He’s a Soul Man … of Utah

After David Archuleta posted his “Ribbon in the Sky” vlog yesterday, Agent Banana (aka abanana77) asked a very good question on twitter: “Ummmm – Why has he never sung in a vlog before?!?!?!?!?!?!?!  … Seriously though, why has he waited 3 years to sing in a video blog. Like really sing. wow. completely blown away.”

I “pondered” on that and at first thought maybe he only now had the confidence to belt it out like that in a vlog (or he literally just never thought of doing it before). But then a lightbulb went off and I saw the truth: He knew we weren’t ready for it till now… he knew he’d wipe out his entire fan base before he’d reached his 21st birthday.

Last night was bad enough. I literally had to avert my eyes when I watched it the first time. It was too intense, too much power, too much amazingness … yes, too much David.

“Now I think I have plenty of witnesses to back me up on this that I can’t play basketball, haha ... Not even if it was to save my life. But it was fun. I had a good time.” (Pic: Tumblr/mykindofperfectda)

Thank goodness Absolute Archies tweeted an mp3 of the song so I could listen over and over …. and over. It took me a while before I could actually go back and watch him sing it. I can’t really explain it. I felt like I was intruding on real-world David singing in his room … to his dog. He was so relaxed, so finger-snappin’ free. His soulfulness bubbling up out of him like a rootbeer float. Not practiced, not polished, just David lettin’ it rip like only he can. Playing with glorious runs like he’s throwing dice. Nailing a pitch-perfect key change like he’s phoning home. I can’t even take it all in, tbh. Praise the Lord he “flubbed” that last high note just to remind us he’s flesh and blood … and that he let the performance stand without redoing it… beautiful warts and all.

Don’t get me wrong, the restaurant solo was amazing too… and I LOVED the crowd’s reaction almost as much as the song itself. But this vlog. This. Vlog.

It was icing on top of the world’s biggest chocolate cake … the cake being the weekend’s basketball antics. David at his adorkable best … wearing swishy skort-shorts. He truly was the best sport ever to attempt to play basketball to support a good cause… and then he sang like that … twice! After such a long drought, it was like being hit with a tsunami.

If anyone needed reminding why they became a David Archuleta fan, I think they got it this weekend. He’s so real and yet so unreal, if that makes sense.

Singing is the gift he loves giving … and we love getting. The look on his face when he said he wanted to do a clean take “for you guys”???? … that would be us … how asdfa;dfhajfg;kadjfksadjf lucky are we???

TOfan

P.S. So David asked for requests for cover songs for future vlogs. Can we handle that, guys? What would you love to hear? More current stuff? Old school? The phonebook?

P.P.S. From abanana77 at the end of the last thread:

“So this is late, but I was just rewatching the RITS video (of course) and it always surprises me how when he finishes a song like that he transforms back from crazy, soulful, ridiculous singer almost instantly into giggly, regular David. It really shouldn’t surprise me at this point but it still does. It’s like, he just finished these insane runs and killed everyone watching, and then it’s over and he just continues his vlog like nothing happened. How does he do that?? It seriously is almost like a transformation.”

Updated stats (as of Apr. 19):
#14 – Most Discussed (Today) – People & Blogs
#68 – Most Viewed (Today) – People & Blogs
#102 – Most Viewed (Today) – People & Blogs – Mexico
#195 – Most Viewed (Today) – People & Blogs – South Korea
#91 – Most Viewed (Today) – People & Blogs – Canada
#121 – Most Viewed (Today) – People & Blogs – New Zealand
#8 – Top Favorited (Today) – People & Blogs
#16 – Top Rated (Today) – People & Blogs
#89 – Top Rated (This Week) – People & Blogs
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90 Responses to He’s a Soul Man … of Utah

  1. TOfan says:

    From JR4DA at the end of the last thread:

    This is just a fly-by – if not yet done,

    MP4 of VLOG 20110418
    http://www.mediafire.com/?esuf4v2eaagotby

    MP3 of RITS vlog ver (320 kbps)
    http://www.mediafire.com/?f3ovwedyp5cm234

    And in case you missed it earlier, MP4 of @jttryon20 flipped
    http://www.mediafire.com/?sq6i9bw81vl4dm5

  2. janey says:

    Yes, TOfan, I had the same feeling, only more like… this is what his neighbors heard when he was growing up, this belting out, random soulfulness, coming from somewhere over the backyard fences (or his room) the same voice his sibs would say, “shut up!” to. Yes, it was most def a glimpse into that time and place.

