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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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Tell Me ~ Bracelets! ~ This is not Goodbye, David Archuleta

Posted by SandyBeaches on Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I just awoke in the predawn that has a perfect stillness and is so dark, but spring birds are singing outside my open window. The tiny little birds seem to be ruling the universe for the moment. Their songs are beautiful and barely heard unless there is this quiet. They seem to be doing their best to remind us that in every morning there is a new start, a new beginning.

But the early morning has me wondering David, so tell me, what were you thinking about when you came into my life like the moon and the stars because once I met you, then you were always there. Perhaps you did not know that you would be there for me but when faced with trials in life that required so much strength and courage, you are there. I did not look for that from you, but it has so amazingly happened. But then again it was me who invited you in.

Your music is in my mind and in my heart and spirit. I listen to ‘Tell Me” and somehow the thoughts of you leaving that come from the song become so obviously clear to me now.

Hasta otro momento,

SandyBeaches

The quote on the bracelets was taken from the song “Contigo En La Distancia”, sung by David at the Alma Awards, 2009.

“Te Has Convertido En Parte De Mi Alma”___You Have Become A Part Of My Soul.

Perhaps coincidentally, the song that David sang a few years ago, ‘Contigo En La Distancia’, is now a declaration for us to believe in, that the distance that is growing will not keep us all apart.

Contact Sandybeaches at thevoiceschat@yahoo.ca

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141 Responses to “Tell Me ~ Bracelets! ~ This is not Goodbye, David Archuleta”

  1. Angelica said

    Bringing this over from last thread, posted right after the new one went up..

    Dakgal said
    Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM e

    Because David is no longer at the MC–IMO –I couldn’t see the harm in posting this –it is from a missionaries blog, but is nothing personal about David,. I’m just intrigued that they couldn’t resist hearing that awesome voice in a solo before he left.

    “They have devotionals on Sunday nights and no one knows who is coming until we are sitting in the bleachers and they walk in. As we were all sitting singing hymns, half way through a verse of something or other, Elder Ballard walked in and the entire congregation stood and sang louder. It was quite impressive and a great moment to see. We had a double whammy last night-Elder Archuleta sang “The Spirit of God” right before Elder Ballard spoke. Elder Archuleta was incredible, of course and I don’t think there was one dry eye by the time he was done (including his, he broke down on the last chorus). After he concluded and sat down Elder Ballard got up and said “Gosh Elder Archuleta is a hard act to follow!” Of course, all of us started laughing quite hard at this and then Elder Ballard gave the rest of his talk-which was very good as well.”

    Thanks to everyone on the well wishes for my son– I am now all Skyped up and ready to go.

    Bluesky–#85–How wonderful for you …and …your son. They’ll probably have to tie a teather to you –to keep you from floating away.

    Betsy #-64—Was that taken here or in Chile? Just makes me wonder if that guy is his companion.

    The photo in question was taken in Chile, I believe. Don’t know anything else.

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  2. MunkFOD said

    HI! I just have to butt in here and let you all know that “Forevermore” has hit itunes WORLDWIDE!! oh my heck! I am so excited! Spread the word!

    Sandy Beaches! What a beautifully written article! wow… speaks to my heart. David is a part of us and always will be.

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  3. SandyBeaches said

    Don’t miss the little speaker right under the airplane, his voice is beautiful with the “Tell Me” lyrics of the entire song that our head writer included in the two pictures. I have listened several times since late last night and reading the words as he sings brings a pleasure all of its own…

    SB

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  4. MunkFOD said

    SB, Tell Me is one of my favorites! His vocals and emotion in that song are wonderful! Will take a listen! Thanks so much!

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  5. SandyBeaches said

    If you would like to have a DAVID bracelet please send me your email address and any questions to my address at the sidebar. I am forwarding a parcel of the bracelets to the head US Ninja Heidijoy to send out to you. The cost to you…to listen to…’Tell Me’, my newest favorite song! I think it is time for a little sleep!

    SB

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  6. SandyBeaches said

    Oh I am sorry, a correction…please send to me your ‘mailing address’…Good night!

    SB

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  7. sweetonda said

    Tell Me is the song that touched my heart and soul the very first time I heard it. It is still my favorite on the album.

    SB, the bracelets are perfect. Thank you for all the work you did to make them available of us.

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  8. tawna21 said

    SB, what a great story to go with these awesome bracelets! I really, really, really love the phrase you have chosen for it—it’s so perfect for how we all feel. ♥♥

    And ‘Tell Me’ has been at the top of my list since the first time I heard it. The emotions are just so…. yeah. 🙂

    Yay for iTunes! Yep, I’ve downloaded it, even tho’ I already have a cd (plus extras). I just figure ya’ can’t have too much David music.

    I’m loving the pic that is apparently taken in Chile (probably at the mission home)—there’s a universe of sunshine in those two smiles. 🙂

    Tawna
    #DA2014

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  9. nanaweize said

    What nice thoughts SB….made me get all teary again. Very Very Nice!

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  10. tawna21 said

    I want so strongly to hear David sing ‘The Spirit of God’. I just can’t even imagine what he does to that hymn. With the spirit that he carries with him all the time, I can believe that there wasn’t a dry eye in the congregation Sunday night.

    Tawna
    #DA2014

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  11. skydancer1x said

    Oh SB!! the bracelets came out beautifully, as do the words that flow from your heart.Thank you so much for doing this.
    “Te Has Convertido En Parte De Mi Alma”___You Have Become A Part Of My Soul…..perfect SB,positively perfect.
    I have been listening to Tell Me for days.It has climbed up my list, and its sitting at # one now.

    Thanks for bringing Dak’s comment over Angelica.I can’t even imagine what the moment was like…
    “not one dry eye” oh! David♥

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  12. Angelica said

    SBb#5

    “The cost to you…to listen to…’Tell Me’, my newest favorite song!”

    I can’t!!! His voice on that song is killing me! I just close my eyes and let the beauty engulf me. That just reminded me of a song by Abba. Let me consult the oracle, Google….

    “I Let The Music Speak”

    I’m hearing images, I’m seeing songs
    No poet has ever painted
    Voices call out to me, straight to my heart
    So strange yet we’re so well acquainted
    I let the music speak, with no restraints
    I let my feelings take over
    Carry my soul away into the world
    Where beauty meets the darkness of the day

    Where my mind is like an open window
    Where the high and healing winds blow
    From my shallow sleep the sounds awake me
    I let them take me
    (Let them wake me, let them now, let them take me)

    Let it be a joke
    Let it be a smile
    Let it be a farce if it makes me laugh for a little while
    Let it be a tear
    Let it be a sigh
    Coming from a heart, speaking to a heart, let it be a cry

    Some streets are emptiness, dry leaves of autumn
    Rustling down an old alley
    And in the dead of night I find myself
    A blind man in some ancient valley
    I let the music speak, leading me gently
    Urging me like a lover
    Leading me all the way
    Into a place
    Where beauty will defeat the darkest day

    Where I’m one with every grand illusion
    No disturbance, no intrusion
    Where I let the wistful sounds seduce me
    I let them use me
    (All illusion, no disturbance, no intrusion)

    Let it be a joke
    Let it be a smile
    Let it be a farce if it makes me laugh for a little while
    Let it be a tear
    Let it be a sigh
    Coming from a heart, speaking to a heart, let it be a cry

    Let it be a tear
    Let it be a sigh
    Coming from a heart, speaking to a heart, let it be a cry

    Let it be the joy of each new sunrise
    Or the moment when a day dies
    I surrender without reservation
    No explanations
    No questions why
    I take it to me and let it flow through me
    Yes, I let the music speak
    I let the music speak

    > SB, the bracelets are beautiful as are your words. Thank you for this generous gift to David’s fans.

