The Voice David Archuleta

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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196 Responses to “Taking Him Seriously”

  1. “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.” He is A Force To Be Reckoned With. He will not be denied.

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  2. FG said

    I love everything! This is going to be amazing. I am so happy for those that got to attend. It sounds like it was beautiful beyond all reasonable bounds. I am so proud of David I could burst. I LOVE STUDIO ELEVATOR more than I ever imagined I could ever love a song. YES!

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  3. Abrra said

    This was quite a night! I recall back when David appeared on stage with the “young” Osmonds for a Christmas event. He sang with them but he was not particularly featured as a “guest”. In Nashville David was an invited performer with 3 songs on the program. This was further proof that he has arrived in the music world. Nashville IS music and they GET David!
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    Bravo!

    Thanks ladies for sharing your experience with us.

    Abrra

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  4. SandyBeaches said

    Good morning!

    Thank you for the surprise this morning Angelica! The accompanying pictures and quote are amazing and I would love to have a poster made of it.

    The eye of the storm is not far away and the wind is gusting now so I may not be here for sometime. I see Abrra that you have power and have passed Earl along to us!

    Bye for now.

    SB

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  5. jackryan4DA said

    Work has been relentlessness for the past 2 weeks. Am tired. To re-charge, I go online to be up-to-speed with anythingDavid. Today has been testy as I have been reading a lot of negative feedback on Elevator.

    SB & SF your article is the kind of cool wave washing over me. Thank you for letting those of us not as fortunate (or should I say, as persistent? LOL) as you to go and witness David’s spellbinding performance.

    Am teary-eyed with chills and pride over how David impacted the crowd. My mind cannot wrap around how it must have been for you to be actually there to see him receive the richly-deserved accolade.

    WOW

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  6. Abrra said

    JR
    Re: the negativity

    We have a saying ” Consider the source.”

    Abrra

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  7. I said

    Good Morning!

    Angelica You’re beautiful.

    Djafan Thanks…love Elevator…went up several times.

    Today I woke up dizzy.

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  8. Suzy-Q said

    Thank you, Sandybeaches, Silverfox and Angelica for this beautiful article. I could almost feel what you felt from the way this is written. I am so proud of David for doing this concert and showing more people just what he is capable of. David is a “tryer” as Simon said on the AI season 7 Finale night. Remember when the season 7 contestants were asked, backstage, who they thought would go the farthest in a music career? Most of them said, “David”. Sayesha was one of them. There is no doubt that David is here to stay. I wonder if when he is 20 yrs. old it will give him that boost into the adult scene? When he is no longer a “teen”.

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  9. betsy said

    If the audio tapes and twitvids do not do justice to what you ladies heard in Nashville, (and I know they do not), we are in for something amazing. Their voices sounded beautiful together.
    I can’t wait.
    Life just keeps getting better. 🙂

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  10. Bookaholic said

    SuzyQ, could you or some other gracious fan provide a link to that video?? Pleeeeeze! I’d love to see that one as I’ve never seen or even heard tell of it.

    I remember when the Idols were on Larry King and he did his high school yearbook-type queries: who is the class clown, the most beautiful couple, etc. I was literally on the edge of my seat wondering who the Idols would say was their choice for another commonly asked category. I couldn’t believe Larry didn’t ask it!

    Then came the Pittsburgh Idols Tour concert where I was so lucky as to get into the after-concert party. Like most everyone else, I made a mad rush for David. Several got there before me and I could tell I wouldn’t get through to him for a while. Cook was directly across from David and had a few people in his area who spoke to him and quickly left (unlike David’s fans who stick to him like flypaper haha) so I took the opportunity to go over and ask a question. I reminded him of their appearance on Larry King, the yearbook queries and said I was extremely curious to know what he would have said to the unasked category–Most Likely to Succeed. He said, “I’d like to think me. I’d like to think all of us. But, if I had to choose one, I’d have to pick Archie.” I think I added ‘amen! or absolutely’, one of the two. (I managed to refrain from the more obvious but unkind, ‘DUH!’)

    Bless Cook’s heart for the honesty! I complimented him on his performance skills and told him I thought he had a great chance for a good career in music–which I still think is the case. He should do reasonably well and I wish him well, but he won’t be the musical legend I predict David becomes.

    Shortly after that, Cook began doing the persentation bow for David when he preceded him out onto the catwalk right at the end of show. An interesting coincidence…

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  11. emmegirl said

    Just grateful to SB, SF and Angelica, thanks for the beautiful article… love this sentence, “he is skillfully navigating a two-pronged trajectory that will inevitably lead to greatness.”… no doubts!

    Abrra, “Nashville IS music and they GET David!”… preach it sister!

    I, “Today I woke up dizzy.” lol!

    To each his own, but I’m with FG, I LOVE STUDIO ELEVATOR!

    Bookaholic, wow, great story, thanks for sharing.

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  12. Abrra said

    Time for some eye candy!
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    All pictures credit to Paula

    Abrra

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  13. Diane Rodriguez said

    OMG! My computer has had issues for a few months. Here I am at the library with tears running down my face after reading the previous thread. How embarrassing! He is so amazing and my heart swells when I read how well he did in Nashville. Can’t wait for Oct. 2 in GR and then Oct 5 and Nov. Thank you SB and SF and especially to the admins of The Voice.

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  14. bluesky said

    5 & 6 Jackryan4DA, Abrra ^_^
    (just for laughs, please)
    (love to all, bluesky)

    Dear DA…

    Although you are gifted as David of old, with healing unmeasured, a voice of pure gold
    Though we stand in amazement as, “all the waves waken”
    And risk facing “life”, with our hearts and minds shaken
    Still must we acknowledge (though cougar hearts scream)
    You still get the privilege, of being nineteen.

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  15. bluesky said

    #5 ditto:

    And if DA read any “negative comments”?
    He’d probably just say: “Elevator goes up!…”

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  16. emmegirl said

    bluesky 🙂

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  17. Aishwarya R said

    Wow. Reading this just gave me chills. It must have certainly been a magical night for everyone who went there. David can certainly take away the breath of any audience. His magnificent talent, and the wonderful human being that he is, never cease to amaze me. He’s truly incredible. Just like everyone else, I’m really looking forward to TOSOD and all the other exciting things that David has coming for him!!! 😀

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  18. Marylee said

    “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.”

    How many tears do I have left? I can’t tell you how touching it is to read the words of someone who witnessed David receiving the respect & accolades he SO deserves. The top/lead picture is beautiful & yet so different than what we are accustomed to seeing…”a man faced with his own immensity”,indeed!

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  19. bebereader said

    I’m overcome with emotion at SandyBeaches’ and Silverfox’ recap of the PBS event. Their descriptions are so full of warmth and clarity that we are practically led by the hand to the Polk Theater. We have been waiting for this day for a long time; the day when, little by little, the world hears and understands the genius that is David Archuleta. To have it played out right before your eyes can’t be anything short of magic.

