David Archuleta Update, 14 days and we can finally BEGIN., get your BEGIN. pix in! BEGIN. promo in the works, Carey/Archuleta connection, vlog buzz, bid on TOSOD CD benefiting Grammy Foundation, rescheduled trending party FRIDAY, play the ology contest! AI7 tour pix

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David Archuleta Forevermore Liner Signing ~credit~ Cherry Mariano

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“Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.”

-Albert Einstein

This word value, is one that I personally associate with David.  David puts his heart and soul into his work, including live performances, CDs, personal appearances, interviews, written material, everything, so that anyone listening, or buying, or meeting, or watching feels they received something impactful; something worthwhile, something that made a difference.

David makes a difference.

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 Two more weeks, and then we BEGIN.

Another lovely creation from @canadianarchie

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The BEGIN. Photo Contest

I cannot believe the TALENT from all of the people who have submitted pictures.  The gallery is growing, here is a sneak peak!

From the OS!

Important Note: Because of the popularity of this contest, we had to create a new email address to handle submissions. If you sent your photo to fans@davidarchuleta.com and got a “mailbox full” warning, you should send it again to contest@davidarchuleta.com. If you did not receive a message from the “Fans” address on the first day of the contest only, keep checking the gallery and if your photo does not appear soon, you may resubmit it to contest@davidarchuleta.com. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for supporting David and BEGIN.

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 A new Idol Judge, and David Archuleta connection

Yesterday it was announced that Mariah Carey would be an Idol judge starting next season.  Monica sent us a great article on Yahoo that profiles Mariah when she was a mentor on AI7 and lo and behold, David Archuleta and his performance of When You Believe was front and centre.  That was four year ago, and David really did sing that song well (you were right Simon).   Click on the pic below to read the article …. I embedded the vid right underneath.  Leave a Youtube comment because this is getting some traffic! And enjoy!


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“I don’t understand why necessarily I should make this decision but something is telling me I should”

~ David Archuleta talking about decision to go on mission

Yesterday’s vlog was picked up by a number of sources:

Disney Dreaming:

Rickey

MJ’s

Jason the Gleek

emusicality

myvidster

Carter

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More BEGIN. ness coming!

Promos are in the works!

 Here is a voice over for the debut album:

Want to listen to Brad’s voice?  I like it!

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Rescheduled Trending Party

From DA2014Argentina.  See you Friday night!

And I love the poster!!!!!

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Add to the ology David Archuleta Feed

This is like having a pinterest account, but with the Best American Idol Finalist contest, more pro-active!  Have you added anything to the David Archuleta feed lately?   Click to go directly to his feed and earn points for our guy!

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New David Archuleta Charity Fundraiser

A signed CD, and it seems it is framed, is being offered to the highest bidder in support of the Grammy Foundation!  Take a look at what is posted on the OS!  And good luck!

 This is part of a larger fundraising effort by many musical artists supporting the Grammy Foundation and MusiCares

As of 1 am EDT July 24, there were 7 bids, top being $56.

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“That’s almost one out of three”

David Archuleta greeting fans in Detroit, where he played in the American Idol Season 7 Tour on July 24, 2008.  He talks about all the lefties on tour, and graciously poses for fans.


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More Idols S7 tour pix

Credit to Martha

martha16

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Have a great Tuesday, my friends…..

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256 Responses to David Archuleta Update, 14 days and we can finally BEGIN., get your BEGIN. pix in! BEGIN. promo in the works, Carey/Archuleta connection, vlog buzz, bid on TOSOD CD benefiting Grammy Foundation, rescheduled trending party FRIDAY, play the ology contest! AI7 tour pix

  1. collegemom says:

    If anyone is interested I see that Gladys from Argentina has her report up over at THE VOICE about her adventure in Chile.

  2. TGRArchie says:

    Thank you collegemom I was really waiting to hear about Gladys and her trip to Chile (“,)

  3. fan of BEGIN. says:

    OMH! Thank you Collegemom for letting us know. That was a great read. So happy for Gladys. I chuckled several times during her story. lols I hope her video will show up somewhere so we can all see it. :) I’m so happy that David is getting to sing his heart out while he is on his mission.

  4. kimk says:

    collegemom thank you.. that was fabulous!!

  5. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hello collegemom, Linda, TGRArchie and FOD! Pastel another Fabs post!! Love the line “David makes difference…he does without even trying! “The lead off pic from Cherry is …..GORGEOUS!! Fan pics ROCK!

    THANKS CanadianArchie and Martha for pics! Thanks collegemom for the heads up on the recap of Gladys adventure in Chile!

    Two weeks until BEGIN.! Can’t wait to hear EVERY song! Hope it will be available on itunes soon also!

    ENJOY YOUR DAY!

  6. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hello fan of BEGIN. and kimk! HAPPY TUESDAY!

  7. kimk says:

    VABeach good morning.. only TWO MORE WEEKS TO BEGIN!!

    Pastel thank you!
    that top pic.. his eyes are so green!
    thanks Cherry!
    I don’t know but things seem to be picking up now where BEGIN is concerned!
    lots of buzz!!

  8. Martha says:

    Good morning, everyone! Thanks, Pastel for everything!

    Thanks, collegemom and kimk for Gladys’s story. Been waiting for it!

    bds – thanks for the story of David singing at the lady’s door! I can totally picture it! You use your gifts. Thats why they were given to you.

  9. sarahhazel says:

    Happy 118th day!!! Thanks for the fabulous post, Pastel!!!
    Top pic is so mesmerizingly beautiful….so perfect!
    Love the buzz and the S7/David mention on the Mariah article!
    Looks like promo is BEGIN.ning for BEGIN! Yay!!!

  10. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–thanks!…..wonderful recap by Gladys….felt like I was there with her…..so exciting!
    would love to see more pics/vids!

  11. kimk says:

    sarahhazel thank goodness she was so descriptive with her recap. almost like we were there too. I think even there folks know what we know.. that David really is the MAN!!

  12. kimk says:

    lol wonder if David will have a ton of lil babies too! :)

  13. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–kinda felt sorry for Gladys….her 1st time seeing David in person….and she had to control her fangirling/spazzing….how hard is that?!

  14. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–LOL….move over Osmonds….here come the Archuletas!

