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    David James Archuleta (born December 28, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. At ten years old, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances.[6] When he was twelve years old, Archuleta became the Junior Vocal Champion on Star Search 2.[6] In 2007, at sixteen years old, he became one of the youngest contestants on the seventh season of American Idol.[7] In May 2008 he finished as the runner-up, receiving 44 percent of over 97 million votes.

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“The Voice”

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.

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David on AI tour

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.

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David speaking at the Utah Women's Conference

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.

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167 Responses to ““The Voice””

  1. pabuckie said

    Beautiful, Silverfox!
    This is exactly how I feel and I’m sure others feel. Loved every word of it. David certainly has changed my life as well. No other artist has affected me the way He can, he does and will continue to do. Sometimes I feel he’s not human he’s so spiritual in the way that he affects people. I am totally mesmerized and hypnotized by him from the moment he enters a room. This article says it all for me, Silverfox!

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  2. betsy said

    SF!!! You summed it all up for me! Your love for David shines through.
    Especially this:
    “We want what he has…inner peace and strength of character, so we listen and we learn.”

    I know that I, for one, have much inner peace. Due to him.

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  3. refnaf said

    Thanks you (((SF))) for coining the perfect name, The Voice, for David. It is so true for me that what started as a love for the sound of his singing voice, has developed into a love for what he has to say and how he lives his life, and for him as a person and conduit for peace and love. I can never express what he has given me, but I will keep trying…My world and life has opened up to so many new people and experiences because of him… he is very good therapy.
    Love your site peeps!!!
    11 sleeps till Ann Arbor, (I am such a kid)

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  4. Rebeccafod said

    OMGOSH you guys! I am so happy for this new site! What everyone says, I echo! David has had such an impact on me that I just can’t explain! At times, I am so overwhelmed with emotion about him that I don’t know what to do with myself! It is such a relief to have someplace to go where everyone else feels the same way. Yes, what started out as a love for his voice has turned into so much more. I am in awe of how David lives his life, and I have so much respect for him! He makes me want to be a better person! That is one of the best gifts anyone can give another. Can’t wait for Ann Arbor. Refnaf, hope to see you there (Panera Bread), and anyone else coming to the Ann Arbor concert, please stop by Panera Bread. It is directly across from Hill Auditorium. We should be there from 4:30 on. Then Cleveland!! What a way to celebrate the holidays – beautiful Christmas music sung by a beautiful person!

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  5. TOfan said

    Refnaf, I’m not stalking you … honest! 😆

    SF, beautiful post! Your coining of the term “The Voice” will go down in music history, I’m sure! Loved this, especially:

    “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.”

    That it does!

    <333

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  6. Abrra said

    SF

    ” 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.”

    I listened to the W omen’s Conference again today on my Zune. He does have much to say about how he lives his life. He realizes that even when things go badly, it is a learning experience.

    Abrra

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  7. Abrra said

    One another note, Terry informed me that the CD I gave out at the shows recently, had a bad track. I am sorry that i missed the fact that “Everything You Are” is only :36. So, here is what I will do. I fixed the file and now all the songs are on a revised CD. They are all complete songs . I am so sorry. I should have looked at the track time on each file. I do play test them , but I don’t play them all the way through.

    I will bring a bunch of replaceents to the 4 shows I will be attending for the next tour. I will be at Foxwoods, Stroudsberg, Boston and Westbury. If you don’t plan to be at any of those shows, I will be making Christmas Tour Live Cd. I will send the video songs cd along with that Christmas Cd to those who request . I hope this makes sense 🙂

    Abrra

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  8. hooked said

    You are right on, sister. The “Voice” does mean so many things to so many different people. As we have traveled to so many places that we probably wouldn’t have gone, we heard stories of how this “Voice” has had an enormous impact on the lives that “get” him. We love him, we adore him, we need him because for some reason he and his music has healed us in some way. There is a voice within the “VOICE” that is speaking to us, telling us to be happy, to have faith, hope, and most of all to forgive. It is tells us to love one another and to appreciate who we are and what we have. It is a beautiful thing.

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  9. FunnyGirl said

    Silverfox! Awesome job. Thanks for sharing your feelings. I really like this new website!
    I hope you are all doing well. Hope to see some of you in Ann Arbor?

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  10. hooked said

    correction” ….he and his music HAVE healed us……….
    opps!

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  11. pabuckie said

    Hi everyone! Ooooooh the STAGE!! http://twitpic.com/pt10j

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  12. bebereader said

    Silverfox:

    Beautiful article!
    It was a pleasure to finally meet you in Atlantic City! There is nothing like a screen name coming to life in the third dimension. I enjoyed spending time with you at the brunch buffet, waiting in line at the Crystal Ballroom and again waiting in line to meet David at VIP.

    When I first “heard” you refer to David as “The Voice”, I wholeheartedly agreed and started referring to him that way. At that time, it referred to his spellbinding singing voice, but by now, David has become a spokesperson for us; we want to hear his views on everything! How is it possible for us to crave whatever this young man is willing to offer? He is very young and we, after all, are full of life experiences. But his age has little bearing on his wisdom. He teaches us, at our age, things that we need to learn.

    By following his example, I’ve become more tolerant of things that used to upset me. I’ve learned to look for the good in every situation and to appreciate the blessings I’ve been given. How can you not love someone who is responsible for this?

    The phenomenon that is David Archuleta is hard to wrap our heads around. Once we think we’ve got it, he turns around and surprises and inspires us again. We must allow him to influence us and teach us and consume us in his goodness.
    For that, I believe, is the only way to survive our ODD.

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  13. raelovingangels said

    Hi everyone! Oh my gosh pabuckie, that stage, the lighting and ice is MAGICAL! The one problem with having David perform,at this or any other event for that matter, is I assume they want the audience to focus on the skater. Once the VOICE, starts, everyone will be fixed on David. Silverfox, great article.

    Angelica: wow, lovely site~~

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  14. pabuckie said

    I don’t mean to disrupt the flow of the article here by any matter of means but I think you would all like a twitpic of David on the stage tonight, no?

    http://twitpic.com/pt86p jeans, shirt and vest – blurry but who cares, right?

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  15. raelovingangels said

    pabuckie: Interrupt anytime, anywhere with a hot off the press pix of David

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  16. pabuckie said

    http://audioboo.fm/boos/76832-david-archuleta-silent-night

    DON’T CLICK IF YOU DON’T WANT TO HEAR THE AUDIO FROM TONIGHT.

    DAVID SOUNDS AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL SINGING SILENT NIGHT.

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  17. silverfox said

    OMG! David was AMAZING! Out of this world AMAZING!!!

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  18. pabuckie said

    David on the screen…..looks like a different outfit but I don’t know.

    http://twitpic.com/ptf5i

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  19. bebereader said

    I’m blown away from the audio snippets from tonight!
    Totally blown away!

    Okay so we have Silent Night, thanks to pabuckie.
    Here’s The First Noel

    http://audioboo.fm/boos/76835-david-archuleta-the-first-noel

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  20. pabuckie said

    Here’s 50 seconds of THE FIRST NOEL

    http://audioboo.fm/boos/76835-david-archuleta-the-first-noel

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  21. pabuckie said

    Bebereader – You beat me to it!

    Silverfox – The VOICE ah THE VOICE – gives me CHILLS! Really goes right through you. Can’t wait for the Christmas tour to start.

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  22. silverfox said

    How does he do it? How does he make the live versions better than the recordings? It’s just not possible. No other singer can do that. WTH?

    He was amazing and I am amazed!

    Heck, I don’t even make sense anymore. There are no words….

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  23. pabuckie said

    OMG! OMG! The next song David will be singing is PAT-A-PAN. They messed up his music supposedly.

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  24. silverfox said

    They messed up his music?????? No!!!

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  25. pabuckie said

    Pat-A-Pan

    http://audioboo.fm/boos/76845-david-archuleta-french-carol

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  26. silverfox said

    The Voice is magnificent!

    http://audioboo.fm/boos/76845-david-archuleta-french-carol

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  27. silverfox said

    These snippits are just not enough! Not enough at all.

    I do have a question though. Since this is a “taping”, they can do retakes like when Ashley fell during Silent Night? Would they do a “retake”? Just wondering..

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  28. silverfox said

    David is so beautiful!

    http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/93099476/Getty-Images-Entertainment

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  29. refnaf said

    Are we excited yet!!!????

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  30. betsy said

    David sounded heavenly. And now he’s sitting in KT’s row, taking pictures of his own. 🙂
    This makes me smile. He’s enjoying himself.

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  31. pabuckie said

    Are you ready for this? 13 pics from tonight!!!

    http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?contractUrl=2&language=en-US&family=editorial&assetType=image&p=David%20Archuleta#

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  32. betsyjaney said

    http://david-daily.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=273&pos=6

    Love the skaters all lined up very ladylike in front of him.

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  33. betsyjaney said

    sorry Pa – didn’t see you there!

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  34. silverfox said

    David The Voice was David The Magnificent tonight! David continues to be an inspiration.

    BTW, supposedly David’s mom & Aunt Laurie were at the show tonight. No confirmation but I hope it’s true and hope he had a great time tonight.

