The Voice David Archuleta

David Archuleta and The Song That Could

Posted by Abrra on Sunday, November 9, 2014

MTMpremiere(At Meet The Mormons premiere)

I had a strange reaction when David went to the trouble of making a video for the song “Glorious” and then gave the song away for free. The video represented what most fans consider a dream come true; David singing his heart out in the studio! I thought, ‘What is he doing? Is he sabotaging his career if he gives his talent away?’ But as the the views on YouTube climbed to hundreds of thousands and reached over a million, the light finally went on over my head.

This was a genius move. How better to jump-start his career than to hitch his wagon to a juggernaut of a song that is the centerpiece of a documentary movie? This move certainly got his name back in circulation in Utah and with his fans, some who may have stepped back when he left on a mission. Finally he had something to share with those who took the time to listen. It was a generous gift.

Next came the super cut video contest where David invited everyone to make a video of themselves singing “Glorious” to a music track that he provided.

This is where the whole thing evolved into the “song that could”. I have seen old and young, male and female, trios and duos, and choirs take to a microphone and record themselves singing. They sing in living rooms, stairwells and one was even on a road beside a corn field. Reading the descriptions below many of the videos, I could tell that this song had touched them deeply. It wasn’t just that David had asked them to sing; it was a desire to share their hearts with song.

What started out as a song to promote a documentary became something that touched generations of people worldwide. The main motivational ingredient was David Archuleta. He took a song and breathed life into it as only he can and made others want to listen to the lyrics and become inspired to sing it their way.

What I discovered by looking through the video playlist is that David’s fanbase is more diverse than I realized. At concerts there are mainly ladies and young teen girls. How nice it is to know there are men of all ages who proclaim their fandom! There is a silent majority out there who are fans. They show their support in ways that never occurred to me.

I see now that giving the song “Glorious” away for free was a master plan! A gift and an invitation from one heart to another. That’s the David I know best!

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87 Responses to “David Archuleta and The Song That Could”

  1. beloirti said

    Nice, Abs.

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  2. bluesky4home said

    Dear Abrra,
    Lady, you rock!

    Ages ago there was a song written by a group called, “The New Seekers”, it later became familiar as the words were adapted for a Coka Cola commercial.

    “I’d like to teach the world to sing
    In perfect harmony
    I’d like to hold it in my arms
    And keep it company
    I’d like to see the world for once
    All standing hand in hand
    And hear them echo through the hills
    For peace through out the land
    (That’s the song I hear)”

    Later there was, “We Are The World”, first in English, and then later “Somos El Mundo”. And David got to participate!! We all remember that!!

    This “Little Song That Could”, has been offered for no other reason than to uplift and encourage. It is aimed for the individual, and asks them only to offer whatever is in their hearts…and to make that offering in a way that encourages others.

    How often we think our little bit is of no consequence! A great many of us cannot “sing” as DA does. Yet look how we are effected by reading about and listening to these comments and songs of others.

    We live in a time when we can easily feel that we are out-numbered and overwhelmed by difficulties, challenges, or sadness. This little song encourages people to just share what they have and to trust in the goodness that is so very abundant in others, to just “keep listening” for that song within our hearts, to be more aware of what – then – we are all “creating”.

    And there simply was no better purveyor of that message than “Dear DA”.

    When they, we hear him sing, we listen.

    Thank you for your wonderful article. ^_^

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  3. djafan said

    Abrra, Yes to everything you said! The breathing life into it like only David could part was a genius move by whoever thought of him to sing the song. I had listened to the original when i was checking out Stefanie Maybey and thought “nice” (Zombie Song is my fav). But I didn’t “feel” it until David made the lyrics real, from his heart to ours. And now seeing the out pouring of love and gratitude for David, for the beautiful sentiment in this song by singing it and sharing it warms my heart.

    The written messages to David are beautiful. I hope he feels the love.

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  4. bluesky4home said

    Ditto Djafan and Abrra:

    This is from the You Tube site.

    She is right in SO many ways: DA sounds better all the time. ^_^

    Renata Bursten6 days ago

    “Fabulous song! I am not a Mormon, (or even Christian for that matter) and I love the song. It’s uplifting and the theme is universal. David Archuleta sounds better and better all of the time. You don’t need to be a Mormon to appreciate this beautiful song. <3"

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  5. bebereader said

    I totally agree with you, Abs. “Glorious” is a good catalyst to jump-start David’s career! It’s universal in it’s message and if it gives me a peaceful feeling when I hear it, I’m sure it does for others too. It even inspired several hundred to make their own covers! I monitor the new ones on Youtube because honestly, I can’t get enough.

