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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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David Archuleta ~ BEGIN.

Posted by djafan on Friday, July 13, 2012


TXNancy said:

Remember this twitpic from Kari back in March? Now, we have 18 amazing seconds of David’s glorious voice, singing “Broken”! How can we go to sleep tonight? How can we wait 26 more days to have BEGIN. in our hands? I, for one, can hardly wait to read the liner notes, as I expect David’s words to be exceptionally heartfelt and emotional.

@DavidArchie in the studio recording an original song. Cannot wait for you all to hear it.— Kari Sellards (@kariontour) March 25, 2012

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  1. djafan said

    Can I just scream!!! I am loving this music so much and David didn’t disappoint with Broken. That sound is not of this world.

    B BEGIN. Bringing over comments! Continue to spazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!


  2. djafan said

    Angelica said
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 8:34 PM e

    ITS HERE!!!!!

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie

    Last but certainly not least the exclusive preview of Broken from David’s upcoming album BEGIN. —> (ks)

    All 10 snippets are in the Candy Jar for download:


  3. djafan said

    bebereader said
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 9:00 PM e

    Broken! They saved the best for last! David poured his heart and soul into this song and if I’m not mistaken he’s accompanying himself on piano! It’s absolutely gorgeous! Can’t wait to hear this in person!!!! Spazzing here! Is anyone else out there???


  4. djafan said

    mspoohbear said
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 9:03 PM e

    Bebe, I just went to heaven! Can someone please pull me down? LOL!


  5. djafan said

    bluesky said
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 9:04 PM e

    And Iiiiiii – never want to – open up your heart – everything’s broken —— do you see what I see?

    At first I wondered if he was saying: hurt rather than heart. Either would make sense, I think.

    But…. gosh, DA… just jump off the deep end. Just swipe my feet out from under me, leaving my heart wandering around in midair on it’s own. Or is it ‘wondering around in midair’? Wondering how you dive so deep and yet reach so high. Did you come down to find me? Or are you lifting me from above? Whether I look down or up – you seem to be there ahead of me, filling the world with both colors and sounds that I was unaware could exist at either those depths or heights.

    Spare time? Is that what you used to create this music? Your ‘spare time’ is about as ‘spare’ as a stable, a sunset-sunrise, a galaxy of stars … or a heart.

    It is like you are trying to mend another’s heart with your own.

    Where do I begin?


  6. djafan said

    cq#DA2014 said
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 9:04 PM e

    ME, ME! I’m spazzing, yes GORGEOUS, I want to listen to the whole song NOW!!! DOING A HAPPY DANCE!!!!!


  7. djafan said

    skydancer1x said
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 9:19 PM e

    I can’t even speak.I think I just had an out of body experience.


  8. djafan said

    stenocruiser said
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 9:19 PM e

    Can’t imagine how amazing the whole song will be — no wonder Kari said it was her favourite on the album. There is nothing like David’s voice anywhere in the universe. God bless that single vocal chord!


  9. djafan said

    tawna21 said
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 9:26 PM e

    THE snippet!!!! what a perfect way to end a long day spent walking thru the ah-mazing Calgary Zoo (it’s t–h–i–s big!!!). I really don’t think my hips and legs could have taken one more step.

    I really, really, seriously suspect that ‘Broken’ will be the first song I listen to on Aug. 7-after I’ve managed to finally rip thru that dang cellophane wrap– on my way home from Deseret Book. *note to self–take pocket knife for opening wrapper*

    This snippet and Dayzee’s wallpaper I’m hoping will be in my dreams tonight.



  10. djafan said

    MT said
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 9:42 PM e

    Bebeeeee, I’m here too. Oh My Gosh! How gorgeous!! That first roller coaster note about did me in. Gahhhhh

    haha I was so nervous before listening. That’s so funny, because I wasn’t nervous about listening to any of the others. But this one? It’s his baby, and I was afraid to listen! LOL but of course I had to and boyyyy am I glad I did. It’s absolutely divine. Ahhh .. David … ♥


  11. djafan said

    goodkarmaseeker said
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 9:45 PM e

    Just checked in on my way to bed and oh my gosh!!!!, this bit of “Broken” is unbelievably beautiful. Now I truly am looking for the fastest way to get this cd. His voice just heavenly.


  12. djafan said

    stenocruiser said
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 9:54 PM e

    Gosh, wonder which track will be the first one played when we get our CD’s?


  13. djafan said

    pocoelsy said
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 9:57 PM e

    Hey all….here’s BROKEN mgr for you :


  14. djafan said

    cq#DA2014 said
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 9:59 PM e

    TXNancy, I love that picture, it reminds me of a picture my friend has of John Lennon.


  15. djafan said

    funfee said
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 10:06 PM e

    WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry, that’s as eloquent as it gets from me tonight!! Broken is beautiful!


  16. djafan said

    poof said
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 10:12 PM e

    Bluesky, Hip HIp Hip HIp!
    Why is it soooooooooooo short!


  17. djafan said

    MT said
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 10:23 PM e

    #135 He actually looks like he might be hitting that high note in that picture.

    Gahh … Imagine being in the same room with him singing that. Lucky Kari!!!!!


  18. djafan said

    skydancer1x said
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 10:53 PM e

    TxNancy thanks for bringing that pic with you. looking at him, sitting at the piano ♥ somehow seeing that makes what we heard extra special tonite
    136. Steno, haha! won’t be able to get to BROKEN fast enough!

    Tawna, those zoo’s can wear you out! Hope you’re having a great time! Is it nice and cool there?
    ” *note to self–take pocket knife for opening wrapper* ROFL!

    MT,I didnt have time to work up nervous I jumped on it so fast. haha I understand what you are saying though, this was Davids “baby”, and baby, did he ever deliver! Unbelievable.

    Bluesky,”But…. gosh, DA… just jump off the deep end. Just swipe my feet out from under me, leaving my heart wandering around in midair on it’s own. Or is it ‘wondering around in midair’? Wondering how you dive so deep and yet reach so high. Did you come down to find me? Or are you lifting me from above? Whether I look down or up – you seem to be there ahead of me, filling the world with both colors and sounds that I was unaware could exist at either those depths or heights.”

    Cq. I would happy dance right along with you,
    if I weren’t still in a fetal position.


  19. djafan said

    skydancer1x said
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 10:53 PM e

    MT. I thought the same thing!♥


  20. djafan said

    Dayzee said
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 10:59 PM e

    Oh yes Nancy!! The liner notes! and the pics! This is going to be the best ever! And Poof! “Why is it sooooo short!” That is exactly what came to my mind. Is it over? That’s all for now? Gotta work on this patience thing. I just know it will be worth it. That is all that keeps me from internal combustion.


  21. djafan said

    sweetonda said
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 11:32 PM e

    I’m loving the snippet of Broken. How can they tease us like this! His falsetto is heavenly.

    MT, I was thinking the same thing about that pic. It does look like he might be singing a high note.

    Has anyone thought about what the song may be about? I was wondering if it might be about the breakup of his parents. Hmmmm… let the speculation begin!


  22. djafan said

    jans11 said
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 11:44 PM e

    Just Glorious! That voice is showcased in every one of those snippets….love them all! But there is a special place in my heart for his “baby”, Broken!♥♥


  23. djafan said

    MT said
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 11:46 PM e

    Abrra, Thanks so much for the MP3s. Broken … in headphones .. wow!

    LOL Well, the nerves didn’t stop me for long. About one breath. Stomach quivering, and then I heard that note! Oh man, that whole 19 seconds is just heavenly. I can’t wait to hear the whole thing. I can’t stop listening to it!


  24. djafan said

    pocoelsy said
    Friday, July 13, 2012 at 12:23 AM e

    Oh my my, I’m speechless all I can say now is that I agree with all the comments above, and to think Broken came from a 21 year old guy is mind boggling, he really is a musical genious.


  25. djafan said

    davidstopsmyaging said
    Friday, July 13, 2012 at 12:53 AM e

    “Broken” is hauntingly gorgeous. The deep rumbles in the background contrast with David’s falsetto, and the result is so emotional—like the song is taking the listener on a journey—it sounds like it could be a movie track. And, that is from a snippet. It’s embarrassing how many times I’ve listened to it already.


  26. pocoelsy said


    Thank you for a new post, BEGIN. deserves it’s own post :). I’m soooo hyper excited right now, can’t get myself away from listening to Broken !!!

    Here’s the compilation of all the 10 songs on BEGIN. that I put together for your easy listening and ref. so you all can decide whether to buy the cd or not!!! hehe oops duck cover my head hehe joking, enjoy 🙂


  27. jackryan4DA said

    So am I posting here with slayed Archies in the trenches after unleashing that 19-sec clip of BROKEN?

