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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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Looking Back at David

Posted by gladys1961 on Thursday, November 18, 2010

My view of  David has been changing over the past three years, from awe to admiration to the respect I have for him today.  That personality, so childlike in that little body, yet with a voice so powerful and enveloping.  To also witness all his professional and personal growth right before our eyes, was a journey I did not expect at this point in my life.

I have compared David many times to a gem, as Paula described him in Hollywood week auditions, “You are a gem for all the world to see.”  He is not a finished diamond ready to sell, David is so young, he has so much time to polish and shine.  Although we have already seen his light, I know there is still so much more within David.  His moment will come as he matures and I hope to be there.

I can see David’s career in stages.  With each CD I see a change, I see more strength and more decision.  I see that David is now the boss of his life, personally and professionally.  Maybe with his first CD there was only time to say, “I do what I must and not what I want” but still his light emerged in all its brilliance or nearly all, to what we see today.  We cannot deny his professionalism; it is present in his work.  At that time, sales and promotion accompanied him, he did his job and we did ours and most importantly, Jive did theirs.

With his second CD, Christmas From the Heart, David did exactly what he needed to do.  I realized his vocal range far exceeded my expectations and his confidence on stage, his eloquence and his runs revealed how much he had grown.

I know what I’m writing here is not news, but remember David on his first tour in the city of Virginia Beach, his first concert standing at the microphone and look at him now, walking and running and oh yes, he also sings.

And finally we get to his latest CD, The Other Side of Down.  I wonder how he persuaded Jive to record 10 of the 12 songs he had co-written.  This was the time for David to say, “I do what I want.”  I imagine David at a long table during negotiations (I watch many movies) with all those men in suits sitting there, waiting to be convinced by a guy dressed in jeans, t-shirt, sneakers, and a very, very bright smile.  I think this last was the clincher, his smile.

Due to recent events, I am a little worried.  I’m told David’s smile could cause an ecological disaster.  When David greeted me from a chat, I was left speechless for a while, I cannot imagine what could happen if he smiled at me.  I would like David to visit my country, Argentina, and while here the custom is take the distinguished visitors to admire our natural wonders.  We have one called “Perito Moreno Glacier” which is an architectural marvel of large ice formations.  I firmly believe that if David smiles in front of the glacier, I would have to say “goodbye glacier.”  (If I have to be honest, to see David smile live would be worthwhile and I would not miss at all that blessed glacier!!!!  Gosh, see what he makes me do!!!).

Someone told me here on The Voice that David is entitled to take 19 years and they are right.  I apologize because sometimes I can be very critical and not realize that David is giving us a gift; I have no right to demand, but to wait and be very, very patient.  David ceased long ago to be the winner of Star Search, David will also cease to be the American Idol runner-up, and just be DAVID ARCHULETA.

I am aware that AI found a pearl in the sea, the culture, placed inside an oyster and exposed.  David long ago got out of the oyster.  It takes a long time, but he has emerged and so far nobody has been able to give a fair price, not even Jive.

198 Responses to “Looking Back at David”

  1. MandaGrace said


    Beautiful article. David is truly like a precious diamond, waiting for all the world to see. He knows who he is, and so do we. It’s only going to get better from here!

    “David ceased long ago to be the winner of Star Search, David will also cease to be the American Idol runner-up, and just be DAVID ARCHULETA.”
    This part gave me chills. These places were not to define who David is, but rather to be stepping stones to who he is becoming.

    And the progression of the CDs… “Wow” is all I can say.

    I have no worries about where he is or is going. This guy has an incredible destiny ahead, and he is trusting God to guide him every step of the way.


  2. Jane said

    What an amazing Article…Gladys1961,….Very well said….David certainly does have a smile that melts a persons heart…..MandaGrace, Love your comment, every well said also….and I agree with everything said…David is an amazing young man…What joy he has brought to all of our lives…watching him grow…can’t wait to watch, what is next in store for him….I really like the trust in God to guide him and I’m sure God will guide David.


  3. FG said

    Lovely article! You are amazing. I can’t wait for you to meet him. Even if the glacier melts. And about Paula – she ALWAYS got him, from the very 1st second she saw/heard him. 🙂


  4. Abrra said

    Gladys my friend

    You wrote a very good, heartfelt article. Always keeping the faith for David’s progress to come into his own as a performer. I admire your dedication to him from so far away. You may see him live when he makes his Spanish CD. Hang in there!

    “It takes a long time, but he has emerged and so far nobody has been able to give a fair price, not even Jive.”

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    I will put a value on David’s talent ~~~PRICELESS!



  5. MunkFOD said

    Wonderful article! David IS a gift! It has been awesome watching him grow as a musician. I so admire the courage it has taken for him to write and record what he show himself in his music and not go with the flow of the industry. I have so much respect and love for him and his music. Thanks again for the great article! WOW….just look at the progress David has made in two short years. It is tremendous!


  6. GG_doorsfan said

    hello everyone!

    ”christmas from the heart”’ is once again featured on aol’s free listening party…

    please stream and listen to this cd from aol constantly – let’s show them how much this cd is still in demand and loved! 😀


  7. Angelica said


    Thanks for expressing so much of how I feel too. I don’t worry about David’s career, I know he will go as far as he needs to go and he will do it his own unique way. I am constantly amazed by his ability to grow so much as an artist while staying true to himself in an industry that celebrates conformity. I found this interesting interview this morning from PEP News. It’s on now so I can bring it over. Especially like what he says about insisting on things being on his terms with the making of TOSOD even to the photos that would be used.….-life%C2%A0/1/1

    For The Other Side of Down, David wanted to show more of his personality, and not anybody else’s viewpoint. This is why he decided to tell his label what songs he wanted to do for the album, even writing many of the song lyrics.

    “With this album, I’m taking that experience from the past with me. I mean, I’m still learning while, like as I was making this album, I just keep asking myself questions: ‘Do I really have to go by this?’ ‘Do I really have to sing about this?’

    “I was like, no. I mean, this is my album. My face is going on that album. And so, that’s how I realized, okay, in order for other people not to tell me what to do, what is it I want to accomplish or I want to say. I want this album to be me.

    “The theme of this album is myself and my own perspective of life. No one can tell me, ‘You’re doing it wrong, that’s not the way you’re supposed to do it.’ They won’t know more than me, than myself. I think only one person knows more about me than I do.”

    He even picked what pictures are to be included in the album, all of which now show movement: David jumping, hanging upside down from a chin-up bar, David climbing up a wall, and other similar pictures.

    “The pictures, that was another thing that I was happy that I learned. That I didn’t have to tell people what kind of pictures I need to take. I have to fight…not fight! I just have to keep my feet on the ground and be firm about what I wanted.

    “It’s like I wanna be happy. Actually these kinds of pictures are more appealing to people… I had to make it an effort to say ‘Hey, I would like to have more of these in there.’ Because I feel like if you just let people do their things, they’ll just do whatever and not tell you what’s going on, what’s happening.

    “So I made it an effort, I had to think about the pictures, I have to make an effort and say, there’s a photo shoot coming up for the album. That’s really important about showing people who I am and what kind of image, what kind of energy I want to show to people.”


  8. archiesfan4life said

    Gladys – what a great article! When I look back on these past two and a half years, I realize what a tremendous gift David has been – my life, like so many others, has been forever changed – and that is a good thing!


  9. gladys said

    thank you thank you thank you

    I thank the voice for the help in the translation. When I write about David, the value of the translation increases, it’s not just translate words.
    The translation is based on feelings and the person doing this job, you must have a minimum knowledge, in this case, myself.
    I do a lot of jokes when I write but also try to describe everything that happens around me, inside me, for almost three years.
    I will always be grateful to God for having met David, or maybe God put in my way. I’ll never know.
    Thank you very much to all girls of The Voice.

    Ahhhh I forget to tell: the end of the article got a warning for a certain person, (a joke), maybe in a next article add it again.


  10. betsy said

    Bravo, Gladys! Beautifully written. Watch out, glaciers, lol.

