Bring on more of that Tuacahn Twinkling!✨
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Y tu y tu y tu y solamente tuuuuuu
Happiness is also hearing David sing in Spanish!!! Today David gave us a muy espléndido (SPLENDID) gift as he shared a song which brings back a lot of memories from his mission in Chile! I loooooooooovvvvvvveeeeee this!!! I can’t wait to hear more and more of David singing in Spanish!!! From “Contigo en la Distancia, to Riu Riu Chu, Nunca Pense, and now Solamente Tu~ it’s nirvana!!!! His voice and Spanish are made for each other!!! Although, we as fans most likely feel that way about David singing in any language. He has such a way, doesn’t he?!
And such a cute little pumpkin!!!! (No sillies, I’m talking about the one on the shelf behind him… the one he added for “your Fall touch.” ) ;)
Y tu y tu y tu, y solamente tuuuu. Throwback to when I would hear this song walking down the streets in Chile SIEMPRE. Como quisiera cantar como @pabloalboran. (With a nice pumpkin in the background for your fall touch) #canto #singing #singsong #music #musica #solamentetu #pabloalboran #pumpkin #calabasas
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Also on facebook~ CLICK HERE.
And on twitter! Hope you don’t mind if I post it again?
— David Archuleta (@DavidArchie) October 24, 2016
hmmm hmmm hmmmm … I think we also need a few screencaps Yup~ that last screencap just lets us know that he realizes a good number of the fanbase probably swooned or fainted after that little upload. * * * * * *
Pablo Alboran’s Solamente Tu Official Video
Abrra’s Candy Jar has a new treat!
Thank you dear Abrra for this lovely Spanish treat!
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New Fantastic Interview with Brain Passey ~ The Spectrum.com
We had word late last week from Brian Passey with TheSpectrum.com in St George, UT, that he had conducted a phone interview with David (44 minutes!!!) in preparation for his return to Tuacahn for his repeat trifecta performance. This interview was well worth the wait and as Brian mentioned last week on facebook, David provided plenty of wonderful quotes for the piece!
~For additional links included in the article, and to leave a comment for Brian Passey, please click “The Spectrum” above to head over.
David Archuleta to perform three nights at Tuacahn
Last year David Archuleta sold out two back-to-back nights at Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Ivins City. This year he’s set to perform for three straight nights.
The “American Idol” runner-up, who was raised in northern Utah, will play Tuacahn from Nov. 3-5 and this time around he’s prepared for possibly cold weather. Last year caught him by surprise.
“It was a lot colder than everyone was expecting,” the singer tells The Spectrum & Daily News during a lengthy telephone interview. “It just made it all the more memorable.”
Archuleta says he was most impressed by his fans who still showed up despite the cold weather and then toughed it out with coats and blankets.
The singer rose to international fame in 2008 when he became the runner-up on “American Idol” at the young age of 16 — becoming one of the youngest contestants on the Fox Broadcasting vocal competition. His first single, “Crush,” had nearly 2 million digital downloads and his self-titled debut album became a gold record.
Though he is known for his clear, pure vocal quality, Archuleta’s live performance encompasses more than beautiful singing. His Tuacahn shows last year revealed Archuleta as a storyteller. Not only did he give background for the songs he wrote, he also told stories attached to prominent covers like Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful.”
“I’ve always wanted to tell stories,” he says. “I wanted to tell my stories. I wanted to tell things I’ve learned from other people. … It’s almost therapeutic for me.”
“American Idol” runner-up David Archuleta performs during a 2015 concert at Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Ivins City. (Photo: Brian Passey / The Spectrum & Da)
Archuleta says he developed the storytelling after returning in 2014 from a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chile. He says it took him a while to be comfortable performing again after the mission.
Simply performing music wasn’t fulfilling for him anymore. He felt like he needed to do more than just go out on stage and sing. That’s when he decided to start talking to the audience about what the songs mean to him.
