David Archuleta ~ Saturday Serenade: A Whole New World, And Earlier Yesterday…, Will You Be Glorious?

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A whole new world with you….

- MKOCT credit Shelley

– MKOCT credit Shelley

Shelley posted this fabulous pic from MKOCT and asked if anyone could guess which city this is from – what’s your guess?

And David tweeted that he was performing at an RSO Charity event!

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A Whole New World

- RSO Event - credit Lexi Walker FB

- RSO Event – credit Lexi Walker IG – Click to hear a snippet!

Last night David and Lexi Walker performed for a charity event to support Rising Star Outreach (RSO).  This is an organization near and dear to David’s heart and he’s introduced many of us to the important work that RSO does to support those affected by leprosy in Chennai, India.

Lexi shared a snippet of herself and David singing A Whole New World – it’s short but oh so sweeeeet!  Click on the pic above to listen!  We’re hoping for full versions of the songs they sang in the near future.  We have it on pretty good authority that there’s a recording of the night’s festivities!

Kari

Gwen was there!

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Gwen FB 1

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Wow!  David sang 5 songs including Glorious!  So happy for Gwen that she got to experience it live!  Under a starry night sky I bet his voice sounded sublime!  I love how he does a small change-up to the song in that snippet – he’s always full of surprises!

Gwen was invited to attend the event by RSO’s Amy Humphrey:

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Gwen FB 2

What a Glorious night to support a wonderful charitable organization and all the important work they do – hoping that the RSO FB site posts some photos and vids from last night’s events!  Stay tuned to their FB page – click below:

- click to go to RSO Utah's FB

- click to go to RSO Utah’s FB

Here’s a lovely pic from the event!  David looks great in that outfit!  I had to laugh when I saw how David holds his flowers vs. how Kendra and Lexi hold their flowers lol!

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We hope he remembered the words!

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A Whole New World (Starhub Chat) – (credit: ohnopurple)

Ali noticed a similarity between David’s outfit from the RSO event and an outfit he wore for Nandito Ako – looking good!

- via Nandito Ako BTS

– via Nandito Ako BTS

Who else misses Nandito Ako?

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And earlier yesterday….

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– The hair, the outfit, the boots….

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Many fans wondered who was regginadellacucina?  Well it’s none other than David’s “keyboard chick” Kendra Lowe!

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- click to listen to a snippet of How Great Thou Art

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Will You Be Glorious? 

Bringing this info over from Pastel’s Friday post –  just in case you missed it, you have an opportunity to sing with David!  Well, not actually with David, but you could appear on a video belting out your extra special rendition of Glorious – and David will be on the vid too!  So it’s kinda like you’re making a music vid with David lol!

- click to visit the Meet The Mormons FB

- click to visit the Meet The Mormons FB

Glorious Supercut Invitation (credit: Meet The Mormons)

Glorious (Instrumental) – (credit Meet The Mormons)

So who’s up for this challenge?  There were mixed reactions about appearing in a video singing along with the Archuleta – talk about setting yourself up for comparison haha! But I’m sure there are brave souls with beautiful voices who will take up the gauntlet and submit amazing renditions of Glorious.

I like that they provided an instrumental track with the lyrics, so you can sing along karaoke style – if not for this contest, then at your next party – it would make for an entertaining evening!

Here are some of the responses to this contest,  where you could win a great prize – the prize list was nowhere to be found, but if it includes a private concert by David, then even I will muster up the courage to croak out a version of Glorious – though they will probably re-title my version as Inglorious :-)

The Contenders:

Janel

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The Tree Planters:

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I’m thinkin’ a David Archuleta fan forest is in our future :-)

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I hope you’re all enjoying a wonderful Serenade Saturday – even if you don’t enter the Glorious contest, try singing along to the track – it’s a beautiful song and we all should take a shot at being Glorious!

Those brave souls who decide to enter, please send us your vids if you’d like us to share them on FOD!  I bet there will be many fabulous entries!  We have talented Archies out there, so now’s your chance to shine!

