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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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My Kind of Cover ~ David Archuleta

Posted by bebereader on Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I had never heard of Nico Vega, the band who opened for Blondie at the concert David recently attended at the Nokia in Los Angeles.  But I’m enjoying their music on YouTube. When David says a band is awesome, I check it out because I usually agree with him and I’m rather fussy in my taste in music. Once in a while I enjoy the music of other artists, but  it’s always temporary. My heart leads me back to what I love the most.

I feel very fortunate that David seems to be fascinated with music from my era, the eighties and nineties, because during that time I was a  music junkie and followed the careers of many artists. I wasn’t obsessively stuck on one like I am now.  😉

On the Christmas From The Heart Tour, David covered “The Riddle” and “Fields of Gold” two of my favorites.

Salt Lake City/First Night of CFTH Tour! The Riddle is so Archuleta;  it’s as if this song was written for him! It’s a pure message song.

Fields of Gold/Baltimore CFTH Tour

“Imagine watching this from the first row (how lucky was I!!) He was simply breathtaking that night…what a memory!” ~marylee1950/(youtube comment from 1 year ago)

It didn’t take long for these two cover songs to become fan favorites for those who had never heard of them before!  I just know David is cooking up some more beauties like these.  There’s a new cover or two up his sleeve for the My Kind Of  Christmas Tour, especially if the four songs on the Asian Tour Edition of TOSOD don’t get released in the U.S. by that time.

What would I like him to cover? Let me count the songs. Here’s a start:

When A Man Loves A Woman – Michael Bolton
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
The Prayer – Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli
Candle in the Wind – Elton John
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You – Rod Stewart

Do you have any favorite songs that you’d like David to cover on his upcoming tour?  Take the poll below and let your voice be heard! *

*This post hijacked by Angelica.  Three years people!  Three long years I have campaigned for this song.  Denied!  But this year, THIS YEAR is different.  I have come up with a plan so ingenious, (heehee) so Machiavellian, (oh lol) it can not fail!  Here goes. Y’all take the above fair and unbiased, (snort) poll, choosing whichever answer you like most. Your vote will not be revealed, only the results.  You can vote as many times as you like.  Then someone with a VIP, which I don’t have, gives the results to David, informing him that in a poll on the site, this song won by a landslide margin of  *insert astronomical number here* votes.  Voila! Duh! Done!  Oh lawz, I scare myself sometimes.

Check it out and BELIEVE.  <That’s another song I want for Christmas.  I Polar Express.

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30 Responses to “My Kind of Cover ~ David Archuleta”

  1. bluesky said

    Ho, ho, ho, Angelica! I am going to have to admit that I had never heard that song. So I listened to it on YT. Nice. Not sure many would survive him singing that style of song. Though I did think the “troll” in the vid added added a lot to the fun!

    Bebereader: “Have I told you lately”! Great, great Rod S. song! No one quite like that style singing now. Now why do we seem to love the thought of him singing deep, serious, pull-your-heart-out-and-throw-it-at-my-feet, songs?

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  2. pattiNC said

    So many songs I’d like to hear David sing…The Riddle was definitely one of my faves from CFTH tour…I was also in the front row, in front of his mic for that show…I was memorized by The Riddle..ok every song that night! Still would love to hear Someone Like You by Adele…

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  3. Amb4DA said

    LOL…love this post…will have to roll it over and see what comes up on myDavid musical wish-list…(which already basically covers ALL music, ANY song, ANY time…but will try to gear this toward MKOC!)

    Angelica…love your genius plan, sounds like how my crazy(for David)mind would work…too funny…actually now that I think of it…before David..that was the song I’d play on rotation the most at Christmas, and have thought before he’d KILL it. Been played a lot though….and David loves to dig and surprise us with the more “obscure”, much to our enjoyment.

    I still love The Riddle (which I’d never known before DA) and FOG. Also loved his version and that he closed the CFTH show with Feliz Navidad…to be able to breathe life in that old “addictive tune” was something only David could do! Come to think of it…guess he could do that with AIWFC too.

    So…will have to let this sit with me a while see what song comes up…I’m sure I’ve had several over time, usually while hearing the song, then thinking, “love to hear David sing this”…I think for Christmas tour, whatever he chooses will be in keeping with the tone of the season, holiday, even if not a “Christmas” tune…his instincts are beyond spot on. I get all shaky just thinking about what’s to come…:)
    Have a good day, all.

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  4. Amb4DA said

    ps. aw..just listened to that Riddle above…”I love you free, I love you freelyyyy” that line, the way he sings it melts my heart every time, and that smile at the end…I think someone said it best on a YouTube comment I read recently, on one of David’s videos..”Everytime David Archuleta smiles there is world peace.”

