Posted by silverfox on Monday, November 16, 2009
The first time I called David “The Voice” was last year on September 4, 2008 to be exact, and it was about his singing voice. To me, there simply was no other singer at that point in time who deserved to be called “The Voice”. That Voice… so sublime, so exquisite, so spine-tingling. The Voice who captured my heart and soul. David, The Voice, who can cover any song and make it new and so much better. Who can make the live renditions better than the recorded versions of his own songs as well as other singer’s songs. David is the only Voice I MUST listen to on a daily basis to make my day complete. That is a fact of my life now and forever. The Voice makes me happy.
At the time I coined “The Voice” for David, there were so many questions swirling in my head, like.. Why? What was it about this 17-year-old that changed me and the direction of my life? I was changed from existing to living. How did this happen? I knew something wonderful was occurring and that my life would be forever changed from the beginning of AI. I was also confused about my feelings so I kept it to myself for a long time. Like so many other “older” fans, it was a confusing time trying to figure out this hold David had on our hearts. There was this feeling of “What Just Happened?” week after week watching David on AI, when The Voice would generate feelings of joy or tears. Then after AI, during the AI tour, we saw David on the big stage in person and I had a feeling of pure rapture.
The Voice was glorious, filling arenas with the most amazing sounds I’ve ever heard. There was something almost spiritual happening at the concerts during David’s set, like something I’d never seen or experienced. It was happening over and over to thousands of David’s fans as we discovered one concert was not enough. So many of us began to schedule our work and lives around the concerts we could attend. This was to become a normal occurrence for the Jingle concerts, his first solo tour, the summer tour and now with his Christmas tour. If at all possible, we make plans to see David more than once. As I said, we schedule our lives around David. Some of us do this while keeping that fact from our loved ones who don’t quite understand our so-called obsession. “Obsession” has negative connotations, but it’s not just a typical obsession we feel. It’s something more. And only those who feel as I do know what I mean. We feel protective of David. He makes us happy and The Voice gives us what we need in our lives. Not all of us have the same need, but by some miracle, David fulfills whatever it is we need from him. I stopped trying to comprehend what or why it happened to me…this miracle of David, or why I was one of the chosen to “get” David from the beginning. Then so many others came forward in the weeks and months that followed, and we discovered there were thousands of others who were experiencing the same thing. This phenomenon, the love affair we had with The Voice, who could bring us to our knees or make us raise our hands to the heavens in pure joy and rapture. Since then, David has proven over and over to be deserving of being called The Voice. His ability to sing a capella so well at the drop of a hat, or his version of “Contigo en la Distancia”, and now with his “Christmas From The Heart”. The Voice is like no other. There are other singers, male and female, who have great voices, but none touch me or leave me breathless, or give me warm chills, or leave me wanting more. None have made me hunger to see them again and again in concert. None. Only David, The Voice, has done this. It is mind-blowing that he is only 18 years old, but so gratifying and exciting to think of what he may have in store for us in the future.
Especially since somewhere along the way, something strange, wonderful and unexpected happened. David became not only The Voice” for his superb singing ability, but The Voice we can’t wait to hear from. We want to ” hear” what The Voice has to say through interviews, mobile messages, written blogs, Twitter, and especially his vlogs. He has become a “Teacher” of sorts, and when he speaks, we listen.
We want what he has…inner peace and strength of character, so we listen and we learn. How many of us try to follow David’s example? Try to live and do as David does? The Voice resides in our hearts and in our minds. I believe as David matures and evolves more and more into an International Star, he will be known as The Voice throughout the world, not only for his singing, but for his speaking as well. He has just begun, and he has so much more to say.
David truly is The Voice, and it is only fitting that this newest fan site be lovingly named “The Voice” in his honor.