    Special thanks to SandyBeaches and Silverfox for their generosity in giving us descriptive details; to Angelica for tying it all together so beautifully and to David, for enriching our lives with his artistry, beyond our wildest imaginations.

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  20. emmegirl said

    Emifriend, you are a beautiful writer and would love hearing about your experience too if you are so inclined.

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  21. bebereader said

    Emmegirl#20 I spoke to Emifriend yesterday and I believe she is working on a recap. I cannot wait!

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  22. bebereader said

    Bookaholic#10 I remember hearing that story about Cook saying that David is the one he would pick to most likely succeed. I admire his honesty!

    Diane Rodriguez#13 I believe that you are due a Welcome to The Voice. We appreciate your comment and invite you to come back again to join the discussions!

    David just tweeted that he’s in Vegas and will be performing on the telethon on Sunday night!

    Well, the day is half over and I’m finally going outside to enjoy the beautiful fall day here in NY!

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  23. Julee said

    Wow, thanks for this! Can’t wait until we see it on TV!

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  24. Angelica said

    SB and SF,

    Thanks again so much for your vivid accounts of what took place and what you felt that magical night. This is such a wonderful journey for David and his fans. If we are what drives him the same can be said in reverse. We are in perpetual motion, with him in the lead.

    How is everyone this lovely Labor Day weekend? David on TV tomorrow night and I’m thinking maybe POTC?

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  25. awestruck said

    Thank you SB and SF for your wonderfully descriptive comments. Knowing that David received such acknowledgment from the singers, musicians and audience makes my heart swell.

    Marylee #18 How many tears do I have left – enough to shed a few more upon reading this…

    thank you Angelica for putting it together.

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  26. Angelica said

    “I’ll be singing a new song Things Are Gonna Get Better tomorrow night in the 10 PM PST hour for the Jerry Lewis MDA telethon. 14 minutes ago”

    Well OK. I stand corrected Mr. Archuleta. A NEW SONG? 🙂

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  27. Tawna21 said

    Angelica, thank you for compiling SB’s and SF’s beautiful recaps. David has shown us another facet on his diamond. He is such a beautiful jewel. How can one person be this much? I, like all of the rest of you, can’t wait for November.

    I’m in love with ‘Elevator’.

    Does anyone know which channel the telethon will be on tomorrow night?

    SB–warm hugs and warm wishes as you ride out Earl.

    SF–wishing you lots of fun, laughter, and good times for good memories on your trip to Cali.

    Tawna

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  28. Angelica said

    It will be broadcast on some 190 “Love Network” television stations across the country and viewed on the Internet via streaming video at

    http://www.mda.org/

    On my TV it will be on….well dang. It will be on a channel I don’t get? I have direct TV! WTH?

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  29. djafan said

    Hello all! Just back from spending a wonderful day at the beach.

    SB and SF, thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful experience with us and allowing us to feel what you were hearing and seeing. Your words transported me with you both into that theater where the magic took place.

    I’m with you julee, the wait for November will be filled with anticipation.

    Emifriend, I’m all ears!

    Angelica, that picture and that quote was a perfect fit, Thank you messenger!

    Here is a link to the tv listings in your area for the telethon tomorrow. New song? Can’t wait to hear it.

    http://www.tvguide.com/listings/setup/localizeus.aspx?RedirectUrl=http%3a%2f%2fwww.tvguide.com%2ftvshows%2fjerry-lewis-telethon%2f306655

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  30. Abrra said

    Here is a link to the PDF list of all stations. Click the page icon on the upper left corner to expand the pages 1-4.

    http://www.mda.org/telethon/FindYourStation.pdf

    Abrra

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  31. Angelica said

    Thanks djafan and Abrra. I finally located the one station on my TV that will be broadcasting it tomorrow night which is WGN. 🙂

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  32. Abrra said

    How about a September calendar?
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    Abrra

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  33. River said

    I just love having the prospect of something new from David nearly every day. Yeeep… another new song. This is big.

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  34. Tawna21 said

    thanks abrra and dja for the channel info…off to set the dvr

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  35. djafan said

    River…

    “Yeeep… another new song. This is big.”

    I agree.

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  36. YJfanofdavid said

    SB and SF, Thank you for your beautiful and vivid recap/preview of the Christmas show. We can’t wait!

    A NEW SONG — my new favorite 3 words in the English language.

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  37. cowboys4 said

    Mari! I see you up there! Why do I always see you for about 10 seconds and that’s it? OH well, I’ll take it I guess. Better than nothing! lol Great seeing you, Debbie, Kara and Trudy. (sorry if I missed anyone from your 6 flags gang!)
    Loved this recap from Nashville soo much. It’s always so wonderful to hear how David is received by people who’ve never heard him before. Sounds like he was absolutely stunning and I can’t wait to get my hands on a DVD if there is one. ❤
    And new song at the telethon??! Woot!

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  38. betsy said

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  39. betsy said

    Just stepped in for a moment to check in, but my family came back from vacation tonight.
    I suppose I’d better go talk to them. 🙂
    But yaaay for tomorrow night!!

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  40. bebereader said

    YJ and cowboy: Another new song!!! Can we handle it? LOL

    Betsy#38: Where in the world is David Archuleta? LOL First he was in Nashville; now he’s in Vegas. Just like that! Did you check out that smile???!!! Of course you did! 😀

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  41. Angelica said

    Bebe, what smile? You mean this old thing? haha! That dimple is big enough now to be given a name. I shall call him, Things Are Gonna Get Better.

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  42. bebereader said

    Yes, Angelica. That be the one. 😀

    I found this just now while looking for something else. Hmm. That was weird. Did I sound like David just now? Odd, that.

    Anyway here’s an old interview but one that I just just love!
    Notice the change from two short years ago.

    “I just look like a typical teenager.” (Yeah right, David, sure you do.)

    “I don’t know; that smile might give you away.”

    credit UnOfficialArchuleta

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  43. betsy said

    Oh bebe! That was a great interview!
    “Your smile gave you away”
    “You don’t want to be buried under the next season”
    “Work those opportunities in the right way”
    “I want my music to be relatable”

    He was only 17.

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  44. SandyBeaches said

    David’s fans in general get little sleep these days perhaps we might miss something if we sleep too long!

    We wanted to have everyone with us to the concert but that couldn’t be, so we tried to bring some of it to you as it happened.

    SF is away so I will thank you everyone for your kind comments, they are very much appreciated. Angelica the lead picture of David and others that followed are so very handsome of him.

    The storm has past and I hear the Harleys back on the highway (after taking shelter in nearby barns) to continue on their way to the seaside town that is hosting the gathering for 100,000. It is like the Pied Piper calling so we must go, the sounds of excitement are never ending.

    We have a new song to look forward to!