    Here are two I’ve been meaning to share. Whats an article about Glorious without some Glorious videos?


    credit: One Voice Children’s Choir


    credit: Eleven 17

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  6. bebereader said

    Bluesky:

    I remember that TV ad for Coca Cola!
    I also remember this verse:

    “I’d like to build the world a home
    And furnish it with love
    Grow apple trees and honey bees
    And snow white turtle doves…”

    And now, Glorious and the coca cola song are competing for space in my head! haha

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  7. bluesky4home said

    Bebe…. I LOVED that one of the children’s choir!!!! Wow, I am so glad that they had the courage to change it up for their video and make it really for their choir.

    Stephany Maybe must just be crying for joy. And I can’t even imagine how DA must feel. Who could have known all this would come of a “little song”?

    I love how this song has such a simple, universal and yet powerful message.

    Happy, happy Sunday!

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  8. collegemom said

    So true, Abrra – “A gift from one heart to another”

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  9. oliveoil said

    Abrra, great observation !!

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  10. jans11 said

    It really is the song that could. It is a song that when I first heard it, I loved it. Then it just snowballed from there. I kind of went with the flow and figured that David knew what he was doing, as usual. 🙂 I always trust him that he knows what he is doing. He knows what he wants and with the right kind of help, he’s moving right along. And what ever he doles out, I’ll take it! 🙂 It’s always good, even though I have to have patience and wait for it longer than I want! 🙂 I wish he could get some award for it and also for Stephany for writing it. It’s a classic!

    I remember that Coke song too. Another catchy one that everyone loved. It never gets old.

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  11. Abrra said

    Busy day for me! Late with puzzle, oops 🙂

    In honor of Nandito Ako returning for another viewing on TV5 in the Philippines.

    http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=3b4812f5aa48

    Betty #1 Thanks :))

    Bluesky, thanks for reminding us of another iconic song that has a message for humanity. When David sings Glorious he becomes the messenger. i saw where there are over 370 entries. That is amazing!

    Djafan, it’s possible that when David and Stephany were songwriting, they discussed Glorious. OR Meet the Mormons had picked it out for David to sing. I suppose we will find out someday when he writes his second book.

    Bebe, I really liked the videos. OneVoice Children’s Choir made a few changes and it’s still a wonderful presentation.

    Collegemom, David is all heart when it comes to sharing his talent.

    Oliveoil, thank you 🙂 I began to think about this topic on my way to work last week and so I shared my thoughts.

    Jan, I agree. Glorious is a classic. Proof is in all the videos done by a diverse group of fans. All so different, yet they all have the same feeling for the song.

    Abra

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  12. tawna21 said

    Abrra, this little song has seriously awakened millions. It’s created a reality check with so many of us. We really are individuals, living in the middle of many other individuals, and we have the power within us to become extraordinary — each one of us. Like you, I wondered at first about the reasoning behind giving away his first real ‘claim to fame’ (if you will) since his return from his missionary service. Thank you for dissecting that reasoning and coming up with a solution. I agree with you on it.

    I really, really like the video by the children’s choir. It seemed so upbeat and happy — more so that some of the others. Thanks, Bebe, for sharing it!

    Umm, I miss the Sunday puzzle today. 😉 I’ll forgive you this time, Abrra, because you delivered a terrific article. 😀

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  13. tawna21 said

    Dang! I didn’t refresh before I posted…… Sorry Abs! Off to work on the puzzle!!

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  14. djafan said

    Have to share my current favorite #Glorious cover.

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  15. Abrra said

    Sorry for being late with the puzzle. I should have decided what to pick last night.

    Tawna, the message of the song gets down to basics. Discovering who you are and sharing of yourself with others. It’s a symphony 🙂

    Abrra

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  16. collegemom said

    ohh..that’s a good one, djafan

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  17. TOfan said

    {{{{Abs}}}} love your post! And I also noticed how diverse David’s fan base is… it’s like a symphony! 🙂

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  18. Anodrlurker said

    Thanks for such a wonderful post, Abrra. I want to say that, personally, this song has gotten me through a challenging and critical time on my life. I cannot thank the universe enough for sending David and this song my way just when I needed to hear it and when I needed that message to embedded in my heart and spirit. I feel lucky that it was David who was the messenger. For all of this, I will always be supportive of David.

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  19. Anodrlurker said

    Wanted to share that this Glorious cover was done in China by a girl ( I think, on her mission )and her message to David is just wonderful!

