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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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“Spreading Christmas Joy Around” with David Archuleta

Posted by bebereader on Monday, December 13, 2010

¶There was no mistaking that velvety rich voice singing, “Riu Riu Chiu” when I entered the Brewster Hill Deli yesterday to get a sandwich.  The store was crowded and I almost couldn’t hold back.  I wanted to shout:


But that’s what I would have done about two years ago, when I couldn’t contain myself and had to talk about David to everyone I met.  This time I played dumb.

Me: Is this the radio or piped in music?

Deli worker: No, it’s my boss’ cd.  Can I help you?

(completely forgetting where I was, why I was there, my name…)

Me:  Do you know who is singing this song?

Deli worker:  No. What can I get you?

Me:  Oh! #8, the Balboa sandwich, mustard on the side. Please.


She was just doing her job but her attitude bothered me. She almost didn’t get the ‘please.’  As I waited for my lunch, strains of David singing “Ave Maria” filled the entire store…

Me:  This is David Archuleta.  Do you know him?

Deli worker:  (handing me my lunch) The kid from American Idol?  I didn’t know he sang Christmas songs.


Me:  (shameless promotion)  He sings Christmas songs and a whole lot more.  He put out a Christmas album last year.  That’s what your boss is playing.  He has a new pop album out now called “The Other Side Of Down”….blah blah blah….” 😀

Last year I gifted several copies of  Christmas From The Heart to local stores in my neighborhood including United Parcel Service, a manicure shop, a dentist’s office, a small clothing shop and two sandwich shops, including The Brewster Hill Deli.  You can imagine how delighted I was to hear David’s voice when I came into the store.

Gifting CFTH has it’s advantages.  It spreads David’s music, it boosts sales, and it also makes you feel good.  It’s time to start gifting again.  Most places will gladly welcome a cd donation, unless they only play pre-packaged music.  But you can also donate the cd to libraries, schools, hospitals and other institutions in your area.

David sings Christmas like nobody else.  

(humming mashup by omygoshashley)

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115 Responses to ““Spreading Christmas Joy Around” with David Archuleta”

  1. Jen A said

    All of my son’s teachers have enjoyed their copies of CFTH and his kindergarten teacher loves DA and TOSOD.
    Santa Kitty looks pretty annoyed with his outfit, tee hee!
    Thanks for the laugh, Miz Optimum. A large coffee combined with Oh Holy Night Cleveland courtesy of Wanda knocked me on the floor but your deli sandwich brought me back from beyond! Have a great day all, it’s snowing in Asheville. Our children refuse to be educated this winter ALREADY.


  2. SandyBeaches said

    Don’t we all love it when we are shopping and one of his songs comes on. When we hear a song, well I stop for a minute or so because I do not want to be disrespectful and walk away into the noise.

    I love the snow on The Voice! We just lost our snow here in Nova Scotia due to warm weather from the Carribean, so a weather watcher told us. Mild for the moment, but talk of snow coming along for next weekend.

    I do not believe that the sitting Kitty is too happy dressed as Santa! But hey there…Spread the Joy!! Your gifting has made a difference, it was a great idea!!



  3. Fiona said

    Lovely post, bebe!! I just LOVE that Santa kitty!!!!! 🙂


  4. Lynnella said

    Bebereader, Good idea. I don’t know why I never thought of giving copies to businesses. Last year I gave out 12 copies to friends and relatives, and this year, so far, I’ve given 5. I’m running out of people to give to, but now, thanks to you, I have a whole new catagory.


  5. betsy said

    Bebe! Love all the gifting of CFTH.

    It’s been a fight to the death (ok, that’s an exaggeration, lol) every day at work between David’s cd and Luther’s cd. It was straight David for quite awhile, then one person brought her fave in. So we share the music.
    I have to respect her choice so she will respect mine. And Luther has a beautiful voice.
    But David’s was made for Christmas music. 🙂
    Off to work now.
    It’s 8 degrees.


  6. skydancer1x said

    Bebe,love your post this morning. great idea you gave us!
    haha! looks like Santa kitty could use a little catnip.

    23 this morning in Dallas. Glad David was here last weekend when weather was nice.(of course it was!)
    Off to work now.
    5.Betsy..8 degrees! Brr
    Stay warm everyone!
    (that mashup audio.David humming, so soothing…love)*sigh*


  7. Suzy-Q said

    I just got a call from a relative in Utah near SLC. She said the weather was actually a little warm and there wasn’t any snow. Hopefully, it will stay that way until next week. She also said that the seating goes very fast because there are several doors to go through. Just look at your ticket and it will tell you which door.
    I got my David related gift for the luncheon. I think it’s perfect. Don’t forget to wear your blue wrist band!


  8. djafan said

    Bebe, loved your post, a great idea. I know the feeling about not shouting to everyone to stop and listen to who is singing.

    My niece (16) was visiting from Las Vegas and told me she’s been hearing SBL lots lately when out and about shopping, music to my ears!