    For those who have kept snippet-free until now, if there is any clip that u should dare to listen. IT IS THIS! Be prepared to spazz, then be slayed, then be rendered useless for some period of time – speaking from experience 😉


  28. jackryan4DA said

    Soar with the exquisiteness of BROKEN – s.i.g.h

    I truly wish this will released as a single… Am wishing it so badly like when I was a kid and looking at a star at night…


  29. A special ‘thank-you to ‘JR & Pocoelsy’ for giving us the lovely video MGRs each time there was a new release until now with the wonderful song that may have been one of the big reasons why Kurt Bestor called him a phenom. Every song is special and in total it will not be just an album for his fans but it will become a classic of its’ own. We are very fortunate fans.



  30. PattiNC said



  31. ram said

    Hello fellow slain David fans. Just dropping by to squee!!!! with you. Broken has shaken me out of the shadows and has taken me by the heart. I am having a major emotional response to his voice just in this little snippet! I was excited before in anticipation on hearing the other snippets but Broken well this takes it to another level.

    Has anyone checked ASCAP to see if this was written solely by David? Didn’t know if I had missed someone already having clarified that.

    As always, appreciate all of you admins, writers, commenters and lurkers, too. David has some awesome peeps in his corner. Hasta luego. 🙂


  32. Abrra said

    Djafan LOL

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    I couldn’t resist!!



  33. Suzy-Q said

    How can I say that Broken is my favorite when I haven’t heard the whole album? “Broken” is my favorite” !!!!!!!


  34. betsy said

    Dja, you have mad skills and patience! All that copy/pasting. 🙂
    Thanks for bring all the BEGIN. comments over.
    Here’s what:
    I wish all of David’s musical friends would tweet out the album information and help him. Gaga loved David. If she sent out a tweet to her followers (she has over 27 million), that would be huge. Now, how to get her (and others) to do this w/out spamming her and annoying her is the question.
    Maybe tweet her the YT link to their cute interview together, when SHE opened for him. And gave him sandwich advice and wanted to take him shopping at Barneys. 🙂
    It was a darling interview.
    p.s. My sister called me at work last night and asked me how come I never said anything before about David doing this album. I told her I thought she was probs sick of all my David talk. She told me I was crazy to think that and that she already preordered it based on the snippets I finally sent her. She is in LOVE with it already. So guess what? Non fans (well I’ll call her a semi fan) will want this, they just need to know about it and maybe HEAR a snippet or two. They just might find their favorite all time song on it done to perfection. ( Everybody Hurts is my sister’s fave, I NEVER KNEW THIS)
    Dear every musician who has ever met David. Please tweet out this info. 🙂 That is the kind of trending party we should have.


  35. jackryan4da said

    And to square away my BEGIN.vid obsession here is the 10-clip promo vid for BEGIN. – promise this is the last, lol


  36. djafan said

    I was so spazztic last night haha. BEGIN. needed it’s own thread and Broken broke me in a good way. The sound and emotion I hear is unreal. I’m so anxious to have this album in my hand. I have some ideas for promo but need all the activity in my brain to settle down before I can get them out haha.

    Patti, Trying to find Ray with the defibs!!!!

    Ram!!! So good to see you! I’ll look into that list 🙂

    Poco and JR thank you for continuing with the promo videos! We need to tweet tweet tweet!

    Betsy, funny you mention the tweeting others with the link, I did that a couple of weeks ago lol. I didn’t include Gaga though. I’m going to retweet and include Gaga this time. Make sure to retweet me 🙂


  37. fenfan said

    #35 love your video Jackryan. Don’t ever stop making them!
    That gorgeous voice in Broken is killing me. 19 seconds of vocal magic!!!
    Off to listen again and again and again…


  38. sweetonda said

    Djafan, thanks for bringing all the comments over. You’re right BEGIN. does most definitely deserve it’s own post! How do we survive 25 more days without this beautiful album in our hot little hands. I kept getting up during the night to have another listen to Broken. I’m totally drawn to this stunning piece of work from David.

    JR and Pocoelsy, thank you for your wonderful videos. I’ve sent them on to all my family and friends so they can get a taste of BEGIN. with gorgeous pictures of D. 🙂

    Now to try and concentrate on all that must be done today. It’s going to be hard. I just want to spazzzzz with all of you! Note to self: Must get a new iPod!!!


  39. SandyBeaches said

    JR…I am sending along snippet videos 49-12 & 49-13 to a writer in LA who has been writing with one of David’s writers. We have occasional conversations about David and I want to keep him informed.

    Your videos are great promo for the album.



  40. djafan said

    Trending Party Tonight at 9pm eastern time!!!

    Let The Feelings Begin David Archuleta

    Gladys, vnoawejroiasnvoasifnoiawenvoashgnawoehf so happy for you!!!!

    Abrra, hahahaha…at least it’s the good pretty witch 🙂

    Leave a comment at MJ’s! She reposted the BEGIN. thread with all the snippets!

    From David’s OS >>> itunes!!!

    BEGIN. is set for release on August 7 and will be available at all major music stores and also for digital download on iTunes.


  41. Angelica said

    Nice promo vids Pocoelsy and JR! Thanks for sharing.

    I listened to Broken last night, left a comment on his OS and refrained from leaving one here because I knew the thread was going to change. Thanks, Dja! Love that B&W cover pic by Hanne. Anyway, I went to bed and had trouble sleeping with his song in my head, playing over and over. The way he softly descends the steps of the scales with the word “I”and at the bottom, holds that trembling “heart” in his throat. The booming drum, broken, broken…

    Just from this tiny view, I see a new maturity emerging in his art: a composition that is structurally strong, ethereally beautiful.


  42. PaulaFOD said

    Oh my. Really…what else can you say? I’ve loved all the snippets. Every one of them. Broken was like…wow…oh my….


  43. People talk abut the success of this album and whether or not this is just to thank the fans or whatever…but the answer is simple math…

    You have phenominal songs (proven) plus a phenominal singer (proven many times) and there is only one answer, a phenominal success. There is no room for anything different with that equation. For anyone who does not believe in this math, then just wait and see…



  44. SandyBeaches said

    I must have one spelling error per comment…about…it may never change…


  45. djafan said

    SB, I don’t have preset expectations but I have a feeling we may be in for a surprise. If we go by presale activity it’s looking very promising. Just need to continue to get the word out for David ♥


  46. SandyBeaches said

    Djafan, believing…goes a long way too! You can look at something being a phenomenal success in different ways. Considering the state of the economy, the copying and sharing that goes on and everything else that hampers sales, maybe we should just look at how it is received with people like Masterclass Lady to determine his success. Many artists are having the same sales problems and as we know rely heavily on concerts abd tours for financial gain. It would make such a difference if we the fans would just support the artists by buying albums and buying iTunes. It is all over the entertainment news.

    The biggest promotions at the moment us in the form of videos but I am certain that trending will also draw attention to him. The videos show the product and are lasting.



  47. bluesky said

    41 Angelica

    yes. (and thank you, again, for your lovely article previous.)


  48. bluesky said

    46 SandyBeaches

    Thanks for keeping the music industry “picture” up there to look at with all the rest of the views. It is not one I follow much, so I always appreciate your input.

    I do know that the ‘boys band’ I am most familiar with (my sons… heh) does a lot of promotion on Facebook. And they send out youtube videos and pages with the words of the songs. Their music is also on itunes and… Spotify; which is an on-line type of ‘make your own’ radio listening experience.

    There are SO many more ways than one to “put chicken on a plate” (as my friend used to say!)


  49. djafan said

    SB, I wasn’t even thinking sales lol that would be the cherry on top! I was thinking more in the terms of relevancy as an artist which I think is the most important thing for his future success, monetarily or otherwise IMO 🙂


  50. djafan said



  51. davidstopsmyaging said

    SandyBeaches #43—I have been reading the comments from others also about BEGIN, and that it is not anticipated that it will do well numbers wise. I WANT to say I don’t care at all, because David HAS left his fans a gift, and his voice is out of this world, and I know everyone who is a fan will be squeeing for months and months, and that will make the album it’s own kind of success. But inside of me I wish beyond wishes and hope beyond hopes that it soars. David deserves it, and I want so badly to hear him on the radio. Like JackRyan4DA says in #28, “I truly wish this will released as a single… Am wishing it so badly like when I was a kid and looking at a star at night…”


  52. Angelica said



    No. But when it comes, I will know just how to act. \/


    Don’t forget, Trending Party Tonight at 9pm eastern time!!!

    Let The Feelings Begin David Archuleta


  53. SandyBeaches said

    Davidstopmyaging, it seems that people are ready to make judgement that the numbers will not be very high. Considering the fact that David is in Chile, it is amazing that we have such a wonderful album coming our way. I am surprised that they are even thinking about the numbers right after the promotion snippet for Broken. My guess is that David would prefer us to not be so hasty with judgement about him right now.

    I just want to be excited about the release of the album and the fact that I have a copy on the way. He is on a mission and nothing else right now.

    I share your excitement and wishes for him. I am looking forward to hearing his voice singing so many songs that are meaningful to him. His voice soars as only he knows how.



  54. MT said

    “I just want to be excited about the release of the album and the fact that I have a copy on the way.”