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  13. jans11 said

    OMGosh, SB, what a great article!! Tell Me has been my favorite ever since I listened to the whole album with the words. So yes, reading the words sure makes a lot of difference. I love all the songs, but Tell Me just squeezes my heart.<3 Oh to hear him singing it live!
    Hope Forevermore becomes a huge hit over here on this side of the pond! David so deserves it!
    Thanks so much for the bracelets, SB…love the quote on them…just perfect!
    Tawna, I'd love to hear David sing The Spirit of God also. He has a way of bringing life to his songs.
    Thanks to Heidijoy for helping with the bracelets here in the US. It didn't take long to give the others away at Abravenal Hall before the concert. It was neat to see the expressions on fans faces when Heidijoy said they were free! Of course they wanted one!!

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  14. MunkFOD said

    SB, Thanks so much for the info! I am kinda a lurker … new comment person… lol.. so thanks!

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  15. Loving the article, the song, the bracelets etc. More than happy to help!! Yes Jan that was fun handing the bracelets out in person and meeting fans such as Tawna and her family. Loved it especially when the Guys wanted one!!
    Ah! Memories Jan11. I had help from Jan, Dayzee, Carol and others. Thanks SandyBeaches for your creativity and Gesture of good will.
    Thanks Angelica for helping with the Graphics etc.

    Tawna, I want to hear Spirit of God too. Did go listen to several versions and tried to imagine David singing this song. Tears for sure and so meaningful for those “Called To Serve” Where are Ninja’s at MTC when you need them!! ha! Glad they wrote about it, at least/

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  16. xaris2014 said

    SB, you are a thoughtful and generous person. Thank you for all you do for David and his fans, and thanks to your helpers as well!

    Good day to all!

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  17. Dayzee said

    Oh Tawna, of all the hymns that is the one I would choose to hear David sing. Would surely lose my composure completely.

    Remembering giving the bracelets at Abravenal brought back great memories of a perfect time with David and his friends Heidi, Carol, Jan, Tawna, Jeani…..so many terrific people.

    This morning I watched The Voice Unplugged with David in Viet Nam. I thought, “Yeah, I can do this for two years.” David has left us with our glasses more than half full. Life is good knowing David is
    doing what he wants to be doing and we have each other and all the material that David has left for us.

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  18. TXNancy said

    SB….beautiful words! The bracelet is perfect!
    Here is a video of David singing “The Spirit of God”, during his visit to Honduras in Jan. of 2011 (just pictures on the video but you can hear the speakers—-David begins singing around the 5:30 mark).

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  19. TXNancy said

    Oops….David and his mom visited Honduras in 2010! Time flies…..sure hope these 2 years fly by as quickly as the last 2 have!!

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  20. Abrra said

    Another video uploaded today of David singing in Honduras.

    The Spirit of God by David Archuleta


    dreamskyhigh

    I thought the picture in #1 was taken in Utah ( leafy trees) as they were leaving for the airport.

    Abrra 708 days

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  21. skydancer1x said

    12. Angelica, those lyrics are awesome.I will have to go listen…also to “The Spirit of God.”
    Dak so glad you’re “all skyped up”! ♥

    I am so excited about the bracelets SB!! Can’t wait to wear it:) thank you again.Have a good day everyone!

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  22. djafan said

    Sandybeaches,

    Tell Me has had me by the heart for several days now. The heartache in David’s voice just hurts. The bracelets are beautiful and I love the verse you picked, part of our soul indeed!

    “But the early morning has me wondering David, so tell me, what were you thinking about when you came into my life like the moon and the stars because once I met you, then you were always there. Perhaps you did not know that you would be there for me but when faced with trials in life that required so much strength and courage, you are there. I did not look for that from you, but it has so amazingly happened. But then again it was me who invited you in.”

    How did this happen?

    Twitter party tonight!!!!! Get you twitter setup if you haven’t!!!

    chuletita 001 ‏ @OhSweetRain
    TWITTER TT PARTY AT 8PM EST ARCHIES! David Archuleta Forevermore On Itunes RT RT

    I wonder who mydearwriter is talking about…hmmmm. Get your letters/postcards in the mail!!!!

    @MyDearWriter

    I know someone who still love to read [& write] traditional letters at this computer age. So keep that PO Box busy & make that person happy!

    Send them your top 3! 1.David Archuleta 2.David Archuleta 3.David Archuleta

    @WISE_RADIO is asking people to send in their Top 3 artists for the week to their email address wiseradio@live.com. Today is the last day to get them in.

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  23. cq said

    Love the post, Sandybeaches.
    Tell Me is one of my favorite songs from the album.

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  24. TOfan said

    love your post & graphics, SB!!! love the bracelet idea too!

    big {{{{{{hugs}}}}} to one and all! <3333

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  25. sweetonda said

    I love seeing Forevermore move up in iTunes. Going to gift some copies today, but first heading to the post office to mail another postcard to Elder Archuleta, yeah!

    Have a great day everyone.

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  26. bebereader said

    SB,

    You’ve outdone yourself! The wording on the new bracelets
    – “Te Has Convertido En Parte De Mi Alma” – You Have Become A Part Of My Soul.” will be a comfort for all of us for the next two years. To wear these words on our wrists will make us feel even better. Thank you for being the caring and generous person you are and for all your efforts in getting the bracelets to us. Gotta get my bling out! 😉

    Add me to the list of those whose favorite song on the new cd is “Tell Me”. You can’t miss the cry in David’s voice in this song. It reminds me of the way he used his voice in “Love Me Tender” on AI. The cry, combined with the haunting melody and the violins and piano…well, the song just calls my name night and day. That voice was meant to sing love songs.

    Angelica,

    That’s one Abba song that I missed. But I looked it up and it’s a keeper!

    Bluesky
    So happy you and your son! ♥♥♥

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  27. SandyBeaches said

    Angelica…The song by Abba is awesome and wonderfully compliments the article. I must read the verses again. There is a lot of emotion packed into one song…

    Oh Nanaweize, when I click on the speaker under the airplane and read the words that is really nice. But while I am doing all of that and looking at David’s picture and visualizing him singing that at a concert then wow, it will be nice someday! The airplane and the verse and him singing, well that does bring on the teary eyes and I was wondering if I was the only one on that! You gave me the answer.

    MunkFOD, I would love to send out a bracelet to any of our lurkers!!!

    The thought of wanting the bracelet came to me when I knew that spring was getting closer and even though I was not in love with the idea, I would be working in the flower garden soon with the soil and flats of flowers and possibly pesky insects making me wish that we still had snow. On top of all of that, David would be going away. So I thought that it would be a good “feeling” to have something special related to him on us wherever and whenever it would be appreciated. So, the next bracelet was planned.

    The grey represents the color of his sports jacket (actually it turns out to be the elbow patches!) that he is wearing in my favorite Matt Clayton picture of David. The white is for his dress shirt. So it turns out to be symbolic also in the sense that the picture will be most likely included with his fall album and we can look forward to that.

