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    David James Archuleta (born December 28, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. At ten years old, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances.[6] When he was twelve years old, Archuleta became the Junior Vocal Champion on Star Search 2.[6] In 2007, at sixteen years old, he became one of the youngest contestants on the seventh season of American Idol.[7] In May 2008 he finished as the runner-up, receiving 44 percent of over 97 million votes.

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“One More Song!!!”

Posted by betsy on Monday, October 4, 2010

To begin this recap, let me just say that the day hadn’t gone well.  I almost didn’t go, and then on the way there, I almost turned around ten times.

But I didn’t.

After talking to a good friend,  🙂 I was ready to stay on my path (or interstate, lol)  Thank you, love.

I had horrible directions (and a horrible sense of direction), so I parked and walked.  Five blocks down, I entered the pavilion.  There were quite a few people standing around the front of the stage, about 15 feet of people.  There is no real way of guessing how many people, but maybe 500-700.  Not too crowded.  There were some people sitting casually around the semi-circle of graduated steps toward the back.  Not too bad.  I walked up and staked out a spot.  David’s band was setting up for their soundcheck. I was there maybe ten minutes when he came out.

“Uno, dos, tres”, said he, testing his mic, all wrapped up in a radio logo’d gray parka.  Adorable.  He launched into Elevator.  Or was it STR?  I know he did both, but the order?  I am all confused and sleep deprived.

While he was singing, I looked behind me.  People were being drawn to the pavilion.  There was an endless sea of people swarming in.  His voice was so clear and loud, the downtown night was filled with his voice.  People there for the Art Prize heard his voice and just came towards it.  Goodness, I can still see the people.  And hear his voice.  I figured that after the soundcheck, some would probably leave.  But no.  They stayed and their numbers grew.

The other bands soundchecked, yada, yada.  The other bands played.   I liked Ryan Star, yada, yada.  Oh, before the bands played, the dj’s came out and were talking about the show.  Who came to see so and so?  When he got to David’s name the screams ERUPTED.  I kid you not.  Louder than for anyone, and that included Natasha Bedingfield.  He asked who followed @Davidarchie on Twitter.  Mentioned how many people tweeted them from all over the world when they tweeted about David.

Then. David came out and blew everyone in that crowd away.  The crowd which, we were told, had grown to twenty thousand.  His voice sounded strong and husky and beautiful and I can still hear it in my head, almost 24 hours later.

There was a group of teenage girls next to me who were in love with David.  IN LOVE.  I heard it many times, lol.  I knew they were real fans when they sang along with Altnoy, Crush, and Zero Gravity.  But when David sang MKOP, the 20 thousand melted away and it was almost quiet.  And those girls were in tears, along with many others.  I loved those girls.  I love that they love David, and have him to look up to.  A yardstick to measure boys by.  I think he teaches them that they deserve respect.

David and his band left the stage after Crush.  It was over.  Really David?  That crowd thought not.  I heard a few people start chanting “ONE MORE SONG, ONE MORE SONG”.  Soon the entire place was chanting.  Then it was “DAVID, DAVID, DAVID!!!”  The DJ came out and said, “Keep it up, it might work!”

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Then out from behind the stage, David and his band ran out on stage.

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And history was made.  Awww. His encore was Zero Gravity. He told the crowd to jump with him, and twenty thousand did.

David was a SUPERSTAR last night.

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212 Responses to ““One More Song!!!””

  1. farida said

    It is 4.50 pm,in my office, at the other end of the world and in tears.TQ for sharing the moment:)& Happy Belated Birthday Angelica

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  2. bluesky said

    Dear Betsy,

    I really appreciate the fact that you stuck it out and went! And I loved your heartwarming write-up.

    May your ears vibrate to that sound for many a day. Keeping rhythm with your memories. (I think a bit of spontaneous vocal exuberance would be in line as well.)

    (If I were Yogi Bear I would contribute my own: “Hey, hey, hey!!!”) (Watch me as I blithely substitute “Laid back” for “I’m only lying here because I lack the strength to stand.”)

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  3. Jen A said

    OMG Betsy, this story put me over the edge at 6 am on a Monday morning. Thank you for being there and for coming out alive. 🙂

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  4. Abrra said

    Farida!
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    Abrra

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  5. Abrra said

    Betsy

    So much excitement that night! His very first encore on demand! History indeed. Thank you for taking the time to put this all down for us.

    I was lurking in the cell cast and all present were as anxious as the crowd in Grand Rapids wondering for a few seconds if he would return to sing one more song. Then when he stated singing Zero Gravity, the chat exploded! It’s very obvious he is getting comfortable with these new songs, embracing them with his voice like a proud Papa.

    Found this on snowangelzz, ha!
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    Abrra

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  6. FG said

    OMG Betsyyyyyy! I’m so glad you made it!! It was sooooo amazing. I don’t know how I worked yesterday on such little sleep and too many emotions.

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  7. Abrra said

    Not sure if this was posted but it worth repeating.

    Justin’s Take On The Other Side of Down
    Posted by Justin Vaughn in Music

    In a world filled with music that has a tendency to degrade women, condone violence or promote a vocabulary that would be improper for any appropriate conversation, David Archuleta brings a positive message to everyone that is willing to listen. What a breath of fresh air in the music industry! David co-wrote 10 of the 12 songs on this album. You are sure to get a glimpse of the real “David” throughout this entire record. This is one reason that I have been so excited about getting to listen to his new music, because I knew it was going to be 100% David.

    More here: http://www.justinvaughn.com/?p=1244

    Abrra

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  8. SandyBeaches said

    It was 4:00 am and there was a disturbing noise outside our window. All of the dogs rushed to a viewing station but all was well so perhaps it was a raccoon or the neighbor’s cat. In the still of the night, when everyone was settled, I found that I was wide awake. I reached for my ipod but to no avail it was battery dead. So next to it was my iphone and I held it for awhile trying to lower the brightness. I think that I almost fell back to sleep when there was this lovely “ping” that made me smile. I only get “pings” at this hour when there is a new article posted. So of course I was smiling as we do for everything in David’s world.

    Betsy, I enjoyed every word of your story. I was able to appreciate the encore a significant part of the performance. The pictures being taken are becoming real works of art!

    I think that we are in a mulitiplication phase where we will see everything that he has worked towards, every path that he has taken, every lesson that he has tried to pass along (patience for example), now vastly multiply his performances and the number of his new admirers. Where it was 1,000 new fans x 2, now it will be 1,000,000 x 2 new fans every other week or every month. It is all rather limitless and wonderful.

    Thank you Betsy, it was so fine.

    SB

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  9. poof said

    Epic Betsy! So glad you made it there, so I could be there too!

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  10. nanaweize said

    Oh Betsy…so glad you were able to complete your journey…just one foot in front of the other. I was so excited when you said… “There was an endless sea of people swarming in” and then “They stayed and their numbers grew.”

    I got a message yesterday from my sister-in-law telling me of an article in the paper that said David Archuleta’s popularity was increasing. She said…”I think it is because of you being such a loyal fan.” I laughed a little at this and then “I took all the credit”. Haha! After taking all the credit I then added that actually David has many loyal fans and that I had made many friends from all over the world because of David. I continued to tell her what an example of goodness he is..not only in his singing but also in the way he lives his life. She agreed!!!

    Thanks for your recap…you made my morning bright and cheerful!

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  11. I said

    OMG Betsy, good summary…..LOVE 1000%

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  12. nanaweize said

    Oh my…I have been watching the video of that “one more song” and the excitment was certainly electrifying there!

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  13. Angelica said

    Betsy,

    Great recap of a thrilling experience! I was on the cellcast too and we were so excited when the crowd started chanting! So glad you finally got there and brought us along. It must have been intoxicating to have actually been there. I love what you said about the teenage girls near you.

    “There was a group of teenage girls next to me who were in love with David. IN LOVE. I heard it many times, lol. I knew they were real fans when they sang along with Altnoy, Crush, and Zero Gravity. But when David sang MKOP, the 20 thousand melted away and it was almost quiet. And those girls were in tears, along with many others. I loved those girls. I love that they love David, and have him to look up to. A yardstick to measure boys by. I think he teaches them that they deserve respect.”

    Bringing over these last two posts from the last thread. This pic (omyheart) and lastly, Skydancerx1’s comment. I think many of us can relate after these past few days. Sky, nice try but you know as well as I do he has no intentions of cutting us any slack. 😛

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    Skydancerx1
    “My sleep hours are all messed up! Took 2 long naps to catch up on some sleep today ….DAVID, it’s all your fault! Why do you have to be so dang wonderful and adorable and fun, and sweet and spontaneous and quirky and funny,and unique and then take to the stage and kill us with your one of a kind smile smile,flawless skin,smokin’passionate vocals and smooth moves, and strutting across the stage like that with your peeking belt So just stop it some more, don’t do it again, and knock it off never ever!!Got it Mister??”

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  14. beebee said

    {{{{Betsy}}} He is moz def a supahstah! Hope your recovery is coming along ok. 🙂

    Just the cellcast alone was positively exhilirating!

    MAN that ZG vid is FABOO!

    And check THIS OUT. Nearly KILLLLLLED ME.

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  15. TOfan said

    {{{{{{{{{{{{{Betsy}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

    Melting into a puddle here from your recap … I so wished I’d jumped in the car and drove the 5hrs down there but two David weekends in a row seemed so, I don’t know, “greedy.” What the flippin’ heck was I thinking?!? lol

    Thanks for describing it so beautifully … could feel the love of that huge crowd through the vids, but also through your words.

    Esp. loved this: “I loved those girls. I love that they love David, and have him to look up to. A yardstick to measure boys by. I think he teaches them that they deserve respect.” Beautiful. *sniff*

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  16. jackryan4DA said

    BETSY – glad to know that you eventually found your car! I was monitoring your entries at twitter to find out what happened to you! Your recap is heartfelt and succinct. Thanks for sharing.

    Can you guys handle more adorableness (in case u haven’t seen this or for international fans w/ buffering issues:

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  17. dakgal said

    dakgal said
    Monday, October 4, 2010 at 12:03 AM

    Brought this over from very end of last thread, I am very busy trying to catch up. Davids been so busy, it’ll take me a month.

    I have either been absent or absent minded , but I’m glad to see you got your package abrra. I shall return in full force soon. Be afraid. Miss you all like crazy!

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  18. djafan said

    Betsy!

    You have me in tears, what a lovely recap!

    “A yardstick to measure boys by. I think he teaches them that they deserve respect.”