    SB

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  45. cb said

    SandyBeaches and SilverFox I cannot thank you enough for your recaps, and letting me experience how amazing the evening was, through reading them. I was one of those reading through my tears. Thank you, thank you, thank you. claudia

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  46. TOfan said

    Angelica, SB & SF, thanks so much for sharing a little of the magic you experienced in Nashville. Got chills just reading your words. Love that David kept getting standing O’s, especially from a crowd filled with many peeps who might not have even known who he was when they walked in. Boy, they sure do now! 🙂

    Please, let all of David’s songs end up in the broadcast!

    And I fell hard for Elevator practically from the 1st two bars (in case you hadn’t noticed from my repeat posts on the topic! 😆 ).

    Love you guys! <333

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  47. skydancer1x said

    Bebereader…. I somehow missed that interview! Boy she really got him talking in that one….LOVED IT!

    #43 Betsy…”He was only 17″
    in all that craziness,and with all that he has going on in that beautiful mind,he has never tuned out his inner David.

    Angelica,your posts! you are just amazing. SandyBeaches, and Silverfox..your vivid recap of your experiences..OMGosh.. I found myself completely lost in your heartfelt words, and transported to a seat beside you! Thank you so much for that.

    Abrra,love #12.love all of ’em

    Angelica…41…haha this old thing? u so funny!
    Yeah David, that thing you have been living with your whole life! That thing on your face, that allows the world to continue to turn!

    time to set the dvr for tonite….new song? kill me now.

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  48. emmegirl said

    #42 – oh my, thank you for that interview… what a gem.
    Her famous last words, “you’re so cute.”

    First the moles, and now the dimples, “Things Are Gonna
    Get Better”…. perfection Angelica.

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  49. emmegirl said

    If you had a suggestion box, this would be mine:

    ~ please don’t ever change the pic at the very top on the left-hand side… thank you very much.

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  50. djafan said

    Emmegirl,

    I will leave that picture up until someone gets tired of it, think that will happen? I think not…lol Thanks for the suggestion.

    Tofan,

    “Please, let all of David’s songs end up in the broadcast!”

    Pleeeeeeease!!!

    Elevator your current obsession? It is a major ear worm I tell you. This is the best audio I’ve heard.

    http://www.davidarchuletafanblast.com/article/16137/elevator-the-studio-version/

    I love SBL and hearing it live at Six Flags and Arthur Ashe Kids non acoustic version made it soar with his perfect key changes. The vevo official video of SBL is consistently rising in views daily with continued comments.

    Radio stations please start spinning. Please request in your listening area! See below.

    http://www.alliholics.com/board/index.php?/topic/27-request-info-for-radio-stations-in-every-state-in-alphabetical-order/

    The announcement of a new song tonight by no other than David himself, that last bubbletweet by eman has me wanting TOSOD now!!!!

    Need a reminder of bubbletweet song? Does it sound like it could be tonight’s song? IDK

    Just because.
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  51. djafan said

    MDA telethon news…David named first!

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    http://links.visibli.com/links/3aa89e

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    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/jerry-lewis-mda-telethon-to-feature-stars-galore-101520359.html

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    http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/6691655-jerry-lewis-telethon-2010-david-archuleta-to-appear-on-jerry-lewis-telethon?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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  52. Angelica said

    Good afternoon, all! I’m home from church and it’s a beautiful day here! Just gonna take it easy till tonight and the debut of another new song!! Woot!

    Thanks for posting that interview Bebe. What a little chatter box he is!

    I love this wide-eyed, serious expression here.

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    Dja,

    Yes, I notice he frequently gets top or prominent billing now. I think the promoters of events are starting to get wise. 😉

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  53. From the looks of the telethon news articles upthere, it looks like they almost want to say: The Jerry Lews/David Archuleta MDA telethon! 🙂

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  54. bebereader said

    Heyyyy! I’ve been out enjoying the weather today! Feels like Fall here in NY and it feel so good!

    Gayle: “The Jerry Lewis/David Archuleta MDA Telethon”. That has a certain ring to it!

    Looking forward to tonight and the unveiling of the new song!

    David tweeted that he’ll be performing in the 1:00 AM ET/10:00 PM PT hour. If you don’t get the telethon on your TV, it will also be livetreamed at this link: http://www.mda.org/telethon/2010Telethon/

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  55. emmegirl said

    Just perusing through AI youtubes awaiting tonights’ performance..it is interesting how almost most of his high count AI performances are disappearing. They own the rights, I guess they can do whatever they want with them.

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  56. River said

    Bebe. I can’t believe I might not have seen that interview but I love it. He must have liked this interviewer to be so relaxed and open. His enthusiasm is infectious and he’s just soooo… David. Thanks so much for this. I love being able to look back at the last 2 years and realize how rich and full they were and yet we are still at the beginning.

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  57. Abrra said

    David’s picture at the intro to the MDA Telethon
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    Abrra

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  58. bebereader said

    River: Glad to see you enjoyed the interview as much as I did. I think I’ve seen all of David’s interviews on youtube but it’s fun to watch them again, two years later. You’re right; David seemed more relaxed in this one. I guess it depends on who is doing the interviewing and how comfortable he feels. These old interview are gems and in part, tell the story of David’s journey.

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  59. Tawna21 said

    Totally off any subject here:

    Does anyone remember who the singer was that sang ‘Hallelujah’ at the Haiti fundraiser the Wyclef Jean and Rihanna, and was his version ever put up on iTunes?

    Tawna

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  60. bebereader said

    Tawna: Do you mean Justin Timberlake’s performance?

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  61. Tawna21 said

    Yes!! that’s the one. it doesn’t look like it ever made it to iTunes like it was rumored that it was going to. oh well.

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  62. bebereader said

    David and Billy Gilman backstage at the telethon!

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    Telethon 2010 me and @DavidArchie he’s one cool kid!

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  63. bebereader said

    Tawna: Youtube doesn’t even have a good copy of it. Audio yes but not audio/video. Seems the original was taken off youtube due to copyright issues.

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  64. Tawna21 said

    hmm– Billy Gilman thinks David is one cool kid! I think he’s gorgeous–I mean, just look at him!!

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  65. Tawna21 said

    Thanks bebe. That’s one of those things that will be a memory, I guess.

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  66. bebereader said

    @MyBrightSide He just got through w/hair and makeup…will be on in an hour! RT Please tell @DavidArchie fans when he’s going to go on…6 minutes ago

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  67. emmegirl said

    I hope that pic was after hair and makeup cause the hair looks fabulous…and makeup..forget about it!

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  68. Abrra said

    #62

    OMG! I have had Billy Gilman on my mind all night! Ty for that picture! He is a local boy from Rhode Island. He is making a comeback of sorts. His voice changed about 5 yrs ago and he has been adjusting his style. Billy writes/performs much of his own material.

    Abrra

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  69. Angelica said

    So this IS the hour of David isn’t it? Who’s watching with me?

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  70. bebereader said

    #69 Me! Me! and Me!

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  71. emmegirl said

    me.

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  72. archangel48 said

    I’m watching too 🙂

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  73. bebereader said

    …still waiting….

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  74. Abrra said

    Nigel PLEASE introduce DAVID???