    I’ve been having computer problems and am now trying to catch up. I can’t believe the mountain of videos that I have yet to see.
    You know what really warms my heart? Every time?
    “I love you, David”
    It’s spontaneously shouted wherever he goes. 🙂
    Whenever people see that light of his. 🙂


  11. GG_doorsfan said

    hello all! 😀

    get your tickets now for the 12/3 david concert, at the majestic theater in dallas, tx…

    tix on sale at ticketmaster…

    we just learned that he is going to be appearing, in a parade, as part of a childrens charity event the next day, 12/4, so why don’t we make it an event – concert on 12/3, then stay over for the parade on 12/4…

    David Archuleta
    Majestic Theatre Dallas
    Dallas, TX
    Fri, Dec 3, 2010 07:30 PM


  12. GG_doorsfan said

    some info about the children’s parade david is appearing in on 12/4 – the day after the majestic theater concert on 12/3 in dallas, tx.

    — Today, Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade draws crowds of more than 350,000. More than 350 television stations in 159 markets have syndicated the parade. It has become a holiday tradition for thousands of families throughout North Texas and coast to coast. Last year’s parade was broadcast LIVE on WFAA-TV Channel 8 in Dallas/Fort Worth in Dallas/Fort Worth, at 10 a.m. CST on December 5.

    Through national syndication, the parade was also aired on more than 350 television stations in 159 markets coast-to-coast (more than 87 percent of the United States) at varying times through December.

    — The Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade is a free event open to the public. Sidewalk seating is available along the Parade route.

    — Tickets for reserved bleacher seating may be purchased online –

    — If you wish to purchase more than 20 tickets, please call 214-456-8360.


  13. Angelica said


    I agonized a bit but finally made the decision to delete your ending because it took away from what you were saying in the body of the article.

    Looks like you’re just gonna have to write another article. 🙂


  14. bluesky said

    Thank you, Gladys.

    Thank you DA for being young enough to take a chance, measure the cost,
    and count it worth it to name yourself, to say: this is what and who I am.

    It is another beautiful day in which I get to be schooled by my youngers.


  15. Heidijoy said

    Thank You Gladys for your beautiful heartfelt thoughts and feelings about David! Love that interview too Angelica. I see so much growth in David in expressing himself and his determination to stick up for what he believes. He is so strong in his beliefs and the message he wants to relay. Oh and he has a BEAUTIFUL VOICE in his song and soul. Love it!!


  16. Angelica said

    Thanks for the info GGdoorsfan.

    As a venue for David, the Majestic Theater meets with my approval. Photobucket



  17. xaris said

    Terrific article, Gladys. “His moment will come as he matures” – You are so right. It’s good to look back at where David began on Idol and see how far he has come with TOSOD. I enjoy this CD so much more than the debut, and I have noticed that it resonates with my own teenager the way no other set of music has. My son plays the CD daily, and when I mentioned to him I was glad he was enjoying it, this floodgate opened. He talked for a long time about the lyrics of his favorite tracks from the CD, how it’s like David was in his head because he feels the same way, and how “cool” it is that someone would write a song about those feelings. I asked him if he found the songs cheesy, and he said “Only Falling Stars.” Sorry Eman. He really praised the expressive lyrics in Look Around and PandA as well as the production. Y’all have no idea how unusual it is for my child to be this introspective about music; these songs have obviously stuck a chord with him, and I’d like to think David would be pleased if he knew.


  18. Andrekvr1991 said

    Great article gladys I liked how you expressed about David’s life, career,growth, maturing, and beautiful comparisons, Yes David is like a gem which worthy of admiration. To be honest what I like most is When he is interviewed and he answers smiling and naturally each one of his questions.
    Plus , he cares about in need, he doesn’t matter if people are different or are not attractive physically, exterior beauty is a mirror of the inside, are reasons for which David looks each time cuter.
    My favorite songs from TOSOD are My Kind Of Perfect on he reflects searching for an ideal girl, Something bout love, Things are gonna get better, Complain, who I am, It’s a large list which would means I would take time mentioning them.
    It’s the first time that I admire to one person for being who is.
    I wish to be more articulate while writing.
    seeing and hearing to David is priceless and I’m not making a hyperbole.
    I’m glad you Gladys has published it.


  19. SandyBeaches said

    Gladys…I enjoyed your beautiful article so much. He is definately more like a polished perfect pearl than a diamond in the rough. That’s right, Bebe had diamonds that sparkled in an article so I think that we have the beautiful gems nearly covered (rubys and emeralds next).

    Bluesky…I was reading backwards today covering the last article, when I saw that you commented on my article so I want to thank you for your thoughtful words.

    Gladys, the picture of David smiling, holding the mic. is priceless and one that I have not seen before. Picture perfect…



  20. gladys said

    gracias andrea,aprecio mucho tu comentario, se lo exigente que sos con la escritura.
    Algun dia todas las archies latinas y americanas nos encontraremos, eso espero por que quiero conocer a todas las chicas de the voice, vos tambien??


  21. djafan said

    Gladys,Great article!

    “David ceased long ago to be the winner of Star Search, David will also cease to be the American Idol runner-up, and just be DAVID ARCHULETA.”

    I also believe this with all my heart. Thank you for putting your thoughts into written words, beautifully done.

    GG thank you for the info and links…btw I’ve missed you at mj’s.

    Angelica, David is so straight forward in this very revealing article. He is no airhead that’s for sure. That is one fancy looking theater.

    Xaris, One smart son you have there. This is what we need, for our youth to stop and listen to something other than what’s being offered to them and David by all accounts seems to believe this and is having the courage to deliver an alternative, songs and lyrics with substance.


  22. Suzy-Q said

    Gladys, I love this part in particular that you wrote in your article: “I am aware that AI found a pearl in the sea, the culture, placed inside an oyster and exposed. David long ago got out of the oyster. It takes a long time, but he has emerged and so far nobody has been able to give a fair price, not even Jive”.

    It’s amazing how David has inspired many of his fans to write about him so poetically (is that a word?).


  23. nanaweize said

    Gladys…very nice aritcle…David is a “GEM”!

    Xaris…you do have a smart son. He is so wise at his young age too! I love it when teenage boys get the good stuff!

    Angelica…just found out from my daughter that she was given 2 of the golden tickets to the Sunday morning MTC and David Concert. She asked me if I wanted to go with her???? I laughed out loud! She also said…”Yes I am your favorite daughter huh!” I said “At this moment..YES!”


  24. embe86 said

    Gladys, tu artículo es muy hermoso. Thank you for writing it.

    In the previous thread, I forgot to virtually hug the person who took the screencap of the “My day, my life” video. THANK YOU so very much ❤ The picture is every known beautiful adjective times 859403.


  25. Angelica said

    Random Harry Potter post. I love these kids. I think Malfoy is the best. lol.


  26. Fiona said

    Lovely article, Gladys! Well done!
    Angelica, thanks for the picture of the Majestic Theatre. Wow, it is beautiful, now I’m even more excited!


  27. Abrra said

    This was in my google alert mail bag this morning

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    The woman who did David’s make-up for his various appearances while in Manila blogged about her experience.

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    Note the chips and salsa behind David ? 😉



  28. bebereader said


    I really enjoyed your thorough explanation of how your view of David has changed in the last three years. Don’t worry about any language barrier; we all speak the same language here and understand each other by reading between the lines.

    Personally, I feel like the world stopped when I became a fan because although David isn’t aware of it, he takes up more space in my head than I care to admit. Each day I am inspired at the courage this young man has of his convictions.

    Gladys, I understand about the glacier melting. If it was possible, I’d give him the world!

    The Magestic Theater in Dallas…now THAT is the kind of place I have always dreamed about for David. And they say that dreams do come true.

    GG#6 Thank you for all the tips you brought here.


  29. Tawna21 said

    What a beautiful article, Gladys! Your thoughts are so perfectly perfect about David. You have described very well what the rest of us feel about David. He is a precious gem, not completely finished, but on his way to masterful perfection. Thank you for sharing your feelings. I, too, hope that he makes it to Argentina one day. He will definitely feel some love there.



  30. Abrra said

    Some more concert shots.

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  31. djafan said

    Beautiful pictures Abrra.

    New videos from Manila. I like the perspective from this view, awesome.



