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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 @ The BYU Spectacular October 8th & 9th!

Posted by djafan on Monday, October 5, 2015


The BYU Spectacular is this Thursday and Friday.  It looks like it’s going to be an epic event!  Please let there be videos!  A Periscope event would be nice 🙂  I’ll be following twitter for any news.  Let us know if you’ll be going in the comments and if you’ll be tweeting post your twitter handle so I can make sure I’m following you.

The Digital Universe

David Archuleta appearance may bring record crowd to BYU Spectacular

By on October 5, 2015.

Some of BYU’s most popular performing groups will share center stage with David Archuleta at this year’s BYU Spectacular.

BYU Spectacular producer Michael Handley said there has never been such a high demand for tickets to the show.

“There’s a particular interest in David Archuleta,” Handley said. “That’s triggered the terrific box office response.”

Tickets went on sale in July, but the demand was so high that the BYU Alumni Association added 1,800 seats to each show — 3,600 extra seats total. This is the first time that a performance of BYU Spectacular has ever sold out, according to Handley.

The Marriott Center

The Marriott Center “empty”

Handley said BYU students and alumni are not the only ones excited about Archuleta’s performance in the BYU Spectacular.

“All of the performing groups have expressed interest in performing with David,” Handley said. “I think the audience will really enjoy seeing our groups interact with him.”

Most of the music in the show, including Archuleta’s music, will be accompanied by the BYU jazz band Synthesis. Archuleta will also sing with Women’s Chorus and Vocal Point. The Contemporary Dance Theatre will also perform alongside him.

The Cougarettes will dance while Archuleta sings “Glorious,” the song he debuted in the movie “Meet the Mormons.”

“This will be extremely memorable for the Cougarettes,” Overman said. “It’s a unique experience to work with someone as well known as David Archuleta.”

Handley said Archuleta seems enthusiastic about performing with BYU groups as well.


“He was extremely interested and excited at our request to pair him off with our ensembles,” Handley said. “This is an opportunity that I don’t think he normally gets.”

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The Marriot Center “full”

BYU Spectacular is one of many school-sponsored events during Homecoming week. Some of the other popular events include True Blue Foam and the homecoming dances, all leading up to Saturday’s football game against the East Carolina Pirates.

The 2015 BYU Homecoming week officially begins Tuesday, Oct. 6, and ends Saturday, Oct. 10.


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121 Responses to “David Archuleta @ The BYU Spectacular October 8th & 9th!”

  1. bluesky4home said

    “I am so excited for the duet with Nathan Pacheco. If anyone thinks David can’t sing opera they don’t realize that David can sing anything. I got curious if there are any songs I know that are opera songs so I googled it. It turns out that although I’m not familiar with most opera songs, I do know several. One is from Porgy and Bess “Summertime” and another is “Ave Maria”!!! Who knew that “Ave Maria” is considered opera? So, in effect, David has been singing opera as long as he has been singing “Ave Maria”. :)”

    Dear Bebereader: If you were here with me, we would be skipping together while holding hands. I am SO with you!! ^_^

    And… I will be there at the BYU “thing” on Thursday. For once I really wish I knew how to do the whole phone/camera thing. Or that I even had a phone that would do it. But that is because I am thinking there might not be so many fans there…..

    I am forgetting this generation of techies. I foretell: there will be vids. I just hope you can get someone to periscope.
    That would be amazing.

    That DA will be performing with many of the groups? Shades of AI! Come back to haunt? No… this will be amazing!!!!


  2. bluesky4home said

    And once again… (as if anyone needed reminding of my approval *_*). This opportunity for DA to sing with Nathan Pacheco….just think….if DA has been having any thoughts about how to enlarge his audience and repertoire…Oh My. this is such a great opportunity.

    I am SO happy about this. DA does nothing without a reason. And Nathan… in a word…generous. And…it will be a nice “draw” for him as well. Win-win.



