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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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The Ripple Effect

Posted by Abrra on Sunday, February 6, 2011

I have spent the last week pondering what my next topic for an article would be.  I never try to force it from my brain, it just shows up.  We all have been extremely moved by his trip to India this January.  How can you not be impressed by his desire to help the sick?  It’s not something that most people his age set as a priority.  He goes to the extreme this time by flying half way around the earth to acknowledge Rising Star Outreach, a charity he supports.

The whole experience reminded me of the term “ripple effect”. When you drop a stone into a lake you see the water ripple in concentric circles, outward.  Like the stone, David has made ripples that  expanded. Spreading much more help to those in the leprosy colony than he will ever know.

Drop a Pebble in the Water

Drop a pebble in the water:
just a splash, and it is gone;
But there’s half-a-hundred ripples
Circling on and on and on,
Spreading, spreading from the center,
flowing on out to the sea.
And there is no way of telling
where the end is going to be.

Drop a word of cheer and kindness:
just a flash and it is gone;
But there’s half-a-hundred ripples
circling on and on and on,
Bearing hope and joy and comfort
on each splashing, dashing wave
Till you wouldn’t believe the volume
of the one kind word you gave.

James  W. Foley

This journey began when  Dr. Scott McGavin told David about Rising Star Outreach back in fall of 2008.  During his solo tour David mentioned RSO in a blog in March 2009.  The fans responded overwhelmingly to the cause.  Dr. McGavin gave his thanks in June before leaving on a trip to help children with dental needs in India.

As you can hear from the video, they received so much money that they put it to use with more projects.  Can you see the ripples?  Over the last several months, David gave his time to signing items to auction for the RSO.  Some fans formed a group called Hearts and Hands.  They created a patchwork quilt and pillow with pictures of David mixed in with some of his quotes.

From Hearts and Hands facebook page

More recently he got the chance to travel to India to perform at a benefit where the children did interpretive dance to Somebody Out There as David sang on stage.  David also spent time visiting the leprosy colony with a medical team.  He volunteered along side doctors cleaning wounds-a profound and life changing experience.  Stacey Tookey, a choreographer along on the trip to India said, “What an amazing experience.  Went there to teach the kids and instead they taught me so much.”  She may have caught another ripple?

Collage by Djafan

While David was giving his time in India to the sick, back home the fan sites were donating money for bricks for the Pathway of Hope.  “The Pathway of Hope winds between two very important buildings on the property of Rising Star Outreach.  One ends starts with a plaque that gives thanks to all volunteers, supporters and those who have given in memoriam.  The other end has a plaque that reads Pathway of Hope, Lovingly donated by fans of David Archuleta, Angels for a Cause.  This plaque gives thanks to all fans of David Archuleta, fans from all over the world who worked for months to bring this project together.  What started out as a small brick area, with a lovely bench has turned into a real piece of art!”

The best thing about this ripple effect of charity has been the coming together of people who share his desire to be of service to others.  We have read here, on this site, about those who are collecting loose change at work and around the house for Rising Star Outreach.  Every time you hold out the RSO jar and ask for change, you increase awareness of leprosy and the devastation is has wrought on these families.  Another ripple moves outward, ever expanding the help that is so needed.

We have so much, I am so proud to know that we share so freely.

Update on donations from The Voice group on AFAC since January 28, 2011

Total for bricks  $1,000.00   (20 bricks)

Total accrued for bricks that need inscription $165.00  (3.3 bricks)

For child sponsor $360.00 for year

Total dollars    $1,525.00

Thank you all so much!


148 Responses to “The Ripple Effect”

  1. Shawna said

    Wow, Abrra:))))) This is beautiful and I love the picture!!! There is nothing more to add here….you have said it all. I love the honesty, the brilliance in the articles, the artistry in the pictures used and the wonderful women who keep this magnificent fansite constantly updated and a joy to visit! Did I ever tell you how much I love it here?? Well, I do<3333333333

    On another note, as I was reading the comments written to Pattirae in her site keeping us up to date on her progress, I thought how wonderful it was to see how many of the fans from "The Voice" had commented today and how she had touched even the lives of those that have yet to meet her. As I was close to tears reading your comments, I got a text from her and the tears flowed! I was riding in the car with my husband and our little 22 month old granddaughter and I tried to hide them, but to no avail! I just love that woman so much and here she writes how she was thinking of me tonight. She thanked me for letting her daughter Amy know about David's vlog and then told me that this has been real tough, but today was a good day and she now feels like she is on the mend! Just thought I would add that on top of what Amy wrote tonight about Patti's blog.


  2. MT said

    Abrra: Beautiful post. David is indeed a pebble and I believe he has created many ripples. Bless him for being such a catalyst for good. So many have been touched by, and benefited from, those ripples.

    Shawna: I’m so glad to hear that Pattirae is doing better.


  3. Abrra – am so impressed with your article – words & pics. So beautifully composed. That picture at the top. It is art. And “ just shows up”?

    Also, wanted to bring this from the last post: Pattirae, Emi & Kaycee – praying for strength & courage for you & yours. Just know that your (David) friends are here for you – a lot of warmth & understanding whenever you need it. It meant a lot to me.


  4. nanaweize said

    Abrra…I love your article…you sure have a way with words. I love the poem by Thomas Foley. I am for sure going to say kind words to all I meet today.

    As I read this article I thought of a song we sing at church called…

    Because I Have Been Given Much by Grace Noll Crowell

    Because I have been given much, I too must give;
    Because of thy great bounty Lord, each day I live
    I shall divide my gifts from thee With every brother that I see
    Who has the need of help from me.

    Because I have been sheltered, fed by they good care,
    I cannot see another’s lack and I not share
    My glowing fire, my loaf of bread, My roof’s safe shelter overhead,
    That he too may be comforted.

    Because I have been blessed by they great love, dear Lord,
    I’ll share they love again, according to they word.
    I shall give love to those in need; I’ll show that love by word and deed:
    Thus shall my thanks be thanks indeed.

    Thank you Shawna for telling us about Pattirae’s tweet. We drove passed IMC Friday night and tears began to flow. Couldn’t help it. My heart was so full thinking of her in that building facing the struggle that she is facing.
    I continue to pray for her as well as Emi and Kaycee each day.


  5. Heidijoy said

    Beautiful pictures and article Abrra. Thanks for the Update Shawna.


  6. Abrra, your piece this morning is so beautiful.Love what you did with the top picture of David,
    It is gentle,and soothing to look at, like the pebble that is David, and the ripples he has produced.
    I love the poem.I love the fact that you have reminded us of the ripple effect we ALL produce, by our words, actions,and deeds
    There are so many great lessons in life, that nature brings forth. Have always thought it’s God’s way of teaching us everything we need to know.


  7. MT said

    #6 Sky: “I love the fact that you have reminded us of the ripple effect we ALL produce, by our words, actions,and deeds.”