    Good night all, and for David…

    Dear lord,

    Please take care of David.
    Watch over him, protect him from all harm.
    Cloak him with your love and give him the strength to endure all that is thrown in his path.
    Give David the courage and guidance to say no to those who ask for more than he can reasonably give.
    Surround David with loving and supportive people who love him unconditionally as we, his devoted Archangels do.
    Separate David from those who have agendas other than for his well being.
    Give him rest when he feels weary.
    Give him stamina to sustain his hectic pace.
    Give him assurance when he feels doubt.
    Give him joy when he feels sad and never allow David to feel alone or lonely.
    Give us the wisdom to always do right by David.
    Help us support David so that it’s always in his best interest.
    Cloak him always in your protective arms during this time on his journey.
    Keep David and and his voice healthy and strong as he fulfills his Destiny which was written in his Book of Life before he was born.
    Though we may be unworthy Lord, we humbly pray. Amen

    David, have a good & restful night’s sleep with sweet & happy dreams. Thank you for all you do and for who you are. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always.

    Contigo siempre! We are with you always!

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  35. bebereader said

    Silverfox:

    To answer your question, at the end of the show tonight, they brought back to the stage, all the skaters who had to do a re-take, including the skater who fell during David’s performance of “Silent Night”.

    Bebe

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  36. sweetonda said

    Just saw the link to this new site and I must say, I Love It. “The Voice”, what a perfect name for it.

    I haven’t had a chance to read all the articles and posts, but I looking forward to catching up now that I know you’re here.

    David was stunning in the clips from the taping tonight. I wanted more…maybe there will be some video tomorrow. I can never get enough of him. . I’m just so excited for the Christmas tour to start. We are the luckiest fans ever to have this glorious young man singing his heart out for US!

    djafan, just two more weeks and we will be basking in his beautiful presence. VIP, here we come. Can’t wait to meet more fans.

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  37. djafan said

    SF…Thank you for this article and for the name of this site.

    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.

    This is so true about “The Voice”. I love hearing David sing, but now listening to him speak has almost the same effect on me. First just the tone of his speaking voice and then he took it to another level for me with that speech at the woman’s conference, which I’ve listened to repeatedly. I hear him sing and he caresses my soul, I hear him speak and he motivates me to be a better person. I’m dumbfounded that this young man has such an influence on me and others. And to know that he has only just begun is beyond amazing.

    Sweetonda…. Can’t wait for the concert and for the opportunity to meet you and other fans. Counting the days.

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  38. djafan said

    Nice to see David’s name mentioned amongst these….

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/blogs/yeas-and-nays/Sightings_-Wonder-spotted_-the-stars-were-out-at-Art-and-Soul-8543140-70231577.html

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  39. djafan said

    OMG! Pat a Pan…

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  40. sweetonda said

    Just finished reading all the articles and posts and I’m overjoyed to have found you.

    Angelica, a big thank you for starting this site. I see names I haven’t seen post for awhile and it feels so good to see them again. I know I don’t post often, my life is so busy, but I try to keep up with David on different sites. I got discouraged a while back and have been less involved in keeping up, but I haven’t lost one ounce of my love for all things David Archuleta. He just brings me so much joy and completes my days. I have given so many of his Christmas CD’s out that my family is starting to call me Crazy, but I love sharing his talent with others. I want them to feel the joy I do and even if they don’t, it gives me joy just sharing.

    SF, love your article and was thrilled when you coined “The Voice”. It so fits. I’m hoping one of these days I have the privilege of meeting you. I consider you one of David’s most dedicated fans. We have something else in common, silver hair, lol

    refnaf, I’m very excited!!! ((((waves to my Canadian friends))) TOfan, I love Snow Angelz too

    Okay, that’s enough rambling. Just wanted to say thanks for the new home. I will be visiting often, even if I don’t post much.

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  41. djafan said

    Silent Night

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  42. djafan said

    David dancing…

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  43. djafan said

    More adorableness….

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  44. djafan said

    The First Noel….is he real?

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  45. sweetonda said

    OMG, Thanks djafan. . .He sounds soooo fine!

    Now I can go to bed with these performances playing over and over in my head.

    Looking forward to Thanksgiving even more this year! 🙂

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  46. Angelica said

    Thanks for the links djafan. David was wonderful tonight and this Christmas is going to be the best Christmas ever!

    SF – I want to tell you how well this article captured this crazy, wonderful experience for us all. From the beginning of AI to the present, I was there with you, feeling the same way. Somehow, I guess we all knew in our bones that from the first moment we experienced the Voice, our lives would never be quite what they were again. It still amazes me that he did that, to me and to so many others. I love how you end with his speaking voice as something we have come to pay attention to. He is awkward and eloquent at the same time. That is the dualism, the yen and yang of David, that keeps us tethered to anywhere he is at any moment. You’re so right; we plan our lives around him. How weird is that? And yet….as you so beautifully say:

    “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.”

    He is a gift. And thank you, for giving us this gift from your heart.

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  47. Abrra said

    I just read this story at snarky’s. It is proof positive that David is a true angel sent to heal the world. And that some things are nothing short of a miracle.

    Repost from Snarky’s
    “A week ago last Friday I lost a very dear friend to cancer. We met at work over 10 years ago and when her breast cancer metastasized 3 years ago to other parts of her body she left work.

    We stayed in touch and she often would ask me about David. Some of you may even remember a month ago I wrote a little piece of how, after listening to David’s speech at the Women’s Conference he inspired me to go see her. I had never visited a dying friend before but after hearing David talk about visiting the widows in his neighborhood and how reaching out even if it’s just a smile can make someone’s day I decided to overcome my fears and to go see her. I called her up and the first thing she asked was if David’s CD had come out…luckily I had one on my desk.

    I went to see her and placed Christmas From the Heart in her hand. We talked and laughed and cried and then I left.

    A few days after that, I got a call from her son. He told me that his mom had been asleep, woken up and asked to hear the CD. He told me she wanted to thank me and he wanted me to know to know that it was THE PERFECT GIFT. He said it with such sincerity that tears immediately came to my eyes and I was so grateful to David for encouraging me to go see her.

    This morning I went to her funeral. It was a lovely Catholic ceremony with a church full of her friends and family. Towards the end of the ceremony her son got up to speak. He talked about his mom, how gracious and classy she was. He said something that I had never known; he told us that she loved Christmas music and that she listened to it year round. You can imagine how happy I was to hear that.

    He went on and talked about a family trip they had taken as kids….listening to a CD half way across the country from California to Kansas. A few minutes later he talked about what happened last Monday.

    He said he and his sister were talking while my friend was asleep, deeply asleep. They were talking about the CD they had listened to on their half way across the country trip. My friend awoke, asked her son to look in the drawer and to put the CD on. He told the congregation it was a CD her friend janey from work had given her. He put the CD on and she asked him to turn it up.

    David’s voice filled the house.
    Her son noticed a single tear on his mom’s face. He told us that a wonderful peace filled the room; he said it was a moment he and his sister would never forget.
    he said….the moment….was truly …. MAGICAL.

    After the services I went up and introduced myself to my friend’s son. We talked a bit and I asked him, “what was the CD you were listening to on the way to Kansas?”
    his reply…Olivia Newton John!

    I told him where David was this afternoon, how he was with Olivia and how he was performing at an event celebrating survivors of women’s cancers. He was blown away and could barely believe it. He asked me to tell his sister.

    I know what they’ll be watching on Thanksgiving day.”

    Abrra

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  48. djafan said

    Abrra…

    I read that over at snarky’s and got the chills and it brought tears. What is going on here? Thanks for bringing it over.

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  49. vee said

    SF thanks for the post. What else can we say about The Voice. Through youtube, just listening to the three songs is like being in heaven. As if he is singing to me alone. He makes my problems go away “literally”. He is really my saviour. His voice gives me strength to go on. He came into my life when I needed someone to comfort me.

    The Voice
    Better audio

    First Noel, Kaleidoscope thanks to Daai08

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  50. vee said

    Ignore the previous video , I thought if I put httpv, just like in TDC.

    Help Ms Angelica, how can I post youtube videos here?

    Pat a pan thanks to daai08


    Silent night thanks to daai08 ( good promo of the Christmas CD)

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  51. vee said

    Sorry I am so tired I mistaken thanks daai09 . IT SHOULD BE DAAI08.

    I think I better sleep now. Enjoy all the new videos , again thanks to daai08.

    Did I say I love this new David fan site.

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  52. Abrra said

    Vee
    Thank you for finding those wonderful, clear videos. They are marked MOVIE so I would never have found them by searching. I have put all the videos up on my TDC video site. I am running a short set list for today. It will be the last three concerts and Kaleidoscope. I wanted anyone who dropped in to get the chance to see the lastest and greatest more often. Just for today.

    Abrra

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  53. Angelica said

    vee and all,

    To post a video, just copy the url from You tube and paste it in the comments. No v needed after http.

    vee is needed for posting videos, but not v. 😉

    Thanks for sharing those here!

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  54. djafan said

    Good Morning,

    What a great morning with David live performances!

    Thank you vee for those links, I reset them. They have great audio.

    New Yorkers he’s back in your neck of the woods.

    Have a great David day!