    Mikesd, if you’re lurking, have a great time tonight! We’d love to hear all about it if you have a chance.

    from Kaleidoscope rehearsal, more here… and

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic


  9. djafan said

    Oh no! tweets from @kariontour

    Leaving Orlando on the way to San Diego with a quick stop in Salt Lake to pick up someone! about 6 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

    Oh @DeltaAssist why was flight 1663 cancelled??? about 1 hour ago via ÜberTwitter

    Delta Assist DeltaAssist

    I’m sorry for the cancellation. Flight 1663 was canceled due to crew unavailability. ^WG 5 minutes ago via CoTweet in reply to kariontour


  10. MT said


    Great article! I gifted CFTH last year to family and friends and was surprised to get a great response. Gave one to my Mom, too, who was a die hard Cook fan during idol. She played David’s CD practically nonstop during the month of Dec. She loves it!!

    And that cat!!! hahaha I was soooo enjoying the article, and then totally lost all train of thought with that cat. I literally busted out laughing. Thanks for my first good laugh of the day. 😀


  11. Andrekvr1991 said

    I am coming back after a couple days no comment but everyday I visit this wonderful fansite. Bebereader your publication is lovely and inspiring.

    Tonight the next event in LA, by the way, what time is it start? LOCAL TIME PLEASE!


  12. Andrekvr1991 said

    I’m refering to Los Angeles’ local time.


  13. bebereader said


    Tonight’s show starts at 6:30 PM Pacific Time.

    It’s MoTab week! So exciting!
    According to, it’s 51 degrees and cloudy in SLC now.

    Thank you all for your comments. I’d love to take credit for the Santa cat, but it is Angelica’s special touch. 😀

    Michael York will also sign autographs after Friday night’s show.


  14. Andrekvr1991 said

    which means it starts in 2°55′


  15. Andrekvr1991 said

    it means that event starts in 3 hours. Thanks.


  16. Suzy-Q said

    Yeah!!!! Michael York!!!! I am a fan!! Wow, this just gets better and better.


  17. Fanis Archangelicus said

    There seems to be some interest in the weather here in Utah so I’m posting these links to the weather pages of local news stations. Those interested can check to see what can be expected this week. I usually rely on KSL. Let’s hope they’re right because the other two channels predict some snow Friday and/or Saturday. They all agree we’re going to have a snow storm Tuesday night into Wednesday. You might want to check these pages to see what changes are made in their predictions. Hope this helps with travel plans!


  18. djafan said

    Thank you Fanis!!!!!

    I’ll be driving in on Friday..praying for great weather!


  19. bebereader said

    Fanis, Thanks for the links to Utah’s weather. Praying for no snow.


    If you’re one of the lucky ones who will be going to see David at MoTab, please let us know here, in a comment so that we can add your name to the list on the left sidebar. Be sure to include the date of your show.

    Vote for David on 99.3 WAJK’s New Pix @ 6 Finals!
    “Falling Stars” made it to the finals of the contest WAJK radio has been running all year! Vote repeatedly.

    Continue to vote for SBL for Video of the Year on Musiqtone. It’s now at #4!

    Stream “Falling Stars” on All Access:

    Continue to request “SBL”, “Elevator”, “Falling Stars”, “HYAMLC” and David’s other Christmas songs on your local radio stations.

    Use this link for Top 40 and Hot Adult Contemporary:
    Find your state, then click the mediabase link to request online. If you don’t see the song(s) you want, go to the bottom of the page and type them in along with your name and confirmation code.


  20. Shawna said

    Bebe, love this. You are so much fun and so creative and thanks for the great idea to give to businesses and restaurants. Still gifting to friends and family but once done with that will move on to doing that.

    Claudiacb and I are going to all 4 concerts and to all the luncheons, the brunch and to the CD signing. Pattirae will be joining us for the Friday lunch, the Saturday and Sunday concerts and the Saturday luncheon.

    I am looking to the west outside my office window and it almost looks like that Tuesday storm is trying to come in earlier. Looking kinda gray out there.

    Oh, by the way, I went to the Conference Center on my way to work this morning to look at where my seats are and a hostess and I talked the whole time. Anywhere you sit in that beautiful building you will be just fine. Also, you do not have to wear dresses. Nice dress pants so that you can wear warm clothes and not freeze to death while waiting in line are just fine, and she even said they would not turn anyone away for what they might be wearing. They frown on levis, but you wouldn’t be turned away. It really is a beautiful Conference Center and you would want to be in nice clothes or you might feel out of place, but I was relieved to hear dress pants were fine. Just thought I might pass that on. I thought I wore them last year, but this old mind of mine couldn’t quite remember.


  21. Jeff said

    Bebe, love our story! And what a terrific community service you did by gifting all those cd’s to businesses, what a great idea! So glad you walked in when they were playing it. Wouldn’t you love to know how many people walk up to the proprietors to ask “who is that singing?”


  22. Jeff said

    ugh, typo, I mean love “YOUR” story. 🙂


  23. Andrekvr1991 said

    according to this page It starts in 1hour 29 min.


  24. Bright Light said

    I’ve gifted to friends, businesses, and our “Operation Santa Claus” at work – in which we bring in gifts for disadvantaged kids. Starbucks sometimes has collection bins, too – and in go the cds. It’s a great way to share the love!


