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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 on Guitar ~ Killing Us Softly

Posted by MT on Saturday, July 6, 2013


I recently ran across an interview  with Mike Krompass, one of the co-writers of “A Little Too Not Over You,” from January 2009.  He was asked if David played guitar.

He says he’s not very good on guitar. Have you seen him play?

… he actually called me from his video shoot and he was like, “Can you tell me the chords for A Little Too Not Over You?” and he was playing it over the phone for me. Yeah, he can play. He plays piano great and he plays guitar. He is very talented.

Full interview here.

I thought I had read somewhere that he played, but wasn’t really sure until I recently read this interview.  I have to tell you, I got pretty excited at the thought of David on stage playing a guitar and singing.  Visions of a Spanish ballad in David’s beautiful voice with him accompanying himself on guitar were running through my head.

But then I watched the video of him singing “Waiting On The World To Change” with Jeff Leblanc and I began having second thoughts.  Watch the video and take a good look at the way David moves when he sings (particularly from 2:50 on), his full body rhythm and his very expressive hand movements, and tell me that you don’t appreciate the fact that David sings with his whole being.  You can almost see the music moving through him.


I started thinking about it and suddenly wasn’t so sure I’d want him hidden behind a guitar, unable to move around the stage and unable to express himself with his hands as well as his voice.

So I’ve decided that I wouldn’t mind if he uses a guitar on one or two songs, the way he does with the piano, (very generous of me, right?) but I definitely hope he doesn’t begin using it for too many songs.  I want to see him moving around, rockin’ that stage!

What do you guys think?

Would you like to see David on stage with a guitar in his hands?

Are you a fan of the acoustic style of singing/performing?

Would you prefer he do more songs either at the piano or with a guitar?

Or would you prefer that he remains free to move around, jump, dance and sing with those beautifully expressive hands of his, having fun on stage?

Watching that video also made me wonder what he would be like on stage without a mic to hold onto.  If he used a head mic instead, how do you think he would move? Would he be more likely to dance? Would it change the way he performs?  And most important…would we be able to handle it?



MT is a Staff Writer for The Voice

72 Responses to “David Archuleta on Guitar ~ Killing Us Softly”

  1. Suzy-Q said

    I wish he would use a head mic because it wouldn’t block his face. His face is so expressive that we miss a lot of it because of the choke hold grip of the mic in front of his mouth. Although the eyes are beautiful.


  2. MT said

    Good point about seeing his face. Just look at the last photo! 🙂

    GREAT job on the artwork. Thanks!


  3. Dayzee said

    MT, very thoughtful article. For me, the less extraneous stuff the better. Again, I refer to Angelica’s definition of extraneous: “anything that is not David”. Of course, it would add another facet to him. Always fun to see David do new things. But still, most of the time all I see is David. Don’t need anything else to look at.

    It was great to spend some time at The Voice Unplugged last night. Nice of Abrra to invite us to visit.

    I appreciate all your thoughts and prayers for my son. David people are such caring folk. Perfect timing for Tawna’s quote in the upper left corner, “David is so good for whatever is going on in life…..”. I find that the more you need, the more David gives you. When problems arise, there is always something from David to help you get through, just as Tawna wrote.


  4. betsy said

    Dayzee – thinking about you.


  5. betsy said

    MT, I’d like him to whip out the guitar once in a while. I’m sure he’s better than he’d lead us to believe.
    But I know it’s harder for him to sing and play an instrument at the same time. He said this at our vip once. (Clarkston)
    I like the hands free mic like when he did Elevator at the radio station. But again, I think he likes his mic. It’s his thing. 🙂
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  6. TOfan said

    tbh, I’m not holding out hope for David to play guitar on stage anytime soon (he plays piano for us, which I love, but he does stumble even with that instrument… stumbling on two instruments, not so cute)… but in a music video or with a new Spanish song where he could sort of “pretend” to play or just strum (like, let’s face it, lots of WGWGs do), YES!!!

    Thanks for posting the link to one of my fave interviews, MT!


  7. LOULOU said



  8. MT said

    ” But still, most of the time all I see is David. Don’t need anything else to look at.” << I think we had a little talk about that in chat. LOL I know what you mean. 🙂

    Maybe he's been practicing in Chile? IDK if he'd have the time, but I like the idea.