    So true. Abrra’s post is a good reminder. As David said in his interview with Seacrest, “What I do affects a lot of people.” That’s so true for all of us.


  8. Abrra said

    May the ripples never end or reach the ends of the universe 🙂 Thanks to all for reading and commenting. David dropped the pebble and we became a part of the ripple effect.

    Angelica is the creative force behind the images that appear at the top. She makes us writers look so good. 😉 We send her ideas and she makes them shine. Credit to her and Djafan on pictures in this one.



  9. Marylee said

    “Like the stone, David has made ripples that expanded. Spreading much more help to those in the leprosy colony than he will ever know”. <-this is beautiful Abrra & the lead picture is incredible.
    Kudos to you, Angelica & Djafan for a lovely tribute to David ❤


  10. thank you Angelica,&Djafan!

    MT, that was a great interview wasn’t it.I remember well, the passion in Davids voice and his face, as he spoke those words to Ryan. David is so wise and thoughtful about his celebrity.


  11. Heidijoy said

    It’s kind of like a ripple here then. Abrra picks the theme,Writes the article, and Angelica picks the picture and along with Djfan illustrates the visual that can help us receive the message. We can keep it going as we are inspired and pay tribute to them and TheVoice.
    I’m inspired and grateful.


  12. bebereader said


    Good comparison: David’s good deeds to the ripple effect. It reminds me of the old saying, “One good deed begets another.”
    At the Women’s Conference, David talked about how ‘you never know what a smile can do for someone’ (paraphrased).

    In this case, David’s humility, like the ever expanding ripples on the water when an object is thrown into it, helped people many miles away, people whose lives will be changed forever. And it, in turn, can make another life better and so on and so on. All it takes is one act of kindness to get the ball rolling and the effects can be far-reaching!


    Thank you for the update on Pattirae. Please continue to let her know how much we all think of her and that we have her in our thoughts and prayers. So many hospital patients are isolated so I love that she communicates with us through her blog and that we can do the same.

    We had a full house in chat last night! Another great evening; we were there until we couldn’t keep our eyes open anymore. “One more video” is what we say, but we never listen. LOL So happy that Emifriend joined us last night in chat, to an outpouring of support when we all saw her name. We also had a new visitor last night; ZullyFOD joined us for the first time, I believe! We love new voices; it adds to the whole chat and fan experience.


  13. River said

    Thanks for this Abrra. We are all ripples in this pond and I am constantly amazed at the incredible experiences we have and the friends we’ve made all due to David. I am checking on PattiRae’s journal by her daughter daily and I feel as if so many of us are right there with her lending all our support. I love this group. Carry on, carry on.


  14. Fiona said

    Hi there! THanks Abrra, for another amazing article. I have not been able to come to chat for two weeks now because of my computer problems but will be getting it back (hopefully as good as new!) tomorrow. Really miss you guys!
    It is truly amazing how much good David has accomplished and how much he has influenced all of us. God bless him!


  15. Abrra said

    Thank you for your kind words. You are one of my favorite concert buddies!

    Looking forward to having you back in chat. We saved your seat 😉

    Angles For a Cause has begun posting some more pictures from David’s India trip.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    “David in the “Star Store” at the school presenting a bear to one of the students Gracy, age 10″~ AFAC site

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    These angel bears were part of a fundraiser which benefited Rising Star Outreach called Project Bearing Kindness

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    Angel Bears

    Credit Jean Shifrin, photographer



  16. Angelica said


    I just love the message here of every act we do becoming a ripple for good or bad that goes on and on. David tosses so many beautiful pebbles on the water with his songs and good works and his ability to connect with people through his eyes and his smile. He started ripples of compassion with his emphasis on various charities and the ripple effect continues to grow and expand. I love these last two lines from “A Far Field” by my favorite poet, Theodore Roethke that express in imagery the far-reaching effects that follow from what we do.

    “A ripple widening from a single stone
    Winding around the waters of the world.”


  17. Jo said

    Love the article and the poem. It’s really amazing how David influence many people.


  18. djafan said


    “The best thing about this ripple effect of charity has been the coming together of people who share his desire to be of service to others.”

    “Another ripple moves outward, ever expanding the help that is so needed.”

    I love this and it so describes what David talks about, leaving works that will continue to move outward and impact lives.

    It reminded me about this interview were David says it best starting at 2:45.


  19. Abrra said


    Thanks! We got a good idea of just how dedicated he is to the causes he supports by seeing the pictures of him in the clinic in India.

    (Did he take a big sip from that water bottle at 1:31?) haha 🙂 I know you were thinking about your water bottle, right? 😉

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic



  20. djafan said

    lol Abrra the water bottle 🙂 He actually did save me some….wink wink

    Abrra, I love that he walks the talk and those pictures speak a million words of his compassionate heart and soul. Just love him.


  21. kaycee said

    Just wanted to take a quick minute to pop on here tonight and say how much I appreciate and admire the wonderful people who run this site, as well as all those who visit here. I have just been in awe of the kindness and support shown to complete strangers. I didn’t want to get too personal, but I did want to say thank you for the prayers on behalf of my sweet daughter…and let you know that they seem to be working! We just got word that she is finally responding to the chemotherapy! Thanks to all for your words of encouragement and support!


  22. bebereader said

    OMGosh! hahahaha (the caption in comment #19)

    Kaycee: So happy you had good news about your daughter’s treatment. It really feels like we are a family here online; we’re a very close-knit group of fans. When someone is hurting; it affects us all. It’s that ripple effect again. I know the power of positive energy has to be beneficial. We will continue to have your daughter as well as Pattirae and Emifriend in our prayers.


  23. Abrra said

    That is WONDERFUL news! Thank you for keeping us updated on her progress. Its been a tough time for her and this news is so uplifting.



  24. Tawna21 said

    Thank you. Your post has reminded me that I need to try a little harder to be a little better each day. I’m just working each day to not trip myself up and let little things bug me, which happens easily, and this helped. It gives me thoughts to put in my head.

    Angelica and dja–the pictures are awesome.

    It’s good to hear good stuff about Pattirae and Kaycee’s daughter. My prayers will continue for them and sweet emifriend.:)



  25. Angelica said


    That’s great news about your daughter! She who has been photographed by Matt Clayton and almost got a part in David’s “Something ‘Bout Love” video MUST get well. Dr. Angelica has spoken. Do you concur, Dr. Archuleta?


    He concurs. 😛


  26. meseret alene said

    Dear David

    Thanks for this Abrra. We are all ripples in this pond and I am constantly amazed at the incredible experiences we have and the friends we’ve made all due to David.
    Love the article and the poem. It’s really amazing how David influence many people.
    Abrra, I love that he walks the talk and those pictures speak a million words of his compassionate heart and soul. Just love him.


  27. Abrra said

    Meseret Alene

    The world is a better place with David in it .

