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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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Confessions of a Grown Up Woman With ODD

Posted by thefunnygirl on Monday, February 15, 2010

Funny thing how love starts.  You never know where Cupid is lurking, or where his arrow is pointed.  You are even less suspecting if you are minding your own business, and living a typical married with kids life.  The next thing you know, while casually tuning into one of your favorite TV shows, you feel a sudden sting squarely on your backside.  You shake it off and everything is fine.  Until the next Tuesday night anyway.  The arrows just keep on flying.  Surely this must be some mistake.  What else could explain this rush of feelings?  You start looking around for someone to blame.  Where is Cupid hiding now?  Where does he get the nerve flinging arrows at you anyway?  Isn’t there some invisible force field protecting you?  You are madly truly in love with your husband.

Sure David is crazy talented and you are very impressed.  Week after week you can’t bear the thought of him getting voted off.  You start to NEED to hear him sing every week.  The show ceases to be fun.  So what..he can sing.  You start to ask yourself the hard questions.  What are you doing?  Why are you so taken with this kid?  Why does your heart break every time he opens his mouth?  Why does he smile so much?  Why is he so sweet?  Why are you rewatching the performances on YouTube?  What if they get deleted?  What will you do if he goes home?  You must vote more.  When did he become so pretty?  Isn’t he a minor?  Should you be looking so closely at his lips?

The spiral into ODD has taken over.

You are no longer in control.  Whatever it is that fills you up when he sings has taken the wheel.  Powerless, weak, afraid, overwhelmed and at the same time strong, powerful, fearless, and at peace.  For the first time in a long time, you feel weightless, yet the burden of the show sits quietly on your shoulders.  The archu-albatross is heavy, and you bear it alone.  Who can you tell that would understand?  How can you explain something that you don’t even understand yourself?  People are already starting to notice your nerves on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and your constant comments about the show.  Then, in a moment of dumb luck, and perhaps the guiding hand of God, you find an on-line community of others that seem to be struck just as sharply by Cupid’s arrow.  Finally, you have come home.

The best and the worst happens – the show is over.  And your boy doesn’t win.  You will get on with your life now.  You’ll go to the Idols Tour and buy his CD.  Everything will be OK.

You can’t believe your ears now that you’ve seen him live.  Is there another show you could make it to?  YouTube videos start popping up after every AI tour stop.  You’ll just watch a few.  You start to love the sparkly suit.  The tour ends.  You miss the suit.  You have seen fifty-three sets of videos from the tour and it isn’t enough.  The album is coming out soon.  There is talk of a solo tour!  How many shows can you make it to?  There are polls to vote on.  Appearances, talk shows, Jingle Jams.  Overseas tour with McFly.  US tour with Demi…when are tickets on sale?  No way you are joining Demi’s fan club for earlier tix!  What’s the website again?  VIP upgrades.  How many can I drive to?  Maybe I have some frequent flier miles I can use?  Christmas album.  New CD next year.

The madness shall never end my friend.  All we are left with is the ODD Lifestyle Maintenance Guide.   Sadly, such a reference doesn’t exist yet.  There are many ways to scale it back, make it more manageable.  Keep it under wraps.  You learn when to talk and when to hide it.  You make peace with it.  You accept it.  You stop judging yourself.  You no longer care what anyone thinks of your “hobby.”  You can then simply become one with the Voice.

When I first saw the Hartford Apologize, you know the close-up one…something struck me.  When I watch his jaw and mouth it makes me think of sweet woodland animals foraging for nuts and berries.  There is something so primal, so universal, and sweet about his mouth forming words.

The experience of the Voice is like the first time seeing the ocean, the first cry from your newborn baby, the sweetest candy to ever touch your tongue, and the first kiss from your true love.  I don’t know what it is about that Voice, coming out of that face, that hurts so good.  Lord have Mercy on us all David – but please don’t stop.

*now off to therapy with that mic stand from the last performance*   It ain’t gonna be pretty.

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99 Responses to “Confessions of a Grown Up Woman With ODD”

  1. emilyluvsarchie said

    haha, I ❤ you FunnyGirl! emily

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  2. FG said

    Angelica – I simply adore your article tags. LOL!

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  3. kimk said

    hmm… ‘it’s too late…’ no going back for most of us I would think?
    Me? Love all about him and all the fans…
    the good, bad and yes even the ugly
    Thanks for the great post!

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  4. pabuckie said

    FG! Love, love your article — and, I CONFESS!
    I have ODD BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD!!!

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  5. pam05 said

    FG~ Great article, lol that was funny!!!

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  6. Gma-x4 said

    From your lips, but from our hearts too!! Count me in…and when did you say that ODD Lifestyle Maintenance Guide would be available??? Could you get on that right away FG??? It could be sold on Amazon: For those who purchase “Chords of Strength” you might want also want to purchase “OLMG”!!!!! LOL By the way???? Where can I purchase that lovely pin

    “THE VOICE”!!!! —David Archuleta ????

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  7. ram said

    FG, thank you for sharing this. It is quite the journey this ODD.

    Love that twilight zone song with David’s serious face on the embeded video. Trying to explain the ODD to my logical mind has been a frustrating endeavor.

