David Archuleta ~ May 9th is David Archuleta Day! Celebrating 2 New Concerts in Idaho Falls 9/17 & 9/18 Pre-Sale Tix May 22nd! IF Solo Tour Como La Flor & ZG! A Little Too Not Late for Layton, Shine On David Archuleta – Shadowbenny’s Graphics, Mother’s Day Tomorrow!


Perfect In Pink!

- credit @Intheloupe photography - click to visit their site

– credit Intheloupe photography – click to visit their site

This amazing photo of David at the piano was posted by In the loupe Photography as part of a wedding they featured on their site.  David looks amazing in pink!

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May 9th – Happy David Archuleta Day!

- Crazy Fun! Credit Ravell Call, Deseret News

– Crazy Fun! Credit Ravell Call, Deseret News

Another year has flown by and we’re celebrating David Archuleta Day!  Who can forget that crazy amazing day when David went home to Murray for his Homecoming episode of Top 3 on American Idol Season 7?  Not us, because we celebrate every year!

- David waves to his adoring fans - credit Deseret News

– David waves to his adoring fans – credit Deseret News

Revisit all of the excitement – count every Oh my gosh!  and watch David moved to tears by all the love shown to him by his hometown fans.  I happened to post about the celebration last year too, and it included links to FOD celebrations from 2011, 2012 & 2013!  That’s a lot of partying!

For all the fangirling feels:  CLICK HERE

- credit MiraclesMakers

– credit MiraclesMakers

- via The David Chronicles

– via The David Chronicles

The David Chronicles also did a great round-up of events for David Archuleta Day 2008 – chock-full of pics and vids – it’s a wonderful, and long, walk down memory lane.

To visit their 2008 post:  CLICK HERE

- collage credit pocoelsy

– collage credit pocoelsy

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2 Concerts! Get Ready Idaho Falls! 

- Click to visit the site

– Click to visit the site

- via Idaho Falls Arts Council website - click to visit now!

– Colonial Theater – via Idaho Falls Arts Council website – click to visit now!

Built by C.A. Spath, cashier of the Farmers and Merchants Bank; Dr. C.M. Cline, physician and S.K. Mittry, contractor: the Colonial Theater opened on November 10, 1919, at a cost of just over $175,000. It boasted one of the largest stages in the Intermountain West, a modern ramp (in lieu of stairs) to the balcony, a ventilation system, which circulated fresh air every five minutes and superb acoustics. Traveling vaudeville acts and minstrels entertained, as well as musical acts like John Phillips Sousa.

In 1929, it was renamed the Paramount Theater and began showing moving pictures. Sadly, it fell into disrepair in the late 1980’s and was closed.

In 1994, Dick Clayton, Sr. and his son Steve donated the theater to the Idaho Falls Arts Council, a private nonprofit organization.

The Idaho Falls Arts Council launched a capital campaign, known as the Phantom project. An anonymous donor challenged the community to raise half of the total cost and the Phantom would donate the remaining. The successful $4.2 million dollar campaign renovated the Colonial Theater and the adjacent buildings into a beautiful visual and performing arts center for the region.

Renamed for the Phantom donors, Miles and Virginia Willard, who also chaired the campaign, the Willard Arts Center now contains a visual arts building with galleries, classrooms, artist studios, meeting spaces for events, and much more.

Today the 988 seat Colonial Theater is one of three large theaters of historical significance which still remain in Idaho. In 2014 alone, the Colonial Theater played host to over 25,000 patrons.

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Isn’t it sweeeeet when we get a concert announcement tweet from David! 988 seat venue – nice and cozy!

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That’s SIX count ’em SIX concerts on the books – with hopefully many more to come – and venues in other states too!  If you already have tix for Layton, it’s a no-brainer to pick up tix for Idaho Falls too since the dates are basically all in a row – this could be a four-concert extravaganza for some lucky fans!