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  55. vee60 said

    Ms Angelica I did that, I posted the url of the videos like this

    Let as do a trial…..

    Pat a Pan thanks to daai08 ( NOT Daai09 as previously posted)

    Could admin also change the source daaio9 to daai08 in the posted video? In snowangelz site, they thanked the source as daai09 too. Wrote Kizzi to change the name source too.

    Abrra, I visit lots of fansites especially before going to sleep ( so all people are asleep, I do my detective work like JR of TDC). IDF is a good source. My detective skills, my small contributions to our ODD.

    It is now 6:43 am here in Sydney, ready for breakfast.

    before I forget, good morning Angels in Archuland

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  56. vee60 said

    Angelica, please help , is it my name , I will log out and come in again and see if it works

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  57. vee said

    Ms Angelica I did that, I posted the url of the videos like this

    Let as do a trial…..

    Pat a Pan thanks to daai08 ( NOT Daai09 as previously posted)

    Could admin also change the source daaio9 to daai08 in the posted video? In snowangelz site, they thanked the source as daai09 too. Wrote Kizzi to change the name source too.

    Ms Angelica, I do have a few posts in moderation, as vee60 . id on’t know what was the problem.

    let do this one and see if it works

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  58. vee said

    Angelica, it does not work for me, when just posting the url of YT.

    Could you please you send me the list of possible steps ( for bold, asterisk…posting YT, emoticons )? Or the web link so I can study. Thanks in advance

    Abrra, love to visit other David’s fan sites. IDF is a good source of videos. My detective skills is my small contribution to this Archujourney. I am not good at writing but I can use my resourcefulness/detective skills to help you guys. JR of TDC is three hours behind Sydney time so during the solo, demi tours we usually work together to gather YT videos. While US fans are asleep we look at these newly posted YT videos.

    Before i forget . good morning angels, it is now 7:06 am here in Sydney, time for my breakfast.

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  59. Angelica said

    vee – sorry, I have been at work all day with a lot on me there and have not been able to get on the computer much. Just saw your recent posts. I will try to find a way to help when I get home and can go on you tube. Thanks for trying so hard to get the videos here for us.

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  60. djafan said

    Hi Vee,

    I’ve changed all the daa109 to daa108 on all your posts. I was able to reset the links to the youtubes on your posts. I did delete the duplicates. I don’t know why when you put the url address it’s not working for you. I tested it and it worked for me. So I need to do a little research on that.

    On another note “The Voice” will be doing his first spanish TV appearance per his tweet.

    DavidArchie At a school in Harlem filming a Christmas performance that’s airing on Dec. 10 on Univision. My first Spanish network performance!

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  61. bebereader said

    David’s latest sweet tweet, one hour ago at about 5:00 PM

    DavidArchie Had a great time at the school with everyone! Cool meeting and hanging with Pee Wee Salinas.
    about 1 hour ago from txt

    Pee Wee Salinas is a Mexican singer, two years older than David. Here’s his video, “Cumbaya”:

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  62. Abrra said

    testing url for video

    Abrra

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  63. silverfox said

    Oh David..you stinker! You are full of surprises…

    Seems VRS aren’t doing their job! Who knew you were going to NY? On a train? To visit a school? In Harlem?

    Like so many others, I get David’s tweets on my phone and I was flabbergasted when I saw he took a train to NY! So I’m not even going to attempt to guess where he is now or where he’ll be in the next 24 hours!

    I just can’t get enough of The Voice on the vids from last night! He was beyond fantastic! Here’s another fitting name for him if last night is any indication of what we have in store on his greatly anticipated Christmas From The Heart Tour, “David The Magnificent”!

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  64. Silverfox said

    Awww..David is at the John Mayer concert! At last! One of his Idols!

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  65. Silverfox said

    John Mayer appearing at The Beacon Theater and will be shown LIVE on Fuse…

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  66. Silverfox said

    And that’s where David is too! 😆

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  67. Angelica said

    Hallelujah!!!!! I changed the font color from pale gray to black! From tiny acorns mighty oaks grow.

    I’m working on all of you being able to embed videos. Till then, provide a link and we will embed.

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  68. Angelica said

    I think it’s time for a happy dance.

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  69. Silverfox said

    Well, David & I are watching John Mayer IN CONCERT at the Beacon Theater! Only David IS THERE & I’m in my room watching & recording it on FUSE TV. 😆

    I hope he can get an idea NOW of how we feel when we see HIM in concert. He’s waited so long to see John Mayer LIVE. No wonder he stayed in NY!!

    Too bad I HAVE to go to dreamland..work early tomorrow! 😥

    Good night all, and for David…

    Dear lord,

    Please take care of David.
    Watch over him, protect him from all harm.
    Cloak him with your love and give him the strength to endure all that is thrown in his path.
    Give David the courage and guidance to say no to those who ask for more than he can reasonably give.
    Surround David with loving and supportive people who love him unconditionally as we, his devoted Archangels do.
    Separate David from those who have agendas other than for his well being.
    Give him rest when he feels weary.
    Give him stamina to sustain his hectic pace.
    Give him assurance when he feels doubt.
    Give him joy when he feels sad and never allow David to feel alone or lonely.
    Give us the wisdom to always do right by David.
    Help us support David so that it’s always in his best interest.
    Cloak him always in your protective arms during this time on his journey.
    Keep David and and his voice healthy and strong as he fulfills his Destiny which was written in his Book of Life before he was born.
    Though we may be unworthy Lord, we humbly pray. Amen

    David, have a good & restful night’s sleep with sweet & happy dreams. Thank you for all you do and for who you are. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always.

    Contigo siempre! We are with you always!

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  70. refnaf said

    “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.”
    SF I just had to repeat this, cause it is true.

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  71. djafan said

    YAY Angelica!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The font is not gray…lol

    David is at John Mayers concert, supposedly so is Kris Allen and Jordin Sparks.

    Hope he’s having a great time!

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  72. bebereader said

    I get the Fuse channel on my cable station but it was too late to tune in to the John Mayer concert. The show would have been over by the time I figgered out which channel it was on Comcast. I hope David got to meet John Mayer, one of his idols!

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  73. just found this wonderful site (2 hours ago) & all the talented posters. TDC is a ghost site…..

    SF – loved this article. Everything you said resonated in my soul. It’s like were all on the very same path. The Utah Womens Conference reminded me why I have this ODD. However, your words defined it for me. “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.”

    It couldn’t have been said any clearer. Thanks.

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  74. FunnyGirl said

    Angelica – I heard a rumor that you are coming to Ann Arbor – is it true???

    Anyone else from here coming?

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  75. FunnyGirl said

    A bunch of folks are meeting at Panera Bread right across the street from the venue around 4:30 -4:45ish for dinner and squeeeeing, please join us!

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  76. djafan said

    Good Morning!

    Welcome to The Voice Fanda and FG!

    AOL LISTENING PARTY! YOU CAN STREAM HERE.

    http://music.aol.com/holiday-and-christmas-cds#/1

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  77. djafan said

    A letter from Ray, David’s tour manager, to Christmas from the Heart attendees.

    i just wanted to take a moment before the xmas tour starts to say hi to everyone – we are really happy to be touring and bringing david’s show to everyone around the country.

    it is going to be a special tour and we are all really happy that we can bring the xmas spirit to you all. we are hoping to be able to accommodate everyone as much as we can, and hope that everyone has a really good time.

    as usual, i look forward to seeing as many of you as i can – i apologize in advance if i sometimes seem short or too direct with anyone as we are running the tour.. i hope it is understood (or maybe the ones who have experienced it in the past can help make the newer fans understand) that i don’t mean to be rude or curt with anyone, it’s just that the circumstances of our work and the shows just sometimes make things difficult to do. i’ll be as polite, yet honest with all of you as i can, but when it comes to david and his fans the most important thing to me is safety for everyone.

    the schedule that we are on for this entire month will be very difficult, being made even more difficult that it is the winter, with the potential of some harsh weather that hinders us – i ask please, that everyone be extremely careful when coming to the shows: i know many of you travel huge distances, to many shows, etc.. for your sakes and ours please travel safely, be mindful of the cold, etc..

    i have a couple of requests that would make it easier for everyone, easier for us to accomplish what we need to do and will make things hopefully smoother, safer and enjoyable for everyone.

    – please come to the venue properly dressed for being in the cold and come as close to the door times as possible so you don’t have to wait out in the cold, with children, etc.. we have made accommodating arrangements with several of the venues to move door times back, etc.. where it makes sense to do so and where it will help the audience get there and be able to get inside comfortably before the show starts. these shows are all sold as hard tickets with individual seats, no general admission so there is no benefit to arriving early and waiting in line – we won’t start until you are ALL in, i will make sure of that, so don’t worry.

    – people that are arriving for the ILAA VIP parties will be checked in with kristin, as always. our daily schedule at the venue (and the types of venues that we are playing on this tour) is going to be very subjective and we ask for your patience with us as we try to get through all of our setup, in order to make the ILAA VIP party happen at a good time, etc.. you will be hearing from kristin with follow up info as we go along.

    – i request that you do not bring your own cameras into the ILAA VIP parties / soundcheck – the uniqueness of the event and everything that happens there is exclusive to those people who are involved, and i think maintaining that, not having it appear on the web, etc.. keeps it that special for those that are there.

