David Archuleta I’ll Never Go Music Video premiere on juice.ph June 24! BEGIN. songlist to Listen on Youtube! “One Month” vlog, those sideways glances, fan promo vid, BEGIN. buzz is everywhere, lucky 1,111,111, BuddyTV, Forevermore #1, Remembering the Cover medley


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Credit: Kim

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Every heart sings a song incomplete, until another heart whispers back.


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I’ll Never Go Music Premiere set for Sunday, June 24 on Juice.ph!

Click on the pic for the source.  Thanks for the find @pabuckie!

That would be 8 am EDT.  A lovely way to start the Sunday.  We’ll post any more information and the direct link closer to premiere time!

It’s Official!

As posted by Joanie yesterday…..

 Watch music vids of each original on FOD YouTube Playlist, or simply click on the links below to refamiliarize yourself which each of these gems.  Of course, David’s take on each will be different; I’m sure he’ll put a special stamp on each!

There is only one way to describe the entire collection of songs on this CD ~ LUSH.  Great choices.  I’m so excited for David’s interpretation of them,  so indulge me a personal commentary on a few.

1. Beautiful (Christina Aguilera).  Simple, but we can see how someone with a powerful voice can take this to a new level.  So excited for David’s interpretation of this!

2.. Somewhere Only We Know.  Lilting.  I always felt this song had such a Paul McCartney/Beatles feel to it….

3.  Everybody Hurts.  Need to hear David sing the bridge of the R.E.M classic!!!   BTW, I love the last scene in this music vid.

4.  Don’t Give Up.  This video just mesmorized me from the first time I watched it many years ago.  A six minute hug.

5.  Angel (Sarah McLachlan).  A Canadian connection…woohoo! I always felt David and Sarah were very similar in communicating beyond mere lyrics.  Can you imagine a music video, similar to Sarah’s?  Just David and the piano.  Just hoping here….

6.  Bridge over Troubled Water (Simon and Garfunkle). Freeflow of tears upon hearing this cover by David for the first time is a certainty.  For me, anyway.

8.  True Colors (Eva Cassidy’s version below).  Beautiful, inclusive lyrics.

9.  Pride (In the Name of Love).  U2.   I’m so curious as to what the production of this song will be like.  Will this rock classic be acoustic?

10.  Be Still My Soul.  A beautiful, emotional and inspirational ending to the CD.  Perfect.

We created a playlist with all these originals on YouTube…the songs will play in sequence.  Bookmark and enjoy:

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BEGIN. “goes with my next phase of my life”

Thanks @CanadianArchie for the idea on this one.

A month before David Archuleta left for his mission, he posted this vlog that spoke to the type of music he was planning on recording.  David said “It’s the kind of music I’ve always enjoyed doing.  It goes with the next phase of my life”.  Makes alot of sense now……

I screencapped a sideways look.  What does this remind you of?






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Fan promo vid for BEGIN.

A wonderful creation by Pocoelsy!!!  I love it!

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Are you excited for BEGIN. ?

Shadow Mountain records is asking the question!  So go on over to Facebook and answer!  Click to go!

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PopCityLife asks a question too

Are you happy with the BEGIN. song choices?  Click on the pic above to answer!

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Lots of BEGIN. mentions!

Look who’s on the Disney Dreaming header?

And from NeonLimelight

And from Idol Chatter

Mark Franklin is funny 🙂   Go over an leave a comment on this thread!

mmm-mag mention

You must be SO TIRED of seeing that CD cover everywhere by now.  Just say the word, and I’ll stop 😉

Well, just maybe we’ll change it up slightly with this image Sam @SamLouiseG from Ohnopurple account

Stunning.  Wow.

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Elsewhere in the Archu-world. And yes, there IS an Archu-world lol……

On BuddyTV:  10th Anniversary article features David Archuleta

Look who is the lead pic for BuddyTV’s Article on American Idol 10 year anniversary.  Thanks for the find @Y_J_fan

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Forevermore still going strong!

Thanks for the update McKenzie!


Lucky 1,111,111

@ohmygoshashley captured the amazing moment and made her own personal wish as a result 😉   Tx for the tweet!

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David can so cover!!!!

As a prelude to BEGIN. I thought I would end by posting a vid of the cover medley David Achuleta performed on his 2009 Solo tour.  Wow, the screaming in this vid.  David was joyful and full of beans during this medley.  Can he cover, or what???  We have SO MUCH to look forward to!

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I wonder if it will be a quiet Thursday?  Have a good one all!

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263 Responses to David Archuleta I’ll Never Go Music Video premiere on juice.ph June 24! BEGIN. songlist to Listen on Youtube! “One Month” vlog, those sideways glances, fan promo vid, BEGIN. buzz is everywhere, lucky 1,111,111, BuddyTV, Forevermore #1, Remembering the Cover medley

  1. MunkFOD says:

    Good morning! What a terrific post! Thanks Pastel!

    Can’t stop smiling at all these great surprises! Its like Christmas!

    Thanks David! Thanks Kari! and thanks to this great “David” family! What an awesome ride! Can’t remember what life was like without David and his music!

  2. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning Munk and FOD!

    SUPER THANKS Pastel for another GREAT post! So much going on in Davidland…loving every minute!

    THANKS to Kim for the lead off pic, Candianarchie, Pocoelsy, Sam, McKenzie and ohmyugoshashley for their contributions to this AWESOME post! FABULOUS video of THE MEDLEY from 88Aladdin! ONE is one of my fav David covers…even though it was just a snippet! Can’t wait to hear what he does to the covers on BEGIN. to make them his own!

    KEEP VOTING on MYX for forevermore! http://myxph.com/default.aspx VOTE Chart Central where forevermore is #1 yet again!