Idaho Falls is also offering a Pre-Sale option to those who are members of the Idaho Falls Arts Council – it works like this:

1.  Purchase a $50 Associate membership before June 30, 2015.
2. Call the box office the week before May 22nd (next week) to confirm that your membership is active.
3. On May 22nd you will have access to purchase Pre-Sale Tix to the concerts!
4. Tix go on sale to the general public June 5th.

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I have very fond memories of Idaho Falls back from David’s Solo Tour – I met so many wonderful people, Julie & Roxanne from Idaho Falls and Keiko who traveled all the way from Japan to see David live in concert! Papa FOD and his beautiful wife Karla were there too – we had a fan lunch at a pizza place and it was a BLAST!  Cody Darr attended and played the guitar and sang some songs for us – there was ArchuTrivia and “Name That David Song” –  wonderful memories for sure!

- Idaho Falls Solo Tour - credit Heidi

– Idaho Falls Solo Tour – credit Heidi

- Idaho Falls Fan Lunch - Papa FOD & Karla! - FOD Archives

– Idaho Falls Fan Lunch – Papa FOD & Karla! – FOD Archives

- With April at IF Fan Lunch - so many friendships!

– With April at IF Fan Lunch – so many friendships!

That was a 4-concert marathon for me & the eFam, starting in Pomona, then to Reno, Idaho Falls and finally Boise – I think Shelley was with us at all 4 venues too! Here’s her Como la Flor vid!

Como la Flor – Idaho Falls Solo Tour (credit: ShelleyFOD)

Zero Gravity was insane at Idaho Falls because we were in a school auditorium and there was a mosh pit where tons of fans were gathered up agains the stage. We were warned by security not to jump because the floor wasn’t that sturdy and we might fall into the orchestra pit haha! Did we listen? No Siree Bob! The balcony was also a bit shaky and after ZG and all the rest of the dancing we did, we heard that the school had to close the auditorium down to inspect the floors to make sure they were ok! 🙂

Zero Gravity – Idaho Falls Solo Tour (credit: Daisy Lou)

So get ready Archies because concerts are starting to fill the calendar!  Dare we hope for a Christmas concert or two or three?  I hope to see many of you at whatever concerts come our way in 2015 – and we also have a new album to anticipate! 🙂  ROAD TRIP!!

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A Little Too Not Late For Layton

Only a few General Admission ($29) tix left for the 9/21/15 Layton concert so grab yours now while there’s still time!

- Layton 9/21 Orchestra SOLD OUT

– Layton 9/21 Orchestra SOLD OUT

- Layton 9/21 Reserved Seats SOLD OUT

– Layton 9/21 Reserved Seats SOLD OUT

- Layton 9/21 GA Seating GOING FAST!

– Layton 9/21 GA Seating GOING FAST!

- Get your tix now!  Click to go

– Get your tix now! Click to go

There’s still time to make it a 3-concert celebration if you grab your GA tix for Layton on 9/21 and then pick up tix for both nights in Idaho Falls!  No pressure… lots of pressure!

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Shine On David Archuleta

- Thank you Archies! - Graphic credit Pocoelsy

– Thank you Archies! – Graphic credit Pocoelsy

While there was no WWTT this time, Archies still had lots of fun tweeting Shine On David Archuleta for everyone to see!  There’s something exciting about joining other fans online and tweeting about David – it’s a bonding experience for sure!  Once again Archies embellished their tweets with pics, graphics and wonderful quotes.

Thanks to those who coordinated the trend and communicated it via twitter and our FOD FB page – thanks also to pocoelsy for her great graphics!

Shadowbenny put her talent to work and made some creative graphics to make her tweets really stand out!

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Tomorrow Is Mother’s Day!

Remember the one who loved you from the start – we’ll be celebrating moms and mother figures everywhere tomorrow on their special day!  What do you have planned to show mom how much you love her and appreciate all she does for you?  Share your ideas in comments and we may feature some on the front page tomorrow!


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Exciting times ahead as more concerts get added to the calendar!  Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend and preparing to celebrate Mother’s Day!  I wonder what David has planned for Lupe?  

I’ll update the post if any new concert info comes in – have a Happy David Archuleta Day and celebrate with some David music!