    • TOfan says:

      LOL, ya, I half-expected someone to start pounding on the door, yelling, “enough with the singing, already, trying to sleep here!” 😆

  3. anon says:

    Love your description of David singing the vlog. It made me lol but yet was so spot on! I’ve actually seen other comments that some fans had trouble watching the vlog too because it felt sooo intimate to them. I loved it- finally, there was no microphone in front of his face!
    I know it’s not a big deal but the tsunami reference made me wince just a little bit. Anyway, thanks for the great post. 🙂

  4. betsy says:

    Yes, I had to avert my eyes as well. Many times. That joyful, in your face singing – it’s too much to take in sometimes. That’s his love of singing, right there.
    (2:39, just sayin’)
    I think he’s never done it before because he wasn’t ready to. Didn’t feel like it. I know people have been asking him since day 1 to do this – but he is ready now.
    I love that he let his performance stand, as is. He was good with it. ♥

  5. betsy says:

    In addition, as much as I adore (and prefer) Motown, etc., I think David needs to sing some current good stuff. I know there’s not a lot of it, but feel it’s important.

    • TOfan says:

      ya, betsy, I totally agree, as much as I’d love to hear him do Motown etc., current songs are where it’s at … I was even thinking Cee Lo Green’s “Forget” You, lol … I actually love that one. And a bunch of people suggested Adele, Lady Antebellum, The Script and Five For Fighting in the youTube comments. I’m gettin’ shaky just thinking about him singing anything again in a vlog or, as he hinted, sharing some of what he’s working on with the band. 😯

  6. abanana77 says:

    Hahaha those were definitely post-worthy tweets right there, lol. More like me just spazzing, but whatever 😛

    I love how the fanbase has not yet recovered from last night. Haha who else woke up this morning and rewatched it first thing???

    Love this writeup TOfan! “He’s so real and yet so unreal, if that makes sense.” No, that makes absolutely no sense, but it’s 100% true. How can he be soooo real and so out of this world at the same time?!? He blows my mind. I can not wrap my head around it.

    “Praise the Lord he “flubbed” that last high note just to remind us he’s flesh and blood … and that he let the performance stand without redoing it… beautiful warts and all.” Yes, I love love love how he didn’t redo it 🙂

  7. River says:

    I too felt I was intruding.But then I remembered how much he loves to sing.. for anyone, anytime, anywhere that someone would want to listen. As if. I felt completely jazzed up. It bubbled over into my day today and I have babbled about it to anyone who could possibly comprehend.
    as an aside I needed a routine blood draw this am and I am not easy. So while it went on I just replayed that video in my head and it took me elsewhere til it was over. he can help us in so many ways. Now back to watching and listening again. Hmm. I think I might head over to watch the Contigo vid again. So many favorites, so little time.

  8. Marylee says:

    “If anyone needed reminding why they became a David Archuleta fan, I think they got it this weekend. He’s so real and yet so unreal, if that makes sense.”<– makes perfect sense to me! ~TOfan ~watching him belt out that song in a vlog makes me realize he is in a "good place" right now & sharing his joy with us~luckiest fans alive! ❤

  9. RobertaFOD says:

    Tofan ! How can you always manage to write something so great, that its like you are saying what I cannot put into words ! You are adorkable yourself ! Thank you !!

    • TOfan says:

      Roberta!!!! {{{{hugs}}}} I tweeted Erin Davis at CHFI with a link to the vlog, lol. I have a feeling she already is a fan or is an Archie-in-waiting! bwahahaha

  10. awestruck says:

    TOfan – “I literally had to avert my eyes when I watched it the first time. It was too intense, too much power, too much amazingness … yes, too much David… Thank goodness Absolute Archies tweeted an mp3 of the song so I could listen over and over …. and over. It took me a while before I could actually go back and watch him sing it. I can’t really explain it. I felt like I was intruding on real-world David singing in his room … to his dog. He was so relaxed, so finger-snappin’ free. His soulfulness bubbling up out of him like a rootbeer float. Not practiced, not polished, just David lettin’ it rip like only he can. Playing with glorious runs like he’s throwing dice. Nailing a pitch-perfect key change like he’s phoning home. I can’t even take it all in, tbh. Praise the Lord he “flubbed” that last high note just to remind us he’s flesh and blood … and that he let the performance stand without redoing it… beautiful warts and all.”