  3. djafan said

    Shelley is going!!!


  4. djafan said

    Happy 5th Birthday TOSOD!


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  6. djafan said

    Bluesky, So much excitement with the Pacheco announcement! So curious! What duet will they do? What will David sing that will tear up the stage? lol

    BYU seems to be out of control! Twitter is flying with David fever! Bluesky, enjoy and tell us allllll about it after :)))

    David in a hat and glasses and thinks he’s in disguise, he forgot about that light bulb inside of him that lights up and gives him away!


  7. djafan said

    Kari is there!


  8. tawna21 said

    I am so stinkin’ excited for this weekend!!!! I don’t have a phone that will accomplish what is needed, so I won’t be of any help in that department. But, it looks like Shelley will be there so plan on the works. That place is soooo huge that she shouldn’t have any problems with getting stuff. She may have to still be a little sneaky, but probably not even close to Idaho and Layton.

    It makes me giggle to hear/read what BYU is commenting. They are tripping all over themselves! 🙂 I must admit I’m a leeetle jealous that they get to be up close and personal with him on this Monday, and I’ve spent it running errands or just ‘doing’ around my house. 😉 (I’m over it now)

    Hey Bluesky! Will you remind us just once more of your approval of the Nathan/David event?! I’m sure we will all agree with you again!!!! Love you!!!


  9. tawna21 said

    Dja.. forgot…. thank you for this information! It is ‘spectacular’ to read all of this. I was reading it to my hubby and he commented how David is someone to be dealt with! He is the real deal and people are really going to start realizing that….. made me smile! #hubbyisonboard #lovemytravelingcompanion

    And this… ‘David in a hat and glasses and thinks he’s in disguise, he forgot about that light bulb inside of him that lights up and gives him away!’ How totally true!!!


  10. Dayzee said

    Good to see Shelley will be there. Videos for sure. Yayy

    So there will be dancers while David sings. At first I thought I should try really hard to notice the dancers, but then decided I will look for them on Shelley’s videos.


  11. bluesky4home said

    “Just had choir rehearsal w David Archuleta b/c we’re singing in his concert. ”

    Too funny! Well, at least they won’t be like Arizona and pretend that it is NOT a DA concert. ^_^

    No drought here: … this weekend. Then the 16th in Florida. Then November. THEN a Christmas concert. (at least one in Layton!)

    AND the Spanish performances in SLC for Luz.



  12. MT said

    I’m with you, excited about David performing with Pacheco. It should be great!

    LOL at you TRYING to see the dancers.

    Thanks for all the info. Looks like there will be new videos this weekend and in the coming weeks! 🙂


  13. Abrra said

    I have no proof that this is legit, but it’s interesting. 😉



  14. bluesky4home said

    I love this list: practical, healthy, and low cost. If this is like Mariah Carey, then she is one smart lady.

    I have food issues, and I can eat everything here but the peanut butter and the bread. ^_^
    Out of 18 “food” items, half of them (nine) are for his throat and voice. Go, DA!!!


  15. tawna21 said

    Boy, he certainly plans to take care of his throat and voice! I love his food list… so simple and healthy. ♥


  16. jans11 said

    Thank you Dja for all the good info. I am so happy for David that things are a rolling for him. So thankful that he didn’t quit music. It was upsetting to me knowing what he must have been going through a few months ago to want to quit. But, he’s back now and I love it! He sure is going to keep us busy for next few weeks. 🙂 Thank you David.

    Dayzee, trying to see the dancers will be just like you didn’t know there was rain in the background of his performance a few months ago! 🙂

    Glad they are taking care of David in his dressing room. His voice needs to be insured!