    Hmm … you could be right about him on stage with a guitar. But the Music Video with one is a great idea. I Like that! Or even a Vlog of him playing and singing would make me a happy camper. *fingers crossed* 😀


  9. Oh, yay! I thought I was in the distant minority on this question. Maybe not.

    I don’t want David to become another WGWG; especially not another GWGWG (GenericWGWG). David puts “everything and more” into a song vocally, and I prefer hearing (and seeing) that over him dividing his attention between what he is singing and what he is playing. He has given us a few nice moments at the keyboard (and drums!), but it is definitely not his comfort zone every time.

    Still, it is David, and he tends to trust his fans when he wants to experiment with music. I can totally see him sauntering out on stage and saying something like, “I have been playing around with the guitar (screaming erupts). I’m not very good at it yet, but I hope you’ll let me try it out on this song and see what happens. Here we go.”

    Would we let him? Ha! There would be ODD pandemonium. Of course I am one of those fans prone to spoiling David Archuleta. He can have his own way and do whatever he wants to do.


  10. rooster said

    ha ha ha archugeezer i am with youspoil him let him do anything he wants


  11. Abrra said

    I would like to see David expand his musical talents by adding some guitar playing to his set. He could play a ballad like You Can or maybe he will write one just for this purpose. A girl can dream. We all figure he will bring back a boatload of confidence, right? I think he will be ready to show us the person he brings back, musically.

    Mt I like that you keep us grounded on all things David. He has so much more in him to offer from the stage. I hope he does expand his use of more instruments.

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    Dayzee I was missing David last night so it was nice to have all the fans come by to watch videos and chat.



  12. tawna21 said

    MT, you’ve made me think (ouch!). I would love to see and hear David play some guitar on a great ballad type song and just sit on a stool and be his beautiful, calm, acoustical self. However, I just really don’t want him to be his accompaniment as a general rule… let the man move and work that stage. I think, like Betsy, he likes his mic, so I don’t know that he’ll opt for the head mic. That remains to be seen when he reveals who he brought back… I just love that idea that he can’t wait to see who he brings back, it’s so David-ish.

    Thanks MT for posting that interview. I had never seen it before.

    Dayzee… {{hugs}}



  13. haha Abs♥ seems all you have to do whistle:)) to fill seats in the room.TY for gathering us last night(and thank you David♥ for the always marvelous entertainment)

    MT great questions you asked, and observations you shared. Made me rethink the guitar. I do love when David sings at the piano, for a song or two, But honestly, mostly just enjoy him using those arms and expressive beautiful hands, and as you said, ‘his whole being!” on that stage!
    I don’t know why it is, but I just never saw David as a guitar man.Funny that.
    (Not to say if he returned with a spanish song, and whipped out a guitar to serenade us I wouldn’t need immediate medical assistance!)

    LOVE his acoustic style performances, but then, I loved the last wonderful band too♥
    hard to picture D without his mic. The one Angelica put on him though…would work for me.:))

    When he is on that stage,everything else that isn’t David just fades away, or fades into the background.
    and like dayzee said,”all I see is him”


  14. bebereader said


    Great topic for an article! I would love if David would sing one song from his set with a guitar but not if he feels that it would take away from his singing. There’s something so….dare I say SEXY, about a man with a guitar. But David doesn’t need a guitar to look sexy. Oh dear I think I am digging myself into a hole that I won’t be able to get out of. (Ahem! Snap out of it, Bebe!) The truth is that David doesn’t even have to actually play the guitar. If he just stood there and pretended to or even if he just held the guitar for a few seconds on stage at his concert, I honestly think they would have to call the paramedics for us.


  15. skydancer1x said

    hahaha Bebe.I agree totally!


  16. emmegirl14 said

    Dayzee, thinking of you.

    Haven’t had much time to comment lately but peek in several times a week. I really enjoyed your ODD article Ronaleem. I remember for atleast the first 3 years after AI the first thing I did every single morning and the last thing I did every single night was check the computer for fear I might miss a youtube vid, a picture, a vlog, a tweet, a fan encounter, whatever. It was mania. I had never in my life experienced anything like it. And I want it back. 🙂

    And Angelica, your Singer post was terrific, one of your most creative, loved every word! I think nothing ever said about him could be more true than this….”And they don’t need all the bells and whistles or even electricity to perform well. In fact, the technology most singers depend upon is superfluous to them. In their element unplugged, they have the power to penetrate the thickest layers, mending the tears that lie so deep; they bind what others cannot reach.”