    This is something so missing from today’s young girls and by the look of it he just might be succeeding a girl at a time. Not a lesson we mature girls should forget either.

    I love hearing the love for David!

    Uh oh…David and jambajim today!

    #todaystune: Matmos – Rainbow Flag http://snd.sc/absR22 Guess who’s comin’ in for a shoot today? Waka Flocka Flame. Oh, and @DavidArchie. 😉

    Archuleta expresses his inner dork on “Other Side” from yahoo news, make sure to read the comments…blast from the past…wink wink!

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20101002/music_nm/us_archuleta

    Momma Findings…Win a free CD!!!

    Music Monday: Something ‘Bout Love – David Archuleta’s NEW Album {Giveaway}

    Do you remember the first time you fell in love? Your heart beats faster. Your stomach turns upside down. You can’t help, but smile when you see that certain someone. Then it ends. Your heart is broken, but you do it all over again. Why? Because there’s something about love.

    I’ve been married for 10 years this Spring, but I still remember how he made me feel the first time I met him because he still makes me feel that way. When he’s telling spooky stories with the kids by the chiminea, or when he’s playing with our new puppy, and even when the stress of life is falling down all around us. There’s just something ’bout love.

    This morning, I’m bundled up with my favorite sweater, in my pjs, with a warm cup of coffee. I’m organizing my editorial calendar and listening to David Archuletta. He has a new album hitting stores mañana (that’s tomorrow folks) and I was lucky enough to grab a sneak peek of the WHOLE thing the last few weeks.

    Yeah. The kids thought I was the COOLEST.

    One particular song that I can’t get out of my head is Something ‘Bout Love. It describes how you feel when you first meet someone. When you fall in love. When you have an attraction to someone. When you can’t get them out of your head. When you’re longing for just another afternoon with them, even for just an hour. Oh, and it’s a great little song to add to your iPod for that long run (which I TOTALLY plan to do today in this beautiful weather).

    Love is heartbreaking, but oh the freedom of emotions is SO worth it. Don’t you think?

    http://www.mommafindings.com/2010/10/music-monday-something-bout-love-david.html

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  19. bebereader said

    Betsy: Such a heartfelt recap; thank you! And thank you for your texts and tweets during the show. It couldn’t have been easy to shuffle your camera and phone while watching what was taking place onstage.

    That he came back out to the screaming fans chant of “One More Song” is very telling. He was not the headliner; he was the opening act. Normally, openers don’t get the privilege of an encore. It takes away from the headliner in terms of time and accolades. That the dj and or/Natasha allowed this is groundbreaking!

    “I loved those girls. I love that they love David, and have him to look up to. A yardstick to measure boys by. I think he teaches them that they deserve respect.” <<< Beautiful!

    David has this amazing ability of making his fans do things we never thought we'd do. We drive for hours and hours, through ice storms, walk for miles just to hear him sing even two songs. On second thought, he doesn't even have to sing. An autograph is enough. Yes, there is something special about him.

    I'm glad you persevered, Betsy! The prize is so worth the effort.

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    (Found this on Twitter but neglected to get the name. My bad.)

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  20. djafan said

    AOL following David todayyyyyy!!!!!!!!! The anticipation is making me giddy!!!!

    Today, the @AOLMusic crew is following @DavidArchie all day! Stay tuned for photos, video + more in David Archuleta — A Day in the Life…

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  21. djafan said

    This from USA Today Idol Chatter…David is something else.

    David Archuleta learns to embrace his inner dork

    David Archuleta had a dream last week that really spooked him. He was singing at an outdoor event when, suddenly, the entire audience got up during the middle of his performance and walked out.

    “It didn’t look like they hated it, or that I did something,” the 19-year-old singer recalls. “It just freaked me out. It was one of the creepiest dreams I’ve had. The fact that everyone left: Was I making any kind of impact on anyone?”

    David hopes The Other Side of Down, out Tuesday, will make an impact. Concerned that his 2008 debut album revealed very little about him — other than that he could sing — he determined his follow-up would have a more personal touch.

    “This album, it’s definitely more quirky,” David says. “It’s more of a lighthearted side of David than ever before. There are always different sides to people, but I wanted to show that light, fun, dorky side to me this time.”

    There was just one problem: David was so worried that he wouldn’t have anything worth saying or that people wouldn’t find him very interesting that he practically paralyzed himself creatively.

    One on level, The Other Side of Down is David’s fight through those fears. The album begins with a bunch of questions hanging over David’s head.

    “There are so many to ask,” he says. “That’s the thing.

    “Sometimes, I think the reason I get stuck is because I ask myself so many things, more than I can handle. I dig myself a hole, wondering what I should do, what’s going on. Sometimes, I need to stop over-thinking and just go for something.”

    That hole that David sometimes digs himself into is central to the new album. Many of his fans heard the album’s title and thought, “That’s a clever way of saying, ‘Up’!” But for all the album’s self-described quirkiness and light-heartedness, the album finds David starting at Down — in that hole, beneath those questions — and hoping to reach that other side.

    David eventually overcame that block, writing more than 50 songs with more than a dozen other writers during the year he spent working on The Other Side of Down. Along the way, he learned to embrace his “inner dork.”

    “I know the kind of person I am,” he says. I know how the world looks at impressive people and cool people and people who succeed. I do not fit that mold.

    “So how am I supposed to be in a position where everyone’s looking at me? How am I going to make that positive impact and be impressive to people?

    “I could try to be cool. A lot of artist get developed, get an image and get that whole mysterious persona. I can not do that. I could try, but I know that’s not me. One of the biggest things for me is to be honest with myself and real with other people. If I were to try to create an image that’s not who I am to look appealing to other people, I’d be so uncomfortable with that.

    “It’s like I was fighting with myself: ‘David, you’re not cool! What if people don’t like who you are, because you’re not that image?’ Then I was like, ‘Not everyone’s going to like who you are, no matter what you do. Somebody’s always going to have a problem with you.’

    “This is what I realized: What if there are other people out there who are like me? Who are wondering the same things as me, feeling the same way? I can relate to them!”

    Buried in the middle of the ninth song on The Other Side of Down, there’s a key line: “I could be a memory tomorrow,” David sings in Good Place. “I could be nothing at all.” It’s the kind of lyric someone familiar with the career arcs of American Idol finalists might be expected to write, but, for David, the lines are about more than the possibility of peaking as a teen then returning to anonymity.

    “That’s one of my biggest fears, to not mean anything,” David says. “I’m always afraid of being left behind.

    “Even when I was in school, I didn’t want to be left behind. “It was, like, ‘Man, I wonder if these kids are even going to be remember me in a few years, when high school’s over? ‘Cause everybody goes their separate ways. Am I going to make an impact? Am I going to influence these kids, or am I just going to have been a kid who was at high school years ago?

    “I want to be able to something meaningful, leave a lasting impression on people.

    “The scariest thing for me, I guess, is being useless. It’s not like I want to be remembered, period. I want to be remembered for the right thing.”

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/idolchatter/post/2010/10/david-archuleta-learns-to-embrace-his-inner-dork/1

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  22. peacesignpam said

    It was worth being out in the cold for 11 hours!
    David rocked it!
    One of my favorite shows ever and one of the most intense crowds screaming for David!
    David leaves such a lasting impression on people when he sings..one can never get enough! I cannot wait for the next time!

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  23. Shawna said

    Betsy, love this recap of your experience. It must have been the most amazing experience in the world. The videos, even though they are awesome, I am sure don’t capture what you witnessed that night. I can hardly wait for Friday and my chance to see him sing these songs live at “The Mentor’s International” event here in SLC.

    Off subject here, but I have a fun little story to tell about yesterday!

    Yesterday I was up in Park City again for the day with my daughter and her darling little family and we were sitting on the couch and my little sweet, not yet 4 yr old, granddaughter Kate asked her, not yet 6 yr old brother Tyler if he had seen David’s movie of “Something ‘Bout Love” and he said he didn’t know, so she asked me to show him. I sat between them and played it for them. And lo and behold, she sang every single word perfect along with the whoa oh oh’s and her parents looked at me like, what have you done to her, and her brother not wanting to be outsung, learned it fast and was singing it word for word by the second viewing of it and he said it was because he had learned some of it while listening in my car. Never too young to start these little ones realizing what a GEM he is. Alot of my other grandkids (11 total and the oldest one is 8 yrs old) love him too and either ask me to play “Elevator” or “SBL” every time they get in the car with me or see me on the computer looking at the sites. They are always asking me if they can play my phone, and when they look at the pix they are always saying, you have so many pictures of David on here!! “Do you love him, Grandma? Is he your boyfriend? and on and on.” It is so fun to explain to them why I do love this young man and that, no, he is not my boyfriend, that their grandpa is my boyfriend!!! They used to play the games on my phone, but now they just look for anything David. I luv it!! HAHA!! Even though I can’t convert their parents, I can them!!!:))) Then they can work on their parents as they get older and really learn to appreciate his music, not just cause Grandma likes his music and him.

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  24. betsy said

    Farida – Thank you for reading. I love that David reaches across the world. ♥
    Bluesky – Thank you. And yes, his voice is still in my head. A memory that won’t leave.
    Jen A – Thanks for reading 🙂 Getting out alive was my goal, lol. (Actually my goal was finding an entrance to the interstate that wasn’t blocked off by construction!)
    Abs – Historic indeed. And thanks for being the voice of reason on my drive.
    Fg – Hope you have rested some. I know I finally did last night.
    SB – “It is all rather limitless and wonder.” Yes, it is. And fine.
    Poof – me too!
    Nanaweize – So many people heard him! And loved him!
    Angelica – Thanks ♥ Those girls, so in love. And that picture is just beautiful. The wonder is still in his eyes.
    beebee – love that you used the word faboo 🙂 That video is killer.
    TOfan – I wish that you’d been there as well.
    JR – Thanks, it was actually fun tweeting the details!
    Dak – Miss you too!
    Dja – “I love hearing the love for David!” Isn’t it the best!
    Bebe – Thanks <333 Loved the moshpit challenge. The encore – GAH!
    Peacesignpam – Although I wasn't out in the cold for 11 hours, I know you were! And I agree. A lasting impression. 🙂

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  25. Angelica said

    Pam,
    Photobucket
    to The Voice! Thanks for sharing.

    Djfan,

    “AOL following David todayyyyyy!!!!!!!!! The anticipation is making me giddy!!!!

    Today, the @AOLMusic crew is following @DavidArchie all day! Stay tuned for photos, video + more in David Archuleta — A Day in the Life.”

