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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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♪ On the Third Day of His Birthday… ♫ ♪

Posted by djafan on Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I like this thread.  Let’s keep the party and discussion going while we await what news from the land of Anaheim. 😆

Can you believe we have been following the little man with the big voice for three years now and he is twenty years old today?  Ah..where does the time go?  They grow up so fast. *sniff*  He got the fan Birthday Book with all the well-wishes but feel free to again voice your hopes and happiness for David on this very special day.  And don’t forget the twitter trending party today using the hashtag #HappyBDayArchie in each tweet!

I gave him his gift in Salt Lake City at the autograph signing at Deseret Book.  He tried to sign it at first, of course, though there was a strict rule of no memorabilia signing.  Isn’t that so like him?  But I placed my hand over it and said, “No David, this is for you.  Happy Birthday from all your fans at The Voice.”  He held it saying, “thanks,” all the while glancing down at it with this puzzled expression on his face.  As I turned to go I looked back at him and said, “It’s the Beatles Box Set from itunes.”  His eyes got big and he smiled and said with such warmth and enthusiasm, “Thank you!  Thank you very much!”

So thank you very much to you who lurk and post and support David in his mission to bring the gift of music through his voice and songs to the world.  This is what is written on the certificate for itunes, printed on high gloss photo paper.

Dear David,

Happy Birthday from The Voice!  We refer to you as the “voice” because we truly consider you the voice of this generation.

Thank you for sharing your remarkable talent for music and life with the world.

We hope you enjoy this Beatles Box Set, just recently released  to itunes.  It’s an amazing body of work from some phenomenal songwriters.

Love from all your loving fans at The Voice/David Archuleta.

Peace.  (V)

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

227 Responses to “♪ On the Third Day of His Birthday… ♫ ♪”

  1. wowArchie said

    Dear David
    Happy Birthday

    According to the Chinese Zodiac:
    David is a horse (born in 1990). The horse symbolizes strength and energy. The “horse” people are friendly, very hardworking and independent.In 2011 they specially need to guard against being egotistical.

    I don’t think our Capricorn boy


  2. wowArchie said

    I don’t think our Capricorn boy needs to do anything about the “ego” problem at all!

    (Sorry, accidentally clicked ‘send’ before finishing the whole thing.)

    P.S. Am i a bad mummy cause i tweeted David HappyBday wish before I messaged my own daughter?(she’s born on 12-28 too) haha!


  3. Happy Birthday David! May it be a great one.


  4. Jane said

    Happy Birthday to you, David…Have a wonderful day….


  5. vlm said

    Happy birthday dear David. I wish you joy and countless blessings. You are an inspiration, a gift. I now wake up to laughter and smiles. Thank you.


  6. YJfanofdavid said

    Just think we literally watch him grow up in front of our eyes. From an awkward, shy 16.5 year old kid to a man fully in command of himself, on stage and off stage. (Thank you YouTube/Twitter/Internet/Camcorder!) What a remarkable journey. Both his and ours.


  7. I said

    Happy Birthday David! LOVE LOVE LOVE

    Hello David Fans!


  8. Amb4dja said

    Happy Birthday David Archuleta!!

    …I used to say I’d probably still call him “little David” when he was 40 (it’s endearing to me, not patronizing as some may see it)…but today…it suddently just doesn’t seem to fit! (she says wistfully recalling the little boy-wonder of AI days…)
    Will “Mr. Archuleta” do?…lol(that’s what the wise-guy bf says he’s going to call him now.)

    Happy 20th Birthday, David~~enjoy your day, hopefully eating your favorite food with your favorite people~ wishing you a blessed new decade before you.


  9. Amb4dja said

    oops “suddenly”
    ps. is there a spell-check? always meant to ask…cuz I’m notoriously making those typos..j’s askin’..


  10. Amb4dja said

    As usual, I posted first read later…LOVE the gift, the card and that great Smilebox…so cool, guys~
    Have a great day~


  11. Heidijoy said

    What a wonderful gift from the Voice, Angelica! Love the pictures you selected on the Birthday greeting!!!

    Happy Birthday David! We saw you singing “Waiting on the World To Change” when you were just 16 and here we are having just witnessed you singing with the Morman Tabernacle Choir in all your glory. We are definitely seeing our world change for the better because of you and all the fans we’ve met because of you!!


  12. jackryan4DA said

    Just came from Archuleta Phils’ Get-Together cum birthday celebration of David’s 20th! Check out our greetings

    We had soooooo much fun! Games, singing, videos, raffles, exchange gifts and of course food. One of the best pad thai I ever tasted.

    Kudos to the AP team for a most enjoyable affair!

    ps: It felt weird and a bit embarrassing when I realized I knew all the answers to the Jeopardy questions during the party.

    ps2: Happy birthday David. Here’s to more years of meaningful endeavors, lyrical adventures, peaceful acceptance and brave countenance of things to come.


  13. nanaweize said

    Happy 20th Birthday David James Archuleta…you have blessed my life!


  14. emmegirl said

    HaPpY TwEnTiEtH David!

    Look forward to celebrating many more David birthdays!
    What a perfect gift, thanks to the Voice for including all of us in it.

    The smilebox will have me smiling all day! 🙂
    Angelica, you were born to make DJA videos.


  15. djafan said

    Happy Birthday David!!! Remember to tweet #HappyBdayArchie

    Angelica, I’ll second what emmegirl said “you were born to make DJA videos” I love it!!!!

    David tweets!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    MTV wishes David a happy bday!

    If you have any celebration left in you after Christmas and Hayley Williams’ birthday, you should raise a glass (of sparkling cider, of course) to David Archuleta. The former “American Idol” runner-up turns 20 years old today, and he has no shortage of things to celebrate. Born in Florida but raised in a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah (he moved there when he was six years old), Archuleta got interested in singing early on and ended up performing in public for the first time at age 10 (he sang “I Will Always Love You” at a talent competition).

    From there, he slowly set about establishing a career for himself, competing on “Star Search” when he was 12 years old. He parlayed those appearances into a handful of other television appearances, but obviously got the biggest boost of his career when he was finally old enough to audition for “American Idol.”

    Archuleta dazzled the judges during an “Idol” audition in San Diego in 2007 with a rendition of John Mayer’s “Waiting on the World to Change” (the song famously inspired Randy Jackson to join in on backing vocals). He scored a ticket to Hollywood to compete as a semi-finalist on the show’s seventh season. That run also featured notable “Idol” contestants like David Cook (who eventually defeated Archuleta on the show’s final episode), Carly Smithson (now the lead singer of Evanescence offshoot band We Are the Fallen), Brooke White and Jason Castro. Despite all those heavy hitters, Archuleta managed to wow the judges (and the viewing audience) time and again, and his renditions of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” Robbie Williams’ “Angels” and Elton John’s “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” are the stuff of “Idol” legend.

    Since then, Archuleta has dropped three albums (two originals plus a Christmas album). One of his defining moments remains “A Little Too Not Over You,” from his self-titled 2008 album.


  16. Tawna21 said

    Happy Birthday David! You have come such a long way in the 3 years that we have known and traveled with you. You have taken us on the ride of our lives. You have been teaching and inspiring us to do, and become better individuals through your example. Thank you, eternally.


    Angelica–squishy-squeezy hugs for the words and video!

    Everyone remember to tweet #HappyBdayArchie today, all day–let’s trend his B-day.


  17. stenocruiser said

    Dear David, may you have the happiest of birthdays and may more of your dreams come true in the coming year. Thank you for being such a gift to us all.


  18. Fiona said

    Happy Birthday to you, David!!!
    You are our gift! We love you!


  19. djafan said

    David on “Good Day LA” in a bit!

    Watch here!


  20. SandyBeaches said

    I love that djafan…We always tell our dogs that we are going to be back “in a bit!” but we know that the bit may be much longer but they know something is going on! So, yes, David in a bit!

    David I imagine that your 20th birthday will be even more memorable before the day is done!

    Happy Birthday and that may be the 6,000th wish today!!



  21. Dayzee said

    Happy David Birthday!! It is so heartwarming to see love and celebrations from so many places. How nice of David to give us another day to reflect on our gratitude. There are so many things for which I am greatful, and most of them involve David.
    Loved the Smilebox! Terrific David pics!
    Happy Birthday to David, and happy David day to all of us.


  22. SandyBeaches said

    Angelica…It has been a long time since we have seen an addition to your collection and it is the best that there is out there! I am enjoying it very much!



  23. djafan said

    SB, Fox getting us all at the edge of our seats waiting for David, it’s

    jambajim tweets David

    @DavidArchie #HAPPYBDAYDAVIDARCHIE You’re no longer a teen! Thanks for making me feel old today, you jerk! 😉 about 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPad in reply to DavidArchie


  24. djafan said

    Kariontour tweets, David is a busy guy today!

    FOX Satellite Press hitting Boston, ALT, Dallas, DC, SLC, Detroit, Baltimore, Austin, Portland, San Antonio, Vegas, LA Cleveland all in less then 2 hours! RT @DavidArchie: Good morning! Off to do some interviews to start off the day.


  25. djafan said

    David will be on MORE Good Morning Oregon. He should be on in about an hour PST

    watch here


  26. djafan said

    Birthday wishes from Richard Rushfield…I loved this.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic


    The young man I dubbed “The Chosen One” on American Idol’s Seventh Season amazingly turns 20 today.

    I could write a whole book just on my David memories, of which there have been many many over the years (and many of them will be found in my upcoming book). Everyone who was present in the Idoldome that will forever remember him as a genuine take your breath away powerful performer.

    One of the most terrifying experiences of my Idol career was when I took my life in my hands and watched a David performance from the mosh pit. At the time I wrote:

    They say that when you are near the center of a hurricane it sounds like a locomotive roaring straight toward you. Well, when you are in the mosh pit during a David Archuleta performance it sounds like a hurricane about to level you to your foundations, break through your levee, flood your basements and render your neighborhood uninhabitable for generations. The shrieking starts at the first mention of his name. It increases when his face appears projected on the screen and explodes when The Chosen One steps onto the stage. Girls jump up and down, bubble over in tears and scream, “I love you!” throughout his time on stage. At the breaks, he waves to the screamers with his trademark “Aww, cut it out, you guys!” impossible-not-to-love embarrassed grin. Being in the center of this whirlwind of ecstasy is not an experience a grownup should dive into unprepared, although many ladies of a certain age in the pit seemed to get pretty well carried away by it.

