David Archuleta’s BEGIN. Charts on iTunes! Ology Contest Ends 8/3, Trendsetters, Sweet Tweets, New Music Vid Speculation, Buzzworthy, Crush Memories, Orlando FL 2009, A Fine Frenzy – Alison Sudol Gives a Nod to Broken? Cindy’s Album Collages, Pics & Gifs

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Sparkling….

- credit to Diana Levine for AOL

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- credit to happyartists

The only joy in the world is to begin.

~Cesare Pavese

Thanks to Vickie F. for submitting this quote!

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- credit canadianarchie

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BEGIN. Charts on iTunes!

I love seeing BEGIN. on the iTunes charts!  That familiar teal green background and David’s amazing pic just stand out from the crowd!  It’s still in pre-order and BEGIN. is #24 on Pop Albums and Broken is #59 on Pop Songs!

Love all the iTunes promo too!  Broken is featured on New & Noteworthy and BEGIN. is listed under Featured Pre-Orders!  Hope all this buzz translates into album sales!

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David-Ology Contest – Last Day August 3rd!

Status update still shows David in 3rd place behind Jessica & Lauren – we need more followers and comments!

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For several hours yesterday, fans were greeted by THIS error message when trying to post or comment on David’s Feed – not sure what the technical issue was, but we hope it affected all AI Finalist Feeds equally – no word from Ology regarding the issue that caused this temporary outage.

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Go-Getters Let’s GO!  2 Days Left!

Happy to report that David’s Ology Feed is back up and running so everyone please take some time to go and comment – it’s easy and fun!  Let’s make a big push to increase followers and comments in these last 2 days of the competition to get David to #1!  Click on the graphic to go!

- click to follow, comment & post!

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Trendsetters!

We did it again!  Another trending topic made the WWTT!  Pre Order Begin On Itunes was great promo for BEGIN.!

We’re still coordinating a trending topic for August 7th – so stay tuned for more info & if you have an idea for wording for a trending topic please share it with us in comments or by email to fodfrontpage@gmail.com

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Sweet Tweets!

Twitter was all a-twitter with David info!  First up, David tweeted (via Kari) regarding fans hearing BEGIN. promo in several movie theaters!  Jay Durias and Kari exchanged tweets re: Rainbow – perhaps the music vid?  Kari verified the availability of BEGIN. for international fans and David’s friends “in the biz” tweeted promo for BEGIN.!

Then there was the tweet that launched a thousand squeals!  Someone tweeted that they were auditioning for a dancing role in an upcoming David Archuletta music video (we forgive the misspelling since dancing will be involved).  Not sure what this tweet is all about, but apparently it came from someone in Utah – I’m sure everyone has their Sherlock hats on – so please share your findings with us in comments!

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Is There A New Music Vid on the Horizon?

Let the speculation BEGIN.!  Since this person is apparently a dancer from Utah – can we reasonably draw the conclusion that the referenced music video will include dancing?

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Buzzworthy!

You may have seen these sites posting promo for David’s new album BEGIN. – we’re posting the links here so that you can leave a positive comment on these sites – even a quick “Thanks for posting info for David’s new album BEGIN.” will let these sites know that David still has an active fanbase, and that it’s worth their time to continue posting David-related news because it increases their readership!  While David is away, it’s important that his music continues to be in the spotlight – so click below to comment!

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Crush Memories

ATX #DA2014 from comments shared some fond memories of Crush – like they say – you always remember your first Crush!  We love when fans share their David experiences with us!

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Orlando FL 2009

Three years ago today David was on summer tour with Demi Lovato – destination: Orlando, FL!  Since David was born in Florida, this concert held sweet memories for him!

Our very own Joanie was there and contributes some vids below!  As these vids will show, David was on FIRE!  Running all over the stage like the Energizer Bunny!

Works For Me (credit MalloryGraham94)

Somebody Out There (credit Suttygal)

ALTNOY (credit MalloryGraham94)

My Hands (credit Suttygal)

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A Fine Frenzy – Alison Gives a Nod to Broken?

Alison Sudol of A Fine Frenzy – you remember when David got to meet her and he was all smiley and giggly?  She tweeted a photo-a-day project which seemed to give a nod to Broken – since it was the photo theme for July 31st – the day BEGIN. became available for pre-order 0n iTunes, and we got the free download of Broken!

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Cindy’s Album Collages

Cindy has been busy creating these amazing collages that depict all of David’s albums – it’s impressive to see how much music he’s recorded in 4 years! (the slideshow crops the collages so click on the individual thumbnails below to see each collage in its’ full glory!

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Pics & Gifs

- credit mellovesarchie tumblr

- collage credit Shelley

- click to activate causeitsagoodplace tumblr - Altnoy Week

- Eyes photoset credit ohnopurple

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Have a great Thursday!  Post & comment on Ology so we can get David to #1!

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  1. roseinmaryland #DA2014 says:

    WOW, can’t stop listening to Broken….his voice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. sarahhazel says:

    Happy 127th day!!! Thanks for the super awesomeage post, Kalei!!!
    Woohoo for WWTT last night!!!
    Another big Woohoo for BEGIN. charting on iTunes!!! We need to do a BUYING PARTY on midnight (ET) Aug. 7!!!
    Love Cindy’s collages!
    5 DAYS TO GO!!! :)

  3. kimk says:

    Kalei thank you!!!! I live his ‘sparkling’ in Broken… well I love ALL of Broken!!!

    we should trend more often!!!!

    how about….

    Broken David Archuleta!!!?