    MT, glad you brought up the guitar thing. I remember hearing during AI from someone in his close circle of family/friends (can’t remember who though) that he did the expert level of Guitar Hero. I have no idea what that means as far as expertise and playing professionally, but I do know I have always hoped we would see him on stage with one.
    Would it really be asking too much to see him dancing with a head mic, a beautiful acoustic performance at the piano (I would love to see him become more proficient too tofan), a heart-stopping-help-me-I-can’t-breath love song on the guitar (go ahead, say it bebe) and the expressive, mic gripping, sweat inducing, musical poetry in motion David all on stage? (it might just be too much, too much to survive!)


  17. Abrra said

    Had a blast last night in chat! We stay up way too late don’t we? When I got up today, I went straight to my computer to look for anything “different” to add to Unplugged. It’s not that simple haha My hope is that a fan has found something on their camera and they decide to share it on youtube even if it is old.Once I was in the vortex, I began to make a ton of scream caps. Then i needed to find a free collage maker. This is a first attempt but it came out ok.

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    My favorite one has to be HUGE!!

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    I will be adding pictures to the side bar soon. I have been waiting to see what Kari has to share.



  18. fenfan said

    Just one song with him on guitar would be enough, I think. Coz we will all be dead after that!
    Actually I don’t mind if he doesn’t play the guitar or the piano. I just want to hear him sing. The voice is everything. Everything else is just a bonus.
    Love the #17 collage and the giant scream-worthy pic. That’s a lot of hair right there.
    This post is all sorts of win – the thought provoking questions, David with guitar, David with head mic, David being jazzy in a duet, and those little guitars under the awesome vid. Love it all.


  19. MT said

    I agree. So many times I’ve wished I could see his face better in concert videos.

    Something else that comes to mind is … would he sing differently without a mic in his hand? It almost seems he uses the raissed arm that has a grip on it to propel him physically (in a way), using the motion for vocal emphasis. ( Does that make sense?) IDK Maybe not. Has that occurred to anyone else? Or am I completely off the wall on that one? 😀

    “I can totally see him sauntering out on stage and saying something like, “I have been playing around with the guitar (screaming erupts). I’m not very good at it yet, but I hope you’ll let me try it out on this song and see what happens. Here we go.” … Would we let him? Ha! There would be ODD pandemonium. Of course I am one of those fans prone to spoiling David Archuleta. He can have his own way and do whatever he wants to do.”

    I can see that happening exactly as you describe, including the “Here we go.”

    Yep, me too.

    “I think he will be ready to show us the person he brings back, musically.” I can’t wait to see exactly who/what that is.!

    Sorry for straining your brain. LOL And glad you enjoyed the interview. I thought it was a really interesting read. I love hearing about him from the perspective of someone who has been close to him.

    Sky & Bebe,
    ROFL We’ll have to notify David to have paramedics on stand-by if he ever decides to break out the guitar. 😉

    LOL ODD in full bloom. If he can do it, we want to see it. I’m with you. We want it all!

    Nice job on the collage! I love the TOSOD hair. 🙂


  20. jans11 said

    Nice post, MT! I wouldn’t mind seeing David with guitar once in awhile, but I agree that I wouldn’t want it on every song. And I like the headset mike, but I think he needs to hold that mike…like you said, “he uses the raised arm that has a grip on it to propel him him physically (in a way), using the motion for vocal emphasis”. Yes it makes sense to me too.

    Speaking of WGWG, David Cook sang the NA at the KC Royals game on the 4th. They also interviewed him on our local channel. They introduced him as “entertainer David Cook”! No more American Idol, I guess.

    Dayzee, sorry about your son. Keeping him and your family in my prayers. {{hugs}}

    My family from TX has went home, so I can get back to my computer, David and fans! 🙂



  21. 17.oh wow.
    I was going to say something but I forget what it was.


  22. jans11 said

    Abrra, loving your collage tryout! It turned out beautifully! 🙂 And, I just wanted to know how you knew what all my favorite pics are that you put on the sides???? ♥ All are breathtaking!! Love them all! ♥

    21..Sky, 🙂


  23. Dayzee said

    Like Sky I find it difficult to put any thought together after that collage and huge favorite. Love you Abrra.

    Jan, nice to have you back.