    David always seemed both wise and innocent beyond his years. On the tour after s7 I talked with him about growing up on stage, and will always recall the touching answer he gave:

    When I ask him how at his age he became so committed to and serious about music instead of the more frivolous concerns of most youths, David gives an extremely touching answer that gets me more than a little choked up. Of singing, he tells me: “I’ve just always loved to do it.” He tells me how he’s never felt comfortable or natural at expressing himself in words and conversation, but that he learned early that with music he could make people understand what he was feeling and what was going on inside him. “And you don’t even have to get the words right. If you sing they can connect with you,” he added.

    It was as though he grew up far beyond his years on stage, while in real life, he struggled to keep up, stumbling to find the words.

    And then there was one of the greatest adventures on my Idol journey, getting trapped in an elevator with the Archuleta family, the siblings singing throughout our hour long ordeal. To this day, I have never met a nicer more heartwarming bunch than the Archuletas. And in that I include his father Jeff, who was always a truly considerate gentleman with me.

    Since Idol, David has gone on to record some fantastic songs and whenever I see him, when he comes back to visit the Idoldome I am awestruck at how through it all he has retained the almost supernatural sweetness that has won him so many fans, as strong off-stage as on.

    Happy birthday David!

    (photo by me from Season 7’s Top 12 party)

    28 December 2010 · 0 Comments


  27. marciami said

    Before I wish David the best birthday and thank Angelica for the post, I want to say:

    A sweet angel told me last night to come visit The Voice and I see so much thanks from all of you for working on the birthday book. This means the world to me from all of you –

    Angelica, Abrra, WowArchie, MunkFOD, Ncgirlmarylee, Lacie, Heidijoy, Nanaweize, Bluebird, MT, SweetonDA, Archangel48, Bebe, Djafan, Prd9601, Archiefan4life, SF, Andrekvr1991, Inma, Wanda, Ximena, Tawna21, Renaid, YJfanofdavid, Emmegirl, Joy, Nina.


  28. marciami said

    I also want to say that Abrra and Angelica gave me so much support and help to get the book to print form and finished, that I don’t know what I would have done without them. I called and emailed Angelica so much, but her patience was always there for me. Even while I stood at the printer’s counter to give them the link for the book, she re-did the last page of the book in three versions, and it was then complete. You can all see the beautiful designs she created for the first and last pages.

    Thank you Angelica for surprising me by making the post from an email I sent to the Saturday lunch people. I’m so glad everyone likes it – the book was very special and I think David could see that. Thank you to all for writing your 1100+messages!! I want everyone to know that Shelley started the email group card for all of use to share our birthday wishes for David.


  29. djafan said

    Hi Marcia!

    And thank you Shelley for getting the card started, it turned out to be a great birthday project!


  30. bluesky said

    # 26 Djafan and Rushfield:

    Thank you so much for that marvelous post! Angelica – for the marvelous video and gift to DA: You do what so many of us would love to do and never will. Thank you for representing us so well.

    To Marciami: Your work speaks for you. Muchas Gracias, amiga.

    To: DA: May your every wish come true.


  31. bebereader said

    Haven’t watched yet but here’s David on Good Day LA from earlier today!

    credit totoroarchie


  32. poof said

    Happy Birthday Dear David.

    I feel like I had been sleeping, then you came along. How do you thank someone for that? Yes, may your every wish come true.


  33. bebereader said


    What a beautiful tribute to David for his birthday. Thank you for representing the fans so well.


    You’re already changing the world, just by being who you are. May you always continue to touch people with your music as only you can do. Best wishes for the happiest of birthdays.


    The Richard Rushfield article is a tearjerker. Djafan, thanks for posting.

    There’s a flood of birthday wishes for David on Twitter. Remember to add your’s and help get his birthday trended by using #HappyBDayArchie in your tweet.


  34. MT said

    I love that Rushfield article. It’s so on the mark.

    David brought something in me, that had lain dormant for a long time, back to life. I can’t thank him enough for that. He also gives me hope for this generation.

    Some of David’s dreams have already come true, but there will be much more to come. My wish for you, David, is for the best life has to offer, and that ALL of your dreams continue to come true. May love and happiness be yours in abundance. ❤


  35. Marylee said

    Wow! I just love that tribute video! “twenteen”…perfect! lol ~So dang proud of what David has accomplished in his 20 years..can’t begin to express it! On the edge of my seat waiting to see what he has in store for us! Gosh, we’re so lucky! 🙂


  36. djafan said

    The Rushfield article made me tear up to.

    Birthday wishes!


    Happy birthday @davidarchie! You’re not a teen anymore! Welcome to the club! Lol So proud of you & can’t wait to see what’s next! 🙂


    Happy Bday @DavidArchie! Hope your day is great!!


    #HappyBdayArchie! I love you! Xoxo 🙂 )


    Everybody wish a happy birthday to my great friend @DavidArchie !


  37. djafan said

    Awww misses his face…sound familiar? 🙂


    @DavidArchie I hear it’s your birthday! Happy Birthday, bud! Have a great one! Miss ur face!


  38. FG said

    Marcia – my apologies for missing commenting on your book on the previous post! Thanks for all your hard work in getting that completed! You rock! 🙂


  39. River said

    What a great gift to David, what better gift, than music for the one that treasures it so. I can imagine his delight. If only he could comprehend what his singing means to all of us. I cannot imagine a day without it. Today is the special birthday of one who has changed my life all for the good. In the bargain I gained all of those at the Voice too. The best gift is one we can all share.


  40. bebereader said

    David’s “One on One” Oregon interview from JR!


  41. fg said

    Angelica, the gift of the Beatles anthology was very thoughtful. I’m sure he
    was delighted! Thank you for doing that.


  42. bebereader said

    David’s drummer, Ben, was stuck in NY due to the snow but is finally on his way to LA for rehearsals, per these tweets:

    Spending my day in JFK. No pilots for our plane. Thanks #jetblue.

    hell, I’m the one who’s stressing! 3 feet of snow and a 4 hour delay! But I’m Happy to be on My way now. 16 minutes ago


  43. jackryan4DA said

    1st 2 interviews as a 20yo

    Fox 11’s GDLA interview

    Fox 12’s MORE Oregon


  44. Renaid said

    The Oregon interview was so much better than the LA interview. So much more respectful even though he didn’t seem too familiar with David.


  45. djafan said

    Renaid, I agree 100%. The lady in red, Dorothy, was a huge David fan during AI. I just think they all lack interviewing skills and wished they could look younger too 🙂


  46. bebereader said

    ITA Renaid and djafan, The trite remarks about “staying up late” weren’t funny in the LA interview. I love how David takes it all in stride, continues smiling and doesn’t let it affect him.


  47. Renaid said

    Angelica, you are so talented. Loved the “smilebox” card. I’m sure David will think of you everytime he plays the Beatles. A great gift.


  48. bebereader said

    “David Archuleta Meets Children’s Patient”

    credit ChildrensMedical

    “Children’s Medical Center Patient, Becky Randolph of Southlake, is a big fan of David Archuleta. The only thing she wanted for Christmas were tickets to Archuleta’s concert. Her dream came true when she not only was able to attend the concert, but also meet the singer-songwriter in person. For more on her story, read the Southlake Journal’s article from Dec. 7.


  49. Angelica said

    Thanks everyone for the nice comments but I want to make clear that it was Abrra’s brilliant idea to give the gift of the anthology. Also, so sorry to forget to thank Shelly for starting the epic group birthday card to begin with. So thanks! 🙂 I hope it stands alongside his journals when he passes them down to his children and grandchildren.

    You know, I can really see David getting a lot from studying the Beatles, especially the song writing of team Lennon/McCartney. The songs are catchy, fun, uplifting, quirky, positive, not overly romantic or schmaltzy, yet the ballads are beautiful. They produced a ton of great songs that just make you feel good and often had depth and meaning.

    Love the love for David here today! Don’t forget to tweet it!

    JR, sounds like y’all had a great time at the birthday bash at Archuleta Philippines!

    I just want to wish David the happiest of birthdays ever in the history of birthdays and a blessed and beautiful New Year!


  50. Angelica said


    That video. Can you love him more?

    Don’t answer that. I already know.


  51. Gayle122890 said

    Happy Birthday, David! You are so loved by so many! Wish for you the best in life. Love you always, sweetface.


  52. Angelica said

    He tweets! 🙂

    Thanks everyone for all the birthday wishes!! Been having a good birthdy so far! 7 minutes ago via txt Retweeted by you and 100+ others

    And twitter just exploded in reply. 😆


  53. silverfox said

    Querido David…Feliz Cumpleaños!

    Don’t listen to those who say you “look 14”. Maybe you looked 14 when you were 16, but you have matured very nicely before our eyes in the last 2 years. You look every bit the 20 year old you are, or at least 18! But you know what? It’s not a bad thing to be told you look years younger…just wait & see in about 10-15 years! It will be music to your ears!

    Hope you have a big piece of Birthday Cake after your big birthday dinner! It’s OK to “eat cake” once a year!


  54. silverfox said


    Your Happy Birthday David video is so good, as all your videos are. You know how to pick just the perfect photos and he is a beautiful subject!

    Djafan..I’m soooooooooooooo jealous of you! You will be seeing David at what will be a great concert tomorrow night! I wish I could be there!

    David looked & sounded great in the interviews today! He’s getting more & more confident & proficient when answering mundane questions. His speaking voice is no longer the voice of a boy. His speaking voice, like his singing voice, is as rich & smooth as the creamy chocolate I’m addicted to. 😀


  55. djafan said

    David gives thanks!!!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic


  56. djafan said

    That hospital video is so sweet!

