David Archuleta at Noche de Gala: Another little piece of my heart

Gone – Another little piece of my heart – GONEStolen by a young man with a killer voice… when he …

… calmly, yet somewhat bashfully, acknowledges his introduction and then humbly ‘tips his hat’ to the people who put so much work into the foundation, he swells my heart with pride.

… sings “Contigo en la Distancia” with an even deeper passion than ever before that leaves my heart breathless.

… extends his hand to help his Mom up on stage for “To Be With You” and fills my heart with warmth at the respect that David exhibits.

… rolls his eyes as Momma Lupita leans over to give him a kiss on the cheek, which makes my heart laugh as he endures the embarrassment.

… makes a major gaff hitting the wrong chord in TBWY and says OOH, refocuses and carries on to deliver the rest of the song with an intensity that has my heart sighing.

… asks the crowd just before he sings Crush “What’s so funny?” after calling Jimmy Smits “a good egg” … it tickles my heart to know he has made friends in the Hispanic arts community.

I gladly give up as much of my heart as needed to be privileged to witness the joy that this young man continues to deliver to me just by being himself.


Screencaps: FanScene

p.s. Spotted by @stidewell53 in Deseret News this morning!

p.p.s. thanks again to the lovely Elena (@327dauta_WashDC) and her bf for bringing us these amazing vids… may turn out to be the only ones from this event!!!!

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33 Responses to David Archuleta at Noche de Gala: Another little piece of my heart

  1. TOfan says:

    AWEsome post Awestruck 🙂 … so many tug-at-your-heart moments at this event. I’ve watched the Contigo vid, ahem, a few times and the crowd reaction, right from the start of the song, gives me chills. They really “got” him.

    I also loved the way David introduced TBWY with that story about it being someone’s wedding song and how much that meant to him …and how he wondered how they heard about it, “it’s not like it was on the radio or anything” … oh, David. 🙂

  2. sunny says:

    I love David because he is always himself no matter where he is!!

  3. refnaf says:

    ((((awestruck)))) Ditto!!!!!!!

  4. Heidijoy says:

    Awestruck, You touched my heart with this review. It had so many beautiful moments and you captured my favorite. I am always so happy when an audience gets David the way we do. It doesn’t surprise me but it pleases me enough to make note. The good egg remark tickle me especially because it is a saying from my generation and I wonder where he picked this up to have it come so naturally. I’m so excited for the upcoming concert this weekend. For those of you going I wish you a safe and wonderful trip. We’ll enjoy it from afar this time but our spirit will be with you as you shower David with love and exuberance. I think David will be surprised at how many of his fans will be there. I can’t wait to hear all about it.

  5. emmegirl says:

    awestuck, I love your tender recap of the evening.

    That Contigo is one of my favorite performances he has given ever.
    (too bad I don’t know Spanish)

    • awestruck says:

      “too bad I don’t know Spanish” LOL neither do I, but somehow with David it matters not – he conveys the emotion so well we don’t neew to.

  6. peppertara says:

    awestruck, your straight from the heart post is lovely. ❤ Ditto to everything you said.
    "I gladly give up as much of my heart as needed to be privileged to witness the joy that this young man continues to deliver to me just by being himself." Love that and yes, the respect that David shows to his Mom (and to everyone really) is so commendable.
    Like Heidijoy said, the "good egg" remark made me smile too. Just as his expression "back in the day" makes me smile. 🙂 What a joy he is and filling hearts with that joy seems to be what he's all about.
    Contigo…always thought it was a pretty song by other artists (had heard a few versions) but never did I imagine that one day I would hear a very young man sing it with such heart, powerful expression and passion as to put all other versions in the "nice" category.
    There simply is no one that can interpret and express a song better than David. He is the song.
    Loved your post!

    • awestruck says:

      peppertara – ‘back in the day’, there’s another one

      “but never did I imagine that one day I would hear a very young man sing it with such heart, powerful expression and passion as to put all other versions in the “nice” category.” YUP

  7. tawna21 says:

    I love your post Awestruck! It’s so completely full of the reasons we all continue to lose our hearts, piece by piece, to this young, beautiful, and extremely talented artist from Utah. I’m in love with Contigo. Even tho’ I don’t understand the language, I understand the feeling that he puts into the song, and that seems to be all I need. As peppetara said, “He is the song”.

    • awestruck says:

      I’m just glad the pieces of my heart he steals are so healthy -after all the emotions he puts it through with every song he sings and every live performance!

  8. abanana77 says:

    Awestruck – love this! Yes all 3 of these performances were breathtaking!

