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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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In a Good Place with David Archuleta

Posted by djafan on Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Submitted by Betsy

This is not really a recap, not really a normal article. I am just feeling so good that the words flowed. Pretty sure this is acceptance and happiness for David and his strong decision. 🙂 Love him more than ever. Also, I don’t have a clue how this happened. I am sure the sadness will come back at times, but right now, the overwhelming feeling is YES!! David is doing something he wants very much to do!!

I was planning on writing a recap of my time at the Verona show. But it turned out that I couldn’t. I could barely comment on anyone’s articles. (sorry) I was too sad.

But. Here’s the thing. I must have snapped out of it. For awhile, anyway. It’s starting to feel like Thanksgiving for some reason. I have never felt so grateful, so thankful, as I do right now. It started last night and has kept flowing throughout today. I hope this feeling stays. 🙂

So blessed to have such kindred spirits as all of you. ♥
So blessed to have found David almost 4 years ago. ♥
To get him. What he’s all about. To love him. And his music.

When David sang Good Place in Verona, a couple of friends and I sat right in front of him. Stunned. The mistakes mattered not. It was pure David. He laughed a little, but toward the end of the song, there was nothing but tender, heartfelt love pouring out of him.

After he finished, we said “this alone was worth the money, the travel problems, etc. If this was all we were to get it’d be worth it.” We were dead serious. And we still had an entire show after that.

I’ll never forget that feeling. I carry it around with me every day. It’s so good.

Nobody else can give us precisely what David gives us. We are so lucky. He really gave us the best of himself this past tour. If I hadn’t been able to go to the show, I would still have felt it through the videos. I HAVE felt it through videos.

credit Betsy

David, this is exactly what we love about you. You didn’t have to do it, but you did. I hope you had as much fun, as much joy, as we did.

Now go spread your joy to the rest of the world who may be in need of it.
I may not know much, but I do know I’ll still be here, flailing over my favorite song.
And my favorite singer.

125 Responses to “In a Good Place with David Archuleta”

  1. emmegirl said

    Betsy, right beside ya, smiling (today anyway), and flailing away.


  2. poof said

    I was lucky. For some reason, I had the feelings you just had At the concert in Ventura. He had given me all I needed, just not all that I Want. When three days later he made his announcement, I was crushed, but ready. Yep, I still get super sad, but the feeling is nothing like the feeling of thankfulness for what I already have. I am so glad I was able to go to my one and only (so far 🙂 ) concert.


  3. nanaweize said

    Awesome thoughts and article Besty. I’m with you and I am so thankful for having David in my life. He will be there always! He’s not going awayyyyyyyyyyyyy and neither am I.


  4. skydancer1x said

    this♥”I may not know much, but I do know I’ll still be here, flailing over my favorite song.
    And my favorite singer.”
    oh Betsy!! will be right there flailing away too♥
    Right after the announcement,I could not watch/listen to the tour videos.Now I am right back in there, watching… everything,For me,it has ended up being the perfect medicine♥
    “Nobody else can give us precisely what David gives us. We are so lucky.”
    Betsy, you are soooo right.
    and to David,thank you for giving us “Good Place”

    “I don’t know much,
    but I know I love you
    That may be,
    all I need to know ”

    “that may be all there is ,to know”
    (Arron Neville,and Linda Rondstat)


  5. Heidijoy said

    Betsy, Thank You for sharing your experience and your gratefulness with us. This article and my morning meditation reading about Change definitely coincide. An attitude of being Grateful and having so many fans to share these memories with is so meaningful and helpful. Between attending concerts and now watching videos, I feel so fortunate to have these memories. Reading your recap and your feelings is touching and David’s heartfelt performance is so tender.


  6. angelofdja said

    Betsy, Thanks for a great article! I’m right there with you! David gave and has given me more than I really deserve. I couldn’t be more excited for him and his future. (Ours too!)
    He’s had to make decisions throughout his career that took a lot of guts! All the while staying true to himself, his faith, and his family. If he can touch others hearts with these kinds of behaviors than at least those lives will be enriched as much as mine has. It’s most definately a “good place” to be!
    P.S. I’m finding myself hooked on “This Christmas”. I get my daily fix…numerous times!


  7. “David, this is exactly what we love about you. You didn’t have to do it, but you did. I hope you had as much fun, as much joy, as we did”.

    Beautifully written Betsy! I had the good fortune of being at Stroudsburg & experiencing all those same feelings. There was just something different/something special about him whether on or off stage. It was as if he wanted to give us the very best memory he could so that we could hang on to it until he returns & that’s exactly what I intend to do.


  8. TOfan said


    I was remembering Ford Day earlier today and how I thought those exact thoughts that day… “If this was all we were to get it’d be worth it.” … so much to be grateful for since then, including knowing you, my friend. ♥


  9. betsy said

    Emmegirl 🙂 Still smiling, still flailing. I’ll take it.