    ‘sl;dpfofkdkf;g'[ghpl;tlflx;cpc,;fpkreo!!!!!!!!

    That USA Today article…

    “I know the kind of person I am,” he says. I know how the world looks at impressive people and cool people and people who succeed. I do not fit that mold…A lot of artist get developed, get an image and get that whole mysterious persona. I can not do that.”
    CANDLE Pictures, Images and Photos

    It seems from that article that he has always known somehow deep down inside that he was destined to have an impact/influence on people for good and that’s where the fear of not being remembered in a meaningful way came from.

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  26. MandaGrace said

    Oh David… 🙂
    Do you have any idea how much we love you?

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  27. djafan said

    This from alloy.com

    🙂

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  28. djafan said

    Welcome Pam!!!!

    Angelica,

    “It seems from that article that he has always known somehow deep down inside that he was destined to have an impact/influence on people for good and that’s where the fear of not being remembered in a meaningful way came from.”

    Wow, he must know.

    MandaGrace,

    Oh David… 🙂
    Do you have any idea how much we love you?

    I hope he does because we surrrre do!

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  29. djafan said

    David is on here!!!!!

    http://www.livestream.com/aplive

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  30. Abrra said

    Oh drat! I got the Livestream email and got home too late to see it. 😦

    Prays for YouTube.

    But I still have this beauty! Haha! Bringing it over from the last thread.

    Abrra

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  31. djafan said

    This picture from the livestream!

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  32. djafan said

    This from Zully!!!

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  33. bebereader said

    I missed the AP Livestream! But thanks to Snarkies, here’s a partial transcript. Thank you, Snarkies!

    “I want to make a lasting impression.” He says he’s always nervous working in a studio because it’s so permanent – “There’s no turning back when it’s on the album.” He says the first few takes are usually used from the studio because there’s more emotion in them – he’s feeling rather than thinking.

    Does he have a favorite track?
    They all mean something to him but there’s a reason the title track is the title track. “That song and what it meant represents so much of what’s going on with me right now in this stage of my life. It talks about those confusions and what goes on in my head a little bit. … I could get stuck or I could keep moving forward. Despite the confusions or frustrations, you have to keep moving forward. … You can’t really plan out your future because you don’t know what’s going to happen.” He said if you’d asked him 5 years ago what his life would be like now, he would’ve had no idea. “Everyone has opportunities, and it’s just a matter of how you handle them and if you’re gonna go for them or not. They exist in everyone’s lives. … Everyone has an opportunity to make a difference and make an impact and enjoy life.” The idea of “the other side of down” makes people think, and that was the point of the album, to make people think more creatively or abstractly.

    Interviewer: “You’re traveling a lot – you’re here, you’re there…”
    David, singing: “Eeeeverywheeereee.”

    Click HERE for more!
    Does he wish he could have a more normal life of someone his age?
    He loves music and when he didn’t do music, it felt like there was something missing. He knew he had to have music involved in his life somehow. “I really enjoy doing this. Nothing in life comes free. If it’s something, I think the true desires in your life and that you feel inside, those aren’t gonna come easy becaues the most valuable things and the things that are most worth it are… they come with more of a cost. It’s gonna be harder. But that’s what kinda makes its value so great, is how hard you worked for it. No-one can take away the experiences and what you learned on your journey. If everything was just given to you, it’s like, you don’t appreciate it at much. So it’s not easy but it’s definitely worth it, and I really do love it. If you stick through it, you’re not gonna have those regrets of ‘Oh, why didn’t I stick to it? Why didn’t I keep going?'”

    Would he change anything?
    He wouldn’t. “There’s always a reason why you went through something, and you don’t always realize that now. There are times when it takes years to realize that. … I don’t want to change something that might have been difficult in my past that might teach me something down the road, because you never know. The only thing I can change is my attitude about what’s going to happen. … That’s the thing we have most control over – the attitude we’re gonna keep in whatever happens. … That’s what’s going to have the biggest impact on other people too. People pay attention to how you handle things. It’s not the millionaire who has all the nice things and stuff that teaches you the most.” He gave the examples of a widow who lives a simple life down the street, or the cleaning lady, who can teach the most. “Those are people I learn a lot from, and they don’t have to be the mots famous person in the world.”

    “Have you had the chance to buy yourself anything special? Like a big-ticket item?”
    “Hm… I don’t know.”
    “Like a car?”
    “Nooo. No, because there’s a car that we won on ‘American Idol.'”
    “Do you still have that car?”
    “Yeah! It still works! I wouldn’t have bought a car like that by myself, so I think it’s a… it’s been a good blessing having that car. … I probably spent the most money on flights to places, but what’s interesting is a lot of those flights have been going back home when I have a few days off. … That’s helped me value home more, and value my family. I think I definitely took my family for granted, and home, and the simple things. And it’s amazing how much I love those simple things.” He said he wants to be a part of his brother and sisters’ growth and they grow up. He doesn’t want to be the brother who was only there a little bit. “I want them to feel like ‘my brother was there for me.'”

    How would it have been for him to go through AI with J-Lo and Stephen Tyler as judges?
    “It would’ve been different, because people are really paying attention to what the judges say, so it’ll be interesting to see the kind of technique that Stephen Tyler and J-Lo judge and what their opinions are going to be like, because it really does influence what people are going to think of your performance.” He thinks Simon had a lot of influence. “I think J-Lo’s very talented. She’s very experienced. She’s worked hard. She came from, you know, the Bronx … and she’s made a really great career for herself, and she’s also Hispanic, which I think is great. It’s awesome to bring a bit of that into ‘American Idol.’ And Stephen Tyler is a legend.”

    THE END!

    http://www.snarkyarchies.com/2010/10/davids-live-on-apcom-right-now.html

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  34. Abrra said

    #23 Shawna
    That’s a great story! Thanks for sharing. Nice to know that some children can sing something besides TV commercial jingles 😉

    Here is a link to katelynjoy720’s photobucket. there are 4 pages ( too many to post here) of David pictures from Grand Rapids.
    Enjoy 🙂
    http://s1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa360/katelynjoy720/Grand%20Rapids%20Community%20Concert%2010-2-10/

    Abrra

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  35. SweetOnDA said

    So many good things to read here today.

    Betsy, thanks for your great recap. How wonderful that you were able to go and take in all that awesomeness. Can’t wait for him to come to the west coast…and soon I hope, right djafan?

    Okay, it’s saying my delivery of the fan pack is today. I’ve got to see this dvd asap!!!

    dja, maybe we will be squeeeeeeing together!

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  36. SweetOnDA said

    Abbra, forgot to thank you for the MGR, it just about sent me into cardiac arrest, but I’m sure the fan
    pack will finish me off.

    Shawna, loved the story about your grandkids. That’s right, train them while their young.:)

    Can I just say again how much I love this site and all those who make my day, every day, so much brighter…thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!

    My heart is just bursting today with love for Mr. David Archuleta. He is something else and I pray he never changes.

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  37. MandaGrace said

    @djafan So do I!

    @bebereader Thanks for posting the article! David is just so sweet.. *happy sigh*

    I can’t wait to hear the whole cd. I was good and didn’t listen to the previews…Lawd, help me! Only a few more hours. (Can midnight come any faster?!)

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  38. MandaGrace said

    @SweetOnDA
    “Can I just say again how much I love this site and all those who make my day, every day, so much brighter…thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!

    My heart is just bursting today with love for Mr. David Archuleta. He is something else and I pray he never changes.”

    Amen to that! 🙂

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  39. bebereader said

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    credit MTVTJ’s Stream

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  40. bebereader said

    Jeans jacket!

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  41. refnaf said

    Hey (((Betsy))) Wonderful recap, thanks so much for getting all the excitement captured for all of us to enjoy!!

    Jean jacket???? lol, oh my~

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  42. gladys said

    Today is my birthday, tomorrow will receive the best gift a person I appreciate a lot, thanks david.

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  43. bebereader said

    SweetOnDA#35/#36 Well did you get it? Did you listen? Did you watch?
    Djafan – Did you get your’s?
    MandaGrace#37 Only a few more hours! Hold on tight!
    Refref#41 Jeans jacket FTW!

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  44. Abrra said

    Oh my Methinks a stylist is afoot ! GAH ! Jean jacket indeed.

    Today I played some of the snippets for the lady of the house where I was working. (She loved his CFTH which I had gifted her last Christmas.) She said she liked what she heard as I played them. Then asked if he was coming around here to sing. Then I showed her a few pics from my phone of the CD cover and some face shots. She remarked, “Oh my he is surely a handsome MAN now!” I asked her to pick up his Cd at target when she goes there for supplies for me. She assured me she wants to hear the whole thing. I love her for that.

    #36 SweetOnDA

    Thank you for your kind words for the site and my MGR. I want to say this to you and everyone:

    Can I just say again how much I love the *people who come here to the Voice* who make my day, every day, so much brighter…thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU! 😉

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    Abrra

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  45. bebereader said

    Querida Gladys:

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  46. SweetOnDA said

    Bebe, NOOOOO, not yet and I’m getting very antsy. Not getting much work done, just surfing all the fansites for info and listening to TOSOD, but want a real CD in my player, if you know what I mean.

    Please hurry Mr. UPS man:/

    I’m watching out my office window for him because it looks like it’s going to rain and my front porch is not protected from it. Can’t let it get wet.

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  47. Angelica said

    Gladys! Happy Birthday down in Argentina way!

    Happy Birthday Pictures, Images and Photos

    Enjoy this day and your glorious gift tomorrow too!!

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  48. djafan said

    I GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SweetOnDA, We need to pray to get him over to our neck of the woods!!!

    Feliz compleanos Gladys!!!!!!!!!!!

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  49. SweetOnDA said

    Dja, so happy for you. Yes, prayers are going up.

    While I’m waiting for my special package, just saw this UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL video of MKOP.

    *mouth open, chin on floor*

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  50. SweetOnDA said

    Ooops, just saw Beebee linked this too. I’m late to the party I guess.

    Sorry Abbra for spamming, but I’m so excited to get it that I’m a bit talkative today 🙂

    Ooooooh, thunder outside and getting very dark!

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  51. Jen A said

    TOSOD cd arrived in the mail today from amazon.com. Luckily I swung by the mailbox before the school bus delivered my son. I was able to meet the bus with the sun roof open and TOSOD blaring full volume/bass thumpin’. Just for added effect I waved the cd insert poster out the sunroof. Little A and Something ‘Bout Love and I drove a victory lap around the block. It was a joyous day!