  25. Andrekvr1991 said

    I want to share with you, This video


  26. Heidijoy said

    Thanks for the article Bebe. I’ve gifted nieces,friends,family members but got some new ideas today from you and others.
    I’m planning to attend Mo Tab concert on 12/17 and 12/18. Hope to attend the autograph party after concert on 12/17 if it works out. (suspect many will fill the store during and after the concert,so not sure how many will actually make it into the store but will try!!)


  27. wowArchie said


    Giftings and donations are the most practical ideas to promote David, and you won’t get to see rolling eye balls cause people always like to get free gifts. By opening the doors and windows to non- fans, we create the chances to let people find the greatest singer in the world themselves.

    I can feel the excitement building in the air for this week’s big David event. Hope you guys have safe journeies to Salt Lake city.


  28. River said

    K.. need some help here. I’m trying to set my DVR to record Kaleidescope in case I’m not back in time from MOTAB and I can’t seem to locate in either by name or Fox on Dec 19. What am I doing wrong? Anyone know something different, like the time? I know one of you will point me in the right direction. Abrra??

    Admin Abrra edit: I called River, she is all set!


  29. cb said

    I am so excited for this week and I cannot wait to see those of you who are coming. SB, it will be good to see you again:)


  30. wowArchie said


    You are very cute, you know? You are like running around in the house of “The Voice” , sliding down the stairs then juming on the chair telling everyone “David is coming! David is coming!” Are you waiting for the San Diego
    Jingle Ball? How old are you? 1 year younger than David ?


  31. bebereader said

    San Diego tweets:

    In line at jingle ball San Diego to see @davidarchie. Still a short line but sold out they say. Beautiful weather.

    Inside at the Jingle Ball San Diego waiting for @davidarchie. He waves at us during sound check through the window. 3 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone

    minialba minialba
    David came out and did a quick 5 min. Soundcheck. He waved hi to people outside the window.

    @blaykee: Grey shirt. Black jeans RED PLAID scarf! 4 minutes ago via TweetDeck


  32. Abrra said

    I liked your article. I could hear your voice as I read the conversation! I have gifted CD’s to businesses, school and public libraries and nursing homes in my area. Thanks to Jen A ~ I will now drop some off at a few preschools.

    I have pictures of the Dallas Parade from Terry for Tampa

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Thanks again Terry!



  33. Fiona said

    Nice pics Terry! It was great getting to meet you and your sister in Dallas!


  34. Dayzee said

    Bebe, that is one festive cat. Just oozing with the spirit of Christmas.
    So excited! Three more sleeps and then I will be seeing David every day for 4 DAYS!!! Woohoo!!
    Shauna, thanks for the headsup on wearing dress pants. 4 days in a skirt is not a good thing.


  35. bebereader said

    About to start! 17 minutes ago via Echofon
    Sbl!!! 17 minutes ago via Echofon
    Osod 16 minutes ago via Echofon

    @kariontour Nice combo! Black jacket with a red plaid scarf! very nice! Thank you Kari! 🙂
    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Falling stars 12 minutes ago via Echofon

    @blaykee He said the weather was great and he felt silly in his hoodie and scarf. But wanted to look festive <– L.O.L.!

    Silent night 7 minutes ago via Echofon

    Elevator 6 minutes ago via Echofon

    My kind of perfect 9 minutes ago via Echofon

    @blaykee: Eyes closed for most of it. So passionate

    @blaykee He just spoke in third person abt himself. "David has never been in a relationship" <– LOL he keeps doing the 3rd person!

    Crush 5 minutes ago via txt
    First Noel


  36. djafan said

    River, saw this on twitter.


    BTW, if anyone wants to watch Kaleidoscope on the 19th on FOX, it probably is listed under “Rock and Roll Figure Skating Championships” jsyk
    2 minutes ago via TweetDeck

    Hoping for ninja video takers!


  37. SandyBeaches said

    Cb…We will see you at the luncheon on Saturday!

    Should have packed but slept, then the near hurricane winds woke me up with the heavy rain. There are streets evacuated around us as trees have fallen and I am ready with the water in the bath tub preparation and some for the tree set aside!!

    What is this weather all about?

    Tomorrow, oh the list just increased! Forget the rest of the wrapping, it will have to take care of itself, haha. This is the most difficult time of the year to go and see David so far away. Yes family and friends, get togethers, I am off to a place called Salt Lake City and hope that a snowstorm doesn’t finally come along and then I will be spending Christmas with SF and her sis and that’s all good!! Don’t fret Abrra I am just living in my crazy world for now…

    Short story…I was buying a pair of boots (like there will be snow!!), and the owner of the shoe store (I taught him to read and write when he was 5) was chatting with me (his primary teacher), and I told him where I was going during our chat. He said, “at least you are going to a place that is hot!” Oh my dear little primary student I needed to teach you your geography much better. I mentioned to him that no matter how mild it will be I am expecting that the snow capped mountains will still be snow capped and usually it is not this warm. There are ski hills there!!

    Time for some sleep, past time.



