The Voice David Archuleta

Happy New Year with David Archuleta!!!

Posted by djafan on Friday, December 31, 2010

Bring in the New Year with David tonight on Fox’s “New Years Eve Live” at 11pm EST at Mandalay Bay’s Block Party in Las Vegas.   He will be at the Mandalay Beach Stage right here.  How pretty!  I added the fireworks but we know there are always fireworks at any show David performs at, right?  😆

What better way to welcome a brand new year?  Happy 2011 to all!  Hope it’s filled with lots of blessings for David and his wonderful fans everywhere.

While we wait for the show, inquiring minds want to know:

1)  How will you be celebrating New Year’s Eve, (besides watching David, of course).

2)  What traditional fare do you serve on New Years Day?

3)  Have you made any resolutions for the new year you want to share?

Have some more fireworks while we wait too.


OOOOooo!!!!  Ahhhh!!!!  Pretty!!


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82 Responses to “Happy New Year with David Archuleta!!!”

  1. Beautiful fireworks, happy new year 2011 to all posters, staff writers. almost 22 hrs away from 2011.
    Blessings for all of you guys.

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  2. wowArchie said

    Happy New Year to all David’s sweetie fans!!

    My new year wishes:
    1. David on Glee.(if not, then “House”–that Dr. House is quite quirky too, can match David)
    2. David wears tight shirt (and his same old tight jeans) dancing Salsa moves on his tour.

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  3. eeeeeeek! a short clip with video/audio of CRUSH!!!!!!!!!Anaheim!!!

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  4. I said

    Hello!

    1) How will you celebrate the New Year (in addition to seeing David, of course).
    In Venezuela celebrating with my family and reviewing all of David Archuleta fan sites.

    2) What food do you serve traditional New Year’s Day?
    turkey , bread, salad, hayacas, cake, and others.

    3) Have you made any resolutions for the new year to share?
    If some
    1. Devote more time to my family.
    2. Delete a few extra kilos … haha
    3. Planning a trip to the USA to attend a concert of David Archuleta.
    4. other.

    Happy New Year, you can not imagine how much I love.

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  5. Jen A said

    4. “I” wants to delete a few extra kilos. Add my name to the list. Wish it was as easy as hitting a button, heh!
    Mr. A is a country club chef and will be ringing in the new year cooking a lovely multi course menu that I will not be partaking in.
    Mrs. A is a housewife and will be ringing in the new year with a lovely chicken salad plate and hot dog for the 8 year old boy.
    Watching Fox is about the highlight of the evening;I plan on kicking into “undecorating” mode this afternoon. It’s an ugly job but must be done.
    Here in Western NC the traditional New Year’s fare is collard greens cooked with salt pork and black eyed peas. I grew up mostly in New Jersey and choose to respectfully opt out of that tradition. It was a hoot seeing a towering tower of collard greens with cans of peas and packs of salt pork placed all around at the front of our grocery store yesterday.
    Luv and hugs to you all, have a wonderful day and I wish you all a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year! Peace in 2011!!

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  6. emmegirl said

    New Years resolution, to watch Angelica’s 20th birthday smilebox everyday until his 21st.

    Happy New Year everyone!

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  7. emmegirl said

    David at the Viva Elvis, makes me a little twitterpated.

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  8. pattiNC said

    Wishing everyone a happy and safe New Year..plan on celebrating w/ friends at game night. Hoping 2011 will bring me My Kind of (semi) Perfect! lol Thanks to David for keeping me young and calm these past 3 years..getting ready to hit the big 50, but it’s all good!

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  9. SandyBeaches said

    I can not think of anything more that I would like to give each of you then this video that shows David’s expressions that are so wonderful. The closeup starts especially at the 4:09 mark. The DVD in the fall will be exceptional.

    Video credit to Elizabeth5576

    SB

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  10. xaris said

    As 2010 winds down, I wanted to thank all the admins and commenters here at The Voice for such a wonderful site. I wish you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

    Did any of you read this article in the Wall Street Journal about the declining sales of concert tickets? No wonder David keeps saying he “hopes” to tour–it must be a daunting proposition to mount a tour with the current economy. It quotes Irving Azoff who gives some interesting statistics.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204204004576049972873921068.html?KEYWORDS=new+blow+to+music

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  11. Dayzee said

    Oh SB, that video is so precious. Beautiful proof of David’s marvelous voice and appeal. I am already looking forward to celebrating next Christmas season, counting down the days until the DVD is released.

