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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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Cherishing Our Moms ~ Child of Our Hearts

Posted by MT on Sunday, May 13, 2012

For Betsy, who said she would be sad when the thread changed and the top pic was gone~Angelica

What is a mother? A mother is someone who loves and cares for us and helps us in so many ways. On this special day, I hope you won’t mind if I talk just a little bit about my own mother. Some of the things my mom did were typical, the things that all mothers do, like making sure I was fed, rocking me to sleep as a baby, singing to me and comforting me when I was sick. Some were not so typical.

My mom loved to sew and made all of my clothes until the time I started school. I wouldn’t wear anything but dresses (I hated shorts and pants.) I still remember all those little dresses she made, always made with lots of lace and ruffles. I still have some of them. She would also sew costumes for me when I told her that I had decided to dance or sing in my elementary school talent contest year after year. I was terrible about giving her much warning. But even if I only told her the day before, she would stay up all night to sew something special for me to wear. She was always there for me. Caring. Loving. Always wanting her child to be happy. (Love you, Mom. ♥)

Once I started wearing pants, I also started climbing trees (haha, straight from prissy little girl to tomboy in one fell swoop.) so she went from stitching clothes to patching up skinned knees. It must have been a chore for her to keep up with the changes in her little girl over the years, but somehow she never got left behind.

Mothering is caring, keeping an eye on our children, worrying about their health and their future, worrying about their needs. There are many different kinds of mothers. Some of us gave birth, some adopted, some are raising grandchildren or nieces or nephews. But those who raise children that they didn’t give birth to are no less of a mother than those that do.

And every once in a while, there is the child of our heart. We didn’t give birth, weren’t there to comfort them when they were sick or patch up that skinned knee, but we love and care about them anyway. David falls into this category for me.

Like many of you, David has become a child of my heart. He doesn’t know me, but that hasn’t stopped me from taking him into my heart. I keep watch to see what’s happening in his life. When I hear of his problems, my heart aches for him because I know there’s nothing I can do to help. I worry about him, miss him when he’s gone, say a prayer for him when needed, and always want the best for him. Like my own child, he makes me smile, and laugh, and hope for good things in his future.

So David, from someone who feels almost like another mother to you at times, I send you my love and my thoughts on this Mother’s Day. Though you are a world away, you are still in our hearts. Take care of yourself. We’ll be worrying about you.

And to all the folks here at The Voice … I hope you have a beautiful Mother’s Day. I know that some here have lost their mothers. My heart goes out to you and I hope you can remember all the loving and caring she gave and remember the laughter without tears.

For those of you whose mothers are still here, I hope you have a wonderful day filled with love and laughter. Be sure to hold her close and tell her you love her.

To all of you here at The Voice and around the world, (can’t say it too many times . ♥)



181 Responses to “Cherishing Our Moms ~ Child of Our Hearts”

  1. kaycee said

    Happy Mother’s Day all!! Thank you for your beautiful, heart-felt article, MT.

    I had a long car ride today, and was finally able to listen to the entire Forevermore album…without interruptions! What a treat! After each song, I would think, “Oh, that’s got to be my favorite on the album,” …until I listened to the next song! What is it about David’s music?…I never grow tired of it.

    Every once in a while, I find myself mulling over the same question…how can David’s music so profoundly touch some people, and not even interest others? What has made me more than a casual listener? I was originally taken aback by my interest in this young man and his music, but I knew that it brought me a lot happiness. I still don’t understand my ODD, but I’ve come to accept it and appreciate it…and I’m so grateful for a site like this where I can celebrate it with others who understand.


  2. annmargaret said

    MT~ your article is so touching it made me cry. I lost my Mom in my twenties. Still, I have always felt so fortunate because she was a wonderful Mom to me, my sisters and her grandchildren too.

    I love what you said about David. He said once that he feels like he has a lot of Moms. So perceptive he is!

    Abrra, I was thinking back to last year when you posted a poem about being a Mother. If it’s possible could you reprint it? It was so poignant.

    Kaycee ~ I listened to the album today too. You Are My Song is lodged in my brain, but I don’t mind.


  3. annmargaret said

    I want to wish all the Moms of the Voice a Happy Mothers Day!


  4. Thank you MT for sharing your special moments you shared with your Mother. Reminded me of my Grandmother (Mom’s mom) – very comforting & loving memories. Because there was a language barrier, very few words were shared but there was so much love in everything she did.

    From last thread: (sorry, can’t let it go)

    Angelica #126 – “You brighten up my day
    You even help me find my way. <what he does with his voice right here kills me."

    That is it! The emotion that he elicits when he sings "wayeeee", sends me………


  5. Abrra said

    Thanks for a beautiful article MT. I’ll be back to share a story in a bit.

    I wanted to remind everyone about watching Tv5’s livestream this morning.

    From David’s OS:
    “Extreme Makeover Home Edition Philippines is a TV5 reality show that grants home renovations to deserving Filipino families all over the country with a concept of giving “New House and New Life”.

    One day, Andi had her dream of meeting David Archuleta come true. Watch Alejandra “Andi” Beleno’s meet-and-greet with David at Extreme Makeover Home Edition Philippines, on May 13, 2012, Sunday at 8:30pm local time.”

    Here is the link to watch

    Not sure when to watch for your time zone?? World clock here

    Abrra 684 days


  6. cq said

    Happy Mother’s Day to everyone.


  7. nanaweize said

    Happy Mothers day to all of my David friends…you are all awesome.

    My mom passed away when I was 15 so I had so many wonderful ladies that helped my mom raise me through my teen years. They are all my personal hero’s. I have many personal heros now that help me through everyday struggles. Thanks to so many.

    Thanks Mt for your words..they touched my heart. I think David has a lot of mothers….so many of us worry about him and pray for him just like we would our own.

    MT said “For those of you whose mothers are still here, I hope you have a wonderful day filled with love and laughter. Be sure to hold her close and tell her you love her”. I too say…”Love those Mama’s….when they are gone they sure leave a hole in your heart.”


  8. Abrra said

    I was fortunate to have my mother with me through my young adult years. It gave me time to learn how to be a good mother to my own child. I was the last born of 8 children. My mother was 40 at the time. As it worked out, I was a teenager just as she was going through menopause.We both had hormones raging off the chart! I was very demanding and bratty (Surprise!) and she usually gave me my own way just to keep the peace. I pushed her patience more than I should have.


    I remember the many times she would try to discipline me by getting out a 3 foot yardstick and waving it in my direction. I would laugh hysterically and run all over the house with her in hot pursuit. She never caught me and never laid a hand on me. It was all for show and I knew it. When I was older with a child of my own, she was the best support. Always ready to help and guide me with her wonderful advice. I am grateful for the time I had with her. She is in my thoughts daily and always by my side.