    Exactly how I felt only you said it SOOOO much better than I could!

  11. awestruck says:

    love seeing those ‘most watched’ YouTube lists… talk about self promotion, though from what he said David did not do it for this reason. Ah, yes TOfan, “how asdfa;dfhajfg;kadjfksadjf lucky are we???”

    • TOfan says:

      awestruck, here’s updated stats! (& it’s up to over 9,000 10,000 11,385 views already! 🙂 ):

      #18 – Most Discussed (Today) – People & Blogs
      #142 – Most Viewed (Today) – People & Blogs
      #128 – Most Viewed (Today) – People & Blogs – Mexico
      #8 – Top Favorited (Today) – People & Blogs
      #15 – Top Rated (Today) – People & Blogs
      #102 – Top Rated (This Week) – People & Blogs

      UPDATE: 🙂
      #14 – Most Discussed (Today) – People & Blogs
      #100 – Most Viewed (Today) – People & Blogs
      #110 – Most Viewed (Today) – People & Blogs – Mexico
      #8 – Top Favorited (Today) – People & Blogs
      #16 – Top Rated (Today) – People & Blogs
      #89 – Top Rated (This Week) – People & Blogs

  12. Heidijoy says:

    busted………..Yes I watched the Vlog first thing and enjoyed it even more. Then I watched Shop Around again. ………….and visited all the Fan Sites to hear everyone’s excitement………………..then he RT’s again to make sure we knew of the Vlog……………ha …little does he know how many versions we have seen,how many stories we have read. Love it that he wants to make sure we know about it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Loved your description Tofan and all the responses. Yes David we are here and thirsty,hungry for more.

  13. kizzi says:

    Hello Mr. Archuleta. My hospital bill yesterday is $47,562. I am considering filing damages after listening to your latest vlog. Of course once your counsel discovered my cyber name I’d lose.

    How do u spell “dream come true??!!!” —-> David singing a whole song to his fans on a vlog.

    • awestruck says:

      lololol kizzi I think we fans were ALL in the same boat!

    • TOfan says:

      LOL, Kizz, so $47,562 is your hospital bill? Does that include WiFi? 😆

      • Kizzi says:

        No WiFi. :/ But DroidX’s work great in hospitals…heeheehee

        And my room was next to the Pediatric Unit and, of course, they were lucky recipients of the TOSOD album which was playing without stop…….little (#$%@*ahem*) darlin’s……and it exacerbated my condition exponentially. 😀

  14. Miasmom says:

    Love your post!!! I had to come out of lurkdom, even though I’m so stunned I really have nothing intelligent to say. For the past few months I’ve been trying to catch up on things in my life, spending time with my family and friends, etc. I read the fan sites almost every day for David news and have been excited here or there about a thing or two. I’ve agreed and disagreed with various commenters on various sites but haven’t posted. I’ve silently made donations to various causes promoted by David and his fans. I have a ticket to SOF but haven’t bought my airfare yet. My point is that I was sort of proud of myself to have found some sense of balance….not that I thought my ODD was waning, but I thought my life had a little more normalcy to it. And then BAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here is this little vlog and my world has once again been turned upside down, all perspective has vanished and I’ve been reduced to a pile of mush. I’m not sure it’s healthy for me to watch it too many times so I’m pacing myself. All those feelings, the need to see him live again, it all came rushing back…I am speechless……and not sure what to do with myself now. It’s as if he was singing directly to me. Thanks for letting me share…I feel a little better… 🙂

    • awestruck says:

      (((miasmom))) I feel the same intense feelings that you do – at least you can know you are not alone!