  15. kimk says:

    sarahhazel lol I hear you.. first time David walked into the VIP in Greensboro Marylee and I had to be quiet.. think we squished each others hands so tight the blood stopped flowing!
    and that was the first time we met each other in person too!
    instant fanfriends.. way it is with David!!

  16. kimk says:

    sarhhazel especially if he marries someone who can sing, dance and act too!! :)
    ha think by the time he gets back we will have things all set!

  17. kimk says:

    ha but then again if she is having ten or more babies.. not much time for dancing.. or being able too!!

  18. Anita says:

    I was just thinking of something. I hope that the places we pre-ordered BEGIN. mail the CD’s before August 7th, and not on Aug. 7th, or else it could be another week before we have them in our hot little hands!

  19. Anita says:

    I am also planning on buying BEGIN. on ITunes, and that for sure will be available on August 7th, but I still want my CD’s by then also. Speaking of ITunes, It’s two weeks to BEGIN., and they should have pre-orders available by now. It’s getting harder to find the patience!

  20. cq#DA2014 says:

    Thank you Pastel for Tuesday post goodies.
    I think I’m the only one that wants David to get his career back on track and successful enough that then he could move on and get going with the whole marriage/children thing.

    So happy that things are picking up regarding BEGIN. promos. That album deserves to do well.

  21. kimk says:

    cq that would be nice.. can’t imagine he wouldn’t want to do that right off the bat.. too.
    lol.
    kidding of sorts.. way I see it he can do it all.
    now do I think the young fans will get all out of sorts.. yup I guess they may.
    but from the looks of it they are all up into those 1D boys now so
    they can just spazz that way on them or the next ‘it’ boy and then hopefully buy his music and go see David sing when they want substance.
    not fluff.

  22. kimk says:

    Anita hoping it will be on itunes and we can go right into a store and buy it on Aug 7!!!!!!

  23. supergrandjudie says:

    Good morning.loved Glady’s adventure.thanks kimk. Pastel great post as usual.

  24. sarahhazel says:

    cq–of course we all want him to focus on his music 1st & have career success when he gets back…..LOL you know we’re just being silly discussing future Mrs. A and the Archulettes!

  25. sarahhazel says:

    cq–of course we all want him to focus on his music 1st & have career success when he gets back…..LOL you know we’re just being silly discussing future Mrs. A and the Archulettes!

  26. kimk says:

    sarahhazel ahh!! wth!!?

  27. Grace says:

    Morning all!
    Loved Gladys’ detailed recap of meeting David. She flew from Argentina just to see him. Wow. I laughed when she asked for forgiveness to God because she lied about a devotional concert in her country. haha. How can we live without ninja David fans! Hope she can go again in October. He will sing more songs then.
    Surprised Linsey Parker showed David’s performance on her Yahoo video. That was a great rendition of the song and Simon was not mean to him. lol.

  28. sarahhazel says:

    Not sure if that’s a girl or a boy. LOL

  29. sarahhazel says:

    Grace–I know…thought it was funny too…..Gladys is our ninja hero!

  30. kimk says:

    Grace me too!! love that recap.. I needed it!!

  31. kimk says:

    sarahhazel D is as pretty as a girl sometimes.
    ha thank goodness he can’t see this.

  32. Grace says:

    sarahhazel, saw that picture before. Felt freaky and still feel freak. lol.

  33. Penny (dangitdavid) says:

    Good morning all :) Loved Gladys’ story…..I laughed as well when she was asking for forgiveness for lying too lol. Probably would have done the exact same thing in her shoes with my fingers crossed behind my back :D I’m thinking those in charge of his mission know what a treasure they have among them and are using it to their advantage to attract people…can’t say I blame them!!

    Laughing at the lil Archuleta babies….I can’t wait for the day he finds his “Kind of Perfect” and starts making babies!! Just hope he does it on his own time and not because it’s something he feels he needs to do right away after his mission. He’s pretty good at doing things his own way so I have faith in him :)

    Credit again to Pastel and the FOD crew!! Love coming here every day :)

    Better sneak out of here and get back to work….it’s quiet today so will be checking back throughout the day ;) Have a fantastic day everyone!!

  34. Anita says:

    kimk-I’ve been wondering if BEGIN. will actually be available in stores, or just online. I’m sure Deseret Books will have it available in their stores though.

  35. Grace says:

    Just received a confirmation email from Sears for the order I made on BEGIN 2 weeks ago. WTH!! Have a feeling we are not going to get the CD from them on Aug 7, so I depend on Itunes to listen to the whole album on the release day.

  36. tami lyn says:

    good morning everyone! sarrahhazel- omg LOL that jonya page is so adorable and funny! how do u find this stuff miss super ninja?! nice work! reminds me of a photoshopped pic on idolforums shortly after season 7′s idol summer tour, a wedding photo of the 2 davids, david being the bride of course cuz he is way prettier and omg i’m gonna look for it cuz david made such a pretty girl with the wig and makeup and dress it was unreal! LOL :)

  37. Martha says:

    Really enjoyed Gladys’ recap. I felt like I was there. I like that she was so detailed down to where David had to be told to sit when he didn’t notice everyone else was sitting, or when he dropped his hymnal and couldn’t find it for a second. These details are so David, I can totally picture it. And of course when he looked at everyone and smiled and started singing. He is truly happy there.

  38. kimk says:

    Anita kari did say it would be in the stores.. what stores no clue.

  39. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–bride???….ROFL…that’s even freakier!

  40. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–that was a funny detail…David being told it’s time to sit….haha….yep, it’s him!

  41. sarahhazel says:

    I’m guessing a lot of girls quietly melted in their seats when he looked and gave them that trillion dollar smile.

  42. kimk says:

    that was cute.. wonder if just for a sec.. he wanted to.. Stomp The Roses for a wee bit? :)

  43. sarahhazel says:

    Grace–per Walmart, my CD comes on Aug. 9….dang…..oh well, I guess it’s because I didn’t order when it first came out…..that’s OK….just have to join those of you on your never-ending squeeeeiiingg on Aug. 7!……….too bad cuz I’ve already reserved my room at the Archuhospital west wing that day…..***sigh***

  44. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–or do the rock stah hunkerdown?

  45. kimk says:

    sarahhazel rofl. hope he does miss it and kill us come 2014!!!

  46. tami lyn says:

    went to google and searched for- david cook david archuleta wedding photoshopped- and what to u think came up?! – photos of adam lambert!!! wth???LOL omg why oh why oh why didn’t i save that photo??! david was one of the most beautiful brides i’ve ever seen!