    Wishing all a Happy Mother’s day. 🙂


    I watched the Extreme Home Make Over Show this morning. They filmed the ladies of the family attending the concert scene from Nadito Ako. Karin has a twitvid of that part here:

    One of the things they did while the house was being rebuilt was to get full spa treatment. One of the “luxuries” was a Fish Pedicure. I fell off my chair when the grandmother had to immerse her feet into a glass tank that was swarming with goldfish ! EWWWWW to the MAXXX!


    I found an article describing the process.
    “ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Ready for the latest in spa pampering? Prepare to dunk your tootsies in a tank of water and let tiny carp nibble away.

    Fish pedicures are creating something of a splash in the D.C. area, where a northern Virginia spa has been offering them for the past four months. John Ho, who runs the Yvonne Hair and Nails salon with his wife, Yvonne Le, said 5,000 people have taken the plunge so far.

    “This is a good treatment for everyone who likes to have nice feet,” Ho said.

    Abrra 684 days


  9. ncgirlmarylee said

    …just beautiful MT ~Happy Mothers Day to all ♥


  10. betsy said

    First of all, thanks Angelica. That really made me smile today. 🙂

    Beautiful article, MT. What great memories of your mother.

    Like Abs, my mom had me at age 40. I was the 7th out of 8 children. When I think of her, I think of her smiling, with a baby in her arms – she loved children and could calm them all by cradling them in her arms and singing. I am so lucky to have had her. ♥


    Happy Mothers Day to you all.


  11. skydancer1x said

    Thank your beautiful article MT…. brought back memories for me.My mom was always sewing clothes for us. My sisters and I would often be dressed alike when we were little. Mom could look at us and make dresses, or skirts or play outfits, without ever measuring a thing, and the clothes would fit us all perfectly.( uh,I did not take after my mother in that area.:))haha

    ”Love those Mama’s….when they are gone they sure leave a hole in your heart.”
    They sure do. Miss them everyday.

    Abrra, love your story♥ I can remember running circles around my mom,when she had me by the arm… trying to give me a quick swat on my ‘tucked in’ behind.:))She usually got one in, so it didn’t work. haha

    Happy Mothers Day in Heaven MOM. I love you!

    “And every once in a while, there is the child of our heart. We didn’t give birth, weren’t there to comfort them when they were sick or patch up that skinned knee, but we love and care about them anyway. David falls into this category for me.”
    he absolutely does MT.
    and Ryan said “you can’t adopt him” :))) ….
    (too late!)


  12. Abrra said

    Happy for Lupe that she will get a call from David today 🙂


    Some sweet pics of David and Lupe.
    Abrra 684 days


  13. sweetonda said

    Wishing you all a wonderful and happy Mother’s Day. So glad David will be calling Lupe today. Blessings to all!


  14. So excited for David today, as I know he is so excited to talk to his Mom.
    Thanks MT for the nice article about your own Mom and those women who nurture children.

    One of my favorite Mother’s Day Messages of David was in 2010: “Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom. and all the mothers, grandmothers, and incredible woman who act as a Mom. You are Amazing” I echo that wish today and always. I admire the fact that at such a young age David was so all inclusive!! I visualized him going around helping all the Widows and others in his neighborhood.


  15. funfee said

    Happy Mothers Day to all us moms!!! 🙂
    Beautiful article MT!


  16. Abrra said

    I just played the audio file at the end of the article. I had missed it before. David has such a melodic voice 🙂

    Abrra 684 days


  17. MT said

    Thanks guys. I’m glad you like it, and I hope you are all having a wonderful Mother’s Day. I’m very fortunate to have been able to spend some quality time today with my Mom. ♥

    Sky, Aww, your mom too? Awesome! And, although I tried, sewing is a talent I never inherited either. 😦 Thank goodness for shopping centers!

    That voice box was Angelica’s special addition. (Thanks, Angelica) Isn’t that just the sweetest? And I’m sure his mom must be very proud indeed.

    David should have gotten to talk to his Mom today! They must miss each other terribly. Rumor has it that he might be able to Skype with her. I’m sure they’d both love that. I hope it happens for them. Or perhaps it already has!

    I dont know if we’re supposed to be continuing with the word game or not. Just in case …

    A – Archuleta (David + Lupe = ♥)


  18. Abrra said


    I put the “Hey Momma” clip in the Candy Jar. It’s very sweet 🙂

    Hey Momma(Mother’s Day short clip).mp3

    The game can go on forever!

    B- Boyish Charm

    Abrra 684 days


  19. SandyBeaches said

    Lovely article, lovely thoughts on this special day for mothers, grandmothers, aunts, anyone who is a giving person…

    When my mom passed away when I was 21, my only way out of the tragic event was to say OK I will make a family so I did, we did. I am also a mother and grandmother to our 7 dogs in the four families and one Siberian kitten. You just never know who needs your attention and devotion.



  20. SandyBeaches said

    Almost forgot,

    C – Charismatic



  21. jans11 said

    Mt..a very touching Mother’s day article. My mom was a good mom, but she was sick a lot the last 20 yrs of her life and passed unexpectedly with heart attack at age 66 in 1988. I miss her every day. One of the best Mother’s day memories was when my 2nd daughter brought her 1st daughter home from the hospital and placed her in my arms. She was 3 days old. We took 5 generation pictures, it was so much fun. Almost 3 yrs later I lost my daughter and raised her daughter and son with my other 3 kids. They are now 31 and 32. So proud of them. Also, today would have been my 51st anniversary if my husband hadn’t passed 4 yrs ago. We were married on May 13, 1961. Hope you don’t mind me sharing some of my life, even tho some of it hasn’t been very good. This is why I said David is so much good in my life. He always makes me smile.

    C cute and cuddly


  22. krbdavid1 said

    Happy Mothers Day, hope everyone had a great day.


  23. # 21 Appreciate your sharing your memories Jan. You’ve handled a lot for such a little gal!! I sense your strength and stamina. Happy Mother’s day!!

    you are all E Everything and More!!


  24. SandyBeaches said

    Great sharing! Interesting stories…Wow Jans..I think we could write an interesting book!

    F – Fabulous



  25. jans11 said

    Thanks, Heidijoy for your kind words. And SB, we probably could. I know I could even by myself, even though it wouldn’t want to put the last 50 yrs of mine in print! lol I try and live for the day and thank God for everything I do have, There is always someone worse off. The last 4 yrs since my husband passed David or his music has always been there for me. Even tho he doesn’t know me personally, he knows that his music helps others and that’s why I think he will always stay in music. I told him that in a letter I gave him at a VIP once. One time I was standing in line for us to get our picture taken at VIP and this guy was telling David that he saved his life. David asked how and the guy told him that he weighed about 400 lbs and the doc told him to lose or he would die. When he seen David on AI week after week, showing his stamina at such a young age, the guy said that if David can do that, he could lose weight, and he did. David said that it was a cool story and he thanked the guy for sharing. I don’t want people to think that I have it worse off than others, and I thank you all for understanding me if I say something sad. And it makes me feel good that you do.

    G-goodness….David is so full of goodness….♥♥


  26. funfee said

    G – Good place!