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  5. skydancer1x said

    Good morning “VOICE” peeps!♥♥♥ Gee I have missed this good place:) !!
    Bebe♥ Love your post this morning! There are so many songs that I would love to hear David cover. I loved FOG and The Riddle. In your favs, you mentioned “The Prayer”. I love that song, and David singing it would be amazing beyond words.Man…I will have to ponder a little bit more on other favorite picks 🙂

    and Angelica, if David were to sing “All I want for Christmas is You” all the women in the audience would not EVEN survive There would be nothing but little pools of butter left in the seats once opccupied by female fans. (oooh, can you imagine him pointing that finger at someone?? eeeeeeek!

    SB,
    I just wantd to mention I loved your article too! and wanted to thank you!

    My David bracelet was waiting for me last night!!! Love
    … and hugs

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  6. Marylee said

    So funny Bebe.. when I first read the comment under the “Fields of Gold” video you posted with someone’s thoughts of how that performance made them feel from the front row ..I said to myself’ “that’s exactly how I felt too” & then saw my YouTube user name follow..lol ~ no doubt it..what a memory indeed! ♥ Not sure I’ll ever be the same after that night.

    Loved your article & made me realize once again that there are so few songs I hear that I don’t try to imagine David’s voice to the lyrics…and let’s face it~once he covers one~he simply owns it..case in point “Apologize”..who wants to hear the original now? Not me…never! ~and one more I have to mention ~ “When You Say You Love Me”…good grief..speechless!

    My first choice for a cover at Tour is “The Prayer”..one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard & carries a moving message…for every day of the year. Also would love to hear David sing “Someone Like You”…was so bummed when he was ready to sing it in Asia & got interrupted. I think he knows how disappointed we were & may be giving serious consideration to treating his fans to this lovely song. I’m bracing myself ’cause I know it’s going to cause me to forget to breathe! There are so many other songs I’d love to hear him sing..the list is endless! 🙂

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  7. gladys said

    is true, there are so many songs that David could sing, I can not choose.
    Maybe a song in Spanish, please david, any song in Spanish.
    As Skydancer1x said, we would be like butter in our seats, after listening to David.
    I have to correct you Skydancer, I would like an owl, with eyes fixed and static, unblinking and with all my feathers scattered on the floor.
    Someone said, it would be interesting to see what would happen in a vip, between David and me. I also ask myself that question.

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  8. KathyH said

    Now THERE’S a poll. LOLOL! (I voted, too!)

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  9. djafan said

    Gladys, I and many others hope to be a witness to your first encounter with David! Get that Visa application started!

    David!!!!

    DavidArchie David Archuleta
    Last day in LA to take care of some more things before heading out to Okinawa, Japan tomorrow for the Foster Festival this Saturday!
    26 minutes ago Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

    And this from Fanscene

    Heyyyy Guys,

    Because we got a lot of emails asking if we know if David is going to be adding dates to his My Kind of Christmas Tour, we asked the source, his Official Site and we received a lovelyyyy response. We were told, “More dates to be announced.” is the official position, and that they promise to post any information as soon as they have it. To me that means: be it good news (meaning more dates) or not-so-good news (meaning no more dates), as soon as the OS has the info, they will share it immediately.

    So I think we just sorta have to chill, keep our fingers crossed, and wait. Hang in there, everyone!

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  10. djafan said

    I would like David to sing and sing and sing lol

    The Prayer, Baby I’m Amazed, Man In the Mirror, Believe is beautiful.

    And for the buzz alone,

    Anything by Adele
    Skyscraper

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  11. djafan said

    Youtube views!!!!

    Thumbnail 3:32
    David Archuleta – Crush

    Music video by David Archuleta performing Crush. (C) 2008 19 Entertainment, LLC

    by davidarchuletaVEVO | 2 years ago | 30,011,753 views

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    David Archuleta – Something ‘Bout Love

    Music video by David Archuleta performing Something ‘Bout Love. (C) 2010 JIVE Records, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment

    by davidarchuletaVEVO | 1 year ago | 10,208,783 views

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  12. Angelica said

    So a little hope still for more tour dates. I see Verona has sold out VIP now so that makes six.

    You know, the more I look at that poll, I find myself almost hoping “Don’t Make Me Get Medieval on You” wins. Bahahah! Can you imagine him singing a song by that title written by say, Eminem? Tearing up the stage with some quasi-rap soulful groovitude, growls, THE HOWL, and a whole lotta swagga and holla? There I go scaring myself again. 😆

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  13. Gayle122890 said

    Gladys-“El Dia Que Me Quieras”

    David needs to sing Wait live like real soon. Was listening to it on the computer last weekend. My youngest daughter heard it. She practically pushed me out of the chair: “I love that song, what is it?!” and proceeded to put it in her Zune after I told her I had the TOSOD AIM. Yeah. I had been greedy and had kept it to myself all this time. But now she knows and she’s spazzing over David-again. Ha ha.