Focusing on religion and service for two years as a missionary in a foreign country had other effects on how he performs. Before he left for Chile in 2012, Archuleta says he was constantly trying to be cool and do whatever he could to be accepted as a performer.
“I feel like in the entertainment industry it’s this never-ending high school phase,” he says. “You’re always trying to look cool and be popular. That really affected me. I was still myself but I think I was trying to be something else.”
Life in Chile was fundamentally different. He spent his time serving others. He became less self-conscious. He didn’t have to worry about little things, like whether the way he was walking was cool or not.
By the end of his mission he had discovered another side of himself. Yet he also admits he lost some characteristics necessary to get out on stage and perform. For the past two years he has strived to combine the traits needed to not only be true to himself but also to deliver an entertaining show.
“I feel really good about who I am now,” says Archuleta, now 25. “I feel really comfortable in my own skin.”
David Archuleta was the runner-up on “American Idol” in 2008 at the age of 16. (Photo: Blythe Thomas / For The Spectrum)
His connection to the people of Latin America has also affected his performance. Archuleta himself is part-Latino; his mother is from Honduras.
During his Tuacahn set last year he performed the Spanish-language “Nunca Pense” and delivered what was arguably one of the more passionate moments of the concert. Archuleta says that when he sings in Spanish it’s like another part of him is revealed.
“I can’t fully connect and fully express myself without singing in Spanish,” he says. “It’s like I get to show another part of David.”
Singing in Spanish not only helps him connect with his own heritage but also the people of Chile that are still in his heart two years after his mission there. He now lives in Nashville but he goes salsa dancing every Tuesday because of his love for Latino music and culture.
Archuleta is currently working on a full-length album he hopes to release early next year. Following this English-language release he wants to do an entire album of Spanish-language songs.
The 2017 album will include his new single, “Numb,” which he actually performed at Tuacahn last year. He has already shot the video for the single.
Although the new album is a long time coming, Archuleta admits it takes him a long time to do a lot of things — even ordering food at a restaurant. In fact, he compares himself to Professor Calamitous, the evil scientist from the “Jimmy Neutron” franchise whose plans are always foiled because he’s never able to finish any of his projects.
The difference is that Archuleta does eventually finish his projects. Part of the delay for the album is because each song in an original. Each track started with an idea from his head. Some he wrote on his own while he worked with co-writers on others.
“I just want them to be me,” he says. “I want them to say the things I want to say.”
So far he has 16 songs. Although he’s not sure they will all make it onto the album, he does want to make them available in some way.
However they are released, it’s a good bet they will be hungrily received by his devoted fans — many of whom are young women and girls. They are easily the most vocal fans during his concerts, often screaming out “I love you!” in the midst of his performances.
Archuleta says he is appreciative of the support his fans give him but he’s not always sure how to respond to declarations of love. He doesn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings but he doesn’t feel like it would be honest to respond back with an empty “I love you too” to a stranger in the crowd.
“I like to be honest,” he says. “I feel like if I’m real with people I’ll get that in return. I’ve just learned to say, ‘Thank you.’”
Ultimately that’s what it comes down to for Archuleta: being real. He’s not always a performer on the stage but that’s the only David Archuleta most of his fans see. It’s also the David Archuleta he was trying to force before his two years in Chile.
However, the past two years have taught him it’s OK to have two David Archuletas as long as he’s true to himself in both roles.
“When I’m on stage singing my songs, people think I’m so much greater than I am; I’m just a normal person,” he says. “They’re both me.”
Archuleta’s performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3-5 at Tuacahn Amphitheatre, 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins City. Tickets are $39-$49. Visit Tuacahn.org or call 800-746-9882.
David Archuleta in concert
When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3-5
Where: Tuacahn Amphitheater, 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins City
Information: Visit Tuacahn.org or call 800-746-9882
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So Many Fantastic points to ponder~
* When you’re willing to wait for an interview from David~ he’ll give you a great one… like 44 minutes of honesty and the stuff that comes straight from the heart. ❤️
* David is still impressed that fans would actually consider braving “the elements” to see him perform (He doesn’t realize that seeing him live is the ultimate bae!)