    SF, I am trying to maintain 🙂 Who am I kidding?! I so excited for tomorrow!


  57. Angelica said

    AmB4dja #9

    Meant to answer your question earlier. I have spell check on my computer at home in the comments using Mozilla Firefox. But at work using IE, no spell check. I am a big fan of Firefox as a browser and it is so compatible with WordPress. Also the Voice Unplugged works much better if you are using Firefox as your browser. Hope that helps.

    SF and all you video responders…Thanks!


  58. djafan said

    Alison Sudol from A Fine Frenzy tweets David!!!!!

    @DavidArchie happy birthday, dear dear david! Wishing you a year full of happiness, joy and inspiration. Hugs and love xoxo


  59. emmegirl said

    dja, thanks for all the tweet updates. I miss out on all of them if they aren’t posted.

    And you are going to be seeing “dear, dear david” again tomorrow, you lead a charmed life dear girl!


  60. bebereader said

    A charmed life indeed! Dja, I’m so happy for you!! 🙂

    Speaking of charmed lives…I can’t help thinking about that Beatles Anthology and all of the Beatles songs that I would love for David to sing.

    Uh oh…I think this opened up a barrel of songs….LOL

    This one, for example:

    “I Should Have Known Better”

    credit: IavMusic

    Dear David: Please let this one jump out at you!


  61. Angelica said



  62. SandyBeaches said

    #40 Bebe…and from JR (thanks JR)…he looks so accomplished in this interview. He has had a tremendous two weeks and it shows on his face. The age of 20 looks amazing on him!

    The pictures in Angelica’s birthday tribute are stunning.

    Djafan…you hold great responsibility you know. We will be looking forward to hearing from you as soon as it is possible.

    Interviews, especially television interviews are different now. There seems to be an urgency to have questions answered and you hear the cameras snapping pictures simultaneously as we see in comment #26. The Christmas concerts I know took the audiences to another place in music and now he is being given the tremendous respect and recognition that all accomplished musicians are given.



  63. SandyBeaches said

    Bebe…David would be fabulous singing some of the Beatles songs and we can hope!



  64. bebereader said

    Or this one…

    (Someone please stop me; I’m going through the entire Beatles Anthology and will be up all night. Okay so I’m up all night anyway. :D)

    “Hey Jude”

    credit AllTheLoveGoneBlack


  65. Angelica said

    Love this one.


  66. Angelica said



  67. vlm said

    Thanks Angelica for the wonderful birthday tribute!
    I looked at it xxxxx times – burned my cake and forgot my mango icing – it had to be refrigerated – now making another batch.
    The gift for David is beautiful – especially the thoughts that went with it.
    Have a blessed New Year everyone.


  68. emmegirl said

    bebe 60, and he could wear this.

    (I could watch this pretty much all day)


  69. Angelica said

    They’re kinda addicting. lol. I may be up all night with you Bebe!


  70. emmegirl said

    Want to see him do this again, completely his way.


  71. djafan said

    More bday tweets!


    Happy 20th birthday to @DavidArchie!! I’ve know you since you were just little lad(in Irish accent). #youreallgrownup


    Happy Birthday David Archuleta!:


    Happy 20th b-day to @DavidArchie! He stopped by our Studio quite recently:


    Happy 20th @DavidArchie. Have a great day #happybdayArchie and thanks for your support of @SU2C.


    @DavidArchie Happy Birthday! Good talking to you the other day!


    Happy Birthday @DavidArchie from your friends @ChildrensTheOne!


    A big MTV News HAPPY BIRTHDAY to @DavidArchie!


  72. bebereader said

    Emmegirl#68 Hope that jacket makes another appearance on the TOSOD tour!

    Angelica#69 “In My Life”<<< my most favorite Beatles song E-VER!

    but this one ain't too shabby either!

    "Yesterday" LIVE

    credit pacinoson


  73. wowArchie said

    Emmegirl!! my TOSSAD buddy!!

    Finally hear your confession about the Dallas-TOSSOD-obsession.
    I thought I am the only crazy one! Your comment@SnowAngelz were so good especially this “David gets a paper cut and the music notes flows out” made me ga-ga and wooh-wooh. Sorry for my silly English word expression, ain’t good at it. but since you are my TOSOD buddy I believe you understand fully.


  74. djafan said

    This from Neonlimelight…I agree with all of their reasons!

    Happy Birthday, David Archuleta: 20 Reasons We Love Archie!

    Today (December 28) is David Archuleta‘s 20th birthday! To celebrate, we decided to bypass the typical video playlist and get a little more personal. We want people to know just why we adore this singer/songwriter so much so we’ve complied 20 reasons why we love David–one for every epic year of Archie’s epic life.

    Happy birthday, David! Here are some of the reasons why we love you:

    1. His singing voice
    2. His bow tie swag
    3. His laugh
    4. “My Kind of Perfect“
    5. He makes dorky cool
    6. His obsessive tweets about food
    7. He’s becoming a kick-ass songwriter
    8. His philanthropy
    9. His Idol performance of “Imagine” still owns
    10. He cares about the well-being of pumpkins
    11. Christmas From The Heart
    12. This interview!
    13. His adorable smile!
    14. His many, many haircuts
    15. He does random so well
    16. He loves his family!
    17. “Barriers“
    18. His cover of “Apologize” by OneRepublic may be better than the original
    19. He knows what a “hob knocker” is!
    20. Did we mention THAT VOICE?!


  75. djafan said

    I want to hear David sing all of this!


  76. bebereader said


    Thanks for collecting the Happy Birthday tweets! David is so loved, not only by his fans but by everyone he comes in contact with, both professionally and personally. Despite any criticism he may get, it seems that his magic is reaching far more people than before. 😀 IMO, of course.

    #75 Forgot about that one! YES, YES AND YES!!!


  77. bebereader said

    Found on Twitter:

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    credit rarchiefan


  78. emmegirl said

    wowarchie {wave}, yeah, I’m kinda hooked on that video. Waiting for tomorrow nights’s vids, should be another one, woohoo!

    Your expression may not be completely perfect but it is completely understood!

    dja 75, deadly.

    Judging from that list of NeonLimelight’s, and a great list it is, they are not just casual fans! 🙂

    (and their #7…finally, someone said it.)


  79. bebereader said


    ‘American Idol’: The 20 Best Performances Ever

    David’s “Imagine” made the list!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    “14. DAVID ARCHULETA, ”Imagine” (Season 7)
    Cynics, grab your Kleenex. You know Paula Abdul wasn’t the only one with water in her eyes after the adorable Utah teen delivered a measured, powerful, and emotionally gripping take on John Lennon’s classic. Now wipe those tears, hit the replay button on this performance, and repeat.”,,20312226_20362239_20770994,00.html


  80. Abrra said

    Thank you for delivering the gift to David in SLC on our behalf. It meant the world to us to be able to give him something unique and useful.

    The video card is wonderful!

    To David:
    Image and video hosting by TinyPic


  81. bebereader said

    David’s drummer, Ben made it safe to California per these tweets:

    Made it to LA!!!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    So happy all the band & crew has made it in safe….just some delays!!! Now @DavidArchie rehearsals are underway getting ready for tomorrow!


  82. djafan said

    This from Love the last sentence.

    David Archuleta will perform on New Year’s Eve Live from Las Vegas (Video)

    David Archuleta turned 20 today and to celebrate he was on Good Day LA talking about his upcoming show in Las Vegas. Actually the on air crew told him Happy Birthday, but he was there to talk about his upcoming gig in Las Vegas, Nevada. The runner up of the reality show American Idol is excited aobut his upcoming gig Friday night where he will be performing live (on the East coast segment of the show) during ‘New Year’s Eve Live.’ The event, a celebration of the year approaching is a great chance for thousands across America to see the entertainer.

    Telling the Good Day LA host that he isn’t much of a partier, Archuletta shares that he doesn’t have much interest in going into party places as he is much quieter than most people his age. There definitely was a certain stage of innocence in the interview, despite the anchors who wanted to see if they could challenge the entertainer on how late Archuleta was going to stay up because he looks so young.

    There was a portion of the interview where David discusses his ‘type of love song. Sharing that he hasn’t been in a relationship he wrote a song wondering what it would be like to be in one and if he had already found the perfect person but just didn’t know it.

    Take a moment to watch the interview of David Archuleta in the video box. He definitely does American Idol proud!


  83. Angelica said

    Neonlimelight, c’mere.


    OK. If he EVER sang this I would die happy.


  84. bebereader said

    #84 Oh Angelica…those lyrics….just ohhhhhhh


  85. Amb4dja said

    Well I hope all you Beetle maniacs :)…caught Sir Paul being honored at the Kennedy Center tonight, just about 30 mins ago on the telly…’s what brought me back here now ..tho’ I haven’t fully articulated to myself what I felt watching..I’ll try to make some sense…………….

    As I watched the best of the best, honor one of THE BEST…the music and tribute and reaction of the audience was all moving (heck they looked like us all at a David concert!)…the roar of the audience, in what seemed like multi-generations standing, cheering, singing watching a collective “got it” that this was music & a voice of all our generation and then could see on their faces how this music had meant so much to so many…and it was a shared moment to take all that in together.

    I immediately thought of the connection to this post today…(if I can bring something back to David, I never miss the chance.)
    I thought that gift to David “Perfect.” this morning…even more so now.

    I know many who would think we “crazy David nuts” are stretching to draw any comparisons here…but I think not so much..

    David’s constant message of “the power of music” to touch, inspire, lift people, make them think…bring them joy…the beauty of emotions expressed in poetry set to music that makes a kind of magic. The talent and gift that is. That was celebrated at the Kennedy Center tonight.

    David gets it. David gives that. THE VOICE of his generation. …yet also touching the generation that cut our teeth on the likes of the Beetles. THE VOICE for everyone.
    The people who gather here, and honor David in their own heartfelt and creative ways get it.
    …call me crazy, but I see so much more than the “star-struck” fans some see among us.