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic



  28. TOfan said

    Thanks for a beautiful post, Abs! I too have spent a lot of time thinking about all the amazing ripples in this wonderful David pond … ripples connecting us to great causes, places, experiences, music … and all you wonderful folks!

    ♥ ♥ ♥


  29. ascphil said

    Abrra, this is a great article about David’s undeniably charismatic ripple effect on everyone whose heart he touches. Chennai will always have a special spot in its heart for him.

    My prayers and sincerest wishes for a steady and successful recovery go to Pattirae, Emifriend and Kaycee’s daughter. This is such a wonderful support group that David has helped create. The ripple effect is in constant motion wherever and whenever his name is mentioned.

    I received a sad text from JR4DA today: “After 5 weeks, 2 surgeries & valiant effort, my dad peacefully joined The Creator at 4:45 pm today 7 February 2010.” An hour before this text, she was asking for prayers because he had turned for the worse. After relaying the sorrowful news, she thanked everyone for their support and prayers. And to think just about a month ago, on her birthday, she had asked for prayers because she didn’t want to lose her father the same day she lost her husband 20 years ago, also on her birthday. It was January 5th.


  30. xaris said

    Sending my heartfelt condolences to JR and her family. Losing a parent is so very hard at any age. Thinking of you, JR.


  31. Angelica said


    Thanks for letting us know about the passing of JR’s dad. I am so sorry JR. I know how it feels to lose a parent as I have lost both of mine. God bless you and your family with the strength and comfort to deal with this loss.


  32. djafan said

    Kaycee, Great news about your daughter! Thank you for letting us know and let her know we sending her our thoughts and prayers. And they go out to Emifriend and Pattirae too!

    Ascphil, Thank you for letting us know about JR’s father. So sorry JR.

    Hello Meseret Alene! Welcome to The Voice!!!

    Abrra, nice picture 🙂

    JLO on the Rachel Ray show! Best EVER!!!!! I think I love her!


  33. djafan said

    Don’t forget the rebroadcast of Skate For the Heart on the Hallmark Channel today!!!!


  34. betsy said

    Great article, Abs. The overwhelming feeling to help is spreading. The kindness and love shown keeps growing.
    My condolences to JR. ((hugs))
    You are in my prayers.


  35. PaulaFOD said

    Beautiful job Abrra! What we all do matters, and it has been beautiful to watch the ripple effect from David to the fans and beyond.

    So glad to hear that Pattirae is having a good day. We will continue to keep her in our prayers.

    So sorry to hear about the passing of JR’s father. Prayers for JR, too!


  36. bebereader said

    Meseret Alene, Welcome to The Voice!

    *waves* to TOfan


    Thanks for relaying the sad news.


    My heart goes out to you on the passing of your Dad. Speaking from experience, losing a parent is very difficult. Wishing you comfort and strength.

    Here’s JLO’s favorite Idol performance:

    credit Avenger444

    I think I can watch this video forever.

    You know…at the end of the day, …when all is said and done, DAVID ARCHULETA HAS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL VOICE!


  37. bebereader said


    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Came back to say…

    It’s by Matt Clayton, found on AFS.

    Matt Clayton’s website:


  38. djafan said

    Oh man!

    tweet from @jonerz

    Sometimes I think David is clueless and then I see him with an expression like that on his face and think I’m a complete idiot! LOL

    See that expression? Not clueless at all 🙂


  39. Angelica said

    A little birdie texted me just now that new Matt Clayton photos had surfaced. Thanks for the warning. Photobucket

    tweet from @jonerz

    Sometimes I think David is clueless and then I see him with an expression like that on his face and think I’m a complete idiot! LOL

    LOLOLZ!!!! I think we are all complete idiots because that look clearly says he’s got enough clues to solve the case!

    Book ’em DA.


  40. djafan said

    David tweets!!!!

    A beautiful day today. Great seeing the waves at the beach. 44 minutes ago via txt

    It was fun watching the Superbowl yesterday too. Congrats to the Green Bay Packers on their win. 37 minutes ago via txt

    Crush and Something Bout Love are in the top 100 airplay chart.

    Please request David’s songs on the radio links.


  41. bebereader said

    Zerogravity1 has a great idea! She tweeted Rachel Ray to have David on her show to cook Thai food!

    @RachaelRayShow Rachel & David could make Pad Thai… It’s David’s favorite!! Ratings would skyrocket!!! He’s got a big fanbase!! <33 about 4 hours ago via Echofon

    @RachaelRayShow David could sing Imagine & then a song from his new album! It's AMAZING!! It's called The Other Side of Down! Wud love it!! about 4 hours ago via Echofon

    @RachaelRayShow JLo said that she loved David Archuleta's Imagine. He has a new album & looooves Thai Food! Can you have him on & make Thai? about 4 hours ago via Echofon

    "Imagine" the possibilities!!!! And David could then discuss TOSOD, RSO and then sing TOSOD and put one foot in front of the other! about 4 hours ago via web

    OMH!!! Rachel and David could make Thai Food and he can sing Imagine while they're cooking!!! LOVE THIS!!! How can I make this happen???? about 4 hours ago via web

    Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeing over the JLo interview!!! I think Rachel Ray needs D on her show now!!! This needs to happen!! about 5 hours ago via web

    @davidarchie JLO thinks your Imagine is one of the best performances ever! Awesome!! about 5 hours ago via web


  42. SandyBeaches said

    OK, so thank you to Jennifer Lopez we have a respected confirmation from the pop world about the magnificence of David Archuleta’s performance of ‘Imagine’. I will take that as all that is needed for the pop world…

    A second vote from another genre that David is “Out Of This World” so to speak…something that we have always known.

    I love it Jennifer, signed, sealed and spoken…

    Someone make that quote up ((please)) sometime for the sidebar.



  43. SandyBeaches said

    THE BEACH?? What a torment, what a tease he is!! Here let me get my tall boots on so that I can go and brush the snow off of the car again today! Yes the neighbours are shoveling snow…off of their roofs!

    Bebe…WOW for pic. #37, hmmm the eyes…



  44. SandyBeaches said

    Oh and the word ‘clueless’ is not in the archudictionary so it doesn’t exist.



  45. Abrra said

    I was sorry to learn about your father’s passing. Just know he is still with you and watching over you.



  46. Abrra said

    First things first.

    Ascphil thank you for informing us about JR. We were wondering about her long absence. And thanks for sharing you thoughts on David.

    Tawna, ToFan, Betsy and Paula
    Being a fan of David has become a life changing experience. Not only because we found the best singer, but one of the best humanitarians who shows us how its done. On the right sidebar is a menu of organizations that David, and in turn, fans have supported.I don’t know about you, but when I was 20 years old, I didn’t have a clue about service to others.

    Please everyone visit and leave a message for Pattirae? She is having a tough go right now. You will need to log in to leave a message.



  47. Abrra said


    This is for you!

