David Archuleta ~ Friday Sing-Along: Lexi Posts Vid of The Prayer Duet, Periscope Vid of Dare to Dream, Snippets of When the Saints Go Marching In & Strangers Like Me, Don’t Run Away Reaches 1 Million Views! Sirinity’s Mirrors Montage Vid, Pics From Lexi, Hotel Group Rate Available For Tuacahn


Dare to Dream….

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Sing Along With David & Lexi

Here’s a Friday roundup of the songs David sang at the American Diabetes Association Father of the Year Gala.  Lexi posted a vid of  The Prayer – one of her duets with David – and there is a Periscope vid of their other duet Dare to Dream.  There are only snippets of the two solo songs David sang – a rousing rendition of When the Saints Go Marching In and his cover of Disney’s Strangers Like Me from Tarzan.

The vids have been posted in various places – on Joanie’s Wednesday FOD post, Twitter, IG and FB, but I thought rounding them all up into one post would make them easier to view. Plus that jazzy version of WTSGMI reminded me of Mardis Gras and is certainly worth a few more listens!

The Prayer – Duet  (credit: Lexi Mae Walker)

Dare to Dream – via Periscope (via: fansofdavidvideos)

When The Saints Go Marching In (via: rusharr IG – click the photo below)

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Strangers Like Me (via: jaxkeller IG – click below to listen)

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Tarzan – Strangers Like Me (via: naturegirl148′a channel)

Posting the Disney version since some fans hadn’t heard of this song from the Tarzan soundtrack, but fans did note that David seemed to be in a Disney mood lately, recently covering He Lives In You, from The Lion King, and now Strangers Like Me from Tarzan – he also did a previous duet with Lexi of Aladdin’s A Whole New World.  Wishful comments followed for a concert of Disney cover songs! David could sing the entire Disney catalog of movie soundtrack songs and people would line up for miles! (me included!)


Still on the lookout for full versions of David’s solo performances – if anyone finds them, please let us know and we’ll share them in the Saturday update post!  I must say again that David’s version of WTSGMI is worthy of a full New Orleans Jazz Band spectacular!  I can imagine David at Mardi Gras singing this on a float and throwing beads to screaming fans!

Hey, It could happen!

David At Mardi Gras 2009 (credit: Paparazzo)

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– credit Jill – via FOD Archives

- credit Jill - via FOD Archives

– credit Jill – via FOD Archives

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Don’t Run Away Reaches 1 Million Views!

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Don’t Run Away (credit: davidarchuletaVEVO)

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Sirinity’s Mirrors Montage Vid

A nice montage of David pics set to David’s cover of JT’s Mirrors from Roots Tech – credit to Shelley for audio from her vid of Mirrors that Sirinity used for her vid.

Mirrors David Archuleta Cover (credit: stargirlist)

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More Pics From Lexi

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Stay With Your ArchuBuddies!  

Hotel Group Rate for Fans Attending the Tuacahn Concerts


It’s not too early to start planning for David concerts!  Even though the Tuacahn concerts are 5 months away in November! What’s better than attending a David concert?  Any guesses?  Why a David concert with FRIENDS of course!

For those traveling to St. George, UT for the Tuacahn shows, we’d like to continue our tradition of fans meeting up – whether it’s for the first time or the 10th!  For fans who will be traveling from out of state, here’s an option to stay at the Best Western Abbey Inn for the group rate of $85.00/night (regular rate is $119.99 AAA rate is $107.99)

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*All pics from the Abbey Inn website – CLICK HERE

Recently remodeled, the hotel offers rooms with 2 Queen Beds or 1 King bed – suites are also available for $107.00/night.  Amenities include:

The complete range of outstanding amenities and renowned customer service welcomes you to a warming ambiance and begin to experience the luxury of the Best Western Plus Abbey Inn and Suites. Once you stepped at the doorsteps of the hotel, a unique feeling of a warming environment faces you. Every corner will embrace you with a fascinating feeling of convenience, comforts and relaxation not so distant from your home ambiance.

In-room Coffee Maker
42″ Flat Screen Television
Modem Hookup (dataports)
Free High Speed Internet
Free HBO
A Free Full Breakfast
Hair Dryer
Voice Mail
Iron and Ironing Board
100% Non-Smoking Rooms

If you’re interested, please contact me at FODKalei@gmail.com and provide the following information:

1. Name of the person who will be making the reservation
2. The number of people in your party
3. Your room configuration preference: 2 Queen beds or 1 King bed
4. Rollaways are available for $10/night
5. Dates of your stay: Group rate is available from Thursday 11/5 through Sunday 11/8
6. I have booked a block of 15 rooms to start, and 7 rooms are already reserved
7. I’m coordinating a list of those who will be utilizing the group rate and providing your room preferences to the hotel so they can group our rooms near each other.
8. When I receive your information, I will provide you with the group code
9. You can then call the hotel and make your reservation: 1-888-222-3946
10. Reservations must be booked no later than 10/05/15, as remaining rooms will be returned to inventory and made available to the public.
11. Early check-in is at 3:00pm, but if you plan to arrive earlier, you can contact the hotel
12. A full hot breakfast is served FREE each day from 6am -10am!
13. Free high-speed internet is included! Perfect to watch You Tube vids!