    I dunno…I just guess I felt some kind of “full-circle” moment in all this today…the Beetles anthology gift to David, then Paul honored tonight…and just feeling the power of music..

    LOL…it’s late, I’m tired, and maybe this will sound like ramblin’ indulgence in the morning…haha…but what better place to ramble it. 🙂

    Hope David had a simply 20th b-day.

    ps. To Angelica..Ok re: spellcheck, just thought it might be on your site and I missed it..I’m in IE, but can try FF sometime~Tku!


  86. MT said

    Wow, so much to mention here. I don’t know where to start.

    dja, have a great time tomorrow! It should be an awesome show.

    Please share whatever you feel comfortable with. We’ll be waiting for details. 🙂 Yes: Yes to NeonLimelight. Think they have a slight case of ODD. I’m loving it. & yes: Would love to hear him finish “Maybe I’m Amazed” cuz I certainly was when I saw that clip.

    Angelica, you have the greatest graphics. LOL … that cat, and that huggin smilie! so funny! and #84 Wow, can you just imagine David doing that one? with all the moves? OMG the whole place would hit the floor, unconcious, and I hope I’m there!!

    #68 Emmegirl: OMG yes, he needs to make that jacket the TOSOD Tour uniform. It’s just gorgeous on him!!


  87. Amb4dja said

    Speaking of editing…I swear I had it right, then it disappeared!!
    “Hope David had a simply 20th b-day!!

    Nite…me & the computer are tired.


  88. Amb4dja said

    oh must be the parenthesis I used to emphasize it, negated the word somehow?


    sigh. sorry for all the corrections.


  89. djafan said

    Angelica, that is one ugly cat..hahaha


  90. MT said

    86.Amb4dja: I loved your comment and don’t think it’s a stretch at all to compare them. I really think that one day David will also be a music Icon in the way that Sir Paul is today.

    I know I sometimes fangirl over David, it’s hard not to when he’s so gorgeous. But, David is such an puzzle. So many pieces to put together. There are moments when I’m simply amazed by his musical brilliance. Other moments, I’m literally awwwwwed by his sweetness. Then there are moments where he appears to be every single day of those twenty years and seems very “grown up.” Sometimes I could just sit and stare and wonder how he could be so beautiful, inside and out.

    I think it’s a puzzle that he’s still piecing together and when it’s done, it’s going to be spectacular. And when that time comes, I’ll still be here with you guys, supporting, admiring, and fangirling. LOL

    PS Hope you had a
    Happy Birthday, David!!


  91. Angelica said

    AmB4dja #86

    You are profound. 8) No I didn’t catch Sir Paul being honored at Kennedy Center. Thanks for the info and your eloquent heartfelt, spot-on post. Way to ramble.


    Archu not AGAIN calling my cats ugly? I weel show you ugly, my friend! Have a care or I weel surely keel you in your sleep. Then you moost mees your concert tonight and chu would not ever weesh for that, now would you? I deedint think so. heheheh…ach ach aaaacch *cough* Please to excuse for hairball. It was magnificent as am I.


  92. bebereader said

    #86 Amb4dja: I see the connection and it’s not a stretch. It’s like passing the knowledge when someone new takes over because there’s much to learn from the masters. I see your full circle too. Please feel free to “ramble” any ole time.

    #91 MT I loved every single word of your comment.

    “There are moments when I’m simply amazed by his musical brilliance. Other moments, I’m literally awwwwwed by his sweetness. Then there are moments where he appears to be every single day of those twenty years and seems very “grown up.”

    He’s a work in progress!

    #92 Angelica:
    Wait a sec.
    Let me get this straight.
    The hairball was magnificent?


    Someday I’ll show you a picture of a real handsome feline, my Peachy. I can’t find his pitcher now so yule chest half two weight.


  93. bebereader said

    David, along with Brooke, Benton and Michael Johns, sings “Let It Be”.

    With due respect to the others, the ‘real’ singer arrives onstage at 2:48 to show them how it’s done. 😉

    credit EmpStudio


  94. wowArchie said

    Dear Angelica,

    Can I borrow your #91 burned-charcoal looking kitten?
    I need it to catch a rat in my house!

    Sigh! As I was waiting patiently for you guys in US to show up (or wake up) so that we could celebrate David’s birthday together, my son came to me with 2 hands full of RAT GLUE!!!
    (my hubby was trying to catch the mouse who sneaked in our 2nd-fl room last nite).

    Well, I’m probably the first & the last who came to the Voice today. I’VE MISSED ALL THE FUN IN BETWEEN! HOW COULD THIS BE??? Cleaning 10 sticky fingers with nail polish remover was no fun. It took me a long time—way toooo long. Son, I refuse to call you “my mini-David-Archuleta” any longer. How could u do this to your mummy on David’s birthday?!huh??????

    Hope tomorrow’s California concert can change my mood. Go!GO! Djafan! Poor wowArchie is counting on you now.


  95. fg said

    Lol methinks u all drank the juice!


  96. kaycee said

    Hey All! Hope everyone is having a wonderful Holiday Season. Excited for David over the next few days! I just had to hop on here and share my surprise from earlier this week when I took my daughter to Ruby Tuesdays for lunch. As we were waiting for a table, she smiled and pointed to the speakers…The Other Side of Down (the song) was playing! We couldn’t believe it! We haven’t heard any songs from the new album on the radio, so we were beyond excited! The album has become really special to my daughter as she has been going through a lot this past month–such great uplifting messages and such a positive vibe.


  97. PandasMama said

    Sorry I missed all of the fun for David’s Bday here yesterday. Trying to write and enjoy my first day without others in the house in two weeks. For D’s bday I wrote a new acrostic poem that I published on my blog,

    Here it is:

    Happy Birthday David

    Heart of gold exhibited through actions;
    Advocate for the downtrodden.
    Painter composing vivid scenes;
    Passionate words lovingly abound,
    Yearning to teach the world to care.

    Brilliant star, shining for all to see;
    Imperfect, yet the epitome of perfection.
    Rare gem in a sea of ordinary,
    Tantalizing melodies emanate from his soul.
    Harbinger of many good things to come;
    Destiny bids him to transcend the average.
    Awe-inspiring values cause him to rise above the rest.
    Youthful zeal melds with sage counsel.

    Devotion unparalleled, sets forth a shining example;
    Astute observations delivered to the world through wise eyes.
    Virtues, set to lofty heights, reach to teach us;
    Imagine the world if more conformed to these ideals.
    David, you inspire us!

    Also, David’s interview on MyFoxAustin aired this morning (taped yesterday) Year’s Eve Live!:


  98. sweetonDA said

    Well I see we had some fun yesterday. I hope David had a fun day and night for his birthday. Since he loves to sing, rehearsal was probably just the cherry on top of his birthday cake 🙂

    To all those going to the concert tonight, have a blast!

    Angelica and Abrra, your birthday gift to David from The Voice was pure inspiration. He will surely listen and love it. And, yes, hopefully he will sing some of the songs mentioned here. How blessed we are to have a singer who can sing any genre and incorporate his fine talents with any song, awwww the joy of hearing new songs from him is worth the waits we have to endure.

    I’m sure he will be singing some new ones tonight at the concert. Hoping for that cellcast and ninja video to hear them.

    Off to work, have a great day everyone!


  99. Angelica said

    FG, we did. Have some?



    That’s so great! I just got an email that someone heard SBL in the JC Pennys in Jackson, MS! So wonderful that your daughter is being lifted up by TOSOD. David would love to know that. Still got you both in my prayers.


  100. djafan said

    Good Morning! Today is the day! MT, Emmegirl and all others my ears, eyes, heart and soul will be open to immerse myself in the David Archuleta concert experience 🙂

    Wonder what this is about?


    RT SusanFOD @JennyFOD Kendra performed at my boss’ country club just b4 Christmas. She said she is producing something for David. <==OMGOSH!
    about 1 hour ago

    Who Are Your Top Five Favorite Celebrities To Follow On Twitter?

    December 29, 2010 | by Disney Dreaming |

    Twitter really took off this year, and many of our favorite celebrities use the social networking site to keep in touch with their fans on a daily basis. Out of all of the celebrities currently using Twitter, who is your favorite to follow and read their Tweets?

    Some of our favorites include:

    1. David Archuleta
    2. Justin Bieber
    3. Selena Gomez
    4. Nick Jonas
    5. Taylor Swift

    credit sonymusicidads


  101. djafan said

    Kaycee, TOSOD was playing?! Isn’t that something. I’ve been hearing Something Bout Love and friends and family inform me when they’ve heard it out and about. Glad that your daughter has David’s uplifting music, I’m he would feel this alone would be worth his hard labor, CD sales or not and I still am hopeful that with the new year things are going to get better 🙂


  102. djafan said

    Amb4dja, Just had to repeat this, beautifully said.

    “David’s constant message of “the power of music” to touch, inspire, lift people, make them think…bring them joy…the beauty of emotions expressed in poetry set to music that makes a kind of magic. The talent and gift that is. That was celebrated at the Kennedy Center tonight.

    David gets it. David gives that. THE VOICE of his generation. …yet also touching the generation that cut our teeth on the likes of the Beetles. THE VOICE for everyone.
    The people who gather here, and honor David in their own heartfelt and creative ways get it.
    …call me crazy, but I see so much more than the “star-struck” fans some see among us.

    I dunno…I just guess I felt some kind of “full-circle” moment in all this today…the Beetles anthology gift to David, then Paul honored tonight…and just feeling the power of music.. ”

    I also see much more than “star struck” fans. Being in Utah amongst so many fans, not a single crazy one in the bunch. 🙂

    We all see that David gets now at 20 and has for years the magic that is music for some reason he is “the chosen one” to give us this gift IMO 🙂


  103. djafan said

    David Archuleta on FOX 5 Las Vegas


  104. djafan said

    TOSOD makes the list! I tell you this is going to be the album that could, dang it!

    2010 in Review: The year’s best Idol albums
    Posted by Mark Franklin on Dec 29, 2010 in 2010 in Review, Featured Articles | 1 comment

    This wasn’t the kindest of years to American Idol in terms of CD sales.