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    And for me. We are true spammers 🙂



  48. FG said

    Abbra – what a wonderful article. David’s fans are as incredible as he is. His heart is so full and he gives it all away.

    JR – I am so sorry for your loss.
    Prayers to Pattirae.

    I still cannot comment on the new Matt Clayton pic. I’ve been so good lately. The good angel on my shoulder is getting the beat down by the diabolical one right now. I’m staying out of this one.


  49. SandyBeaches said

    JR I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your father. You have been in our thoughts and prayers during this time.



  50. MT said

    JR, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your father.


  51. Fiona said

    JR so sorry about your dad xx


  52. MT said

    Kaycee, That’s great news! I‘m so glad things are looking up for your daughter.


  53. MT said

    #37 Wow, the attitude in that pic is something else. LOL He knows. He’s gotta know.


  54. pattiNC said

    Now we’re Senseless…that’s what that picture has done to us! Where that picture is posted is right next to a one where he’s in dark jacket and his hands are togther…what a HUGE transformation!! 🙂
    My thoughts are w/ you JR. Kaycee happy to hear the good news.


  55. River said

    37, Just killin’ me here.


  56. Abrra said


    He does not play fair ! Having the greatest voice wasn’t quite enough. Oh no, he piles on with extreme handsomeness.




  57. Tawna21 said

    Lots of tender hugs and loving thoughts for you. So sorry to hear about your good father.



  58. bebereader said

    New interview in Spanish with David and Allison Iraheta from “Hoy”, Spanish website.

    I used google translator to translate, only David’s part.

    “Whatever Happened To Iraheta and Archuleta?”

    Several things in common: both are Americans and descendants of Central American parents, came to “American Idol” at the minimum age of 16, have a serious tone in their voice, and despite not winning the competition, both signed contracts immediately to record their first album.

    Both Allison Iraheta and David Archuleta speak Spanish and after 20 minutes on the phone with them, you might say, or at least venture, that they are two young mature people, simple, lovely and quite sure of what they want.

    Fans of the game show “American Idol”, especially those who watched the seventh season, can’t forget the grand finale of the Davids: David Archuleta vs. David Cook. To the surprise of many, the verdict favored Cook, but despite owning only 44% of the vote, Archuleta left the show with a basket full of opportunities.

    Three years of experience later, DavidArchie on Twitter has two albums of his own. The first, David Archuleta, sold over a million and half copies worldwide. The second, entitled “The Other Side of Down” was launched in October last year.

    “The new record shows a little more of my personality, the ‘dorky’ David” he says.

    Life has become as expected; he travels much more, has met many people and there are always people on the street who want to talk to him. “They feel they know you and begin to talk. It’s funny because sometimes I’m walking, normal, and suddenly someone comes up to me ‘Hey David, what’s up?’ I have no idea who they are, but they act like I’ve known them forever.”, he says with a laugh.

    Being away from his parents and sharing evenings of movies and video games with his three sisters is what he misses. He said he doesn’t see them as often as before, however, he says he feels closer to them.

    “I think I spend more time with them because I took them for granted. When I was in school I always felt they were there, but when you’re away you realize how much you love them and how important they are to you. It’s strange that I had to leave to notice.”

    David claims to have a strong connection to the Latino community. His mother, Marie Lupe Mayorga is a salsa singer and dancer in Honduras, and he himself grew up in Miami, then moved to Utah.

    In the midst of the interview, David begins to speak in Spanish explaining that he needs to practice more and that he dreams of recording an album in Spanish.

    “My mother’s family is Latino. Their culture is very close to my heart. [He changes to English] I love my people, love my family, there’s something with the connection between … Latinos are passionate about things, as with music. [He changes back to Spanish] Latinos sing with a lot of heart and feeling. I think I learned that from my mom. ”

    David just turned 20, and jokingly asks in his slightly awkward Spanish, “And do you know a Latina girl?”, he laughs.

    “I want to keep the culture with my children, he adds, “It’s important. There is still time for that, but it’s something that I want. I want my children to be part of the Latino culture because it part of who I am as a person and the way I see things.”


  59. poof said

    I am so sorry for your lost. I loss my beloved mother in August of 2008 after a difficult illness. I had loved David on AI but had neither the time nor energy to “get” him. It was in January of 2009, still deep in my grief, I accidentally listened to him on youtube and right then, I was able to cry away some of the pain, hearing that beautiful, healing voice. Now, he helps me daily better handle my loss, and about everything else too, for that matter! I am so glad, that you already have David’s voice and spirit to help you through. (And all of us too.)


  60. Angelica said

    I logged off for awhile to eat dinner and then logged on forgetting that I had made that Matt Clayton pic my screen saver. 😳 aheh.

    I like to have choked on my Diet Dr. Pepper and had a pretty long coughing spell. I’m OK, ty, but it got me thinking…what would it be like for that poor girl who gets that treatment from across a crowded room one day? Can you just imagine? She’s walking along, mingling and laughing and minding her own business, when all of a sudden she sees THAT guy giving THAT look right at her! I visualize her not registering it at first and doing a glance away and then a spastic double take when she sees him still holding that gaze right before her knees buckle and down she goes. 😯 LOLOL! He could drop a girl at twenty paces with that look. He knows it too.
    Oh yes, he knows. 8) Luckily he does not use his power except for good.



  61. poof said

    Oh my…..
    Yes, his voice and spirit help us on a daily basis…. but a shot of this once in a while, certainly can’t hurt.
    “Luckily he doesn’t use his power except for good.” 🙂 Well put Angelica.


  62. MT said

    #60. Angelica: I hope he throws a little of that around on stage during tour. The girls will be dropping like flies. Let the swooning begin!! haha

    And I don’t know who to thank for that pic making it’s way to the top of the page. Might the culprit be you? 🙂


  63. Angelica said


    “And I don’t know who to thank for that pic making it’s way to the top of the page. Might the culprit be you?” 🙂

    No, that culprit I suspect would be Djafan, the little birdie who sent me the text today about the pic and voila! it’s on the sidebar.


    “Oh my…..
    Yes, his voice and spirit help us on a daily basis…. but a shot of this once in a while, certainly can’t hurt.”

    ITA. It didn’t hurt me a bit. 😆

    Ain’t misbehavin’. But ain’t no tour news. Might as well talk about something and that pic is something!

    We need a tour now.


  64. djafan said

    lol MT, Angelica ratted me out. It was I, that picture is all kinds of stunning 🙂

    Angelica, I sent the picture to a couple of co workers who like David and they were speechless, not looking 12 or 16 but all of 20.

    Here is newsletter from Rising Star Outreach with David pictures and the Pathway of Hope, it looks beautiful!

    It’s a pdf file and can be printed nicely.

