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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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Colombia Discovers David Archuleta ~ Andrea V.R.

Posted by djafan on Friday, November 26, 2010

Image of David and Colombian Flag by Andrea

My name is Andrea V. R. from Colombia.

I entered into the world of Archiefans from the moment I saw and heard David Archuleta singing in the Spanish version of “We Are the World.”  I saw the video because a cousin suggested I watch it, not to see David, but to observe those participating for they are the most influential artists in Latin America and other continents.

Video MGR by r2rod2

Let’s on to the main topic: As I was listening and watching the performance I saw a face so beautiful and so many other attractive characteristic of this guy, who I still knew nothing, even I thought he was Colombian or Mexican.  I never guessed that he was also American.  My investigation on his life began by asking those who saw the video his name, while not getting prompt responses from them.  I scrutinized the web with keywords related to “Somos El Mundo,” which included searches conducted with the following keywords: Artistas que hicieron o participaron en Somos El Mundo.”  I found one list of  twenty-five names that were even in alphabetical order, within which appeared “David Archuleta.”  But I was not 100% sure if this was his respective identity, since this was not the only one that I did not know, so my search did not end there.  I kept looking until I find a result, the night of April 6th of this year after repeated and consecutive times of trying and failing up to exhaustion.  I finally decided to go randomly by entering “David Archuleta” in the image filter and I realized luck was on my side when I confirmed my search for him.

No day when I don’t think of him, I wish he were in my country so I can go to at least one of his concerts and I can express to him my admiration and loving for him as a songwriter and humble person.  I like his shyness, his smile is beautiful and recognizable such as others have previously said it.

I request the Colombian flag attached appears on publishing.

Thank you so much.

Andrea V.R.

David says hello to Colombia

Andrea’s makes a tribute video to David

89 Responses to “Colombia Discovers David Archuleta ~ Andrea V.R.”

  1. YJfanofdavid said

    Andrea, Your account of how you found the Voice gave me chills –hearing five seconds of him in Somos El Mundo is enough to send you on the “journey”. I am impressed!


  2. betsy said

    Love your article, Andrea! I remember how excited we all were when David did Somos El Mundo, and we were reading comments of people asking “Who is the beautiful green eyed boy with the voice?” And here you are!!
    This is lovely. Thank you.


  3. wowArchie said


    Tse Tse Tse …(shaking head with pity)
    Andrea !! Andrea!!!
    How many AI 7 performances, concert videos, tributes, interviews and Abrra’s mouth-watering “Merry-Go-Round”s you need to catch up ???

    The more you know him, the more you love him. Don’t you think so ?


  4. Jeff said

    Congrats to you Andrea for discovering David. It only takes a moment for folks to discover the musical magic that is David Archuleta. If you liked Somos El Mundo, you will want to check out Contiga En La Distancia, if you haven’t already.


  5. gladys said

    Andrea, I know I have a bit of guilt about your ODD. I did a job of indoctrination to which you go in, and never leave the world of david.
    I like your sincerity, your purity in writing.
    American girls meet and come together when they go to a concert of David, I hope that someday we, the Latin girls, we meet and enjoy a concert together.
    David I have meet wonderful people and you’re one of them, thanks Andrea and thanks david.


  6. Abrra said

    You have written a wonderful story from your heart. It is so much fun to hear about the time when a fan discovers David’s music. Even though distance separates our countries, we are all close when we speak of David. I am so proud of you for stepping up to share your story with us at The Voice.

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    I made a video a week before the ALMA appearance using the song”Contigo En La Distancia” by David when he was 12 years old. I will post it to demonstrate that even though he was young, the beauty of his voice was so pure.



  7. Andrea Varon said

    Excuse me I did a mistake while writing “october 6th” the correct date it´s April 6th of this year.
    in response to #2, yeah I started wondering who is that guy of green eyes and beautiful face? why didn’t I know about him before? his eyes and beautiful face were the first that called my attention, my searching started on that then.
    ” ” to #3 : Yes, the more I know him, the more I love him it has been occuring me over time.
    ” ” to #4 : Of course that same day I started searching for by his name and randomly I found it this video, it was impeccable performing on ALMA AWARDS.

    Gladys thanks for those sincere words THAT GOOD! you liked it.
    even more wonderful it would be if David checked it.

