This video has 1,111,545 views, people! (It probably actually had more, but youTube does very odd things with David’s AI videos, not sure what is going on there.)
In any case, not only does it have over a million views, but people are still watching and commenting on it. tbh, this wasn’t one of my favourite of D’s Idol performances but that week did feature my favourite mentor. Love love LOOOVE Dolly Parton and to see her “get” and appreciate David’s talent was a beautiful thing to watch.
I follow her on Twitter and had to laugh when I saw this tweet pop up the other day:
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!
— Dolly Parton (@Dolly_Parton) April 4, 2013
I usually don’t like to rewatch the judges comments but I’m glad I did for this one. Paula (as she often did in her wacked-out fashion) was spot on: “You have a wonderful aura about you… you’re glorious.” 🙂
Check out some of the recent comments on the vid (esp. the third one from the bottom):
As much as I can’t see David going country at any point, I do believe he’d be appreciated more in that genre. Country music folk seem to value (and reward) stellar voices, not to mention down-to-earth, genuine character.
And, call me crazy, but when I first heard “Heart Falls Out” (especially the chorus), it sounded very country to me… I can totally hear it with Lady Antebellum style harmonies (and twang) and a few mandolins or fiddles thrown into the arrangement.
Just me? mkay 😆
p.s. eOne Music has set up a Spotify page for David (sadly, not avail. here… you know, the usual).
— eOne Music(@E1Music) April 5, 2013