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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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Pattirae’s Recap of Rising Star Outreach Event with David Archuleta

Posted by bebereader on Saturday, October 25, 2014

twoleadpicLeximae Walker and David Archuleta

Pattirae was lucky enough to attend Friday night’s charity event in Utah for Rising Star Outreach in which David performed six songs. And we are the lucky recipients of her recap below.


Hello everyone,

I can’t even believe what I am about to tell you today but I was there last night to hear our “glorious” David and precious Lexi perform at the Rising Star Outreach event. When David opened his set with “The Riddle” I started to cry. I was not expecting that and it was amazing to me to experience how much I had missed him and how absolutely beautiful his voice was to hear in person again.

My husband’s cousin Ron (on the board of directors for RSO) called us last week to invite us to this wonderful event. He knows of my love for all things David and I will forever be grateful for his generosity and love. It was so good to be with Ron, his wife Kay, and their daughter Lauren and husband.


We were sitting close to the front and by a warm fire pit outside by a swimming pool. David was getting cold after his set so they pulled up some chairs for him and Lexi to sit by the fire AND right in front of us. I have a picture of his back and him reaching his hand back to feel some heat by the fire. I could have touched him—but refrained myself. Haha

Lexi’s set was incredible and they sang a few songs together. I have some videos but don’t know how to transfer them here from my phone. HELP!! He told of his experience in India when the children sang “Somebody Out There” to him, the song he had written for THEM. When he then sang it you could hear a pin drop. Unbelievable!! (yes, I shed a few tears then also.)

When he said he was going to sing “Glorious” everyone cheered. It was so exciting! It was also fun to hear him sing “Stand By Me” again. After a short video and some speaking about RSO he and Lexi got up from where they were sitting by us to sing their last song together, “Prayer of the Children.”

onethreeGiving Lexi, Kendra Lowe, and David flowers

They took some professional pictures at the end with David and Lexi and guess what? My husband Delos and I were the first ones to have our picture taken with him. He saw us with Ron and remembered us from other events we have shared with him and Ron (and maybe the million times I have had my picture taken with him at Meet and Greets!!)

fourWaiting to take pictures

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Anyway, I just have to say that his voice is better than ever, and he is so handsome that I had a very difficult time looking at him and talking to him. 🙂

I loved meeting Gwen, who was sitting beside me.  She flew in from Dallas for the event and we soon learned of our groupie status with each other. She was so much fun taking videos and pictures the whole time (we were almost the only ones being so bold.) I was so glad to hear from Kari that some video will show up from the event.

Can I just say also how fun it was to see Kendra again. She is so beautiful and so talented. The whole evening was a dream come true and one I will remember forever.

My deepest love for each of you,



Somebody Out There and Stand By Me!

A Whole New World and GLORIOUS!

Prayer Of The Children

Gwen’s All in one video of David’s RSO event!



Thank you for sharing your fabulous recap, Pattirae, and your beautiful pictures!


2 hours ago
I was listening to @leximaewalker at sound check for last night’s event for #RisingStarOutreach. Here she was singing the Disney song ‘God Bless the Outcasts’ from the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Wow! This 12 year-old little gal fills your heart and soul with her voice. It was great getting to perform with her last night and with the beautiful backdrop of the mountains.

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For information about Rising Star Outreach visit their Facebook page.

128 Responses to “Pattirae’s Recap of Rising Star Outreach Event with David Archuleta”

  1. tawna21 said

    Sounds like a wonderful evening, Pattierae! Thank you for sharing!!!! Here’s hoping someone comes to your rescue to help you get those videos off your phone (that would not be me!). I find it interesting that they would schedule this as an outdoor event in October in Utah. I’m just glad David was able to keep warm… love seeing that gloved hand. 🙂


  2. collegemom said

    I am so jealous! The Riddle and more! I am so happy to hear that David sang some of his other songs and is getting back into the singing groove!


  3. collegemom said

    Oh – question – Did David play the piano during The Riddle or did Kendra play during all his songs?


  4. Abrra said

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience at the RSO concert. There are so few and precious chances that we fans get to see and hear David sing live, you hit the jackpot. Lexi did a great job as well. She will remember that night forever, too.

    Today’s Sunday puzzle is inspired by Pocoelsy’s wonderful editing skills. Got HAIR?



  5. pattirae4dja said

    Collegemom, To answer your question about the piano—Kendra played all the songs. Also Tawna, about the gloves—about half way through David’s set, when they could see how cold they both were, they brought gloves for David and a huge blue coat for Leximae. In their last song together you can see her wearing that coat! We were all a little chilly, and if we hadn’t been sitting right by that fire would have been cold!! I was amazed how well they both sang in spite of the cold in the air. Since I didn’t take any videos of Leximae, you may want to go to YouTube and type in her name. I love the video of her singing Frozen with Alex Boye.