    The quote from the lyrics from Contigo en la Distancia was written and composed by César Portillo de la Luz way back in 1946. Luz, a singer and guitar player from Havana, Cuba, in the 1940s helped to start a new musical genre known as “feeling.” When they listened to the new jazz musicians of the day, they would say, “What feeling!” Sensitivity overpowered the technicalities of the music. We are well acquainted with and appreciate the sensitivity in David’s singing. Maybe it is that sensitivity that has worked a spell on us and the same sensitivity that is not easily understood in the general music industry of today. Oh what they are missing.

    So looking ahead and better yet, I believe that in the future, not that far from 2 years from now we may very well have a Spanish album or Spanish and English. David’s involvement with his musical Latino heritage will surely be enriched and the outcome will once again completely amaze us.

    SB

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  28. SandyBeaches said

    TOfan…I was just telling Heidijoy this morning, “There has to be a bracelet parcel going to SnowAngelz soon!” I will send you an email.

    Bebe…as the new tradition has it…you will have a new bling! I love blings and our birthdays are so close together, that has to mean something?

    SB

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  29. SandyBeaches said

    Excuse me, the entire song was written by Cesa Portillo de la Luz not just the quote! I need an editor!

    SB

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  30. tawna21 said

    Abrra #20– I originally thought it looked like a Utah photo, also. It looks like some of the surroundings at the MTC. I can tell I’m going to go for a drive this afternoon. Hey, an unplanned trip to Provo, why not?! I just have to wait till school is out, because it is right next to BYU. I might have to stop at the Creamery on 9th and get some to die for ice cream–everyone needs to try the BYU Dairy ice cream just once in their life. 🙂

    Thank you for the link to ‘The Spirit of God’. I would imagine that he sang it in English at the fireside on Sunday. It’s interesting that Elder Ballard was the speaker that night, because he was also at David’s missionary farewell. Elder Ballard is a member of the Twelve Apostles of the Church.

    Back in a while—gotta make a trip to Provo. 😉

    Tawna
    #DA2014

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  31. tawna21 said

    THREE tries at WordPress…how come it doesn’t recognize all my info, and then all of a sudden it does? So confused!! 😕

    Still me…
    Tawna
    #DA2014

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  32. I’m getting reports that the Link doesn’t work. Is it meant to be a Link. …or is it simply an email address that they should print out. Hope that makes sense. SB or Angelica???

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  33. SandyBeaches said

    Heidijoy, thevoiceschat@yahoo.ca is an email address for anyone who would like a bracelet. Their email to me just requires a return mailing address and the size they would like …

    Size Small is 7″, Size Medium is 7 1/2″, and Size Large is 8″. Most people like size 7 1/2 and wear it like a bangle.

    SB

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  34. djafan said

    Get ready tweeters!!!

    chuletita 001 ‏ @OhSweetRain
    IN TEN MINUTES WE’RE TRENDING David Archuleta Forevermore On Itunes GET READY ARCHIES

    More great David Archuleta news!!!

    Kristy #DA2014 ‏ @KristyW5
    Go watch channel 4. They are going to talk about David next!

    Kristy #DA2014 ‏ @KristyW5
    Awww! Its next! They said he has big news for his fans! Its probably Forevermore! Which we already know!

    Kristy #DA2014 ‏ @KristyW5
    Its Kurt Bestor talking about the other album. He said its coming out June or July. He let it slip that Bridge over Troubled Water would be on the album.

    gemzone ‏ @gemzone
    @KristyW5 LOL loved that!!! David is a Phenom!!!

    gemzone ‏ @gemzone
    Yes everyone it is true!!! Bridge Over Troubled Waters!!! Yeah @DavidArchie

    omygoshashley ‏ @ohmyJOSHashley
    “The kid is really kind of a phenom and I don’t think people really realize it.” I DO KURT! I DO!!!!

    Apple tweets!

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    itunes!!!

    Forevermore #30 POP & 154 Overall!!!

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  35. djafan said

    ABC4.COM

    EXCLUSIVE: David Archuleta and Kurt Bestor team up for new CD

    Updated: 4:23 pm | Published: 4:11 pm
    Reported by: Chris Vanocur

    SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – David Archuleta made his television debut on ABC 4’s “Good Things Utah.”

    He then went on to compete on “American Idol” where he finished 2nd.

    Now, ABC 4 has some big news for fans of the young singer.

    Even though he’s begun his LDS mission, we’ve learned he’s cut a new album with a very well known musical producer.

    The producer’s name is Kurt Bestor, another beloved Utah artist.

    Bestor told ABC 4 that he’s been busy co-producing Archuleta’s newest album,

    “We were frantic to get it all done before he went on his LDS mission.”

    Archuleta is believed to have been assigned to a South American mission in Chile.

    But Bestor says the two worked together right up until the night before Archuleta left,

    “I have to say I was a little hesitant to do it, but now that I have had a chance to work with him for that intense three weeks, the kid’s amazing.

    Bestor says the result will be an 11 song CD to be released in June or July.

    Bestor, a Grammy nominated musician says it will contain amazing songs, ones that people will know and love,

    “The kid is really kind of a phenom and I don’t think people really realize it.”

    And while Bestor may not have meant to, he did let one the name of one Archuleta song slip out,

    “I just did a version of “Bridge Over Troubled Water…Oops! That’s on the new album, David Archuleta. Nobody knows that.”

    Now, to see our entire interview with Kurt Bestor – and the rest of his comments about David Archuleta – tune in to “On the Record.”

    It airs Sunday morning at 7:30 right here on ABC 4.

    http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top_stories/story/EXCLUSIVE-David-Archuleta-and-Kurt-Bestor-team-up/fn-UUskiFkO8cpyl_zvC2Q.cspx

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  36. SandyBeaches said

    Wow the news keeps coming! It’s all exciting really and thanks to twitter for some of that!
    The album will be early!

    SB

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  37. Abrra said

    #32 Heidijoy
    Angelica fixed it so it’s not so confusing. It’s for info purposes only. You can copy/paste it into an email to reach SB. Thanks for the heads up 🙂

    Abrra 708 days

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  38. djafan said

    David Archuleta Forevermore On Itunes trended worldwide and is still trending!!!!

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  39. letafan4ever said

    I got it!! Will pass it on. Contact SandyBeaches by email :theVoicesChat@yahoo.ca
    Sizes Small 7 Medium 7 1/2 Large 8
    Leave address
    SandyBeaches :
    You can then send me those that you want me to mail. Have some that already gave me their address!!

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  40. Letafan4ever is a name from a previous life I am Heidijoy!!

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  41. Angelica said

    Say hello to my little friend! My new customized front license tags came. :))

    Photobucket

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  42. cq said

    Yipeee another album in June or July. Ok, that album has to hold us over until 2014. Already love it, with BOTW is included as one of the songs.

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  43. Cool!! Angelica!! A flag too!!

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  44. bebereader said

    ABC4 Interview with Kurt Bestor at this link:

    http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top_stories/story/EXCLUSIVE-David-Archuleta-and-Kurt-Bestor-team-up/fn-UUskiFkO8cpyl_zvC2Q.cspx

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  45. SandyBeaches said

    Time for some music.

    OK admins or ninja Betsy…can we have your favorite singer sing BOTW?

    I mean the one next in line to David…

    SB

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  46. SandyBeaches said

    OK, this is not David and I know he will make it his own, but this is a warm up and a reminder for the moment…

    SB

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  47. Dayzee said

    Oh Angelica!!! Love that plate!!