  27. tawna21 said

    Happy Mother’s Day to all!!! ♥♥ Ray and Harold—have a beautiful day!! 🙂

    H– hauntingly beautiful notes and lyrics


  28. Spirit said

    Happy Mother’s Day, everyone!

    MT – Thank you so much for the beautiful Mother’s Day post. It really touched my heart.

    Kaycee – You stated my feelings exactly.

    “Every once in a while, I find myself mulling over the same question…how can David’s music so profoundly touch some people, and not even interest others? What has made me more than a casual listener? I was originally taken aback by my interest in this young man and his music, but I knew that it brought me a lot happiness. I still don’t understand my ODD, but I’ve come to accept it and appreciate it…and I’m so grateful for a site like this where I can celebrate it with others who understand.”

    I – Intriguing (David’s complicated and multifaceted nature.)


  29. collegemom said

    juxtaposed humility with confidence, shyness while charismatic


  30. emmegirl14 said

    MT, what a lovely tribute to your Mom. Love this simple statement that says so much, “Always wanting her child to be happy.”

    Betsy, what a beautiful mama.

    Abrra, thanks for the Mother’s Day gift of the mp3.

    Jan, you have a very positive outlook in spite of some tough challenges – what a wonderful role model you are for your family.

    What a beautiful picture of mother and son – he looks so very handsome.

    J- jazzy D


  31. #30 Thanks Emmegirl 14

    K razzzzzzzy and Grrrrrrrrrrrrrroooooovy!


  32. kaycee said

    L–lives and breathes music! Evidence…#30!


  33. kaycee said

    One more L that should be included today…Lupe! Happy Mother’s Day!


  34. Angelica said

    Emmegirl, Thanks for the groovy “This Christmas” from Anaheim. I had to go find the one from SLC too. 😛 What stage presence he has! I like what collegemom said in #29, “juxtaposed humility with confidence, shyness while charismatic”

    M Mothers Day. Hope all of you had a day as wonderful as you are.


  35. PattiNC said

    Happy Mother’s Day!!!! Had a good day with my kids..lunch then went to see The Avengers. I’ve been a single mom for the past 8 years….and proud to say I’ve got 2 great kids..hasn’t been easy, but have to say David’s voice has helped me the last 4 years!!


  36. betsy said

    This Christmas. Thanks for posting them both. He is truly a star. Can anyone ever take their eyes off him during these performances? No.
    I must admit that Anaheim is my go-to This Christmas (I love his fun, relaxed vibe), but SLC is beyond good.
    We are lucky to have so many goodies to love. ♥

    p.s. Did I just say go-to This Christmas? Never in this life would I have imagined those words coming out.
    Am in the TC vortex and it’s all Emme’s fault for starting it. 😉


  37. bebereader said

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    What a beautiful tribute you wrote to Mothers! It inspired so many great comments. The temperature almost hit 80 today in NY. It felt great to be outside and visit with family.

    And speaking of family, I hope David called his Mom today!

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    N Nandito Ako


  38. MT said

    Thanks guys, for the videos of This Christmas. Yes indeed, Groovy David always puts a smile on my face. He is just such a natural on that stage. Like Collegemom said, Charismatic, and yes Betsy, It would be tough to look at anything else when David is doin’ his thing. Remember when he sang Stomping The Roses with the dancers? haha I saw that video about 5 times before I realized he wasn’t alone.

    O – Overseas call (or in todays world, Skype!)

    I hope David and his mom had a great time talking and catching up.


  39. emmegirl14 said

    Heidijoy, Kaycee, Angelica, Betsy, MT….just a small gesture on this Mother’s Day. ♥

    collegemom, a very smart lady.


  40. emmegirl14 said

    Did you say STR –

    Worth watching for the move at 2:55 alone.


  41. Angelica said

    MT, forgot to say how much your post touched my heart and brought back memories of my own mother and the sacrifices she made for us. She was a single mom and raised three girls and I know it was often difficult for her. It was a matriarchal household and she was our world. As Nanaweize said above, “when they are gone they sure leave a hole in your heart.”

    Betsy, thanks for sharing the photo of your beautiful mom! I see the resemblance. 🙂


  42. MT said

    haha Emme, loved him there. And the crowd was wild for him!!

    P – Pink shirt … & fan 😀

    And thanks to everyone for your comments, the videos, and for sharing your stories with us today. {{{hugs}}}


  43. jans11 said

    Ooooohhhhh, I loved seeing “This Christmas” again, Angelica! Dayzee and I were sitting in the 4th row center in the SLC concert and was in awe from start to finish!♥

    P Perfection


  44. bebereader said

    Watching all these videos posted…Gosh I miss him, so much!!

    Emmegirl#40 video

    More than the performance of “Stomping The Roses” I listened to what he said to the fans before coming onstage. Idk, I guess it was taken from a vlog he did prior to the show but his choice of words and the inflection in his voice at around :55 is worth paying attention to.

    “…finally getting to come to perform for you guys!!…to do the show for you!! to meet you!! to see you and come to your country!! and I just cannot wait!!….”

    He talks to us with so much humility and without a bit of arrogance which sometimes comes naturally with being a celebrity. There is nobody Quite like him.

    Q Quite


  45. Abrra said

    Warning!! Extreme close up!


    David is a human R-Riddle

    Abrra 683 days


  46. djafan said

    Happy Belated Mother’s Day!!!!

    MT, beautiful memories, thank you and all for sharing. I’m lucky to have my mother and she had hers until the ripe age of 99. May I be so blessed.

    “He doesn’t know me, but that hasn’t stopped me from taking him into my heart. I keep watch to see what’s happening in his life. When I hear of his problems, my heart aches for him because I know there’s nothing I can do to help.”

    How this happened is still a mystery to me but it is what it is. And the smiles and joys he brings to my heart are enough to just accept 🙂


  47. Blueberry Ice said

    MT! Loved your beautiful post. When I think of my Mom, I think of her resilience. No matter what obstacles or challenges, she manages to make the best of it. I see that all of you are resilient as well! 🙂 Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

    Emme; #30 video … Nothing like being there for that performance … just had me mesmerized!

    S – supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!!!!!! Lol!


  48. skydancer1x said

    Thanks for the warning Abs! It needed one.I love the camera angle on this one where the microphone is not in front of his lips..mouth..where you can see him.sing. she has some awesome heart stopping video closeups of David,if I remember correctly*cough*.
    thanks to Emmegirl and Angelica,<<(I mean it),I got lost in This Christmas, and Stompin and Stompin yeahhhhh♫♪( I am trying really really hard not to get stuck in the vortex every time I go view a video but i need helppppppppppp!)

    Happy Monday after Mothers Day to all of you.
    A day when our flowers are still fresh, and we will read and reread again our special cards and thoughts from our children, and continue to hold close the memories of our own Moms forever in our hearts♥

    T-toast (as in I am)


  49. djafan said

    Abrra, First time I ever heard The Riddle was when David sang it, I love the song and I love that video of David singing that song 🙂

    U Unbelievable


  50. cq said

    Always liked the song The Riddle, but after David sang it, I now love it… one covers songs better than David.


