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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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Feliz Cinco De Mayo!

Posted by djafan on Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hope David gets to take the day off to enjoy the festivities!  He has been working sooooo hard!!!! 


Hello Gigantic bowl of Guacamole!!  I think I love you!

33 Responses to “Feliz Cinco De Mayo!”

  1. Angelica said

    Yahoo! Cinco De Mayo info.


  2. Tawna21 said

    interesting little tidbit there, Angelica! #1

    Have a great day to all who celebrate this day–I hope David gets some time to enjoy some festivities.


  3. I said

    Love David Archuleta and Fans


  4. djafan said

    Good Morning!

    Hoping David gets to celebrate and get his guacamole fix!

    Olvera Street is in the heart of Los Angeles and famous for it’s food, taquitos and guacamole is a specialty.

    Here is a narration of the history of Cinco de Mayo told simply and to the point.


  5. Pabuckie said

    Happy Cinco De Mayo! Perhaps a little “Como La Flor” — yep, I think we will all be dead if David sings a Spanish song on his new album!


  6. Pabuckie said

    Djafan! Haha that music in your video — David needs to bust a move in Spanish! lol


  7. Angelica said

    Make enough comments to get past the sidebar postings and I’ll put.the.picture.back. Is muy enorme.



  8. Angelica said

    He tweets! hmmmmm….sounds like an “Attitude of Gratitude” to me. 😆

    “There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude. It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance.”

    3 minutes ago


  9. bebereader said

    Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

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    Thanks for the informative and festive videos!
    Djafan, will you be wandering the streets of Olvera Street today? 😉


  10. Pabuckie said

    David tweeted me! I’m so happy. You know I’m spazzing now, right? lol

    @davidarchie Will you get to go home for Mothers Day?

    @pabuckie I’m trying to figure that out!


  11. Nanaweize said

    Ahhhh…Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone!

    We are going out for Mexican tonight because it’s my sons birthday dinner and that’s his favorite! Wow…I just realized he will be 33 on May 7th…oh…am I old enough to have a son 33? LOL! Yes I am cause I have a daughter 35…one 31…one26 and another son 24….boy…do I have a lot of kids!!!!


  12. Nanaweize said

    Oh…and doesn’t David look happy in the top picture! Love the sunglasses!


  13. Angelica said

    Pabuckie! How cool! Congrats on the tweet!

    Nanaweize, have fun with your son tonight!

    #3 I,

    Love your screen name. Did you ever hear me tell about my friend who always says, “I said” whenever she agrees with something YOU say? lol. About your comment…I said!


  14. bluesky said

    Errmmmm. I just looked in my ‘downloader’. There were 12 files. They all had the same name. This may need an explanation. (Either that or an intervention.)

    I enjoyed the Como la Flor so much I thought I would check out the other links. The ones that show up underneath when the vid is over. This made me think about cupcakes. (If blame must be assigned for this phenomena, I nominate Julee.)

    These pieces of song are like little sweet bits that …. are not a whole cake! (Think: diet. ^_^)

    Recipe for Como El Flor Cupcakes:

    1st verse: Dark Chocolate, Devils Food cake, with Choc. Chips thrown in for good measure.

    2nd part (right where he ends that phrase with “tu” ((a two-letter word that contains more meaning and pathos than the whole alphabet)) and twists the ending sound of it in such a way that I have to swallow twice to get my heart back down where it belongs.): Frosting. Swirled.

    3rd part (All the aaaiiii, yaaaiiii, yaaaaaiiiii’s……… plus hums, oooooohs, etc.): Sprinkles. So many that it puts a person into sugar shock for a month.

    So, I had a dozen. Sue me.


  15. betsy said

    Love the recipe. I’ve only watched it 4 times in a row. But I think I need to revisit the “Tu” and the last “duele” several times more.


  16. Angelica said


    You had twelve? You ate the whole cake.


  17. djafan said

    Meetings! Meetings!

    I wish I had the time to check out the hot spots for and David sightings!

    Pabuckie…You got a tweet?! Good for you!!!!

    Betsy…tu and duele, beautiful.


  18. djafan said

    This from billboard!

    #8 David Archuleta

    Album Sales: 968,000
    Track Sales: 3,000,000
    Radio Plays: 177,000

    Currently writing for his sophomore album, David Archuleta is approaching platinum sales of his debut album, which has sold 968,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 19-year-old also made a memorable solo turn on “Somos El Mundo,” the Spanish-Language version of “We Are the World 25”, and revisited his performance of John Lennon’s “Imagine” on the “Idol” stage in April. True to his nice-guy form, Archuleta recently blogged that year’s batch of “Idol” contestants “a group of cool people!”


