And that got me thinking about which performances of David’s that night, and since then, have given me chills… I wished I’d kept a list! lol
It was not easy to narrow it down, but here’s my top-3. I hope you’ll share yours!
#1: When One Republic was introduced that finale night, I was thrilled! Not only were they a more current band than Idol sometimes invited (hello, ZZ Top??), but one I actually liked. But I had no idea what was coming next….
So about a minute into the song, when the camera pulled back and a certain someone started to stroll toward the front of the stage … HOLDING A MICROPHONE!!!!!!!! … chills literally rippled around my ankles and across pretty much every inch of skin I have. In fact, I still get them when I watch that video. Incredible.
#2: My #2 choice isn’t a performance of David’s… but the reception he got here in Toronto when he and his piano rose up to the stage at the Idol tour show. I’d been so worried my town would let me down and give him merely a polite response (which our sometimes-reserved crowds do). But NO! Thunderous applause and screams shook that arena and gave me chills of joy when I saw the tsunami of love flow his way!
#3: You might think this is a strange one, but when David performed My Hands at the Manchester, NH, show on the Demi Tour (the first show of the rescheduled ones), it gave me chills more than once.
MH had been my favourite song on his debut album and seeing it live is always a thrill for me, but that performance was electric live, even more than usual. Can’t explain it, only know it happened, and it was mighty fine. 🙂
So how about you guys? What are your top chills-enducing David moments?