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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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“Everything you do, matters.”

Posted by paulafod on Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Article by PaulaFOD

I have a hometown connection to Andy Andrews, the author of the quote, “Everything you do matters.”  His grandmother was in charge of the cafeteria at my high school, and I went to school with his younger sister.  I’ve met Andy, and I love his books, full of motivation and encouragement.  I knew about Andy before I heard about a young man named David Archuleta.  As I have learned more about David and his fans, I know more than ever that what we do, each of us, really does matter.

I have a story, a true story, about a young man and the people who are his fans.  I would love to start at the beginning, but I cannot.  Everyone that plays a part in this story has a tale of their own and how they came to be part of this adventure.  I cannot explain it.  I believe that the Lord orchestrated this little story….this Journey.  I don’t believe that any of it was coincidence.  I do know that a young man named David, small in stature, but big in heart and voice, decided to take his gift of music and share it in a way that could benefit other people.  He set off a ripple effect in a big ocean. That ripple effect touched other people, and they, in turn, set off a ripple of their own.  We are all Davids in our own right.  We all feel small.  We all have a voice.  We all matter.

My part in this particular story, a journey to India, began at my home in Alabama, in my upstairs room, with a piece of paper and a pencil.  Although I have been involved in some form of painting or crafting for most of my life, drawing in pencil, specifically portraits, is new to me.  Drawing has taught me to really look at someone’s face, for the light and shadow, for the shapes and tones that come together to form the likeness of a person.  After finishing several portraits that were commissioned, I had time to choose someone at random… anyone…. to draw.  I chose David.  A fellow Archie, @jenleighbarry, had shared her pictures of David’s concert in Rexburg with fans, and I had set aside one of those pictures for a potential drawing.  It is important to have a clear reference photo for a drawing, and @jenleighbarry’s willingness to share her photos provided the first step.

As I was working on the drawing, I saw @StephaineBALTO’s name mentioned during a conversation on twitter.  I recognized the name, knowing that she and her daughter, @danielle_BALTO, had done so much to support Rising Star Outreach and David, and I decided to follow her.  She sent a message to ask me about purchasing a David bumper sticker to benefit RSO.  As it turns out, I had already purchased a bumper sticker.  Also, as it turns out, I had just been introduced to the person who would have the knowledge and the willingness that would soon send my drawing farther than my home in Alabama.

After speaking with Steph, an idea occurred to me….maybe the drawing could be used as an auction item for Rising Star Outreach.  I contacted Steph and she agreed to approach Wendy and Cheryl at Angels for a Cause and Amelia at RSO for their opinions.  Angels for a Cause works diligently to support David’s charity work and RSO works in the trenches to see that funds raised meet the needs of the leprosy colony in India.  What all of these ladies do is amazing.  We agreed that the idea to auction the drawing had potential, but we also agreed that it needed David’s signature.   We emailed each other, getting everyone’s approval and the formalities settled: AFAC and RSO gave their blessing.  Everything was settled within a few days time.  It was now Sept. 1.

I had tickets to the taping of the “Orla’s Celtic Christmas” in Nashville on Sept. 2, tickets that were ordered weeks before I’d even started the drawing.  This was my opportunity to have David sign it for the auction.  However, there was no M&G planned for the taping.  Could I somehow get David’s attention, or at least rally support to increase my chances?  I stated my mission on twitter:

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and beginning the night of Sept. 1st, tweeted pictures of the drawing with friends around town who graciously agreed to participate in my “mission”.  Pictures like: this and this and this.

I received a few confused looks when asking people to pose with “David”,  but everyone was willing to laugh at themselves (and me) to help with a good cause.  Friendship is such a precious thing!  I tried my best to get David’s attention with the pictures…unsuccessfully…but fans jumped in and offered their support!  There were tweets and retweets and good wishes and fun.  What a joy to see Archies support RSO!  The support from Archies encouraged me.  Maybe, just maybe, somehow, the drawing could get that special signature it needed.