    Something Bout Love

    credit superduperbuknoy


  32. Julieta said

    Hola Gladys! Me gustó mucho tu Artículo! :)Amazing Article! as we can see,David has grown musically,professionally just listening to TOSOD all that high notes in SBL and beautiful lyrics from “My Kind of Perfect”,I can related with almost all songs he has co-written.Unfortunately I can’t see him live but I enjoyed every video concert on youtube,cuz the way he interacts with the public makes you feel you’re there too 🙂
    Gladys,I loved this part:”I imagine David at a long table during negotiations (I watch many movies) with all those men in suits sitting there, waiting to be convinced by a guy dressed in jeans, t-shirt, sneakers, and a very, very bright smile. I think this last was the clincher, his smile”.Definitely his smile is pure magical,contagious,beautiful i can’t describe better..
    I hope some day be able to go of one of his concerts,maybe if we have lucky he would go to LatinAmerica so I’ll keep dreaming!
    (sorry my bad English)

    Beso Gladys! espero tu próximo artículo 🙂
    y si,adios Glaciar jaja!


  33. Abrra said

    I got my Orla/David DVD today.

    Standing ovation (camera shot of the whole theater on its feet from above and behind) for Silent Night and a quick pan of the front, many standing and clapping for Pat a Pan!

    They did him justice.



  34. Andrekvr1991 said

    Por supuesto Gladys, La imposibilidad ya no existe en mi, Algun dia no muy lejano nos encontraremos.
    Of course Gladys I would like to know in person to the Archiefans from the voice, Impossibility is no longer on me. some day not far away we’ll meet, all is wanting to do.


  35. Andrekvr1991 said

    Hi to all. To embed images of other site, it’s necessary to write between HTML tags Image URL or only Image URL?


  36. djafan said

    Andrea, no need to write anything, just put the link up and we’ll convert if necessary.


  37. Abrra said

    Only Administrators can post images. It is a limitation of WordPress.

    If you wish a picture posted, send it to our email and one of us will put it up here for you. Please include where the picture came from. We try hard to credit sources.

    YouTubes will show up if you click the “share” icon below the video and copy the URL, then paste it into your comment. Then submit your comment. If there is an issue with it, we can try to fix it.



  38. Andrekvr1991 said

    I understand now ,I posted 4 pictures a few minutes ago here but it can’t see those.
    Ok. I’ll do.


  39. Heidijoy said

    Abrra, You got me excited about the Orla/David DVD,so checked my order and it was shipped yesterday. Glad to hear you enjoyed it and felt they did David justice. Thanks for keeping us posted.


  40. djafan said

    Well it seems like foreigners like TOSOD.


    @DavidArchie’s THE OTHER SIDE OF DOWN is #2 Foreign CD/#4 Overall in Astroplus 11/8-11/14
    20 minutes ago via Mobile Web


  41. emmegirl said

    Gladys, your article is one of the most beautiful written about David anywhere and thank you so much for sharing it. Your last paragraph is pure poetry.

    Thanks Abrra, can’t wait to for the mail tomorrow!

    Love seeing all the new names lately, and a belated welcome, hope to see you all often.

    That #7 interview, he knows where he’s going and how he’s gonna get there.


  42. bebereader said

    A new, short interview at this link:

    “Life is hard but life is good.”~David Archuleta


  43. silverfox said

    Gladys, Hola! Wonderful article! I can feel the depth of your admiration & love for David in your beautiful words. When it comes to David, there is no such thing as a language barrier. We all feel the same about him. We have been on an amazing journey with David. It hasn’t been without some anguish & worry (for me), however for the most part it’s been a privilege and a joy to watch David develop and grow into the kind of artist he wants to be, not what TPTB think he should be. David is nobody’s fool & he will not be swayed or tempted to abandon his standards & principles. His amazing strength of character has & will carry him through any & all the difficult times he encounters. I’m just happy to be along for the ride. 🙂

    I watched the Zero Gravity performance from his first concert for his very first SOLO Tour in Va Beach. This video is his performance in Albuquerque a week later! I was there! Hard to believe the HUGE difference in David’s confidence & stage presence after just a few concerts! And he just got better & better. The Voice did not disappoint. Unbelievable! 😀


  44. Andrekvr1991 said

    I sent a mail to the voice email.
    Thanks in advance.


  45. silverfox said


    Very GOOD news about the Orla DVD. I really thought the producers wouldn’t use the Standing-O’s for David in the final versions. And that means we will see the Standing-O’s on the televised programing. Right? Yayyyyyyyy!

    David Probably went home to Utah for a couple of days rest before coming to Fort Wayne on Saturday. Anyway, he should have! 😉

    Many of us were upset at the initial lack of promotion by JIVE for TOSOD & the released singles. I hate to think it was because David didn’t or wouldn’t go along with the direction TPTB thought he should. David was going to have his way or No the impression I got from his interview. Gotta love the picture of him in his jeans, T-shirt & sneakers calmly eplaining what he wanted & why, to the “Suits”. 😆


  46. bebereader said

    By the way, I am loving this new outfit! Anyone else?
    Do you think it was bought in Asia?

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  47. emmegirl said

    gg, thanks for the AOL link, streaming CFTH and Falling Stars!

    #17 xaris, love to hear your son’s thoughts on the CD. Think this is exactly what David had in mind while he was working on it.

    bebe, me too! Love it head to toe! I as wondering the same thing, maybe he went on a little shopping trip while he was there, probably to buy his siblings gifts, lol. Hope he bought out the store!


  48. Andrekvr1991 said

    Yes, I’m assuming sweater was bought there.
    I’m also loving that outfit.


  49. Gayle122890 said

    Gladys, I love your article. Thank you for expressing what’s been in my mind. I also have always thought of David as a rare gem. Not only because of his talent, but also because of the light that shines in him as a person. He is priceless and precious. And I am like everyone here, thankful to be on this journey alongside with him. I am so looking forward to his future developing and growth even with its ups and downs. To one day see him in his full splendor.

    #16 Angelica, that palacial venue! So fit for The Prince.


  50. skydancer1x said

    Gladys,love your article. I too adopted the word “Gem”,after Paula said it during Hollywood week on Idol…”you are such a GEM for the whole world to see.I can’t wait!” That and during the weeks that followed, “you have such an aura about you” She felt it.
    Oh dear David,
    Do you have ANY IDEA, how unique and special you are in a multitude of ways?? Or how much you have touched so many lives ALREADY at your “ripe old age”, of a month shy of 20?

    4.Abrra, you said it.”I will put a value on David’s talent ~~~PRICELESS!”

    46.Bebereader,he looks great in that outfit, such a cool shirt/jersey Bet he bought it over there.

    Hi GG_doorsfan! I am going, and can’t wait until the 3rd!! The Majestic is a beautiful venue. So excited, and would love to meet up with other fans this time around.That is great news about the parade..and great exposure for David!


  51. MT said

    Gladys, your article was wonderful. I agree that David has only begun to shine. I look forward to follwoing him as he moves forward.

    The improvement in his performance style and stage confidence is dramatic. The first video of Zero Gravity, compared with the final performance of it during the CFTH tour, shows his growth so well.

    Like a rose bud, he is just beginning to open up. His petals are still unfolding. When his talent is in full bloom, he will truly be a sight to behold. And I look forward to watching as it all unfolds.


  52. djafan said

    @davidarchie tweets! He’s somewhere in the states!

    FINALLY finished traveling for the day. Or I guess for the last 2 days lol. Back in the states and it’s pretty chilly. about 1 hour ago via txt


  53. bebereader said

    Good Morning!

    David Archuleta stays positive amid criticisms, challenges
    November 18, 2010, 4:10pm

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    MANILA, Philippines – In a time when songs about sex dominate the charts, and even regular folks criticize public figures, well, regularly if not unwarrantedly, singer-songwriter David Archuleta stays positive with goals intact.

    “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. It’s a matter of me making a mark. What I’m trying to do is make a mark and leave an impression to the people who want to listen and willing to take time to understand what I’m trying to accomplish,” the baby-faced “American Idol” runner-up told Bulletin Entertainment and other members of the media in a roundtable interview last Nov. 17.

    His third album, “The Other Side Of Down (TOSOD),” received mixed reviews from various critics upon release last October. Some praised its commercial appeal and deeper content, while others claimed the young idol seemed to have nestled in the safe zone and put in the shade his solid yet sweet, soulful voice to make way for the use of vocal effects.