    Poof – That thankfulness, gratefulness – yep it hit me really hard the other day.

    Nana – Thanks ♥ I’m sticking around as well. 🙂

    Sky – I LOVE that song by Aaron Neviile/Linda Rondstat! Good call!

    Heidi – Thanks – it’s that tenderness that gets me. We are so fortunate.

    AngelofDja – Ahhhh – he is courageous. And This Christmas is the one I am stuck on too. Sassy David. The really beautiful, heartfelt Ave Maria’s have to wait until I’m more able to take them. I know my capabilities. 🙂

    Marylee – Thanks – I kept thinking that all along. He’s singing the best ever, songs he knows are our faves. Giving us the best memories.

    Now that I know where they live, I won’t hesitate to pull them out and use them. ♥


  10. djafan said


    “So blessed to have such kindred spirits as all of you. ♥
    So blessed to have found David almost 4 years ago. ♥
    To get him. What he’s all about. To love him. And his music.”

    We are blessed indeed.

    “Nobody else can give us precisely what David gives us. We are so lucky. He really gave us the best of himself this past tour. If I hadn’t been able to go to the show, I would still have felt it through the videos. I HAVE felt it through videos.”

    That is why at first I could not bring myself to watch the videos, hear his voice, or see his face, hand, shoes lol But I really couldn’t without falling apart because even through videos I feel his emotions. Now strangely enough when I made myself watch the announcement video I cried but his crying made me hurt, I don’t want David to cry, feel sad about anything. So I watched and watched all the videos from the night and they brought me comfort, they soothed my soul. Healed again by his voice.

    “Now go spread your joy to the rest of the world who may be in need of it.
    I may not know much, but I do know I’ll still be here, flailing over my favorite song.
    And my favorite singer.”

    Flailing for sure right along side of you and all who plan to stick around!!!!!


  11. djafan said

    Great news from Pattirae!!!!

    Tuesday, January 10, 2012 5:53 AM, MST

    Great News!

    (This is Amy) What wonderful news we got yesterday that the scan was all clear! I know that there were many prayers said on mom’s behalf. I am so grateful for that. For the breast cancer, she will follow-up with Dr. Stinnett every three months to get blood work done. For the lung cancer, she will get a CT scan every 6 months. We are so thrilled and relieved that it was clear – no metastatic disease. What a wonderful blessing! Thanks to all you dear friends for your continual love and support and prayers. You know how much she loves you 🙂


  12. Heidijoy said

    #11 So happy about Pattirae’s news. Pray for her continued progress.


  13. djafan said

    The Man Tweets!!!!!

    David Archuleta @DavidArchie

    Another acting class today. It’s actually pretty fun! I was nervous at first but I’m enjoying it now.

    45-03 David Archuleta is JUICY’s Top 1 Headline of the Week – w/ subtitles (09 Jan 2012)

    And subtitles added here too.

    45-01 David Archuleta @ Paparazzi – complete & subtitled (08 Jan 2012)


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  15. tawna21 said

    Betsy, you’ve put into words the feelings that I’ve felt since Dec. 19, 2011, and being in that audience–totally unprepared for what was coming. What a night! The joy, the excitement, and The Voice! I’ve listened to David’s music and watched the videos since that night. I have had lots of tears. Tears of joy and sadness–sometimes at the same time. I am, however, at a point of real gratitude for and towards David. I’m grateful that he has the strength and the courage to follow his heart and the Spirit that is guiding him. I’m grateful that he has the strength and the courage to show the industry that he is who he is, and they can just eat rocks if they think they are going to push him into something else. I grateful that his strength and courage have become such an example to me in the last four years. I look at life in a different way now.

    Yeah, I’ll be right there with the rest of you ‘flailers’….waiting and watching. The candle will burn. ♥♥


    *to be the fly on the wall in that acting class*


  16. skydancer1x said

    Tawna..*to be the fly on the wall in that acting class*
    Oh Boy No kidding! I can’t wait to see how David does with this acting gig. Hope he is getting some helpful advice, with this ‘crash course’ ! 🙂 Read that he has had a script for awhile, so guess that is what he is getting help with.Gotta love him♥and love that he is taking this on, so proud of him♥ and really excited for him too!

    Sure hope we get a vlog from him, (even just a little itty bitty one please David pretty please?) before he leaves,he is gonna be sooo busy while he is there.


  17. dakgal said

    You are so right Betsy! Although I couldn’t attend any of his MKOC shows –I felt the love through the screen. And we have so much to be thankful for–just think if we had our hearts stolen by him only just a year ago, we wouldn’t have all the wonderful times with each other here and in chat–nor all the hundreds of videos, interviews and vlogs to enjoy–over and over –until he comes back.. We have had the privilege of watching him grow from a shy boy- from the “death grip” on the mike–barely moving–to the Falalala dancing and LDB. We have a treasure trove of good things he has given us over these past four years– and enjoy them we will!!! And wait!