    This was a good day for me. Some improvement in my son’s condition. Keep hoping for the best

    Got to spend some time at my sewing machine. For the past five years I have been sewing slowly because when I would speed up I could not hear David. Today I finally figured out I had EARPHONES! Duh!


  24. bebereader said

    I was so happy to hear that there was some improvement in your son’s condition. I will continue to keep him in my prayers.

    I think the TOSOD photo shoot is my all-time favorite, with Bench coming in a close second. David is so photogenic. The collage is just beautiful!

    I get what you mean when you say:
    “It almost seems he uses the raised arm that has a grip on it to propel him physically (in a way), using the motion for vocal emphasis.”

    I’ve often thought that his hand pointed upward enables him to reach the high notes and vice verse for the low notes.

    Did you remember what you wanted to say? You will have to use a blindfold when you come to this site so you won’t see the collage. 😉


  25. Suzy-Q said

    Dayzee, I am glad that your son is getting better. Continue to keep us posted on his condition. I am praying for him and for you.


  26. angelofdja said

    Happy belated Independence Day everyone! No internet connection! Hubby and I are at the local laundromat and I’m checking in! Only good for an hour!

    I wanted to thank Ronaleem for sharing her ODD with us! I can relate to every word she spoke! I’ve never been “attached” to any performer/entertainer before. Honestly, I am super happy with my ODD and all that comes with it!

    Dayzee, bless you and your family. I will keep you and your son in my prayers.

    Need to pay a few bills with my remaining time. Miss you all! 🙂


  27. poof said

    Dayzee, hang in there. You have a lot of people here caring about you and yours.

    On the topic of the guitar; For me David’s voice is his instrument and one that is without compare. It seems without another instrument, David is more free to “go” to where he needs to go in the moment. Those are the moments I CRAVE. 🙂 Just sayin’ 🙂
    But, I won’t be mad if he gives it a whirl,,, that is for sure!


  28. djafan said


    Sorry I’m late to the party. I’ve always loved the idea of David pulling out the guitar and blowing us away but after reading all the comments and thinking about David’s mobility hindered by the guitar, well maybe for a couple of songs so he can knock us off our feet lol. But like Archugeezer says:

    “Would we let him? Ha! There would be ODD pandemonium. Of course I am one of those fans prone to spoiling David Archuleta. He can have his own way and do whatever he wants to do.”

    Rooster said it best “ha ha ha archugeezer i am with youspoil him let him do anything he wants” 🙂

    Emmegirl! Hello! You’ve been missed 🙂

    Hello Angelofdja!!! Nice to see you pop in. Hope your internet gets connected!

    Love that picture Teamarchie tweeted.

    Dayzee, praying for your son and you’re family.


  29. Abrra said

    I started to make a new collage and got sidetracked in Google images. I clicked on a picture and it lead me to a Manila fan’s blog. OOPS! Guess we have some pic spam 🙂
    Here is a link to her blog. She talks about attending the mall events. (scroll down about 1/3 of the page.)

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    Bebe I was trying to make a Bench collage haha I got distracted, but I finished it.

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  30. All I know is I want to be present or watching a good video livestream the first time he picks up a guitar at a concert! Can you imagine the screams?? Re the head mic – please yes – be awesome to have both arms available for emoting and to really be able to see his expressions when he sings. Or if he could hold the mike away from his face when he’s not moving around. I miss being able to see him sing instead of watching a fist and a mike.


  31. jans11 said

    Abrra, I really think you’re trying to kill us off!! haha! OMJosh!! those pics…..♥

    Dayzee, your sewing projects are always awesome without the earphones! Now that you have discovered them, 🙂 no telling what you and that Singer will produce now! 🙂


  32. Angelica said

    Emmegirl, good to see you and thank you so much!

    Dayzee, so glad to hear your son is making some improvement. You made me LOL at this,

    “Got to spend some time at my sewing machine. For the past five years I have been sewing slowly because when I would speed up I could not hear David. Today I finally figured out I had EARPHONES! Duh!”

    All through the ordeal of your son being in a coma, you have remained so positive and such a tower of strength. I’m sure your sense of humor, despite the anxiety you must feel is helping your whole family cope. If he has half your spunk he will pull through this, I hope and pray, very soon. Love your feisty spirit. And you.


    Thanks for another great read and since you asked for opinions, here is mine. If he wants to play the guitar on a song or two, that would be awesome. If he pounds the heck out of it the way he does a keyboard or those drums on Drummer Boy, he will keel us. But most of the time, I just want him to concentrate on singing. That vocal chord is the instrument he plays best, and takes a backseat to no one on. So he should go with his strengths for the most part.

