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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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Interviewing the Voice ~ David Archuleta

Posted by Abrra on Thursday, June 13, 2013



Submitted by Abrra and Betsy

In David Archuleta’s absence, we, his fans, have been well cared for over the last several months by Team David. How say you? We have been the recipients of a treasure chest filled with music, video, and never-before-seen pictures from photo shoots and Kari Sellard’s personal camera. What a special treat all this has been for us! But as wonderful as all these gifts have been, we continue to want to hear from David, himself, all the more. It has been nearly 2 years since David Archuleta has spoken directly to fans. We are all anxious to hear about some of his experiences in South America and what he has in store for the next phase of his career.

Well Archangels, the wait is over! Sort of. (Work with me here if you will and suspend belief for a bit, ok?) Through the magic of imagination, breaking the laws of time and space, we have David Archuleta’s first interview with the press (The Voice, natch!) upon his early return from Chile.press22_PhotoBetsy and I got the chance to have an interview with him a month after his secret return.

Question 1: What was your first thought as you crossed into UTAH airspace on the plane home?

Answer: I will get to sleep in my own bed! It was humbling to realize that I could now share all I had experienced with my family. The few times we spoke on Skype were not enough for me. I am so relieved to know that we would be together all the time now. I looked out the window of the plane and I saw the mountains and started singing UTAAAAAAH! (random sings it to interviewer like he did in SLC on AI Tour.) I so wanted to tweet “Hi! David here! I’m baacckkk!!”. I did take a minute to check my twitter timeline (laughs). I was blown away with all the messages from fans. It’s nice to know you are missed and not forgotten. Well, I did keep my promise to return. They kept their promise to wait. It’s a win-win!

Question 2: Just how many fans were there at the airport to greet you?

Answer: I kept my homecoming a secret, so it was just family, and strangely enough, Taylor Swift showed up in the lounge where we were gathered. But I had security escort her to another lounge. I hear she’s writing a song about me now. (laughs)

Question 3: We have talked endlessly about a David Returns Home Concert. Where would be your favorite place to hold this concert?

Answer: Ideally, I would like to have my first concert take place over a long weekend, three shows, at the Interlochen Music Academy in Michigan. It’s got a relaxed, cool vibe to it. My friend Sunny went to music school there, as did Norah Jones, Josh Groban and Jewel! Nothing is confirmed yet, but I am also considering the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. It used to be the Louisana Superdome until hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. I hear that it has been completely rebuilt. Performing there would be an awesome thrill!

Question 4: Tell us about the first meal you had when you got back. What did you eat and who shared it with you?

Answer: My 2 younger sisters learned to cook while I was away. We had a special family dinner where they made Chicken Pad Thai. It was so good to eat something familiar. I am so proud of how they have grown up! They plan to open their own restaurant in a few years.

Question 5: Many famous artists have said they missed you and wanted to work with you. Have you decided on who you would like to record with next?

Answer: I suppose I can now announce it: I am collaborating with Alison Sudol who sings professionally as A Fine Frenzy. We will be working on some original songs for a fall tour. The planning is in the early stages. She will open the show and we will sing a few duets during my set. I met Alison 3 years ago and we have stayed in contact.

Question 6: Before you left for Chile, you said you can’t wait to show us the person you will become. How have you changed in the last 2 years?

Answer: How have I changed? Hmmm- let’s see. I am a more realistic person. I have gained a new appreciation for what people must do to survive in poverty. I have seen people in deepest despair, also watched others experience the greatest joy. I was blessed to help deliver a baby in an emergency situation.

Question 7: The world is waiting for you to release an album of Spanish songs. Did you do some songwriting while you were away?

Answer: Songwriting? I’ve written 150 songs in my head. New Life is one of my favorites and I wrote it after experiencing the joy of helping a new baby come into this world. A Spanish album will happen as soon as I can get some songs down on paper and record them. Spending time in a Spanish culture has definitely influenced me.

Question 8: Can you tell a funny story from your experience in Chile?