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  48. tawna21 said

    Okay, so I failed at my quest this afternoon. It was a “Holy Bad Idea, Batman”, “so-who’s-idea-was-this?”, adventure. It was graduation day at BYU!!!! arrrrhhhgggg!! On a 15 mile round-trip ride, I listened to “Forevermore” thru 1-1/2 times, waited at stop lights thru 3 changes at some of them, waded thru a 3-car pile up, and spent an hour and 2 minutes in my car, melting. For some reason I put on a fleece jacket when I left, and couldn’t get it off while I was driving, so I got really warm when the sun started warming up the inside of my car. Soooooo, I couldn’t get close enough to the MTC to figure out where the picture in #1 may have been taken. Maybe I’ll try again this weekend after all the dads, moms, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, AND the graduates, have left the campus. At least, somehow, I was smart enough to get into the correct lane so I didn’t need to make any lane changes. Whew!

    Think I’ll take the rest of the night off. 🙂

    Tawna
    #DA2014

    Angelica–love your plates!!!!

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  49. skydancer1x said

    dang it! lost another comment! oh well.
    so another album in a couple of months?BOTW? kill me now. That is fabulous news.
    And a new ,(and totally cool) license plate for Angelica! I love it!
    35. Bestors comment,
    “I have to say I was a little hesitant to do it, but now that I have had a chance to work with him for that intense three weeks, the kid’s amazing.”
    I was a little taken by surprise when I read that…I thought Bestor knew David really well. Maybe he just hasn’t worked with David before (on recording…? )
    SB nice to hear your story of the bracelets beginnings!♥

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  50. MunkFOD said

    SB! Hi! I sent an email but didnt’ say the size! I wear a small! I am a little person. LOL! Have a great evening everyone! 😀

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  51. tawna21 said

    Wow! SB, I never would have thought to put Andrea Bocelli and Mary J. Blige together as a duo, but they sure did an awesome job on this song. Andrea is like David, and can blend his voice in with whomever he’s standing by.
    Thanks for bringing that over. It’s beautiful. So heartfelt from both of them.

    Tawna
    #DA2014

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  52. skydancer1x said

    oh! well shoot!
    thanks Monk! I too forgot SB I wear a small also!

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  53. tawna21 said

    How about some Eva Cassidy? So completely different from Andrea & Mary J.

    Tawna

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  54. betsy said

    SB, loved that version. 🙂
    Tawna, loved that one as well. 🙂
    So I went looking and discovered that everyone has covered this song. I listened to Elvis’s version (GORGEOUS and I am not an Elvis fan. His voice -)
    Listened to Annie Lennox – she is incredible. (the sport relief one) Aretha – she was feeling it. 🙂 Roberta Flack – quiet and so pretty.
    Then I ran across one by of all people, Willie Nelson. This surprised me. That it brought me to tears. Just Willie and his guitar and his imperfect voice that is so perfect for this.
    Feeling this one.

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  55. bebereader said

    How about the original singers?

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  56. jans11 said

    Oh boy, BOTW! Can’t wait to hear David sing it!
    Tawna, sorry your idea didn’t work out, but it made an amusing story! lol
    Angelica, clever idea for your plates!

    Today I toured a new Morman Temple here in KC that will be dedicated on May 6th. It was very nice and interesting. Each Temple has it’s own theme and this one is the Olive Leaf. So you see it in all the construction, furniture, windows and decorations. A local artist done the mural, so it depicted Kansas and Missouri landscapes. Very pretty.

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  57. Abrra said

    My David dream.

    I dreamed I was at a school event like a play. I didn’t have a ticket , but I managed to to get to the front row and knelt on the floor for a good view. When it was over, the curtain parted one last time. It was a tall stage like the one on Idol. As the curtain parted, David walked out slowly ( ha! even in my dreams he is in slow motion) to thunderous applause. He was making a visit in town and wanted to see the play, but also agreed to accept some kind of award. When he reached center stage he began to sing. He was older and had 5 o’clock shadow. He wore a suit with an open collar shirt, with the cuffs of his shirt folded back over the sleeve of his jacket. I was up on my knees trying so hard to take a picture, but my camera was refusing to flash or focus. When the song was over, Lupe was announced from the audience. She was in the 2nd row behind me. David stayed after the show and met with fans. I was watching from afar as he was swarmed by fans who had each brought him a stuffed animal as a gift. He was smiling and thanking them.

    Later there was an interview by a music critic. I recall that David was talking about his new CD and answering questions. I could see his arms. He was being asked about his “bling”. His arms were tanned and had a mature, hairy look. He pushed up his shirt sleeves to reveal on each wrist a beautiful bracelet. A silver chain on one wrist and a gold band bracelet on the other. He said they were gifts from Sony in appreciation for his record sales.

    And then I woke up. 🙂

    Name the event! Where was David and why was he there?

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  58. Angelica said

    Abbra,

    So love your dream!!! 5 o’clock shadow, slow mo and bling on tanned, hirsutu arms! Sony awards for record sales! Sweeeet!

    Guess I don’t have to ask if you slept well. 😉

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  59. FunnyGirl said

    HIIII!! Thanks to everyone for the comments on the previous post! I am sorry I was not around. SB – I LOVE the bracelets and the wonderful article!! HUGS to you! Angelica – love the license plate!! AND to top it all off – Bridge Over Troubled Water?!?! OHMYHECK I shant survive!

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  60. SandyBeaches said

    I think that David may have gone along the Eva Cassidy style of performance for BOTW. It will be great and I am looking forward to it.

    Abrra, maybe you have started something and we will be living more through dreams for the next long while. Our minds can become quite creative and will have to replace the concerts on tour!

    It is so nice to see his picture that one can almost believe it happened.

    SB

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  61. Loving all the BOTW Favorite so far Eva. Love the dream Abrra. My guess on the picture is The Capital Soundcheck.
    Loving all the David news!!

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  62. Connie said

    Just wanted to thank you for offering the bands! David has really become part of our souls. 🙂 SB It was fun to meet you in Arizona at the Constitution event. I met you at the hotel when I picked up the arm band for the concert/

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  63. Abrra The picture could also be from the Washington DC event for Disabled Children. Can’t remember the organization but was started by Eunice Kennedy!

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  64. skydancer1x said

    wow Abrra,nice dreamin’ there! I could just picture him…and with bling….. on a tanned arm…….older….5 o’clock shadow…slow mo walk….’scuse me,I need a moment….where was I? oh and the bling was from Sony for record sales?..YES I like that!

    Heidijoy, you are right! hmmm there is a video of him singing in the tent I remember that much. Was it the, Special Olympics?

    Betsy, Willie’s performance of BOTW, got to me too. simple,raw.something in his voice. sure have been alot of covers of that song over the years….but not until now has THE voice covered it, and we all know how that goes!

    rainy day here,think I will take cover in the rabbit hole for awhile:))

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  65. SandyBeaches said

    Connie, I do remember meeting you in Arizona. It wasn’t that long ago even though so much has taken place !

    In a restauran last night I said to my husband that yes life requires a little adjusting right now. If you can imagine at least 200 special friends (I exaggerate some) walking into this restaurant and you know them by sight or by strange names or by the many conversations you have had with them. Then to top it off you have things in common with all of them including music, musicians, likes and dislikes. We all know about Christmas 12 months of the year, we all know of Lupe, we all know about the Phillipines and Tagalog. Also we know what ninjas are, what the 28 th of December means to us. We all know about what Meets & Greets are and book signings. We share early mornings and late nights. The list is endless ! Oh I almost forgot we share knowing about lengthy droughts and prayers going out for natural disasters and illnesses. It is only us who knows about shiny church pants, vocal rests and why they are occurring! There are special sharpies and lip glosses! There is the last but most awesome encore and snow falling in the casino.