- graphic credit David A'rchuleta on FB

– graphic credit David A’rchuleta on FB

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95 Responses to David Archuleta ~ May 9th is David Archuleta Day! Celebrating 2 New Concerts in Idaho Falls 9/17 & 9/18 Pre-Sale Tix May 22nd! IF Solo Tour Como La Flor & ZG! A Little Too Not Late for Layton, Shine On David Archuleta – Shadowbenny’s Graphics, Mother’s Day Tomorrow!

  1. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning guys!

    Thanks Kalei for the HAPPY David Archuleta Day post! NEVER TIRE of looking back at David’s Homecoming… awwww! Thanks for the ARCHUGOODIES from the homecoming! Definitely PERFECT in pink…AMAZING PIC! GREAT graphics Shadowbenny and pocoelsy!

    FUN TIMES by Archie’s last night at the trending party! So much ARCHULOVE …from so many different places! DAVID IS LOVED!

  2. rocktellme says:

    Kalei! Thanks for your awesome article with GLORIOUS photo of David!
    And thank you so much for mentioning about me on the Idaho Falls show in 2009 too!!! Though I couldn’t speak English so much, everyone was so nice and sweet to me.
    I hope to see his upcoming solo show in that city AGAIN!!!♥

    • sydnie says:

      Rocktellme, Amazing how you’ve consistently travelled half way around the world to see David and continuing to do so after all these years thru thick & thin, what a trooper! 😯
      David brings wonderful poeple together from all corners of the world! He’s a world ambassador & also for me kinda like a travel agent who dictates the time & destinations lol. 🙂

  3. Alwaysafan says:

    Morning all, always fun to walk down memory lane with David isn’t it:) This will be my second Mother’s Day without my mom, it’s not the best day for me, but I’m going to think of my mom and be glad I had her in my life as long as I did:) anyway have a good day my friends;)

  4. angelbymyside says:

    Happy David Archuleta Day everyone! 😀

    Great post Kalei 🙂

    The lead-off picture is just amazing!! <3

    Happy for everyone who is going to the announced concerts. Here's wishing that we hear of other dates announced across the country soon!

  5. Anne-Marie says:

    Thanks Kalei for the super Saturday post!
    I just got back from ordering a corsage for my mom to wear tomorrow as well as some balloons to put at the breakfast table. (I like to sneak in early tomorrow morning at my parents’ and decorate the table & fix breakfast!) My mom likes going out for dinner so will be taking her out to one of her favorite restaurants. I cherish my mother so much..she has been battling ovarian cancer for 3 years now so every day I have with her is a gift. 🙂

    • angelbymyside says:

      God bless your mom Anne-Marie in her battle with cancer. I lost my beloved mother over 20 years ago to cancer. Yes, everyday is a gift!

      • Anne-Marie says:

        Thanks Maureen. She’s been on a new chemo for several months. For some reason, her feet & legs have swelled up since she has been on the new chemo but we’re not sure if it’s because of the chemo or something else. She is getting a cardio gram this week to see if there is a problem with her heart. 🙁

      • Candy says:

        I lost mine over 30 years ago to the same dreaded disease. Every day, every minute is a GIFT!

    • sydnie says:

      All my best to your mom Anne-Marie, hope she’s getting excellent medical care, You’re a wonderful daughter!
      My mom’s been gone since 2005, I still miss her a ton & visit the cemetery every month.

      • Anne-Marie says:

        Thanks so much. Her oncologist is an excellent, well known and respected physician in the Buffalo area. He treated/cured my friend’s mom years ago when she had ovarian cancer.

    • missbianca says:

      Ah, Anne-Marie, my heart goes out to your mom and you. We lost my dear mother-in-law to ovarian cancer and that cancer can be very difficult. We had so many ups and downs. I am so glad you are planning to enjoy your gift of time together!

    • Jani says:

      I lost my Mom twenty years ago to breast cancer. She was a great example to me of grace, dignity, hard work, and humor through her seven year battle.
      Ann- Marie, I love what you do for your mom, sneaking in to decorate and make breakfast! So sweet and thoughtful! I’m sure she absolutely loves it!