    – i ask that everyone be very respectful and mindful of the fact that i need to maintain order, safety and civility at the venue. not all places are set up to handle people, especially outside the venue. if i make a request that people please move on, to go home, etc.. please respect our requests – and please let others around you know that; maybe those that aren’t on the fan sites, etc.. tell them about the reasoning behind it; that might make more sense to them and that it comes from people who really care about david.

    – please no hanging out anywhere near any buses, trucks, etc… and to be respectful of people’s personal space. and very importantly: please discourage people that you see from doing things that are dangerous to themselves or others. common sense, and common courtesy for all.

    if you all can keep these simple things in mind, spread the word where and to whom you can, i hope that it makes for a better experience for you all, as well as the understanding that i am very conscious of david’s health, well-being, etc.. we want to keep him healthy and able to perform to his best for everyone, every night..

    have a great time and see you out there on the road.

    ray

    Amended version

    ADDENDUM:

    i was asked to make one more statement that hopefully clarifies something: we all need to be very aware of the susceptibility of everyone to the spread of the H1N1 flu virus and other illnesses. traveling as we do, coming in contact with a lot of different people all over the country, it would be irresponsible of us to not take precautions or safeguard ourselves against the possible contraction or spreading of this type of illness; and how devastating it could be to us successfully completing each and every show of the tour. that goes for david as well as our band and crew, since we all travel and work so closely together.

    i ask that everyone be mindful of that susceptibility, to take every caution that you can to safeguard yourself at all times, and realize that in all of our touring situations, from how we travel, to the interaction that takes place at the ILAA VIP party, to the show itself, to what fans would like as far as access after shows to david – it is something that i take very seriously and want to protect against happening – BEFOREHAND rather than reacting to it after it has happened.

    in that way i hope that you understand, and again can hopefully explain to others around you at the shows that maybe don’t follow these web sites; that there is a good reason why we put up the restrictions that we do and cannot satisfy all requests for access. this is also why i don’t make a blanket policy and why each show / venue is subjective and handled differently.

    with that in mind as well, please make the consideration that if you are not feeling well and you are planning on attending the ILAA VIP, or you are coming to the show and are showing signs of illness – consider others. consider that you do not want to possibly spread or infect anyone and take the proper steps & precautions so you do not. and as badly as you would like to meet david, or members of his band, etc.. that you could potentially put anyone and everyone at risk – so please consider that.

    kristin from ILAA will be making notice to everyone in attendance about this as well. i believe they have a refund policy for such things as all of the parties have sold out and i don’t believe they have the opportunity to do a make-up of it.

    in that same vein, i think it would be a considerate thing to limit the amount of gifts & cards that are given to david on this tour, because of the domino effects of them. while they are very thoughtful gestures, people tend to bombard david with so many – his feeling of obligation to see everything, to respond, etc.. is a very taxing, time consuming chore that would be a good thing, if it didn’t take so much of his time, that could and should be used for rest. i assure everyone that david knows how much his fans love him and the receiving of a gift or a letter is very special to him – i just ask that if we could curtail the amount, the repetition, etc.. it would be a wise idea especially during a winter tour. as always, please give to david’s various charitable interests as a token and gesture.

    i certainly don’t want anyone to feel that i am trying to ban or bar any kind of thoughtful note, or card, etc.. i just want everyone to make the consideration that it all adds up, and becomes a daunting task when you put them all together.

    thanks again to everyone and thank you for understanding and helping us do this the best way possible.

    ray

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  78. bebereader said

    I found a beautiful closeup video of Pat-a-Pan from the Kaleiscope show.

    The other two songs will probably turn up today on the same site.

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  79. steno said

    FG — Hurray! Talked my daughter into going to Ann Arbor — got seats last night. So excited. My first time seeing David live!! Don’t know if we’ll be in time to meet up with other folks. Depends on how long we are held up at the bridge, Black Friday and all, and then hotel check-in.

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  80. Angelica said

    FunnyGirl, No I’m not going to the Ann Arbor concert but it sounds like it’s going to be amazing with a *full orchestra. I wish I were meeting you guys at Panera Bread. I am going to Cleveland though.

    Rebeccafod, See you in Cleveland?

    *The Ann Arbor Symphony updated the orchestration for David’s concert.

    Archuleta Christmas Concert 76-piece orchestra… 3 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 1 English Horn, 3 Clarinets, 2 Basoons, 4 Horns, 2 Trumpets…

    …3 Trombones, 1 Tuba, 1 Timpani Set, 2 Percussionists, 1 Harp, 1 Celesta, 15 Violins, 6 Violas, 6 Cellos and 4 String Basses… Nov 27th

    We are so close to the start of another tour. I can’t believe how suddenly it has come! I just looked at the calendar and thought, O M Gee, it can’t be!

    Welcome newbies who just found the site and congrats steno! Isn’t it a great time to be alive?

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  81. djafan said

    Great reviews!

    Music Reviews
    Christmas From the Heart
    November 21, 2009 12:00 ET
    Former “American Idol” contestant David Archuleta’s new holiday album, “Christmas From the Heart,” puts the singer’s mellifluous voice front and center and wins over the listener with his original renditions of classic holiday music. Archuleta’s velvety delivery of “Silent Night” lulls the listener into a dream-like state, while the string arrangements on “Oh Holy Night” add to the intensity. And his Latin vocals combined with an urgent backbeat on “Pat-a-Pan” lend a more contemporary feeling to the set. Archuleta pays tribute to his Latin heritage by singing in Spanish on “Riu Riu Chiu”; elsewhere, the singer summons his usual pop style (while slipping in light sleigh bells) for “Melodies of Christmas,” a song he co-wrote. Archuleta’s vocal virtuosity gives “Christmas From the Heart” a timelessness that should appeal to his fans and lovers of the traditional.—Kelsey Paine

    Source http://login.vnuemedia.com/hr/music-reviews/christmas-from-the-heart-1004042528.story#5

    Christmas From the Heart – David Archuleta

    Tis the season where I prepare myself to do many blogs on Christmas releases – movies, music, books – but allow me to start a big early by talking about my favorite Star Search alum and American Idol Season 7 sweetheart, David Archuleta. What a talent he is – sweet, cuddly, and his smooth, young voice is always rewarding to listen to on a really bad day. I will never forget his rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” on American Idol – it made me cry and feel a sense of passion that I do not often feel for cover songs. He is young and charming – what a character.

    Listening to his Christmas album is no different – in the spirit of the holidays I always love to feel the “warm fuzzies” and drink a good cup of hot chocolate in front of the fire. His release “Christmas from the Heart” is one I would recommend anybody use for a good Christmas party or a cuddle session with a lover on a snowy night. This is David Archuleta doing his finest covers – from “Joy to the World” to the tear-inducing “Ave Maria” with the Salt Lake City Children’s Choir and the City of Prague Philharmonic – one of my favorite classics, beautifully covered. Grab your tissues.

    Start your holiday season a little bit early – light up the lights, decorate the tree, and grab a good cup-o-nog – put in “Christmas from the Heart”, sit back, relax, close your eyes – and take it in. It is elegant – and coming from the vocals of such a young artist – it is one to keep in your collection – he has years to go in his career – and many Christmas’ in the future to make beautifully harmonized melodies – from the heart.

    Favorite track: Ave Maria

    Overall Grade: A

    Source http://login.vnuemedia.com/hr/music-reviews/christmas-from-the-heart-1004042528.story#5

    Charting on top 100!
    http://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100#/charts/billboard-200?begin=61&order=position

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  82. vee said

    By the way good morning everyone from Sydney. My breakfast is three new kaleidoscope videos. Bebe you are quick. BETTER audio and visual of kaleidoscope concert. to complete the set , This time I will be good with the source. Cut and paste the name thanks to 8throwcenter.
    Angelica as per instruction no V to http so here goes.


    First Noel thanks to 8throwcenter


    silent Night thanks to 8throwcenter

    By the way from Snarkies and idol Chatter http://tinyurl.com/UsaToday-DArchuleta , latest Album update

    Sales of Christmas music also continue to pick up, as more and more holiday releases hit the shelves (looks like Andrea Bocelli’s My Christmas is going to be the holiday hit of the season). David Archuleta’s Christmas From the Heart got past the 10,000 mark again, with a nice 56 percent increase in its weekly sales.

    David Archuleta, Christmas From the Heart (10,000, +15 percent, 49,000/1,000 digital total, +56 percent, 7,000 digital total)

    Isn’t it wonderful to be living in Archuland. It is not too expensive . $$ is not needed. All it need is if you are willing to listen to The Voice, savour the spirit/feeling/ it convey and then you can occupy a space or favourite expression). My address 15 Ilang Ilang Avenue, Sydney, Australia, ARCHULAND

    ( birthday number or favourite number), (favourite item like a flower or blog name), (Country), ARCHULAND. Appreciation is all it need. PLUS don’t forget all those people with ODD. Really there is enough space for everybody if they want to.