If you’re going to Tuacahn – hope to see you there!

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That’s it for the Friday Sing Along post – what Disney song would you like David to cover? There are so many to choose from!  Many fans have mentioned Go the Distance from Hercules – what’s your fave?  Hope we get full vids of David’s solo songs – keep an eye out and let us know!  Have a great day and looking forward to the weekend!

Be back tomorrow with any breaking news!

- sketch credit David Archuleta Brazil

– sketch credit David Archuleta Brazil

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David Archuleta: Wednesday ~ A “BandsInTown” Tuacahn Tweeted Mistake, Kari Clarifies, A New Adventure With “Buddies” SLC (and more?), BLuegrass Possibilities? My Dear Writer ~ Forever A Mystery, JPale’s new sketch, Thursday Updates~ Father Of The Year Awards Benefitting The American diabetes Assoc.


The Thrill of Sharing Creative Effort

Manila Grand fans Day -credit NareeJo-

Manila Grand fans Day -credit NareeJo-

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Thursday Updates May 28th, 2015

Last night in Salt Lake City, Utah, David Archuleta Performed at the Father Of The Year Awards Benefitting the American Diabetes Association


Amer Diabetes Assoc Father Of The Year Awards

Salt Lake City

Meet Our Fathers

The purpose of this award is to recognize men who have made family a priority while balancing demanding careers and community involvement. Every year, the council in each city conducts a nomination process to identify honorees who meet the criteria to be nominated as Father of the Year. By honoring men who are seen as leaders in the community, we are generating attention to the event that furthers the Father’s Day Council’s goal of heightening awareness of the importance of fatherhood. We hope you will join us in supporting the amazing gentlemen who will be honored at this year’s event!

Click on the Father’s name or image below to make a contribution in his honor: CLICK HERE to head over to Father of the Year Home page.

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Father of the Year Awards Ceremony

The men we honor understand the importance of giving back and supporting the community, so as honorees they also help sell tickets, tables and ads for the awards dinner, raising much-needed funds to help Stop Diabetes®. Sharing this special evening with other community leaders, friends and family truly makes this event a special evening for all in attendance. Not only is it an opportunity to celebrate fatherhood and support the important work of the American Diabetes Association, it is also a great opportunity to network and connect with other well-respected local business leaders.

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Anne Marie Adds Appreciation and Personal Perspective!

Anne Marie left a poignant and sincere comment re: David’s participation in this event last evening. Thank you Anne Marie!

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More From The Gala!

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David Archuleta, Lexi walker, Tara Starling Amer Diabetes Assoc Gala IG pic credit TaraStarling

David Archuleta, Lexi walker, Tara Starling, & Nate KEller  Amer Diabetes Assoc Gala IG pic credit TaraStarling

We learned from Rebecca Dutson (She tweeted) that David was in attendance. She later shared that he sang 2 solos, and also sang (later) with Lexi Mae Walker.

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Rebecca shared that David sang “Glorious” and a medley from “Tarzan.”  It includes his song “Strangers Like Me.”  Also, David at some point sang “When The Saints go Marching In.”

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Martha brought clips from Instagram (Thank you, Martha♥) of “When The Saints Go Marching In” and “Strangers Like Me”(from Tarzan) over from Instagram. Click the pics below to visit IG and play the snippets. “When The Saints…” is definitely done in that “bluegrass mixed with jazz” style. Kendra works to “amp up” the rest of the band in the background. ;)

When The Saints Go Marching In credit Heyleigh (re-post  )

Amer Diabetes Assoc WTSGMI Heyleighkathryn IG

Strangers Like Me  ~from The Tarzan Medley (Click the pic)

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**Saved space for David performing “Glorious” ..hoping!*

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David Duets with Lexi Mae Walker

David Also sang 2 (duets) with Lexi Mae Walker: “The Prayer,” and “Dare To Dream.” These duets were broadcast live by someone recording for Lexi using the  Periscope App.

