Dangggg, I was stuck at the airport last night and then on a flight home through a snowstorm so I missed the Livestream. Oh, I lie. The family members I was with took off to the airport coffee shop at one point so I quickly tried to log in with my little iPod and heard about 30 glorious seconds of David singing the end of Mary Did You Know then *gasp* HE STARTED TALKING!!!!
Yes, it was in Spanish and I understood nothing but the fact that he was saying something LIVE — not a two-year-old vlog or five-year-old interview but LIVE — got me so flummoxed I forgot where I was for a second and let out a high-pitched sound hopefully only heard by dogs.
Some talking at the beginning and end of this vid (thx. JR4DA!!!)… loved his getting everyone to clap in his adorkably bossypants way *replays*:
After catching up, I’m still speechless over the whole thing, so I’ll post these comments from the last thread:
Refnaf: So excited for this!!!!! Eeeeeeeeeee
Grammyj: Hope everyone got to see the live stream. It was divine. David’s singing was phenomenal and we got to hear him speak in Spanish too. I especially loved “Mary Did You Know” in Spanish with guitar accompaniment. I’m ready for him to come home.
amb4da: Well, it’s 1:43 here…and I’ve listened to the concert…(I’m dead.) And that Emmanuel…about 8 gazillion times. And wanted to finally post here about how “out there” I am etc, but…first things first.. Point is tonight….David was back! And as usual. BRILLIANT. Thank you, David. (and to my cyber friend who sent me the link…I didn’t even know it was going to be streamed tonight…so glad I was tipped off!)
He was David. He was adorable. He was dimpled. And holding back smiles. And under that, oh so solemnly humble, Elder Archie persona….hunkerdown, weepingly poignant, twinkle in his eyes David returned. And I loved every minute of it. :))) … Grammyj above is right…tonight was DEVINE!! Got to go to bed but am going to enjoy those close up videos above here tomorrow! ps. btw…I enjoyed his fluent Spanish speaking as much as the singing. I loved his Qué niño es éste? sigh. And his “directives” before Los Pastores a Belen.
Kizzi: Such a huge privilege to see and hear this celebration of the birth of Jesus. David at his humble and genuine best sharing his genius of song to give testimony. Quite riveting to get a glimpse of his experience….and for me it was so emotional to see what all this means to David through his beautiful and exquisitely vulnerable performances. I am so happy for him. Experiencing his life, his way. Bravo!
amb4da: Couldn’t have said that better Kizzi…every word. Absolutely agree. And yes..Bravo! to David. I willingly gave hrs. of sleep last night (blarry-eyed today!) because I could not tear myself away from those performances (still listening!) I haven’t even found my words yet for it…but you did it for me.
amb4da: Omg…did I really misspell DIVINE in my original post, even with spellcheck?! …it was late and I was gobsmacked! Think of it as D-vine!
peppertara: Happy Holidays everyone and happy “DA In All His Magnificence gifted weekend!” Am still soaking in all the wonderful performances and his very lovely and fluent Spanish speaking self. Almost felt like he was back.
I agree, all so Divine or Devine or D-vine! …..and as Kizzii said “David at his humble and genuine best sharing his genius of song to give testimony.” “and for me it was so emotional to see what all this means to David through his beautiful and exquisitely vulnerable performances.”
Oh yes, ditto to all of it. ❤
wereevertythingandmore (Tumblr): Hearing him singing today was like breathing fresh air again.
But I’m still a little too not over our other gifts this week, especially, O Ven O Ven Emmanuel … as newangel2 said in the last thread, “So so beautiful. I’ve never heard this song before and now it’s a favorite. How does he do that???” And pouncer84 on Tumblr: “Its WOW!! I get the feeling that he’s singing with extra feeling because this is his last Christmas in Chile before returning.”
Here are the lyrics in English, as per Google translate 🙂 (it’s a version written by Steven Curtis Chapman):
O, come! O come, Emmanuel!
Free captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
And wait the son of David
O come, and bring your great light
Shining with your truth
Dispels all darkness,
And I will fight with your power.
Shall come to thee,
O Israel, sings
Coming for you
O Israel, Sing
And last but not least, this gem … to quote robertantonnyc from the youTube comments: “That was dope David. Loved the little flourishes. Happy Holidays”
How about you guys?? Are you now in the Christmas spirit? What are your favourite parts of all this bountiful gold, frankincense and myrrh?
p.s. I guess I should go unpack. 🙂
p.p.s. the lovely cristobalite4126 put all David’s songs in one vid!
NEWSFLASH! According to the lovelies at The Voice, David sang The Prayer with Rebecca Lopez at tonight’s concert!