  47. Anita says:

    kimk-Thanks! That’s wonderful news! I’ve been curious about that because it’s being released on a Mormon label. Maybe Kari just meant Deseret Bookstores. We’ll have to see.

  48. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–LOL…rather see him as a groom though!

  49. sarahhazel says:

    Target.com doesn’t have it yet.

  50. kimk says:

    Anita in the least Kmart, B&N and Walmart?

  51. Good Morning. I agree, i hope it comes on itunes by Aug 7ts, i want to hear the entire album when it comes out. We have been waiting so long loved the recap from Gladys, i was on the voice chat when she was sharing the video, but the recap was better and more informative.
    The VOICE has Thier chats on Sat nights, Thats where i saw the video the second time, so maybe Gladys will show it again. She was there chatting with us, answering questions about her encounter with David.
    Have to go to work but will be lurking from work for anything new that comes up.
    BBL this afternoon.

  52. kimk says:

    https://twitter.com/mykapalaran/status/227681087613198336/photo/1

    Mykapatid ‏@mykapalaran
    Hello there @DavidArchie :)

  53. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Love the recap of Gladys. Wow, what it would have been like to hear him sing! I wish there was at least audio somewhere so we could hear. I wonder what hymns he sang. Bruny never did tell about her experience though a lot of people asked her. I wonder why.

  54. tami lyn says:

    still searching for that photo. so excited about mariah being new judge! didn’t know that randy is her manager!

  55. Janel aka Nellie says:

    sarahhazel, any archie fan doctors and nurses in your archuhospital? LOL….I’m excited for it to come out too. The 90 second clips are glorious!

  56. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Today is Pioneer Day for Utah and members of the LDS faith. So, for David too! It’s the day when Brigham Young and other mormon pioneers came into Utah Valley and declared “This is the place.” and settled here (in 1847). Utah became US territory in 1848 but didn’t become a state until 1896.
    David tweeted about it back in 2010 “In Utah the 24th of July is Pioneer Day, so happy Pioneer Day.”
    So basically, we get fireworks again tonight, well we did starting on Saturday and will hear some probably for another few days.

  57. Martha says:

    This was written by a young man (@slystare) who met David at the Devotional Concert in Chile. He mentioned a song he sang. I translated with Bing Translate so it sounds a bit odd.

    DAVID ARCHULETA! < 3One of the most brilliant things that has happened to me in life is to know (ELDER) DAVID ARCHULETA!It is one of my favorite artists: D and have it in front of me and salute him was incredible! He is very shy and his presence conveys so much tenderness:$ and put me the willies to hear him singing "I believe in Christ" < 3

  58. Martha says:

    The night of the concert I asked the young girl who provided the first pics that night what he sang and all she said was “he sang songs of God”.

  59. kimk says:

    Martha aww thanks. know I can’t but would of loved to of heard these five songs.

  60. Thank you Martha for that tweet, or letter.
    Now i can go to work and think about what i already know, but this young man just confirmed for us. Have a nice day.

  61. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Martha, holy cow!! I believe in Christ is such a beautiful hymn! Oh to have heard him sing it! Here’s a video of MOTABS singing it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OMqNiVxDgk

  62. Martha says:

    Thanks, Janel – thats a beautiful hymn

  63. kimk says:

    as I recall David mentioned once he wanted to bring better music into what he offers. I think Begin qualifies hands down. just
    wish I could remember where I saw that.

  64. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–thanks for that story by the young man…..another person touched by his endearing presence…..and voice…..and that hymn is beautiful.

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  66. palmtreephan (#DA2014.....and always) says:

    Hola! Yet another big ol’ page full of goodies….thanks so much, Pastel! So happy for Gladys….very much enjoyed reading her account of her wonderous experience.

    Loved that story, Martha….thanks! bds, thank you so much, too, for the wonderful story about David gift of song causing a change of heart for that woman. I’m sure there are so many wonderful instances like that for David….so good for his soul, I’m sure! I wonder if he understands fully what he does to and for people’s lives?

  67. bds says:

    You all are welcome. I am sure he is going to have a great time at Christmas singing Christmas Carols to everyone he meets. LOL.

  68. mango#DA2014 says:

    bds, I hadn’t even thought about the Christmas Carols. That is really something to look forward to. I hope those in authority will take advantage of the “treasure” they have and do lots of devotionals.

  69. bds says:

    I am sure they will do a Christmas Devotional of some kind using his talents.

  70. kimk says:

    umm so how much is a flight to SA…

  71. palmtreephan (#DA2014.....and always) says:

    $1,378.55, kim….assuming you want a round trip flight. ;)

  72. Martha says:

    It’ll be balmy in Chile at Christmastime……

  73. mango#DA2014 says:

    kim, I’m going with you!

  74. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–wow, balmy weather in December?…that’s very nice! I wonder if the Elders do house to house caroling during Christmastime?

  75. Martha says:

    sarahhazel – yeah, our winter is their summer! I bet its beautiful down there in some areas, especially near the ocean. I understand there’s lots of vineyards there.

  76. Kimk, can I crawl into somebody’s suit case. I will pay my share of the way. Promise. Always wanted to go to Chile

  77. mango#DA2014 says:

    linda, you can crawl into my suitcase.

  78. Bridget says:

    Yup…had to laugh when Gladys had “to ask God for forgiveness”…hmmmm…the things we do for David :) Such a great recap…I got goosebumps imagining his performances .

  79. sarahhazel says:

    DavidArchie Just filled D in on the amazing response to the BEGIN. photo contest. Just luv your take one BEGIN. Still time —>davidarchuleta.com/home/?p=4849 (ks)

  80. cq#DA2014 says:

    Thanks Sarahhazel for the M. magazine link, yes, so nice for a BEGIN. mention. Hoping for more mainstream mentions before the release of this epic album.

  81. kimk says:

    lol.. think we would all have a ball too!!

  82. kimk says:

    palm I don’t know if I do.. ha my guess I will be famililess!!!

  83. kimk says:

    Martha ha adorable. the hair!

