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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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This Time, It’s Personal

Posted by djafan on Wednesday, September 1, 2010

When David Archuleta cut his first CD during the demanding fifty-three show Idol tour, it was pretty much a corporate affair.  There was a minimum of input from him and precious little time to offer it up anyway.  Often he must have been given a song and expected to learn it quickly in order to get it recorded on his next rare day off.  In interviews promoting the album, he frequently injected the caveat that it was all done in a hurry.

Despite such time and artistic restraints, he delivered a jewel in the eponymous album, “David Archuleta,” which by the alchemy of exquisite vocals and ecstatic fans, was transmuted into gold shortly after its first single became platinum.

Fast forward to 2010 and a completely different scenario:  his new album titled “The Other Side of Down” was produced in a period of several months, months that were devoted almost entirely to its creation and are much the work of David himself.  Of the twelve songs that made the album, ten were written by him.

The release of his sophomore album on October 5th of this year may well presage a release of something more.  In performances of two preview songs that will be on the album, “Something ‘Bout Love” and “Elevator,” he has shown an expansion in confidence and a more liberal use of runs and vocal improvisations.  In these works he had a sizable hand in creating, we sense an unmistakable pride in ownership and a joy that comes from connecting deeply with his work.  These are songs that matter to him.  They are in a very real sense, his heart and soul laid bare, his unique, quirky personality, desires, and dreams exposed.  The act of creation is not reserved to procreation alone.  For an artist, his works are his children and the connection to them is very real and personal.

Those who have followed his career and attended his concerts know that besides his voice, David possesses another gift, equally extraordinary.  He has the ability to literally go into a song, tap into the emotion that lays beating at its core and convey that message back to the listener.

In a recent interview with Fox News he talked about writing his own songs and the importance of connecting to the music and ultimately, to the listener

“It’s made a really big difference in allowing myself to come through into the music and being able to talk about what is important to me and what I feel represents me…as an artist and as a person and…I feel like people will be able to connect a lot more with what I’m singing about because I’ll be able to connect to it.  I feel more like this means something to me and it’s my story and this is my personality and me that’s in here.”

In short, he will “tell it to us and make us understand” who he really is inside.  If the old saying, “to know him is to love him,” is true, then we must also understand this:  whatever release in artistic expression this means for David, there will be no release for us, his fans.

With the unveiling of his sophomore album and the tour to follow, we will find ourselves even more connected to him than we already are.


213 Responses to “This Time, It’s Personal”

  1. Tawna21 said

    Angelica–to know him IS to love him ❤

    You said: 'whatever release in artistic expression this means for David, there will be no release for us, his fans.' I say: 'are we ready for this?! Because ready or not, here it comes!'


  2. annmargaret said

    Angelica hi!~I love reading all your posts. I wanted to ask you a question. I saw David @ Pomona then later in the year Anaheim for CFTH. Did we talk each time? I had my perfume out & if it was you, I told you that it’s my special perfume I always wear when I get to see David. I think you liked it too. Anyway Angelica, you’re an excellent writer. Maybe we’ll see each other again. Looking forward to it! Really looking forward to David’s next tour and finally being able to listen to all those fabulous new songs!


  3. annmargaret said

    Forgot to say the perfume is called
    “Innocent Illusion” by Thierry Mugler.
    I think we all can get the irony in that name! heheh


  4. jackryan4DA said

    Here is David’s interview with 6Flags Radio


  5. annmargaret said

    I guess I’m rambling (not a bad thing, right?). But, that 2nd picture…GAAHHH!!!


  6. jackryan4DA said

    A glowing article from on DA’s AAKD appearance

    David Archuleta sings at the Arthur Ashe Kids Day: ‘American Idol’ contestant sounds awesome

    August 30, 2010 — David Archuleta sang at the Arthur Ashe Kids Day in Flushing New York on Saturday. The event brought in kids from all over the community and gave Archuleta a chance to showcase new music from his upcoming album. The fans were delighted in hearing the new tunes and the new style.

    If you think you have heard David Archuleta sing it all before, you need to hear how he sings at this performance at the Arthur Ashe Kids Day. He has got a strong new sound that is nothing like his previous performances on ‘American Idol’ and he definitely is far more confident than he has ever been – you can just see this on his set.

    We definitely will be seeing more of David Archuleta when his new CD is released until next month. Until then take a peek at the video. It is absolutely delightful!



  7. FG said

    From the previous thread’s goodies I just gotta say:

    He called his songs babies and cradled them. (thud)
    He admitted he reads auras and looks into souls.(I knew it!!! and ruh-roh…)
    He was brilliant in the Forbes interview. (yay!)

    Angelica, please stop scaring me. More connected than we already are?


  8. FG said

    and Angelica, another thing – that pic up top of him singing…even his fingertips are sexy. What?? How on earth does he continue to get better looking? The Voice was enough. The sweet soul was enough. I fell in love with a shy youngster’s voice, then got to know his sweetness. Now he is a man, with a new confidence and ownership and new material and new distressed jeans, and a chiseled neck and face that holds that Voice. Not one part of this is fair. LOL


  9. betsy said

    You know, this is exactly what we wanted for David. To do the album that HE wanted to do. I couldn’t be happier for him.
    And another thing.
    Who does this? Who talks about connecting with people like he does? He never stops. He means it to his core.

    “an aura is a field of subtle, luminous radiation supposedly surrounding a person or object”

    I’m seeing it.
    Love him dearly.


  10. FG said

    New Appearances on the official website!
    Michigan one is in Grand Rapids and I called the station and it is an outside concert Sat Oct 2! AHHHHH!


  11. FG said

    ArtPrize Concert Series

    When Saturday, October 2, 2010, 7 – 10pm
    Where Rosa Parks Circle
    Corner of Monroe Ave and Monroe Center
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Event type Concerts
    Note Celebrate the middle Saturday of ArtPrize with the third and final event in the ArtPrize Concert Series. Artists to be announced soon! Brought to you by the David and Carol VanAndel Foundation.



  12. Angelica said


    No that wasn’t me in Pomona or Anaheim. 😦 Maybe someday we’ll get to meet though. You wear a special perfume every time you see David? All I do is eat a Ceasar salad with garlic.
    Bwahahahaha!!! Not even kidding. 6 times and counting!


    Congratulations on the Michigan concert! And I’m not trying to scare you. I just want you to be prepared. And very afraid. LOL!


    Thanks for that excellent write up on the AAKD from the Examiner. People are finally discovering the amazing performer he is NOW, not who they remember from AI.


    Yes, the aura, the eyes. Someone needs to bring that vid over from the last thread and the Forbes interview too.

    “What drives you?”

    “The fans…” *rechoke*


  13. FG said

    thanks Angelica. I have been properly terrified. 🙂


  14. blisskasden said

    Tawna21, it’s great to see the Teddy Bears singing their 1958 clssic again. I learned (or tried to learn) the Fox Trot to that song. BTW, the skinny guy playing the guitar is none other than Phil Spector, showing no signs of his musical genius or eventual raving lunacy. Alas, they were a “one hit wonder”, as were many artists of that era.

    Angelica, you’re so right about this upcoming CD ushering in a new era of self examination and expression for David. If the first 2 songs that he’s shared with us are any indication (and they are) of what’s on this full CD, we’re in for a real humdinger. His first CD was thrown together to get it “out there” by Jive to cash in on David’s AI mega-popularity, and was still a fantastic CD. Given the time he’s had to work on this CD, along with his increased confidence and honing of his wonderful voice and performance skills, I cannot wait for this upcoming tour.

    Also, thanks for putting my words under David’s handsome face on the home page. Any way that I can be associated with David is a pleasure and an honor.


  15. betsy said

    I am so excited about the Grand Rapids concert I just can’t stand it!
    I made up my mind that I will go the very second I heard he was coming! It’s so close! How could I not?!

    Angelica, there is a look on his face when he said “the fans” that choked me up immediately. Earnest, real, vulnerable, honest – I don’t even know how to categorize it. All of the above?
    Rechoking with you.

