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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 and the Year of the Horse ~ Happy New Year! #DA2014 is Here!

Posted by djafan on Tuesday, December 31, 2013


David Archuleta came into this world in 1990, the year of the horse on the Chinese calendar.  The year 2014 will usher in the year of the horse again.  Maybe it doesn’t matter.  And maybe it’s an auspicious omen of rebirth, renewal and growth.  I didn’t know about this fact until today, yet now it strikes me as strangely right.  Long before I knew he was a horse, I made these images.


Long before that, I made this video.  The Chinese calendar predicted I would marry a rat late in life.  I did.  He’s not really a rat though; he’s actually quite nice.  So maybe there is something to it after all.  It came true for this dragon.  Hark!  Is that the faint sound of galloping hooves in the distance?  Gird your loins.  This one’s a runner.

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57 Responses to “David Archuleta and the Year of the Horse ~ Happy New Year! #DA2014 is Here!”

  1. bluesky4home said

    Fantastic production, Angelica! I think you have found your new calling. You make the most of the beautiful resources and bring out hidden meanings and metaphors. I appreciate you very much.

    And as for those “rats” … let your hubby know that the rat holds a position at the top of the Chinese calendar. And they really love dragons.


  2. Suzy-Q said

    That was fun! Thank you!!! When comparing David with a horse I find some similarities. They are both very handsome, sleek, move in graceful but steady motions, strong, and strong willed. You can train a horse for riding but if they don’t like you or don’t want you taking them away from a place they want to be then they will deliberately walk under a low branch of a tree to try to knock you off the saddle. I remember David saying that people tried to stop him from doing the last Christmas concert, MKOC, but he did it anyway. I admire David for doing what he thinks is best for him in every area and doesn’t let anything or anybody stop him. It’s like trying to stop a stampede of wild horses.
    Happy New Year, everyone! And, it will be a happy year just having David back.


  3. betsy said

    Happy New Year, all!
    It’s gonna be a great one. 🙂


  4. SandyBeaches said

    I remember this picture you did for me of David with the horse but I can’t remember the article I wrote. Have to think of that for awhile!! How long has it been?

    Happy New Year everyone!!

    Tawna, I just received “The Little Drummer Boy”. The most special card ever!



  5. MT said

    Great post Angelica!
    “Hark! Is that the faint sound of galloping hooves in the distance? Gird your loins. This one’s a runner.”

    haha I’m ready!!!

    Also … I don’t know if anyone noticed since it’s posted on an old thread, but Mr. Ray us left a message. (Maybe I just missed it?) Anyway, just in case, here it is. >>>

    ROOSTER said
    Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:26 PM
    HI GUYS<ROOSTER HERE< it was nip and tuck for the last six, days, but came back to that big smile, song and grreeating, from david and made the hell i went throw today to get here well worth it, thanks for the payers all, just got out of the hos11.00 love you all ray

    I'm glad to hear you're doing better. 🙂 Wishing you a continuing good recovery and good health!

    Happy New Year, voice peeps!!


  6. djafan said

    Happy New Years Eve!!!!!

    Angelica, So David is a horse, why that is perfect. #DA2014 is here!!! Love seeing the sidebar months! I can’t believe we’re down the home stretch.

    MT, Yes, Ray posted. The ecard was delivered yesterday. 100 get well wishes. Here’s the link if anyone wants to see.


  7. djafan said

    Here are highlights of 2013 The Voice twitter!


  8. jans11 said

    Great analogies, Angelica! I remember those photos from other post and they are very fitting comparisons to David!

    2 Your descriptions are so perfect. David may be an angel but he knows what he wants and is determined and headstrong with the guidance from above. How can he lose?? 🙂

    Happy New Year everyone! 2014 is actually, finally here! 🙂



  9. funfee said

    Happy New Year, the voice friends!!! So thankful for the companionship you guys have provided during these 2 years. We are nearrrrly there!!! #DA2014 🙂


  10. gladys1961 said

    I am a buffalo in the Chinese horoscope, mmmmmmmmmm, horse and buffalo will be compatible eh?
    We both have 4 legs. (Do not laugh, I’m looking for matches.)


  11. ROOSTER said

    DAVID ARCHULETA has the bessted fans in the whole wide world,because they are real and sincere people


  12. dayzee said

    If that Smilebox doesn’t make you smile, your smiler must be broken. It is obvious Angelica loves her work. And the subject.

    Pretty sure we will all have a great 2014. Happy New Year to us.