  84. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    I was just remembering when I met David for the first time at Pru, Center, Newark, AI tour July 30. Waited outside for one hour and half. It was worth the wait. I told him he was the best and I had heard all the best and he was right up there with them. He said”Aw thanks”. I held my hand out and he grasped my hand. He autographed my poster and a a program book I bought there. A few moments later, Jeff was standing in front of me. I said excuse me Mr. Archuleta can I have your autograph. He said you want MY autograph. I said yes, I admire you and your family. David is a wonderful person. He signed a little tote bag my daughter made for me with David’s picture on it. David initialed on the left side and his Dad signed Jeff Archuleta. I know this is long. One thing I also thought about was that I attended many more David’s concerts and the one thought that comes to mind is that whenever I was at a David concert it was the closest thing to being in Heaven on Earth. No other way to describe it. Pure Heaven. :grin:

  85. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Martha Thanks that YT video was so cute. David is a genuine sweetheart.

  86. kimk says:

    Ology.com ‏@ologize
    @DavidArchie Hey there! You are currently ranked 1st in our Contest! BRAVO!! check it out here

    http://www.ology.com/post/146512/-best-american-idol-finalist-contest-update-7-24-2012

  87. kimk says:

    DA is my love :3 ‏@Monzgomz
    TRENDING PARTY ARCHIES Archies Wait For David Archuleta – 8pm est. tonight RT RT @AntoVonK @LPandArchie @RaquelArchie93 @GabiArchie

  88. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–love the fave blogs Pt. 2….the bug attack cracks me up each time!

  89. Martha says:

    sgj – Loved your story! Such memories we’ll never gorget!

    sgj, kimk, sarahhazel – that vid is so David, I jumped when the keyboard (?) fell; he is just so random

    kimk – Trending tonight? Okay!!

  90. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Martha Thanks, I hope my Wi-Fi holds out for the trend.

  91. sarahhazel says:

    sgj–wonderful story…..thanks for sharing!

  92. Mango, thanks for the lift in your suitcase. Your ok in my book. Sorry just got home from work so thats why i’m late in responding.
    #1 in the ology.cool.
    The picture contest is doing good.
    The bidding is going well.
    What else can we do to keep this good vibe going?
    All you Archies rawk.
    Did i read right? trending tonight. I’m in!

  93. SGJ You are so blessed to have seen and been around David. I have a feeling that someday i will too, even if its the last thing i do in this world.
    David look out for this older Archie coming your way LOL!!!!

  94. cq#DA2014 says:

    Supergrandjudie, that comment really got to me…never been to one of his concerts…hoping that joy will be experienced by me someday. I also truely believe that David is up there with the best of the best.

  95. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    cq.. The best part is when you talk to him he looks right at you and really listens to what you’re saying. I had to tell him that I think he is the best. He “is” and he did a fantastic job on AI. Consistent and in complete control of his vocals and presentation. Ahh, I could go on and on. I wish you will get to see and meet him one day. Linda and Virtue too and anybody else who hasn’t had the opportunity to meet him. One snag, David’s like potatoe chips, you just can’t have one. Once you see him, you will always look forward to the next time , next time, etc, :lol:

  96. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda.. HaHaHa This older Archie paved the way for you. Poor David, I’ve been the first one in line many times. As I walk toward him, gotta love the young man, he always manages to greet you with a big broad smile. The sweetest person on earth! :grin:

  97. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    sarahhazel… Thank you. So when are we going to Chile???

  98. kimk says:

    cq you haven’t seen David in concert yet? you need too!!

  99. kimk says:

    sgj I guess for the holidays!! :)

  100. sarahhazel says:

    sgj–LOL…that will deplete a big chunk of my Archufund!

  101. did i read somewhere that it would be nice to have a Christmas reunion. I know its just a dream, but wouldn’t it be great.

  102. kimk says:

    Archangels 4evermore ‏@Arch_4evermore
    Hoy TT Archies Wait For David Archuleta En 30 minutos :) ❤Monze<3

  103. RJ says:

    Haha…The leather….er….I mean….the church pants!!!!

  104. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    kimk.. Have to start saving up. sarrahhazel..We have plenty of time to save up.

  105. Martha says:

    I think that would be the definition of searching out.

  106. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Trend Time GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  107. Martha says:

    TRENDING IN CHILE!!!

    Chile trends

    #GetPrinterInk Promoted
    #nadiemesigueporque
    #NombresFlaites
    JoBros And Jonatics Are Inseparable
    #DiccionarioChilenoEspañol
    Themo Lobos
    Archies Wait For David Archuleta
    Mampato
    Beliebers Miss Pattie
    Anahi’s New Single in Septemb

  108. Martha says:

    TRENDING IN PERU!!

    Peru trends

    #GetPrinterInk Promoted
    #HayUnLugarEspecialEnElinfiernoPara
    JoBros And Jonatics Are Inseparable
    #TengoUnDonPara
    #FelizCumpleZumbix
    Paramore My Heart Is Yours
    Beliebers Miss Pattie
    Archies Wait For David Archuleta
    Alberto Pinto Cárdenas
    Simón Bolívar

  109. kimk says:

    I love seeing David trend worldwide!!!!!

  110. Kalei says:

    Hi Everyone – hope you’re all having a wonderful Tuesday!

    A gentle reminder: While posting a link to something mission related is within the current posting policy – discussing any specific details in comments regarding that information is not. Please remember that there are fans who choose not to click on mission related links. Thanks

  111. kimk says:

    we’re not allowed to talk about mission stuff?

  112. Kimk, i think she means we can’t go into detail. I guess like Gladys recap. I’m guessng.

  113. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Hey kimk! I think, maybe I’m wrong, but I think she meant whats within the links from missionaries, not sure.

  114. Anita says:

    Gladys’ trip to see David in Chile must have been so divine! I really loved reading her story. I’m happy for her that she got to go. I’m thrilled that the mission in Chile is allowing David opportunities to share his gorgeous voice with others. David needs to sing, sing, sing as much as he is able during his time in Chile!!!

  115. kimk says:

    that is too bad.