    And one more thing:

    JR – you are one in a million. Don’t think for one second I don’t realize that we are all benefiting from all of your hard work. I see you all over the sites, spreading your beautiful videos for everyone to enjoy. You are truly a good person. ♥


  16. archangel48 said

    I usually get “jello-hands/arms whenever I want to say something, anyhow…
    Bliss, I have to say that I thoroughly enjoy reading what you say both here and on you-tube. THANK-YOU!
    I’m so proud and humbled to be one of David’s adoring fans that he so happily appreciates. Great times are ahead! 😀


  17. blisskasden said

    Archangel48, Thank YOU. You know how some people bring out the best in you and some people bring out the worst. I’m sure I speak for every fan when I say that David brings out the absolute best I can be. The times I feel the best about myself and others is when I am under the influence of David’s life affirming nature. I’m glad that it manifests in my posts, and that it resonates with others.


  18. Angelica said

    Omgosh, you will not believe this but this is spooky. In my first draft for this article I wrote,

    “The act of creation is not reserved to procreation alone. For an artist, his works are his children and the connection to them is very real and personal.”

    When I edited, I deleted this, (didn’t want to speak for him) But I just read this quote on FOD..

    “They [the songs on his new album] are like my babies. It’s very personal.”

    It’s from the 6 Flags interview. I haven’t watched it yet and can’t at work but can’t wait!

    Going back to put my words back in my article. hmmmph. lol!

    I say it again…be afraid.


  19. Tawna21 said

    betsy–I totally agree with you–
    ‘JR – you are one in a million. Don’t think for one second I don’t realize that we are all benefiting from all of your hard work. I see you all over the sites, spreading your beautiful videos for everyone to enjoy. You are truly a good person. ♥’ Thank you!

    Angelica–you will love his comment on his songs being his babies. It is so adorable, which means it is so David. Which also means, it will make you smile. Yes, you should put your comment back in your article

    Bliss–I remember ‘To Know Him Is To Love Him’ from the Jr. High dances in the girls’ gym–it was a great sloooww dance. Umm, does that date me or what?!


  20. Tawna21 said

    Oh yeah!!! Tomorrow is THE DAY for SB, Silverfox, and Emi to witness David in a new way. I get goosebumps thinking of what this will sound like. Wishing you all lots of fun and beautiful times! I can’t wait for your recaps.

    Are you East Coasters riding out the hurricane ok? It looked like it was right in SB’s area. Good luck to all of you. {{hugs}}



  21. djafan said


    “It’s made a really big difference in allowing myself to come through into the music and being able to talk about what is important to me and what I feel represents me…as an artist and as a person and…I feel like people will be able to connect a lot more with what I’m singing about because I’ll be able to connect to it. I feel more like this means something to me and it’s my story and this is my personality and me that’s in here.”

    Even more connected? This simultaneously excites and scares me!

    Tawna…dates many of us…lol

    Bliss, it’s hard keeping up with your quotes…lol I also enjoy seeing your words here and all over David youtubes.

    Forbes interview, he genuinely appreciates his fans, teared me up.

    What you notice first in a girl interview confirms that he does see into our souls.

    Interview on Scene on 7 interview, David just tries to do what’s right, great example. It’s so interesting that David seems to be the go to guy regarding AI’s judges.

    6FlagsTicket to Ride interview, David rocking his baby songs, tearing up again.

    I’ve put these interviews on the left sidebar for easy viewing.

    SB, SF, and Emi…Have a great time and we can’t wait to hear all about this wonderful event.

    No one sings Christmas like David.


  22. bebereader said

    Angelica: As October 5 looms over our heads, the excitement about this new cd is getting stronger. In a recent interview in Greenville, someone asked David why it is that we never hear anything bad about him. He replied (paraphrased) that if you try to do what’s right and stay on track, you can’t go wrong. They also noted that he’s a happy person. He referred to the title “The Other Side of Down”. He couldn’t have picked a better title for this cd.

    “Often he must have been given a song and expected to learn it quickly in order to get it recorded on his next rare day off.”

    If songs like “Barriers” and “To Be With You” are any indication of David, learning a song quickly, I shudder to think of how these new songs will sound.

    Here’s the Forbes interview again, because it demands multiple views:

    credit: JR


  23. bebereader said

    Brought this over from the last post:

    jackryan4DA said
    Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 10:24 PM e

    BEBEREADER – for some reason I get choked up listening to that interview. From his soft statement of directness about pushing for more involvement in his craft and not to be known as AI runner-up all his life to what actually drives him… just shows why a whole bunch of us are in this for life.

    JR: I totally agree. The Forbes interview showed a vulnerability that most artists will never let the public see. David thought about the question and by the look on his face, was sure of his reply. *choke*

    I’m not 100% certain but it looks like The Forbes interview was done the same day as the Bookends book signing in NJ that I attended. I remember David said how overwhelmed he was at the size of the crowd lining the streets, waiting for him as his car pulled up. The hair, the shirt…See for yourself. The shirt shows up a little differently on camera. It’s striped.

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  24. djafan said

    FGGGGGGGG and Betsyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!

    He’s going to your neck of the woods!!!!!

    So excited for you twoooooo!!!!

    Annmargaret, It is I that you have shared your perfume with, not once but twice! Beautiful scent. Thank you for the name, I think I’ll adopt this tradition and not the Caesar salad with garlic one…lol


  25. River said

    I’m not sure my heart can stand more “connection” but I’m willing to try. If David appreciates all we do as much as he says, and we all know how truthful he is, I guess I’ll have to step it up. How can I increase the hours in a day?


  26. bebereader said

    Here’s the PRO-FM interview, broadcast yesterday. Until we can find it on youtube, use this link from AFS. There’s a link to download, too. I love how David says “Snoooookie”. LOL But there are all kinds of good things in this interview. 🙂


  27. bebereader said

    River#25: “How can I increase the hours in a day?” Well we can get less sleep but, we’re hardly getting any sleep anyway. LOL


  28. jackryan4DA said

    BETSY – and you have always been generous with your compliments, so thank you too. Am SO glad to see am not alone in choking up with the Forbes interview. Am not what you may consider a softy so to be affected like that by a very simple interview can bewildering. It must be the honesty of it all. But I was naughty with Pinoy Archies, teasing them to check out the vidknowing that they can only do so until the end of the day when they hit home. Talk about sloooooow torture, bahahahahaha


  29. djafan said

    Interesting view from the Zoo of Crazy…

    credit jmoon519


  30. djafan said

    Oh wow…old performance but new to youtube!

    credit jmoon519


  31. jackryan4DA said

    Newly posted interview by Ralphie Radio Show (David doesn’t watch JerseyShow)


  32. archiesfan4life said

    River and my Bookends buddy Bebe – how to put more hours in the day for sure – please let me know when you figure out how to do this:).

    I have been soooooo busy with this other life, but have been attempting to keep up. I sure do miss everyone – just wanted to let you know how much – a LOT:).

    See you in chat soon.



  33. Marylee said

    “For an artist, his works are his children and the connection to them is very real and personal”.

    Lovely article, Angelica! Watching David’s Six Flags interview & seeing him “cradle his babies” in his arms was one of the most moving things I’ve seen in a very long time & don’t even get me started on the Forbes interview… *tears* just observing his determination, his self confidence, his personal growth over the years & speaking from his heart…Just when I think I could never be more proud & happy for him, he proves me wrong!


  34. bebereader said

    AF4L#32 {{{{Missing you and Zoey, too!!}}}


  35. emmegirl said

    Angelica, great article, great title!

    “He has the ability to literally go into a song, tap into the emotion that lays beating at its core and convey that message back to the listener” … a mystery how someone so young can do it so effectively.

    A good example for me was “Longer” on AI. Not a song that I ever cared for much or really gave a second thought… and then he sat on that stool, kept it “simple” as they instructed him,(he said he had worked out and wanted to do a version similar to a Sara Bareilles)and sang a song about growing old together… for me, he gave that song a soul, he made me really listen to it for the first time – and he was 17.

    Betsy, don’t know that I have ever heard another singer talk as much and as passionately about connecting and sharing as David.

    FG, lol!


  36. bebereader said

    I just heard from SandyBeaches! She’s in Nashville for tomorrow’s show! Her hotel isn’t too far from the Polk Theater and she said she was going to take a walk to scout out the theater for tomorrow. Then David tweeted:

    “Rehearsing for the Orla Fallon Christmas special taping tomorrow.”

    Hope her walk was successful! 😉


  37. bebereader said

    Just heard from SandyBeaches again!

    She’s at the Polk Theater!