  38. Angelica said


    Thanks for a fun post to get the festive season off to a great start. Tis the season to be giving and what better way to express it than by giving the joy of David’s angelic voice? I was at my beauty shop this week for some routine maintenance, and they were playing Christmas carols the whole time. I’m not saying it was bad but, bah humbug comes to mind. Everywhere I go in the mall I hear the same secular, dance-driven hot mess. Am I right? We need to put the reason back in the season and David’s CFTH does just that. He also sounds incredible. Preaching to the choir, I know, but can I get a witness? So tomorrow I think I’ll be taking a page from your book Bebe, starting with my hairdresser. 😉


  39. djafan said


    You are cracking me up…lol I can’t wait to meet you! One thing at a time 🙂


  40. hooked said

    SB – you can always come home with me. Christmas in NM is beautiful.


  41. Abrra said

    Last night in San Diego David sang The First Noel acoustic style. The video here is all black (security maybe?) but I will post it anyway so you can HEAR it right away. The ending is HEAVEN sent. I made an mp3 form it to share.

    The First Noel (audio only)


    Then go download the mp3 here:

    Silent Night (partial)


    Falling Stars on Baby Grand !




    Some pics I found around the sites. I didn’t see a name to credit.

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  42. wowArchie said


    Thanks for posting all these new performances so fast !
    The sound quality is super great !!! Imagine David has this good voice when he sings with MOTAB choir. Wow … Can’t wait !!


  43. Fiona said

    Thank you Abrra for that beautiful mp3 of The First Noel. So lovely!


  44. Fiona said

    Angelica #38, agree with you wholeheartedly!! I get so sick of hearing the same old songs on the radio when they could be playing David’s beautiful music!!! Let’s change the world .. one beauty shop at a time!! 🙂


  45. FG said

    wheeeeee! I love him and his silver lining identifying hand gesture!

    Angelica – you have e-mail!

    UPDATE on when I gave CFTH to my son’s piano teacher – SHE LOVED IT! She played it at the show all day and the customers asked her about it and they were loving it, and her mother in law told her that she is officially in love. LOL Yay!


  46. Dayzee said

    Those videos from last night are terrific. We are lucky to have you find ones of such great quality. Thank you for making them easily available to us. And also thanks for the MP3.
    David looked absolutely beautiful. His hands were so expressive. It is fun to see how much he enjoys directing the crowd in Elevator. Constant big smiles all around.
    “The Voice” enriches my life every day. Thank you!


  47. FG said

    Abbra OHMYTHUDDINGSTARS that that that note.


  48. skydancer1x said

    I haven’t gotten past The First Noel. Only David can make me sit and stare at a blacked out video screen,wiping away tears from my face


  49. djafan said

    WOW! just wow!

    David sounds beyond amazing and looks so dang comfortable on stage. So happy for videos, even those blacked out ones, I agree skydancer, he makes this grown woman cry too.


  50. emmegirl said

    He was amazing amazing amazing last night…every song.
    He is really crafting these songs into being totally his.


  51. Andrekvr1991 said

    #30 Hi, how are you? yes, I am exactly 11 months younger than David, and yes, I was spreading the voice about Jingle ball event, of course I was waiting for that event I couldn’t see it live, but I just watched on youtube.


  52. mikesd said

    Bringing this post over from Soul David… Having David in San Diego was really fun for me but let me add that last night’s show was one of the best I have ever attended… and I have had my share!!
    HG, you asked for more details so here goes…especially after a good night’s sleep because last night I wasn’t sure where I was after that spectacular evening. As I think about it now, the most significant thing that I realized was that there was no screaming during most of the songs! The audience sat through the whole show when I thought everyone would be on their feet for the duration. I think it was the acoustic nature that did that. We have often talked about full on acoustic shows for David and I know he has done several. All I can say is if we had to be resigned to only acoustic David then I would take that life sentence with open arms! Maybe it was from not having seen him live for a while that did me in but I found myself getting emotional during Crush, My Kind of Perfect and The First Noel. No screaming just David in his vocal purity that made me realize that yes, all this insanity for one performer was, well…worth it! As to the venue, Anthology is usually a very hip, upscale supper club with table seating on the floor and booths on the side plus a wonderful, although pricey menu. They took out the tables, did in line seating to accommodate more and had box lunches for the price of a good cocktail. A bit of a change for me since I have been to Anthology several times (Natalie Cole, Manhattan Transfer, Kris Allen (yes, Kris Allen) but it was ok because there were only 400 people there. The rest of the show was a complete knockout too. Orianthi was cool, Ryan Star…omg this man has talent and owned his show. Check him out. Sara was brilliant and closed with Gravity. Talk about a musical orgasm…(from sing off…not my line (darn!) I guess those are all of the details I can come up with for now…


  53. mikesd said

    Oh yeah, one more thing… The audience last night was BY FAR mostly adult with a smattering of younger kids. Maybe that kept the screaming down… Anyway it was heaven…


  54. djafan said

    Hello Mikesd!

    Sounds like you are a little impressed with a guy named David Seems like this acoustic show is one of his best to date. Thank you for bringing over your post, really appreciate.

    Did his voice, the tone sound deeper, richer to you? On the videos it sounds like it to me.

    Looking forward to seeing you on the 29th!


  55. djafan said

    Beautiful pictures from smileymichelle!

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    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic


  56. djafan said

    Angelica, here is an Amen!