    Abrra needs to get to bed!

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  75. Angelica said

    Haha! Thank you! I’m sitting here in the dark with my laptop and a new song sung by David drawing ever closer. I really appreciate the support. *hold me?* 😆 I can’t be alone right now.

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  76. bebereader said

    {{{Angelica}}}

    They went to a commercial but said David is coming up soon!
    Did you hear?
    Soon! They said ‘soon’!
    Soon can’t come soon enough! 🙂

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  77. emmegirl said

    We went to local broadcast, dangit, fear I might miss him. Pleeease keep us updated guys, thanks!

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  78. poof said

    Good night Abrra.
    They have gone to local stuff here. They NEED David to breath some life into this thing.

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  79. Abrra said

    Watch on the internet feed emmegirl.
    http://www.mda.org/telethon/2010Telethon/live.htm

    Abrra

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  80. Abrra said

    I am back cuz they didn’t go local in Boston. I will hang on.

    Abrra

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  81. bebereader said

    WB Ab 🙂

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  82. I said

    have coffee….

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  83. Angelica said

    From Excete News…gleaned from Snarkys.

    “The telethon, set to begin at 9pm this evening, will feature a number of celebrity guests; the most notable one perhaps being American Idol winner David Archuleta..”

    I guess they are saving the best for the last part of the hour.

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  84. archangel48 said

    I can’t believe… I really can’t even type… GaH…he is …Oh I don’t know everything there is in life that’s good

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  85. Abrra said

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!! Just WOW! That is a GREAT song!

    Bravo David!!

    Abrra

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  86. emmegirl said

    He was wonderful, he was beautiful, the song is awesome and perfect, oh my, so proud.

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  87. Bright Light said

    Has a definite country vibe. Nice.

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  88. emmegirl said

    83, a definite trend anymore, saving him for last!

    He was amazing, amazing, amazing. Loved the intro by Nigel.

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  89. poof said

    Oh dear, here I go again!!! LOrdy ,Lordy, Lordy! That was WONDERFUL!!!! I am breathing a lot of Life!

    Thank you David, that was joyous and incredible!

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  90. bebereader said

    I am speechless!
    It felt like David was singing right to me.
    The lyrics, the melody, the performance….OUTSTANDING!

    Yep. I. AM. BLOWN. AWAY.

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  91. jackryan4DA said

    I just watched David @ MDA! Too bad the streaming went wonky on several portions. Am uploading his performance now so sorry in advance for the portions where the screen went crazy 😦

    But David sounded sooooooo good. (And he looked mighty fine, too! Just sayin’ tee-hee)

    And finally! The thing about Yoko Ono was discussed on national TV — that made my day 🙂

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  92. Marciami said

    David was stunning – the song had a beautiful melody and he brought it to life – such a hopeful feeling – Nigel is a great fanboy too –

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  93. emmegirl said

    bright light, it does a little bit, hadn’t really noticed that, maybe a little Nashville influence there. Am going to watch my tevo again, back in a bit.

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  94. Angelica said

    What? WHAT? I was sitting right here and just watched Barry Mannilows tribute to American Bandstand!

    David was on? When?

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  95. stenocruiser said

    Absolutely perfect song and perfectly sung by David — of course! Very nice intro by Nigel.

    Now off to bed with David’s song in my head. The CD is going to be out-of-this-world.

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  96. stenocruiser said

    Angelica — you haven’t missed David. You must be watching a delayed broadcast — Manilow was on in the earlier part of the show. Take heart, our guy is yet to come on for you and well worth waiting for.

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  97. Angelica said

    Whew! Thank you Steno! I was getting a bit dejected. 😦 But as you say, I will take heart, cause I know now, “Things Are Gonna Get Better”! 🙂

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  98. stenocruiser said

    Here it is — no video, just great audio, which is how I heard it anyway.

    http://omhdavidarchie.tumblr.com/post/1073908769/heckyeahdavidarchuleta-david-archuleta

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  99. Heidijoy said

    It hasn’t shown up for me either and I’ve been watching the whole time. Just got the tale end of David talking with Nigel. He looked good. Hopefully there will be a tape.

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  100. bebereader said

    credit MySpaceMDA

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  101. emmegirl said

    The lyrics and the melody… just beautiful. He sounded beautiful and passionate. He has achieved his goal, a song people can relate to. He has such an unbelievably uplifting spirit and his desire is so strong to be uplifting in his music, to help people in their day to day lives…love him to pieces. And this song applies across the board in all walks of life and any circumstance.

    Sounding like a broken record, but can’t wait to hear this one on the album.

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  102. bebereader said

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    credit pabuckie

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  103. bebereader said

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  104. Angelica said

    Steno,

    Thank you. I’m listening to it again now. So beautiful, the words are pure David love and inspiration and, oh my, his vocals are out of this world!

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  105. Abrra said

    Things Are Gonna Get Better
    MP3 -Full audio of the youtube http://www.mediafire.com/?emm424bti6o4bdd
    MP3- Song only http://www.mediafire.com/?3bsob3d2iqcpa9b
    MP4- http://www.mediafire.com/?caaoje601wuvi2x

    Note: The previous MP4 did not play on my Iphone, so I redid the file. The one posted here now will work on Ipod or Iphone.

    Abrra

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  106. I said

    LOVE, LOVE….David – “Things Are Gonna Get Better” -NEW song and NEW SHIRT (LOVEEE)

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  107. stenocruiser said

    Oh Bebe, thank you so much for the video — I was watching a green screen on the Memphis channel (couldn’t get it anywhere else) with only audio. Oh my, David looked wonderful, didn’t he? Nigel is just like everyone else — just has to keep touching David, guess he’s kind of fond of him, huh?

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  108. bebereader said

    credit MyspaceMDA

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  109. emmegirl said

    Ooooh through the earbuds… heavenly!

    His diverse musical tastes are really coming through on this album. Seems it’s gonna be a really interesting mix, I love it.

    He looked… really good.

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  110. bebereader said

    Emmegirl#101 “He has such an unbelievably uplifting spirit and his desire is so strong to be uplifting in his music, to help people in their day to day lives…love him to pieces. And this song applies across the board in all walks of life and any circumstance.”

    I had to quote you because you said it all! He is a walking healing machine!

    Steno#107 You noticed that too about Nigel!

    JR#91: “And finally! The thing about Yoko Ono was discussed on national TV — that made my day 🙂 Mine too, JR, mine too!:)

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  111. Abrra said

    Night all! I posted the links to download in # 105.

    Abrra

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  112. Angelica said

    Just watched the video. The audio was plenty but the visual!

    Be still my Photobucket heart.

    Going to bed with a smile on my face. 🙂 After I make a pledge. You guys don’t forget to do that. He worked hard for the money and it’s for a great cause.

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  113. Gayle122890 said

    Thank you Bebe for the video. Wasn’t able to see David till your video was posted. OMG beautiful song. “The theme tune”-Is that what Nigel called it? And his vocals, like velvet. Can he get any more wonderful? Thank you again.