    But love what you said here- “There is something so primal, so universal, and sweet about his mouth forming words.” Yep, pretty much a gut reaction to aural and visual input. See how easy that was to explain. (Shakes head sadly)

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  8. Shawna said

    Love this article, FG. So absolutely on target for every single one of us.
    I love it when I wake up, pick up my iPhone before I even get out of bed, and check “The Voice” and there is a new article for me to enjoy!!!! It just starts my day off so perfect!!!! Thank you so so much for this wonderful site and all the talented and insightful.writers you all
    are. This is like my home away from home and such a fun place to be my ODD self!!!!

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  9. Nanaweize said

    Good way to start my day. I could have written this myself if I had your way with words. My ODD to a tea! Thank you…Thank you…Thank you!

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  10. Fiona said

    THank you FG, great article! Describes us perfectly!
    Loving the pictures on the side too!

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  11. gladiola said

    Hello,No explanation for the “effect david”, two people living in different parts of the world feel the same way about David. Our condition called ODD has no cure and I hope I never find it, by that since I’ve been happy. I feel I can do everything. There is a story by Edgar Allan Poe: a madman who had chased a moonbeam and was happy, but when retrieve the reason, his happiness was gone. And its also moonlight.
    David will always be my moonlight, I do not care anyone says, I’m happy and I know David is happy, that’s enough.

    Gladys.

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  12. xaris said

    “You must vote more. When did he become so pretty? Isn’t he a minor? Should you be looking so closely at his lips?”

    FG, you really need to stop this before I hurt myself laughing. And phooey on hiding the ODD, I vote for rampant exploitation of it. The night of David’s Billboard Live concert I had my son upstairs hooking up my laptop to the big screen TV with surround sound and my husband in the barn doing the last feeding of the animals. Those who did not want to watch the concert were asked (okay, maybe told) not to make noise. They were good boys and watched and enjoyed….

    Terrific article FG–Thanks!

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  13. Jana from Oregon ♥ ♥ ♥ said

    “When I first saw the Hartford Apologize, you know the close-up one…something struck me. When I watch his jaw and mouth it makes me think of sweet woodland animals foraging for nuts and berries.” Whaaaaat??? lolol Poor David.. FG..you are too much;)

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  14. Val said

    Oh my gosh! Perfect description of us ODD’ers. You surely are a “funny” girl and I can’t wait to go to another concert with you!

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  15. violet4ever said

    Funnygirl – been missing you! And yes I must also plead guilty on this one. Thanks for putting it into words. Wow. Whew.

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  16. Marylee said

    “The best and the worst happens – the show is over. And your boy doesn’t win. You will get on with your life now. You’ll go to the Idols Tour and buy his CD. Everything will be OK”.

    Yep…that’s exactly what I thought would happen too! Little did I know! Let me know, FunnyGirl, when that ODD Lifestyle Maintenance Guide is available…it would sure come in handy right about now. 🙂

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  17. Joner said

    You people with this ODD are absolutely ridiculous. You’re adults for cryin’ out loud. Why can’t you get ahold of yourselves, he’s just a teenager that happens to sing fairly well.

    I’m glad that I have a life.

    P.S. – I get first dibs on the sparkly suit.

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  18. dakgal said

    Having been thrown into a circumstance of not hearing David sing one note and not seeing even one eyelash for a week, I am here to give testimony that going cold turkey doesn’t even work on ODD.

    On the third day of abstinence, I thought maybe I wouldn’t be as obsessed with him when I got home– I’ve made it this far and I’m still breathing, right. NOT!!

    Arriving home and literally tripping over my own feet in a mad dash to the computer, what do I do first? Feast my eyes on his face in silence or turn the volume up and soak in “No Air” (with the tucked in shirt, no less). AAAH pure heaven! Even better than getting to sleep in your own bed!

    This young man is so deeply embedded in my heart and being, that five days of medication didn’t even touch the disease of ODD.
    Therefore, don’t anybody waste their time using that approach.

    FG that arrow is in a place that can not be touched nor do I want it to be.

    What’s next? The LOONEY BIN?

    Great article.

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  19. FG said

    LOL you guys are awesome!

    dakgal – “not seeing even one eyelash” LOL!

    Val! Hi!

    Joner – back away from the suit – don’t make bust a cap!

    Wow lots of new names! Hi everyone!

    I want sooo badly to write a book about my journey with ODD, but then I’d have to enter the archuwitness protection program. Hmmmm

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  20. FG said

    Joner – make that don’t make ME bust a cap – I can’t even be gangsta online correctly! Bwahhhha!

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  21. TrudyFOD said

    So why am I crying right now? Because I’m actually feeling normal…knowing that there are fans out there than can express how I feel every day. And I know this “crush” will never go away ay ay ay ay ay for David Archuleta. Yes, I have ODD … and I am darn proud of it! Spring can’t come soon enough for David’s next released single…I have my fingers ready for requests to the radio stations! Okay…I’m off to Twitter Universe to go and vote!

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  22. FG said

    gah Angelica – did you pick the pics on the left side border?

    Robin: “Sweet Giant Manhands of Mercy Batman, Funnygirl’s gone wild and is destroying Gotham city!”
    Batman: “Don’t snag your tights Robin, she’ll stop at the corner coffee shop for a WiFi connection. We’ll catch her there!”
    Robin: “How do you know she’ll stop there, Batman?”
    Batman: “Typical migration pattern for the coo-coo bird with ODD”
    Robin: “you don’t mean….?”
    Batman: “yes, I’m afraid so Robin, even super evil genius female villians are still just women.”
    Robin: “Thank God for David Archuleta, Batman, thanks to his super special masculine charms, and angelic voice, there may still be hope for the city!”