    Now about that head mic. I would love it if he would do half his show with a regular mic stand, and after intermission, come back out wearing a head mic. Really free himself up to get into the song, like he does in the studio, like he did on that Elevator performance. Do some subtle moves like on the Rainbow video, a little shoulder action, a little MORE shoulder action. A quick 2 second shimmy and I’d be a goner. srly. *shudder* And he can dance. He admits to dancing with his friends, his relatives, in his room. He has natural rhythm that he obviously feels with the music, but he is too self conscious. He lacks confidence and needs to let go. Let go of the inhibition, let go of the mic. His mother is a dancer; it’s in his blood. And he has stated Michael Jackson is his favorite performer. Not singer, “performer.” What is MJ noted for? His dancing. David can dance and I think he will. Not the high intensity aerobic workout that masquerades as dance onstage. I think his movements will be more subtle, organic and an expression of his song. Even if it’s just his hands speaking eloquently or that slowly sauntering walk that only he can make into a performance art. One thing that keeps this ODD alive for me is the unshakable conviction that as good as I know he is, he is holding back and what he has in him will not be denied. It is a kind of genius for the stage, a knowing how to hold an audience captive for as long as he wants and long after he makes his exit, he still retains possession.


  33. Dayzee said

    I appreciate all of the good wishes expressed here. It is overwhelming to find so many caring people. Thank you.

    It lifts my spirits every time I see Tawna’s quote on the upper left corner. It amazes me how much happiness and comfort that David fellow can bring. I was reminded of a hymn we used to sing:

    “Have I done any good in the world today?
    Have I helped anyone in need?
    Have I cheered up the sad and made someone feel glad?
    If not, I have failed indeed.”

    I think David has sung that song many times and made the message a part of his thoughts.

    If you ever need a smile, this is the place to come looking for one. No way you can see the pics here and not be grateful for the past and excited for the future.


  34. bebereader said

    Join us tonight at 10PM Eastern for Nandito Ako Chat!

    credit TV5Philippines


  35. dancer952 said

    Well it looks like most are in agreement about the guitar. It would be amazing to see him perform with one, but for the most part, we just want him to do what he does best, sing without distraction, unencumbered.

    That whole last paragraph about the mic is dead on. Maybe one day we’ll see that. One can hope. 😀

    Dayzee is right. This is a great place to come for a smile. Abrra’s collage in 29 …. 🙂

    Dayzee, I hope things continue to get better and better for your son. ((hugs))

    It’s been a rough couple of days and I am SOOOO ready for Nandito Ako!


  36. MT said

    ugh! I did it again.

    That was me in 35.


  37. Angelica said

    If you want to know what David will for sure be listening to and possibly even covering a song from, Sara-space-Bareilles’ new unreleased album is now available for free streaming (for a limited time) on iTunes now. Loving it and can just hear David on several of the songs. Beautiful melodies and empowering lyrics. Available for pre-order now. He has such good taste.
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  38. Abrra said


    I was able to play only 1 snippet from that iTunes link. Is there a stream of her whole album someplace?



  39. Angelica said

    Abrra, there was no link I could find on the streaming page but if you go to the snippet page, click on “open in iTunes” and it takes you there.

    Below the box on the left. I preordered album. So far I want him to sing, “Brave” “Hercules” “Chasing the Sun” amd le sigh…”I Choose You.”


  40. MT said

    I was lost in the Youtube vortex and ran across this. Awwww … ♥

    Rona, have you seen this? He was so young, yet still amazing. 🙂

    For Build-A-Bear – Let’s Talk About Love

    Credit: Save The Children USA


  41. djafan said

    MT, I love Let’s Talk About Love ♥

    Well well, AI is using David for promo of AI, wow, it’s about time. Please go give it a like and leave a comment so they know David’s archangels are still alive and kicking lol

    American Idol @AmericanIdol RETWEET FAVORITE 9 Jul
    Utah native @DavidArchie auditioned and became the runner-up. That was his #IdolJourney, what’s yours? #BeAPartOfIt

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    Utah native David Archuleta auditioned on Season 7 of American Idol and went on to become the runner-up. That was his ‪#‎IdolJourney‬, what’s yours? ‪#‎IdolAuditions‬ ‪#‎BeAPartOfIt‬

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  42. djafan said

    Angelica, I want to quote your entire comment lol I so agree in everything you say and especially this:

    “the unshakable conviction that as good as I know he is, he is holding back and what he has in him will not be denied. It is a kind of genius for the stage, a knowing how to hold an audience captive for as long as he wants and long after he makes his exit, he still retains possession.”