  19. Mandi said

    #18 Yay! for almost platinum debut CD. That’s amazing. He has 3M downloads too? Ahhh!!! that’s so awesome. He is a superstar. I am wishing that AI will go bust. That sounds pretty bad, I know. But I just feel like there are already way too many AI alums who compete on record sales against David. For regular consumers, there are too many to pick from, especially when their CDs all come out about the same time. Sometimes I wished David came to our lives another way other than AI. I don’t think he’ll ever get rid of the AI mark on him. Kelly Clarkson tried but failed. But like David said, there’s a reason for everything.

    Doesn’t look like he’s out and about celebrating cinco de mayo after all as he is still working on music. I hope he gets to celebrate before the end of the day.


  20. Abrra said


    “He is a superstar. I am wishing that AI will go bust.”

    “Sometimes I wished David came to our lives another way other than AI.”

    “But like David said, there’s a reason for everything.”

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    Consider this scenario :

    David was meant to be on Idol. He was meant to be the best singer in Idol history. The show has not been the same since he was on season 7. Music needed a wake up call–David Archuleta. David was guided to Idol to save music by doing away with Idol.

    They have extremely weak contestants. They are desperate to keep the show afloat. If this is the best they can do, it’s on life support.
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    Even Simon can’t take the mediocrity. His leaving has not so much to do with Idol’s demise as the fact that David showed them how to do it right. And they have never been able to recover the magic.



  21. Mandi said


    “David was meant to be on Idol. He was meant to be the best singer in Idol history. The show has not been the same since he was on season 7.”

    I like your perspective. Now that I think about it, without Idol, we might have to wait 10 years before we’ll hear about David Archuleta. I can’t imagine waiting for that long. So glad we get to squee and spazz right now rather than years later.

    And I think you are right about Idol this year needing life support. With the XFactor show coming your way with Simon in it, AI could go bust. Simon will canibalize his own creation that is American Idol.


  22. I said

    #13 Thanks for the welcome!


  23. Tawna21 said

    Abrra #20–I’m likin’ your thinkin’!!!

    “And they have never been able to recover the magic.”

    BTW–the collage is perfect (sigh)


  24. bebereader said

    I#3 Welcome to The Voice!

    pabuckie It finally happened! Congrats on getting a tweet from the man himself!

    Abrra, you’re spot-on and I totally agree with you about AI this season. And here’s further proof. I read an interesting article last night from The Houston Chronicle, called “Idol Droops Toward its Finale”. The author thinks that the show is so lackluster this year that even the judges are bored! But I found the comments even more interesting than the article because they were mostly about David, yes David Archuleta. This was a column from The Houston Chronicle, not a David Archuleta fansite, but take a look at the comments:

    I miss DavidArchuleta. I missed him since last season!
    Posted May 3, 2010 10:00 PM

    I miss David Archuleta too..Being a skilled singer is one thing..being a skilled singer who makes you feel something is quite another thing.
    Posted May 3, 2010 10:49 PM

    I know…there hasn’t been anyone as special as David Archuleta. Season 7 was the best AI season ever…and where I discovered David. But hang in there…he will be releasing a new single and album soon!!!
    Posted May 4, 2010 06:45 AM

    sooooo… nice to see people begin to see how talented Archuleta really was. he is even more phenomenal now as a singer and live performer….
    Posted May 4, 2010 07:26 AM

    Your post is spot on, snarky, and oh how I miss David Archuleta’s pipes too…Where’s all the talent this year? The judges did a poor job of choosing peeps from the talent poll if you ask me… gee-sh!
    Posted May 4, 2010 07:48 AM

    great article! I agree with this -no one will care who wins this year. I also miss David Archuleta, he was and is the best! (how is Aaron Kelly still there?? he makes Justin Bieber look good).
    Posted May 4, 2010 08:25 AM

    Gosh, I miss David Archuleta too! His voice is one of those once in a life time!
    Posted May 4 2010 09:27 AM

    Xena, you are so right Idol have been trying oh so unsuccessfully trying to recapture the magic of Archuleta since season seven. No matter how they try to coach Aaron, Lee or Casey in following Archie’s personality. They can’t and they won’t. Aaron is totally playing up to all the Archuleta comments as he continues to mimic Archie’s season seven’s persona, just to help him get by.
    Posted May 4, 2010 10:02 AM

    Oh, ya, little David kicked everyone’s butt two years ago.
    Posted May 4, 2010 10:28 AM

    What this season is sorely lacking, is ENERGY.
    No one looks hungry,like they truly care whether or not they win.I don’t get it. I miss David Archuleta’s wonderful REAL smile,(not like Tim’s) and David’s amazing pitch perfect vocals. The Cook/Archuleta season finale was the best finale ever. then Adam had us tuning in every week to see what outlandishly exciting performance we would witness on season 8. (even Taylor’s craziness at this point would be least he had fun.) No one looks like they are enjoying this experience this year, and it really comes across that way. at least to this viewer.
    I give it 5 zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz’s.
    Posted May 4, 2010 10:40 AM