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  114. emmegirl said

    I’m off too, see you all manana.(sp?)

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  115. emmegirl said

    Angelica, nice reminder, worthy cause.

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  116. Gayle122890 said

    Thank you Abrra for the MP3. Something wonderful to fall asleep by.

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  117. Heidijoy said

    Thanks for the video and audio. Beautiful song! So proud of David and loved Nigel’s intro and mentioning Yoko Ono’s e-mail and compliment. David looked so good and sounded wonderful.

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  118. bebereader said

    Abrra: Thanks for setting us up with the mp3! It’s divine!

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  119. bebereader said

    #100 On what you look for in a girl, while most men would say hair, eyes, etc., David says:

    “What’s inside lasts so much longer.”

    I couldn’t love him more!

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  120. djafan said

    Hi!

    Just got home and I am completely overwhelmed by all the comments, the pics, and that wonderful performance has blown me away.

    It and David were perfect!!!!!

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  121. SandyBeaches said

    All everyone does is sleep!!! HAHA

    Yes David did it again…

    “Things Are Gonna Get Better” by David Archuleta (2010)

    Everybody’s got a time in their life
    When everything hurts and nothing’s right
    But you gotta walk on
    Yeah, you gotta walk on
    Everybody’s got a piece of their heart
    That’s been stepped on and torn apart
    But you gotta move on
    Yeah, you gotta walk on
    ‘Cause I know it’s hard to have the strength and
    Sometimes all you feel is pain but
    Time keeps floating by on that river in the night
    But I know things are gonna get better
    And I know, things are gonna be fine
    And I know, things are gonna get better
    Life is gonna get better
    Yeah, we’re gonna be fine
    Everybody’s got that one regret
    No matter how they try, they can’t forget
    But you gotta move on
    Yeah, you gotta move on
    And everybody’s got someone they lost
    And they can’t believe they’re really gone
    But you gotta live on
    Yeah, you gotta live on
    ‘Cause I know it’s hard to have the strength and
    Sometimes all you feel is pain but
    Things floating by on that river in the night
    But I know things are gonna get better
    And I know, things are gonna be fine
    And I know, things are gonna get better
    Life is gonna get better
    Yeah, we’re gonna be fine
    And I know there’s hope
    I see it in your eyes
    So take me, touch me
    ‘Cause with a little bit of love, we can win the fight
    With a little bit of love, we can see the light
    With a little bit of love, it’ll be alright
    I know things are gonna get better
    And I know, things are gonna be fine
    And I know, things are gonna get better
    Life is gonna get better
    Yeah, we’re gonna be fine
    Walk, walk, walkin’ by
    And keep, keep, keep walkin’ on
    Keep, keep, keep walkin’ on

    We see here a significant fundraising kind of guy…

    SB
    ********

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  122. SandyBeaches said

    ~~~and don’t forget to use full screen and ear buds to hear his fabulous voice and to make it sound like you are really there!

    SB

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  123. SandyBeaches said

    Before I leave for awhile, I just want to say that I think that this calls for a time put aside for ‘The Voice Unplugged’… 😉

    SB

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  124. River said

    This song MUST have been written in Nashville! It is a perfect “cross over” song and I can hear it becoming a country anthem. His versatility continues to astound me. An amazing performance. Can’t even go into how great he looks and how relaxed he is now in any venue.”Seasoned” has a whole new meaning. A blazing star.I’m babbling… time to stop.

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  125. emifriend said

    So much heart in this new song! Bravo David Bravo! I believe you.

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  126. Abrra said

    Sb
    Unplugged is open 24/7. Just announce when you are there and others will join ya. Be sure to type/talk. Lol

    I am st work. Very bleary eyed!!

    Abrra

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  127. I said

    Good Morning!

    LOVE Things Are Gonna Get Better!

    Walk, walk, walkin’ by
    And keep, keep, keep walkin’ on
    Keep, keep, keep walkin’ on

    I’m awake or a dream?

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  128. betsy said

    I believe you David. ♥

    And everybody’s got someone they’ve lost
    And they can’t believe they’re really gone
    But you gotta live on
    Yeah, you gotta live on

    That part is heartbreakingly beautiful.

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  129. poof said

    All I could do last night is babble!
    Now that I am a little more coherent, my words are still slow in coming. David, Sooo, wants us to Listen and Believe. His soul just shined through in this wonderful song.

    As I said many moons ago, to me, David is the personificaton of goodness and beauty. Some things just don’t change, and thank goodness, one of those “things” is David.

    I hope everyone has a fun, safe Labor Day. (Hope you can get some sleep soon, Abrra!)

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  130. Abrra said

    Poof
    You are so right This song is going to rock the house like none he has ever sang. I can heat stadiums roaring in unision !!!

    I got to bed at 4:15. Up at 7 am for work. Lol my own fault. I had to get the mp4 just right for IPod. I hope you all enjoy the downloads. I love sharing his live performances. They are so rich with his soulfulness. You can’t bottle it but you can capture it to enjoy forever.

    Abrra

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  131. embe said

    Betsy, this is my comment from Snowangelz:

    When I first listened to “Things Are Gonna Get Better” this morning, I felt like there was no computer screen, no cameras or oceans between me and David. Just my soul and him.

    As he sang “And everybody’s got someone they’ve lost, and they can’t believe they’re really gone” I felt sudden, spontaneous tears sting my eyes. It’s like David knows. Because I didn’t. I didn’t know the back of my mind is still torn apart from the grief and torture me and my family went through. I didn’t remember. I have to remember, to be able to “live on, live on”.

    “They can’t believe they’re really gone”…. Such a simple line. Such a powerful truth. It hurts me but it heals me. That’s the sign of music that’s doing it’s job. That’s the sign of David’s voice.

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  132. Suzy-Q said

    David did another steller job this morning ET. I love the song and the vibe of the melody. I set my alarm for 1:00 so that I could watch even though I had it on record. I’ll bet that Nigel had something to do with David being on the show. Remember when Nigel bumpted into David at the airport and asked him to sing “Imagine” on AI? It’s good to know that someone of Nigel’s acceptance into the entertainment world appreciates David’s talent. When Nigel introduced David, I could tell that he really cares about David. When he said that David’s voice was “sweet” I think he meant “pure” in the American english. I know that David wants to get away from his AI image and not want people to think that he has to use it to get ahead but I don’t think that AI is going to let him go just yet. They are so proud of him and they want to take some of the credit for his success. It’s good for the show. I liked that Nigel mentioned Yoko’s response to David singing “Imagine”. That was nice of him. Back to watching David sing it again. Love that guy!!!

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  133. djafan said

    I just have to say to you commenting this morning that your words have teared me up.

    SB…thank you for the beautiful lyrics. Let me know when you plan to be in Unplugged and I’ll be there.

    Emifriend…”I believe you” 🙂

    I…Awake or dreaming? It’s getting harder to tell when it comes to David, isn’t it beautiful?