    “I first fell in love with this song when I heard it in 2012 and was even more excited when one of my favorite singers, David Archuleta, released a version. In order to really portray what this song means to me and how much it’s hit home recently, I made a video to go along with it. Here’s my message for David: I’ve gotta thank you for being such an inspiration during my mission. On the really tough days, sometimes my companion and I could only keep going because we knew at the end of the day, we’d be able to hop in the car, crank up the stereo, and listen to “Los Pastores a Belen.” We listened to your Christmas MoTab CD no matter what time of year it was! :)”

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  20. djafan said

    Collegemom, I do not have a clue on how they’re going to pick.

    Listen to this in Portuguese!

    Hi David!

    Thank you for your uplifting music! You have an amazing gift to touch people’s hearts. We are part of a project that has the purpose of spreading the Gospel through music in the Portuguese language. This is our Portuguese version of the song. We hope you like it!

    Obrigado!

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  21. djafan said

    Anodrlurker, So glad that this song gave you what you needed during your trying time. Years ago Save The Day was was a go to song for me. David’s is the first go to voice ever :).

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  22. Anodrlurker said

    Thanks Djafan! It’s amazing how much David has done for people everywhere — if he only knew. I wish this fact really hits home for him and gives him the impetus to continue making beautiful music and allowing it to reach as many people as possible.

    That being said, I should also mention that The Other Side of Down, the entire album, got me through the challenging time as well. Just as David intended it to – spreading positivity and encouragement.

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  23. Anodrlurker said

    Sorry for the consecutive posts, but bringing this over here too: Jasmin Curtis-Smith promoting Nandito Ako on twitter. It starts airing again today. Great way to rev up David’s Asian fans for 2015! Bringing him back into mainstream.

    Jasmine ‏@jascurtissmith 26m26 minutes ago
    Pls support Nandito Ako, my 2nd tv series, which has started airing on Fox Filipino today starring @TheRealEulaC, myself & @DavidArchie

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  24. skydancer1x said

    Abrra ♥love your thoughts on Glorious
    This really is a universal song .I can’t get it out of my head! So happy David put his special touch on Stephanie’s work.The little song that could!
    There was a song way back when, called “I’ll Never Find Another You ” can’t remember off the top of my head who sang it,haha.Oh wait!,The Seekers,I think. Certain songs just grab you with their lyrics,that was one for me in the 60’s.

    I wonder sometimes, if David knew… or has always known…,or never really known…or knew, but doesn’t totally understand exactly what his voice means to people (well you know what I mean).Or… how this song would liftoff and skyrocket,(we know he is a genius after all) but since he did release it as a single, maybe he did. I hope he is rediscovering the power,and effect his voice has on so many from all walks of life. We want and NEED your voice David♥The world needs it badly!

    This is my new favorite of all the Glorious efforts. I love the guitar,arrangement its Awesome!!

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  25. bebereader said

    djafan,

    I love the Portuguese! Imagine, they wanted so much to sing it in their own language so they translated it! Sounds good!

    Sky,

    I remember “I’ll Never Find Another You”!! It was a favorite of mine too!

    But that video you posted of the two children singing “Glorious” is the best!!! There’s something about the sound of children singing that makes me feel good!
    Great find!

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  26. djafan said

    Please no apologizing for consecutive posts because I do it all the time :))))

    Anodrlurker, thanks for bring that over about Jasmine Curtis Smith!

    MyDearWriter tweeting also!

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  27. Fernando said

    And for the trivia… The day Glorious video was made it is the same day in which David went to see Wicked. He was wearing the same outfit…

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  28. djafan said

    Very observant Fernando! Great outfit too!

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  29. jans11 said

    Sky, those little kids gave me the goosebumps! There is something endearing about a child singing! 🙂

    Got my Redeemer album and I give it an A+. The songs’ are all so different, but very good. And, of course, David’s is my favorite because……just because!!!!. 🙂

    We never did get the dvd of Nandito Ako. I sure wish we could get it for a Christmas present. 🙂 I don’t want much…just a David Archuleta Christmas concert and the dvd. ♫♪they would make me happy!♪♫

    I loved the puzzle Abs! ♥

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  30. bebereader said

    Pocoelsy is at it again! This time, she did a mash-up of Glorious using David’s voice plus a few more. Here, in her own words:

    “There are tons of videos sent in for the David Archuleta “Glorious” SUPERCUT VIDEO CONTEST, most of them are beautiful in their own way and out of curiosity I put a few of them together with David’s version ( I’d like to put more but it’s beyond my lappy and my own abilities to do so lol !!) !! the result is …..for me they sound great !! What do you think ?”

    I think she did a great job!!