    Now, tomorrow, we’ll both go get fitted for hearing aids! Soooo worth it IMHO.

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  52. awestruck said

    Betsy, what a wonderful recap. It’s as if I was there. Being of like mind in that I have a terrible sense of direction, I may well have turned back and not gone. Thank goodness you didn’t. Hearing this makes me tear up just imagining being there. Thank you.

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  53. YJfanofdavid said

    Betsy,
    I adore your recap. That’s all I have to say, and that I forgive you for going to this epic concert without me. 🙂

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  54. I said

    Gladys! Happy Birthday!!!!

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  55. ram said

    !Gladys, Feliz Cumpleanos! (((muchos abrazos))) I can guess what your birthday wish might be. Maybe that David comes to Argentina sooner rather than later. I am hoping he does and that you get to experience the Voice live. 🙂

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  56. VJ said

    We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring this very important announcement: Twitter Trending Party. Oct 5. Starting 3 PM EST until TOSOD trends. Hashtag #othersideofdow​n. Include “David Archuleta” in your tweet. Be there or be square. Don’t forget! Thanks!

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  57. SweetOnDA said

    Happy Birthday Gladys! Have a wonderful day.

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  58. djafan said

    Thank you VJ!

    The DVD in the fanpack is something else. David is a natural, didn’t seem the least timid to me with all those people (mostly females) hanging around him and he being his charming self. I will be listening to the CD in my car bose speakers. Let’s see if I survive … lol

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  59. bebereader said

    SweetOnDA#49 Still waiting? *sighs* Oh no worries about double posting MKOP. It bears repeating. Can’t get enough of that beautiful performance.

    JenA#51 I blasted TOSOD in my car yesterday, too! Sounds wonderful!

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  60. ram said

    Aww, Betsy. Loved your recap!! It sounds like David was magnificent on that stage. The crowd was loud but David’s voice was so strong, wow! And I bet those young girls had stars in their eyes, too.

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  61. Tawna21 said

    Besty {{hugs}} I love your story! I can really appreciate your desire to just turn around, because that’s exactly how I am. Put me in an unfamiliar area on the interstate, and I become a real stress mess! So, THANK YOU

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  62. Tawna21 said

    hmm (don’t know what happened), continuing on, THANK YOU for following thru and bringing your awesome night to us! I still have that lesson from David to get ahold of—step out of one’s comfort zone and move on!

    Tawna

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  63. poof said

    All right,,, now I am quite used to (I thought) pictures of the “beautifulness” of Mr. Archuleta, but COME ONN! #13!! Just, Oh my gosh! 🙂

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  64. Tawna21 said

    T minus 2 hours 17 minutes 26 seconds !!!!

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  65. silverfox said

    Betsy, Thank you for your recap! I’m so happy you didn’t turn around. Sometimes we just have to go for it! That’s what David always says. Just think how disappointed you would have been if you had missed what turned out to be one very memorable concert! I know if I coulda, I woulda been there too!

    All the videos, photos, MGR’s, & interviews are great, but it sure takes a long time to check everything out when I get home. Don’t wanna miss a thing during this very important & exciting time in David’s life. I hope he is feeling the love & good wishes his fans are sending his way.

    David was so busy today but I had no idea how much cause I wasn’t getting his tweets. Twitter can be so mean sometimes! 😦

    David, Buenas Noches! Sleep well with sweet & happy dreams. Thank you for all you do and for who you are. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always. Contigo siempre! We will be with you always! Please TAKE CARE!

    Good night everyone. I don’t know why I didn’t take the day off tomorrow. What was I thinking?

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  66. djafan said

    Hellooooooo!!!!

    The CD is pure heaven, AOL didn’t do it justice. I drove around until I heard every single song! I love them all!!!

    I just watched the AP interview on livestream. He is one fascinating young man.

    SF, I’m taking the day off, I know since I have access to the internet I wouldn’t be able to concentrate on work anyways.

    David will me on MTV tomorrow!

    @jambajim: Attn @DavidArchie fans! A silly 30 second bonus segment of our chat will air tomorrow morning on MTV at 610am, repeating 840am EST & PST! 🙂

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  67. djafan said

    Poof, the nerve of his handsomeness!

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  68. emmegirl said

    awww betsy, gosh loved, loved your recap and so thankful you went for it and didn’t listen to any crazy gremlins.

    Especially loved the part about the people gravitating toward his voice during soundcheck; and then your thought about him being used as a measuring stick, showing girls about the respect they deserve… one of the most touching, reverant things I have ever read written about him, and a sentiment I will never ever forget.

    Jen A, LOL! am still waaaiting for my CD/DVD order, so I blasted my StR mp3 from Grand Rapids, with my windows down too!

    dja, no DVD yet but can’t wait. I think he likes us to believe he’s awkward around females, but I’m not buying it… and am quite positive he has had enough female attention in his life equal to that of oh, say 10,000 men or so.

    Survival, lol… that’s the name of the game with him!

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  69. djafan said

    My itunes is now downloading!!!!!

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  70. Angelica said

    Emmegirl,

    “I think he likes us to believe he’s awkward around females, but I’m not buying it… and am quite positive he has had enough female attention in his life equal to that of oh, say 10,000 men or so.”

    I’m not buying it either. He has never seemed the least bit awkward in my presence and though at my age I may not qualify as a “female” to a 19 year old, I have seen him interact with young women. He was always completely at his ease and in control. I think he genuinely thinks what he’d like us to think, but he is so mistaken.

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  71. stenocruiser said

    My iTunes has downloaded. Day After Tomorrow is another great song — David is such a winner! Must go and listen to and see everything.

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  72. djafan said

    Emmegirl and Angelica,

    Nope I don’t buy it either, he’s a subtle flirt with a knowing smile, I too have witnessed it.

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  73. bebereader said

    If you pre-ordered “TOSOD” on ITunes, open your ITunes and it will automatically start downloading.

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  74. Tawna21 said

    excuse me while I shout— IT’S DOWNLOADING!!!! on my iTunes!! TOSOD is here at my house. Granted, it’s not the fanpack yet, but this will certainly suffice for now.

    tawna

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  75. bebereader said

    AP Live Interview 3 parts

    credit MaggieAnn54

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  76. djafan said

    David is on their official webpage!!!!!

    Check it out!!!!

    http://www.wegmusic.com/

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  77. Tawna21 said

    thank you bebe for bringing the AP interview over 😉

    Tawna

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  78. Angelica said

    Downloading noooooowwwww!!!! Dow Oh oh awn awn! ooolalala

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  79. djafan said

    Steno, you must have a super speedy computer!

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  80. SandyBeaches said

    All downloaded and ready to go!

    Sweet gift!! Thank you David…

    SB

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  81. bebereader said

    Listening to “The Day After Tomorrow” now…the bonus track! WOW!
    and DKOGIK&&*93RRKALFO8900– ALLDIFP0AEDF!!! X 1000

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  82. djafan said

    SandyBeaches!!!!

    You’re up!!!!

    Enjoy!!!!

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  83. SandyBeaches said

    I just woke up actually…I wonder why my days and nights are messed up?

    A bow tie? Like a monkey? Did she really have to run her hand through his hair?? I know she did and she gets to tell about it!

    SB

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  84. djafan said

    SB,

    not a fan of the bowtie, but dang it, the hand through hair…hand over my mouth…lol

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  85. SandyBeaches said

    So true djafan…I have the deluxe version and my wits are not about me…where is the bonus track before my family turns the power off? TY

    SB

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  86. djafan said

    SB,

    lol…the bonus track is on itunes delux.

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  87. bebereader said

    “Elevator goes up, elevator goes down….”

    Oh don’t mind me….I’m listening to my newly downloaded TOSOD!!!

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  88. betsy said

    “It’s so important to have the substance there” this interview.♥

    Late to the party, but I am catching up.
    Carry on. 🙂

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  89. betsy said

    “These are words that say how good it feel to be with you here today”
    omg this song THIIIIIIISSSSSSS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNG.

    “You find it, you hold it, you feeel it’s GRAAAACE”
    Dead now.
    Again.

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  90. SweetOnDA said

    OMG, I had to leave at 6:00 pm and my pack hadn’t come yet 😦

    Just got home and found it on the doorstep 🙂 🙂 🙂 Thanks goodness the rain stopped.

    Haven’t opened it yet, but I see my itunes has downloaded so double pleasure!!!

    What’s with the bowtie, monkey? and hand through the hair. This sounds interesting.

    Off to open my package and watch my guilty pleasure 😉

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  91. bebereader said

    SweetOnDA:

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  92. djafan said

    Nite all!

    Remember Z100 and billboard live chat and trending party starts at 3pm eastern time!!!

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  93. emmegirl said

    Listened to Falling Stars so far, this CD sounds amazing. Oohh I love The Day After Tomorrow, beautiful! Gah, the background ooooh’s.

    Should I or shouldn’t I peek… photo shoot behind the scenes…it’s late…need sleep tonight… risky business. Betsy is my inspiration…I’m going for it.

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  94. bebereader said

    Emmegirl: Go for it! You’ll be glad you did! 😀

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  95. Angelica said

    Emmegirl,

    Welcome to the other side of sleep. 😉

    I’m going to bed and will talk to y’all manana.

    Buenas Noches!

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  96. MandaGrace said

    Just got home from the store, this wonderful, breathtaking, amazing showcase of David’s talent in hand.
    I am blown away by this cd. And he even surpassed my expectations! How does he do it?!
    Dear David, I love you. That is all.

    Please excuse me while I go get lost in David’s heart.
    (presses play….again)

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  97. SweetOnDA said

    Oh my, it’s going to be a late night but so worth it.

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  98. Abrra said

    For all you HAIR freaks ! That would be me too!

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    Abrra

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  99. xaris said

    Morning Everyone! Happy TOSOD Day!

    Betsy, I loved your recap. So glad you persevered.

    “I loved those girls. I love that they love David, and have him to look up to. A yardstick to measure boys by. I think he teaches them that they deserve respect.” This is so true.

    Have you all seen the MTV interviews? He is so articulate these days–I love it!

    http://www.mtv.com/videos/news/579791/david-archuleta-explains-how-hes-matured.jhtml#id=1649301

    Abrra #98- You are wicked 🙂

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  100. djafan said

    AINOw blurb, has picked up the AP and MTV’s interviews!

