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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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One Sweet Week

Posted by djafan on Thursday, May 27, 2010

Filed by Bebereader, Abrra and Djafan

David had a very busy week! He was in Los Angeles for American Idol finale festivities. In fact it was David who provided the entertainment for the pre-idol party on Monday evening at Elevate Lounge, an open-air patio with 150 feet of sliding glass doors surrounding the lounge which is on the 21st floor penthouse of a Los Angeles glittering skyscraper.

“Had a really fun night! :). Got to see @RealBrookewhite and Kristy Lee Cook. Excited for the idol finale tomorrow!” he tweeted.

David sang four songs at the party; two covers, “Gotta Be“ by Des’ree and “Soul Sister“ by Train and two of his own songs, “Crush“ and an unreleased song “If I Could Only Be” that he hopes will make the cut on his new CD to be released in the Fall. He was at ease talking to the crowd of familiar idol-mates who were very enthusiastic as they sang along to the familiar songs and grooved to his new surprise.

Soul Sister~Train cover

If I Could Only Be~new song

This week David won Billboard’s Best Idol award with a whopping 92% of the vote over Carrie Underwood. This was based on Billboard’s ranking of all the idols according to song and album sales and radio play. Carrie Underwood won best female and David handily took the title of best male idol.  Fans were then asked to vote between Carrie Underwood and David Archuleta for who they felt was overall the best idol ever. David’s fans turned out in droves! David told Billboard that he was really flattered.

“I guess the fans I have are just really supportive. I think it’s cool that people consider me their favorite, especially because it’s Billboard. I check Billboard every week and I’m starting to get the magazine more, and I have a Billboard book, so it’s just funny that this is from Billboard, too….I think that’s cool.”

On Tuesday afternoon, we got a good look at David’s new hairstyle as he chatted with countless reporters outside the Nokia Theater.

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Interview with Showbiz Shelly:

http://b96.radio.com/2010/05/26/showbiz-shelly-interviews-david-archuleta/

On Wednesday evening David was interviewed on the Red Carpet.

Oh ya.  He’s a best-selling author too.

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161 Responses to “One Sweet Week”

  1. Abrra said

    adsahjaskfhjfbas

    The.White.Outfit. is all win!

    Could Showbiz Shelly be any more obvious? hahahah

    Abrra

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  2. archiesfan4life said

    I agree Abrra – I love the all white outfit too!

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  3. betsy said

    My head is spinning from all the David-ness.
    The interview with Shelly is so perfect, easy, fun, and flirty. Did he realize that she asked him out at the end there?

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  4. Nanaweize said

    Yes a very “Sweet” David week!

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  5. djafan said

    What a week!!!!

    He sure was sought after by the interviewers.

    The Billboard poll wins brought tons of internet buzz and a interesting discussion on Neonlimelight. Surprised a few who weren’t aware of his growing popularity and passionate support of his fans… 🙂

    http://neonlimelight.com/2010/05/26/david-archuleta-beats-carrie-underwood-adam-lambert-to-become-billboards-best-american-idol-ever/#respond

    Love that Showbiz Shelly interview….Feels like we have unfinished business…flirty David..lol

    David in white…

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  6. blisskasden said

    Is it just me, or does anyone else have a problem with David being displayed with a lineup of “non-winners” on the AI stage. Is David really the aesthetic equivalent of Chris Richardson or the other afterthought contestants over the years?

    David just received 92% of the vote from a Billboard Magazine (not Fans of David,etc.) poll proclaiming him the hands down, undisputed, most popular AI contestant ever. Instead of leaving Season 7 without a representative due to Cook’s absence , David should have, IMO, been inserted as Cook’s replacement. I realize that the travesty of that night 2 years ago has permanently stained the American idol brand, but throwing David in with the other “contestants” just didn’t seem right.

    Having gotten that rant off my chest, I must say that, once again, it was a great treat to see David walk on the stage, and render everyone else on it background noise. David is THE “get” for all the Red Carpet interviews. The 5 seconds David was on the screen was worth enduring the 2 hour self congratulatory gagfest AI put on for itself last night.

    Oh, and BTW, congrats to Lee for his win. He’s a helluva nice guy
    with a good voice.

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  7. gladys said

    I’d like to be in the place of shelly, anyone in this world who does not wish this place?, for a minute next to david?
    The only thing I have to say, Shelly, my respects.

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  8. emmegirl said

    A day off, whoo-hoo, computer time! (code for David time!)

    Am I the only one who can’t stop watching the four basement videos,and I really do like the new song! Just love the cool kinda jazzy vibe and that movin’ and dancin’ and that head bobbin’ (and did ya see that head bobbin’ in You Gotta Be when he was holding the mic for Brooks, especially towards the end, aaaah!) Ooooh, to see him perform this where we can really see him! I hope he has more of this stuff on the album.

    He was just groovin that night and I loooved it! Man he is good!

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  9. emmegirl said

    bliss, yes. And Gladys, YES!

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  10. xaris said

    Don’t we need more pictures?

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  11. Angelica said

    Emmegirl,

    Yes, that new song is addicting to me. Sassy David with some nice shakin his upper torso moves. I’m liking the new vibe and confidence.

    Xaris,

    Yes, we do need more pictures. Thank you very much, (as David now says.) 8)

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  12. Abrra said

    Bliss
    They put him in the head of the line and next to Kris. I am happy. Watching him stroll out first was STUNNINGLY beautiful.I cannot tell you who else was on stage after seeing that!Most contestants never get invited back to perform. David had opportunities on Idol this year and last. We are the beneficiaries.

    “David is THE “get” for all the Red Carpet interviews.”

    I watched Jim Cantiello from MTV on the live stream. If I didn’t know better, I’d say he sole purpose for being there was to talk to David.? 😉

    Abrra

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  13. emmegirl said

    abrra, anywhere we can see that Cantiello video?

    (good gracious those eyes!)

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  14. Suzy-Q said

    I was so happyily surprised when David came on the AI stage. My heart jumped out of my chest! He looked so confident, happy and very handsome. Putting him next to Kris was like having him represent the Season 7 winnder. I think that Cook is overseas performing. I was amazed that they got everyone else. After I saw David come out I played it back again and again. I didn’t even know who won until twenty minutes after the show ended and then I went back to watching David again. I was up pretty late.
    I thought that it was funny that Jim Cantiello was so anxious to interview David. I watched the live stream too and as soon as he spotted David he mentioned that he was there. As Jim was interviewing other celebrities I could see David in the background. Then as David got closer, Jim kept his eye on him and you knew that he was afraid that he would get away before he could talk to him. David was in such demand. Then “What’s her name ( Janice ?) and family” wanted to come up to Jim to talk but he pushed them back and told them to wait so that he could grab David as soon as he could interupt him from talking to someone else. Jim was so afraid of losing him. It was all so sweet to watch. Love Jim. Love David even more.

    I got the book today!!!!!!!

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  15. Abrra said

    Emmegirl
    It was just a live stream (lots of standing and waiting, filler chatter) and he kept saying he did NOT want to miss David Archuleta. I just checked the MTV site. They must be chopping up the tape from last night into individual videos. Keep checking over there. http://www.mtv.com/

    Pictures??????????

    GAH!!

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    Abrra

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  16. emmegirl said

    Thanks Abrra, will do!

    Angelica, I am stuck in that video and can’t claw my way out!

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  17. Shawna said

    Cook was doing a charity event in Kansas City and didn’t feel right trying to change that to be on idol last night. Kudo’s to him!! He really is a great guy.

    Love this post!!! You all do such a wonderful job. I could spend all day here and know everything there is to know about DA. Thanks so much.

    Glad that Lee won! Saw your tweet last night, Abs, and that is how I knew he won. Woo hoo!!! He is what AI should be about. You know who is going to win cause the frontrunner is usually pimped so much by the judges that the underdog seems to get the votes. He is such a nice, humble guy. Loved his reaction when he won and when Ryan asked him how it felt, and he said “I don’t know”, that was priceless. Besides that is who David wanted to win too.

    Looking forward to tonight for chat. Should be awesome!! All who have read the book please come. It will be so fun to see everyones feelings about it. I am on my second reading and it is even better. Just loving it.

