David’s Easter Archupalooza!!!!

Whoah, anyone else having trouble keeping up? lol

We all know how David makes our Christmases the holly jolliest… and now he’s doing the same for Easter!!

First, his beautiful collab with Vocal Point (and love the baritone’s voice who shares the lead with him… Mr. Yaphet Bustos (who’s from Chile btw!)….

Then the AMAZINGLY AWESOME I Know He Lives release & videoooooo

Then the incredibly moving and uplifting StageIt concert last night… I mean, besides the soulful, reverent songs we had such classic David moments as not pushing the “live” button so that he sang the whole first song thinking the show had started (*dyingggg *), Clark Kentchuleta on & off with the cool specs, Archuleap over the cords…

And in between songs, David sharing some of his questions and feelings about times when he struggles to feel closer to God… WHO else could pack so much amazingness into under an hour (which always zooms by so fast it literally feels like 5 mins).

And so many new peeps in the chat before hand, from France & other countries… very cool!!! What were your favourite moments??

Then this bust-out-the-charisma performance with the Millennial Choirs that felt like it was right out of a movie musical (David comes in about 33 mins in & is prominently featured throughout the cool behind-the-scenes clips near the end… thx. Janey for the heads up!!)

And in between all of those ArchuRiches, we have:

This awesome insta live… which already has 24K+ views because I guess we missed him! lol

David winning Best Male Artist at the Stagie Awards! Here’s his acceptance speech with A+++ coiffure #teamfluffeh:

Viral TikToks like this one:

Riffing on insta live with Peter Collins (David comes in around 39:44)

oh, and NEW TOUR DATES for 2022!!! (Which, sadly, don’t include my home town but hey, next time, right? RIGHT??!!! lol.

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Visit http://www.davidarchuleta.com to buy tickets!!!

HAVE I MISSED ANYTHING, I AM SURE THAT I HAVE??? So what do you guys think??

Happy Happy Easter, if you celebrate it and (((group hug))) for all!!!!

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I Know He Lives … I know this slays!!!

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I have loved this song since the first time we got a sneak peek many moons ago … so prayers have been answered that David FINALLY decided to release it!

(Didn’t someone wise say good things come to those who wait? ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

I love this for so many reasons… but I’ll limit to 3, lol:

1. How simple the accompaniment and production are… it has that organic one-take feel… almost like Iโ€™m hearing it live!

2. David’s mad crazy good soulful vocals, like inSANE!!

3. The song itself, love the R&B vibe & the message and just everything about it… gets under my skin… in a good way!

CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOAD AND STREAMING LINKS!

SO WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK???!!!

p.s.

Does the picture up top that David posted in his stories mean that we’re also getting a videooooo???

p.p.s.

ALERT: HE WILL PROBABLY SING THIS LIVE IN HIS EASTER STAGEIT CONCERT!!!! GET TIX HERE!!!!

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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, everyone!

No one brings the Christmas spirit to life better than Mr. David Archuleta. And nothing shows that better than these two videos! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!

Hoping for a safe, health 2021, speedy vaccines for everyone SO WE CAN ALL HUG AT ARCHIE CONCERTS AGAINNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!

 

p.s. This ‘NSYNC / David Archuleta Merry Christmas Happy Holidays video mashup is amazing!!
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What a wonderful way to end a crazy year, indeed!!!

It really is like Christmas every day! A David Archuleta StageIt concert last Saturday, another one tomorrow night, a bunch of interviews, podcasts and videos… oh my!

And now THIS AMAZING SONG!!! It makes my heart happy. The sweet simplicity, the memories of pre-pandemic Christmases, and HIS VOICE! Beautifully front and centre and sounding like dark chocolate with a sprinkle of sea salt.

Love this video too… cool to get a look at what goes on in the songwriters’ room, cats and dogs and all, lol.

And can we talk about his Covid hair?? Miss it tbh hahaha. It may need a post of its own! ๐Ÿ™‚

So how about you guys??? Thoughts?? Flailings?? Bring. It. On.

p.s.

Here’s David’s upcoming concert sched (courtesy of the lovely & amazing Janey):

–Dec. 12: StageIt with Lyceum and Choir, CLICK HERE.

–Dec. 14: Temple Square Light the World performance, CLICK HERE.

–Dec 16: BYUI Center Stage (rebroadcast of past David performance), CLICK HERE.

–Dec. 23: Maverick Center one-night-only live concert, hopefully they’ll be videos!

p.p.s.