    There, these are just a few things that we have in common and how great they all are! Hey we even all know about Contigo En La Distancia….and the list continues..

    SB

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  66. SandyBeaches said

    I exaggerated some with the number 200 perhaps but not the special friends …

    SB

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  67. djafan said

    Good Morning!!! Keep voting for Forevermore and Wait! Use two emails!

    http://www.myxph.com/default.aspx

    Kari Sellards ‏ @kariontour
    Thanks for keeping “Forevermore” @DavidArchie #1 for the 10th day in a row on MYX’s Daily top 10. D w/ Jimmy Antiporda http://pic.twitter.com/BhlORC00

    Good Morning!!! Keep voting for Forevermore and Wait! Use two emails!

    http://www.myxph.com/default.aspx

    Kari Sellards ‏ @kariontour
    Thanks for keeping “Forevermore” @DavidArchie #1 for the 10th day in a row on MYX’s Daily top 10. D w/ Jimmy Antiporda http://pic.twitter.com/BhlORC00

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  68. bebereader said

    Good Afternoon!

    There’s Twitter Talk about the miniseries “Nandito Ako” coming to television in the US!

    Ana Guillen Feleo ‏ @anagfeleo (Josh Bradley’s manager, Chit)
    Can’t wait for y’all in the US to watch this! 🙂

    Nandito Ako:

    Ana Guillen Feleo ‏ @anagfeleo
    I think tv5 will be available in the US via subscription next month or june? you can check with them. tv5 goes for gold! 🙂

    Tawna,
    Thanks for taking the trip to Provo to check out the area behalf of the fanbase. Don’t let a little traffic or a college graduation deter you from trying again. ♥♥♥

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  69. I am a lurker but a big fan of David Archuleta. I love the song “Tell Me” and has been my all-time favorite since my younger days in the Philippines (that basically tells you my age LOL), but I love it even more now that David sang his version with so much passion. Since I got the Forevermore CD last Friday, I must have played it over a hundred times already and I still don’t get sick and tired of it. How could I? It’s David A!

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  70. SandyBeaches said

    Would David starring in the miniseries have had any influence on TV5 coming to the US? Did all of the attention that the miniseries was getting help this to develop? My quick guess without knowing any of the details would be yes.

    SB

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  71. SandyBeaches said

    Hello Winnie Ward it is nice to meet a lurker on the site! “Tell Me” is grand!! Having the latest album on iTunes is grand as well! The opportunity for many more to see David in the miniseries is wonderful. Mountains move even if they move slowly!

    SB

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  72. collegemom said

    SandyBeaches – I totally agree with you – I really think that David having worldwide fans and the excitement of the miniseries was a great thing for TV5. Also, your comment in #65 really made me laugh! How true – we all have this common David-language/David-knowledge and I for one have learned so much since the early Idol days when I had not idea about youtube, fansites, etc. Now if only I could someday meet more people in person, that would be fun. I do have my Northern Calif. concert buddies to take me through the drought! (any excuse to meet for lunch or breakfast in San Francisco or somewhere)

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  73. SandyBeaches said

    Collegemon, we will all have another chance to meet hopefully in 2014. I hear it is going to be a big year and we will be ready…it will be a second chance for everyone to meet. We have filled restaurants before and had the time of our lives and that will happen too…Wow I am optimistic today but that is good!
    SB

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  74. xaris2014 said

    SB, I think TV5 has been planning to expand since it was re-incorporated from the old ABC network. Newscorp has been putting a lot of money into pushing FoxTVAsia into more Asian countries in the past few years, and I have wondered if TV5 isn’t trying to become competitive internationally with them as well. Manuel Pangilinan (TV5) seems to be positioning himself as something of a media mogul like Rupert Murdoch. I wouldn’t be surprised if TV5 already had plans for the US, and all the international attention they received because of David jumpstarted their plans. I am only guessing about TV5 but I do flip through Newcorp’s annual report. It’s been interesting to see how American Idol has been losing its position as “cash cow” for the company since Season 7–hmmmm. JR would probably know a lot more about TV5–maybe she will share!

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  75. Abrra said

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    Heidijoy #63

    DING! DING! DING! You are correct! Here is another picture of David as he starts a race run by the kids that day.

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    More info and videos on the day here:
    http://www.mjsbigblog.com/david-archuleta-performs-at-the-eunice-kennedy-shriver-challenge.htm

    Thanks for participating in my picture game 🙂

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  76. djafan said

    This was tweeted by the David’s mission president’s son to David fans. ♥♥♥

    Don MacArthur @four4byu

    http://www.twitlonger.com/show/h2lvjd

    Not sure how many of you are David Archuleta fans, but I asked my Dad (who is his mission president) if I could share something about his arrival in Chile and this is what he had to say about him, “He is a very humble, non-ego person..Not centered on himself. He is just GOOD. That is the word for him. And he is very excited to be here and loves his trainer and has already taught some lessons in his first sector”. Pretty cool. Out of respect for Elder Archuleta I wouldn’t want to get more specific than that on his experiences. Just good to know he is doing something good and for the right reasons. #respect #mormon #lds #missionary #archuleta

    Armies of Helaman! God bless you all.

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  77. Abrra said

    Thanks for the article and picture Djafan. After close examination, I think a couple of questions have been answered. I would say that the other man in the picture is not his companion and it was not taken in Chile ( again by looking at the trees).

    Detective Abrra 707 days

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  78. djafan said

    4/20/2012

    Top 100 Pop Albums

    Chart countdown of the top 100 pop albums on iTunes. To listen to the music and download the albums you must have Apple’s iTunes player installed on your system. Chart of the most popular top pop albums is updated daily.

    Related Chart: iTunes Top 100 pop songs

    David Archuleta Forevermore #53

    http://www.popvortex.com/music/charts/top-pop-albums.php#facebook-comments

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    http://www.somethingboutarchie.com/2012/04/forevermore-itunes-buying-party-on.html?spref=tw

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  79. SandyBeaches said

    The temple in #76 is the same picture as the Santiago Temple, Chile.
    http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/santiago/ or so it seems…

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  80. djafan said

    Ninja SB 🙂

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  81. SandyBeaches said

    My life’s dream Djafan, but I will never be as swift or as thorough as the ‘in house ninjas’ who have taught me everything that I know!

    SB

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  82. skydancer1x said

    ah hah! Bingo! SB, rolling out those ninja skills! So, it looks like 2 pics, right? maybe the one on the bottom was a group picture after they got there, (or in Provo?) I am surrounded by ninja’s but nothing has rubbed off on me, so tell me….what is that thing that they are standing in front of?:/

    itunes buying party on Monday ftw! what a great idea!

    I love this♥“He is a very humble, non-ego person..Not centered on himself. He is just GOOD. That is the word for him. And he is very excited to be here and loves his trainer and has already taught some lessons in his first sector”. Pretty cool.

    ah yes, is anyone surprised around here?♥♥♥ nope, didn’t think so.
    and he is just getting started. He makes my heart puffy♥

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  83. djafan said

    David is GOOOOOOOOD… A GOOD EGG 🙂

    Sky, not surprised at all “my heart puffy” Yeah he does ♥

    BTW that’s a large van they’re standing in front of.