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  18. Pattirae said

    OK, today I really am going to get something done!!!! But what if my book comes today? (I thought it was coming yesterday.) I guess life is all about priorities. If it comes, oh well house and flowers, guess you’ll have to wait. I am coming to the chat even though I haven’t read the book. I just want to be here with you.

    I was so happy that Lee won last night. But like everyone else here, my focus was on David, the interviews, the pictures, and on stage dressed in white. Can I just say that he melts my heart with pure joy.

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  19. djafan said

    Thank you Shawna for the book chat reminder for tonight!

    Pattirae, it will be fun tonight!

    Showbiz Shelly interview on youtube…

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  20. betsy said

    Abs #15 – Why can’t I figure out who that is next to David? Long haired brunette?
    Enjoying the white shirt, btw.
    And yes, he strolled onto that stage like he owned it. Which as far as I’m concerned, he does.
    p.s. I had told my sister that David would be there, and maybe would sing with someone else. Her reply, via text:
    “I want David alone”
    second text:
    I MEAN I WANT HIM TO SING ALONE! SHEESH!”

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  22. betsy said

    dja – have you seen the pics of David & Shelly at the afterparty last night?
    She’s got ahold of his wrist. So fricken adorable.

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  23. betsy said

    Hahahahah!! I am psychic!

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  24. djafan said

    Betsy…the one I just added? If not where is it?

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  25. betsy said

    That’s the one 🙂
    They look like they are having fun.

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  26. djafan said

    betsy…lol

    David on People!

    http://www.people.com/people/videos/0,,20388841,00.html

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  27. Abrra said

    While we are on the B96 train, here is an older interview from after the Idol tour. Thanks JR!

    Abrra

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  28. bebereader said

    Great week for David’s fans! Pics, vids, new song, David in white, new hair, flirty David with Showbiz Shelly. No complaints from me!

    Some more pics from last night!

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  29. FG said

    Did some checking on Showbiz Shelly….she is 25 years old and has a minor in Spanish. 🙂

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  30. dakgal said

    Anybody got a cup of patience I can borrow! Geez Louise! On some other sites read where the books were shipped by B&N by regular mail –rather than express. Grrrr.

    Bliss– Scenario–Maybe David was asked to stand in for Cook–but I can see him saying he wouldn’t feel right doing that.. I’m happy with the position they gave him –but if the truth be told –he should have been in front of everybody.

    Abrra–I watched Jim C. too and I agree , his total purpose being there was to interview David. He mentioned David umpteen times. Who in the world was that pushy, obnoxious woman? Loved it when Jim put her off for David.

    To me, the best part of the whole show last night were the past Idols and David ( who looked extremely handsome) coming on stage, they didn’t devote enough time to that and you could plainly see that Paula and Simon were enjoying it immensely. Their faces were beaming. IMO they could have done without a couple of 6 minute performances and have had the past Idol top three places do duets ( thinking of “No Air” ) I’d have been glued to my TV.

    ITS HERE! ITS HERE! Gotta go–Bye

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  31. emmegirl said

    David and Shelly do look like they have a great time together!
    He does like spunky girls!

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  32. bebereader said

    More pics from last night!

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    from Just Jared Jr.

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  33. djafan said

    This is adorable from Apple Idol event…

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  34. djafan said

    Make sure to check out Abrra’s new slideshow!!!!

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  35. Abrra said

    New slide show up! Top left sidebar.

    Reminder: Discussion about Chords of Strength in chat tonight beginning at 9 pm est. Bebereader and Djafans (later) will be on hand.

    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

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  36. Abrra said

    I have not read the book yet. Time on my hands? I look at old YouTubes. 2 words SKIN and HAIR!

    Abrra

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  37. bebereader said

    Book chat in ten minutes!!!

    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    See you there! 🙂

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  38. bebereader said

    Abbra: Congrats on another beautiful slide show!

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  39. emmegirl said

    I’ve been trying to decipher the words to If I Could Only Be.
    I just love the vibe of the song how he performs it, just can’t make out alot of the words. Think this is something David wants to talk about or he wouldn’t want it on the album. So, if he has something to say, I want to hear it.

    I took what they had at FOD and added what I hear, have no clue if a word of it is accurate. Would love it if somehow we could get the lyrics. If they are testing the waters with the fanbase and the song, it is tough for fans to judge without accurate lyrics. Anyway, came up with this. Would love some input!

    If I Could Only Be

    All my life I tried to be
    Someone that just was ..??
    If I can be an ..? to see
    Part of me got lost one day

    Just this once, why not try
    Spread this broken wing and fly

    If I could only be
    What this world wants me to be, yeah
    Could I finally feel free, yeah
    And live in harmony

    Cause all your life you try to be
    The robot that they want you to be, oh, oh
    Live your life like you’d be ..?, yeah
    (Cast your sail for Gallilee)

    Sometime, (sometime)
    Though never..?

    If you could only be
    What this world wants you to be, yeah
    Would you finally feel free, yeah
    And live in harmony, yeah

    And I feel like I know nothing and everything
    oh, oh, oh
    And I can’t ..? with all that you thought of me
    oh, oh, oh
    So (when I get through OR what I’ve been through)I am who I’m meant to be
    oh oh ho oh

    If we could only be
    What this world wants us to be, yeah
    Could we’d finally feel free, yeah
    And live in harmony, yeah yeah

    Got to be
    Got to be free

    Repeat

    Oh,oh, oh, ohhhhhhh

    If we could only be
    What this world wants us to be
    Could we finally feel free, yeah
    And live in harmony, yeah yeah yeah

    **And let me tell you, the more I listen to it, the more I LOVE it!

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  40. Tawna21 said

    Lovin’ the slide show, abrra, and all the pix and vids here today. Tues. night and last night were pretty awesome, to say the least.

    Abs, I’m only on chap. 2 in the book. I’m going to read it as slow as I want to and just when I want to, so I can make it go on and on and on. One of my favorite authors has a new book out in her latest sequel, but that one will have to wait until I’ve finished COS, so it may be kind of dusty before it gets picked up. Short word on COS–my heart is being touched, and I’m only into chap. 2.

    TW

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  41. betsy said

    bebe #32 – THANK YOU FOR THIS.

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  42. Abrra said

    Thank you for the kind words on the newest slide show. A few people asked me what happened to the video I made “Friends of Mine” and I wanted to say its back up. I revised the content by adding in the SnowAngelz clip. I removed the original video so there would not seem like 2 of the same thing. If you favorited the older one, its gone. Here is the updated version.

    Abrra

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  43. bebereader said

    Incredible hair pic sent to us from Betsy!
    Thanks, Betsy!

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    credit: Monica

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  44. betsy said

    You sweet thing. 🙂 That hair is one beautiful entity.

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  45. Angelica said

    Emmegirl#39 I’m caught in the vortex too so I’ll take a stab at it.

    If I Could Only Be

    All my life I tried to be
    Someone that just wasn’t me.
    From agony to ecstasy
    Part of me got lost one day

    Just this once, why not try
    Spread these broken wings and fly

    If I could only be
    What this world wants me to be, yeah
    Could I finally feel free, yeah
    And live in harmony

    Cause all your life you try to be
    The robot that they want you to be, oh, oh
    Live your life like MTV, yeah
    Or cast your sail for Galilee.

    Sometime, somehow
    Though we’re never apart?

    If you could only be
    What this world wants you to be, yeah
    Would you finally feel free, yeah
    And live in harmony, yeah

    And I feel like I know nothing and everything
    oh, oh, oh
    And I can’t (choose or kill) the part with all that you thought of me
    oh, oh, oh
    But when I get through I am who I’m meant to be
    oh oh ho oh

    If we could only be
    What this world wants us to be, yeah
    Could we’d finally feel free, yeah
    And live in harmony, yeah yeah

    Got to be
    Got to be free

    Repeat

    Oh,oh, oh, ohhhhhhh

    If we could only be
    What this world wants us to be
    Could we finally feel free, yeah
    And live in harmony, yeah yeah yeah

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  46. blisskasden said

    I’ve been looking at these pics of David from last night, and as much as I like to say that his appearance should not be the focus of his appeal, the fact remains that David is shockingly handsome . I mean, look at the pic at # 26. Who looks like that? It’s jolting to the senses to look at these pics.