    Click to access RSO-2011-02.pdf


  65. djafan said


    Great job with that google translater! You’re spanish has improved since I started speaking to you 🙂

    Imagine David switching to spanish and asking if the interviewer knows of a latina girl and starts laughing. This interview took place Jan. 28th and well he’s 20 now 🙂


  66. Angelica said


    OMGOSH! That pdf from Rising Star Outreach! I love these folks so much! What an amazing accomplishment and it is still a work in progress! Seeing the pic of David looking down at the Pathway of Hope with mama Lupe looking on so proud and then both of them being showered with flower petals as they walked it! Is there video of this? I am so proud of him too and of all of you who have helped with this incredible endeavor to make dreams that were never even dreamed come true. Please keep saving and collecting that change and let us know when you donate. ♥


  67. bebereader said


    Muchas gracias, mi amiga.:) I sure had fun editing that article from “Hoy”.

    But more importantly…David really knows how to mess with us. First this awesome pic shows up. And then one hour later, as if perfectly timed, he tweets about oh…how beautiful the day is! Give us a break, David! 😀

    From the ridiculous to the sublime…Next comes the RSO newsletter with pics of David at the ceremony when he cut the ribbon for the Pathway of Hope. How proud to be a fan of this multi-faceted honorable human being.

    And then he has the nerve to sing!

    Click here for an audio of David singing “Heaven” at a VIP.

    click on arrow on left of page


  68. MT said

    LOL Ahhh … so I must say thank you to Djafan, a woman after my own heart! When The Voice loads, my poor eyes don’t know whether to go left or right. haha Right now, left is winning. 🙂

    And that article from RSO is wonderful. Both David and his fans should be very proud. Hopefully, David’s participation will help to bring some much needed attention for RSO and the work they are doing. No one should ever be shunned and forgotten.


  69. Heidijoy said

    Thanks gals for all the treats! I’m frustrated because the pictures in the RSO article don’t show up for me, but did get to read the article. Loved the spanish interview and the VIP Heaven! Very curious as to what David is up to now and so anxious for tour news.

    Prayers for JR,Pattirae,Emifriend and Kaycees daughter. ……….and bless the gals @ the Voice


  70. betsy said

    Oh Bebe – that Heaven is AMAZING!! He went to that place again. ♥
    I was just going down memory lane tonight. Watching 2009 summer tour vids. This was the very first song I ever heard him sing live in person at a vip.
    I forced back the tears, knowing I still had a whole night to get through.
    But yeah. Thanks for posting this.
    *goes back for a third listen*


  71. kaycee said

    As I am doing my nightly catching up here…what a mix of emotions! First off, I couldn’t help but smile at Angelica’s comments on #25…and then outright laugh at the picture she included! If my daughter’s doctor looked like that, I’m sure she would have recovered long ago! Dr. Archuleta FTW! And may I just say, Angelica, that you have an incredible memory!

    Then, the news of JR’s father passing reminded me how fragile life is and how precious our family relationships are. JR, may you feel our love and prayers, and may you and your loved ones find peace at this time.

    Then, came the Matt Clayton picture! Wow! What can you say! Such a great shot! Matt has such a gift of bringing out the best in David. My daughter was lucky enough to work with him on a couple of occasions, and he has to be one of the nicest, funniest, down to earth people I know! He puts you at ease so quickly and makes you feel like an old friend. I can see why he is able to get such amazing shots of David.

    And then to hear of Pattirae’s struggles–please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    And then, the RSO newsletter and the Spanish interview! I feel such happiness and pride for David at all he is experiencing and accomplishing…and contributing.

    And then, the many words of encouragement and support. They have meant more to me than you know. And to that special someone who helped my daughter become a part of the pathway of hope…thank you. Your incredibly kind gesture has touched us deeply.

    So many emotions tonight! What a great place to come to unwind before turning in.

    I have to end with my favorite quote of the night: “I think we are all complete idiots because that look clearly says he’s got enough clues to solve the case! Book ‘em DA.” That’s gonna’ keep a smile on my face until I fall asleep!


  72. bebereader said

    Can’t miss the new Clayton pic on the left sidebar. Now the trick is to convince dja to switch it to full size. 😉

    The newsletter is now up on the AFAC site. You can go there to view the pics you couldn’t see on the pdf file.

    I listened to the Heaven VIP with earbuds, and for once, didn’t blast the music in my ears. It didn’t stop my cat from looking up at me, whenever David reached a high note. There’s just no holding back the power of that voice.

    Lot of good stuff here today!

    Prayers for Pattirae, Emifriend and Kaycee’s daughter.



  73. SandyBeaches said

    Good morning…I see that our ‘in-house Night Owl’ was here last! I was scanning down looking for a link, so thanks Bebe for that.

    It would be nice to have a music video tribute to David this morning!! I would love to see one from the classics like let me see…’Wild Horses’, my favorite of all times. There is so much lovely artistry in this video. A comment was added just three hours ago.

    Thank you to our ‘in-house artist’ strangerphilosophy.

    SB…from my very white igloo with so much fresh snow coming down right outside my window.


  74. Heidijoy said

    Thank You Bebe! You’re a night owl!!!


  75. xaris said

    So many excellent articles recently about David’s charitable works and their effects on others. Taking note of Abrra’s Ripple Effect, did y’all notice Wendy’s tweet on the sidebar? 200 bricks purchased for a total of $10,000 for RSO!! That does not include the 170 bricks purchased in the first phase. Now that’s some ripple effect!

    And Bebe, about that new Matt Clayton you posted. Did you forget how to issue warnings? It’s okay for me to holler, “Holy Cow” when I am home alone, but I have to explain myself when the guys are home….

    Cheers to all!


  76. SB,I love that video. It IS pure artistry.

    I was here reading everything late last night, but actually dozed off in my chair for a minute, before waking up when my head snapped back.How pitiful is that>? Too sleepy to type a comment.

    JR.My heartfelt condolences to you, on your Dads passing.
    Praying for Pattirae, Emifriend,and Kaycee, for your daughter, everyday.So many are having such difficult times right now, it just hurts my heart to no end. There is so much love coming from this place for all of you.

    Kaycee, you said it well. Such a mix of emotions, reading all the comments from yesterday!

    #60.Angelica,you are priceless. You had me laughing so hard at your scenerio!You are so right.He knows. What do you suppose Matt Clayton told him to think about to elicit that look? GAH!
    I am making an effort here to behave..very hard to do. I love my eye treats.oooohh.#@%$#^$%&%*&!!

    My coin search is going well as I try to uncover/find loose change around the house.Along with some coins(half a jar so far,yea!)I have found some lost items. found a camera lens cover, a pencil, a sock,a pair of lost reading glasses, and some tissue (ewe) between and under the sofa/chair cushions.Thanks guys!ha!


  77. djafan said

    DavidArchie tweets!!!!

    Where could he be???

    Aren’t little kids awesome? Haha 44 minutes ago via txt Retweeted by you and 100+ others

    While we ponder and patiently wait (not) for tour news or something TOSOD is doing awesome in the Philippines. I think that’s where he needs to go first and have some great full concerts for them.

