The Voice David Archuleta

Yeeaahh Baby, We Have a Winner!!!!

Posted by djafan on Friday, January 15, 2010

And a new 24/7 Video Chat room to hang out in!

Which shall hereafter be called

The Voice Unplugged

It was a really close race between this and Heart Connection.  Here are the final results.


Thanks everyone so much for your overwhelming interest, creative suggestions, and support.  SandyBeaches’ suggestion won the most votes!  Now Abrra can get busy working her magic!  Looking forward to seeing all of you there next week!!  Please join us in this little oasis of David while we wait for another tour.  We CAN get through this together!  We got movies, movies, movies, David, David, David, talk, talk, talk.  What could be better?

BYOC

Bring your own chocolate.


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59 Responses to “Yeeaahh Baby, We Have a Winner!!!!”

  1. dakgal said

    May as well be the first to offer congrats to the winner—and the new chat site makes us all winners. Looking forward to seeing you all there. And– I’m ready for David to come home!

    I’m selfish!

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  2. noamodd said

    YAYYY!!
    can’t wait 4 next week! :))

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  3. FunnyGirl said

    hello all and squeeee! Neck vein and archugrowls YESSSS, I love it when he goes all Animal Planet. 🙂

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  4. Fiona said

    Eeeeek!! This is so exciting! Can’t wait for next week either! I voted for Heart Connection but as long as it’s a David chat room I’m happy!!! Thanks for all you do, this is a great site! 🙂

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  5. pabuckie said

    Congrats! Can’t Wait!! It will be so much fun to chat with people while David is hard at work making his next FANTASTIC CD!!

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  6. archiesfan4life said

    Congrats to the three finalist – very hard to select just one name. The Voice Unplugged chat room – sounds great! Thanks to everyone for all you do!

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  7. Abrra said

    I am working on the new site all weekend. I am limited to 40 uploads per day. It will take “time” to get all my videos in place. But by early next week there will be some nice memories in place. Very exciting indeed!

    Abrra

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  8. Nanaweize said

    The Voice Unplugged…Sounds good to me! Archuriffic!

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  9. bebereader said

    As David says, “Fun stuff!” haha
    Looking forward to chatting with everyone as soon as we’re all set up. Check this site early next week for a link to The Voice Unplugged. In addition, check your email for an official announcement with link to the chatroom.

    Welcome aboard, Nanaweize!

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  10. Dayzee said

    Patiently (lie) waiting for Awesome Abrra to work her magic.

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  11. stenocruiser said

    The excitement is building — hurry next week! Many thanks to Abrra for taking on all this work — labour of love, of course.

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  12. FunnyGirl said

    Random idea! someone, somewhere should have a blog post “What typical everyday thing would like to see David do?” like brush his teeth, style his hair, eat a cinnabon with extra frosting and no napkin and no fork…LOL

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  13. Tawna21 said

    Excitement!! Can’t wait for the new chat room–thanks to Abrra for your dedication. {{{hugs}}}

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  14. pabuckie said

    Just want to once again say THANK YOU to ANGELICA AND ABRRA and everyone who is making this such a wonderful place to visit. 🙂

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  15. Goodkarmaseeker said

    Love the name and am really looking forward to next week.
    A huge thanks to Abrra for doing all this work for us. You’re awesome indeed Abrra!
    Let’s keep this David flame fired up!

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  16. Angelica said

    New chat room name FTW! Thank you SandyBeaches and thanks once again to everyone who participated in the contest.

    Just got off the phone with my bff. She lives hours away but we see each other several times a year and try to talk at least once a month. I’ve been meaning to call her but just kept getting side-tracked and she apparently was too.

    Anyway, she called this morning and said, “David Archuleta told me to call you.” She is not a fan, liked him on idol but is not really into music much. So she never gives him a thought. She said she had a dream a couple of nights ago. She was in a store looking for a gift for someone but she didn’t in the dream know who the gift was for, which made it difficult. Finally, she picked up a plate and the name, David Archuleta, was engraved in the center of it. As soon as she saw it, she knew that this was the gift and the person she had been shopping for was me. Then she woke up and the next day, “David Archuleta” kept popping into her head all day, constantly. Just his name, at random times and each time it did she thought of me. Last night she tried to sleep but it continued, she kept waking up with his name in her head and as soon as she did, she would think of me. So she said when she got up this morning she told David, “Alright, alright, I’ll call her!” But she told me on the phone, “I know it wasn’t really David at all.” 😉

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  17. pam05 ♥ Thankyou David, for this Spiritual Jorney you have given us ♥ said

    Love all the pic’s and video’s, great title for a chat room “The Voice Unplugged.”