    I will be spending New Year’s Eve with family. The warmth of people you have watched grow from birth is wonderful. My children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren make gatherings a magical time for me.

    Sky, that short video of Crush was golden. The thought of no videos is surely stomping on my roses.

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  12. Fiona said

    Oh SB, that video!!! Tears!! Ty so much for posting that.

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  13. xaris said

    Awww, Dayzee. Here–let David stomp them for you!

    …from Anaheim, courtesy of chozenbyhim

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  14. Dayzee said

    Oh thank you Xaris. That was just what I needed. LOL. I noticed that jacket is really a hoodie! Thanks for the look-see.

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  15. djafan said

    Boston FOX New Year’s special features Archuletax

    http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/entertainment/american_idol/fox-new-years-special-features-archuleta-20101231

    David on Fox 5 Atlanta! –
    -credit karin via twitvid, thank you karin!

    http://www.twitvid.com/OEL6E

    David Archuleta on My FOX Austin

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  16. Tawna21 said

    First off–I want to thank all of the admins. and fans at this site for a wonderful 2010 year. It’s been sooo much fun! I’m looking forward to an equally fun and exciting 2011 here at The Voice. So, a very Happy New Year to all of you!

    My hubby and I will be spending a quiet evening at home while waiting for 11 pm on the Fox channel (besides, I have a cold and am miserable). A long time ago, we made the decision to spend NYE at home. We will have breakfast tomorrow morning at my sister’s with my parents–it’s always an interesting event (my B-I-L is kinda strange).

    The Anaheim snippets are ‘like velvet on a red cupcake’–very precious and yummy!!

    SB–thank you for bringing back the MoTab vid–it’s so peaceful.

    Dayzee–“The thought of no videos is surely stomping on my roses.” ME TOO!! I just hope that David’s management will start getting him some TV time and even some TV concerts, and live-in-concert dvds (Elivs type). Surely they know we will buy anything they put out there!! We need to see our man in more than just snippets!

    dja–I’m so glad you were at The Grove. Personally knowing someone who was there helps to stop the sting of not being there myself. 🙂

    Got to get to work (cold and all).

    Tawna

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  17. jackryan4DA said

    Manila just concluded its NY’s Eve festivities – I have gained SOOOO much weight this past year. Gotta hit the gym this 2011 🙂

    Anw, it is 2am here. Dishes and kids, all tucked in. For you guys, the day is just starting, right? What better way to wake up to w/ 2 new interview vids from David – they are of course, the same round of tit for tat, but they are still our David

    Fox25 Boston Morning News

    Fox5 Good Day Atlanta

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  18. Tawna21 said

    One more thing–can you just imagine David singing with Tony Bennett?!!!! Wowzers! WEG, there’s a headliner for you–see what you can pull together! 😉

    Tawna

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  19. djafan said

    Happy New Years Eve to all!!!

    I’ll staying home with family and food. Will be watching David on Fox.

    Hoping and praying for tour for 2011 and like I said hoping to shed a few kilos too 🙂

    I want to thank my fellow adms and all the awesome posters and lurkers for being part of this community.

    Cheers to all!

    Just FYI, I’m working on a certain recap.

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  20. Angelica said

    Well, here in the south, I grew up eating ham, cabbage and black-eyed peas on New Years day. Ham for health, cabbage for wealth, and black-eyed peas for luck. Once I said to my mother, every year we eat this stuff and every year we end up with no more money, health, or luck than the year before. She answered, yes, but just think how much worse off you would be if you HADN’T eaten it. Photobucket

    My plans for tonight: a quiet evening at home with my hubby, 2 cats and our dog and watch a little TV around midnight. 😛

    I don’t have any resolutions yet. Just gonna keep putting one foot in front of the other I guess, and try staying in a good place more. Stop complaining and stomping the roses that come to me in my life. Mostly just get up and look around at all my blessings and remember when bad things happen that things are gonna get better.