Other recent goodies!

Hour-long podcast:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/david-archuleta-ep-467-the-cultural-hall/id459622595?i=1000501806276

35-minute Interview where David “Talks Millennial & Gen Z Issues of Finding Happiness, Stress, Therapy Sessions”

30-minute virtual concert in Studio 5, SLC https://www.facebook.com/9283064321/videos/710804636218195/

5-minute Studio 5 interview where he talks about taking ’90s hip-hop dance lessons (!!!!)… video taken by the lovely Shirley!!

Dec. 11th Good Things Utah appearance (this page has two videos, an interview & David’s live performance of Christmas Every Day): CLICK HERE.

David Archuleta & Paul Cardall, My Heart Beats For You

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How awesome was David Archuleta’s holiday show last night??!

Yes, that is a rhetorical question BUT PLEASE DISCUSS!!!!!

(My hubby watched with me… or I should say, put up with me leaping up to dance like a crazy person during Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & CED and bawl my eyes out during Silent Night, OHN and Winter in the Air (it’s just soooo beautiful!!!)… and his comment afterward was, “that seemed really short”… that’s Guy code for, “that was awesome!!” ๐Ÿ™‚ )

What did you guys like the most?

How incredible David’s voice sounded?? The awesome band?? That cool camera work, like back on Idol days?? The setlist?? That he was able to still squeeze in his stories?? That he was reading our comments even before the show?? (Hope he saw me say, “It’s not Christmas until David sings.” ๐Ÿ™‚ ) His cool haircut?? And boots?? ๐Ÿ™‚

Soooooo, what did you guys think???

https://www.instagram.com/p/CIcPD6nnybl/

p.s. I do wish StageIt would make the show viewable for ticket holders for 24 or 48 hours (like some of the other platforms)… there’s too much awesomeness to process in just a single viewing of a David Archuleta concert!! Plus, if peeps have a work conflict, or something. #justsayin

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Therapy appreciation post

Since there’s not much else going on this week ๐Ÿ˜ณ … I thought I’d share my appreciation for David Archuleta‘s Therapy Sessions – The Lost Sessions, in particular the song Therapy.

 

Where do I begin, though?

The understated way it opens, like David’s just chatting with you about how it’s goin’?

That voice…?

The way he hits you with killer lines like “When I look at you I wanna see forever”? I mean, COME ON!!

Or when the beat picks up and this delicious groove slides under your skin and starts your shoulders shimmying…

And before you know it, you’re gliding around the living room, arms swaying in the air like a wheat field… like hypothetically, I mean….

And that voice…

Or when the chorus kicks in… “imma need some therapy” and you realize he’s so smitten with this person (yes, I did just use the word “smitten”) that he doesn’t want to ruin it all again, that he’s willing to get the help he needs to try and make it work this time because that is how much he cares.

CUE FLOODS OF TEARS!!!!!!

And that voice…

And through it all there’s this super cool vibe and infectious percussion — and rhythm is a dancer (to quote legendary ’90s Eurodancers Snap!) — so you must DAAAAANCE!!!!

And then my favourite part:

I guess I always build fences around me
But I want to build a gate and let you in
So we can lay on the grass and be happy
It’s a beautiful life

CUE MORE FLOODS OF TEARS!!!!

Then the layers of grooviness continue to build until there’s only one inevitable thing to do:

INSTRUMENTAL WITH DREAMY VOCALIZATION DANCE BREAK!!!

Did I mention that voice?

And then it’s all over even though it feels like it just started and without realizing you’ve done it, you must have it the replay button so it never really does have to be over.

This time I don’t want to break break… up

Um, I clearly need some therapy. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

How about you guys??? Thoughts?! Ramblings?!

p.s.

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First virtual Archupalooza was real-life amazing!

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Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow.

And did I mention, Wow!?

How awesome was David Archuleta’s virtual StageIt show last night??!!!! There’s nothing like D’Arch live… even when he’s in his living room and you’re in yours, lol.

I did have some technical difficulties however. Not with my tech but my brain. I kind of squinted through the whole thing then realized I hadn’t switched to my distance glasses. #archubrain in full effect.

He did SOOOO many of my faves!!! Paralyzed! Patient!! (I may have screamed when he read my “it’s my jaaammmmm” comment… okay, full disclosure, I did scream, windows may have rattled)… ELEVATOR!!!!!!! Def. screamed at that one!ย 

And I’m sure I’m not the only one who turned on their phone flashlight and waved it through tears during Glorious. Right? RIGHT??!!