Answer: It was a challenge to avoid being recognized, even so far from the US. I was walking down the street in Santiago when someone called out, “Josh Bradley?” (laughs). Then the 4 girls started screaming and chased me until I was able to duck down a stairway to the train! I had forgotten that Nandito Ako had played over the internet and not just on TV5 in Manilla. It made me laugh that Josh was more recognizable than me. I will have the opportunity to act again. I have learned that it’s best to not hide behind your comfort zone. Acting is something I really enjoy which helps me to explore parts of human nature that I may not personally experience in my own life.

Question 9: Did you pick up any new habits while you were away?

Answer: Oh yes! You become part of the culture and things stick with you even when you are back home. I now always wear shoes, socks, or sandals in the house. Barefoot used to be the standard when I was home, but no longer. Down in Chile we had to always have something on our feet, even in the house. There were some interesting spider-like wildlife in the kitchen on occasion, haha. Speaking of the kitchen. I learned to cook a few pasta dishes and I can grill burgers like a pro. I never learned to like fish though. I guess bike riding became a new habit. We had no car so biking was the best way to get around. There were dogs everywhere so I was chased more times than I can count! I have learned that life is like riding a bike: to keep your balance, you must keep moving forward.

Question 10: We have to ask it, the marriage question. Any plans in the near future?

Answer: If I meet the right person, I wouldn’t hesitate. I won’t get married just to get married, but I am open to falling in love. It’ll happen, I’m sure. I wasn’t open to it before. I needed to get a few things behind me and now I have. I’m looking forward to falling in love, marrying, and becoming a father. I want lots of children.

David, I want to thank you for allowing The Voice to interview you. I know the fans will think of this interview like a cool drink in the hot desert. We enjoyed all the special music and videos that Team David shared in your absence. But having you back home now is the best gift!

Answer: I just want to thank the fans for all their support and understanding. It was not an easy decision that I made back in 2011. It was a goal of mine to fulfill a mission while I was young. My Heavenly Father, along with family, friends and fans kept me going.

There you have it! We will have a new concert, new music, and for David Archuleta a new start on life along with a fabulous singing career.

Disclaimer: The events described in this interview are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

95 Responses to “Interviewing the Voice ~ David Archuleta”

  1. TOfan said

    {{{{Abs & Bets}}}} you guys rock! It would be a dream-come-true to interview David so thanks for giving me a vicarious thrill! lol

    “I’ve written 150 songs in my head.” oh please let that be true!


  2. MT said

    Abrra & Betsy,
    Love it! For so many reasons. I should list everything in this article but I”ll pick a few favorties.

    “Taylor Swift showed up in the lounge where we were gathered. But I had security escort her to another lounge. I hear she’s writing a song about me now. (laughs)”

    Writing a song about him. LOLOL Now that’s funny!!

    “Mercedes-Benz Superdome. It used to be the Louisana Superdome”

    Yes! Yes! Yes! I hope this one comes true!! I would be there with bells on!!

    David delivering a baby? hahahaha I don’t even know what to say.

    Written 150 songs in his head? I hope he got a few down on paper!

    LOL at the spider/shoe part

    Awesome job on the interview. 😉 Thanks for the smile.


  3. fenfan said

    My favourite question is #5. However it begs some follow-ups – how did they keep in touch?????Wasn’t he supposedly incommunicado while on mission??Have they been secretly meeting since his return to write songs and practise for their concert??? Did he blush while answering the question?????
    OMG the cute overload!!! I need to watch that video again. You know which one.
    He delivered a baby?????My head is spinning from the image you planted with that.
    150 songs! New Life! Taylor Swift!
    Please let everything be true! LOLOL


  4. bebereader said

    I’m so gullible that for a second there I thought OMGosh he’s back?!! jl;djlajdlfjalfjalfjafl And then I saw the “sort of” and the “magic of imagination” and the Disclaimer. LOL Okay so I just lied! I’m not THAT gullible, although some would argue that point. LOL

    Loved loved loved the little time you gave us to imagine that he’s back and talking to us again!
    Since we’re doing favorite parts:

    1) The Alison Sudol duet and tour! (I wish!)

    2) This >>> “I was blessed to help deliver a baby in an emergency situation.” Ummm okay.