    On another note, I was in a Barnes and Noble in Manhattan today and asked if they had David’s book. Sure enough they did, so I took the escalator up to the music section, and there were about 5 copies on the shelf. I took a copy from the shelf and held it in my hands. I didn’t open it because I want to wait until I can give it my full attention, and I have an anti-snippet policy. Anyway, my point is that just holding the book had a positive energy that I could feel, and I found myself treating the book with respect and love as I held it and then gently returned it to the shelf. I know that all of you can understand and appreciate that.

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  47. emmegirl said

    Angelica, this is crazy, but this is what I am hearing now!
    Thoughts?

    All that..? attracted me
    Someone who just wasn’t ..?
    I can be in ecstacy
    Part of me got lost that day

    Just this once, why not try
    Spread this broken wing and fly

    If I could only be
    What this girl wants me to be, yeah
    Could I finally feel free, yeah
    And live in harmony

    The harder that you try to be
    The robot that they want you to be, oh, oh
    Live your life like ..?, yeah
    ……???????

    Sometime, somehow
    Though we’re never apart

    If you could only be
    What this world wants you to be, yeah
    Would you finally feel free, yeah
    And live in harmony, yeah

    And I feel like I know nothing, another thing
    oh, oh, oh
    And I can’t be a part of all that your gonna be
    oh, oh, oh
    But when I’m with you I am who I’m meant to be
    oh oh ho oh

    If we could only be
    What this world wants us to be, yeah
    Could we finally feel free, yeah
    And live in harmony, yeah yeah

    Got to be
    Got to be free

    Repeat

    Oh,oh, oh, ohhhhhhh

    If we could only be
    What this world wants us to be
    Could we finally feel free, yeah
    And live in harmony, yeah yeah yeah

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  48. emmegirl said

    Angelica,

    oh, your “agony or ecstacy” really works, and the “mtv” and “Gallilee” lines

    and now it sounds like:

    Got to feel it
    Got to feel free

    Got to be it
    Got to be free

    (and maybe I just need to go to bed! Man, I neeed these lyrics!)

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  49. Angelica said

    Bliss,

    “I found myself treating the book with respect and love as I held it and then gently returned it to the shelf. I know that all of you can understand and appreciate that.”

    I do understand. Tomorrow I drive an hour to meet a friend for lunch and pick up my book that arrived Wednesday. She emailed me today…”Your book is still in the box. I never touched it……so your hands will be the first to hold it!! (haha).

    I also understand what you’re saying about his appearance. He’s a corker. No one looks like that. He is stunning. I could write a fantasy of an elf king of terrible power and beauty and model the character after him.

    #43 That hair. I’ve heard of death by chocolate, but death by hair? Laawws we are in trouble! LOL!

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  50. Angelica said

    Emmegirl,

    The plot thickens. I think you’re getting very close to solving the case. Man, I need those lyrics now too! Hope the song makes the album so we can read them. Oh Oh Oh oh!

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  51. emmegirl said

    Angelica,

    Now I can rest, thought I was loosing it.
    Well, now I really am, lol!

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  52. emmegirl said

    I mean “losing”

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  53. emmegirl said

    If this is one that MIGHT make the album, I’ll never survive the ones that do.

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  54. bebereader said

    Great time at the book chat tonight!
    Thank you all for attending, both the chatters and the viewers.
    It was interesting that many who were there hadn’t read or received the book yet but wanted to be there anyway. Looking forward to future book chats as more and more fans read “Chords of Strength”.

    djafan#33 I loved that video of Crush from the Apple event. Wish we had the whole song. Did you hear the changeups David did, at :40-:48 and then at the end? I’ve never heard him sing “Crush” that way before! Yowsa!!!

    Emmegirl and Angelica: I appreciate that you’re both taking a stab at the lyrics to “If I Could Only Be”. While you’re battling them out (lol), some of us are using them to follow along to David’s singing. I’m sure loving that song!

    Bliss #46 David is appealing on so many levels. During the book chat tonight, at times we had trouble keeping up with the conversation because David’s singing was distracting us from talking about him. LOL

    Fun day!
    Nite all!

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  55. Abrra said

    There was a season 9 finale party at Skybar in LA. Here is a loooong video of the attendees as they leave the event. David comes out near the end around 24:52. He is with his aunt. There were 2 others with him in the car, I will assume they are publicists. I took a few screencaps of him below.
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  56. FG said

    Angelica “I could write a fantasy of an elf king of terrible power and beauty and model the character after him.” LOL 🙂

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  57. emmegirl said

    bebereader, I love that song too! One time I hear one thing and the next time another and it doesn’t matter, still love it!

    And that video – he starts little more than a half minute in – swaying 1:00, head whips at 1:14, 1:19, the move at 1:38, head down groove thing 1:42, more moves 2:00-2:05, those oh-oh-ohs and that swaying, that swaying, then the “be-e-e-e-e-e-e-e”, the hand, lordy the hand, at 2:43, hunkerdown at 2:45 followed up with double-move head whips and shoulder dips at 2:49 & 2:55, the hop at 3:05 then again with the swaying, the merciless hand at 3:20 and I think I saw the claw around 2:27!

    Obsessed, you bet! Who does not want to see him sing this live!!! Possibly at a book signing, OMG!

    (and as far as the high parts go, remember when he first sang the Riddle, they weren’t as strong. Only took a few concerts in and he owned them!)

    FG – LOL!

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  58. djafan said

    Good Morning All!

    In a hurry this morning, but here is a clearer audio of If I Could Only Be…it should help.

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  59. djafan said

    That first yeah at 2:40 is out of this world and ditto to all your observations Emmegirl.

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  60. betsy said

    Bliss #46 – I really loved that. The tenderness of it makes me tear up.
    Same thing goes for your friend not opening your package, Angelica. People who love David just get it.

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  61. xaris said

    OOOHHH–Djafan, thanks for the better video. Wow, I am really liking this song now that I can hear both David and the backing track. And Emmegirl, yes, yes, yes to everything. Especially the part about how rapidly his falsetto improved on The Riddle. Is anyone the teeniest bit worried about David performing this one live? You know how he, ummm, loosens up once he gets comfortable with a song? Holy Mahalia Jackson…..

    Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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  62. poof said

    Hi all,,
    I got up early this morning to finish COS. I know we aren’t really discussing it here yet, but I needed to share. I loved the whole book, but when I got to the last line, I burst into tears. Not because it was done, but because in the last line he did it. He was speaking . Directly . to . Me. And then, Bliss, I hugged it and gently and respectfully put it back up on the shelf.
    I then came and checked out The Voice. I am going to have a happy day. Hope you do to!

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  63. Abrra said

    I need a cutesy song to put over this video. Suggestions?

    I have to keep busy until my book arrives next week.

    Abrra

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  64. Emi said

    Wow that video…Something classical maybe?

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  65. xaris said

    Abrra! I like Emi’s suggestion. How about Flight of the Bumblebee? That’s the only thing I can think of spastic enough for those hand gestures. LOL!!!

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  66. betsy said

    Abs – Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys 🙂

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  67. FG said

    Betsy – hi! How’s about you, Rebecca, Marcia from Ann Arbor, and I meet for lunch on June 1 at 1:00pm at the Panera near the Green Oak Village place mall, Brighton, Lee Rd. Then onto Barnes & Noble to pose with the book and take pics!! Wear your David shirt if you have one! LOL Please confirm via Twitter. Any other Michigan archies are free to join us!

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  68. SandyBeaches said

    Bliss, I was thinking that once one has the book it is like having something uniquely special in your possession and it is a gift from David.