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  18. Abrra said

    FG
    Great idea! Are you offering to write it?

    Abrra

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  19. Abrra said

    *SPAM WAND* in hand

    Angelica
    I had sort of a similar experience lately from my BFF who was not getting how I care so much for such a young performer. Then I gave her Christmas Live CD. Fields of Gold she knew from Sting. To her ears David *stung* him by singing it better. Then this week she emailed me from out of town, out of the blue.

    “Do you think that your young friend has gone to Haiti to help in relief effort.?
    I keep thinking of him and don’t even know him, and can only imagine how you must be feeling. ”

    So, it must be that David has abilities to creep into the hearts of the non- fan types and win them over!

    Thanks for all the kind words about the site. We have a 5 person TEAM. We feel honored that we can do this and have such a great fan base to come by and visit.

    Abrra

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  20. djafan said

    Hellooooo everyone and congratulations Sandybeaches!

    Next week can’t come soon enough…lol

    Funnygirl….Good idea, why don’t you write it up and send to Angelica, I’m sure you would do a great job.

    I will be adding an nice banner and the link to The Voice Unplugged here for easy access for all.

    “We must fight for our dreams”

    In 2008, on the seventh season of American Idol, a charismatic boy of Honduran descent named David Archuleta, finished second in the competition. And, coming from the United States, the young artist arrived in the country to participate in a series of activities organized by the Enterprise Mentors International foundation, which provides training to farmers in impoverished areas of various developing countries.

    On Tuesday night, before giving a talk to young people about values, principles and how to achieve their dreams, the singer, 19, spoke to the media about his visit to Guatemala and his music career.

    A tad nervous, David explained that he has arrived in the country to learn about the conditions of poverty that some Guatemalan communities live in, with the intention of promoting programs for development. On this occasion he visited Patzicía, Zaragoza and the village Chirijuyu, in Chimaltenango, as well as Antigua Guatemala. His tour of Central America, which he announced via Twitter, also included Honduras.

    Possessor of a great voice

    Accompanied by his mother, Lupe Archuleta, the young artist said that music is something that has impassioned him all his life. “I think my voice was a gift God gave me and I must use it in a positive way,” he said in halting Spanish.

    He is currently working on a book recounting his life, so that his fans can know a little more about him.

    “Fame has allowed me to hear the different stories of people, and I want to tell them that we must fight for those dreams, that there is no reason to abandon them,” the singer concluded. And as a farewell to the national press, he performed the famous Spanish ballad “Contigo en la Distancia.”

    He is so admirable.

    Source…

    http://www.sigloxxi.com/vida.php?id=522

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  21. Fanis Archangelicus said

    So excited about the chat room! Congratulations to Sandy Beaches for coming up with the name. I love it.

    Thanks to all the admins for their dedication to David and their willingness to sacrifice so much of the their personal time to create such a warm and inviting place for us all to hang out.

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  22. djafan said

    Best translation of Crush I’ve encountered…Imagine David singing…sigh

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  23. Abrra said

    Not enough pictures in this thread yet!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Abrra

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  24. djafan said

    EW.COM…’Spider-Man’: 19 Possible Peter Parkers? ….What????

    http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20336967_15,00.html

    We’re in the hunt for best fansite…I don’t know how we got on there but if you’re so inclined to vote…I’ve also added the link on the left sidebar.

    http://tweeter.faxo.com/Best_Fansite

    David in KLIK magazine-Malaysia

    Photobucket

    source…

    http://twitpic.com/photos/vintagepolka

    La Prensa.hn_vivir….Honduran press…no time to translate..use google translater…

    http://www.laprensa.hn/Vivir/Ediciones/2010/01/15/Noticias/Archuleta-se-encuentra-feliz-en-Honduras#dsq-comments

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  25. bebereader said

    FG#12 Fun idea for an article! I can think of a few things. Why don’t you have a go at submitting an article?