    Three of David’s songs of TOSOD have been doing really good on five radio/music charts in the Philippines! Check it out:

    Top of the Charts
    #2 ELEVATOR by David Archuleta on 99.5RT, #5 Baranggay 97.5 LSFM, #15 RX93.1

    Channel [V] Philippines: Bente-Uno Chart
    20. Something ‘Bout Love – David Archuleta

    RX Countdown Top 7
    3. Falling Stars – David Archuleta
    15. Elevator – David Archuleta

    97.1 Baranggay LS FM The Big 10 Countdown
    5. Elevator – David Archuleta

    99.5 RT 30 Countdown
    2. David Archuleta – Elevator
    12. David Archuleta – Something ‘Bout Love
    18. David Archuleta – Falling Stars

    Credit ArchieRx


  78. Abrra said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    I made an MP3 of the HeavenVIP that Bebe posted in #67.

    This is a replacement for the file I put up earlier. That one had the song but the file name said “good things come to those who wait” If you were looking for “HeavenVIP” in your download folder, it may have been confusing. I caught it and renamed the file.
    The file above will work nicely on Ipod. And the name will be correct 😉



  79. New Videoblog Just watch it


  80. djafan said

    David is going to make a wonderful Dad one day. I tweeted him that and also that he please use this lighting for all future vlogs.


  81. betsy said

    Dja – I thought that’s what you said! En espanol. 🙂
    Figuring out this language is coming easier. 🙂
    He looked so happy!!!!


  82. archangel48 said

    Sorry about your Dad JR4da. I can understand how you feel. I lost my awesome Dad a little over 6 years ago.
    I’ll say a prayer for you and your family tonight. God Bless.
    Take care of yourself. We’ll all be here when you are ready to return.


  83. what a great vlog! He just puts a silly grin on my face with every video blog so excited he put another one up so fast.He is so good to us.( do you know how much we miss you David?) I think he does :)))) Now we have something to look forward to next week!also agree about the lighting being great on his face. We like to see you so clearly, David!

    81. Djafan…”David is going to make a wonderful Dad one day.”……most definitely,Dja,most definitely!

    78.Abrra, I love the picture of David in jeans jacket.I love David in profile(example…the back of TOSOD cd) That one just ahhh.
    He is just too dang handsome for his own good!


  84. Angelica said


    “I love David in profile(example…the back of TOSOD cd) That one just ahhh.
    He is just too dang handsome for his own good!”

    You mean this old thing?


    That vlog was so sweet. I had a silly grin on my face the whole time too. Our task for the week? Find the child within and then go see if some other child can come out and play. Sounds like fun! I agree with Djafan. What a wonderful father he will be one day!


  85. bebereader said

    Been away most of the day and missed the re-run of “Skate For The Heart”. In case you missed it too, here are David’s two performances.

    My Kind Of Perfect

    Something ‘Bout Love

    credit pabuckie


  86. betsy said

    That vlog. Pure David. His smiling throughout had me smiling. The tags, too.
    Also, I would love to hear him sing “Teach your children”.
    (good song) lol


  87. Angelica!!~ ooooh! Yeah, that old thing. whew! Love it!:)))
    tell ya this…. I love the Matt Clayton pictures,and his signature style photography.
    However the photographer on the TOSOD photo shoot…wow, he took the best pictures of David I have ever seen.(his name escapes me at the moment) Both guys are excellent though. I am sure they both really love working with David!

    I can hear David singing that song,with Alfredo on


  88. Suzy-Q said

    Watching this videoblog of David talking about children reminded me of when I took my two grandaughters ages 2 and 4 to the VIP in Greenville, SC. While standing next to David after the photo shoot, he turned to them and spoke. He asked the two year old questions about the little ball that she was holding. David was so gentle and sweet. He took his time too. Both girls were actually star struck when they saw David. They knew who he was because they listen to his music everyday. OK, so I also did a little brainwashing in the months prior. haha In the photo that was taken by the radio station, you can see the two year old’s eyes just beaming at David. The 4 year old is looking at the camera with a big smile on her face. Afterwards, the girls said to me,”I like him”. Now, the two year old doesn’t just say, “David”, she clearly says, “David Archuleta”!! Children gravitate towards David because he so childlike himself as far as how he looks at life with great anticipation. Kids are never intimidated by him. Their spirits connect because of their innocense.

    My prayers are also with those that are afflicted with sorrow and worry. It’s good to have David and each other during these times of trials and heartache. Good people here at the “Voice”!!


  89. bluesky said

    Dear JR4DA

    Thanks so much for letting everyone know about your Dad and for giving me the opportunity to tell you my thoughts are with you. My Mother died 2 years ago and it still seems like yesterday. Parents are eternal. Thanks for your cyber-friendship. Much, much love,



  90. Blueberry Ice said

    JR, sending caring thoughts & deepest sympathy on your loss …

    Kaycee, wonderful to hear good news about your daughter … may it continue

    Pattierae, you are so courageous … would your doctors consider a consult w/ “Dr. Archuleta”? … I’ve heard he is very good … and oh, please be seated when he comes, especially if he’s looking like the photo in # 60

    Abrra, you are so astute and wise in aptly describing the significance of the “ripple effect” … what a positive impact David has had in supporting many worthy causes and how he has touched so many lives by just being who he is … can you imagine what this world would be like, if we would follow David’s lead and have the same level of care, value, respect, and understanding of each one’s potential “ripple effect”? what a wonderful way to make a difference in life and by doing so, it gives opportunity to make more people aware about David … hmmm, i think you have inspired a new task for us 🙂

    Angelica, Djafan … the ripple photo with David is compelling … it lingers in my mind


  91. Abrra said

    Blueberry Ice
    David’s celebrity and talent surfaced at a point in time where the youth needed a solid role model. The collateral effect is that we adults needed to know that there is hope for the coming generation David has inspired all ages to be involved and care for those in need. What I am really blown away by is David’s non-judgmental attitude. He sees the good in everyone. Everyday he seems to do or say something that you just do not see people his age involved in

    How many 20yr olds are so moved by small children that they run to make a video to express their delight about the honesty of children? I agree with Djafan, he is going to be a great father some day.

    Abrra (from her iPhone)


  92. refnaf said

    (((Abrra))>> Great post, great topic. I feel the ripples that David has made every day, and thankful for them.

    JR ((hugs)) to you as you travel this difficult stretch of the journey.

    And I add my thoughts and prayers for Pattirae, Emi and Kaycee…

    The only thing missing from that perfect vlog is a whisper or hint about touring 😦


  93. emmegirl said

    jr, sincere condolences to you and all your family on the loss of your father.

    1. Having great power, influence, or effect.

    #60 muy mucho potent!

    Abrra, love your article, the ripple effect, and the profoundness of such a simple logic.

