The Voice David Archuleta

David Archuleta ~ That’s What Makes You Beautiful

Posted by bebereader on Friday, March 22, 2013

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When I first saw David on American Idol back in 2008 I was immediately drawn to him because of his angelic singing voice. But there was something else that drew me in, something powerful yet  hard to define at the time.  He was so captivating for a boy of 17. And very endearing.  It was refreshing to see a young person with manners and so much integrity. His character, good nature, million dollar smile, infectious laugh and the way he showed grace under pressure together with the sound of his voice all contributed to my never missing a night of Season 7.

More than five years have passed since his Idol audition. I watched as he grew and changed. His personality unfolded before our eyes. He blossomed into a handsome young man whose inner beauty shines through. Edith nailed it when she said, “I’ve admired you not only for your singing but for your person.”

By now, his voice and his beauty play equal parts in why I’m his fan for life. Each enhances the other. He is just as beautiful as his voice and I’ve grown to respect him for all that he is and all that he is yet to become.

Video montage by Marcella and photo collage by Bebereader from the LDS Living photo shoot.

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55 Responses to “David Archuleta ~ That’s What Makes You Beautiful”

  1. goldenjane said

    Amen to that!!!!

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  2. Yes! “Amen to that!!!!” Goldenjane. haha

    Bebe,love this post♥
    I remember seeing him for the first time, when he auditioned. I turned to my daughter and said “there’s your winner, right there” Soft spoken,polite,clean cut, really cute, clean cut young man with an “oh wow!” beautiful smile,and he can sing!!
    What?Case closed!
    “Captivating” yes Bebe!and this,
    “His character, good nature, million dollar smile, infectious laugh and the way he showed grace under pressure together with the sound of his voice all contributed to my never missing a night of Season 7.”
    true dat!

    ( also I love that top picture ) He certainly has grown into a beautiful man.

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  3. skydancer1x said

    haha did I mention clean cut?? oops

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  4. bebereader said

    Good Morning GoldenJane and Sky!!

    GoldenJane: Thanks!

    Sky, haha Yes you did but you’re right and it bears repeating! 🙂

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  5. bebereader said

    Here’s a message from TDAMS Committee:

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    Thank Goodness It’s $5 Friday!!!

    It’s time once again for The David Archuleta Music Scholarship

    “Thank Goodness It’s $5 Friday” campaign.

    Join us, won’t you? as “A LITTLE from a lot makes a BIG difference”

    …this is how we can ALL make a difference,

    as this is a great opportunity for fans to gift a student

    and to”pay it forward” to David.

    Thank you!

    DAVID FANS UNITE

    Please check out our website!

    http://www.thedavidarchuletamusicscholarship.org

    @DAScholarship on twitter

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  6. djafan said

    Bebe,

    “By now, his voice and his beauty play equal parts in why I’m his fan for life. Each enhances the other. He is just as beautiful as his voice and I’ve grown to respect him for all that he is and all that he is yet to become.”

    David Archuleta captured my attention at audition and now he has become part of my heart and soul ♥ Truly a beautiful spirit inside and out.

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  7. djafan said

    One vote only needed here!!!!

    Click the photo of your favorite male artist to vote
    Your vote will only be counted once per category

    World’s Best Male Artist
    http://www.worldmusicawards.com/#!worlds-best-male-artist/c207t

    World’s Best Entertainer of the Year
    http://www.worldmusicawards.com/#!worlds-best-entertainer-of-the-year/clqm

    World’s Best Live Act
    http://www.worldmusicawards.com/#!worlds-best-live-act/c1wvu

    So beautiful, so many incredible songs, so many out of this world performances.

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  8. tawna21 said

    True words, Bebe!! The voice and beauty of this boy turned man simply cannot be measured. I’m pretty sure David Archuleta will be one of the timeless voices in the world of music. Aaaannd, his distinguishing good looks will not be forgotten either. 🙂

    This is pretty nice……
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/1554218/david-archuleta-no-matter-how-far-exclusive-album-premiere

    #DA2014

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  9. djafan said

    Twitter has gone craaaaaazy!!!

    Tawna, thank for bring the link!!!

    Billboard:

    “Before leaving, Archuleta recorded a number of songs that were never placed on an official album — some unfinished demos, others hard-to-find cuts that had only been shared on international releases. Thanks to his dedicated fanbase, many of these tracks were shared online, catching the eye of the label Entertainment One, who decided to compile them into a proper album: “No Matter How Far.”