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  14. djafan said

    Gladys….speaking of owls ….

    http://www.dogwork.com/owfo8/

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  15. djafan said

    I updated the vip status!!!

    Here is the link and it’s also at the top right sidebar for any tour planning and updates!!

    https://thevoicedavidarchuleta.com/2011/10/06/david-archuletas-my-kind-of-christmas-tour-2/

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  16. Gayle122890 said

    Sorry-Meant TOSOD ATE. Lol

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  17. Angelica said

    Dja,

    What a magnificent animal! Thanks for the link!

    Are you implying that would be Gladys at a VIP? Run David!! Photobucket

    LuvieD sent me this pic she took while shopping at Ross the other day. She SOL! (squeed out loud) and would have bought a pair but they didn’t come in her size.

    Photobucket

    Speaking of squee and LuvieD, aka my directionally-impaired concert buddy, she finally found her boarding pass in the bottom of her luggage from our flight to AZ where she had written the word “SQUEEE!!” Only she didn’t have a pen and had to use lip liner to write while in a state of acute fanticipation! She planned to show it to me on the plan when she passed me on her way to her seat. All you can read is a messy S on what looks like evidence in a murder trial. I guess it’s a good thing she lost it in her agitation or she might have been tossed off the plane for flashing the gruesome thing. 😆 Aren’t David concerts with David fans the best? Gonna go visit the toooouuuuurrr page soon and post my plans! Hope to see a lot of you do the same. We gotta meet up!

    Photobucket

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  18. djafan said

    Well now we know Mark is going to Japan…this from his facebook. So I would assume the others are also going 🙂

    Jessica Emily
    mark! you’ve been so MIA lately haha. how are you?! what have you been up to? are you going on glee anytime soon?
    Like · · 16 hours ago ·

    Mark Nilan Jr. yoo! i’m real good thanks, heading to japan tmrw. no more glee for me..i graduated..haha hope u’re good too
    2 hours ago · Like

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  19. gladys said

    gayle.
    “The day you love me” (el dia que me quieras) I dare not imagine that song on the lips of David. My heart and my mind have been a little weak since 2008. No, it’s impossible to imagine the voice of david singing this song.

    Djafan.
    jajajajajajajajaja, I’m still laughing, to see that video of the owl, is like me, has the face, beak, and claws. I think I have the same eye color. Its feathers float to david, jajajajajajajaaj my god, I can not stop laughing, thanks.

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  20. Tawna21 said

    well bebe, you’ve got me to thinkin’ (scary business for older brains). Is this the same “When a Man Loves a Woman” that was done by Percy Sledge in the ’60’s? If so, then oh my YES, he should do that one. That was a #1 slow dance when I was doing slow dances at the Sat. night teen dances. He would keeellll and own that song!!

    Angelica–dang you!! I now own that All I Want For Christmas song. That used to be one of my favs, so I just downloaded it on iTunes!! haha

    SB— ♥♥♥ thank you! my black bracelet is looking at me as it sits to my right on the computer desk! 🙂

    Tawna

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  21. Tawna21 said

    Question? Is it possible to make a list for each tour show of the peeps that are going?(I think there should be some commas in that sentence somewhere) I think it was done once before on one of the shows, and it was listed on the left sidebar if I remember right. That way it would be more concise. It’s probably alot of busy work for you admins to keep up with us as we list our plans, but I think it would be a really cool (? did I just date myself) way of keeping track of who/when/where.

    Just a thought

    Tawna

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  22. bebereader said

    Covers, schmovers! The reality is that we don’t care what David sings, as long as he sings. But some songs are just calling out to him, beckoning for his voice. I’m curious to see what he’s going to pick this time; I know it’s going to be something good. He has an uncanny ability to pick the right covers.

    Bluesky,
    “Now why do we seem to love the thought of him singing deep, serious, pull-your-heart-out-and-throw-it-at-my-feet, songs?”
    Think it has something to do with the strong connection David has to the audience? 😉 A heartfelt song song like “Have I Told You Lately” would surely make us **))^%%&**(. Not that you needed an answer to your question. LOL

    PattyNC,
    Can’t imagine sitting in the front row in front of David’s mic!!

    AM4dja,
    That smile will get you every time!

    Skydancer,
    Welcome Back! You’ve been missed!

    Marylee,
    Haha I was wondering how long it would take for you to notice your youtube comment from one year ago! And just for the record, I am in total agreement with you on “The Prayer” and “When You Say You Love Me’.

    Gladys,
    Any song en espanol would be music to my ears. 😉

    Gayle,
    I hope we don’t have to WAIT too long for WAIT. 😉

    Tawna,
    Yes it’s the same “When A Man Loves A Woman” by Percy Sledge, later covered by Michael Bolton. It’s crying for David’s voice, ya think?