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  23. Abrra said

    FG

    Time to back away from the computer.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    *grabs* Wand

    Abrra

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  24. bebereader said

    Welcome aboard to new posters!

    FG: Your article has created hysteria here at The Voice, and we love hysteria!

    “Then, in a moment of dumb luck, and perhaps the guiding hand of God, you find an on-line community of others that seem to be struck just as sharply by Cupid’s arrow. Finally, you have come home.”

    I’m so grateful to have found my way to this online community of others similarly afflicted with ODD. At this point, I honestly don’t know what we would do without each other’s support and friendship.

    Long live ODD!

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  25. betsy said

    FG
    This:
    “why does your heart break every time he opens his mouth?”

    Two years later, why does it still?

    p.s. You are so very gangsta. 🙂

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  26. noamODD said

    WOW. it was beautiful!!! :)) <333

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  27. Abrra said

    #11 Gladys
    “David will always be my moonlight”

    That is the sweetest comment. I have a very special place in my heart for fans such as you. Many thousands of miles away from David, yet you stay connected as if you were here in the US. I know the extra effort you go to in the chat room to use a foreign language(English) when Spanish would be so easy. The day you said you were going to become a lawyer in order to help the less fortunate in your country, I knew David would be so proud to know he has fans like you. ODD isn’t always a disease. It can be the Path.

    Just this once Gladys 🙂

    Esa es la más dulce comentario. Tengo un lugar muy especial en mi corazón para los aficionados como tú. Muchos miles de kilómetros de distancia de David, sin embargo, le permite mantenerse conectado como si estuviera aquí en los EE.UU.. Sé que el esfuerzo adicional que vaya en la sala de chat a utilizar una lengua extranjera (Inglés) en español sería tan fácil. El día en que dijo que iba a convertirse en abogado para ayudar a los menos afortunados en su país, sabía que David iba a ser tan orgulloso de saber que tiene fans como tú. ODD no siempre es una enfermedad. Puede ser el camino.

    Abrra

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  28. Gemzone said

    Oh my gosh!!!! I really keep thinking that someday soon this affliction of ODD will where off… But it is still going as strong today as when it started 2 years ago.

    My children think I need to go to the loony bin.

    I can’t go one day without being on the computer and looking at HIS FACE and hearing HIS VOICE…. HELP … I am drowning here. But oh how I Love Him.. He really is something isn’t he.

    Funny Girl and everyone else here thanks for being here as support. It is nice to have a place to say what you are feeling and worry what others will say in return. Love Ya All!

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  29. Zoe said

    Testing…be right back!

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  30. silverfox said

    FG, you are hilarious! Thanks for your VERY ENJOYABLE & oh so true article!!

    Looking back, my full-fledged ODD started when the AI tour began and I saw the first videos. Before that I was in awe of David. Something happened when I first heard him sing “Heaven”. His voice reached out to me and started mending my broken heart. He reached right into my soul and I felt alive for the first time in a very long time. At that time I thought surely this beautiful young man with the voice of an angel had to be an Angel himself. Then the more I watched him and read about him, I knew he was very special, but little did I know I would soon be committing my allegiance to him. That I would be an fan for life, unconditionally. The AI tour just sealed the deal for me. By the Utah concerts, I was a goner. I had a severe case of ODD, although I didn’t know it at the time. I knew then that David was not really an Angel..I mean, an Angel wouldn’t, couldn’t move across the stage LIKE THAT! A Celestial Being wouldn’t, couldn’t make all these women (& men, too) swoon & catch a breath at the very sight of him. Suddenly I began to see him differently. But He’s only 17!! WTH! And I cried after the first time I saw him up close. I was so pathetic. It was pretty bad. Then he turned 18! Then 19!! Problem is, we are all having birthdays too. And I envied all the fans under 35-40. They will have so many more years with David than I. 😦

    I always wondered if there would ever be a 12 step program for ODD, cause it is an addiction. A sweet addiction to be sure, but an addiction just the same as any other addiction. We are all addicted to David, to The Voice. It is truly a phenomenon simply because of the age & gender variance of David’s very devoted fans. I’ve just never seen anything like this before. 😉

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  31. Emi said

    “I’m being followed by a moon shadow, moon shadow moon shadow” Cat Stevens

    #11 Gladys I love the story of Edgar Allen Poe’s moombean yet I spend my days trying to figure out all that makes David, David. Those thoughts flow thru my days like a melody. Somehow I just know that David has so much to teach us that he hasn’t even said, or shown, and that we have not heard yet, and yet I am so thankful for all we have seen and heard and been shown. It seems like everyday there is something more.

    #27AABBRRA Your comment to Gladys is so sweet… it bought a tear to my eye it was written with such respect and kindness.. even the Spanish part…

    My thanks to the VOICE for building such a great gathering place to gather our wonder, stories, pictures, and love for DJA.

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  32. sweetonda said

    FG, Love your article, and you couldn’t have said it any better. I remember first meeting you at Rickey’s, along with so many others, and being so glad that I wasn’t going crazy with these feelings I was having for this amazing young man. How in the world was he touching us in this way with just being him? I may never know, but oh how I love having him in my life.