  6. VaBeachArchie says:

    Neadingy to work! ENJOY David Archuleta Day guys! Take a walk down MEMORY LANE…MEMORIES !

  7. Miss Vicki DA#2015 says:

    David looks AMAZING in pink…….Hope more concert dates are announced for the East Coast soon…..Been loading the moving truck all morning….my son is moving out on his own to his first apartment today……so so sad….although he will be only 15-20 minutes away……Going to help him unpack and arrange all his new furniture that is being delivered this afternoon……..Check in later tonight……HAPPY DAVID ARCHULETA DAY EVERYONE!!!! Miss Vicki

  8. Marylee-NorthCarolinaGirl says:

    Happy David Archuleta Day! …and lovely Mothers Day Weekend to all the wonderful/deserving Moms out there! ❤️

  9. Ali says:

    Happy Saturday, Happy David Archuleta Day, and Happy Mother’s Day Eve!

    Glad to see the 2nd Layton show is selling well and the Idaho Falls shows were officially announced. I know many fans are more than ready for David to put his show on the road (outside of Utah and the immediate radius lol) and I totally get that because I am one of them! But I also understand why they are booking so many in that area. Music is a business. David has to make money to be able to continue to make music as a profession and let’s just face it — Utah is a place where he can sell lots of tickets. Actually, I expect more Utah shows to be announced. He doesn’t have one scheduled for SLC yet and I think Provo/Orem is a possibility too.

    I know it will be more expensive for him to head out across the country but I think they are probably trying to find ways to make that happen. I suspect part of the reason all the local Utah and surrounding area dates are being announced first is a need to see how they would sell and decide from there what the options might be. Are we going to make enough money to tour elsewhere? Also being able to show venue owners in other areas of the country — hey look this guy can sell out shows — is a good thing when it comes to negotiations. I suspect that the venues elsewhere in the country (if he’s able to do those shows, fingers crossed!) would be smaller. Probably 500-1000 seaters? Just a guess. Because it’s a death knell to book a venue that’s too large and sell like 30-50% capacity so they probably wouldn’t want to chance it since demand in others areas is unknown at this point. Much better to book a small venue and fill it up quickly. And there’s usually the option to add a 2nd show if needed.

    Just some random thoughts from me today. Excited about the possibilities. I think the better these local shows sell, the better the chance for dates in other areas 🙂

    • Candy says:

      Great thoughts Ali, and I agree 100%, also think when he is getting back on his feet smaller is sometimes better!

    • sydnie says:

      I’m quite sure Nashville’s being worked on since he lives right there now!

      • Rapport says:

        Yours are not random thoughts, Ali. They are the thoughts of an expert on the subject. I’ve long suspected you’re involved in the entertainment/arts field in some way.

        Am I wrong?

    • Jani says:

      Ali, I so appreciate your thoughts and completely agree.

  10. Candy says:

    PERFECT IN PINK….why yes, yes he is!!! Thats a definite, Im Gobsmacked, kind of picture! And the five o’clock shadow adds the perfect touch. *bowing to the photo gods*

    • sydnie says:

      I didn’t think he’d ever be able to grow a beard back in the ai days with his baby fine porcelain skin lol.

    • Janel aka Nellie says:

      LOL gobsmacked is appropriate! Little David (as Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber used to call him) is all grow’d up. 🙂

  11. sydnie says:

    Omg Kalei so you were @ the Reno concert also, dang how many have you been to to girl! Nevermind you don’t have to answer haha! 😀
    Bf & I waited outside by the bus in the freezing cold after the show, D was only supposed to sign one item for each fan & no talking to him according to Ray but he stayed a bit longer, still gone too fast but all so worth it & we had a fantastic time! Mosh pit that night was scary tho! 😀

  12. sydnie says:

    Time to leave for my French class, have a fun Saturday bye guys!