  4. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hello rose, sarahhazel and FOD! HAPPYU THURSDAY!

    super POST Kalei! GREAT lead off pic by Diana Levine! LOVE Dabid in black and white! Canadianarchie does a masterful job on collages…THANKS for sharing!! Thanks also to mellovesarchie, Shelley and causeitsagoodplace too! Fan sure do an AWESOME JOB in keeping us updated and creating NEW David goodies! Walking down memory lane always puts a smile on my face and a tear in my eye! He’s just the BEST!

    Ology is FUN and EASY..please post and comment if you can! http://ology.com/ology/1784 Seems we have met our match …Jessica Sanchez’s fans have been relentless….and creative with their promo! Voting on MYX and Chart Central is still going on…LOTS of David d

    Well Nana patrol calls…ENJOY YOUR DAY EVERYONE!!

  5. Grace says:

    Tks, Kalei for the wonderful post!!
    Well, I wouldn’t count Alison Sudol’s tweet promoting Broken. Far stretched. lol.
    Wish BEGIN to be placed higher on iTunes. What should we do to promote the album? More than what we do now beyond twitterverse and online? People should hear it and be amazed by his songs and voice.

    Radio SBI 102.1 FM ‏@sbi1021fm
    #np david archuleta – broken

    It’s an Indonesian radio station. How did they get the song? Puzzled.

  6. cq#DA2014 says:

    TKS Kalei for the awesome Thursday post.
    BEGIN. is almost HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    When I first heard about the album BEGIN. and that one song was an original, all I wanted was for that song be able to stand next to those iconic songs, well after listening to Broken, I feel it delivers big time.

  7. kimk says:

    I think these are missionaries not sure but it sure is funny.. love their sense of humor!
    can we hope for something like that from David one day?!

    any lds folks out there to give the heads up?
    thanks

    Brad Nelson ‏@IM_MORMONBOY

    http://www.telly.com/2PWM3?fromtwitvid=1
    – A Christmas Dance Video with the Elders #Lds #Missionaries. RT if you like the video.

  8. kimk says:

    cq it does!!!

  9. Heidijoy says:

    Thanks for the fantastic post Kalei!!

  10. Martha says:

    ***MISSIONARY BLOG FROM CHILE****

    Doesn’t mention David, but answers a couple of questions some have wondered about.

    http://twitpic.com/aedsvt/full

  11. tami lyn says:

    thanks and good morning martha!!! :) so david and his fellow elders get to watch TV and kiss friends on the cheek??! awesome :)

  12. kimk says:

    Martha know not allowed to talk about it but huh the last part. rofl and :shock:

  13. tami lyn says:

    uh oh, i was not suppose to say that? oh sorry! :(

  14. kimk says:

    lol so tamilyn did.. I like this Chile place!!!

    lol hope that means he comes home and finally kisses the girl!!!

  15. kimk says:

    tamilyn lol doesn’t bother me!!!

  16. kimk says:

    ha so funny.. I dare you all NOT to click and read.

  17. Grace says:

    cq, agree!!
    If Idol Gives Back resumes this year, we should tell Nigel, @dizzyfeet to play Broken on the show. If well promoted, I think this song has potential to be a great inspirational song as cq said.

  18. tami lyn says:

    hi kim! :)

  19. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–LOL

  20. sarahhazel says:

    Grace–that would be great!

  21. kimk says:

    tamilyn hi! lol there is hope!

  22. Martha says:

    kimk & tami lyn – the first paragraph I was happy about, the second…well…David has his own ideas!

  23. Grace says:

    Thanks Martha!
    kimk, tami lyn, lol.
    I don’t think TVs are allowed on a mission, right? Wait a sec, I can’t say about TV here? Confused. lol.
    Hi, sarahhazel!

  24. Martha says:

    Grace – knowing David, he would turn his head away

  25. sarahhazel says:

    There are many very pretty young missionaries to choose from….haha!
    http://twitpic.com/a0fvd8/full

  26. tami lyn says:

    good morning sarahhazel and grace :)

  27. sarahhazel says:

    How’s the day going for you so far, tami lyn?

  28. Grace says:

    Speaking of TV, hope David follows the Olympics. He loves the Olympics!!
    sarahhazel, look at their faces!!! Probably the girls are dying to scream, but can’t! lol.
    Martha, I guess so. He’s so picky. haha.
    morning tami lyn!

  29. Ali says:

    LOL sarahhazel that’s a cute pic but don’t think it was taken on the mission. I’ve seen it before he left; think he was just dressed for church. No name tag either. I’m sure he’s attracting his share of attention in chile though ;)

    kimk – that Christmas vid you posted is so cute!

    Happy Thursday, everyone!

  30. tami lyn says:

    sarah- love your smiley avi! :) it’s finally cooled down here a bit. 70′s instead of high 80′s! :)

  31. Grace says:

    The MYX poll takes longer and longer to log in and out to switch account. They put too much stuff to load the page. It took long time to vote. Yesterday ING was #10. Hope he stays on top 10 today.

  32. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–thanks. hey, high 80′s is not bad if u compare it to the recent heat wave!

  33. sarahhazel says:

    Ali–lol you’re right…wrong description on that twitpic…haha!

  34. Good morning everyone. Kalei, very nice post as usual I’m really getting excited for BEGIN. and when i recieve my cds in the mail and on itunes. We can never predict what lies ahead, but i do know that everyone is doing thier best for David, Thats all we can do. I,m proud of all of Davids fans. And i’m sure he and Kari are too. Love all the tumblers on here. Love to see the fight scene. I remember how shocked i was when i first saw it. I was cheering him on. I have to go to work so, BBL. Have a beautiful day everyone.

  35. angelbymyside says:

    PART 4!!!!!!!! :D

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie

    Part 4 of David talking about his upcoming BEGIN. album. You can check it out here —> http://youtu.be/lCLGdVpedXo (ks)

  36. sarahhazel says:

    Yipeeee! for part 4!!! Love they showed him singing Angel for a bit!!! More, please!!!