    David acknowledges that “there’s always been mixed reviews.”

    “I’ve had plenty of mixed reviews in the first CD, and with the Christmas album, and with each song that gets released,” he added.

    Although “TOSOD” did not debut as high as his first album, and that his new single “Something ‘Bout Love” hasn’t charted in the Billboard Hot 100 (as compared to “Crush” which zoomed all the way to number two in its first week), David maintained that his main aim for the new record is to express his real voice.

    “I think people get so caught up in the form and the formula of how to write a hit song, and that the lyrics should be more relationship-y. You can get very technical with the music…

    “But especially with this album, my focus wasn’t to be technical. It was very personality-focused. And so many people could say, ‘oh you did this wrong,’ or ‘you did this right.’ But one of the goals was to be experimental and try things, because how am I gonna know if I didn’t try?” he said.

    Collaborating with Nashville, Tennessee songwriters like Joy Williams not only contributed to the maturity in David’s music, but also to his overall perspective.

    “Instead of them telling me this is who you are and this is who you’re gonna be, they waited enough and were patient enough for me to figure out myself so that I could tell them who I was. And I think that is so amazing. It completely changed my life, and totally changed my perspective about things and what I wanted to share with people,” he enthused.

    Before he had those writing sessions in Nashville, David recalled to have simply gone with the flow, because he thought “it was just the way it is.”

    “All the writing sessions I’ve had before Nashville were about ‘oh, what’s the biggest hit we can write?’ ‘It’s not catchy enough, we can’t do that,’ or ‘that lyric is not hooky enough.’

    “And oh, when I would come up with ideas and song lyrics before, they’d be like, ‘Oh you can’t do that. You have to turn it into a relationship song.’ And I believed them [then],” he related.

    The 19-year old idol co-wrote 10 of the 12 tracks in “TOSOD,” which, underneath its bouncy melodies, mostly represents one’s journey towards self-discovery and acceptance.

    David also related having learned to be more forward and expressive in his views, as proven by the inclusion of “Good Place” in “TOSOD,” a song which he said almost didn’t make it on the album.

    Starting out young in the industry, David finds it challenging to grow as an artist “when everyone’s watching you.”

    Even so, he deems it “an interesting challenge.”

    “It helps you grow as an artist in a way that you might not have known before. It’s still kind of weird how people are watching you trying to figure it out yourself, but I think it’s good at the same time,” he said.

    David was in Manila recently to promote his “TOSOD.” After his press interviews at The Peninsula Manila, the crooner serenaded his fans at the SM Skydome in a three-song set. An autograph session came afterward wherein he reportedly signed all of the CDs that the fans bought (and not just the first 400 who did as per promo mechanics).


  54. bebereader said

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    click here for the rest:


  55. bebereader said

    David tweets:

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    Suitcases got left behind, so getting some stuff before interviews today haha. 7 minutes ago via txt

    They got left at a layover by the way, not in Asia haha. 9 minutes ago via txt


  56. bebereader said

    Awesome Manila pics from Archuleta Philippines

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    More here:


  57. betsy said

    These are some of the most beautiful pictures of anyone, ever. Just saying.
    Thanks for posting, Bebe.
    There he goes glowing in the dark again.


  58. Andrekvr1991 said

    Thanks for posting those great and beautiful pictures. David enjoys each concert like if those were the last it is one of the things for which I admire him.
    All the world should listen to him.
    I know some day many of David fans we’ll meet for talking and sharing different thoughs from various points of view.
    David is finally back in USA that’s cool.


  59. bebereader said

    David tweets:

    In Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Headed to do an interview with WAJI 95.1 right now. 57 minutes ago

    MelindaWEG tweets: On the air with 95.1 WAJI Magic in Ft Wayne

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    Listen to the interview here:


  60. djafan said

    Bebe, oh my those pictures, who looks like that? The intensity and joy he shares with each performance jumps out of the screen.

    I hope he got lots of sleep on the plane.


  61. Gayle122890 said

    Sorry this is late. My PC time has become extremely limited. Per Snarkies: TOSOD has 1,000,000 Facebook ‘Likes”(?) Hmmm…

    Love those pics upthere! He’s drenched in LOVE!


  62. bebereader said


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  63. FG said

    the pics in #56 seriously? Imma go stomp some roses. dang it.


  64. bebereader said

    FG You almost don’t notice the watermarks, huh? Watermarks; what watermarks? 😉


  65. Heidijoy said

    Bebe, That’s funny because I honestly did Not notice the watermarks until you mentioned them. Ha! Ha!


  66. djafan said

    So 5 million this year in comparison to 1 million last year…interesting. Hoping for major TOSOD, CFTH, and COS sales MOTAB weekend in SLC.

    gemzone said:

    So I had anew client tonight and her boyfriend works at the conference center. He told her that they had 5 million requests for tickets this year to see @DavidArchie with the MoTab. Unbelievable!!! The most requests ever!


  67. archiesfan4life said

    I don’t know if this has been posted yet – I just got home and quickly checked my email and found this from my friend in Utah (the one I will soon meet face to face!!!!!)

    British Actor Michael York to Narrate Choir Christmas Program

    As if it’s not enough to have one show-stopper, David Archuleta, on stage for the Christmas program, highly acclaimed actor Michael York will narrate the December event. As is the tradition, he will read of the birth of Jesus Christ from the book of Luke in the Bible; he will also share a tender Christmas account, always a highlight of the concert. York, in his first appearance with the Choir, brings 45 years of stage, screen, and recording performance to the Conference Center.


  68. emmegirl said

    61 gayle, I don’t visit facebook, but do you know if that is accurate? If so, seems a good indicator of the amount of illegal downloading there is.

    66 omgosh!

    56 good golly miss molly!


  69. djafan said

    I say we all buy CFTH and maybe we can buy TOSOD on David’s birthday as a gift to him.

    CFTH is on Amazon’s Movers & Shakers list at #85.

    Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #350 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
    #11 in Music > Pop > Vocal Pop > Classic
    #28 in Music > Pop > Adult Contemporary
    #32 in Music > Miscellaneous > Holiday > Opera & Vocal


  70. djafan said


    Logan’s Run and The Three Muskateers come to mind, both movies I love. Here is some background oh Michael York, very impressive.


  71. emmegirl said

    dja, I’m in.


  72. SandyBeaches said

    #56 BEBE…Those three pictures are awesome and quickly made their way to my pic. docs.

    Hi Bebe!!



  73. Abrra said

    #68 Emmegirl said

    “If so, seems a good indicator of the amount of illegal downloading there is.”

    I have not wanted to speak of this because it gets me more upset than anything. Many of us subscribe to Google Alerts to get news about David or when his name is mentioned online in some form. Lately I have noticed links to sites with thousands, repeat , thousands of illegal downloads of TOSOD showing up. Some are blogs whose sole purpose is to allow the stealing of this one body of music. I have gone to these sites and left a comment about how hard David has worked (a year out of his life) to make this CD and asked them to please remove the download links. Most of these sites are off shore and the laws ( if any) of the USA can not touch them. It is heartbreaking to see the comments over the music sites that say how David’s new CD is not doing as well as last time.
    If I am aware of all the thievery, I find it hard to believe the “experts” who critique music can say these things with much credibility.

    For me the question that comes to mind when I read about 5 million requests for Motab tickets ( at 4 tickets per household, that could mean 20 million fans), why have not more fans bought TOSOD?
    I say this not to be accusatory, but to make a point. Some were very quick to post the Japan CD bonus track on YouTube. Was this a non-fan? They just don’t seem to care as long as they get their free song.

    I am glad to have a place like The Voice to vent my frustration over this.



  74. Abrra said

    Archuleta to do free show in Fort Wayne
    Archuleta to perform at Jefferson Pointe Saturday.

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    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – David Archuleta, American Idol’s season seven runner-up, is scheduled to perform at Jefferson Pointe during the Majical Day of Giving, Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

    “David was looking for a great charity tie-in so we offered him this event and he readily accepted. The holidays are all about giving back and the Majical Day of Giving does just that,” said Barb Richards, program director of Majic 95.1, WAJI, the radio station sponsoring the event.