  13. angelofdja said

    Happy New Year to all the wonderful folks who lurk, post, and squee with me here at The Voice! Like Ray said, David Archuleta fans are simply the bestest peeps ever! 😉


  14. Edvcroz Zed said

    Happy New Year, everyone, to David and his family…
    Am specially happy to know DA was also born under the horse sign, just like me…


  15. tawna21 said

    Loooovvvee the article, Angelica!!!! The thinkers you admins possess must never stop thinking! You’ve always got something to keep the rest of us thinking. That’s a good thing, I don’t want my brain losing cells to inactivity. This next year is going to be such an important one for it…. being aware of anything and everything that is #DA2014! 🙂

    Ray ♥ it’s so good to hear your voice!

    Happy New Year to everyone here. I think Dayzee is right, we are all set for an amazing 2014!!


  16. tawna21 said

    Oh yeah! The new stuff in the candy jar is sweet!! Thanks Abrra!


  17. djafan said

    It’s New Year’s in Chile!!!!!!

    This just posted!!!!!


  18. Happy New Year to all the awesome Archie’s here at The Voice!

    Rooster!!!! You got here in time to welcome DA2014!!!! I’m so glad you’re back from the hospital! Please keep healthy because it is the year we’ve all been waiting for, right? 😉 It’s finally here! \o/


  19. ascphil said

    In my excitement I misspelled my name when I logged in, hehe! Sorry!


  20. skydancer1x said

    Angelica,thank you for the great post.and that gorgeous Smilebox!
    Love the lead pic of our smiley “Angel”,and the ones with the horses are gorgeous(I remember those!)
    That you created those images, before knowing David was a horse, doesn’t surprise me…your insight into David runs deep,,and has always amazed me, and you are always”strangely right.”

    Rooster! so good to see you♥

    Greetings 2014!! Thought you would never get here!!!!

    Happy New Year Everyone!
    Happy New Year,David!!


  21. bebereader said

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    Comparing David to a horse! I just love your vision!

    It’s 2014 everywhere across the USA. What a journey these last two years have been and now we’re actually in the homestretch!

    Ray, so glad to see you and that you’re doing better.

    I cannot wait until we see David’s first vlog. I’ve really missed his presence in my life and the way his magical smile makes me feel each day.

    Best wishes to everyone for a happy and healthy new year.


  22. amb4da said

    #DA2014! The year of The DAvid~ 🙂
    The year we’ve been awaiting if finally here ~ may it be a wonderful 2014!

    Angelica~interesting about David’s birth year and this year both being the year of the horse…one of those funny coincidences. Love your video…some of the best pics ever.

    Thanks once again to The Voice for all the hard work and creativity that goes into keeping this wonderful site going~much appreciated always.

    Happy New Year to all!


  23. cq#DA2014 said

    Happy New Year to all, the year of David Archuleta!


  24. emmegirl14 said

    Twenty Fourteen – Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

    Love the article Angelica, and that smilebox….it really works, smiled through the whole thing!

    Hey Ray, nice to see those tail feathers again!

    Thanks for the This Christmas dja, I believe I will be watching those for, well, forever.

    Happy 2014 everyone! It’s gonna be a goooood year!


  25. poof said

    Happy New Year everyone. I can’t remember a year I was so excited to enter! Thank you all, with a special thanks to the admins. here and at other sites for helping us through the last two years. ( and longer!)
    Wonderful videos at The David Chronicles of more performances. My favorite; the short one of Drummer Boy. ZZoweee!!


  26. Suzy-Q said

    Happiness in the New Year!!! David will be home before we know it. I can’t wait to see him again and maybe see some of you, that post on this site, at those concerts.


  27. djafan said

    It is The Year Of The Archuleta #DA2014!!! It really is here!

    Marcella gift to the fans of a New Year’s video. David needs to be on the big screen.


  28. emmegirl14 said

    #27, another fantastic job Marcella, WOW!
    Yes dja! He is a natural, and that face was made to be on the big screen!


  29. MT said

    24. LOLOL Emme, are you excited?????

    Just finally watched the whole smilebox today. Angelica, Wow, great job!!


    Wishing you all good health, good fortune, and a ♫ DAVID CONCERT ♫ in 2014!!
    🙂 🙂 🙂


  30. emmegirl14 said

    MT, it shows, huh?
    And thought I was doing a good job of controlling myself!


  31. Dayzee said

    Bebe, your Happy New Year card is gorgeous. Thank you.