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  31. Abrra said

    Sky
    I had to repeat this LOL

    “I wonder sometimes, if David knew… or has always known…,or never really known…or knew, but doesn’t totally understand exactly what his voice means to people (well you know what I mean).”

    He knows.

    To all who have served our country.

     photo veterans-admitted-free-to-modevgov-feb-26-modev_zps2f9c5000.jpg

    Abrra

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  32. Anodrlurker said

    I really hope he knows. Because I hope it’s enough for him to continue his music, his career and reach as many people as possible with his gift. =)

    I know he’s still trying to figure out things right now in terms of the direction he wants to take…..I really hope he knows what his voice means to people and it overwrites any hesitation or doubt…

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  33. betsy said

    Abs, this still means the world to me.

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  34. bluesky4home said

    I love Pocoelsy’s video! What a talent she has! I love how she combined these, the different voices, parts, harmony, etc. Great job.

    Dear Abrra… I have a confession to make (*_*), my head is full of puns. And…every time someone says, “Nice Abs!”, well…..I have to admit that it makes me smile and wonder what your secret is to such successful workout results.

    On this Veterans Day, (and so many other days) my heart goes out in great love and gratitude for the service and perseverance of our military. Please remember dear ones, that although you may not feel surrounded at all times by your buddies when you return, there are many of us out here who love and support you in ways you cannot always see. Believe in yourselves and that you still have so much to give. The courage you have already shown will get you through to the next level of service, here, beside us. We are with you. You are needed. You are important. We still have good to do. God bless you.

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  35. Abrra said

    Betsy
    I think of your son Peter all the time. His service came at a personal cost that is not properly recognized, still. The video is about heroes. Young and old. Real and make believe. Today is a day to celebrate the bravery of the real ones.

    Bluesky
    Trust me there are no “abs” on this body. Haha

    Abrra

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  36. lynnella said

    #34 Bluesky – I know what you mean about the abs thing. When I read that I quickly scrolled back up to the picture to see if I had missed something. Nope.

    Abrra, loved the article. Sometimes it seems David will do something like this that just seems like a happy serendipitous act, and it just takes on a life of it’s own. Whether he knew it would or not, he has to be thrilled with the outcome, and so are we.

    Lynne

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  37. lynnella said

    #33 Betsy, That video made me cry. I have a son who was in the Army for 20 years. Now he’s a Louisville Firefighter. Some people were just meant for service to others. He was in the first and second Gulf Wars. Right after the first Gulf War was over, there was footage on the National News. It showed some soldiers playing with a group of displaced Iraqi children. There was my son, right in the middle of it. At the end of the piece, it showed a picture of him holding a little girl who looked to be close to his own son’s age. It was a precious moment for me, and from the looks on the little girl’s face, for her too. I’ll never forget how proud it made me feel, not just of him, but of all the service men and women who sacrifice their own time, and sometimes their lives, for the good of others.

    Lynne

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  38. Abrra said

    Lynnella, I don’t know for sure whose idea the contest was, but I do know that having David as the featured singer had everything to do with it’s success.

    David sends a thank you message.

    So proud of David for going to a war zone to entertain the troops.

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    Abrra

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  39. bebereader said

    I have to confess that when I gave Abrra the nickname of “Abs” several years ago in chat, that I was not thinking of the other meaning of the word nor did I expect it to take on a life of it’s own. Abs is just our Abs, that’s all. 🙂

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  40. lynnella said

    Bebe – Seriously, when I scrolled back up to see the picture again, if I had actually seen David displaying abs, I would have crashed, along with my computer.

    Lynne

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  41. Nancy L said

    Check out David’s picture tweet of him holding the caramel apple. Can I just say I’m lovin’ his fluffeh hair!

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  42. bebereader said

    Lynella,

    I totally get it. hahahaha

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  43. bebereader said

    Mm mm good. #caramelapples #sugarcrashafterwards #Autumn

    A post shared by David Archuleta (@davidarchie) on

    davidarchie
    26 minutes ago
    Mm mm good. #caramelapples
    #sugarcrashafterwards #Autumn

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  44. anodrlurker said

    Sorry if this posts twice..

    anyway that caramel apple photo of David got 7000 likes on Facebook in 23 minutes and rising rapidly. Something like 500 likes every 5 minutes!

    And yes, fluffeh hair! Fluffiest photo yet! He looks so young!!!

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  45. bluesky4home said

    Nancy L…. yes, yes, yes: Hair!! whoohoo!

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  46. anodrlurker said

    Make that over 9000 in 36 minutes!