    3) The Josh Bradley reference!

    Great job, Abs and Betsy!

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this!


  5. stenocruiser said

    Abrra and Betsy — oh my, there are no words — I want to comment on this incredibly clever and excrutiatingly funny interview but I’m in such ‘a fine frenzy’ of laughter and chuckles and wishing-it-were-so that I simply can’t. Thank you for making my day and maybe you can come up with more for the next 287?


  6. stenocruiser said

    ooops — see what I mean — what kind of steno am I? Can’t even spell excruciatingly correctly.


  7. rooster said

    made my day LOL


  8. MT said

    PS I just want to say how I LOVE that you had Alison Sudol opening and gave David top billing when touring with A Fine Frenzy. LOL

    *Still laughing about Taylor Swift writing a song about him* 😆


  9. kaycee said

    Abrra and Betsy–so funny! It’s amazing how well we know this guy! So many of the answers sounded like he truly could have answered them himself!


  10. Abrra said

    It makes my heart happy to know that readers enjoyed our post. Sometimes when information about David is slow, it sends your imagination off someplace to look for news. 🙂

    TOfan #1 I can’t tell you how many times I have had an idea and you write an article about the same theme. I’m glad you enjoyed this one.

    MT #2 I think he knows how much you want a concert.

    Fenfan #3 You have to suspend belief and know that it’s possible that David and Alison exchanged letters.
    I think we all know what he does in her presence. Here is their first meeting. It’s a dimple-fest!

    Bebe #4 You make me laugh. That’s all I am going to say.

    Steno #5 It’s a pleasure to brighten your day.

    Rooster #7 Thanks for your comment, Ray. You make my day 🙂

    Kaycee #9 It’s true that we know him so well. Don’t you think he has grown up quite a bit? His responses are mature 😉

    Angelica Thanks you for your funny lead picture!

    I truly appreciate all those who come to read and/or comment on this fan site. I know we have several lurkers. My wish is that everyone creates a login and welcomes David home on all fan sites when the time comes.



  11. jans11 said

    What a fun post, Abrra and Betsy! 🙂 Love reading David’s answers like he is already back! # 6…”blessed to deliver a baby in an emergency situation”! hahaha That is hard to imagine of David! I do love #5 with him collaborating with Alison Sudol! They are such a cute couple with those dimples!

    My son and daughters leave tomorrow, so maybe I’ll have some more “me” time. Today, I also had to babysit for a few hrs with 3 of my great grandsons when their dad had to go into the emergency room for some heart palpitations. Has to have a stress test next week. All the older kids were at the movies and I thought I was going to have a few hrs to myself…NOT! haha They are all at a softball game right now, so I have some time. 🙂



  12. jans11 said

    #10, love that “Alison interviewing, David” video. Like I said, they are just so cute! 🙂 Love those dimples! ♥


  13. pocoelsy said

    Abrra, Betsy
    OMG this is genius, hillarious, smart , clever, bestest, funnest !!! haha love it, love it, you gals really made my day !!! haha Taylor Swift writes songs about David, David delivered baby !!! gosh !!! 150 songs in his head !!! and after 2 years he hasn’t found his kind of perfect yet !!! OMG if all this is true he must write COS 2 ASAP, dang now I miss him so bad !!! Thank you ❤


  14. potluck8 said

    Thanks for this very entertaining post it is so much fun! I don’t comment that often but I am here every day and enjoy all the articles and comments. David delivering a baby, if he ever was in that situation I bet he would have his eyes closed.


  15. Abrra, and Betsy,
    You two would be great interviewers! hahaha I enjoyed this so much♥
    .. lol .Taylor Swift writing a song about him!
    and how much fun would David and Alison on tour together be!!!? hmm The “My Kind of Perfect Dimple” Tour ! LOL

    14.Potluck, I agree ! “David delivering a baby ,if he ever was in that situation I bet he would have his eyes closed.”
    hahaha. .