    Love you all guys!!! thanks for the e-support….Surviving and waiting for my turn to hand shake and even get a smile ( can’t imagine looking at those emerald coloured eyes) and one hand/arm hug from THE VOICE
    :3 xxx00xx000

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  83. vee said

    Angelica my comment is on moderation.
    I will send then in 2 parts

    By the way good morning everyone from Sydney. My breakfast is three new kaleidoscope videos. Bebe you are quick. BETTER audio and visual of kaleidoscope concert. to complete the set , This time I will be good with the source. Cut and paste the name thanks to 8throwcenter.
    Angelica as per instruction no V to http so here goes.


    First Noel thanks to 8throwcenter

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  84. vee said

    Part 2

    silent Night thanks to 8throwcenter

    By the way from Snarkies and idol Chatter http://tinyurl.com/UsaToday-DArchuleta , latest Album update

    Sales of Christmas music also continue to pick up, as more and more holiday releases hit the shelves (looks like Andrea Bocelli’s My Christmas is going to be the holiday hit of the season). David Archuleta’s Christmas From the Heart got past the 10,000 mark again, with a nice 56 percent increase in its weekly sales.

    David Archuleta, Christmas From the Heart (10,000, +15 percent, 49,000/1,000 digital total, +56 percent, 7,000 digital total)

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  85. vee said

    Part 2

    silent Night thanks to 8throwcenter

    can only post one link at a time

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  86. vee said

    Part 3
    By the way from Snarkies and idol Chatter http://tinyurl.com/UsaToday-DArchuleta , latest Album update

    Sales of Christmas music also continue to pick up, as more and more holiday releases hit the shelves (looks like Andrea Bocelli’s My Christmas is going to be the holiday hit of the season). David Archuleta’s Christmas From the Heart got past the 10,000 mark again, with a nice 56 percent increase in its weekly sales.

    David Archuleta, Christmas From the Heart (10,000, +15 percent, 49,000/1,000 digital total, +56 percent, 7,000 digital total)

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  87. vee said

    Part 4
    Isn’t it wonderful to be living in Archuland. It is not too expensive . $$ is not needed. All it need is if you are willing to listen to The Voice, savour the spirit/feeling/ it convey and then you can occupy a space or favourite expression). My address 15 Ilang Ilang Avenue, Sydney, Australia, ARCHULAND

    ( birthday number or favourite number), (favourite item like a flower or blog name), (Country), ARCHULAND. Appreciation is all it need. PLUS don’t forget all those people with ODD. Really there is enough space for everybody if they want to.

    Love you all guys!!! thanks for the e-support….Surviving and waiting for my turn to hand shake and even get a smile ( can’t imagine looking at those emerald coloured eyes) and one hand/arm hug from THE VOICE
    :3 xxx00xx000

    P.S. I got another place in Archuland for my 19 year old NIECE . She lives in 19 Awesomage Circuit, Archuchu, Archuland

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  88. angelica = merci beaucoup! This is a wonderous site that displays your unique artistry. Love the banner, love the site name – it is all love of the VOICE.

    Also the Locomotion video is so much fun to watch & move to. Would be a good exercise video, if one could concentrate long enough on the exercise & not be distracted by watching the video.

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  89. bebe – love that PAP video. Almost as much for his reaction to the snafu, as for his performance which was sooo good.

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  90. Abrra said

    STENO!

    Awesomage!! I am soo very happy for you. It will be a night you will never forget.

    Abrra

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  91. betsy said

    Can’t wait to meet you Steno! Looks like I’ll be meeting alot of new people in 9 days!

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  92. betsy said

    Just noticed the tiny picture on the tab!! I love it!!

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  93. Abrra said

    What tiny picture?
    Angelica you are missed in chat. What has kept you so busy? hmmm? /wink
    Abrra

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  94. Joymus said

    Thanks for changing the font Angelica. Its much easier to read.
    SF, thank you for a wonderful article. More and more, David’s voice will be in demand as a songer, songwriter, motivational speaker, and soon to be author of a book.
    Were you able to record the show SF?

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  95. djafan said

    Tiny picture? Where?

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  96. Silverfox said

    Joymus,

    What “show” are you talking about? John Mayer? Yes I did…just in case David showed up on camera, of course!

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  97. Silverfox said

    Thanks to everyone for all the lovely comments & responses. And for visiting “The Voice”. I hope this will be one of your favorite places to come to where we will always honor David with love, respect and yes, at times, unabashed swooning & gushing (can’t be helped!).

    Special Thanks to Angelica. Your vision would not be swayed and your creative energy and love for David is unparalleled. You are amazing!

    Now I must watch “Pat A Pan” again ***sigh***

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  98. pabuckie said

    Silverfox – thank you for this:

    I hope this will be one of your favorite places to come to where we will always honor David with love, respect and yes, at times, unabashed swooning & gushing (can’t be helped!).

    I agree.

    Djafan – something you wanted to ask me the other day?

    Thanks again Angelica for a beautiful website and Silverfox for a beautiful article.

    Now, back to Pat-a-Pan (been watching it ALL NIGHT LONG!). Just can’t get enough of it.

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  99. Silverfox said

    David’s home in Kind of Utah, safe & sound, even if just a little “irritated, lol”!

    David…so thoughtful, so as not not hurt whoever was filming him, thus the, lol, in case the “person” will see his tweet. Some days when I also get irritated, David will do or say something to make me smile or lol…like today with the looking “Homeless” tweet , then the being “irritated” tweet. 😀

    Good night all, and for David…

    Dear lord,

    Please take care of David.
    Watch over him, protect him from all harm.
    Cloak him with your love and give him the strength to endure all that is thrown in his path.
    Give David the courage and guidance to say no to those who ask for more than he can reasonably give.
    Surround David with loving and supportive people who love him unconditionally as we, his devoted Archangels do.
    Separate David from those who have agendas other than for his well being.
    Give him rest when he feels weary.
    Give him stamina to sustain his hectic pace.
    Give him assurance when he feels doubt.
    Give him joy when he feels sad and never allow David to feel alone or lonely.
    Give us the wisdom to always do right by David.
    Help us support David so that it’s always in his best interest.
    Cloak him always in your protective arms during this time on his journey.
    Keep David and and his voice healthy and strong as he fulfills his Destiny which was written in his Book of Life before he was born.
    Though we may be unworthy Lord, we humbly pray. Amen

    David, have a good & restful night’s sleep with sweet & happy dreams. Thank you for all you do and for who you are. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always. Contigo siempre! We are with you always!

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  100. refnaf said

    Amen SF.
    New vids of David singing are such a treat….

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  101. Angelica said

    Abrra, djafan,

    Look up ^ at the address bar. See anyone you know?

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  102. pabuckie said

    David tweeted he was hangin out with Travis Clark and We the Kings tonight at a concert.

    Travis Clark tweeted this: Hangin with @davidarchie in Utah trying to convince him to sing with me tonight!!

    Oooh perhaps we’ll get another video tonight?

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  103. bebereader said

    10:14 PM EST

    I think we are doing pretty well for a site that was pulled together rather quickly, with no advance preparation. Is anyone besides me missing the date stamp? Until we “figger” out how to automatically put the date stamp on each post, why don’t we manually include the date in the upper left of the post as above? Hey, it ‘works for me’!

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  104. betsy said

    10:28 PM EST

    Great idea bebe! Time FTW!
    Easy peasy.
    The tiny pic is genius angelica. Genius i tell ya!
    For everyone else – It’s to the left of the tab saying “The Voice” AND the url box. (I think that’s what it’s called)

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  105. pabuckie said

    Betsy – What tiny pic – I still don’t get it?? You mean David Archuleta’s name? at the bottom of “THE VOICE”?

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  106. betsy said

    No – a real pic of David, very small, to the left of the http:// thing at top. and also on the tab bar at top. It’s the Elle black & white, looking down photo.

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  107. betsy said

    You know how twitter has a blue t on the tab, youtube has a red/white logo – Well – The Voice has a beautiful pic of David. Perfect!

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  108. pabuckie said

    GOT IT! THe url thingy – the address bar — the url address (WHEW!) NICE!

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  109. pabuckie said

    Did everyone see this yet? SILENT NIGHT from Kaleidescope – CLOSER!

    Credit to ktiitk

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  110. djafan said

    8:30 WEST PM

    Thanks Abrra…..Duh… I see the little pictures. To tell you the truth I’m pretty sure either that is part of this template or it happened by accident…Angelica and I have both been tinkering….lol

    But it’s unique and beautiful.

    Pabuckie…. I saw that…he is freakin amazing….could you please email me at djafans@gmail.com.

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  111. pabuckie said

    djafan – I just did.

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  112. tawna21 said

    SF thank you, thank you! I completely and 110% agree with every word you wrote.

    “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 is the sum of the equation for me!!

    Thank you again! I wish you were coming to SLC again.

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  113. tawna21 said

    why is it that some of the comments have the time on them and not others?

    THANK YOU for changing the font color—my older eyes love it!

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  114. bebereader said

    11:54 PM EST

    Tawna

    Read my post at 10:14 PM

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  115. tawna21 said

    gotcha! it’ll work for me (I just have to remember to do it, haha)

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  116. tawna21 said

    10:51 MST

    K–I didn’t remember

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  117. Abrra said

    Apparently admins see things that we do not 🙂

    just saying.

    Anyone up ?