    Here’s her message:

    “Pat A Pan…!!!!!!!

    Pat A Pan…

    I hear him loud and beautifully clear.

    We are inside but should go!!!”

    😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

    Why can’t I stop smiling???


  38. SandyBeaches said

    Short walk…guards let us in…for a bit.
    Oh MY…

    PAT A PAN!!!

    Yes, I heard PAT A PAN!!!

    My heart skipped a few beats…I love David in this setting so much!!

    Not sure what I heard in the background…OH MY!!



  39. SandyBeaches said

    Talk about bringing tears to your eyes…

    Thanks Bebe for reminding me of “how far away the theatre is”. My poor husband, I said that we had to go and it was two blocks quickly walked all up hill…This is David, I sent him a message saying that we were there.



  40. SandyBeaches said

    There were machines in the hall making noise but I heard background instruments which would be natural…

    Nashville feels like Halifax…I love it!



  41. MunkFOD said

    SandyBeaches! thanks so much! Your message is all over the place and everyone is spazzing big time! tears, smiles, happy dance! Thanks!


  42. emmegirl said

    SB, funny how we always find a way to him… must be that “connection.”

    Pat A Pan loud and beautiful and clear…

    Can’t wait for next updates!


  43. Tawna21 said

    SB—the things we put our husbands thru! rofl. short walks, just around the corner, just up the stairs, right over there, etc.! distance is relative when one is on a David hunt! (deep down inside they really do love us, tho’)



  44. SandyBeaches said

    MunkFOD and everyone…I have my computer set up, my cell charged and I will do all that I can to get what I can for you.

    If there is anything exciting that I can capture I will pass it along…

    Tawna, yes the husbands…I am so pleased that he went over with me as we had to talk our way into the theatre just a bit!

    Emmegirl…SF will be here in the afternoon and we will do our best to get a good seat. We have Christmas clothes with us!

    He sounded so happy and in his element…



  45. Angelica said


    Pat a Pan??? Pat a Pan!!!

    I never imagined, just never thought he would actually do Pat a Pan!!

    Srly? OMGOSH! Thank you David, thank you Orla and Celtic Women, Thank you SandyBeaches!! (((XOXOX))) I am overcome with this news! To think that the world will soon hear David sing in French one of the most beautiful songs created and the inspiration for this video I made. Pardon me but I have to post it to celebrate this news!


  46. djafan said

    Hi SB!!!!!

    You just made my heart go wacko, Pat A Pan! So excited for the three of you!

    I believe this is going to be some performance tomorrow and to think we have to wait until Dec. 20th to view it! Or maybe not…hoping. 🙂

    Emmegirl, Longer was also one of those songs that came to life when David performed it along with And So It Goes, as much as I like Billy Joel’s version, with David’s version I actually believe it.


  47. bebereader said

    SandyBeaches! We’re all so excited for you! Please keep the updates coming! We are with you all the way!


  48. SandyBeaches said

    Angelica, I heard a few words of the song and I couldn’t place it as it was in the middle of the song and I was so excited that I couldn’t think straight just to be hearing him at all. Then, it came to me and I was surprised that he was singing this particular song as I guess I was thinking of Ave Maria at the time. He once said that ‘Pat A Pan’ is one of his favorite. I am going to listen now to your vid. and take my ipod to bed and listen just once!

    Bebe passed along that he tweeted that he was practicing and that did it I had to go…

    It drives me ‘craaazeeey’..

    Gotta get some sleep…



  49. SandyBeaches said

    Thanks Djafan and Bebe…I am most certain that cameras will not be allowed tomorrow night. SF will surely have some special stories to tell! The job for tomorrow will be to get some good seats and SF is good at that.



  50. jackryan4DA said

    Sony Music Global
    Because of some of your requests, today’s video of the day comes from David Archuleta’s forthcoming album and is called “Something ‘Bout Love”! Check out the video and share your thoughts below and don’t forget to let us know what video you want featured!

    Please leave comments 🙂


  51. debra said

    Hey guys! I am going to Nashville tomorrow to see David at the Polk Theater and wondering if anyone else scored a ticket? Would love to meet other David fans there!


  52. debra said

    DUH!! Just saw SB and SF going. Please let me know how to meet you guys there. Have been reading your comments on various sites for two + years!!!!


  53. bebereader said

    SandyBeaches: Good luck in finding seats tomorrow! Hope you and SF hook up with Emifriend, too! We want to hear all about it, regardless of whether or not there are videos.

    JR: That’s great news that Sony had SBL as Video of The Day. I had to click on it and hear it again and again. Thanks for sharing that news with us! 🙂


  54. bebereader said

    Debra #51/52 We will be happy to relay your message to SandyBeaches by email, in case she doesn’t check this site before tomorrow. If you’d like to leave your cell phone number with us, we will forward it to SandyBeaches as well. Please send it to The Voice at


  55. djafan said

    SBL has been added to Musiqtone’s video countdown. It says 100 votes per vote session per 24 hours are allowed.


  56. debra said



  57. Angelica said


    Post your email or cell phone # in the “contact us” tab on the tool bar top of page and we will send it to SB. I hope you get to meet up!


  58. Angelica said

    Bebe, you’re fast! lol!


  59. emmegirl said

    dja, yea, And So It Goes, his version was hauntingly beautiful. I’m a Billy Joel fan but David went straight for the jugular on that one. Would give anything to hear him cover the entire song.

    but you can make decisions too-oo-oo-oo
    and you can have
    this heart to break



  60. nanaweize said

    Oh Angelica…you have done me in for the night. I read your article this morning and loved it and now I watched your video of Pat A Pan and you know that I really love it…so I’m a basket case tonight. All good tho!!!

    So glad I can come here and read all these fine comments and articles. It is so nice! Thanks everyone!


  61. nanaweize said

    Bebe…I went to dinner with my hubby the other night. I saw a sweet looking lady with a black top on that had BeBe across the front. BeBe was done in rhinestones and very spartly…I thought of you!


  62. betsy said

    Wow! Pat a Pan!!!! Just home from work and I see the lovely news! SB, thanks for the updates. Have a glorious time.

    Also, #59 emmegirl, Yes, he went for the jugular. He knows a lot about them, lol! (TOP PIC)


  63. Abrra said

    “In these works he had a sizable hand in creating, we sense an unmistakable pride in ownership and a joy that comes from connecting deeply with his work.”

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    This stood out for me because while David is self deprecating about his looks and the sound of his voice, he never negates the music or it’s power to connect. His pride for this album is evident in that he leaked some of the songs HIMSELF! He wants feedback and he sure got the response he was looking for.

    Lucky you! David in person twice in a week. Thrilling to hear his soundcheck, eh? 😉



  64. djafan said

    This from What the Buck…He managed to mention David and his fans…lol

    Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Who would be your ACMA Entertainer of the Year?? 2. What was your favorite performance of the night? 3. What did you think of Laura Bell Bundy’s routine? 4. What did you think of Taylor Swift’s “Change”? 5. Do you know which one is Brooks and which one is Dunn? Just curuous! 6. DO YOU LOVE LADY ANTEBELLUM?? I do! Bonus: Any other thoughts on the ACMA’s or David Archuletta and his cute fans?


  65. bebereader said

    Debra#56 You’re welcome. Good luck tomorrow! Please let us know if you meet up with SandyBeaches and other fans.

    Nanaweize#61 “I saw a sweet looking lady with a black top on that had BeBe across the front. BeBe was done in rhinestones and very spartly…I thought of you!”

    Thank you! I wish I had stock in that company; their clothes are beautiful!

    Djafan posted the link to Musiqtone’s video countdown in comment #55. I just started voting for SBL. Please vote vote vote. Here’s the link again:


  66. FG said

    Betsy – will you be able to get Oct 2 off of work? I may have to work until 1pm that day or maybe later in which case I would not be able to make it to GR in time (it is the day b4 our inventory and my boss is not going to commit right now) EXCUSE ME? I’m trying to remain positive, she knows how important this is to me. It took all I had not to flip out all over last night at work. Anyway Rebecca is leaving really early, and I am on standby.


  67. I said

    Angelica, LOVE your posts.


  68. Angelica said

    Bringing this from Snarkys.