  37. cq#DA2014 says:

    I guess David is getting a bit of practice kissing while he is in Chile, lol.
    Reading some of this missionary blog gives me a different perspective on them, they are regular guys that say normal stuff, not extremely serious deeply inbedded in their religion all the time. Give me hope that David will be comfortable to come back to a totally different world of entertainment.

  38. Ali says:

    Ohhhhhh love that we get a bit of him singing in this video!! He sounds deeeeeeeeevine lol

  39. angelbymyside says:

    OH MY!!! That clip of him singing Angel….. *DEAD*

  40. Candy says:

    I hope he comes back and kisses somebody!! And more then on the check! Time to move past the shy boy and get some manly moves going on! Well as long as he does that and makes music at the same time! ;)

  41. Candy says:

    GAH Thanks ABMS! Angels is stunning, the vocals are glorious. OH how I miss that voice, that smile…what I wouldn’t give for a dvd of him in a recording studio, I could watch and listen forever!!

  42. sarahhazel says:

    Candy–well, he’ll kiss his mom and sis’ for sure when gets back…haha…but I know what you mean….a SPECIAL somebody ♥♥♥

  43. Candy says:

    You can get your tomatoes ready…am I the only one that while beyond grateful for all Kari does for us, would like one itty bitty tweet directly from the man himself. Its hard for me at times to understand why he can communicate so openly with Kari yet nothing directly to fans. I’m not talking on a daily, weekly basis, once every few months would be great. *tomato shield deployed*

  44. angelbymyside says:

    Those lips are like rubies! I shall say no more ;)

  45. angelbymyside says:

    Candy ~ would be nice, but they just can’t use social media

  46. angelbymyside says:

    Wonder if he is talking about BEGIN.?? I replied as if he was haha

    Jason Castro ‏@jasoncastro

    Who’s ready for Tuesday?

  47. Candy says:

    LOL ruby lips!! Hard not to notice!

  48. OoO says:

    sarahazel 11.29 best hair ever for me look at the hair in the back how cute.

  49. sarahhazel says:

    abms–LOL Jason needs to specify that!…..maybe he has a gig coming…

  50. sarahhazel says:

    OoO–he has thick beautiful wavy hair….and I like it long like that also…..but my fave hairstyle is the one from the Bench photoshoot.

  51. sarahhazel says:

    Very enjoyable article from The Voice :)
    “It has been kept a deep dark, well-guarded secret that on December 28, 1990, Lupe Archuleta gave birth to dodecatuplets.”…………..
    http://thevoicedavidarchuleta.com/2012/07/29/david-archuleta-man-of-a-thousand-faces/#comments

  52. Martha says:

    Candy – I agree. Obviously missionaries can have blogs. It may be David’s decision or his mission president. Maybe something is coming in the future.

  53. Grace says:

    angelbymyside, it’s a good chance to let Jason C know about BEGIN. Wait a sec, he follows David? Anyway, it’s a good idea to tweet David’s celebrity friends to promote the album.

    mjsbigblog ‏@mjsbigblog
    Headlines: Part 4 – David Archuleta talks about BEGIN and more http://bit.ly/PBjYbN

  54. Aubri says:

    The blogs aren’t directly posted by them, they’re run by their families by copying and pasting their e-mails. Even their e-mail addresses are made just for their missions through a website of missionary e-mail addresses. :)

  55. sarahhazel says:

    Aubri–Thanks for that info. Maybe David doesn’t want his family to do the same for him.

  56. Candy says:

    Hi Martha, I guess its the missing him that brings out the wanting a direct message. To me a blog is a form of social media, especially when they aren’t set to private. Anyone can read them. Maybe I’ll drop the ole Mission Pres a note with a special request!! LOL

  57. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

    Hello Everyone! Hope you are having a fabulous Thursday :grin:

    I kinda want to see Davids friends in the music industry promote David
    on their own, without prompting from Davids fans, that they want to &
    mean it. I dont know,lol. It will be interesting to see who acknowledges
    him.
    Love part 4 vlog about Begin, Thanks David :grin:

    Have a great day everyone, TTYL!

  58. kimk says:

    OMGOSH!!!!!!!!!

    he is an ANGEL!!!!!

    dang near died!!

    rofl who said it.. but I agree… those lips!!!

    geesh I loved part 4!!!!!!!!

  59. kimk says:

    Candy lol please do!!!

  60. kimk says:

    Candy lol no tomatoes from me.. could be David himself who does not wish to share.

  61. kimk says:

    for some reason feeling kari may be a ‘monkey in the middle’ or lol don’t shoot the messenger I suppose?
    got me.

    love that vlog though!!! dang is that boy gorgeous!!

  62. VaBeachArchie says:

    Candy..Think all of us would LOVE a DVD of David recording in a studio! Just that short clip had me mesmerized!! Watching him sing is a beautiful sight to behold…and so is the music!

    LOVED the Christmas video…guess missionaries can have some lighhearted fun too! Made me laugh outloud! Thanks kimk fpr posting!Thanks Martha for posing the missionary blog! Wonder how David is doing with that greeting?

    David BEGIN. vlog Part 4 …When it showed David singing Angel…got all teary eyed! AMAZING! Ohhh Hurry 2014!

  63. Grace says:

    Looks like ING is still #10 on MYX ?

  64. Candy says:

    I give up trying to catch up on comments while I was gone. I will have to go back and enjoy them when I can, a little at a time.
    I do have to say…has Jasmine lost her ever loving mind…kissing on Billy when she has the most gorgeous, talented, caring, wonderful, amazing, humble man at her feet…she needs help. Where is Ray with that white jacket!!