    SB, you’re doing just fine 🙂

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  84. SandyBeaches said

    Sky, I read that the other picture was outside the airport after they landed. Just a possibility.

    SB

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  85. Abrra said

    BTS pic from Nadito Ako

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    paging earth to @alwynzky !! 🙂 what’s with the trance? 🙂 NA BTS 🙂 http://pic.twitter.com/RjnU4KHs

    Ana Guillen Feleo ‏ @anagfeleo

    Here is the ABC 4 news report about Kurt Bestor & David making an album. Article in #35 has the story as well.


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    Abrra 707 days

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  86. Abrra, Ding Ding Ding Glad I guessed right! ha!

    David has the same light violet tie in both mission pictures. The Group one is in Chile for sure. the other one could be too!! and could be his Trainer(someone that’s been there awhile)

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  87. emmegirl14 said

    SB, love love the bracelets – the thought and consideration you put into this project make them very special, thank you so much.

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  88. SandyBeaches said

    If you are having any trouble reaching me at. thevoiceschat@yahoo.ca please let an admin know. I have received several emails at that address so far.

    I really enjoyed the tv interview with Kurt Bestor, especially hearing him use the term phenom for David!

    SB

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  89. bebereader said

    Guess where I am?
    Here:
    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged
    Just for a little while.
    Would love some company. 🙂

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  90. tawna21 said

    I must say, that if WordPress doesn’t stop giving me issues, I’m gonna be on meds….dang it’s been a mess for the last 2 or 3 days.

    Anyway, an update– my hubby drove me thru the graduation traffic today to check out the MTC surroundings. We drove in front of, behind, around and around, up and down, and there is nothing that resembles the scenery in pic #1 over there. The trees are not the same, and there is nothing red brick around there. With Chile being located below the Equator, they are heading into the Fall season, so the leaves are turning red and falling from the trees like the pic of the temple. Heck, I don’t know, and I don’t know that it really matters.

    Tawna
    #DA2014

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  91. kaycee said

    Tawna, I was part of that BYU graduation traffic! I’m here in Provo for my daughter’s graduation from the school of music! Isn’t it so awesome watching your kids go after and achieve their dreams?!

    I’m sneaking on my daughter’s laptop for a quick catch up! Beautiful article, SB, and awesome job on the bracelets!

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  92. tawna21 said

    Came across this a few minutes ago on FOD, they have a link, but I’m not sure it’s the correct site, as I couldn’t find it on there….so interesting, and I love it….

    This directive regarding David’s mission experience in Chile appeared on a David Archuleta Chilean fansite:

    PERO RECUERDEN QUE EL VIENE A CUMPLIR UNA MISION, NO POR SU CARRERA DE CANTANTE POR LO QUE PEDIMOS EL MAYOR RESPETO POSIBLE HACIA EL.

    COMO ACTUAR SI LO VES?
    1- Si no estas dispuesto a escuchar sobre la palabra de Dios lo mejor esque te alejes para evitar la histeria de Fans
    2- No lo pidas autógrafos ni Fotos
    3- No le digas “David soy una gran Fans Tuya” recuerda que el necesita estar concentrado en Dios.
    4- No Grites ni corras a abrazarlo, el solo puede darte la mano.
    5- Y lo mas importante, SIEMPRE PERO SIEMPRE mantén el máximo RESPETO HACIA EL.
    Si alguien actúa de otra manera puede provocar que el “Presidente” de la misión lo regresa a casa antes de lo previsto y eso le haría mucho daño a David ya que el realmente quiere servir como misionero. Este tiempo es para el y Dios no para nosotros, en 2 años mas el volverá y podremos gritar su nombre, pedir canciones y mas pero ahora debemos respetar su decisión.

    Pickles, in the FOD comments, translated for us:

    BUT REMEMBER HE IS COMING TO COMPLY WITH HIS MISSION, NOT HIS SINGING CAREER SO WE ASK THE GREATEST RESPECT TO HIM AS POSSIBLE.

    HOW TO ACT IF YOU SEE HIM
    1 – If you are not willing to listen to the word of God the best thing to do is to get away to avoid hysteria of Fans
    2 – Do not ask for autographs and photos
    3 – Do not say “I’m a Fan David Yours” remembers he needs to stay focused on God.
    4 – Do not scream or run to embrace him, he can only shake your hand.
    5 – And most importantly, ALWAYS BUT ALWAYS hold the highest respect for him.

    If someone acts otherwise it may cause the “President” of the mission to send David home earlier than expected and that would do a great harm to David and he really wants to serve as a missionary. This time is for him and God , in 2 years he will return and we can scream his name, request songs and more, but for now we must respect his decision.

    I have every confidence that the Chilean fans will be respectful and not attempt to track down David. And if he knocks on your door, try to remember not to scream or embrace him.

    Tawna
    #DA2014

    ps–congratulations Kaycee on your daughter’s graduation from a really fine university 🙂

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  93. fenfan said

    Abrra – love your David dream. Hope he really gets some bling from a recod label one day for record sales!
    SB – I totally get what you say at #65. haha!
    I have watched all the youtubes of BOTW posted here. Still love the original version best. I once saw Art Garfunkel sing it live and it was wonderful. I don’t think anyone can sing it better than him.
    Heard that little snippet from David at the Child Fund event. I hope he sings it better in his album version.

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  94. SandyBeaches said

    Fenfan, no doubt, David will have BOTW with his own personal presentation. It may be like hearing the song for the first time since Art Garfunkle.

    Yes, let the David dreams continue at least past the first month while he is away.

    SB

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  95. cq said

    Hi all, sense we are talking about dreams, I had one for the first time relating to David last night. It was kinda goofy as most dreams are. the part that was David related was about his music. As I remembered it went like this: Was at a house I had lived in before I’m in now, I was walking out the door and a neighbor was having a “front” yard party and they were playing David’s music from his new Forevermore cd. I was so thrilled and went over to say that I was a huge David Archuleta fan, but no one knew what I was talking about, goofy, right. Then, I just turned away and started walking back to my house and notice that a COW was inside just chilling, hahahahahaha!!! I don’t know about the cow connection, but about David’s music and the neighbors, it might be a fear that people will forget David. Would anybody care to interpret,lol.

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  96. SandyBeaches said

    Cq… I really got hung up with the COW in the house,, sounded like a friendly cow though!!

    If we compiled all of the dreams people have been having, we would have an interesting paperback at least!!

    The address on the sidebar is being stubborn so for the fan/David bracelets I will post it again .. thevoiceschat@yahoo.ca

    SB

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  97. I listened to all the BOTW videos and must say that Willie Nelson was the biggest pleasant surprise to me too!! All of a sudden the words and meaning of the song took Front and Center!! Glad I listened!!

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  98. betsy said

    Heidi, I am glad you listened! It surprised me too. So raw and honest. I never would’ve thought.
    Abs, that was some gigantic dream. David at 30. 🙂
    Cq, interesting dream, I think you interpreted it just right. (except the cow part, lol)

    About the David dreams – I’ve had 4 in 3 months. It’s not surprising that he’s included in our dreams given the amount of time we listen to him.
    I’ll tell a bit about the last one.
    I was staying at the home of a friend. (concert buddy) David was there as well. (I don’t know why) All three of us stayed up all night talking. He seemed anxious but very chatty. He wanted to talk about life and finding happiness. We all went to bed very early in the morning, about 5 a.m. Her house was huge with about 10 bedrooms and several wings. (and leather chairs with tape across them ,Idk why ) When we woke up only an hour or so later, he was gone. We looked everywhere. Finally her two teenage daughters admitted that he asked to borrow the car, said he needed to get away, he needed a break. They gave him the keys. They were happy to help him.
    Then I woke up.