    Thanks the voice team without this fansite our comments wouldn’t be possible. by spreading of words based in different experiences allow us know more about the each one’s experiences with respect to our dear and loved David.


  8. Andrea Varon said

    Abrra I didn´t know David had sung CONTIGO EN LA DISTANCE at his 12 years old. wow. Awesome!!!!


  9. Heidijoy said

    What a beautiful story! We kept noticing comments under” We Are The World “of David’s new impact on people and it’s so nice to hear your story Andrea VR. Your tribute is beautiful!
    Thanks Jeff and Abrra for attaching Contigo!
    Blessings to all.


  10. Dayzee said

    Very interesting to read your account of how that little stinker wormed his way into your mind and conquered your heart. We are all such willing victims of his clever assault on our dull complacency.
    He has found the way to true happiness comes from gratitude and in serving and sharing with others. He encourages us all to follow his constant example. He brings us joy, but expects us to work for it. Always urging us to be kinder, more giving of our talents, fearless in our pursuit of doing our very best. The David fans I have met are such terrific people.
    Congratulations on finding David. He is the best gift I have ever received.
    Love the pictures and videos included in this article. Thank you. And thanks to Abbra for 12-year-old David’s beautiful CELD.


  11. Angelica said


    I love hearing from voices in other countries and yours is so sweet and sincere. Thanks for sharing your journey of discovery with us here. We all have had the same experience in different ways. For each of us there is that first moment when we are caught forever. There was never even a struggle. He had me at a smile.


    I must be in a particularly weakened state this morning. That Contigo video was too much too soon and I found myself a minute into it thinking, “breathe” because I had forgotten to. What perfection he achieved in that stunning performance. Need that Latin album while my heart is still strong enough to take it.

    Andrea, I fixed your date to April 6th.


  12. Andrea Varon said

    Thanks Angelica 🙂


  13. emmegirl said

    Andrea, love your story. The second you heard his voice, saw that face you knew he was special…and then you quickly see that he is all that and more. It also says much about you, he attracts the nicest people.

    Am really enjoying comments of the newer posters. Hope to see everyone here often.


  14. nanaweize said

    Andrea..welcome to the world of David Archuleta! Glad you joined us!


  15. bebereader said

    Hola Andrea,

    Welcome to a very warm and friendly fanbase! You have so much courage to write on an American fansite when English is your second language, but David challenges us to do things we never thought we’d do.

    I’m thrilled that he has gained more fans from “Somos El Mundo” and that you are one of them. He is so irresistibly charming, isn’t he, Andrea? You caught the disease, ODD, just like the rest of us. And now you’re under his spell forever. And it’s a Good Place! 😀

    Looking forward to more of your comments and to seeing you in chat.


  16. Andrekvr1991 said

    Yeah, thanks Bebereader yes, he is so irresistibly charming. I also caught the disease
    of course I have forward to seeing more comments this is my info source I’m updated by.


  17. djafan said


    Your words demonstrate how the “Archuleta” effect didn’t just happen through AI. I’ve tried to keep up with the comments on Somos El Mundo, this one just 3 hours ago,

    3 hours ago

    who is the amazing looking beast at 2:31 to 2:35?

    I think God had plan when he made David, you hear his voice and you stop and take notice, or you see his face and you stop and take notice. Either way he captures you.

    I can’t wait for David to travel to the latin countries and to see all of you showing him the love he so deserves. Thank you for sharing your words with us, bien hecho.


  18. djafan said

    I watched the Orla special and David was such a treat. I’ll admit I couldn’t wait for Orla and the others to finish their performances so I could just watch and listen to David.

    This from snarky’s

    Huntington Beach – KOCE at 7 p.m. PST
    Los Angeles – KCET at 4 p.m. PST

    Fort Myers/Naples – WGCU at 6 p.m. EST

    Atlanta – WPBU at 8 p.m. EST

    Albuquerque – KNME at 6 p.m. MST

    Lehigh Valley – WLVT at 10 p.m. EST

    David tweets!

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  19. bebereader said

    Random tweets show that David’s music IS being played in public places:

    “Hey @DavidArchie I heard Something ‘Bout Love at Best Buy today!” =D

    “David Archuleta’s ‘have yourself a merry little Christmas’ is on at Chick-fil-a”

    “And heard a @DavidArchie christmas song in bath and body works!”