  16. SandyBeaches said

    I am amazed by your ‘still fresh’ imaginations. If anything mine is non existent and has been that way for a long time. I lost it one night in December but it will return in the spring…



  17. skydancer1x said

    Hi SB :)) hope you had a good trip to Texas with your daughter. Believe it or not ,you left before the REAL heat set in!

    just came back to mention the fine artwork in top picture. hehe.
    “I like your shoes” too cute.


  18. Abrra said

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    Jan #11 It’s a dream of mine to have a one-on-one chat with David. Sometimes you just have to MAKE things happen outside of reality.

    Poco #13 I don’t think he was looking for that in SA, now do you? 😉

    Potluck #14 Please know we value your comments, more please 🙂

    Sky #15 Love that! How about “My Kind of Perfect Concert” ? 3 days of old songs,cover songs and new songs?

    SB #16 David is always on my mind..



  19. Ah, what a great crystal ball interview. I loved reading it–like being there–although I probably used up all my David wishes by the time I got to the end.

    Thanks for all you do to keep that candle burning!


  20. jans11 said

    Haha, Abrra, “ya gotta have a dream to make a dream come true”! Love the whole post! ♥ Thanks again for all the time and work you put into this site keeping us fans happy! 🙂



  21. betsy said

    This was really fun to do. So glad you guys are enjoying it.
    Abs, maybe someday we should print the other portion of the interview. The parts we left out due to length. 🙂


  22. Abrra said


    I think that’s a great plan! I’d really like to hear if anyone has a question for David that we didn’t ask. We might just be able to open the connection again.



  23. Angelica said

    Abrra and Betsy, thanks so much for taking the time and trouble to interview David for us! Great job coming up with all the right questions. One thing though, I would have pressed him harder about the Spanish album. Like will it include all original songs or a combination of original and some covers? Will his being influenced by the Spanish culture and his experiences there give his songs a more mature tone and content? Tour: Will there be dancing? What kind? Has he thought about what he will wear?
    Alma Awards attire?
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    MKOC vest and boots?
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    Matt Clayton cool?
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    Maybe we need to do a poll. :-?


  24. gladys1961 said

    I have known that David sang at the farewell of President McArthur. I am making arrangements to go, but I knew this news yesterday, I’m waiting for my flight confirmation.
    Wish me luck.
    (fingers crossed)


  25. kaycee said

    Good luck, Gladys!! Hope all goes well!!


  26. stenocruiser said

    Wishing you the best of luck, Gladys, and vaya con dios.


  27. Edvcroz Zed said

    This made me smile…thansk


  28. Angelica said

    Congratulations Gladys!

    Welcome back Edvcroz Zed!

    This is cool. For all those who may have been upset about David’s false death report trending, he’s in good company. Quote from this article about Bindi Irwin, “…she is the latest celebrity to have a fictitious death report trend worldwide, putting her in an exclusive club. More recent inductees into the “Not Dead Celebrity Club” include Morgan Freeman, Natalie Portman, George Clooney, Britney Spears and Harrison Ford. So … congratulations, Bindi! You’ve hit the big time.”


  29. Abrra said

    Archugeezer #19 David has always kept us guessing. It will be fun to compare what happens when he is back to the US.

    Angelica #23 He told us he wrote an original song “New Life”. Our time was limited, so we asked our questions and didn’t get much follow up. I am counting on a 2nd shot 😉
    I vote for door #2. Swagga in a vest! oh yeah!

    Death list?? I can’t imagine making up stuff about a celebrity. /evil grin


    Happy for you to go visit your new friends the Mc Arthurs. It will be quite emotional for them to be leaving Chile.

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    Click to go



  30. djafan said

    Abrra and Betsy,

    Such creative fun lol, ODD at its finest. I’d love it if Swift wrote a song about David! And those 150 songs in his head? I NEED them 🙂

    Gladys, Safe travels!!! The McArthurs are going to be so happy to see you!

    Angelica, Those are some nice outfits there. I can’t pick one haha.

    Going to chat!!!


  31. emmegirl14 said

    Great interview – big surprise my favorite part was the collaboration with Alison Sudol! And am particularly happy about the Spanish album!

    Gladys, excited to hear you are on the road again!