  17. fenfan said

    He drinks only Fiji water – NO exceptions!
    Organic raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar from Bragg – nice! Love it!
    Creamy peanut butter – yay – none of that crunchy stuff. But I don’t like Skippy. I prefer Adams natural no-stir unsalted.
    Hot water setup with raw honey, lemon and raw sugar – he should ask for some cinnamon to go with that. The water should be lukewarm so it doesn’t kill all the natural healing properties of the honey. I drink honey and lemon with cinnamon every morning.
    Coconut water!!!!! He should be a real diva and insist that they get him some real fresh coconuts! They are the best.
    I am loving this tour rider.


  18. jans11 said

    Top photo of David…how photographic can a person get?? 🙂



  19. fenfan said

    According to The Digital Universe 1,800 seats were added to each night’s performance.

    With all the tickets sold the Marriott Center will be half-filled for each performance. It doesn’t say what’s the capacity of the arena but Google tells me it’s 19,000. So that means there will be 9,500 people in the audience each night.

    Is it too much to hope that a few of those 9,500 (or 2-night total of 19,000) would take video and maybe one person would set up a Periscope broadcast?

    Keeping my fingers and toes crossed.

    Not being greedy here but since there are two dance groups performing with him I hope he would burst out some moves or the dancers could get him involved in their choreography in a jazz number, pick him up and carry him around over their shoulders or something like they sometimes do in acrobatic dance. That would be totally epic!! LOL


  20. djafan said

    Fenfan, 9,500 is heck of a lot of people! My fingers and toes crossed with you!


  21. djafan said

    This from Keiko, rocktellme from Japan. Beautiful.


  22. GrammyJ said

    The hospitality rider posted above looks legit to me as I use to see the entertainment contracts for the University of Iowa. I loved to read the hospitality riders to see what the artists requested. David’s is NOT a diva request. He’s mainly asking for PB&J sandwiches, drinks and cereal. She should see what some artists want! I don’t think we have to worry about getting information when these concerts take place. This is in a large arena where it would be impossible to police everyone with smart phones and cameras. I’m sure we will get tweets, videos and pictures. We will be in Archu-heaven, I hope!


  23. tawna21 said

    Grammyj….. We will be knocked over daid in Archu-heaven!!! 0–< !


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    The Digital Universe

    David Archuleta surprises students at Homecoming opening ceremonies
    By CreelaBelle Howard on October 6, 2015.

    The audience screamed as David Archuleta took the stage at BYU’s Homecoming opening ceremonies in the Marriott Center Tuesday morning.

    Vice President of Advancement Matthew Richardson pretended to host BYU Idol, a mock of reality TV show American Idol. He introduced the three judges and invited the contestants, Tori Pence, from Divine Comedy, and Vocal Point onto the stage. They all performed, but the judges said they did not qualify as a BYU Idol.

    Richardson then said there was one last-minute contestant. Archuleta walked on stage and sang his first hit single, Crush, accompanied by an orchestra. He then performed his song from Meet the Mormons, Glorious, with the Cougarettes dancing in the background.

    Archuleta came second in American Idol’s seventh season. He has since released six albums and served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chile.

    Charlene Winters, BYU alumni activities chairwoman, paid Archuleta $5,000 for him to come without notifying the public. She said she knew many students would not get the opportunity to see Archuleta perform in the sold-out Homecoming Spectacular show.

    “I wanted the students who cared enough to come to the opening ceremonies to experience that,” Winters said.

    Archuleta was not originally scheduled to come to Provo this early. Winters confirmed he will fly out again before returning to perform at the Homecoming Spectacular.

    – See more at:


  30. djafan said

    Grammyj, I loved that list and didn’t look divaish to me.

    Boy so much stuff! David was a HIT as the surprise guest! He stole the show to be exact! Do you see and hear the crowd?? It can’t be helped 🙂 Nice of the BYU to pay him to come so those that didn’t have sold out tickets to Thursday and Friday have a chance to see him!

    Can you imagine how Thursday and Friday are going to be?