  51. Gayle122890 said

    Vigil-Waiting for THE DAY of his return.


  52. Abrra said

    I came home to some awesome surprises! My new bracelet arrived from SB ! It was inside a card that had some lovey words.

    This picture was on the front.

    Thanks so much 🙂 I now wear 3 different bracelets on my left wrist 🙂

    Also, there was a lovely card with more kind words from Blueberry Ice with a sweet note and a gift card. Never expected that! I will have to send a stack of CD’s out asap 🙂 Thanks for thinking of me {hug}.

    W- Wait
    Abrra 683 days


  53. annmargaret said

    Dear Abrra ~ I think everyone loves & appreciates all you do. You are a major force in keeping us happy here at theVoice. You deserve every good thing that comes your way! I hope we get to meet one day. 🙂


  54. SandyBeaches said

    Pleased to hear that your bracelet arrived Abrra. I am out of smalls right now, but if anyone needs a better fit I have medium or large so please let me know.

    Shawna, Patti and Claudia have received theirs so Utah has been heard from! There were three mailings and those were in the first…

    Thanks to Heidijoy for mailing some out right about now!

    And then there is Christmas!!! David is singing so I have to go.



  55. Abrra said

    Some fan art found on tumblr for David’s upcoming album. I like to use these for my iTunes files. I put an image to each song, rather than use the default music note.



    X- eXciting showman, that is David! 😉

    Abrra 683 days


  56. marlie7 said

    Wanted to share something my sister-in-law said the other night. We were watching some David videos after the men had gone to sleep (in their chairs watching sports – snore, snore). She watched him for a while and then said, “Oh, my God, I’m a total fan. I know what you see in him, now. It’s his soul. His voice is the vehicle that projects his soul into the world. He’s an old soul, and a strong spirit. And, by the way, he is really sexy!” HAhahahaha –


  57. marlie7 said

    Oh, and…

    Y – young and gorgeous. (Does that count?)


  58. Angelica said

    I think I got the last small today. Thank you SB! I never had a wristband that actually fit my wrist before. I shall never let it leave my wrist till he gets back. Unless I take it off for some reason. But back it goes!

    Abrra, me looking at that pic @ the top of #55….


  59. Yes SB Sent out a bunch of wrist bands today!! People are excited and thrilled to get them. Thanks for your project and all those helping.

    Z Zippity do da!!


  60. SandyBeaches said

    Thanks Heidijoy! Angelica, I saved one small if you should ever lose yours! But I know you won’t!

    To “The Voice” lurkers, we have one for you!

    Marlie, your sister in law discovered David in the perfect light.



  61. bebereader said

    The package was a pleasant surprise! Thank you; I am so overwhelmed by the bling! The bracelet put a huge smile on my face! Good choice of words on the bracelet, SB. You are one classy lady!

    Ahh The Riddle! Thanks for posting the video, Abs. It’s been a long time since I watched it. Been a fan of that song since Five For Fighting released the single. I even wrote an article about it in December 2009.
    for anyone who wants to read more about it.

    Blueberry Ice, Loved your “S” word!

    To borrow Angelica’s phrase again, …”resistance is futile.”

    and here’s a Video for the day…just because….

    credit: ThinkingAboutPandA

    Z Zero Gravity


  62. SandyBeaches said

    Yes Heidijoy, thanks to those who assisted us with the bracelets in any way!

    We have some to go along with any gifting of ‘Forevermore’ and ‘BEGIN.’… The new album!! Now the mere mention of ‘BEGIN’ is exciting!

    I know that there are fan friends of ours out there who have been ill or recovering from tumbles!! That’s you Poof! So get better soon!! We are thinking about you out here in David’s land!



  63. SandyBeaches said

    Yes thank you to those who assisted with the bracelet project!

    There are fan friends who are recovering from illnesses and tumbles! That’s you Poof! Get well soon from everyone out here in David’s land. What a place to be!



  64. skydancer1x said

    So here I sit posting at the stroke of midnight..ok well starting to post lets see if this works


  65. skydancer1x said

    haha It worked! 63.midnight. wasn’t sure if I could get logged into wordpress on time. (sorry, trying to amuse myself after waking up from a little nap on the sofa.

    Angelica, I love OMG kitty bwaahaha!
    55 Abrra, that top pic at 55 is a great picture, I keep scrolling back up. Need to copy and print that one.*sigh*

    Marlie, I love your sister-in-law story! haha,show ’em the man in action, and they will cave♥

    “The bracelets are coming!! The Bracelets are coming!! woo hoo! Thank you SB, and Heidijoy♥

    Blueberry, you have a beautiful heart♥
    (and bravo for taking on S- supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!!!!!! (ok, I just copied and pasted) haha

    Bebe, that video is sure cute. :)))


  66. skydancer1x said

    I forgot.


  67. kaycee said

    B–Beautiful Bracelets By the Brilliant sB!


  68. Abrra said

    I have lost my gravatar icon 😦 I can see it at the top right when I am logged in, but it won’t show up in my comments. WordPress and Firefox are at war on my computer. WAAAAAAAAAAA!


    Dear David,
    Please send us a tweet for today? We have be spoiled by getting regular Monday tweets via Kari for the past few weeks.I want to hear about your mother’s day chat with Lupe and family, please?

    C- call Lupe

    Abrra 682 days


  69. SandyBeaches said

    On this day in May when we are anticipating a “tweet”, I have a little quiz question for you…

    I share a birth date close actually right next to someone else’s here, right here. I have had my big day and had my cake and ate it too! It was chocolate!! Who do you think it is?? Sometimes I borrow her red dress! Big hint!

    {{Happy Birthday}} friend!!!



  70. SandyBeaches said

    The fan art is exceptional. I would love to see the cover of his August album be either one..

    D ~ Devotion



  71. archiesfan4life said

    SB – the bracelets are beautiful – thank you so much! BTW – is it Bebe???


  72. archiesfan4life said

    oops forgot – E Eagle Scout


  73. SandyBeaches said

    Angelica, one small “Nobody Does It Better” on the way!!

    archiesfan4life..YES, it is Bebe’s Birthday!



  74. skydancer1x said

    Let’s let David begin our celebration of your special day!


  75. Happy Birthday Bebe!! Thanks for all you do for David and his fans!! Enjoy!!


  76. F Forevermore Fan


  77. skydancer1x said

    (credit for the video to

    F- fabulous!


  78. cq said

    Happy Birthday, Bebe!


  79. skydancer1x said

    Heidijoy,you beat me to it. wordpress doesn’t like me haha
    Forevermore fan, FTW!



  80. betsy said

    Happy Happy Birthday to you Bebe! <33333333333
    Stay away from the laundry, the dishes, the cooking. Enjoy yourself today. 🙂


  81. nanaweize said

    Happy Birthday Bebe…everytime I see someone wearing a shirt with BeBe on the front I think of you!