    Oh and that picture with the head mic, perfection.

    Dayzee, You are an inspiration. I feel your strength in your words.

    And this “If you ever need a smile, this is the place to come looking for one. No way you can see the pics here and not be grateful for the past and excited for the future.” So grateful and excited 🙂

    credit Hanne Ankerson ♥


  43. jans11 said

    MT, glad you brought in the “Build a Bear” video. Always have loved that, except I chose the bunny rabbit. So Flopsy has her little white DA tee and pink tutu! 🙂

    DJA, went over and “liked” the post. Want to give him all the recognition possible!

    Yes, Dayzee, you are quite a special person. The perfect hostess and I hope to test you again in the near future! haha Here’s hoping that your son is doing better. God bless him. ♥ {{hugs}}

    #DA2014……..still waiting (un)patiently!! Really missing that guy!!! I keep thinking….almost 8 more months…we can do it!! 🙂


  44. Abrra said

    #40 MT

    I was watching that video a few days ,when I was in a scream cap frenzy! David was so relaxed and he sang with such feeling.

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  45. MT said

    Looking at him in the video in 40 and the pic in 41, then looking at him in the video in 42, wow, such a difference in him! Those few years changed him so much. It makes you wonder what changes we’ll see when he returns.

    As Jan said, 8 more months and we’ll find out. I’m waiting (im)patiently, too. LOL

    haha You go girl! I’m loving all the collages. ♥

    (Ok, now lets see if this posts. My comment from earlier got lost somewhere in cyberspace.)


  46. Dayzee said

    MT I have allways loved the Build a Bear video. Lots of my favorite David part there. And Abrra has scream capped the best. Thanks for adding that to this most scrumptious post.

    And that “David turns missionary” from Dja shows him as his grownup self. Gee whiz, I love that guy.

    Jan, I tried to find some new “David” clothes for my bear, but alas I cannot. That Tshirt does not hold up as well as the real David. (A pink tutu? Really?)

    Tonight I felt like my son recognized me for the first time since his accident. The best part was that he seemed as pleased to see me as I was to see him. 🙂

    You people say such nice things about me, I am embarrassed. No way I can live up to those compliments. But thank you for thinking I am better than I am in real life.


  47. bebereader said


    So very happy to hear that your son seemed to recognize you! Small baby steps but that was really a big one! Still praying for continued progress. We’ve never met but you are so well-liked and deserve all the accolades that come your way!

    David’s voice in the video in comment #42 = pure velvet. Have you listened to it?? I think he was very tired.

    Regarding the tweet from AI about David’s journey, I went to their Facebook and there’s a similarity in all the comments. Do you see a pattern?

    Love this kid. I rooted for him all season.
    I always believed that David Archuleta should have been the winner of that Idol season.
    I pulled for him so hard to win…
    He should have won.
    He should of won that year!
    I always believed that David Archuleta should have been the winner of that Idol season.
    I still think he should’ve won over David cook
    He should have won….was very mad when he didn’t.
    I thougth he should’ve won!!!!!
    Runner up with the winner quality..
    HE SHOULD’VE WON! Just saying.

    Just saying. 😉


  48. jans11 said

    44..Abrra, love those scream caps. My favorite is the top right one with the grin and his big dimple. So sweet. ♥

    45…MT He sure has changed in the last 5 yrs, but with us following him day to day, we just don’t noticed it, I guess. But, with him being gone for 2 yrs it’s going to be so awesome to see who he has become!! 🙂

    46..Dayzee, yep, a pink little skirt. My bunny and clothes are like new because it just sits there looking cute! haha I am so happy to hear that your son is awake now. Sounds as if some prayers have been answered…again! ♥ Praying for continued progress. Just want to tell you that you so deserve all the good things said about you. You are really one of the nicest persons that I have met!! We had only met the one time in AZ (the it’s not a David Archuleta concert 🙂 ) and yet you let me fly out and stay at your home with your arms wide open! Even picking me up at the airport! We did hit it off in AZ, so I felt like I knew you forever! David has the best fans ever! I’d better shut up or I’m going to cry! Love you girl!!!! Was so glad that I went to that last concert. I feel privileged that I was in the audience when he made his announcement. Even though it knocked the wind out of us for a few days! Thank you Dayzee for you being you!