Joining me and my husband at Tennessee Performing Arts Center for the taping was my daughter, son-in-law, his parents, and three new friends that I met through twitter.  (Thank you @VickyNashville for feeding us before the taping; we were sooo hungry!) I was so excited to be there, but there was no indication that there would be any chance to get David’s signature.  The taping would actually consist of two complete run-throughs of the show, with a quick intermission between the two tapings.  Intermission was the time for those who could not stay for the second taping to make their exit and the time for those who wanted to stay for the second taping to step outside and stretch.  I knew the chances were small that David would come into the theater, but I walked toward the stage and watched, hoping he would make an appearance to greet those of us waiting.  He did!  He walked out, smiling, and I am quite sure that everyone heard me gasp.  I held up the drawing, it caught his attention, and he stepped toward me.  What I thought was a “mission impossible” turned out to be possible after all.  I wanted to laugh and cry at the same time!  I was joyous and grateful, and humbled to be part of this experience.  I tweeted from the theater:  “And sometimes miracles happen…he signed it!”  and my twitterworld rejoiced with me.  If you’ve ever received encouragement from friends and people you’ve never even met, then you know how I felt.  It was a blessing to me.

David signs my drawing

Before mailing the drawing to Angels for a Cause for the auction, I made a small scrapbook about the journey “From Alabama to India, the Story of a Piece of Paper, a Pencil, and a Sharpie”, and included it for the auction.  I scanned in a rough copy, as a keepsake.  And, I printed out a copy to take to Memphis. For our anniversary, my husband and I decided to go to Memphis as an anniversary trip, the same weekend as David’s performance at the Delta State Fair.  I had no way of knowing if I could give him a copy of the scrapbook, but I took one just in case.  An hour away from Memphis, while my husband was driving, I checked twitter.  A friend in Honduras retweeted a radio station tweet to come by a certain location for a chance to meet David Archuleta.  Seriously?  The contents of the car went flying, seatbelts were thrown off, scurrying to get to our laptop and Google the location.  We may even have driven a little faster than we should have.  But, we made it to the location in time to enter the drawing…time to spare…and time to meet more David fans that were so wonderful!  Then came time for the drawing.  I won. Really?  Yep, I won, which meant that I could give David his copy of the scrapbook.

Showing David the scrapbook

In Memphis, I met Angelica, which is how this article came to find its way to The Voice website.

The auction will end October 6th, and on that date, the person who purchases the drawing will allow the drawing to complete it’s journey from Alabama to India.  The generosity of that person will make it’s way to the other side of the world.  And the story continues, though we may never know the next chapter. 

I am not a famous artist; my work will never raise huge amounts of money for worthy causes.  I am just me, @PaulaFOD, and I’ve met some amazing people.  I’ve watched as we’ve stood up to cancer, supported Make-a-Wish and Children’s Miracle Network, and fought MS.  We’ve rippled the waters a bit.

We may feel small, but we have a voice, and everything we do, matters.

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BetsYJfanofdavid~Together in New Albany With Finally, TheFunnyGirl :)

Posted by djafan on Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Good Place

We began our trip to Ohio at noon on Saturday.  (A bit early, but we planned to let nothing get in our way, lol) FG, Rebecca and I sang and laughed the entire drive South. We made up dance moves (mostly FG) in the car.  As we arrived closer to our Hotel, we started seeing tweets about the soundcheck in progress, and quickly reprogrammed the GPS to take us to the venue.  It wasn’t easy to find, but find it we did.  The gates were all locked, but we were glad we went.  The area is beautiful, very pastoral.  We left and found our hotel, checked in, and went to get some early dinner.  Everyone was meeting up at a Japanese steakhouse later but we couldn’t wait to eat.