    My special thanks to bebereader for posting my experience at this RSO event. We are all encouraged to sponsor a child or donate to Rising Star Outreach as it is such a worthy cause. The film they showed of those with leprosy and the care given to them by RSO volunteers and the words spoken about their experiences were so touching that it made you want to be a part of it

    It was a special evening for sure and I am glad The Voice wanted to share it with all of you. I will try to get my grandson to help me today with the videos. Gwen had a better view (I was fighting someone’s head during my videos) but at least you can hear him sing. I didn’t get a video of The Riddle, his first song (boo hoo) because I didn’t think it possible. Then when Gwen pulled out her phone and started taking videos, well for sure ” I am too!!” So I think I got all the rest of his set plus the last song with the two of them singing, “Prayer of The Children.”

    My love to you this beautiful Sunday morning,



  6. Dayzee said

    Pattirae, you are my hero! Thinking of the rest of us fans and sharing your experience. Thank you! Patiently (haha) waiting for someone to come to your aid and get those videos posted.


  7. collegemom said

    Oh thanks for the info Pattirae!


  8. bebereader said


    You’re very welcome! It was a team effort; Abrra and I worked together on getting your recap and pictures posted. We so appreciate that you brought it all to us.

    I can only imagine how it felt to be there and hear David sing live again, in person, front and center. I had to giggle when I read this part:

    “… …. and he is so handsome that I had a very difficult time looking at him and talking to him. :)”

    It hit home with me because that’s how I feel at every VIP. LOL

    Waiting like everyone else for video.
    Perhaps RSO will put one out shortly.


  9. TOfan said

    Wow, Pattirae, thank you so much for sharing your experience! I remembering unexpectedly bursting into tears when David started singing The Riddle at Foxwoods waaaay back during the 1st Christmas tour so I can only imagine how it felt to hear him sing it now after all this time.

    It’s such a great cause, was happy to support it & so proud of David for continuing to support it.

    Crossing fingers and toes for the videos Kari mentioned!


  10. MT said

    I’ve always loved reading fan recaps and yours is no exception. Thanks so much for sharing your story and pictures!

    David has certainly grown into a handsome gentleman and Lexi is a beautiful young girl. And both with such gorgeous voices! How very fortunate you were to be able to attend. I can’t imagine what it must have been like to sit and listen to David sing so close to you. Like everyone else, I’m waiting with fingers crossed for videos.

    #justalittlejealous #justkidding #maybe 🙂


  11. betsy said

    Thanks so much for your recap, I read it yesterday and then poof! It was gone and turned into an article!
    Which is fantastic, it’s been waaay too long since we’ve had a real recap!
    Thanks again. ♥


  12. Abrra said

    Another one who will never make the cut. LOL #thefirstruleofdatingdavidisnevertalkaboutthedate
    Is it me or is she being snarky? Her twitter says she is from Washington DC.



  13. jans11 said

    Pattirae, what a great experience to be able to hear 2 great singers at the same time in a very special setting and for such a great cause. ♥ Photos are good, but video is better 🙂 Hope to see some soon. PS…concerts are the best! 😉

    Abrra, 6 of David in one place…… 🙂 And yes, I think Kylie is being very snarky! 🙂 They do make a cute couple though!


  14. skydancer1x said

    Adding my big THANK YOU too,for sharing with all of us
    And a recap,YAY! Love all the pictures too. So happy for lucky you! and Gwen 😀

    (I think that lead picture with Lexi, is my very favorite picture of David that I have seen, since he got back.) He looks so handsome.

    abrra,cute pic
    . haha yes..I think she is probably joking around ? or maybe not lol


  15. Abrra said

    I got a big laugh from her posting and adding his twitter to the tweet. It looks more like a meet and greet or a fan pic to me. 😉

    I haven’t done the puzzle yet. 6 Davids ya say? Sounds like a challenge.



  16. dh said

    It’s definitely a posed picture and there is another person on the other side of David who’s cut out of the pic.


  17. Abrra said


    Could be her mother 🙂 /giggles



  18. Angelica said

    Pattirae! Thank you so much for sharing your experience at this exclusive event for RSO. Such a great cause and it is SO good to hear from you again! Love you. ♥ Miss you lady. Maybe someday we’ll get to meet again. (( I hope so ))


  19. Abrra said

    Oh my, Look what we have here 🙂

    The Riddle (RSO benefit 10242014).mp3
    Audio (.MP3)

    Many thanks to Pattirae and her husband who thought to record this song.



  20. betsy said

    Thanks once again, all nicely downloaded and listened to. It was needed. ❤


  21. jans11 said

    Thanks, Abrra and Pattirae! It’s always heavenly to hear David’s awesome voice!

    I agree with the lead off pic being the best in a while. Those 2 are just awesome and David looks better every day! He looks so relaxed and happy.

    On a side note, my oldest daughter was married this weekend and I got to dance with the groom with David singing! His voice was hypnotic blaring all through the hall! 🙂


  22. Anodlurker said

    Thank you for “The Riddle” mp3, Abrra. Made my heart happy. Had been looking forward to hearing him sing this WOW. I am just so happy right now. How amazing is it that his voice sounds the same on this song — still hitting those nice notes!

    THANK YOU!!!