    I will flail along side the rest of you–now where did I put my water wings?

    Now I want to hear him say ” Hi guys, its David here” before he leaves for the Philippines. Am I spoiled??? Nah!!

    And ” Here kitty–kitty.


  18. dakgal said

    I’m on my nostalgia hunt already–haven’t heard this in a long time and it has some good “reminding” pictures in it–sure do notice a voice change.

    “You’re still in love with me–you were never really out of love with me”

    Yep, David you’re right!!


  19. Angelica said

    Thanks Betsy for “not really a recap, not really a normal article.” Whatever it is, it came straight from your heart and touched mine.

    “David, this is exactly what we love about you. You didn’t have to do it, but you did.”

    I remember the first time I met him years ago in Bossier City, La. on the idol tour. It was at the end of the barricade, and I suddenly found myself the last fan standing with him looking right at me. I was so star struck, lol and while on voice rest, not able to speak, he waited for me. I couldn’t speak either or move, just stood there like a statue of a deer caught in headlights. What got to me days later and made me break down sobbing in my office at work was that he waited. He could have just turned and walked away but he waited till I came to myself and, trying to hide my embarrassment, fumbled for my camera and took his picture. I think of that to this day. How kind of him and how patient to do that for one fan. He didn’t have to do it, but he did. Like you, Betsy, I felt the gratitude wash over me as I wept in thankfulness that God had brought this sweet soul into my life.

    I think this MKOC tour was a gift to his fans. Something he didn’t have to do, but he did because he cares for us and wanted to give us something to hold on to while we wait. A long time ago, he waited for me at the end of a barricade when he could have walked away, and I will wait for him, however long it takes.


  20. jans11 said

    #11 So thankful that Pattirae is doing good right now. She is such a sweetheart!


  21. MT said

    Thanks for a wonderful (almost) recap. I’m glad you’re in a good place. 🙂

    Me? I’m not quite there yet. I guess you colud say I’m in an OK place. I’m still having a little trouble commenting. (it was even hard for me on my own article.) But I’m working on it.

    What a sweet example of what Betsy mentioned, things this wonderful young man does that he didn’t have to.

    I always did love YEDL. It’s still one of my favorites. ♥ And I’m hoping for a vlog too.


  22. kaycee said

    Betsy, beautiful heart-felt post. “You didn’t have to do it, but you did”…in more ways than he’ll ever know.

    Angelica, I just loved hearing of your sweet experience during the AI tour. I am continually amazed at his compassion and empathy, especially during those times when he is pulled in so many directions.

    Tawna: “I’m grateful that he has the strength and the courage to follow his heart and the Spirit that is guiding him. I’m grateful that he has the strength and the courage to show the industry that he is who he is, and they can just eat rocks if they think they are going to push him into something else.

    Congrats to Pattirae! Such great news!


  23. Abrra said

    Thank you for sharing your VIP experience.

    “When David sang Good Place in Verona, a couple of friends and I sat right in front of him. Stunned. The mistakes mattered not. It was pure David. He laughed a little, but toward the end of the song, there was nothing but tender, heartfelt love pouring out of him.”

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    I have made many mp3’s of Good Place/ Let It Be sung at many VIP’s. But I only have this version on my iPod. When David plays and sings, it’s straight from his heart and soul. You can feel the passion that comes from his performance.



  24. Abrra said

    Love the full body shot videos!




  25. marlie7 said

    Betsy – The gift of Verona – when David sang Good Place and Let It Be, it echoed throughout the room and into our hearts. Mistakes and all 🙂 I’m also back to being able to watch his videos – it took a while to be able to, but I’m going to adopt your attitude of gratitude. I’m thankful for David and his wonderful music.


  26. skydancer1x said

    Forget the PX90 workout, or whatever its called.Watching this ‘full body” video you can see he is toning up the muscles here for sure, no wonder he has such strong looking thighs! He tenses up those thigh muscles as he does the deep knee bends,tightens his gluts bending backwards…those arm muscles when he squeezes out the most from a note with his clenched fist and his conviction ,and tightens up his abs with every long note he holds. ♪♫ Ford eeeeeeverrrry streeeeeeee-e-e-eeam!!!♫♪
    Ye Gads! No wonder he is in such good shape. 🙂 thud>>>>>>>>>


  27. skydancer1x said

    forgive my distraction, of course I noticed the singing was pretty dang good too :)♥


  28. gladys said

    ohhh Skydancer, hahahahahaha

    David was singing??