I’ll keep a watch out for more pics or vids as they pop up on social media, and I’ll tweet out links from the FOD twitter.  If you guys find anything, tweet it out to us as well!  RSO will likely post some pics and/or vids, so stay tuned to their FB page.  Kari said there would be a recording – so hoping to hear David’s whole 5-song set!  Have a great day everyone!

Joanie will be back tomorrow with a lovely Sunday post!

- Meet the Mormons premeir

– Meet the Mormons premeir

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David Archuleta and Finally Friday, Meet The Mormons’ Glorious-related Surprise Today ~ Supercut invitation ~ record your own #Glorious! David “found” at Cornbelly’s, yet again! Social Media ~ the Ups and Downs, Jeff Leblanc Half Way There! Wigelo Dance Reprise

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David at Seton HS cap

Credit: Q102

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We Keep on Waiting …

How many times have we heard … big news coming!  The ‘job description’ of a fan includes understanding there will be such announcements from time to time, intentionally timed to build excitement.

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From the time of the announcement to the actual news, I’m invariably doing this …

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Today is one of these days! We heard of a Glorious-related announcement recently from @MeettheMormons, as posted by Joanie earlier this week:

Tweet MTM Glorious Surprise coming

And yesterday, Meet the Mormons followed up with more timing on the “news”:

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Exciting Times!  Friday afternoon!  On Twitter and www.meethemormons.com.  Music Video outake?  Interview?  Something with Stephanie Mabey?  A Spanish version?

Put your best guess in comments!  

The “winner” gets bragging rights, and the ability to do your own happy dance!

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Whatever the news is, count on FOD to post it and tweet it out!

And here it is!  Record your own version of Glorious on Youtube!

“Thanks for supporting my most single Glorious.  You have heard my version of the song.  Now, I want to hear yours”. ~ David Archuleta

In the vid below, David announces, in a super serious voice, (and do I hear a stronger accent here?), the details of a contest where you can post your own video and your version of Glorious, and be eligible for wonderful prizes! You could be featured in a future video!

Here are the instructions:

Submit your video entry in 3 easy steps:
1. Download the instrumental MP3 and lyrics (http://bit.ly/1yqNiu6) or sing along with the instrumental track at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml6Up….
2. Record a video of yourself singing “Glorious” with the instrumental track
3. Upload your video to YouTube at http://youtube.com/upload
4. Make sure your title follows the format: “Glorious” by David Archuleta from Meet the Mormons Cover By (first name, last initial)
ex. “Glorious” by David Archuleta from Meet the Mormons Cover By Susan S.
5. In your video description, include your location (city, state and country), and your message for David.

All entries must be uploaded by Monday, November 3, 2014.
Winners will be announced Friday, November 7, 2014.

Lyrics:
There are times when you might feel aimless
You can’t see the places where you belong
But you will find that there is a purpose
It’s been there within you all along

And when you’re near it
You can almost hear it.

It’s like a symphony – just keep listening
And pretty soon you’ll start to figure out your part
Everyone plays a piece and there are melodies
In each one of us, oh, it’s glorious

You will know how to let it ring out
As you discover who you are
Others around you will start to wake up
To the sounds that are in their hearts

It’s so amazing
What we’re all creating

It’s like a symphony – just keep listening
And pretty soon you’ll start to figure out your part
Everyone plays a piece and there are melodies
In each one of us, oh, it’s glorious

And as you feel the notes build you will see

It’s like a symphony – just keep listening
And pretty soon you’ll start to figure out your part
Everyone plays a piece and there are melodies
In each one of us, oh, it’s glorious

Will you take up the challenge??

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David Back at Cornbelly’s!

Remember when David’s likeness was immortalized in the Cornbelly Corn Maze in 2008? Well, he was immortalized until harvest time anyway.

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Looks like David’s likeness was again on display as tweeted by Janel!

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When you are popular in corn, you are popular forever!  Thanks for tweeting this Janel.

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David Archuleta on Social Media ~ the Ups and Downs

You know I like stats, and am often following how David is doing on social media, and have posted information here from time to time.