  23. tawna21 said

    Thank you for the mp3. Too funny that Pattirae didn’t get the recording, but her husband did. He’s always got her back in the little (no, the big) things (remembering the phone propped up on the water glass at the Mentor’s Gala).

    Abrra, the puzzle was a little puzzling, but so worth it, as usual. Thanks! 🙂

    Do ‘ya think that Leximae is starstruck in David’s presence… she kind of seems to be (I love it!). I am, when in his presence… just sayin’.

    Congrats! Jan on your daughter’s marriage. What a fun time!! What song did you dance to?


  24. Abrra said


    We all know where the pieces go when it comes to David. I wanted to make it a challenge this time.



  25. jans11 said

    Tawna, it was “Forevermore”! I was busy talking and dancing when it came on and it took a second to sink in. I thought omg, that’s David and he sounds sooooo good! Later, he sang “You Are My Song” and it was awesome. I couldn’t help telling everyone…♫♪that’s David singing again!♪♫ 🙂 My daughter is also a big fan of David’s. 🙂


  26. bebereader said

    The Riddle!! One of my favorite songs EVER sung by the most beautiful voice in the Universe! So beautiful! Hearing this song reminds me why I am a fan of this magnificent voice!


    Congratulations on your daughter’s marriage! You got to dance to David singing?!?! What song?


  27. bebereader said


    “Forevermore”! Great choice for a wedding song!!


  28. tawna21 said

    Jans…. isn’t it funny how we can just be going along, in a familiar way, and when we hear David’s voice it brings us to a stop! What a perfect wedding song!


  29. bebereader said

    Had to…

    Official video – David Archuleta


  30. jans11 said

    Tawna, yes it is. So glad I “get” David’s voice!

    Forevermore and You Are My Song are really good ones for a wedding! 🙂

    Thanks for posting the video, Bebe! That guy sure has given us some good memories!! Thanks, David! I really think he knows what an asset he is now to us fans that so love him and his voice! He is taking his time doing what he wants and how he wants to do it. Kudos to David! So happy for him.

    Love him singing The Riddle. The lucky dogs that got to hear that had to be in 7th heaven! Oh to be able to hear him sing live again!


  31. pattirae4dja said

    Tawna, you made me laugh out loud by remembering my husband’s stealth video tapes of David’s performance at the Mentor’s Intl. gala. He can be tricky at times for sure. I can’t believe that you remember him putting the camera on top of a glass to film it. At the top of this recap page there is a reference to my Mentor’s Intl recap. I clicked on it and there it all is—the recap, pictures, and the “stealth” four videos of David singing. So much fun to remember that night so long ago—-so much fun meeting his mom and being with David that entire evening. It was so fun to be there with so many of you also. Wow, the memories are flooding to my heart right now.

    I’m still trying to get videos to ya’ all. Please be patient with me. Hopefully by tomorrow!!




  32. Abrra said


    WordPress started putting 3 random archived article links below the main article a few months ago. What a coincidence that your recap of Mentor’s Gala and my article about David’s ripple effect on the charity by fans for RSO. It talks about his trip to India. It’s nice to go back and read our history as fans with David.



  33. jans11 said

    Pattirae, another great post! The Mentor’s recap post was very good reading. Evidently, I wasn’t on here at The Voice yet, because I hadn’t read it before. So, I was glad that WordPress reprinted it here right at the right place. So happy that you got to go and enjoy meeting David and Lupe. These are things that dreams are made of! 🙂 And last night was the icing on the cake. You are such a sweet lady and you deserve it all!

    We’re waiting patiently for the videos…we have the patient thing down pat! lol 🙂


  34. fenfan said

    Thank you Pattirae for this lovely recap – makes it feel like old times!

    I am listening to that glorious voice singing The Riddle on repeat.
    Did he forget the words? lol Methinks more public performances are in order!

    #12 #thefirstruleofdatingdavidisnevertalkaboutthedate LOL There are no truer words than these!

    Leximae is 12? hmmm, maybe he can wait 8 years and they can get married. Or maybe even 6…if he is in any hurry.


  35. Abrra said

    David’s career is getting another bump in Asia. Nadito Ako is being rerun in November.



  36. djafan said

    Pattirae, What a blessing it is to see your comments and you taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us. I hung to every word trying to visualize every detail. It is soooo much appreciated. Here we are years later and this guy still has “it”. And great that you got to meet Gwen! I met her at the Sounds of David event. And I hope to see you again, soon hopefully. Like it was said earlier we are getting better at this patience thing lol


  37. djafan said

    I’ve bee listening to archieradio all morning, what a great idea!


  38. djafan said

    The submissions are coming along. This one is really cute.


  39. djafan said

    David singing and speaking, all is right in the world 🙂


  40. fenfan said

    Thank you thank you thank you, a million times thank you, dear Pattirae for these awesome videos!

    He was in fine voice. What a wondrous, amazing gift he has.

    Dear David, Give a concert soon, please, please, please!