  3. kmb says:

    We get to see the ING MV JUNE 24th!!! YES!!! No need to say more about the Begin. buzz than I’ve already said, except to reiterate that I am SO EXCITED!!! 🙂

  4. ksf (a.k.a. RIP Senseless...we'll never forget) says:

    Thanks Pastel for the new thread! Loving all of the songs that David has chosen for BEGIN. Honestly, BOTW is the only one that I don’t really care for. Anyway, can’t wait to order my copy. I wonder when it will be available for advanced orders? Is it August yet?? 😛

  5. kmb says:

    Hi ksf! Glad to see you here. Is there going to be Javid today?

  6. ksf (a.k.a. RIP Senseless...we'll never forget) says:

    kmb, hi! lol, yes there will. I’m working, or um, supposed to be working now so it’ll be later 🙂

  7. nora says:

    ksf missed you yesterday. Glad to see you today. The first song Beautiful reminds me of an interview that David had (can’t remember where or with who) when David said the some had tried to stop him from having MKOC tour, and some will always hate your guts no matter what you do, does anybody remember this? In the song it says words can’t get you down, no matter what. I wonder who tried to stop him from his MKOC tour and who could ever hate him. Just a thought, when listening to the words of Beautiful.

  8. glitter*girl says:

    nora- omg what a weird coincidence! i was just thinking about this very thing last night trying to fall asleep and couldn’t until almost 1 am! for david to actually say that(when he usually stays quiet about such matters) means whatever whoever did that affected him deeply. wonder if melinda knows. i would love to ask her but i’m too afraid. why would anyone try to stop a Christmas tour of all things?! what kind of person would do that do someone as sweet and precious as david? i would love to know who and why!

  9. kimk says:

    Pastel thank you for this fabulous new post!! good morning!!

    I LOVE BEGIN.. all of it so far and have I feeling this may be my fav cd so far!
    say that about every one of his though.
    loving Forevermore right now to the max!
    woo hoo.. bring it on Dave!!!

  10. nora says:

    glitter*girl I guess great minds think alike. I think that was why he only could go to certain parts of the country on his tour, I always wondered why he never came East, I wouldn’t put it past Melinda, after what she tried to make us believe that Jive dropped David instead of the other way around, wouldn’t do any good to ask her In MOP.

  11. kimk says:



    lol I love this and hope we get a ton more of this side of David one day!

  12. glitter*girl says:

    nora-true. and if i asked i’m sure she wouldn’t tell me, if she even knows.

  13. glitter*girl says:

    thanks for that kim! i love that scene so much haha!!

  14. Anita says:

    Thanks Pastel for the great post, and for including link for all the songs David covered. That album is going to be OUT OF THIS WORLD! I hope David has tremendous success with it. He should!

  15. Pastel, Thank you for the awesome post. To everyone that contributed. Love the BEGIN. cover and the Buzz, The medley covers. He sounded so good doing them. Also, i have a question?
    Didn’t Kurt Kestner, say that there were 11 tracts on the album?
    What happen to the eleventh?

  16. Kimk,Sam, Thank you for the tumbler. That is one of my favorite scenes of Nandito Ako. I think thats the moment that Josh started falling in love with Anya.

  17. ksf (a.k.a. RIP Senseless...we'll never forget) says:

    nora – hi! Wow…don’t think I’ve seen that interview but I don’t understand, either, why someone would want to stop a Christmas tour. Oh well…they didn’t anyway 😛

  18. Lurker03 says:

    Linda – Josh might have fallen in love with her during his stay and you can tell during his “flirtations” on the bus. Bet he didn’t want to be the one to say it first so he pushed Anya to admit it first, but instead got slapped. She didn’t actually say no though.
    That scene was so fun to watch.

  19. nora says:

    I wish I could remember, I think that is why it took him so long to put out the venue of cities, I know I heard him say it, just can’t remember where, I know it was after he knew he was to have the tour. ksf–can’t wait for your next Javid chapter!!!

  20. angelbymyside says:

    Hello FOD family 😀

    PASTEL ~ This is such an awesome post. Thank you! 😀

    Can’t wait to see the mv for I’ll Never Go on 6/24!

    Can anyone tell me what Mark Franklin means when he says “yep, that’s the former to the right” in his review posted above. I must be on the slow side today….I don’t get it! lol

  21. Bianca, So happy to know that your surgery was a success, and you are on your way towards recovery. God Bless you.

  22. Lurker03 says:

    nora – was it the Forbes interview? It was during that interview he said that some people might not agree with his decision or something. I think he was talking about the mission, but of course we didn’t know it back then. hmmmm

  23. Lurkero3, it was fun to watch. I thought he was starting to fall for her during the door scene. But i guess it was destiny that kept putting them together. I miss Nandito Ako.

  24. Really a Lurker says:

    kimk – thanks for bringing that gif from Sam…love her work. That scene was a good one and showed good acting on David’s part.

    kalena – thank you so much for your thoughts on the previous thread. You have something special to look forward to in seeing and meeting David!! Also, hope for more fan get togethers!

    As far as the pic for the album (to rehash old hash), I had reservations but my daughter, when I asked her “it doesn’t look like him, does it?” she says “What! it looks exactly like him!” So, there you go….

  25. SandyBeaches says:

    Pastel, what a treasure of songs. In some ways it makes Thursday very quiet because when you listen to them all and imagine David singing them, everything becomes very quiet.

    I listened to Sara sing ‘Angel’ and the second time I scrolled down and watched the BEGIN entry by Sam@SamLouise G…while she was singing and it was so awesome… It gives you a bit of a glimpse of what it will be like watching David sing the song…



  26. SandyBeaches says:

    Sorry, I don’t love my initials that much!! Where did my editor go?

  27. kimk says:

    Sandy Beaches lol.