  29. djafan said

    Uploaded by theofficialarchuleta on Jan 11, 2012

    Headed to the Philippines later today! I’ll be arriving this week to start a new adventure in acting haha. I’m nervous, but also really excited to try this new experience. I’ll be doing a mini-series for TV5 and will be filming in the Philippines for the next few weeks. Hope everyone has had a good start to their year and I’ll talk to you guys when I arrive in Manila!

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  30. bluesky said

    News from the “Land of DA”: Appearances, Recordings and Mini-series, Oh My!
    I’ll take those over “Lions, tigers and bears” any day of the week.



  31. bebereader said


    Your article is an honest description of your feelings from Verona. Reading it is a feel-good moment for us! That David chose to sing “Good Place” at VIP shows that he hears us. We let him know in many ways since TOSOD…in tweets, in comments, in letters and probably even in person that we wanted him to sing it. With lyrics like those, it must be a hard song to sing. But he did it for us. Another gift.

    ““Now go spread your joy to the rest of the world who may be in need of it.”
    Best line ever! Thank you, Betsy!

    A second acting class!
    A soap-opera mini-series!
    This is a man who never stops giving to his fans!

    #24 (“Climb Every Mountain” video)
    Idk about you but I think David’s pants got tighter as the tour went on!
    Look closely. (as if you aren’t doing that already lol) Have you noticed it too?
    Maybe the dry cleaner shrunk them?
    Maybe Kari left them in the dryer too long? LOL
    Maybe he put on some weight during the tour?
    Maybe he switched to another pair of pants that fit differently?
    Maybe all of the above?

    Loved the new vlog!
    Hope David vlogs from Manila!

    #11 So happy to hear the news about PattiRae!


  32. Abrra said

    Another view of video in #24

    Look at his smile at 1:40
    When does he breathe? 😉 Bebe, haha so tight you can see the snowflake ornament in his left front pocket.

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  33. FG said

    Lol ladies. Where is that cougar crossing sign?

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    I see that Tightpants Mcgee is up to his old tricks again.

    There ain’t enuf gold in all the galaxy to back up those assets.


  34. djafan said

    hahaha…you guys are cracking me up. I’ll just say he wears his clothes well 🙂

    Leave a comment here if you have a chance!

    And go vote at the links here!!!!!


  35. MT said

    hahahahaha You guys are too funny! You all just made my day! 🙂


  36. Abrra said

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    “So before he caught his flight to Manila, David took the time to make an 88-year-old cancer patient named Phyliss’s wish to hear him sing come true… remember this story about the Twilight Wish Foundation (which fulfills the wishes of seniors in need)?”

    Head over to SnowAngelz for the story!



  37. Angelica said

    My heart is swollen in my chest. How can he be even more beautiful inside than he is on the outside? Loved that Phyliss had his picture in her family album. I am so happy for her and proud of our guy.

    Must get “kitty wait” on her perch.


  38. skydancer1x said

    oh thank you Abrra!!♥ yes, I do remember!

    “How can he be even more beautiful inside than he is on the outside?”

    I know Angelica.How is it possible??
    There is no one like him. No one.


  39. bebereader said

    That’s our guy! To do something nice for someone before he leaves and he must have had a million things to do. But this was important to him. He is so good-hearted and he inspires the same behavior in others.

    Team Airport is gearing up, according to Twitter.

    heart echoes @nareejo
    Dang im so excited about David , i cant concentrate!!!! He will be here in less than 24 hours


  40. angelofdja said

    He fills my heart with so much joy! What a sweetheart!


  41. Dayzee said

    Aww Betsy, “Now go spread your joy to the rest of the world who may be in need of it.” He just never stops doing all he can to improve the lives of others. We all knew Phyliss would get that visit, didn’t we?

    Jan sent me a gazillion pics of her trip here in S.L. She is truly awesome with a camera. 99% of the pictures are of David. On stage and at the VIP. There are so many tears among them, but even those make me happy because I feel his happiness in his tears. Not sure I can make it to work tomorrow, with so much to look at tonight. Overdose of eye candy must be on the list of acceptable excuses.

    TY for the candle in the window and the kitty on her perch. I appreciate the kindred spirits of those who fret over David’s travels and adventures.


  42. Dayzee said

    I don’t know what David puts in those blogs, but they always make my cheeks hurt.


  43. gladys said

    I was watching videos of David, that you have described perfectly and I thought in the lungs of david. Everyone has a pair of lungs, but, surely, has a couple more, hidden somewhere in his body. I do not know, I am looking for some explanation on the accumulation of air.
    I’ll have to solve that mystery when I go to see him on his return


  44. Abrra said

    The MAN tweets

    @DavidArchie Taking off for the Philippines in just a bit!

    We need the prayer STAT!



  45. stenocruiser said

    kariontour Kari Sellards
    Next stop Guam!
    29 minutes ago

    Yes, we really need the prayer now.


  46. djafan said

    Posting Prayer for SF.