  41. djafan said

    I’ve add Stand By Me to title, thank you Betsy, got ahead of myself :)))

    Glorious is sooooo glorious.
    Somebody Out There, no words.
    Stand By Me, A classic!
    Prayer Of The Children, That Voice
    A Whole New World, class act

    His speaking is wow!

    Thank you Pattirae!!!!


  42. stenocruiser said

    I am sitting here mesmerized by David’s extraordinary and even more beautiful voice — what a gift he is. Thank you to all for the fabulous videos — Pattirae and Abrra and Betsy. David truly needs to share his talent with the world again — can hardly wait for his new music in 2015. We are so blessed to have that to look forward to!


  43. skydancer1x said

    Steno♥, all you just said.
    I can’t even find the words.he just killed me.
    Is it even possible for someone to grab your heart, by the throat? Gahhhhhhh
    Pattirae,I love you!!
    Betsy and abs,ty! love you too.


  44. djafan said


    “Is it even possible for someone to grab your heart, by the throat?”

    The ache in my heart and the lump in my throat, David did it.


  45. tawna21 said

    A most sincere thank you to all of you for getting these here! Patti!! you are awesome!! ♥ ♥

    Patience… it’s still a work in progress for me, but I’m getting it down…. these kinds of things help. 🙂

    #idonotliketoseeDavidshivering #makesmeworry


  46. funfee said

    Wow wow wow!!!!!! Oh my goodness, what can I say? Just David …that’s all. Beautiful!


  47. bebereader said

    His voice is as pure and as strong as ever but I hear a new dimension now. It’s very subtle but it’s there. I never thought his voice could get any better but there you go.

    I daresay he is BEDAZZLING!

    I cannot get anything done today. He is pulling me back to watch again and again.


  48. MT said

    Pattirae, Betsy, Abrra, and anyone else who had a hand in bringing those videos here, THANK YOU!!!

    That voice! Still as great as ever, perhaps even better. And he’s looking great but looking so cold poor thing. As for the songs, all are fabulous but for me …. Stand By Me is the winner. Love the way he changed it again. Just WOW! And he and Lexie’s duet was so good!

    Mesmerized, Yes.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, Pattierae for videoing and for sharing! 😀 I’ll be watching for a while. They definitely require more than one viewing. LOL


  49. funfee said

    So excited I forgot to say thank you to Pattirae & The Voice 😳


  50. erlindita said

    Thank you Pattirae for the pics & videos! I’m in heaven right now! Wish i could stay there & listen to david 24/7! What a voice, what handsome young man! Loved all the songs but especially enjoyed! Stand By Me!


  51. dh said

    Great job with the videos, Pattirae. What a steady hand. I would have probably swooned in SOT and ruined the video. haha. Did you hold the phone sideways when you shot these?


  52. Abrra said

    Here is a link to Abrra’s Candy Jar for all the mp3’s and mp4’s of the videos from Rising Star Outreach Benefit Concert.

    Thanks to Pattirae Adams for taking the time to share her videos 🙂

    Here is the link to all files in the Candy Jar's_Candy_Jar_Goodies



  53. Abrra said

    Hah Now this would make a challenging David puzzle!

    There can Never be too many Davids!!

    A post shared by Pocoelsy Archies (@pocoelsy) on

    6 hours ago
    There can Never be too many Davids!!

    Great job on all those David edits over the years, Poco 🙂



  54. djafan said

    Do it Abrra!


  55. Abrra said

    I blame Djafan. She dared me. Do this puzzle at your own risk of going crazy 🙂

    Thanks for the inspiration!



  56. djafan said

    Nice of Jason Mraz fans.

    Jason Mraz News ‏@JasonMrazNews1 16m16 minutes ago
    David Archuleta launches ‘Glorious’ video contest



  57. MT said

    LOL That puzzle took me 14 minutes and 7 seconds. Tough one! But a good one. Thanks. 🙂


  58. MT said

    Stand By ME … 7:00-7:15 OMG! Still dying here. O–I—<

    Still the same voice, a little deeper? A little smoother? And he's using it differently. I LIKE!

    #dontmindme #justlosingmymind


  59. nanaweize said

    Pattirae thanks so much for sharing. Looks like you all had an awesome night.


  60. Abrra said


    I didn’t time it but it took me a bit longer because I kept nodding off. haha This time his face was no help. It was strictly by color and shape that I was able to get through it.



  61. djafan said

    David has the most natural swag I have ever seen. This guy never needed “classes” he was born with “it”!