    Me, too. Do I want it to do well? Of course, but for now I’m just listening and loving the music. I feel like this is David’s gift to us, a promise of more to come, his way of saying, “I’m not here, but I WILL be back” just like that sign up top says.

    Thanks for the twitter trending reminder. I took part and had a ball. We managed to TT WW and in the US, and I got an answer from Kari! haha


  55. Abrra said

    I am sitting in Unplugged if anyone wants to stop in 🙂



  56. betsy said

    #36 Dja, I will.
    As it gets closer, I will tweet her myself a few times.
    I typically don’t retweet a lot of David stuff as I have work friends and family following me. What started out as a David thing expanded into something more. 🙂


  57. Dayzee said

    So Gladys is on her way to a “devocional” that is not a David concert. I wonder if she will be involved in chair scooting.


  58. Angelica said

    Dayzee, lolz! I just got a vision of that in my mind and was like…noooooo!!! hahahaha


  59. tawna21 said

    Dayzee #57..ROFL!!! I’m just hoping she took her paper bag for breathing into at a moment that comes on unannounced And, that she has it in her hand to be used quickly at that unannounced time. We want her back with us!!!


  60. Bychance said

    Angelica….the pic! Lol……just how I know I’ll be feeling when I finally get that album in my hands!!!! Then going for a loooooong drive to listen to every precious song. David in the car…….perfect way to begin BEGIN for me!!!!!!

    Btw….been meaning to tell you how much I loved your article (way back) on the Forevermore tracks – minus one. Inspiring! You are a great writer and I love what you have to say.


  61. Angelica said

    Thank you, Bychance.

    Tawna, I think Gladys must be at the airport right now. First flight and destination-David. She must be a bundle of nerves. Can’t wait to hear all about it. 🙂


  62. djafan said

    Yay for WWTT!!! It made it to #5 for a while!


    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @GrayAAA @DavidArchie You guys are amazing! Once again WWTT! Thanks everyone! Let The Feelings Begin David Archuleta

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @MT952 @DavidArchie I cannot wait for you all to hear the complete version either! Let The Feelings Begin David Archuleta

    Kari can’t wait for us to hear it …ayayayay!

    She didn’t know….
    ★SkyGirl★ ‏@LisaMurray
    @McKenzieHarr @davidarchie how is David releasing new music on his mission?? ‪#confused‬ Nice song though!

    McKenzie Harris ‏@McKenzieHarr
    @lisamurray check out this clip of David Archuleta new song Broken from his BEGIN. cd @DavidArchie via ‪#soundcloud‬

    kimak ‏@kimak
    @LisaMurray @mckenzieharr @davidarchie pre-recorded.

    This may explain the dancy video??

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @betsyjane25 yes, when he was recoding Rainbow. A little info…there was was a few versions of Rainbow recoded…..



  63. bluesky said

    All I want to know is: “Where in the world is ‘Gladys Archuleta’ ?”

    Just too much fun. That’s all. Some one should tell her there is a limit (I have no idea what that limit IS — since DA keeps raising the ceiling ((in SO many more ways than one…)) ), to how much fun one DA fan can have.


  64. djafan said

    Gladys thinking of you and all others on their way! Safe travels amiga 🙂


  65. MT said

    Gladys is getting close to seing David! I hope it’s everythng she envisioned.

    Hmmm … Where’s Kari? Aren’t we ovedue for a BTS photo? Us kitties are spoiled. We need to be fed again. LOL

    Looking forward to chat tonight. 😀 Hope to “see” you all there!


  66. Abrra said

    We had a fun chat last night didn’t we MT? I loved having so many join in! I made some adjustments to the MKOC tour videos this morning.

    Thinking of Gladys today a lot. I hope she has a wonderful and spiritual experience at the devotional event tomorrow night. Maybe she will find an internet cafe and stop in to chat later.



  67. bluesky said


    Ahem… anyway to get that clip in slo-mo? Just goes by too fast. *_*


  68. Abrra said




  69. MT said

    We always do. Especially when the “fan favs” are rolling. 😉

    Totally agree. That vid goes by waayyy too fast. I thought there was a longer version than that one. We need to find it and ask very nicely for someone (you know who you are LOL) to make a nice, long, slow-mo video of it. 😀


  70. Abrra said

    How is this?



  71. MT said

    Abrra!!!! hahahahahaha How did you know I was talking to you?

    And … That.Is.Great!

    Love it!

    ♥ Happy ♥ Happy ♥ Happy ♥

    Thank You!!!


  72. stenocruiser said

    Abrra — wow! That is really good — thanks.


  73. Abrra said

    haha MT of course you meant moi! I am slowly learning how to cope with this new movie maker interface. Decided to lighten up the clip so you can see his face better.

    Welcome Steno 🙂 I added it to the favorites list in Unplugged.



  74. MT said

    You and I just needed to ask. 🙂 (Great idea BTW)

    It looks like Ms. Abrra’s wand also grants wishes.


  75. bluesky said

    Abrra! What? (hee, hee!)

    For some reason, my favorite part is the front view when he is not singing, just kinda smiling at the camera. He just seems so HaPpY!! *sigh* I love to see him happy.


  76. bluesky said

    MT: happy, indeed!


  77. djafan said



  78. well, I dont know what kinda dance that is but I likey!! alot♥ Maybe its the real “Happy Dance” wait, I will ask my kitties!


  79. skydancer1x said

    oops, I tried, but all they said was “phfftt phffttttt”! kinda grumpy when I make them dance.geez,like I’m living with the Catdashians.

    see you in Unplugged..:))


  80. Abrra said

    A picture of JR meeting David in Manila. He held her hand and gave her a big smile. She said in chat that she has no memory of this encounter. Beware Gladys! This is what happens. 🙂




  81. bluesky said

    Djafan… You are too, too kind.
    Abrra… Hope you all had a good time in chat! I spent the night lying on the lawn watching a concert under the stars. I kept wishing they would play DA music during the intermission. But the night was lovely! See you all tomorrow.

    (Hope there is no news about strange phenoms in Chile. Like flocks of migrating butterflies…. or squirrels. Or shifts in population. I know Gladys is trying to keep this all on the DL. ((Like THAT is going to happen!)) I. can’t. wait. to hear how it all goes!)

    That is too funny about JR.

    Dear JR… I hope you get to keep meeting DA until you have the memory you most wish for.


  82. djafan said

    Bluesky, I’m really excited to see the Rainbow video with the dancing. David does look like he was having a ball.

    Chart Listings: ATRL Hot 100 (July 14, 2012) Latin Top
    #35 David Archuleta I’ll Never Go 35 1 DEBUT
    #39 David Archuleta Forevermore 12 13 -4

    *Latin Top is compiled by tracking the most popular songs sung in any of the five Latin [Romance] Languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian and Romanian); also, artists with Latin roots singing in any language are taken in consideration.

    NOTE: Spanish songs get more points due to the misunderstanding of the word “Latin”.


  83. ascphil said

    I just came from chat, late at that, too. How I missed it after being away for a long time. Thanks to all of you who were excited to see me online: Bebereader, Angelica, djafan, steno, emifriend, jstme, fenfan, and any one I might have missed mentioning.

    Just want you guys to know what was up with me before the chat:

    When I first heard the ‘Broken’ snippet, the words seemed to be “in time, never once opened up your heart. Everything’s broken…” It was puzzling to me. But when I read Bluesky’s comment that it was actually “and I never want to open up your heart. Everything’s broken.” I started feeling all shaken up and tears started falling. How can David stir up such strong emotions in me once more with just a phrase or two? And the build up of the instrumentals to “Do you see what I see…?” is very powerful. There goes David again with his intrinsic empathy in feeling the pain he sees in others. He just grabs your heart with that compassionate soul of his.

    Then I just had to get into chat. I just had to. I wanted to be back so badly. Thank you all for being there and welcoming me so warmly. 🙂


  84. Abrra said

    Kari tweeted a BTS photo this morning.


    @karionyour Happy Birthday Josh Bradley! This is a picture of @DavidArchie with the actor that played “young Josh” in Nandito Ako

    In other breaking news, Gladys arrived in Chile yesterday and stopped in to Unplugged to chat with us. She is in a nice hotel and said she feels like a queen. Her view of the Andes from the plane was breathtaking. She says she will take many pictures of the country while there. So far she is calm about attending the devotional event.

    The plan is that she will come back to Unplugged after the event, around 10pm edt tonight.

    Sorry I missed you Ascphil.
    “How can David stir up such strong emotions in me ” It’s the power of The Voice! He is the best!
    I went to bed about 1:30 am. I am happy the night owls were up til 3 am to chat with you. Everyone is welcome to join the chat. It’s a kind of a support group for missing our favorite singer. 🙂 JR was there too, for most of the night. She always brings in some tid bits about David’s last visit to Manila.

    I had to mark Marlie absent, missed you girlfriend!