    This isn’t Archuleta’s first time in Fort Wayne. The American Idol tour brought the crew to Fort Wayne after season seven. “I love the small, hometown vibe. I love places that are very supportive of their local shops and stores and restaurants,” said Archuleta.

    Fans can also purchase David’s new CD, “The Other Side of Down” from Barnes and Noble on Saturday and receive a wrist band that will allow them to meet David after the show. A limit of 500 wrist bands will be given out.

    So, what can you expect at the big show on Saturday?

    “There’s an original song that I had on my Christmas album that I actually helped write and it is called ‘Melodies of Christmas.’ It’s about memories of Christmas and it brings back those memories you have of Christmas with family and opening Christmas presents from under the tree,” said Archuleta.

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  75. Abrra said

    From the round table interview session in Manila

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    Manny Pacquiao and a David Archuleta song? Pacman was in the ring for one of the biggest fights to date, but he has a good voice too. In an interview with David Archuleta today from a filipino media outlet, David expressed a serious interest in a duo with Pacman.

    credit tweetbiz

    Listen carefully at the very end. Speaking about David, “He is one of the most in demand celebrities online.” Perhaps one of our Pinoy fans can tell what they said about Cook?



  76. ray said

    abrra,first i have to say i love all you guys, (god bless you) as to sales of TOSOD,it has to be in the stores i have only seen a couple copies im wall marts the frist week now nothing at all????


  77. Abrra said

    #76 Ray

    I have a special place for you in my heart, you know that 🙂 I think the fans here would love to hear your story.

    I agree it has to be available in stores. I do not know how restocking is handled, such as based on how a Cd charts. I just don’t know. I do know that his music is available worldwide on iTunes and various web based companies such as Amazon and several other music outlets. Its not about sales, it’s about thievery. I don’t have a solution, I am expressing frustration over how the “numbers” do not line up.



  78. djafan said

    sounds like @davidarchie had a nice dinner.

    Having dinner with cool peeps from Majic 95.1 tonight. Really nice group of people!

    I’ve seen those links Abrra, it is unreal that he has one of the highest number of illegal downloads. David’s music is in high demand…sigh.

    Well I think I’ll start spreading the word to buy TOSOD on David’s bday.

    This news from MOTAB webpage.

    British Actor Michael York to Narrate Choir Christmas Program

    As if it’s not enough to have one show-stopper, David Archuleta, on stage for the Christmas program, highly acclaimed actor Michael York will narrate the December event. As is the tradition, he will read of the birth of Jesus Christ from the book of Luke in the Bible; he will also share a tender Christmas account, always a highlight of the concert. York, in his first appearance with the Choir, brings 45 years of stage, screen, and recording performance to the Conference Center.

    British-born and educated at Oxford, York is familiar to audiences around the world. Included in his more than 60 screen credits are The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Cabaret, The Three Musketeers, and Murder on the Orient Express. He is not new to musical theater, having toured the nation as King Arthur in Camelot and starred on Broadway. He has narrated many documentaries and over 90 audio books, including a new audio version of the Bible, The Word of Promise, and has performed concert versions of Shakespeare at the Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl. He has been honored by his home country as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, in France with an Arts et Lettres, and in the U.S. with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


  79. Gayle122890 said

    68 Emmergirl: That was posted at Snarkies on Wed. night.

    Abrra, I think maybe I understand what you mean when you say the “numbers” don’t add up. But, you would think that the same would happen to Taylor Swift or JB. The illegal downloads, I mean. It is so obvious David is in high demand. Makes me wonder if there isn’t a piece to this whole thing that we’re not seeing. Just a thought.


  80. Suzy-Q said

    Those photos at #56 are mighty fine!!! Thanks for posting!


  81. Abrra said

    #79 Gayle

    Those artists have a major promotional machine backing them. So much that they seem to overcome the piracy. We may never how those high numbers of sales are determined.

    Taylor Swift is a crossover phenom. She pulls sales from Pop and Country. I got no clue what Beiber is about. Looks like they poured a ton of cash into his career for promotion. He has a great manager, it would seem. I fear for him, truly. One day his balloon will land.

    I am glad that David is so well grounded and self reliant.



  82. bebereader said


    I see that once again, we’re on the same page.

    TOSOD was one of the most sought-after cds as shown in the number of illegal downloads.

    MoTab requests skyrocketed this year because David Archuleta is the guest singer. Last year, Natalie Cole, big star, was the guest singer yet requests for tickets were much less.

    David’s concerts are sold out events.

    He is called upon to perform at prestigious events at The White House.

    His CD/book signings have lines that are out the door and wrapped around the corner.

    Do these same people not have a copy of TOSOD?

    Something does not compute.

    I have zero tolerance for music piracy but there’s no easy solution. Perhaps less weight should be placed on first week’s cd sales and Billboard charts since they obviously don’t tell the whole truth.

    Gayle#79 “Makes me wonder if there isn’t a piece to this whole thing that we’re not seeing. Just a thought.”

    If you find out what that is, I’d sure like to know.

    SandyBeaches#72 I’m only the messenger. LOL *waves*


  83. bebereader said

    I’m listening to the most beautiful voice in the world, sing Christmas songs. “Christmas From The Heart” is streaming right now on AOL:


  84. emifriend said

    Congratulations on a great article and beautiful responses. I hope you write us another in the very near future.

    David was so astute when he said that his journey was all of our journeys… that the fans are on this journey with him. I have never heard an entertainer express that before, and I am not sure how David could have known it, but he was right.

    It’s been such a joy to just watch David deal with it all. David keeps making us so proud! It is so fun to see what will happen next, what he will say next, and what new light, new words, new perspective he will bring to the most basic but profound truths of life. And all of that are just extras! We get to hear David sing too!

    And again, I am thankful to watch it all with all of you. Thank you Gladys for the great article and the rest of The Voice participants for being here. It is indeed, a wonderful journey.


  85. betsy said

    I think it’s the perfect time to listen to CFTH, Bebe. ♥
    I now have goosebumps.


  86. anonymous david fan said

    #61 It is “David Archuleta”, not TOSOD, that has 1,000,000 Facebook “Likes”. The number has increased rapidly during and after David’s Asia trip…


  87. bebereader said


    Been thinking aboutcha! Hope you’re home this weekend! I need my Emifix! 🙂


    I guess we can see what a little promotion can do.

    Please continue to stream, vote and request. It’s a small price to pay for all that we get back.

    Click here to stream “Falling Stars”:

    Click here to vote for “Falling Stars” on Sirius:

    Click here to vote for the best album of 2010 at

    TOSOD is not listed. Write it and David’s name in the space marked “Other”.

    Click here to request David’s songs at Ryan Seacrest’s Top 40:

    Use this link to request all three songs:

    Find your state and then find the mediabase link. Scroll to the bottom and write in all 3 songs, your name and the confirmation code. Then click ‘submit’.


  88. betsy said

    Thank you #86. I was going to say that very thing, but forgot.
    By the way, his FB page was just updated today. With the Dallas concert info posted.


  89. Gayle122890 said

    82 Bebe “Do these same people not have a copy of TOSOD? Something does not compute” is all I am saying too.

    69 Dj I plan to buy the Delux TOSOD on David’s b-day. I want to use that new copy and put my autographed one away in my David treausure box. 🙂


  90. Gayle122890 said

    86 Anonymous. Thank you for clearing that up. The Facebook screencap that was posted at Sanrkies (Thursday, not Wed.) mentioned “The Other Side of Down”. Got me all confused. My apologies. 😦


  91. djafan said

    David has been added to Cambio as a Cambio artist. Check out the extensive bio, very nice.

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  92. Abrra said

    Few gems I found surfing on Tweetdeck

    David leaves Manila hotel. Bound for USA.

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    Fun read!
    A Fanboy Meets David Archuleta at SM Skydome
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    On a foggy Saturday morning, fans begin to line up in Ft. Wayne, IN at Barnes & Nobel for CFTH CD’s.

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    B&N window display in Ft. Wayne
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    Nice crowd for David’s signing event this morning!
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  93. Abrra said

    Cellcast this evening hosted by ArchieRx

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    “Big thanks to Kacey who will host a lovely ArchieRx “Majical* Day of Giving” Cellcast, and big thanks to Liz who’s going to be calling in from the show in Ft. Wayne, Indiana!”