    In the Hallmark store window I saw a plaque that read “You Make My Heart Smile”. I cannot even go shopping without that David fellow swimming in my brain.

    Rooster, good to see you here. Hope things are going better for you.

    Listening to that Little Drummer Boy snippet (if you can call something that powerful a “snippet”) and was reminded of Michael York at the Glad Christmas Tidings Motab performance. He said all good stories start in the middle. I am thinking most of David’s best songs start in the middle like that. There is a beginning and more to come, but if there were only one small part of that song that I could have, it is the middle. Somehow, we received the very best part for me.

    Well, 2014 has arrived. Where is David?


  32. poof said

    “Well, 2014 has arrived. Where is David?” Well Dayzee, that was perfect! LOLOL


  33. djafan said

    Just saw this! A flipagram!!!

    David ArchuletaVerified account
    Looking back on 2013 @DavidArchie! (KS)


  34. djafan said


    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour 6h
    Happy New Year! So excited for 2014!!!


  35. fenfan said

    Finally – #DA2014!!!! A happy David year everyone!

    A prediction for the Horse we are watching out for:

    “The Horse will be able to get a great deal done in 2014 and should find that this can be a very memorable year;…Career for the Horse will be very good this year and they should start to receive recognition for their previous hard work and dedication in the work place and this could help the Horse go very far in their work place this year. There are strong possibilities of promotion for the Horse in 2014 and this could be a few levels up from their current position making a big financial gain on income also. Horses looking to find work can really thrive this year with the luck of the Horse year behind them. If the Horse is active in searching for work and chases up companies, they could solidify a really good contract of employment in 2014 which can lead to great opportunities in 2014 and following years; this will give the Horse to work on their skills and make the most of their potential.”

    See more at:


  36. tawna21 said

    fenfan #35…. awesome!!!! 🙂 Thanks!


  37. bebereader said

    Beautiful new video from Marcella in comment #27!
    I’ve come to really really love the little miniseries “Nandito Ako”!!!

    Fenfen #35…Veddy veddy interesting. I hope it all comes true!

    We have turned the corner and are now in 2014!
    I have the feeling that David is thinking about us and of coming home! Exciting times!


  38. Bel1archie said

    Happy New Year Everyone!!! May you all have a lots of blessing, good health & happiness in 2014! I just want to let you all know that I love this site & love reading all the post & comments thru the years. Thank you for your hard works & wonderful, exciting & amazing post. Sorry I don’t comment but I’m always here, lurking.
    This is the year we are all waiting for
    ” 2014 ” soooo Excited. You’re all amazing & loving Archie Fans. Have a lovely day everyone. :))


  39. Abrra said


    Thank you for your kind words. My heart skips a beat when someone de-lurks to comment. Fans who comment on fan sites and Twitter and Facebook are helping to keep David’s name in the media buzz. Taking a few min to comment on an article is a small act, but does the most good. It tells the world he still has fans and we have confidence in his career.

     photo 8c730c19-77fa-470d-86c1-42830d2d9c33_zps4f196426.jpg

    What is that on David’s head?

    The first word that came to mind after I read this article was STALLION! I see the Smilebox has all the right images. It is hot in Chile, yes?

    Saw this on twitter this morning. What star is more open and honest than David Archuleta? This would make a great poster for any dentist office.

    @Marcella_DA2014 photo 1_zps8b04b903.jpg

    Looking forward to the day that David gets back to his music! DA2014-ever!



  40. betsy said


    Enrique Iglesias ‏@enrique305 29m

    @DavidArchie @kariontour Let’s duet!!! Big fan of your work, David!
    Retweeted by Kari Sellards

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour 10m

    @enrique305 @DavidArchie sounds like a plan!


  41. betsy said



  42. MT said

    40. Betsy,
    Wow!! I was so excited, then thought, hmmm, maybe that’s not the real Enrique …
    but I check and it’s his verified twitter account!!

    Oh, man, would LOVE it if it happened!!! *crossing fingers AND toes* LOL This needs to happen! 😀


  43. MT said

    Yes, it’s HUGE! Man oh man, that would be a great way to jump-starting his career when he returns.

    🙂 🙂 🙂 Great big smile at the thought of it.


  44. betsy said

    Yep, it’s really him. Kari retweeted him. 🙂


  45. betsy said

    I agree! A BIG way to comeback! This would do it lol. 🙂 🙂
    I can hear it now:
    “Wait, that’s little David Archuleta from Idol? WHAT HAPPENED??”