Later on, we showed up at the restaurant and people were starting to pour in.  I can’t begin to guess at the number of fans from all over.  We couldn’t move.  Mike was there and told us that the whole band was coming too.  We met them all.  They were fun and the young drummer Ben was teased quite a bit.  It seems he has a few nicknames.  Ben Jonas, Ralph Macchio, Mario Lopez, LOL, he’s a darling and a good sport.

Fast forward to the next morning.  Parked outside the venue, talked to a man who drove his daughter here from Niagara Falls.  What a good daddy. ♥   It was interesting to see the police cars going into the venue, 30-40 cars.  Security was tight.  After going through the metal detectors, we ran to the front.  There was no seating and we ending up against the rail, front row.

Then David.  He came out.  His presence is so strong that he is all you see on that stage.  His voice was strong and beautiful.  He didn’t appear nervous.  He had a new dance move during TOSOD.  It was adorable.  Falling Stars was amazing.  I know that could be a radio hit tomorrow.  My Kind Of Perfect had everyone in tears.  That song is so David, and deeply personal.  It IS him.  The last verse breaks my heart.

The show was over far too soon, as they all are.  I am left with beautiful memories of song, peace, love and friendship.  A mini 2010 Woodstock.  We are in a good place.    David has truly written his masterpiece.

Betsy

My Kind of Perfect is a Concert in New Albany

Since when is waking up at 4:00 am to drive to a concert the most logical and sensible thing to do?

Is it wrong to make a mad dash to the stage immediately after you enter so that you can be right behind the rails?

Why do you hug perfect strangers who introduce themselves with their cyber names like they are long-lost friends?

Is it a collective gasp I hear from the crowd when the first few notes of TOSD roll off his lips?

Why does his hopping one foot in front of the other make you forget all the soreness in your own feet from standing for hours?

Why can’t we take our eyes off this little guy in wrinkled T-shirt and over-sized jacket?  Why does a vocal genius disguise himself an unassuming, adorkable young man?

Why is he asking us to sing along on a yet-to-be released song and why do we know its every word?

Can you hear a pin drop when he sings the Love Song Of all Love Songs that is MKOP?  Why does the way he sings Maaayyy Beee make your heart ache with a yearning that you don’t know is still in your heart?  Why do a few notes induce an urge to weep?  How does he make his vocal cords vibrate pining and longing?  Does he realize how vulnerable we are?

If hearing one new song live overwhelms your senses and emotions, what does hearing THREE do to you?

How do you give a standing ovation when you are already standing on your feet for hours?

Does he really need to ever so politely ask his security guy if he can high-five his fans who have been patiently waiting for him to come out?  And why is it funny to see him outrunning his security and touching every outstretched hand down the line?

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Finally: Why do we feel a part of us is ripped from us when the black van finally drives him away?  Is it wrong to want to be reunited with it right away?

YJfanofdavid

New Albany – A Mindful Madness

My head is still not clear and I can barely string two words together. And Angelica wonders where my recap is. LOL! So do I, my friend, so do I. Perhaps it lies somewhere in the salty tears brought to the surface by My Kind of Perfect. Or maybe in my quivering lip or pained heart upon hearing Falling Stars live in its perfect painful glory. Maybe it is hiding behind my larger than life mountain of pride as TOSOD bounced its way into my tired soul. My fellow David friends and I were witness to an evolution of sight, sound, and surrender; confidence, courage, and charisma all wrapped up in light, love, and longing. It is never long enough, he is never close enough, and I cannot ever hear enough to quench my thirst for The Voice and the feast it provides me with.

I got to touch his arm and hand as he ran past and gave us high-fives. It made him seem real for those few seconds. His skin is so soft and perfect, like a rose petal. He is so lovely, radiant, sweet, and precious. I’m going to Grand Rapids on Saturday to see him again. My love and support for him is as limitless as his talent.

DAVID ARCHULETA ROCKS!!!!  🙂

TheFunnyGirl



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New Albany Classic – New Songs!

Posted by djafan on Sunday, September 26, 2010

David performed today singing old

and new songs.  Here is his setlist.