    Safe travels to anyone traveling to AZ today, excited for you all! Hope he sings EWTRTW 🙂

  9. Marylee says:

    Awestruck ~so many hearts stolen by this young man who continues to keep things REAL…what you see is what you get & OMGsh…he’s perfection! One in a million ❤

    Safe travels to those traveling to AZ ~as always~we're with you in spirit ❤

  10. TOfan says:

    abanana, I really, really, really hope he does EWTRTW in AZ too, I pretty much need to hear that song (MB version) every day now! 🙂

    Interview with Seventeen Magazine Malaysia … how did I miss this? 😯

  11. MunkFOD says:

    A David fan is on the same flight as David and the band! Everyone is flying in at the same time! What a party!!! So excited for everyone that gets to go to AZ! Safe travels! and have a blast!

  12. MunkFOD says:

    Awestruck, Forgot to say..great post! love your thoughts! This is a wonderful ride!

  13. Kizzi says:

    Awestruck – great insights, great commentary, as always from the heart!!!!

    I don’t know Spanish, well just a smidgen, and when I listen to “Contigo en la Distancia” despite the language barrier, I just feel the beauty, the emotional connection, the love, the heart of it. And then when I actually read the lyrics, I enjoy it all the more….

    “With you at distance
    There’s no such moment of the day
    That could drift you apart from me

    The world seems different
    When you’re not by my side.
    There’s no beautiful song
    In which you don’t appear
    I don’t want to listen it
    If you don’t.

    You have become
    Part of my heart
    Nothing comforts me anymore
    If you’re not by my side.

    Far beyond your lips
    Of the sun and of the stars
    With you at distance
    My beloved one, I am.

    [Repeat chorus]

    With you at distance
    My beloved one, I am, oh
    With you

    I think that last “estooooooooo-ooooooo-oooooyyyy……..” says it all. (For those of us that are Spanish impaired, “estoy” means “I am, to be” and connotes how you feel and where you are.)

    And when he closes his eyes and then opens them, well, that is a defining moment. Andrew Lloyd Webber got it wrong…yeah, the eyes say it all…but IMHO he failed to realize that the eyes closed say a heck of a lot, if not more, than open, especially the interplay between closing and opening as they relate to the lyrics.

    Estoooooooooo-ooooooooyyyyyyyy ya all!!!!

    Arizona concert tomorrow evening…what a treat!!!!

    • Heidijoy says:

      Thanks Kizzi! Beautiful song and lyrics.

      Enjoy Arizona everyone. We are out here in cyberspace,just a click away.
      I’ll be at my sweet nieces 16 th birthday and may bring a little computer along, to check things out after the party.

  14. awestruck says:

    abanana, Marylee and MunkFOD… THANKS yes, safe passage to all those going to AZ

    Kizzi thanks for the lyrics – ‘spanish impaired’ yup – I always though ALW had it wrong too. Take for another example David humming with eyes closed in Silent Night on GCT…

  15. refnaf says:

    When I first heard David sing Contigo as a young boy I remember looking up the words….and loving the lyrics…. thanks for bringing them here Kizzi….. man he nails this song…. (and every other one he sings, lol)

    And I AM IN ARIZONA!!!! Eagerly awaiting the arrival of my fellow snowangelzz!!!!
    EXCITED does not even begin to express how I feel right now so here goes and

  16. TOfan says:

    Kizzi, thanks for those Contigo lyrics, guess I’ll have to listen again! 🙂

    Here’s a picture posted by Arizona Midday on their FB page:
    Arizona Midday David Archuleta
    And below it these nice comments:
    Patti Redding: My daughter, Beth Weston was on your program today. She was very impressed with David Archuletta.
    Chris L Smith: I am going to be on the show on Monday!! Wish it was today. Archie is super talented!!

    … and here’s a pic posted by Arin (@ATeenView), who tweeted “Interview with @DavidArchie went great!!” 🙂 She also tweeted she’ll post the interview next week.
    A Teen View David Archuleta

  17. peppertara says:

    Any snowangelz in Arizona or heading there……have a fabulous time, well of course you will! Fans coming from so many locations apparently, lots of love for David.
    Saw on Fanscene that there may be a cellcast, yay for those of us not able to go. Bless all you folks who are traveling to see David. 🙂
    Love the photos posted and love the “just cuz” David and George pic, haha. Should be a wonderful event and even more wonderful with David….live….in song!!

  18. TOfan says:

    And here’s the Arizona Midday interview (grrr, can’t embed, sorry guys):

    off to AZ in the a.m. & will try to keep you posted! If you hear high pitched screams during the UStream, that will be me! 😆 😆 😆

  19. emmegirl says:

    {{For all you AZ bound Snowangelz}}

  20. TOfan says:

    New post/thread!


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