    Question: Does anyone else, during church services, wish you could hear David sing the songs being sung?

    Confession: I took my iPod last Sunday and watched David videos without sound. Who does that…*shakes head*

    Abrra, don’t sic your wand on me cuz it was very enjoyable 🙂

    djafan, {{{{{{Hi and Hugs}}}}}

    Love this site!

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  33. Abrra said

    #32
    Sweetonda

    My wand was “abused”. It smokes when anyone spams! You are safe.
    Abrra

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  34. Zoe said

    Just dropping by to give a great big {{{CYBER HUG}}} to FG for this terrific post! Good golly, if you didn’t nail my EVERY emotion, EVERY thought, EVERY gobsmacked whattheheck just happened to me since first laying eyes and ears on the Archulicious during Hollywood week. And now, two years later, I am even more obsessed with the kid…thankfully due in no small measure to the steady supply of goodies on
    the awesome fansites that flame the fires. I am convinced that I will be taking this ODD with me to the grave.

    More than a few times my family has threatened to have me hauled off in a straight jacket. My hubby has questioned my devotion to him (“babe, it’s just his VOICE that I love” lol), and most of my friends just roll their eyes when I so much as mention David’s name. I, too, have learned to be careful when to speak his name, although for the most part I really don’t care what the unenlightened think of me anymore. I do believe that sooner or later they will come to their senses.

    “I don’t know what it is about that Voice, coming out of that face, that hurts so good.” “Hurts so good” is sooo right on!

    So thank you FG, and all the Admins here at The Voice and Unplugged (gotta also send love to ALL the David sites), for keeping me sane in the midst of my insanity, for the brilliant articles, for the laughs and the friendships and the pics and the videos and the chats. It is nourishment for my soul, and an absolute HOOT to be a fan of David’s in cyberspace!

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  35. poof said

    Boy, you got that right FG. Thanks soooo much.

    Since there seems to be new names today I would like to remind everyone that ODD stands for Obsessive David Disorder. When I finally found these web sites about a year ago, I kept seeing this ODD thingy talked about. I kind of guessed it might have something to do with how I had been acting, but it took some investigating to pin it down. Yep that was me and I didn’t even know it!

    My experience with ODD began during the last couple weeks of AI. My daughter and I would phone each other each week after the performances. We both liked the two Davids, I, of course, prefered our David and she the other David. It was all just fine until one night when she said,,,,, “David Cook is just a lot better. He is more creative!!!”

    I couldn’t breath. I jumped out of my chair and began to pace the entire house. “Don’t you see this kid has a voice like no other person in the world? Can’t you hear it? Can’t you see how adorable and beautiful and funny and amazing David is?” I went on and on, totally out of control! I happened to glance in the bathroom mirror and saw a big red face and wild eyes! Hmmmmm, I thought,,,, this is odd,,,, I think I am insane.

    And so it goes……

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  36. CindyW. said

    Yesterday, I told my husband that David Archuleta called me on my cell phone and told me to tell him that I loved him and Happy Valentine’s Day. (I even let him listen to a part of his singing, haha). My sweet husband just did one of his eye rolls and with a smile said “ummmm, okay, thanks! He knows I have ODD but he has no idea how bad! Yeah, things like looking so closely at those lips…I keep that to myself, and how I love those church slacks in the No Air video…uh hum…Anyway… It’s nice to know I’m not alone. David Archuleta grabbed my soul with his beautiful voice and spirit 2 years ago, and now it’s even more intense! How is that possible? I do know it is impossible not to love the guy!

    Sure, I probably connect with that mic stand more than I should, but I’ll pass on the ODD Lifestyle Maintenance Guide. I’m very happy where I am. It might be a good idea to start a support group for our husbands though, haha.

    All kidding aside, I greatly respect and admire David. He has made my life better, and I will be his fan forever!

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  37. Tawna21 said

    Wow FG! You have tagged me to a “T”. Thanks for describing me, so I don’t have to try and do it anymore. I should just print your post out and make copies to keep in my purse and hand them out to people that don’t get it, or me, or David.

    CindyW #36–“All kidding aside, I greatly respect and admire David. He has made my life better, and I will be his fan forever!” I’m with you–what a beautiful comment.

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  38. pabuckie said

    FG – one more thought — when I go to sleep David is always on my mind and the first thing on my mind when I wake up.

    I’ll be walking in the street and all his songs just keep playing over and over in my mind.

    Two years later and there is no way I can shake David out of my head — he is stuck there permanently!

    I guess you could say this CRUSH ain’t going away.

    Can’t wait for his next album and can you imagine ALL NEW MOVES to ALL NEW SONGS!! HELP US NOW!

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  39. emmegirl said

    lol, well nothing I can add to what’s already been said – best I just plead the fifth!

    Tonights tweets from recording studio:

    EmanuelKiriakou

    @davidarchie in the booth…where he belongs when he’s not on stage.

    ClaudeKelly

    In the stu w/ @davidarchie & @EmanuelKiriakou. He’s about to kill these songs I co wrote w/ David Hodges. #yay

    EmanuelKiriakou

    @claudekelly just stopped by to hear how our @davidarchie songs are coming..he’s happy

    My latest #BubbleTweet –> http://bbltwt.com/b89fv

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  40. silverfox said

    Good night all, 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 always and please 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. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always. Contigo siempre! We will be with you always! TAKE CARE!