    “Asked Target why they didn’t have any @DavidArchie TOSOD CDs. Turns out they stocked em in the bestseller section, not the regular one ha!” ☺

    Vote for “Something ‘Bout Love” (currently in 7th place) on musiqtone:

    1) Click here to stream “Falling Stars”:

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

    (Fill in “David Archuleta – Falling Stars)


  20. hpfanrinnie said

    when i first heard there were people who discovered David on Somos el Mundo, I was like, how? he only sang for a little bit. But your story made me understand that it was also because his personality showed through and that you made the effort to find out who he is! Thank you so much for writing this 🙂


  21. emmegirl said

    bebe, love those tweets, thanks for bringing them.

    Been wondering about the Nat Geo shoot and what it was.
    Does anyone know if they do alot of videos with celebs.


  22. Andrekvr1991 said

    Hi Hpfanrinnie
    You’ll notice that despite of he appeared only 4 – 5 five sec , I felt how if he had sung for more time because I played it over and over time till tireness, was enough me seeing him, impressed on me to hear and see him no matter his staying on the video from that moment I started my attraction for Archie.


  23. bebereader said

    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:

    Request any or all 5 songs:
    Falling Stars
    Something ‘Bout Love
    Melodies of Christmas
    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

    Use this link to request all songs:


  24. djafan said

    USA Today-Please vote here for David.


  25. betsy said

    Dja – Amazing looking beast, lol.
    That was perfect. 🙂


  26. bebereader said

    Jetsetting with … David Archuleta
    by Serene Lim

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    WHAT do you know, the kid affectionately known as Archie from Season 7 of American Idol is already 20.

    In the three short years since the talent show, David Archuleta has travelled extensively to promote his music and he’s excited to chalk up more stamps in his passport.

    In town recently to promote his album The Other Side Of Down, Archie was showing telling signs of jetlag – frequent yawning and bloodshot eyes – but was alert when asked about the other boy wonder, 16-year-old Justin Bieber.

    “I don’t consider myself in the same category as I never wanted to be a teen pop sensation,” he countered. “It’s cool he’s doing very well, but we’re different kind of artistes.”

    Meow! Let’s move along to happier topics, shall we?

    Do your experiences on the road ever become fodder for your music?

    David Archuleta: Yeah, every single thing influences the way I think and feel. I’ve learnt a lot from travelling, touring and performing. I try to bring it to the songs and how I express myself through my music.

    Your new album is called The Other Side Of Down. What are some upsides and downsides of travelling for you?

    One big downside is packing. I don’t like doing it. I tend to overpack, and even then I still think that I don’t have enough. There are lots of upsides to travelling. I enjoy being on the move constantly – it’s harder for people to tell me what to do because I’m not in one location. Food is another upside. I like eating a lot and trying different things. I remember trying something really spicy in Malaysia and it was so unbelievably hot that I really thought I might die from it. Water didn’t help and tears were rolling down my cheeks.

    What music do you like listening to while travelling?

    I like music that makes me think. Travelling can be quite lonely and tiring, so I prefer something that puts me in a pensive mood. I love musicians like Regina Spektor and Imogen Heap. They write thoughtful, interesting lyrics. Music is important as it can make you feel connected to another person’s experiences even though you may be miles away.

    What’s the first thing you do when you get into a new hotel room?

    I’d see what sort of snacks there are. I told you I like eating! (Laughs) Oh, and I check out the bathrooms, too, as they sometimes differ in design.

    Tell us one traveling tip you swear by.

    Try not to get stuck in the touristy areas. Find out the popular places where the locals hang out and go there. Sometimes I just like to walk without knowing where I’m going and get lost.

    David Archuleta’s The Other Side Of Down is available in record stores.,,,-David-Archuleta


  27. bebereader said

    Orla Fallon Says David Archuleta is a Teddy Bear!

    credit AFDFanscene


  28. betsy said

    A Celtic Christmas – Pat A Pan

    credit AFDFanScene


  29. betsy said

    I just can’t take it with the beautiful wailing on Pat a Pan. HAUNTING.