    Betsy

    “And everybody’s got someone they’ve lost
    And they can’t believe they’re really gone
    But you gotta live on
    Yeah, you gotta live on”

    So David, so heartbreaking and healing at the same time.

    Poof

    “As I said many moons ago, to me, David is the personificaton of goodness and beauty. Some things just don’t change, and thank goodness, one of those “things” is David.”

    It stills holds true. David by just being David show us this time and time again.

    Embe

    “When I first listened to “Things Are Gonna Get Better” this morning, I felt like there was no computer screen, no cameras or oceans between me and David. Just my soul and him.”

    This one of the unexplainable’s when it comes to David. How he is able to make everything disappear and it’s just he and us, what a gift.

    Abrra

    “I can hear stadiums roaring in unision !!!”

    I to can hear them! Thank you for the downloads!

    I went to bed with a little Elevator, some Something Bout Love, and a few Things Are Going to Get Better rocking me to sleep.

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  134. Angelica said

    Got up this morning to watch David’s performance 3 more times. I have never been more sure that a song of his is going to be a hit than I am about this song right now. It speaks to everyone who has ever lost a loved one, done something they regret, or suffered through trials that seemed to have no end. In short, to everyone who is human. There is a plaintive quality in his voice that is pure 14 carat country gold yet the song retains a pop vibe that will make it a perfect cross-over mega-hit.

    I just feel this in my heart so strongly.

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  135. Tawna21 said

    I’ve listened over and over to this new song! My soul just can’t comprehend how absolutely beautiful it is. It has grabbed my heart to the point that it almost doesn’t beat. David’s desire for us to know him and his heart has got mine skipping beats and wondering what just happened! Yes, I love this song. 🙂

    I stayed up until I couldn’t any longer, so I had to turn the TV off before I saw David. I did see the video on here before hitting the pillow tho’. Then this morning I found that, for whatever reason, the DVR only recorded the first hour. I checked it earlier yesterday, and everything was fine for the whole time. Oh well, I have Abrra’s amazing work now saved. Thank you once again Abrra (please find some time for a nap today(; ).

    I’ve got to work this afternoon, so I’m doing my best to get these videos sent to certain family and friends. Have a good day all of you!

    Tawna

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  136. Bydesign said

    So do I, Angelica, so do I. I have listened to this song on repeat and it pierces my heart every time. David is in his element, it seems, when he sings these types of songs -takes us to his “place” and makes us understand.

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  137. Tawna21 said

    Angelica #134– I agree with every word..100%. He covers every kind of hurt that is possible in one song, and makes sure that we know, and believe, that it can be/get better.

    It’s probably a good thing David is introducing these new songs one at a time, and not just hitting us with them all at once on Oct 5. He might not have a fan base if he did that–we’d all be in cardiac arrest!:)

    Tawna

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  138. emmegirl said

    Abrra…dependable, appreciated

    river/124…when you look up the word “destiny”, there should be a pic of him on stage.

    David, how is it I feel so much better just knowing you’re here.

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  139. emmegirl said

    Just realized, he is still at the telethon today… just hanging out, possibly taking calls… I really, really like him.

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  140. Abrra said

    I tried to post this earlier but I see it never we thru

    It occurred to me that this song is David’s

    ANGELS.

    Yes. It’s so EPIC. It’s so him that I am going to go out in a limb here and say this is his signature song for the next tour. The one we will wait for. The one the stadiums will shake to the founation when we all join him to sing it.

    You heard it here first!!!

    Abrra ( spazzing on 2 hours of sleep)

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  141. SandyBeaches said

    After hearing this song a few times, I have come to realize full well and finally, that this is what David wants EXACTLY.

    SB

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  142. bebereader said

    As if SBL and Elevator weren’t enough, David now he kills us with another whopper of a song. Since I had been researching the writers, I can’t help wonder with whom he wrote this song? Was it Hillary Lindsey, who he spent time with in Nashville months ago?

    The combination of songs we’ve seen thus far show David as a versatile singer/songwriter. With SBL we have a pop song; Elevator shows his quirky pop side and now we’re treated to a country vibe with “TAGGB”. Excuse me but wasn’t it just a few days ago that David sang reverent Christmas songs like nobody else? How this can all come from the same person is mind-boggling!

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  143. bebereader said

    One more thing…okay, two:

    This song hits home to everyone in a very personal way, myself included. It goes right to your heart and just about chokes you. With it’s sweet, haunting melody and gut-wrenching lyrics, sung by the most beautiful voice on the face of this earth = EXPLOSION. Cross over to country, David! You can do it all!

    SB#121 Thanks for the lyrics!

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  144. emmegirl said

    Abrra, can’t wait!

    bebe, versatility is almost too passive a word to describe his musicality.

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  145. archiesfan4life said

    I cry even time I listen to this song – first b/c of where I am in my life right now but more importantly b/c I know things are gonna get better – David just told me so and he made me believe that when I felt his heart touch mine in a way only David can do.

    I so agree with Tawna #137 when she said: It’s probably a good thing David is introducing these new songs one at a time, and not just hitting us with them all at once on Oct 5. He might not have a fan base if he did that–we’d all be in cardiac arrest!:)

    I can’t even imagine what it will be like to hear ALL the songs on October 5th – I need to go and reread that list from the article, “Hurricane David Season Approaching” and make sure I am well prepared:).

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  146. bebereader said

    Emmegirl#144 You are so right!

    To contribute to the Muscular Dystrophy cause:

    https://secure.mdausa.org/donate/flashappeal/6

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  147. River said

    If ever there was a music fan who didn’t “get” David, the picture is impeccably clear with this performance. Joy in perfect voice and purpose. So very proud of him.

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  148. River said

    BTW I really, really want to know WHERE this was written and with whom. Just killing me to find out if Nashville was involved.

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  149. bebereader said

    **waves** to AF4L, my Bookends Buddy! 😀

    David has a gift of making us believe the message of the song! This song in particular with it’s life-affirming lyrics can be a powerful healer. It needs to get out there to benefit fans and non-fans alike.

    I just played the song/video for my husband (who, btw is NOT a fan of country but IS a big fan of David’s). I remained silent throughout the video, waiting for his reaction. He loved it on first listen! He said “beautiful melody, sends a great message and is perfect for his range”.

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  150. bebereader said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    caption: What an Idol Muscle Team! @IamAceYoung, @dizzyfeet (Nigel Lythgoe), @DavidArchie Make a Muscle, Make a Difference 4 MDA!

    credit MDA USA

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  151. nanaweize said

    Oh My My My…What a morning. I can’t quit listening to this beautiful song and I can’t stop tearing up. We are so lucky to have David in our lives. What joy he has brought to me. He has given me so much inspiration lately.
    I have enjoy all your comments…this morning has been so lovely!

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  152. Zoe said

    SB, SF and Angelica,

    Thank you for those rapturous reviews of David’s performance at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Can’t wait to see the broadcast this winter!