    I waited and followed the FedeX delivery from first having the papers acknowledged from Mirabel in Quebec and then on to Newark and I remember Indiana was listed twice and then Mirabel and on to Halifax. I checked out the tracking early each day and then later in the day. It was quite a tracking session and they are good to their customers, they told me why it was stuck in Halifax for another day. At least they told me why. I watched for the parcel all of yesterday and then half an hour before cut off time it was delivered to my husband’s office. He brought it home like it was something from a distant relative. I stopped preparing dinner like everyone expected I would, sat down in the kitchen and put on a long lasting smile that always happens when David is involved. Between last evening and today I read it all and some parts twice. I awoke at 4 am and it was light outside, so I took my book and tiptoed past the sleeping dogs. I found a comfortable chair far away from everyone in the house and then I read it chapter by chapter until it was finished. How couold I have a visit with David and leave in the middle?

    It does have a personal feeling to it and who but David could have something that special envelop the entire book? It is truly a wonderful writing and that should fall within the limit of book comments I hope I can safely say before June 1st…

    SB

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  69. djafan said

    SB and Bliss…I loved your words. And yes he is distracting to look at like bebe says. Book chat was so much fun but David kept interrupting us…lol

    I also sat and carefully took it out of the box like if it were a delicate rose, looked at it, gave me granddaughter hers, first thing she did was smell it…lol So I did too and hugged it. I’m still perplexed about the emotional reaction. The book is a treasure chest full of Davidisms. I’ve bought two for myself, one for his signature and then put away and one for multiple readings with post its for notes and what not.

    Angelica…elf story modeled after David…I want to read it.

    Emmegirl…I hope IICOB makes the album. I want to David live move like that.

    Xaris…I’ve got that video on my Ipod…I’m obsessed.

    Poof…that last line got to me too…just David.

    Hello back in a bit, I saw this tweet-

    For those of you voters! From twitter

    Ergoego http://bit.ly/bOwUNI @adamlambert fans, vote on this Access Hollywood poll for favorite ‘Idol’ runner-up. Results reported on AH show!

    I want David to win this one! I’ve also put the link for quick access on the left sidebar.

    http://www.accesshollywood.com/who-is-your-all-time-favorite-idol-runner-up_poll_1919

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  70. blisskasden said

    After calling the book store in Ridgewood and being “strongly advised” to arrive before the store opens, I have decided to forego that event in favor of the next day’s extravaganza at Border’s. It’s all David’s fault. He’s just too dang popular. I wish all those who make the pilgrimage to Ridgewood a great time, and I hope we will get a video and narrative account of the festivities in excrutiating detail.

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  71. djafan said

    Winning the Billboard Poll brought David a lot of positive buzz….this one in particular.

    This from associated content…

    David Archuleta Voted Billboard’s Best American Idol Ever

    Tina Molly Lang
    Published May 27, 2010 by:

    David Archuleta has been named Billboard’s Best American Idol Ever, beating Carrie Underwood 92 to 8 percent.

    Archuleta considers this a particular honor because Billboard is “not just some teen website.” Archuleta checks Billboard regularly and reads the magazine. And given Underwood’s success, he was surprised and flattered
    to have received more votes.

    “It’s crazy,” he says. “Carrie’s just so successful. She’s sold millions and millions of albums and she has a great voice and a great personality.”

    David Archuleta Named Billboard’s Best American Idol Ever: Objective vs. Subjective

    From an objective standpoint, Archuleta doesn’t have the record sales of Underwood or Chris Daughtry, an Oscar like Jennifer Hudson, or the time-tested longevity of Kelly Clarkson. Yet that may just be a matter of time. David is still very young.

    And in a way, Billboard actually makes the distinction between established success vs. subjective appeal. In another Billboard poll that measured album sales, individual song sales, and radio play, Kelly Clarkson came in first place followed by Carrie Underwood.

    David Archuleta Named Billboard’s Best American Idol Ever: Vocal and Musical Appeal

    Still, it’s easy to understand why Billboard’s fans voted in droves for David Archuleta. While it may be tempting to write him off as a Disney teen, his appeal extends across all age groups. Teenagers, senior citizens, and adult contemporary audiences appreciate his sweet voice and genuinely humble demeanor.

    Archuleta’s voice, talent, and versatility will contribute to his ultimately longevity as an artist. His radio-friendly voice suits pop, adult contemporary, and even R&B. And he appeals to Spanish-speaking markets as well, as seen in Somos El Mundo (We are the World). And having seen him perform at last year’s US Open finale, I can vouch that he sounds even more impressive live.

    According to Billboard, David Archuleta’s record sales are nearing the one million mark (as of April 2010) and his ticket sales have hit 3 million.

    Winning the Billboard Poll brought David a lot of positive buzz.

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5428482/david_archuleta_voted_billboards_best.html?cat=33

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  72. djafan said

    Another nice interview…interviewer was fangirling…who could blame her?…lol

    “Idol” finalist David Archuleta to sign his memoir in Ridgewood
    Thursday, May 27, 2010
    BY SACHI FUJIMORI
    The Record
    STAFF WRITER

    WHO: David Archuleta.

    WHAT: Signing his book “Chords of Strength.”

    WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday.

    WHERE: Bookends, 232 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood; 201-445-0726 or book-ends.com.

    David Archuleta sang for me. Granted, it was just two lines. But somehow, I now understand the enormous charm of this baby-faced “American Idol” star, season 7’s runner-up.

    In a recent phone interview, I asked the 19-year-old which of his original songs best captures his personality. He immediately said: “Works for Me,” a bonus track off his self-titled debut album. Then he launched into a sweet, drawn-out melody. “No, I won’t make up my mind. I’m too good at wastin’ time.”

    I was too disarmed to come back with a response.

    But David, if you’re reading this: I don’t think you’re the procrastinating type at all. You’ve yet to hit two decades, and you’ve already serenaded on “Star Search,” overcome vocal cord paralysis, weathered the grueling rounds of competition to become a finalist on “Idol,” released two albums and now you have a memoir out! Please!

    During the interview, Archuleta talked about his faith, humility and his new book.

    Q. In your memoir, you come across as someone who wants to keep a low profile. When you were auditioning for “American Idol,” you didn’t tell your friends or anyone at your high school.

    I was just afraid of people having high expectations for me and then coming home and disappointing them. I didn’t want anyone to know.

    Q. How do you personalize the cover songs that you perform — like your much-buzzed-about “Idol” performance of “Imagine”?

    I think you have to believe in what you’re really singing, and really feel something as you sing. When you believe, there’s a connection and a truth in what you’re saying. The truth is what hits people. In “Imagine” you’re imagining a situation of how things can be, imagining what it’s like. People will feel that. So many people connect to that. It’s what I love about music.

    Q. You talk about your faith and prayer a lot in the book. And you’re from Utah. Are you Mormon?

    Yes.

    Q. Why didn’t you mention that in the book?

    I didn’t mention that? I don’t like flaunting my beliefs. People know it’s a big part of my life. I don’t think it should be all flashy and showy. The book is supposed to be who I am. People want to know why (I’m) the way I am and why I’m doing these things. I’m not perfect. I’m happy to help other people be happy, that’s what life is all about.

    Q. You mention that running is a hobby. Are you still a runner? Do you want to run a marathon someday?

    I recently messed with my leg. I didn’t stretch. Oh, bummer. The other night I got some new sweat pants. You know, I really want to do a marathon. I’m not going to be the fastest person. But I can say I did the marathon.

    Q. What projects do you have coming up?

    I’m working on my second pop album. I’ve been writing a lot. What’s cool about writing is you get to show more of you. On “American Idol,” fans get to know you as a person. (But) you don’t have any of your own songs.

    Q. You’re only 19; do you picture yourself putting out albums well into your senior years?

    Sure, I would love to. I loved music since I was little. … I don’t see myself quitting. It’s such a part of who I am. Tony Bennett has been doing this for years. He’s still doing it and still sounding great. I don’t think you can get sick of music.

    Q. How are your vocal cords doing after the partial paralysis you suffered a few years ago?

    It’s just really amazing, my voice has learned to work around it. I feel fine. I can go for hours recording and get through a whole set jumping around on the stage. I feel really grateful. It can be easy to give up. I just feel I have to thank God. You’re not always the one in charge.

    http://www.northjersey.com/arts_entertainment/celebrities/94994364_Pop_idol_shows_strength.html?c=y&page=2

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  73. bebereader said

    Short video of David signing autographs on the Red Carpet:

    courtesy of jenniferh2525

    Another red carpet pic:

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    courtesty of Archuleta Avenue

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  74. FG said

    Angelica – you have e-mail! I sent you the article. WHEW! Please let me know what you think before you post it, because if too much needs to be edited, I may want to rewrite it or tackle a different subject. It is very honest and has religious references, but I don’t want it to be so edited so that it loses its honesty, if that makes any sense. Not that I don’t understand the need for editing in general…now I’m rambling LOL!