    David Archuleta: “The Other Side of Down”

    This was the toughest pick on the list. Should the honor go to Jason Castro’s hit-and-miss debut because of a few golden moments or to David’s second album for being solid from beginning to end. In the end, I chose David. Jason’s album relied on golden moments from Idol to make it more palatable; David put out a better sophomore album than his debut. He had a hand in writing more of the material, too, with credits on 10 of the 12 songs. And it’s just so darn upbeat and … well, David being David. It’s just a shame the sales numbers for the album haven’t been more upbeat to this point.


  105. djafan said

    Sorry for the spamming, had a good nights rest in preparation for today!!!

    David talks tour!!!


  106. MT said

    #93 BeBe: Love the vids from Michael, Brooke, and Benton’s concert. I was particularly impressed with Proud Mary; the way David approached the edge of the stage and got the audience to participate, and the fact that he was so respectful and didn’t try to overshadow the others. There were times when Michael wanted him to sing and you can see David passes the mike in front of his mouth then pulls it away so he cant be heard. Ahhh … that voice is so full and rich and unmistakeable, it could easily have stolen the show.

    I do love the way the whole atmosphere in that place changed the moment he took the stage. Even the performers seemed more charged with David there!! Not that Brooke, Michael and Benton aren’t talented, just not quite at David’s level.

    Hmm… then again, maybe I’m just biased toward this talented young man. Not ashamed of it either. 🙂


  107. MT said

    Djafan: Have an awesome time!! Be sure to come back with a full report. 😀


  108. betsy said

    Thank you all. I am so happy that David has such fans as you – people who make him books, gift him beautiful music that we all know he appreciates, and people who just plain love him.
    It’s making this bad week better. All I have to do is remember all the good. 🙂


  109. bebereader said

    Awww {{{Betsy}}} “Things Are Gonna Get Better”

    Kaycee, TOSOD came along at just the right time. How can we thank someone for a gift that makes us feel good, that lifts us up and inspires us, with a voice that heals? It’s priceless.

    djafan, Not to put any pressure on you *cough* but we’re all counting on you for details for tonight’s event. As for your spamming…never stop!

    MT Oh to have been at that concert with David, Brooke, Benton…David stole the show whether he tried to or not. That voice and delivery…there is just nothing like it.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    credit YJ


  110. Dja! Cannot wait to hear about tonite! so excited for you and all who will be at The Grove!!OOOOOOOH!

    Emmigirl, if we don’t hear back from Dja, we will know David wore the blue jacket, and she did not survive.

    too much great stuff to comment on here, being late to the party!Catching up on all I have missed, and it’s alot!haha
    Angelica, love love love the Happy Birthday smilebox!!There is just no stopping you when you get those creative juices flowing!! Bravo!You and Abrra, ! The birthday book, the gift, the smiley box video. You guys are so awesome. It’s all wonderful, as you are.
    Now that I have laughed, cried and spazzed through posts and comments, work calls.UGH.

    Angelica,that cat, both of them. hahaha!
    90.MT loved your comments!He is like a puzzle. A gigantic, beautiful, intricate, wonderous, puzzle!For sure,I’m stayin!
    I love the exchanges here in the wee hours of the morning.
    Bebe and Angelica, Dja.FG you guys are hysterical.Entertainment central!hahaha


  111. bebereader said

    David on Fox Austin

    David on Fox Utah

    credit Archiedorable


  112. Renaid said

    Djafan, Have a great time tonight and know that we will all be thinking of you and wishing we were there with you. I can’t wait for your recap.


  113. Abrra said

    The decision to give David a birthday gift from the fans at The Voice was a joint one among all the admins. They all liked my idea and we decided that Angelica would deliver the certificate to David at the M&G in SLC. All 4 were equally involved. I wanted to correct any misconception that it was just Angelica and myself. I want to tell you how tickled we all were to give him something that will last him forever. If he ever decides to cover a Beatles song, it will be so much more meaningful to the fans here at The Voice.

    Abrra who is just a bit jealous of djafan 😉


  114. Angelica said

    Thank you Abrra. I meant to post that same thing this morning but got distracted by stuff at work. It was very much agreed upon by all of us after much careful thought and was a group endeavor from start to finish.

    I am so happy for djafan too and excited for reports of what transpires tonight! Maybe just a little jealous too, see #61. 😉


  115. TOfan said

    Angelica, what a beautiful gift, how absolutely perfect!!! I can just picture David’s face thanks to your incredible description, wow, just wow.

    To everyone going to the Anaheim show, have an aMAZing time (of course you will! lol)… can’t wait to hear every detail!



  116. Amb4dja said

    Angelica…your new title and subtitle to this thread today made me smile…and why not girl? follow your bliss!…”20″ deserves a little longer celebration.
    …and it IS a fun thread (still love your video).

    But haa…it just hit me…dang, last night I looked at it twice and really WAS tired…who spells The Beatles like the bug?! ohhh, that and just when I’m asking about spellcheck…duhhh, nuf said. (not that SC woulda worked there…for that I’d have needed my brain engaged!)
    ..and lol, unless I missed it, y’all too polite to say uh…Ms. wax-poetic about the Be-A-tles and David…

    Now I know the vibe stays positive here. haha.

    okey dokey, just popped by…have to catch back up more laterrrr…………………….


  117. silverfox said

    Just got home from work and I AM OFF FOR THE NEXT FOUR DAYS!!Yayyyy!!

    That means I can stay up late tonight waiting for photos or “ninja” vids from The Grove!! I’m like a kid on Christmas Eve who was just told she can stay up & wait for Santa! 😆


  118. Amb4dja said

    Djafan, and ALL going tonight…have a great time!!…tour (for real) betta’ be comin’ soon…I’yam ova’due!


  119. Fiona said

    Emmegirl #68, ME TOO!!!! I was at that show and TOSOD was fantastic live!!!! He danced a lot and strutted around, loved it!! 🙂 🙂 🙂


  120. silverfox said


    I know you may not see this, but I just wanted to “warn” you that tonight is going to be more than just another Awesome David concert! He just had a birthday, right? Which means there will be some big surprises tonight! There HAS to be! I was remembering his Atlanta Jingle Jam concert when the band surprised him with a birthday cake for his 18th birthday whic was coming up later that month. They put a “trick candle” on it & David kept trying to blow it out! It was hilarious! David was such a great sport & so touched when the audience sang Happy Birthday to him. (I was there)!

    Anyway, DON”T SAY I DIDN”T WARN YOU! I think it’s going to be EPIC & a night to remember in more ways than one!

    Hope you have a blast! Wish I was there! 😀


  121. Abrra said

    Here you go SF



  122. Abrra said

    OH my! How can he make Christmas songs HAWT??



  123. silverfox said

    Thanks for the memories, Abrra!

    I remember how A M A Z E D we all were when David just up & sang a Christmas song A Capella at the end of each of his Jingle performances that year! I mean, WHO does that? He was the youngest, newest performer in those concerts but not one of the others did or could do that! But then, none had The Voice to do what David could do. It was then that we were wishing & hoping for a Christmas album & he aimed to please in a big way the next year with CFTH. So many great memories David has given us from his AI auditions to the present. He’s always amazing & we are always amazed!


  124. Angelica said

    How does he make blowing out candles look so HAWT?

    Congrats on the 4 days off SF. I have one more to work and then I’m off for 3. Very excited about what new songs he will sing tonight! He hasn’t sung Look Around or Good Place which are my favorites except for Falling Stars and TOSOD and My Kind of Perfect. Seriously, Look Around is my #1 favorite. Have you ever noticed that when he gets to the part..

    “Tunnel vision got you blinded” this whoooooo sound goes straight for my right ear. Happens every time. I love that so much.


  125. silverfox said

    Ha! Angelica! That’s funny because Look Around is MY favorite from TOSOD song too. The lyrics are so powerful! They kind of “smacked me” out of my oblivion one day when I was having a bad day & thinking “is this all there is”? I loved David’s voice on the song but then I paid attention to the lyrics and got SMACKED right upside my head! Look Around told me to pay attention to what’s good in my world & stop feeling sorry for myself! The lyrics are the most powerful of all the songs, IMO. I just LOVE it!

    BTW, the Beatles Box Set was a great gift choice for David. There’s not one Beatle song David would not do justice to. 😉

    So…how much longer before tonight’s concert starts???


  126. Abrra said

    # 97 PandasMama

    I released your post from the spam filter. ( the long link may have caused it to go there)

    This is my favorite verse. It encapsulates all David’s good qualities. Great job!

    Brilliant star, shining for all to see;
    Imperfect, yet the epitome of perfection.
    Rare gem in a sea of ordinary,
    Tantalizing melodies emanate from his soul.
    Harbinger of many good things to come;
    Destiny bids him to transcend the average.
    Awe-inspiring values cause him to rise above the rest.
    Youthful zeal melds with sage counsel.



  127. bluebar said

    So excited for David and the band… the show tonight is going to be, once again, an exceptional performance.
    For us on the East coast, it seems like forever till the actual show-time!
    So… to pass the time, I just logged onto “The Grove” website. Here is the show info:

    “American pop singer-songwriter, David Archuleta, will be returning to the Grove of Anaheim on Wednesday, December 29.

    David Archuleta won the hearts of America after his second place finish on the seventh season of American Idol. As one of the youngest contestants to appear on the show, he enjoyed instant fame and success. In August of 2008, David Archuleta released his first single “Crush”. His self-titled debut album reached number two on the Billboard 200 chart. His recently released second album, The Other Side of Down, features hits such as, “Elevator” and “Falling Stars.”

    His angelic voice and inspiring song lyrics make David Archuleta one of the most popular pop singers of his time. Along with being a profound role model in today’s society, he also released “Christmas from the Heart” which debuted at number two on the seasonal chart behind Bob Dylan.

    With inspiration from his Latin-influenced childhood along with his appreciation for gospel, pop, rock and soul, David Archuleta is a dynamic artist who appeals to a wide variety of audiences.”