  31. djafan said

    AR JO


  32. tawna21 said

    Dja, sweet videos!!! I’m worrying again…. is David getting enough rest!? Gee whiz, he’s here practicing and performing and flying back and forth and doing whatever he’s doing! Whew!! It is sweet though that he did that for the students that went today. Their payday for going to the assembly! 🙂


  33. bluesky4home said

    Too, too fun!

    Rest your voice, DA. Put it in “airplane mode”. Drink lots of water.

    Wear a scarf.



    You just sing.


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  35. jans11 said

    Found this video on FB with the 2 songs together and up close on David.

    Mary Pletsch


  36. fenfan said

    The Digital Universe edited its story, deleting mention of the $5000 paid to David for singing two songs. Thank you DJA for being so quick in bringing the original report over. Now we know each song he sings is worth $2500.
    All the videos of the opening ceremony have give me hope that we will see what he does at the Homecoming Spectacular!


  37. Abrra said


    I wonder how David feels about that chairwoman blabbing about his paycheck?

    Loving the fact that he was the surprise guest tonight! The SCREAMS!



  38. Abrra said


    Thanks for mentioning that it was removed. It was classless to say the least to even tell a reporter.



  39. Dayzee said

    It doesn’t look like there is any scarcity of cameras at BYU. Great to have so many presents from so many recorders. So much fun to see David popping up. I especially liked to see him running up the stairs and high-fiving at #26. Thanks to all who spread this good stuff.

    Day after tomorrow. Yayyy!


  40. tawna21 said

    Abrra #38

    I felt the same way. It’s absolutely no one’s business what he’s been paid! Why would we care about that?!

    So excited!


  41. skydancer1x said

    35. Khggfhfghhh!! 0—I——-<


  42. jans11 said

    Happy that David is happy again. Seems like old times!

    It was nice that the article was edited. No one needs to know how much he makes!

    #downto30days! 🙂


  43. fenfan said

    It was rather strange that the reporter asked and the chairwoman told. She should have known better than to answer the question. This is the first time I have seen mention of how much a singer is paid for a performance.
    Looking forward to videos of this week’s David Spectacular!


  44. Abrra said

    Nice promo video . You may want to bookmark the page so you can check back for more BYU vids. They are professional quality.

    Brigham Young University



  45. Abrra said

    I watched the video in #35 hoping for some scream caps for puzzles. Thanks Jan! David’s dislike for being the center of attention was very evident. 😉 He makes so many faces. haha



  46. GrammyJ said

    It was so much fun yesterday to see all the tweets, Instagram pictures and videos of David at BYU Homecoming assembly yesterday. We are in for more fun on Thursday and Friday nights. Looks like there will be lots of videos and pictures. I too am glad that the amount David made for his appearance yesterday was deleted although as an ODD fan of David I was happy to see he made $5000 for the appearance. If he is to continue in the music business he needs enough money to support his business. There is his own living expenses plus paying his team and the band along with getting out the new music and marketing.


  47. djafan said

    And here I was wondering if we’d getting any goodies from the BYU homecoming opening ceremonies! haha well we sure did!

    I didn’t think it appropriate to state the amount David got paid for yesterday but it is good to know he is getting paid. Like Grammyj stated it will enable him to continue his music and living expenses, I’m real good with that 🙂

    LOVE this.


  48. djafan said

    Another Glorious view 🙂


  49. angelofdja said

    Loving these videos! Thank you for finding them & posting here! 🙂 David is just the best! So are his fans! So excited for tomorrow & Friday! I’m trying to stay busy so time flies until then! I made some cinnamon raisin bread this am and now putting a big ole pot of spaghetti w/meatballs on the stove! Goodness, David is surely a motivator! ❤ you all


  50. djafan said

    Angelofdja! Spaghetti sounds good just about now 🙂

    David, the singer, soul stirrer, inspirationer, motivator, etc… lol This is just getting started!


  51. djafan said

    David Archuleta Amazes BYU Students with Surprise Performance (Video)
    byLDS Living | Oct. 07, 2015

    During BYU’s Homecoming opening ceremonies, students were shocked when David Archuleta took the stage to sing his first hit single “Crush” and “Glorious,” which was featured in the Church’s movie Meet the Mormons.