    OH MY!! 😀

    Deseret Book ‏@DeseretBook
    @janey79 having sat in on three of the songs “blown away” is right on! #BEGIN

    @DeseretBook: @janey79 we sat in on “Beautiful” “Everybody Hurts” and “Angel” – great & powerful arrangements! #BEGIN

  28. kimk says:

    angel I think it means that pic yup that is him? that is what I figured anyway.

  29. kimk says:

    Mika ‏@frozenat17
    David Archuleta’s Forevermore is now certified Gold!

  30. kimk says:


    DavidArchie’s chick ‏@davidschickipoo
    Pic of the Day: @DavidArchie signs Chords of Strength for a fan, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, July 2011

  31. angelbymyside says:

    kimk ~ oh is that what he meant? Yep he sure doesn’t look like he did on AI 😉 heehee

  32. Really a Lurker says:

    angelbymyside – Mark Franklin stated the album cover and tracklist was revealed. The former is the album cover and the tracklist would be the latter (had he stated that).

  33. Really a Lurker says:

    Oh, sorry, kimk already answered. (my posts are taking a little time to post for some reason)

  34. Thanks Kimk, Mica, Certified Gold is awesome.
    Are we going to do any trending or promo for ING MV? Just wondering. The 24th is just around the corner.

  35. kimk says:

    angel woo hoo!!!! 🙂

  36. Fiona says:

    Hi everyone!!! Yay!!! I’ll never go is premiering on my birthday!!!!! 🙂 Best birthday gift ever!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  37. Grace says:

    Morning FOD!!!
    Thanks Pastel for the great post!!! Love all the buzz around David land!!
    Love the tracklist on BEGIN. I think David watches some music related TV programs like The Voice, Glee, even Smash because I heard those songs from the TV shows. I always imagined what if David sang them and now here we go.

    I wonder ‘Forevermore’ fans purchase from WOWHD counts for the overall album sales. Maybe it counts for international sales, not domestic sales. Hope someone can clarify that.

  38. Grace says:

    Wow, thanks international fans as well as US fans! We caught up a lot overnight!!! Let’s go!!
    1D 50.58% David 49.42%

  39. Aubri says:

    Linda: You mean Kurt Bestor? lol. I was like “kestner?” I don’t remember him saying that, but I think Kari said there were 2 originals, so maybe things changed and one got taken off. Hopefully we’ll get to hear it eventually 🙂

  40. Grace says:

    I love this tweet. So true!!

    Nicole Leigh ‏@Mandys_Tweet

    @DavidArchie This guy is a total package. Voice + personality + Good moral values + *insert others* = David Archuleta #thebest

  41. VaBeachArchie says:

    Checking in before work to catch up on David news!

    Deseret Book having sat in on three songs, Beautiful, Everybody Hurts and Angel! Was blown away ! Can’t even imagine watching David record!

    Forevermore certified GOLD! AWESOME! LOVE every song on that album!! I’ll Never Go MV coming out June 24th! That might also help the album sale! SOMETHINGTO TWEET ABOUT!!

    Glad to hear Bianca’s surgery went well and she’s on the mend!

    Work calls! Hope everyone has a GREAT day!

  42. Angelgal3 says:

    Hi everyone, So glad I came by to check in this morning! Fantastic posts from joanie and Pastel! I love the new tracklist for Begin and can’t WAIT until it’s officially released!!! He will kill us all off singing these songs!!!

  43. suttygal (joanie) says:

    Happy Thursday everyone!!!
    What an awesome post!!! Thank you Pastel!! I’ve already got the playlist favorited and playing on repeat as I imagine David’s voice, his piano playing on a select few, and Kurt’s orchestra on a few~ so incredibly excited for BEGIN. ! And also for the “I’ll Never Go” mv coming next Sunday! AND FOREVERMORE has reached “GOLD” status in the Philippines! AWESOME!!
    So many gifts…feeling very blessed (as always) to be a DA fan.
    Also thanks so much to everyone for sharing/sending things in to the front page for posting. It means the world to us! 🙂

  44. Aubri, sorry, by the time i start typing i forget the spelling. I have a short memory span, HAHA! I thought it was wrong, but i figured someone will correct me. Thank you again. Hey! maybe the other original is for 2013, wouldn’t that be awesome.

  45. cq#DA2014 says:

    Thank you Pastel for the fabulouso post.
    That Medley of songs video just reminds me as to how brilliant he is at covering songs.
    I’m thinking that David was in such a deep emotional place when he recorded BEGIN. that will be conveyed through those iconic songs…..excitement overload!!!

  46. Aubri, he said it in the interview he did in Utah, When he spilled the beans on BOTW.

  47. cq#DA2014 says:

    Aubri and Linda, yes, I remember him saying two original songs. Maybe someone that has twitter can ask Kari that we thought that BEGIN had two original songs…maybe we’ll be treated with the other one next year.

  48. kimk says:


    “I’ll Never Go”, David’s new music video from the OPM album “Forevermore” will premier on June 24, 2012, Sunday, 8 PM Manila Time on Juice.ph.
    In the meantime, watch the teaser below:

  49. lct#DA2014 says:

    Hi guys
    Kimk, do you know if that’s certified gold in the philipines or in the US?

  50. lct#DA2014 says:

    Linda, I’m sure we will try to trend on twitter. But I’m also going to tweet personal tweet messages out there to support this wonderful guy! 🙂

  51. sarahhazel says:

    Happy 78th day!!! Thanks for the rockin’ post, Pastel!!!
    Sqeeeeee!!! Can’t wait for the premiere of ING MV on the 24th!!!
    Woot!!! Forevermore certified GOLD!!! (that’s in the Philippines, if I’m not mistaken)
    Loving all the latest BUZZZ on the BEGIN. album and ING!!!
    Wishing Miss Bianca a swift recovery! 🙂

  52. sarahhazel says:

    Very nice fan promo video for BEGIN.! Hooraaayyy for talented and dedicated Archies!