    This is a dinner show, so I clicked on the menu for this evening. It sounds luscious! Hope David is getting to enjoy some of this fare as well; there are dishes – with a little spice – I’m sure he will savor. And, I hope they do include a special slice of Birthday cake just for him! Here is the link:

    Click to access 1937.pdf


  128. Renaid said

    Please go vote for David and Falling Stars
    He is up against Kris Allen.


  129. Dayzee said

    Yesterday I went to my grandson John’s wedding. With 40 grandchildren I really don’t recall the dates of any other weddings. But thanks to David, I will always remember John’s anniversary.

    So excited for tonight’s performance. Hurry up!

    At the SL lunch, Marcia let us choose an enchanted bookmark with David’s picture. You lay the bookmark on your book as you read and it whispers “Look at me” until you have to give up the book and just look at the bookmark. Thanks Marcia.


  130. Renaid said

    Oh no they are saying no cameras at the request of the artist 😦


  131. jackryan4DA said

    We have 5 videos for the NYE Live Promo so far. Let me see, you giys have Fox 5, 7 & 13, so here are the rest

    FOX 11’s LA

    FOX 12’s OREGON


  132. bebereader said

    SF Doors opened at 6:30PM PAC time. I just spoke to dja and she is raring to go! In fact she had to hang up because she had to get in line. It was finally moving!

    Outside of The Grove

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    David tweets: Thanks for all the Sprinkles cupcakes and gifts you guys! haha looking forward to the show tonight!
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    Why aren’t camera’s allowed 😦

    I am tweetingvfrpmca frliends phonr and omg i just met daviddddddddd aaaaahhhhhhhhhgddnnn Omg aahhh he knew who i ammmmmmm omg he was omg. I amomg tlgdgbj

    He liked Totoro! He laughed! Wearing blue Elvis shirt black cardigan, jeans & black scarf!

    All I said was “Hi David” hahaha. I froze when he looked at me! Haha omg.


    The sun has come out just in time for our long journey to Anaheim to see @davidarchie and friends!


  133. bebereader said

    More tweets:

    OK there won’t be many pics from @DavidArchie’s concert tonight – NO cameras at all, not even point and shoot!

    @zerogravity1: There’s a baby grand pianoooo on the stage!!!!!!!!

    NO ccc, NO professional cams, NO TWEETING?! KILL ME NOW! xD Seriously.


    Kari just told us, “enjoy the show, it’s gonna be a lot different than any other one” ahhh! What is it?

    @mmakkenzie idk. They said we can’t even take our phones out. It’s so strict!

    TheBaubShow: @davidarchie is on the other side of this wall!

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  134. poof said

    Pandasmama My favorite line, “Yearning to teach the world to care.” That just seems to capture “it”.

    Saw Julie Andrews interviewed on the Oprah Show with the entire cast of Sound of Music. Oprah asked her when she “knew” she had a gift. She said, “When I was about seven”. I really loved how she embraces and is comfortable stating the true fact that she has a gift. Hoping David will feel that comfortable some day.

    Have a blast tonight all you lucky people at the concert. I will get a turn someday!!!

    Hmmm, I WILL,,,, Hey Angelica, Emmegirl and Bebe, How about the Beatles “I Will”,,,, for David. I love that one.


  135. bebereader said


    A backstage band photo for the @davidarchie fans!

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  136. Abrra said

    Poof here you go!



  137. emmegirl said

    poof, love your find. I’ve never heard that song, it would be perfect with MKOP!

    …oh my heck, what is going on there tonight. I hope dja has a photographic memory.


  138. emmegirl said

    thanks for the tweets bebe!


  139. bebereader said

    My pleasure, Emmegirl!

    It’s per the venue not David. Don’t keep your camera in the air too long. “@raybreezy24: @TheBaubShow hey Bob ask Archie why no photography 1 minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

    There’s a big ass video camera at the @DavidArchie concert. Hopefully shooting some footage we’ll get to see? Since we can’t take our own?

    zerogravity1: 16 songs on the setlist! Old album… New album… Some holiday songs! less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

    Melinda Bell MelindaWEG
    Yes those are fine as always. RT @California27: @MelindaWEG What about normal cameras with no flash?

    About to start.


  140. emmegirl said

    While we’re not waiting for vids,

    (pardon the spamming. It’s just that I can’t take it, not knowing what he is doing tonight. I admit it, I need help.)


  141. Angelica said

    Tweet from TheBaubshow:

    It’s per the venue not David. Don’t keep your camera in the air too long. “@raybreezy24: @TheBaubShow hey Bob ask Archie why no photography


  142. Angelica said

    Text from Djafan!

    Hi ladies…I am in my seat in tier one…yay…family is in tier 3 not bad really. Spent time in VIP area talking with David fans…white baby grand on stage…no opener…just David


  143. bebereader said

    Complain w/ full band she be EPIC tho!
    No Look Around… No Who I Am…
    There will be a mix of holiday songs (“Pat-a-Pan,” “The First Noel”), songs from the first album, and songs from TOSOD. The encore will be “Crush.”
    @DavidArchie Anaheim Meet and Greet photo’s up already on his Facebook Page! Thanks to everyone!


  144. silverfox said

    From **Gasp** Melinda…

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  145. silverfox said

    @SmileyMichelle tweeted David is wearing…

    Black shoes and jacket with the buttons like fom Malaysia!

    (Pants too, I hope! :lol:)


  146. emmegirl said



  147. silverfox said

    Yup, same jacket from the Philippines..NICE!

    @Seattle_D: David!

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    (No cameras, eh? Melinda must have changed her mind after all the gnashing of teeth by David’s fans, cuz even she’s taking twit-pics!)

    I’m a happy camper!


  148. emmegirl said

    Happy camper here! Was hoping we would see that jacket again too! His voice sounded amazing on To Be With You.


  149. silverfox said

    From Melinda…LOVE-LY!

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  150. gladys said


    I do not represent anyone, though, some people agree with me, I do not know.
    I speak and write in the name of my own interests.
    This week I read the opinions of Melinda, about cellcast. She wrote, “David does not like cellcast and disagree with them.”
    It is as thin layer of ice that is about david?, Nobody wants to step on it and say, “David is not the right decision”
    I wonder, is it true that David thinks that way? is true that David takes these decisions? David knows that thanks to cellcast, we have heard a concert from the other side of the world, ”
    If I’m wrong, I apologize, but I think David is not involved in these things and the issue of cellcast, is a matter of melinda.
    I’m reading, besides the cellcast, there are also restrictions on the public videos filmed at the concerts. Of course, always clarify that this prohibition claim is “at the request of the artist!
    I’ve always known that David does not like the VIP cellcast, by people paid to be there.
    I remember there was a concert, and David asked not to take pictures.
    Melinda also speak of “violating private content” when they mention a concert, an event, a performance, a promotion, not private, is completely public.
    We are not violating any rule, or publishes, or private.
    For us, the Latino fans, who live away from David and we can not attend a concert, david videos are like water in an oasis.
    The person who took these decisions so restrictive, I repeat, do not think it david, this person never thought of us, fans from other countries.
    For us it is the only way to see a concert, it is impossible to see David live. Money is a big obstacle, the only possibility is the Internet.
    If we remove this possibility, what remains for us? nothing.
    Once JIVE fans asked us to do our work, and that they would do theirs.
    We did all the work we could. The blog davidarchuletargentina, could make “something bout love” in the ranking of the top 40 after a long vote and vote.
    We try, which David is known in Argentina and have a larger base of fans, then David could think of ever visiting.
    I hope they change some rules and decisions. There are few things in life that can get us a smile, and David is one of them.

    (I hope you can understand my poor English, I did what I could)


  151. Angelica said

    LOL! 660 people sitting on a cellcast with no sound. Now that’s a loyal fanbase.

    Audio was awesome for awhile. 😦


  152. Angelica said

    Sound is back!!!!!!!!!


  153. silverfox said

    Hola Gladys,

    I believe your concerns are being addressed as we can see from the photos Melinda herself & Kari are taking. I think they have realized it is & always has been beneficial for David & his fans on a global scale to have videos/photos of David’s concerts/events. It is the ONLY link other than his CD’s between David & his international fans. To prohibit videos would be, IMO, a huge mistake. As the saying goes, out of sight, out of mind. Not to mention, it would have a negative impact on some of his fan-sites who don’t have the great writers on staff like The Voice does, but even so, videos are essential for his fansites.

    So if tonight is any indication, videos & photos will never be a thing of the past!


  154. silverfox said

    WOW! FS was BEE-U-TEE-FUL!

    Now I will cry…MKOP! Someday he will find his perfect partner & she better be good to him!


  155. silverfox said

    Thanks to Jwipe for the twitcast. It was very much appreciated. The sound was really clear…but someone HAD to have taken video. Someone tweeted that a huge camera seemed to be videotaping the concert, so maybe we will have a “legal” video of the whole concert?? Fingers crossed!

    The concert ended way too quickly but David was awesome as always!

    Can’t wait to hear from Djafan!

    I’ll stop now. Didn’t mean to go on & on & on with the comments. 😆


  156. Abrra said

    David saying goodnight to fans as he leaves the stage

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    SmileyMichelle on yfrog

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  157. stenocruiser said

    Oh yes, thanks so much to Jerry for the twitcast. David sounds better and better with every concert. What a gift he is!


  158. Abrra said

    Never stop. Ok?



  159. Abrra said

    Sound only MKOP

    Angels Audio only



  160. MT said

    jwipe: Thanks so much for sharing another great David experience. It was more important tonight than ever after all the events of the last week.

    Gladys: I agree with SF, I don’t think we’ll have to worry too much. David’s devoted fans who go to concerts know what it is like to be the one who is NOT there. They know how important it is to each of us and I think there will always be people at his concerts that want to share the experience.

    151.Angelica LOL! 660 people sitting on a cellcast with no sound. Now that’s a loyal fanbase.

    ^^^ hahaha I was one of them.