  30. bebereader said

    Thank you Betsy! Love Pat-A-Pan! Couldn’t wait to see these!
    Here’s “Silent Night”:

    credit AFDFanScene


  31. Dayzee said

    Off topic. Haha. There is only one topic here.

    I have had favorite singers before, but I have never:

    known what they had for breakfast

    kept an itinerary of their travels

    been concerned when they had the sniffles

    worried when they were on a plane

    noticed much what they wore, except maybe Neil Diamond’s sparkly shirts

    felt they truly cared about the welfare of their fans

    been interested enough to memorize every mole and chicken pox scar available for scrutiny

    been entranced with neck veins

    felt motivated to search for neighbors who needed a cookie or a hug

    cared what they thought about mangoes

    wanted to sell my house and become a professional groupie

    Until David


  32. Abrra said

    Lovely missbianca has done it again! Go to the link below and find printable tags for your Holiday gifts. Be sure to use a heavier card stock paper.

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    Cute David Archuleta Gift Tags — A gift for you!



  33. bebereader said

    Dayzee #31 How right you are! 😀

    Abrra: Those are so cool! Except I wouldn’t want to give them away! LOL


  34. Abrra said

    Good to put on TOSOD Cd’s that you gift to anyone.It drives home that he is a STAR!



  35. djafan said

    Betsy, speaking our language…lol


    Ditto on every single thing you said!

    Bebe, this is my favorite part of that interview when askied about Beiber.

    “I don’t consider myself in the same category as I never wanted to be a teen pop sensation,” he countered. “It’s cool he’s doing very well, but we’re different kind of artistes.”

    Dang right, they are night an day.

    Chico and Delamar of Monster RX 93.1 Thanks Archie Fans


  36. djafan said

    David on omg! from yahoo!

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    This year, “Extra’s” Mario Lopez hosted the festive event, which featured performances by Charice, David Archuleta, Jesse McCartney, and Corbin Bleu, who was there on behalf of the Starlight Children’s Foundation collecting donations of new toys to be distributed to children who may be spending the holidays in the hospital.


  37. bebereader said

    Christmas A-Wassailing

    credit AFDFanScene


  38. djafan said

    I don’t remember if this interview from Manila was posted so here it is.

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  39. djafan said

    Dozens of pictures from Naree of David in Manila!!cpZZ1QQtppZZ16


  40. Angelica said

    Oh heavenly days. The Orla Fallon Christmas vids sent me to YouTube to find more Celtic Woman to watch since I love them and have several of their CD’s. This has for years been my favorite song of theirs. Sung by Lisa Kelly and called, “The Voice.” Go figure that would be my favorite without knowing what the future would bring. Here is Lisa singing it live.

    And HERE is the most beautiful video set to this song that I just happened to come upon tonight. Amazing! I must find out what program this talented person is using (my inquiring mind send her a pm 🙂 ) for I would get back into making videos if I only knew.


  41. Abrra said

    This story is so touching, I have to bring it over from FOD. Its by Jenny, on of the admins.

    Falling Stars As a Catalyst

    Has David Archuleta’s third studio album The Other Side of Down ever struck you as revelatory?

    I’ve been working on writing a review for quite some time, but just talking about the music doesn’t seem to do it justice.

    So I’m taking a different approach.

    While listening to Falling Stars for the 1,459,309th time the other day, it occurred to me that David’s music is a catalyst. I feel this inexplicable rush of momentum; some unseen force propelling me to impose myself–finally–upon my own life in order to effect change.

    Why Falling Stars?

    Because remember: we are all the ages we’ve ever been, and I found my eighteen-year-old self finally awakening and feeling all of the emotions in this song, every last one of them.

    It was my first year of college, and I met a boy named Casey. He lived in my dorm and I was drawn to him immediately: he was a leader–a hilarious, fun-loving, athletic guy three years older than me. And he played the guitar and sang beautifully, gah.

    After a few months, we started dating, and by Christmas I was sure that He Was The One. We promised not to exchange Christmas gifts (college students are horribly broke), but somehow he snuck a present to my parents for me to open on Christmas morning. It was a Doritos sweatshirt, in honor of Wednesday nights, when a big group of us would congregate in Casey’s room and pig out on junk food. I always had a bag of Doritos to myself (they don’t call it the Freshman 15 for nothin’). The gift defined the essence of our quirky, fun-loving, based-on-friendship relationship, and it made me laugh and cry at the same time.