    The surprise performance came while Advancement Vice President Matthew Richardson was pretending to host BYU Idol. Richardson invited the contestants–Vocal Point and Divine Comedy’s Tori Pence–to perform on stage, then said there would be one last-minute performance. That’s when Archuleta appeared in front of thousands of screaming fans.


  52. jans11 said

    45…YW Abs. Hope you got a screen cap of David, there were some great closeups. I, too, can see his uncomfortableness (made that up) 🙂 being the center of attention. I also noticed it somewhat in the video with Nathan Pacheco. He may never outgrow it…just his personality. I’m the same way and as old as I am I still don’t like to be. I’m not a good talker either, my mind travels all over the place so I forget what I’m talking about! 🙂 Hard to stay focused for me when in front of people. One on one, I have no problem talking! 🙂 I’m glad that he is soooo good on stage with his God given talent.

    49…Angelofdja, cinnamon raisin bread and spaghetti??? I know it’s a little late now, but where do you live so I can stop by in case I happen to be in the neighborhood?? 🙂

    Thanks for all the good videos! So much fun watching them!


  53. Abrra said

    And his Instagram 🙂


  54. bluesky4home said

    I love Vocal Point. I watched them when they were on TV, “Sing Off” 2011, and they took first place at the international competition in New York City, 2006. They are pretty awesome.
    This is a video they posted this last may:


  55. bluesky4home said

    Vocal Point is a nine member singing group that is just at BYU. And I think there is a time limit on how long a person can be in the group. It is like a “class” that goes for a certain time and performs, but then makes room for new people to have the experience. They record CDs and perform all around, but you will see different people in the group over time.


  56. bluesky4home said

    I like that video for a couple of reasons: one, it is a really great song; two, DA needed not to be “bound” by the old way of doing things.

    And he would “return to us….somehow”.



  57. djafan said

    Bluesky “And he would “return to us….somehow”.” Slowly but surely.

    Rehearsal last night.


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    Next week MORE David!


  61. angelofdja said

    Jans11, LOL! If you were in my neighborhood, (small town Michigan), I would be honored to share! ❤ Taking both the spaghetti(w/62 meatballs, mind you!) & one loaf of cinnamon raisin bread over to my Mom's for family dinner, my siblings and our families do this every Thursday w/Mom! Great times with food and family, can't beat it!
    Since I have my new phone I have ability to use Periscope, sure am hoping someone (Shelley….please?) can "go live" for us tonight! Gosh, and tomorrow too! Greedy I know! 😉


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  63. djafan said

    Angelfordja, not greedy at all. Hoping and praying for the same!


  64. djafan said

    New Video of homecoming surprise!


  65. MT said

    Does anyone know what time tonight’s festivities (and David’s performance) will be starting? Thanks.

    If someone does Periscope it, I’d love to catch the broadcast. It was awesome last time!


  66. Abrra said


    The time listed is MT. Your mileage may vary 🙂

    Shelly is going and is taking video. If I see any Periscope broadcasters on Twitter, I’ll post here.



  67. Abrra said

    David is a busy guy!



  68. MT said

    Thanks! And yes, LOL, my mileage does vary. 😀


  69. tawna21 said

    Okay, not wanting to take away from the excitement of what’s going on here in this part of the David world, so I will whisper it very quietly…. shhh…. I Just Got Tickets to St. George!!!!! (that was quiet because I didn’t scream it in all caps 🙂 ). Yep! I’m about to pass out! #breathingslowly #inhaleexhale #hotelreservationshavebeenmade


  70. bluesky4home said

    Oh, Tawna! I am so excited for you. ^_^ I am clapping and everything.

    Yeah, Shelly!! Okayyyyyy.

    We. are. ready.