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    Camp Foster to hold annual festival Oct. 15 and 16
    Stars and Stripes
    Published: October 12, 2011

    CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Foster Festival will be held on base Saturday and Sunday.

    The free festival, to be held 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. each day, will feature live entertainment, game booths, amusement rides, Kiddie Land and food booths.

    American Idol Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta is scheduled to perform.

    The event is open to all SOFA-status personnel and local nationals.

    Access to the festival for local nationals will be via Camp Foster’s Gate #5 off of Highway 58.

    Attendees are not allowed to bring pets, coolers or alcohol.

    For more information, call DSN 645-5828.

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  23. Abrra said

    Bebe
    I spent the day thinking about this topic. It challenged me because I no longer have my record collection, just the hard drive in my brain to pull from.

    I love this song ” Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion

    I can see David singing this as a thank you to the fans

    For all those times you stood by me
    For all the truth that you made me see
    For all the joy you brought to my life
    For all the wrong that you made right

    For every dream you made come true
    For all the love I found in you
    I’ll be forever thankful, baby

    You’re the one who held me up
    Never let me fall
    You’re the one who saw me through
    Through it all

    And I can see it as a thank you from the fans, too.

    You gave me wings and made me fly
    You touched my hand I could touch the sky
    I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
    You said no star was out of reach

    You stood by me and I stood tall
    I had your love, I had it all
    I’m grateful for each day you gave me

    I took # 3 on the poll 😉

    Abrra

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  24. dakgal said

    Well, I’m about ready for the psyche ward just thinking about David singing the beautiful songs you guys have come up with—can’t wait to hear ” Don’t Make Me Get Medieval on You”.

    Any body that can come up with a song title like that certainly can supply us with the words. 😉

    Abs —–your song made my eyes leak and ‘Have I Told You Lately” was almost a daily saying between my husband and I. So that would truly put me over the edge ( what there is left of it).

    Look out beeeeelow!!!!!

    Bluesky—love this….deep, serious, pull-your-heart-out-and-throw-it-at-my-feet, songs?” Yup–that’s David!!!

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  25. Heidijoy said

    Enjoyable post Bebe..
    One song I’m really wanting to hear is Wait…………………….please David.
    I also crave a full version of Maybe I’m Amazed and One.
    Because you loved me-definitely would be a nice tribute to fans.
    Bring the kleenex for David and us.
    I’d like to hear Shop Around again and a lively Spanish song like Los Patore en belen. David seem to really come ALIVE in those two songs.
    Enjoy David singing just about anything (only 1 I don’t care for)

    Praying for a safe trip for David and band. Excited for audience in Japan.

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  26. Joyluck said

    Hello–does anyone know if the rest of the band is going to Japan? We know Mark is but we didn’t hear about the others and no tweets about rehearsals and all. I will be disappointed if the others don’t go. They are so good together.

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  27. betsy said

    All year long I hear songs that I immediately think “David should cover this!”
    Then the question is asked and I have a hard time thinking of any.
    Then I try to take the easy way out and think that he has such good taste and chose FOG and The Riddle, so I think he’s better at picking songs than me, lol.
    But I am still on the “In my Life” train. He would kill that.
    Or how about this beautiful Peter Gabriel song?

    (Odd choice, but I bet he already likes this)

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  28. betsy said

    Also, I want the To Be With You jeans, Angelica. 🙂

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  29. djafan said

    Taking the liberty to post SF’s prayer, don’t know what time they’re leaving so here it is.

    Lord,
    Please take care of David. Watch over him and protect him from all harm.
    Cloak him with your love and give him the strength to endure all that is thrown in his path.
    Give David the courage and guidance to say no to those who ask for more than he can reasonably give.
    Surround David with people who will love and support him unconditionally as we do and always will.
    Separate David from those who have agendas other than for his well being.
    Give him rest when he’s weary and stamina to sustain his hectic pace.
    Give him assurance when he feels doubt and give him joy when he feels sad.
    Keep him always in your protective arms during this time on his journey to Okinawa, Japan.
    Keep David and and his voice healthy & strong as he continues to fulfill his Destiny.
    May he continue to encounter goodwill and happiness wherever his life’s journey takes him.
    And please Lord, give us the wisdom to do right by David always.
    Help us in the way we support him so that it is always in his best interests.
    Though we may be unworthy, we humbly pray.
    Amen

    Dear David, sending you our best wishes for an uneventful & easy flight to Japan. Thank you for all you do and for who you are.
    Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always. Contigo siempre! We will be with you always!
    Please stay safe & take care!

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  30. Heidijoy said

    Thank You for adding the prayer Djafan!

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