    “The album’s lead single, string-laced sentimental ballad “Don’t Run Away,” is one of two selections (along with “Heart Falls Out”) that has not previously been released in any format. With help from British producers The Nexus (David Sneddon and James Bauer-Mein), the incomplete demo was polished into one of Archuleta’s finest moments.”

    Leave them a comment and on at MJ’s!

    David Archulta has been away on a Mormon mission in Chile since March of last year, but it hasn’t stopped his people from releasing new material from the American Idol season 7 runner up.

    Billboard is hosting a listening party of the singer’s latest album, No Matter How Far, a compilation of unreleased tracks.

    Two tracks are brand new, including the sweet ballad, “Don’t Run Away,” and “Heart Falls Out.”

    No Matter How Far is set to be released on March 26 and can be pre-ordered on iTunes.

    Click to Listen to Nothing Else Better at Billboard.com

    http://www.mjsbigblog.com/david-archuleta-no-matter-how-far-billboard-listening-party-audio.htm

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  10. jans11 said

    Yes, David’s inner glow and his “modest is hottest” attitude along with that beautiful voice is what makes David beautiful!

    4 more days til NMHF!! 🙂

    7 more days til the half way mark!!! 🙂

    That top picture is a tribute to his beautifulness! 🙂 Thanks Bebe!!

    #2014

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  11. MT said

    Oooohhhh …. Dja,
    Ummm … That link, they are playing ALL of HFO. ♥

    Plug your headphones into your computer and listen!

    2:14-2:27 ♥ ♥ ♥ OMG!!!

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  12. djafan said

    Yep!!!!

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  13. MT said

    Bebe,
    Love the article! I will come back and give it proper attention when I can form a coherent thought. LOL I am spazzzzing big time over the streaming and HFO. Gahhhhh …that voice!

    Dja,
    What you said the other day about an album of background vocals……… yeahhhhh, me too. 🙂

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  14. djafan said

    I really love the flow of the songs. They’re highlight each other, compliment each other, they just sound awesome. Heart Falls Out??? WOW 🙂

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  15. MT said

    Milen #D.Archie 2014 ‏@davion10 3m
    .@TheVoiceRadioTV Моля добавете към плейлиста си песента Don’t Run Away от David Archuleta (@DavidArchie) Благодаря.

    Wow! This tweeter is from Bulgaria, asking her radio station to play David’s music! When I start to worry about how many fans David has, I just need to remind myself, they are worldwide. :))

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  16. MT wow! thats really something!
    (how does one even type that.? Do keyboards come in all languages? …is that a weird question?? hahaha. (I am such a dingdong)
    Cannot , I mean cannot even stop listening to Heart Falls Out!! kjdfhkshskjhslkasj!
    ok going back in.
    thanks for the links guys, to comment and listen.:)))

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  17. MT said

    Sky,LOL Yes, I believe they do. 🙂

    And I’m with you on Heart Falls Out!! I can’t stop listening either. lakjsdlkaj;ljaslkasjd

    Loving it so so much. ♥

    NEBTD and DRA sound great, too. 🙂

    Dja,
    You are a tweeting machine. You go girl!

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  18. djafan said

    hahaha MT… I CAN’T HELP MYSELF, HE SO DESERVES SO MUCH ♥

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  19. Angelica said

    Listening to Billboard now. I agree with you, Dja, the flow of the songs highlight and compliment each other so beautifully. In my opinion, this is his most cohesive, finished album to date.

    I’m surprised and I didn’t expect to be. I can’t find more words right now.

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  20. bebereader said

    Thanks for your comments!
    I finally got to listen to the Billboard Livestream, with headphones; it makes all the difference. You get to hear every background vocal and they’re all David; it’s incredible. The instrumentation is beautiful on this album. And whoever did the mixing should be praised. I love that they started it with NEBTD and ended with Forevermore! I just love this album.

    djafan#6
    “♥ Truly a beautiful spirit inside and out.’ For sure!

    Tawna#8
    So true, Tawna. David’s talent is immeasurable!

    Jans#11
    I’ve never heard a voice more beautiful!

    MT#17
    Was thinking of you when listening to Heart Falls Out. A brand new song to love, who could ask for more? He is such a gift and we are so blessed!