  116. We need to ask Kalei to break it down for us. I’m not sure what is right or wrong anymore.

  117. Martha says:

    I think she means: 1) discussing Gladys’ recap 2) Discussing bds’ story 3) the comment from the young man who said David was tenderhearted 4) Comments that David’s face looked happy and seems happy

  118. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Hey we trended. Not a landslide but we made our mark. Now I’m tired. Thank you Lord for my connection tonight. Was glad I could trend. They had on Twitter about the oology contest and how David is leading. :cool:

  119. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    kimk, guess I’m a bit confused. Links can be posted, but not the content. Maybe we can just say thanks for the link, but we cant discuss it. Kind of what we’ve been doing I guess. Will follow FOD rules, so grateful for this FABULOUS site, but I WILL click on every mission link provided :grin:

  120. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Does Kalei mean we can read it if we want but we can’t discuss what we read??? Hmmm :wink:

  121. josie says:

    Yeah, that’s what I think she means, too…providing the link is OK, but not the info that’d be there once you click on the link…

  122. Beth I agree with you, i will follow FOD rules. I will need to decide if i want to open link or not i guess. Thats ok.

  123. bds says:

    Woops, my bad!

  124. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Beth Hmmmm

  125. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Hey bds, dont worry about it, just post a link, not the wording within the link :grin:

  126. Martha says:

    bds – my bad, too! I must really be popular!!

  127. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    bds you’re good.

  128. kimk says:

    bds you are fine.

  129. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Martha We love you,too. You are good. Don’t know what to do without you. :smile:

  130. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    supergrand :grin: been a long day I cant think anymore today, lol, not sure if I’m making any sense,lol. Hey, a twitter question. When I submit a tweet, it says tweet sent, but it takes a bit of time for it to be sent, then I need to scroll back up to the comment box, I can only get a tweet sent every couple of minutes. I can type faster, if the tweets went faster. Is it my computer or is that the deal with twitter?

  131. Martha says:

    Beth – there was no link, she was relaying a story. She would have to write the story on another document, then create a link to that document. Of course, with a warning.

  132. kimk says:

    I hope Begin is well supported.. by all those associated with him. David deserves it.
    way I see it no excuses not to.
    with anyone…

    he is just too good and talented not to!

  133. sarahhazel says:

    Guess we need to develop special codes to discuss them…haha!

  134. Martha says:

    sgj – Thank you. I appreciate your kind words.

  135. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Beth.. I’m a little more dizzier than usual but that’s the way Twitter goes. I get that they goofed so retweet it in a minute. Yeah, They kind of get kind of bogged up when we trend. :wink:

  136. tami lyn says:

    hi beth- twitter has been messed up for me for weeks. i can type a tweet in the general compose box and it works but whenever i type a reply in the reply box my computer freezes and i have to restart. when i try to look at someone’s page or my interactions(connections) it takes forever for twitter to go to that page. don’t know if it’s cuz twitter is now overloaded with too many people or if my computer is just too slow. :( but whatever the case, it is very annoying.

  137. bds, Martha/ You guys are fine don’t worry.

  138. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Martha.. No problem. It’s the truth.

  139. Miss Vicki says:

    Hi all….Just love all the collage pics of David for the Trending Party….You can certainly see how he has matured from looking at his younger pics and the more recent ones….He has indeed grown up…..Can’t WAIT…It’s only 2 more weeks to BEGIN…..Even though I preordered I am heading to Walmart before work on August 7th to buy all the Begin CD’s that I can ……Miss Vicki

  140. kimk says:

    from what I can tell a lot of the young ones are a tad bored with David not being around so they’re off to spazzing over the 1D boys big time.
    from what a combo fan told me they like both David and them so maybe they will
    buy Begin when it comes out.

    only other thing I see is the youngens are kind of wishing it was pop and Broken was written by David.
    but maybe all that will go poof when they hear the cd!!

  141. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Good evening Miss Vicki.. I pe-pordered too but I still like going to the store to buy the album and check everything out and make sure the displays are set up right. If not, I’ll have to straighten it out. :grin:

  142. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    supergrand, you’re a little dizzy, I’m a little dizzy, that cant be good :roll: :lol: I’ll just keep tweeting, best I can.

    Martha, I realized that after I typed my comment, I’m such an idiot,lol. I loved that story & it made my day :grin:

    tami_lyn, yeah, it can be frustrating. I type so fast at work, that I get a little frustrated when the computer stalls.

  143. Miss Vicki says:

    BTW all…Who is doing the David 1000 miles fitness club and how it work?????….Who do we report our miles to?????…I have just started walking regularly and want to count my miles for David….Miss Vicki

  144. kimk says:

    sarahhazel lol I’ll just gab on twitter. always somewhere to spazz over the man!!

  145. Miss Vicki says:

    Hey supergrandjudie…How are you?…. I have to confess that I have been in Walmart and Best Buy and I have been known to rearrange the CD displays to have David’s albums out front and center covering others up….especially Justin Beiber and Miley Cyrus….My Bad……..Miss Vicki

  146. Martha says:

    Beth – you’re certainly not an idiot, you’re a peacemaker and we all need those.

  147. Martha says:

    kimk – never posted any of my mission links or pics on twitter or facebook, just kept them here. Oh well….

  148. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Miss Vicki HaHaHaHa I do the same thing. :lol:

  149. tami lyn says:

    beth~ i’m from minnesota too in case u didn’t know! :) land of 10,000 lakes :)

  150. sarahhazel says:

    Miss Vicki–I do that too….it’s one of the many symptoms of ODD….haha….

  151. kimk says:

    oh and not sure.. but think some copies of Begin might be shipped?
    read some tweets that suggested they got theirs?!
    early but hope mine comes soon!!

  152. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–what??? some got theirs already???

  153. tami lyn says:

    i’m very excited at the possibility of mitt romney choosing tim pawlenty as his running mate! he was our governor before mark dayton.

  154. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–please don’t stop posting them!

  155. We knew That we would loose some of our younger fans. But i just pray they will at least be curious and return when David comes back. Thank God that he will always have us to help kick start his career. Plus all his international Archies. They are very loyal Archies.

  156. kimk says:

    Martha they are on other sites. I love them.. always a fangirl til the end!

  157. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Excuuuuuse Meeeeee Supergrand, lol, you did what????? ROTFL :lol:

    kimk, I think kari misspoke when she said David didnt write Broken, because she did say he wrote the music & I think he worked with the writer a bit, so he did write Broken or Co-Wrote it, dont know why some people(no one here, of course) are getting a bit goofy over the writing aspect of Broken. Yeah, the info given earlier said David wrote it, so it wasnt totally correct, but he did, just not by himself :grin:

  158. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–most of the songs in BEGIN. are not the youngen’s type IMO….(I hope I’m wrong)…but I would love the older youth group and up will stay put & support it….and also gain new fans too.