  53. Heidijoy says:

    Thanks for the wonderful Post, Pastel!!

  54. kmb says:

    ksf – I’m looking forward to it! 🙂

  55. kimk says:

    lct I think it means in the Philippines?

  56. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–eagerly awaiting the next Javid installment! 🙂

  57. lct#DA2014 says:

    Me too, ksf, – but no rush! 🙂

    thanks Kimk!

  58. sarahhazel says:

    Billboard article on AI’s 10th Anniversary
    “Underwood has also topped the AC charts, along with Elliott Yamin, David Cook, Sparks and David Archuleta, while Allen and Lambert have reigned on the Adult Top 40 charts.”
    “American Idol No. 1s by contestant….David Archuleta 4”
    “American Idols Who Have Charted on the Billboard Charts: Season seven: (seven)….. David Archuleta”

  59. sarahhazel says:

    Ooopsss…wrong link.

  60. sarahhazel says:

    Supposed to be this one……

    I think darker looks better! 🙂

  61. Lurker03 says:

    sarahhazel – while I agree with you that darker looks better, it’s still an album cover. Bright photos as covers get more attention when people enter music shops. I guess a lot of people like the cover. It’s got almost 20k likes on facebook. 😀

  62. Really a Lurker says:

    this is funny:

    David Archuleta has dropped off the face of the earth and his ‘fans’ are nearly beating us! VOTE FOR DIRECTIONERS GUYS! http://www.q102.com/pages/ultimate_fan/

  63. sarahhazel says:

    Lurker03–me likey it much….light, dark, medium…whatever….haha!

  64. sarahhazel says:

    Really a lurker–LOL…sounds like they are feeling threatened?…..somebody please give that girl some David updates, haha…. 😉

  65. Lurker03 says:

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    Hey guys! Got the news about the Forevermore album going GOLD the first week in June and told David. (ks)

  66. Lurker03 says:

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    Just had to wait until we had certification from the label to post his message! (ks)

  67. Lurker03 says:

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    From David: That´s great to hear! Please let the fans know I say thank you for all of their support! (ks) Thanks Everyone!!!

  68. sarahhazel says:

    Tweets! Aaaaww…..anytime, David, anytime…… 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Thanks, Lurker03!

  69. kimk says:

    I miss David!!!!

    so glad Forevermore is doing well.. lol it should too as it rocks!!

  70. glitter*girl says:

    wonder why he chose that peter gabriel song?? never heard it before today! and how’s he going to do it if it’s a duet? did someone sing with him? who was it? i need to know! LOL 🙂

  71. kimk says:

    glittergirl that is a duet!! who who!!?

  72. Really a Lurker says:

    I bet its a great feeling for David to know that his fans continue to support him even though he’s gone.

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    From David: That´s great to hear! Please let the fans know I say thank you for all of their support! (ks) Thanks Everyone!!!

  73. Lurker03 says:

    Considering Forevermore wasn’t promoted for long, Gold is an achievement. Usually it takes months to promote album. Congrats to our D! 😀

  74. sarahhazel says:

    glitter*girl–we’ll know come Aug. 7….unless there are leaks before that….but rest assured…duet or solo…..the Archuleta will not disappoint!

  75. kmb says:

    Yay for Forevermore going GOLD! All the fans knew it was GOLDEN all along though. I can never get enough of that CD! And thanks Kari for sharing David’s thanks with us.

  76. glitter*girl says:

    kim- yes just exactly who would have been in utah that day ready to sing with him? he did record this in utah didn’t he?

  77. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Pastel.. Great post as usual. That video of The David medley at Idaho Falls was rocking. All the buzz about BEGIN. is wonderful. The “I’ll Never Go” MV is going to knock our socks off, I just know it. Tweets and exciting news on “Forevermore” reaching gold. I couldn’t be happier for David. .. Miss Bianca, wishing you a speedy recovery. Another WOOHOO Day!! Life is good!! 😀

  78. sarahhazel says:

    HUH?….my comment at 2:52 pm is awaiting moderation?

  79. Elysian says:

    Yea!!! Its lunchtime which means fun on FOD!

    Thank you so much Pastel for another awesome post!!I particularly appreciate all of the links to the songs that will be on BEGIN. I love listening to them and imagining how even more beautiful the songs will be sung by, and interpreted by DAVID. I can barely contain my excitement!!

  80. nora says:

    how many CDS have to be sold in Philipines to be considered gold? Does anybody know how many Forevermore CDs he sold?

  81. Really a Lurker says:

    nora – it has to sell 10,000 copies in the Philippines for it to be gold

  82. Elysian says:

    In responding to comments on yesterdays thread,

    jackryan- Thank you for sharing that ADORABLE video of your first encounter with David. It is so cute and witty! I am extremely impressed with your superhuman powers of “ocular observation” which enable you to see all of the stubble on David’s face and even emerging pimples! LOL! The fact that David even has pimples, emerging or otherwise, is a shocker!

    Shanny and Candy- I’m glad that you enjoyed my recap of the fan dinner for Lorms. 🙂

    Kalena- I’m so sorry that I missed you when you commented last night. It was so fun talking to you on Sunday!!! I loved reading your thoughts about BEGIN and about David. I hope that you not only get to hear him live when he gets back, but that you also get to meet him!

    Betty- You’re right about Love Me Tender, when David sang it, he made it into an entirely different song 🙂

  83. ksf (a.k.a. RIP Senseless...we'll never forget) says:

    I know its been a while but…how ’bout some Javid? 😛 Enjoy!

    “Oh, my gosh! Can you believe we just did that?” David exclaimed, as they finished their dive.