PEriscope on iTunes

The Periscope App is owned by Twitter and can be linked to your Twitter account. Periscope is an app which allows the user to broadcast live videos or watch broadcasts by others. When posted with a link, and you are currently on a computer (or on a smartphone with the App downloaded) you are able to click the link and watch the live broadcast. The App must be downloaded on your smartphone (both ios and Android formats are available). Periscope can be linked simply with your mobile phone number, or with Twitter so you may  “follow” people as you do on twitter. The App also gives the ability to watch a replay of the recorded broadcast, but it only lasts for 24 hours! ACCCCKK! 

To learn more about Periscope, click the graphic above as well as the article below:

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BandsInTown : Announces Tuacahn Third Show…But Not Really

Last evening twitter was briefly set on fire when BandsInTown announced that David Archuleta would be performing at a third show in Tuacahn on November 8th at…1:30 am?! The announcement also appeared on the OS, but I missed it…

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Fans quickly sent tweets to Kari asking about the validity of the announcement to which she kindly and quickly addressed.

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The tweet which also appeared on David’s twitter timeline was deleted as was the announcement on the OS. An odd occurrence with (gremlins) potentially to blame? Although I must admit…the prospect of a 1:30 am show is rather intriguing!!! A few thoughts about a show on 11/8 in Tuacahn in the wee hrs sparked some interesting feedback! ;)

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Anywhoooo It was a fun little diversion as we wait to hear about new music and more concert dates! Was it an odd mistake or social media “hack/” ~Was it by chance a misstep for another show addition ie a Sunday matinee for a different venue location? Time will tell. For now, though, David’s (correct) upcoming show listings can be found by clicking the OS information below.

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 Kari’s New Tweeted Emoji Filled Adventure!

Kari flew to SLC yesterday morning (as per her ticket IG) and gave us a few clues as to what would be happening per her emoji decorated tweet!

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David and KAri

A plane (to SLC), a car (a road trip from SLC to..?) a cd, speaker, mic & notes (IS DAVID GOING TO BE RECORDING? SINGING, WORKING ON HIS UPCOMING CD????) ohhhhh the possibilities!! ~And an umbrella…planning for rain..always good to come prepared even if it entails a little dancing in the rain…or perhaps a Rainbow after the rain. ;D  Also very important to note is Kari’s hashtag ” #blessed”  To be on an adventure that involves music with her adventure buddy perhaps? Kari is simply wonderful as she keeps us all connected while peaking our interest! ♥

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Kari Continues to Deliver the Mail!

Kari responded to a couple of tweets from “Smile Always” on twitter yesterday to reassure fans that David’s PO box remains open for business and that she is continuing to deliver fan mail to him (about once a month!) Kari is sure a sweetheart! Always taking care of David and the fans. She’s the best!!

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YAY! So if you’re thinking of sending a card or letter for David to the PO box, know that Kari will continue to deliver them to him! Thank you, Kari!! :)

David with package mail credit Kari
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The LPG Gals Are Together Again…with MDW Remaining “a mystery!”

Today JoAnn Banaga and Ana Feleo are sharing a little MDW shenanigans with us. Looks like they are having one of their famous (Nandito Ako related) LPG reunions and My Dear Writer remains *forever a mystery* ;) Have fun ladies!! Hoping that David will be back to Manila one day soon to visit all of you!

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Look how cute they all are!! I’d sure love to visit the Philippines and meet them all in person some day!

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Lexi Walker Tweets and IG ~Group Music Event

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Looks like a fun bunch! No idea what’s taking place, but most likely a private event or charity event. If David or Kari share anything (or Lexi) we’ll be sure to update. ;)

Lexi also tweeted that she was giving a short rehearsal glimpse on Periscope (a live video APP) but alas I missed it. :(  Her tweet and pic mention “bluegrass??”

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Things that make you go hmmmm and as Kimk shared, remind one of this.

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Fan Finds

New Sketch JPaleFOD  NICE!

Newest sketch by JPaleFOD

Newest sketch by JPaleFOD

Throwback fb message to David? 2009.

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Something ‘Bout Myrtle Beach~

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Myrtle Beach credit Owly

We celebrated the 4 yr Myrtle Beach Anniversary a few days ago and as it was one of my all time favorite DA shows (so happy I was able to be there). It’s been great to rewatch the vids posted by Mary Lou and Kalei from Myrtle Beach over the past few days and today, I’m going to post another one of my favorites from that night. “Something “Bout Love” had a wonderfully “beachy” feel and delivery that night. Absolutely loved it!! Though you may not be able to tell from Emily’s vid below, the crowd (and those watching from their hotel balconies) were definitely feeling it!!

That’s about it from me on this kinda slow news day, but I’ll be around to update through tomorrow. Have a great Wednesday everyone!

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