    The relationship progressed, peaked, and then slowly started to regress, just like falling stars over your head. The backslide was insidious but unspoken; we continued through the motions, unwilling to unclench our fists. I visited him once during summer break, and it was disastrous, doomed from “hello.” That whole week-long visit was a horribly drawn-out painful silent goodbye; my hands were over my ears and my eyes were squeezed shut tight to prolong the inevitable. But I knew.
    I’ll always love you
    Oh, believe it or not.
    But baby that’s not enough to–not enough to stop these
    Falling stars

    And suddenly it was a time warp: driving away from him, I felt like I was much older, perhaps the me I am now, and looking back on the moment I was in then.
    When you forget me
    When you don’t remember my name
    Not even a memory
    Somewhere in the back of your brain
    I won’t be offended
    Cause I always know that the day
    Would come when I’m not enough to make you stay

    The very next week I received the Dear Jen letter in the mail. (This was before internet and text messaging, mind you.) He broke it; or rather, he gave voice to something that was already broken. And I was broken.

    So when I heard Falling Stars this summer, it all came back in a terrific gushing sweet flood. The pain is dim now, smoothed by the distance of years and by lovers and children and friends…
    The world is turning
    And time keeps on lingering on.

    But there is regret. Where is he now? Does he remember my name? Does it really have to be the way I imagined it would be all of these years later–that all of that love would be for nothing, forgotten and pointless in the grand scheme of things? Because when it comes down to it, it’s a desolate, existential prediction:
    When it’s all said and done
    I’ll be just a speck in your galaxy
    Floating far away by gravity


    The song, you see, was a catalyst. I don’t want to be a speck in his galaxy; I don’t want the burning sun, the turning world, to erase a chapter in my life that was earnest and beautiful and paramount to who I am today.

    You won’t believe what I did.

    I called him.

    And sliding back into a friendship with him was like sliding back into my favorite pair of black fuzzy socks: warm and comfortable and necessary and wherehaveyoubeenforsolong? So Casey and I are friends again, sharing stories about our families, our children, our spouses, our careers, our hopes, our fears, our dreams–the ones that we gave up on and the ones we are still stubbornly chasing. We laugh together, give each other advice, and marvel at the things that have changed and the things that never will.

    This week I got news that Casey’s wife Dora is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for a relapse of her leukemia after eleven years. She will have a second stem cell transplant soon–months and months of pain ahead for this family. I will be there for Casey, as much as I possibly know how to be.

    You see, God places us into each other’s lives at just the right time, for reasons we may or may not understand.

    All we need is a catalyst.
    I’ll never get over you
    never over you
    cause you are

    * * * * *


  42. SandyBeaches said

    Oh my Abrra…that is life in a complete circle and those are the first words that come to my mind. So sad but beautiful and then not sad and then finally sad again. Jenny, that had my emotions and memories going full speed into the past and then stopping in the present life. Perhaps that is what makes David magical, he sees so much.



  43. Abrra said

    I wrote to Jenny and told her that David is surely in our lives to guide us.



  44. emmegirl said

    That last of my fav ever David!

    Dayzee 31, lol, love that!

    Abrra, love Jenny’s story. The places he takes us.

    Betsy, I know, I know…the wail, cry at 2:41. Omg, both subdued and powerful, that succession of notes…how is he of this earth. I honestly could listen to that alone for the rest of my life.

    Why didn’t they make that Pat-A-Pan available on itunes.


  45. MT said

    Dayzee 31: I know how you feel.

    The Pat-A-Pan video wail. I’ve listened to it over and over. Why is it his live versions are so much better? Is it because we’re looking at him? Sometimes I think it is, and sometimes I think it isn’t . That boy confuses me all the time.

    And love the Delta tweet. Too funny! 🙂


  46. MT said

    I know the Orla Fallon Celtic Christmas Special will be shown all over the U.S. Does anyone know if it will be shown in Europe and elsewhere? Just curious. Thanks.


  47. djafan said

    David was home and now maybe on his way to Dallas?

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    Delta girl…no smoking!


  48. djafan said

    Here’s the proof, his voice has changed!


  49. Andrekvr1991 said

    Oh yeah, this is an irrefutable evidence. The first part of the video what date is? 2 years ago?