    “It was amazing! So beautiful!” said Jasmine.

    “Yeah,” agreed Lisa. “Of course you see pictures but they don’t compare to actually being in the ocean and among all the amazing marine life — the beautiful fish and gorgeous coral reefs. I can’t believe we actually saw sharks!”

    “Definitely something we have to do again! Incredible!” said Edgar.

    Earlier that morning the four of them had boarded a ferry to Catalina Island. Just a short trip from the city, they knew it would be an ideal location for their scuba diving adventure. The island was certainly beautiful, with almost crystal clear water and white sand. It was the perfect day for scuba diving and they’d looked forward to spending the weekend together.

    Once they were dressed they decided to go sightseeing, as there was a lot to do on the island – from fishing and Para sailing to ghost tours and wildlife viewing. After checking out some museums and shops, they decided to go on an island scavenger hunt, which kept them occupied for most of the afternoon.

    Later that evening they had dinner at one of the outdoor restaurants on the beach. It was a beautiful evening as the sun began to set and they could see dolphins in the distance.

    “What a wonderful day,” said Jasmine, smiling at David as they finished their meal.

    “Yeah, it was, and there’s more tomorrow,” David said, putting his arm around Jasmine.

    “I can’t believe there’s so much to do here,” Lisa said. “I mean, you really could spend a week here.”

    Gazing at her and taking her hand, Edgar said, “I’m sure we’ll be back.”

    David and Jasmine looked at each other and smiled. It was wonderful to see them together.

    “What?” asked Edgar quizzically.

    “Oh, nothing,” said David, grinning. Edgar laughed.

    A short time later, they finished their meal and walked out onto the beach.

    “Wow…I can’t believe how beautiful the island is,” said Jasmine, looking out at the ocean and enjoying the warm breeze.

    “Neither can I. It’s pretty amazing…but then so is the company,” said David, walking up from behind and wrapping his arms around her.

    “I agree,” Jasmine said, laying her head back against his chest.

    “I love you,” said David, kissing her on the cheek.

    “I love you too,” said Jasmine, smiling.

    Edgar cleared his throat. “Alright, alright you two,” he joked. “Did you forget about us?”

    “Of course not,” Jasmine responded, smiling and raising an eyebrow. “Though, I must say that you two have been in your own little world for a while now.”

    Lisa laughed. “Guilty as charged,” she quipped, gazing at Edgar.

    “Well, they say this is the ‘Island of Romance,’” said David, smiling. “I guess we’ve all fallen under its spell.”

    “Something like that,” said Jasmine, as they all laughed.

    “Well,” said Edgar, taking Lisa’s hand, “I think we’re going to go for a walk.”

    “Okay,” said Jasmine. Have fun you guys. See you back at the room Lisa.”
    A short time later, as David and Jasmine walked along the shore, they could hear music playing from one of the beachside restaurants.

    “You know, today has really got me thinking about our bucket list. What do you say we continue with it?” asked Jasmine excitedly.

    “Well…I guess that’s fine but do you remember what was next?” David asked hesitantly.

    “Of course, skydiving,” said Jasmine, grinning. “Let’s go for it! I know we’re both working the next few weekends but maybe after that.”

    David was shocked. Was she really serious? “Jasmine, I don’t think that’s a good idea after the accident and everything. I don’t feel comfortable with that,” he said.

    “I know it sounds crazy, but… it’s just something I’ve always wanted to do,” said Jasmine.

    Pausing, David replied, “Jasmine…I…the thought of you jumping out of a plane…I almost lost you and it’s just not worth it to me.”

    Jasmine could see the concern on his face. She smiled softly and put her palm to his cheek. “Sweetie, I understand that you’re worried, but this is different. And besides, I can’t spend the rest of my life afraid, just because of the accident. I’ve always liked planes and I still do.”

    “Well…baby, I’m sorry. I just can’t be okay with it…I just can’t,” said David sadly.

    Jasmine paused. “Alright,” she said reluctantly. “I understand.”

    “Do you?” asked David, seeing her disappointment and looking at her intently.

    Lovingly, she returned his gaze and smiled. “Of course. How can I not when you’re looking at me like that, with those eyes and puppy dog face?”

    In the distance, they could hear a Jason Mraz song drift out into the warm night air.

    He smiled. “Dance with me,” he said suddenly, pulling her close.

    “Hmm…it seems we’ve been doing a lot of that lately,” she teased.

    “I can’t help myself,” he said, drawing her even closer to him. “I guess being with you brings out the Gene Kelly in me.”

    They began to dance slowly. “When I look into your eyes…” he sang softly, and as he continued to sing to her, he lifted her chin and looked into her eyes and at that beautiful face that he loved so much. As he held her, he felt a swell of emotion.

    Gazing at David, Jasmine felt tears come to her eyes as she thought of all they’d been through and how they’d been given another chance. She was so grateful that he hadn’t given up…even when she thought she’d lost him. As a tear fell, David wiped it from her cheek and kissed the spot where it had been. And then…he gently kissed her lips.

    “Have I told you lately that I love you?” he said softly.

    Smiling, Jasmine could feel her heart racing. “I don’t know…I think I need to hear it again.”

    “I love you,” said David, kissing her once more.

  84. Elysian says:

    Yippee!! Forevermore has gone GOLD in less than 3 months, and David is aware of this!!
    This is FANTASTIC. I love that all of the hard work David put in for the love of his fans is also having benefits to him financially and in terms of keeping the buzz about him going strong in his absence.

  85. kimk says:

    glitter girl hope someone young, cute and one rocking voice!
    lol a girl too!!

  86. Lurker03 says:

    ksf!!! *squealing like the fangirl that I am*

  87. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    ksf.. Nice, very nice. Love is in the air. A kissfrom David, an affirmation of his love. Aww thank you. It really is a good day thanks to you!!