  65. sarahhazel says:

    Candy–it’s David’s no-kissing-scene-for-me rule to blame…LOL

  66. Candy says:

    Ha, I would how many Chilean young ladies haven’t washed their cheek since getting a kiss from our man! I do think I like that greeting! :)

  67. ray says:

    as famous as david is he has to be carefull what he says on his mission ,for the media ,and others who dislike david would tera him apart,and turn his words around now what i mean

  68. kimk says:

    ha.. yeah David you got two years to get used to it.. then kiss the girl!

  69. Candy says:

    LOL Sarahhazel, I think its time we rewrite that script…24 and never been kissed needs to end! Any volunteers?

  70. sarahhazel says:

    Candy–let’s have ksf do it…haha….btw, what happened to Javid???

  71. sarahhazel says:

    ray–you have a point there…..we know how cruel media can be…

  72. kimk says:

    ray did think about that. true. oh and silly.

  73. kimk says:

    sarahhazel lol she is out.. need some new blood in these parts! not cheating parts that is!

  74. breanne says:

    Love your post Kalei & that picture of David at the top is amazing!!

    We could get David 1,000 more points on Ology if we trended Follow David Archuleta On Ology. Is anyone up to doing that? Be sure to follow, post & comment on his page through tomorrow:
    http://www.ology.com/ology/1784/david-archuleta

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

  75. Candy says:

    I agree Ray, the media is out of control, I’m so tired of hearing about chicken sandwiches I could scream!

  76. sarahhazel says:

    chicken sandwiches?

  77. breanne says:

    Vote hourly for ING on Chart Central. Currently #3:
    http://chartcentral.frihost.net/cc/

    ING mv has 146,000+ views:
    http://youtu.be/duC219F8dvo

  78. breanne says:

    Forevermore has 1,024,000+ views:
    http://youtu.be/QYIwAwiKW-g

  79. Candy says:

    Sarahhazel-The whole Chik-Fil-A debaucle…the media has made it into a circus!

  80. nora says:

    Ray I totally agree with you, the media would love to have something to say about David that is negative. I wonder where all David’s friends are, I can’t believe that they are not mentioning BEGIN. It would be nice if they did it on their own, but if they don’t, I don’t see any reason why they couldn’t be gently reminded, David was so great about mentioning their music, but I guess there is nobody like David, he does things and expects nothing in return, I guess that is why we are all still here and will be here in 2014.

  81. sarahhazel says:

    Candy–oh, yeah, that one….crazy….

  82. collegemom says:

    I think that once the cd actually comes out, that is the time that hopefully other artists will mention it. I think most people don’t pre-order things unless they are really following an artist but for the random artists that they like and will buy, I think they do it when it is physically available.

  83. VaBeachArchie says:

    collegemom…Think that’s how most people buy music…wait till it’s available! Think that’s when most people comment…and after they hear the album themselves! Hope so anyway! Wonder who will ship the pre-order first?

    Well off to work for me…ENJOY your David time!!

  84. breanne says:

    David is currently #2 on Ology behind Jessica Sanchez. The contest ends tomorrow! Follow, post & comment:
    http://www.ology.com/ology/1784/david-archuleta

  85. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Afternoon everyone. Love all the comments and posts from Kalei. Candy HaHa :lol: Going over to Ology. We did good last night trending. Glad I saw it the trend so I could jump in. Now about this Ology, let’s do it!!!

  86. Frankie says:

    What’s up in David Land today? Little David. So cute. So sweet.

  87. sarahhazel says:

    Going over to Ology to comment. BBL

  88. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Hi Frankie. How are you?? Long time no hear from you. Did tou pre-order from Itunes yet? I tried and bought Broken and Pay Pal said my pre-order din’t go through. I really get frustrated trying to do all kinds of things on-line. Do you like my gravatar? I love that baby picture of David in the shades in his carseat.

  89. Ali says:

    AHHHHH Kari just posted a screen shot from the David doing the Dougie video over at ololgy!! http://www.ology.com/post/172550/d-doing-the-dougie-

    Lots of commenting going on now. We get twice as many points for comments as posts so lets put in as many comments as we can, for those who are doing the ology thing :)

  90. Ali says:

    Coming 2013!!!! LOLOLOL Kari is such a tease! I love her!

  91. kimk says:

    Ali yes Kari is a tease.

  92. Hi everyone. Am home for lunch but spent most of my time posting on ology. Have to leave now. Will post more when i get home. Will try to post some from cell phone at work. BBL

  93. kimk says:

    http://causeitsagoodplace.tumblr.com/post/28564657336/4-days-to-begin-are-you-ready

    sandritangel #DA2014 ‏@sandritangel
    4 days to BEGIN. Are you ready

  94. Before i leave, was wondering, tomorrow is last day for ology. Is it possible to have a commenting party for a short time at a certain time for all of those that comment on ology. Maybe tonight. Just wondering. Got to go now.

  95. Ali says:

    Awww, kimk, what a beautiful bunch of BEGIN. avis!!

  96. kimk says:

    Ali aren’t they fine.. great bunch of folks.

  97. sarahhazel says:

    Whew!…break from Ology….one more day & it’s over….can’t wait.

  98. cq#DA2014 says:

    Candy @11:35 NO tomatoes from me for sure, I completely agree.

  99. sj says:

    Kari also promised to post a video of D really plying guitar on the ALTNOY guitar pic, someday, lol

    Love that she is posting comments through his twitter, does that get more points than regular comments?

  100. tami lyn says:

    heard somewhere that guys sometimes don’t reach their full height until 25 which means david could come back 2-3 inches taller. now that would be super freaky lol! and no one would ever call him short again :)

  101. tami lyn says:

    not that it matters tho. he is perfect as he is :)

  102. BellaGoGetter says:

    Should we try to trend Follow David Archuleta On Ology?