    “A message from Stand Up 2 Cancer team captain pecan pie of team – Crush Kids’ Cancer – David Archuleta’s Angels: To my very favorite 1089 people in the world: We did it folks! Number one fundraising team! A huge THANK YOU to Dave Filice who donated some unbelievable items and put us over the top in donations. Not only did we raise the most in donations, but we also raised the most in awareness by promoting cancer prevention and early detection for ourselves and for our friends. Let’s keep up the cancer prevention/early detection. Mammary Mondays and Testicular Tuesdays will continue as a reminder for monthly self exams. Mark my words, more lives will be saved through this effort. Thanks again! Pecan pie out!”

    Thanks to all who contributed!


  69. Abrra said

    This is such good news. Times like this make me smile. David inspires us to go that extra mile for a most important cause that affects us all.



  70. emmegirl said

    Well said Abrra.

    *And Pecan Pie is an angel.


  71. SandyBeaches said

    On our way to check out a couple of things at the theatre…I hope that no one has any intentions of standing outside in the heat. We have to pick up the tickets at 6 and so on.

    Yes, it was a wonderful discovery to hear David’s soundcheck because there are other theatres in arts building and we followd the sign. I thought that in the distance I heard a most familiar voice. Then he did a run that identified him and the song. I hope that they were over the moon when they listened to him because I think that I was for awhile.

    Oh, I had a poor sleep and calls back and forth to family because we are in line for a direct hit from Earl, dang that Earl. Trying to get home earlier but I am ready to enjoy the moments.



  72. Angelica said


    So excited for you and the others! Try to get a nap in before the show?

    “I thought that in the distance I heard a most familiar voice. Then he did a run that identified him and the song.”

    What a surreal moment that must have been.

    I will keep you and your family in my prayers and all others in the path of Earl.


  73. Angelica said

    David tweets,

    People taking pictures of you when you’re eating… A little irritating lol. 5 minutes ago

    Not the people who come and ask, but the people sneakily taking a picture of you as you shove food into your mouth haha. 2 minutes ago



  74. emifriend said

    Oh happy Day!

    I’d love to meet Debra and anybody else that is here in Nashville for the show. Bebe can you send me her info and vice versa ( phone number too) and I will email her when I come home to change into my “Festive attire” — it will all go with the silly grin on my face…



  75. emmegirl said

    the way he said it made me laugh tho… not.. as I am taking a bite, but, “as you shove food into your mouth”


  76. djafan said

    FG, oh noooo! Positive thoughts going your way!!!

    SB, Thanks for the updates and so sorry to hear about Earl and lack of sleep. Have a great time and we’ll be here waiting for any tidbits!

    Debra and SF have a great time!

    Emi, your first time seeing David and what a first time, take it all in.

    Angelica, I love the way he says it’s not ok to take pictures of me shoveling food in my mouth. What’s interesting to is he said “people” so he knows us fans wouldn’t do that 🙂


  77. djafan said

    David had a twitter party and is now heading out to practice some more!


  78. djafan said

    A-Listmusicpromotions interview is up!


  79. bebereader said

    Emifriend#74 I most certainly will forward the phone#. Hope all of you meet. The next best thing to seeing David Live in concert is being there with other David fans!! Keep us posted if you can. It’s all in the details!


  80. Abrra said

    You are one of the few I know who will be seeing David for the very first time in live concert. There is an excitement about that moment when he bounces onto the stage and waves at the crowd. Or when he is in place and the spotlight shines on him as he grips the microphone to sing the first note. The anticipation of that moment is what I wait for. I hope you capture your special moment and relive it many times over.

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  81. djafan said

    @EmilyLvsPockets: – My sister saw David Archuleta in a Panera Bread yesterday. See! // WOW Nashvilee Rocks !!

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  82. SandyBeaches said

    I have been trying to rest before the concert, but it is difficult to do that when you think that people as crazy as some of us, are probably lining up at the theatre on such a hot day.

    I rode up and then down on the elevator with David’s dad today and we both spoke about how awesome the concert is going to be. A good chance to talk while riding the elevator!! Pat A Pan has been confirmed…

    For me this is the ultimate experience with David. Several months ago I wrote the article “The Power of Passion and The 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.

    I am waiting for SF to arrive and then we will make the decision on just how crazy we are as fans and that means how early are we going to get in to the line. My husband has gone over to see what is going on there right now and if he calls we will be gone.

    Oh my, this is so exciting. I will send along what I can as it happens.



  83. bebereader said


    We are starving for information! Thank you for taking the time to update us. I hope you get a good spot on the line and don’t have to wait too long to enter the theater.

    “This is the magnificent, classical side of David’s music, the one that cannot be duplicated by anyone.”

    It’s going to be amazing and I’m jumping for joy that you will be there to witness his magnificence.


  84. djafan said


    I’m so happy for those that are able to attend tonight and for David, that he can see his fans support in all his endeavors. It is such a privilege for him to have been invited to this type of event. David’s voice shines in all his music, but when he sings Christmas music it just takes it and us to whole other level.

    I’m so excited from afar and it’s not crazy at all, just dedicated go getters!


  85. bebereader said

    It’s always time for Christmas!

    credit np1107


  86. bebereader said

    I just watched the ‘Oh Holy Night” video above.

    When I told SandyBeaches this morning on email that I may as well donate all of my old (pre-David) Christmas cds to a worthy cause, I meant it. Since CFTH I no longer have any use for them. I cannot listen to any other Christmas music except that of
    The Voice.

    SB just emailed me that she is off to the taping.

    SandyBeaches, Silverfox, Emifriend, Debra and any other fans attending: Our hearts are with you!


  87. TOfan said

    Angelica, awesome post, as usual! Along with everyone else, I’ve been eagerly anticipating this new album, but even more so after David revealed he’s written all but two songs on the CD. Wow.

    And if the way I’ve flipped over Elevator is any indication of how the rest of the album will affect me, your last line strikes fear in my heart, I must admit:
    “With the unveiling of his sophomore album and the tour to follow, we will find ourselves even more connected to him than we already are.”

    Heaven help us one & all! 😆


  88. Angelica said

    Thanks TOfan, I, Weize, Marylee, Abrra, Dj, Bebe, et al.

    Gosh I’m so excited for tonight and the performance and for everyone who is going! Will wait up for reports and maybe vids? Pics? Any old crumb will do.

    And Emifriend, a David virgin. What a special night for her. I remember my first time. sigh…


  89. Abrra said

    Tonight around 10 pm est we will do a chat session here:

    I will run the CFTH Tour videos. We can live vicariously and pretend we are at the Polk Theater. 😉



  90. bebereader said

    Heard from SandyBeaches!
    She said “Guess who’s in line early?” and sent this pic:

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  91. djafan said

    YAY SB!!!!

    David left a new voice update.

    Hey all! I wanted to check in to wish you a great Labor Day weekend! It’s weird how summer is over! It’s kind of just flown by really… really fast. But this means we’re getting closer to the October 5th album release date! So, you can leave a message and let me know what you’re up to this weekend, and hope you guys all have a great time! Ciao!

    Call 801-386-8196 to hear what he said.


  92. djafan said


    @EmanuelKiriakou oops…My latest #BubbleTweet –> —> I know that voice! 😉


  93. betsy said

    OMG that song. OMG

    Dja – I love it already and only heard a tiny snippet.
    That voice will be the death of us all.
    Carry on.


  94. bebereader said

    djafan#92 Oh no. We are in deep trouble now.


  95. debra said

    OMG!!! I’m here in Nashville a block away from where David will sing! Got here with one hour to spare before box office opens!!!


  96. betsy said

    Hahaha breathe, Debra! So excited for all of you guys!! ENJOY!!


  97. dakgal said

    You guys have me sitting on the edge of my chair. Been checking in here all day and it seems the excitement just keeps building. With each little post it seems like I’m standing in line too, only I don’t have my Christmas garb on( maybe I’ll go look up a Christmas shirt in honor of the occasion).

    Can’t wait for word after the concert, that is if they’re capable of speech, especially Debra. No sense in wishing all who are attending good times, cause that’s a given.


  98. djafan said

    Rehearsal I think.

    @bartgovers: In the middle of taping of a christmas tv show w/ David Archuleta in Nashville 😀

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  99. djafan said

    MP3 of eman’s bubble tweet!


  100. Angelica said

    Oh dear. Photobucket


  101. emmegirl said

    betsy 62 lol – do ya think that came from somewhere deep in my subconscious… actually, not all that deep!

    when you forget me
    when you don’t member my name
    not even a memory
    somewhere in the back of your brain

    oh dear, oh dear.