  88. cq#DA2014 says:

    I’m thinking that maybe David used a choir to record Don’t Give Up.

  89. nora says:

    really a lurker, thanks for the info. Will BBL to read ksf’s next chapter. Supper calls.

  90. kmb says:

    ksf – LOVE IT! So much romance and happiness in the air, including a kiss on the lips! Maybe David will change his mind and they’ll get to go skydiving? I could feel how disappointed Jasmine was that he didn’t say yes to that 🙁

  91. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    Lurker03 & sgj – 😛

  92. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    kmb – lol, isn’t romance AWESOME? If only I could be a fly on the wall when it happens to David in real life. *sighs*

  93. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    ksf.. You make it seem real! 😀

  94. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    ksf.. Just a thought. Wonder what the real Jasmine would think of the Javid story if she read it. I think she’d like it. 😀

  95. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    sgj, thank you! 🙂

  96. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    sgj, I hope so! Maybe it would get the ball rolling…if it isn’t already, lol!

  97. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–Aaahhh….the romance!….A kiss???…..you’re overdosing us with too much “kilig”!
    I can’t take this anymore! (just kidding!)

  98. sarahhazel says:

    You’ll never know, she might be reading the saga as we speak…..but what if it’s Eula reading it? …..she needs her own story–Euvid….next time, ksf?

  99. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    sarahhazel – uh oh! There’s more to come…maybe I should get ray to bring in the white coats a little early, just in case, lol.

  100. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Dinner time BBL

  101. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    sarahhazel – haha! Euvid…maybe. But it’ll have to wait in line. A fan’s tale is next 😉

  102. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–white coats needed for next episode?…..you’re making me nervous now…..

  103. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–Fan’s tale sounds good to me!…A “Cinderella” story?…..Yay!…more to keep us going in this historical Archudrought!

  104. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    sarahhazel – lol “historical”

  105. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    sarahhazel – idk why that word is funny to me but it makes me giggle, lol. I’ve been at the pool so maybe I’ve inhaled too much chlorine.

  106. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    sarahhazel – btw, I LOVED the darker BEGIN. cover that you posted earlier. The darkness makes all the difference and it looks so much better. I’m hoping that this will be what the actual cover will look like 🙂

  107. ksf, I,M posting from work. I will read you saga when I get home. But thinking on euvid saga. I just can’t picture it because there was never any chemistry there. Bit cinderella sounds good. For next saga. Just saying.

  108. kimk says:

    goodness gracious that young man gets more gorgeous as time goes on..
    what will he look like in two years… five years.. ten!?!
    gotta find myself that fountain of youth I
    need to be here!

  109. Charlotte says:

    Hey all,
    ksf, awesome new chapter. A first kiss for David 🙂 Yay 🙂 Hope there’ll be more and since they’re in an island paradise, I’m sure there will be.

    Yay, for Forevermore going gold 🙂 David keeps racking up the achievements, even when he’s far away.

    Can’t wait for the ING music video. That’ll be a nice treat to come home from church to 🙂

  110. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–lol…inhaled or swallowed?…haha…..well, the term just popped in my brain….this IS the longest Archudrought in the history of the Archuuniverse, right?!

  111. Anita says:

    Congratulations David on Forevermore going GOLD!

  112. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    Linda – lol, I must admit I’m partial to Jasmine for sure. But, in case she’s reading, lol, we don’t want Eula to feel left out do we? LOL

  113. kimk says:


    David Archuleta may had to say goodbye for a while (two years to be exact) to work on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but the American Idol alum is still set on releasing a new album. Begin will be a compilation of inspirational covers including “Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane and R.E.M.‘s “Everybody Hurts.”

    But we do get some original material from Archuleta with the album’s title track, “Begin,” though the list (according to his official website) doesn’t list the song. Begin is the follow-up to Archuleta’s fourth LP, Forevermore, which released in March.

    1 – “Beautiful”
    2 – “Somewhere Only We Know”
    3 – “Everybody Hurts”
    4 – “Don’t Give Up”
    5 – “Angel”
    6 – “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
    7 – Broken”
    8 – “True Colors”
    9 – “Pride (In The Name Of Love)”
    10 – “Be Still My Soul”

    Begin releases on August 7.

  114. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    sarahhazel – LOL, inhaled. I wasn’t actually in the pool. My son is taking swimming lessons so I was just watching but I swear the smell was pretty strong! Normally it’s not but today…wow! I’m at home now and my eyes are still burning!

  115. kimk says:


    David Archuleta Covers U2, Aguilera, Lauper, McLachlan on New Album, “Begin”

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    David Archuleta is currently in Chile, serving a Mormon mission, but he’s left some music behind for fans to enjoy. On August 7, he’ll release an album called Begin, which is made up of cover versions of songs designed to “musically portray David’s connection with God.” David recorded the album before he left on his mission.

    Most of the tracks on Begin are big pop hits that have an inspirational flavor or message; there’s also one original called “Broken.” Among the hits Archie covers on the disc: Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful,” Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors,” U2’s “Pride (in the Name of Love),” Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel” and Peter Gabriel’s “Don’t Give Up.”

    David wrote on Twitter that he hopes his fans are “excited” about the new disc.

    Here’s the track listing:

    “Beautiful” (Christina Aguilera)
    “Bridge over Troubled Water” (Simon and Garfunkel)
    “Pride (in the Name of Love)” (U2)
    “True Colors” (Cyndi Lauper)
    “Everybody Hurts” (R.E.M.)
    Be Still, My Soul” (Sibelius)
    “Angel” (Sarah McLachlan)
    “Don’t Give Up” (Peter Gabriel)
    “Somewhere Only We Can Know” (Keane)
    “Broken” (David original)

    Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

  116. kimk says:

    5h mjsbigblog ‏@mjsbigblog
    Headlines: Idol auditions in San Antonio today, David Archuleta’s “I’ll Never Go” music video premiers on 6/24


  117. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–glad there’s buzz here in the US for the new album….wonder when the actual promo by the label or his team will start?