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  100. Angelica said

    Cq,

    The moment I read your dream about the people playing David’s music and not knowing who he was when you told them you were a fan, I thought…I would have a COW if that happened! haha Then I read on. Maybe it was a nice way of your subconscious getting upset but keeping your cool at the same time, ie, the cow was just chilling. Just my take.

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  101. cq said

    Angelica, love your take, perfect, lol.

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  102. marlie7 said

    Wow, very strange that I also had a David dream.I never remember my dreams, so this was unusual.

    So, I am in some back room of a cathedral or old building and David and I are on a scavenger hunt of some kind.Not a fun one,but something serious. We have to find …something. We have a clue – a piece of paper with all sorts of formulas on it. I can’t get the math right, so I give it to David… “Here, you haveto figure this out. I can’t seem to get the math right.” “Okay, I can do it” he says. Then he sits on a bench and starts working out the clues in great detail, great concentration. “Got it!” He hands me the paper and we start off down some long hall. It’s dark and kind of mossy, water dripping, etc. We can see a light at the end (How cliche – are dreams really this cliche?) We start to run….. I wake up.

    It was weird because it was like we knew each other. He wasn’t “Celebrity David” he was just my friend David. I was still my same age and he was his, but we were pals LOL

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  103. Abrra said

    Marlie
    Get to chat STAT!

    Abrra 706 days

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  104. Abrra said

    Posting this collage for Funfee to copy! Its the wallpaper in Unplugged.

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    created by Djafan

    Abrra 706 days

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  105. bebereader said

    Abrra,

    That particular collage was made by our own djafan. ( Thx Bebe! I added her name.)

    Great time in chat tonight and last night!

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  106. SandyBeaches said

    Good Silent Sunday morning…

    An update on the bracelets…half of the order has been spoken for and that’s great. With my appreciation, some single requests have been for three or four other fans..

    I am doing up a special card to go out with each of them so it will take a couple more days before I can mail them out. When I have it printed, perhaps it can be posted on the site.

    A little parcel will be sent out to Kari for herself as well.

    Have a good day!

    SB

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  107. SandyBeaches said

    I always need an editor in my back pocket…correction…

    thevoiceschat@yahoo.ca

    SB

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  108. BlueberryIce10 said

    Good morning & Happy Earth Day! Love Forevermore CD and that it’s on iTunes! So grateful for any news about David so thank you all for sharing!

    FG; Really appreciated your post on patience … seems appropriate in so many aspects of life; had to have a good measure of it while waiting for my CD’s to come, lol!

    Bluesky & Dakgal; Happy for cherished memories with your boys!

    SB; Love the bracelets & your post! It not only captures the impact he has on so many lives but honors what this part of his journey must mean for him. It’s neat to hear your recollection of so many great memories along David’s journey. Just being a fan has been rewarding in its own right but honestly, being able to share it with all of you has made this experience that much more meaningful & so much fun!

    Angelica; Niceee plates!

    Winne Ward; #69 … “Since I got the Forevermore CD last Friday, I must have played it over a hundred times already and I still don’t get sick and tired of it. How could I? It’s David A!” <—– Yes, me too … we could carpool, haha! Hard to believe, but hearing it each time seems like it's brand new for me.

    Kaycee! A wonderful time for your family … congrats to your daughter!

    Abrra, Cq, Betsy, Marlie; Sweet dreams for sure! Nothing exciting like that to share but the mundane. I'm enjoying blasting Forevermore whenever I can and made a trip to get groceries. Dangerous to have echoes of that lovely voice while shopping. Bought green grapes from 'Chile', then saw avocados for guacamole only to be sideswiped by the lovely 'tomatoes on the vine' perfect for making salsa (w/ chips of course) but bypassed the wheatgrass (sorry David, a little too green for me but maybe I'll try it next time), then needed cereal for the kids and of course had to get a box of Kashi for me … can't help myself, lol!

    And to think there is another gift from the 'phenom' to come … just feeling so thankful, loved & spoiled … he is just too good to us! ♥♥♥

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  109. betsy said

    Good morning (afternoon, whatever) everyone.
    Blueberryice, what a lovely, thoughtful comment. 🙂 (random, but I just made blueberry pancakes and used the last of my blueberries I froze last July)

    Update: I cannot stop listening to Hold On. It has replaced Tell me and WYA as the most listened to.

    I LOVE HOW HE SINGS THIS PART. HIS VOICE OMG,

    Is this the price we pay
    with all the good times we shared
    Faithfully we’ve got a reason to go on
    I know it’s good to be true
    just spending nights with you
    let me tell you that our love can make it through

    It’s just so gorgeous.
    Carry on.

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  110. SandyBeaches said

    Betsy, very lovely song, although I am still stuck on “Tell Me”…So now let’s write an article on “Hold On”…Maybe one could be done for each song and that would take us in time to the next album well…Maybe !! We keep moving on until we get to “Bridge Over Troubled Water”…and we ARE making a bridge the best way that we can…Oh sorry, how dramatic…

    SB

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  111. emmegirl14 said

    angelica, awesome plates, and a clever Chile reference. Chuckling at the bit of irony – D on a “vanity plate”.

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  112. Abrra said

    Shawna has used her magical phone to video the Kurt Bestor interview from this morning in Utah. here is the link to her twitvid page.

    http://www.twitvid.com/W41ES

    Thanks Shawna!

    Abrra 705 days

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  113. skydancer1x said

    Blueberry♥Betsy♥SB♥
    …He gets my attention right away with Hold On….Hey♪ babeh!♫♪ ______thud ♥and Tell Me~when he hits that high sweet note on “let it go with your goodbyyyyyye♫♪omg.

    I can hardly take it, all these songs are so beautifully done. gahhh! I know it may sound silly to some, but this cd, makes me feel ~loved.
    It is a work of love, for the fans,we know that,but boy you can feel it and hear it in every song, doesn’t matter what it is about.He tenderly cradles every word, and every note.Maybe I am crazy. Maybe its just because he is crazy good. Maybe its both. Whatever it is, it is a bit of Heaven.:)

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  114. skydancer1x said

    thank you Abrra!Thanks Shawna!

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  115. poof said

    Hi everyone
    I just have time for a quick “fly by”,, but didn’t want to miss out on commenting on my “beloved, Tell Me”. I agree with every beautiful thought all of you have said about this song. But for me, it is also one more thing, I Love the Lyrics. It sooo took me back to my high school break up. Such pain, such self blame. But where it is wonderful,,, is the last line; “But if this love’s not ours to have, I’ll let it go with your good bye.” I wish I had had this song. It doesn’t mean it wasn’t love just because you “let it go.” This song is heartbreaking, but oh so wise. David could have written this song.
    I need to “fly off”. (Where did I put that brooom,,,,,)

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  116. bebereader said

    I won’t say how many times a day I play “Tell Me” and it’s never enough.