  57. YJfanofdavid said

    Bebe, Love your deli story.

    Deli worker: No, it’s my boss’ cd.  Can I help you?
    (completely forgetting where I was, why I was there, my name…)

    That would be many of us! 🙂


  58. djafan said

    Manager Johnny Wright Sounds Off On The State Of The Music Industry

    Just up TOSOD from Fresno by sarahbellin

    Just up from canddrussel MKOP Denver


  59. lani said

    gaahh i don’t know why but my heart beats faster everytime i hear david sing that line in TFN…born is the King of Israel. Maybe it’s the way he says Israel and his lower register there but i just feel it.. i don’t know.By the way i’m not from Israel heheh i’m from manila and i would so dieee if and when i hear David sing any christmas song LIVE….my fervent wish is for David to come to Manila for a FULL christmas concert..Hah one can dream right? dreams are free….


  60. vlm said

    I’m amused at Mandalay’s ad for Fox’s New Year celebration. Must be over 21 – yet David will just be three days old 20! How cool is that!
    Thanks BB for your heartwarming post. Gifted several supermarkets with CFTH. Just came from one this morning and grocery shopping was pure bliss!


  61. bebereader said

    Loved the San Diego videos! David keeps outdoing himself and blows me away every single time!

    Hey Lani: First time posting? If so, Welcome to The Voice! Nobody does Christmas like David! His CFTH Tour was AWESOME! Hope you get to see him sing these songs Live one day!

    VLM: Glad my idea inspired you and others to gift CFTH to local stores. Once they hear David do Christmas, they won’t want to listen to anyone else.

    American Idol is interviewing David tomorrow and asked us to send in our questions:


  62. wowArchie said

    #58 DjaFan

    Thanks for the Fresno TOSOD video.

    Paging Emmegirl, Skydancer1, and whoever got bitten by the TOSOD bug:

    Turn off the volume when you watch the Fresno TOSOD performance. What do you see now? A FLAMENCO DANCER!!! That man-hands clapping and rhytmic foot stomping ….am i allowed to say “ooh-la-la” here?? It’s so so Spanish!!! gggggggggGGGGGGGGGggggggggggg


  63. MT said

    Just popping in to wish all of you going the SLC in the next few days Safe Travels and I hope you all have A TRIP TO REMEMBER!!

    Please come back with lots of information for recaps.:) But first and foremost, have a wonderful time and enjoy every minute!!


  64. pattiNC said

    Safe travels to all of you lucky fans going to the once in a lifetime experience in SLC…we’ll be waiting for all the details! Tomorrow is the one year anniv since CFTH Baltimore concert…he sang Mary Did You Know in VIP, and I don’t think I breathed during it. Then to sit front row in front of his mic (and him too 🙂 )


  65. betsy said

    Just needed to say that last night’s TOSOD was beyond amazing. I watched this morning and then watched several more times in a row. He added some bluesy runs and was soooo into it! He changed it up again!
    Ok, I know he does, but still…
    Ahhh – I’ve been flailing all day.

    I know everyone going to Utah has been busy packing – just wanted to add my well wishes and safe travels as well.


  66. betsy said

    Here, have a pic of David from rehearsal tonight.
    p.s. He’s lookin’ relaxed in that tux. 🙂

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  67. bluesky said

    I saw the pic Melinda sent. This whole thing seems surreal. He is there, here, now, with them, just chummin’ around with the orchestra and choir. OH! How I wish I were a mouse. Or that I was up there giving tours or something. This has got to be an enormous experience for DA. Mack Wilberg is one of the very best arrangers/composers for choirs. And to sing with 300+ people. In that HUGE place. For Christmas.

    Oh, I know, DA. Just another day in the life of.



  68. emmegirl said

    bebe, great gifting job! It’s crazy how excited I get whenever I hear him when I am out and about. I instantly start looking around for a reaction to this glorious voice while thinking, “do they not realize how different this is… this is not just noise!”

    wowarchie, oh yeah, I see it, lol. And I’m pretty sure you can ohh-la-la to your heart’s desire.

    Betsy, I am really loving his TOSOD’s. Seems like there is this progression, and each time it and he get groovier and groovier. 🙂

    (and how bout that “ooh-wooh-oo-oo-oo at 3:21. That jazz influence is creeping in there.)


  69. bluesky said

    (Sneaky way to tuck in one more Christmas album, you ninja you! When all is said and done ((around summertime)) that will be 4 CDs in 3 years. Why don’t you just get a life and do something with your time, DA?)


  70. emmegirl said

    Abrra, do you know of any mp3’s of last nights TOSOD lurking anywhere.


  71. skydancer1x said

    62 WowArchie…turned down the volume on Fresno TOSOD like you said. That was fun!haha

    for all of you heading to SLC for MOTAB, please travel safe, and have the time of your lives people!!

    Angelica,(you packing the bikini and boots ensemble?)there might be a heated indoor pool at your hotel…maybe…


  72. bluesky said


    I love your article and your “shameless promotion”. You exude the Christmas spirit in spades.
    And the cat? I love the cat. I want to write “Ode to Joy” as a caption under it. Thanks so much for just
    being who you are.