    47..Bebe, I noticed that similarity too! Cause I thought the same thing after the show, it’s like I could have wrote each one of those comments! 🙂 …just saying 😉



  49. I am still awake and I am not a night owl! ok,well guess I am tonite..whooot!

    44.Nice collage there Abrra…eeek! please feel free to go into a scream cap frenzy any time you wish! I’m kind of in a scream frenzy right now! ( he’s dangerously gorgeous,I almost fell into that dimple♥

    Like everyone else around this place,just love you to pieces!♥, So happy your son is making such progress ,in his recovery! :))


  50. gladys1961 said

    I have made these collage with pictures of David, hope you like.

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  51. jans11 said

    Great job, Gladys! ♥


  52. Abrra said

    A link to this video came in the mail today. It made me think of Sky and the baseball game where she saw David sing God Blass America. It’s David doing what he does best – ramblin’ away!

    Can’t watch without a permanent smile.

    #46 Dayzee So happy for your son’s progress!

    # 50 Gladys You did a great job on the collages! I put them up in your post for you 🙂 Did you notice the form an L for love ? haha



  53. Dayzee said

    Gladys….yes! I like!


  54. djafan said

    Nice job Gladys!

    I’ve tried to describe David’s eyes from the first time I met him in VIP, I’ve never been able to find a picture but I finally found one that comes close. These eyes looked at me so intently inches from my face. Is it any wonder why I struggled to keep my composure?

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  55. tawna21 said

    Holy Cow!! Between Abrra’s and Gladys’ collages and the videos a person doesn’t stand a chance of surviving this post!! Not complaining though!! Nope, nope, nope! That video in #42 had me grinning for a full 5:16 minutes. There must have been something in the air in Singapore that made that chin dimple so deep! My goodness, one could get lost in it’s beauty. It might be possible that I did. 🙂

    Dayzee, I’m so glad that things are looking up for your son. God bless him, and the rest of your family, as you go thru this recovery with him.

    Can I just say…. “I LOVE WALGREEN’S”…. I was browsing the make-up aisle and realized I was hearing David’s voice coming from the ceiling. And NO it wasn’t ‘Crush’ (which would have been fine)…… it was “Somewhere Only We Know”!!!!! It took me a little longer that usual to pick up exactly what I was looking for that was right in front of me! 🙂 Somebody knows how to please their customers while they shop!!

    Yeah, Dja… those are the eyes… the one and only eyes… that create dumbstruck-edness (new word) as we try, in vain, to speak even a single intelligible phrase when they focus on us.

    Still #DA2014

    Thank you all again for what happens here…. it’s MKOP!!


  56. betsy said

    Dayzee. praying for you guys. (((hugs)))

    I actually work there and have NEVER heard David! In all my years! I hear Keene’s version daily. And Cook all too often. 🙂 And Colbie Caillet, Jason Mraz, Jacks Mannequin, I like them all.
    Hopefully it will be making it’s way to my store, and soon.

    I hope that someday I will take a picture of David that I can be proud of. . I didn’t realize that I was supposed to click the shutter twice on this camera when I DID take pics of him. That’s why so blurry. It pays to read ALL of the instructions.

    What has everyone been up to this summer?
    The rain has been intense most everywhere, I know. The concrete on my front porch has been sporting some green lol. But the heat and humidity blew away last night and it’s just gorgeous.
    Any summer vacations? Mine is coming up soon, our yearly Film Festival. My sisters and I are planning our viewing and muffin eating schedules.

    For my listening pleasure and sanity this week, I’ve had BEGIN in my cd player to and from work. I still say it’s a work of art.
    Be still my soul, his voice blends into the violin and at one point and it’d hard to tell where his voice ends and the violin begins.


  57. Abrra said

    I will be messing around on my computer as usual. I stopped playing my game and now I read books again. Hello library card 🙂

    I made a tricky puzzle.



  58. jans11 said

    I read every night listening to David…a very good habit! 🙂 Got some outside painting done and will be going to Florida in Sept.

