Paula was right: David you are r.i.d.i.c.u.l.o.u.s!

LOOOOVE this! "Best time ever at @DavidArchie's Xmas show with @Brunsonbear and friends!"(Photo @jambajim)

I don’t know how David keeps topping himself with these performances but he just does. (Although, full disclosure, I kinda miss the haunting quality of David accompanying himself on GP/LIB, keyboard blips and all).

Gonna post highlights here… stay tuned for updates!

LA VIP (big thanks to the amazing ShelleyFOD for these vids)


Q&A and EAM (tinkmoni)

HD This is Christmas (off-the charts KILLLLLSSSS THISSSS!!!!)

omyheck, best Pat-a-Pan evahhhh!!!! (thx. pikepss)

Fa La La – love the little guy (other than David 🙂 ) & his salsa moves! (thx. mmz4631)

Climb Every Mountain – WOW, just WOW (thx. ShelleyFOD)

Idols reunion! (Photo: @snapcracklypop)

P.S. nice review of the Santa Rosa show by

Still smiling. Still laughing. Still posing. That was David Archuleta Wednesday night at theWellsFargoCenterfor the Arts. Prior to his stop inSanta Rosaon his My Kind of Christmas Tour, Archuleta was doing what he does second-best: interacting with people.

It was then that he was near the end of his 90-minute meet-and-greet session prior to the 2 ½ hour concert when one of the last fans asked him to sing a few notes of one of his songs.

He kind of hesitated and then clearing his throat he did what he does best: sing.

It was amazing how his voice morphed from a giggling 20-year old kid to an accomplished singer in an obscure upstairs room at the WFC.

By now you certainly know the back-story of American Idol’s season 7 runnerup. What you don’t know, if you missed Wednesday’s concert, is how much he has matured as a singer, as a performer.

The WFC holds about 1,600 for a concert. Only approximately 700 attended Wednesday’s event. Archuleta sang 17 songs, 13 of them Christmas songs and one (Little Drummer Boy) was an encore.

Needless to say “Archie” isn’t appealing to everyone and honestly it’s hard to say why not. But the truth is that the kid can flat-out sing. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better version of Ave Maria, Silent Night or Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas than those produced by Archuleta.

His show was entertaining because he made it that way. He injected his own quirky personality on the evening and tweaked every song with some nuance that made it his.

All and all, a good job.

Following is what Archuleta had to say about the tour during a phone interview last week during a stop inIdaho.

“All I want to do is perform in front of as many people as I can who are willing to listen. I don’t want to force anyone to listen to my show if they don’t want to. If people enjoy what I am doing that makes it even better.

“Music is a huge part of my life, but it isn’t my life. It’s just part of my life. That’s how I like to think about it. The last Christmas tour was the most favorite tour I have ever done. Afterward I felt so good, like I had just eaten a good meal. I mean I love singing the pop songs, the songs that get people energized, but doing the Christmas tour gave me the chance to use elements that made me want to sing in the first place. What I loved about music.

“Christmas music is something that so many people can connect to and you want really put your heart into what you are singing.”

It was pretty obvious he did just that on Wednesday night.

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30 Responses to Paula was right: David you are r.i.d.i.c.u.l.o.u.s!

  1. refnaf says:

    OH MY HECK>>> so much good stuff going on in Archuland!!! In he Forbes article, I love this part

    “As his voice rang through the room, accompanied by only a keyboardist–and, at one point, a cappella–dozens of faces lit up with wonder. A singer was giving away music, and a news organization was hosting a concert. Why was any of this happening?
    A better question: Why not? The old business model is dying, both in journalism and for music. If there wasn’t room for moments like this in the past, good riddance. I can’t wait to see what else the new model will bring”
    Me thinks David is part of the “new model” NVM about controlling, money hungry labels.

    I need to get some viewing time for the latest vids.EEEEEEeeee, love the parts with David and the kids

  2. collegemom says:

    It’s wierd that that person says there were about 700 people there because I was there and the the place was almost full – only two little upstairs side sections were not full of people. I would say more like 1200-1300

    • awestruck says:

      Happy to hear this collegemom – love it if you would share you thoughts on the concert!

    • TOfan says:

      thanks collegemom, @Janey79 tweeted about that too, that it was more than 1,100 people (and that he got the day wrong too, lol)… I figure that just shows how hypnotized & mesmerized he was, lolol)

      Sounds like an aMAZing show, collegemom, what was it like being there?

    • refnaf says:

      ditto from me> would love your thoughts…

  3. abanana77 says:

    Love this videos!!! Especially This Christmas. Killer vocals there!!

    Wow I love when David is on tour, come home everyday to new videos 🙂

  4. refnaf says:

    Funeral potatoes FTW!!!!!…. Interview from mormonchannel>>>

    • TOfan says:

      Wow, what an interview, ref… love what he has to say about people writing to him during Idol to ask what that “feeling” was they experienced for the first time while he sang. *chills* baby *chills*

      Also, added killer vids of an incredible Pat-a-Pan and another fun Fa La La to post above. Salsa-move kids, woooot!