    David Archuleta’s sophomore album, The Other Side of Down, is out today! If you have questions for him, tweet them to @billboarddotcom using hashtag #bblivechat. They’ll be doing a live Q&A chat with him tonight at 6:00pm.
    ETA: David Archuleta’s new album is already #5 on the iTunes albums chart and #2 in pop albums. Congrats! #othersideofdown (at 8am ET today)

    http://www.ainow.org/index.php/tidbits/3668-bits-a-pieces-october-5-2010

    Here’s the 30 second spot on MTV!!!!

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  101. djafan said

    Jambajim’s write up!

    http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1649303/20101004/story.jhtml

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  102. Suzy-Q said

    HAPPY TOSOD DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally, the day that we all have been waiting so patiently (well, some of us) for has arrived. It’s like Christmas morning. I haven’t recieved my copy as yet (boo). But the day is young. If not I’ll check out Walmart and Target. I can picture David’s excitment today. Happy happy David. Suzy-Q doing the happy dance

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  103. djafan said

    Final installment of album tour, My Kind of Perfect…. awwwwww.

    http://www.davidarchuleta.com/us/news/other-side-down-stores-now

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  104. SandyBeaches said

    Abrra…Thanks for the ‘hand brushing through his hair’ picture, it is quite interesting to say the least.

    He is wonderfully photogenic besides being the most handsome guy out there and his fantastic personality shows through (hey, that makes all the difference)!

    SB

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  105. skydancer1x said

    WOO HOO!HAPPY TOSOD DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    BETSY,ABRRA,DJ,SB,ANGELICA, BEBE, SUZY-Q,MANDAGRACE, SWEETONDA, EMMEGIRL,XARIS, SILVERFOX, AND EVERYONE! loved all your comments!! Betsy, loved your article.
    Playing catch up.You snooze you lose, so thank you all for what joy you provide here everyday! So much David, so little time!

    98…ABRRA!!^%$%#$$@###%$^ between you and Angelica,and Bebe….I am seriously considering dawning a bib before coming here for eye candy.(slurrrrp)

    Angelica..”welcome to the other side of sleep” haha!no kidding!(why am I laughing?!)hahaha
    seriously,the bags under my eyes look like they are loaded up with groceries.Have to get rest before tour,don’t want to scare David but don’t see much sleep in my future, don’t wanta miss anything! cat naps.

    Suzy-Q happy dance!! yes! GO DAVID!GO DAVID! GO DAVID! GO DAVID!

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  106. djafan said

    Took the day off, going out for a bit and back for live chats and trending party!!

    This one up first at 2pm est.!

    http://www.goomradio.us/#page=/radio/just-hits

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  107. djxox said

    Hi all~

    @#$%^&*()(*&^%$#@#$%^&**&^%$# But Seriously, !@#$%^&*()(*&^%$#$%^&**^%$$%^&*

    How FUN is this!! Happy Birthday TOSOD! Woo Hoo! Congrats David! 🙂

    My walk is like a ruuuuuunnnn….to yoouuuuu Breathing faster.. Closer now, closer now *sigh*

    #$%^&**%$#%^*&^%

    Yesterdaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy 😯 Ay Ay Ay!

    Just wondering if anyone has noticed the background HARMONIZING HUNKERDOWN at 2:10-2:15 ????

    *tourtourtourtour* I can hardly wait. It’s getting closer now, closer now…whoah oh oh

    The Day After Tomorrow >>> a BONUS indeed!!

    Can ya’ll tell I am likng this?? lol

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  108. MandaGrace said

    Just got home from work, popped in TOSOD as soon as I came in the door, haha. Oh David, what a pull you have on me!

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  109. Abrra said

    More screen caps I made:

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    djxoxoxox

    Nice to see you! How is the knee?

    Abrra

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  110. jackryan4DA said

    Goodness, this is an avalanche…

    Part 6 TOSOD Preview: Focus on MKOP

    And for the MTV interview, I put the 3-part interview into 1 file for easier viewing – too bad I missed the 30-seconder!

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  111. jackryan4DA said

    Then I split the AP Live! Interview into 2 segments and took out the distracting ticker tape at the bottom of the screen – LOL

    PART 1

    PART 2

    Mr Archuleta – you are form & substance – lethal!

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  112. Abrra said

    Chat with David

    Z100 4pm EST
    http://www.z100.com/pages/chat/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    Billboard 6pm EST
    http://www.billboard.com/events/david-archuleta-live-q-a-oct-5-at-6pm-et-1004118321.story#/events/david-archuleta-live-q-a-oct-5-at-6pm-et-1004118321.story

    Zang Radio, Zach Sang and The Student Body, 7-9pm EST
    http://www.goomradio.us/show/zach-sang-and-the-student-body?autoplayShowId=632738877014033

    Thanks Snarkies for the list!

    Abrra

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  113. djafan said

    random tweet

    RT @ninagarin: You really need to see the manly boots that David Archuleta kid is wearing on the cover of his new album.

    4 minutes ago via TweetDeck

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  114. bebereader said

    JR Whoa! Thanks for all the delicious videos!

    Djxox#107 “Can ya’ll tell I am likng this?? lol”
    No, not at all. LOL

    Tweet from Melinda (David’s manager)

    David Archuleta will be doing a UStream chat tomorrow (Wednesday) 9pm est/6pm pst go to ustream.tv/davidarchuleta to join in the fun!!!

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  115. Abrra said

    Why no more of this?

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    Where did these pictures come from? I forget. Why none with the CD? 😦

    Abrra

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  116. Angelica said

    Thank you YJ for reminding me about the chat! I got there just in time. He was wonderful and is getting so dang articulate!! Love the HUGE eyes when he heard about the guy getting stabbed and the yeeehooie! wth? lol And his favorite color is green now, like mine. I had to think a while before I got the joke from Snowangelz about dressing up as a ceiling so he can be a ceiling fan. duh. haha. OK. Now that I’ve had my face time I can drive home now with a smile on my face. 😆

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  117. Angelica said

    BTW, Abrra#15,

    I’m hip. Where are the rest of the red pant pics. That one there is my desk top. Very artsy. I love the perspective of the boardwalk stretching toward the horizon. That’s what I love about it.

    Really.

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  118. ray said

    hi all ,this young man is so honest,down to earth,and real it,s a wonder he dosen,t just disapear into it,how can anybody not love him????

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  119. Abrra said

    Ray

    You said a mouthful! To know him is to love him. More will know him when they hear this CD.

    Abrra

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  120. djafan said

    Goom Radio Interview @davidarchie

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  121. bebereader said

    Loved the Z100 chat! But…did you stick around to hear David sing “Elevator”?!! What just happened? I hope it comes up on youtube soon. It’s the best performance of the song, e-ver!

    Until it comes on youtube, use this link to Z-100 and click on “David Archuleta’s Performance”. Unbelievable!!!

    http://www.z100.com/pages/chat/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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  122. djafan said

    Bebe,

    He stopped me in my tracks with that performance, best Elevator ever!!!!

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  123. djafan said

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  124. Jen A said

    That Elevator!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  125. SandyBeaches said

    ‘Elevator’…I believe that it was the ultimate fabulous performance of Elevator because he did not have the mic. pressed to his lips and his hands were both free to become completely involved in his wonderful performance. SF had mentioned awhile ago (if I remember correctly) that it would be good to see him use a head mic. and “the proof is in the pudding!” Or…”All the proof of a pudding is in the eating (1605). For David, “The proof of his magnificent singing is in his voice”.

    MMmm, all that talk about pudding. Time for dinner.

    SB

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  126. bebereader said

    You know…he’s just practicing these songs at the radio stations. When he does them for us at his concerts, he’s going to kill us.

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  127. djafan said

    One more live interview…I’m exhausted, I’m sure David is too!

    http://www.goomradio.us/#page=/radio/zang-radio

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  128. betsy said

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  129. Abrra said

    I made an mp3 of the Z100 Elevator performance.

    Download here:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?nsys5nqfxg03ke7

    Abrra

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  130. skydancer1x said

    OH MY GOD IN HEAVEN AND ALL THE SAINTS!!!!!!
    WHAT WAS THAT!!@!@!@#$%^%*&)(_))((*^#%@#$&%^*)(&^^$%^#@%@#$%^&*(*&^##@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!#@#$%&*()AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!

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  131. betsy said

    Dear David,
    You never stop amazing us. The song “Maybe I’m amazed” is about you, I just know it.

    love,
    betsy

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  132. betsy said

    Credit for the video of Elevator goes to Jr <333333 Thank you!! I saw it first on Facebook <333333
    *goes back to watching for 80th time*

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  133. River said

    I sent this clip to my sister, a David fan, who was in big time radio for years. I asked her if EVER she had an artist come into the studio and deliver something like this Elevator. Of course the answer is NO! He is one of a kind. I’ve been on sensory overload all day over the excitement of the album release. I am totally thrilled for David on this big day.

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  134. Abrra said

    River

    This Z100 Elevator is up there with historical “One More Song, David! David! David!” in Grand rapids. The EPIC moments came within days of each other. He is SMOKIN”!

    Abrra

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  135. It’s here! It’s here!.. MY TOSOD is finally here!!! Was starting to lose hope cause it’s 5:45pm already, but I got IT. Now to dig in. But first, gotta get that Elevator mp3 download! Woah!

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  136. MT said

    Ahhhh … I just knew I could count on an MP3 of that magnificent performance at Z100 today being here. I’ve been lost in it since he did it. I don’t know how he just keeps getting better, but he does. I can’t imagine what we’re in for in the next few years.

    Thanks Abrra, again, for coming to the rescue!

    Hmmm … I think I’m heading for an ArchuOverload, hahah and I’m not complaining.

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  137. Abrra said

    Love the sassy headphone pulled to the side so he can hear himself.
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  138. silverfox said

    Goodness! What a great day! What a busy day for David! TOSOD is in the Top Ten Albums on iTunes!
    I’m so happy for David!

    I’ve got my DVR programmed to tape Regis & Kelly tomorrow and I only hope I can get through the long day tomorrow. Thank Heavens I have my iPod with TOSOD to make my day a little easier to bare until I get home.

    Emmegirl,

    One observation about the “Behind the scenes for the photo shoot”, (from the DVD in the Fan Pac)looked to me like David was having a blast with all the women there and the women were lapping it up & David was being a bit of a flirt! Does he even realize it? I wonder. He sure didn’t act awkward at all with those women at the photo shoot! In fact, looked to me like he was loving all the attention! 😀

    Anyway, I loved all the screen caps, videos & interviews from today, but now I must go to bed. Good night!