    Was fun doing that triple smiley David. Thanks, Abrra! ♥

    Was sending a card to David and wrote a poem for him. I don’t really have a way with words, but here goes:

    You’re on my mind today,
    probably cause you’re so far away.
    Everyone is saying “hurry back, my friend”,
    but we know you won’t til the end.
    We hope all goes well for you each day,
    and we want you safe, too, ok?
    We have your music and videos too,
    playing them constantly, yes, we do!
    Cause you’re so far away,
    you’re on my mind today!

    #DA2014 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂


  59. Abrra ♥ love that video blog. hahaha ♫♫ “Lord, I was born a ramblin’ maaaannn!♫♪ He is so funny.

    Betsy,I always get so excited I have trouble even locating the button to click.

    ok, I am really slow with that puzzle tonite. Thanks Abrra, those are so much fun!


  60. marlie7 said

    Hello all – sorry to be missing in action. Busy holiday weekend with the kids home, busy at work this week.

    MT: I don’t really care if he plays any instrument. Perhaps once or twice a concert.

    “Watch the video and take a good look at the way David moves when he sings (particularly from 2:50 on), his full body rhythm and his very expressive hand movements, and tell me that you don’t appreciate the fact that David sings with his whole being. You can almost see the music moving through him.”

    Oh, yes! I love to watch that vid for that very reason.

    Abrra – you’re killing me with those screamcaps 🙂


  61. MT said

    Great job on your collages! Love them.

    OMG those eyes!! His eyes in the pic you posted looks the same as his eyes on the BEGIN. album. You are making me even more anxious to see him in person!

    Good to “see” you. 🙂 I love that video, too. Such a smooth, cool vibe he’s got going on there. It’s one of my favs!

    What a sweet poem! I know David will appreciate it. ♥


  62. jans11 said

    Marlie, I totally agree with what you said: “Watch the video and take a good look at the way David moves when he sings (particularly from 2:50 on), his full body rhythm and his very expressive hand movements, and tell me that you don’t appreciate the fact that David sings with his whole being. You can almost see the music moving through him.” That’s why I prefer him to not play an instrument every song! 🙂 Although he really got into it when singing “Angels” in Tulsa, the last AI stop! He was movin and groovin sitting down! Just a testimony that he does feel the music all the way through him and it reverts back to us!

    Thanks MT. 🙂



  63. Dayzee said

    Every time I watch that ramblin video I get so pulled in by those big gorgeous eyes I find myself ramblin across my desk until I am nose to nose with David. Not a bad place to be.


  64. betsy said

    So I was just wandering around YT, and ended up in the Asian Tour Vortex as I am wont to do. There are always lovely finds in the comments. Always. Like this:

    “I love the sound of his hands I wish I can hold his hands and feel his music in my soul ”

    It’s just another gorgeous video of David practicing the piano, with no other thought in his head than the music. ♥

    Here’s the video…

    Thanks, DArchSiteVids


  65. Abrra said

    Loved that piano video 🙂

    I found this video on my recommended to watch page on YouTube. I don’t think I had seen it before. David is a natural kinda guy 🙂 He reads and answers fan questions.

    credit: SaturdayNightOnline



  66. djafan said

    Betsy, that is beautiful.

    “I love the sound of his hands I wish I can hold his hands and feel his music in my soul ”

    MT, Don’t feel anxious and if you do he will bring the calm with his touch and his eyes ♥

    Jans, he’ll love your poem!

    Hello Marlie!

    Dayzee, nose to nose sounds just right 🙂


  67. MT said

    Betsy, #64
    That video …. He moves his hands so gracefully across the keys. It’s lovely to watch.

    Abrra, #65

    In that video … 7:35-7:50. Music is what he loves and he never saw him self doing anything else. He doesn’t want to do anything else! 😀 😀


  68. MT said

    After everything I have read about it, the thought of seeing him up close after all this time is exciting and a bit scary at the same time.


  69. MT♥ we’ll be there to hold you up!…well, that, or we’ll all fall down like dominoes! //////////////// lol eek!


  70. MT said

    Sky ♥


  71. bebereader said

    I really enjoyed your collages! Keep up the great work!

    Those iridescent eyes of his…I’d never be able to look into them at a VIP.

    When it comes to David, the more the better!
    Thanks for the puzzle! I finished it in record time. For me, anyway!

    WB, Marlie 🙂

    *Sigh* Missing him so much.


  72. Abrra said

    New post ——————————————————————–>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


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