  102. emmegirl said

    and thanks for the pic dja, very handsome.


  103. djafan said

    Nashville tweets


    Probably abt 800 peeps here!!! Lots of Orla fans but lots of D fans too! D is gonna knock the socks off these Orla fans! Dont’chya know?? 31 minutes ago reply


    We’re going in in 2 minutes! The show will be an hour & a half… Then 1/2 hour intermission… Then we are able to stay for all re-takes!! 7 minutes ago reply

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  104. djafan said


    Tonight in Nashville, I get to sing with Orla from Celtic Women for a Christmas DVD.. Its been a fun week already…

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  105. djafan said

    Oh I can’t wait for David to blow their socks off!


    The lady next to us: “We’re Orla fans… I think Orla is performing w/ some little kid from that talent show”… Haha! If she only knew!! 3 minutes ago reply


    1,000 seat theater. Kill me now. 16 minutes ago reply

    No cameras 😦 8 minutes ago reply

    Full house 4 minutes ago reply


  106. bebereader said

    Just heard from Emi by phone! The show hasn’t started yet. She is sitting in the first row of the balcony and sounds very very excited! She might call me during the show if she can!

    Heard from SandyBeaches too, by email. She said “This is all I dared because cameras are really prohibited…I hope for more when no one is looking. Those in front are in the pit!! There is a second show…we will be staying, no surprise… Luv SF and me!!!”

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  107. FG said

    OMG I got Oct 2 off!!
    OMG the e-man tweet!!


  108. bebereader said

    More from SandyBeaches!

    “All of David’s fans are around us. Adults yeah men and women, they all love him so while we wait it is all good…”

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  109. bebereader said

    Someone on Twitter said that PBS will be selling this concert on DVD!


  110. Fanis Archangelicus said

    Bebe #109

    I’m counting on it! It will probably be part of one of their pledge drives. That’s what usually happens.

    Oh, how I wish I could be sitting in that audience tonight!


  111. Angelica said

    FG! Congrats on the day off!!

    Oh look at that stage! I can imagine myself right there feeling all the butterflies of anticipation! They have really good seats! An hour and a half and then a half hour intermission and back for all the retakes! *rubs hands* This is gonna be good.

    I’m there. 😆


  112. emmegirl said

    FG, 30 days and counting.

    ~listening over and over to a beautiful 20 sec bubbletweet from a mystery singer


  113. djafan said

    Silent Night duet!

    JOHN_AF David signing SN with Orla about 1 minute ago reply

    Does anyone think that it’s not David in that bubbletweet?

    I’m confused, it’s David!


  114. djafan said

    tweet updates

    JOHN_AF Black pants black sweater tie about 1 minute ago reply

    JOHN_AF Standing O for D and Orla 30 seconds ago reply

    JOHN_AF PAP now 8 seconds ago reply


  115. dakgal said


    The lady next to us: “We’re Orla fans… I think Orla is performing w/ some little kid from that talent show”… Haha! If she only knew!

    I wish zerogravity1 would tweet what that Orla fan thinks of that “little kid w/ from that talent show” now!! Inquiring minds want to know.


  116. djafan said

    I looooove Melodies of Christmas!

    JOHN_AF MOC!!!!!! about 1 minute ago reply


  117. djafan said


    zerogravity1 Got audio of pat a pan & MOC!!!! 38 seconds ago reply

    Dak, I’m going to tweet zerogravity for an update on that lady, there are quite a few twitter’rs waiting for it…lol

    Fanis, that would be great! They’ll probably have so much donation for audio, different amount for video, etc…


  118. djafan said

    More updates! They have to suffer another set…lol

    zerogravity1 Holy Smokes!!!! D was on tonight!!!! And 3 songs!! MOC … PAP … Silent Night! Orla sang back up on PAP! EPIC!!!! 2 minutes ago reply

    JOHN_AF Standing O after all three songs. Orla said some wonderfully kind things about David after she introduced him.

    JOHN_AF I think the pants were charcoal grey, BTW 47 seconds ago reply


  119. Abrra said

    In chat for a bit. Playing CFTH videos.



  120. djafan said

    Pat A Pan !!!


    David just twirled on stage!!! OMH!!! Epic!!! He was dancin’ a lil’ jig on the final #! soooooo adorbs!!! 4 minutes ago reply


  121. djafan said


    Everyone is mingling on stage getting ready for next show! They are getting group shots! 49 seconds ago reply

    You can tell Orla loooooves D!!! She’s on the stage talking to him w/ her arm around his shoulder! Awwwwwwww… 16 seconds ago reply


  122. bebereader said

    From Sandybeaches!

    “Oh my everyone it was out of our world. David had standing ovations every song by the entire theater people. He is destined for super stardom right now. The crowd went wild.”

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  123. bebereader said

    From SandyBeaches!

    “He was introduced as the best young singer in America and more. We are now in the second taping…”


  124. djafan said

    He’s the man!

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  125. betsy said

    Did you hear the WAILING on PAP!!
    Freaking out.


  126. djafan said

    Betsy…My ears are in heaven!!!


  127. djafan said

    DavidArchie tweets!!!

    Well that was fun! Celebrating Christmas in September lol. Thanks all you Nashville fans who came even on short notice! 41 seconds ago reply


  128. emmegirl said

    dja… Oh wait, now I know who was singing that bubbletweet…
    “the best young singer in America”! (knew it was him, just was teasing because Eman was yankin our chain by not identifying it as David, lol.)

    And OMG, patapan together was amazing, can’t wait for SN! MOC sounded a little faster, loved it, and it sounded like they did to. Three standing O’s – some of those people were probably shell shocked. What a great way to be introduced to David Archuleta. So very proud of him!


  129. Angelica said

    Geeeeez!!! Yes I heard that wail on Pat A Pan Betsy!!!

    “Best young singer in the country!!”

    3 songs!

    Standing O’s!!

    Love the outfit!!

    “Holy Smokes, D was on tonight!”

    He twirled!!!

    Gaaaaaaaaaaah! Oh dear Gaaaaaaaaah!!!


  130. djafan said


    There were people on twitter that were actually tweeting eman asking if that was David…cracked me up.


  131. emmegirl said


    “Oh my everyone it was out of our world. David had standing ovations every song by the entire theater people. He is destined for super stardom right now. The crowd went wild.”

    *me heart just swelled a couple sizes


  132. bebereader said

    Emmegirl, here’s more from SandyBeaches! (By the way, she is so wonderful to send us these updates! We love you, SB!)

    “David had command of the stage at all times. He was the light. In the finale he was front and center between two beautiful girls in gowns with the choir behind with orchestra.

    As Silverfox is saying we can’t even describe this right now.

    Front and center for their bows, what a showman.

    We have some good camera pictures that I hope to download. The main audience is gone and we David’s fans are together in the best seats.

    He was beaming every moment. We have a remarkable young man in our midst.”


  133. emmegirl said

    dja, lol! Who couldn’t pick that voice out of a cast of thousands!

    What a night… song leak that sounds like it is going to be incredible and David showing once again why he is the best young singer in America. Would love to have been there and seen the reaction of those who weren’t familiar with him!


  134. bebereader said

    More from SandyBeaches!!

    “We are so amazed even more amazed by him than ever before.

    This is his road and it is perfect.

    The crowd is adults mostly and they went wild.

    We will be hearing him again soon. Orla starts Silent Night in Irish…with harp and he joins her for the most beautiful duet. We are permitted to write and I know others did but we were near cameras.

    David looked out at us and waved while he sang…that’s our guy.”


  135. goodkarmaseeker said

    Oh my gosh!!!!! I am so totally happy. Hearing these great messages and seeing the pictures of David, I feel the love all around. I can’t even find the words to express the joy and pride I feel. What a beautiful young man we have the honor to support.


  136. emmegirl said

    bebe,tell SB thank you for the updates… that heart swell has now moved to my eyes as they swell with tears.


  137. emmegirl said

    They went wild!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  138. Angelica said


    “What a beautiful young man we have the honor to support.”

    Well spoken for us all.

    I could not be more proud of him.


  139. Abrra said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    credit brandyT09



  140. goodkarmaseeker said

    #136 Emmegirl Now my eyes are filling with tears as well. It seems many others will witness the VOICE and know what we have know for a long time.