  62. jans11 said

    38…that guys middle name must be “patience”! 🙂

    Ditto on what everyone said about the videos! And another million or so thank you’s to Pattirae and every one that made them possible! Everyone in the world should love David! 🙂 His singing is impeccable! And it would have been hard to sing standing in the freezing cold! I agree with you Tawna, “#idonotliketoseeDavidshivering #makesmeworry”! Maybe it’s the mom in us! 🙂

    Done the puzzle!! MT you’re a whiz bang! It took me 16 minutes. 🙂

    Dja, I agree. He is so natural and it still irks me when I think of what Simon said on the Ellen show about them wanting Cook to win. He said that they wanted someone that sang in the bars and poolhalls, not someone that’s been primed to sing! Heard him with my own ears and it infuriated me! David is a born singer and will be remembered way after some of these so called singers lights go out! End of rant! :)) hehe


  63. bebereader said

    David tweeted this:

    David Archuleta @DavidArchie · 3m 3 minutes ago
    Clip from last Friday’s event. Now I just need the magic flying carpet

    7 hours ago
    Repost clip of Lexi and I singing A Whole New World last Friday. Now I just need a magic carpet so I can be cool like Aladdin. Haha


  64. suzzyy said

    Thank you so much Pattirae for sharing your videos…they are fantastic! So happy for you and Gwen that you had the opportunity to go and hear David sing 🙂 His voice sounds amazing on all the songs. It is indeed Glorious to hear him sing again!


  65. tawna21 said

    Thank you Abrra for the candy jar additions….. sweetness for the eyes and ears, and the soul.

    Off to try the puzzle. 🙂


  66. Dayzee said

    This is not the same fellow who left us 3 years ago. Always evolving, always exceeding. Leaves me with tears and awe. His choice of songs and his rendition were so classy and perfect for the occasion.

    Jan, I remember that Ellen show. Simon said David was too boring to be an idol. I can only pity such a jaded attitude, but tonight I have no room in my heart for negative thoughts.

    Thanks to all who gave us these videos. Like peeking into heaven.


  67. MT said

    I saw this and was mesmerized watching this lady do a sign language version of Glorious. What a great idea!!

    credit: Choose ASL

    Ok, now back to Stand By Me. 🙂


  68. angelofdja said

    Thank you to anyone and everyone involved in bringing video from the Rising Star Outreach program. David and Lexie sound wonderful! Oh my goodness…Stand By Me! David’s VOICE is mind-boggling good!!!


  69. Abrra said

    Lexi posted a rehearsal video !

    Lexi Walker: David Archuleta Duet~A Whole New World
    Lexi Mae Walker
    Everything about this night was amazing! David is an incredible person who is so kind and genuine! His voice….divine!! Kendra Lowe is Einstein-ette when it comes to music. The Keller home was so beautiful in every way and the people who came were super fun to talk with afterwards! Rising Star Outreach knows how to raise awareness about Leprosy and make a difference in the kids lives who are affected by it. Thanks for letting me apart of it!!!

    I have added Mp3 & Mp4 downloads of this rehearsal to the Candy Jar.

    Nice to see the videographer is there for every moment. 🙂



  70. djafan said

    Lexi put up this picture…it is lovely.

    Making music feels heavenly!!!!

    A post shared by LexiMaeWalker (@leximaewalker) on


  71. djafan said

    #Glorious playist of covers so far. Some pretty good ones.


  72. fenfan said

    Agree with you MT, Stand by Me is the winner! It’s smashing! I love it, especially from around 6.30min onward.

    I think that “darling, darling” at 7.04 would make a great ring tone.

    To think he has sung this countless times and yet he can still make it sound different. What genius!

    I think this is his best version of the song yet – his grown up interpretation. It makes my heart ache as I listen to it on repeat.

    Did you hear the “yeah” at 6.40? And then at 6.48 – “whenever you need a friend, whenever you’re feeling lonely” – Oh my.

    I hope he sings like this in his new album.


  73. fenfan123 said

    I wonder now how does his first Stand by Me on Idol compare with this latest version? I need to listen to them one after the other.


  74. MT said

    Guys, I have to ask if I’m the only one who noticed that David’s vibrato has really gotten so smooth it’s almost undetectable yet gives such a richness to his voice that it’s killing me. LOL

    Start at 6:41 in Stand By Me, the second time he sings “stand”, geez that’s new. And how gorgeous does he sound?!??!

    I can’t stop listening to that song. His voice is out of this world. Did singing in Spanish make him do that? Has he actually been aware and perfecting it on purpose? IDK but I am loving the way he works his voice now!

    And I love that rehearsal video. Thank you Abrra for bringing it over. So good!

    Ok, since I’m the only one going nuts over the videos today, I guess I’ll stop now. haha

    Just had to share my AWE at his ♥voice♥ on these videos. Good gracious me! I can’t get enough!


  75. djafan said

    This brought me to tears. This is why David needs to share his blessing with the world and I believe, truly believe it will happen.

    Message for David:
    Dear David,
    You mean a lot to me that I don’t even know how to start this.. You have always been my biggest inspiration, it all started when I heard you sing “When You Believe” on American Idol. I’d never seen the show before, it wasn’t aired in my home country, Taiwan. But for some reason, a foreign channel in Taiwan aired American Idol Season 7 as New Year special tribute. I was browsing the TV, and I heard you sing. I didn’t understand English, and I had no idea what the song was about. It was just so beautiful that I started crying.

    I started looking for you online and following your news. It propelled me to learn English so I could understand you and your music better. I bought your book “Chords of Strength” and read it. It wasn’t easy, I had to look things up on dictionary almost every word I read. But eventually, I finished it and I felt really happy that I got to know your story.