    {{Abrra from her iphone}}

    I come home from the hospital last night after receiving our first grandchild (a beautiful strawberry blond little girl with the sweetest cry I’ve ever heard), and what do I see, a vlog from him on the blessings of children… could not have had a better birth-day present.

    (cried practically through the entire video) 🙂


  94. MunkFOD said

    Just wanted to pop in and say, wonderful inspiring post Abrra! I don’t have any more profound words than what has already been said. Just love all the great experiences I am having on this “David” journey. love all the wonderful people and the doors of opportunity to serve that I am walking thru. David’s kindness and happiness is contagious!

    JR, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. I lost my father when I was a teen and my mother a few years back. I understand and you are in my prayers.

    Kaycee! This is such wonderful hopeful news! You and your daughter and in my thoughts and prayers.

    Been keeping up on Pattirae everyday on her blog! She is one courageous woman! She is such a great example! Prayers for her too!

    Hope everyone has an awesome day today! finding the “child within” ! LOL! 🙂


  95. MunkFOD said

    Emmegirl! Congrats on your new grandchild! They are blessings, aren’t they!


  96. bebereader said


    First time Grandma?

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    How wonderful!


    Loved your VIP story! 😀


  97. Angelica said

    Hello Bluesky! Good to see you. 🙂
    Hey Ref, Betsy, Blueberry and all y’all sweet peeps!


    “David’s celebrity and talent surfaced at a point in time where the youth needed a solid role model. The collateral effect is that we adults needed to know that there is hope for the coming generation David has inspired all ages to be involved and care for those in need. What I am really blown away by is David’s non-judgmental attitude. He sees the good in everyone.”

    Dang. That is good. Should’ve put that in your article. 🙂


    Congratulations! He times his vlogs and tweets well, doesn’t he?


  98. Angelica said

    Hey Munk! I didn’t see you before you posted.

    Do you see you?



  99. Abrra said

    That isn’t possible. It took Blueberry Ice to shake it loose from my brain.

    Abrra (from her iPhone in case of errors I can blame the small keyboard)


  100. MunkFOD said

    Angelica! gosh! yeah…… I am surprised! that is an honor! I love this place! {{hugs]}


  101. betsy said

    Emmiegirl, congratulations ♥

    Welcome to the world, little beautiful strawberry blond little girl with the sweetest cry ever heard.

    Abs – it’s that non-judgemental, tolerant thing that I love so well. Beautifully said.


  102. djafan said

    Papi David 🙂

    Suzy, The kids do gravitate to David, so why do I gravitate towards David? Could it be the kid in me? hmmmm…

    Hello Refnaf! I loved David vlog, his eyes, his smile, the message, his genuineness, but I have to confess I was hanging on to every word waiting, anticipating a little morsel, tidbit about appearances, concerts, tour, anything and it didn’t happen, really exercising the virtue of patience.

    Congrats to Emmegirl!!!! I’ve got 8 of those little critters so for me very easy to get in touch with the kid in me 🙂

    Munkfod…like Angelica said, up top to the left, under David’s stunning face. 🙂


  103. bebereader said

    Munk: {{{hugs}}} back! Loved your quote!

    Betsy, Nice avi! 😉

    Time for polls, voting, etc.

    1) Vote Archuleta for Favorite AI Alum

    2) RT30 Countdown (Philippines)
    RT 30 Countdown in the Philippines has Elevator,
    SBL and Falling Stars on their countdown.
    Vote as often as you like for all 3 songs, refreshing the page after each vote.

    3) Vote for David’s songs on Sirius Satellite Radio:
    Then click ‘Vote for your Top 20″
    They’re not listed. At the bottom, add David’s name and the song(s) you want to vote for.

    4. Request David’s music on your local radio stations.
    Find your state, then the mediabase link. If you don’t see David’s songs listed, fill them in at the bottom. Be sure to include your name and confirmation code.


  104. pattiNC said

    Hi everyone saw this yesterday and thought of David. Katie Couric does a segment on The American Spirit, and I though that this totally is David…”The American Spirit embodies the heart and soul of America. We’re looking for people who are inspiring, helping, working towards, or having a positive impact on the lives of other people.” What do you think? Some of you are such amazing writers, that maybe someone could write about David and all he’s done to get his fans involved in helping others.
    Here’s the link…To submit an idea for The American Spirit send us an email:
    One way to get David on tv. 😉


  105. MunkFOD said

    PattiNC, I think that is a wonderful idea! David has done so much and has inspired so many people! I’m not the writer, but there is tons of talent at this site! Great writers, links to charity pics…. personal accounts… would be awesome!


  106. Emmigirl… awwwww, a new grandaughter! congratulations!

    Been watching lots of David videos today, and getting nothing else done!haha(some days are like that,yes they are) 🙂

    PattiNC,not surprised you thought of David:))

    I am ready for a tour,any tour. Can David please come out and plaaaay? can he ,can he,please? pretty please with sugar on it??please?
    Red Rover, Red Rover, send David right over!


  107. FG said

    helllllo! Random thing to share: I showed the new Matt Clayton pic to a coworker last night and she was all *^^hdm6%%jbfjh66^%$##! Then she says to me, “this may sound weird, but I think he has a really pretty nose! Is that crazy?” to which I replied “UMMMMM…no, but I really can’t talk about his nose. You would be freaked out.” So she says “Oh, ok!” Bwaaahaaaha! They so get me at work. LOLZ


  108. FG said

    #84 Angelica – LOL! that profile. It is like looking at all of creation’s glory. Sorry if you are reading this David. You’d think me insane. Your face is magnificent.


  109. djafan said

    bebe, thanks for the links!!!

    Abrra, blueberry ice shook you real well 🙂

    Pattinc, Great idea to submit David.

    Skydancer, I’m more than ready to play!!!

    FG, You don’t freak me out, from one nose lover to another 🙂


  110. djafan said

    @davidarchie tweets, What could he be doing?

    For some reason I have Frank Sinatra music stuck in my head today. 8 minutes ago via txt


  111. Suzy-Q said

    I am ready for a tour,any tour. Can David please come out and plaaaay? can he ,can he,please? pretty please with sugar on it??please?
    Red Rover, Red Rover, send David right over!

    skydancer, you are so funny!!


  112. bebereader said

    Guess what I found???

    A few videos from Anaheim!



    credit nanaanaaay

    Hopefully they will upload more!


  113. MT said

    Emmegirl … CONGRATULATIONS on your first grandchild! You’re going to love being a grandma.

    84 Angelica: I absolutely adore David’s profile. 🙂 He has the greatest jawline!

    107 FG: LOLOL That’s too funny!! And yes, he does have the most darling nose. DJA, you too? haha love it!

    Sky: I’m with ya girl. Tour news would be soooo nice right about now. 🙂


  114. MT said

    Abrra, am I losing my tiny little mind, or was there a post below mine at 113 just a second ago? lol


  115. 112. Wheeeeeeeeeeee! yea Bebe!