1.   Something ‘Bout Love

2.   Stomping the Roses

3.   A Little Too Not Over You

4.  The Other Side of Down

5.  My Kind of Perfect

6.  Elevator

7.  Falling Stars

8.  Zero Gravity

9.  Crush

David going on stage!


Betsy keeping us updated!!!

Betsy texts:“OMG I see them all lined up to go on!”

“Water bottle placed onstage.”

Betsy’s tweets:

I see them offstage ready 5 minutes ago via txt

Huge pics of david! 16 minutes ago via txt

Band onstage now:) david chants

Screams are deafening!

David’s on!

“Something ‘Bout Love” (audience singing along)

“Stomping The Roses”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Betsy’s text: “He’s stomping all around!”


Here are some screencaps to hold us off while we get more pictures and videos of David’s performances.


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Snippets? Bring ’em!

Posted by bebereader on Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Screencap by Djafan

Confession.  I was opposed to the release of snippets from “The Other Side of Down” but I changed my mind.  You see, when snippets were released from David’s first, self-titled CD, I was disappointed because after all the anticipation, I felt they didn’t do justice to the most beautiful voice I had ever heard.  The snippet for “Touch My Hand,” for example, was a let-down for me, and the rest of the assortment, except for a few, was not much better.  I thought, was this the best the writers could do for such an amazing voice?

I later learned that snippets are not necessarily taken from the final cut of the song nor are they likely the best part of a song.  They’re used to tease the fans into buying the album.  When “David Archuleta” was finally released in November 2008, the full tracks sounded 100 times better!  Fast forward to the present and I am head over heels in love with all the songs on David’s first CD, including the bonus songs.  Odd that when I listen to the old snippets now, I find nothing wrong with them.  But had I been an almost-fan at the time, instead of a full-fledged fan, I could have had second thoughts about buying the album.

This time around, Jive is singing a whole other tune, pun intended.  We’ve been treated to two full songs, “Something ‘Bout Love” and “Elevator”; heard live versions of two others, “Parachutes and Airplanes” and “Things Are Gonna Get Better.”  In addition to snippets from the tracks of “The Other Side of Down” and “Stomping The Roses,” “Who I Am,” and “Falling Stars,” we even got to hear a bit of an unnamed track in a bubbletweet.

With the album release date approaching, David has been spoon-feeding us previews of the songs from TOSOD in a guided tour of the album while very comfortably riding in a hansom cab through Central Park, munching on what I am guessing are New York City’s famous honey roasted peanuts bought from a vendor right in the park.  An ingenious way to introduce fans to his new songs with David explaining the meaning behind each track.  TOSOD has an eclectic mix of songs: pop, soul, country/pop, sassy vibes, all infused with David’s personality.

Video by Angelica

Recent tweets show that fans are happy with what they’ve heard from TOSOD, so far:

refnaf@davidarchie kinda think I am going to love your new cd… so far I love everything I have heard!!! snippets FTW! 🙂

thebeebee@DavidArchie We’ve all G.O.N.E…B.O.N.K.E.R.S… over “Elevator” and allll the snippets so far! I’m WILD for ELEVATOR!!! Wooooot!

frogcooke@DavidArchie Awww yay!!! I’ve heard it on the radio a few times! I’m excited to hear more of the song clips! Sounds great so far!

Joy4archie@DavidArchie I love all the previews. Everytime I say I have a favorite, the next one sounds even better. I love them all! haha! 😀

amy_inVA@DavidArchie I CANNOT WAIT to hear “TOSOD” and “Stomping the Roses!” Dang the previews are KILLA! You nailed it David – thanks so much! 🙂

Picture credit: Rebecca on facebook

This time, I’m not disappointed in any of the snippets.  In fact, I’m loving every single one of them.  The full songs not yet heard will be the icing on a very delicious cake.   Although I’m not always in agreement with Jive’s promotion policies or lack thereof, they’ve shown they have faith in David’s abilities by giving him over 70 writers with which to work, resulting in his  authorship on ten of the twelve songs.  His genius will be all over this CD, showing up in lyrical phrasing and musical passages.  We will see it in subtleties and nuances in the words and melodies, a dream come true for diehard fans.  His creativity and storytelling skills will be apparent in these songs which will soon become woven into the tapestry of our lives.  Touching a wider audience, more people will be affected and changed for the better.  It is the power of The Voice and he is unstoppable.