    Merry Christmas. ^_^


  73. betsy said

    Emmegirl – Starrynites posted this a few minutes ago on Twitter.
    It’s enhanced audio from last night. The full set. 🙂

    Thanks so much Starrynites!


  74. djafan said

    My Kind Of Perfect from Denver! credit np1107


  75. emmegirl said

    Thanks Betsy. I love this place.


  76. bebereader said

    Star 94.1 Photos from San Diego Jingle Ball

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  77. jackryan4DA said

    Selected Pix from Star 94.1’s Gallery set to DA’s live rendition of TFN (cr hannicaid for audio)

    I figured TheVoice & TheLook would be one of the nice ways to spread the holiday cheers 🙂


  78. jackryan4DA said

    2 NEW VIDS frm DAa’s MNL PRESSCON thnx to JulianandtheCity. I believe this was the batch before us, cos I remember talking to the 2 guys before the interview.

    Very interesting info here esp re songs that would not have made it to the album, had David not pushed back the releasedate

    PART 1

    PART 2


  79. jackryan4DA said

    OK, this isn’t funny anymore (scratches head). How come some links work and others dont when I use the same method? Hmmmmm…

    ANW, this is from @starrynites01 – Enhanced audio of David’s San Diego full Anthology set 12.13.10 –


  80. jackryan4DA said

    Correction – the 2 vids are from Batch 6


  81. SandyBeaches said

    Beautiful pictures and vids this early morning…

    Bye for now, I am leaving on a jet plane!!!

    For all of those who are travelling I wish you well and see you in SLC very soon.

    We will keep in touch that is certain,…passport, plane tickets, tickets to see David (and the MoTabe). There I have everything!

    Take care,



  82. jackryan4DA said

    SB and the rest enroute to SLC — have an amazzzzing time.

    Be safe, be warm and please send stories and photos & vids asap. ENJOY guys!


  83. Abrra said


    When the vid’s don’t publish, leave them. I come on early in the morning to fix any that are broken. Its is the share link you use and mine NEVER work. I have to fix them in the dashboard.

    No stress 🙂



  84. silverfox said

    Beautiful David! Great videos! Gorgeous photos! Thanks to all who make it possible for the rest of us to keep up with David & his performances. David has the best fans in the world!

    Getting ready to meet my sis & SB in Utah! I was scheduled to fly out early tomorrow, but there is a fierce ice storm coming so the airline suggested I change my flight to today, so I’m also leaving on a jet plane this afternoon! Will arrive in SLC at midnight…**yawn**.

    The things we do just to see The MTC in concert! Oh yeah & that guy too…what’s his name?

    Can’t wait to see Djafan & finally meet so many others!

    To all who are traveling to SLC, be safe & take care!


  85. emmegirl said

    Happy travelling to all those headed to SL! So excited every one one of you. We will be here, anxiously waiting for every morsel you can send our way.

    JR, thanks for the vids, you are a worker bee. Gotta wait until tonight to view but am eager to hear them.


  86. bebereader said

    JR and to all who post videos and links to videos and pics, thank you for your efforts. They are all appreciated!

    David has been interviewing this morning. He’s home in Utah and that makes me so happy!

    Here’s one phoner:

    And here’s another interview from LP33:


  87. bebereader said

    Here’s the American Idol interview, from this morning!
    The Other Side of David Archuleta
    December 15, 2010 | 10:17 am PT

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    Season 7’s popular runner-up, David Archuleta, just released a new album, he’s performing on FOX’s NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE, and he has a big birthday coming up. The Murray, Utah native opened up exclusively to about his New Year’s Eve performance, his inspirations, and more.

    David released his latest album, The Other Side of Down, in October. He said, “Having a new album out has been really great. I’m enjoying performing again and it’s nice to get to play new songs.” David has also participated in many holiday concerts around the country and he said, “It’s been amazing getting to see many of my fans.”

    On Friday, December 31st at 11pm, David will join multi-platinum recording artist Travie McCoy at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for FOX’s NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE. He hinted, “I’ll be performing a couple of new songs from The Other Side of Down. They are up-tempo songs because we want to keep it fun on New Year’s Eve.” David’s favorite New Year’s memories “are the times I spent with my family. I enjoy that. We’d watch the fireworks and New Year’s celebrations on TV—nothing too intense. It’s surreal and funny to be on the other side of it now. You watch these shows as part of your tradition, and it’s going to be really cool to be a part of someone else’s now.”

    What does 2011 hold for David? Many of the fans in the Idol Community wanted to know about his touring plans, and David said, “Yes, I plan on touring in 2011, and hopefully tour internationally.” Several community members wondered if David will come to Asia again and he shared, “I’m really hoping to go to Asia again very soon. I recently went to Singapore and the Philippines, and I’m hoping to go to more countries this time around.”

    On December 28th, David will no longer be a teen! How does the singer plan on celebrating his 20th birthday? “I will be spending Christmas with my family, and on my birthday I’m going to be working! I’m sure I’ll have some time to do something fun. I have a show in California on December 29th, so I will spend most of my birthday rehearsing and participating in interviews. I’ll still have fun though!”