    Saw a tweet that said “David is like a vitamin.” Yup, She got it right. Vitamin D = David is like sunshine.


  161. bebereader said

    I’m on the phone now with djafan!!! She said said the show was AWESOME! She’s standing outside, in the freezing cold (she has a cold, too) at the back of the venue with a huge crowd of fans, waiting for David to come out…


  162. silverfox said

    There had to be one or two “ninja-archies” with itty-bitty video camera phones in the audience tonight. Gosh..if Pattirae’s “super-sneaky-ninja hubby” found a way at the Mentors Ball, well I just think where there’s a will, there’s a way!

    The photos Melinda took & shared with us was an unexpected surprise & very nice of her, although I was expecting a belated Birthday celebration for David at the concert. 😦

    Good night!

    David, Buenas Noches! You must be flying high about now, but when you finally come down & go to sleep, I’m sending you wishes for a good & restful night with sweet dreams. OR, if you are off to Vegas later tonight, have a safe trip. Thank you for who you are & for all you do. Take care & may you continue to have all the Blessings you deserve. Contigo Siempre!


  163. bebereader said

    The band just came out! Screaming…shaking hands….hugging…


  164. Bright Light said

    Just got back from the Grove in Anaheim. David was in awesome form tonight. What a long set he sang! My 23 year old son is home from college on break and I ‘dragged’ him to the show. He had a great time. Some observations from my son: “He’s the best singer I’ve ever heard live.” “He really feels the music. I teared up a few times.” “That song ‘Angels’ was unbelievable!” “I’d love to hear him do an acoustic set.” “I’d go again.” 🙂

    As for me, I had a great time! David and the band were cooking and it’s so fun to see the way David’s whole body gets into the music. (for me, though, the sound balance wasn’t optimal. All of the instruments were very loud – often overpowering David’s voice.) But, I’m guessing that the volume/balance is a very contemporary sound, so I’m not complaining. I think this was a great lead in to David’s New Year’s eve performance.

    And, might I echo what has been said about David’s fans? Everyone was very nice and the people at our table were very friendly.

    Oddly enough, I bumped into some friends that I haven’t seen in several years. So funny to see them there. She is also a singer. Gotta say, David is a singer’s singer.


  165. Angelica said

    Great audio on Jwipes cellcast. I met him on the sidewalk outside of Deseret Book in SLC. I recognized his face and introduced myself. Got a big, warm hug. Very nice guy. Thank you so much Jwipe! (((virtual hug))) What a gift you gave us tonight!

    As for David…he ROCKS that shirt! He sounded great too! 😆
    Here’s hoping he comes out tonight soon so djafan can get out of the cold with that cold!


  166. bebereader said

    David just came out!!!

    And dja put me, well really her cell phone, in her pocket so she could have her hands free and we got cut off!!!!! 😦


  167. Angelica said

    Bummer Bebe! Call her back!


  168. bebereader said

    Angelica, I tried. No answer. Maybe she’s still talking to David or waiting her turn. It’s only been about 15 minutes since he came out the back door to hundreds of fans. Hope she didn’t faint. Nah, she doesn’t seem like the fainting type. You would know, Angelica. You and she, after all, share a brain.


  169. Angelica said

    Nah, she didn’t faint. I was sleepy a few minutes ago and now I’m wide awake so the other half of my brain must be in overdrive. lol!

    She be spazzing. 😛


  170. djafan said

    Hello allllllll!

    I’m home and so happy, David is amazing! Had I ever said that before?

    And David signed by dpod!!!!!


  171. bebereader said

    Dja, Is this where you were standing when David signed your dpod?

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  172. SandyBeaches said

    Hey, I was out with aches of the flu but I had SF keep me updated, she is so good to me! Oh, still have some shivers but are they David kind of shivers? Maybe I don’t have the flu…

    Bebe, I love the pictures #171…no one is going to bother David when he is around!

    Hoping to hear more about the concert today. Ninja Djafan?

    Peace, rest to everyone…



  173. Abrra said

    Thank you Bebe for staying up to catch some pictures!
    So far, all I can find is some audio from last night’s concert. This person has posted 4 songs. Check back later today, she may add more.



  174. SandyBeaches said

    Thanks Abrra…David loves some of these carols and he didn’t have much of a chance to sing them so now he did. His voice is so very rich…He showed his vast diversity of songs, BRAVO David!



  175. emmegirl said

    Hey dja! Can’t wait for more details on the concert, he sounded glorious!

    Love those pics too, the big bodyguard is gently protecting our guy.


  176. emmegirl said

    Forgot to mention, Bright Light, thanks for your post. I looove hearing about college age kids that appreciate his talent. Now if I could just get my thirty yr old to go!

    What a terrific happenstance, seeing an old friend at a David concert…and you said it, a singer’s singer.


  177. Renaid said

    I should have had faith in the ninja fans. I went to bed with a heavy heart. How exciting this morning to see a few pics and to listen to the audio of MKOP and Angels. Have to go listen to more. 🙂


  178. omgDavid said

    Good morning everyone, my son is twenty five years old and his good friends are a bit older than him and their new favorite artist is David Archuleta. They told him how good/talented David is that’s why they bought his cd… their favorite is Elevator & TSOD.


  179. 173. Abrra, thanks for posting the link to audio of last night.At least we heard a little!

    174. SB, I totally agree ….thought the setlist was really great for last night.Way to knock ’em dead David!!

    171. Bebe, that is one BIG dude guarding our little man!! will you look at the size of the hand on this guy?!giganticus!!

    have to admit to having a full out whiny,crybaby, throw self on floor, kick legs, wave arms, make ugly pitiful squishy face hissy fit, don’t take my dolly away, tantrum, over policy enforcement preventing any videos of last night’s concert.ok, so we are spoiled. I miss my ‘day of/after eyetreats 😦


  180. MT said

    148.emmegirl “Happy camper here!” << Me too, thanks to jwipe. 🙂

    156. Abrra Love those pics, especially the 2nd one. That big smile!! He looks sooo happy to be touring and connecting with fans.

    164.Bright Light: "Just got back from the Grove": Thanks for the recap. It's nice to hear that your son is becoming a fan. Older guys, that's a part of the fanbase that's been slow to grow. It's great to hear that, once exposed to him, they like him too. So glad you both had a great time!

    178 omgdavid: ^^ same. nice to hear the older guys coming around.

    179 sky: I'm with you on the tantrum. I felt that way earlier last night. Heartbroken, and lots of pouting going on. LOL But, it looks like it might be just this venue. Thank goodness some ninja archies are taking pity on us and helping us out. The world feels brighter this morning. 😀 Still waiting for some hq pics, though. I need to see that face more clearly. haha


  181. Angelica said


    That’s so great to hear! I saw a lot of men last night during the cellcast, (‘cept one, dang it) and djafan says there were many guys in the audience.


    Don’t give up hope on day after treats. The day is young. 😉

    Anyway there’s a cd signing today aaaaaaaaaannnnnd his televised performance tomorrow night!


  182. silverfox said

    Here’s a great audio of David’s “Angels”, with his explanation of what the song means for him & why it’s a great message of hope…

    (I’m thinking of a very special lady who lives in Utah & loves David as much as we do and who is going through one of life’s mysteries of why bad things happen to great & good people, as I listened).


  183. Think David’s name will be in big lights for New Years Eve, at the Mandalay Bay??
    That would be really cool wouldn’t it!?
    Can’t wait to bring in the New Year with David, and see him perform live. …sigh..

    thanks MT, and Angelica.

    time to take a cue from David…
    cause I don’t always get everything I want,
    it doesn’t turn out just the way I thought
    it ought to beeeeeeh,
    baby I can’t complain:)


  184. djafan said

    Good Morning!

    Yes, I was at that fence with granddaughters and niece, they their shoes off and had them signed, they were so excited.

    So glad there were some ninja peeps in the audience.

    Here is Complain and PandA credit karin


  185. bebereader said

    What an exciting night! But please forgive me for not getting to some of the comments last night. I would never ignore anyone; I was multi-tasking and not doing the best job of it. 😉

    Gladys: The consensus is that The Grove had their own policy on taking pictures and videos. I’m hopeful. Some videos pop up on youtube a week or more after the concert date.

    By the way, at last count there were 769 fans at the cellcast!

    BrightLight#164 Thank you for the first recap! That your son had a good time makes me hopeful of ‘dragging’ my 19 year old daughter with me one day.

    OMGDavid#178: “Good morning everyone, my son is twenty five years old and his good friends are a bit older than him and their new favorite artist is David Archuleta. They told him how good/talented David is that’s why they bought his cd… ” <<<< YES!!!

    Silverfox: Thank you for the pics you posted last night and for the "Angels" this morning. Is it just me or does anyone else notice a difference in David's voice last night? Deeper, richer, more powerful…something. And listening to him speak in between songs was a real treat. He was so comfortable with his audience. He knows we love him.

    Funny how everyone is saying how huge the bodyguard's hand is. It just dawned on me that a huge voice comes out of David who, compared to his bodyguard is small in stature. Do you think the bodyguard, who is huge compared to David, has a small voice? Okay I'll go now. LOL


  186. emmegirl said

    Home today, snow day, yeah.

    omgdavid, high-five to your son and his friends! They talked to David?… I bet he’s happy seeing all the new male fans!

    oooh, I love him singing Complain. bebe, his voice is noticeably deeper. He just gets better.


  187. Angelica said


    “Funny how everyone is saying how huge the bodyguard’s hand is. It just dawned on me that a huge voice comes out of David who, compared to his bodyguard is small in stature. Do you think the bodyguard, who is huge compared to David, has a small voice? Okay I’ll go now. LOL”

    Yes Bebe. I believe that’s the way it works. Small stature – huge voice, large stature – small voice. In fact, someone who has been close to him and actually heard him speak told me he sounds like a talking chipmunk on helium.

    You didn’t really think in your wildest dreams I was going to let you get by with that one did you? ROTF!!!

    Up late last night? 😉


  188. omgDavid said

    Angelica #181 – Yes, it’s so great to hear young men are starting to discover David. Imagine how I felt when my son was telling me about their conversation about David and favorite songs.