    Pastel, thanks for the wonderful post…quite an interactive page to show the love for our CP and great news to hear that Forevermore went GOLD in the Philippines!!!! Still have to get through all the cover songs that will be on Begin. and trying to imagine David working his magic on them. Hope Beth’s Archusanitarium will be ready before Aug considering many of us will be falling like flies just by the sheer anticipation of its release 🙂

    Can’t help but think of “Begin the Beguine” by Perry Como when it comes to David’s new CD haha. Learned that “the Beguine” was a west indian dance made popular in the musicals of the 1930’s. It is like a slow rumba with plenty of swerving hip action haha. In that case…let the dancing beeeeeeginnnn, David!!!!!! I think I’ve lost all my senses.

  119. sarahhazel says:

    idamae–Beth said it’s an Archuhhospital not a sanitarium….but it might as well be when BEGIN. begins to afflict us with its awesomeness….LOL

  120. kimk says:

    I am beautiful no matter what they say words can’t bring me down
    I am beautiful in every single way yes words can’t bring me down
    so don’t you bring me down today!

    is it August 7 yet.

  121. kimk says:

    sarahhazel like what kind of promo? think so far they are doing well. got the cd cover and tracklist!!

  122. kimk says:

    Disney Dreaming ‏@Disney_Dreaming
    David Archuleta’s “Forevermore” Album Goes Gold


  123. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    idamae – lol, actually TWO lip smackers!!

  124. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–I guess….but I was thinking posters, billboards, TV spots, etc, just like in the Philippines….(not gonna happen here, huh?)…..plus, he doesn’t have major label and all……oh well, too bad he’s not here to do mall, radio and interview stuff….
    waaahhh…..just miss those things bad!

  125. sarahhazel says:

    P.S. don’t mind me…..I’m just fandreaming….haha….

  126. kimk says:

    sarhhazel lol yup dreaming.. takes moola last I checked.

  127. Marcy says:

    hi, all ! I have been lurking here on FOD for quiet sometime but not consistently and never posted anything yet. I have just started coming here more often though because of the Javid saga I have started getting addicted with. Ksf, thank you for doing this Javid saga. You perfectly picked up the right characters and how I wish it will become a reality since Daid & Jasmine have the perfect chemistry. hmmm… I am not sure of that Euvid though …. I agree with Linda from Cali. For some reason, Eula & David don’t have the chemistry to be together. Eula is a lot younger than David too that kilig scenes might be awkward. I might be wrong but this is just my thought.

  128. ksf (a.k.a. RIP Senseless...we'll never forget) says:

    Charlotte, thanks 🙂

  129. Ksf, i understand about eula feeling bad. But could you change the male character, maybe billy. Believe me nothing against eula, shes a sweetheart. OOOHHH! POOOOH! Don’t pay attention to me. I just can’t picture josh with anybody but Jaz.

  130. Marcy, thanks for agreeing with me. Welcome to our FOD family site and to the home of the javid saga.

  131. Marcy, thanks for agreeing with me. Welcome to our FOD family site and to the home of the javid saga.
    Archies, wouldn’t it be awesome if we could win the q102 for David while he is away. A big plus for him and a bigger plus for us, for supporting him. We do it for pure love of David.

  132. ksf (a.k.a. RIP Senseless...we'll never forget) says:

    Linda, lol, I was just joking. There are no immediate plans right now for Euvid.

  133. Marcy says:

    Linda from Cali, feeling the same way. Eula is a sweetheart but she and David don’t have the connection. Yeah , a Eully saga sounds better.

  134. ksf (a.k.a. RIP Senseless...we'll never forget) says:

    Why is my 6:21 comment awaiting moderation?

  135. Marcy says:

    Linda, you are very much welcome ! Enjoying here now.
    By the way, I have read somewhere about Anne Curtis ( sister of Jasmine ) being in Hollywood now filming a movie. She is the star in a Hollywood movie ” Blood Ransom ” which will be released in 2013. I think it’s a crime thriller movie. Anne likes David that when Jasmine was interviewed before the NA , she said that she first heard David’s song through her sister , Anne since her sister owns a David’s Crush CD.

  136. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda from Cali.. HaHaHa ksf said the next story might be a fan tale. Do you think that means that David might be a player?/ :00ps: 😉 🙄

  137. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Hi Marcy.. That interesting about Jasmine’s sister.

  138. sarahhazel says:

    LOL…Eully sounds so cute!

    Marcy–welcome and come out of lurkdom more often!

  139. CindyUT says:

    Good evening everyone!

    ksf ~ you really know how to bring on the kilig with your readers!!! It’s about time David kissed Jasmine on the lips……twice even! Errr…..I mean…..That was so sweet and chivalrous of David not to rush into kissing Jasmine. He waited just until the right moment to make his move. 🙂

    I’m excited for the premier of the ING MV on June 24th! 🙂

    David is so cute and adorable in the lead pic! 🙂

  140. SGJ, that would be something different. David as a player. HA! HA!

  141. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda HaHaHa I’m wondering what ksf has on her mind. I’m sure it will be very interesting.

  142. sarahhazel says:

    Next saga will have David falling for a fangirl!….just my guess, ksf. 😉

  143. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    sarahhazel.. He must have. 😆 😆

  144. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    sarahhazel.. On second thought, David didn’t have that picture back then! Hmmm

  145. Kimk And sarahhazel. we will just have to wait fir the label and team to lead us as to where we can do the must good, as far as promos. I know trending helps keep Davids name out there.

