David Archuleta~ Friday Surprise ! New Post from David on IG! Hello Bentley! New Song Soon-Really, Flashback Friday back to Virginia Beach 2009! Nathan’s new Music video, Fantastic Fan Finds, A Perfect puzzle, Sunday Update: Happy Birhtday Daniel and Violeta

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Dear New Music, Our Ears are Ready! :)

David Archuleta CHristmas Tour 2016 Credit: David :)

David Archuleta Christmas Tour 2016 Credit: Shelley :)

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Sunday Update! Feb. 26th

HaPpY BIrThDaY  to  Daniel & Violeta!

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David’s brother Daniel and his darling little niece Violeta both celebrate birthdays today!! Wishing them a very fun day and a wonderful year ahead!!

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David (and Bentley) Check in on Instagram~ Shares thoughts on his Social Media Break!

This is Bentley. How does she look with my glasses? Some of you may have noticed that I took a few weeks off from social media. It was extremely helpful and allowed me to get a better understanding of myself and where I am at in life. It’s so easy to get caught up in thinking about whether every moment in my life would be pleasing to everyone. Sometimes I get caught up to see if I am having enough interesting moments and witty remarks that will catch enough attention from people. I start rating my self-worth and how good my life is based on if someone chooses to look at my picture and like it or not who after 1 1/2 seconds most likely moves onto thinking about something else and looking at other photos and comments. I feel like I get caught up and obsessed with seeing if they approve or not the moment with comments and believe their comments and likes suddenly determine whether my life is great or not for where I am or what I am doing in the photo. It interferes with me being in the moment and enjoying where I’m at both physically and with my mindset, because I feel like I have to keep finding moments that will get enough people to look and “like.” I may try to take more time without the temptation of social media and seeing how many likes I can get from a thought, picture, or video, and I would encourage you all to do the same and see what things you can learn about yourself that you may have forgotten while trying to get others’ approval. I will make sure to post more though and find the balance of sharing without caring too much. Haha. I guess it is a pull and tug that we all face throughout our lifetimes—not worrying what others think about us and letting that form our identity while having the courage to share what we learn and who we are. Know that a new song will be coming out in just a short time, and I’m so excited to share it with you! I will keep you all posted. #dog #time #socialmediabreak

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David’s post was actually a bit shorter to begin with~ The original posted simultaneously to his fb but he must have decided to clarify a couple of things which he added to his IG post as “edits” <3 He’s a sweet one…wanted to clarify that he’d try to post a little more frequently though and just not focus in on comments too much. Reading through some of the comments, he must have sensed that fans were missing his posts and were afraid he was going to continue to pull back from social media even more.

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This is Bentley. How does she look with my glasses? 
Some of you may have noticed that I took a few weeks off from social media.  It was extremely helpful and allowed me to get a better understanding of myself and where I am at in life.
It’s so easy to get caught up in thinking about whether every moment in my life would be pleasing to everyone. Sometimes I get caught up to see if I am having enough interesting moments and witty remarks that will catch enough attention from people. I start rating my self-worth and how good my life is based on if someone chooses to look at my picture and like it or not and after 1 1/2 seconds moves onto thinking about something else. Maybe seeing if they approve or not though their comments if I am suddenly great or not for where I am or what I am doing in the photo. It interferes with me being in the moment and enjoying where I’m at both physically and with my mindset.
I may try to take more time without the temptation of social media and seeing how many likes I can get from a thought, picture, or video, and I would encourage you all to do the same and see what things you can learn about yourself that you may have forgotten while trying to get others’ approval.
Know that a new song will be coming out in just a short time, and I’m so excited to share it with you! I will keep you all posted.  #dog #time#socialmediabreak

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David has candidly shared before that he sometimes becomes too entrenched in social media and the responses to what he posts. We can all convey our support and tell him that “it doesn’t matter what others say or think,” and yet for some it’s just not that easy; it’s more of a personal struggle that one needs to come to terms with and feel more at peace about. David is aware of that and I’m so glad that when he’s feeling more entangled that he does allow himself to step back… and to work on that “balance.”