    David, Buenas Noches! Sleep well with sweet & happy dreams. Thank you for all you do and for who you are. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always. Contigo siempre! We will be with you always! TAKE CARE!

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  139. Abrra said

    I’ll be hanging in chat for a bit. All are welcome!

    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

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  140. djafan said

    My senses are spinning! What a day!

    I’ve tried to stay away from the standings but I peeked and I think it’s remarkable that he is ahead of mars, given that mars gets radio play every hour on the hour in every station. David is #4 and #13, it can’t be the fans only at this point, we might have gotten him there but he’s holding steady. Whatever it is, it’s working.

    Outside of radio station…

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  141. djafan said

    Nice!

    @TonyOrlando To all @DavidArchie fans, I’m on my way to buy his new CD!!

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  142. bebereader said

    What a great day!
    So proud of David!

    Signing autographs outside of Z200 today!

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  143. bebereader said

    The frenzy when David went into the Z100 building!

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  144. bebereader said

    The late shift in The Voice Unplugged is in session!

    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

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  145. bebereader said

    David seeing the crowd outside of Z100

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  146. djafan said

    Here’s another!

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  147. skydancer1x said

    Guys, I was programming my dvr for Regis and Kelley and got goosebumps. The program guide said guests: actress Diane Ladd,”Secretariat”, singer David Archuleta!
    Do you remember reading a comment I made maybe about feeling like a jockey on a champion horse and David being “our Secretariat”?? oooooh, freaking me out!haaha

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  148. skydancer1x said

    I mean Diane Lane !

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  149. emmegirl said

    skydancer, I seriously do believe his fans have a heightened sense (for lack of a better explanation)when it comes to him…and sometimes it’s just downright freaky!

    What a wonderful day, I am so proud and happy for him.

    Just popping in for a quick moment, received my fanpack and have been immersed – I must say I love the liner notes. He really is a lovely writer and you can so feel his heart in them.

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  150. bebereader said

    Skydancer#147 I do remember your comment about David being our “Secretariat”! Eerie, huh?

    Emmegirl: “Immersed” is a good way of looking at it. But why do I feel like I’m drowning?

    Here’s an article from Fox All Access:

    Oct 6th 2010

    DAVID ARCHULETA WORKS HARD FOR HIS FANS

    “Today, David Archuleta released his new album entitled ”The Other Side of Down.” In addition to his new album, Archuleta’s best selling book, Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance, was released earlier this year. A young adult who is not yet even 20 years old, really cannot ask for more.

    Ever since competing for the top prize on American Idol, Archuleta has had one of the biggest fans bases of any contestant on the show. Archuleta is the epitome of a class act, and no amount of success will make him forget his loyal fans. In fact, Archuleta tells us that he is amazed by his fans and is speechless when they approach him and tell him the impact he has had on their lives.”

    Click link to hear David talk about his fans:

    http://foxallaccess.blogs.fox.com/2010/10/05/david-archuleta-works-hard-for-his-fans/

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  151. Abrra said

    David on Regis today! Check your listings for time.

    A look back.

    Abrra

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  152. SandyBeaches said

    Regis & Kelly…There are obvious ‘scarves’ in the audience and a crowd ready for David! I saw red scarves…maybe ‘Red Hat’ scarves bought just for the grand occasion. Anyway, a great crowd letting themselves known with their cheers!

    SB

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  153. SandyBeaches said

    Bebez…Are you nearby your email? I might have something shortly.

    SB

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  154. skydancer1x said

    may I indulge in the visual and the audio….. the eerie coincidence the fact that this was my favorite magnificient animal of all time and David is my favorite magnificient human of all time….Regis and Kelley..all of it.Its short but beautiful,like David, pulling out .He is so much more gifted than the rest of the pack.Best singer in the world

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  155. SandyBeaches said

    Wow Regis, you need to have him back!! Imagine cutting off his song in the middle because you took too long talking to a lady with an eye patch?? So for those who aren’t near your tv he sang ‘Elevator’ and ‘Falling Stars’…Black lesther jacket and he was wonderful as usual but the acoustics in their studio are not for singing.

    SB

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  156. SandyBeaches said

    Is there anyone around to receive pictures by email. There are some good ones…

    SB

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  157. SandyBeaches said

    Hey, no one is home today…I know where I will send them!! 😉

    SB

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  158. Abrra said

    SB
    Send them to thevoiceda@gmail.com. One of us will get them up eventually.

    Abrra

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  159. SandyBeaches said

    Eventually? Ok, I know everyone is working. 😉 …FOD has some anyway.

    SB

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  160. bebereader said

    DKF;AKJ783%9A09#,,,389FG00A-0-034-3O4J!

    That’s what I have to say about David’s performance this morning on Reeeeegis! Elevator was great; David shined on the interview; he looked so good in the leather. I’m just just just so proud!

    SB: I’m here now. I’ll post any pics you send. I’ll check The Voice’s email to see if you sent them already. Thanks!

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  161. bebereader said

    “Falling Stars” on Regis!

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  162. Abrra said

    See SB? Eventually isn’t always to far off. Thx Bebe !
    Abrra

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  163. bebereader said

    “Elevator” on Regis!

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  164. betsy said

    He did so well today!! So proud of him. ♥
    The outfit was perfect, the hair was extra fauxhawk-y, his voice was all butter-y, and this is what kills me: Everywhere he goes, people think he won that show. 🙂

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  165. bebereader said

    And here’s the interview!

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  166. betsy said


    omg

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  167. xaris said

    Okay, so David was perfection personified on R&K, both in performance and interview. I have decided that anyone who doesn’t “get” him just has the soul of a turnip. Back to blasting TOSOD while I do barn chores.

    Have a Good Day All!

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  168. bebereader said

    Betsy#164 “this is what kills me: Everywhere he goes, people think he won that show. :)”

    I was typing the same thing when I saw that you had already posted it! We seem to be hearing that a lot lately, eh? 😉

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  169. betsy said

    Bebe – Yep. 🙂 It all worked out in the end. 🙂

    That video of David and baby is great. He acts like he’s afraid that woman is about drop that baby.

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  170. bebereader said

    David outside studio pics!

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  171. skydancer1x said

    He looked and sounded wonderful.
    David looked bigger sitting in that chair this time…taller,or Regis has shrunk a little.
    155. SB, I felt the same really, the eyepatch exchange?

    Regis said that…(winner) twice.I liked it both times.No harm done.

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  173. Suzy-Q said

    I also thought that David did so well on the Regis show The leather jacket always looks great on him. I wish that he would wear it more often. I don’t remember him ever wearing a leather jacket on stage. Maybe he gets too hot in it or maybe he’s afraid of looking too hawt. I was sooooo excited when Regis said that he would be singing another song and then it turned out to be my favorite. Happy dance until they cut David off just when he was building to the best part. Oh well. Maybe the audience will go out and buy the album so they can hear the rest?
    I can’t get over David’s performance of “Elevator” on Z100. I didn’t particulary care for that song until I heard him sing it on the radio. Now, I am gaw gaw over it. I just get chills listening it over and over. just WOW!!!
    What exciting times we are experiencing with David again. Love him!!!!!!!!!!!

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  174. Suzy-Q said

    I know that he wore leather on AI but other than that?

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  175. djafan said

    Morning!

    I’ve seen the youtubes but he won’t be on here for another half hour.

    He looked and sounded amazing, the interview, the hair the outfit, and that voice. His performance was so confident, playing to the camera, just loved it alllll.

    Here is an interesting write up regarding David and wikipedia.

    10.06.10 – 10:30AM – by Daniel D’Addario

    David Archuleta, Wikipedia’s Most-Edited Music Star, and Either a Tenor or Baritone

    David Archuleta, American Idol runner-up in 2008, has become in 2010 the subject of a Wikipedia free-for-all, where the facts of his personal history and his career are up for grabs. On the “most edited pages” list for Wikipedia articles, his article sits at #91 – very high for an artist who’s been on the scene for two years, especially as Michael Jackson is #115, Barack Obama is #110, and Lady Gaga falls outside the top 5,000.

    Yes, young David – only 19, though soon, perhaps, even that will come up for debate – is the object of much Wikipedia speculation. While many of his entry’s edits are minor, some questions arise again and again.

    “He sings in the baritone range. But thank you for the input. =)”
    Is Archuleta a baritone, for instance? Or a tenor? The nation had perhaps moved on, but Wikipedia’s speculation on Archuleta’s Talk page gives an idea of the uncertainty that persisted throughout the spring of 2009. Users Aznality and Greg D. Barnes – with some interlopers – exchanged some tough talk and posturing about who knew music better. It all began on February 12, 2009, when Aznality declared, “Archuleta is Baritone, not Tenor. I’m positive about it.”

    He should have known that simply declaring knowledge, even about so cherished a subject as one’s favorite teen singer, wasn’t enough for Wikipedia, and Greg D. Barnes put him in his place sharply, six days later: “Tenor. But I won’t add it until I find a source.” And then it was on, in a fight fueled by claims of expertise and studded with passive-aggressive emoticons. Aznality said a day later:

    What makes you think he is a tenor? Doesn’t require a source in my opinion. Just ask musical experts. On idol, I’ve never heard him go higher than a G4 (C5 to be considered a tenor). He sings in the baritone range. But thank you for the input. =)

    Keep in mind that Archuleta’s Idol season was by then a year removed.

    Archuleta-tenor-gate had many twists in loyalties: Greg D. Barnes, in an unsigned comment, abandoned his need for sourcing and embraced random speculation. “David is 18-not at his vocal peak. By the time he’s in his 20’s I’m sure he could hit C5. Anyway in OPERA you do need to hit C5. This is POP music–a little different.” Banjeboi, an editor of Wikipedia unable to detect sarcasm in print, provided a link to a Vulture article that speculated about Archuleta’s “little-heard raspy baritone” on a rap album. By the time the conversation tapered out, Greg D. Barnes was posting fan-made videos “so user Aznality could see that he could sing a C5.” Barnes had won, anyway – Archuleta is cross-referenced under “American tenors,” though neither the word “tenor” nor “baritone” is to be found elsewhere on his page.

    Is he Honduran, or is he Basque?
    Nationality Debate
    The vocal-type debate has been settled between Barnes and Aznality, but there’s always something new to debate in Archuleta fandom. The ethnicity debate is a perennial: unsigned or –sourced comments haunt the Talk page; a section headed with “Where Is His Honduran Nacionalty” declares: “Is Unfair that Only Put His United States Nacionality!!!!!” And then there are the even-more-explicit fans: an unsigned comment from October 2, 2010 asks the Wikipedia editors to do advance work on Archuleta’s new album, The Other Side of Down:

    Hi. It’s October 2010. When was his main/cover picture taken? lol I like this picture and it should be kept in the article, but since a new album release is in, well a matter of days, a new picture(s) would make this even better. Thanks!