  13. angelbymyside says:

    That “perfect in pink” photo has gone right into the vault! 😉

  14. missbianca says:

    Kalei–Idaho Falls was where I met you and so many other fabulous David fans. I remember crashing the pizza party with some tidbit of David news (which I now don’t remember at all). That was one of the most fun lines I was ever in. We showed up quite early to get a good seat because it was general admission. Gengen presented me with a fantastic TeamArchie banner (anyone else remember the first TeamArchie? We did a LOT of gifting) and strangers came up to pose with it all day. The concert was amazing and then I crashed as hard as I ever have in my life. Fun times!

    • Kalei says:

      Hi Miss B!
      Yes I remember seeing you at IF – Gengen gave us a banner too! I think I first met you in the parking lot of the Sacramento Jingle Ball – you were with Janey & the Snarkie Archies I think? That was the first fan lunch I did with my eFam – or maybe all the memories are blending together lol! That super long line cause it was GA – we rushed for the mosh pit lol!

      That after party at the bowling alley dancing with the Archuleta family & Richard &Karla -good times! Hope to see you at a concert again soon!

      • missbianca says:

        Oh, THAT parking lot! The Sacramento Jingle Ball was David’s first big performance after AI. It was too much, just too much! I was with Janey but if the others were Snarky Archies I wasn’t aware of it–I never met them as far as I know. I got beyond exhausted that day, partly because the arena’s security didn’t want clumps of fans gathering together and kept shooing us around. We were quite defiant, LOL. Anyway, that I don’t recall meeting you that day was because I was so, so, so, so tired.

        Totally worth it!

    • Janel aka Nellie says:

      You were there Bianca? Me too. That was the first time I met a lot of Archies. I was there with my daughter Alyssa.

      • Janel aka Nellie says:

        Oh, never mind….I was at the 2009 Idaho Falls Concert but the fan get together I’m thinking of was in Rexburg 2010. That’s when I first met Kalei.

        • missbianca says:

          I was at both of those! Were you at the slightly fancy get-together allll the way across campus from the concert venue? The one I’m thinking of wasn’t organized by fans, but some arts organization.

        • Janel aka Nellie says:

          There was a pizza place we had dinner at before. There was a surprise meet&greet after for select fans who purchased items (I think less than 100) which was like heaven for me. We were in a small room next to a gym. We didn’t go to anything else after. Alyssa and I just ate at McDonald’s then went back to our hotel room which was right near the school. We actually walked to the concert from our hotel room.

        • Janel aka Nellie says:

          Since that concert was in March, it was in the middle of Girl Scout cookie sales so Alyssa and I brought some with us. They wouldn’t let us give any to David (the security people) so we were sharing them with people in line. 🙂

  15. kimk says:

    Kalei thank you fabulous post!!

    Happy mother’s Day folks!! 😀

    TheSnowAngelz ‏@TheSnowAngelz 11m11 minutes ago
    NEW on SAz: Random Tumblr @davidarchie love to celebrate this special #daychuleta http://wp.me/pCSmC-4eP

  16. kimk says:

    not David but it is very sweet 😀

    Ed Sheeran @edsheeran
    here it is (p.s its me) – Photograph, official music video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSDgHBxUbVQ

  17. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Hey Ali…I agree with your theory of David selling shows out in Utah and other places out west to estimate how big a venue he can sell out…..and then booking smaller venues in other areas that would also sell out….makes business sense….At least us folks on the East Coast will be able to see videos of concerts until David is able to come East……Miss Vicki

  18. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    So so tired after moving my son to his new apartment today….His new digs looks like New York chic right here in downtown Richmond….so so happy for him…..but really tired….Hey Sydnie…hope you had a great French class……Parlez vous francais????? Have you been to France????…..angelbymyside…..the perfect in pink pic is beyond perfect…..maybe he forgot to shave the five o’clock shadow on purpose…..to make us all go gaga……Miss Vicki

  19. kimk says:

    David Archuleta~ Tabletop Crush ~ Megaphone ~ Chords of Strength ~Lake Grove, LI ~ 6-3-10


    lol still so freakin cute!

    pleasant dreams guys!