    Abrra

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  118. djafan said

    Abrra, I’m up

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  119. Abrra said

    dja can u met me at tdc chat?

    Abrra

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  120. djafan said

    ok

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  121. FunnyGirl said

    Steno!! 1st time seeing David live! WOOOOT Did you get good seats?

    Angelica – I would have loved to have met you – maybe one day!

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  122. Angelica said

    Christmas Concert Page is open for one and all! Enquiring minds want to know which concerts you’re attending. Click on it at Top right, below the URL pic of David that Abrra, with all her powers, is unable to see. 🙄

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  123. djafan said

    Good Morning!

    Let me know if you can all see the videos at the top of the sidebar to the right…Pat A Pan by Angelica and David’s Pat A Pan live performance. Just click on them and enjoy.

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  124. Abrra said

    I see hm, I just didn’t go there again LOL Its from Angelica’s Ain’t No Other Man video!

    Anyway, I came to drop off a link to Daughtry’s Live concert on Billboard’s site. I will take a look, I like Chris immensely.

    Daughtry Live Online Concert
    11/19/2009
    8:30 PM EST
    Fairfax, VA | Patriot Center
    http://live.billboard.com/Concert/View/200208

    I see the videos ,dja.

    Abrra

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  125. steno said

    Funny Girl — Yes, I did get very good seats. I went for the charity ticket thing — more expensive but it’s my birthday gift to myself and a donation to Habitat is a good thing. So I will be in VIP MAIN 4, Row F. Counting the days for sure.

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  126. bebereader said

    1:48 PM EST

    Gahhh He makes me smile!!!
    New vlog:

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  127. betsy said

    2:25 PM EST

    Those VLOGS are priceless. 🙂

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  128. bebereader said

    4:55 PM EST

    Thanks for the Daughtry Billboard link, Abrra. I’m a fan of Daughtry, too (he’s another case, IMO, of AI picking the wrong winner) and plan on watching the show tonight. Even if you’re not a Daughtry fan, it might help to click on the link to get familiar with the site for when it’s David’s turn on Billboard.

    Daughtry Live Online Concert TONIGHT
    11/19/2009
    8:30 PM EST
    Fairfax, VA | Patriot Center
    http://live.billboard.com/Concert/View/200208

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  129. djafan said

    I’m “smiling”….lol

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  130. bebereader said

    6:45 PM EST

    dja…wonder why? hahahaha

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  131. Silverfox said

    OMG!! I got David’s tweet about a VLOG on my phone while at work..and there was no way I could watch it! Do you know how terrible that feels? The anticipation was killing me! 😆

    Anyway..I just watched it and of course I’m sitting here smiling. Seeing David at home is…I don’t know, kind of like..wow, he is REAL and not a figment of our imagination, and he does live in a house in Kind of Utah. And he’s as normal as he can be considering WHO HE IS TO US. I dunno what I’m trying to say other than I don’t think he’s ever done a Vlog from his house before, has he?

    Going back to watch it again!

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  132. pabuckie said

    I love David’s new Vlog! Sisters and cats…how adorable. I love that he did it from his home and love how you can hear the clinking and klanking of bowls and dishes like his sisters are eating. After he introduces Jazzy he says something about my other sister is here….but I can’t really hear what he says. Did anyone catch it?? I can’t wait to see DAVID!

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  133. djafan said

    I’m still “smiling”…. lol

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  134. refnaf said

    I’m smiling too.

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  135. pabuckie said

    A bunch of people are talking on twitter about David being one of the main stars at a tree lighting? WHERE???

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  136. djafan said

    I saw that pabuckie…

    Someone said Cali and I started to hyperventilate…did stop my from smiling though…lol my cheeks hurt…lol

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  137. pabuckie said

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  138. bebereader said

    8:30 PM EST
    I think I’m the only one putting a date on my posts. LOL

    pabuckie: I know the part you mean in David’s vlog. He said something like “My other sister is here too but oh well.” haha I laughed at the typical brother/sister type talk.

    SF I think this was his first vlog from home, too, and it warmed my heart! Seeing him hold both cats at the same time made me smile, too.
    Oh so many things in this vlog made me smile…:-D

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  139. pabuckie said

    8:29PM EST

    Thanks, Bebe… the time thingy – I don’t think I’m gonna remember that. haha
    Now David has me searching all christmas tree lightings to see which one he’ll be on. Maybe it’s just a rumor?

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  140. Abrra said

    Anyone get into the Daughtry concert link? I am getting service not available.

    Abrra

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  141. pabuckie said

    Abrra: me too! service not available. hope this doesn’t happen when David is on it.

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  142. Abrra said

    OH I will be there LIVE at Foxwoods for his. I do hope those at home get to see him.

    Abrra

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  143. pabuckie said

    I will not so can I see you and David on billboard live please. haha

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  144. vee said

    SF I love that Picture ( singing When you Say You Love me)
    Is this the Program for the Ann Arbor Symphony Concert?
    http://www.instantencore.com/concert/details.aspx?PId=5050772

    David Archuleta – Christmas from the Heart

    University of Michigan: Hill Auditorium (Map)
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Friday, 27 November 2009 – 8:00 PM

    Presenter: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
    Ensemble: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
    Conductor: Arie Lipsky
    Artist: David Archuleta (Tenor)
    Tickets go on sale at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor on Monday, October 26th IN PERSON ONLY from 3 PM to 9 PM. General ticket sales begin at noon on Tuesday, October 27th at http://www.a2so.com, by phone at 734-994-4801, and at the A2SO offices, (M-F 9 AM to 5 PM) in Ann Arbor.

    Program
    1 Traditional: Angels we have heard on high
    2 Anonymous: Ave Maria
    3 Pat-a-Pan
    4 Traditional: Joy to the World
    5 Martin: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
    6 Flecha: Riu, Riu, Chiu
    7 Melodies of Christmas
    8 Traditional: Silent Night
    9 Crush
    10 The Riddle
    11 When you say you love me
    12 Waiting for yesterday
    13 Works for me

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  145. vee said

    Reposting again because I have two links
    SF I love that Picture ( singing When you Say You Love me)
    Is this the Program for the Ann Arbor Symphony Concert?

    http://www.instantencore.com/concert/details.aspx?PId=5050772

    David Archuleta – Christmas from the Heart

    University of Michigan: Hill Auditorium (Map)
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Friday, 27 November 2009 – 8:00 PM

    Presenter: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
    Ensemble: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
    Conductor: Arie Lipsky
    Artist: David Archuleta (Tenor)
    Tickets go on sale at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor on Monday, October 26th IN PERSON ONLY from 3 PM to 9 PM. General ticket sales begin at noon on Tuesday, October 27th by phone at 734-994-4801, and at the A2SO offices, (M-F 9 AM to 5 PM) in Ann Arbor.

    Program
    1 Traditional: Angels we have heard on high
    2 Anonymous: Ave Maria
    3 Pat-a-Pan
    4 Traditional: Joy to the World
    5 Martin: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
    6 Flecha: Riu, Riu, Chiu
    7 Melodies of Christmas
    8 Traditional: Silent Night
    9 Crush
    10 The Riddle
    11 When you say you love me
    12 Waiting for yesterday
    13 Works for me

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  146. vee said

    If you want to buy the tickets for Ann Arbor Symphony concerts.

    David Archuleta – Christmas from the Heart

    University of Michigan: Hill Auditorium (Map)
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Friday, 27 November 2009 – 8:00 PM

    Presenter: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
    Ensemble: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
    Conductor: Arie Lipsky
    Artist: David Archuleta (Tenor)
    Tickets go on sale at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor on Monday, October 26th IN PERSON ONLY from 3 PM to 9 PM. General ticket sales begin at noon on Tuesday, October 27th at http://www.a2so.com, by phone at 734-994-4801, and at the A2SO offices, (M-F 9 AM to 5 PM) in Ann Arbor.

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  147. Silverfox said

    vee, if that IS the program for David’s Ann Arbor “guest appearance”, it sounds great! I especially love that he may do WYSYLM…I would LOVE to see David perform it LIVE again, and with an orchestra..oh wow!

    Good night all, and for David…

    Dear lord,

    Please take care of David.
    Watch over him, protect him from all harm.
    Cloak him with your love and give him the strength to endure all that is thrown in his path.
    Give David the courage and guidance to say no to those who ask for more than he can reasonably give.
    Surround David with loving and supportive people who love him unconditionally as we, his devoted Archangels do.
    Separate David from those who have agendas other than for his well being.
    Give him rest when he feels weary.
    Give him stamina to sustain his hectic pace.
    Give him assurance when he feels doubt.
    Give him joy when he feels sad and never allow David to feel alone or lonely.
    Give us the wisdom to always do right by David.
    Help us support David so that it’s always in his best interest.
    Cloak him always in your protective arms during this time on his journey.
    Keep David and and his voice healthy and strong as he fulfills his Destiny which was written in his Book of Life before he was born.
    Though we may be unworthy Lord, we humbly pray. Amen

    David, have a good & restful night’s sleep with sweet & happy dreams. Thank you for all you do and for who you are. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always. Contigo siempre! We are with you alway

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  148. Silverfox said

    Interesting article from Standard Net Live

    http://www.standard.net/topics/features/2009/11/19/no-place-home-archuleta

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    No place like home for Archuleta
    By Linda East Brady (Standard-Examiner staff)

    Nothing says Christmas like coming home. That’s where David Archuleta hopes he’ll be this year — where his heart is, in Murray, Utah.