    Confidential to Wikipedia reader at IP address 147.226.192.81 – the most satisfying edit is the one you make yourself! In August 2009, a user edited the Talk page section “WHAT?!!!!!!!!GAY???” The change they made? “I ANNA KNOW HIM MORE JUST ABOUT HIS PERSONALITY AND HIS REAL IDENTITY…………………” became “I WANNA,” etc. The rest remained the same, though it’s since all been deleted.

    Occupation: Singer-songwriter, student, and boyfriend.
    Perhaps this is just the new way fandom is expressed. In the absence of sourcing – which is to say, in the absence of much serious media coverage – Archuleta fans are creating their own reality, a world of debate that brings them closer to their idol, and their idol closer to the center of the web. Jenny Haley, a writer for Fansofdavid.com, indicated that the debates are just ways of showing love: “I believe that any hard-core Archie knows what comprises David’s ethnicity (his mother is Honduran, and as his career unfolds, he has been identifying more and more with his Hispanic roots) and whether or not he is a tenor or baritone (David is definitely closer to tenor, but his voice encompasses such an amazing range, the question of classification is really inconsequential).” It’s all sound and fury – signifying that, at least on Wikipedia, Archuleta’s the most important man in music.

    http://www.urlesque.com/2010/10/06/david-archuleta-wikipedia-most-edited/

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  176. djafan said

    MelindaWEG

    Interview time at the label with @DavidArchie #othersideofdown #davidarchuleta http://plixi.com/p/49048135

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  177. MandaGrace said

    What was with David’s “Elevator” on R&K? Is he trying to kill us with his subtle flirting?!

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  178. skydancer1x said

    177.Manda Grace..

    Sometimes I think he knows exactly what he’s doing…
    I like subtle.More please

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  179. bebereader said

    Jim Cantiello’s Review of TOSOD

    David Archuleta’s Other Side Of Down Doesn’t Ignore ‘Rough Patches’
    ‘I want people to know that you don’t have to stay in that place,’ he tells MTV News.
    By Jim Cantiello (@jambajim)

    David Archuleta has high hopes for his new CD, The Other Side of Down. It’s not to launch another successful radio smash, à la “Crush” in 2008. It’s not to sell another gold record. Although, let’s face it, those achievements would be nice to repeat.
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    Instead, Archuleta hopes The Other Side of Down will help people through the dark times of life by admitting that, yup, even the adorable, giggly, happy-go-lucky “American Idol” runner-up gets supremely bummed out sometimes.
    “No one goes through life just smooth sailing, coasting,” Archuleta told MTV News. “Everyone has those rough patches, and so I don’t want to ignore them and act like everything’s hunky-dory, but I do feel like … there’s always something to be happy and grateful about no matter what you’re going through.”

    That’s not to say Archuleta’s album is filled with mopey, “woe is me” ballads. In fact, anytime the pop star found his songwriting going to a dark place, he switched gears. “I wanted to look at it from a different perspective,” Archuleta said. “It’s like, ‘Yes, I do feel a little confused and it can be a little frustrating, but things will be OK.’ I want people to know that you don’t have to stay in that place, and I feel like sometimes people get stuck there so much. I wanted to get people out of there with this album.”
    His “don’t give up” attitude is reflected all over The Other Side of Down, from the self-questioning “Who I Am” to the choir-enhanced “Things Are Gonna Get Better.” Even Archie’s infectious single “Elevator” has the 19-year-old taking a dream about a girl as an opportunity to wax poetically about the ups and downs of growing pains. It’s a message all the more eerily prescient given the recent onslaught of teen suicides.
    “I’ve been getting a couple letters about bullying and stuff,” the soft-spoken singer said. “It’s interesting how that issue’s come up again. But I think that’s why it’s important to surround yourself with good friends too. I think they can really help you get that support, and they don’t always have to be the most popular kids. … You just need good people who have a good heart and care about you. That’s what matters.”
    The Other Side of Down arrived in stores Tuesday (October 5).
    http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1649303/20101004/archuleta__david.jhtml

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  180. djafan said

    David tweets! Busy guy!

    Thursday I’ll be appearing on @wendyshow! If you’d like to tune in you can check your local listings at http://www.wendyshow.com

    Thursday is also tomorrow I realized lol. Man time flies! 37 minutes ago via txt

    David is getting so good at interviews without loosing his honesty and humility…amazing.

    NeonLimelight Interview: David Archuleta: Young, Talented, And The Other Side Of Dorky

    Many American Idol finalists fizzle out into obscurity after releasing their debut album. Not David Archuleta. The 19-year-old fresh-faced, golden-voiced crooner enjoyed a successful co-headlining tour with Disney darling Demi Lovato, made our Christmas a bit more melodic with the release of his Christmas From The Heart album and accompanying tour, released his memoirs, Chord of Strength, which prompted a nation-wide book tour, and became an ambassador for Stand Up 2 Cancer.

    There’s no stopping Archie now. On Tuesday, October 5, David released The Other Side Of Down, his long-awaited sophomore album. This time around, Archuleta got more involved in the creative process, co-writing 10 of its 12 tracks, and experimented vocally.

    The self-proclaimed dork says he wanted to show a different side of himself on this album: a fun, goofy side. The album captures his youthful exuberance in songs about love, strength, and positivity; all things his fans have come to know and love him for.

    David is the other side of dorky; his self-awareness and honesty (and did we mention tremendous talent?) is what makes him cool.

    We caught up with David by phone on his album release day to talk about his new album, how he’s grown as a songwriter and vocalist, why it’s OK to be dorky, and the tragedy of teen bullying.

    Neon Limelight: It’s album release day!

    David Archuleta: Yeah! It is!

    NL: How are you celebrating?

    DA: I guess I’m celebrating by talking to a bunch of people. [laughs] Interviews and chats and things like that.

    NL: Do you have any plans to do a little partying tonight? How would you celebrate if you weren’t doing interviews and everything?

    DA: I don’t know. I guess we’re not really celebrating in any way. Maybe we’ll go out to dinner, but I think it’s a pretty busy day.

    NL: Awesome! We really loved your first album, but we’re really happy that on The Other Side Of Down you’re playing with songs that are a little more your age. Was that on purpose when you started the record?

    DA: I didn’t really try to put a certain age on any of the songs, really. It was really just about what felt appropriate. How can the music compliment whatever story’s being told and what’s being said. That was the main focus. This is my last year as a teenager, so this is my last chance to do something and say, you know, I’m a teenage. So, I wanted to make sure that it was still youthful but not like in a childish way. I still wanted it to have some sort of substance to it. I think there’s a good balance with it.

    NL: Definitely. You have such a knack for making music that kind of crosses the age barrier.

    DA: Aww, thanks!

    NL: Are you mindful of how far your demographic reaches when you get into the studio?

    DA: The mindset I always keep is ‘keep things universal.’ It doesn’t matter who is gonna automatically listen to it without a doubt or anything. I’m thinking of who is gonna start listening to the music — who could potentially start listening. I try to make sure the music doesn’t have boundaries — as few boundaries as possibly at least. I want all kinds of people to listen to it. I don’t want it to be targeted toward a certain audience just because they’re the buying audience or anything like that. Everyone listens to music and everyone can be affected by it. That’s what I try to keep in mind.

    NL: So, we spoke to your songwriting friend Priscilla Renea not too long ago.

    DA: Ooooh!

    NL: And she was just absolutely smitten with you.

    DA: Really? Aww.

    NL: Yes! She was very, very impressed with you as a songwriter. How would you say your songwriting has evolved from the first album? You’ve gotten really involved in the whole lyric process this time around.

    DA: You know, I’ve never been good with words. I’ve gotten a lot better now, especially after interviews and writing the book and things like that. I’ve gotten so much better. I guess that’s one of the biggest things I’ve improved on in the last couple of years. But it was a real challenge, but at the same time, it was cool being able to say, ‘OK, I have control over what’s going to be said and what I’m going to talk about.’ There was such freedom in knowing that. It just opened my eyes. I can choose what I can say and what I’m going to sing about! I don’t have to just say, ‘well, here’s a song and I like the music, but I don’t like the words.’ Or ‘Oh, OK. This is a good enough song and I guess if I just think of it this way then I can connect to the song.’ Like, no. I have control. This is my music. This is MY album! I have a say! [laughs] And that’s something I had to figure out and kind of push for. So, it’s been amazing getting to be involved in the lyrics and the words and the stories, because the music kind of tells a story by itself too.

    NL: Awesome! That’s a really great way to look at it. It’s your album. You should have the say over everything, all of the words, so it can connect with you and then we can connect with it.

    DA: Yeah. That’s the goal. [laughs]

    NL: She was also impressed with the subjects you choose to write about. It’s not about, and I’m quoting her loosely, ‘Ooh baby, I wanna kiss you.’ It’s inspirational.

    DA: [lots of laughs]

    NL: Why do you lean towards inspirational songs over making, I guess you could say, dirty love songs like other artists your age?

    DA: [still laughing]… I guess I just want people to feel good. I want people to feel better. I don’t want to do anything that would be degrading to someone else or make anyone feel awkward or feel a way I don’t want them to feel. I just want people to feel happy. I’m a pretty — I guess I keep a pretty clean image with the way I act. I try to keep track of that. I don’t want to have to sing about those kinds of things just because that’s how the song is or that’s how it goes. That’s not the kind of person I am. I don’t feel very comfortable with that kind of stuff. I wanted to focus on things that I could really be comfortable with and that I could really relate to as a person. I want the songs, when people listen to it, I want them to identify with me as a person and as an artist and who I am and relate to that. I want my music, again, to just have a kind of universal outreach. There are a lot of younger kids who listen to my music. I don’t want to leave them out. And there are a lot of older people as well. I just want to make sure that everyone can relate to the music.

    NL: Just listening to some of the songs on The Other Side of Down, you play a little bit more with your voice and its different tones and ranges. How do you think your voice as grown since your first album?