    Vest and boots, classy or cool, wfm!


  32. emmegirl14 said

    (and thanks for the puzzle Angelica!)


  33. gladys1961 said

    ok ladies.

    Gisselle has told me that the devotional farewell was emotional, she also told me that David was not present.
    Perhaps the non-confirmation of my tickets was a sign, who knows.


  34. Dayzee said

    Fun interview! Loved thinking what he might feel when he crosses into Utah airspace. Thanks for including that. I have spent a week in southern/central Utah and saw so many beautiful things and often thought how David would enjoy seeing them.

    So good to get back to Archieville and all things David here.

    Jan, hope your grandson is doing ok.

    I’m voting for wardrobe choice #3. David looks so cool in that dark blue.

    Gladys, sorry you missed your trip to Chile. Hoping for something in the near future.


  35. Abrra said

    Emmegirl #31 Wouldn’t she be a wonderful singing partner for David? They seem to have good chemistry and plenty of dimples.

    Gladys, Sorry you missed the devotional. I know how much you wanted to see the McArthurs before they left South America.

    Dayzee Welcome back. You have been missed, my friend. Glad you enjoyed the interview. David always said “There’s no place like home.”

    I saw a cool picture on twitter and decided it might make a “tricky” jigsaw puzzle.



  36. betsy said

    Loved the puzzle. Abs. 5:48. 🙂
    I did poorly on the last one I worked, so I was leery. Going in to do Angelica’s now.


  37. MT said

    Great puzzle Abrra. Love that pic! 4:28 🙂


  38. Glady’s there was a reason for everything. I know you would have like to say Goodbye to the McArthurs!, Suprised that David was not there, but then there be a good reason for that too.


  39. jans11 said

    Gladys, it sounds like you were not supposed to go over the mountain since the David wasn’t even there! Things work out for reasons, that’s for sure. 🙂

    Glad you’re back Dayzee and that you had a good, safe trip. Thanks for the well wishes for my grandson. He’s my granddaughter’s husband and was in Iraq. He’s been suffering with these symptoms for the last 4 yrs and like he said, they are finally going to do something about it.

    I also like the Matt Clayton cool blue picture the best! Yep!

    Abrra and Angelica, loved both of the puzzles! Thanks so much. 🙂 I used to do the one on Fanscene every Sun and miss it since they are on archie rest til 2014!


  40. bebereader said

    Gladys, There’s a reason for everything. I know that you wanted to see the McArthurs at their farewell gathering but your tickets weren’t confirmed for a good reason; David wasn’t there.

    Welcome home Dayzee!! Fun time with you in chat last night, as always.

    Matt Clayton’s pic has my vote, too.

    David will have a lot of music to catch up on when he gets back. In the video with Alison Sudol, he seemed intrigued that she was writing a children’s book. UPDATE: The book, “The Story of Pines” is finished and was published last year in 2012. She released a full-length album “Pines” and an animated film to accompany the book. This song from the album caught my attention, “Now is The Start”.

    credit AFineFrencyVEVO


  41. potluck8 said

    I was very surprised that David wasn’t at the devotional, I wonder if he has been transferred.


  42. fenfan said

    #35 I got “tricked” by the “twins”. LOL
    #40 Nice song/video. Her smile and dimples match his!


  43. djafan said

    Gladys, I agree with everyone, things happen for a reason. I’m also surprised that David wasn’t at the farewell but President McArthur will be going to Zone Conference tomorrow in Elder Archuleta’s area 🙂

    Abrra, I loved that puzzle, 48 seconds! Screen captured and now my desktop 🙂

    Some numbers for fun. Two week comparison. Last number is overall total.

    Jun 3 ‐ Jun 9 Jun 10 ‐ Jun 16 Total

    Facebook Page Likes
    9.85K 5.20K 3.47M

    Facebook Talking About This (7 day)
    12.9K 19.3K

    Wikipedia Pageviews
    11.6K 11.5K

    Twitter Followers
    2.43K 4.08K 1.34M

    Twitter Mentions
    4.87K 4.76K

    YouTube Video Views
    28.6K 28.8K 11.2M

    Vevo Video Views
    117K 91.2K 56.3M

    SoundCloud Plays
    1.47K 1.47K 324K

    MySpace Profile Views
    2.37K 11.3K 14.9M

    The monthly WWTT phrase is out!!!