    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 the Philippines.
    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.

    Dear David, sending you our best wishes for an uneventful & easy flight to the Philippines. 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!


  47. betsy said

    He is such a good person.
    Thank you, David.


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  50. dakgal said

    I’m in the pew right behind you Steno—Amen.

    Thanks for the prayer SF and Dja for posting it–with it and kitty at her post–all’s right with the world.

    Now if they just let David acclimate for a couple of days before they have him pounding the cement at full throttle, I’ll be happy.


  51. dakgal said

    Love this:

    Monday, January 9, 2012
    Song of the Night: David Archuleta – Elevator
    Off a his sophomore album The Other Side of Down, the song of the night, a song that’s been stuck in my head all day, is David Archuleta’s “Elevator.” Written in 30 minutes about a dream he had, I feel like this song never got the recognition it deserved back in 2010 when it was released.

    The simplicity and realness that this song carries makes it enjoyable, while the inspiring lyrics and cute tune make the song so inspiring and so ‘David’. Some people may see this song as just a song about an elevator going up and down, but if you really pay attention to the lyrics, you’ll realize that the song is about life. There’s ups and downs, but it’s the butterflies that keep you feeling alive.
    This song is clever and fun, and is, in my opinion, the hidden gem of David’s album. You can watch David perform the song live for Z100 below:


  52. Angelica said

    My heart is somewhere up in the sky right now. Gonna go try to get some sleep. Night all.



  53. Lovely picture Angelica, great lead picture for an article…

    It looks like the NAmerican fans have passed over the reins for awhile on Twitter, hopefully not too long!

    You are good NA fans…everything will work out in the long run even if it seems to be for a long time, but I don’t think so…JMO…JM intuition

    Heading out into a possible snowstorm…



  54. Oh almost forgot, I heard that the ‘sentinel cat is putting in for overtime’? Can’t blame her a bit!



  55. skydancer1x said

    I see a heart in the clouds♥I like it. That is a lovely picture Angelica.

    54.SB. overtime for kitty?…LOL!

    51. Dak, I love that Elevator video. Genius at work.
    Love how satisfied he looked at the end….after he blew the roof off the place.


  56. djafan said

    Good Morning! David is on his way. My heart swelled with emotion when David tweeted “@DavidArchie: Taking off for the Philippines in just a bit!”

    The Philippines in an uproar. The name of the series is a very popular song??? Guesses are pouring in.

    Tweets from Kapid person..TV5

    Perci Intalan @percinotpercy

    Beginning tomorrow, we start revealing details on the mini-series of @DavidArchie @oheulacaballero and @jascurtissmith

    A rare collaboration of 3 of the country’s best actresses will be working with @DavidArchie @jascurtissmith and @oheulacaballero. Bongga!

    What is the title of @DavidArchie’s mini series on @TV5manila? It’s a song. A very popular song.

    A rare collaboration of 3 of the country’s best actresses will be working with @DavidArchie @jascurtissmith and @oheulacaballero. Bongga!

    @carloople @percinotpercy it’s not everyday I see a Filipino company on Perez Hilton haha >> Korek! Imagine that! 🙂 > David Archuleta To Star In Filipino TV Series!


  57. MT said

    You are so talented. You come up with such creative, artistic images. That’s beautiful!

    LOL at kitty putting in for over time. 🙂

    That version of Elevator is my all time favorite. I listen to the second half over and over when I start on that one. He just tears it up … and he seems to be having a ball doing it. ♥♥♥ Love it!!


  58. djafan said

    This tweeted by Twilight Wish.

    Thank you @DavidArchie @SunnyHilden for making Phyllis’ @Twilight_Wish come true last night!


  59. djafan said

    Possible ustream of David’s arrival to the Philippines!

    estimated time 4:30pm eastern time???


  60. djafan said

    TV5 is going all out. I am getting so excited.

    Uploaded by TV5Philippines on Jan 12, 2012

    #FollowArchuleta: presenting David Archuleta’s fans

    #FollowArchuleta: TV5 prepares for David Archuleta


  61. djafan said

    Oh wow 🙂

    #FollowArchuleta: TV5 Princesses Jasmine and Eula on David Archuleta


  62. dakgal said

    And here I am freezing my tush!!
    Poor David—in Manila—Humid tho–he loves it!

    Current Time Friday, January 13, 2012 at 5:05:45 AM PHT
    Current conditions
    Passing clouds. Warm. 82 °F
    Passing clouds. Warm.

    Change to Celsius
    Change Units
    Passing clouds. Warm.
    Location: Manila
    Temperature: 82 °F
    Comfort Level: 85 °F
    Dew point: 70 °F
    Barometer: 29.99 “Hg
    Humidity: 69%
    Visibility: 5 mi
    Wind: 2 mph from 320° Northwest Direction Southeast


  63. bebereader said

    I’m blown away by these three videos! The respect, the care, the love for David on the part of the fans and crew is so palpable you can reach out and touch it. They are over the moon excited for David’s arrival and that he actually agreed to the acting job.