David is standing on the threshold of something magical.  We know how healing his music has been to people and the many lives it has changed.  I just know it will happen again, with this new dose of music, as the CD makes it’s journey through the world.  Given the opportunity to grow and stretch as an artist and to learn from seasoned writers and producers, I can only imagine what more is in store for us.  This time, however, I cannot get enough snippets, bubble tweets or any other morsels thrown my way.  In fact, they can’t come soon enough!

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A Giving Heart

Posted by betsy on Saturday, September 18, 2010

Some people were born to give. I believe there are more people in this world with a giving heart than those without.  And relatively late in life, it has been proven true to me.  Like is drawn to like.  David gives.  His fans give.

He gives smiles, love, music and from the beginning, before we knew his name, he gave to the causes he was drawn to.  Visiting hospitals, nursing homes, heck__dropping in on lonely widows.   He encouraged others to do the same.  His sincerity and genuine belief in service to others is all people need to see how it is done.  How life is done.

Please listen to his words at the beginning of this performance of POTC.


And within his fanbase, a revolution of giving has been started.  I have never seen anything like this.  I’m pretty sure it’s not the norm for a fanbase.  The time, the money, the encouragement – it’s all a beautiful gift.  A chain.  Whether it’s a donation to a cause, a gifted song, a seat at a show, a live cd burned out of love, or simply words of encouragement, it all matters to someone.

David has been on a mini tour of late.  A lot of these appearances are actually benefits.  He is raising money and awareness for children, animals, and with the upcoming New Albany Classic, domestic violence.  He is an inspiration for others and with Pecan Pie’s Crush Kids Cancer, team David Archuleta’s Angels moved into first place and stayed there, making them the top fundraisers for Stand Up 2 Cancer.

It is becoming so clear that when David sang the song “You’re the Voice,” it had real meaning for him.  His type of protest song.

“We’re not gonna sit in silence, we’re not gonna live in fear”

He is the Voice.  But we have voices too and choices.

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something.  And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.”

~Edward Everett Hale

I am so proud of this entire fanbase.

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The King is Dead, Long Live the King

Posted by djafan on Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I arrived home Monday about 3pm and after unpacking and making supper, the exhaustion from all the sensory overload set in.  In short, I fell asleep and awoke a few hours ago to a late start on my recap.  But I will try my best to get this all down so bear with me.

After posting my squeee on the site, I drove the hour and a half to meet LuvieD, aka bizemom43 whose tweets you may have seen from the concert.  Ordinarily a very health conscious, nurturing soccer mom, I arrived at her home at 7:30 am to find her, like any self-respecting woman with ODD and a concert to get to, feeding her children a breakfast of microwave popcorn.  “Popcorn for breakfast?” I asked.  She was unapologetic.  “It’s a vegetable, isn’t it?  Besides, they asked for it and it’s fast.”

That made perfectly good sense to me, so we loaded up her car with my stuff and the GPS, and were off for Memphis or bust!  She has been my long-time concert buddy and you have no idea how invaluable a satellite guidance system is to us while traveling.  Even with the GPS lady’s help, we managed to get lost several times between the hotel and the fair less than a mile away.  Bwahahaaa!  We are hilarious.  If only someone would follow us around with a camera, we could be a reality show called,
“Lost.  Again.”