    David co-wrote 9 of the 12 songs on The Other Side of Down. He said his inspirations for writing songs are “my own thoughts and experiences. It’s cool being able to write about my personal experiences. It’s fun getting to tell your own story and to let people know who you are. On this album I show my fun and goofy side.” Of all the tracks on the album, which is David’s favorite to perform live? “The title track—‘The Other Side Of Down’—is fun to perform. I also like performing ‘My Kind Of Perfect.’ It’s a David love story. I’ve never been in a relationship, so it’s about finding that special someone out there.”

    Community member 0o0bluedots0o0 wondered if David plans on recording a Spanish version of his first single, “Crush.” David revealed, “I want to record an entire Spanish album, and it’s something I want to do soon. I’m half Honduran, so it would be a great way for me to give back to that culture.”

    Some of the most popular songs in 2010 have been duets. Frogcooke wondered if David would consider doing a duet and collaborating with someone unexpected. He stated, “There are a lot of cool duets right now. It would be kind of fun to do something different and out there. I love Natasha Bedingfield and I have a great respect for her. I also love Sara Bareilles. Nicki Minaj might be too out there, but it could be fun!”

    To all of David’s devoted and passionate fans he says, “Thank you so much for your continued and consistent support. Coming to my shows and listening to my music means the world to me. As musicians and performers, we just want people to enjoy and listen to our music. Thanks for letting us be heard in an effort to share what we love.”

    Be sure to watch David as he rings in 2011 on FOX’s NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE!

    David Archuleta returned to the Idol stage during Season 9 to perform “Imagine” in honor of Lennon/McCartney Songbook Week. View photos of his performance.


  88. bebereader said

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    Our first night of rehearsals with @DavidArchie went great. We can’t wait for the concerts later this week.



  89. djafan said

    from twitter


    RT @ITTO88 SQUEEEEE!!! Just spoke to Choir member co-worker and here is her exact quote:…
    35 minutes ago via twidroid

    RT @ITTO88 “David Archuleta is so good. His voice is AMAZING! I can’t believe I was disappointed when they first announced it.” (cont’d)
    33 minutes ago via twidroid

    RT @ITTO88 “His voice is so pure. I mean, this is going to be a way better concert than Natalie Cole last year.” <—direct quote.
    32 minutes ago via twidroid

    RT @ITTO88 Of course, at this point I was trying so hard 2 control the squeeing that I was doing on the inside when she said all this to me.
    31 minutes ago via twidroid

    RT @ITTO88 Must also add that she commented on how adorable he was when he got all embarrassed when the Choir members applauded him.
    28 minutes ago via twidroid
    Major SQUEEEEE!!!!
    Lunch time, bye!!


  90. djafan said

    This from FOD.

    A friend of mine can’t use her 2 tickets to the MOTAB concert on Saturday, December 18th. The first person who emails me at and leaves their name and address, I will send the tickets to you by overnight mail. Hope someone can use them!


  91. bebereader said

    #89 ******************SPAZZING*********************

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    David Archuleta: IT DOESN’T GET BETTER THAN YOU!!!


  92. djafan said

    SB, SF, and all else traveling, safe travels!

    I’ll be leaving tomorrow noonish. 🙂 🙂 🙂


  93. Abrra said

    #70 Emmegirl

    I made the mp3 you asked for before I saw the whole concert mp3

    So here is the single TOSOD from San Diego



  94. Heidijoy said

    Looking forward to meeting SB and getting reacquainted with Silverfox and her sister who I met in Reno. Also hope to meet Angelica,DJfan and others. Will leave from IA-ILL tommorrow a.m. Snow predicted but hoping they can get things cleared. I’ve allowed time for any delay if necessary. So excited to see David and the Morman Tabernacle Choir!!!…and the David community. Heard him say on radio interview that lots of family will be coming from all over and that they’ll be spending Christmas together too! So happy for him and us.


  95. bebereader said

    If you haven’t yet watched the two videos in #79 that JR posted from David’s recent visit to Manila, you’re missing out! He names four songs that would not have made it to TOSOD had he not stepped forward to push back the date of release. Which four?

    1) STR
    2) WIA
    3) FS
    4) GP


  96. SandyBeaches said

    Hey everyone! 8 more hours in Chicago!

    Great to see the tweet of David at practice, I have been listening to his CD wondering just what he might be singing. Storms everywhere, delays, Christmas almost upon us!

    I mentioned to SF today, as she was making her way,


  97. SandyBeaches said

    Sorry, I touched publish…back to my story…

    I am waiting for the exact first moment that it will be fantastic to be here. I will let you know, but I am guessing that it will be when David steps out on to the stage…it usually is.



  98. djafan said

    SB, 8hours in Chicago???


  99. archiesfan4life said

    I will be leaving tomorrow for Utah – I still can’t believe it! I am looking forward to seeing all who are going and I promise to bring back a detailed report – I will be taking my family from The Voice with me in spirit.




  100. emmegirl said

    bebe, wow, 4 of my fav songs on the album!

    abrra, mucho gracias! My IOU’s are piling up.

    Thanks Archiesfan4life, you know you’ll be held to that promise!