  71. jans11 said

    Hey Dayzee, just a reminder that David is singing tonight! Just in case you forgot! 🙂 🙂

    Good news, Tawna! I’ll get to see you again! 🙂 Breathe easy! 🙂

    61…Angel, sounds like you had some good family time. I guess Michigan is a few miles out of my way from Kansas! 🙂 #Itriedanyway

    #downto29days! #hopingforperiscopetonight


  72. djafan said

    Yay Tawna! Make sure you send your name if for the fan luncheon! #29days!!!

    Ready for tonight!


  73. djafan said

    They released more seats! “Great view of the video boards” lol

    Don’t miss BYU Spectacular October 8th and 9th at 7:30 p.m. with special guests David Archuleta and Mindy Smoot Robbins.

    Performing groups include: Women’s Chorus, Synthesis, Contemporary Dance Theatre, Young Ambassadors, The Ballroom Dance company, Vocal Point, and the Cougarettes.

    Additional bench seating for $10 has been added in sections 124 and 146. Although a side view of the stage, they will have a great view of the video boards.


  74. djafan said

    Taterzen formerly know as Archugeezer is in Provo!


  75. tawna21 said

    This just boggles my mind….. “Additional bench seating for $10 has been added in sections 124 and 146. Although a side view of the stage, they will have a great view of the video boards. ”

    David is sooo loved and appreciated….. venues are learning that (the hard way). How are the Midland sales doing?


  76. djafan said

    Tawna. Have not checked midland this week but will tomorrow.

    He is loved.


  77. clairerolfe35 said

    Yayy Tawna. So glad you will be at Tuacahn!

    So I was worried about parking tonight but found if you get here 3 hours early parking is easy. Shauna and Patty came 2 hours later and parked next to me. Perhaps I could have waited.


  78. skydancer1x said

    ahhhh Tawna! Happy for you!!!
    So excited about tonite!!
    I am really wondering what David will be singing with Synthesis,I like jazzy David!
    can’t wait for videos♥
    I hope that D’s voice is fully back and he is fully recovered for this huge event both nights.( I know,I know, being a worry wart.)
    I know that he will be awesome of course,just keeping fingers crossed.He has had alot of rehearsing as he is singing with others. ok I will stop.

    Almost time!
    Tawna, hoping Midland gets going on the ticket sales and promo soon! Haven’t checked it lately.

    10 minutes till showtime!!!! EEK! GO DAVID!!!!


  79. skydancer1x said

    DAYZEE Shawna,Patty!! haha HavE FUN! all of you! ♥


  80. Abrra said

    From Dayzee.

    Her program.

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  81. Abrra said

    here is rhiminee’s timeline Check for info about tonight. Reload her page often.

    You can keep checking Shelly’s timeline (refresh her page often) for pics and vids.



  82. Abrra said

    A fan is doing Periscope

    Use Chrome if you have it. It works for me on either Firefox or Chrome.

    Follow her on twitter



  83. dh said

    Does she know that periscope kills battery?


  84. Abrra said

    Rhiminee is broadcasting here



  85. bebereader said

    Thanks, Abs! Getting a better feed from my cell phone. “Imagine” was beautiful. Need better video!


  86. TXNancy said

    Here’s a great vid of IMAGINE (almost the entire song)…………..UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  87. angelofdja said

    TXNancy , UNBELIEVABLE! So very true! Best ever! Tears! Goosebumps! GAH! 👍❤️😍👏😂


  88. bebereader said

    Thanks, Nancy! Beautiful performance!


  89. bebereader said

    Patty ‏@pattycake24 2m2 minutes ago

    @DavidArchie Singing Parachutes and Airplanes, one of my faves! People on their feet dancing

    Patty ‏@pattycake24 36s36 seconds ago

    Singing Everybody Hurts @DavidArchie killing it!!


  90. MT said

    Everybody Hurts …… OMG!!! It … Was … Amazing!!!