So we get to Memphis at noon and finally make it to the fair at 2pm.  Naturally we make a bee-line for the Firm Mattress Main Stage where David will be that evening.   The stage was outside and there were rows of chairs set back about thirty feet from the stage.  Several folks had already staked out chairs on the front row and had been there since noon!   We found us a couple of front row seats too and started mingling.  What a lovely bunch of people David’s fans are!  It’s like you never meet a stranger who has ODD.  Some had come from a long way off.  Anyway, we talked to Paula FOD.  She had won a VIP with David and talked to us about being afraid of crying when she saw him because she so wanted to be able to tell him how she felt and what his music and fans had done for her.  She teared up while talking to us about it which was not encouraging to her resolve!   We promised to say a little prayer for her and later we read that she did just fine!  We also met and spoke at length with the amazing videographer, 8thRowCenter, who I liked very much.   I liked everyone we met in fact and won’t name them all but it was a real treat to once again get to talk with David’s fans because they are all so positive and just good folks.

So there we sat in the hot Memphis sun and took turns leaving to get something to eat or drink or walk around the fair while others watched our seats and likewise.  We forgot to bring sunscreen and noticed several folks were using umbrellas to shade themselves from the sun.  They told us they bought them at the fair for five dollars so bizemom left to go buy one for her and me.

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A little while later he came on stage to do sound check and was so sweet and then came Alexis’ set.  Everyone sat politely in their chairs and she was quite good but when, toward the end of her performance, she mentioned that David would be there soon, many in the crowd moved from chairs to the barricades three feet from the stage.  Biz and I made it to the rail at the very front and stood there with the others guarding our spot for an hour till David arrived.  It was an acoustic set, just David accompanied by Mike on guitar.  He sang only one song on keyboard, “Crush,” but when he first sat down to play, the keyboard didn’t work so while two men came to investigate the trouble, he stood back up.  I was close enough to hear him say to Mike, “Just play anything,” and Mike at once started the first notes of “Somebody Out There.”  David sang it like it was all carefully planned and rehearsed when it was totally impromptu.  Throughout the entire show, there was nothing to interfere with the perfect instrument of his voice, which was as lovely and sublime as a symphony.  It was acoustic perfection from start to the beautiful, poignant finish of “God Bless America.”  I was able to see for myself at last the new charm and confidence in his stage presence and in his performance.  Maybe it was the spirit of Elvis in the air but he often said, “Thank you very much,” and laughed at himself for saying it so much.  The crowd was large and very excited, there was so much screaming!  I have never heard a more excited crowd and at one point the mosh pit got a little crazy where we were standing against the rail.  He decided to do “Touch My Hand” after the 16 year old birthday girl asked if she could touch his hand.  There was so much reaching and shoving of people to get to him when he reached out at times during the song that the movable barricade we were standing against began to give way.  We were slightly to the left of center stage and you can see him at one point on the video reach out and then make a gesture with his hand for the crowd to back up.  A security guard came and stood in front of our barricade and held onto it while pushing against the stage to hold the barricade up against the onslaught of the pushing crowd.  I put my hand on his shoulder and pushed against him to keep upright and he let me.  I really think if not for that, the barricade would have given way and those on the front would have been trampled by the enthusiastic, screaming crowd.  I wasn’t really afraid, just very aware of the situation.  Nothing took away from the enjoyment of his performance.  Even the excitement from the crowd was an adrenalin rush that only added to the whole, awesome experience.  It was pure, intense joy, all of it and I would do it all again in a heartbeat.

After the show, there were so many armed guards keeping the crowd at bay and at last he was hurried past a screaming crowd to a waiting golf cart where large guards sat on either side, him wedged between them, and two more rode up front.  I think the Ferris wheel ride took place after the fair closed at 10pm because I don’t see how it could have happened otherwise.  It was clear from the mannerisms of the sheriffs and guards that they had a situation on their hands and I don’t think anyone was prepared for it.  Of course David smiled and waved at the fans from between the guards and seemed perfectly serene and appreciative of all the love.

I am glad the label was with him.  If there was ever any uncertainty about the South’s love for David Archuleta, that myth was put to rest on a warm September night in Memphis.