    • TOfan says:

      aww, miasmom, you are not alone! Right after he posted it, I tweeted “oh geez, haven’t been vortexed in a while … *goner*” lol … You’re so right: “it all came rushing back” … I’d even gotten back to reading books again (which I LOVE!) … maybe he’ll do us all a favour and take his sweet time finishing his new songs & finding his new sound! 😆

    • janey says:

      miasmom, not sure what to do with yourself? how ’bout book a flight to SLC for the 4th of July?

  15. River says:

    Kizzi– I think my cardio doc might have also billed me for huge charges after diagnosing my fibrillations, but she was in a puddle on the floor once I showed her the vid on my iPad. JK

  16. refnaf says:

    Sure don’t know what to say anymore. eeEEEEEEeep does not even do it…..
    this is def a bit too much for me.
    His intensity,—————–
    His soul———————-
    His style——————–
    His joy———————–
    His imperfections————
    If he does a singing blog every week—————————–
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • TOfan says:

      There you are, ref! Wasn’t sure you’d survived it! 😆

      Off-topic: Came across this on Tumblr and thought it was cool:
      “Truth is I never liked Archie on my beloved AI7, and I didn’t like his debut but I absolutely LOVED his most recent album The Other Side of Down. I wish it sold better because its sooooo good. I adore this song [TAGGB] and its so applicable to so many things going on in the world today. 🙂

  17. joymus says:

    Great Post TOfan!
    Like you, the first time viewing I had to turn away because of the intensity of his amazingness. It was also too good to be true. I think he should have left the end alone because the original one from the twitvids is what I kept playing over and over. It was perfectly short, but then again David never sings the same song in the same way twice. Also laughed aloud at your supposition of why he had never done that before – we really couldn’t handle it. This is the soul man that David deliberately dialed back for AI as stated by Dean in his book.

    I also had the same thought as Janey that the Archuleta family and neighbours had this gold nugget in their midst all this time trying out notes and riffs of all shapes and sizes on unsuspecting ears LOL! Unbelievable!

    • TOfan says:

      Joymus, I’ve been listening to the restaurant RITS too! Even though he stops & stumbles with the words, isn’t there just a magic somethin’ somethin’ when he’s in front of an audience, no matter how small?

      And I had tech problems reading all of Dean’s book, so I didn’t know that David deliberately dialed back his inner soul man on Idol, hmm, very interesting. Did he say why he did that?

  18. emmegirl says:

    Great article TOfan. I admit, I was watching through my fingers. It’s kind of like a shockwave, you have to brace yourself for it.

    He has probably been getting so many tweets about the band vlog he knew he better give us something…boy did he ever! I love how he is just putting it out there.

    Betsy, Tofan, I agree; I love the old stuff, but would like to see him do something more current, something young people are more familiar with.

    • betsy says:

      emmegirl, I wish you would get on Twitter. 🙂

    • TOfan says:

      haha, I was just looking at all the suggestions posted on the vlog so far… some really good ones (Adele, The Script, lots of Spanish titles, etc.) all the way to Jesse McCartney and My Heart Will Go On 😯

      It’s actually cool to see the range of musical tastes his fans have.

  19. peppertara says:

    TOfan, yes…great post and you said it all much better than I could have too. Love reading everyone’s responses to David’s amazing ‘serenade’ to his fans. Seems we have all been floored with this vlog (literally)! David is THE artist that sings from his heart and shares from his heart. That’s exactly what he did, shared his love with his fans in beautiful song and let us all wrap it around our hearts (how can you not)?
    The soul man, oh yeah and then some. How does he do it every time? Life has changed for the better once again!
    Liked that comment from Tumblr TOfan. Those are the kinds of comments that really make me smile!

    This comment from his Youtube channel really touched me. I wish David could see all the comments he gets (especially ones like this):

    “Hey, David, if you’re still looking for song choices for your next video, why not one for us Soldiers? I would cry if you sang “Requiem for a Soldier”. I think you’d nail it.”
    deathdealer312 7 hours ago

    If David ever did sing that song, I’d be a goner. It’s a beautiful song and with David’s heart and voice, oh my.