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  75. bebereader said

    Angelica: That elf story is crying to be written! 😉

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  76. GG_doorsfan said

    hi there 😀 – if you’re inclined… could use your help here…

    Who is your all-time favorite ‘Idol’ runner-up?

    http://www.accesshollywood.com/who-is-your-all-time-favorite-idol-runner-up_poll_1919

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  77. djafan said

    Vote!!!!!

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  78. emmegirl said

    David might be headed to NYC…more recording? He said in an AI interview he would be going home in a couple of weeks.

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  79. djafan said

    Screencaps from red carpet video…lovely

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  80. djafan said

    Screencaps from this video…

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  81. archiesfan4life said

    bliss #70 – I was so looking forward to meeting you in NJ:(.

    Zoe and I are going crazy trying to determine how early we need to arrive. We have agreed we are a “little” passed the age of arriving at 3 am and sitting on the sidewalk for 5 hours waiting for the store to open! LOL

    Bookends keeps telling us that they know what they are doing – they have had signings for Presidents, Senators and “even Ozzy Osbourne” – I told them David is more popular than any of them – they didn’t seemed impressed with my opinion:) Zoe was told the exact same thing when she called.

    Of course, we could spend those hours trying to understand what happened to the two reserved women who used to be us two years ago! Never mind – this is way more fun!!!

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  82. Abrra said

    Betsy picked the right song for the video that needed some music! Grats sis!
    Good Vibrations!

    Abrra

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  83. SandyBeaches said

    FG…You are on the right track to look out for the main content of your article in the editing (and we are not editors so one is naturally needed), so that the points that are clear to you that you want to convey, are not lost. We strangely become protective of our articles and rightfully so because they are like a chapter in a book that we have solely written. It takes time to pour over videos and pictures to find the perfect matches to the article, but it is all good fun. If you have any trouble in finding what you need, then our editor works her magic!

    I look forward to reading it when it is published!

    SB

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  84. emmegirl said

    dja, lawzy!

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  85. bebereader said

    AFFL#41 I’m not sure yet what time I’ll get to Bookends. The combination of long lines on a hot day does not a pretty picture make. I’ll do my best and pray for the same.

    djafan#79 Lovely collage!

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  86. blisskasden said

    Archiesfan4life, I was looking forward to meeting you and the others who are going to Ridgewood, but I’m sure we’ll have other opportunities once David “hits the road”. After going to Borders in NY, being assured that there will be enough books, and being told that David will stay as along as it takes to sign all of them, I decided to go there.

    Ridgewood should be special, though. It will have an “opening night” feel to it, which brings with it extra excitement. To all who do go to Ridgewood, have a ball, and I look forward to hearing (and seeing, if possible) all about it.

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  87. Angelica said

    FG#74

    You wound me. I am the soul of discretion when it comes to editing and only cut when surgery is absolutely necessary. 😉

    I just read your article. It will stand “as is” without any editing. You did good. That guy standing over your shoulder must be smiling right now. I know I am.

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  88. silverfox said

    David indeed had a busy & sweet week. And as usual just trying to catch up with everything that went on. LOVE his hair! Love his confidence. Love how much he’s “grown” since last year’s AI finale. Loved his playful banter with showbiz Shelly. He is such a flirt..”Maybe we can help each other out” when she said her love-life was slow! 😆 And LOVE how cameras just love him! He is just as photogenic as always, maybe more so! He is a very beautiful man. Perfect!

    Not sure about the new song yet. It seemed to be hard to sing effortlessly for David. I’m sure he’ll nail it after he sings it a couple more times. I thought it was cool he was asked to be the entertainment for that party though. 😀

    I’m still waiting for THE BOOK! The only time I’ve waited this anxiously & with so much anticipation was when I waited to see David in concert. What a feeling!

    We’re having a severe thunderstorm here..again. 😦 I know David is getting ready to fly out to the east coast soon. Maybe tomorrow, and because of the storm and the possibility my power will go out, I wanted to post the prayer for David now in case I can’t come in later. Not saying goodnight yet though as it’s not even 6pm in LA! So just in case..

    Dear Lord,

    Please take care of David. Watch over him and 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 will love him UNCONDITIONALLY as we, his Archangels do.
    Separate David from those who have agendas other than for his well being.
    Give him rest when he’s weary and stamina to sustain his hectic pace.
    Give him assurance when he feels doubt and give him joy when he feels sad.
    Keep him always in your protective arms during this time on his journey.
    And please Lord, give us, his fans, the wisdom to do right by David.
    Help us in the way we support David so that it’s always in his best interests.
    May he continue to encounter goodwill and happiness wherever his journey leads him.
    Keep David and 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, we humbly pray. Amen.

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  89. Zoe said

    AFFL, guess we’ll throw caution to the wind and pray that we’ll get to Bookends before they sell out! We’re probably overly anxious about it, but since they won’t tell us how many books they have on hand (why???), it’s certainly conceivable that they will sell out, and early, especially if there are an unlimited amount of copies anyone can buy.

    Not likin this store much, but heck, if it gives me the chance to finally meet David, I’ll zip my lip at the checkout line.

    Bebe, let us know when you plan to get there…would love to meet up for lunch or a cup of joe, even if it’s later in the afternoon.

    Bliss, I’m a big fan of your posts and was looking forward to meeting you on Tuesday. Sure you won’t reconsider??

    To the Admins…thanks for all the awesome coverage of David this week. The photos, videos and interviews sure have been a feast for the eyes and ears!

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  90. Abrra said

    Zoe

    Thank you for the kind comment. David gave us so much material to bring to the table.

    One of the Utah folks was told by an employee of Deseret Books that they had 10,000 books and 7,000 more in a warehouse. See if you can calculate that, keeping in mind the population of Utah and NJ respectively. Does that help?

    Abrra 😉

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  91. Zoe said

    Thanks, Abrra!

    My anxiety level has just come down a few notches. I doubt Bookends has anywhere near the amount that Utah has, but somehow I’ve got to believe they’ll have enough for those diehards, like AFFL and me, who’ll be getting to the store by early afternoon.

    Now what to do with the 8 hours or so we’ll be waiting for David to show up? No problem! We’ll find a comfy spot to curl up and submerge ourselves in that eagerly anticipated read! The floor should work just fine! 🙂

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  92. pabuckie said

    I thought you guys might like this pic.

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  93. Zoe said

    Pabuckie,

    WOWWWWWZA!!! ME LIKEY!!!

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  94. blisskasden said

    Zoe, I was looking forward to seeing David on back to back days. Unfortunately, the anticipated throng in Ridgewood, coupled with the more viable scenerio in NYC caused me to change my plans. I hope to have the pleasure of meeting you in the future. This will be your first face to face meeting with David, huh? Buckle up. One look is all it takes to change your life forever. I’ll be getting my “booster shot” on Wednesday.

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  95. Zoe said

    Hey Bliss, thanks for the pep talk! My life has already been changed forever by this kid. Just so psyched to finally be geting the chance to “meet” him, to know he is FOR REAL!!

    We’ll meet up another time for sure. Enjoy your “booster shot” at the NYC locale!

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  96. betsy said

    #82
    Nice one sis 🙂

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  97. betsy said

    #79

    He is the most beautiful creature I have ever seen. EVER.
    Just look at him. I know, I know – everyone has. 🙂 But still.

    Thanks for the screencaps dja.

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  98. bebereader said

    Zoe and AFFL#91: Looking forward to seeing you at some point during the day on Tuesday at Bookends!

    Bliss#94: We’ll miss you! Here’s to getting together next time, on David’s upcoming tour. I’m sure we’ll be running into each other somewhere, neighbor. 😉

    Betsy#97: Ditto 😀

    David’s signature on the book, courtesy of monica 2112 twitpic!