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  21. djafan said

    Angelica,

    “I’m surprised and I didn’t expect to be. I can’t find more words right now.”

    I listened at work and loved it. Now I have the earphones on. This is why no voice comes close to David, I’m hearing and feeling.

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  22. Angelica said

    Forgot to comment on your post Bebe! If he weren’t everything he is, we would still be fans, but would we still be as fiercely devoted to him? I think it has always been the total sum that keeps us here. His voice, his heart, his courage, his spirit, and his mouth in that top pic. haha.

    What even IS that?

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  23. bebereader said

    Angelica,

    You mean los labios?
    I won’t even go there. LOL

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  24. djafan said

    jajajajajajaja ayayayayaya

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  25. Dayzee said

    Bebe you have written an article on my favorite topic. Beautiful David. The first two years I really tried not to mention that David was beautiful. It did not seem to be an appropriate adjective for a teen boy. There was handsome, nice looking, awesome, soooo cute etc. Then I was looking at his picture ( probably courtesy of Abrra ) and I thought, “That is just beautiful”. I made a conscious decision that beautiful was the best description for David and I would stop seeking synonyms. Beautiful voice, beautiful soul, beautiful thoughts, beautiful deeds, beautiful attitude, beautiful ideals, beautiful face. But the neck is macho.

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  26. jans11 said

    This album should sell a jillion, thousand million copies!!!!!!!!!! David, you are spoiling us and I love it. After listening to the whole album, I somehow feel a new closeness to you, even though you are so many miles away!! You made this album for us, chosing the right songs, saying the right words!! ♥

    Dayzee, “But the neck is macho.” 🙂

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  27. gladys1961 said

    Someone tell me where I can buy the cd of David, (cheaper price) my government added a very expensive tax to purchases in dollars, and credit card. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH right now

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  28. Angelica said

    Gladys, you have email.

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  29. rose said

    He is ssoooo great in every way. I wish he would do an album of all the songs he sang on American Idol but with the entire song instead of those short versions. I really loved every song he did on Idol and including his Idol tour songs. They suited him perfectly. Could Kari get on that?????/!!!!!

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  30. Angelica said

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    How about an album AND tour of all the songs he sang on idol? All of them full length including Shop Around, With You, DLTSGDOM, and In This Moment. And this, as he looks at the imaginary rose in his hand. sigh…

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  31. Abrra said

    For me it has always been about the voice. David’s emotion and connection when he sings keeps me riveted. A bonus is that he is also a beautiful person. That is what makes me stay a fan as much as the music.

    How about some scream caps? I was watching an interview and the camera just lingered on him. What was I supposed to do?

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    Abrra 370 days

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  32. marlie7 said

    Djafan #7 It always amazes me how much control David has over his voice in live concert jumping around, swinging his arms…and hitting every note with perfect pitch. Sliding up to those falsetto notes and then dropping down to the low, rich tones of “You… Are… So…….Beautiful….yeah” Gah, I think I’m in love 🙂

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  33. MT said

    Bebe,
    Ok, I have calmed down now. (Probably because I haven’t listened to HFO yet this morning. LOL) I reread your article and you are so right! (I started to quote you, then realized I was about to quote the whole thing.)

    When I first fell in love with David’s voice, that was all it was. I even remember telling someone about a year or so ago, “I’m not a fan because he’s cute! I’m a fan of his voice, the music, that’s it!” And I meant every word.

    In the beginning, and for a very long time he was just a cutie, he was charming, but it was absolutely ALL about “The Voice.” But as time went on and I learned more about him, his kindness, his giving nature, my fanship started evolving. Then, over the last year or so he got so handsome!

    The evolution of David from a cutie pie with an amazing voice to this handsome man of such wonderful character whose voice just continutes to get better and better … just keeps solidifying my ODD. LOL He is a beautiful soul and a beautiful man with a more than beautiful voice. It is all of that … and more … that keeps me here.

    Your last line says it all:
    “By now, his voice and his beauty play equal parts in why I’m his fan for life. Each enhances the other. He is just as beautiful as his voice and I’ve grown to respect him for all that he is and all that he is yet to become.”

    There is so much to look forward to. The best is yet to come. 🙂

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  34. bebereader said

    Dayzee,
    Beautiful! haha

    Marlie,
    All that and memorizing lyrics at the same time!