A few weeks ago, I was alerted to an interesting factoid on Twitter.  David Archuleta’s twitter followers are decreasing.  

Here is a graph of change of followers over the past 3 months (any more than that, and you have to pay a fee.)

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The numbers aren’t huge, but it’s a decrease.  ON THE OTHER HAND, David’s instagram followers are only increasing!

April 2014 ~ 3K followers

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October 2014 ~  48K followers

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Well, of course, they could ONLY go up on Instagram!

But take a look at Facebook:

December 2013 ~ 3.6 million likes

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October 2014 ~ 3.8 million likes

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David posts virtually identical information on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, with some minor modifications due to length on Twitter.  So many fans don’t see the need to be connected to David in all three streams.  This could be one reason David’s followers are decreasing, even despite numbers increasing or staying steady during the mission.

There are many other reasons to lose followers, like a change of frequency of tweets.  I’ve provided links to some articles on possible other reasons below.  I’ve listed a few here:

  • You aren’t following people back. <— Haha, true!  But, that’s actually a great strategy, David!
  • Twitter is deleting spam accounts  <—- Two to twenty percent of followers are actually automated accounts that have a single purpose: to make you click that link and get somebody some money.  Twitter clears them out from time to time ~ thankfully!
  • Your posts aren’t very interesting. <— Ha!  “Ginger.  So tasty” and “Hush cats” are not interesting?  Even the more recent “Uh, thanks?” tweet about the fatherhood confusion with David Arquette still makes me chuckle.
  • You are over promoting your website. <— Ummm, no.  David is probably deemed an “under promoter”.
  • You curse / swear <—  That’s actually funny.
  • Bad Grammar/spelling <— I actually think David is very careful to use proper grammar and spelling.  So, nope.

More reasons why our twitter followers decrease HERE and HERE.  And I do acknowledge  that not all these reasons apply to celebrities like they would for us regular folks ;)

As I indicated, with more options to get social notifications from David, it’s inevitable that there will be ebbs and flows in David’s popularity on each social stream.

We’ll keep you up to date from time to time on how these numbers change.  Cuz I love stats ;)

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Jeff Leblanc Kickstarter for 4th CD ~ Half Way There!

Jeff announced on Facebook that he is half way towards his goal!  If you enjoyed Jeff during the My Kind of Christmas tour, this is a great opportunity to give a musical talent a little help, with benefits, towards his dream!

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Jeff has 67 backers. Are you one of them?  Some great gifts for EVERYONE who makes even a small contribution!

Here is the link:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jeffleblanc/jeff-leblanc-is-making-a-new-album

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October 24th, 2008~  Wigelo!

(From Jenny’s original ’08 post)

A few pictures and vids from David Archuleta’s jam packed day in Ohio!

When the Archuleta Rawkstar visits Seton~an all girls Catholic High School!

Remember that Pennies for Archuleta Contest? Seton All-Girls Catholic High School filled 64 one-gallon plastic jugs to win Q102′s “Pennies for Archuleta” contest. They accounted for nearly half of the $6,400 raised from area schools for the Susan G. Komen For The Cure fund, and won a visit from David Archuleta to their school.

There were signatures galore for the girls.

David helped in presenting the $6,400.00 check (all schools participation total) to the Susan G Komen fund.

And, David performed in front of all the girls in all the pink!

Here, David is asked to perform one of their school cheers, and  you see David getting coaching before it all occurs!  Fun!

A different, close-up perspective.

David talks of his piano teacher being in attendance and being nervous to play!

Read More about the evening events from Nancy in our archives. *ClICK HERE*

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 More on that Archie App!

Love the look!

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One more THEN and NOW pic from Shadow Benny

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Thanks A MILLION to Joanie and Kalei for filling in for me Monday and Tuesday of this week while I was away.  It’s so nice to know it’s smooth sailing on FOD, while one of us is venturing elsewhere.  We are still committed to posting a new nugget, even something from the past you may not have seen, or might have forgotten, on a daily basis.  Having a team where we cover for each other as needed helps to deliver this to you, while acknowledging our need for vacay balance.  It all works out :)

See you next Monday all!

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