  20. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    kimk….tabletop crush…so cute…..forgot what David really looked like with long hair……like him with the short hair shaved at the sides much better…makes him look older……haven’t listened to Crush in a long long time….I have Mirrors, Don’t Run Away and Glorius on instant replay…..along with He Lives in You…….Sweet dreams all…..got a big day tomorrow with Church, Mother’s Day Brunch and a trip to the Botanical Gardens with my mom, son and hubby…..Have a great Mother’s Day tomorrrow everyone……Night all…..Miss Vicki

  21. kimk says:

    good morning folks.. Happy Momma’s Day!!

    Becca ‏@katyscookies 8h8 hours ago
    Remember David Archuleta he is very irrelevant now…

    Sophia ‏@sophia_three 7h7 hours ago
    @DavidArchie Do you dance to Uptown Funk?

    Happy Mother’s Day to David’s beautiful momma Lupe!! 😀

    David Archuleta – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (duet)


  22. pocoelsy says:

    Thank you Kalei for the great post.
    Happy David Archuleta Day ♡☆
    Thank you to you all for joining the twitter trending and made it so much fun!
    Happy Mother’s Day to all Mom – mother figure and all ArchuMama around the world♡

  23. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning guys! HAPPY Mother’s Day!

  24. IMO says:

    Hi folks. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! Have a great one!.

  25. Jhen says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the Archu Mom and to all the Mother in the world.

  26. Jhen says:

    Anne- Marie – praying for your Mom fast and full recovery.

  27. potluck8 says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to all at FOD. I hope it is FANTASTIC!

  28. Marylee-NorthCarolinaGirl says:

    Good Morning to everyone…and SPECIAL wishes to Moms everywhere. ❤️

  29. nora says:

    Happy Mothers Day to all the Mothers here on FOD, hope you all have a wonderful day with family, such a beautiful Spring Day here in MA, high 80’s here.

  30. jana or says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to all!

  31. Candy says:

    Posted by David on his Facebook page, a beautiful note to his mom (Made me cry)
    A ti que me diste tu vida
    tu amor y tu espacio
    a ti que cargaste en tu vientre
    dolor y cansancio.
    a ti que peleaste con uñas y dientes
    valiente en tu casa y en cualquier lugar….
    a ti te dedico mis versos
    mi ser y victorias
    a ti mis respetos señora señora señora
    y para no hacer tanto al arte
    esta mujer de quien hablo
    es linda mi amiga gaviota
    su nombres es
    MI MADRE” – Señora Señora. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO MY MOM! Who has been there for every moment–no matter how big and no matter how small it/I may have been. Gracias por todo mi mamá lindisísima y preciosa! Te quiero mucho! ‪#‎happymothersday‬

  32. Candy says:

    Translation: also posted on FB with a super sweet pic of a young David with Lupe (made me cry again)
    to you you gave me your life
    Your love and your space
    To you who cargaste in your womb
    Pain and tiredness.
    To you who fight tooth and nail
    Courageous in your home and any place….
    To you I dedicate my verses
    My being and victories
    To you my respects madam
    And for not doing much to the art
    This woman of who I am talking about
    Is beautiful my friend seagull
    His name is
    My mother “. Happy Mothers Day to my mom! Who has been there for every moment — It does not matter how big and no matter how small it / I may have been. Thank you for all my mom lindisísima and beautiful! I love you so much! ‪#‎happymothersday‬

    • Candy says:

      The Spanish was automatically translated by a feature on his page, its not 100% accurate but pretty close.

  33. Joanie/suttygal says:

    Hello everyone!
    Wishing all mothers and mother figures a beautiful and happy Mother’s Day, today! Thank you endlessly for your support, your encouragement, your instruction, your patience ( 🙂 ), and your unconditional love. <3

  34. kimk says:

    Happy Mother’s Days guys

    aww thanks Candy how sweet a message is that and the pic just the cutest. 🙂

  35. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Translation of David’s song from Cinthya in Ecuador (she teaches English)

    To you that gave me your life
    your love and space
    To you that carried pain and weariness in your belly
    To you that fought with tooth and nail brave in your house and anywhere else.

