BEAUTIFUL??!!!???? .

. I approve of the footwear. 🙂 .


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Full disclosure: I was taken aback by him casually strolling around as he sang… not realizing it was the sound check… hey! It’s been a while!

*verklempt alert* .




aaaaaaaaaand, just ‘cuz:

*********** WAIT, THERE’S MOAAAAAAARRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .


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AND VIDEOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Glorious Glorious….



Angel (not David, the song 🙂 ) … heads up, Refnaf, he quotes LOTR 🙂



True Colours…. as;dlkfjasdlkfjaslkdfjalkdfjalksjfdlkasjdf



BOTW… someone please hold me….



BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! (brb passing out)



That grin, oh. em. gee. So many caption possibilities, so little time. A “surrounded by babes” grin, or “I can’t wait to rip open these Tim Tams” grin? Or both? *DEADDDDD*


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In all the excitement of pics and talks and videos, oh my… completely neglected to mention The Hair … #TeamFluffeh is back!!!! (Ticker-tape parade at 9 sharp.)

Adding this post from Tina’s aMaZing Tumblr because I can….

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“Not the biggest tool in the shed” … sorry still gets me 🙂

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28 Responses to Ozchuleta

  1. TOfan says:

    I have no idea if anyone is even reading this, lol … but if you are and anything *cough*especiallyvideos*cough* pops up this evening or early morn, please add to the comments … to save time in my own personal viewing, lol. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. Tina says:

    I am, I’m reading!! YOUR RECAP IS MOST EXCELLENT *two thumbs up*

    Re: that tweet from gigglesgordon (username bonus points) — I still think that…

  3. lynnella says:

    Love the picture of the girl hugging him behind the table. What a special compassionate man he is. It’s things like this that make me love him. What a beautiful picture of David’s heart.

  4. grammyj says:

    Shanny from Australia has posted two videos so far of David singing Glorious and Beautiful. He spoke before Beautiful with some heartfelt words about what beautiful really is. He is such a beautiful person inside and out. Makes me happy to be his ODD fan. Run to FOD to see the videos that are posted on their front page.

  5. TaterZen says:

    Wow. Just wow.

  6. TOfan says:

    You guys ROCK, thank youuuuu!!!!! Just updated the post with new riches. 🙂

    I am s.p.e.e.c.h.l.e.s.s. I don’t think I realize how much I’ve missed hearing him sing live until he does. Has he ever sounded better??? I do not think so.

    EDIT: Okay, not making this up, my friends… my hubs is currently playing his old iPod (which used to be our only iPod back in the day) on random, through the stereo and what should come on but David’s studio version of “You’re the Voice,” which (a) I hadn’t heard in literally years… and (b) was a HUGE hit in Australia when it first came out… coincidence? I think not. (And I may or may not have danced around the living room punching my arms in the air #freak).

  7. peppertara says:

    Agree, don’t think he has ever sounded better….and these are videos! So many thanks for the videos, wow, just wonderful! He sounds incredible, incredibly beautiful. BOTW and all the rest, he soars and your heart can’t help but soar along wit him. These really are special treats for the fans.
    So impressed with David’s talks too, he does speak from the heart. Whatever your personal beliefs and path in life, all can relate to that ‘light’ that shines from within.
    Great photos, videos and your “Ozchuleta” post Tofan.
    Thanks to the awesome Shanny, David’s fans are some of the best. 🙂

  8. peppertara says:

    Haha, love your “You’re The Voice” moment TOfan!

  9. Anonymous says:

    random… but love this:

  10. Abrra says:

    The title of this post is the BEST ever!! Well I did my thing and want to share with all of you here.
    I have put MP3’s and MP4’s of Shanny’s videos in Abrra’s Candy Jar. Many thanks to Shanny for making our dream come true 🙂


  11. dangitdavid says:

    There really are no words in the English dictionary to describe those videos….BOTW floored me…literally!! That voice!! That confidence!! Those shoes!! Lol. Seriously tho…I thought his voice was amazing before but WOW!! Just wow…not sure we will all survive it but bring it David 😊❤️😘

    • marin says:

      Oh dear you are so right dangitdavid “no words”. I am just catching up on everything and am overwhelmed. Very thankful to Shanny in Australia for her videos especially. Would we even get to see some of these incredible performances without them? Now that would be a crime.

      I hope she doesn’t mind but bringing over her little recap comment from FOD. If you’re reading this Shanny a huge thank you!

      Shanny in Australia says:
      August 9, 2015 at 1:14 pm
      Hey all!

      How have you all been? Having a good weekend? Mine wasn’t too bad. Was really busy and I didn’t get a lot of sleep but ya know, you’ve gotta find the positives in every day or you’ll go bonkers, right?

      Bonker’s for David Archuleta that is!!!! 😆
      Oh. My. Goodness!!!! I have had the best weekend ever!!!!! In case you couldn’t tell… 😉

      Wasn’t David just fabulous!!! He did SO well! And he was received so well too! I’m glad they played that snippet from Called to Serve because I think it helped to show those who didn’t know David, just why – other than his stellar vocals- he deserved their respect and admiration! I have NO DOUBT he won over a bunch of people on Saturday.