    Years after, I am still one of your biggest fans. I am glad you have come back from your mission and started to share your talents with the world again. Thankfully, I sang this song and posted it as to tell you how much you have influenced thousands of thousands of people’s lives. I am proud to be one of them.

    You made me believe in possibilities, it’s been a long journey, but it’s been really amazing. Thank you.



  76. MT said

    Fen!! *waves*
    So I’m not the only one. LOL Good to know! 😀


  77. MT said

    Oh and I agree with Fen about the whole end of Stand By Me.

    And what he does to the word ♫ Lonelaa aa aay ♫ Gahhhh!!! I just can’t get over how his way of singing has changed and improved so much. I didn’t think it was possible but it has happened!

    Ok, I really am gonna stop spamming now, Abrra. I promise! 🙂


  78. djafan said


    I love SBM and SOT and POTC and GLORIOUS and TR and AWNW.


    I listened to all of them with my Bose headsets and my gosh the nuances, the tone, that rich controlled vibrato you speak of, those falsetto’s, all of these things are to die for. See you’re not alone.


  79. Dayzee said

    Teddy’s story brought me tears. What a beautiful voice he has. Thanks for another gem Djafan. David’s effect on the world transcends the barriers of geography, language, age, culture

    MT, I am just as nuts as you, Scratching off items on my list of things to do today because I am too busy with David. Setting my priorities.

    Fen, Yes! we are getting grown up interpretations. He is singing from an expanded source of experience. His connection with his audience is palpable.

    Loved hearing the “WooHoo”s. That used to be us 🙂


  80. Kaycee said

    What a happy time for David fans! How wonderful to see and hear the magic again. Boy, does he still have it! Thanks so much for all the videos and goodies!

    #80 Teddy’s message and song just melted my heart. I hope David is able to see it. “You made me believe in possibilities, it’s been a long journey, but it’s been really amazing. Thank you.” Me too, Teddy!

    I have children that go to BYU, and there is a facebook page called “BYU Crushes”. It says: “Confess your crushes here. It is 100% anonymous.” Some of the posts are so clever and absolutely hilarious. I knew it was just a matter of time before David was mentioned…

    David Archuleta,

    There’s something ‘bout the look in your eyes, something ‘bout your beautiful face. In a sea of BYU students, there was only you.

    Tell me why you were so hard to forget while you were in Chile on you mission. I’m just a little too not over you.

    Do you ever think when you’re all alone all that we could, where this thing could go? Am I crazy or falling in love? Is it real or just another crush? I’ve been trying and trying to walk but I know this crush ain’t going away.

    If anyone can make me fall in love, you can.

    Maybe you’re somewhere thinking about me too. To be with you, there’s nothing I wouldn’t do. And when we finally meet, I’ll know it’s right. I’ll be at the end of my restless road. But this journey, it was worth the fight. Just to be with you.

    You’re still in love with me. You were never really out of love with me. Your eyes don’t lie.

    I always knew there’s somebody out there, somebody, somewhere. To show you the tenderness you need. Somebody to hold you when worries control. I’d give anything if only you knew it was me.

    There’s something about love. It’s gonna be worth it, cause that’s what love is. I’ll keep searching for my kind of perfect.


    Your number one fan

    P.S. You’re glorious.


  81. betsy said

    Teddy, you sweet sweet boy. ♥
    He actually LEARNED another language to understand David. A very difficult language, from what I hear.
    Good job buddy. 🙂


  82. bebereader said

    The rehearsal of “Whole New World” #74 has me glued to the computer. If not the computer then I’m glued to my IPhone.

    I agree about the new maturity in David’s voice especially in “Stand By Me” but I crave new material. That’s why I am hooked on WNW and Glorious.

    I always liked “Whole New World” and wished that David would cover it one day.

    Wishes do come true. 🙂


  83. Anodrlurker said

    Incredible. This just keeps repeating in my head as I listen to these videos. David’s voice is really something else..words are failing me. His “Somebody Out There” just killed me.

    I am happy he is still singing and performing like this, and I hope this is a mere glimpse of what we will get from him in the near future. David’s voice touches my heart and spirit like no other….ever.


  84. Abrra said

    I put David’s mailing address under Teddy’s video in the comments. I told him he can send his message to David directly.



  85. djafan said

    Kaycee!!!! A crushes facebook. Of course a Dear David would happen. That is so sweet! Let us know if more are posted. Hope all is well with you and great to see you join in the fun. And tears 🙂

    Dayzee, I know right? That is why he is an international celebrity, people around the world get him. The radio stations not in the US are playing Glorious and countless other David songs daily.

    Fenfan, How was that comparison of the SBM’s?

    Bebe, I liked the rehearsal better. As nice as Lexi’s voice is I would of preferred a mature woman’s voice for the duet, that’s just me.

    Anodrlurker, If this is a mere glimpse we better be prepared for what may come next.