    To you I dedicate my verses, myself and my victories.

    For you my respect, my lady, my lady.
    And no avoiding showing off
    This woman I talk about
    Is my pretty friend
    Her name is Mother.

    She said it rhymes better in Spanish and makes more sense than the translation. 🙂

  36. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to David’s mama Lupe and his grandmas and Aunts, and his sister Claudia.
    Happy Mother’s day to all those here who are moms or want to be moms some day or will be soon. Or perhaps are mother figures to the neighbor kids or your nieces and nephews or kids you teach. Happy Mother’s day to your mothers too whether they are still with us or watching over us in heaven. God bless all you dear Archie fans and have a great Mother’s Day with your families.

  37. kimk says:

    Castro @CastroTheBand · 3h 3 hours ago

    cute video.. still think it would be adorable if David and Jackie sang a duet 🙂

  38. kimk says:

    American Idol @americanidolweb · 43m 43 minutes ago
    Report: ‘American Idol’ may end its 15 season run next year – Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) http://dlvr.it/9lmHV0

  39. cc halo says:

    I think that it’s this song by Denise De Kalafe that David’s quoting:

  40. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Here’s a pretty Primary song for mothers on Mother’s Day. Called “I Often Go Walking”. This version is by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Not religious in nature, just sings about mothers and flowers. I once sang this to my Grandma Meyer, probably when I was about 18 or 19. I replaced “Mother” with “Grandma”. Brought her to tears.

    • Janel aka Nellie says:

      I often go walking in meadows of clover and I gather armfuls of blossoms of blue. I gather the blossoms the whole meadow over. Dear mother all flowers remind me of you.
      Dear mother I give you my love with each flower, to give forth sweet fragrance the whole lifetime through. For if I love blossoms and meadows and walking, I learned how to love them dear mother from you.

  41. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Janel…beautiful song for Mother’s Day…..Hope you and everyone here at FOD as well as Lupe had a wonderful Mother’s Day…..Love David’s song he posted and pic of him and his mom……Lupe must be so so proud of him and all her wonderful children……Hope everyone had a great day celebrating the moms in your life…….Miss Vicki

  42. Anne-Marie says:

    Hi guys! Hope you all enjoyed your day. I came across this on FB and thought the sentiments were just beautiful so I wanted to share:

    “Your mother is always with you. She’s the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street. She’s the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick, the fragrance of life itself. She’s the cool hand on your brow when you’re not feeling well. She’s your breath in the air on a cold winter’s day. She’s the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colors of the rainbow; she is Christmas morning. Your mother lives inside your laughter. She’s the place you came from, your first home, and she’s the map you follow with every step you take. She’s your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy, but nothing on earth can separate you; not time, not space…not even death.”

  43. Jani says:

    I love how David always honors his mom. Such a cute pic of the two of them!….so glad he has her.

    I don’t know if any one here likes Houzz like I do, but I just watched a sweet vid of Ashton Kutcher orchestrating a surprise remodel of his mothers’ basement. It is a beautiful display of the love he has for her. Really sweet to watch! He, like David, loves his mom and shows it.

    Happy Mothers Day! Hope you’ve all had a great day thinking about or spending time with your mothers.

  44. Alwaysafan says:

    Dang those wonderful Mother’s Day poems that were shared made me tear up, I miss my mom everyday:) I hope you all had a good day:)

  45. jeani/ut says:


  46. kimk says:

    good morning folks!!

    davidarchuletavn.com ‏@Huong_DAVN 7h7 hours ago
    A HQ picture of @DavidArchie being the best man at his friend’s wedding in Utah. Credit to In the Loupe… http://fb.me/3XIBRZ4Ff

    ScruffleMcDufflebag™ ‏@ScruffleDuffle 6h6 hours ago
    @DavidArchie’s St. George concerts are sold out. Sad panda. My niece and I have been trying to go to one of David’s concerts for forever.