  91. fenfan said

    Nearer My God to Thee was the bomb!!!!! I yelled and screamed at my computer and cheered like a mad woman at the end!!!!! LOL


  92. stenocruiser said

    Thank you so much for the periscope link. Everybody Hurts — the best he has ever sung it — could tell the audience was astounded. Then, singing NMGTT with Vocal Point — my heavens! Such applause! So well-deserved.


  93. bebereader said

    Dorothy Johnson’s Periscope
    “Everybody Hurts”
    “Nearer My G_d To Thee”


  94. tawna21 said

    22 hours until I see what looks to be an amazing program!! I wonder if I can talk my hubby into getting there 3 hours early! 🙂

    I’m just wondering here. Who is responsible for the promo work? The venue or David’s agency? I’m hoping that Texas gets it going quickly.


  95. MT said

    First, HUGE THANKS!!! to Dorothy for Periscoping for us so we could enjoy it in real time. And thanks to all the fans who shared their experience and our admins for bringing links and pictures and tweets so we could all feel like we were a part of it.

    David’s voice sounded like it was in tip-top shape tonight. He sounded incredible on each and every song. My personal favorite was Everybody Hurts just because I’ve listened to that one at least 200+ times. It’s probably my most played of his songs besides Heart Falls Out. Haha … or it could be a tie. I’m so glad he sang it (and so amazingly) tonight.

    Last, but not least, Thank You, David! for a Great performance tonight.

    #happyfan 😀


  96. bebereader said

    “Glorious” – Dorothy Johnson’s Periscope


  97. angelofdja said

    Yes to everything MT said! David’s voice was so fine! Dare I say perfectly perfect? I am so dang happy for him! He shined!


  98. skydancer1x said

    YEP! got that right! David was just incredible tonite.

    “Nearer My God to Thee” with Vocal Point was unbelievable ,love that song..nearly brought me to my knees.



  99. jans11 said

    Thanks to Dorothy for doing Periscope and thanks David and your beautiful voice! Another Glorious night! Just beautiful! How you keep getting better and better, but you do!

    Dayzee, I’m glad you didn’t forget…. 🙂


  100. jans11 said



  101. bluesky4home said

    Why not have two? ^_^


  102. bluesky4home said

    Thanks to Shelly and YouCanCallMeTina


  103. fenfan said

    This one has everything except Crush.


  104. fenfan said

    So while you were all sleeping I have been watching all the latest videos over and over again. Everybody Hurts and Nearer My God to Thee are my favourites.
    He has killer eyes and his skin looks like it’s been airbrushed to perfection.
    And that voice!!!!!! Oh my!!!!!!!!


  105. MT said

    #104 I totally agree! And thanks for bringing that video here. 🙂

    I’ve been reading around the sites to see what everyone thought. I see most mention NMGTT and EH. But after listening to the video in #104 I have to say, Nunca Pense is just not getting enough love. I thought it was really, really good. So ….

    ♥♥ Nunca Pense ♥♥

    … Because it deserves an honorable mention. I love that song. 😀


  106. djafan said

    OH MY GOSH!!!!!

    My head is spinning. Who, how does he do this?

    Thank you all who brought the heaven sent videos, comments, vocals here.

    Every song was perfection, every single one. I mean PANDA? Please that rocked the house!!! All have their own David spun magic to them, I love them all and want to hear them over and over and over again, and I have, can’t stop.

    What about the crowd? Crazzzzy!

    This from pattycake who also graced us with twitter commentary and video 🙂


  107. djafan said

    DH, she must have some spares because she kept broadcasting throughout the entire show.

    I should look into that.


  108. Abrra said

    MP3 in Candy Jar



  109. Abrra said

    Videos are coming through!




  110. Abrra said

    Here are ShelleyFOD videos from last night.



  111. clairerolfe35 said

    The Imagine video at 109 shows David introducing his accompanist on the guitar, Parker . In the silence following the smattering of applause someone in the audience shouts “we love you Parker”. Hence the look of amusement on David’s face.