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  41. rapture said

    Funnygirl! Wow. I’d love to read your book! I loved the western you delighted us with back in the days at Rickey’s! & I do remember you too, sweetonda! Back then, I went by dazdnconfuzd (because I truly was!)

    Before your article was posted, I guess a couple of days ago Funnygirl, I was just thinking of how much I relate to you and your insanity.

    And CindyW – I’m with you…where do I sign my husband up for this support group?

    As for me…

    ♪♫ If there’s a cure for this
    I don’t want it
    Don’t want it
    If there’s a remedy
    I’ll run from it
    From it
    Think about it all the time
    Never let it out of my mind
    ‘Cause I love you
    I’ve got the sweetest hangover
    I don’t wanna get over…
    ♪♫

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  42. emmegirl said

    FG, I was remiss in my previous post in not complimenting you on your article. You’re a very perceptive, descriptive, intuitive writer. Loved it! And I, too, was a fan of your Sheriff Archie mini-series.

    (gettin’ the vapors just thinkin’ about it!)

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  43. emmegirl said

    and one more thing…

    Angelica, can we leave the hip swizzle on the front page forever?!

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  44. ram said

    Thanks Emmegirl for reminding me ’bout Sheriff Archie.

    Angelica, I would like to add my vote to Emme’s for keeping the hip swizzle on the front page forevah and evah pleeeezzze.

    I will never forget David’s shoulder shakin’ moves on Guitar Hero. It was then that I knew without a doubt that the soul man was in there. If anybody out there has some footage of the feet moves on the swizzle move, I am not above groveling to see some of that.

    We’ve been getting some sunshine down this way and it just put me in a spring “lurv”ly state of mind. Here’s the Four Tops “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch” for your entertainment (will need to suspend gender and a few of the lyrics don’t quite apply) but otherwise this just makes me smile. Couldn’t remember if this had been posted before.

    Have a great day ya’ll. 🙂

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  45. FG said

    Rapture – “I was just thinking of how much I relate to you and your insanity.” For the record, it has actually never been proven that I am insane.

    Gladiola – so good to see you!
    Emmigirl – swizzle, tee-hee
    Betsy – who knew that heartbreak could be so sweet?

    Hi to everyone! 🙂

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  46. Jen A said

    I dropped coffee on the laptop keyboard while trying to post here yesterday. Thank goodness we have a netbook as the laptop is off to be repaired (maybe). David Archuleta is a fine hobby. He is the reason my child ate nothing but microwave foods during the AI tour and why I nearly burned the house down with the toaster oven while watching You Tube. Frozen pizza does not normally need 2 hours to cook. It is powerful stuff, what he does to us. I even stooped so low as to consider duct taping my child to a pole in the basement so I could watch the premiere of Crush on Z100 in peace.
    Funny Girl, you rock my world for going on 2 years now! ❤

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  47. beebee said

    OH. MY. HECK…{{{{{{{{{ FunnyGirrrrllll }}}}}}}}} NObody quite nails it like you do! I’ve given up on gaining any kind of perspective on this affliction. It be the boss’o’ME. (And boyhowdy, it DO hurt so good. lol)

    *wave* and {{{hugs}}} to EVVVVERYBODY!

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  48. djafan said

    Hello everyone!

    FG I’m feeling you…so busy with family the last couple of days that I didn’t have a chance to visit David and my online friends. This ODD actually seems to have intensified and I don’t see any signs of it going away. To actually feel anxious because you can’t get to the computer is something foreign to me, but very real…lol

    Love all the comments and I’m glad I’m not alone on this ride!

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  49. djafan said

    Hi Sweet on DA!

    Nice to see you here!

    Gmax…

    Send your mailing address thevoiceda@gmail.com and I will send you a The Voice button.

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  50. Angelica said

    FG#45 You may not be certifiable but you ARE insanely funny. You tell the truth and set us all free. I don’t know which is more hilarious, your article or the amen chorus of responses it has prompted.

    I can not take credit for the pictures on the sidebar. That is all djafan. She has her finger on the pulse of what is happening now and deftly tailors the decor to reflect that and whatever new post goes up. I don’t even know what she is doing till I see it for the first time with all of you. I don’t need to know. We share a brain and sometimes she gets complete custody. 😆

    Gmax-X4#6 You or anyone else can get The Voice pin free just by sending your address to us through the contact tab at the top.

    Joner and FG, Step away from the sparkly suit and nobody gets hurt. I have a dream…I want to slip my arms through the jacket, gently stroke the sparkly lapel before bringing it up to my face and inhaling deeply. Then you can bury me in it. LOL!

    I would like to reply to everyone’s comment but can’t of course. But just have to say to Glady#11

    “David will always be my moonlight.” I have to echo Abrra’s and Emi’s reply. That is simply beautiful.

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  51. FG said

    LOL Angelica I love how honest you are! Oh how I hated the suit at first. Fifty-three sets of youtube vids later with no prospects of ever seeing it again and suddenly *kabaaam* I could see in my mind’s eye every crease and sparkle. How it moved during the Beautiful Girls dancing part in SBM, how it fell during the hunkerdowns in Apologize…..*sigh*

    Remember when *GASP* *vomit burp* *whhhhheeeez* the other David put the jacket on? HERETIC, demon seeeeed. Then the next show the jacket was MIA???? Every religious leader in the state of Florida was called in to exorcise it. That’s right, the show sans jacket was Sunrise, Florida – I know this without checking, cuz that’s how momma rolls.