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  99. Blisskasden said

    Bebereader, we will definitely meet each other along the Archu-Highway. I really wanted to go to both NY area signings. It was just not feasible. I’m hoping to make up for it with an extra concert, although getting a ticket may not be an easy task this time around. We all wished for David to have great success, and those of us who have been there since the beginning will have to share him with those who are getting on board now. It’s a small price to pay,however, to have David realize a dream that he so completely deserves.

    I wonder if the criteria for good seats at his concerts can be based on seniority.

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  100. FG said

    #83 SB – thanks!

    #87 Angelica – LOL. I can’t believe it will run as is. I thought it was too much. Any idea when? Thanks!

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  101. FG said

    Hi Bliss. I still love your every word. 😉 I’m so glad you are here.

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  102. pabuckie said

    Good Morning!

    Better Version of Soul Sister! 🙂

    Gotta BE! 🙂

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  103. Abrra said

    Bliss

    Funny you say that about seating at concerts. When I went to the Foxwoods show in December it sure looked like what you describe. Dawn and I had first row seats. As I looked down the row of about 30 more seats across the front, I spotted tons of people I had met at concerts and bonded with. Especially sweet was djbell seated in the center with her magical ninja video camera that looks like a still shot camera 🙂 I felt like David was singing to us in a private setting LOL

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    David singing The Riddle at Foxwoods

    Abrra

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  104. pabuckie said

    So David sings “my whole entire chest” instead of “untrimmed chest” LOL! For anyone still wondering! haha

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  105. betsy said

    Nice find, Pabuckie. I woke up with that song in my head and voila! There was a beautiful, CLEAR, light version to watch.

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  106. FG said

    Hi abrra! Just look at those facial features!

    I hope you all have a great weekend! I’m working 2day then 2mrw hubby & I go on an overnight anniversary trip! See you next week for all the book signing excitement! 🙂

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  107. FG said

    Betsy! did you see my post earlier abt June 1?

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  108. pabuckie said

    IF I COULD ONLY BE!!!!!!!!

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  109. pabuckie said

    CRUSH!

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  110. betsy said

    FG – Have a fun trip with your husband. Happy anniversary! See you on the 1st.
    Stuck in the Hey Soul Sister vortex. Thanks alot, PA!

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  111. pabuckie said

    Well I can finally here some lyrics:

    If I Could Only Be

    “Well I feel like I know nothing & everthing”!! Nice!

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  112. xaris said

    Bringing this link over from FOD to the LA Times interview. Check out what he says about a Spanish album! AAAHHHH!

    http://www.latimes.com/videobeta/7d6298d6-f9f9-4018-ad3e-7b59017d5553/Entertainment/David-Archuleta-American-Idol-9-Finale-Red-Carpet

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  113. Abrra said

    Xaris
    Ty for that video. I copied it for The Voice Unplugged! No wonder he was so sought after for interviews, he was stunning. /le sigh

    Dja, time to screencap again LOL

    Abrra

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  114. pabuckie said

    Thanks Xaris! That’s a great article. Love that David will be doing a Spanish album in the future. I wish I knew Spanish but of course when David sings we really don’t have to know the language do we!!

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  115. pabuckie said

    Hey Abrra!

    I think David is EXCITED to make a SPANISH ALBUM!

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  116. SandyBeaches said

    The last few videos here of David at the finale are the most extensive that we have had in a long time and especially the interview brought to us from Xaris…Thanks Xaris, because I believe that most everyone is wondering what he will be doing over the summer months. Without word from David himself, we are always looking in every ‘nook and cranny’ for the answers…

    SB

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  117. emmegirl said

    Pabuckie, thaaank you for those vids of the private performance! WOW! Great audio and video! Love all the cameras! And the guy at the end of Gotta Be just standing there shaking his head…guess he never saw David live before! Seems like there were alot of radio people there….and now they know!

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  118. emmegirl said

    Pabuckie, yeah, still can’t quite make out the first verse,
    but this could be the next one.

    live your life like MTV
    got your take, you gotta leave

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  119. emmegirl said

    oops, sorry! can you guys get rid of the first one? thanks.

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  120. pabuckie said

    There are no spoilers here — but a nice blog of someone who read the book and one of their pics will be in the book.

    http://cacophonyvsharmony.blogspot.com/

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  121. silverfox said

    I believe David is a “Traveling Man” today. I think he may be taking Mom along on this trip. I don’t think this will be a solo venture. It’s too special. Not many 19 year old’s can say they wrote a book which seems destined to stay on the best seller list for a long while. This is an occasion to share with loved ones who made the life he’s led possible. IMO, of course.

    I guess I just HOPE his mom accompanies him. He’ll be so happy & excited after each book signing that he will be bursting with adrenaline & a need to just TALK to someone he loves about his feelings! I can just “see” him in my mind’s eye…arms flailing, hands flying, feet jumping in the privacy of his hotel room! He’ll be so grateful to everyone, when in reality, everyone is
    very grateful for the gift of David Archuleta and all he’s given & shared with us.

    I envy all who will be attending a signing event. If I could, I would be also, but it’s not possible for me. I do hope all who live near enough & not difficult to get to one, makes it one, or two or three! I’m still waiting for THE BOOK!

    Going out for a bit before the heat & humidity arrives full force. Have a great day everyone.

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  122. janey said

    New info from BOOKENDS, NJ…please spread the word…thanks!!!!

    We are getting lots a calls about the rules for the David Archuleta signing at Bookend. Please read and send the following to all your friends.
    Here are the signing guidelines for Bookends given to us by the publisher:

    The books will go on sale on Tuesday, June 1st 8:00am, on a first-come,first-served basis. Books must be purchased at Bookends. They are $22.95 plus tax. We accept all major credit cards except for Discover.
    Your book along with your Bookends receipt is your (ticket) to get into the signing. No wrist bands will be issued. Therefore, you can either get in line or come back later in the afternoon and get in line. Your call.
    There is no limit to the number of books you can purchase per person.
    He will personalize books the day of the signing only. Name only….. no message.
    No memorabilia will be signed
    He has agreed to stay sign as long as it takes.
    Pictures from the line only ….no posed pictures with David.

    We expect a large crowd so plan accordingly and be patient. We will move people through as quickly as possible.
    Looking forward to seeing you all there!
    Bookends

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  123. emmegirl said

    Before I pry myself away for some much needed productivity, those new vids are amazing. His voice is strong as ever *that voice, that voice*, even his falsetto… he is so brilliant. Who, who, can sing anything and to perfection like he can. NOBODY! If you find em, please let me know. And I love that kind of groovin vibe he has. It looked like the crowd was loving him. I hope they give him the airtime he deserves this time around.

    Have a great Memorial Day weekend everyone!

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  124. pabuckie said

    Emmegirl — I think David is finally singing songs he wants to sing….vibe and all!

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  125. pabuckie said

    I know everyone is not into the voting thing but those comments on the Access Hollywood poll are getting pretty ugly.

    “I’m sure David is a nice kid with his snuffly nose and “golly gee whiz” manner, but I want to hear a gown-up in concert. Someone who oozes sex appeal, but is cheeky about it & has the best vocal chops I’ve heard in years. Only one person fits the bill: ADAM LAMBERT!”

    Obviously this person hasn’t seen David in Concert!

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  126. pabuckie said

    I need pics as incentive to keep voting.

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  127. bebereader said

    It’s a lazy, hazy Saturday afternoon….

    Bliss#99 “….We all wished for David to have great success, and those of us who have been there since the beginning will have to share him with those who are getting on board now. It’s a small price to pay, however, to have David realize a dream that he so completely deserves…”

    Bliss, I’m willing to share David for the reason you mentioned and also because the whole world NEEDS David.
    Have fun at the book signing!

    Pabuckie: Thank you! The videos are awesome!

    FG: Happy Anniversary! 😀

    I’m off to the great outdoors. haha Not really…I’m off to do some chores.