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  47. Abrra said

    I saw a picture tweeted by Jazzy of her with a date on Saturday night. They were having the same kind of apple. Hmmm. Double date or big brother chaperone? 😉

    I put the new picture as my desktop. I used the “fit” setting so that it fills the center of the screen, top to bottom. 🙂
    Abrra

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  48. Suzy-Q said

    Yayyyyyy!!!! more hair!!!!! Perfect length now. IMHO

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  49. djafan said

    Hello all!

    A belated thank you to all the veterans out there! (((Betsy)))

    Thank you Abs for the Save The Day video, so healing. (and Abs Abrra, not David’s abs lol) I hadn’t thought of that either but I can see the funny 🙂

    Bebe, That is a great David picture he posted! His eyes, his smile, (and his hair!)

    Anodrlurker, Those numbers sure climbed fast!

    Instagram 8,940
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  50. djafan said

    Awww #NanditoAko

    joanncbanaga
    Headed for home listening to @davidarchie in the car. Take care fans of David “Wherever you are” @karisellards @anagfeleo @mydearwriter

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  51. fenfan said

    Very nice, Abrra. Or should I say Abs! I like how you think. I hope we don’t have to wait too long before more good things come our way.

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  52. djafan said

    I saw this a couple hours ago and asked if this was true lol And now I see it being tweeted. Link website announcing David traveling to France and Spain for two days. I see the tweets from the fans in those countries. This is a great opportunity for them to see David.

    Por Sergio Flores
    Director del CNAP

    Siguiendo instrucciones de la Oficina de Asuntos Públicos del Área de Europa, el Comité Nacional de Asuntos Púlblicos está colaborando en la coordinación de la visita que hará el cantante SUD David Archuleta a España los dias 20 y 21 de diciembre de 2014.

    David Archuleta visitará los centros de estaca de Madrid y Barcelona de 18:00 a 20:00 horas, donde participará en sendas charlas fogoneras navideñas. El aforo tendrá una capacidad para unas 1000 personas.

    El cantante visitará posteriormente las ciudades de Burdeos y Lyon, en Francia.
    Dirección del centro de estaca de Madrid: Calle del Templo 2, Metro Pavones
    Dirección del centro de estaca de Barcelona: Calle Cantabria 31, Metro St. Martí.

    Google translation.

    By Sergio Flores
    Director of CNAP

    Instructions from the Office of Public Affairs European Area , the National Committee Púlblicos Affairs is helping to coordinate the visit will SUD singer David Archuleta to Spain on 20 and 21 December 2014 .

    David Archuleta will visit stake centers in Madrid and Barcelona from 18:00 to 20:00 hours , where he will participate in separate Christmas firesides . The capacity will have a capacity for 1,000 people.

    The singer then visit the cities of Bordeaux and Lyon , France.
    Stake Center Address Madrid : Temple Street 2 Metro Pavones
    Address of the stake center in Barcelona : Street Cantabria 31 , Metro St. Martí.

    http://sud.org.es/david-archuleta-visita-a-los-miembros-de-madrid-y-barcelona-esta-navidad

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  53. djafan said

    And anyone can attend 🙂

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  54. MT said

    David is singing in Madrid???? Wow!!! If it’s public, maybe we’ll get video!

    And LOLing at the “Abs” convo. We love our Abs! ♥ She’s a sweetie.

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  55. skydancer1x said

    OH wow… travelin’ man!
    (Bet those stake centers are thrilled!!)
    Ah,Spain,and France! Magnifico Hope he takes in some wonderful sights and flavors and culture while he is there, in such beautiful locales, but sounds like a very special quick trip abroad.

    Think the French stakes will get a little Pat-a-pan? 🙂

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  56. bebereader said

    *52

    If there’s music coming our way in terms of videos and mp3s, bring it on! It’s all about his glorious voice!

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  57. bluesky4home said

    Skydancer – Oh, wouldn’t that be amazing to see/hear/watch him sing Pat a Pan in French in France!!!!! That would be a keeper!

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  58. bluesky4home said

    Hope his visas are all in order. It took my son months and months to get his visa to Spain. Perhaps it is not so long a wait if it is just for a visit and not a 2-year stay.

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  59. djafan said

    Right I’m excited about 11/28 & 29. We know that fans are going to be there and some prolific video takers mixed in the bunch. And one that will be come ninja if they don’t allow video, she said it not me haha.

    I also like the fact that David gets to go to that part of the world for whatever reason. He loves to site see and experience the cultures of everywhere he goes, we even may get some footage.

    This is interesting…

    Bio for this account.