    • TOfan says:

      Thanks, peppertara, LOVE those comments!!! *sniff* … this one made me LOL:
      3 people have their ribbons tied too tight. 😆

  20. peppertara says:

    One more comment from Youtube that I love:
    “David, I just happened to remember you and decided to see how you’ve grown with your music. As an all my life Stevie Wonder fan, I can honestly say that your ability to sing this with such depth, expression, and perfection of sound has moved me beyond words. You’re an amazing talent with a wonderful future ahead. Do it for the love of the music and the feeding of your soul and please keep sharing it with the rest of us.”
    debladebla534

  21. TOfan says:

    off-topic: I saw this on Something ‘Bout Archie … adorbs and a great idea! 😆

    David fund
    “Sounds like we might finally be coming to the end of this long archu-drought! i’m sure that makes everyone giddy! but it’s not over yet! and i made a list of the best ways to get though the drought and here is my top way! make a david money holder! saving money for david gets you pumped even if there isn’t a tour at the time! you just got to remember all the reasons your saving! and it works lol. every time i try to take money out of my david money i just can’t lol. i mean look at his face! haha. my friend sarah made this for me! and it had quotes on the back! it’s realyl very awesome lol. so i suggest everyone starts a david fund! lol.

  22. peppertara says:

    Good morning (or afternoon). Love the ‘David fund’ idea, too cute! Yes, it would be difficult to dip into that fund, one look at that smile and you’re done, haha.
    Also love that David’s Youtube views jumped to over 14,000 in one day! Lots of love there and yes there are always a few who have their ‘ribbons tied too tight’, ha.

    • TOfan says:

      & up to 16,828 now! 🙂

      Another gr8 yTube comment:
      There you are! and I mean it musically, so there you are. I don’t think you were ever gone. You just needed to find your direction and hear yourself. You sang this magnificently. It’s you. Can I say Welcome Back? No one compares to you . Stefano can copy all he wants to imitate you buy YOU ARE THE ORIGINAL DEAL.

      Remember, You can sing anything. (when you want.) I guess? Love your new style David, or was it always your old style.

  23. TOfan says:

    LOOOVE this new vid of the restaurant RITS! Check out the reactions of the peeps having dinner! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  24. TOfan says:

    So the latest buzz on Twitter is that David is probably attending this Invisible Children event (& hopefully singing *fingers crossed*) in Nashville this Monday, April 25! 🙂

    http://www2.invisiblechildren.com/25

    UPDATE:
    Confirmed! David’s performing there!
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=202568643108470

  25. refnaf says:

    Why does David at a hockey game make me so giddy???
    He is singing the NA!!!
    Ducks vs. Predators
    Friday, April 22 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm

    • TOfan says:

      I know!!!!! We are such Canadians, lololol … my stomach literally flipped when I saw that he’s singing during a Stanley Cup game! We’ve been watching the Habs games and I cringe every time I hear that old guy (I’m sure he was great in his day) creak out both anthems.

      aaaaaaand, as we’ve all been hoping for, David’s revamping his website & has asked for our feedback on his FB page … now’s your chance to give him your two cents!!! (I think I provided about $129.66 worth! lol) … Go HERE.

      website FB

    • betsy says:

      I LOVE that he’s singing the NA at a Stanley Cup game!

      CoughGoRedWingscough

    • abanana77 says:

      I am beyond excited about this!!!

      Also it’ll be on 10:00pm EST (7:00pm on the West Coast).

      Good there’s only 2 games going on tomorrow night. Last night I was trying to watch the Anaheim/Nashville game and I guess the Canadian broadcasters have decided it’s the least important one to show because there was 3 other games going and they wouldn’t show the Ana/Nsh one until one of the other ones (which were in over time) ended. But luckily it seems to be the only game being aired at 10 tomorrow so it’ll probably be on TSN. (Note: if the Philadelphia/Buffalo game goes to overtime, this game might get moved to TSN2…)

  26. refnaf says:

    More spazzing needed… Some of the Invisible Children Charity performances will be live streamed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://tinyurl.com/mleut8

  27. joymus says:

    Hi TOfan,
    About my post ^^^^, I was trying to find where I read it in Dean’s book. On looking back I believe it is in the first version of his book. When he updated it, some of the original material was edited out. He had noticed in prepping David for his AI songs that less runs and riffs were being sung. When David was asked about it, he replied that he was gearing himself more towards pop. Remember in David’s latest blog he said the crew asked him to sing something – soulful, and so he did. I can only think that in his mind he tailors his technique to fit the needs of his audience at the time. Another example was the Nascar NA, which was his simplest version yet.
    I apologize in advance for my version of events if there are inaccuracies – LOL!