  50. Andrekvr1991 said

    knowing everyday David is not detectable his voice change! instead, doing the comparation between today and 2 years ago it’s easily perceivable drastic change.


  51. Abrra said

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  52. Marciami said


    There will be a luncheon on Saturday December 18th at 12:30. Please arrive between 12:30-1:00, or later if you need to. The Thaifoon restaurant, which I have heard wonderful comments about, is in the Gateway Mall (an outside mall) beside The Hyatt in SLC. Please share this info with anyone you know who is going to SLC and may not know about it. I need people to send me an email and let me know who is coming. I currently have 31 people who are coming to lunch.
    Please re-check the MOTAB page for more info to come. I will send out a couple more emails to those who have already responded.


  53. bebereader said

    Good Evening. Time sure does fly! It was one year ago that David performed with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra over Thanksgiving weekend. Wish I had been there. If you’re reading this and were lucky enough to go, please stand up and let us know! 😀

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    Getting ready to watch Orla’s Celtic Christmas, on in 45 minutes in my area.


  54. Abrra said

    I am uploading the videos (Unplugged) posted today by AFS of David and Orla. For those who will not get the special tonight, we can still enjoy the music.

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  55. ilovedavid said

    I LOVE David’s answer to the question re Bieber. Sassy David! 🙂


  56. stenocruiser said

    #53 Bebereader — So proud to stand up and say I was there, my first and only time seeing and hearing David live (so far). It was a perfectly beautiful experience and I still feel so blessed. Some might have seen my article last year.


  57. archangel48 said

    #53Bebereader, I’m standing and cheering! I’ll never forget it! I was just sitting here talking to my hubby(David) about David and how blessed I have been to attend more than three 😉 of his concert’s! Alas, I am spoiled. I tell my husband often how much he is appreciated. I then cook really good food for him and he seems to be just fine with my ODD! Ha! Ha! The way to man’s heart is through his stomach, isn’t it? (My 2nd favorite David loves food too doesn’t he?) LOL 😆
    P.S. Hi Steno! Hard to believe it’s been a whole year since Ann Arbor!


  58. Heidijoy said

    Stenocruiser, I went back and read your review and it was so heartfelt and beautiful. Such Memories. I’m happy for you. (Hopefully the sad memories have lessened)


  59. archangel48 said

    Stenocruiser, I don’t know how I missed reading your recap from Ann Arbor. I am humbled by your strength and sending you {{{hugs}}} from Kathy,(angelofdja) in Michigan


  60. Abrra said

    Be there or B square 🙂

    Join us!



  61. bebereader said

    It’s 11:55 pm.
    We’re still in The Voice Unplugged.
    FYI, Abrra is torturing us.


  62. bebereader said

    Steno and Archangel48,

    Thank you for your shout outs for the Ann Arbor show last year! I’m sure there are so many more of you out there who experienced the magic of seeing David perform with a symphony orchestra. My dream is to one day see David perform with an orchestra, in my hometown of NYC at a venue like Lincoln Center.

    Steno, I just read your recap. Thank you for sharing your experience of seeing David live in person for the first time. The pictures, the videos, nothing does it justice, I’m sure.

    Archangel48 I can only imagine the experience!


  63. YJfanofdavid said

    Bebe, Thank you for the Ann Arbor anniversary reminder! It’s a night that’s embedded in the DNA’s of those of us who were there. David was exactly where he should be — singing in front of a sea of musicians. And I … I was sitting next to FunnyGirl and in front of Betsy … exactly where I should be. 🙂 I will never forget when these words rolled off his lips …”There was a man back in 95, whose heart ran out of summers …” Ahhh the memory!!


  64. YJfanofdavid said

    And Steno and Archangel48, how did we miss you two also being there? We need better concert planning/intelligence next time around. 🙂 Even though I haven’t met you guys, we are now bonded forever for that magical evening in Ann Arbor…


  65. archangel48 said

    YJfanofdavid, I was at Panera with the group that had planned the get together in the downstairs part of the restaurant. I did meet many, but like Steno(shy), I think I was overwhelmed by the support for “our David”, that I’m sure I was more quiet than I have ever been!(and I was WAY overdressed) LOL


  66. bebereader said

    A few new goodies today!
    Loved this!