    June 28th at 7:00pm ET!

    “Counting The Days David Archuleta”

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  44. Dayzee said

    Spent some time playing in the sidebar pics today. Nearly every David picture posted there brings a smile from remembering a happy time. There are a few I cannot pull out of my memory file. Will have to study them again 🙂 That “I’ll Be Back” one is deserving of the hugeness.


  45. Abrra said


    It makes me happy that the side bar pictures are a hit! They are his story. The next chapters will find their place here as well.



  46. cq#DA2014 said

    Abrra, love the side bar pictures, keep them coming.


  47. funfee said

    Finally got to read this article! So much fun, thank you! I would DIE if he came to sing at the Superdome in Louisiana!!!!!


  48. Abrra said


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    Sometimes the waiting is just too much. There is so much speculation in the fan base about what David will do when he is back in the states. I decided to bring him back early and asked questions that many fans might want answered. David has not been down south for a few years so I think the Superdome is perfect 🙂



  49. betsy said

    There is no way a person could watch this new video by ohnopurple and not smile.
    It’s my new fave. DAVID SMILING AND LAUGHING. The track is Nothing Else Better To Do.

    BRB, after I watch this another 857 times.


  50. fenfan said

    I was grinning like a fool just 5 seconds into that video at #49. I couldn’t stop even when I tried. Then tears came into my eyes and I was grinning and teary at the same time. I love Nothing Else Better To Do; it’s one of my favourite songs. I hope he sings it when he tours again.


  51. Angelica said

    #49 That vid! I have the biggest smile on my face still. Thank you Ohnopurple! I suggest you go large screen. 😉

    Abbbrrrrrraaaaaa!!! You could make a lot of people in Unplugged grin big. :D


  52. bebereader said

    I’ve got nothing else better to do than watch that smile video in #49 over and over. I am a sucker for David’s smiles. I’d take a smile picture over any other kind. Thanks for bringing it here, Betsy!


  53. jans11 said

    #49..the best smile in the world!!! ♥ 🙂 Love that video, you can’t help but smile watching him smile! 🙂


  54. Abrra said

    I have added #49 to the Favorites set in Unplugged 🙂

    Is it 2014 yet?



  55. He has the best smile I have ever seen, on any human being.EVER! Makes me so happy:))
    Abs,get ready for repeated requests in Unplugged.Get ready for repeated requests in Unplugged! uh huh.


  56. djafan said

    WOW #49. I can’t stop watching. Again WOW.

    Thank you Ohnopurple!!!


  57. emmegirl14 said

    #49, I am now in my happyplace!


  58. betsy said

    You make me smile, David Archuleta. 🙂


  59. bebereader said

    Nandito Ako chat is postponed until tomorrow night for this week only, due to a conflict of interest. See comment #64.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic


  60. MT said

    #49 If anyone needs a smile today, that will do it. 😀

    Thank you!


  61. Dayzee said

    Fen, I made an effort to go smileless, but my time was exactly the same as yours. 5 seconds and I was a goner. A smiling, happy goner. An upbeat song with that upbeat fellow is simply irresistible. What a joyful difference he makes in so many lives.


  62. MT said

    In the video at #49, the photo at the :07 mark with the jacket … why do I not remember that photo?

    Does anyone know where the original is? What shoot is that from?


  63. Abrra said

    I waved my magic wand. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~********~~~~~~~~~~~~~*****

    How did I do it? I took a screen shot of the video image and saved it to my desktop. Next I went to Google Images photo search and dragged the cropped picture to the search field and got a bunch of results where the picture was posted online. It was from a photo shoot used in a Seventeen Magazine in Maylasia. Remember the video of him being interviewed by Seventeen Mag where he sang My Girl?

    This is a B/W crop.

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    Of this.