  101. skydancer1x said

    I am so happy! feeling how excited you all must be for Motab and Mr.Ar-chu-let-a!! Cannot wait to hear all about it.
    So proud of David.He will make history with the choir, and that room is going to be so filled with love!It is just so exciting! David is going to blow them away with his voice and passion.
    89.Djafan. How great are those tweets!?Of course David wins everyone over once they have really’listened’ to him!
    99. AF4L…so excited for you! have a beautiful trip. Hope you can sleep tonight!
    someone, please keep a program to post here!!
    Blessings everyone!


  102. bebereader said


    Burger with Relish: Music
    David Burger
    David Burger is the pop music/pop culture writer at The Salt Lake Tribune

    David Archuleta talks to Salt Lake Tribune about MoTab concerts

    “Singer-songwriter, “American Idol” finalist and Murray native David Archuleta will join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for their annual Christmas concerts, titled “Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.”

    In an interview, Archuleta (who turns 20 on Dec. 28) said he began rehearsing with the Choir Tuesday, and admitted being star-struck. As a child he grew up listening to “Music and the Spoken Word” broadcasts, and day-dreaming about how “cool [it would] be to be in the Choir, especially for the Christmas shows,” he said.

    When Archuleta was approached earlier this year, he was surprised, and said, “There was a little bit of time when I freaked out.” And then when he rehearsed with them for the first time, he said he told himself, “Wow.” He continued: “You feel so small. It was humbling.” Archuleta’s biggest challenge, he said, is to “complement all those other voices and instruments,” and to avoid being “self-indulgent.”

    He considers this to be one of the highlights of a signing career that has only just begun. After tonight’s performance, he will be the downtown Deseret Book (45 W. South Temple) from about 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. signing copies of his latest album, “The Other Side of Down.”

    When • Friday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m.
    Where • Conference Center, 60 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City
    Tickets • Free, but patrons are required to have a ticket given out during a random selection process earlier in the year. Standby tickets for those without tickets will not be issued. However, patrons are invited to stand by for last-minute seating each evening and on Sunday morning. The standby line will form at the North Gate on Temple Square at 6 p.m. for the evening performances and at 7:30 a.m. for the Sunday broadcast.”


  103. Tawna21 said

    bebe–I love gifting David’s music. The feeling of joy that it gives is amazing.

    I’m wishing all of you that are traveling, here to Utah, a very safe travel experience. I’m looking forward to meeting so many of you. It’s turned cold outside, but the warmth that comes from ‘all things David’ will fight off those icy temperatures. Welcome to Utah, once you get here!:)



  104. bebereader said

    David Archuleta’s Interview on KYSM 103.5 FM

    credit Archiedorable


  105. Dayzee said

    Yayyy!! My city is full of David people! They are all so especially nice. David is in town!! Life is sooo gooood. I have such high hopes for a great week, and David never disappoints. Looking forward to meeting new awesome people and hearing fantastic music. This is heaven.


  106. Dayzee said

    Did I mention I am excited?


  107. bebereader said


    What a thrill it must be for you to meet new fans whose screen names will finally come to life this week. I read that each show will have 21,000 in attendance. If there are any audience members who are unfamiliar with David, they are sure to be fans by the time the show is over.

    SB and SF, Are you there yet? Please let us know when you arrive!

    Safe travels to those still enroute to SLC and to those leaving tomorrow including AF4L, djafan and Angelica. May the weather cooperate for the most pleasurable experience.

    We, at The Voice, will be here, ready and happy to receive news, pics, videos and anything else you care to share.

    This video is a combination of several interviews while David was in Manila. I never tire of watching these. The last one is especially good. Enjoy!

    credit walalangchannel


  108. djafan said

    I’m packed!!!!!


  109. Tawna21 said

    dja #108–we’re waiting for you—drive carefully and defensively



  110. djafan said

    Thank you Tawna!

    I’ll be leaving tomorrow at noon and staying the night in St. George and leaving Friday morning for SLC.

    So far everyone I’ve asked including google say I won’t need tire chains, say it sometimes snows in Beaver, but says clear for Friday.

    Bebe, love the buzz and interviews!


  111. bebereader said

    More buzz, dja…

    David Archuleta Interview on 106.5 FM

    credit Archiedorable


  112. SandyBeaches said

    There is enough snow here in SLC to keep within the dream for a real Christmas experience….

    Yes eight hours in Chicago for a total of
    … 19 hours since I left home. I could have gone to Asia!!!

    I can see the Temple lit up from our room. SF is still gambling in Vegas I guess!! Due to arrive soon!

    I had better unpack and crash….Night to all back on the home front!!



  113. Tawna21 said

    SB–I will be in SLC Thurs. night for the Kurt Bestor concert



  114. sweetonDA said

    Arrived in SLC last night and staying with my sister. What a beautiful scene I was able to wake up to this morning. Snow in the mountains and on the ground really brought the Christmas spirit into my heart. I’m so excited for the concert tonight! I’m having a hard time being patient. 🙂

    Looking forward to hopefully meeting some of you. I will be leaving Saturday morning to beat the snow predicted for the day, so I won’t be able to go to the fan gathering, but I’m so happy so many of his fans are getting together. Have a great time the next few days and I’m praying everyone arrives safely.


  115. bebereader said

    New article >>>>


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