      • abanana77 says:

        Beautiful interview. ^ loved that part too! <3333

        • Radut says:

          TOFan, hm prerecorded? That WOULD be stgnrae. I hope at least before a live audience. Hm and he was just in Vegas so he musta sung it with the beanie on lolwait now remember he tweeted a little while back that he just got a little tiny trim? Was that just before he went to Vegas? hmmm I can’ think about this any mo *head caves in*

        • Nini says:

          NorthCarolinaGirl-Marylee / well, how in the world did this slip by me without me puttnig in my two I just want to say this review is spot on & appreciated. I adore every song on David’s BEGIN CD fabulous choices. It’s so obvious great thought went into the selections. His heart & soul is there in each song ~felt by the fans with every listen. David, you continue to touch our hearts from far away. I know this is what you intended and we are forever grateful to you. ♥Marylee_DAangel #DA2014

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  5. Victoria says:

    I agree about the attendance…I kind of counted..kkk…And from past experience there seemed to be a lot of selling of the tickets right before the show!! But other than the comment on the attendance loved the article^^

  6. quiteblanc says:

    Tofan – I’m a long time diehard lurker here. Thank you so much for keeping this site so entertaining. Hope to meet you at one of DJA concerts soon!
    Wave to Awestruck – missing you here in Bay Area
    Collegemom and I went to Santa Rosa together. David was on “FIRE” at Santa Rosa concert. His grandparents, aunt, and cousins were at both VIP and the concert. A middle age gentleman yelled “Perfect! Perfect!” at the top of his lung after Silent Night. My palms hurt at the end of the concert because I applauded too hard after each song. MikeSD mentioned at SoulDavid that Santa Rosa concert has been the best so far.
    I only taped the VIP performance, and uploaded to YouTube. If you haven’t seen them, check it out.
    Good Place / Let It Be

    The Christmas Song

    • awestruck says:

      quiteblanc HELLO! Lovely vid’s thank you. David obviously steps it up for family, so wonderful for you to have been there. De-lurk more often please!

    • awestruck says:

      Man – what memories – meeting in San Fran at Liz’s house? I am terrible with names, so many were there.

      Collegemom did we meet at the Murry theatre? and also at Liz’s?

      MikeSD – hey if you lurk here…

      • quiteblanc says:

        Yes! Collegemom and I are David concert buddies. We met you and your husband at Liz’s house before David’s last Christmas concert, That was two years ago! Time flies. David was not feeling well that night, but he made it through the concert well. Every song at Santa Rosa was exquisite! ODD kicked in on the way back home.

        Hi, refnaf and other SnowAnglez!

  7. TOfan says:

    quiteblanc, thanks for those vids, wow! As awestruck said, David takes it up an extra notch when family’s in the house! Check out this awesome LDB vid from Santa Rosa (thx. jtmlm1234):

  8. refnaf says:

    Wow, the awesome vids keep coming…. thank you quiteblanc!!!!
    ***waves*** to all the lurkers> love it when you say “hi”!!!!
    Seems that David keeps topping himself….. how is that possible?????
    And the openess he shows in the mormonorg. interview….>he is so precious ❤

  9. Kizzi says:

    Yes, “ridiculous” is right. And in the same comment that begat “ridiculous,” Paula tells him “that was one of the most moving performances I’ve ever heard, ever” and “your destined for super stardom.” I would guess that makes Paula the first documented case of ODD. 😀

    Early Christmas gift…
    Dec 16, 2011
    Watch this space for an early Christmas gift from David and his good friend, producer, songwriter and musician Dapo Torimiro, and others – coming soon!

    Joyeux Noël mes amis Canadiens!

  10. awestruck says:

    The Christmas that keeps on giving:

    Dapo and Friends Christmas Album available for download

    David sings… ldb ahhhhh LITTLE DRUMMER BOY (one of my all time favorites)

    Also available on David’s official site

    • awestruck says:

      just had a listen – may not be to everyone’s taste but I really really enjoyed it – the entire album. Have a listen judge for yourself. Sung with heartfelt emotion by all.

      I believe that we will hear many forms of Little Drummer Boy by David. On one of the early MKOC stops (2nd, 3rd or 4th) David said a quick “This is a special song” just before starting to sing and I have no doubt that it is.

  11. emmegirl says:

    LDB is a-m-a-z-i-n-g. (and imho best one on the album) 🙂

    Stopped playing it long enough to listen to the entire album.
    Sans a couple of renditions I really liked it too and will add it to my collection of David’s Christmas music.

  12. emmegirl says:

    LDB feat. Dapo….tofan, are you still vertical?

  13. peppertara says:

    My gosh, so much superb, fantastic happenings with David and on this very special tour! Been such a busy week for me, still have to catch up on so much. What a phenomenal week it has been! David has been blow away, beyond expectations amazing! Still must listen, watch, check out so much, loving it all. A wonderful Christmas gift! LDB feat. Dapo…..will get to it, must and will.

  14. refnaf says:

    LDB >>> love this version > love the breathy, low register of David’s voice. It is very earthy and calming…. I want every version…. got this and the live rock version…. as far as I am cncerned he can do LDB in many styles and it would WFH. (and me)

  15. TOfan says:

    New post/thread!


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