David Archuleta ~ Fabulous Friday: OH NOOOO! David Does the #ALSicebucketchallenge, Back to School! Meet The Mormons, Learning to Step-Dance, Glorious, Trending Party Tonight! Fun Fan Finds



#ALSicebucketchallenge Accepted! credit David Archuleta IG

#ALSicebucketchallenge Accepted! credit David Archuleta IG

This pic is so full of WIN! From the mere fact that he accepted Jazzy’s challenge to be doused with a bucket full of mostly ice and a bit of water, to the backyard setting, to his newly acquired casual comfort level being on vid in shorts and a pair of sandals – THIS is the person he brought back! :-)

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#ALSicebucketchallenge ACCEPTED!

David joined the ranks of many other celebrities to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!  Jamba Jim challenged David earlier in the week, but he may not have seen that challenge, however, when he was challenged by his sister Jazzy, the challenge could not be ignored!

There are two versions – one on IG and a slightly longer one on FB:

DA ALS Tweet

DA Ice Bucket 1

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To watch the IG version:  CLICK HERE

DA Ice Bucket 2

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To watch the longer FB version:  CLICK HERE

DA Ice Bucket 3

Ok this is basically a bucket of ICE with a few drops of water for good measure – OUCH!

Earlier this week we tweeted fans to send in their guess about where David would do his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, if he did indeed decide to do it – and the winner is……

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David was a good sport and he nominated David Cook, Jenette McCurdy & The Piano Guys just before Jazzy & Amber doused him with the icy water!  Earlier Jazzy took the challenge and Amber, with the help of an “anonymous person”, dumped a bucket of ice water on HER head!

- Click to watch the IG Vid

- Click to watch Jazzy’s IG Vid

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David Cook accepted David’s challenge, albeit a bit late, but Cook tweeted David and he did post the vid (which might need a little *bleep* there at the end lol!)

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David Cook ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Credit: David Cook)

We’ll have to see if Amber, Jenette & the Piano Guys accept the challenge!

As expected, Sam “noticed” a few things about David’s ALS Challenge vid, and she used her amazing talent to make this awesome GIF – you can really see those BIG ice cubes and poor David is shivering!

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- GIF credit Sam

– GIF credit Sam

- Click to see other Celeb ALS challenge vids

- Click to see other Celeb ALS challenge vids

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Back To School

- click to visit David's IG

- click to visit David’s IG


Just sent off these 2 sisters to start their first day of this year of school.  One attending high school for her first year and the other for her last year. So glad I got to spend the Summer with them after 2 years. This is the most time I have gotten to spend with them in 7 years. Got asked last night if I enjoyed hanging with young adults getting back from my mission, and my mom interrupted “Young adults? You’re always with your sisters!” But really they are maturing as young adults and I am learning a ton from them. Kind of had to be the dad in a lot of ways in recent years, but thanks to that we’ve become so close and they are my best friends. Good luck this year! #firstdayofschool #myfamily #noregrets

For some reason, the crying emoji does not translate well into this post, so this  is what it looks like. Awwww David, it’s bittersweet to see his sisters growing up so fast – glad he gets to spend more time with them now!


And David is really getting to be a master of the #hashtag – I must admit the #noregrets kinda made me choke up.  He shared a very honest, personal moment with us and allowed himself to be quite vulnerable in this post – I felt like he showed us what his priority has been these last few months since he’s been back, and that he puts his family first – as it should be.

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Meet The Mormons

There has been much speculation about this soon to be released movie – most prominently for this fandom – wondering whether or not David will be featured in the movie!  Recent articles in LDS Living, The Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News indicate that while David will not appear in the movie itself, he does sing a song for the movie – Glorious by Stephanie Mabey – which should be a treat to hear!

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- CLICK to read the article

David Learns To Step-Dance

- Click to watch the vid on IG

– Click to watch the vid on IG

- click to read the article

- CLICK to read the article

- CLICK to read the article

- CLICK to read the article

 Glorious by Stephanie Mabey (credit: meganstevens86)

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Trending Party Tonight – Join Us!

Warm up your trending fingers and get ready to party!  Let’s get a WWTT and let the world know that we love David’s music!


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Fun Fan Finds

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– Click to download! THANKS ABRRA!

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– via FOD FB – credit to owner

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– credit Fahri achfahrizal IG

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Wishing you all a Fabulous Friday!  With David posting so many pics and vids lately, these mini vacay posts have not been short!  David doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was very inspiring – there are a lot of Archies out there who have already completed the challenge!  Looking forward to hearing David’s version of Glorius!

I’ll be back tomorrow for the Saturday post!

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David Archuleta ~ Tiny Thursday Post: College Bound? Sharing Fan Perspectives, Major Decisions, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, SU2C Crush Kids’ Cancer Project, Thanks From One Voice Children’s Choir, Trending Party Tomorrow!


… a calm spirit…

- graphic credit pocoelsy - quote posted by Patricia Hunt in FB

– graphic credit pocoelsy – quote posted by Patricia Hunt in FB

Thanks for the great graphic from Pocoelsy and the inspirational quote from Patricia Hunt – this is a 2-for-1 deal – the lead pic & quote all rolled into one!

