Maybe you’ve had enough of David Archuleta MoTab recaps — especially those of you who weren’t able to be there. But I can’t help it… it’s still with me. Each glorious note crept under my skin, into the air that I breathe and now makes a home in my heart.
I didn’t expect this to happen. I didn’t expect to be there at all. Yes, I applied for tickets along with everyone else but when I heard of the huge demand, I accepted the fact mine would never get through. And when they did I was overjoyed and I knew it would be special but I was unprepared for just how special.
How, for the first time, I heard David’s voice lifted up by the power and majesty it truly deserves, by that magnificent choir and orchestra. How David appeared truly at home in every way. How non-fans (including people sitting in front of us who were relatives of a choir member) leaped to their feet for a spontaneous standing ovation after Silent Night.
I’ll never forget his face on the jumbotron looking around at all 21,000 of us as if he wanted to remember each of our faces — soaking in every moment. “I just want to steal this moment right away from time.”
The JOY of Joy to the World — I felt myself lifting off my seat with the power of it — bursting with love … love’s pure light.
I was also unprepared for the profound depth and emotion of the Cat and the Mouse Carol. I’d been told it was playful and cute and then WHAM. Such exquisite tenderness sent tears rolling down my cheeks. Hearing gave way to feeling as he took my hand and led me inside the music. I am there still.
At one point, I remember looking around in amazement and thinking back a couple of months to the Canton, Ohio, radio event where David was equally at home captivating 210-odd people and getting us to sing along to Elevator as he was here mesmerizing 210,000 of us. Who does that?
Since MoTab, I’ve heard a couple of people comment that he should step away from pop and pursue a more Adult Contemporary/David Fosterish style of music. To that I say NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As much as I loved every moment of the MoTab concert, and the songs we heard from the Mentors Gala event, and his A.I. ballads, I also couldn’t wait to listen to TOSOD again during and after Christmas.
To me, these many facets of David’s talents are like sparkling sides of a rare gem and I for one want them all to shine bright.
How about you? What do you guys think?
p.s. Lorna just alerted me to this amazing vid (from Elizabeth5576): Los Pastores a Belen & Silent Night. Love the way David throws his whole body into singing Los Pastores… even his eyebrows dance! Happy New Year, everyone!