    Serial Entrepreneur, SME Consultant & Business Start-Up Coach, Passions also Include Family, Fast Cars, Skimming Pebbles For Inspiration

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  60. djafan said

    Bluesky, I’d love to see the faces of the french watching David sing Pat A Pan!

    MT, Sky, Bebe, That glorious voice is keeper 🙂

    The count increases!

    Instagram 9,293
    Facebook 41,725

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  61. djafan said

    David posted this on his facebook. I think he may be seeing all the credit going to him and trying to include her. To be honest if it wasn’t for him I would have never given the song a second listen. Actually when I first looked up Stefanie and listened to her stuff it didn’t even register but The Zombie Song did lol. David’s voice, background vocals, melodies draw me in and then I notice the lyrics.

    David Archuleta shared a link.
    Stephanie Mabey wrote Glorious, and originally it was released on her album Wake Up Dreaming. ( ~ Team Archie)

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  62. jans11 said

    43…Another cute pic and I love his hair…just perfect! 🙂

    50…How can anyone NOT love that voice?????

    53…another one I can’t go to 😦 will be glad when it’s my turn! 🙂

    59…very interesting bio….wonder what the twitter was about…

    61…Leave it to David to give credit where credit is due….not excepting the great job he has done to make everyone love it. He probably will never pat himself on the back. Guess that’s what makes him special.

    Speaking of Visa’s, the elders visited yesterday to tell me that the Visa came through for the one going to Brazil. ( can’t remember his name) He is leaving at the same time that Elder Horn is going home. They are to leave on the 24th. They brought a new one for me to meet that just got into KC Monday. He is from Las Vegas. He will be joined by a new companion when the other 2 leave, so I will be meeting him soon. Don’t know why they were brought into my life, but it is nice to be able to visit and cut their hair. 🙂

    For Veteran’s Day….my husband was drafted twice in the Army during the Viet Nam war. My dad served in the Seebees, a construction part of the Navy, in WW2 fro 4 yrs. May they RIP.

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  63. anodrlurker said

    Re the FB link crediting Stephanie for Glorious, I think it’s great of David to do that. He’s always given credit to her and constantly mentions her. I hope he hasn’t been getting flak now because Glorious is strongly linked to him – but this is what happens when a star with many followers makes a song popular. I hope crediting isn’t an issue but I have seen tweets and YT and FB comments about it – that it’s Stephanue’s song, not his so can she please be credited, etc.

    David has worked with plenty of songwriters but they don’t necessarily get highlighted or mentioned every single time – kind of how it works in the business. Never seen this issue pop up with Eman, Lady V or even Daniel Bedingfield.

    My two cents. Don’t want David getting bogged by this issue. Again, nice of his team to make a statement on his FB page.

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  64. MT said

    Anodrlurker,

    I understand what you’re saying but I think this is a little different scenario.

    Just a guess, but perhaps it’s because usually Eman, Lady V, etc. actually write the song with the intention of David being the singing artist. Unless I’m mistaken, this is actually a cover of a Stephanie Maybe song.

    She wrote it and recorded it herself over two years ago, long before David came along and sang it. So he credits her the same way he would if he did a song that was originally by John Mayer, Michael Jackson, etc. I can understand why they gave her credit.

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  65. jans11 said

    I think you’re right, MT. And David always gives a shout out to other singers and their songs and albums, hardly says much about his own….modest is hottest… 🙂

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  66. Anodrlurker said

    Wait, to clarify, I totally AGREE that she should be given credit because David covered her song. The thing that’s becoming an issue is people keep on commenting, asking David to give her credit — which I think he has been doing enough of, right from the start. David NEVER claimed it was HIS song. Thing is, he was asked to cover it for the movie, so of course his name was going to be part of the promotion and attached to the song prominently. Plus he’s David Archuleta – of course the name recognition will be strong. I think some folks may be taking it the wrong way.

    I don’t know what people expect David to do, apart from what he’s already been doing in terms of given Stephanie credit, always mentioning her, etc. etc. etc. I mean, I wonder what even prompted them to make a separate statement on this on his FB page — I wonder if the comments got too much?

    Anyway, that’s all. Hope I was able to clarify sufficiently.

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  67. MT said

    Anodrlurker,
    Oh, sorry. I guess I misunderstood. 😳 Thanks for clarifying. 🙂

    Yes, I do agree that he’s given her credit quite a number of times and don’t think it should be a constant request from Stephanie’s fans or David’s fans (not sure who’s doing it) that it be done continually. They’ve already been great about making sure people know who’s song it is. Stephanie even said on twitter how excited she was to have David sing her song. Her song is much more widely known now because of David and it will probably even bring more attention to Stephanie as a good songwriter, which is good for her career-wise.