    Found this…it’s lovely.


    credit: Cordelia Gallo

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  35. bebereader said

    MT,
    I was so caught up in a youtube vortex (you know how that is) that I missed your comment. So sorry.

    “He is a beautiful soul and a beautiful man with a more than beautiful voice. It is all of that … and more … that keeps me here.”

    Well said, MT. I see that you get my drift. LOL Thank you!

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  36. bebereader said

    Okay now where’s that Billboard link again?
    “No Matter How Far” is calling my name!!!

    http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/1554218/david-archuleta-no-matter-how-far-exclusive-album-premiere

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  37. fenfan said

    I am listening to the NMHF on the Billboard site right now. It is beautiful!!!! GGGAAAAAHHH!!!!!
    Bebe – love your post. He is everything and more. His voice is everything; his beauty inside and out is the “more” part of the equation.
    The collage at the top almost stopped me in my tracks. It took me a while to start scrolling down. So I am going back up there to stare while listening to the album.

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  38. Angelica said

    Guh!!! She did it again!

    David Archuleta David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie 23m

    You all seemed to like the sneak peek pic from the upcoming album No Matter How Far out Tuesday! Here’s one more!(KS)

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  39. Angelica said

    Here’s a puzzle for ya. 🙂

    http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=375baacdfa94

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  40. emmegirl14 said

    Finally had a chance to listen to the complete album on Billboard, dja you are so right! The songs have a great flow and really compliment each other. It really is a great album. Later tonight I’ll have a chance to listen to the voice through my headphones, can’t wait, my end of the week reward. Instead of movie night, listening to D with popcorn. And wine.

    And I looooooove Heart Falls Out, it has quickly become one of my favorites of all of his songs!

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  41. emmegirl14 said

    los labios….hadn’t noticed. Nope, didn’t notice at all.

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  42. tawna21 said

    Angelica #39… that was fun… a nice break in my Sat. routine 🙂

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  43. MT said

    41. Emme, LOL me neither. 😀

    Gah, Kari is getting really good at teasing us. 3 days and we get see the rest! and get all those gorgeous songs. ♥

    I have a date with HFO on Tuesday, possibly late Monday night. If I don’t show up by Wednesday, send a search party, or the men in white coats. 🙂

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  44. Abrra said

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    Click the link to go http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

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  45. bebereader said

    Fenfan,
    Thanks a bunch!

    Angelica,
    Loved that puzzle. Thanks!
    It only took me 38 minutes to do it. I’m not slow; I took my time. 🙂

    Headed to chat!

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  46. fenfan said

    #39 I took 9 mins 52 secs to complete the puzzle. I’ll need to study that sneak peek pic some more so I can improve my timing.

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  47. betsy said

    Love this post bebe!
    Also – the picture top left is amazing. ❤

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  48. Fen,hahaha, took me 14:55 to do the puzzle but I enjoyed every second♥Think I’ll do it again. 🙂

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  49. Abrra said

    It took me 7:11. It was easier than the last one.

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    It’s getting hot in here!

    Abrra 369

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  50. MT said

    Speaking of beautiful ….

    Someone in chat last night was talking about what a wonderful daddy David would be so when I saw this today I had to bring it here. Too sweet for words. ♥

    http://ohnopurple.tumblr.com/post/46163299656/david-is-going-to-be-an-adorkable-daddy-someday#_=_

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  51. jans11 said

    I must be doing something right because it took me 4:31 on the first one and 5:14 on the 2nd one! 🙂

    Thanks Angelica! I love em!

    MT, those pics with David and the baby reminds me of an earlier picture when he was sitting on the sofa with his brother and sisters holding a baby. So cute.

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  52. Angelica said

    MT, thanks for bringing that link over. He’ll make a great dad for sure. He already has the skills from being a big brother. This one is my favorite. ♥

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  53. marlie7 said

    Those huge hands will support a little baby so easily, and that huge heart will love his little baby some day. 😉

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  54. MT said

    Some fans have received their CDs!!

    I’m glad they haven’t shared the pics yet. I want to be surprised when I get mine. 😀
    Soon! Soon! Soon! haha Yay!

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  55. funfee said

    Did the puzzle in 14.43! I don’t even like puzzles but could not stop till I finished this one! Guess it all depends on the subject matter, right? 😉
    Thanks Angelica!

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