His words: I start rating my self-worth and how good my life is based on if someone chooses to look at my picture and like it or not who after 1 1/2 seconds most likely moves onto thinking about something else and looking at other photos and commentsreminded me of a quote I heard recently that is so very true~

quote when you please others in hopes of being accepted you lose

I’m happy that David was able to share honestly with us today and I hope (if he chooses to read the comments) that he’ll find support. I hope he can also feel and know that for so many of us, his “witty” shares, fun stories, and introspective posts are all wonderful and appreciated, but what we’re here for first and foremost, what has always kept us here is to be  blessed by his voice and music … and to celebrate him. :) I’m sooooo excited for this upcoming song that he is also excited to share with us!! It can’t be much longer now!♥

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Fans Show Support on Social Media for David’s Social Media Break Post

I hope David took a bit of time to scan through some of the comments last evening; he would have been given a good dose of love and support! Here’s a tiny sample and there are so many great comments on twitter, his IG post, and fb, too!

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The Bentley/Duke Connection: because I must!

David must have a special “something” with posting about cute white dogs on February 24th! Exactly 7 years ago he had also introduced us to another cute little white pooch named “Duke!”  Here’s a side by side~ yup, I had to do it!

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Twist my arm and I’ll post the vlog for old times sake~ ok, no need to twist my arm~ ;) Also note we’ve had a nice little evolution of the haircut decision as David showed us in the salon chair himself last month what cut is really the most comfortable for him!

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Mention on MJs

MJ quickly had David’s IG posted on her big blog last night. Click below to head over!

MJs big blog mention IG post and Bentley

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Happy Anniversary to David on his 1st Solo Tour ~2/24/2009!

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Virginia Beach David Archuleta show Archies

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David Archuleta Virginia Beach credit Avzaph

Yesterday was  Flashback Friday, so we’ll pretend today is “Springback Saturday” and we’re heading back to Virginia Beach  where David’s very first solo tour began 8 years ago! The energy and frenzy in the fanbase was ELECTRIC!!! For all of us “ledge walkers” who had tightly gathered and held hands, that day was so full of pride, anticipation, emotion and excitement! Becky and Jenny ( I sure miss them) were here for all of us who were not able to be in Virginia Beach bringing us the highlights of the night!

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Virginia Beach 2-24-2009 credit Catherine and Huong David

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David Archuleta Virginia Beach 2-24-2009 from Google original credit unknown Is it yours?? Let us know

The beginning of the show was mesmerizing and the decibels were high!!! TMH (even before “David behind the curtain”) made for the perfect entrance!

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Relive that first solo show concert excitement

I’ll admit it~ this post is late in coming in part because I was completely and happily “lost” watching videos from that first show at Sadler. I wasn’t there, but revisiting it all was a great fan experience! Click below to head back to Becky’s post that night and allow some time to be captivated! Click forward to the following day and the Sadler fun continues with Jenny’s post!

David Archuleta Virginia Beach FOD post by Becky

A Zero Gravity (mini) Evolution

Zero Gravity, a concert fan favorite original by David and Mike Krompass was introduced “live” for the first time that night. It immediately became a crowd rowser complete with jumping and a sing-along. As time progressed, so did the evolution of it’s delivery on stage! Watch below as David performs “Zero Gravity” through the years! The 3rd video (note the spins and energy) from Anaheim was one of the last times David has performed ZG live… December 2011. I can’t recall him performing ZG since he’s returned from Chile. I could be wrong, though, anyone? *PS Hoping for a new crowd jumping song like ZG with the new music coming!* 
~credit to arturo and abermudes (plus fansofdavidvideos)



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Congratulations to  Nathan Pacheco!! Higher at #1 and New mv Out!

Congratulations to Nathan Pacheco on the continued success of his new “Higher” cd!! HE charted at #1 in the classical genre on Billboard!! 

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ORRIGAMI ENT (@ginaorr) also posted his complete chart appearances on her fb page! Awesome!!

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Nathan’s “Be Thou My Vision” MV Out!

Nathan introduced his new MV “Be Thou My Vision” a lovely Irish hymn featured on his Higher CD!

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Musiqtone Voting Reminder!