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  52. FG said

    I’m gonna assume you all saw these way back when, VWilliams epic pics:

    BW1.jpg

    and the vids she has on Vimeo:

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  53. YJfanofdavid said

    Jenn A, “Frozen pizza does not normally need 2 hours to cook. It is powerful stuff, what he does to us. I even stooped so low as to consider duct taping my child to a pole in the basement so I could watch the premiere of Crush on Z100 in peace.”

    lol. My family wondered why I started to cook with Crocker pot. It takes 8 Youtube-hours to cook. Only if they knew.

    These days, I have also become a pathological liar. I deceive without any guilty feelings. I launder money like the mob. I am adept at furtive finger movements with my mouse. All these things I don’t know I am capable of… Funnygirl, thank you for setting us free!

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  54. FG said

    YJ – LOL! you-tube hours! laundering money! ROTFL!!!

    JenA – LOL, convenience foods FTW!

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  55. djafan said

    hahahahahaha

    You guys are too much!

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  56. bebereader said

    It’s been snowing here in NY all day. Just got home to find myself stuck in the WYSYLM vortex, thanks to {{FG}}. Since I was deprived (robbed?) of going to one of the AI7 Tour shows I’m obsessed with hearing anything and everything about it including the fans’ reactions to David and his set. From all the youtubes it seems that fans went absolutely wild during David’s set! For anyone who was there, is that true?

    FG, that vimeo/video of WYSYLM is terrific! Sometimes ODD takes hold and you can’t help but tune everything else out. The phone may have been ringing but I didn’t notice. About that silver jacket, can we pass it around the site so everyone can get a turn?
    *inhales*

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  57. FG said

    bebe- glad u liked that vid!

    why is this person not an arm/hand/face/clothing model?

    I could store a meatball in that arm divet.

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  58. betsy said

    furtive finger movements, money laundering?

    Sounds like my house!

    p.s. I just sent my 17 yr old to the grocery store to buy his dinner at the deli counter. AND I made it seem like a rare treat. He bought it.

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  59. Angelica said

    Bebe,

    I went to two AI tour shows. David was next to last and Cook was last. At both the crowds cheered and applauded loudly for all the contestants. But when at last David and the piano came rising up from the floor amid all the smoke, it was pandemonium. The screams were deafening. It made all the cheering that had gone before seem like a mere smattering of applause. Men, women, teens all got to their feet and yelled like Apaches on the warpath! I was proud to be one of the tribe. 😆

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  60. bebereader said

    Oh Angelica! That is just what I wanted to hear! It shows that despite where David came in the running, the fans showed their love and devotion in a huge way!

    Of course David would never admit, even to himself that the screams were deafening for him and that pandemonium broke loose when he arose from the pit, playing “Angels”. But I have to ask one more question. By the look on his face, was it obvious to him that he got thunderous applause?

    I’ve seen the tears in his eyes on the youtube videos but it’s not the same as being there to witness it live. Anybody who knows me is aware of my obsession with this question. LOL

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  61. djafan said

    I’ll vouch for bebe’s obsession…I also missed the AI tour, the onset of ODD hadn’t begun…she got me started comparing applause on youtubes…lol

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  62. betsy said

    David & his new word, catharsis. I can only imagine what preceded that tweet.
    It’s a very good thing. On the other hand, it’s a bit heartbreaking.

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  63. Angelica said

    Bebe,

    After singing Angels, he reacted to the applause by smiling briefly but never said a word. He just got up, losing the smile and dramatically walked slowly up the stairs to the top. Slow turn at the top of the stairs and then the deep, sadness in his voice as he launched into Apologize. Down the stairs, stopping on the second to the last step for a moment and then the anger building as he stomped down to the floor and wailed and stomped some more. Like he had had enough and was putting his foot down and ending a relationship that had caused him too much pain. Finally at the end of Apologize, he smiled and took in the applause and cheers and talked a little about his appreciation to the fans before performing the fun, relaxed SBM with hand touching and dancing. It was mostly at the end, when he had finished his set with the emotional, heartfelt WYSYLM that he really seemed to realize how much the audience loved him back.

    Betsy,

    I took that tweet in a completely different way. I copied and pasted it to keep. I was excited to hear he had just discovered the word catharsis because I think it’s a wonderful word too. His music is a definite catharsis for him and in a much smaller way, what my videos do for me and the emotional roller coaster of ODD. I don’t know how people deal with ODD without a creative way of achieving that catharsis…

    “the purging of the emotions or relieving of emotional tensions, esp. through certain kinds of art, as tragedy or music.”

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  64. betsy said

    Angelica,
    I prefer your take on it.

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  65. silverfox said

    Amen, Angelica!

    And to that end I say…

    Good night all, 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 always and please 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. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always. Contigo siempre! We will be with you always! TAKE CARE!

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  66. bebereader said

    Angelica: Thank you for filling me in on the details of David’s performances at the AI Tour. It’s those details that I was missing the most.