    David Cook had a concert in Manila last night. Earlier at a presscon he was asked about Jessica Sanchez. He sent some love David’s way in his response.
    ““To hear her sing is ridiculous. She’s so good and what’s scary about it is she’s young. That’s frightening. It’s Archie (David Archulea) territory. Archie was so good at such a young age like how good does that person gonna get? I think of Jessica the same way,” he added.”


    I’d like to think that there are no limits to what David’s talent is capable of doing.



  85. Abrra said

    Full-page ad of David Archuleta’s BEGIN. in LDS Living, and a second listing on another page.

    What is that leg lift at :19? HUT!




  86. morning!
    thanks for all the goodies this morning Abrra! TOSOD is a great way to start the day. Leg lifts ftw!

    Asphil♥ {{waves}}, sorry I missed you,but so glad you made it to chat! lots of peeps to wave at last night!

    I went to bed thinking of Gladys, and woke up thinking of Gladys! GLADYS, can you feel us with you?? Hearts are smiling
    for you today!

    I love that Cook spoke of David the way he did. while speaking of Jessica Sanchez,
    “It’s Archie (David Archuleta) territory. Archie was so good at such a young age like how good does that person gonna get? ”
    I like knowing that “he knows”but then they all did though, didn’t they?
    It looks like Cook is going through a new phase in his career,and his life now too.Isn’t he moving to Nashville?

    Abrra,”I’d like to think that there are no limits to what David’s talent is capable of doing.” {{{♥}]}

    cute picture of big Josh and little Josh. Happy Birthday Josh Bradley!


  87. Dayzee said

    Thinking of how excited David must be today.


  88. MT said

    Chat was so much fun last night. So sorry to have missed Ascphil But I’m so glad that Gladys was able to get online. Thanks to Dja for translating for us. She must be on her way to the event now and the nerves will be starting soon. I hope it’s everything she hoped for and I really hope she gets to meet David.

    Abrra & Sky,
    That comment by Cook, that’s what I was trying (and failing) to get across in chat last night. He’s so good already, and that note he sings in Broken … gahh. How can he top that? I know he’ll be getting better and better, cuz that’s just how it works with David, he just does! But it just doesn’t seem possible cuz he’s so brilliant already. Geez, he is gonna kill us all off if he gets much better. Cooks right. It’s almost scarey to think about. Just how good can he get?

    Little Josh & Big Josh = adorable


  89. TXNancy said

    Hmmmm, guess who I was thinking about in church today—-the sermon was about being broken! We only know a few of David’s words in his “Broken”, so stunningly sung, and I am very curious as to what David is trying to say. For sure, we can expect him to give us hope and he will bless us with the thoughts within his heart, as he always does.
    Rt now, it’s about 2 and a half hours before the Devotional begins. I’m thinking about Gladys and want to thank her, in advance, for everything she will share with us and I pray she will feel blessed by her entire experience.


  90. dakgal said

    Sorry to have missed chat last night–evening didn’t go as planned at all. After a couple of phone calls- my dgtr. stopped over and we chatted–good news is we solved all the world’;s problems and some minor matters.

    Pardon my crudeness—but I’ll bet Gladys is peeing her bloomers about now. I’m over the moon excited about her special day! Oh, to be a mouse in the corner!!

    And everything sung in Spanish I’m sure.
    Looking forward to hearing from her–hope she makes chat


  91. collegemom said

    Abrra – re: chat/Gladys/tonight – I will not be anywhere near a computer to lurk during the chat time tonight. I will actually be at a Tim McGraw/Kenny Chesney concert in Oakland so by the time I get home it will be after chat time. I really wanted to hear everything (every little word) that Gladys felt/said/thought about the event and I hope you will let the unlucky ones like me who will miss whatever she says know everylthing. If not, can you e-mail me or dm me on twitter with it? Thanks!!!


  92. Angelica said

    Back from church too and can’t believe I even made it there after staying up till 3am in TVU last night. haha. It was worth it though.

    Ascphil, sooooo good to see you there and so glad you felt prompted to drop by and I was still there. You have been missed! Loved your story about how “Broken” opened your heart with the words, “I never want to open your heart.” Well good luck with that, David.

    TXNancy, I too am curious to find out what David is trying to say with the song.

    It was so good to have JR with us for a long chat, missed Marlie too though. 😦 Having Gladys drop by was such a treat. She was so excited about just being in Chile and the luxurious hotel room, how beautiful Chile was, how delicious, (and expensive) the food was, and how the place abounded with fast food restaurants too. In the pub at the hotel where she was online with us, she heard simultaneous conversations around her in Spanish, Portuguese and English, so quite the cosmopolitan place! Like everyone here, my thoughts have been with her this whole day. For years now she has been so loyal and loving a fan without ever having met him or seen him in concert. We have brainstormed in chat long ago about how to get Gladys here for a visit to the states to see him but the expense and red tape seemed so insurmountable. And now this miracle! So happy for her and hope this evening, this meeting, is everything she imagined it would be. I know it will be a beautiful, inspirational program and so excited for her and others to hear his voice live. There is nothing like it. Hope she can feel as calm as she felt last night when she gets to finally stand in front of him. I’ll be waiting with the rest in chat tonight for her to arrive and tell us everything she saw, heard, and felt, if she is able to be coherent. 🙂 So via con Dios, dear Gladys and all others going to the Devotional tonight! We are with you in spirit. ♥


  93. ascphil said

    Oh, I missed Abrra, Sky, MT, JR, Gladys et al at the chat. I missed a lot of peeps. So happy for Gladys! Wish I could be around for the chat with her, but it’s work for me. Can the chat be recorded or documented somehow? I want to read it after the fact.

    Angelica, I’m so thankful I still caught you guys even after I felt that the chat would have been over by the time I came in. Loved being there after a long while. And it feels so good to be writing comments here again. :).


  94. MT said

    Thinking of Gladys.

    I wonder if she is listening to him sing right at this moment?


  95. jans11 said

    I stayed til 1:30 and had a good time as usual. Was to glad to be on chat and share Gladys’ happiness. Also, been thinking of her and David all day, knowing that they both will
    have a very good day! It’s almost like when I come home from a trip and I relive certain things on certain days. Like, “last week at this time, I was…”. I was living things in my head today down in Chile wondering what they are doing at what time!
    Dakgal, thinking the same thing about being a mouse, only in one of their pockets! lol
    Big Josh and little Josh♥♥♥♥


  96. betsy said

    ascphil, you are so sweet. ❤ Sorry I missed most of chat, I was there for a very short time in between work shifts.
    Thinking of Gladys, thinking of David.


  97. krbdavid1 said

    91, Collegemom, have fun at the concert, I always wanted to see Kenny live.
    I am so happy for Gladys, I can only imagine how she is feeling right about now. Hope to see everyone in chat


  98. bebereader said

    Great time in chat last night!
    Marlie and Dak, we missed you last night!
    JR and Ascphil, please come back again!

    Gladys Gladys Gladys! I never met her but am so proud of her. I don’t think I’d be
    able to join in an all spanish conversation in a chatroom and stick it out all these years. She was in chat last night at a workstation in the lobby of her hotel. At one point she said that there is a conversation going on behind her, all in English and she understood it! Can’t wait to hear about her encounter with David!

    #80 JR,
    In that picture, I can tell by your cheeks that you were smiling! I can’t say I blame you; David flashed his million dollar smile at you!

    Big Josh and Little Josh FTW!!!

    Let’s get this to one million views!

    Major thunderstorms in NY! Must click ‘post’ before my power goes out again!

    If weather permits, see you later in The Voice Unplugged!


  99. gonna try to make it.. have to go to see a friend, will check back later on.:)) Gladys♥ hope your day was everything and more!!!!


  100. Abrra said

    A few have gathered in Unplugged. I don’t know the exact time that Gladys will join us, but she said around 10pm edt.




  101. So, how many hours b4 Gladys gets her share of sunshine from Rancagua? LOL Soooo excited for her.

    Dearest GLADYS – don’t forget to breathe! Tee-hee

    BLUESKY & BEBE – I remember attending that event and talking to him. I just had no idea when and for how long he was holding my hand. And why would that happen? Ferj who took the pic said it was for a while cos I have a couple more pix at that time we were talking. So no memory of hand holding and no memory of what we talked about. See how TheArchuletor turns mere mortals into useless spazzing creatures, bahahahahahahaha


  102. Two twitpics on FOD.



  103. tawna21 said

    I really hope Gladys’ report will be posted here. I’m fighting to stay awake in chat so I must get to bed.



  104. tawna21 said

    plus, I just got disconnected from chat and may get booted from my computer…I’m on Wifi in my hotel room.


  105. bluesky said


    I am sure that Abrra and others will post a translation of it here. I believe they were recording it. I could not be there for all of the chat time, but loved what was said. Gladys felt that it was worth every penny, she loved watching him sing with his eyes closed and felt the passion. As well, she got to hold his hand and tell him she was there from Argentina and that she got to tell him “thank you”.

    We will get to read the whole, wonderful report, I am sure.