    I,

    Thanks for sharing your traditional Venezuelan New Year’s meal with us and your resolutions. “drop a few kilos” haha. At first I thought, is she a drug trafficker? LOL! Food is my drug of choice too. 🙂

    Jen A.

    Chicken salad while your country club chef husband cooks a multi-course meal? Maybe he will bring home treats.

    Speaking of treats, look at what I found on YT after clicking on the above cat and the mouse carol video. Y’all know I find cats funny anyway but this is priceless.

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  21. #9 SB..thank you. This is my new favorite carol from David. All the others are beautiful, of course, but this one….this one is like a lullaby.He is truly,the most emotionally expressive singer I have ever seen.
    It has always amazed me that no matter what song he is singing or how many times he has sung it before, he is always ‘in the moment’ with each song. He is never the same we ALWAYS get, in the moment.It is why we wait and desire any fan pictures/video for any new ‘nuances’,and WHY there are so many treasured performance videos..David always keeps it fresh and new and exciting.Otherwise, we would be content with just, ok, just keep that one, done. (sorry guys,please forgive my ramble)
    Ahhh David..
    offstage he is mild mannered, unassuming Clark Kent, but there has got to be a phone booth backstage somewhere, because when he gets on that stage..he is always SUPERMAN.

    I will be comfy in my pj’s tonite,just me and the cats watching David on tv. Eating some popcorn,chased with a small glass of bubbly (most likely 7up)

    I wish all of you a happy,healthy,wonderful New Year, that includes lots of memorable David moments in 2012! 🙂

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  22. Hi friends Archie’s fans of the world.
    My new year’s wishes
    1. Archie will make an album in spanish & come to Latin America where so far he hasn’t come to.
    2. I agree with Skydancer1x David if not acts on Glee, the another option is on DR House, the last one it would be my choice.
    3. He keeps a being natural, adorable, dorky (as he refers to himself) shy, beautiful, healthy, dream, joyful person, etc.
    4. He never gives up.
    5. guys, my best wishes for you.

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  23. emmegirl said

    dja, “Just FYI, I’m working on a certain recap” 🙂

    Angelica, we have never had a cat (I’m allergic) but I get a kick out of your crazy cat-fettish!

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  24. Ilovedavid said

    Happy new year! 🙂 It’s past 3 am here and I have just arrived home from the celebrations. It was a great evening laughing and eating with the family. To end the celeb, I listened to TOSOD all the way home from my aunt’s house. Way to start the year with positive vibes! 🙂

    Wishing you all a blessed and peaceful new year. May your 2011 be filled with love, happiness, good health, and even more David moments. 🙂

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  25. Dja, recap, oh yeah!:)

    Angelica, awesome cat video!haha I have 2 in my house.Their favorite David song is now “The Cat and Mouse Carol”, but they lay down and purr loudly when Contigo is playing.oh wait… that would be me

    Love the Boston interview, shes a fangirl.

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  26. djafan said

    Nice picture!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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  27. Angelica said

    Skydancer,

    “but they lay down and purr loudly when Contigo is playing.oh wait… that would be me”

    LOLOL!

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  28. silverfox said

    First, thank you SB for posting the video of David singing “The Cat and The Mouse Carol” as a reminder that along with all his other attributes, he can sing anything, any genre, in any setting or atmosphere from mosh pits to arenas to grand theaters to the magnificent Conference Center in SLC. Such versatility is a rare gift in one as young as David. He is The Voice and I’m proud to be one of his forever fans.

    The other video of David at The Grove singing STR goes to show how even a short snippet of one of his performances makes everyone anxious to see him live, in concert ASAP. I think TPTB think the opposite, that having videos will deter music fans from the live concerts thinking “ah, Ive seen the video, I don’t need to go to the concert”. That may be true for other artists who can’t sing, but for David, nothing can be further from the truth. David is a RARE ARTIST, as I said previously, who brings so much to his live concerts. Who leaves us in a state of euphoria and wonder. Who brings something new & exciting with each performance of the same songs. Who leaves us breathless at the sight of him. Who gives us chills & thrills with the flip of his head, a smouldering look from his beautiful eyes, or one of his now famous hunker-downs. Then there’s the ballads…his exquisite voice when he sings ballads brings tears to even the most hardened cynics. He is THE VOICE. So TPTB who are making the decision to enforce the “no video/photos” at his performances should think twice because it is unwise and can only hurt David as it hurts his true & loyal fans around the world, many who can only see David on video until and if he goes to their area. Remember, out of sight, out of mind. So WEG, or whoever is in charge of these decisions, stop, look & listen to those who love David unconditionally and are thinking of his best interests and that’s us, his fans. We simply can’t get enough of David and having videos serves to remind us of that.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! MAY 2011 BRING LASTING PEACE, LOVE & HARMONY TO ALL!