    Suzy Q,haha I so mean it, dang it!(cross my heart and hope to die,stick a needle in my eye)


  116. Abrra said

    I removed it to “fix’ something.
    Here is the video I made in honor of Valentine’s day ;)Its a clip I liked and saw the slow mo potential 🙂 The singer is Melinda Doolittle. She sang this on American Idol. She is the female David in so many ways. I think the clip and the song are a good match.



  117. MT said

    Abrra, I watched the first time, and then again. Don’t know what you fixed, but good job on the vid! Melinda does a beautiful job of singing that song and it does indeed go well with the video.


  118. Abrra said

    I fixed some spelling LOL I am the Queen of Typos 😉

    Thx! I enjoy making mash ups.



  119. Dear Abrra,


  120. MT said

    119. #$^$^&*^*&(*&*&^*^!!)(*&(&*&^!

    lol Couldn’t have said it better Sky!!


  121. fg said

    Emmiegirl I neglected to congratulate you! Awesome!


  122. Fiona said

    CONGRATS Emmegirl!!!
    Abrra, I LOVE YOUR VIDEO!!!!! OMG!


  123. Abrra said


    Image and video hosting by TinyPic



  124. Fiona said

    MT and Angelica, I LOVE David’s profile too, so beautiful and chiseled! 🙂


  125. djafan said

    Nice Abs!

    MT, I have a folder dedicated to it 🙂

    Bebe, thanks for the video find of Anaheim, the audio is beautiful in these videos just like I remember it.

    Here’s Complain, the memories, I think I have something in my eyes 😦


  126. fg said

    Djafan u have a folder dedicated to what? The nose?? I’ll be right over.


  127. MT said

    BeBe & DJA, thanks for the videos. I love listening to David sing his songs. I do hope the “no video” policy doesn’t keep being inforced though. As much as I love listening to him, I like LOOKING at him just as much. 🙂


  128. djafan said

    FG, lol yep!


  129. KimmieDavid said

    This is such a nice loving site! You guys are great!


  130. fg said

    MT I think the no video policy will fail. We are far too ninja!
    Dja why must we live so far away from each other?

    I think we should all move in together.


  131. MT said

    FG LOL A David commune!!


  132. bebereader said

    Nice one, Ab!

    MT: “I do hope the “no video” policy doesn’t keep being inforced though…)”

    I hope you’re right, MT. I hope management re-thinks that policy in terms whether or not it’s in David’s best interests.

    Here’s “The First Noel”.
    Audio is so good on these; video, not so good…

    “sorry it took me awhile to upload these videos! there was no cameras allowed inside *ahem* lol so i tried to get as much of the stage as i could. also, i really wish i could block out all the screaming but as always, it’s really hard to hold back when you’re there…haha.”


  133. xaris said

    Whoa! Loving the Anaheim videos. They are a nice little drip during the drought. FOD just posted this Contigo video from the Honduras. I don’t remember seeing it and it’s GOOD! I will try to embed.

    Thanks FOD!!


  134. Abrra said

    Great find!

    I made an MP3 of the video in #133. I edited out the dead space at the start and some of the clapping at the very end.



  135. thats it.
    stick the fork in…I’m done.


  136. MT said

    BeBe I just love David singing The First Noel. It’s my fav from the CFTH cd. I can’t imagine anyone singing it more beautifuly or more heartfelt. It melts my heart every time.

    133. Xaris: That video is great. You know, I’ve been watching AI this season. I keep waiting to hear someone with a melodic voice like David has, but I just haven’t.

    David carries such a great melody when he sings. It’s that richness of tone that makes him so different. That’s why he’s so good acapella. He doesn’t need the music because the music is IN his voice.


  137. bebereader said

    Xaris: Thanks for CELD! Whoa!

    MT: I agree. Nobody sings Christmas better than David.

    And here’s “My Kind of Perfect”

    and “Angels”


  138. bebereader said

    Those last two songs, especially “Angels”…I’m speechless!
    Djafan….How did you make it through that show in one piece??!!

    Here’s “My Hands”

    and “To Be With You” (partial)

    Go here to read Djafan’s recap from Anaheim:


  139. djafan said

    Awwww Bebe,

    I’ve been listening and watching the little snippets we get of David in these videos and they have me in tears. It was such an incredible concert and I really want some news about tour, concerts, just something. 😦


  140. bebereader said

    “Falling Stars”



  141. Bebe,”*sigh*”………uh huh
    I’m with Bebe. How did you get out of there in one piece??

    I miss him 😦


  142. djafan said


    I’m not sure but I’m ready to do it again 🙂

    I missss him too 😦


  143. emmegirl said

    First, just want to thank everyone for the congratulations and all your kindnesses. You meet the nicest people here.

    bebe, thanks for The Grove vids. Wow, dja was not kidding when she said he had taken it up another notch…and the crowd was eating it up! Don’t even know what to say about that Guatemalan CELD.

    Abrra, thanks for the valentine! Nothing can beat David, except maybe David in slo-mo.

    Could have made 50 screencaps off that vlog yesterday.
    Who has eyes like that, holy moses! And he was luminescent, literally glowing from the inside out.

    dja, loove the Frank tweet. I’ve been wondering exactly where he is and what he is up to too. And where did he make that vlog? If you didn’t know better you would swear he was in one of those little photo booths!


  144. emmegirl said

    Forgot to mention…love Melinda’s Funny Valentine. It makes me shudder to think about David in 10 years.


  145. Blueberry Ice said

    Emmegirl, what joy your newest addition to the family will bring into your life … congratulations!

    MT, # 136 “He doesn’t need the music because the music is IN his voice”

    This is so true … I too have been amazed at how David’s voice is a finely tuned instrument that showcases itself and needs no other accompaniment … his impromptu acapella performances highlights his artistic brilliance and sets him apart from so many singers that are currently on radio … really, all david needs is a mic, a stage and his fans …

    Djafan # 139 The Grove was my very first David concert (not counting MoTab) and it left me wanting even more …


  146. dakgal said

    Pssst-everyone over here — (whispers)== DJA is lying to you!
    Saying she has a file on the nose, she is using the whole nose as a cover up for her real fetish—THE NOSTRILS. I am privy to all this inside info from chat. Besides they are my downfall too. Fascinating, absolutely fascinating.

    Abbra—–“David’s celebrity and talent surfaced at a point in time where the youth needed a solid role model. The collateral effect is that we adults needed to know that there is hope for the coming generation David has inspired all ages to be involved and care for those in need. What I am really blown away by is David’s non-judgmental attitude. He sees the good in everyone. Everyday he seems to do or say something that you just do not see people his age involved in.”

    Can we take turns turning you upside down and shaking you–this is so well said–what else is caught up in there?


    JR- I’m sorry about your Dad, but he’s just out of your sight now–not out of your heart, he’s still with you. I lost my Mom a year ago and as David says “You can’t believe they’re gone”

    Guess I’m the resident night owl tonite.


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