    Gladys says: ” I am not lampa!” No, Gladys, you are NOT! Congratulations on envisioning, planning, and accomplishing part of your dream. May you have many more times with DA to enjoy his voice.


  106. pocoelsy said

    Hi all,

    I have a confession to make here, hehe I was at the chat but I just sat quietly at my little corner and tried to picture what’s going on the Chile since I don’t understand Spanish !! I have to say thank you Glady for daring to make your David dream come true and share your beautiful and special moment with us and also thank you to all involved — JR. Abrra, Bebe, Angelica, the voice peeps everyone in chat and those who help translate it in Eng :), so hope we’ll have full recap, some pics and vids.

    Thank you all who make this happen, good to see (hear) that David’s happy, healthy, and doing the very thing he loves …”singing his little heart out”, and most of all soooo happy for Glady 🙂 bravo.


  107. fenfan said

    Longer previews


  108. fenfan said

    He killed me with BOTW and Broken!!!!!!!! He is not real!!!! FAN KILLER!!!! OMG OMG OMG!!!! daid!!!
    I want that album NOW!!!!


  109. Thank you Fenfan…It has been an amazing night and now early morning.

    Thay are all wonderful. What a memorable last few hours. The songs are near and dear already!



  110. SandyBeaches said

    Where did the longer previews come from? Why this kind of release? Doesn’t Kari usually have comments beforehand? Not on his official site…



  111. emmegirl14 said

    Idk SB. Don’t want the entire songs to get out.

    But these longer snippets, yes fenfan, Killer! Why do I have to go to work. Who is that in Don’t Give Up singing with him?


  112. emmegirl14 said

    can’t stop. can’t stop. D, you have me in tears.


  113. emmegirl14 said

    seriously. are you kidding me.


  114. MunkFOD said

    Hi! I am generally a lurker here but I come every day. Awesome longer snippets… kill me now! LOL! Very happy for Gladys! Hope we get to hear all about her experience.. wonder if she is speechless.. would understand completely! I’ve only seen David in one show. I couldn’t talk about it for days. It was like I was holding my breath, and when I finally started to breathe again.. the tears all spilled out. I haven’t met him yet. If I get to one day, I don’t know how I will handle it. LOL! I really enjoy all the wonderful articles here. You are all such awesome writers and the comments are great. Have a great day everyone! I will be back!


  115. ray said

    lurked at chat last night, livestream would not let me in,baaaaa


  116. Abrra said

    The longer snippets were found on foreign iTunes. Its legit previews. No fear yet the whole songs are out there. That will happen when the CD is released. That does disturb me.

    I just got the link this morning. I will post individual song mp3s later today when I get home from work.

    Gladys held court to a FULL house in Unplugged. She spoke about her experience at the devotional event for 2 hours The room stayed silent to allow her to tell her story. It was just amazing that no one left til she was done. It was 1:30 am in the east. 🙂
    I copied the whole text. Angelica will say more about sharing it soon.

    I am so relieved that Gladys and her niece made it safely to Chile. It was a dream of hers since February 2008 to hear her favorite singer in person. As Angelica said earlier, this was the only way Gladys would get to live her dream.

    I blame all errors on my iPhone


  117. Abrra said

    Oh forgot to mention the preview of Don’t Give Up says Libby Linton is the featured duet singer if I recall correctly.

    I blame all errors on my iPhone


  118. ray said

    OMG reading these comments thru a vale of water while listening to the preview


  119. Dayzee said

    Oh Ray! Perfect description of us all this morning. My heart is wrenched. My cheeks are drenched. Oh my!

    Thanks to all who made chat happen last night. It was absolutely glorious to bathe in Gladys’s aura. So happy for her. She worked hard to accomplish something that will be with her forever now. She is a great example to all of us. And just terrific that she would come and share with us. I loved that she mentioned how “shiny” he is. Nice to know the Archieglow is still intact.


  120. marlie7 said

    Love the longer snippets – can’t wait to get the real thing from Amazon, iTunes and Deseret books (yes, I am a weenie and ordered two copies and will download on iTunes, too).

    So bummed I missed chat Saturday – have been on a travel whirlwind and was so tired I fell asleep before 10 PM. Back on the road again, but I’m going to be there this next Saturday for sure! Missed you all!


  121. marlie7 said

    #98 Bebe – I was driving into the city during those storms. The rain came down so hard I couldn’t see the road! It took me 7 hours to make what is normally a 5 hour trip – grrrrrr.


  122. Thanks for the Chat last eve for all who make it happen. So happy for Gladys, David et all These longer clips are to die for. Wow so much JOY in the Fan world plus pictures of David looking so good and so happy!! Praise the Lord. I’m Grateful and overwhelmed to say the least. Blessings to all!!

    Glad you are ok Marlie!! You were missed!!


  123. palmtreephan said

    I, too, was lurking in chat last night and all I can say is how happy I am for Gladys that she had the ability to participate in what must have been an utterly amazing experience for her. I’m so glad she had the opportunity to follow her heart and make a dream come true. You all here are wonderful…..just in case you didn’t already know that. 🙂 I hope everyone enjoys Begin…..such a truly remarkable body of work.


  124. TXNancy said

    Unforgettable, extra special—–that’s what last night’s chat was! I was ‘sitting in a corner’ of the full house for almost the entire time and, eventhough I know hardly any Spanish words, I was riveted to every word that Gladys wrote and that JR and the others translated. HUGS to them and the admins. here at The Voice for last night and every day/night here. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!
    BEGIN. Again I say ‘unforgettable, extra special’! My biggest hope is for all those, who have not followed David since AI, will listen to BEGIN. If they do, they might finally BEGIN. to understand how wonderful David is, someone whose voice AND character is so truly needed in today’s world.


  125. MunkFOD said

    Looks like I missed out last night…. 😦 Happy for all that could be in chat… and for Gladys!


  126. emmegirl14 said

    Thankful for everyone at TV, Abs, JR and all the translators and especially Gladys for making last night possible, and a special memory. I was among those sitting on the edge of my seat hanging on Gladys’s every word.

    Thankful for David Archuleta and this amazing album that I will play until there are no notes left. Hearing the longer snippets, I I cannot pick a favorite, each remarkable, each left with David’s indelible print.

    ….and then there’s “a little song called “Broken””….that swell of emotion that begins in your heart and moves to your belly……. ♪ do your eyes continue sparkling, and I-i-i-i…..he-e-e-re is our wish to exist in more than just our eyes ♪….


  127. Abrra said

    I logged into my mediafire account and found all the 90 sec clips uploaded? LOL I ddin’t make them but here is the link to the set.

    There are individual songs and a 10 clip all-in-one file.



  128. stenocruiser said

    Oh yes, last night/early morning in chat was very special, thanks to our amazing Gladys and to our trusty translators, JR, Andrea and DJA. How wonderful it is to know our David is healthy, happy and still glowing. Gladys indicated she will provide her written account of the event when she returns to Buenos Aires and she will no doubt have more fascinating details for us. She was quite surprised to know there were 50 fans in Unplugged just to see what she had to say — silly girl, there would have been even more if it weren’t that 50 is the limit. How lucky were we to have our sweet reporter there, fulfilling her dream. God is good.

    Now, how about those longer snippets? I just can’t stop listening. David sounds better and better — how does he do it? God’s gift of course.


  129. emmegirl14 said

    Abrra and anonymous angel, thank you, thank you for the mp3’s. They will help get me through the next 3 weeks.

    Dayzee, Ray, Steno…Bestor said it best, phenom.

    dja, thinking of you.


  130. Abrra said

    JR posted the link at FOD, so I assume she made them? It’s odd that I can see them on my account above Abrra’s Candy Jar folder. I can also see the download count, which normally only the account owner can view. There was a change in the way mediafire works about a year ago, so maybe that has something to do with it. I am clueless. I wrote to her and asked how this is possible. I tried moving the folder down to the Candy jar and it says I don’t have permission. Well, excuse me 🙂



  131. Happy to see everyone is still alive and breathing after the long snippets,Gladys♥ LIVING HER DREAM! of meeting David face to face,new pictures of the man himself looking so wonderful and happy! yes Steno, God is good.Life is good.
    … I have decided there are no words anymore for the “sounds” that eminate from Mr.David Archuleta.Those sounds defy description. If someone asked me right now, I could only refer them to the source, and tell them to listen for themselves.
    “David, you’re ridiculous”
    ~Paula Abdul, wiping tears,after “Imagine”


  132. collegemom said

    When this comes out I think there will need to be a many-days trending to get people at least listen to some of these and then reel them in like fish!


  133. I am not expecting that anyone knows the answer to this question but if David worked on the writing of ‘Broken’while in Manila, does that mean that the writer was from the Philippines? I know that working with writing can be done from a distance. Just putting the question out there…


  134. jans11 said

    Was so much fun to be part of Gladys’ exciting report on meeting David last night. Am so happy for her, this was such a great happening for her.
    Help! Can’t stay away from those 90 second snippets! Listened to them all day at work, over and over and over and over!♥♥ JUst love them; just 3 weeks from tonight and at midnight I will be at Super Walmart to pick some of those sweethearts up!