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  29. emmegirl said

    I would not have recognized Carly, great pic of them.

    skydancer, rofl!

    Sf, hope Melinda sees your post. Perfectly stated.

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  30. djafan said

    I had not seen this, sorry if yous have…tears.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Neon Limelight: It’s album release day!

    David Archuleta: Yeah! It is!

    NL: How are you celebrating?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    DA: Aww, thanks!

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

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

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

    DA: Ooooh!

    NL: And she was just absolutely smitten with you.

    DA: Really? Aww.

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

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

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

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

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

    DA: [lots of laughs]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    DA: [laugh] Yeah.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    DA: Well, thank you! [laughs]

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  31. bluesky said

    #17 Interview with My Fox in Boston:

    Shades of Future Past!

    A couple of years ago when we were peeling ourselves up off of the floor to comment on one of DAs’ spectacular song interpretations (you all know the kind I am talking about… those times when what comes out of his mouth is so other-worldly, other-genre-ish, timeless and gob-smackingly real, that you are certain that he has some secret hook-up inside to his own Pandora ((which is a name associated with making a poor choice, yet its’ literal meaning is to possess “all gifts”)) who at times opens this box of DA gifts just a bit to lambaste us with startling brilliance and tease us into thinking that we can absorb, understand, comprehend and therefore prepare ourselves for what he may do next. ((She chuckles: you guys are SO wrong!!)) ), I made a comment on another blog musing on the unexpectedness of DA channeling Tony Bennett.

    So…. DA…. You just. You just. You just. You just.

    You just said it. Out load.

    In his world? The way things are going? I should start saving my $$ for a ticket. That is all.

    PS: I love how his comment leads one to speculate that although the ever practical DA likes to keep reminding himself that “This could be a short part of his life”, he also refers to the longevity of T. Bennett and how his success and singing just go on and on. Here’s to a very Happy New Year and many, many more.

    PPS: Much love and good wishes to all here at the Voice. You do your job so well and bring so much joy to all of us. Thank You!

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  32. djafan said

    MKOP Anaheim!!!

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  33. bebereader said

    djafan…Wondering if you’re in this short video outside The Grove?

    “David Archuleta signing autographs outside the Grove of Anaheim (12.29.10)”

    credit chozenbyhim1788

    I love New Year’s Eve. Everyone’s in a festive mood as we start another year. I’ll be going to dinner with family and friends, then coming back home to watch Fox at 11PM. That David got a gig for New Year’s Eve is big time. I couldn’t be more happy for him!

    No traditonal foods here but one friend of mine eat 12 grapes at the New Year. What is that all about? Does anyone know? Another friend loves to travel and, at the strike of midnight, carried her luggage around my living room last year! I know I have funny friends but I love them. 😀

    A happy and healthy new near to all!
    Thank you for a wonderful year with you and David here at The Voice!

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  34. silverfox said

    Djafan,

    I had seen & read that interview when TOSOD was first released. It was a very special & poignant interview then & even more so now. David is a very special human being with a big heart, with so much compassion and a feel for what’s right & true.

    I’m looking forward to seeing him on FOX tonight along with millions of others as he rings in the New Year. Whatever the new year brings him, David will take in stride with grace & gratitude because that’s who he is.

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  35. Gwen Rogers said

    Thank you sooo much for letting us know! Can’t wait to watch! Happy New Year!

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  36. bebereader said

    Silverfox,

    You are spot-on in comment #28! While I’m all for following rules, there’s an exception to every one of them. I’m not sure exactly why videos are banned at concerts except that in most cases, performance videos and concert footage is not a true representation of a performance since most artists don’t sound as good live as they sound recorded. The exception is David Archuleta.