    • awestruck says:

      thanks Joymus – I read Dean’s book when it first came out, then tried to up load the later version and lost it all so thanks for the ‘recap’. David is so talented to be able to adjust musically like that, it’s amazing.

  28. peppertara says:

    So much good news and all happening over the next few days! Love that David is attending the Invisible Children’s event….and performing! Would sure love to attend some of these great events. NA…Stanley Cup playoffs, excited about that too! I will actually get to see David on TV tomorrow, singing, what a treat…and Stanley Cup playoffs! Too many exclamation marks, lol.
    Loving all these events for David and with new Website coming, great things up ahead, just one big exclamation mark. 🙂

  29. TOfan says:

    Totally off-topic, lol:

    Way back at the Rexburg COS book signing, I remember hearing about some Canadian fans who drove all the way to Idaho from Alberta to be first in line for the book signing. Here’s their story & video!!!!

    So i drove to idaho all night long from canada (alberta) in order to be first in line for David’s book signing! i was successful and i waited in line for 9 hours and stayed awake for a total of 40 hours! ahaha it was a killer, but totally worth it. Oh and did i mention that his concert was two days after the book signing and i won backstage passes to hang with david and two tickets to his concert SECOND ROW MIDDLE SECTION?!?! it was pretty much the coolest experience ever 🙂 haha…. and p.s please excuse my reaction at the end, i couldn’t contain my joy! hah 🙂

    Here’s the interview david had at the book signing and i am in it hah. i was on tv 🙂 woot woot! oh and i was in the rexburg newspaper saying that a fan drove all the way from canada! hah it was an extremely fun experience!

    Oh check this one out, this is me yelling at 0.23 seconds from the second row!

  30. abanana77 says:

    So I turned on TSN today to see if they show the national anthems before the games and they didn’t show it 😦 So I’m guessing they probably won’t show it tomorrow…

    (one more reason CBC > TSN. They always show the anthems. k, I’m done now, lol)

  31. TOfan says:

    k, more off-topicness, lol … I just LOVE hearing “how I discovered David” stories! This one from Absolute Archies:

    I did not vote for David Archuleta OR David Cook on American Idol. Believe it or not, I didn’t WATCH American Idol. On February-April 2009, I heard “A Little Too Not Over You” on the Radio Disney. *Yes, I was bored enough to listen to Radio Disney* (That time i did not know what he looked like& I have never heard of him before) So the radio said “That was David Archuleta with A Little Too Not Over You” and the first time I heard it, something hit me. His voice just made me say WOW. Every time I heard it on the radio, I wouldn’t jump or anything like I do now, but I just smiled. I would grin and with that sudden happy rush feeling that you get when you get something totally unexpected. *You still don’t know what I mean? Umm.. how about like. that feeling when your cute crush asks you out? You feel it now?* That has never happened to me before. Especially since I don’t know how he looked like…or know who the heck he was! And if he wasn’t good looking or whatever, I would still love him so much! A few days later I decided to youtube it.
    “Oh Looky!! A video!!” *watches the video* “HOLY CRAP he looks so fricken cute/handsome/ hot/*cough**cough*” Then like 2 days later, I went to that video again because I JUST COULDN’T STOP WATCHING THE AMAZING DIFFERENT EMOTIONAL VIDEO! So then I downloaded ALTNOY on April 21, 2009, and became a fan = me a freak after I watched some interviews and more live performances. I also read the comments while i was still on that video. One of the comments were “I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE DAVID ON AMERICAN IDOL TONIGHT!!” (Season 8 performing) Hmm.. I think I’m going to watch. So I watched him and I was like… omg!! HE’S GOOD!! and if you noticed, he had a cold that day I heard? I didn’t know!! THAT’S HOW GOOD HE IS!! 😀 When David sings live, (or even when he’s recording) it sounds like it’s the last minute of the world and he’s got one minute to show it all. I heard other live performances. I watched some interviews, wanted to know a little more about him. “WOAH….I’ve NEVER seen someone so sweet and humble and (what he is)” i just can’t explain it! There are not enough words in this world to describe how amazing David is. He made me become a better person. And even my parents can’t do as good as him! (no offense ^-^) He changed my life. And I’d like to thank him for changing my life. I know so many people that are faking it but he’s not. He gives ME live lessons. HE will make this world a better place, it will get better and better day by day, only if there are people who support and believe in him. HE NEEDS TO BE HEARD MORE THAN EVERRR!!
    There are people who won’t give him a chance or they don’t know him and that is why we, Archies’ and Arch Angels’ job to support the heck outta ourselves!