    G..generous……David is so generous with everything


  82. archiesfan4life said

    Happy Birthday Bebe! I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

    H Happy


  83. stenocruiser said

    H — Happy Birthday to Bebe, a true David fan!
    and a belated one to SB!


  84. poof said

    hi all,
    i was all teary eyed over marlie’s sister-in law story. Then i read down to SBs, we are thinking of you. I am doing fine,, it is just slow going. I have been inundated with cardds, flowers and food. There is a lot of love and caring rolling around this world. Maiybe sometimes you need a clunk on the h ead to stop and feel it.
    My mother’s day present to myself was sending my daughter Forevermore. Hers to me is playing it many times. I am confident, in time she will understand.
    sorry about itypos,,, it is just too much work to fix them, and i know you all understand. hugs to all. poof


  85. poof said

    ooops forgot
    h- holy hoppinn’ bunnies,, he’s handsome!


  86. archiesfan4life said

    Poof – I hope you are feeling better each day! {{{{{HUGS}}}}}


  87. djafan said


    Creating fans one at a time for the long haul 🙂

    Poof, Hope your feeling better and thoughts and prayers for all who are ailing ♥

    SB and Blueberry, Three happy fans in South America! More on that later!


  88. funfee said

    Bebe, it’s your birthday??!!
    Hope it’s a WONDERFUL one!!!!

    I – intense


  89. funfee said

    Sorry I missed yours, SB! Happy belated to you! 🙂

    J – jeans 😉


  90. Happy Belated Birthday Sandybeaches!!

    K Kool!!


  91. annmargaret said

    Indelible memories the last four years
    Thoughts of David that we hold dear
    So glad for those memories
    In my mind they’re so clear
    We’ll wait for you David
    We’ll be right here.

    I ~ Indelible

    I took too long to compose this but I didn’t want to throw it away!


  92. SandyBeaches said

    Funfee…thank you for the B’Day thoughts. A good reason for cake!!

    I am interested in knowing how long the mail takes to Singapore, so please let me know when you have mail!

    Djafan, you have me really interested!!

    I would like to know people’s birthdays, to send good cheer and keep spirits high.



  93. annmargaret said

    Happy birthday Sandybeaches and Bebe!


  94. djafan said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic


  95. djafan said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic


  96. djafan said

    J Jovial


  97. skydancer1x said

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SB! hope your day is wonderful!
    (didn’t know you and Bebe were birthday sisters!! forgive me) woo hoo!.
    wow those big pics are a nice present, Dja

    K~ kind and loving/


  98. veeg said

    Belated happy mothers ( grandmothers) day from The land down under .

    Belated happy birthday Ms Bebe and Ms SB.

    Lambing ( affection, tenderness, caress )

    Ms vee


  99. Abrra said



    Hope you had a blast on your special day!



    Wishing you all the best on this day !

    Abrra 682 days


  100. goodkarmaseeker said

    Can’t top the awesome pictures above, but I send a BIG HEARTFELT birthday wish to Sandy Beaches and BeBe!
    Love you both and I hope you have a most wonderful day!!!!! YOU ROCK!


  101. Dayzee said

    Happy Birthday SandyBeaches and Bebe! So glad you were born!

    Bracelets were in my mailbox and they are terrific. The enclosed card with David’s picture was an unexpected joy. It was so obviously made with love and respect for David. Thank you is just insufficient, but it’s all I can say.

    M–Monster talent


  102. SandyBeaches said

    Wow to the awesome lifesize picture of David and thank you for the birthday wishes from far and wide. The fans here reach all the way to Australia to the east and South America to the south and on and on.

    N ~ Never….Never Alone, I have a wish out there that he will sing that someday.



  103. funfee said

    Thank you so much for the bracelets, SB! Val and I(my neighbour)were SO happy to get them!!!!


  104. fandaforeverti48 said

    Happy birthday Bebe and Sandybeaches. Wish I could give you two a gift for all you’ve done for the fans.


  105. SandyBeaches said

    That did not take very long Funfee! Great to hear that your card arrived!



  106. SandyBeaches said

    Ah Fandaforeverti48, I will dare to speak for both of us in saying that we have all that we could want in listening and enjoying David’s music in the company of his fans.



  107. tawna21 said

    SB, wishing you a belated Happy Birthday!!

    Bebe, wishing you a Happy Birthday!!

    still waiting for my bracelet 😦

    I went to a women’s chorus concert last night (our David fan @Nellie1983 (Janel) is a member of the group) and they sang ‘Angels Among Us’. It brought tears to my eyes as I listened to the words and realized how much they related to David. Janel looked over at me during the song and as our eyes connected, so did our hearts. It was a fun hour.


    M- month of May is half gone 🙂


  108. djafan said

    A food tweet!!!!!!!!!!

    David Archuleta ‏ @DavidArchie

    From David: Having cocimiento (some kind of broth with pollo, chuleta, y mariscos) for my first time. (thought u would like a food tweet ks)


  109. SandyBeaches said

    Tawna, it will get to you maybe tomorrow!

    Yes, a FOOD tweet…only David!! Hmmm, but did he like it?



  110. marlie7 said

    OMG – when we get a tweet from him (even through Kari), it now brings tears to my eyes. I miss him so.

    Happy Birthday SB and Bebe!

    N-Naturally Delicious!


  111. betsy said

    Happy Birthday SB!

    Marlie # 110 – Ditto.

    (love that he’s eating chuleta, lol. IT’S PERFECT!)


  112. SandyBeaches said

    Chuleta…a cutlet or chop just to know what the young fellow had to eat!



  113. Dayzee said

    The Voice has absolutely the very bestest birthday cards. Sorry Hallmark.


  114. MT said

    Bebeeee … Happy Birthday!!!I I hope you are having a truly wonderful day!

    SB … Happy Belated Birthday!! I hope it was great!

    Wishing you both a fabulous year. 🙂

    Awww … a David food tweet. We haven’t had one of those in a while. (Thanks, Kari)

    O – One (always loved that part of his medly on tour and would love him to sing the whole thing.)


  115. MT said

    ( ♥ )
    —- haha In case you don’t recognize my lovely art, that’s a birthday cake for you both. ♥


  116. bebereader said

    Awww! Thank you for the birthday wishes! I’m so honored every year to share my birthday week with the amazing SandyBeaches!

    My family took me out to my favorite restaurant (of the moment), “The Cheesecake Factory” and we had a delicious meal complete with (you guessed it) cheesecake! They embarrassed me by having all the waiters bring my dessert with candles to the table, while singing their own birthday medley.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    I had a wonderful day, but the icing on the cake (pun intended) was coming home to a tweet from David (How did he know today was my birthday? LOL) and the birthday messages from you!

    Thank you; you are the best!!!