  159. Kimk, i notice on my bank statement that walmart already charged my card for cd, maybe i will get it early. Just wishing!!!!!

  160. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Beth Yep, I did it, I do it and I’m gonna do it more. :oops:

  161. kimk says:

    Linda Asian fans too like 1D. they like both.
    they are young so they need a lot of stimuli. lol so do I.
    just hoping whatever the issue is folks are other places they support him by buying the cd.

  162. sarahhazel says:

    2 weeks to go….wishing for big promo news this week…and more David vlogs!
    Have a goodnight and pleasant dreams, everyone!!! :)

  163. kimk says:

    sarahhazel true. that is what the youngens are saying. not their style.
    still going to hope they support.

  164. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Thanks Martha :grin:

    tami_lyn, A fellow Minnesotan eh! Yeah, we have a lake or two :grin: They’re usually frozen though :lol: Not sure how I feel about Pawlenty as a running mate for Romney, that can be a tough road for anyone. Thats as far as I’ll go talking politics here, lol, we got enough subjects cooking :lol:

  165. kimk says:

    Beth I think what they are talking about they want a song in Davids words?
    guess like mkop?

  166. tami lyn says:

    beth- yes that is true! lol

  167. Anita says:

    Kalei-Thanks for the reminder. I’m sorry I commented about it!

  168. Miss Vicki says:

    Hey sarahhazel and supergrandjudie….I thought I was making an awful confession…so glad others have ODD as much as I do….HERE’S TO “REARRRANGING THE CD DISPLAYS IN DAVID’S FAVOR” !!!!!!! LOL…..Miss Vicki

  169. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    supergrand, lol, some of us pre-ordered, you went a whole other route, lol. I have to confess, The Freud is the one who stepped on your keyboard & made that typo. My fine feathered friends love you & Mr sgj :grin: So do I :grin:

  170. If i recieved my cd early i made up my mind that i would not open it till Aug 7.

  171. kimk says:

    Linda ordered from Walmart and DB.. hoping one sends it early.

  172. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Goodnight sarahhazel :grin:

    I think there are actually alot of young people into those songs, the ones on Davids album, they know them. He may just latch on to a whole new group of people who will become fans of his because of this cd :grin:

    kimk, Yeah, I see what your saying.

    tami_lyn :grin:

  173. josie says:

    Isn’t it going to be sold in stores? Like, an actual physical building you can drive to? lol.

  174. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Well my friends, hate to leave especially since I have such a good connection, but I’m going to say Goodnight. Mr.sgj went back to N.J. to work and I’m in MD. by myself. Not used to being alone. The dog is here is here with me. Mr. sgj will be back Thursday night.Take care everyone. Goodnight. See you tomorrow. Do you need a passport to go to Chile?? May have to work on that. Mine has expired.

  175. kimk says:

    josie I hope so!

  176. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Goodnight supergrand :grin:

  177. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Beth.. HaHaHa I just saw my pre-ordered typo. Golly I’m a dizzy ditz. I always proofread my work when I was younger. I apologize. :oops:

  178. Good night SGJ. I’m off tomorrow so will be here. I just want out David back. If he has to start over. Then be it. Some one will be here to welcome him home. He expected to loose fans because of his mission. He’s young and a fighter so he will be fine.

  179. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Nighty-nite sarahhazel.

  180. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Goodnight Linda. David is strong and has great will. He’ll be just fine.

  181. breanne says:

    Keep voting for ING on MYX:
    http://www.myxph.com/default.aspx

    Vote for ING & Forevermore on Chart Central:
    http://chartcentral.frihost.net/cc/

  182. cq#DA2014 says:

    I had a silly thought today and I decided to share it with all my ODD peeps. Wouldn’t it of been great if David was given a reality show about his life while he was on his mission, lol. Man we ODD would of be in heaven, win, win,lol.

  183. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    supergrand, nothing to apologize for, thought it was funny. Once at work, one of my supervisors came to me & said “what does this mean” I was off a row on my keyboard, so what I typed(just a bunch of jumbled letters) & what I meant to type were two different things, lol. Luckily, he laughed, luckily it didnt go out that way to a customer :roll:

  184. cq I like that idea.
    i was just thinking about what Kurt Bestor said in his interview.
    That David is someone who will be around for a long time.
    I agree with, time will tell.

  185. Miss Vicki says:

    Hey cq#DA2014…..Love the idea of a David Mission reality show…I’m sure David already has a lot of experiences to share with us and others…..Miss Vicki

  186. tami lyn says:

    well it better be in Target because i do not do any financial transactions online!

  187. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

    I dont worry about Davids music career, he
    was born to sing, to share his voice with the
    world. A talent, a heart, a soul, a smile like
    that, cant be hidden, cant be denied :grin:

  188. Goodnight Beth. Amen on that.

  189. Mckenzie, thats good news. I was wondering. Now i’m on a roll ready for Fri trend. Thank you.

  190. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Bruny informed me that she was unable to go to the devotional and she was heart sick about it. She told me though there will be two events coming up, the one in October and then David will be singing on the temple grounds in December. Most likely for Christmas. She is going to try hard to go to both.

  191. Ali says:

    jon daza ‏@JonDaza
    Hello Archies around the world! Do not forget to vote at http://myxph.com for I’LL NEVER GO – DAVID ARCHULETA! Major surprise is coming!

    :)

  192. Janel aka Nellie says:

    So, I was thinking, (which isn’t always a good thing) I wish there was some kind of David Archuleta patch which I could sew on to Alyssa’s Girl Scout vest….I know you can custom make patches but not sure about copywrite issues. :)

  193. McKenzie Harris says:

    If anyone has not picked up BEGIN. yet, the MP3 is now available on Amazon. Only $8.99! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008OLVW40/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_JW2dqb1XKVZK0

  194. Ali says:

    More tweets from Jon. Rainbow video? That’s my guess. Any other guesses? lol

    jon daza ‏@JonDaza
    @DA2014Argentina :-) :-) hehe! seriously, we’ll announce. Patience! #majorsurprise

    jon daza ‏@JonDaza
    For fans from Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, you can download the tracks via http://bit.ly/Qvdoca

    jon daza ‏@JonDaza
    Let’s aim for PLATINUM! The certified Gold OPM album of David Archuleta is available in the Philippines! Buy the original!