    Poof, I loved your comment. “Tell Me” is a simple love song and it’s so much more. It offers acceptance for a love that can never be. I can see how it could have helped us back then or any time. The lyrics are awesome and combined with David’s voice and phrasing, this song is irresistible to me. He really gave all he had for this album; he’s so generous and good to us.

    Speaking of generous, thanks, Shawna, for the Kurt Bestor video.

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  117. betsy said

    Hoooold on baaaaby hoold onnnn
    Still on this one.
    I listened all morning then worked till late, only listening to it in my head (musical memories are powerful)
    Right back it it. Only David can do this.
    It’s such a gem. 🙂
    Good idea, SB. Apparently I can’t shut up about this song, anyway. Might as well write about it. 🙂

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  118. Abrra said

    Aaron Paul who wrote nandito Ako penned a song for David’s fans as we miss him. How nice is that?

    A song inspired by David Archuleta fans. I dedicate this to all of you. The love you show your idol is so inspiring. So now instead of just saying you’ll be waiting for his return, you’ll actually have an original song you can sing to him.
    This song is for anyone who was left behind by a loved one – family, partner, or friend. Tell them how you miss them – and that you’ll be waiting

    Abrra 704 days

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  119. betsy said

    Last night Fox had a 25th anniversary special and had a segment on Idol. Jr has uploaded this portion. David and Imagine, <3333333333

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  120. betsy said

    Thank you so much, JR.

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  121. funfee said

    Thank you for the wallpaper abrra! My computer is looking gorgeous now! 😉
    What a lovely song by Aaron Paul!! And such a sweet thought to do that for us!

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  122. skydancer1x said

    I agree Funfee,hope you don’t me mind admitting (I stole your wallpaper for my desktop background too!)
    so very touching for Aaron Paul to think of David’s fans♥
    Thanks for posting Abrra. 🙂
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  123. betsy said

    Let’s all watch and appreciate the gorgeousness of this. 😉

    credit to 8throwcenter
    Thank you God.

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  124. SandyBeaches said

    The song by Aaron Paul for David’s fans is a huge gift and recognition that his diehard fans are not fairweather friends only. That was a lovely surprise and to have the song dedicated to his fans is wonderful. Aaron Paul tried to get Nandito Ako recorded in English which would bring more recognition to the song and that would be sweet for him and for David. Everything has a possibility.

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  125. SandyBeaches said

    Thanks Betsy, we need to scroll and find the videos and of course the singer…

    SB

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  126. cq said

    Starting week of waiting to hear some tweet from David, via Kari.

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  127. cq said

    Yay!, Got the tweet I was waiting for, no surprises that he loved his first week and thought the people are amazing! It’s funny, but that was almost what I thought he would be saying,lol.

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  128. skydancer1x said

    123. Betsy…so I click on the above awesome video, and then noticed my comment from 2 years ago at the top of the comments section, hahaha. One thing about these older videos…we have appreciated Davids ‘assets’, all the way through this journey. haha too funny.
    (he did look awesome in that shirt).
    …sigh… missed that Fox special…love that they had D on there for so long♥

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  129. bebereader said

    He tweeted!

    David Archuleta ‏ @DavidArchie

    From David: Tell everyone I say hello and that I absolutely loved my first week here! The people here are amazing! (ks)

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  130. betsy said

    Sky, I noticed your comment when I watched it last night. 🙂

    And that tweet kinda lit up the world today. <333333333333333333333333333

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  131. cassondra said

    does everyone get a bracelet? 🙂

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  132. Abrra said

    Cassondra
    Send an email request for a bracelet to SandyBeaches. See her comment # 33 about size.
    thevoiceschat@yahoo.ca

    Abrra 704 days

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  133. djafan said

    Hi all!!!! So happy for David’s tweet and this picture. What a sight for sore eyes ♥

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    credit elder velazquez chile

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  134. djafan said

    TV Examiner

    Video: ‘American Idol’ looks at victories from Kelly Clarkson to Scotty McCreery

    Matt Carter

    On Sunday night, Ryan Seacrest oversaw a 25th Anniversary special on Fox that featured some of the best moments in the history of the network. With this in mind, it certainly should not come as much of a surprise that “American Idol” received a little bit of love.

    From original “Idol” Kelly Clarkson up to the most recent champion in Scotty McCreery, the special took just about as panormic a look as it could at every season of the show, as well as some of the most exciting moments from the past decade. Fantasia’s cover of “Summertime” was featured, as was David Archuleta singing “Imagine” and Adam Lambert performing with KISS.

    When “Idol” first premiered on Fox over a decade ago, it completely managed to completely revolutionize talent shows on TV, and has sense seen over a million contestants audition (and millions upon millions more vote for their favorites).

    As for this current season, the remaining six contestants are going to perform covers of Queen classics Wednesday night on Fox.

    Continue reading on Examiner.com Video: ‘American Idol’ looks at victories from Kelly Clarkson to Scotty McCreery – National TV | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/article/video-american-idol-looks-at-victories-from-kelly-clarkson-to-scotty-mccreery#ixzz1suQk0tdl

    http://www.examiner.com/article/video-american-idol-looks-at-victories-from-kelly-clarkson-to-scotty-mccreery

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  135. MT said

    SB,
    What a wonderful and thoughtful thing to do for the fans! And they came out great! Thanks so much for the time and effort you put into this. I will be e-mailing you my request too. 🙂

    123. Betsy
    You have pulled up one of my all time favorite vids. Like Sky said, He LOOKS GOOD in that shirt! And the whistling and laughing (not to mention that awesome voice) just make that one so much fun to watch.

    Sky,
    ” we have appreciated Davids ‘assets’, all the way through this journey. haha too funny.
    (he did look awesome in that shirt).
    hahaha Yes, we have and yes, he does!

    I am so tickled to get a tweet from David!! So thankful for Kari updating us.

    It’s so nice to see that they gave David so much air time singing in that special. ♥ I just love that guy. ♥

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  136. Abrra said

    SandyBeaches emailed me and asked that I post this picture for her and she has a message for the fans.

    I have been getting together all that I want to send out with the David bracelets. So in continuing my fun I am including a card for everyone with a wallet size picture of David.
    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    I have requests coming in all the way from Hawaii, across North America and on to Asia…So yes, it is fun.

    Oh I almost forgot! The cards in the picture are for our admins 4…I imagine you can guess obviously who gets which card!

    SB

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  137. SandyBeaches said

    A hint for your card Bebe, you have the dressy pearls and sequins since your dress at Unplugged is always fashionable…

    SB

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  138. SandyBeaches said

    Before you leave for the night, click on to the song just under the wing! Such a nice night song when it is quiet and peaceful…

    SB

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  139. djafan said

    Highway Romance ‏ @gagazane
    David Archuleta in Rolling Stone!!! http://pic.twitter.com/l2TDAB9g
    2h Lisa M_#DA2014 Lisa M_#DA2014 ‏ @lizmag3_DA2014

    @gagazane Cool! What does it say about David?
    Highway Romance Highway Romance ‏ @gagazane

    @lizmag3_DA2014 … to spend two years on a religious mission in South America. Hardcore!
    Hide conversation

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  140. bebereader said

    SB#137,
    I try to wear my best clothes to The Voice Unplugged every Saturday night. I didn’t realize that anyone noticed! LOL The bling the bling! I love my bling! Thank you!

    PS My latest ODD symptom: I play the “Tell Me” link every night before signing off.

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  141. cleeker2 said

    i want one of those bracelets???????!!!!

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