And he blew us all a kiss at the end… what??!!!

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PLUS, sooooo great that he did an encore and answered a couple of questions.

I have always wondered what his favourite colour is!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Seriously though, what a thoughtful and helpful answer about depression… “be compassionate to yourself”… I love that and will remember that. And am very happy David’s going to do that for himself, too. Because he deserves all the happiness and love and I so wish he could’ve heard us all screaming and cheering. Hopefully he felt that through the tsunami wave of comments rolling across the feed!

It was so cool to see so many concert buddies in the chat, and fans from around the globe.

Here’s the setlist courtesy of Archuleta Philippines:

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And we’re getting a deluxe version of Therapy Sessions! And a Switch video!! … Okay, we kinda knew all that but it was still amazing to hear David say it out loud. ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Sidenote: I had planned to watch the show on my computer, which has a huge screen, but my hubs kept insisting on hooking up my laptop to our TV using a cable… I told him I didn’t mind watching on the computer but then I clicked in when he sat with me and was glued to the whole show, hahaha. Turns out, he wanted to watch it too, “but I’ll probably go get some things done” and then he never left the room. lololol *busted* ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

The Power of The Archuleta!!!

Some great clips from the show on insta from:

Tara here

and

Kristine here

And the lovely and amazing Melissa shared some tidbits from the VIP afterwards on her insta, here.

And from Team Archie!

Lisa:

And our beloved Kari!!!

SO HOW ABOUT YOU GUYS???!!! What was your favourite part???

 

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David Archuleta goes all out!

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Putting this here in case anyone missed it. And you CANNOT miss this!

Their hashtag #davidarchuletagoesallout was perfect!!! He even showed us his muscles! *DEADDDDDD*

This whole interview was pure GOLD!!!

“It’s dark because it’s night time”??!!

“What are you Willy??”

And I totally lost it when he pulled out the whiteboard. omigosh he is some kinda wonderful.

And at the end, David getting distracted by a floating hair, and then frightened by the dog at his leg, was CLASSIC David… reminded me of some his vlogs from back in the day. (Falling off the chair, anyone? ๐Ÿ™‚ )

p.s.
Also love that Brady Bills was watching and posted these clips!!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CDz5YIYh9J4PEezvgcZgt3xiDa52T-UtkXBlhw0/

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Wow, this video has inspired me to toss my M&Ms and start working out!

bahahaha… sorry, just checking to see if you’re still with me! ๐Ÿ™‚

Seriously though, if anyone could inspire such an event to transpire, it would be David Archuleta.

I mean… come ON! Don’t these motivate you to start screen capping, I mean, exercising??! [Some ace ones here on the lovely & amazing @rhiminee’s Tumblr, by the by.]

I do walk every day, does that count?? A smidge?

And his video did remind me that I’d missed lunch, so there’s that.

Whatever keeps our guy on track for good physical and mental health is OK, All Right by me.

And I’m totally with him on the loud noises thing… I am so sensitive to having the radio or TV turned up too loud, or people with scream-y voices… I think it’s because my mom’s Italian and she yelled her way through my childhood, lol… in a loving way, but still. ๐Ÿ™‚

So what did you guys think?? Are you heading out to flip tires? Find a guy named Cory? Scarf fries? No judgment here, my friends.

p.s.

Here it is on YouTube.

Views be multiplying. ๐Ÿ™‚

p.p.s.s.

Thought David deserved one of these. ๐Ÿ™‚

DA_2020

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David on Jennette McCurdy’s podcast… I. am. not. okay.

 

omigosh this podcast

THIS. PODCAST.
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/empty-inside/id1524250628

I think I cried my way through most of it.

How brave of David (and Jennette) to open up like this… to share his experiences with his dad, and talk about Jeff’s abusive behaviour and how it scarred him, in the hope it will help someone else.

It’s a miracle to me that David didn’t just crash and burn and leave the industry altogether, like so many other young performers who are thrust in the spotlight at a young age by overbearing stage parents who continue to try and control them.

I admire so much that he sought help, and is still working hard to slay all those demons… and that he’s so compassionate towards his dad that he’s tried to better understand him.

I’m listening to Therapy Sessions now and, boy, do those songs ever take on even more meaning.

In David’s last Christmas tour, he talked about dealing with negative voices… I guess now we know where those come from. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

How about you guys??? Thoughts???!!!!

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