  135. Dayzee said

    Oh Jan!!! Thanks for reminding me that Walmart is open 24 hours!! Wow!! I won’t have to wait as long as I thought.


  136. Susie said

    I am such a true lurker, but Broken makes me want to explode. “I never want to open up your eyes, everything is broken; I never want to open up your heart, everything is broken”. The voice, the tenderness, the words, embraces your whole being – how does this child do that to us? Can we manage to get David nominated for a grammy or whatever it is you get for music before he gets back? He certainly deserves it for everything he has done for music and the music community but especially for this latest gem.


  137. tawna21 said

    The little bit of time I was able to be in Gladys’ chat last night was so fun. Even tho’ I don’t speak or understand a lick of Spanish, I could certainly feel her excitement! I’m so, so glad that her dream has come true. I hope there will be more opportunities for her.
    Everyone’s comments on the longer snippets are making it hard for me to hold out on listening to them. I caved and listened to the short ones, but I need to be strong and ‘wait’ for the cd to come out. *I can do it*
    Thank you all for the good stuff that happens here. 🙂



  138. emmegirl14 said

    collegemom, agree. Hope we fans can come up with some ideas to promote this album. There are creative masterminds who dwell amongst us.

    His fans have produced some awesome videos and since there are no videos for these songs, I would love to see some videos done using these songs, not fan videos of David, but videos relevant to the songs – social issues, relationships, world issues – I think they would have more impact on non-D fans. Have people listening to these amazing songs and their meanings with David’s voice as the vehicle. They will soon be seeking out that name and will have discovered an amazing talent all on their own.


  139. emmegirl14 said

    Tawna21 – you will be rewarded.


  140. betsy said

    All I wanna do is talk about how these songs are affecting me, us, but cannot write it out.
    Yes to everything you said, Emme. ♥
    Susie – If this isn’t Grammy material, nothing is.


  141. EMME – Mediafire must be playing tricks on Abrra & me 🙂 Yes I uploaded those while uploading to YT.Aside from the continuous file, I prepared the individual clips as well cos based on experience, at times you immediately want to go back to a specific point in a song – that would be hard to do in a 15-min continuous mp3 file.

    If anyone here is has chosen to be still snippet-free, you have my utmost admiration. But just a caution: have a care on 07 Aug, heart may burst if you listen to the whole album at once. Need to pace or have a transition period to prep for the total magnificence of this album. The snippets help 😉 Just sayin…


  142. MT said

    Collegemom, haha “Reel them in like fish” I like that.

    Abrra, Thanks for the MP3. Wow, these songs are gorgeous.

    Like Betsy, I want to talk about it but cannot write it out. I am at a loss for words and don’t know how to say it. Gorgeous doesn’t even BEGIN. to cover it. ♥ Ahhhhhh … is it Aug. 7th yet?


  143. MT said

    136. Susie,
    So good to see our lurkers posting. 🙂 And this >> “The voice, the tenderness, the words, embraces your whole being” << So, so true. David has a way of wrapping you up in his voice, and "It's A Good place …"


  144. Angelica said

    Hola amigas. What a wonderful night it was last night but I paid for it today. Photobucket After chatting with Gladys from the edge of our seats, (thanks JR, Andrea, and Djafan for translating for us) I got an email and phone call about a certain artist’s longer snippets on itunes. Of course, they had to be listened to right then and there. I have will power, but not where chocolate or the Voice is concerned. Can’t resist either, ever. What beautiful vocals and arrangements on each and every song! Am especially loving DGU with Libby Linton and Beautiful with the growl, and of course, Broken. Honestly, I love every single song on the album. So looking forward to hearing them in their entirety so may be at Walmart getting a copy on the 6th at midnight too, Jans and Dayzee. The ride home will be so worth it!

    Gladys spent today sight-seeing in Chile and will be back in Buenos Aires, Argentina tomorrow. She will be writing a recap of her experience and we will post as soon as we get it. We will not be posting the original transcript from Unplugged on the site. It was an immediate “happening” and will remain in that realm. You may see some copied portions posted elsewhere but you will not see them on The Voice. We had the chat in Unplugged to be there to support Gladys in the realization of her dream to finally see and hear David. That was achieved with a limited number of persons present, fifty to be exact. As always, respect for his wish for privacy at this time is paramount. We will, however, allow Gladys to tell of her experience and relate her feelings when she has had time to sort them through. Hopefully we will not have to wait very long! Djafan will be assisting her a little with translation, but she is getting really quite good at English, as evidenced by her comments here, since practicing for years with us in chat. That is, when she is not too excited to type, lol! So proud of her for being so David-like in stepping out of her comfort zone and taking on new challenges, including getting on a plane for the first time in her life to cross the Andes! Safe travels back home, Gladys! We will be here to welcome you back with (((open arms))).


  145. Abrra said



    ‘Nuff said.



  146. jans11 said

    #145…..O. M. G.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  147. Gayle122890 said

    It is very late at night. It’s about the only time I’m able to post comment. I am so sad to have missed Gladys in chat Sunday. I knew the “transcripts” weren’t going to be able to be reproduced in any way. I’m looking forward to her recap in the near future. Wow, I am so happy for her. What are the chances?! She so far away and only able to dream about meeting David and it actually happened for her! I’m thinking her love and devotion to him sent out such a strong vibe that it may have actually pulled David towards her, Ha ha. Felicidades, mujer!

    I listened to the snippets of Begin. Be Still my Soul an Broken have reached out and grabbed at my heart. What a very special gift David has left for us while we wait.

    Although I haven’t commented lately, I’m always here. Life has been happening. Family matters, exhaustion and lack of pc access have kept me from commenting. But I have been able to keep up by read-only from my phone and a quick lurk on pc now and then. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t listen to David. I’m still here and always will be. Love you all. Now off to peaceful sleep with that voice in Be Still My Soul in my head.


  148. bebereader said

    It’s great to see the lurkers come out of hiding, so understood at a time like this — long beautiful snippets plus Gladys’ wonderful presentation in chat. Can’t stop thinking about it. Was so happy I was able to hold a ticket along with 49 others in The Voice Unplugged Sunday night to hear about Gladys’ wish-come-true. Her much-anticipated recap will be posted on this site once she gets a chance to put it together.

    The new long clips from BEGIN are hauntingly beautiful. As usual, David takes classic songs and makes them better but IMO, the best song on the CD is “Broken”, his own creation. My least favorite song on the tracklist, “True Colors” has blossomed for me in the 90-second snippet, with David’s interpretation.

    This album is so good; I just want to drown in David’s voice.

    Keep those postcards going to David at the fan address posted above in the right sidebar. I just mailed one off to David yesterday, thanking him for BEGIN.

    By popular demand, we will be re-running the miniseries, “Nandito Ako” on Tuesday nights, starting next Tuesday, July 24.

    Marlie, Those storms were something else! Just glad you’re safe!

    Only three more short weeks to “BEGIN.”!!!!


  149. emmegirl14 said

    Gayle, “peacefull sleep”…


  150. well, I was ok till I saw that picture ABRRA. had me feelin’ around the desk for my eyeballs.
    Dayzeeeeee are you ok??

    thanks for the reminder of the postcards Bebe, you early bird you.♥and Yea!!!! for Nandito Ako reruns.:))

    Gayle♥no better way to fall asleep.David’s voice is the perfect ‘nightcap’ (sigh)

    Bebe”This album is so good; I just want to drown in David’s voice.”
    glub glub glub


  151. gladys1961 said

    Hi all, I wanted to thank all the attention you gave me on Sunday night. Arrive at 2 am today, and now I’m at work. It is true that I have all the symptoms post-david. I have wanted to mourn, because I miss him. But I feel a peace and great happiness. I touch his hands and looked into his eyes, I could say thank you. There were many people taking pictures and filming in the midst of all this, I take your hand and put my hand on his hand, I could look at it and say thank you.
    Not allowed to say: thanks david, only thanks or thank you brother, I just said thanks.
    Thank you for changing my life, thank you for having good friends, thanks for opening my mind. Not enough thanks.
    I hope to return on 13 October to Chile. There will be a new event that day, only two elders sing, david and Coello. I have the hope that is open to the public.
    I want to correct, in the hall there were more than 100 people. There were about 10 rows of long benches, then had chairs, but there were more people standing.
    The hall was full. This was also a new beginning for David, I think it was the first time he sang 5 songs in Spanish. As soon as I heard these songs, I asked for a wish that someone recorded, so you also can hear her glorious voice.
    (I know it should not do that, for privacy that David asked, but everyone is entitled to hear a miracle)


  152. Angelica said


    Welcome home! Aw, I hope the angst after seeing him is not too acute or long-lasting. Most of us know the feeling well, but maybe you will be able to return in October? *fingers crossed* Thanks for clarifying the number of people in attendance. Like you, I think we all are secretly and selfishly hoping we can hear his recorded voice at this event. sigh…. It is a miracle what he can do with a song, especially when he is filled with the Spirit. Looking forward to reading your recap! ♥


  153. MT said

    Thanks so much for your generosity in sharing your experience with us. I’m so glad it was all you had hoped for and that you’ve made it safely home. And I too am selfish and hope we get to hear those songs.