    “It was mostly at the end, when he had finished his set with the emotional, heartfelt WYSYLM that he really seemed to realize how much the audience loved him back.”

    YES!!! He knows we love him!

    By the way, Abrra and I are working on some themes for The Voice Unplugged Theme Night and one of them will most likely be American Idol Tour Season 7, if we can compile enough good quality videos.

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  67. djafan said

    Goodnight All!

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  68. angelica#63 – know this was for bebe but am also one not fortunate to have gone to AI7 tour. Your recount of his performance fills in the voids that you tube could not capture. Thank you for sharing these precious memories.

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  69. in reference to angels @ AI7 tour, does anyone remember which video closeup after he rises from the rafters, where he looks like he seems mesmerized by the crowds response and is taking in the whole experience as he pans the crowd, playing & singing? Ugh, sorry that was bad grammar. Loved that performance but was technically illiterate & knew nothing about bookmarking or saving the link.

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  70. djafans said

    Good Morning!

    Brought this over from snarky’s … OMG!

    I was watching Fox 13 news tonight (local station here in Utah), and at the very end, they said that they’ll be airing a special about David tomorrow night! It’s going to be an hour long (I’m pretty sure that’s what they said…I was kind of spazzing inside, so I might’ve heard wrong), and it’s going to showcase his journey on AI, as well as talk about how his fame and success has impacted Murray High. They also mentioned something about “tips for teachers.” I have NO idea what that means, but I’m guessing it might be advice to teachers who have famous students? I have NO idea, lol. But anyway, they said it will air Wednesday (I’m assuming tomorrow, since they didn’t say “next Wednesday”) at 9 pm MST. I have no way of recording it, but I’m thinking it can be streamed live from the site, just like other broadcasts. Let’s hope this is the case! If so, here’s a link to the Fox 13 site:

    http://www.fox13now.com/

    Yay!

    Melissa

    If the special is streamed online, it will be streamed HERE at 9pm MST/11pm EST. Stay tuned for more info. 🙂

    Remember this?

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  71. Angelica said

    Cool Dja! Abrra, get ready to stick your head under the faucet.

    Fanda, I know what performance of Angels you are talking about but can’t recall the city. Bebe is working on getting you an answer and maybe we can post it too so you can favorite it.

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  72. djafan said

    I know exactly what Angels she’s talking about…but don’t remember the city either.

    All these mentions of David Archuleta when talking about AI….

    American Idol: Kodak Moments

    Idol: More reflections

    Idol Tracker

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  73. MJG said

    I love you FG! Thank you for reminding me I’m not alone!

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  74. djafan said

    Hmmm wonder what David is doing…

    Photobucket

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  75. djafan said

    This is what he’s doing….I’m now going to hide from Abrra….hehe

    Photobucket

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  76. bebereader said

    fandaforeverti48 #69 I’m on the case! I’ve been through the Angels videos for Tulsa, Sacramento, Tacoma, Hartford, Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Houston, Philadelphia and Portland and I’m not having any luck, so far. But I don’t give up easily. There are 44 more cities to check on the AI7 tour, providing they are on youtube. Hey it’s a tough job but I’m loving every minute of it!

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  77. Fanis Archangelicus said

    Djafans,

    I just called the local Fox affiliate and was told the segment featuring David is actually about how schools deal with high-profile students. Evidently they interviewed people at Murray High with respect to how David’s fame has affected that institution. He also told me it is a two-part report by a new reporter at their station. Unfortunately he was unsure of the details and everyone else who might know of this were out to lunch or not in yet, but he says if there was a teaser about it last night on the local news it should be broadcast tonight. They stream all their news broadcasts. He did not know exactly what time during the regular broadcast (9:00 PM to 10:PM MST) this segment would air. I just set my DVR!

    Hello to everyone! I am enjoying all the articles and responses so much!

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  78. bebereader said

    Fanis/ODDity:

    Thanks so much for the info about tonight’s show.

    Fanda: Providence, Minneapolis, Evansville, Baltimore, Toronto, Dallas, Tempe, Salt Lake City, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, DC, Indianapolis, Charlotte, Lexington, Duluth, Cleveland….still haven’t found it….but there’s more to go….

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  79. djafans said

    Thank you Fanis!

    Aren’t I a desperate one, any David news gets me all giddy…lol

    Bebe… I feel for you…hahaha

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  80. djafans said

    Meet the finalists for the Real-Time Photo of the Year Shorty Award
    February 17, 9:57 AMSF Social Media Marketing ExaminerSarah Browne

    Five finalists were chosen from Twitterverse nominations. They are photos taken in 2009, shot from a camera phone, and uploaded to a site such as Twitpic, Yfrog, Tweetphoto, Facebook, and Flickr. These images are currently being judged by the Academy on how interesting and newsworthy they are, and how well they make use of the real-time nature of the medium. Next year: David Archuleta’s first root canal?

    Here are the finalists:

    Plane in the Hudson
    By Janis Krums
    “There’s a plane in the Hudson. I’m on the ferry going to pick up the people. Crazy.”

    Iranian protests [graphic image]
    By Mojtaba Samienejad
    “attack to university of Tehran / crime #iranelection”

    Twitpic from space
    By JAXA astronaut Souichi Noguchi
    “Full Moon, seen from space!”

    Newborn
    By MoJoe Roberts
    “Thanks everybody! Stats: 9lbs, 19inches born at 8:18pm.”