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Delta Fair

Posted by djafan on Sunday, September 12, 2010

Listen here for interview this morning!

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David will be performing at the Delta Fair this evening.   Tune in for any news!

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David Archuleta

Genre: Pop

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

In August 2008 Archuleta released “Crush,” the first single from his self-titled debut album.  The album, released two months later, debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart; it has sold over 750,000 copies in the U.S. and over 900,000 Worldwide.

Line up and times subject to change

Show Time

– September 12: 7:45 PM

Our very own Angelica will be there!  We’ll be waiting patiently for any news about David.

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Stand Up To Cancer

Posted by djafan on Friday, September 10, 2010

September 10, 2010 Show

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) one-hour, commercial-free telecast will air on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 8PM EST & PST / 7PM CT on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Discovery Health, E!, G4, HBO, HBO Latino, MLB Network, Showtime, The Style Network and TV One and over 30 online streaming partners like AOL, Yahoo! and YouTube.

The SU2C broadcast is dedicated to the 12 million U.S. cancer survivors illustrating how groundbreaking research can change the tide in the fight against the disease. Updates will be provided on the work of the five Stand Up To Cancer Dream Teams, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, will also report on other new medical developments.

Stand Up To Cancer raises funds to hasten the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives. Donations can be made via telephone during the show, anytime online at http://www.su2c.org or Text STAND to 40202 to give $10 now. 100% of the funds received from the public go to research.

Stand Up To Cancer has raised more than $100 million for cancer research since 2008. Thank you for your support and please join us on September 10th, 2010 with a spectacular line-up of talent – many who will be on hand in the celebrity phone bank.

David will be there!!!

Here’s a message from Pecan Pie.

Hi Everyone,


Just a reminder to tune into the SU2C show Friday 8 ET/ 5 PT. Viewers around the world who do not have access to any of the TV networks can watch on any of the live streaming links. I’m told the streaming show will extend 30 minutes beyond the televised portion which is 90 minutes.


I want the team to know in advance that we will be announced as co-winners with the Survivor show whose network matched the individual donations for a total close to $30K. Ethan Zohn is an amazing example of what it means to be a true Survivor and what this Stand Up2 Cancer is all about. Stand Up2 Cancer is just one of many important causes he has championed all while undergoing his own battle against lymphoma. Please be sure to congratulate him or donate to the team on the site. If you call in an hour before the show begins, you may even have a chance to speak to a celebrity.


I have learned my lesson that plans for network TV will change up until the very last minute so I do not want to raise any false hopes. All I can say is, if things do go according to plan, your only regret would be missing this show! You’ve been warned people!


To those of my homies who will be observing the holiday, L’Shana Tova, to a good and sweet new year!

Pecan Pie

Total with the help of

Dave Felice and Mike Krompass!

Thank you David’s go getter fans!!!

Remember this?

Click on Picture to Donate

Will David perform tonight?

Will he be answering phones?

I don’t know, but something is up.

If you call tonight to donate,

you may hear The Voice!

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Plain as the Nose on His Face

Posted by thefunnygirl on Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I’ve grown accustomed to his face.
He almost makes the day begin.
I’ve grown accustomed to the tune that
He whistles night and noon.
His smiles, his frowns,
His ups, his downs
Are second nature to me now;
Like breathing out and breathing in.
I was serenely independent and content before we met;
Surely I could always be that way again-
And yet
I’ve grown accustomed to his look;
Accustomed to his voice;
Accustomed to his face.

Writers

Music – Frederick Loewe Lyrics – Alan Jay Lerner


I don’t think I have a nose fetish.  It’s just HIS nose that I notice.  After much more thought than anyone should ever give a nose, I’m convinced that although David’s nose is entirely beautiful, its movement represents much more to me than simple olfactory function.  It is part of the air system that allows for that glorious voice to take flight.  It’s as though the nostrils are the passage that breathes life into this world, the soft and unconscious ebb and flow that sustains us.  So ummm…yeah that’s right – his nose is our oxygen.

