the world know that David Archuleta’s archangels are waiting for #DA2014 and are here to stay!!

#NoMatterHowFarDavidArchuleta

Billboard.com posted an article and hosted an album listening party and Twitter blew up! So many tweets and retweets!

Billboard.com No Matter How Far Listening Party

Purchase your copy of No Matter How Far at any of these links:

amazon

itunes

sears

target

kmart

deseret book

best buy

barnes and noble

walmart

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As we wait for the unveiling of “the pictures,” here are the parts tweeted by Kari.  Loving the anticipation!

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Posted in @DavidArchie, @kariontour, David Archuleta, fan video, fillers, music, Musical icon, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , | 92 Comments »

David Archuleta – No Matter How Far, The Tracklist

Posted by djafan on Saturday, February 23, 2013

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1. Nothing Else Better To Do

2. Everything And More

3. Don’t Run Away

4. Tell Me

5. Love Don’t Hate

6. Wait

7. Heart Falls Out

8. Notice Me

9. I’ll Never Go

10. Forevermore

AMAZON

Walmart

Best Buy

Barnes And Noble

NO MATTER HOW FAR-002

Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, David Archuleta, fillers, music, song writing, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 95 Comments »

 
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