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  128. SandyBeaches said

    Have you seen this from the ‘Salt Lake Tribune’…

    “The pop-singing teen has been through a whirlwind since he auditioned his way out of obscurity in 2008 to become one of the most talented singers in the nine-year history of TV’s top-rated “American Idol.” The soulful tenor has released two albums — 2008’s self-titled debut and 2009’s “Christmas From the Heart” — and is finishing his third album, tentatively set for release before Christmas. His cheery, always-smiling countenance was even seen this past Wednesday onstage during the “American Idol” Season 9 finale.”

    Oh boy, a tour close to Christmas perhaps. It will be a year since we last saw him in concert and I know perhaps we have been spoiled.

    SB

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  129. bebereader said

    And the buzz is on about David’s Spanish album. Ricardo Montaner tweeted this:

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  130. pabuckie said

    I don’t think we ever saw this did we?

    CRUSH from the Apple Event!

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  131. AFD just stealing some time away from Fan Scene to say hi! Love “lurking” on your threads — especially love reading Blisskaden’s comments (and everyone else), we use to bump into each other waaaaaay back when on youtube comments.

    Love the photos Pabuckie — and you are everywhere! I think you win the David Archuleta’ing award 😉

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  132. Abrra said

    ArchieFanDoc-AFS
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    Loved the story of your receptionist, Maria.
    http://tinyurl.com/28p3vh2

    Come back soon!

    Abrra

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  133. Abrra said

    Not sure if this was posted. Lots of hand talkin!He seems to sit on his hand at one point.Who says he isn’t a good actor? Very expressive indeed.

    Abrra

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  134. cb said

    Thanks for this article and all of the pictures, and videos, and comments. I am loving this week!

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  135. emmegirl said

    A little something for your Saturday evening viewing pleasure.

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  136. Angelica said

    Unreal. Do you think he wears plaid as some sort of disguise? It’s not working.

    Photobucket

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  137. FG said

    Angelica – you have e-mail. and maybe the elf kingdom is done up in plaid thus making his camo. 🙂

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  138. betsy said

    That glow has no problem escaping the plaid. Burns through all disguise.

    FG – “done up” loling here.
    Can’t wait to meet up. It’s been too long.

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  139. pabuckie said

    Speaking of PLAID….I just happened to come across this GEM of David at Del Mar (boy almost a year ago already).
    It’s the end of To Be With You and all of STAND BY ME (excellent audio) and only 47 views.

    You know how I hated the misspelling of his name with two TT’s?? LOL Well as David says there is a reason for everything and IDK the fact that I stumbled upon this this morning and it’s misspelled makes me laugh. Thanks DAVID I will look at the misspelling in a more POSITIVE LIGHT from now on! haha

    Anyway, IT’S EXCELLENT!

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  140. bebereader said

    Good Morning!

    Pabuckie: Thank you for that video from DelMar and for all the great finds you share with us. When I hear that voice, I don’t see any misspelled words. LOL

    Cool article about “Chords of Strength” from Deseret News:

    “David Archuleta is a dreamer.

    And a skeptic.

    And an optimist.

    And now the 19-year-old singer is also a writer.

    Yep. You read that correctly. Archuleta is a published author. Of a book. A 256-page book, to be exact.

    And while you might be surprised that the “American Idol” runner-up has writing skills outside of music, no one was more surprised about the prospect of a book than Archuleta himself.

    There’s a lot more to Archuleta’s life than just “American Idol,” and when the editors at Penguin publishing house learned of how the young star had overcome vocal cord paralysis and a number of insecurities before finding success as a musician, they saw what Archuleta could not.

    “At first, I was like, what? What is there to write about? It’s like I’m not that interesting of a person,” Archuleta told the Deseret News in a phone interview from Southern California, where he was working with songwriters on new material.

    “I didn’t think I was all that super special,” he said. “Every single person has a story to tell, but not everyone has that opportunity to. I never imagined having this kind of thing, to be able to share my experiences and things that I’ve learned and have people actually want to hear what I’ve got to say.”

    It took a lot of juggling and overcoming fears on Archuleta’s part, but on June 1, “Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance” will hit bookstores.

    Getting the book to publication was not an easy process. Archuleta is not a fan of writing. In fact, he finds the process of putting words on a page somewhat terrifying. And beyond that, just remembering all the details of his short life was somewhat daunting.

    Luckily, Archuleta had the help of Monica Haim, who pushed the Utahn to go past his typical, brief answers. The more he would say, “I don’t know,” the more Haim would challenge Archuleta to remember, and, with some work, memories flooded back.

    “When you really pay attention and focus enough and try hard enough to think about something and give enough time to think it through, it will come back,” Archuleta said. “Even to the point where what you felt comes back and what your surroundings were. It was a really cool exercise for me.”

    The two worked together from Day One. And it was a lot of work. Long conversations, detailed questions, and editing and re-editing were all done during and in-between tours and recording albums, but Archuleta is extremely proud of “Chords of Strength.”

    “Nothing’s ever perfect, but just because something isn’t perfect doesn’t mean you give up on it,” he said. “Looking back, look at how far we came, look at how much we got accomplished. The things that I feel really good about with the book can help so many people potentially.”

    Help? you ask. Can a teenager’s memoir help me?

    Yes, it can, said Archuleta, who questioned the good of talking about himself for an entire book. “I know I haven’t lived for the longest time, but I have learned things.”

    “It’s up to other people to be interested in what I say,” Archuleta said. “But I just hope that I will be able to help people in some way with what I have to say and how I just view my life and how I’ve tried to live it.”

    Archuleta doesn’t know why exactly he was supposed to write “Chords of Strength,” and he doesn’t know who exactly is going to read it or what people will get out of it. He does know, however, that he was supposed to write it and share all he could.

    “I’m hoping that people will find things in common with me,” he said. “I hope they’ll say, ‘Hey, this kid is normal, he’s got problems, he’s got fears, but he was still able to get through it.'”

    Archuleta believes most important parts are near the end, where he tries to talk about why he does things and why he looks at music with a spiritual perspective.

    “I feel like God’s hand has been there,” he said. “Even though you think, why would He let me do this? Why would He give me this chance? What is the purpose of this? That’s where I really focused most of my concentration. I felt that’s what made me who I am the most, and that’s what’s given me the most strength.

    “When people read this book, they want to know why I am the way I am, and why I’ve decided to live my life the way I do, and why I’ve chosen music. That’s where I wanted to explain to people, this is why I do things, because music is such a powerful thing.”

    As a tween, Archuleta didn’t like the sound of his own voice, making him skeptical when it came to his musical dreams. A lot has changed since then, and his talent is no longer something he can ignore or question.

    You always have to be prepared because you don’t know how long things will last, Archuleta said. All you can do is try to do it. It won’t always work, but it’s surprising how often it will.

    “I’ve wanted to sing for years, even though I’m only 19,” Archuleta said. “Life is about constantly progressing. You constantly have to keep working and striving. As frustrating as that may get, that’s what makes it feel so good.

    “I doubted myself so much and, for some reason, as much as I doubted myself, I went for it anyway,” he said. “I always hoped for something good to come out of it. I hoped more inside than I doubted outside. And I’m so happy that I listened to that voice.”

    If you go

    Who: David Archuleta

    When: Monday, June 7, noon

    Where: Downtown Deseret Book, 45 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

    Phone: 801-328-8191

    Web: deseretbook.com/stores/events

    Also,

    When: Tuesday, June 8, 12 p.m.

    Where: University Village Deseret Book, 1076 S. 750 East, Orem

    Phone: 801-224-0055″

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700035907/His-new-voice-David-Archuleta-pens-memoir-about-musical-dreams-obstacles.html?pg=1

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  141. Abrra said

    Mash up of Gotta Be by YouCanCallMeTina

    Mash up of David on Idol finale

    Good job, Tina!

    Abrra

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  142. jackryan4DA said

    I understand some have trouble viewing or downloading this gem of a vid, so I uploaded to YT– it is the LA Times Red Carpet Interview – me thinks it is the best of all RC interviews this fnale

    Did you hear that guys? A spanish album as the next project!!! (multiple exclamation points warranted, yes?)

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  143. Abrra said

    Bless you JR! You always come through for us when sites make the videos tough to get.