  195. Ali says:

    Ahhhh McKenzie!! Different snippets at Amazon!!!! :D :D

  196. Ali says:

    Hang on, I’m dyyyyyyying!!

    LOL parts of them we’ve heard before but other parts are new. I swear I’m gonna piece all these snippets together like a jigsaw before Aug 7th hahahahaha

  197. McKenzie Harris says:

    Ali, I did not notice! Some of the snippets are different. Gotta listen again.

  198. Martha says:

    McKenzie and Ali – They are different! And I was going to call it a night! I’m listening…Thanks!

  199. Ali says:

    Thank you so much for that link, McKenzie! Now I can go between the SoundCloud snips, the iTunes snips and the Amazon snips. The things we do for David ;p

  200. McKenzie Harris says:

    Yes Martha. Correction on my part. All the snippets on Amazon.com are different! I like the additional seconds of Broken.

  201. Kalei says:

    Hi Everyone,

    To clarify the earlier reminder:

    1. Links may be posted with a general description, so fans can decide to click or not.

    2. Any discussion re: the CONTENT of the linked item should be limited from including detailed specifics that other readers would not be privy to unless they opened the link.

    3. A general rule of thumb is to put yourself in the other person’s shoes – if you chose not to open a mission-related link, what type of information would you not expect to see in comments related to that link? General comments of appreciation for the link or support of David’s mission are always appropriate.

    4. FOD has a diverse readership, and we strive to make this site a welcoming, comfortable and inclusive place where all fans can gather and show support for David and his music career. We’ll never be able to meet 100% of all the expectations of all the fans all of the time, but we do take great care and consideration in providing a site David can be proud of.

    Thanks again to all of you who participate here and make this a lively, interactive & fun place to hang out!

  202. angelbymyside says:

    DIFFERENT SNIPPETS :D

    @jackryan4DA:
    BEGIN. mp3 samples now at amazon — New parts of songs featured! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008OLVW40/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_JW2dqb1XKVZK0

  203. Martha says:

    Ali – Yeah, you have alot of the song by putting the snippets together! haha

    Thanks, McKenzie!

  204. Martha says:

    Walmart still has no snippets..

  205. I wonder how close we are to platinum With Forevernore/

  206. Jon, Maybe Forevermore is going to hit platinum soon? or rainbow video?
    Keep voting for ING on MYX top 10. #7 still on top ten lets give it a Push up.

  207. Martha says:

    BROKEN:

    “Younger and Younger they start to wipe your minds clean

    But how I wonder just barely under do your eyes continue sparkling”
    (is this right?)

    It beautiful!

  208. Martha are those versus in BROKEN. Don”t make sense.

  209. Martha says:

    Linda – listening to different snippet than ones we’ve heard on Amazon.com

  210. pocoelsy says:

    Omg, the new snippets for Amazon, the voice, his phrasing, the pronounciation, the emotions, Archuhospital here I come :) !!!

  211. pocoelsy says:

    Beth @ 9:47, I’m married with 2 children, but I love you too lol… love what you said to be exact :)

  212. pocoelsy says:

    Thank you McKenzie Harris and Jackryan for the good news from Amazon :) now I can breath easier!!

  213. Martha, i just heard it. Now i got it. Beautiful

  214. Betty says:

    With the addition of the Amazon snippet, I breathe easier….At last, “Broken” is coming together…it is inspiring me once again (the melody always did). Reminds me of Kurt’s “Prayer of the Children” somewhat…Who knows? Another snippet and I’ll have a totally different perspective. It’s a chameleon!!
    Thanks for all the sharing…many of us do not have cameras or necessary computer skills. You bless us all with your talents…just as David does. Goodnight. B

  215. fan of BEGIN. says:

    So glad I visited FOD tonight! The snippets are breathtaking. I know without a doubt I am going to LOVE this album! Thank you DAVID for working so hard and giving the gift of your voice and your music to us. I’m almost in tears listening to his beautiful phrasing.

  216. OoO says:

    How come we can get David WWT so fast and we can’t get I’ll never go to #1:(((((( sad and feel bad too. Can we try again and vote on myx this Friday along with trending see if we can get ING to #1 even just for once, please…….

  217. OoO I Agree, But you need to post this in tomorrow mornings post. Everybody is asleep. What you said makes alot of sense. We should try and power vote fri on myx and then trend at night.

  218. Ali says:

    The problem with getting ING up is that voting at MYX is much more time consuming than twitter trending. You have to vote from a different verified account for each vote to count. Its a pain create all those email accounts, register them all with MYX then log out and back in over and over again to vote. So fewer people are doing it. Twitter trending is just typing in a phrase and hitting a button.

    Forevermore got to #1 because David had just left and was fresh in everyone’s mind so there were more people to vote. Now its fewer people that have to vote over and over. With twitter trending it doesn’t matter so much that we have fewer people to get it started trending especially since we’re spread out throughout the world. That’s how you get on WWTT — diverse locations tweeting the same phrase. But we never stay very long. That’s because we don’t have as many people so we trend for short, intense bursts.

    I do think that ING can move up again. Not sure about #1 but anything is possible. You’ll notice when all the fansites and popular Archie tweeters remind on the same day that he usually goes up a spot or two.

  219. Ali says:

    Just to clarify what I meant by fewer fans — I don’t mean those people aren’t his fans anymore. I just mean that when Forevermore came out he had more casual fans voting for him as he has just left the Philippines and also has the dedicated fans very invested in getting him to #1. Now the casual fans have gone back to being casual (for a while lol) and some of the dedicated fans are more focused on BEGIN. Which is normal.

    I’m also not sure if ING has connected as well. I’ll be interested to see what happens with Rainbow. But I think anytime you’ve got attentions divided its hard to get the kind of voting we saw on Forevermore. If the rumors about a Rainbow video are true, not sure when I think the best time would be to release that.

  220. Ali, thank you for explaining how it works. I don’t know alot about how voting is achieved. But you have explained it very good. But i still feel any promo for David no matter how small helps keep his name out there at least. Thats why he did this for his fans mostly and to try to keep his name out there. I know where your coming from tho.

  221. Ali says:

    Linda – I don’t have anything against promo :) I’m still voting for ING myself lol. I was just trying to explain why we haven’t seen it at #1 like with Forevermore and why we can still WWTT. I also think the more people get reminded, the more they will vote. I’ve been guilty of forgetting to vote a few days but as soon as I see a tweet or a post here, I hop over and throw a vote his way. I’ve got 3 accounts set up and alternate times of day that I vote with each. I know some people have way more than 3 going but that’s all my brain can handle, ha!