  86. djafan said

    FOX13 Salt Lake City

    Lexi Walker, David Archuleta perform ‘A Whole New World’ duet

    Utah singers Lexi Walker and David Archuleta performed a duet of “A Whole New World” from Disney’s “Aladdin.” According to the description on this video, which was uploaded to YouTube on Monday, the performance was part of an event for Rising Star Outreach, an organization that provides aid to children and families affected by leprosy in southern India.


  87. betsy said



  88. djafan said

    Betsy! Oh my gosh!!!!


  89. MT said

    That is so little 4 year old girl singing Glorious is all kinds of adorable!!


  90. MT said

    Thanks for finding out Bebe! I thought maybe it would be something new. haha I guess I’m greedy.

    But it’s probably for the best that it’s not another new song. I’m extremely happy with all the lovely vids we have right now. I’m still in the RSO video vortex. I’m not sure I could handle any more right now. 🙂


  91. tawna21 said

    Oh my goodness! That video with Teddy is beautiful! What a beautiful young man. This is what David is all about. This is what he does to and for people. He inspires us to be better.

    And then we have the ones that take us from tears of wonderment at the accomplishments and bravery of a young man, to the tears of happy, big smiles – so big they squeeze tears from our eyes – from a 4- year old. What a cutie!!


  92. lynnella said

    I can imagine David’s reaction to watching the little 4 year old singing his song. It reminded me of a video of him answering questions on his computer several years back. I found it, enjoy, Lynne


  93. jans11 said

    Teddy is good and the 4 yr old is downright precious!

    And I’m just at a loss of words for David’s voice anymore! That Stand by Me done me in! He just gets better every day. I think Dean said a man’s voice can change up to the age of 35. Good grief, what will his voice sound like then???? 🙂 He’s absolutely the best!!!…. there I go gushing again…. 🙂


  94. jans11 said

    Oh, Lynella, that is my favorite video of David laughing! It is so cute. Yea, I bet he will do it when he watches the 4yr old’s video.


  95. Abrra said

    The photographer from RSO event, Bry Cox, has posted a few portrait pictures on his site.

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    credit for all images:



  96. Anodlurker said

    Djafan, given the kind and variety of songwriters he’s been working with lately, I’m thinking if he releases an album full of mature-sounding and amazing songs a la Sara Bareilles and Jason Mraz and mounts a tour like them — I might possibly lose it, possibly spontaneously combust! Haha! (I referenced two of the artists we know he likes, of course!) So yeah, lots to look out for and look forward to. Brace ourselves for, really. #goodstuffiscoming


  97. djafan said

    Good Morning!



  98. djafan said

    Anodlurker, #goodstuffiscoming…yeah!

    And this is so unexpected. DAVID JUST FOLLOWED A FAN!

    LindaSpivey#DA2014 @erlindita · 37m 37 minutes ago
    “@kimak: @erlindita D followed you!! :)))))))))” I know! Don’t know what to think! Eeeeeeeep!!!!!


  99. Abrra said

    GwenPo posted a video of RSO

    The Riddle-partial




  100. djafan said

    David tweets! Who is going to sing?! Curious about the prizes….

    David Archuleta @DavidArchie · 4m 4 minutes ago
    “It’s like a symphony, just keep listening.” How about we listen to YOUR version of Glorious? Details in the link!


  101. bebereader said

    More pictures by Bryn Cox:

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  102. djafan said

    Holy Guacamole!!!!!!

    Celebration of Christ

    For three performances in November, David Archuleta will headline “Celebration of Christ ~ An Interfaith Concert” at the Capital Theater in Salt Lake City.
    It will take place at the following dates and times:
    November 28, 2014 (Friday) – 7:30 PM
    November 29, 2014 (Saturday) – 2PM and 7:30PM
    David will be performing four Christmas songs at the “Celebration of Christ” concerts. The event also features Kevin Olusola from Pentatonix, and the One Voice Choir returning from a stellar performance on “America’s Got Talent.” The program includes special guest choirs a full orchestra, and a dance ensemble drawn from nine different faiths uniting in Christianity to celebrate the birth and life of Jesus Christ in music, dance, and special effects. The event is presented by Vic Deauvono & 4Life Foundation.
    Tickets for all three shows go on sale Friday October 31 at 12 noon MT. To purchase tickets, visit


  103. Dayzee said

    What a loverly bunch of pics.

    Dja. my granddaughter said she saw a billboard in Orem, UT advertising the Celebration of Christ with David Archuleta !!!! EEEK It must be true

    I have been watching the Glorious vid a few times today and I just wanted to mention I am grateful he is not wearing a scarf. Or a turtleneck.


  104. Abrra said

    Not to brag or anything but we kinda sorta met the Avatar 💁

    A post shared by Jazzy Archuleta (@jahzey) on

    1 hour ago
    Not to brag or anything but we kinda sorta met the Avatar 💁

    This looks like the men’s room? 😉



  105. janey79 said

    For anyone buying tickets for the concerts, the OS has made a correction. Tickets go on sale at 10AM MT (not 12 noon as previously stated) on Friday, October 31st. Here’s the link:


  106. jans11 said

    Bummer, wouldn’t I love to go! But it’s Thanksgiving week and I have family coming from out of town. Why that week end??? 🙂


  107. djafan said

    Dayzee, Love David on billboards! Darn I won’t be able to goooo! Bad timing. That entire week is family time. Praying for videos and maybe a cellcast!!!!