    “In this business, if you get a little time off here and there, many people will stay out where they are working and just relax,” said Archuleta, who is currently in Los Angeles. “But I say if I have time off, even if it is just a few days, I try to get home.

    “I am not sure where I will be at Christmas. The tour schedule goes until right before Christmas, and the fact is, there isn’t really just one place I live right now. But I still call Utah home, and try to spend as much time as I can there.”

    At the very least, Archuleta will make it home during Thanksgiving week. He plays two shows at Abravanel Hall, on Tuesday and Wednesday. He has played the venue before, once at an event for Sen, Orrin Hatch, and once, this past summer, for a pops concert.

    “It was so neat, because I got to sing with an orchestra and choir. That was amazing, because so many people are involved in something like that, in making the song come to life.”

    Going places

    Ogden producer and DK Studio proprietor Derek Keith has worked with Archuleta since he was 11. He most recently helped get demo and backing tracks ready for this Christmas album and tour.

    Keith built a studio for the Archuletas in their Murray house, where they recorded the recent holiday backing tracks and also the demos for shopping Archuleta to labels post-“American Idol.”

    Keith met the family by happenstance when he sold dad, Jeff Archuleta, a sound card on eBay and came to help them install the hardware. David was then 11, not yet having had his first brush with national fame on “Star Search.”

    “But his voice was already ridiculous,” said Keith. “Maybe even more amazing than it is now, because of the surprise factor. I remember that first day Jeff had him sing me a Christina Aguilera song and I was like, ‘What? Man, this kid will go places.’ And he has, of course. I remember how terribly shy David was back then. And there is still some of that in him, but he has come a long, long way.”

    Dean Kaelin, a renowned vocal coach who works out of Salt Lake City, started with Archuleta about the same time as when Keith encountered him. Kaelin not only works with singers on their performance chops, but also on technical issues. He said Archuleta already had a lot of innate style, but he was struggling with a paralyzed vocal chord when he first arrived, likely weakened from a viral infection.

    “We started working together when he was going to do ‘Star Search,’ ” said Kaelin. “The vocal chord paralysis has resolved itself for the most part, but it is interesting. I think that is why that David still has a sort a special quality to his voice, that teeny bit of breathiness. It is to his credit that it is not a handicap for him. He worked through it and it gives his voice a sweet, slightly airy quality that appeals to listeners.”

    Christmas time

    Archuleta said he chose to do a Christmas outing for his sophomore effort simply because he loves the season and the sounds associated with it.

    “I could definitely have gone more fun, more mainstream, more radio-friendly and all that, but that is not what I felt I wanted to do with this album,” said Archuleta. “The songs I am singing have a real reverence in them. I felt like I needed to really portray that. Give that to people — what Christmas means to me, the bigger picture. It was a way of giving back, for so much has been given to me in my life.”

    Said Kaelin: “We worked together again after his recent summer tour. The pop stuff is demanding on his voice. He has to be careful because when he is doing those tours with the screaming people, he naturally tends to push heavy and loud.

    “But this Christmas album demanded some very technical work — ‘Ave Maria,’ ‘O Holy Night’ — things he really had to sing out,” added Kaelin. “But I think his voice is sounding strong, and the Christmas program itself should be kind of nice — a gentler and prettier concert than the pop shows.”

    Most of the songs on the album are classics of the holiday, but Archuleta did pen a new number. It’s called “The Melodies of Christmas,” and the song addresses what such music means to him.

    “That song talks about the memories that Christmas songs seem to bring back,” he said. “This is the holiday that brings back the most memories. … Like, I remember sitting around the Christmas tree, singing those songs with family. I try to capture that mood.”

    Discovering writing

    There is no doubt that, though still in his teens, Archuleta has been able to tap into a world-class gift for interpretation. But lately, he has traveled far and wide to be mentored on crafting songs himself.

    “For me, I am just beginning to write, but it is so much fun — I love it,” Archuleta said, “As a singer, it is your job to get the message across for the songwriter. But as a songwriter, you are able to tell your own story.

    “Sometimes it is like journal writing, but out in the open. Some things I am like, ‘I can’t wait to share this.’ Other things are like, ‘Wow. Yikes! I am not sure I can share this with people.’ ”

    Archuleta was spending time in Los Angeles, and previously in New York, to work on his next project with several experienced songwriters.

    “That is the best way to learn it, to see how other people do things. I’ve found that everyone has their own way of doing things. You really learn a lot — and then figure out what works for you.”

    The major lesson learned? Not being afraid to take risks, said Archuleta.

    “I had to get where I was not afraid to look dumb,” he said, “That is the biggest thing, not thinking, ‘I don’t want to throw that out there, because someone else might think it is just dumb.’ You have to get over that. It’s been a great thing for me personally.”

    PREVIEW

    WHO: David Archuleta
    WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday
    WHERE: Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City.
    TICKETS: $28-$38, available from ArtTix, (888) 451-ARTS
    Listen to ‘Melodies of Christmas’ by David Archuleta
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  149. Abrra said

    SF
    I just read this great piece. As I read, I wondered if this is the result of one of the many phone interviews he tweeted about recently. There must be a tape recording of this owned by the reporter.
    Lucky lady!

    My favorite quotes: “Sometimes it is like journal writing, but out in the open. Some things I am like, ‘I can’t wait to share this.’ Other things are like, ‘Wow. Yikes! I am not sure I can share this with people.’ ”

    “I had to get where I was not afraid to look dumb,” he said, “That is the biggest thing, not thinking…”

    Being a singer/songwriter means being a world class risk-taker!

    Abrra

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  150. pabuckie said

    Abrra:

    “the fact is, there isn’t really just one place I live right now”?
    what’s you’re take on this? what do you think he meant?

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  151. djafan said

    Here is another great interview….source link at the end.

    Archuleta still calls Utah home

    By Scott Iwasaki

    Deseret News
    Published: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 5:31 p.m. MST
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    He may hardly ever visit, but singer David Archuleta still calls Murray home.

    “I’m not there a whole lot, but I try to go there as much as I can,” Archuleta said during a phone call from New York, where he is filming a TV special for Univision. It will air Dec. 10.

    “If I’m in Los Angeles and I have a little break, instead of spending time off in L.A., I just go home for a bit. I’d rather spend it there.”

    Although Archuleta will tour for most of the holiday season, he will perform at Abravanel Hall next week.

    He’s excited to be performing in a smaller venue than the 10,000-plus-seats venues where he sang this past summer.

    “It been a lot of fun getting to do arenas during the summer, but I love intimate settings,” he said. “It feels more real, because the people are right there and they’re not like two miles away.

    “You feel less pressure at having to put on a big show for them.”

    The “American Idol” seventh-season runner-up said he can be more himself in a smaller venue.

    “The smaller it is, the more comfortable it is,” he said. “The more laid back the vibe, to kind of have that more close feel.”

    His concert in Utah will primarily be Christmas-themed.
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    “It will mainly be a Christmas show because it’s Christmastime,” he said. “But I’ll add some non-Christmas songs into the mix, because everyone is familiar with (the hit) ‘Crush.’

    “I want to see if I can change things up a little bit.”

    Some of the Christmas songs will be on his new Christmas CD, “Christmas From the Heart,” which was released last month.

    The songs include “Angels We Have Heard on High” and “Ave Maria,” which were produced and arranged by Kurt Bestor. Bestor also produced “Pat-a-pan” with John Hancock.

    Archuleta also worked with Sam Cardon and Richard Parkinson on “What Child Is This,” “O Holy Night” and “Silent Night.”

    Other Utah talents who are featured on the CD include guitarists Rich Dixon and Michael Dowdle, harpist Lisa Rytting and vocalists Jenny Frogley and David Osmond.

    “It was so fun to be able to have Utah people (on the album),” he said. “We have so much talent in Utah. So why not use them?”

    Archuleta, who turns 19 in December, said he hasn’t been able to rehearse for the concerts as much as he would like because he has been so busy.

    The day before he filmed the TV special in New York, he was in Washington, D.C., taping “Kaleidoscope,” a skating special that will air on FOX Thanksgiving day.

    “It’s been crazy but a lot of fun,” he said.

    Archuleta said there really isn’t any way to prepare for the demands of being an in-demand celebrity. That includes the busy schedules and the impact his fame has on his personal life.

    “You just take whatever (life) throws at you, and you just learn how to deal with it, even when you don’t think you can,” he said. “It’s about pushing yourself and pushing past what you think are your limits.

    “It’s about doing that and figuring out what you can do. That’s how you grow, pushing beyond what you think are your limits.”

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705345725/Archuleta-still-calls-Utah-home.html

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  152. djafan said

    And yet another article….source link at the end. Make special note of the last sentence….I think we just may pass out.

    Archuleta returns to Utah for holiday concerts
    Music » Murray teen headlining Abravanel Hall concerts with Christmas songs.

    By David Burger

    The Salt Lake Tribune
    Updated: 11/19/2009 04:27:36 PM MST

    David Archuleta performs selections from his recently-released Christmas album at Abravanel Hall on Nov. 24 and Nov. 25.