    I agree with you, I don’t know what more people would expect them to do. They’ve already done more in the way of crediting Stephanie than the average artist probably would.

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  68. tawna21 said

    Skydancer >> “OH wow… travelin’ man!
    (Bet those stake centers are thrilled!!)
    Ah,Spain,and France! Magnifico Hope he takes in some wonderful sights and flavors and culture while he is there, in such beautiful locales, but sounds like a very special quick trip abroad.

    Think the French stakes will get a little Pat-a-pan?”

    I agree! This is exciting for him! It’s a dang good thing he’s young and seems to have the capability to sleep on a plane. The way he hops around the world, with a day or two here and there, wears me out just sitting in this chair and reading about it. 🙂

    I’ve read a few comments that make me feel bad. These fans are disgusted with the fact that he is willing to go here and there and do these firesides, but not come up with a concert. Do they not realize that this is the opportunity of a lifetime for these other fans. They are in places where his fan base isn’t huge, so it probably wouldn’t warrant a full concert. But, they are in places where the LDS church is strong, so the Church makes these firesides happen. They may never get a chance to see him in a full concert, but they can spend an evening listening to him speak and sing. I would love to spend an evening at such a fireside where he is. It would be such an uplifting couple of hours. This is the type of thing that keeps David’s name and face in the light, and brings in new fans. This, of course, is all just my opinion.

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  69. ray said

    i wish people would realize, that david is working on new music,his music, he wants to reamerge as david archuleta,with new music, and not be only none as the runner up on al. thatys why we have to wait until 2015.meanwhile he is liveing his life, that he has missed on the last six years,you get that don,t you. i am talking to you over on fod.use some commen sence, jus my 0pinion. love to all

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  70. ray said

    sorry for the rant,its not you guys here,

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  71. Abrra said

    Ray
    Did you voice your opinion at the site where you saw the issue being discussed? It would make the most impact there.

    Abrra

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  72. bluesky4home said

    Dear Anodrlurker, MT, and Tawna: ^_^ *waves”

    I agree with all of you!

    It seems to me that we live in an age where we desire instant information all the time: instant news, instant gratification, instant feedback, explanations, etc. And if there is even a perceived vacuum of data (rather than a real one) – we can sometimes rush to fill it with the most amazing conclusions. All of which demand answers “now”.

    The exercise of jumping to conclusions has been raised to an art form. I have been guilty of it myself, so I know. *_*
    And the relative anonymity of posting and commenting can have the effect on people of making them feel free to “scream” the louder to be heard and seen, as it were. Thereby putting the lie to the thought that self expression is somehow freer if one can hide their face. When in reality, although it may at first seem a safety net, it becomes evident that it is only an illusion of one, since the “net of safety” can also become a cloak or a wall, to keep us at a distance from one another. (bluesky is kind of ranting, I guess, sorry!)

    The roles and rules of communication can get worn down and battered by supposed opinion, gilted images, optics, sound bites – kind of like “cocoa chocolate frosted mini puffs” ( I have no idea if there is such a cereal… so please forgive me if it is someones favorite! ) or what I always told my kids were “non-food” items. A lot of our information is like that: empty of healthy calories. So I think that some people actually feel that lack – subconsciously as it were. And so they yell, metaphorically , “Feed Me Seymore!!” until they get fed, sometimes even willing to “bite the hand”.

    And if someone is fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to make it into the public eye, and even appear successful in some unusual way that does not fit into the average “optic” or “soundbite”, well, the hunger of the public can sometimes lead them to assume they have a right to be fed. Now. And with the cereal they are most used to, if you please. And do not distract with a serving of vegetables!!

    I suppose that there are a few who really dislike DA or some of his choices, that is their right. No worries! But for many, I think it is the push of the culture that has been created.

    This is one great reason that I like it here at The Voice. We are influenced by our associates. And I find here a healthy respect for the facts, for DA and his own freedom to chose. (He evidently missed the memo I sent to him that I had scheduled a family party here at my home to celebrate his homecoming and …. he was supposed to sing, let me know his plans, and update me regularly in a way I could understand. Continually asking for my input, of course!)

    I find kindness here, which is highly underrated now-days, forgiveness, good laughs, fun, many divergent points of view, yet at the same time, all held together by a common trust of each other and of DA.

    Rant over.

    love you guys

    bluesky

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  73. bluesky4home said

    Hey, Ray… I passed you in the “posting time warp”. Waves !!! ^_^

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  74. Abrra said

    For those wishing for David to sing a lullabye, your wait may be over!