  141. bebereader said

    More from SandyBeaches!!

    “All of us here are so proud and happy for him. Orla called him her younger brother. She loves him, this is another beginning.

    Hi to everyone in chat…Orla is singing, David not far away. Not his concert but they had him front and center.”


  142. archangel48 said

    To hear Silverfox say she can’t even explain it, brought instant tears of joy to my eyes! I am so happy for all of you who were at this wonderful event. His VOICE has matured to a sound that is more glorious than I ever thought possible!
    The David future is looking and sounding sweeter and sweeter every day. What a ride!


  143. Abrra said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    credit haleymaleah



  144. djafan said


    “The David future is looking and sounding sweeter and sweeter every day. What a ride!”

    It sure is!


  145. djafan said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    credit BrandyT09


  146. bebereader said

    Goodkarmaseeker#140 “It seems many others will witness the VOICE and know what we have know for a long time.”

    It’s about time!


  147. bebereader said

    credit Brandy 811


  148. rapture said

    Wow, It’s been such a long time, and it’s so good to see all you guys here. I’ve missed ya!


  149. bebereader said

    Rapture!! Great to see you, too! Come to chat! We’re all there now.


  150. djafan said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    credit BrandyT09


  151. djafan said


    What a surprise and we’ve missed you too!


  152. bebereader said

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  153. Angelica said

    Rapture! As I live and breathe. Good to see you!


  154. djafan said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    credit BrandyT09


  155. bebereader said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    credit Brandy


  156. bebereader said

    From SandyBeaches:

    “We haven’t left our seats for hours.

    The tv special will be priceless. Orla wants to sing with him again…”


  157. bebereader said

    Another twitvid from zerogravity!


  158. bebereader said

    From SandyBeaches:

    “I have heart warming stories to tell another day. Let me just say that David had performed three complete shows today and became very tired. He forgot one words to his own Christmas song and fans helped him remember when the cameras were off. He is so tired. Then like a son or daughter he looked at his gathering of fans to get him through. Complicated and endearing. He needed a hug but looked at his fans he knew instead. Good night Beebzzz!!”


  159. djafan said

    Can’t wait to hear the stories SB and thank you for all the updates!

    All those performing tonight need a good nights sleep!


  160. bebereader said

    How did we miss this video?

    credit somethingboutlove

    It’s been a wild and crazy night!
    SandyBeaches, thank you for taking us with you tonight.



  161. betsy said

    What a fun and perfect night! So happy for those who went. Sorry I couldn’t join everyone in chat – my head started pounding and it still is.

    “This is his road and it’s perfect”
    Oh, Sb. 🙂


  162. FG said

    Thanks to everyone for the updates/pics/videos! What an epic night, what an awesome opportunity for David! I am so proud of him I could burst.


  163. FG said

    don’t think we’ve seen this yet (don’t freak out he misses a note at the end – his one miss for the year lol)


  164. Kizzi said

    Angelica – Wonderful article. I haven’t been to The Voice in a while (moving to a new community after decades in one house) so I need to catch-up. I, too, am looking forward to the new album and those 10 “david vibe” songs. 😀

    SB & SF – Thanks for the updates. Sounds like a grand and special evening. Can’t wait to see the show. Hear there will also be a DVD available. Looking forward to your recaps! {{{{Hugs}}}}


  165. YJfanofdavid said

    Angelica: “With the unveiling of his sophomore album and the tour to follow, we will find ourselves even more connected to him than we already are.”

    Really? If we are any more connected we will be his emotional Siamese twins joined in the heart and share the same heartbeats…

    SB, Thank you for sharing the joy and excitement you all experienced last night. Tell us more please.

    The following interviews are from the same Q102 Philly appearance FG just posted. I love that DJ. He had a perpetual smile in his face the whole time he was talked to David. I think he is member of our “tribe”. 🙂


  166. YJfanofdavid said

    Here is the first part of the interview


  167. Abrra said

    Thanks for the videos. I spent an hour looking thru the others that show up when the linked one is done. haha! Like I don’t have anything to do today!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Heading out to do errands before Earl arrives later tonight.



  168. emmegirl said

    Hunkerdown Abrra, stay safe.


  169. emmegirl said

    Just thinking, Claude Kelly tweets “2 beautiful songs” produced by eman…does that mean we have 2 ballad type songs.

    SB, thanks to you and the troops for last night! Anxious for your return.


  170. djafan said

    Good Morning All!

    What an exciting night! SB with her fantastic updates!

    Kizzi, I can’t even imagine moving after so much time in one place but it must be exciting!

    FG, He missed a note? I must have missed it too…lol

    YJ, Thanks for those videos!

    Abrra, stay safe!

    Angelica, “They are in a very real sense, his heart and soul laid bare, his unique, quirky personality, desires, and dreams exposed. The act of creation is not reserved to procreation alone. For an artist, his works are his children and the connection to them is very real and personal.”

    David has mentioned how much more these songs for TOSOD are more him, in one interview he even says they’re like his babies as he pretended to cradle one. Your words are perfect. Listening to the new songs he’s performed have me at the edge of my seat waiting for October 5th, the anticipation for his new songs have me all in knots. And if that wasn’t enough we get a bubbletweet from the very playful Eman leaking a small clip of another David song. I’ve listened to it several times and that sound of his voice, that melody, those lyrics, there is something hauntingly beautiful just with that short clip. Claude Kelly also tweeted that this song is amazing. These next few weeks can’t go by fast enough.

    @davidarchie retweets

    Haha! RT @EmanuelKiriakou oops…My latest #BubbleTweet –> 7 hours ago

    A MGR was made.

    Credit somethingboutlove

    Some different titles appearing on this “rumored and unconfirmed” track list. This track list is supposedly for the regular edition, the deluxe edition is not finalized yet.

    1. The Other Side Of Down 3:13
    2. Something ‘Bout Love 4:23
    3. Elevator 3:24
    4. Stomping The Roses 3:01
    5. Who I Am 3:44
    6. Falling Stars 3:35
    7. Parachutes And Airplanes 3:33
    8. Look Around 3:26
    9. Good Place 3:25
    10. Complain 3:24
    11. Things Are Gonna Get Better 3:14
    12. My Kind Of Perfect 3:37


  171. bebereader said

    Oh happy day!

    Woke up with smile on my face, thinking about the great time we had online last night. 😀

    I heard from SandyBeaches! She sent this hours ago but I just opened it now.

    Are you ready?

    “No wonder he loves it here, the church near to us just woke us up with Amazing Grace. Just like David, always music…
    He is on our floor. Going to try for more sleep…Thanks church bells!!!”

    He is on our floor.“! OH MY!

    Dear SandyBeaches, Perhaps you will have a story or two for us? 😉


  172. djafan said

    “He is on our floor.”! OH MY!

    Oh wow!


  173. bebereader said

    And I heard from Emifriend, too!
    She had an amazing time last night and got to meet David after the show! More to come on that!

    Betsy#161 Hope you’re feeling better!

    Kizzi#164 Great to see you! Good luck on your move!

    Abrra#167 Hope Earl isn’t too fierce. I heard he has died down a bit. Stay safe!


  174. Abrra said

    There is NO WAY I could sleep if David was in my hotel, on my floor. He is so distracting in ways that make no sense. Emi met David? Oh my Heck! The wait was worth it if that’s the case. Can’t wait for recaps from the Nashville peeps.

    Abrra (in the grip of writer’s block)


  175. djafan said

    This may be the actual tracklist!

    mikekmusic tweeted.

    Checked out the @DavidArchie track list today! Looks like three of my songs will be on the record 🙂 2 I wrote , and one produced! 🙂
    about 2 hours ago via Osfoora for iPhone


  176. bebereader said

    More tidbits from BrandyT109 from last night:

    “Everyone was telling David thank you for signing stuff and he said “Aww no problem! You guys are the reason why Im here”

    “And did I mention he riverdanced!!?? Ahh cutest thing ever! The audience laughed haha”

    Where is video when we need it?!


  177. Angelica said

    He riverdanced? !$skjleu%$*h 😯 ljf&%)@*9

    Abrra be safe in the path of Hurricane Earl. There is no defense against Hurricane David.