    Guys, I have to tell you that those 90 sec clips have upped my ODD to a whole new level. I don’t even know what to say about his voice anymore. I am stuck on Broken and Beautiful.

    Broken: Every note he sings. Like Bebe, I feel like I am drowning in the beauty of his voice. And the melody is just heavenly.

    Beautiful: The Dooo ooo ooo ooomed … gahhhh And then the archugrowl. Man! What he can do with his voice is just phenomenal. And then there are the multi-layered back up vocals. It just doesn’t end. The voice. The Voice! THE VOICE!

    I think I am on David overload and need a life preserver!


  154. SandyBeaches said

    Gladys…I knew that you would be meeting David and I felt that many months ago.

    You write thoughts that no one else ever expresses about him.

    How exceptional the occasion was for you and everyone else. It is good for everyone.



  155. Gladys, So glad you made it home safely and are happy with your experience of seeing and hearing David. We appreciated all you were able to share with us. I am so happy to hear David is doing so well and he looks so good!! Bless your heart!!

    Enjoyed hearing all the longer clips but trying not to listen too much, so I can enjoy the CD when it’s released. I was Mesmerized for 15 minutes the morning after Chat with Gladys. It was all sooooooo great, can’t put it in words.

    All I could say is “Thank You Lord, for blessing David and us” Can’t even imagine how Gladys feels after waiting all of this time as a Faithful fan to see and hear David LIVE.

    I’m thrilled even when cleaning out a drawer and re-reading the postcard from David thanking me for coming to his last two concerts in the US and the letter.
    I treasure the Memories so much!!


  156. davidstopsmyaging said

    Gladys…my heart is soaring for you. I always lurk, and have read all your words about how David has changed your life. I was always sad knowing you were so far away, and might not be able to ever meet him. I prayed you would some day. And now….look at you! You are a celebrity! Prayers are answered—-and even though I never considered myself to be especially religious, this just has to be a “God” thing. It was meant to be. I am over the top happy for you. I will hang on every word when you give us your recap.

    Speaking of “God” things, BEGIN must be another one. Why does David’s voice touch me so much? Not many things do. Every time I listen to these pieces of song, I feel like I’m having an out of world experience. What a remarkable young man.


  157. Hola Glady’s !♥ Thrilled for you,and happy to see you are home safe and sound, We were all there with you, in spirit Gladys! I hope you can return in October, that sure would be wonderful!

    MT”I think I am on David overload and need a life preserver!”
    haha,we need a massive life raft.♥


  158. MT said

    haha Yes, a big life raft with room for everyone!

    Ok, here I go … diving back in. LOL


  159. Dayzee said

    Sky….No I am not OK

    I love you Abrra. BFF

    Where was that taken? What is he doing? Besides killing us.


  160. Abrra said

    This is Seattle, Summer Tour 2009


    I find things all over the net at various places. They don’t always have a description.

    I thought you might like it for your wall . 😉

    Gladys welcome back!



  161. MunkFOD said

    #160 Abrra I had a ticket to that show. Lived there. But Mr. M called from WI and told me we had a house hunting trip scheduled for that week and I couldn’t go.. gave my ticket away.. bah! LOL! Have never seen any vids.. so thanks!


  162. Abrra said


    There weren’t many to be had. I found the 2 and 1 partial.

    I am in Unplugged if anyone wants to stop by. 🙂



  163. Dayzee said

    Gladys, so much fun to spend Sunday night with you. Can’t wait to hear all of the details. I couldn’t believe you were so good at sharing so quickly after leaving the Archugaze. Good for you!

    Abrra, you are just so good at this. Found the awesome pic, and now the background info. TY. I did not remember his hair being so short then. The sides look almost missionaryish.

    Angelica, I was thinking I would hop over to my neighborhood Walmart midnight 8/7. Thank you for reminding me I need a long ride home. The Voice is the place for all planning tips. Must remember to bring my scissors to open that dang plastic stuff. The big day is getting closer.


  164. betsy said

    Fyi, David has been trending all over the place tonight. For HOURS. He still is. ♥
    Thanks For Begin David Archuleta
    Worldwide, The US, Canada – others places too. 🙂


  165. krbdavid1 said

    160, I loved that touch my hand. I liked the way he changed up the beautiful face at 3;35.
    Gladys, I am so happy for you.


  166. dakgal said

    Gladys- Glad you are safely home–and hope your withdrawal symptoms aren’t too bad==we have all had them.

    Isn’t life a hoot–there you were very far away from David and thought you would never get to see him sing live–now look at you–the one and only one of us- that hopefully will get to see him twice — while he’s ON his mission.

    I would have put that in a realm of almost impossible.

    I’m with every one else on those longer snippets–I put on my headphones-crank up the volume -close my eyes and am transported somewhere into the twilight zone—on the duet song–for a moment when I first heard it I thought the female singer was Eva Cassidy –( through some electronic means)……………gave me the goosies!!!


  167. tawna21 said

    Gladys!! It’s so good to know you’re back home safe and sound. I can’t wait to read your recap. Like Dak said, you are one lucky person to see Elder Archuleta while he is on his mission. Good for you!!!!



  168. jans11 said

    Gladys, I know that your recap is going to be really good when you get down off cloud nine! It was a blessing that you were able to meet David and get to hear him sing FIVE songs in Spanish! Who would of thought…such a great event for you to witness!♥ What a great trip for you and glad that you are safe at home.

    Dayzee, glad you’re all right! Hang in there, girl! hehe


  169. djafan said

    Hello all! Sorry I’ve been mia. Dad having some health issues. Thank you Emmegirl for thinking of me 🙂

    I was able to make it to the end of chat and there were so many there! Gladys I can’t wait to get your recap. Who would’ve thought David would be anywhere near you so your dream of meeting him would become a reality. It happened and I believe it was meant to be.

    Betsy, so glad to hear about the WWTT tonight!


  170. Abrra said

    I wandered around and found some pictures and a brief “David encounter” from 2009. Also a video from TBWY when David appeared with Kendra at her show in Utah.

    I read this and got a good laugh. This woman ac tually survived 🙂

    Sunday, September 27, 2009
    David Archuleta anyone?!?
    So, I was called into work last night while I was at my other job… so I worked all day yesterday with no break! My friend Angel had to bring my food because by 6:30 I still hadn’t eaten anything! But this is story time!

    I was getting everything ready for the show and it was Brooke White(Former American Idol Contestant) Number 1 she is adorable and the sweetest person ever! 2. She is actually good and I hated her on american idol! But I knew it was going to be a LDS crowd and mostly teenage girls and their moms and some husbands that were dragged along. I knew it was going to be a relaxing show… Which I needed. Anyway, I had just poured all the Gatorades into a bucket as well as the water and I had the boxes they were in as well as a chip box. The boys that I work with refuse to let me take the trash out to the dumpster so I just put them in the side room that leads out to the side entrance. as I open the door the room is dark and I walk in and run smack into someone. A small someone. it’t dark and I can’t really see but I knew it wasn’t anyone I worked with then a voice way too familiar said “oh man, I am so sorry are you alright.” I said yes I was fine he only scared the crap out of me. At this time I was trying to figure out why i knew his voice! So I turn to walk back out to the Lobby and when I get out in the light it was DAVID ARCHULETA! I almost died. He had come just to see his old friend from American Idol and then he sang 2 songs with her. I literally can’t even describe to you how little he is! Like my mom’s size!(sorry mom.) But then he rushed upstairs as to not be seen and I was stuck downstairs in the Lobby knowing he was right above me! ha ha But he is a really amazing kid! No lies I meet some of these famous people and am so let down that I don’t even get phased by most famous people in the industry. But he definitely proved to me there are some gems in the music industry! Made me really happy! Then he was in and out all night and he just smiled and waved at me. I am surprised I didn’t do any damage to him! In all honesty I felt like a monster next to him! That was my night at work and Angel came and hung out with me so that helped because it was a really slow show.


    After the concert we went to my friend’s friends birthday. ha ha It was a whole lot of fun too! I just want everyone to know. I love my job. I love my life. I love my friends. and I am having a blast!

    David rushing through the lobby.

    Found at

    David plays piano and sings with Kendra in Provo, Utah in 2009. Its a different view from the one I have in Unplugged.


    and some pics of David playing piano by @momJulee





    I just love coming across the memorable performances and finding something “new” . Great pics momJulee 🙂



  171. PaulaFOD said

    Hello sweet people! I really hate that I missed the opportunity to hear Gladys in chat. So excited that she is writing a recap!!!

    I am giving one last call for people who may wish to buy a print of the painting. I hope to have everything wrapped up by July 31 so that I can send the net proceeds to Camp ASCCA. If you are interested, please contact me at or through Twitter.