    Anyone here going?

    Thanks Janey for the update!!! Are you going?

    Jan, I know!!!!

    David the headliner singing Christmas songs is a perfect combination. Love the interfaith gathering of talent. More info of the event.

    from nine different faiths uniting in Christianity to celebrate the birth and life of Jesus Christ in music, dance, and special effects. Interfaith performers include the Catholic Diocese Madelline Choir, Calvary Baptist, First Presbyterian, Methodist SL Mass, Episcopal, Seventh Day Adventist, LDS, Nondenominational faiths.

    Run time: 1 hour 40 minutes including 15-20 minute intermission.

    Recommended for ages 5 and up. No babes in arms. All patrons must have a ticket regardless of age.


  108. djafan said

    Gwens video!!!

    All in one with the talking!

    Joanie from FOD made an mp3 of the video here:
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  109. poof said

    Very exciting news about the concert. So hope many of you can go. Too far away for me for now.

    Need to comment on David’s concert with Lexi. The biggest change I see in the newer David is his confidence. He is so obviously in charge of every aspect of being up there (except for being a frozen popsicle). This reflects in how he sounds, looks and presents. He has swagger and I am so glad. I hope some day he sings more songs like “Stand By Me”. He seems to enjoy it so much and so do we !

    Been fun listening to some of the “Glorious” recordings. So many good (and brave) singers! It is interesting to contrast their performances with David’s. The ease with which he sings and that glorious warm tone sets him apart from the world. More preachin to the choir, huh.


  110. djafan said

    Poof, “More preachin to the choir, huh.”

    Preach away! I noticed the confidence, the swag, the sense of humor, the deep voice, the beautiful tone, that incredible vibrato. See I never tire of hearing about The Voice David Archuleta!



  111. ray said

    djafan,117, i am with you, thats why i come here to read about david.,no one like him.


  112. ray said

    chezz didn,t mean to scare everone away, i don,t bite ,honest lol


  113. djafan said

    HAHAHA Ray. I had to step away to get real life things done lol I agree there is NO ONE like him 🙂


  114. bluesky4home said

    It is always good to see you, Ray. You are an amazing person. I love your comments and insights. ^_^


  115. Abrra said

    Pattirae sent along this picture from her evening at the RSO Benefit. She and her husband were happy to get a picture with David and Lexi.

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  116. janey79 said

    djafan, no, I won’t be going. I’ll be working and that’s a bit of long trip for 4 songs, lol.

    Pattirae, you look amazing! You might want to frame this one, just sayin’ 🙂


  117. djafan said

    Great picture Pattirae!


  118. tawna21 said

    Beautiful photo, Pattierae!!!!


  119. tawna21 said

    Oh yeah!!!! I walked into Desert Book Store today, and almost instantly realized that David was singing over the sound system in the store!!! They were playing the new, soon to be released, CD by Nashville Tribute, “Reedemer”. How I was lucky enough to walk in right when David was singing his track is beyond me. It’s a beautiful song. ♥

    Oh, and sorry about the mis-spelling—- Pattirae. 😉


  120. bebereader said


    Perfect timing to hear that Glorious voice.

    Pattirae, you look beautiful!

    I think David pays attention to every single syllable of every single word in every sentence in every song he sings. Someone once said that he caresses every syllable in a song. There’s no voice like his.

    In fact. between his voice and his beautiful smile he could do a lot of healing.


  121. jans11 said

    Nice photo, Pattirae! You all look so happy and that makes me happy for you. 🙂

    Tawna, that was perfect timing!! 🙂 How cool to hear it over the big speakers!

    Dang, I’ve waited 3 yrs to hear David sing Christmas songs live and see all my wonderful friends again and they have to go and make this little concert over Thanksgiving! 😦 Still hoping for a David Archuleta Christmas concert in Dec., but I think time is really getting short for that..but ya never know………………………..


  122. ray said

    jans11, don,t give up, look how guick this one pop up still hope. david alwae waits till that last min. any way, god bless him.


  123. Dayzee said

    YES!!! I have tickets. WooHoo. My typing skills always fail me when filling out online forms for David tickets, but I did it! Yayy


  124. Abrra said

    Happy for you Dayzee!



  125. MT said

    Woo Hoo! So glad you got tickets! Enjoy! I’ll be looking forward to your recap afterwards. 😀

    (haha No pressure. 😉 )


  126. Abrra said

    Creepiest thing I have seen in a long time. From Kari on instagram. YIKES!

    Happy Halloween!

    A post shared by Kari Sellards (@karisellards) on



  127. djafan said

    Congratulations Dayzee!!!! Yes we will want to know everything!

    Abrra, that is creepy scary!


  128. Abrra said

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


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