    Saturday Night Online Q&A

    credit Hanne58


  67. bebereader said

    And this!!

    Star Power – David Archuleta meets all girls singing competition finalists in Manila

    “David Archuleta has been on a whirlwind tour across Asia and last night America got to see some of his work as it was played on International television. On the show ABS-CBN’s STAR POWER the former American Idol contestant got to meet and inspire the singing show contestants.

    Looking extremely excited and overwhelmed at the experience, the ladies were treated to one of Archuleta’s concerts in Manila and after the show went back stage. Talking a bit of shop and lots of inspiration, David shared some of what he does with these finalists to inspire themt o really take their music to a whole new level.

    Sharing nothing but positivity, the ladies seemed impressed with David and were super excited.

    Take a minute to check out David Archuleta in the video clip. This is the segment where he meets the ladies and they go crazy excited!”

    credit JR

    David was interviewed after Orla’s show but I don’t think the interview was aired by all PBS stations. It’s so full of win!
    😀 😀 😀

    Here’s the link from photobucket:

    [video src="" /]

    credit 66SDB


  68. betsy said

    Ahhhh! Ann Arbor! What fun! What a great evening of music and friends, old and new! 🙂
    I remember David sitting at the beautiful piano, playing and singing his heart out on 1000 Miles. And the conductor standing there, arms folded, grinning the entire time at David. Like a proud papa.
    The Riddle, beautifully done.
    And symphonic Crush.


  69. jackryan4DA said

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

    You gotta trust work to eat up your night and day after TheArchuleta leaves, LOL!

    SF – as promised, here is the 2nd installment of my DALIM 2.0 story, this time focusing on what you have been waiting for — my archumoments!

    ADMIN – I hope you don’t mind me posting the link. Thanks!


  70. bebereader said

    Did someone say “The Riddle”?

    This is one of ninja, emilyluvsarchie’s videos from Ann Arbor and it has almost 6,000 hits!

    Here’s one of the comments: “5600 hits for a video that has no picture. Just proves the power of David Archuleta’s amazing voice. Love you.”


  71. Abrra said

    JR’s David day!

    credit JRforDAI



  72. jackryan4DA said

    Anw, in case you have not seen, for complete and HQ/HD vids of David’s guestings & interviews in Manila – just check them here:


  73. Abrra said

    Under the YouTube is a SHARE icon use that code to embed. We fix them in the dashboard when they mess up.



  74. Fiona said

    #70, Thanks Bebe, for posting that vid again of The Riddle! One of my favourites and it sounded particularly beautiful there!


  75. Angelica said

    JR posted this crystal clear video of Silent Night with Orla Fallon on the last thread. Bringing it. Thanks JR!

    It did not even air in my state. 😡


  76. Angelica said


    Loved your recap on TDC. And the accompanying video. Thanks for bringing that over too. I’m so very happy you got to meet David up close and personal this time. So many prayers answered and you deserve the blessings.


  77. Heidijoy said

    JR, So happy to read about your experience and the video is priceless. We were all eagerly awaiting your updates and are so pleased that you had so much contact and involvement with David. It was apparent that he enjoyed it too! I tried leaving you feedback @TDC but no luck yet!! Thanks for posting here too!


  78. djafan said

    Hello all!

    I’m so sad I missed chat last night, have had a family filled weekend, it was very nice.

    Ann Arbor, what a concert, thanks Steno for a heartfelt read and Bebe for getting the reminiscing started. Ahhh The Riddle, I didn’t know the song until David sang it and it’s become one of my favorites.

    Saturday Night Live interview, I just love David talking in these interviews. I loved hearing someone crack up in the background, David is just so genuine.

    I was one of the ones that didn’t get the David interview from the Celtic Christmas special, really loved it!


    Thank you for the videos and for a beautiful recap, I’m so happy you finally got to meet David!

    After watching David with those singer contestants I believe wholeheartedly that David would make a great mentor.


  79. Heidijoy said

    For those having difficulty re: schedule of the Ora Fallon Celtic Christmas Special you may want to try My area wasn’t listed anywhere until I tried that site and put my zip code in and was successful finding it will be shown here in Bettendorf,Iowa on WQPT on Dec 9 @ 7 pm

    Grace on FOD had listed this site. It worked for me!! Have the DVD but wanted to see it on the station if possible and may recommend it to some friends.