    {{{{{{SandyBeaches, ArchiesFanForLife, Skydancer!!, HeidiJoy, cq, Betsy, Nanaweize, Steno, Funfee, AnnMargaret, djafan, Vee, Abs, Goodkarmaseeker, Dayzee, Fandaforeverti48, Tawna, Marlie and MT}}}}}}


  117. sweetonda said

    SandyBeaches, got a treat in the mail today! I’m now wearing and loving it. Just perfect! Love the card too and might have to take the picture of and find a new place for it in my wallet or maybe on the visor in my car. 😉 So it was your birthday yesterday? Well, a very Happy Belated Birthday wish going out to you. If you were closer, I’d make a run down to Fry’s Marketplace and get you a bouquet of white roses in memory of a little jaunt you and Silverfox took one evening last year. I can’t believe it’s been that long ago. They are actually getting ready for the next one here in Gilbert, AZ. Those are fond memories for sure.

    Happy Birthday Bebe! Share with us what you are up to today. Hope it is lots of fun things.

    Djafan, you know you are going to have to do a HUGE birthday picture for everyone now because that would make one fine wallpaper for our computers on our birthdays. Right ladies? What better gift than to have David staring back at us all day long! Sighhhhhhhhh

    Marlie, loved your story about your sister-in-law. Sure would love some of my relatives to finally get it!

    Abrra, I liked how you use different picture for your itunes songs. One of these days when I actually have some free time I might have to do the same thing.

    Angelica, love your OMG cat. You come up with the cutest videos and pictures. Also, wanted to say I’m glad your ticker is ticking perfectly and you’re okay.

    Thanks to everyone who shares pictures and video. It really is nice to come here after a long day and just take in the love for our special guy.

    Love his food tweet. Wonder if we will be getting something every Monday. It’s sure been nice to hear from him. I know he’s enjoying himself.

    Sorry this is so long. I guess I’ve just missed you’ll.

    P – Perfection Plus


  118. bebereader said

    Hope you’re feeling a little better each day. May the power of David’s voice help you heal.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Abrra #99
    So that’s what my cats were doing while I was away today! hahahaha

    Tawna #107,
    Are you referring to the song “Angels Among Us” by Alabama? If so, I’ve always loved it; it surely is inspirational! Imagine for a moment, David singing it and including it on his new cd of inspirationals songs?

    P Parachutes And Airplanes


  119. kaycee said

    Happy birthday Bebe! Happy belated b-day, SB! David is so lucky to have you both as fans, and we are so lucky to have you as a part of our Voice family! You are loved.

    And, SB, “the eagle has landed!”…and I squealed at the mailbox! Thanks so much for your generosity to all us fans!

    Yay for a food tweet!

    Q–quick witted


  120. SandyBeaches said

    Sweetonda…that is a great idea to have that huge picture as a wallpaper!!
    Djafan may have a new job! That was quite a memory in Arizona, thanks to the fans and David.

    Yes, the pictures are wallet size to have with you!



  121. archiesfan4life said

    SB – sorry I missed wishing you a Happy Birthday! I hope your day was wonderful!


  122. tawna21 said

    Bebe #118, yes, it’s the same song… very pretty and the lyrics are so fitting.


    R- Rexburg concert “Be Still My Soul’


  123. Angelica said



  124. gladys1961 said

    Happy Birthday, and bebereader and SandyBeach

    The only gift I can do, is an invitation. I will start a voyage across the Andes, I’ll do on foot (do not want the crossing to chile is registered in any place).
    I want to find out if there are interesting things on the other side of the Andes.
    I’m inviting people to this crossing. You are the first. ¿Accept the invitation?


  125. emmegirl14 said

    SB and Bebe, special Birthday Wishes to two special people.
    Hope your day was grand!

    Dayzee, nice to see you! You are right-on about TV birthday cards, lol.

    Marlie 56, smiley face.

    Angelica, OMG cat, hilarious.

    dja 87, soon I hope. 🙂

    poof, I like the typos. It shows your heart.
    And that 85 H – my favorite H to date!

    Veeg, “lambing”…never heard that before, love it.

    Driving home today, hoping for any word from D. And there it was – a simple food tweet – it made me smile, BIG.

    Received a card in the mail today with the handwriting on the envelope looking to be that of a very dear friend. Then I noticed the Canadian return address, hmmm….and realized I had received a card from another dear friend. Thank you so much SB, the bracelets are perfect.

    S- simply captivating 55


  126. bebereader said

    Thank you {{{{{{Sweetonda, Kaycee, Angelica, Gladys, Emmegirl}}}}}}

    Beautiful, fitting lyrics indeed:

    “Oh I believe there are angels among us
    Sent down to us from somewhere up above
    They come to you and me in our darkest hours
    To show us how to live
    To teach us how to give
    To guide us with a light of love”
    -from “Angels Among Us” by Alabama

    Thank you!
    In my dreams!

    T Thai Food


  127. jans11 said

    A Happy Birthday to you both, SB and Bebe. You both deserve the best!♥ Hope I get my bracelet tomorrow!!♥

    U Ultra talented David is ultra talented in everything!♥


  128. emmegirl14 said

    Been stuck in The Riddle after abs post…found this little gem along the way.

    U- his charm is unequaled


  129. Blueberry Ice said

    Gosh, just love coming here … the happiest place to be (sorry, no offense Disneyland, lol!) A huge two armed birthday hugs to Bebereader & SandyBeaches with best wishes for many more. A special day topped off with a food tweet from David … how awesome is that! Thank you both for all that you bring to this site to make it is such a Good Place to be!

    SB; Excitedly waiting to get your bracelets … hope the mailman stops at my place next! 😉 Awesome to see all the places where these bracelets will travel!

    V – Valuable … for friendships and for what David means to us.


  130. Gayle122890 said

    A little late to the party…Happy birthday Bebe and SB!

    Hmm, is that Spanglish in David’s tweet? “pollo chuleta y mariscos” Which means chicken, chops and seafood. LOL. Aww, for a second, his food tweet took me back to when he was still here.

    Dayzee, yes, I’ll take a birthday card from The Voice over Hallmark any year! Hint, hint: 7/29 😉

    Poof, hang in there! Praying for a fast recovery for you. 🙂

    Looking out for my bracelet!

    W-Wisdom. As in teeth lol. But also…As in every bit of Wisdom that David has found and has kept in his heart.


  131. betsy said

    So I see that an Idol finalist will sing Imagine tonight. Good luck to them. Really.

    Just look at that Imagine smile at the end.


  132. Abrra said

    Quick post for the mission countdown! Running late for work.

    Abrra 681 days


  133. skydancer1x said

    Betsy.hard to imagine (pardon the pun) ,anyone taking on David’s huge moment in Idol history.
    “Good luck to them. Really.”
    I can’t even…. It will be interesting to see what memories this stirs up for the American Idol audience. I myself will be interested to see what Randy,( and Jennifer Lopez) have to contribute, as to that persons selection of song. Will they mention David’s performance of Imagine, not once ,but twice, on the American Idol stage? They had better!