    Love the way he lists the Spanish artists on Somos el Mundo. It reminded me of the video where he listed the WATW artists for the Panamanian reporter.

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    Abrra

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  144. jackryan4DA said

    Anytime, Abrra 🙂

    BTW, that vid is part of a playlist I assembled re David’s appearances & red carpet interviews on Season 8 and 9 – http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=924076CFD44EE4DF, for anyone interested.

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  145. djafan said

    Good Morning All!

    What great finds by all!

    JR…thank you so much for the youtube…it facilitates screen capping 🙂

    Nice article…Thank you Stid for the scans!

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  146. emmegirl said

    Glad to see David enjoying a little downtime and doing some of the things kids his age do. I still don’t get how he does it without being mobbed, but am glad he is still able to mingle among us.

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  147. jackryan4DA said

    DJAFAN – re screencapping – I know! At times some are wondering how come I have tons of pix when an event usually yields limited number of pix. They don’t know our penchant for screencapping – esp with gorgeous close-up footage like that by the LA Times haha

    Monday here in my parts, gotta to log out now and prepare to go back to realityyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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  148. jackryan4DA said

    EMMIEGIRL/ANGELICA – these are the lyrics I can hear, so far:

    IF I COULD ONLY BE

    Oh whoa oh-oh whoa oh-yeah
    Oh whoa oh-oh ohhhhh
    Oh whoa oh ooohhh

    All my life I try to be
    Someone that just wasn’t vain
    In agony, in ecstasy
    Pardon me if I get lost someday, yeah

    Just this once, gotta/gonna try
    Spread these broken wings and fly

    If I could only be
    What this world wants me to be
    Could I finally be free, yeah
    And live in harmony

    The part that I could try to be
    Is the world out there that wants you to dare, ooohhh
    Livin’ life like MTV, yeah
    Got to take reality

    So am tired, so you’re tired
    Though we never have tried

    If you could only be
    What this world wants you to be, yeah
    Could you finally be free, yeah
    And live in harmony, yeah

    And I feel like I am nothing and everything, oh oh oh
    And I can’t give up with all that’s in front of me, oh oh oh
    Though when I’m with you
    I am who I’m meant to be
    Oh oh ohhhhhh

    If we could only be
    What this world wants us to be
    Could we finally be free
    And live in harmony, yeah
    yeaaaaaaah

    Got to be me, got to be free (2x)
    Ohhh ohhh ohhhhh

    If we could only be, yeah
    What this world wants us to be, yeah
    Could we finally be free, yeah
    And live in harmony, yeah yeah yeah oohhhhhhh

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  149. jackryan4DA said

    “And I can’t get give up with all that’s in front of me, oh oh oh”

    Please take out the word “get”

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  150. pabuckie said

    Jackryan4DA — I think we almost have this song down! LOL

    Here is my take on some of the verses: I’m only posting where I hear something different.

    I dont know why I hear him say

    I can be your ecstacy (this is probably not it! haha)
    Part of me got lost up there

    If all your life you try to be
    The world out there that wants you to dare
    Live Your Life Like MTV
    but that just ain’t reality

    “Sorry ___ sorry ____
    but we’re never apart or up high

    And I feel like I know nothing & everything
    and I cant keep up with all that’s in front of me
    But when I’m with you
    I am who I’m meant to be

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  151. jackryan4DA said

    Pabuckie – I think you got these lines down pat! Am correcting my copy from yours on these lines. Thanks

    If all your life you try to be
    The world out there that wants you to dare
    Live Your Life Like MTV
    but that just ain’t reality

    And I feel like I know nothing & everything
    and I cant keep up with all that’s in front of me
    But …

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  152. Angelica said

    I see JR and Pa have picked up where me and Emmegirl left off on the Mystery of the New Song Lyrics. You guys seem to have it pretty well solved.

    Anyone else actually google it to try to get the lyrics? Yeah. I went there. Oh, the places you’ll go when you just gotta know. 😳 No, it didn’t work.

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  153. jackryan4DA said

    If we are hearing it right, I now understand why he likes this song. Am also inclined to believe he helped pen this song.

    Am warming up to this song. Especially if he develops the vocal memory for this and eventually nails it – like every other song he has commanded.

    With constant listening & singing since last night, even I have the breathing down pat. Am sure he will stylize the portions where the melody tends to be monotonous and not extend the ending of the lines/phrases in a similar pattern. And if played an itsy bit slower, so he can snatch breath where it matters, the jazzy groove can even be enhanced.

    This has potential. OK, am changing my verdict on this one. Liking it now.

    But wouldn’t it be great if he can release SNY?

    Break is done. Back to the salt mines for me folks. CYL!

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  154. djafan said

    JR…the “get” is out…

    I’m enjoying listening to IICOB and following along with the words. I had my granddaughter listen for the first time and she loved it. She said this is that kind of song that gets stuck in your head. My thoughts exactly.

    Angelica…the places we will go…lol Do you think David wears that plaid disguise to go in public? Like the strawberry festival about 1/2 from my house (why didn’t I go?!) and not get recognized?

    Pabuckie…great Del Mar find…I was there!

    Hi Archiefandoc…thanks!

    Brought this over from FOD…sounds interesting.

    Have you all heard about wearing string bracelets to the signings? Just a white or off-white string tied in a knot or bow. It’ll stand for Chords of Strength and our solidarity with David.

    Thank you for the prayer for this guy SF!!!

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  155. djafan said

    JR…Liking your analysis…She’s Not You was also instant like for me. Some on the first album weren’t, but upon several listens they grew on me. Then hearing them live gave them all new meaning.

    Would also love to hear FFY and STD live.

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  156. emmegirl said

    Great job JR and Pabuckie, inching ever so close. I hope there are more on the album with this type of groove to it!
    Love how he rocks it at the end!

    (Angelica, yep, guilty of googling)

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  157. Blisskasden said

    I’m loving the attempts to nail the lyrics of IICOB. It reminds of similar attempts with a song back in the ’60s called “Louie, Louie” by The Kingsmen. The song became a classic. IICOB has been re3playing in my my head since the night it “debuted”, and I am hoping that it makes the cut on the new CD. It has a great vibe to it, and, in David’s hands, will be an even greater cooncert performance song.

    David makes good songs great, and great songs epic. Only a precious few artists through the years have been able to do that, and not one of them was 19 years old.

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  158. cb said

    I just have to say, I wish I was Monica Haim. Can you even imagine?

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  159. Angelica said

    Bliss,

    True. Not at 19. That song is in my head too. Catchy. Something about the vibe or tempo makes me want to keep time with my shoulders. I like watching David move to the rhythm of it too. Hope it makes the album AND the concerts.

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  160. pabuckie said

    153. Jacyryan – Just the way the lyrics are written sounds like something David wrote or had a big part in. I hope it makes the album. I can see why David wants this song to be on the album It is such catchy tune & it’s got that “David soul vibe.”
    (I fee he wrote this all by himself! shhhhhh!) It reminds me of “Don’t Tell Me”, “Works for Me” — I think these are the type of songs David really likes singing (the soulful vibe type).

    It’s also been “stuck in my head” since we first heard it!!
    I love how he moves to it esp. those head whips. Perhaps being the 1st time singing it he was a bit nervous, and he sounded a tad strained going into his falsetto, but I’m sure he is going to “nail this one” given the chance.

    I can actually picture this being such a “crowd pleaser”!

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  161. jackryan4DA said

    Anyone here from Washington? It appears he will be singing the National Anthem on June 9, 2010 at the NATS GAME.

    Hot 99.5FM Interview, May 26, 2010
    http://podcast.clearchannel.com.edgesuite.net/WASHINGTON-DC/WIHT-FM/archuleta.mp3?CPROG=PCAST&MARKET=WASHINGTON-DC&NG_FORMAT=chr&SITE_ID=1802&STATION_ID=WIHT-FM&PCAST_AUTHOR=Jerry_Houston&PCAST_CAT=Entertainment&PCAST_TITLE=American_Idol_Live

    LOL – me thinks the DJ got a painful lesson or two from the archies!

    Check out Hot99.5FM’s UPDATED gallery here – http://www.hot995.com/cc-common/gallery/display.html?album_id=233021

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