  80. YJfanofdavid said

    JR, Thank you for that wonderful recap and the charming video! I only wish David knew the tireless work you have done the last few years for him and his fans!

    Bebe, djafan, and Fiona, There are 6 “stealth” videos of Ann Arbor here, for those of us who wish to relive a little bit of that magical evening =>


  81. silverfox said

    Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family & friends.

    I was in & out of the loop due to the tragic & sudden death of a good friend of my son earlier in the week and for Wake & funeral the last two days. My son is very distraught and I needed to be there for him as much as I could be. It hurts to see my son mourn yet another friend. Sometimes there’s not much we can say to make sense of the unexplanable. We just have to go on.

    After reading the lovely article by Andrea from Columbia, I hope it gives lurkers from other countries the courage to open up & comment or send articles to The Voice like Andrea did about how they discovered David & what it has meant to them & their lives. There can never be a language barrier when it comes to how we admire & appreciate David. There must be so many others out there just like Andrea. 🙂

    Angelica, the song “The Voice” by the Celtic Women is hauntingly beautiful!

    Wondering where David is, but wherever he is..

    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!

    Djafan {{{hugs}}}

    JR {{{HUGS}}}

    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!


  82. jackryan4DA said


    thanks to zpfxlrdnajs


  83. silverfox said

    Oh yeah!!

    I was at the “Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra with Special Guest David Archuleta” concert!!!

    It was so incredible!

    And I was also at the Orla Fallon Celtic Christmas Special taping in Nashville with SB! Which was also incredible!

    Next year David definitely MUST HAVE his own televised Christmas Special! Too late to wish for this Christmas, so it will be my most heartfelt wish and all I will want for NEXT Christmas! 😀

    Good night now!


  84. djafan said

    I’m so sorry to hear (((((SF)))))) Thank you so much for the prayer.

    According to band member tweets about being in Florida and Alfredo meeting and practicing with them, seems that David spent the Thanksgiving holidays in Florida, Abuelita lives there so that seems perfect to me and if she is like all the abuelita’s I know David definitely had some hot chicken soup.

    This is from the Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis and is so dang cute.

    credit zestor2000


  85. bebereader said

    Whoa! My Internet went down tonight when I was in the middle of a writing a comment to JR! It was down for the last three hours. Abrra and I use the same server so her’s was down too and I believe still is! I was forced to do my laundry tonight! LOL

    Your recap was a pleasure to read and your video in #71 is beautifully-made. I can feel the love in every frame. So very happy you finally got to meet David up close. Your devotion to him and this fan base is endearing and does not go unnoticed. Thank you for the link to a plethora of videos of David’s Manila trip from start to finish, a gem of a gift for all fans.

    Djafan: I agree with you that David would make a great mentor to aspiring singers.

    SF: So sorry to hear about your son’s friend! Prayers for him and his family.

    Abrra: Hope you get back online soon!


  86. Abrra said

    Loved your recap of your David visit! Thank you for the new Orla videos. I shall be sure to use them in Unplugged.


    Bebe and I are on Comcast and had no internet for 3 hours+. I think I got an article in me about what we did to amuse ourselves. Haha! Texting and cell phones FTW!

    Sorry for your son’s loss of his friend. It hits the younger ones so hard when things like that happen. They never expect it. We older and wiser ones know that life is precious and can be gone in a second. My thoughts are with your family as you help him get through this.



  87. bluesky said

    Dear Silverfox

    My heart aches for your son. It is hard to make sense of loss even at the best of times. How wonderful that you can be there for him in his grief. Family really means the most when things are the toughest. My support and wishes for love and grace are with you and your family.

    No good thing is ever really lost. But deep grief is felt for those things that matter most. We do not feel grief for the unimportant. His grief honors his friend. Thank you for sharing.


  88. bluesky said

    JR, thanks for sharing your lovely video of your time with DA. I am enriched by what you do.

    Andrea V.R., thank you for your article and sharing your passion.


  89. Andrea Varon said

    #84 Hi Djafan the video is not available for me because In my country due to copyright grounds I can’t see it. So to watch it need a favor, could you download it and then send me via email?.


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