  103. Martha says:

    BellaGoGetter – I think we should. Doesn’t he get 1000 points for that?

  104. Grace says:

    Lol.

    JayRemembersMeOMG ‏@JaySanchezCrew
    @JSanchezCrew JEN DAVID ARCHULETA POSTED ON OLOGY. ARCHULETA FANS ARE PICKING IT UP. DUDES WE NEED TO TREND IT TONIGHT PLEASE?

  105. josie says:

    Annnd…a tweet IN ALL CAPS won’t attract our attention at all. hehe.

  106. Grace says:

    Lol.

    Molly Mormon ‏@YourMollyMormon
    #ThingsYouHearMormonsSay “I am going to marry David Archuleta” No honey I am!

  107. I think it won’t hurt to trend follow David archuleta on ology. Can’t hurt. Were running out of time let me knowing will spread the word

  108. Grace. I like that its so cute. Mormon girls fighting over him already. Cute

  109. Candy says:

    Frankie-Little David…he might be short in stature but little in anything else he is not! His talent alone far surpasses most self-annointed giants I know! I’ll give you the sweet part…not sure about the cute as he is a grown man now…beyond handsome perhaps. :)

  110. Martha says:

    Grace – Rule #1 if you mention a name in a tweet, it will show up in that person’s tweets

  111. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–that would be nice if he grew a little taller….but it’s perfectly fine if he doesn’t…haha….he will still be our kind of perfect!

  112. Frankie says:

    Every time I am by him I can’t get over how short he is. His personality does make up for it though. But when he’s constantly singing, you don’t really notice his height.

  113. Grace says:

    Yay, Michael Phelps won gold in the Olympics! Hard to watch his struggles in this Olympics, so good for him.
    OK, go back to David….
    Linda, it wouldn’t be a bad idea if we trend tonight. That’s what J Sanchez fans are going to do.

  114. sarahhazel says:

    LOL…Good luck to those future Mrs. Archuleta wannabes….hope they have a good plan to catch the “Most Eligible (soul) Man from Utah”!

  115. tami lyn says:

    frankie- if u really do know david, then u are so lucky and i am so jealous lol :)

  116. sarahhazel says:

    Grace–that’s cool….think it is his 16th gold and 20th overall medal…..wow!

  117. Candy says:

    Oh dang, didnt know you were going to post a spoiler about Phleps race tonight. I tried to avoid the media so I could watch without knowing…oh well.

  118. BellaGoGetter says:

    Can somone organize a TT, something like Follow David Archuleta On Ology? Im at work & can’t but I can tweet after 5 Califonia time.

  119. Frankie says:

    Tami Lyn (:

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

    Hey Candy! I was just going to say the same thing. Unfortunately, before I could turn the volume down on my tv they gave some results, I was trying to avoid it to, oh well.

    People mention Davids height, but he doesnt seem short to me, I dont even think about it. That voice, that heart, that soul, that smile, is what I hear/see :grin:

  121. cq#DA2014 says:

    Love part #4 of David talking about BEGIN., but dang, just makes me miss him that much more.

  122. sj says:

    Oh man, been trying not to see results, guess the only answer is to completely stay offline. :(

  123. josie says:

    Welcome back, Candy. :)

  124. josie says:

    sj~…and off the TV. lol.

  125. sarahhazel says:

    Going to Ology….BBL

  126. Grace says:

    Sorry guys. Yahoo Olympics page is always on in my computer. lol. But still interesting to watch on TV because he and his buddy competed against each other.
    Frankie, OMG, you said as if you really knew him!

  127. Martha says:

    We need to add ***SPOILER ALERT*** then a link like we do with ***MISSIONARY BLOG ALERT*** lol

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

    Hey Martha! True. We just cant put Olympic results in the comments until the info is a couple of days old, because of the time delay. I tried all day to avoid the info, but got surprised with it like 3 or 4 times. Oh well, will try again tomorrow,lol. Alert, lol, I love it how on the news channels they say “news alert” for almost every story. News Alert, News Alert, New street sign installed on Main St”, lol. But you gotta check it out, because you dont know if its an important story or not :roll:

  129. sj says:

    Great idea Martha!

    Lol, they are talking about this very thing on my local news right now. They are usually pretty good about warning us on our local news, but the national news is a different story, and of course the Internet is impossible. Being on the west coast it’s even more challenging.

  130. tami lyn says:

    frankie~ are u in contact with david? if so, can u tell us how he is doing? please?

  131. sj says:

    They play music on my station and tell you to turn away until the music stops and show the results on the screen.

  132. kimk says:

    Frankie lol he may not be the tallest guy on the block but his heart, eyes, hands and lips are huge. enough for me.

  133. tami lyn says:

    frankie~ also do u happen to know what kind of shampoo he uses? lol cuz as we all know, his hair is magnificent :)

  134. Candy says:

    bwahahaahah kimk you just totally cracked me up with the lips comment!! *dying laughing*

  135. josie says:

    tami lyn~ rotfl. Wut?

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

    Going to go take a short nap before the Olympics & Project Runway, TTYL

  137. kimk says:

    about the pre-order.. think it would be a tad more popular if the ‘special offer’ was a bonus song, etc? the only thing special was you got to hear Broken a tad early if you wished to. fine with me but all in all a week or two early not sure it would matter in a real sense to most.
    think releasing it early was a good idea though.. get out how great the song is and BEGIN will be!! and I like that!