  112. djafan said


  113. djafan said

    Nathan and David will be singing The Prayer!!! (I’m dying here) according to this interview at the 43 min mark and David will be singing some songs. The interview was all in Spanish and great interview questions for Nathan. Have tweeted Bayly to invite David for an interview 🙂


  114. tawna21 said

    Oh! All these videos and I can’t watch them….. not until I see it ‘live’ tonight!! My weekend is going to be spent viewing videos and downloading mp3’s (tough job). 😀

    Dja #113… The Prayer! Please, Nathan, let there be video!! Hopefully, Bayly will take your suggestion and have David on his show. That would be awesomesauce!

    Dayzee…. see you in a few!!!


  115. Abrra said


  116. bluesky4home said

    “So I was worried about parking tonight but found if you get here 3 hours early parking is easy. Shauna and Patty came 2 hours later and parked next to me. Perhaps I could have waited.”

    Dayzee, you are such a hoot! I realized at the last minute (busy doing taxes) that I actually had two tickets instead of one. ^_^ Fun! So I asked my son to take me. We got caught on the freeway and did not get there until just 10 minutes before it began. We parked fairly close in the stadium parking. Not bad at all.

    Except….! When we got to the venue I could not find the tickets. I had been reading them and holding them in my hands in the car just minutes before. My son sprinted back to the car, but could not find them. We called home and had my daughter email copies of the tickets to me… (they will take a digital image if you have it.) While she was sending it, my son ran (literally) back to the car a second time and found the tickets under the car. (!!!!!!!) They were full 8.5×11 pieces of paper, so they were not hard to see. I must have dropped them from my lap when I got out of the car. *_*

    My son teased me that I just wanted to see him run. ^_^

    With all of that, we had good seats and got in our places just as they began introducing DA.

    So, actually Dayzee, I think traveling with me would have given you a heart attack. Accompanying me is not for the faint of heart. You go girl!!

    We had a great time. My son Joey is the one that made me listen to DA for the first time when he was on AI. He loved seeing him again and the performances were all we could have wished for: amazing, new – always new. He is so “small”. We know his “size” but he fills up the stage like he is four times the size of any other person.

    He interprets the songs as though he were in the middle of a musical play: there is so much context when he sings that you are invited into his world, and like the children in the Wonka Factory – you just can’t see everything – there is so much going on, so many layers, meaning, coloring, and pathos, joy, light, and freedom.

    We had fun. ^_^


  117. tawna21 said

    We just got home from the second performance. It’s taken me the last hour to catch my breath! All I can say is heaven help us all if David keeps amping it up on Everybody Hurts… the close ups of his eyes, on the jumbo-tron, during this song were telling the story! I almost wept at feeling the emotion that he was putting into the song. I was a little nervous at first about hearing the music, any of it, over the sound system. After all, we were in a basketball stadium and sometimes it’s not the best sounding sounds. I don’t know what they did, but it was awesome! David’s voice filled that stadium with sounds that have never been there before! It was like it was reverberating in my heart.

    The next best thing to seeing and hearing David tonight? After how many years, and how many times of being at the same concert but never sitting together, I got to sit by Dayzee tonight!!! Thanks my friend for the hugs and laughs! ♥♥


  118. fenfan said

    A bit of Everybody Hurts plus NMGTT. Watch before it’s gone.


  119. Kaycee said

    I haven’t commented in quite a while, but I still stop by regularly for my David updates and read everyone’s wonderful comments. I just had to pop in and say how much I appreciate and enjoy all the reports and videos that are being shared by so many…not to mention the hard work of the administrators. Thank you! Thank you! How wonderful it is to see David back up on the stage doing what he does best. So happy to hear that voice again!


  120. Abrra said

    Last night
    credit ShelleyFOD



  121. Abrra said

    New post and I carried the videos over —————————————————->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>



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