    When David Archuleta performed in Utah for the first time after he finished second in the 2008 season of “American Idol,” the concert sold out.

    When he performed in Utah this past March, the concert sold out.

    So this November, tour organizers scheduled two concerts for Archuleta’s home state. The 18-year-old Murray pop singer will perform selections from his recently released “Christmas From the Heart.”

    “To call Los Angeles home — I could never do that,” Archuleta said in a Tribune interview. “I like Utah too much.”

    Archuleta is spending plenty of time in L.A. these days, writing songs for his second pop album, which his label hopes will be released in 2010. But Archuleta said that as much
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    as he loves his fans to hear his music, he wants to make his sophomore effort count.

    “I just want my personality to come out,” he said. “I want this music to have some character — my character. I want my stories to be in here. I’m learning how to become a songwriter.”

    So far, besides Los Angeles, Archuleta has spent time in Nashville, working on his songwriting with a wide-ranging collection of collaborators, including Matt Squire (producer for Katy Perry, Taking Back Sunday, The Used), Victoria Horn (classical and opera producer), Daniel Bedingfield (brother of Natasha and writer of hit “Gotta Get Thru This”) and Kina Grannis (guitarist and singer-songwriter).

    In between, Archuleta is writing a memoir, tentatively titled Chords of Strength , a reference to the partial vocal paralysis he suffered in 2004 but has now fully recovered from.

    “It’s about what my life is, how I’ve gotten to this point today,” he said. “It’s my history of up to now. … It’s about trusting in myself and believing in myself.”

    Now that he is college-age, many people want to know if he is considering a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, which he previously expressed interest in. “That’s a personal decision between me and the Lord,” he said. “I want to do what the Lord wants me to do.”

    For now, Archuleta is looking forward to reconnecting with Utah family, friends and fans. For his hometown concerts, he will perform holiday songs, as well as songs from his best-selling debut album “Crush,” and possibly even show off some of his newfound guitar-playing skills.

    http://www.sltrib.com/arts/ci_13817767

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  153. djafan said

    Thanks SF for that article

    He is being asked mature and pertinent questions in all of the latest interviews. He expresses himself the best when he is allowed to share his gift David’s way, which I adore. He’s smart, witty, and full of visions of what he wants to do. And for some miraculous reason Jive seems to be giving him free reign with his next album. Do they finally get it? Maybe….

    These next concerts are going to be amazing. He is owning his power, like bebe says.

    And the guitar …. well I’ll be carrying smelling salts…lol

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  154. pabuckie said

    “That’s a personal decision between me and the Lord,” he said. “I want to do what the Lord wants me to do.”

    AMEN to that DAVID! Great answer!

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  155. Silverfox said

    10:12 EST

    He travels so much now with all the touring that he pretty much lives out of a suitcase and backpack. He even calls his location on twitter “Kind of Utah”. Personally, I think he loves his life now, even without what we would call a “real” home. He is living what most kids his age can only dream about. He’s aware of how fortunate he is, but seems unaware of how deserving he is of everything he has been given. He uses his God-given Gifts very well and takes nothing for granted.
    He is focuses on whatever task is at hand, yet he still finds time to share some of his life with us. The little things he thinks we may find interesting or amusing without coming across as brash or conceited or “hey look at me, I’m famous”.

    He always finds his way back to Kind of Utah but there’s no doubt he loves all the travelling AND the orange juice he gets on the plane. 😆

    The only thing that is troublesome to me at times is when he travels alone, or seemingly alone. When will his mgmt hire a PA? Whether David feels he “needs” one or would feel “weird”, may be an issue, but just having someone accompanying him at all times is just common sense, IMO. 😉

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  156. Silverfox said

    Alex Rowe (former bass player for David) will be with David in Utah playing UPRIGHT bass. 😀

    I still want to know who will be playing acoustic guitar? There has to be an acoustic guitar player…or did David become proficient in a matter of a few weeks. Could he be a guitar prodigy and just didn’t know it? 😆

    I guess we shall soon find out..but it will give David reason NOT to run & jump & dance around the stage…hmmmmmm, not real sure I like that. Just kidding! Whatever David does on stage will be electrifyingly phenomenol! Picturing David playing guitar while singing SOT or YC or anything ***sigh***

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  157. pabuckie said

    I guess he means his home is in UTAH but he LIVES in other places like LA, Nashville, NY….hopefully he doesn’t just live in hotels…maybe he stays at the songwriter’s places or like with Brooke White…who knows?

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  158. bebereader said

    11:05 AM EST

    Thank you silverfox and djafan!

    Finally two articles that show David’s new level of maturity. He doesn’t sound like a teenager; he sounds like a confident young man who is gracious for his life and accomplishments. It fills me with pride to read David’s replies and to see how far he has come. It’s hard to imagine David accompanying himself on guitar but we know that when he learns something, he learns it well!
    There are many pearls of wisdom in these two articles.

    Brady article:

    “I could definitely have gone more fun, more mainstream, more radio-friendly…., but that is not what I felt I wanted to do with this album,” “The songs I am singing have a real reverence in them. I felt like I needed to really portray that. Give that to people — what Christmas means to me, the bigger picture. It was a way of giving back, for so much has been given to me in my life.”

    (So gracious and humble!)

    “The major lesson learned? Not being afraid to take risks”, said Archuleta. “I had to get where I was not afraid to look dumb,” he said, “That is the biggest thing, not thinking, ‘I don’t want to throw that out there, because someone else might think it is just dumb.’ You have to get over that. It’s been a great thing for me personally.”

    (Many people twice his age and more have not learned this yet.)

    And from the Burger article:

    “It’s about what my life is, how I’ve gotten to this point today,” he said. “It’s my history of up to now. … It’s about trusting in myself and believing in myself.”

    (We believe in you too, David!)

    “That’s a personal decision between me and the Lord,” he said. “I want to do what the Lord wants me to do.”

    (Spoken with so much conviction! Have I mentioned how proud I am to be a fan of David Archuleta?)

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  159. Angelica said

    Reading these interviews, I feel so much respect for him and I feel that it’s finally coming from the media and especially, his label. The prestigious venues, the enormous number of high caliber, talented people he is being given to work with on the next album, speaks volumes. I think they have come to realize that with David, they have an artist of integrity they can always trust to do his level best. He has an amazing work ethic and a perfectionist attitude toward his art that must be very impressive to those who decided to take a chance on him. They have watched him up close, for the last 2 years. They have seen the way he has handled the insanely grueling demands of his schedule with a maturity and grace that many much older than him have not exhibited. They are learning that David can always be trusted to show up, clean and sober, with an easy-going great attitude and ready to give 150% every single day. They have seen over and over, this David in action:

    “You just take whatever (life) throws at you, and you just learn how to deal with it, even when you don’t think you can,” he said. “It’s about pushing yourself and pushing past what you think are your limits.”

    We see the smiling David. We don’t see what they see. All the work, frustration, fatigue, blood, sweat and tears that he battles and wins everyday, to give his all. Those in the industry that matter are learning that they can trust him. That’s called Respect with a capital R and that equals power.

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  160. Silverfox said

    AMEN!

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  161. Silverfox said

    Have a great day! Time for a dose of Real Life. 😀

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  162. djafan said

    Angelica…..

    You did it again….your words honor David and I Respect that.

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  163. Abrra said

    PA

    Home might be where ever he hangs his hat at the time. He was staying in LA with family or Brooke. Then in Nashville with the lady writer and her hubby. Family is who you choose to be with and home is where you find it. He is loved by so many, I know he is comfy where ever he lays his head down.

    Abrra

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  164. Abrra said

    PA
    I replied to you up the thread. I hope folks know to go thru the thread from the top, or miss out on some replies.

    Abrra

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  165. djafan said

    Another David TV appearance…

    MONDAY, DEC. 21

    8:00 a.m. ET David Archuleta (in studio)
    =======================================================

    1. How can I go to a TODAY concert?

    Fans and visitors are encouraged to join us on the plaza for the live performances.
    Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside TODAY’s window-on-the-world
    studio, located at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.
    Fans should arrive by 6 a.m. for best viewing.

    2. Are tickets available for the concert?

    Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis but you can sign up to get fan passes
    for the TODAY concerts. Click here to sign up.

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/30012397/ns/toyota_concert_series_on_today/

    source —- http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/29181613

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  166. Angelica said

    New Thread up

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  167. Rebeccafod said

    Oh Angelica! What you said in your last post is exquisite! I love your comment, “We see the smiling David. We don’t see what they see. All the work, frustration, fatigue, blood, sweat and tears that he battles and wins everyday, to give his all”. I am so thankful for these interviews & questions with depth and meaning! I am amazed in the way he conducts himself, the way he CHOOSES to live his life, and the attitude he displays on a daily basis. How does someone so young have so much to teach those of us with so much more life experience? He blesses me on a daily basis! I have so much admiration for him. And yes, I am looking forward to meeting the mastermind behind all of those incredible videos! See you in Cleveland! Did you get a VIP ticket? I can’t wait! Ann Arbor in one week!!! Ahhhh!!! Let the orchestration begin!! haha 🙂

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