  134. cq said

    Listening to the comment from Paula about David being destined to be a superstar……still wishing that will happen for him. I know that is not his main concern, but I sure would love for that to happen.


  135. fenfan said

    Looks like I am late to the party. Belated happy birthday to Bebe and SandyBeaches!
    And Poof – get well soon!
    I open my mail box everyday hoping to see something there all the way from the US of A. Still waiting!


  136. FunnyGirl said

    I am also late to the party! Happy Birthday Bebe & SB! And get better soon to Poof! I have been keeping busy with projects around the house. I listen to the Forevermore CD everyday and miss him terribly. Love to you all!


  137. MT said

    As for someone singing Imagine on Idol tonight, it will be interesting to see how it turns out. Of course, I personally don’t think anyone can ever touch David’s version. But if they really feel it, they might do ok.

    I was thinking about what the judges tell the contestants about putting more feeling in the song/performance, which is what David seems to do so effortlessly. But, I think the judges are phrasing that wrong when giving them advice.

    Because I don’t think David tries to put the feeling into his performance, he puts it into his heart. Once it’s in his heart, he doesn’t have to make an effort to put it into the performance. It just happens naturally.

    Anyway, I think THAT is what most of the contestants on AI haven’t figured out.

    It’s probably why David’s so selective about what he performs, too. Have you ever noticed that, on certain songs, you can literally see him pulling his feelings back in and pulling himself out of that place that he goes to get that feeling? I have. And it’s always fascinated me.

    This is all JMO of course. 🙂


  138. djafan said


    They’re singing Imagine tonight on AI…crazy lol

    Trending party as soon as starts being sung 8ish. Trending topic, Imagine David Archuleta


  139. skydancer1x said

    MT, you have me pondering again! haha thanks!
    Remembering that Imagine was one of Davids favorite songs.(I remember he sang it on TV, at 13 I think, in SLC.) I agree, if a song touches David’s heart all he has to do is open his mouth and sing it.
    and ah yes. the place he goes…it’s such a gift, what he does, and such a beautiful and amazing thing to behold.Yes, truly fascinating because he enters that’ zone’ so quickly.
    I know someone here will remember? I hope… when he was almost in a trance at the keyboard, (his head actually nodded,with his eyes closed, and a smile on his face? )Am thinking it was during TBWY. but it gave me chills to watch it. need some help here, my memory is gone today.Where was it?

    David’s performance of Imagine, was the first time we had EVER heard comments like the ones David got that night ,from the judges.They knew how special he was.they always knew.

    Hi FG!♥


  140. skydancer1x said

    138. YEA! thanks for the info dja♥


  141. Angelica said

    I don’t watch idol anymore since season 7. Not because I am mad, but because I’m ruint. I want that video posted asap here though. Not even John Lennon could touch that performance.


    “Have you ever noticed that, on certain songs, you can literally see him pulling his feelings back in and pulling himself out of that place that he goes to get that feeling? I have. And it’s always fascinated me.”

    Yes, I have noticed that. >>> genius at work.


  142. betsy said

    Sky – is this the one you were thinking of?

    Genius and golden. ♥


  143. skydancer1x said

    I like that one Betsy, but no that’s not it….going in to find it:)) (not sure when I will make it out though♥)


  144. Dayzee said

    Today a new worker came into my office for the first time. When she spotted my David corner she became excited. She said “Oh I met him and he is soooo nice”. This is her story:
    She was at a party in her friend’s house when the doorbell rang. There stood a young man who said he was supposed to be at a party and he wondered if this was the party he was looking for. When they checked the address he had, it was for a home down the street. Someone said, “You look just like David Archuleta.” He replied, “I AM David Archuleta.” They invited him in and he signed a few things, then posed for photos. After a few minutes, they watched him walk down the street to someone else’s party.

    I asked her if he sang for them. She looked perplexed and said he didn’t really sing a song, but sometimes he was singing when he was talking. She asked if I understood what she meant. Uh huh. I sure did.

    X–Xample of ten minutes with David.


  145. betsy said

    Not really on board with this trending topic. That poor young girl is going to get her thunder stolen. JMO.
    I’d love to just trend his name and american idol or something similar.

    Sky – could it be the Allentown TBWY? It’s amazing. (right Abs?) Well, she knows how much I love it.


  146. djafan said

    What a great story Dayzee!!!! It sounds just like David 🙂


  147. djafan said

    lol Betsy, That was the most indirect one they came up with the others sounded mean. Examples of what they plan to tweet.

    Imagine David Archuleta is the next Enrique!
    Imagine David Archuleta has a South American tour!
    Imagine David Archuleta sings his entire concert in Spanish!
    Imagine David Archuleta comes home.


  148. skydancer1x said

    well, I went down my favorites, list but got sidetracked..bwaahaha! I couldn’t help it♥
    Betsy, I will check that one. I just remember after he sang a mind blowing “what I wouldnt do to feel that waaaaaayyyyyyy’ he paused… like in a trance and his head dropped for a second before he continued with this smile on his face as he came out of it. I know Abs knows what I am talking about…
    (seems like it was hot or the note got to her haha, but someones Mom almost passed out or something after that I remember reading in comments.)

    Been awhile since I watched it, but for some reason I can’t find it in my favorites:(
    Abrra, do you remember ?

    Dayzee! Oh wow! I love that story!! haha
    gee, David was on Party street central! “where did they all park?”


  149. skydancer1x said

    EEK! Angelica!!♥ Thank youuuuuuuuuu! saw your post after my post.


  150. skydancer1x said

    ok,Angelica, its not the one I saw but Sayerville,was awesome. may be, its from a different angle, . am I nuts? (I am getting confused)
    I didn’t see that little smile after.I will let you know if I find what I am talking about.


  151. Angelica said

    Sky, I deleted the vid. That’s not the one. Going back in to search.


  152. djafan said

    The tt is off. About half yes half no. I haven’t watched since AIS7 not going to start now. The comparisons have already begun amongst non David fans on idol blogs. Criticizing him for not singing the “verse” lol. Whatever.


  153. MT said

    hahaha Sounds like David’s not the only one on a mission. It sounds like you guys are on a mission … to find that video!

    And I know what it’s like when you get to youtube, Sometimes I end up there for a LONG time and when I’m done, I forgot what I was looking for. So … good luck! 😉

    I just love that story. How easy would it have been to just say, “yeah, I’ve heard that” and then leave? But intstead, he goes in and signs autographs and takes pictures with them. What a sweetheart! ♥

    Y – You Can ( I just love him sitting in the chair singing that one.)

    Sky, Just trying to give those brain cells their daily workout. 😉

    Hmmm There’s one video I can think of that shows how immersed in the song he was and I feel like I can really see him making the effort to come back from it. I think I’ll join the hunt. 😀 I’ll be back, some time. haha


  154. Angelica said

    Sky, Eureka! Watch him at 2.35 go “there” and return to the stage with this beatific smile on his face.