    About to have wisdom teeth extracted
    By David Archuleta

    http://www.examiner.com/x-20277-SF-Social-Media-Marketing-Examiner~y2010m2d17-Announcing-the-finalists-for-the-RealTime-Photo-of-the-Year-Shorty-Award

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  81. pabuckie said

    fandaforeverti48 – I noticed your question above.

    I don’t know if this is the Angels performance you are looking for but it might be — it starts out with Syesha introducing him.

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  82. emmegirl said

    pabuckie, thank you for that beautiful video. I hope he never ever ever ever stops singing this song.

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  83. djafans said

    pabuckie…absolutely beautiful!

    Thanks for linking it!

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  84. pabuckie said

    Well I’m wondering if that is the video Fandaforeverti48 wanted????

    BIG NEWS!! David involved in recording SPANISH VERSION of WE ARE THE WORLD!!

    http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/genre/e3i47f0e86cdb78f21b93287be4a0fee220

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  85. silverfox said

    here is an excerpt from the article about Spanish version of We Are The World..what is confusing is that they are supposedly recording tomorrow in Miami..David is in LA. Unless he is recording his part in LA, so that would mean HE would not be singing with the group??

    “The recording will take place tomorrow, Friday at American Airlines Practice Court in Miami, Florida taking advantage of the situation of the Premios Lo Nuestro and will be released on March 1 on the Cristina Show on Univision. It is expected that as part of this initiative, Univision also send a special that will include video footage of the subject and the making off.

    “The impact of the issue now it will be global,” said Estefan to Billboard.biz.

    Thalia, Alejandro and Vicente Fernandez, David Archuleta, Carlos Santana, Andy García, Pitbull, AB Quintanilla, Ricardo Montaner and Taboo of Black Eyed Peas also participate in the Latin recording of We Are The World by Haiti.”

    I guess we will find out tomorrow..And David has been known to fly cross country at the drop of a hat! 😀

    What do you all think of David possibly being a part of this project? There has been praise and criticism for the remake of We Are The World, the negative comments regarding some of the artists chosen. Seems you can’t please everyone all of the time..But David Can..haha!

    Good night all, 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 always and please 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. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always. Contigo siempre! We will be with you always! TAKE CARE!

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  86. bebereader said

    Pabuckie:

    You, my dear, are the bearer of gifts today!

    1) First, the SLC Angels video you found is beautiful. I watched another version of the same song, same night and the one you found looks more like what Fanda is looking for. Even if it isn’t, it’s a gem!

    2) The news that David will be involved in the official Spanish version of “We Are The World” is so exciting! If so, that mean that he has to be in Miami on Friday. ***spazzing***

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  87. pabuckie said

    I think this Latin remake will be better than the English remake. I like the company David is keeping — Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan and Jon Secada!!

    I was thinking maybe David recorded his part already — he was up until 3:00 a.m. this morning! Or, it says the “Final Recording” will be on Friday — in that case he can make it to Miami!

    It will be aired on the Univision channel on March 1 and they are making a video of it!!

    Spazzing….what a great opportunity for David.

    Don’t forget tonight at 11:00 he is on the Fox 13 Utah channel (sorry don’t have the link) talking about Murray High School and the effect famed students have on it.

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  88. Tawna21 said

    pabuckie, thank you for the Angels video! I’m like Emmegirl in hoping that he never quits singing this song. I absolutely love the very end when he has that big huge sigh of relief. That’s kind of how I feel at the end of the work day.

    I’m loving that he’s involved with the Spanish ‘We Are the World’! Our boy just keeps the airlines moving with his travels from coast to coast!!

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  89. pabuckie said

    Here’s the link

    http://www.fox13now.com

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  90. pabuckie said

    A lot of “right” shoulder shrugs in that Angels video. haha

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  91. Tawna21 said

    Hopefully this will link to the stream tonight

    http://www.fox13now.com/live/

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  92. Tawna21 said

    you’re fast pabuckie with that link

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  93. djafan said

    Que Que? !!!!

    David hacido envitado con gran artistas latinos!

    La comunidad latina te espera David!

    I’m so excited about David being invited to do the spanish version, those are the who’s who in the latin community.

    If they’re making a video of the recording he’ll probably be there. He’s made some good connections with the Estefan’s, it seems that they recognize his musical genius.

    Waiting for the Utah Fox show.

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  94. ram said

    For our Spanish speakers:Por fin se le reconoce el tremendo talento de este joven.
    For our English speakers:Finally the tremendous talent of this young man will be recognized.

    **Crossover artist**. He is awesomeage.

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  95. Angelica said

    Just tweeted he’s headed to the east coast! Spaaaazzzzz!!!!

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  96. emmegirl said

    He is SUCH a jetsetter!

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  97. Angelica said

    Smooth Operator. “Coast to coast and into Key Largo” 😉

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  98. bebereader said

    That Alma Award pic on the left sidebar top makes me feel so good! Another good feeling: A friend of mine went to Disney in Orlando, Florida this week for a little R&R. She just emailed me that she’s having a great time, etc. and…

    “Bebe, wanted to let you know, they must really love David Archuleta here because I hear him often on the radio and at the mall’s public sound system!”

    Music to my ears!

    Nite all!

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  99. bebereader said

    NEW POST >>>>>>>

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