    Bebereader #185 – I was quietly screaming & doing the happy dance.

    Emmegirl #186 – Yes indeed!

    Another story my son shared was, his friends reaction after playing WFM/Crush (his favorites), You Can & TBWY. They were stunned how awesome the songs were and didn’t know about them. They were silent the whole time then laughed together after TWBY. They asked him how did he know a lot about David, then, he proudly said that his mom is a member of the David Archuleta blog thingy. Gotta love my son.


  189. Abrra said

    To my pal STENO!

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    Best wishes for a great day!



  190. emmegirl said

    omgDavid, “Gotta love my son”…we do!

    Happy Birthday Steno!


  191. Tawna21 said

    Happy Birthday, Steno!! Hope you have a warm and cozy day all wrapped up in David happenings.



  192. Abrra said

    #179 Sky
    “have to admit to having a full out whiny,crybaby, throw self on floor, kick legs, wave arms, make ugly pitiful squishy face hissy fit, don’t take my dolly away, tantrum, over policy enforcement preventing any videos of last night’s concert.ok, so we are spoiled. I miss my ‘day of/after eyetreats :(”

    Me too X 100000000000000000000000000000000000



  193. bebereader said

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    Dear Steno,

    Have an AWESOME DAY!


  194. embe86 said


    Just stopped by to say how AWESOME it is that the huge birthday book was delivered to David. Thank you Marciami and everyone else that helped put it together. My message was in there also, don’t remember what I wrote, though, but all that matters is that David reads it and knows of my existence.

    As an international fan I can’t tell you how important the concert videos and cellcasts are to me. I’d have no idea at all what it’s like to hear/see David live if it weren’t for the lovely ninjas who tirelessly and selflessly capture the magic of the Voice on tape (not that it can ever be captured – everyone should be able to be there live). I’ve been hearing the goss about the upcoming tour, and I hope it’s before May, ’cause after that I can’t fly 😛

    It’s like, yes I’m overjoyed about this baby but darn it if David’s tour is during my last trimester 😀 JK.


  195. stenocruiser said

    Aww, thanks everyone for the birthday wishes. A wonderful birthday it is too, being in the midst of all the David happenings, many things to celebrate! Leaving shortly to go to dinner with family — got to get my freebie meal at Tony Roma`s, mmm ribs — lol. Thanks for the balloons and especially for David at the baby grand! Love to all.


  196. Angelica said



  197. djafan said

    Omgdavid, from the looks of last nights audience many more males of all ages are finding David is an all around magnificent singer and performer. Just the beginning.

    The video police were out in full force, glad some obviously were able get through.

    Everyone please vote here, we are loosing ground fast!


  198. omgDavid said

    Djafan, I am very happy to hear that. Also, I just realized how I missed Angels & TBWY. Tour schedule pleaseeeeeee!


  199. Shawna said

    SF–So awesome, and I found myself thinking of her too as I listened.

    SB–Sorry to hear you are not feeling too well! Get better soon!

    Angelica, I just love that birhtday vid to David. You just amaze me with your talents, and now that I have met you it makes it so much more real. I loved meeting you in SLC. You are a treasure!!

    Actually, I was able to meet all three of the above super women, and also Djafan too. All so special in their own ways and I feel so blessed to have met them all and to have shared such an amazing event with David and the MoTab with them. It was a majical week for all of us. I miss it so much, but last nights little cell cast by JWIPE was so classic, especially when over 700 of his fans were trying to get his attention that he had his mute on. I was ROFL, it was so hillarious!! We never give up, do we?

    Happy, Happy Birthday, Steno dear. Happy days will come to you all year. If I had one wish than it would be, a Happy, Happy Birthday to YOU from ME. Have a fun day, Miss Steno. Thinking of you today on your special day.:))))


  200. Renaid said

    Please go vote a few times for David and Falling Stars I am locked out.


  201. emmegirl said

    dja, from the vids it sounded like there was lots of love for David last night.


  202. SandyBeaches said

    “Happy Birthday Steno”…

    You share the birthday spotlight with one great singer!



  203. djafan said


    It was a lovefest, our young man all of 20 and showing it.

    Happy Birthday Steno!!!!!!!!! Wishing you many more David fun filled years!

    Shawna, it was great meeting you to, you, Pattirae, and CB are even more beautiful spirits in person than I could’ve imagined.
    Thank you for being so gracious with your time spending time with all of us.

    Today Vegas signing!

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  204. djafan said

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  205. djafan said

    CD signing!!!!!

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  206. SandyBeaches said

    Shawna…It was wonderful to spend time with you and Pattirae, Claudia and everyone else who joined us on several of the occasions. I remember a very nice woman who sat behind us for one of the concerts. She was a bit amused by all of us and our attraction to the guest singer. After ‘Silent Night’ she had more tears in her eyes than the rest of us, but then again she was hearing his awesome voice for the very first time. We didn’t need to say anything after that. We were all so proud of his magnificent performances.

    We will see you again in SLC, we loved it there and yes it was so magical.



  207. Bright Light said

    Hi everyone, not sure anyone else has mentioned David’s ‘Elvis moment’ last night. I think that his jacket and the stage lights were very warm. After only the 1st song David was perspiring and he said, “I sweat a lot.” Someone from the stage crew gave him a towel to wipe his face. Later, though, I think (from my vantage point) that one of the fans in the front offered David their black linen napkin to use to wipe his face. I believe he did and returned it to the fan. Shades of Elvis.


  208. emmegirl said

    BrightLight, 207, letting out a little **squeee**


  209. emmegirl said


    Uh-oh. @davidarchie is in Sin City! *trots off to prepare bail money & alibis for The Archuleta*

    Sounds like David will be seeing Carly Smithson in Vegas and Jennette was at the concert last night. Love the support he gets from his friends.

    (I have been spamming shamefully this week)


  210. bebereader said

    Emmegirl Spamming is allowed. (As long as Abrra isn’t here.) 😉

    Some pics from today’s cd signing in Vegas:

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  211. bebereader said

    Another Young Hollywood video. David comes on at :54

    credit: Young Hollywood


  212. bebereader said

    EXCLUSIVE: David Archuleta Says He’ll Spend his First New Year’s Eve Away from his Family

    By Lee Hernandez | 12/30/2010

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    David Archuleta is all grown up. During season 7 of American Idol he may have been one of the youngest contestants ever to compete, but the pop star just turned 20 on Tuesday. And to top things off, on December 31st, when he performs alongside Travie McCoy for FOX’s New Year’s Eve Live at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, he’ll be spending his first New Year’s Eve away from his family.

    “They’ll be back home celebrating with each other,” says Archuleta when asked if he would be joined by his family at the Mandalay Bay on NYE. “Last year I was with my aunt and cousins, so I guess it was still family. So yeah, this will be the first time [away],” he explains.

    The singer admits it’s not easy being away from your loved ones during the holidays, but adds that it’s something he’s had to get used to in his career. “I love being with family,” he says. “Especially now with all the traveling and stuff, you’re not at home as much, so you don’t get to see them all that often. I try to make an effort to see them as much as I can.”

    This will not, however, be Archie’s first time in Vegas. “Actually, I have been there a lot,” he says. “Because we would go to Las Vegas as a family for vacation and I also have family in Las Vegas too.”

    The live special, which will be broadcasting from the famous Times Square ball drop in New York City, and the Mandalay Bay, will air on FOX and is being hosted by Nancy O’Dell. Archuleta says he’s not sure which songs he’ll be performing for the show.

    “I tend to change my mind,” he says with a laugh. “But I’ll be performing a couple of songs from my new album, The Other Side of Down. I plan to sing a song called, ‘Elevator.’ They asked me to keep it uptempo, so I’m just going to do it in a ‘David’ way.”


  213. Abrra said

    Meeting David after the show in last night

    credit archangel1307



  214. emmegirl said

    Maybe a soulful Elevator ala Z100 and a rockin’ Stomping The Roses tomorrow night. 🙂


  215. sweetonDA said

    Happy Birthday Steno, Yummmm, Tony Roma’s is one of my favs too! Hope you had a great time.

    #179 Sky and Abrra, Me too! Not going to like the new policy at all, if this is what we get.

    I need Tour dates pronto!


  216. Gayle122890 said

    Hello all. Well I had plans to go see David in Anaheim but all that fell through because of illness. Last night I sat at home feeling sick in my body and sick in my heart because of the no-video policy. I got a glimmer of hope when Melinda twitted the pics. and because
    It was stated that it was venue policy. Well today it was the same thing in Henderson. No videos allowed. Don’t like this at all. No sir, not one bit.


  217. bebereader said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic


  218. emmegirl said

    Hope we get some of this on this next tour. Hope, hope, hope!

    Maybe a little of this,

    and this,

    ok D?


  219. Abrra said

    How about this?



  220. sweetonDA said

    Gayle #216, not liking the sound of this at all!!!


  221. sweetonDA said

    Emmegirl and Abrra, thanks for these bits of heaven!


  222. emmegirl said

    Abrra, ok.

    SweetonDA, our pleasure.


  223. djafan said

    Gayle, Sweetonda, not like it either.

    Emmegirl and Abrra 🙂

    David looks great at the cd signing.

    David going to see Carly.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic


  224. djafan said

    From San Diego Jingle Jam

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic


  225. djafan said

    David after last nights concert!


  226. Angelica said

    New post.


  227. wowArchie said

    RE: Photo#193 David w/white baby grand piano
    Bebereader —— thank you for posting it.

    Archie friends, don’t be sad for no video policy.–Paint it over when the would is really, really GREY>>>>>>>>>>>>

    I spy MUSCLES!!!

    Look! Along David’s left shoulder down to David’s back. Focus on the left side. I actually love the beautiful line (thanks for that material of the shirt). If only I could jump on that stage, cut off the hood, and turn the light brighter to show you instead of describing it by using poor English grammar and spellings… ..woot!woot! praise the 90X…or whatever gym-program he has used.


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