    Still blown away by David’s debut of TAGGB at the telethon. Hearing that voice and seeing that face infused my veins with a megadose of seratonin. I was so jazzed I could hardly sleep the rest of the night!

    Sounds like he’s giving us a fun assortment of various genres with the upcoming album, but I must say I’m a sucker for the uplifting songs that only he can deliver with such humanity. This one ticked all the boxes for me…great melody (I’m likin that country vibe), inspirational message, heartfelt delivery and spot on vocals. Perfect occasion, too. Sensational job, DA!!

    He handled himself beautifully with Nigel during their brief conversation (methinks Nigel has some manlove for David), and the bit about Yoko Ono’s feedback on hearing David sing Imagine was waaaay cool!

    SO DANG PROUD OF THIS YOUNG MAN and SUPER PSYCHED for October 5th!!!

    Miss my friends at The Voice. Been a crazy busy summer for me, and I can barely keep up with the articles and comments. Keep up the great work, admins!! {{{{Hugs}}}} to Bebe!

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  153. dakgal said

    “Scuse me someone just stepped on a piece of may heart and tore it apart–in fact they tromped on it (in a good way) –and I don’t want to move on. Wild horses couldn’t make me move on. I love it! I love it!

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  154. dakgal said

    My heart just burst AGAIN! But, it hurts sooo good.

    Read this in the you-tube comments.

    #
    artb50
    13 hours ago 6

    I was just there at the telethon and saw David!!! The song rocked and David got a standing ovation when he was finished. He was awesome!!!!!!

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  155. Abrra said

    I have put Things Are Gonna Get Better on repeat here:

    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    I am going to try to nap some. We can have a chat /spazz session later tonight. You don’t need me to chat , ya know ? Go enjoy yourselves and TALK ! 🙂

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Abrra

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  156. Shawna said

    #110 bebe,

    That statement that he is a “walking healing machine” is the truest statement ever. That is exactly what he is. If I didn’t have him in my life right now, I would be in a world of hurt. Everytime something hurtful happens in my life, which has been in abundance these last 6 weeks, a new song of his is just what this hurting heart needs to heal. Just last night I needed the words to this song more than anyone will ever know. Even though the hurt is still fresh, the healing began as soon as I heard the words to “Things Are Gonna Get Better”! If I hadn’t heard them when I did, and through the tears I was shedding, I might have felt hopeless, but I didn’t because of this “walking healing machine” named David Archuleta. He is truly a gift to all of us from God. What a blessing!!!!

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  157. River said

    Shawna 156 Please remember that you have all of us holding your cyber hand too. The circle of David envelopes all he touches: musically, physically, spiritually. We are all with you, as is he.

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  158. bebereader said

    The plot thickens:

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Here’s mygirlgeorgy’s twitter avi. Recognize it? David posted this pic on Twitter on May 15, with this caption:
    “Georgy on break between recording vocals”

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    And this is mygirlgeorgy’s aka Georgygirllashley’s twitter description: * Name Georgy Girl Lashley
    * Location California
    * Bio I am doggie who is interested in cookies and love. My mom writes songs and sometimes I sing backgrounds. I also like to cuddle.

    It doesn’t look like this song was written in Nashville.

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  159. bebereader said

    Zoe #152 {{{Hugs}}} right back atya, my other Bookends Buddy! 😀 The bond between David’s fans is very humbling!

    dak#154 Standing Ovation FTW!

    {{{{Shawna}}}}#156 I hear you, I feel you and I totally agree!
    “Even though the hurt is still fresh, the healing began as soon as I heard the words to “Things Are Gonna Get Better”!”

    David’s voice is soothing by itself, but the lyrics in TAGGB in particular, combined with his voice is a healing balm.

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  160. emmegirl said

    Must be the Nick Lashley that he intoduced and played with at the AI event at Elevate, looks like he’s been around.

    So that was the demo version and not original version, he had to totally wing it… and he was amazing.

    *hope we see that shirt and pants again… and again, and again…

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  161. bebereader said

    Emmegirl: Your wish has been granted. LOL

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    credit http://telethon.mda.org/extras

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  162. Abrra said

    I wasn’t able to nap. Too wired up.

    I am over here:
    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

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  163. bebereader said

    Regarding the writers of TAGGB, I saw this comment from Hanne-Denmark on “Snarky Archies”:

    “I think David wrote Things Are Gonna Get Better with Nick Lashley – because if you look at mygirlgeorgy’s profile you can see that the “dog” calls itself Gregory Girl Lashley…. so that’s why I think it’s Nick Lashley!!”

    Nick Lashley is the guitarrist who accompanied David at the pre-idol party when he sang “Hey Soul Sister” and “Not A Very Good Liar”. Hmmm.

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  164. tessielynn said

    David is a gift.

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  165. Abrra said

    MGR I made showing the WALK! In Slow Mo

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    Backstage MDA

    Abrra

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  166. emmegirl said

    161, thanks bebe – That and an mgr,(thanks abs), I wuv this place.

    In the video of David talking to the young girls about My Kind Of Perfect he is so sensitive about the words he uses when he describes what he is looking for in a girl, “whats inside lasts so much longer.” And I don’t think it was coincidental that this was the song he chose to talk about to these young girls. jmo.

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  167. jackryan4DA said

    Sorry if this has been posted, am just flying by literally but have you seen the final official TOSOD track list?

    18 items all in all
    – 12 songs
    – 4 videos
    PLUS on Pre-Order Basis Only
    – 1 digital booklet &
    – 1 bonus track – “The Day After Tomorrow” –> wasn’t there a movie with the same title sometime ago?

    28 days to gooooooooooo, YAY!

    ps: Just one more thing about Taking David Seriously — well, any more serious guys and this ODD will be cancer. Seriously. Gotta go!

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  168. jackryan4DA said

    You’ve seen the performance. Spazzed over it. But… care to see it one more time?

    This is the vid that I tried uploading yesterday but work got in the way – dang corporate stuff, hmmmp!

    Anw, this HD vid includes the Opening, Intro, Performance, Interview & Telethon Result — just to give some context to the whole telethon experience 🙂

    ps: Calling, calling FG – am sure you will appreciate the image placeholder for the vid 😉

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  169. jackryan4DA said

    Is David a performer for SU2C? If he is, this is a perfect song also for the event

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  170. FG said

    jackryan! OHMYHECKKK! behind the scenes of the photoshoot video? I’m speechless.

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  171. jackryan4DA said

    FG – yup! They’ve wisened up. They really should use that as part of the package 🙂

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  172. jackryan4DA said

    BTW, I also have the version of the TAGGB in HDTV w/ the intro (minus the opening & results segment of the previously posted vid) AND w/o the merchant markings onscreen. The better to see Archuleta with 😉

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  173. betsy said

    Embe,
    “It hurts, but it heals.”
    Yes, it does. We are all with you honey.

    love,
    betsy

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  174. SandyBeaches said

    This quiet morning everywhere tells all. The North American Labor Day holiday (we had the same in Canada) was eventful and we stayed up late many evenings that almost turned into mornings.