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    I am such a NERD 🙂



  64. bebereader said

    Due to a conflict of interests (The Voice TV show finale tonight) we are postponing Nandito Ako chat until tomorrow night, same time, same place.

    Nandito Ako chat will be changed to tomorrow, Wednesday, for this week only.

    I apologize for the late notice.


  65. MT said

    Love you and your magic wand. ♥ You are amazing! Thanks!

    Just a thought … Does he look older in the black and white one? LOL Anyway, love the pic! 🙂


  66. pocoelsy said

    The vid #49 and #63 have me smile so bigggg, the guy really has the best smile in the world !!! 😀

    I love magic wand and nerd heehee, the big black n white pic GAHHHH


  67. jans11 said

    Has anyone else seen this? Found on my FB: On Elder Hoff’s blog dated June 10 said “I’m also doing a traveling music show with “guess who” starting tomorrow (June 11) and finishing next Tuesday (June 18). We’ll be going around the Mission and performing “The Prayer” by Josh Groban.

    Today(Tuesday) was the farewell devotional for President and sister MacArthur. No word whether David was there or whether he sang.

    Just in…..”I was able to see Hermana Carter and Hermana Iroz from the MTC! And wouldn’t you know it, we had a special musical number in the beginning from Elder Archuleta! He sang “I’m Trying to be Like Jesus” in Spanish. And, of course, it was gorgeous. I was able to saludar him after the devotional and thank him for his musical number, but sorry, no pictures.”,,,,,Hermana Mercado



  68. jans11 said

    Thought “The Voice” was very entertaining tonight and my favorite, Danielle won! Whoo hoo! She’s like David, having a God given talent. What a future she will have with Blake being her mentor!


  69. pocoelsy said

    Jans 11
    May I add this too : This is probably from the Farewell Devotional too, found this on my FB “DAVID ARCHULETA DID THE MUSICAL NUMBER! He sang the Spirit of God and oh my gosh…I’d be lying if I said I didn’t tear up at the end hahahahaha but only because he started to cry–Hermana Baeza”


  70. cq#DA2014 said

    #69 what, missionaries can use FB?


  71. Glad to hear hDavid sang. Sure wish could have more info since theres no videos or pictures.


  72. Love the black & white pic of David in #63


  73. bebereader said

    See you at 10PM Eastern tonight for Nandito Ako Chat!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic


  74. Grammyj said

    CQ, I don’t think Mormon missionaries can use Facebook, but their family could post for them just like Kari posts on Facebook for David.


  75. pocoelsy said


    That’s not exactly come straight from “the missionary” it’s a guy who has connection to the mish post it on his FB !! I think he “copy and paste” that paragraph from the mish’ blog and post there 🙂


  76. cq#DA2014 said

    Thanks for clarifying Pocoelsy. I was about ready to get upset that we didn’t get a FB post from our man, hahahhahaha!!!! Btw, just joking, even if they could, I’m pretty sure David wouldn’t.


  77. Angelica said

    I want to try to be as clear and at the same time, as kind as I can about this. The Voice is not the place to post excerpts from in-country missionary or member blogs regarding David’s activities. The only exception was in allowing Gladys to post her experiences in meeting and hearing David in person after years of waiting for that miracle. I hope I haven’t offended anyone. I know how much you all love and miss him. So do I. We just have to give him his space for a little while longer.


  78. cq#DA2014 said

    This site is real great, but you lost me Angelica. I don’t think that posting some real nice thing that was posted on FB by a fan here be wrong.


  79. ray said

    angelica,you know i love this site,just one question for you do you visit other fans sites,of david,s ???


  80. fenfan said

    #73 love that picture Bebe! That’s what I call David’s Greek god look. Whenever I see that pic I always think of the busts of Greek gods/men I see in museums. It’s how the hair falls on the forehead, I think. Also the eyes, nose, mouth…heck, everything!


  81. Abrra said

    How about some phoot shoot pics that might make good desktop wallpaper?

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    Bigger for Sky
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    Singer, actor, model,and product spokesperson, David has a bright future for sure!



  82. djafan said

    WWTT PARTY!!!!! Please join in!!!