    The show starts around 7pm, and (as always) it’s hard to predict the exact moment David’s set will begin, but grab a seat & chat until he’s on.

    Eastern – 6:30, 7
    Central – 5:30, 6
    Mountain – 4:30, 5
    Pacific – 3:30, 4



  94. emmegirl said

    Abrra, thanks for the fanboy link. He truly appreciates all that David is. Loved the comments too about seeing David perform live.


  95. emmegirl said

    and dja, thanks for the cambio link. Love the pic in the gallery with the hand on the chin, don’t remember seeing that one!


  96. djafan said

    @DavidArchie tweets

    Doing a free performance today at Jefferson Pointe at 7 PM here in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and then a signing! Hope those in the area can come!
    2 minutes ago via web

    15 min presscon interview from JR!


  97. SandyBeaches said

    Ah dang Abrra, I guess that we won’t get that in the Atlantic time zone? Oh to be so forgotten 😦

    Just trying a little drama out on you this morning Abrra and I know it will never get me anywhere!



  98. Abrra said

    I think the young’uns at ArchieRx need some geography lessons 😉

    Add 1 hour to Eastern right?



  99. djafan said

    Meet and Greet is sold out!!!

    And more interviews from Manila!


    @GlitteryNicole Turns out the meet and greet is sold out. No no meeting @DavidArchie for mee!


    UPDATE Catch @DavidArchie’s interview on AsapXV, Paparazzi, ShowbizCentral & StarPower later! ^_^
    half a minute ago via Mobile Web


  100. djafan said

    The Stage!

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  101. Abrra said

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    Mini AI reunion in Ft Wayne Indiana, who knew??

    I recognize David Hernandez from season 7 AI next to David.



  102. djafan said

    I recognize Lakisha on the left.



    David will be arriving by horse and carriage.

    I love this!!! 😀

    I know 🙂

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  103. Abrra said

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    Hope you can make it!



  104. djafan said

    Very nice audio about David!


  105. djafan said

    Interesting tweet?


    What is the most memorable thing that someone has said to you this week? 11 minutes ago via web


  106. Abrra said

    Cell cast soon @ 7Pm est



  107. bebereader said

    Thanks, Abrra.

    #91 Found this on David’s Cambio Page:

    Questions & Answers

    1. If you could have a super power, what would it be?
    Time Traveler: would love to be able to see other parts of the Universe
    2. If you could have been born in any decade, which one would it be?
    1990’s. I am content with when I was born
    3. What was the first concert you ever went to?
    Kansas – with my dad when I was 4 or 5 years old
    4. If you could hang out with anyone dead or alive, who would it be?
    Adam (of Adam & Eve), Moses, Abraham, Leonardo da Vinci and Noah (want to know about that ark)
    5. What would be your ideal vacation?
    Anywhere with my family, Japan would be a front runner
    6. What is your favorite cereal?
    Kashi Cereal
    7. If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
    Vegetable Pizza – with onion, broccoli, spinach, bell peppers, tomatoes, olives
    8. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    A biologist or an animal vet
    9. What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid?
    10. Which one of the five sense could you live without if you had to pick one?
    11. If you could be any animal, what would you be?
    A cat because they are adventurous
    12. Favorite Saturday morning cartoon character as a kid?
    Jimmy Neutron, Fairly Odd Parents, Looney Tunes
    13. What is your favorite part of being famous?
    Being able to do what I love to do, travel and be part of meaningful and important events
    14. What do you like to do in your down time?
    15. What are your top 10 favorite songs of all time?
    “Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman
    “These Words (I Love You, I Love You)” by Natasha Bedingfield
    “Wait it Out” by Imogen Heap
    “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
    “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
    “Will Away”
    Any Song by Michael Jackson
    Any Song by Stevie Wonder
    “A Secret Place” by Karen Clarksheard
    “Imagine Me” by Kirk Franklin


  108. Abrra said

    FOD Has a cell cast too

    Abrra ( at FOD)


  109. bebereader said

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  110. SandyBeaches said

    Hey great Bebe and to verify his fashion sense from the world of fashion 2010…”Men’s Pea Coats – A Better Defense Against the Cold, By Erika Ayala, both sophisticated & stylish”…

    No matter what he is saying or singing it is great to hear him live.



  111. bebereader said

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  112. bebereader said

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  113. djafan said

    He sounded amazing! Now the wait for vids!!!


  114. Abrra said

    Join us in

    All welcome!



  115. SandyBeaches said

    Something for you…



  116. SandyBeaches said

    Fix it crew please!!



  117. SandyBeaches said

    Thank you invisible fix it crew!



  118. djafan said

    Done SB!

    For some reason it’s not liking the embed code but is taking the share url link.

    Here’s Crush


  119. silverfox said

    Great performance by David tonight! And didn’t he look awesome in that coat & scarf?!

    There is no one who can sing Christmas songs like David. Before his CFTH, I never had the desire to listen to Christmas songs by any other artist at any time OTHER than during the Christmas season. But I listen David’s CFTH almost every single day..actually I listen to my particular favorites from CFTH EVERY single day! Listening to David sing with such reverence makes my stressful days easier to bare.

    So hectic & busy he has been & will continue to be for the month of December. But nothing he will do, except for the MoTab Concerts, will compare to his CFTH Tour last year which was easily some of the best concerts I have ever attended in my life.

    David may be taking a late flight tonight in order to be in LA tomorrow for the tree lighting at The Grove. So for David who gives us so much pleasure…

    Dear Lord,

    Please take care of David. Watch over him. Protect & keep him safe from harm.
    Cloak him with your love and give him the strength to endure all that is thrown in his path.
    Give David the courage to say no to those who ask for more than he can reasonably give.
    Surround David with people who will love and support him unconditionally as his Archangels do.
    Separate David from those who have agendas other than for his well being.
    Give him rest when he’s weary and stamina to sustain his hectic pace.
    Give him assurance when he feels doubt and give him joy if he ever feels sad.
    Keep him always in your protective arms during this journey.
    Please give us and his management WEG, the wisdom to do right by David always.
    Help us and his managers in the way we support David so that it’s in his best interests.
    May he continue to encounter goodwill and happiness wherever his journey takes him.
    Most of all, keep David and and his voice healthy & strong as he fulfills his Destiny.
    Though we may be unworthy, we humbly pray.

    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! HAVE A SAFE & UNEVENTFUL, PEACEFUL FLIGHT TO LA & PLEASE TAKE CARE!

    Good night everyone!


  120. djafan said

    SF, David sings with such reverence when singing songs about God, his faith and gratitude for his gift shines through and brings me to tears. I’ve never heard anyone touch the spirit like he does.

    Thank you for the prayer! He’s coming to my neck if the woods and can you believe that the normally sunny So Cali is gray and wet? Praying for it to all clear up for his arrival. I will be at the tree lighting, I could scream, I did…lol

    Here is Complain!


  121. emmegirl said

    yep dja, he just kills ya…and you’ll be seeing him in less than 24 hrs.

    *and my oh my did he look dashing tonight

    saw a tweet from the Childrens’ Miracle Network saying everyone missed him at a function this last week. Thought it was very sweet.


  122. bebereader said

    Signing CDs!

    And a picture
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    credit @hollyrefod


  123. emmegirl said

    Just watched the David/Alison Sudol chat again, their commonalities are amazing.


  124. Angelica said

    Close up Complain.


  125. Angelica said

    Falling Stars


  126. Angelica said

    TOSOD…Don’t come after me with that spam wand, Abrra. For some reason wordpress is only allowing me to embed one video per comment tonight.


  127. Angelica said

    Melodies of Christmas

    Elevator (small part about the tree lighting)


  128. Angelica said

    Oh Come All Ye Faithful


  129. Abrra said

    Thanks for the videos, Angelica. WordPress is misbehaving in a few ways as of late. 😉

    Yet more interviews from Manila



  130. Abrra said

    Close and clear

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    Tree Lighting

    credit fansofdavidvideos

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    credit @hollyrefod

    I made an MP3 of Complain. It has some nice vocal change ups. I edited out the “loud” fan trying to get his attention.

    Download here:

    Abrra ~ Queen of Spam


  131. djafan said

    Oh gosh thank you for the videos, he sounds and looks beyond belief.