    I heard last night that his arrival in Manila would be 4:00 or 5:00 Eastern time…which would be any time soon but I just saw on Twitter that David’s flight is delayed. Safe travels and arrival, David!


  64. bebereader said

    Team Airport is geared up for David’s arrival:

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    credit Karissa Cortez

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  65. bluebar said

    Thank you, Dakgal for the weather update for the Philippines.
    My daughter flew into San Juan this afternoon – not as warm there, with chance of rain and 73 degrees. I tracked her flight and now await David’s arrival. And, what a reception that is going to be!!

    Also, a special thanks to Abrra (for your email to me) and others here at the Voice for your calm reassurances (the kitty and the prayers) when I’m anxious for loved ones who are aboard planes.

    Also, some thoughts #60.
    Remember at the Skate for the Heart show in Youngstown, Ohio, when Joannie Rochette skated up to David after the MKOP performance and hugged him? It was a very special moment (saved for TV) that we all could share in… through her.
    Now, after viewing the video of Jasmine and Eula, we surely can experience another connection to David… through them. They are so excited – smiling and saying “Thank you.” Isn’t that the feeling from all of us, too! Makes me giggle as well!!


  66. bebereader said

    Bluebar: You can just feel the love. And there’s talk on Twitter that David’s costars at there at the airport to greet him!

    @CandyFOD: WHO has co-stars that go to the airport to greet them—@DavidArchie thats who!!!

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    With @oheulacaballero and @jascurtissmith #WelcomeToThePhilippinesDavid #FollowArchuleta @TV5manila @archuletaphils


  67. bebereader said

    Hurry! Go to AFS for a possible Ustream of David’s arrival!

    And another from David-Daily here:


  68. bebereader said

    Queen B Wardrobe @QueenBWardrobe 14m

    just saw @TV5manila’s commercial promoting @DavidArchie’s mini series entitled ‘Nandito Ako’ :))) #FollowArchuleta

    Karissaaaaaaaaa @KarissaCortez 19m

    This is crazy! Arrival is at dawn and there’s almost a hundred fans hereee!!!


  69. djafan said

    Here’s the link!!!!


  70. lani said

    ustream is on


  71. bebereader said

    @NetteKulet 3m

    The Archuleta has landed!

    His flight landed!!!
    @JennaArchie 1m

    OMD!!!!!!! #WelcomeToThePhilippinesDavid #FollowArchuleta


  72. bebereader said

    A hero’s welcome!

    Interviewed immediately after getting off plane, the press were there to greet him along with hundreds of fans. David stopped to take pics with his co-stars and with so many fans. Wish I could have captured more than this one pic but I’ll search for more on Twitter.

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  73. Abrra said

    I made a screen recording of his arrival. It’s almost ready on youtube.



  74. jans11 said

    Bebe, you are fast! Yea for Ustream! To be able to see all the love given to David live is absolutely priceless!!


  75. betsy said

    That was the best airport arrival welcome ever. 🙂


  76. betsy said

    Yaaaaaaaaaaay Abs!!


  77. jans11 said

    Thanks Abrra! You guys are the best! It’ll be great to be able to watch it again. He did get somewhat nervous, pushing up those sleeves that were already up to his elbows! Such a doll!!


  78. dakgal said

    I just love him to itty- bitty pieces—when he meets his co-stars —it’s NOT– –OK girls fall over dead –here I am–then slobber all over them and put on a phoney act.

    He’s shy and treats them with utmost respect– what a gentleman!!!


  79. Abrra said

    There will be a press conference around midnight ET, so keep checking the UStream channel if you are up. I plan to record the screen again and post it here.



  80. skydancer1x said

    He is such a sweetheart I can’t take it.
    Dak you are so right, he defines a gentleman! Oh David♥
    That was such clear coverage!!…YEA!


  81. skydancer1x said

    Thank you Abrra!
    Thank you Bebe!
    So excited! WooHoo!


  82. Abrra said

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    David with his 2 co-stars Jasmine Curtis & Eula Caballero
    From mjmarfori on tumblr



  83. betsy said

    Soooo. Another livestream of the press con. Noon their time. 🙂
    archuletaphils ArchuletaPhilippines
    Press-con will be around noon, guys. We’ll stream @DavidArchie #FOLLOWARCHULETA 🙂

    He fits in so well there. ♥

    Admin edit Check here to figure out what time in your time zone. It reads your computers internal clock and calculates the time in the city you look at.


  84. djafan said



  85. djafan said

    @eatcheesebuns: When the security didn’t allow whoever’s livestreaming,she said “IT’S FOR THE FANS IN THE U.S.” #followArchuleta <THANKS!