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College Bound?


Comments exploded when a few tweets indicated that David was at the BYU Provo campus today! 216 comments as I write this – which is more than we’ve had in a long time!  It was fun to read what was on everyone’s mind, and true to our diverse fandom, the responses ran the gamut from shock to disbelief to happiness that David might finally be pursuing his dream of going to college.

The first tweet stating that David was enrolled at BYU for the Fall semester was deleted shortly after it was posted – maybe because she didn’t want to “let the cat out of the bag” (too late) or because the information maybe wasn’t accurate.

Annalisa, a long time fan, also tweeted & posted on FB:

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AHA a clue!  Some of us learned something new today!  There is an event called Education Week that occurs every year for one week in August – and this is that week!  Love how Annalisa kept her cool then fangirled with friends after David left!  Other fans helped shed some light on this annual event:


- click to check out the website

- click to check out the website

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- Aww he was there with Lupe!

- Aww he was there with Lupe!

Then came the pics!!

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- via Blair Waldorf's FB

– via Blair Waldorf’s FB



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What do you think fans noticed?

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He had books!  Does this mean he enrolled for college?  Maybe they were just books or materials for his Education Week classes?

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Then another pic was posted!

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And Sam tweeted what everyone was thinking!!

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Maybe this college thing suits him!

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Sharing Fan Perspectives

Like I mentioned before, there were a LOT of comments posted today!  It’s great to see the fandom discussing  D-related topics – and everyone was able to share their thoughts in a positive atmosphere!

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I love the use of Rapport’s British terms to make a point! :-)

If you haven’t perused comments, you might want to spend some time reading different fans’ thoughts – it was very interesting and really helps us get the pulse of the fandom.  Hopefully we’ll get more info from the man himself – we’ll keep a lookout!

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Major Decisions

If David is headed for BYU this Fall, there are so many different courses of study he could pursue.  Fans mentioned that he might take some music classes, or brush up his guitar skills, others thought he might pursue being an Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Doctor, as he has mentioned that before.

BYU offers so many possibilities!

A major in Agriculture/Farming/Dendrology:

- Pineapples!

- Pineapples!

- Corn!

- Corn!

- Trees!

- Trees!

Maybe a career as a Teacher or an Author:

- Teacher!

- English Teacher!

- Reading Teacher!

- Reading Teacher!

- Famous Author - oh, CHECK!

- Famous Author – oh, CHECK!

Maybe Sports is his calling:

- A Coach!

- A Coach!

- Race Car Driver!

- Race Car Driver!

- Tennis Pro - Watch out Federer!

- Tennis Pro – Watch out Federer!

- A Boxer!

- A Boxer!

How about Museum Curation?

- A Paleontologist!

- A Paleontologist!

- History of Potatoes!

- History of Potatoes!


- Chocolatier!

Or Culinary Arts/ROTC/Movie Director/Doctor?

- A Chef!

- A Chef!

- A General!

- A General!

- Director Bradley!

- Director Bradley!

- Paging Dr. Archuleta!

- Paging Dr. Archuleta!

No matter what he chooses to study in the future, we all hope that he continues to pursue the career where he is already the head-of-the-class & Valedictorian!

Who I Am – Something ’bout David (credit: Mary Matias)

It’s time for me to find out, who I am…. ~ David Archuleta

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I’m sure your social media has been jammed with everyone from Celebrities to your friends and family being challenged to and participating in the ALS fundraiser Ice Bucket Challenge.  Pastel described the challenge in her post earlier this week when David was challenged by Jamba Jim – we haven’t seen David’s vid yet, but here are a few fans who did brave the icy waters!

First up, Jessica Luu wearing her David shirt!

- click to watch on IG

– click to watch on IG

And our very own JoyFOD!

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Misconstrued? (credit: pastelpastelpastel)

Very creative Joy!  There are many more vids of Archies taking on the challenge, so we may post more of them later!

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SU2C Crush Kids’ Cancer Project

- Click to go to the website

– Click to go to the website & Donate!

In the past, Stand Up 2 Cancer would a 2-week long summer fundraising challenge right before their televised broadcast. This year, although SU2C will be doing their broadcast on September 5, 2014, they are not hosting a fundraising challenge like years past.

So, I thought, just because SU2C isn’t doing a challenge, that doesn’t mean Crush Kids’ Cancer can’t!

Starting on August 22, 2014 until Stand Up 2 Cancer’s broadcast on September 5, 2014, Crush Kids’ Cancer: David Archuleta’s Angels will be doing our own fundraising challenge! Our goal is to raise as much money as we can for Crush Kids’ Cancer within these two weeks! ~ Ashley

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One Voice Children’s Choir Says Thank You!

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Despite their amazing rendition of Let It Go from Frozen, One Voice Children’s Choir did not advance to the next level of the competition for America’s Got Talent – however, I don’t think this is the last time we’ll see these talented kids!

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Trending Party Tomorrow!


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So this was supposed to be a tiny vacay post, but the BYU sighting gave us something to talk about!  Hope you all can join us tomorrow for the Trending Party to get David’s name at the top of the WWTT!  I’ll be back tomorrow with the Friday post!

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