    Here’s are some great pictures, copyrighted so here’s the link.

    David Archuleta in Fort Wayne, Indiana


  132. djafan said

    I think So Cali knows David is coming the blue sky is appearing and the sun is peaking out!

    The weather hour by hour!

    More great vids by reoracer

    Falling Stars!


  133. emmegirl said

    What an incredible concert by David in weather so cold you could see his breath, yet his voice sounds amazing. The changes in the songs, the runs…again, another reason he is one of the best ever live performers past or present. If everyone in that audience did not go buy TOSOD and CFTH they are nuts.

    BEST Falling Stars yet…and what can you say about the little ‘ha’ in TOSOD…then the end of MOC!

    I’m done.


  134. djafan said

    I’m just loving TOSOD!


  135. djafan said

    Emmegirl that “ha” is pure love!


  136. bebereader said

    Don’t laugh but I actually felt my heart pumping extra hard when watching last night’s videos. Every time David sings these songs he takes them up another notch. By the time he goes on tour for this cd, we are going to be toast from all the change-ups. Falling Stars, for example…did you hear the sound of his voice at the very last falsetto??? HEAVENLY!!!!

    I’m so impressed with Alfredo. Within a very short time he learned all the songs and really seems to enjoy the music. You had to notice his head dancing to the beat!

    Thanks for the amazing videos. I was down on the job last night so was glad to come here this morning to find them all waiting for me. 8throwcenter strikes again! Those closeups were beyond words. And that’s really saying something for me! LOL

    Who, besides Djafan is going to tonight’s tree lighting ceremony? Please, if you can, keep us posted!


  137. bebereader said

    Showbiz Central Interview

    credit 09203137326


  138. emmegirl said

    dja, have a great time tonight – “ha”!

    bebe, “Don’t laugh but I can actually feel my heart pumping extra hard during last night’s videos”….glad I’m not the only one! Not only melody and run changes, but the phrasing, love it!


  139. emmegirl said

    bebe, I like Alfredo too, think he’s doing great.


  140. bebereader said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    credit Majic 95.1 WAJI’s Photos


  141. djafan said


    Leaving and picking up mom because she said she doesn’t want to miss seeing David, I think I’ve converted her. Grandkids going too!

    Will be in contact as soon as I’m situated!


  142. bebereader said

    Have fun, Dja!

    Jwipe is doing a UStream of tonight’s event.

    Here’s the link:

    Tree lighting ceremony starts at:

    7:30 PM Pacific Time/10:30 Eastern Time

    The twitpics have already started:

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    credit RachelKorman

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    credit The Grove

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    credit SmileeMichelle


  143. bebereader said


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    credit Majany


  144. bebereader said


    @mhel4dja his mic had feedback and then it went out. Lol 18 minutes ago

    @mhel4dja Sooo good he was nervous and joking 28 minutes ago

    @DavidArchie joking with @OfficialCharice while warming up. @OfficialCharice was good!!! 35 minutes ago

    @DavidArchie is warming up and being a ham with soundcheck. about 1 hour ago

    While we’re waiting, did you see this video? It’s Crush but before the song, David is so sweet to a lady in the audience:

    credit reoracer


  145. emmegirl said

    While I am waiting tonight I will listen to that ‘ha’ a couple hundred more times 🙂


  146. bebereader said

    David and Charice soundchecking:

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    credit: Majanyarchie


  147. bebereader said

    Emmegirl#145: Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha *giggles*


  148. bebereader said

    I just heard from djafan! She’s standing near the roped off VIP area. There are about 20,000 people at this event! She hasn’t seen David yet; she might have gotten there after his soundcheck but will be in touch as it gets closer to 7:30 PM her time.

    I read on Twitter that Allison Sudol (from A Fine Frenzy) is there. She’d been shopping in the area and just found out about David’s appearance! Hope she stays.


  149. Abrra said

    From last night’s event, David in Santa’s sleigh!

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    Recap here:



  150. Lynnella said

    Gladys1961, What a beautiful article. The comparison to a pearl reminds me of the story in the New Testament, Matthew 13:45, 46, when the man was looking for pearls and found one of great value and sold everything he had and bought it. I think that’s the way we all feel about David. He is the pearl of great price, and we’ll do anything we have to just to see and hear him. As for those pictures in #56 Wow! Look at his eyes in the one with the red background. How many other singers have to use guyliner to get those eyes. Just beautiful.


  151. emmegirl said

    Very cool sleigh!

    bebe, I hope she stays too. Would love to see them get to know each other, maybe collaborate. (I know, getting a little carried away. He does that to me – ha!)


  152. emmegirl said

    Said to be 20,000 there, wish he was singing a song from TOSOD.


  153. bebereader said

    Emmegirl: I think Allison left, according to Twitter. Haha I wonder if she was really there?

    Here’s a twitvid of The First Noel soundcheck:

    credit MylanLove


  154. bebereader said

    My computer decided to crash right before the Live UStream so I missed it but djafan called from The Grove in the nick of time! David’s voice sounded so strong, over the phone, 3,000 miles away! He sang “Melodies of Christmas”, “The First Noel” and then “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” with Charice. The sound was so good , it was one step away from being right there! The videos will be awesome!

    Thanks, dja!


  155. Angelica said


    Can’t wait to hear from Djafan when she is safely home and coherent.

    Videos a’comin!

    It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas when David starts singing carols to us. 🙂

    Emmegirl and djafan,

    That “hah!” on TOSOD will be the death of me. hah! But what a way to go. 8)


  156. bebereader said

    Dja texted this earlier: “Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are here. Large VIP area…”

    @blaykee: The crowd loved him. Cheered loud. Someone asked who the girl was lol <– good question!

    David Archuleta just performed ! Ahhh ! Oh my gosh ! He looked SO amazing ! Ahhhh!

    @blaykee: Omg there's a HUGE crowd of people who never even got in

    First video is up! Good audio! "Melodies of Christmas"

    credit gretch2Res


  157. bebereader said

    David about to hug Charice:

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    credit ManjanyArchie


  158. bebereader said

    “Melodies of Christmas”

    credit jwipe

    “The First Noel”

    “David performing The First Noel at the Grove Tree Lighting – sorry for the tech problems at the end – bad tape I guess”

    credit jwipe

    “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” duet with Charice

    credit jwipe


  159. bebereader said

    Soundcheck “Melodies of Christmas”

    Soundcheck “The First Noel”

    Soundcheck “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

    credit jwipe


  160. Abrra said

    So many great videos! Thanks Bebe for staying on top of things. I went to bed “early” haha

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    I am happy to make MP3’s for any of the performances. If anyone wants a particular performance, simply post the comment number. I can get the mediafire links up later when I get home from work.


    First Noel~Grove

    HYAMLC Duet~Grove



  161. FG said

    I see that Heaven wears a peacoat and fingerless gloves. 😉


  162. emmegirl said

    Who knew.


  163. djafan said


    Just wanted to say that David was amazing as always! I was so exhausted last night, standing for hours and it got cold! By my standards…lol



  164. betsy said

    A good, clear close up.


  165. wowArchie said


    Thanks for your post. David looks very handsome here, I like the mix-and-match style clothes he’s wearing.

    I feel very sorry for David getting sick on the Grove performance day.
    It’s a nightmare for a singer to say, isn’t it ? Poor thing!!


  166. Angelica said

    Heaven in a peacoat and peek-a-boo gloves is developing a very handsome chin too. Photo credit Taryn.



  167. Tawna21 said

    Dang!! David and Charice are so cute together!

    Even with his voice cracking now and then, he was awesome. I certainly hope that he can take the next couple of days and rest, rest, rest. He deserves it and hopefully his management will make it happen.



  168. djafan said

    Some incredible videos from Indiana!


  169. djafan said

    Nice pictures from last night.

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  170. wowArchie said

    Dear Abrra

    Can you please make a MGR from “IceCreamKPie” ‘s Video?

    It is “Melodies of Christmas-Ft. Wayne”
    from 3.39 to 3.41 when David opened his beautiful eyes.

    Please make it “SLOW MOTION” if that’s possible.(Saliva dripping…)
    Sorry to bother you. I CAN wait. Really!


  171. djafan said

    These eyes wowarchie??