    Thank you Philippines!!!!


  86. Dayzee said

    Well no wonder he loves the Manilla fans. I love them too. A lovely part or our international David family.


  87. MT said

    Abrra, Thank you soooo much for doing the youtube for us. I missed the livestream and this was perfect. 🙂

    What a great reception! Lots of fans, screaming and chanting “David, David” …I love that the press was there along with his two beautiful co-stars, too. David being treated like a STAR!! Yes!! I had a grin from ear-to-ear the whole time.

    Thank You! to the Manila fans for sharing!


  88. Angelica said

    Filipino fans rock! Isn’t he the most gracious sweet prince ever? So glad he’s on the ground and surrounded by such love and respect. I am really looking forward to this excellent new adventure!


  89. tawna21 said

    What an adventure! And, to be among such love for this new adventure! 🙂 Love him, Love the Filipino fans!

    Gotta thank them for looking out for us!! 😉



  90. bebereader said

    David Archuleta @DavidArchie

    Landed safely! Hellooo Manila!!! And thanks for the warm welcome!


    The name of the mini-series is “NANDITO AKO”
    (“I Am Here – Love Triangle”)

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    credit kimak

    Look at that smile! 🙂


  91. djafan said

    Greetings from David Archuleta to all the Pinoy Archies 🙂


  92. betsy said

    He’s just basking in it. ♥

    Still laughing over the “Love Triangle” thing. I can’t help it, lolololololol.


  93. betsy said


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    Odysseylive.Net Facebook photo gallery


  94. bebereader said

    Oh my! 😀


  95. TXNancy said

    !!!!!! Didn’t we hear that the mini series is a musical drama? Google: Thalia …Nandito Ako . What a gorgeous song! YIKES—-will David sing this? I soooooooooo hope so!


  96. djafan said

    I didn’t know about this. Thalia is a Mexican novela and singer superstar. She was in Somos El Mundo. Oh please let David sing this.

    Nandito Ako


  97. skydancer1x said

    I am so lovin’ this! heeheehee!:) Seeing David being treated this way is so wonderful, and so warms my heart, I feel giddy!

    these pictures!!


  98. Abrra said

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    @DavidArchie is now officially a Kapatid! W/ TV5’s Ray Espinosa and Bobby Barreiro

    from @ luigene



  99. djafan said

    Here is a male version of Nandito Ako- I Am Here

    Oh yes please let David record this.


  100. MT said

    Does anyone know if there is a livestream for the confenrence? and have a link? Shouldn’t it be starting soon?


  101. Abrra said

    Its the same link as before. I think that he was signing the contracts in the above pictures. The public press conference has not started. Archuleta Philippines will be all over it when it does begin, is my guess.



  102. Angelica said

    I KNEW I recognized her djafan! Pretty song and what a beautiful language Tagalog is if you follow along with the written words.

    #93 I see the Elfin King is alive and well and holding court/press conference in Manilla-land in the realm of Philippine.


  103. Abrra said

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    Odysseylive.Net Facebook photo gallery



  104. emmegirl said

    My heavens. Home tonight, just popping in for a quick check, and I see wonderful news for Pattirae (so happy for you and your family), a vlog with 80,000 hits, airport looooove, full body video, my favorite, favorite version of Elevator ever (there is another youtube of that performance with over 120,000 hits, just thought I’d mention it), mention of more recording and appearances, full body video, an incredibly sweet visit with incredibly sweet Phyliss, love and respect and admiration from a beautiful filipino fanbase, photo/1 – is that shoulder really that big. Nah, can’t be, must be the stripes – and what…a love triangle! David, David, David.

    Meanwhile, I have been listening to this in my car over and over, He makes listening to this a religious experience.

    and then when I’m not listening to that I am listening to this:

    That “live” at 1:13 kills me, 3:06-3:35 sublime, and every time he sings “he smiled at me.”

    So grateful to be a speck in the Archuniverse.


  105. Abrra said

    Handy link to keep up with his visit and acting. TV 5 made a special web site for him:

    And the link to see their photos from today: Check the bottom of the page, there are 3 pages of photos



  106. MT said

    Thanks Abrra. I’ve got it open. 🙂


  107. skydancer1x said

    thanks Abrra!!:)


  108. TXNancy said

    #105….thanks for the links, Abrra! Also, if anyone is on Facebook, search for: TV5 David Archuleta; then click ‘LIKE’ and TV5 will keep updating you on all that’s happening! ****TV5’s photos from today at the airport are WONDERFUL! Is David human? How can anyone look that good, after a 20 hour flight?
    How can we go to sleep while David is in the PI? Everything will be happening during our night time hours? But……..isn’t this glorious fun? David keeps blessing us no matter where he is in the world!!!!!