  178. jackryan4DA said

    In case you want to re-watch the Q102 gig in one continuous file


  179. bebereader said

    Great news that David will be in concert with Natasha Bedingfield! He has mentioned so many times that he would love to duet with her.

    FG, So happy that you were able to get the day off!

    ArtPrize announces concerts with Natasha Bedingfield, David Archuleta, Hot Chelle Rae and Surfer Blood

    Rachael Recker | The Grand Rapids Press

    GRAND RAPIDS — ArtPrize will host two free concerts downtown with Natasha Bedingfield, David Archuleta and other notables.

    Staff today announced the 2010 ArtPrize Concert Series to be held in conjunction with the fall arts competition at Rosa Parks Circle.

    The music is another way to enhance the ArtPrize experience, said ArtPrize Executive Director Bill Holsinger-Robinson. “Whether viewing art, learning through the speakers series or celebrating through live musical performances, all these experiences promote collisions among the public, artists and city spaces.”

    Concert dates and performers include:

    • Sept. 25, 7 p.m. — Surfer Blood

    • Oct. 2, 7 p.m. — Natasha Bedingfield, with David Archuleta, Hot Chelle Rae.

    The affection between David and Natasha is mutual. Can’t wait to see them together.

    Let’s not forget this: at approx 3:50

    credit melisaxoarchie


  180. jackryan4DA said

    EXAMINER.COM reports on the taping of the Christmas special

    Orla Fallon Celtic Christmas Special filmed at Nashville’s TPAC PBS: Exclusive photos

    Tennessee Performing Arts Center decked the halls tonight for Orla Fallon and her talented friends for the upcoming PBS Christmas Special “Orla Fallon’s Celtic Christmas.”


    Orla Fallon & David Archuleta
    Candles and a harp were set up for Fallon’s duet with David Archuleta on “Silent Night.” Archuleta performed two more carols for the event. Country singer Mark Wills also performed with Fallon.

    To read the rest of the article:


  181. silverfox said

    Hello everyone!

    Just got home from Nashville. I’m feeling euphoric now as I usually do after seeing David perform live. But 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’s & the sad part is…those very much deserved S/O’s may not make the TV broadcast. You see…the audience was directed to applaud many times BEFORE the show began which will be edited on to the final broadcast after each performance. This was Orla Fallon’s Special. She did not get a S/O until the end of the show. But it was HER show. I HOPE all of David’s performances on stage make the final edit for the TV broadcast, but due to time constraints, they may not. HOWEVER…this is PBS after all, so a DVD of the entire show will be available with a pledge of a million $…just kidding but honestly, David was worth that & more! Biased much, am I??? 😉

    SB & I were in HEAVEN. This was truly a dream come true for us. We had a such a great time. There is nothing quite like spending an exquisite evening with a lovely friend listening to beautiful music by a beautiful artist with an exquisite voice we both love & adore like there’s no tomorrow! I’m sure SB will have a more eloquent & detailed recap when she gets home safe & sound hopefully before the hurricane reaches her area.

    One more thing. I offered to give SB & hubby a lift to the airport & as we were waiting for my car to be brought out by the valet, who happens to walk over to a waiting limo on HIS way to the airport? Two guesses! 🙂 He shakes the valet’s hand & thanks him! How very polite & gracious he is! There is no other like David in the universe!

    OK…I have to finish packing for my vacation to California tomorrow. Going to spend quality time with my sisters road tripping. No internet while I’m there. Can’t spend quality time with sisters if I’m surfing the net as I do here at home.

    Sorry for the rambling & I said, I am totally on a euphoric high! 😀


  182. River said

    SF= you can ramble and typo anytime when you deliver such a wonderful description of a rare David experience. You do seem to choose well. Lucky SB to see him twice in a week in such differing performances. I would have given a lot to have seen this, all of it. You are so right that he is one in the universe. I have long given up trying to rationally figure it out.


  183. djafan said


    I’m in tears!!!

    Thank you so much for this heartfelt account of your experience last night. I’m so happy for all that were able to witness this and the reaction of the other “adult” Orla fans reaction to David.

    “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!”

    I love this! I hope they’re smart enough to have all of David’s performances on the DVD if they want to have epic donations!

    Were you able to sleep? David on the same floor, watching David be his kind self getting in the limo… can only happen to you…lol

    This young man is worthy of all our support and some!!!

    Thank you Silverfox!!!!

    SB Debra, and Emifriend can’t wait to hear about your experiences!

    Elevator…love it! Easy quirky vibe is great! Was it a radio premier? I wonder wonder!


  184. betsy said

    SF – I can’t even process what you just wrote. I am stunned. Thanks for writing.
    Just know that I am glad you all were there and witnessed it. I bet he was glad to see some familiar faces, too. 🙂

    Has anyone heard the studio Elevator that Mike K. tweeted? Someone on twitter compared the sound to Sugar Ray and I totally agree. That laid back, happy to be alive sound.


  185. SweetOnDA said

    OMG, this has been such a great week!!! I’m loving all the reports back from the taping last night and so excited for all those who were in attendance. With all that awesomeness no wonder everyone is sleeping in.

    and now this…a leaked studio version of Elevator? I LOVE IT!

    We are in for our own tropical storm called DAVID.

    Emifriend and Debra, I hope your meetings with The Voice were to your expectations. Oh, what am I saying, they were probably even better 🙂

    Okay, got to go read the rest of the recaps from last night. My heart is bursting with pride!

    On the same floor? THUD


  186. Angelica said


    Thank you so very, very much! Loved every word of your experience and I feel you and the others there were blessed with something really special last night. I do hope we get to see and hear all his performances from this show! It must have been everything you say and so much more!

    Comes out to the limo and shakes the valet’s hand. My gosh he is so sweet and humble!

    Love you! Take care and have a wonderful time in Cali with your sisters!


  187. I said

    Djafan…please help!

    I have panic elevator, I prefer the stairs



  188. I said

    Thank you Silverfox!


  189. YJfanofdavid said

    SF, What a wonderful recap!

    Betsy, Thanks for the studio version of Elevator. Oh my!

    Looks like the tracklist is authentic!

    Tweet from Mike:

    mikekmusic The @DavidArchie songs written are elevator, who I am and just produced stomping the roses

    I am intrigued by Stomping the Roses!


  190. emmegirl said

    SF,along with everyone else I am tearful and speechless. You have so beautifully conveyed what an incredible night it was. I can literally feel the intensity and the reaction of everyone in that theater. Thanks to that those that attended for so beautifully conveying the events of the evening.
    (and the moment with the valet is like the sweet ending)

    Can I just say I LOVE studio Elevator! Joyful, fun, makes me smile and move!


  191. djafan said

    I, lol

    I prefer the stairs too, but I’ll take David’s Elevator in a heartbeat!


    Very intrigued, Oct. 5th can’t come soon enough.

    Hey Sweetonda, tropical storm indeed!


  192. skydancer1x said

    has everyone seen this already? love this from Pamela Pike.


  193. DAFanBay Area said

    David’s San Francisco Bay Area Fans,

    Please request SBL here, they have it on their list:


  194. Abrra said

    Thanks for a delightful recap. I find it so very interesting that applause is “edited”. The director must have realized that David was going to get a bigger response. Standing O , indeed!



  195. betsy said

    Thanks for the link, Skydancer. That Pamela Pike gets David in a real way.


  196. Mandi said

    Thank you for this site for making this a great place to read about David. I come and visit here everyday but don’t leave comments except a few times. Anyway, I am excited for David. This album is coming pretty soon–just a few more days, or less than a month! Are you guys excited or do you have butterflies in your stomach? Do you worry that you might not like a lot of the songs? I love SBL, by the way. I was a little sad that I didn’t like Elevator when I heard David sing it the first few times. I thought, why did he use such high notes in some parts which he knew he would have a hard time singing? I heard the studio version a couple of hours ago and have been replaying it over and over. I am liking it more and more but I have to admit that it took at least 10 replays before it’s stuck in my head. I could imagine myself driving on the freeway and blasting it on my stereo. Those snippets from last night are amazing, by the way. Can’t wait for the DVD. I will definitely get one, or more, when it comes out. I hope they use the Christmas special to raise funds for PBS. That would be awesome promotion for him. My thanks to the very devoted fans who go to these events and take videos to give us a glimpse of what it was like to be there. So thanks to my fellow David fans for life!