    Counting The Days David Archuleta

    June 28th > 7pm PT, 10pm ET

    Milen #D.Archie 2014 ‏@davion10 3h
    Trending WWTT Friday June 28th at 10:00pm EDT. Trend Topic>> Counting The Days David Archuleta

    Lisa in Austin ‏@txarchie 18 Jun
    @DavidArchie fans: We are trending Counting The Days David Archuleta this Friday at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time. See you then! 🙂

    LindaSpivey#DA2014 ‏@erlindita 17 Jun
    Get ready for a WWTT Friday June 28th at 7:00pm EDT.Trend Topic>> Counting The Days David Archuleta

    Cherry Mariano ‏@cherry08mariano 6h
    ★✩★ Trending Party ★✩★
    Saturday, June 29, 2013, 10 AM PHT
    → Counting The Days David Archuleta ←

    DavidArchieVenezuela ‏@DavidArchieVzla 17 Jun
    WWTT June 28th @ 7pm with Counting The Days David Archuleta


    “Singer, actor, model,and product spokesperson, David has a bright future for sure!”

    Love love his laugh ♥
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    Matt Clayton blogs about David!!!

    David Archuleta for his “No Matter How Far” album

    Photographed March ’12

    It was a nice surprise to see the finished album, while out shopping. I resisted the urge to tell the sales clerk that that was my work on the cover – I wasn’t in the mood to start signing autographs … plus I didn’t have a Sharpie on me.

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  83. Abrra said


    This trending party is next week, right?



  84. djafan said

    Yes Abs, next week on the 28th.


  85. OOOh abbra! I can’t pick! Think I might have to have ‘flying’ David♥ But wait,the first one is beautiful! eek.can we make that one bigger?? kjshfkjshfsjh!!

    80. haha Fen,you are so right! I see what you see. :)) he would look awesome in a laurel leaf crown and toga.yikes! o–i—-< thud…


  86. Abrra said


    I did but it makes it a bit more out of focus.



  87. MT said

    Lovely pics.. ♥

    The one leaning against the wall and the one with the dressy jacket are gorgeous … but his hands look huge!


  88. MT said

    Ok, the one of him flying, does he not have socks on? (Never noticed that before.)

    Am I seeing things? (or not seeing? LOL)


  89. bebereader said

    I don’t see socks in that pic either.

    There’s definitely an Adonis quality about the picture in #73. We mention it all the time in NA chat but the shot doesn’t stay on the screen long enough to get our fill. Glad someone screamshopped it so I could use it here. And it’s now my desktop pic!

    Read this fan’s account, complete with pictures, of when she met David in July 2011!!!

    David on Nandito Ako (loved this interview!)

    credit JR


  90. skydancer1x said

    aw Abrra, thanks for trying..can’t have a blurry David ♥

    MT , I guess his socks flew off. lol !

    The flying David is my desktop pic,Bebe (so many Davids to chose from)
    … going to watch the video now♥


  91. Dayzee said

    Angelica, Thank you.

    Abrra and Betsy began their article with “In David Archuleta’s absence we, his fans, have been well cared for”. Aren’t we spoiled? Here I am picking out another screen saver. So many to choose from. Is there any other fan base with such a large selection of goodies? Or such a fine looking subject.

    No. There is not


  92. djafan said

    I’m joining bliss in call!!!!

    Mike ‏@blisskasden 58s
    I just saw @MileyCyrus new video. I call for an Executive order to recall @DavidArchie from Chile in the interest of national musical sanity


  93. Angelica said

    Ray #79, Yes and I have no problem with what other fan sites do. I’m only concerned with what this fan site does. Whatever the reasons, none of which are any of my business, I don’t think David likes it. So you see, it can’t be right for me, or for this site, if it isn’t right for him.

    Love you Rooster. ♥


  94. Angelica said

    Dja, I’m with you and Bliss. I just watched the video and I can not un-watch.


  95. MT said

    Abrra & Sky,
    LOL He’s not just knocking our socks off anymore, he’s knocking off his own!

    And … Yep, I saw the MC video, too. 😦

    I’m voting with you guys to get David back!


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