  32. betsy says:

    “When David sings live, (or even when he’s recording) it sounds like it’s the last minute of the world and he’s got one minute to show it all. ”

    So glad you found this! I love these stories.

  33. refnaf says:

    Love this story TOfan, thanks for the find…. and ditto betsy, this line >>>>>“When David sings live, (or even when he’s recording) it sounds like it’s the last minute of the world and he’s got one minute to show it all. ”

    This>>> “There are not enough words in this world to describe how amazing David is.” New fan stories = love

    Have a blessed Easter weekend angelzz

  34. TOfan says:

    betsy, awestruck & refnaf, I loved those lines too … and this: “There are people who won’t give him a chance or they don’t know him and that is why we, Archies’ and Arch Angels’ job to support the heck outta ourselves!” <3333

    I always wondered if I would’ve become a fan if I’d only heard one of David’s songs on the radio (instead of catching him on Idol by chance) … guess the answer is yes! 🙂

    • awestruck says:

      yup I’ve wondered too TOfan if I would have been a fan hearing him first on the radio and not catching him BY CHANCE on AI – hubby was flipping through stations that fateful night when David sang Shop Around and I made him STOP and listen…

  35. awestruck says:

    ‘kay, is anyone else shaking with anticipation at the hopeful possibility that TSN will show the National Anthem at the hockey game tonight?

  36. peppertara says:

    Well, dang….I didn’t get to see (or hear) David sing. I am keeping my fingers crossed that someone will have a video or it will be posted on the ‘Ducks’ site. Was really hoping that the previous game wouldn’t go in to O.T. cause I don’t get TSN2, oh well. Don’t know if they actually aired David singing or not? I know some fans heard it on broadcast radio, I didn’t have any luck though. Great twitter comments….of course he was outstanding!

    Love the fan stories posted here, great to read about ‘David discoveries”. I’m sure David wowed a lot of people with his singing at the game tonight!

  37. TOfan says:

    Here’s audio courtesy of the amazing @AnnieDAFG (& @anaheimducks tweeted they will post video after the 1st period!):

  38. TOfan says:

    Wow, they kept their promise here’s the @anaheimducks vid!

    Recording artist David Archuleta performed the national anthem before a sold out Honda Center crowd of 17,000+ fans in attendance for game 5 of the NHL playoff series between the Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators.

  39. peppertara says:

    Yay @anaheimducks! Haha. Thanks TOfan, so great to have a video so soon and David sounded fantastic! He looked very cute in his hockey shirt too and you know….David owns singing the NA, just doesn’t get any better. Way to go David!
    (now have to watch it again). 🙂

    • TOfan says:

      He does own it! Love how he changed it up from his Nascar version… and adorbs hockey jersey (I have a Leaf shirt from back in the day… I see they haven’t gotten any less tacky over the years, lol) 🙂

  40. awestruck says:

    unexpected company dropped in – just listened to the video – amazingness again. Love how the crowd seemed to want to make noise several times but quieted to continue to hear him sing…

  41. TOfan says:

    David and the mighty Duck! lol
    David and Duck

  42. peppertara says:

    Yes….awesome cuteness, full of adorableness! Love David and the mighty Duck, haha.
    I’m sure David had a good time.

  43. emmegirl says:

    He nails it, again. His voice penetrated the arena. Crowd loved it.

    Even fantasy characters love David 🙂

  44. TOfan says:

    New post/thread!

    🙂

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