  155. betsy said

    Dja, I’m glad. Those other TT’s are just – well never mind. 🙂 I hope nobody was offended by my comment. I didn’t mean any harm.

    Going off to check every TBWY there is.


  156. cleeker2 said

    I need to make 2 commertials for english class it can be on anything so i chose david. it has to be one minute, i am sure if you go over a tad it will be okay… i wanted to do a concert commertial, and some other one….does anyone happen to have one?

    also i need an interview video of a crazy fan just gushing on all things about david for 3 minutes


  157. SandyBeaches said

    Those are pretty big assignments Cleeker!

    Good luck, they should be fun.



  158. MT said

    That’s a beautiful example of David going “there”. You can see him going in and out of it.

    It’s looks like … he closes his eyes and reaches into his heart for the “it” that he puts into the song, almost as if he’s reaching in and taking a piece of his heart out and handing it to his audience.

    Gahhh, isn’t what he does just beautiful?

    Geez, can you tell his music is really getting to me today?


  159. jans11 said

    Dayzee, love your story!♥ That’s just like David to go in and be nice to them all!

    Don’t know if I can stand to watch someone else sing Imagine. David owns that song and the judges better not say that tonights version is the best they’ve ever heard! Or give them a standing ovation!!

    Z Zippy David is very zippy when he sings Zero Gravity!!


  160. palmtreephan said

    Sky, I have no idea if this is what you may be thinking of but this is the most “trance-like” episode I’ve ever seen……at the very end of “Don’t Let Go” in Sayreville:


  161. skydancer1x said

    154. Angelica, bless you You found it!!!!~! Isn’t that the most incredible thing ever????♥ I watched it so many times in the past,and don’t know how I forgot where it was. The scarf around the neck brought it all back to me. He just gives me chills.
    Thank you thank you thank you!!! and thanks all for looking:))


  162. betsy said


  163. cq#DA2014 said

    Ok I know that David is doing what he feels he needs to do before he can move forward in his career, but MAN, he belongs on stage!! hurry back, David we miss you so much!!!!


  164. djafan said

    Not going to lie I get the not wanting trend but ignoring David’s epic performance feels just as wrong especially with all the idol spazzing.


  165. bebereader said

    Did Joshua actually think he could sing Imagine better than David tonight on AI? It was a huge gamble and he blew it. His performance did not come close to David’s. Furthermore, in choosing that song, he lost my respect. I have had no interest in voting since Season 7 but if I was a voter he would have lost my vote tonight. And I was rooting for him to win (in my head, of course).

    I was waiting for one of the judges to say that Joshua’s Imagine was the best ever on the Idol stage blah blah blah blab blab blab but they didn’t. That’s because David’s Imagine remains untouched. Nobody messes with that song; it belongs to The Voice.


  166. ram said

    As Joshua said, he went for the message. So i’m still good with the message but David still owns Imagine.


  167. marlie7 said

    Was that the real Simon Cowell who tweeted that David Archuleta’s Imagine was better and that he was only glad the Joshua didn’t scream during it?


  168. skydancer1x said

    CQ.aww I know.Missing him like a front tooth!♥
    well, to my surprise, it was Joshua that sang Imagine. He sang it.That’s all. IMO the judges handled it well. no over the top comments They seemed to be being very careful with their words. .For me, it just made David’s performance even more memorable.♥


  169. skydancer1x said

    167. hahaha Marlie, really? did he? well, he did scream once.
    Bebe♥ we are on the same wave length tonite.
    Ram, I kind of liked it when Randy asked him why he chose the song…. like Bebe said, “Did Joshua actually think he could sing Imagine better than David tonight on AI?”


  170. bebereader said

    So the trending party never took place tonight?

    {{{{{{Jans, Blueberry Ice, Gayle, Fenfan, FunnyGirl}}}}}} thank you for the birthday wishes!

    Didn’t you all love Dayzee’s story? Love love love!

    Do you have that tweet by Simon Cowell to post here?

    Best line of the night. From skydancer: Missing him like a front tooth!♥ 😀

    A- Amber (for his sister and his eye color)


  171. MT said

    Yes, I was waiting for the judges reactions too. I’m glad they didn’t try to pretend it was the best version ever.

    And for one moment, when it was Randy’s turn to talk and he hesitated, I could have sworn he was thinking of David’s version. After all, he’s seen him perform that song 3 times and David’s version would be hard to forget. I even thought maybe that’s why he asked the guy why he sang it. You know, like “why would you choose to sing that song when David Archuleta already sang THE unforgetable version of it?”

    But then again, maybe I just think that cuz I’m David biased. lol Ya think? Maybe? 🙂


  172. MT said

    Oops, forgot my word.

    B – Best
    David’s version of Imagine is the Best. Always will be.


  173. ram said

    Sorry Bebe my comment sounded harsh. Joshua would have done himself a favor had he picked another song to boost his chances to win no doubt.

    ha ha Sky-You said it: Missing him like a front tooth.

    Tonight makes me miss David more than ever. David had three awesome moments on the Season 7 finale. I just don’t think that this season’s talent runs as deep. I guess we will see.


  174. Dayzee said

    Sigh…..nothing makes me miss David more than hearing someone else sing a David song.

    C–Calendar with too many days


  175. gladys1961 said

    C – cocimiento


  176. jans11 said

    Wow, I can almost smell that cocimiento cooking!
    I knew that whoever sang Imagine wouldn’t even come close to David. And I agree with you, MT about Randy’s response. I seen his thoughts rolling around in his head about David singing it. I even thought maybe he might mention him, but he didn’t. For some reason, it’s almost like he wasn’t even on AI, the way they act. Never any pictures or videos of him anymore. It makes me sad. Glad his fans are keeping him “out there”.
    Right, Bebe. David’s version stays untouched. And as far as I’m concerned it always will be.
    D-DJ I wish all the dj’s would play all David’s songs all the time!!!


  177. bebereader said


    I was waiting for Randy to mention David too! I really don’t know why he didn’t or doesn’t mention David’s name more. David only has good things to say about American Idol. He promotes the show by watching it himself and even represented the show when he was in Singapore a few months ago!

    That dish looks muy delicioso!

    No worries; your comment wasn’t harsh. I know they each sang three songs on tonight’s show but it still didn’t have the electricity in the air like it did in Season 7. There’s no repeating Season 7, IMO. It’s in a league of it’s own.

    D Don’t Let Go

    Sorry, didn’t see Jan’s D word until now.

    E – Elder Archuleta


  178. nanaweize said

    Dayzee..loved your story. Very fun to hear things like that.

    Got my bracelet…thanks so much SB and Hiedijoy…Love it!



  179. stenocruiser said

    SB — thank you so much — received my lovely bracelet.

    G – golly, gosh, gee whiz!


  180. cleeker2 said

    so far they are going great! i am making a remake of his guitar hero commercial.


  181. cleeker2 said

    does anyone know of any really awesome interview episodes with david. (minus the fans)


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