The current voting cycle on Musiqtone goes until 3/3 (Next Friday) so go-Getters, get out there and vote for David’s #Numb on the Countdown!! You can also vote on Twitter as well as your mobile devices! Click below to head over to Musiqtone and you’ll find instructions for all of your voting options!

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Fantastic Fan Finds~

Thanks you to all the fans who continue to “treat us” with photos, vids, clips, memes and creations shared around the web. All are so much appreciated!!

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fan find Abby says hi to Bentley credit Maggie

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A Puzzle for your Weekend!

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Shelley’s beautiful  lead photo today is a nice reminder that listening to David and his music is our kind of perfect~ here are 140 pieces to recreate the picture and thought! Click the puzzle below to head over to Jigsaw Planet and solve! Have fun and let us know how it goes!

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Well that’s about it from me for this week. So very grateful that David checked in with us and let us know what’s been on his mind. I’m glad that he’s able to recognise these times when he needs to step back from social media and refocus on balance so that what truly doesn’t matter the most (comments & likes etc.) won’t affect him the most. The wit and reflections are wonderful “icing,” that he gives, but it’s his voice and music that have us here forever.  It sounds like what he’s getting ready to reveal has him pretty excited ~ and for this next adventure so are we! :) Happy weekend everyone! Kalei will be here to give you another dose of DA sunshine and who knows, maybe we’ll be getting that new song from David this next week! Stay tuned!
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David Archuleta~ A Happyful Monday, Happy President’s Day Holiday! Happy Birthday Kalei, Happy 5th Anniversary Nandito Ako! David shares Nathan’s #Higher on fb, iTunes charting for Higher, A “Forever” memory shared

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Happy Moments and Memories

David Archuleta  (crop) posing by Nandito Ako billboard- credit Kari Sellards

David Archuleta (crop) posing by Nandito Ako billboard- credit Kari Sellards

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HaPpY  bIrThDaY  KALE!!!!!

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Happy Birthday to our wonderful, talented, terrific, endlessly energetic, perfectly positive, wildly witty, stupendously supportive, mahhhhvelous adorable Hawaiian, fellow MOD, and forever Fan Of David Archuleta, Kalei!!!  Kalei is the consummate cheerleader whose joy and bubbly exuberance for David and his music are infectious to all the fellow fans. Kalei is the hostess with the mostest who works with her efam diligently to plan the best fan lunches ever!!! Her efforts this past November lead to a most incredibly awesome and memorable  fan lunch in St George!!

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Kalei’s concert recaps complete with photos and videos read like the best detailed effervescent short stories that leave you yearning for more…and yearning for a DA concert experience with her the next time! We are so blessed to have her on our FOD MOD Squad team and are looking forward to more “DA” adventures together in 2017!

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Kalei was able to see David a nice handful of times in 2016 ~ Here are a few more memorable moments with the fans, David and Nathan, too!

Queen Creek Lunch at the mall Credit Kalei 3/2016

Queen Creek Lunch at the mall Credit Kalei 3/2016

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Queen Creek Kalei and Tina 2016

- Janet, Kalei, Linda, Angela, Lily, Gwen & Sue

– Janet, Kalei, Linda, Angela, Lily, Gwen & Sue

- Entrance to Tuacahn

– Entrance to Tuacahn

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Me (Kalei) thanking David – credit Arlene

Tuacahn fan friends group pic credit Shelley

Tuacahn fan friends group pic credit Shelley

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Kalei’s 2016 concert adventures ended with David’s last tour stop in Sacramento just before Christmas. It was a very special ending to a fantastic year with the cherry on top coming at the VIP as David addressed her by name. :)

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Kalei – efam-and David & Nathan Sacramento VIP 12/23/2016

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Kalei- Nathan- David Sacramento VIP

Mary Lou created a special tribute to Kalei’s “happiness” last year and I think it calls for a repeat in this post this year…because it’s her birthday and because she’s a happy gal! CLICK ON THE PIC.

kalei jib jab birthday credit Mary LouWishing you a fun-filled day, Kalei, complete with some yummy cake! May it be the beginning of a “new year” filled with fun , new adventures, a concert perhaps in Hawaii (hoping for you),  and that new David Archuleta single & cd to be playing in your ears VERRRRRY SOOOOOON!!!! xoxoxo

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Happy 5th year Anniversary Nandito Ako!!!