    This new CD will be epic. No doubt. The voice…the orchestration…beautiful.


  172. palmtreephan said

    Just stopping in to say what fun the impromptu chat was last night. Such a pleasure as it’s hard for me to make it on Saturday nights… fun seeing everyone! Abrra, just LOVE the Seattle videos. That “Touch My Hand” one……wow! From the opening with the screaming girl sounding like she is being slayed, literally (ALWAYS get a kick out of that!), to the sparkly eyes to the “beautiful faaaaaaace” change up to all the hand touching and Archu-gazelle moves…..just wonderful! 🙂


  173. betsy said

    Dja, thinking about you and your family. ❤


  174. sweetonda said

    A quick driveby to say hi and thank Abrra for her finds this am. Love the pictures and the account. Oh man, what it would be like to bump into David by accident.

    Dja, hope all will be well with your dad. He has been added to my prayers along with your family.

    Sent the souncloud of the longer version to my sister and got a text this morning asking me where she could get the album. Said it was beautiful and had all her favorite songs on it. Her husband wanted it to listen to while they drive to Phoenix this weekend for his fathers funeral. I had to give them the sad news that it wasn’t available until the 7th. I’m glad they are excited about it and can see the beauty in his vocals. He is a master!

    Enjoy your day everyone!


  175. betsy said

    Thank you, Anagfeleo 🙂 🙂 🙂


  176. Angelica said

    Why do I love that he wrote “pissed off.” haha idk, but I do. 🙂


  177. 176. Enjoyed that too Angelica!! ha! 🙂


  178. MT said

    Oh my gosh! Than you for bringing that here. I just love it.

    Angelica, Me too. I love it, and I laughed so hard. I think it’s because it’s just so normal and makes him a little more real. (if that makes sense)


  179. marlie7 said

    Sorry to be missing in action!

    DJA – hope all is well with your dad.

    gladys!!!! Oh, I’m so happy for you. Peace and yes, missing him, those two emotions just whirl around inside after meeting David.

    Loved the “pissed off”, too. It gives me a chuckle because it makes David seem – well – like the rest of us! LOL Although, he is, and he isn’t.


  180. MT said

    Saw this on FOD. For some reason, I just love this pic.


  181. gladys1961 said

    I’m kind of sad, because the Center Jas of Rancagua site says that I can witness the event on 13 October with the invitation of some eleder who attended the devotional 7/15..
    I have several months to try everything.
    There is something that Chileans do not know me,
    !!! I’m not a lampal!!
    Chile, prepare for the second conquest.


  182. Angelica said

    Gladys, LOL! You are definitely NOT lampa! Surrender Chile!

    MT, I get this when I click on links from FOD. Can you describe it’s location on the page?


    You don’t have permission to access /wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Screen-shot-2012-07-17-at-10.57.38-PM.png


  183. Abrra said


    I get that too. Maybe they don’t want their content linked to?

    Here is the picture that MT wanted us to see.
    credit naree

    and more on her Smugmug page. WARNING! Hawtness !!i=1409848631&k=wQBDTmF

    ” Surrender Chile!” Anything that references OZ makes me smile 🙂 Thank you.


  184. MT said

    Abrra, Thanks for fixing that for me. 🙂

    Gladys, I hope things work out for that October event. *keeping my fingers crossed for you*

    I am still listening to the clips of BEGIN. *sigh* heaven …


  185. mspoohbear said

    Gladys, I am so happy for you! I could only wish that I went with you in Chile. Just like you, I haven’t seen or met David, so I could imagine your soaring emotions. I can’t wait for the recap of your glorious experience.

    Snippet of “Broken” is heavenly! I already know it’s my favorite in the album.

    Djafan, I hope your Dad is doing better! Will say prayers for him.


  186. hey people! been busier than a one-armed paper hanger today, lots to catch up on, would like to start with those big screencaps of the “romantic” wrinkly rosy pink shirted David at the piano!! That performance, and that shirt hes wearing I just love for some reason♥

    181.Gladys, you are most certainly not lampa! haha
    “if there’s a will, there is a way”. And if there’s a way, I know you’ll find it! ♥

    182. Angelica, “Surrender Chile!” lol! I love that he wrote that too. haha
    MT and Marlie, for me too…more real, it really tickled me . haha


    pooh,I am anxious to hear all the words. So I guess the lyrics were written for Broken? and David put them to music?Or did he work on both lyrics and music?


  187. betsy said

    If someone doesn’t stop me from listening to Everybody Hurts soon, I will be legit insane. Did you HEAR how he sings the word “life”? (when you think you’ve had enoughhh of this liiiifffee, well hang on.)
    It’s gorgeous and I won’t shut up about it; this one snuck up on me. There I was minding my own business and it just happened. One minute I was semi-normal and the next…. you know.
    Red Alert guys.


  188. Angelica said


    That deep authoritative, “well hang on” gives me chills. Or it used to but as of 24 hours ago, I am now on snippet abstinence. I will be a born again snippet virgin by August 7th, (if I can hang on).


  189. emifriend said

    Love, love, love, love… in a word, LOVE!


  190. Angelica said

    Deseret Book ‏@DeseretBook
    Get your @DavidArchie pre-order in for BEGIN. now!
    & I have a feeling you’ll hear from David very soon! : )

    And I quote:

    I have a feeling you’ll hear from David very soon! : )

    What? What?


  191. djafan said

    Good morning!

    Dad is out of ICU! Slowly recovering but glad he’s moving in the right direction.

    I want to thank all for your prayers. I told many were praying for him, he got teary. Again thank you all.

    We are going to hear from David soon???!!!!!


  192. bebereader said

    Glad your Dad is improving, Dja! 🙂

    Ay ay ay I’m just recovering from a stomach bug myself! Was out of commission all day yesterday. It’s good to get back into the real world today.

    Deseret Book’s message is very intriguing!

    “I have a feeling you’ll hear from David very soon! : )”

    A blog? A vlog? What???


  193. Abrra said

    I am glad to hear your dad is on the mend 🙂

    Hope you are feeling much better today 🙂

    Fan video promoting BEGIN.

    truc lee

    How about some sweet pic spam from Maylasia?







    credit naree

    OH my I do hope we are going to get a blog or maybe even an interview from Desert Books. They did a sit down interview for LDS Living, with David for the release of GCT, so there is a chance they were able speak with him about BEGIN.

    Deseret Books

    and how about a wall of pictures? I just love tumblr pages:)



  194. Abrra said

    Davd’s pal Brooke White writes a blog about the birth of her daughter.


    “It is June 24th… this means that I gave birth to my daughter, London June Ray, exactly one month ago today. How can this be? Everywhere we go, we get stopped by strangers, they look at her with sentimental eyes and they all seem to say the same thing… “they grow so fast” or “don’t blink” and “enjoy every second”, and with every little passing moment I am acutely aware of this acceleration of of time… and it actually causes me a pain in my chest, a physical anxiety, a panic almost and I beg my beloved Londy Loo to please… Grow slow.”

    Read the rest here:



  195. MT said

    Dja, I’m so glad to hear your dad is improving. Praying he makes a full recovery.

    Did someone say we’d be hearing from David soon? Pleeeease let it be true. *hoping*

    Abrra, Those pics are great. Some great neck shots. LOL Where’s Dayzee?

    I love that interview from Deseret Books. He looked really good in that one too, but then when doesn’t he? haha I hope they did another one. 😀 And a Vlog, too. (being greedy, i know)


  196. djafan said

    Betsy and Angelica, Everybody Hurts, only David ♥

    I’m fascinated with the placement in sales of BEGIN. We don’t have a number but it’s still sitting pretty without any formal promo IMO. There will be weekly trending, stay tuned!

    Walmart #1 Preorder sales! $10 right now!

    Amazon still in the top 100!

    #33 in Music > Pop > Adult Contemporary > General AAS
    #43 in Music > Broadway & Vocalists
    #48 in Music > Pop > Vocal Pop > General

    Barnes and Noble in the top 100, #85!

    Deseret Book top #10, #2


  197. djafan said

    Thank you MT!!! What a scare but thank God it wasn’t his time 🙂

    Abrra those are great pictures!!!

    New Thread >>>>>>>


  198. emmegirl14 said

    193 – thanks Abs, #4 ummm, #5 that chin and neckal area

    dja, so happy to hear about your dad.

    175 – Lol, I remember a couple of years ago when he said that in a radio interview, I think it was in Asia, I was tickled thinking he really is just a regular person (though we all know there is nothing regular about him and no one to compare.)

    Betsy, you motivated me, had my sister (who loved him on AI but didn’t follow him after) listen to the snippets yesterday:

    30 sec in – “oooh, that voice. It’s so pure, so, so thick”
    end of the first snippet – “why did it stop”
    after several more – “you don’t want them to end”
    after “Broken” – “how does he do that with his voice”
    after hearing them all – “I’m getting this, when is it out”

    Joining the resistance – cold turkey till Aug 7.
    “..let’s see how this goes….”


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