    From Brooke White

    Hello friends,

    Thank you to all of you who have been there and supported me over the last several years! And, I want to say hello and thank you to those of you who came here because of one of the amazing artists i’ve had the privilege of collaborating with on this project: David Archuleta, Carly Smithson, Deana Carter, Leigh Nash, Mindy Gledhill, Daniel Tashian, Jack Matranga and Lucy Schwartz!

    I’ve had the pleasure of recording and releasing 6 records now, which is mind blowing. I figured now was as good of time as any to record and release a record collaborating with friends for a good cause.

    This album is going to be different for several reasons. First, this is not just a new album; this is a charity album. We’re raising money to donate to Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) which is an organization that rescues kidnapped children from sexual slavery and 80% of the money raised on pledge will be donated to O.U.R. PLUS a great company called Foundation Entertainment (more on that below) will be MATCHING all donations up to $20,000!

    Second, this will be an album of lullabies and happy songs that I’ve aptly titled “Lullabies and Happy Songs”!

    Read the rest here:
    http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/brookewhite

    Abrra

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  75. bluesky4home said

    Data: Pop. of France: 66 million. LDS members: 37 thousand. Pop. of Spain: 46 million. LDS members: 51 thousand. (not what you would call a huge footprint!)

    Making the one thousand peep venues open to the public, there will be a lot of publicity, fun, exposure, etc. I can see this as very positive for DA going later to Europe on tour, if he chooses. And there may be enough forward notice for fans all around Europe to go. Multiple cities, venues? The price of travel is high but the concert will be free.

    Lucky guys, I say!! When the final data is in, maybe they will advertise it on “Archie Radio”? Would that be too cool?!

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  76. ray said

    abrra, it was just a moment of masness,that i ranted here after reading what tawna said about discuted fans, yes i should have ranted over there but some people would take it as a personal attack on the, and would start a war,.but i know said people do read this site. people here undewrstand me more i think and hope

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  77. djafan said

    Hello all! Hardly any online time today! Nice project for David to be part of. I looked closely for a special something with Brooke and David, didn’t see one hahaha

    I see the comments on the Glorious covers that say “this is Stefanie Mabey’s song”. I also see the ones that make no mention of David and the hundreds that only refer to him. What is one to do. Like I said earlier if it wasn’t for David I would never have given this song a second chance, sorry Stefanie.

    Bluesky, I like your take on things.

    No time to elaborate but love all the comments!

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  78. anodrlurker said

    Djafan, yep me too. I only listened to this song because of David. It’s wonderful though and David has really given it something special.

    True, what’s a guy to do! This song was released on an album 2 years ago…..and now that David’s covered it (because he was asked to, in the first place) and it has become massively popular, people are making comments about whose song it is and crediting is becoming an issue. Let’s just be thankful that David’s made it popular now and the song’s message has reached more people. 🙂

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  79. jans11 said

    Tawna, I love your enthusiasm! 🙂

    Ray, 🙂

    Abrra, thanks for the find on David singing a lullabye! He can sing the phone book and I will be happy!! haha 🙂 …Has anyone heard that before??? 🙂 But it’s true!!!!!!! 🙂

    It is so weird that some fans has to make mountains out of molehills. That if David doesn’t do this or that he won’t ever do this or that. No wonder he made the vlog that he was going to do what he wants now and I am so glad! Me, I’m just going with the flow. That’s why I love this site, we only want what David wants and are happy for it!

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  80. Abrra said

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  81. bluesky4home said

    Abrra… that supercut is going to have to be reeealllllyyyy long to get every one in. ^_^ If they spice it up with DA between each singer, I think I could handle it! ^_^

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  82. bluesky4home said

    (PS I know of course, that everyone is not going to be included, but I have no idea how they would choose who to leave out.
    #talkabouthardchoices!

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  83. djafan said

    Redeemer debuts on Billboard at #11! So I made sure to tweet David’s part in it 🙂

    ‏@djafanTheVoice
    TRACK #13 WHEN THE SON OF MAN BY @DAVIDARCHIE 11/22/14 @Billboard Christian Albms #11 Nashville Tribute Band Redeemer http://www.billboard.com/charts/christian-albums?i=11&page=1

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  84. djafan said

    Soooo curious as to how they are going to do the Glorious supercut. Finger drumming….

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  85. stenocruiser said

    here it is:

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  86. stenocruiser said

    Some of my favourites didn’t make the cut but the video is very nicely done and fills the heart — kinda proud that the sign-language girl from Alberta is included. Sweet!

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  87. Abrra said

    New post ————————————————->>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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