  138. kimk says:

    Candy :)

  139. Candy says:

    Tami-lyn-if Frankie knows what kind of shampoo he uses I want to run a background check and find out who she is! Peeking in his bathroom or shower(when hes not there of course) would not be something a casual poster would be able to do…now an uncasual one, that’s a whole different story! *wink*

  140. tami lyn says:

    hi josie~ what? :)

  141. tami lyn says:

    candy- true LOL! :)

  142. tami lyn says:

    which makes me wonder- why has a USA hair products company not asked david to be a celebrity endorser of their products like the way bench did?! what is wrong with these people?? lol

  143. tami lyn says:

    i find it disturbing and embarassing(as an american) that david is treated better in the philippines than how he is treated here in the united states :(

  144. kimk says:

    tamilyn you know what I agree.. on many occasions I have thought that.. I, us, David should all relocate there! they know how to treat s star!!

  145. Candy says:

    Those famous ruby red slippers have now been replaced by some famous ruby red lips! Lordy, what is his secret…I’m sure it isnt botox!!

  146. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    kimk.. Hi, Are we trending tonight at eight? If so WHAT???

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

    I decided to listen to Broken once before my nap, that turned into 4 times,lol, and all I can say is SHADOW MOUNTAINS BETTER NOMINATE “BROKEN” AS SONG OF THE YEAR FOR THE GRAMMY’S & BEGIN. FOR ALBUM OF THE YEAR & if it costs something for the label to do that I WILL CHIP IN :grin: I’m totally serious!!!!!
    OK, off to my now much shorter nap, lol. bbl

  148. kimk says:

    sgj I don’t know.. haven’t seen anything yet.

    Beth ain’t it!!!

  149. Candy says:

    In the Philippines they appreciate raw, natural, God given talent, here in the states you either have to been auto-tuned half to death or near naked to get recognition! I agree, time to sell and relocate!

  150. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    tami lynThat’s the 64 million dollar question. Guess Philippines knows talent when they hear it. They don’t fall for all the hype and stuff.

  151. tami lyn says:

    kim. candy, beth, sgj~ i agree! well said!

  152. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    kimk.. thank.

    Candy. Yep time to relocate. :grin:

  153. josie says:

    “*SPOILER ALERT:* Singer David Archuleta paves way to become dominant force in music industry in 2014.” :)

  154. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda from Cali.. Any news on trending tonight??

  155. kimk says:

    josie dang I wish!!!!

  156. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    josie Sounds good to me. :grin:

  157. sarahhazel says:

    huh?…was going to relocate to Utah but Philippines sounds better…LOL….let’s go!!!

    I love josie’s *spoiler alert* :)

  158. kimk says:

    Candy so true.. gotta go comando these parts to get recognized.. and sad to say they do!

  159. Frankie says:

    Lol since I don’t want a background check, I’ll keep the kind of shampoo and soap he uses to myself . (:

  160. kimk says:

    anybody want to join us.. Follow David Archuleta On Ology on twitter?

  161. nora says:

    Hi, can anybody tell me why there is an x next to my comment that i posted on Ogly, I would really appreciate it. Am I supposed to hit the red arrow that says follow, or is it enough that it opens to David page. Maybe i’m just dumb. posted comments before and never got an x and comment #s never change.

  162. tami lyn says:

    ok frankie, i understand LOL! :)

  163. kimk says:

    nora no clue. but I don’t understand most of that all.

  164. Candy says:

    LOL Frankie, smart move. :)

  165. Martha says:

    Please go to Twitter. We are trending : Follow David Archuleta On Ology

  166. tami lyn says:

    now we will never know :( lol

  167. Kalei says:

    Popping in to say a quick hello!

    I think a trending topic: Follow David Archuleta On Ology would be awesome! Idk what time would be best but someone can tweet it first and we can RT it.

    David singing Angel – sublime!

  168. Martha says:

    Kalei – People have already started trending:

    Follow David Archuleta On Ology

  169. ray says:

    in twitter jail lol

  170. kimk says:

    drat in twitter jail!!!

  171. kimk says:

    ray ha!!!

  172. Martha says:

    If you don’t want to trend, comment on David’s page:

    http://www.ology.com/ology/1784/david-archuleta

  173. Elysian says:

    Hi everyone! I have been insanely busy at work for the last week trying to finish projects before going on a short vacation, so I have barely been able to read the comments. However, I finally want to comment on Broken, which I heard in its entirety for the first time last night. OMGOSSSH!!!! It is breathtaking and so powerful!!! The depth of feeling with which David sings this song, and the absolutely gorgeous melody are simply STUNNING!!!! Also, I was shocked to find out that Broken is actually about Invisible Children. A couple of weeks ago, after I heard the 90 second snippet of Broken, I wrote a comment here on FOD in which I discussed what I thought Broken might be about. I stated:

    “When I heard the longer snippet, my first thought was that Broken may be David’s version of Prayer of the Children. I believe Kurt Bestor wrote it (Prayer of the Children) after seeing the suffering of the children in war torn Bosnia. Since David has been a supporter of Invisible Children, I thought he was singing about how those poor Ugandan children have been torn from their families and forced to be child soldiers and sex slaves. Their hearts have truly been broken! I realize that David wrote the music and not the lyrics to Broken, but I have to believe that after having lovingly crafted such a beautiful melody, he would want to have a lot of say in the message the song conveyed. Again, I am probably all wet regarding this interpretation!! LOL! I too can hardly wait to hear the entire song and an explanation of what it is really about!”

    I can’t believe that I actually guessed correctly regarding what Broken is about! I am usually terrible at this type of thing! I am really happy that David’s original music is a message song. Caring about the plight of those who are suffering is so David, and it perfectly reflects what David has chosen to do with his life for two years while he is on his mission–caring about others and putting their needs first. Man, am I proud to be a fan of this amazing human being!

