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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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Archive for November 6th, 2011

Wait and the Art of Compromise ~ MT

Posted by djafan on Sunday, November 6, 2011

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For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfill it in its true potential – the imagination.           ~ Lawrence Durrell

I once asked the question, “What level of stardom does David really want?” I didn’t know the answer then and I still don’t. But I wonder if, like me, his opinion on this has changed in the last year. Just what level of success does he hope for? And what is he willing to do to gain it?

During his recent tour in Asia, David was greeted and treated as a Superstar. Both his reception at the airports and the reaction of the crowds at these events must have reminded him what it was like three years ago when he was just coming off of American Idol, reminded him how it felt to be so loved and adored by throngs of fans. He was obviously moved by it. The result was a fantastic series of concerts with David singing his heart out, including a breathtakingly beautiful performance of Heaven. It was so evident that the warm reception he received in Asia meant a great deal to him.

It should have shown David very clearly what could happen when someone has faith him and promotes him properly. Could it also have affected his idea of where he might want his career to go and made him reconsider just how much success he really wants? If so, then another question he must surely be wrestling with is: how much will he have to compromise in order to get to that place?

During an interview with The Truth About Music in April of this year, David talks about how an artist needs to think about just how much he would be willing to compromise to get to where he wants to be.

Credit: truthaboutmusic  (Starts at 3:06)

In order to move forward in his career David will need exposure, promotion, and to work with a label. There are some things David will never compromise on and that’s one of the things that makes me proud to be a fan. Core values should never be compromised. However, in order for any partnership to work, there needs to be some “give and take” on both sides. How much he is willing to compromise and where that compromise might lead him remains to be seen. But we might be getting a clue in the very near future.

David just returned from Hong Kong to shoot a Music Video for his new song, “Wait”. I love this song! I think it has the potential to be a fabulous video. Wait is a romantic song, a song about love and about longing. It’s about needing someone and not being able to stop thinking about them, even when they’re gone. My sincerest wish is that it’s portrayed that way in the video. At age 17/18 he may have been opposed to the idea of being promoted and seen as a romantic figure since he was still so young. But now almost 21, I hope he is more open to the idea. Or at the very least, less opposed to it. Is he ready to share his dreams with us? Ready to encourage us to look for love and to hold on to that someone special in our lives?

It will be interesting to see what interpretation is used and how the song is presented in the video. I think it will give us some insight into where his career may go in the near future.

Whatever he decides, I will support him 100%. But I really hope he is ready to make a video about wishing, hoping, and longing for that special someone. I hope he’s ready to take his music, his videos, and his career to the next level.

Guess we just have to wait and see.

Article by MT

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