    Having his videos on youtube could only be to his advantage. I have read comments on youtube by almost fans of David who say “Wow, is this live? It sounds recorded. Nobody sounds THIS good live!” I’m sure many an album and concert ticket have been sold based on David’s youtube videos of concert footage.

    I wish WEG could read your comment because you speak so well in David’s defense and your ideas represent the voice of the fanbase. Thank you, SF!

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  37. djafan said

    SF, I don’t know how I missed that one, it’s a good one.

    “Whatever the new year brings him, David will take in stride with grace & gratitude because that’s who he is.”

    You are so right, at such a young age he leads by example.

    David’s performance of Elevator on Z100 is the most watched for 2010.

    http://www.z100.com/pages/chat/?uri=channels/379041/1039297

    Tweets!

    RT @unicornfeather Oh my god. We just walked right past david in mandalay bay. So cute. He was with melinda and kari

    BlackComicBooks

    New Year’s Eve: Who’s rocking where on your TV!: The show will feature performances from David Archuleta, Plain … http://bit.ly/gDAwhW
    20 minutes ago via twitterfeed

    Impressive Displays ImprssvDisplays

    @DavidArchie Impressive Displays San Diego wishes David Archuleta a very Happy New Year for 2011 – keep making that music Daaa-vid!

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  38. emmegirl said

    Oh wow! Thanks dja!

    Have a very happy and safe New Year to everyone!

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  39. Renaid said

    Wishing everyone at the Voice a very happy new year. Let’s hope for a tour announcement SOON.

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  40. Heidijoy said

    Started out NYE visiting with a friend who had recently fractured her hip. We had a nice lunch,washed her hair and watched Notre Dame win the Sun Bowl Yeh!! Will spend the rest of the eve in and watch David on Fox.
    You gals that brought up Black eyed Peas remind me of a friend years ago from Alabama that was quite superstious about those southern customs. Bless her soul,she is looking down from heaven and wondering why I’m not eating Black eyed Peas.
    Hearing “the Cat and Mouse Carol reminds me of our time in Salt Lake and seeing David in all his glory,singing so tenderly. Thanks SB.
    No set NY resolution yet, but know I want to get in better shape so I can keep going to those concerts.
    Wishing everyone @ the Voice a very Happy and Blessed New Year!

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  41. Angelica said

    Heidijoy, I found this on the net. Food for thought.

    Photobucket

    “New Year’s day hosts the most important meal of the entire year for Southerners. Deeply rooted in tradition, superstition, and hope for the future, we have definite must have dishes which even those of us who might not be as superstitious as others dare not shirk on this day.

    I’ve told this story before, but it certainly bears repeating in reference to this meal. Back in the days of civil war, Union troops swept through the south, confiscating crops and livestock to use as provisions for their troops. Southerners who weren’t off fighting were left with precious little, save for peas and greens. You see, Union soldiers considered “field peas” and greens to be fit only for animal fodder. These dishes became cherished and appreciated as what saved many a family from starvation during those times and the tradition of celebrating these dishes on the new year was born.”

    http://www.southernplate.com/2009/12/black-eyed-peas-for-new-years-day-and-why.html

    But it goes back even further.

    “If you thought that what you eat on New Year’s Day was simply a matter of “that’s what I’ve always done” – you might be right. But, your tradition might be based on centuries of belief. Many cultures prepare New Year’s foods that are believed to influence good fortune; or, avoid dishes that might cause misfortune.

    Many cultures serve similar vegetables and meats in their New Year’s Day celebrations to bring good fortune. During the time of the Pharaoh, black-eyed peas were a symbol of luck and good fortune. The belief was that those who ate black-eyes, an inexpensive and modest food, showed their humility and saved themselves from the wrath of the heavens because of the vanity they might have.”

    http://www.holidays.net/newyear/bleypeas.htm

    So eat your peas. 😉

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  42. TOfan said

    Happy, Happy, Happy New Year one & all!!!!

    Thanks to David, I might actually keep my resolution this year!!!

    😉

    <333

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  43. Heidijoy said

    Thank You, Angelica!! …I’m all for good luck and fortune! Bless You.