  174. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Elysian Broken is fantastic and you felt what it was about. You are so right about David. He cares so deeply about others less fortunate. That’s what sets him above the rest. He is a remarkable young man. We are lucky to be fans of his.

  175. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    I stopped trending. Sorry but Twitter seems to be getting clogged up. Does the Follow David Archuleta On Ology have to trend or does he get points for having it on twitter?

  176. lct#DA2014 says:

    Hey guys guess we didn’t trend? :(

  177. lct#DA2014 says:

    Don’t know but I wish it was only the commenting on twitter….

  178. Robin F says:

    I so can’t wait to hear David sing the full version of Angel!!

  179. Tracy says:

    Hi all, as much as I love the album picture I really wished they would of used a picture more like the one posted at 10:30am from Sarahhazel.
    This one is absolutley STUNNING!!
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m82ms7CLT61qc9rv6o1_500.jpg

  180. Elysian says:

    Phew, I have finally finished everything here at work and I can get away for 4 days, starting tomorrow, to beautiful Lake Tahoe with my family, my brother and sister’s families, and our sweet 92 year old mom. Can’t wait!!! The good news is that the excruciating final days before the release of Begin will go by like a flash because I’ll be distracted. The bad news is that I’ll be on the road tomorrow for 4-5 hours and I would loved to have been able to blast BEGIN in the car the whole way! LOL! I guess that I’ll just have to plan another road trip after next Tuesday! :smile:

  181. Elysian says:

    Hi supergrandjudie! We picked a gem when we became fans of David! One in gazillion! :smile:

  182. Miss Vicki says:

    S0 so good to see David’s name up there in the iTunes charts with the likes of Michael Jackson, Maroon 5 and he is even ahead of Adele!!!!! GO BOY WONDER….Also I just have to say that I am totally mermerized by David’s beautiful green eyes in the pic right about this thread!!!!!! Miss Vicki

  183. Miss Vicki says:

    Hey Elysian…..Have a great time in Tahoe!!!! You will just have to go on another road trip after BEGIN comes out…..Miss Vicki

  184. lct#DA2014 says:

    If anyone has time – can you come over to twitter to help Follow David Archuleta on Ology trend? Thanks! :)

  185. Elysian says:

    Hi Miss Vicki- Thank you!! Yup, road trips and new David music go together like bread and butter!

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

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

    LCT, I said Goodnight on twitter, but maybe
    can try for a few more minutes :grin:

    Elysian, Have a great trip, safe travels, 4 more

    Tracey, I have to say I think the cd cover for Begin
    is perfect. The other pics are for something, we just
    dont know what. They will probably be perfect for
    whatever they’re for :grin:
    days to Begin. :grin:

  187. Elysian says:

    Goodnight Beth and thank you! :smile:

  188. Elysian says:

    Well, I have to go and pack for the trip. The next time I will be here is when BEGIN is released. It will be EPIC!!!!! Take care everyone and goodnight! :smile:

  189. Grace says:

    Guys, finally WWTT!!
    Follow David Archuleta On Ology

  190. lct#DA2014 says:

    If you are over at twitter – let’s add our support & thanks to Kari!

  191. Tracy says:

    Beth, I agree the album picture is great but it just looks photo-shopped and airbrushed, I like the pictures that are more real, just like David. He doesnt need any touch ups on pictures. :)
    I really wish they would use the fan pictures for stuff like the album pictures, some of the fans photos are much better then what they use to promote him.

  192. We made WWTT 15 mins ago Goodjob archies

  193. I will be spending most of the evening on ology so BBL

  194. Violet o0n tweeter says Ology end Aug 5

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

    Tracey, They said it was all David in that pic &
    I think he looks great & natural, doesnt look
    photoshopped to me, but thats just my opinion,
    I think its a beautiful cover. Cant wait to see what
    the other pics are for :grin: OK, I really mean it
    this time,lol, G’night

  196. nora says:

    Tracy, I think the picture of David on BEGIN is perfect for that CD, from what I understand it was not air-brushed, it is something that stands out when you look at it.JMO I think he look perfect.

  197. Tracy says:

    I think its a great picture but it certainly has been touched up, the lighting or something but its not all natural that for sure.
    This is natural lol
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m82ms7CLT61qc9rv6o1_500.jpg
    Just saying wish they used better pictures sometimes. He looks good all the time but all natural is best. Take the Christmas one for instance…thats another one they touched up.
    oh well just hope people will still buy it.

  198. lct#DA2014 says:

    Hey if you are on Pinterest can you repin my picture of David (with info about upcoming album and link to his Ology site) Thanks! :)

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

    Tracey, Was it Kate that designed the cover? She
    was asked several questions about the cover & she
    said it was all David, that he was looking at a light.
    I dont know if it was an actual light, the sun or what,
    but I’m taking her at her word. Regardless, its a
    gorgeous cover, and of course, people will buy the cd,
    and it will be the cover that catches the attention of
    people who will think of him as grown up, not the image
    that AI tried to put on him, he’s not a kid anymore, he’s
    a grown man, this pic shows that. Dont get me wrong, I
    love the other pics, but this cd cover is perfect :grin: dont
    know why I’m still talking about this, lol, I’m tired, so I get
    stubborn & talk alot, so, to give you a break,lol, I’m saying
    goodnight & I really mean it this time, hmmm, I think :grin:

  200. Tracy says:

    Good night beth, I guess everyone has their own opinion, i do agree he is a grown man now thats why I wish it was a different picture. I just trying to say there are better picture that would stand out more and grab attention and im sure maybe Kate said she didnt airbrush the picture but the lighting sure makes it look that way is i guess what im trying to say. It doesnt matter anyway its done…have a good night.