“So keep breathin’, I said that I’d always be there, now I mean it more than ever before, there’s a future worth fighting for.”

Composition in Blue

Composition in Black, White and Sienna

OHMYHECK David Archuleta I love your nose and I don’t care if you knows!

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

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Taking Him Seriously

Posted by djafan on Saturday, September 4, 2010

Photo credit Paula

On September 2, 2010, David Archuleta outshone the luminous candles and Christmas lights on the stage of the prestigious Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

From her seat at the theater SandyBeaches texted…

“He lit up the stage, lit up the theatre and it amazed us as well as all of the others on the stage…David had command of the stage at all times.  He was the light.”

“For me this is the ultimate experience with David.  Several months ago I wrote the article “The Power of Passion and a Prayer” in which I said that it would be the finest moment for me to see David sing with Andrea Bocelli, but an ultimate experience just as grand is soon to take place here in Nashville.  This is the magnificent, classical side of David’s music, the one that cannot be duplicated by anyone.

Some of the David that we saw last night, has never been seen and that is because of who he was on stage with. He captured my heart all over again if that is anything understandable. He shocked the director, the choir, the orchestra and Orla when he walked out on stage and the audience erupted in applause. I wanted them to stop so that I could hear him sing!

The accompaniment for ‘Pat a Pan’ was exactly like the one on his CD,therefore it was beautiful.  Orla stepped back and became his background singer.

When he came out on the stage to join her in “Silent Night”, (after she sang an Irish verse),  he sang with her as if he had been singing with her for years and and just for the moment he took on an Irish Celtic presence.  This was something that took our breath away.  Their voices gently blended making it a perfect duet and giving them an immediate standing O.

When it was over, she stepped forward with him while the audience applauded continuously as he bowed at least three times while thanking the audience.

An adult audience for the first time in David’s singing career, recognized the fantastic voice that they were listening to even if they had never heard him before.  I believe as I try to look and find the words to describe, I can say that David for once, was given the respect that is rightfully his.  These adults were educated concert goers and David was given one big shot of confidence last night.”

Orla

Meav


And from Silverfox beside her, this…

“..this was more than just a performance! This was something dreams are
made of. Indescribable. I can use every word used in all the highest accolades given David and it still would not describe what we witnessed last night. Something magical took place & David the Artist was elevated to another level. The audio tapes you heard just DO NOT do justice at all to David’s superd vocals or the way he first walked out on stage amid the mist surrounding the stage as Orla was playing the harp. The mist made their performance surreal, so moving & beautiful. For those who may have thought David is not the same league as Orla, this wonderfully talented & beautiful lady and that perhaps the bar was too high for David…let me just say, David met & surpassed the bar! Their voices complimented each other beautifully. It was amazing! And “Pat-A-Pan”..OMG! It was unreal. HE was unreal. Orla sang “background” on PAP & David’s voice was so powerful & strong. I think the adult audience, most of whom were there for Orla & Maev (they have very vocal & faithful fans) were struck dumb when this “little kid from a talent show” started singing in French..struck dumb that is, until they all stood up & cheered, giving David a standing-O! You can’t really get the full impact of how loud the cheers & applause were. The same for Memories of Christmas..just fabulous! The first taping, David was absolute PERFECTION. No “cut” from the director who could not believe, along with everyone else on stage & the crew backstage, the effect David was having on this “adult” audience. I don’t think he counted on three S/O…”

Many more standing ovations await him on the road ahead.  With the arrival of his new pop album, “The Other Side of Down” on October, 5th, he is skillfully navigating a two-pronged trajectory that will inevitably lead to greatness.  Introduced by Orla as “the best young singer in America…” he is officially on his way to garnering the kind of respect that a talent this rare so richly deserves.

Photo credit brandy T09

Special thanks to SandyBeaches and Silverfox who are the real writers of this article.  I was merely the messenger.

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