    Dja#24 Regarding the article on David playing (Peter Parker) “Spiderman”, this comment bears repeating here:

    “He’d totally fail as Peter Parker, the photographer. Ever looked at the pics he’s taken on his Myspace? All blurry lol. Anyway, don’t let his cute, sweet, innocent look fool you. He can be sassy (with a hint of sarcastic and fierce) if the mood strikes him! Love that about him, too. Example from m & g (Meet & Greet) with him:

    Fangirl, pretty & knowing it, walks up to him: “Hi, I’m your future wife.”

    David, not as thrilled as she probably would have liked: “Well. Thanks for the heads-up.”

    LOL”

    Kudos to SandyBeaches on naming our new chat room!

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  26. bebereader said

    Not enough pics, Abs? Okay, Here’s one from JenLeighBarry:

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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  27. Abrra said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    David gives us a lesson on forgiveness 😉 what a good sport!

    Abrra

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  28. SandyBeaches said

    Thanks to everyone for your congrats. for the chat name “The Voice Unplugged”. I think that it is a good off shoot from the title of the web site of the same name The Voice…David’s voice comes to us like the marvelous voices of Pavarotti or Bocelli…

    I remember when I first heard that a concert on AI was going to be unplugged and that was the first time that I had heard that expression and wondered…what?? So yeah of course everything natural, all voices on their own and sometimes that is how we like to hear David sing. He is a perfectionist at unplugged…

    So without any frills but with fun and laughter, enjoy your chats unplugged!

    All the best to the team of five and enjoy every moment…

    SB

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  29. silverfox said

    I was so anxious to get home! I miss this “The Voice” almost as much as “The Voice”. Does that make sense? 😆

    David is performing tonight in Honduras at an LDS related event. Lucky them. 😦

    Anyway…The Voice is LOOKING GOOD! Oh, & so is The Voice! OK..I’m confusing even myself!

    SandyBeaches, Congrats for having one of your name submissions chosen for the highly anticipated video stream/chat room dedicated to David here at The Voice. “The Voice Unplugged”…LOVE the sound of that!!

    Abrra #27 what do you mean by: “David gives us a lesson on forgiveness what a good sport!” ?
    What is V F T W ??

    I know I’m senile & lost 😀

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  30. Abrra said

    #29 SF

    During AI7 That web site was not nice when they referred to David. VFTW is Vote For The Worst They were dedicated to stacking votes towards a contestant who THEY deemed the worst of the week. It would be hard to imagine he had not heard about them and their antics. They don’t seem to “like” anyone.

    Abrra

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  31. River said

    Hi all. Just stopping in to say “hey” and liking all the work y’all have done.

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  32. Abrra said

    River

    Welcome! Nice to see you posting.

    Abrra

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  33. silverfox said

    Abrra..Ohhhhhhhh….I remember that site. It wasn’t the contestants they “hated” as much as the show itself. They wanted to be the ones to kill & bury AI forever.

    Hi there River!!

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  34. Abrra said

    I can hear David singing this, its perfect considering the “hole” in Haiti. Godspeed to them.

    Abrra

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  35. Angelica said

    Brad Krawczyk-photographer. David Archuleta-chameleon.

    Photobucket

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  36. Angelica said

    If you listen to the Eagles while looking at the pic of David, you can easily imagine him singing, “Hole in the World” the way only David can.

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  37. skiffrower said

    Abrra #27 If it was David who added the “Gasp!” (and it looks like he did)it would indicate he has heard and responds with some of that dry wit he employs now and again.

    Angelica #36 or listen with eyes closed…same result easy to picture David singing this.

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  38. Angelica said

    Skiffrower, yes. But why would you want to close your eyes?

    He just tweeted:

    A rather unusual night tonight lol. But had a good night nonetheless! Happy to see my family that lives down here! 4 minutes ago from web

    “rather unusual” “nonetheless”

    Hah! Only David would talk like that. What century is he from? World?

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  39. djafan said

    #35 WOW!

    Hey River and Skiffrower!

    David and his comments get us all thinking…Does he do it on purpose? I wonder…

    SF..thanks for asking about that sign…I hadn’t a clue what it meant…lol

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  40. djafan said

    tweet from maritzahonduras

    @DavidArchie Thanks David. And you ARE a great speaker. I never thought I was going to learn so much from you and your mom. Thanks.

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  41. djafan said

    tweets from @LidiaMariaH …. He’s casting his spell!