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  44. djafan said

    Fox livestreaming here! http://www.tvpc.com/Channel.php?ChannelID=142

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    credit heathert

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  45. angelica,
    thanks for the interesting info! Been eating black-eyed peas every New Years Day for years, for “good luck” but never realized how far back, and other reasons why, this tradition has been around.

    Djafan,MKOP! Gosh, his voice is so powerful and gorgeous.ahhh.Wonder why he has trouble on the piano with this one? Always seems to throw him off a bit and he loses where he is.Honestly I don’t know how he sings MKOP and Angels like he does,and still manages to be able to play the piano at all.
    Love that he just keeps going and pulls it all back together.He knows we love him so.As perfect as he is..who cares. The performance was gorgeous. Boy, he was on fire at the Grove!

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  46. bebereader said

    Quiteblanc’s audio from The Grove.

    credit JR

    “No copyright infringement intended. QuiteBlanc was so downright ninja & generous to share her audio recordings of the Anaheim concert. Just had to balance the sound level. Perhaps because of where she was seated, the bass was so loud so please excuse if there are still some “grainy” or scratchy noises. Nevertheless, thanks a million QB for sharing! Still uploading the rest. Enjoy everyone :)”

    Thanks, JR!

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  47. bebereader said

    (Love this! Reminds me of the Idol lines after the show)

    Meeting David Archueta 22 seconds

    credit HappyBelugaCo

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  48. bebereader said

    MelindaWEG

    Turleneck sweater-check, mittens-chck, hat-chk, uggs-chck, long coat-chck, band- check, incredible singer-check, now let’s bring in 2011!!!

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  49. SandyBeaches said

    How fabulous to bring in the New Year with the ‘incredible singer!!!’

    SB

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  50. djafan said

    Yay for incredible singer!!!!!

    SB, fabulous indeed!

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  51. Bright Light said

    For those on the West Coast, per Snarkies, Fox Livestream from the East Coast now. http://www.tvpc.com/Channel.php?ChannelID=2736

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  52. bebereader said

    &&%$*()_)_)&^$$% and our “incredible singer” hasn’t even come on yet.

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  53. bebereader said

    The Other Side of Down!!!!!!!!!!
    Fantabulous!!!!
    So proud of that performance!
    So much emotion, angst in that performance!
    And he looked so gorgeous!!!!!

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  54. Bright Light said

    Yay, David — pulled off an awesome performance in the freezing cold.

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  55. silverfox said

    DAVID WAS ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!

    AND he looked magnificent! Just gorgeous in what appears to be his performing “color” of choice…black.

    AND he didn’t lip-sync, (unlike Travie…).

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  56. djafan said

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I can’t wait to seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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  57. SandyBeaches said

    I have never seen him any more handsome and the guys with their girlfriends enjoyed him just as much…Wow !!!

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  58. silverfox said

    If David was cold, you’d never know it cuz he was ON FIRE! Mr. Sizzling Hawt-ness!

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  59. silverfox said

    This from Melody on Snarky’s Liveblog…

    “Clearly, people GET the big deal once you HEAR and SEE his talent, heart, voice, LOVE. 🙂 The crowd was totally into it btw! They were so nice and clapping and stuff! Even the ones who were doubting him just before he sang!”

    Ya think??

    I still can’t get used to hearing there are people who still don’t think David can do what he does!?

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  60. Bright Light said

    Re-live it here

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  61. silverfox said

    I had no idea there would be so many other performers on the FOX NYE Show. So far, it looks like David will not sing Elevator, at least not on the National live feed. Boo…But it’s not over yet so here’s hoping….

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  62. silverfox said

    Travie McCoy? Again?? WTH?

    I’m going to bed..if David comes on again, I’ll have it on my DVR.

    Good nite & Happy New Year to All!

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  63. Heidijoy said

    Wow! David looks so grown up!! He sounded fantastic and the crowd loved him. I kept streaming hoping for another song! I’m now watching it on TV locally! Happy New Year!

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  64. bebereader said

    From MelindaWEG

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    “Happy New Year from @davidarchie and the band.”

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  65. SandyBeaches said

    More coming along from…..David!!!

    Building us up for the best!!!

    SB

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  66. SandyBeaches said

    TOSOD was the song of the entire night!