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Nandito Ako Billboard shot cred Kari 2

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IT’S BEEN 5YEARS ALREADY SINCE THE FIRST DAY/EPISODE ONE OF NANDITO AKO AIRED ON TV5! WOW! Kalei reminded me of this fact late last night. What a birthday present!!  On that day, (also her birthday), David Archuleta as Josh Bradley officially came into our home and hearts, along with Holly, Anya, Chit, and the rest of the cast on Channel 5 mini series. I guess because we had followed the filming over the course of January (2012), I didn’t remember right off the bat that the actual premier of the Filipino show starring David  didn’t actually begin airing until well into the month of February!! In fact, David was on his way back to the US the day episode #1 was broadcast.

What fan could ever forget the emotions that welled up inside and flooded across social media that day… and every day for the next month to follow?! David had accomplished so very much!! In such a short time frame David proved not only to himself but to the masses that he was a true actor, one to be believed and one who was lifted and embraced.

And so episode 1 began with David as Josh Bradley on stage~ “So when you find your true love, hold onto it and never let go, cause that’s what I would do.” <— Oh Josh, (and My Dear Writer) ~ you sure knew how to capture our hearts. :)  Today in honor of this anniversary, I’m posting the trailer to the series below! So. Many. Memories!

If you’d like to revisit the FOD (Pastel’s post) on the first day Nandito Ako aired, CLICK HERE.  If you’d like to revisit my 1st year anniversary post of the series (2013), CLICK HERE. And in case you’d forgotten, we have the links listed above (on the side right) where you can re watch Nandito Ako. Credit to JR4DA, The Nandito Ako Television Series, and to Jenny!!

And of course, David so beautifully in fine Tagalog, sang the title song “Nandito Ako”~ this video was his live performance at Talentadong Pinoy.

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David shares Nathan’s “Forever” and cd “Higher” on facebook!!

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David Archuleta shared Nathan Pacheco‘s video.

Congratulations to my friend Nathan Pacheco with the release of his new spiritual album ‘Higher’! Nathan and I had a great time on our Christmas tour and if you enjoyed him at the shows be sure to check it out! (I love his version of Kari Jobe’s ‘Forever’)

Nathan Pacheco – ForeverFor the longest time I’ve wanted to do an album like this. I’m very excited that HIGHER will be released this Friday, February 10th. I can’t wait to share this music with you. http://apple.co/2jUDPJw

Posted by Nathan Pacheco on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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And Speaking of Nathan’s cd “Higher,” it is currently at #11 on the Christian and Gospel Charts on iTunes!!! So wonderful and so well deserved!! It’s a beautiful album! If you haven’t checked it out already, be sure to soon!

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Fantastic and Happy Inducing Fan Finds

While we wait…sitting on pins and needles ready for David’s new single to drop, our awesome fan family keeps us well nourished with Vitamin DA supplements!! Here’s a great snippet from Shelley : Riu Riu Chiu in Layton this past fall ~ as David was singing away in Spanish, the power suddenly went out! Instantaneous darkness! Yikes!

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Nancy shared this exquisite snippet of David singing “Forevermore” in Tuacahn November 2015 ~sigh~ this is so beautiful!! Thank you, Nancy♥

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And from Shanelle…to make sure we’re getting all revved up for David’s new music!

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NEW MUSIC COMING ANY DAY NOW… I CAN FEEL IT!!

Can you see it yet??? We know it’s close~

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Who’s on the edge of their seat for it?

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Or more than a little ready for it?!

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I have a feeling we’re all going to be maybe just a wee bit crazy when that single drops, am I right?? I’m soooooo READY!!!!

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Just hang on for a little longer my friends~ we know it’s on it’s way… and it’s going to be SO WORTH THE WAIT, so what’s a wee bit longer… we’re very good at… “Patience,” :wink:

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I’ll be here through the week and ready to pop on with any news but for now, if you’d like, take a minute to wish Kalei a very happy birthday in our comments, and if you’re in the US, Happy President’s Day Holiday!

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