  201. pickles says:

    i finally help with the twitter trending hopefully they give us the 1000 points. I been posting on ology like crazy!

  202. Tracy says:

    Im posting like crazy…hope this works. :)

  203. Kalei says:

    Congrats Go-Getters we got WWTT for David! The screencap is posted on Ology and we sent a twitpic to @contestology and @Ologize so D should get the bonus 1000 pts!

  204. Kalei says:

    Reminder for Ology Points:

    50 pts – Each new follower
    10 pts – each comment on an exisitng post
    5 pts – each new post

    Get your family & friends with Twitter or FB accounts to follow David on Ology even if they don’t post or comment – it’s 50 pts per follower!

    Everyone is doing an awesome job getting David to #1!!

  205. pocoelsy says:

    Kalei,

    Drop in to assure you, I’m posting comments like crazy hehe, heading back there :)

  206. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hey guys! Got home from work just in time to help trend ! Glad to see Follow David Archuleta On Ology was a WW TT! We better get the extra points!

    Tracy..LOVE pics of David taken by fans especially while he’s performing! THAT is David! So many different emotions he shows while performing …hope someday for a LIVE album…and a LIVE pic for the cover! On my wish list!!

    Back to Ology to comment! Check it out http://olpgy.com/ology/1784Join in on the FUN!

    Conratulations to Gabby Douglas … the All ROUND GOLD medalist! Virginia Beach is PROUD of you! Well another late night…Olympics have sure messed up my sleeping habits! Nite all!

  207. kimk says:

    ❤Buy BEGIN.❤#DA2014 ‏@Shell_eeeyyy
    Follow David Archuleta On Ology You guys ROCK!! World wide TT @kariontour @DavidArchie https://twitter.com/Shell_eeeyyy/status/231208431254646785/photo/1
    Retweeted by David Archuleta

  208. kimk says:

    Patty-Ann ‏@pabuckie
    @DavidArchie Trending in the U.S. —> Follow David Archuleta On Ology :)

    http://twitpic.com/aesdyr

  209. Anita says:

    Can someone explain what Ology is? Is this something new?

  210. kimk says:

    rhiminee ‏@rhiminee
    “Her version, I love. I don’t know if I can say the same thing about MINE…” Then proceeds to kill us with it. Ok then, David. #icu

    Anita no clue.

  211. Anita says:

    kimk-Thanks anyway! I wonder if it’s something David is going to have to maintain when he gets back. I think he’ll have so much on his plate already. I’m happy everyone is voting for him, though!

  212. Martha says:

    Jessica Sanchez Fans‏@JayFansLovesYuu

    UPDATE AFTER THE DAVID FANS TRENDED SOMETHING.. GUYS! LET’S KEEP POSTING AND COMMENTING!!! http://www.ology.com/ology/1423/jessica-sanchez http://pic.twitter.com/fO8Swjwn

    We have alot of posts, comments are worth more points.

  213. Martha says:

    We jumped alot in points after the trend. This Jessica fans tweets these every so often.

  214. Anita says:

    David’s new vlog was a pleasant surprise! Angel is so beautiful it makes me cry hearing David sing it! I’m hoping from his comment on his own version of it, that doesn’t mean he still can’t stand the sound of his voice. I want him to grow to love it like we do!

  215. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Thanks Kalei for posting my Crush memory post. But forgive me for the grammatical errors lol. Guess the fingers on the keyboard could not keep up the brain.

  216. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Any one notice the shirt David is singing in for the videos is the same as the “this is not goodbye” vlog? Must have been a very emotional day/ night for him.

    Also, I know we have noticed how much more mature David becomes when he sings. Watching the last video made it really stand out to me. From his talking in one scene to the cut away to his singing, was like he aged by 10 years.

    Off to see the grandson tomorrow. Talk to everyone on Sunday. Have a great couple of days!

  217. kimk says:

    good morning folks! :)
    Happy Friday!

    Juanito® ‏@CR7_11_
    David Archuleta is a mini Enrique Iglesias.

  218. kimk says:

    ‏@AnnieDAFG
    A different approach to a fan cover art for David’s “Broken” (original photo by Dan Winters)
    https://twitter.com/AnnieDAFG/status/231327944503595008/photo/1

  219. Anita says:

    Good morning Kimk! Have a great day everyone!

  220. Miss Vicki says:

    Morning all….Four more days till BEGIN…..so so excited….Get to listen to David music all the way to Baltimore this morning for a conference….I’ll be in HEAVEN….Miss Vicki

  221. roseinmaryland #DA2014 says:

    Good Morning All. Still listening to Broken. Love the song. Love David. Have a great day everyone. Take Care!!!!

  222. sarahhazel says:

    new thread

  223. josie says:

    M-kay. I have about 2 seconds here, lol. Just wanted to say: (1) Sometimes I worry that David doesn’t have enough fans. But..(2) I definitely don’t worry about the fans that he has. Y’all are amazing. When David left, I honestly thought “Everyone’s motivation will be gone. Now they’re gonna slack off.” But noooo…Here ya are, still voting, tweeting, promoting, supporting him~ and he’s thousands of miles away for 2..nope, 1/2 yrs. I think that shows ~ and I hope it shows HIM~ that peeps aren’t dependent on him for motivation. They’re driven by the fact that they care about him unconditionally. Pretty cool. :)

  224. Betty says:

    I thought perhaps we could trend again for David and something “ology” (1-5 times if there are enough days left). I figured that the competition did that more than once to be up by thousands…am I wrong?

  225. Betty says:

    I also notice we have 2 “ologies” for David. One is just plain David Archuleta the other is David Archuleta, Best Singer on Idol…..

    Are we splitting up our votes somehow? That would cut ours in half, I’d think….Maybe I’m nuts. B