  47. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning guys! A MARVELOUS Monday to all! 🙂

  48. kimk says:

    mjsbigblog ‏@mjsbigblog 28m28 minutes ago
    It’s confirmed. American Idol will begin it’s 15th and FINAL season in January #RipAmericanIdol

  49. Joanie/suttygal says:

    Good morning everyone and Happy Monday!
    I’m in for Pastel today and the new post will be up in a little while. She’s a hard one to stand in for but I’ll do my best to start your week off right! 🙂

  50. kimk says:

    my guess they won’t ask David to go back next year..

  51. Ali says:

    I could be wrong but I think they will have a lot of contestants back and I also think that David will be invited.

    Whether he will go or not, who knows. I tend to think he would but I’ve learned not to second guess him lol.

    • kimk says:

      true he may not want to either just thinking they might just not ask.. cause.. well cause I don’t want to say why just going to think David won’t be there.

      ohh and pooh to some stuff!

      • Ali says:

        I’m sure I know what you’re thinking kim and I don’t know either for sure but I just don’t see that being an issue for a final season reunion-type thing. I think it would look more odd for Idol to NOT invite him since he was from a very popular season and he is a popular past contestant. But who knows how it will all go down.

        Someone mentioned over on MJ’s that hopefully there will be a retrospective thing outside of the regular season, where they look back at all the years and reconnect with the contestants. I think that would be fun. While David is my favorite (obviously lol) there are many that I’ve enjoyed over the years who I would like to hear from, not just the big 3 or 4 that they trot out every year.

        • kimk says:

          hope they do ask just that I still see stuff.
          anyway kind of sad it ending enjoy watching it even if it isn’t the same anymore.
          guessing Jax and Nick top 2.

  52. kimk says:

    emsda ‏@preciousone24 5m5 minutes ago
    Last season for American idol. So I guess there will be a reunion and @DavidArchie will show up.

    Wirat Thanasukolwit ‏@cockporn 7m7 minutes ago
    RIP American Idol

    no longer relevant

    at least you spawned Kelly, Carrie, Katherine, Daughtry, David Archuleta, Kellie Pickler so thats gd

    yvette ‏@triyvette 19m19 minutes ago
    yvette retweeted The New York Times
    That bleep was over after @DavidArchie didn’t win #stillsalty

  53. kimk says:

    oh and they are crazy not to at least ask if that is the case!

  54. kimk says:

    lol don’t get me started I’m kind of in a good place where David is concerned
    think his voice right now is in super shape, (umm ok another outstanding male artist is not on the picture right now ok I’m bad so sue me) plus from the videos we have gotten so far you can tell he has matured in his performances and well looks great. his for the taking.
    oh and lol 1D is a mess let’s not forget that one

    interesting thing saw some new song writer follows lately wonder what he is cooking up?

    one seems pretty cool he likes video games too I think
    @benlandis has 1.5 millions followers (does anyone know why?)

    lol this video is dedicated to BETH!! 🙂

    Ben Landis – Chickens (going “peck peck peck”) [Lazy Day version]


    maybe David’s first music video will be like a video game cartoonish maybe even who knows or maybe David will do something with video games or will make his own?
    ha I have no clue but there are a lot of folks who like them!

  55. angelbymyside says:

    I definitely think they will ask David to make an appearance on the final season of Idol along with many other former contestants. They said it will be “a season-long celebratory event … and pay tribute to the past 14 seasons of amazingly talented contestants.” From what I read, it was said that there was a lot of enthusiasm about the former judges and contestants coming back and paying tribute. I also read that they are planning lots of surprises for the final season.

  56. Joanie/suttygal says:

    New post is up!
    Interesting thoughts and talk about possibilities for the final season of AI. In any way possible, I’d love to see David return… I’d also love to see a look back at each season with the touring groups from each year uniting on a given week to perform. (though I’d sure miss not being able to see Michael John’s with the S7 group.) 🙁 Anyway, that’s one dream I’d have for the final season.

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