    David Archuleta concert tonight.. sooo excited…woohoo!! 🙂 about 9 hours ago from web

    I CAN´T BELIEVE… I MET DAVID ARCHULETA.!!!!!!..HE´S SOO CUTE I REALLY REALLY LOVE HIM..I LOVE HIM..OMG..!:) about 1 hour ago from web

    he touched my hand and smiled…..God…was a wonderful moment…THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET IT! 🙂 14 minutes ago from web

    DAVID ARCHULETA…HIS BEAUTIFUL EYES AND HIS SWEET SMILE…OMG…I LOVE HIM! 2 minutes ago from web

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  42. djafan said

    A picture from tonight!!!!!!

    Thanks to Zully’s friend Esly..

    Photobucket

    Zully’s blog…here

    http://archuletahonduras.blogspot.com/

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  43. Abrra said

    skiffrower #37

    Doubt he wrote that. It’s a reference to a name they called him. Hard to imagine they had the nerve to even ask him to sign that.

    Abrra

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  44. silverfox said

    David finally tweeted! His last tweet was over 36 hrs ago. I love his tweets & feel all warm & gushy when I read them on my phone as if he tweets to me personally. You’d think I was a 16 year old! I’ve always said David is my Fountain of Youth! Wish I could bottle the feeling! 😀

    On the other hand, I admire that he has resisted tweeting about what he’s been doing. He’s sightseeing with his family and probably doing lots of interesting things BUT he is being respectful of them by not tweeting a lot even though I’m sure he knows we want to know everything..what he’s doing, where he’s going, what he’s eating, etc!

    He’s so very special and missed like ca-ray-zeh!

    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 DAVID IN YOUR PROTECTIVE ARMS AS HE JOURNEYS TO FAR AWAY PLACES DOING GOOD AND CHARITABLE WORKS.
    Keep David and his voice healthy & 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. HAVE A SAFE & ENJOYABLE TIME IN CENTRAL AMERICA. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always. Contigo siempre! We will be with you always! TAKE CARE!

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  45. Angelica said

    From the link dja posted in #42 Done by machine but better than nothing.

    — Machine Translation —————-
    Thanks to my friend Esly that had the opportunity to go to the chat that ofrecio David today in a church sanpedrana! bring them a bad news and many good… the evil.. There is not photos or videos porke not itself permitio to take photos but the good are that David gave its testimony and I speak conlos young about as the has succeeded and polite its dreams. In the end of the chat some fortunate fans him diern the hand to
    David. According to the description that my friend David has the eyes but beautiful of the muno and a beautiful smile!! they continue visiting paginates it for but actualisaciones of the visit of David to Honduras.

    Ugh. Look how nasty. Where does he even get the nerve to show his face in public looking like that. I wish I could even FIND a lipstick the color of his lips.
    oy.

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  46. djafan said

    Thank you SF for the prayer….I feel the warm and gushy too…lol

    Angelica…the nerve of him!

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  47. Abrra said

    He looks a bit shell shocked to me in that picture #42. I wondered if he meant “unusual” as in the girls in attendance surrounded him and squeeed their heads off? It’s been known to happen 🙂

    Abrra

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  48. Angelica said

    Abrra,

    To me he looks relaxed and glowy. I wonder too what he meant by unusual. A master at understatement.

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  49. betsy said

    Let me see if I have this right. To add a picture to the comment section:
    A. upload photo to Photobucket
    B. Copy the html
    C. Paste in comment box

    Is this correct?

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  50. Angelica said

    Betsy,

    Correct.

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  51. betsy said

    ooops can you take that off please??

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  52. betsy said

    Thanks!
    I give.
    Too tired now.

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  53. djafan said

    OH MY GOD!

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  54. ahh, memories…

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  55. hmm, guess things have changed since I last linked a video.

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  56. djafan said

    Hey Fanda!

    You don’t need to add a v to the url. Thanks for the memories…much needed during this time.

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  57. Emi said

    I hope JenLeighBarry can send that picture to Lupe (#26) I bet she would love to have it!

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  58. thanks djafan. Found that when I went to the archuletahonduras site you referenced in #42. Missed so much that week. Forgot how much excitement & joy he brought to the spanish speaking community (and those of us not fluent as well) when he sang Como La Flor. Should have known it wasn’t just in US but around the world. One of the videos had 133,000+ views.

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  59. seo said

    Good Read. I’ll look forward to your next piece

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