      Can I quietly whisper that…..just between you and me…..I think he was a good contender for ‘favourite’. And that’s a big deal because these other presenters are great at doing what they do. (That other man in the vids and pics – Brad Wilcox – was HILARIOUS in his talk, and has such a big heart, I wish I had taped that too.) I asked a few people who their favourites had been and while people hummed and haaa-ed (sp?) saying it was hard to choose, inevitably David’s name was listed in their top two. A couple of people gushed to me, explaining what a huge fan they were of David Archuleta (little did they know what huge fan means when you’re an Archie eh peeps. 😉 😆 ) And of course, he by far, had the longest autograph lines and had the biggest crowd swarming around him. He even got a standing-O from a few people at one stage (come on everyone else, get with the programme will ya! Think they were all just feeling too shy lol. Aussies can be conservative like that.)

      As for his vocals….well you heard them! His voice is SO POWERFUL!!! But we all knew that anyway didn’t we. Lol. And the change-ups! Master class as usual. Which I think was pretty good considering he was confined to a backing track instead of a real life band.

      I’m so glad we have the vids, so I can re-live it over and over because each song and talk was over far too soon for my liking, and really….when you’re an Archie having the most amazing, blessed Archu-experience the whole time and you’re kinda just stuck up on cloud 9, with a big cheesy grin firmly plastered on your face, it’s impossible to absorb everything and imprint every beautiful nuance and breathtaking run and thought provoking story adequately. @DavidArchie is an experience to be replayed and revisited more than once, that is for sure!!!

      Oh and I said this on twitter but can I just say it again ….that skin!!! Hmm…I know we’ve often said David sings like an angel, sometimes he almost seems so good and kind we jest that maybe he IS an angel……but sheesh guys….if it wasn’t for the fact that he’s standing there in the real life flesh and blood before you, or you would be swearing that his skin had been airbrushed……well….if there ever was a winning argument for David’s ‘other worldliness’ then I unequivocally have to proclaim that it is the sheer, inhuman perfection of his complexion! How can a human being have such perfect skin!? It befuzzles me. Lol. (And somebody would get very rich, very fast, if they could answer that conundrum.)

      The whole day just zoomed by so quickly and I absolutely loved every minute and second of it. It was an absolute and utter treat. David came a long way to do this. It is his talent and his person we are celebrating together. People have thanked me profusely for the vids etc but the only thing I have had to do with this really, is to have had the incredible blessing to attend this event. To soak up all the inspiration and love and joy. And to finally, after all these years, get my moment to be Archutized and mesmerised, in the living flesh. Wow!!!! And to think we have more of this coming our way beginning next month peeps……!!!

      And may I just add a last, short indulgence….simply because it is MY truth….I know God hears and answers prayers….otherwise I don’t believe this ever would have happened to me. And for that I am deeply and profoundly #grateful.

      Thanks for sharing all the joy with me everyone! 🙂 🙂 🙂 DAVID ROCKS!!!

  12. Kizzi says:

    So much familiar, so much new and…What a beautiful young man. He just gets better and better. “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” was sublime…his vibrato…eeeeeepp!…and there is a depth and the composition of his voice is new, a richer, deeper texture.

    Just WOW!

  13. TOfan says:

    added a couple of things to the end of the post because David 🙂

  14. marin says:

    One of the presenters at the event (Lisa King) wrote a lovely blog post about the experience (with very kind words about David)… I read the excerpt of her story in a photo I saw of the program and it’s very sad… she’s a popular blogger who lost her husband and developmentally challenged son within months of each other. I was reading this imagining an Aussie accent. 🙂


  15. refnaf says:

    Wow (((((TOfan)))))) thanks for putting all this together in such a fun way!!! After more than a week off line a certainly had some catching up to do…. What with him off to Australia!!!
    What sublimeness in his voice!!!!

  16. missbianca says:

    I am late because I’ve been quite ill.

    *insert long stream of incoherent syllables and babbling here*

    He’s still got it.

  17. betsy says:

    First things first – Hope you are on the mend, MissBianca.
    Loved these songs, in particular True Colors. I can’t say enough about it
    so I’ll just leave it be. 🙂

    • TOfan says:

      omigosh Betsy, me too! I had TC on solid repeat on my way home from work yesterday… every time I listen, I hear something new… and it was already one of my faves on the CD… it totally brings out his “soulful gahroovitude” to quote the lovely beebee. And the yell and clap… speechless!

      …also, added a few new pics to the end of the post…sorry for all the scrolling required, blame David. 🙂

    • missbianca says:

      Thank you, Betsy. 🙂

      True Colors was also my fave from BEGIN. I hope someone will write David an original in that style. He kills it.

      And {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{♥beebee♥}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}. I hope she is doing well.

  18. marin says:

    Shanny from Australia has posted a wonderful recap of her TOFW experience over at FOD.

    I’m not sure why but this part made me well up:

    “It was then that I quickly asked him if I could post the video’s on YouTube. He looked down and paused, he seemed like he had to really struggle to direct his thoughts to what I asked – he was clearly overwhelmed by the mob situation – but after a second or two, he looked up again and said ‘Yes, that should be alright, that should be alright’.”

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