  197. SandyBeaches said

    Just landed and home to help keep our house safe…

    What a wonderful recap SF has written, it brought chills and misty eyes. To me that it the official recap and I will add, as you call it tidbits.

    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 understandible. He shocked the producer, 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!

    In the finale, when they were in a straight line, there was a break when it was instrumental and Orla looked at him (as well as the others) to do something, like dance. He amused them all right with his little gig and dance moves of his own. Why were they looking towards him to dance? There will be fantastic material for some MGRs.

    When everyone was on their feet for his standing O’s I looked around to see that the audience was comprised of 98% adults. This was a first for David, they loved him.



  198. SandyBeaches said

    Oh and David, he was not 19 but 25 and so handsome last night!



  199. Tawna21 said

    okee dokee, how in the heck does this all work out?! Here we are, trying to be patient for Oct. 5th and the album release–then we get bits and pieces of a Christmas special that we have to patient and wait for–and then we get a leaked Elevator!!–and David himself told us there would be a tour coming!! I CAN’T BE PATIENT!! It feels like we are in the eye of the hurricane already and swirling round and round. I just hope time passes quickly (yeah, I’m wishing my life away with statements like that). Whew! I feel a little better after that vent.

    SF and SB–your descriptions are incredible. I can feel the beautiful, haunting spirit that must have been there last night. Please, keep remembering more and posting more. There’s never too much re-capping from a David event. *hand to heart*



  200. Tawna21 said

    SB–David has definitely outgrown his little boy cuteness. He is downright handsome and growin’ up on us. 🙂


  201. davidstopsmyaging said

    You are all so awesome—I look forward every day to coming home and reading about David’s world—thanks to all of you for giving me this treat!

    I’m so in love with “Elevator”—I love it just as much as SBL, and I LOVE SBL. David should, (and will), be all over the airwaves—can’t wait!


  202. jackryan4DA said

    SF/SB – thank you the speedy sharing of your experiences. What a time you must have – priceless! When I 1st heard that David is doing this Christmas special, I said to myself – finally David will feel at home, be among his musical peers, be in the company where he will be most appreciated.

    The 3 S-O’s – that’s the epic “what just happened?!” for the uninitiated, bahahahahahaha. Some kid from this TV show… yeah right. I bet they will be checking all his vids & music now!

    Lastly SF – crossing paths with the man again eh? (Whistling) what did I tell you, my sweetest? 😉 So happy for you

    Again thank you both and zerogravity1 and karin and to everyone else for being ninja archies that night and let us partake of the DavidMagic one more time.

    That DVD should come out asap. I wonder if PBS realizes they have a hit DVD on their hands, tee-hee.


  203. dakgal said

    Thank you SF for such an elegant re-cap, I took in every word like I was dining on a wonderful meal, savoring every word. Then I went back for seconds.

    What I wouldn’t have given to be a mouse in the corner of a few hundred households or cars last night when the after concert conversations were had by the people who have never heard or seen David perform before.

    Oh, what a night early September back in 2010. What a David –what a night.


  204. SandyBeaches said

    No, no, it wasn’t a gig but a ‘jig’.

    1. a rapid, lively, springy, irregular dance for one or more persson.



  205. SandyBeaches said

    This morning as David got into the limo, his dad turned to us, waved and said,”thank you for all of your support”. We called back to him that it was a wonderful performance and to pass that along to David for us.



  206. jackryan4DA said

    I have this small story to share:

    MikeK pm’ed me last week or the other week, wanting to find out if I got the footage of the DJs’ reaction to Elevator. It would appear that the DJs went bonkers wherever they played it.

    That would explain the early release of Elevator, prompted by the radio stations themselves. This bodes well for that single and the album then, woo-hoo! When DJs are excited for a song, they support it wholeheartedly.

    Goodness David is generating fantastic impressions in both pop and classical sides of the market. Why the US music industry is so slow on the uptake is not entirely a mystery but definitely frustrating. This, from a fan million miles away but where he gets instant support. I think the Asian Archie contingent should focus on promoting him in China so we can approximate the size of the US/Canada market. Oh, excuse my ramblin…

    Oct 5 – couldn’t come fast enough!


  207. jackryan4DA said

    ABBRA & others affected – Glad to see in the news that Hurricane Earl will likely weaken to a Tropical storm. TC always


  208. Abrra said

    Thanks JR (and others)for your concern. It was never really any threat after about 10 am here where I am in Massachusetts. The outer islands got some heavy rain and wind. We got a downpour at noon, then it stopped. Earl was a wimp! 😉



  209. bebereader said

    Silverfox#182: Was so happy to see your recap; I love to read your take on everything David. Last night, when SandyBeaches said that you and she “can’t even describe this right now” I knew you were experiencing something very special. Thanks for your detailed account of last night; we can never get too many details! Now the long wait for the show to be aired on PBS. At least we won’t have to wait for Christmas since rumor has it that it will be aired on Thanksgiving. Last year, David was on TV on Thanksgiving Day, too. Have a great vacation and safe travels.

    Dak#205 “Oh, what a night early September back in 2010. What a David –what a night.” <<< That be true! By the way, I love that song by The Four Seasons!

    #JR#208 I like the way you think!


  210. djafan said

    SB…I remember him doing a sort of jig on one of the behind the scenes icarly’s from his appearance there and have been looking for it like a crazy woman! I’ll keep on trying…lol

    JR, really interesting the reaction of the dj’s, I for one don’t get them. Elevator is a great quirky catchy song and I’m loving it. Something Bout Love is equally good and I wish they would play it. Both of these songs are tons better than the so called music being played on radio. Irregardless you’re right, he could sing any genre beautifully.

    SB, Glad you and SF were representing!


  211. emmegirl said

    JR,”why the US music industry is so slow on the uptake is not entirely a mystery but definitely frustrating.”

    … do not get me started on “pop culture” in this country.
    It makes my blood boil and my head want to explode!

    Dakgal, yep, I went back for seconds thirds and fourths.

    To those who seldom post that peeked in today…nice to see you all. Don’t be a stranger.:)

    Abrra 🙂


  212. djafan said

    Thank you Skydancer for bringing this, great write up! We know she is a fan!

    Promoting All Music by Pamela Pike

    Arguing about taste is as fundamental as having it in the first place. We take for granted that different people enjoy different things–and that others feel as confident in their judgments as we do in ours.

    Our choices in books, music, art, and design go to the core of who we are. Taste can offer us a doorway into people’s lives.

    Even as a child, David Archuleta’s appetite for exploring music was insatiable beginning with Jazz from his father’s influence and salsa from his mother. Like many who seek out a wide range of art at a young age, David continued to be artistically open-minded. To this day he still seeks out new music.

    David is high in openness, the characteristic of creative, curious, and imaginative people, constantly sampling new music. Openness correlates to a great range of tastes. These individuals have a greater conception of what makes great music.

    He listens to other people’s music and pays attention to what is playing such as Oldies, Pop, Rock, and gives each song a chance. He goes to concerts and checks out opening acts that may not be well-known and recommends to his fans listening to their music.

    His recommendation of Ella Fitzgerald’s “Misty” from his latest blog shows great taste not only in songs but great singers as well. Being a great singer involves the ability to stay on pitch and convey emotion, the message of the song. They also should be as good live as they are recorded. Hearing a performer in concert tells the tale. The voice should be distinctly recognizable.

    Ella could not only make a song come alive, but she brought an element of sweetness to her songs. She was able to make you feel that you were right there with her in the emotion of the song.

    David has that ability, he understands music, he is young but his voice sounds experienced. He has a smile that will knock your socks off and draws you right into the emotions he is emitting. He also has the ability to enjoy himself when he performs and allows others to share in that pleasure.

    Music is his life, commitment, work, discipline, fun, sorrowful, joyful – it’s just all things in one, it’s the rhythm of life. Music is the link to his dreams. Music is also the thing that brings David the closest to God.

    His pen has been a fountain of joyful songs and I am longing to hear the results of all his hard work and dedication on October 5, 2010.

    Click here to go there and leave a comment if you so desire.


  213. djafan said

    DAfanbay area, thank you for the link!

    Davidstopsmyaging and Mandi…thank you so much and please join in the fun!

    River, “I have long given up trying to rationally figure it out.”

    Lol, I try to figure it out at least once a week, never successfully.


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