* David finds it therapeutic to share stories on stage. Let’s make sure he knows we’d love to offer him plenty of time for therapy~ always and forever!
* He left the high-schoolish pressures of trying to be “cool” somewhere along the mission paths he strolled in Chile. (and btw, the way he strolled was always perfectly fine …along with his hair being however he chooses whether its smooth , spiked, or fluffeh etc.) It’s
good WINNING to have David “comfortable in his own skin.”
* David and his heart… that pumps with his Latino blood fully blossomed on his mission in Chile. He’ll always feel most at home and connected when he’s singing in Spanish because of his roots, and his mission. That love and feeling of self will come out beautifully one day in his Spanish album. We’ll be so blessed to be able to hear it and experience it. And if he chooses to show us a little more of that salsa dancing right along with it, I don’t think we’d mind~
* He hopes to release A FULL album in 2017!!! And he has 16 songs written… 16 pieces of his heart… FROM HIS HEART that HE WANTS to share in some way whether it makes the album or not~ how lucky are we?
And as far as Professor Calamitous goes, David by example shows what the Professor COULD have been had he committed with his heart, purpose in mind, sometimes leaving his watch behind, but making it to the finish like like a TRUE WINNER. Research (of self) and creation of great worth takes time… sometimes lots of time, but it’s always worth it! Oh and about the food in restaurant decisions? I could write a book on that; just ask my family.
* David’s learned to be comfortable being “David” even when being real David may seem like a man who’s larger than life when singing his heart out on stage. That guy is the same wonderful David who humbly shares with us his simple sweet encounters with TollBooth Betty at the airport. We’ll take this David every day~
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TUACAHN Tix and M&G : Your chance to win!!
Here’s your chance to win!!! Posted on David’s fb page today! Click below to head to facebook to enter this Tunespeak sponsored contest!
And be sure to check out a few of these great responses! *Names have been shortened or omitted for posting here*
The Fan lunch and get together in St. George on Saturday 11/05/16 is rapidly approaching!!! It’s sure to be hug-fest with both old and “newly met” friends! DA Fans from around Utah and around the world will gather to enjoy soup, salad, and most importantly each other while sharing stories and making even more wonderful memories!! Have you RSVP’d, yet? If not, do so today!! Email your RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org ~Thank you to our Hawaiian hostess with the most-est, Kalei, for putting this wonderful event together again this year!!!
If you’ll be in St. George on Saturday 11/5/16 and want to join us, please RSVP by sending an email to email@example.com – see you there! Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016 Time: 12 noon – 2:30pm Place: Best Western Abbey Inn – Victoria Room – 1129 S. Bluff Street Menu: Soup in bread bowls & Salad Bar Cost: $15 (Cash only please – payment collected at registration table) RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunny Skies Ahead for Tuacahn!
Checking ahead for what Tuacahn travelers might expect in terms weather for early November this year~ The forecast looks like a perfect accompaniment for our performers (David, the Archuband, Gracie and Cutter on stage) and for all under the stars dancing and singing along! A nice blanket, mittens and good friends are all you need to comfortably experience a little piece of heaven… for 3 nights!!!! * * * * *
David’s Birthday Card to Sign
Fun Fan Finds
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“Hello Mr. Sun ~ So nice of you to join us!”
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A Great Fall Thought from Mary Lou!
Love this, Mary Lou~ “no pressure…lots of pressure”
And so true~ Major Fall releases from David~ We’ve truly been “Autumn Blessed” With music goodies from David over the years!!!
Other live performances (Ice shows, Orla Fallon, Kevin Olusola, etc…and others can also be included in out Fall Musical gifts list.)
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That’s about it for now from me so I can get this posted before Monday evening comes to a close, but I’ll be adding more as I’m here for the week and looking forward to the celebration as we lead up to Tuacahn 2016!!