  46. MT said

    hahaha Yeah, little David is gone, as we’ve seen. And with that Latino swagger he’s got going on now, they won’t believe their eyes. And paired with Enrique, LOTS of new people would be getting a look at the amazing man he brings back.

    And you know the song would be killer good, and just think of the possible duet performance!!! My little heart is going pitter patter at just the thought of it.


  47. rooster said

    get your defibs,and oxy here am stocking up


  48. jans11 said

    31..Dayzee…I haven’t seen him anywhere either! 🙂 Live, anyway. But it won’t be long! 🙂

    35..Fenfan…Perfect! 🙂

    37..Bebe..”I have the feeling that David is thinking about us and of coming home! Exciting times!” I agree. ♥

    38..Bel1archie…Welcome! Hope you will comment more! The more, the merrier! It’s so much fun to keep David’s name out in the limelight! 🙂

    Duet with Enrique Iglesias! Wow! That is great news! Hope it happens, it will put David up there where he belongs! 🙂 I’m so excited for him, I can’t keep from smiling when I think of all the possibilities! 🙂

    39..Only David would do that! He is just the best! ♥

    Loving all the little snippets and videos that are coming in. And it’s only the 2nd of January…it’s only going to get better!

    Hope everyone has a happy, prosperous and blessed new year! And I hope to meet some more of you that I haven’t met yet! Rooster is right, David has the bestest fans! 🙂



  49. SandyBeaches said

    Wow, wow and more wow! Enrique, YES!…

    Rooster…so good to see you! You are very funny!

    Another major storm hitting shortly, this time with shelters being prepared. We can hardly move now!

    There is so much that I see now and it took a long time to recognize it. O Ven O Ven Emmanuel did it for me! It is like listening to ‘Imagine’. The sounds are so beautiful. His voice melts the air. Is that possible?



  50. tawna21 said

    Rooster…. needing that de-fib now!!!! My heart is racing like an Indy500 car!! That duet would be beyond incredible and what a jumpstart for him.

    Nope, MT, we will never see ‘little David from American Idol’ again! That Latino swagger! LOL!! 🙂

    SB…. melting the air… I love that, and it’s only possible with David’s voice. ♥

    Please take care all of you Easterners that are being affected by this storm! I wish we had some of your snow, not the nasty storm with it tho’. We seriously need some more snow in our mountains.

    Dayzee…. David. David. David…… if we keep the chant up will he come? He does for concert encores!



  51. SandyBeaches said

    Tawna, loved TLDB card!

    We can spare lots of snow for your mountains. If only! Our Christmas was bombarded with snow and power outages. Maybe Christmas will return when David sings again!



  52. djafan said





    OH MY HECK!!!!



  53. betsy said


    Let’s go through the facts as we know them:

    1) Enrique tweets David and Kari
    2) Kari retweets him
    3) We find out he newly follows both of them on Twitter
    4) We find out that Gina Orr follows him now
    5) Kari deletes tweet
    5) Enrique deletes tweet
    Totally in cahoots.

    Twitter explodes in a frenzy the likes that hasn’t been seen in 2 years lol.

    Was this all a plan to drive us mad or test the waters? I have my suspicions. 🙂


  54. bluesky4home said

    So.. I confess to not knowing beforehand who Enrique Iglesias is. So I have been looking. Interesting. It looks as though he was raised to the life, the son of Julio Iglesias. And he looks very comfortable in the life … and all it entails. I wish him the best. I think that if DA did do a duet with him, it would be an opportunity to show that he can step up to a challenge, both musically and professionally, and come out ahead.


  55. djafan said

    Betsy, Enrique’s tweet is still there and the following of each other including Gina Orr is all real!!!!

    Enrique IglesiasVerified account
    @DavidArchie @kariontour Let’s duet!!! Big fan of your work, David!


  56. bebereader said


    Thank you for bringing the tweet from Enrique!! I’ve been doing the happy dance ever since I found out about it! This is huge! I’ve been a fan of Enrique Iglesias’ for years, pre-David. Since they’re both hispanic, I assume they will do a duet in Spanish!

    If you’re not familiar with Enrique, here are a few of his videos. This one is his latest single, “Heart Attack”, performed on XFactor a few weeks ago.

    Credit: TheXFactorUSA

    “Hero”, Enrique’s big hit! Live from England!

    Credit: EnriqueIglesiasmusic


  57. betsy said

    Thanks Dja, I had read that it was gone, but didn’t fact check!
    (it was there hours ago when I first looked)


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