  222. Ali, thanks. I don’t have a second account . only have one. Use it every morning though, so that i don’t forget to vote. I don’t know how to go about getting a couple more accounts. I’m computer illiterate. There is a lot i have to learn yet, but i;m learning. Ali, i know David will lose fans while he’s gone, even he knows that. But it makes me happy that his more loyal fans are holding down the fort for him. When he comes home we will have to start rebuilding again. I don’t mean that fans that are in and out are not loyal, i just meant the ones that are here almost every day. But i have the biggest Faith in David that he will succeed. He is still so young, has a future ahead of him. Like Kurt Bestor said in his interview, He said that he feels like David is one who will be around for a long time.

  223. Ali I need to retract that comment on Loyal fans. It just didn’t sound right. All of Davids fans are loyal. If they are just lurking or in and out. We are all Archies.

  224. Ali says:

    Linda – I know what you mean :) There are many artists I follow casually but only one I follow closely like David. For the ones I follow casually, I don’t always know right when they have a new song out or what they’re up to all the time but I hear the big things. I think that’s what its like for lots of David fans. They know he’s “gone” for the next 2 years but I bet they’ll be pretty interested in what he comes out with after that! I know I will. But he’ll definitely need good promo at that time to let the casual fans know he’s back. Hopefully that happens for him. I, too, feel like he’ll be around for a long time. I think the fact he has so many different options open to him is unique and a very good thing.

  225. Ali, I’m just happy that Kari had enough faith in him to stay on as his manager while he is gone. Maybe she knows something we don’t. But we wouldn’t know for 20 mos anyway.
    Ali where are you from? what time is it where you are. Its 1:55am here in Cali. I just can’t sleep. Bryan Adams is singing Heaven on my music channel right now. reminds me of David.

  226. Ali David really enjoyed acting. He surprised me. I wonder if he would persue it when he comes back. Did you ever find out how Nandito Ako rated in Manila.? Also have you heard how sales are going for Forevermore?. I wonder if its close to platinum yet?.

  227. Ali says:

    Linda – I’m on the east coast. Its just after 5am here and I haven’t gone to bed yet lol. I’m a night owl though so that’s not too unusual for me. I too was really surprised by him in NA. For a first time actor, I thought he showed real potential! I could tell a difference even from the beginning of the show to the end. David has real courage to do something like that, especially with him being as shy as he is. I could never.

    I haven’t heard anything on firm sales numbers for Forevermore beyond the gold certification. Its so hard to find those kind of numbers internationally :\

    I’ve been listening to the clips of Broken alot today. There’s just something so haunting about that song. I can’t wait to hear the full version.

  228. Ali Do you think Broken is a song that might be radio friendly or is it too maloncholy.I love what i have heard so far. I just don’t know how all this will turn out with David gone. But David recorded it with the intention that it was for the fans and to try to keep his name out there.

  229. Ali says:

    Hmm. Not sure about radio play with Broken. I don’t think it would get much play on pop stations but maybe AC or HAC. I think the biggest barrier there is the fact David’s not with a big label. Its very hard for independent artists to get play on mainstream radio. I would say that’s why Kari said she didn’t know that there would be a single from this album — there’s no label to push it to the stations. As we saw, even when David was with Jive he still had trouble getting his music played. This really is not something unique to David though. The vast majority of artists coming off Idol are experiencing this same problem now (with a couple notable superstar exceptions). I also don’t think its necessarily an Idol problem.

    The vast majority of radio stations are owned by a very small number of companies. They program what benefits them. One program list is generated and ported out to hundreds of stations. The local DJ in many cases has very little control of their playlists if they’re owned by one of these big conglomerates. So how do you get radio play? *cough*money*cough* lol. And name. Once your name is big enough, you get auto adds and have a much better chance of making a hit. Katy Perry has put out 10 amazing songs in a row. She had some really good catchy hits and the rest just tag along with her name. She gets play. New artists get play by having labels invested in them and/or by getting lucky. If you get a phenom that takes off online, you might catch radio. Or a song that’s in a tv show or commercial and catches on.

    That’s just my armchair quarterback assessment of the whole deal though. Whew. Didn’t mean to write that much. This is what happens when I’m up all night.

  230. Ali says:

    Aghh. typo. That should say Katy Perry has NOT put out 10 amazing songs in a row. lol.

  231. Ali thats ok. It’s interesting how the music business works. I wonder why they are doing a voice over for BEGIN. How and where would they show the promo.

  232. Ali, i hope that we can get a direct tweet from David/ks before Begin comes out. Aug 7

  233. Ali says:

    I’m interested in what they’ll be doing with the promo as well. Maybe they can get radio play in some form or another! I am the eternal optimist lol.

    I, too, am missing hearing a little something from David. I try to tell myself not to be an entitled fan but I sure wouldn’t say no to a little food tweet or random cab ride mention soon. ;p

    Think I’ll try and grab a few hours sleep now. Thanks for the nice chat tonight, Linda!!

  234. Good night Ali. It’s been chatting with you. Or should i say good morning. LOL

  235. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning FOD! Another day closer to BEGIN.!! THANKS McKenzie and jackryan for info on Amazon snippets! Can’t wait for the CD!

    GREAT job Archies ! Archies Wait For David Archuleta was a WW TT ! Had fun ! Any time we can get attention for David by trending, polls or comments on vlogs we are keeping his name out there…that’s a good thing! Know I LOVE to see it!

    Looks like Jon Danza is getting us ready for the surprise! Wonder when…an if it’s the Rainbow video? Think that that might help with sales of forevermore….would LOVE to have it go PLATINIUM! Too bad our sales don’t help with that…guess it’s like the US certification.

    Well Nana patrol this morning and then work tonight…vacation is over!! ENJOY YOUR DAY EVERYONE! What will today bring in Davidland?

  236. kimk says:

    Linda maybe Forevermore did hit platinum.. could be the new Rainbow and video too! happy!

    Ali agree.

    thanks for the snippets.. I need to listen!!
    great price too!

  237. kimk says:

    wondering if Kurt Bestor wrote Broken.

  238. sarahhazel says:

    new thread