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    credit djafan (from icecreamKpie video of Melodies of Christmas)

    Check out these pictures from IceCreamKPie…you are warned.



  172. Marciami said


    I am marciami from Michigan. I know many of you are also extremely fortunate to be seeing David sing with the MoTAB choir!!!! I thought it would be wonderful if we could have lunch together on Saturday the 18th. I was thinking 12:30 or 1:30 depending on your schedules. Please forward this email to anyone you know who is going to SLC. I know many who are coming but don’t have everyone’s email. It will be great to meet new fans and see friends. Please send me an email and let me know if you are coming and what time works best for you. Of course, we will be eating at a Thai restaurant which is close to The Plaza, The Hyatt, and The Conference Center. I will email and make another posting after I have responses. Thanks so much.


  173. bebereader said

    David Tweets:

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    Wow, everyone in the airport is so cheerful today! Even the TSA. And I didn’t have to get pat down this time. Ah a great day lol. 8 minutes ago via txt

    Dja#171 That wasn’t fair! LOL (THUD!)


  174. djafan said

    David tweets! Is he on his way home?


    Had a good time at the Grove tree lighting in LA! Hope those who came had fun. about 1 hour ago via txt


  175. FG said

    Dear God, Please forgive Taryn, she knows not what she does.

    Angelica – I can’t even talk about it. Somewhere between the hair and the eyes and the chin I lost my soul.


  176. wowArchie said


    How did you find those photos? Please teach me your searching skills! And yes! That screencap is the one I was longing to get. You caught and seized that second. Wow!

    During David’s 3 days visit in Singapore I had pimples popping out all over my face due to lack of sleep. When I was wondering why he-a teenager- hasn’t get any red dot on that smooth skin after all the traveling and performances, my hubby gave me a best answer I ‘ve ever got from him : that’s because he’ not human!” You are so right! Darling.


  177. Lynnella said

    FG #175 and Angelica, I know David doesn’t like to think of himself as sexy, So Sexiest Man Alive is out, but if they have have a Most Beautiful Man Alive, he wins hands down. As far as I’m concerned, he’s got this year’s sexy man beat, too.


  178. Suzy-Q said

    Wowarchie, That’s so funny what your husband said. I remember a fan wrote that someone asked them where David was born and the fan said, “In a manger” haha


  179. SandyBeaches said

    Just a thought from market news…

    As Sir Isaac Newton once famously stated, “What goes up must come down.” The brain-trust at has compiled a list of things that are not only on their way down, but that were destined to fail from the start.

    ) The Record Store
    Remember spending lazy Saturday afternoons at your local record shop leafing through the latest releases from your favourite bands? Well, those days are done. The advent of digital music sales, as well as “digital music piracy”, has made high-cost physical music stores economically unviable.



  180. SandyBeaches said

    The beautiful red plaid shirt that he wore under the handsome jacket last night has “SF” on the tag!!



  181. djafan said

    David on the Celtic Christmas. Here are the listings of times and stations across the nation.

    David being interviewed by Extra.

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    credit smileymichelle


  182. emmegirl said

    160 Abrra, thanks for The Grove mp3s, would you mind whipping out a Ft Wayne TOSOD 🙂

    wowarchie, “During David’s 3 days visit in Singapore I had pimples popping out all over my face due to lack of sleep”, lol!

    177 Lynella, you’ll get no argument from me!

    SB, he looked stunning last night..and the night before. Was the shirt from SF?


  183. Angelica said

    Wowarchie#176 and Suzy-Q#178,

    I wouldn’t go so far as to speak messianically, but I don’t think he’s completely human. Certainly a higher life form. I found this pic by Kalena on Snarkeys, she calls, “Superhero Burns in Snow.” LOL!!! Those eyes are not of this earth, earthly. Just sayin….word.



  184. betsy said

    Angelica. That picture. When I first saw it, I took out my phone and made it my wallpaper. With his hand and eyes, he looks like he could be purposefully hypnotizing someone. “You are getting verrrry sleeeepy’, LOL.
    Wait a minute, I think I’m onto something. An answer to that eternal, elusive burning question. What did he do to us? How did we get here?
    We were hypnotized.
    p.s. Don’t pat any attention to me. I am in a Turkey coma. Thanksgiving came early this year.


  185. Suzy-Q said

    I wonder if Melinda has anything to do with it but, David has been dressing so much better for the performances and interviews in the last few weeks. Especially in Asia and everything after. Maybe she is trying to get him to have some kind of style. I know he said that someone picks out the clothes he is to wear but then he is the one who decides whether or not he wears them. Anyway, i am digging his newest clothes! A star should dress like a star. They should look like they have some class and we know that David has that quality.


  186. Angelica said


    You think he’s saying “you are getting sleepy?”

    I think he’s saying, “Look deep into my eyes. You will forget the life you led before 3 years ago. You will listen only to my voice on your ipod or CD, forgetting all other singers. You will devote hours every day to searching the internet for anything however trivial about me. You will travel vast distances to see me and hear me sing the same songs you have heard before. You will scream when I go “hah!” Your plants will die, your laundry will decay, and your face will break out in zits well past menopause. You are in my power now and I will never let you go!”

    Works for me. 😛


  187. bebereader said

    SB 179 “Remember spending lazy Saturday afternoons at your local record shop leafing through the latest releases from your favourite bands? Well, those days are done. The advent of digital music sales, as well as “digital music piracy”, has made high-cost physical music stores economically unviable.”

    I remember those days well. I realize that it’s a whole lot easier to shop online for music but not half as much fun. There was a certain thrill of going to the record stores and browsing the aisles finding the records you want to buy. Some stores even had headphones to sample the songs. Piracy was an unknown thing.

    Betsy#184 “How did we get here?”

    Happy Early Thanksgiving! Being hypnotized sounds like the logical explanation for our how we got here. But it’s a Good Place. 😀

    Angelica #186 ahem I did my laundry today. hahaha


  188. ray said

    angelica #186 that happen to me three years ago no kidding his eyes


  189. ray said

    ask abrra


  190. bebereader said

    Oh, and one more thing. Those fingerless gloves are killer! What David needs to do next is get rid of that microphone that covers his mouth and use one of those whatchamacallit thigamajigs so we can see his whole face when he sings.



  191. SandyBeaches said

    Emmegirl, the red plaid shirt that he had on last night was from SF and was first seen on the Jerry Lewis telethon and in the picture of him with Selena Gomez from that night. They are a handsome couple of stars!



  192. silverfox said

    David DID look great last night. He wore the red & black plaid shirt the first time at the “Hope For Haiti Now” Telethon. I guess he wanted to be color coordinated with Charice so he looked through his closet & found the shirt. And it fits a little better now I think. 🙂

    Oh..& yes. The shirt came from me. He probably has no idea or cares where or who the shirt came from.

    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.

    Good night everyone!


  193. bebereader said

    For you nightowls:

    Please continue to stream, vote and request. It’s a small price to pay for all that we get back.

    Click here to stream “Falling Stars”:

    Click here to vote for “Falling Stars” on Sirius:

    Click here to vote for the best album of 2010 at

    TOSOD is not listed. Write it and David’s name in the space marked “Other”.

    Click here to request David’s songs at Ryan Seacrest’s Top 40:

    Remember to request:

    Falling Stars
    Something ‘Bout Love
    Melodies of Christmas
    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

    In addition, use this link to request all songs:

    Find your state and then find the mediabase link. Scroll to the bottom and write in all 5 songs, your name and the confirmation code. Then click ‘submit’.


  194. wowArchie said


    No way! Love your comment. It is like you can see how I spend my daily life cross the ocean!

    #183 The look in his eyes makes me stammer “Yes, your majesty. I’ll follow your order and be loyal to you forever.There’s no doubt about it.I assure you!”


  195. emmegirl said

    ray, they are like lasers that zap you into the David dimension.

    SF, he looks great in red. The jacket fits nicely too.
    When you look at that hand in #183, don’t ignore the arm on the way up to the eyes.

    Betsy, Happy Turkey Day.


  196. djafan said

    Another interview!!!


  197. Abrra said

    #170 WowArchie




  198. Abrra said

    #182 Emmegirl
    Here you go TOSOD Ft. Wayne

    Download Here:



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