  109. bebereader said

    David Archuleta arrives in Manila, formalizes series with TV5
    13-Jan-12, 10:57 AM | Eric B. Apolonio,

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    MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE, 12:30 p.m.) International pop star and American Idol Season 7 finalist David Archuleta arrived in Manila via Philippine Airlines early morning Friday, his fourth visit to Manila, to do a primetime series for TV5.

    He will be shooting for TV5 a primetime television series with homegrown Kapatid stars Jasmin Curtis Smith and Eula Caballero.

    “Hello, Manila and thanks for the warm welcome, I’m back in the Philippines and excited for that and I just can’t wait and see some of my fans,” he said upon his arrival at NAIA Terminal 2.

    Archuleta, who turned 21 just last December 28, has been one of the most exciting young singer-songwriters in America since placing second in the 2008 running of American Idol, the hugely popular singing competition in the United States.

    The baby-faced crooner’s first visit in the country was in 2009 for his concert with Idol Season 7 champ David Cook followed by a November 2010 visit to promote his album, “The Other Side Of Down.” He returned to the country on July 18, 2011 for a solo concert and today his fourth visit in Manila signing up with TV5 for a TV series.

    At around lunch, Archuleta signed his contract with TV5 in the presence of TV5 president and CEO Ray C. Espinosa and executive vice president and chief operating officer Bobby V. Barreiro.

    The signing of Archuleta is seen to further boost the attempts of TV5, currently the third biggest broadcasting network in the Philippines, to climb up the rankings. ( is the online news portal of TV5.)

    He will be in Manila to link up with his legions of fans and to promote his upcoming TV series.


  110. tawna21 said

    thanks Abrra for the links — just lookin’ at the last picture on the last page—-HAIR! *thud*

    He may have been on a long flight, and slept on it, but that hair over the flowers is killing me! 🙂

    But then #93, give the guy some time in his hotel room, a comb, some hair product and a shirt change and look what happens!! *thud,thud*

    Now, he needs some good sleep time–getting a little dark under the eyes.

    (why is it that every time I plan to leave town, David does something of mega greatness and I have to find wi-fii and deal with hubby’s funky laptop?) *sigh* :/



  111. Abrra said

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    Press Conference with newest Kapatid David Archuleta just started! #followarchuleta

    Nothing yet on the UStream 😦



  112. bebereader said

    Press Conference is on!
    Are you watching?


  113. Angelica said

    #98 Look at Mr. Man poring over that contract to make sure there are no surprises. lol.


  114. bebereader said

    From TV5

    TV5 @TV5manila 4m

    Great news to those who love @DavidArchie ‘s music. He will be recording the song “Nandito Ako” written by Aaron Paul #followarchuleta


  115. skydancer1x said

    well, I don’t know about you guys but that was SO informative and I heard all I have needed to hear, from the horses mouth!!! ♥
    I am so happy right now. I dont want him to go on mission, but I am so happy he said what he said in this press conference. !!!!!!!!


  116. Abrra said

    Video up soon! It’s loading on my channel, now.



  117. tawna21 said

    great news conf.– I had a hard time hearing the questions (saw dakgal had the same issue), but David’s answers were great. He is such a diplomat. He certainly knows how to answer a question without disclosing what shouldn’t be.

    yay bebe #114— a new song–hopefully it will get released over here also.;P

    Angelica #113— wondering how fine the print goes on something like that 🙂



  118. tawna21 said

    sky #115 “well, I don’t know about you guys but that was SO informative and I heard all I have needed to hear, from the horses mouth!!! ♥”

    yeppers— there it is and I’m with you!! couldn’t be more happy! 😛



  119. Angelica said

    OMGOSH! That press conference was great and he is getting so good at articulating his thoughts.


    He will be recording Nandito Ako? Photobucket


  120. skydancer1x said

    Tawna, I love your avi (is that the right word for your little heart and lit candle thingy?) How’d you do that?


  121. Abrra said

    You will need headphones and TURN IT UP 😉

    One on One with AP fans after the press conf.



  122. tawna21 said

    Sky #121— I just googled candles and found this one ♥♥

    thanks again, Abrra for the links


  123. Abrra said

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    @kariontour Kari Sellards
    A sit down with some fans.

    And then he did more one on one with press folks!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    @kariontour Kari Sellards
    Still going strong. Now the one on one with the press for 2 hours!



  124. skydancer1x said

    At some point,even “Superstahs” need to sleep♥
    Why am I pleased its just him, and Kari on this trip?♥
    I am going to sleep better tonight, then I have in weeks 🙂
    Love you David♥

    (Thank you Abrra!.Love you too)


  125. Skydancer1x (#115) – agree with you, I needed to hear it from “the horses mouth”. It’s been hard to not know. He says it with conviction and I feel he does know we (fans) are here – now & always.


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