    SB

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  67. Amb4dja said

    Whooooooohoooooo Way to sing us out Mr. 2011 Archuletaaaa! Now THAT’S the way to ring in the New Year…it is sure to be a GREAT one now. :))))

    yippee. The Prosecco’s good, but honestly…this year….DAVID’s the one that got me feelin’ good!

    Our New Year’s plans got transferred to home cuz boyfriend was feelin’ a little sick….but no complaints here! Wish the DVR was working…I’d be playing it again…David looked adorable and I LOVE that he sang out the show…since he…WAS the ONLY singer we heard tonight. (ok Mariah, but that was just ok.)

    Happy New Yearrrr, Voice peeps! Are we havin’ fun yet?

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  68. bebereader said

    The greatest singer on earth closed the show with “Elevator”, soon to be up on youtube.

    Was that a chain in his back pocket? A wire?

    Tweet from Andre Merritt
    I’m very particular when other artist sing my songs but I just heard @DavidArchie “nothing else better” and he killed it AMAZING VOICE.. about 12 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

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  69. silverfox said

    OK, so yes, I waited with the mute button on til David came on again. Can I help it if David has ruined me? Has spoiled me? Has made me compare other’s vocals with his & find there is no comparison? That even when he’s rarely not at his very best, he’s still far superior to other singers? Can I help it?

    He was soooooo good tonight & now I can go to bed!

    Muchas Gracias David! Now go eat a delicious late dinner & watch out for the paparazzi! 😉

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  70. hell0g0rge0us said

    Hello everyone! I usually don’t post here but I lurk every now and then.

    I wanted to wish everyone a healthy and prosperous New Year and a year full of David and Archugoodness! 🙂

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  71. SandyBeaches said

    Bebe…You have a sharp eye, I thought the same thing but that’s not new! We will see if that was a chain or whatever, it was caught in the light and had my atention for that split second…You miss nothing.

    Of course they saved the best for last! He is up and away in 2011, it will be difficult to keep up with him. But hey, what does he have in store for us in the near future? I am certain that he is working on it…

    HAPPY NEW YEAR to DAVID & EVERYONE!!

    SB

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  72. 61 &62,ditto, Silverfox!
    WTH??
    I am so proud of David’s performance.He sounded amazing.He is so dang handsome I can’t take it. I hope he gets to perform another song,I just can’t stay awake any longer.I have heard the only singer I cared to hear.Travie McCoy on his 3rd song right now??.Jaberwaki has been on twice?? Surely David will sing again.David has sung ONE song. Goodnite all.It’s 2011! skydancer,out.

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  73. bebereader said

    Hello Gorgeous!

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    Wishing you and yours all the blessings of the New Year!

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  74. Angelica said

    Happy New Year to you HG!

    David was awesome, of course!

    Happy New Year to everyone here and there and everywhere!

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  75. bebereader said

    Here’s “Elevator:

    from thop1984

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  76. He just came on again as I was crawling into bed!haha YEA! He closed the show with Elevator!!
    Awesome!!!!! ooooooh! Love you David!
    (Travie not so much)
    now sleep.

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  77. SandyBeaches said

    In the east of the east it is very late…2:50 am

    But before I go, I want to say how much of an honor it has been to have David sing for us first for Christmas and then for New Year’s. Many singers did not have that same opportunity.

    David performed in front of many thousands for Christmas and now millions for New year’s Eve…

    SB

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  78. bebereader said

    SandyBeaches,

    You said it all.

    So true!

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  79. Amb4dja said

    Yay..Tks Bebe…really wanted to see that one mo’ time. Ask and ye receive here~
    Here’s to 2011~ Tku David~(once again) You Rocked it, kid!! ❤
    Nite all~

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  80. emifriend said

    Thanks Angelica for this:
    I don’t have any resolutions yet. Just gonna keep putting one foot in front of the other I guess, and try staying in a good place more. Stop complaining and stomping the roses that come to me in my life. Mostly just get up and look around at all my blessings and remember when bad things happen that things are gonna get better.

    Love it and and gonna use it!

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  81. Amb4dja said

    SB…ur right; great point.
    SO happy for him. ..and us too.

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  82. bebereader said

    New Article —>>>

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