    For the past two weeks especially, David has entertained us in so many ways with his performances and new songs.

    Thank you David.

    SB

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  175. betsy said

    Abrra spazzing is a thing of beauty.
    Just had to get that out.
    Carry on.

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  176. Abrra said

    Betsy
    Excuse me???
    I was tucked in bed at 7 pm. Slept all night. Very refreshed today in fact!

    But
    I have been known to sleep chat. 😉

    Abrra

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  177. Angelica said

    Tessielynn,

    Yes, he is a gift that keeps on giving and we are blessed to be on the receiving end.

    JR,

    Thank you so much for the quality vids!

    Abrra,

    Thank you for the slo mo stroll mgr onto the stage. I think.

    And thanks to everyone who attended chat last night and added to the fun. Good times! I lost track of how many times we watched his performance of TAGGB and for some reason, it never got old. Just can’t get enough of that song and his, not near perfect, but PERFECT delivery of it. The heart rending impossibly beautiful vocals, the expressions, the subtle yet powerful physicality of his movements, the emo hand…it is just masterful.

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  178. djafan said

    Good Morning!!!

    TOSOD

    #66 overall
    #13 pop

    I just pre-ordered mine!

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/the-other-side-down-deluxe/id390303261

    MDA fan video

    David is a hoot, I’d never seen this one. Smile 🙂

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  179. bebereader said

    I just pre-ordered my digital copy of TOSOD from ITunes! Did you see that it comes with two Behind the Scenes videos, one from the photoshoot and the other from the filming of the SBL video!

    Also, the writers of TAGGB have been officially revealed on Twitter. Here’s a tweet from mygirlgeorgy aka Nick Lashley.

    “@davidarchie fans want to know who wrote #thingsaregonnagetbetter It is written by david, Danielle Brisebois, nick Lashley,and A. Ander. about 12 hours ago via mobile web

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  180. Abrra said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    credit Michelle who had some face time with david in Las Vegas.
    http://archuletafanscene.com/2010/09/06/michelle-with-two-lls-meeting-david-archuleta-at-the-telethon/

    Surfing finds. David at Six Flags, not sure who took them.
    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    AAKD
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    KC101.3 Ticket to Ride M&G
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    Abrra

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  181. jackryan4DA said

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeps! Got confirmation from Sony Phils today.

    Just like Singapore and Malaysia, Manila will get TOSOD on October 4. And this is not to rub it in but since we are almost a day ahead of the western hemisphere, that’s practically 2 days of early spazzing.

    The defibrillator – stat international fans!

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  182. djafan said

    This from the mothership.

    The Official Tracklist For The Other Side of Down
    Sep07201025

    Hey Everyone, we’re happy to announce the official tracklisting for David’s new album, “The Other Side of Down” (Out October 5th). Check out the tracklist below and when you’re done, David needs your help with something. He’s playing a show in the near future and he needs help putting together a setlist. So, go through the tracklist below and create your dream set list.

    We know you haven’t heard the songs yet, so just go by the titles. Use your instincts, come up with a list, and post your list in the comments section. David will choose the order of his set list according to your comments. Pretty cool right? Have fun and stay tuned for more.

    1. The Other Side Of Down (3:13)
    2. Something ‘Bout Love (4:22)
    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)

    http://www.davidarchuleta.com/

    Here’s my list,

    1. The Other Side Of Down (3:13)
    4. Stomping The Roses (3:01)
    6. Falling Stars (3:35)
    2. Something ‘Bout Love (4:22)
    5. Who I Am (3:44)
    7. Parachutes And Airplanes (3:33)
    3. Elevator (3:24)
    11. Things Are Gonna Get Better (3:14)
    12. My Kind Of Perfect (3:37)
    10. Complain (3:24)
    8. Look Around (3:26)
    9. Good Place (3:25)

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  183. YJfanofdavid said

    Bebe #179: I ordered the deluxe edition too. After scrutinizing the content of the deluxe and the standard edition, I have come to the conclusion that the only REAL difference between the two is that the deluxe edition contains the promise of seeing David in his red pants. Perhaps Jive should call it the Red Pants edition. lol

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  184. FG said

    YJ! LOL what do we have to pay to see the red pants??? LOL

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  185. bebereader said

    Tweet from Claude Kelly:

    2 dope songs on David Archuleta’s new album “Falling Stars” & “Complain”. Produced by @emanuelKiriakou Can’t wait 4 Archie fans to hear.

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  186. bebereader said

    YJ#183 and FG#184 I think the cost of the Deluxe Edition is well worth the price of seeing those red pants. 😉

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  187. dakgal said

    YJ-FG=Bebe–

    This is hilarious– My thoughts exactly–you must be mind readers.

    And thats the reason I ordered it too!!

    “Perhaps Jive should call it the Red Pants edition. lol” I think you’re on to something YJ.

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  188. emmegirl said

    bebe, FG, YJ – they could hold the red pants hostage and get a small fortune.

    Sweet tweet from CK!

    Abrra, thanks for the epic-white-shirt pic 180.

    So, he’s playing a show in the near future. Does than mean before Oct 5.

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  189. poof said

    I have something “wrong” with TAGGB…….. it is tooo short.

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  190. jackryan4DA said

    BETSY/EMBE – this what kills me with TAGGB

    Everybody’s got a time in their life
    When everything hurts and nothing’s right
    But you gotta walk on
    Yeah, you gotta walk on
    Everybody’s got a piece of their heart
    That’s been stepped on and torn apart
    But you gotta move on
    Yeah, you gotta walk on

    Yeah, you’ve got to move on…

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  191. archangel48 said

    Evenin’ all! 🙂
    Advait says such nice things about all us David fans, besides it being a really good insight into what makes him choose David’s songs to cover. Thanks to archuletafanscene for the article:
    http://archuletafanscene.com/2010/09/01/seasoning-of-the-musical-soul-fan-scenes-exclusive-interview-with-soulpepper-composer-advait-sarkar/

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  192. jackryan4DA said

    Telethon, SU2C aaaaaaaaaaaaand (I just realized)

    Idol Gives Back!

    TAGGB is the perfect song for that event w/ a full back-up gospel choir, please?

    Of course after he sings SBL 😉

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  193. emmegirl said

    JR, cannot believe he gives that performance with the wrong track, one quick practice that apparently didn’t go well, and then says, “I’ll make it work”, walks out and nails it …in front of tens of millions of people.

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  194. poof said

    but it wasn’t long enough…..:)

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  195. bluesky said

    I am so appreciative of the posters and the admins here at the Voice. It does the world good. It does me good.
    Thank you all so much.

    Shawna…
    Hang in there girl. You are mighty good stuff.
    Heart of gold.

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  196. jackryan4DA said

    Emmiegirl – that’s the great thing about singing your OWN song. Aside from the fact that he is simply amazing 😉

    26 days to go for Manila, weeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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