    David Archuleta was and will always be the best American idol.:) Glad the people voted Shaboom off couldn’t take off key screaming anymore. Crystal has this one with Lee right behind her but true what will bewcome of them after idol?? David Archuleta was the best American idol to have walked that stage. No one can replace him.
    Posted May 4, 2010 02:56 PM

    I agree with your thoughts though I think there’s a place for Crystal in country and southern rock. She just needs some good songs. Re auditioners who got eliminated early on, I blame the darn group round. As we see over and over there are people who monopolize group decisions to only their own advantage, people who sabotage their whole groups with their own issues and this year even a group that tried to sabotage other groups. I think some good contestants are foolishly lost that way. And I miss Archuleta too. That was the one year I was glued to the screen every week. BTW David will have some new stuff soon – single, book, album. That will be nice.
    Posted May 4, 2010 03:39 PM

    I’ll unashamedly shout it to the mountains ~ I MISS DAVID ARCHULETA AND SEASON 7! He’s THE BEST! And I am a “forever fan!”
    But there are a couple that I do like this season ~ no, they’re not the caliber of David Archuleta, but they’re good! And one of them is not Crystal, and one of them is Aaron! So there!
    Posted May 4, 2010 06:18 PM

    Oops! I meant: I’ll shout it on the mountain tops: DAVID ARCHULETA IS THE REAL DEAL AND NEVER TO BE DUPLICATED!
    Posted May 4, 2010 06:36 PM

    With regard to David Archuleta and all of the wonderful things said about him by my fellow commenters: It took two years, but finally, I have been vindicated.
    Posted May 4, 2010 08:24 PM

    David Archuleta will never be duplicated. He is just unbelivable.
    Posted May 4, 2010 08:40 PM

    I miss Archie!
    Idol will never be the same for me!

    Posted May 4, 2010 10:25 PM
    Posted May 4, 2010 11:01 PM

    How exciting it is to hear so many miss David Archuleta. He is the best! He always gave a great performance and you wanted to hug him after each one. This season is very boring and the one that wins will have a difficult time ahead! Thank goodness David’s new album will be out soon!
    Posted May 4, 2010 11:45 PM

    This season is so lackluster; yes it lacks luster. There is nobody that I look forward to seeing each week like I did with David Archuleta in season 7. He sang his heart out every week, entertained us and showed his professionalism at the young age of 17! American Idol will never be the same.
    Posted May 5, 2010 02:09 AM


  25. Abrra said

    #24 bebe
    I rest my case 🙂 And NO I didn’t see that Houston article 🙂



  26. djafan said

    I…Hope you come back often, I too like your name.

    Mandi…I too use to struggle with him being on idol, should’ve he have waited or not. But in the end he seems to answer and appease all my concerns. It was meant to happen.

    Abrra…love the collage. AI is on it’s way down and the impact David had on the show is more evident now interestingly enough than last year.

    Bebe, those comments are proof of the phenomenon that is David Archuleta.


  27. bebereader said

    These pictures were sent from Betsy, and are from the summer tour in Manchester. Thank you Betsy! 😀

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  28. bebereader said

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  29. Angelica said

    Abrra and Bebe,

    I think you’re both right and all those comments in the Houston Chronicle are just the tip of the iceberg. He was meant to be on Idol to get the huge exposure and remind us all what singing used to be and still should be. A skill and an art that takes the listener to another place and makes them feel emotions that NEED to be felt. Or what is the point of being alive? The experience of listening to David or connecting somehow to any truly great artist forces one to confront one’s own humanity and that is a powerful thing. So powerful, that it makes some people uncomfortable and even afraid.


  30. pabuckie said

    Thanks Bebereader for posting those comments in the Houston article. I didn’t see the article and enjoyed each and every one of them. Now, for those fabulous pics — gorgeous!! Love them!! And yes, thanks I loved getting David’s tweet–made my day!


  31. bebereader said

    Who wants more? haha

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    A huge thank you to Betsy for sharing these with us!


  32. bluesky said

    #29 Ha! My turn, Angelica!



  33. Suzy-Q said

    congratulations, Pabuckie on the tweet from David. What a treat to get a tweet! Haha Love the comments on this site. So funny and clever. Great writing skills!!!
    I agree there has never been snyone like David on the AI show. You would not believe how many people that I ran into that said that David should have won. Even the postman. I don’t have a favorite this season either. I really don’t care who wins. I keep hoping that one of them will have the WOW factor.


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