    DA: Yeah. You know, it’s interesting. I had different influences this time. In the beginning, I was really listening to a lot of Adele, A Fine Frenzy, Imogen Heap, and, of course, Natasha Bedingfield, and Jason Mraz. I guess the things that you’re listening to have a big impact on the way you’re thinking subconsciously. It made me want to experiment a little bit with my voice and see what can I do, how can I make it sound. Different textures of your voice bring out a different kind of emotion and make people think of it differently and gives it a different personality. It was really fun getting to try different things instead of singing everything the same way. I kind of wanted to show a more fun, lighthearted side, so I naturally sang things a different way, especially based on the different quirky influences that I had in mind.

    NL: What song would you say gives the best vocal performance on the album?

    DA: Aaahh [laughs]. In what way? Technically? Emotionally?

    NL: Any way that you feel is the best vocal performance. We love when you belt it out–

    DA: That’s what’s really interesting. I didn’t do anything [on this album] that was about belting it out. I guess there are certain parts of songs where I do, but there wasn’t a song that really focused on that because I kind of wanted to focus on personality and just try something a little different. But there’s a song called — there are two songs for me that were emotionally…I was more emotionally involved when I was singing them. There’s one called “Good Place” that I think shows a lot of range. I sing the verses in my lower register and then the choruses are more powerful. It just really had the space for me to pour out what I was feeling at the time and the feeling that’s in the song, and let me kind of dig into that a lot. I feel like the emotion is very present and transparent in that song. And then another one which kind of has that sensitivity and just really allowed me to feel was “My Kind Of Perfect.” It was just very honest. I guess what allowed it to really be apparent was the honesty of those songs and how personal they were to me.

    NL: You’ve said a lot in interviews about The Other Side of Down that it’s sort of a dorky, quirky album.

    DA: [laugh] Yeah.

    NL: That’s so relatable to other people. When did you decide to embrace your inner dork?

    DA: I kind of always did that. I try to always be real and honest with myself and say, ‘David, you’re not the coolest person out there.’ [laughs] So why act and pretend like it? I didn’t want to be like, ‘Well, I’m gonna act like I’m cool and try to convince people!’ It’s like, I’m just not into that because that’s not who I am. I didn’t want to be a different person on stage and on the camera versus off camera. I just couldn’t do that. It was too hard for me. It’s like, who am I kidding? I’m a weird person…I’m goofy. And I’m awkward! [laughs] I can’t hide that! It’s always been hard to convince myself of anything other than reality. This is reality, I’m a dork. So, I wanted to be who I was in my music. I wanted to be honest and I wanted to be real, because I felt like that would be the best way for people to connect with the songs. So I really just let that lighthearted personality, that fun, goofy side of me to just come out with this album. It was just a different side of me, because I could be more serious too, but that’s the part of David I wanted to show this time.

    NL: You say you’re a dork, but I know a lot of your fans find dorky sexy.

    DA: [laugh] Oh, no! I don’t know about that!

    NL: You’ve been able to embrace your quirks and differences and have a lot of fans to give you the affirmation that it’s OK, and you’ve also been good about dealing with it by yourself. But there’s a lot about teen bullying in the news right now. How do you feel about that and what would you say to that kid who is a little different, is a little dorky and feels alone?

    DA: I think it’s so weird that that’s been coming up again for some reason. It’s interesting because the last few letters I’ve been getting over the last month have been about bullying. I don’t know if there’s a focus on it right now and I don’t know what’s going on.

    I know sometimes it makes people feel like they have power and authority over something…bullying someone and degrading someone makes them feel better, makes them feel like ‘this person is lower than me and I’m going to show that to them,’ but I feel like we’re all on even ground. We all have our imperfections. We all have things that are going on. If someone looks differently or believes differently or acts differently…I feel there’s always something good about someone. There’s always something inside of someone. I usually like to talk to [the people getting bullied]. Usually these are the people that people sort of look past. There’s usually something about them, like a hidden gem. I know that sounds kind of cheesy. There’s always something about someone that people don’t know about and they’re usually really cool. And all you have to do is talk to them and ask them and say ‘how are you doing’ and ‘what kind of things are you interested in?’ There’s always a light inside of someone.

    For the people who are dealing with that stuff, I…it can be difficult. There were times when I got picked on. You just have to focus on the good friends you may have around you. Sometimes I think people can overlook that because they focus so much on the people who are degrading them and making fun of them, bullying them, and giving them a hard time. People usually have someone there. I hope people don’t forget that. Don’t overlook the good because of the bad. There are always good friends there and you just have to look out for them. And maybe you need to reach out to them, too. Maybe the people that are close and can be there for you, you’re ignoring.

    Some of the good people for me were willing to say hi and how are you even though I was quiet. I was a quiet, shy person in junior high, and the good friends that I had were willing to look past that and say ‘there’s something different in David that maybe other people aren’t seeing and I want to get to know him and find out about him.’ And they’re still some of my really good friends and they’re the ones who have always been there. I don’t know. I guess I’m over-talking.

    NL: No! Everything you said is so true and it was a great answer.

    DA: Well, thank you! [laughs]

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  181. bebereader said

    SuzyQ#174 David also wore a leather jacket at the CD signing of his first CD.

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  182. I said

    HAHA #155 SB……I’m dying of laughter

    TOSOD, TOSOD, TOSOD only TOSOD!!!

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  183. djafan said

    Looking like a star

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  184. djafan said

    MSN Music article

    David Archuleta seems to have made a career of coming in second place. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing. After the fan favorite was voted runner-up on Season 7 of “American Idol,” his self-titled 2008 debut album entered the charts at No. 2. For his second, non-holiday full-length, “The Other Side of Down,” the 19-year-old assumes more responsibility, writing or co-writing 10 out of the 12 tunes. If you’re over 25, this disc may not resonate, but younger listeners will undoubtedly respond to the explosive chorus of “Something ‘Bout Love,” the acoustic guitar-driven “Elevator” (about—you guessed it—life’s ups and downs), the driving “Stomping the Roses,” and a title track that sounds like something Kelly Clarkson might’ve recorded if Archie hadn’t beaten her to it.

    http://music.msn.com/music/newthisweek/?icid=MUSIC3&GT1=MUSIC3

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  185. djafan said

    David on Regis and Kelly, The Live Stage.

    http://www.dadt.com/live/special/livestage/

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  186. djafan said

    Access Hollywood interview, this is so gooooood!

    http://www.accesshollywood.com/music/david-archuleta-on-bullying-its-important-to-stick-up-for-others_video_1253039

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  187. djafan said

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  188. djafan said

    Leaving ABC studios…rock star!!!

    Posted on October 6, 2010
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  189. SandyBeaches said

    Isaid…you mean the ‘lester’ jacket?

    SB

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  190. djafan said

    David leaving the Billboard interview…Supah Star!

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  191. bebereader said

    Billboard pics!

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  192. djafan said

    Live chat with David here!!!!!!

    http://www.ustream.tv/davidarchuleta

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  193. stenocruiser said

    How sweet! David said hello to Gladys in Argentina. She must be fainting by now.

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  194. djafan said

    Steno I heard that? Gladys, como te sientes!!!!

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  195. gladys said

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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  196. gladys said

    ifjivcas`v` fr`ì ìh `ew eoih foi`j ejo weio foi feiò JIPWEJIP

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  197. gladys said

    NO WORDS
    RIUF DOIFJAOFJO U0J ASJIFIJJWEOIR 0ÌWF0JWEIWIEJWRJJI
    I CAN NOT

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  198. gladys said

    I have no words, I have breath, I fainted at the time when the lips of david said hi gladys, I think I’m walking on clouds, I’m in a state, not how to describe it.
    I screamed so loud that I asked in my house, gladys happens to you?? try to speak ….. but no sound came out.
    thanks david

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  199. SandyBeaches said

    Gladys, I heard him say hi to you. That was so exciting! He really noticed people in different countries and there were quite a few people from around the world.

    SB

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  200. emmegirl said

    Trying to catch up again. David’s R&K appearance was perfect. He seems so comfortable with them and you can tell they love him to death. His song performances were perfection, and at that time of the morning, nothing short of amazing…but what’s new.

    Just love love this feel good album which is exactly what I needed on the drive home from work today.
    It totally lifts my mood,(good news for those at home.)

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  201. stenocruiser said

    Oh Gladys, I think I’m going to cry for your happiness! So lovely isn’t he?

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  202. Angelica said

    Gladys!!!!!!!!! I squeeeeeeed when he gave you that shout out!!

    Wasn’t he fascinating? I could listen to him talk and sing…omgosh…that Spanish singing…and he’s writing his own Spanish songs!!!

    He was sensational today, all day. I’m exhausted.

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  203. silverfox said

    Just listened & watched the chat with David. So much fun! He is something else! I just can’t get over how no matter what artist he’s asked about, he knows them & the songs they sing, then he sings a snippet of a song by the artist!! Any artist..current or not..doesn’t matter. He’s familiar with them all AND their songs. Amazing!

    Thank you for all the videos & photos posted for those of us who have to work & have no access to the Internet or the daytime TV shows. My DVR did not record R&K for some reason, so I really appreciate being able to watch here what I’m missing while at work. 😀

    It doesn’t look like The Wendy Williams Show airs here, or at least I can’t find a listing. 😦

    Anyway, I’m still listening almost non-stop to TOSOD & know most of the songs by heart and I’m finding that when I’m not listening to TOSOD, I’m humming or thinking of one or another of the songs. 😀

    Good night!

    Dear David, Buenas Noches! Sleep well with sweet & happy dreams. Thank you for all you do and for who you are. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always. Contigo siempre! We will be with you always! God Bless & keep you in his care.

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  204. silverfox said

    Gladys! You’re the “Gladys he said Hi to?! Of course! How many Gladys’ from Argentina could there be, right?

    You must be on Cloud Nine and he has no idea how much a “HI” from him means! 😆

    Sweet Dreams, Gladys!

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  205. bebereader said

    Joy overload! I sat there will a smile on my face the entire hour of the chat.

    Dear David,

    Please, please do the chats again. We love them!

    He’s so multi-faceted; laid-back, light-hearted, good-natured, fun-loving…his love of life is contagious! One hour went by like it was one minute!

    Glady~~I jumped for joy when he said your name. Happy Birthday, Gladys! How’s that for a birthday gift? 😉

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  206. djafan said

    GLADYSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

    Como te sientessss!

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  207. bebereader said

    The Voice Unplugged! I’m so there!

    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

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  208. djafan said

    On my way to unplugged!

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  209. emmegirl said

    Sounds like a missed a wonderful chat and that our guy was as charming as usual.

    SF, he really is genius isn’t he. 🙂

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  210. djafan said

    Hey emmegirl!

    They’re working on putting up video of the of entire chat!

    Genius indeed!

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