  146. I’m excited for ING MV and For BEGIN. I can’t stop looking at the cover picture, David looks so grown up.

  147. nora says:

    ksf–Great chapter today, you make it so real, I can really imagine David kissing Jasmine for real, can’t wait for the next chapter, you really have a knack for romance in your story, and keep us wondering what is going to happen next, Thanks!!! I just checked utube and CRUSH has over 34 million views, that is great.

  148. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    nora.. Wow, 34 million, that’s huge!!

  149. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    CindyUT, thanks! Lol, yeah he decided he just couldn’t hold off any longer, haha!

    sgj & Linda – LOL! OMG…can’t imagine David as the P word! See, I can’t even say it and I don’t think my hand would let me even write it, haha!

    sarahhazel – yep, good guess 🙂

  150. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    Nora – thank you 🙂

  151. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    ksf.. I’m confused(nothing new) if David is in love with Jasmine wouldn’t he be a player if he gets involved with a fangirl??? hmmmm 😉 🙄

  152. Marcy says:

    Sgj, Yes ! I have learned too that Anne Curtis is very over protective of her younger sister, Jasmine which is very good though. Anyone can be like Anne. In one of Jasmine’s interview , she said that Anne wanted Jasmine to be focused on her studies first over anything else and Jasmine is very grateful for having a sister like her. Obviously, they are very close to each other even they are 9 years apart and I can tell that Jasmine respects and appreciates her sister so much with all the concerns she has for her.

  153. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Marcy.. That is so sweet. They almost look alike. They have a little brother,too.

  154. Candy says:

    Bravo KSF- Your “THING” was the real deal… a genuine good ole lip lockin kiss!! It wasnt MDW’s fault, someone ruled out kissing so she had to well.. reinvent the wheel so to speak!!

  155. Iv’e tried commenting on some of poplife and a couple of other ones and it says my comments are in moderation, and they never get posted. Anyone else have problems?

  156. sarahhazel says:

    sgj–that’s for ksf’s next “book”….not on the Javid saga!

  157. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–Yipeee!…already excited for that! 🙂

  158. sarahhazel says:

    I forgot what the THING was in NA….the handstand? the 1st hug? the slap? the 1st profession of love?

  159. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    sarahhazel. Ahhh. Thanks for the explanation. 😆

    Off topic: Which one of the Jonas brothers is married?

  160. ANGEL says:

    Ksf, just coming aboard ! What a very kilig episode tonight. The Javid saga seems to be real. Ha..ha.. Linda from Cali and Marcy, I am just like you ! Yes, David and Jasmine obviously have the same chemistry. Oh ! Ksf, please don’t make David sounds like a ” player” . Lol !

  161. sarahhazel says:

    ANGEL–Hi! love the name!…So glad u & other lurkers have been coming out to comment! Yay!!!

  162. sarahhazel says:

    sgj–I think it’s Kevin.

  163. kimk says:

    sarahhazel handstand.

  164. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Angel.. Don’t worry. I made a mistake on the next story topic. David would never be a player for real or fake. Sorry. 😳

  165. Donna from NY says:

    I would say we are one lucky bunch!!! First time I ever saw that Cover Video. David looks so happy! That was taken during my car accident ordeal.

  166. Grace says:

    We are really getting close!!! We can get them tonight!! Vote!
    1D 50.27%, David 49.73%

  167. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    sarahhazel.. Thanks. I’m watching a new show called “Choice” and Joe Jonas is on the panel. He and three other guys are supposed to pick a date for themselves. I thought Joe was married, my mistake.

  168. sarahhazel says:


  169. Nicole says:

    Just read the list of album songs. I am kind of surprised with them. I figured he would do more popular songs. I have to say I have finally lost hope in him ever embracing his soul side lol. I have always thought his niche was R&B. I mean he can sing just about any genre great, but to me, that is when he is at his best. I have always heard it in his voice, and thought if he would just let go, and embrace it he would be awesome. I think that is where he could really make a statement in music. I was really hoping he would go back to his roots of soul man from Utah…LOL! I guess he doesn’t want to do that type of music and is going in a different direction…but to hear him really get into a good soulful song….I would surely die and pay whatever it took to hear it… 🙂

  170. Virtue says:

    Hi, FOD! ‘Heading over into chat, but wanted to say thanks for the great post. Isn’t the Idaho Medley “like whoa?”

  171. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:



  172. Candy says:

    Pastel…you did it again..another GREAT post!! Please don’t apologize on my behalf for posting the BEGIN cd cover again, you could post it, oh say another zillion times, and you wouldnt hear me complain! Its a definitely GAH worthy! I for one am happy to see the media FINALLY replace his old AI photos with the new ones!
    The playlist of the originals is super, Ive listened to it many times today, thanks for doing it for us!
    When I logged onto the computer an advertisement for ING was displayed, my mind passed right over ING Financial and went directly to I’ll Never Go! OH boy!

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

    Hello Everyone!

    Hey Nicole! Those songs are some of the most popular songs ever in music, I think it will be incredible. Plus, who knows how he will sing them, but I think some might have a soulful sound, maybe. I dont care really what or how he sings, just so he sings 😀 I do agree, I love David singing soulful songs 😀

  174. Anita says:

    Well, it’s 7 weeks from next Tuesday that BEGIN. will be released. I don’t want to wish the summer away, but I can’t help but start counting down! I’m beginning to like David’s album cover more than I did. Yes, David looks a bit different, but it really is a handsome picture, and it is nice to see a pic of him looking his age.

  175. Candy says:

    Miss Vicki-I dont know what numbers it takes for an album to be certified Gold, I do know that its a different number in the Philippines then it is in the US, takes fewer to reach Gold in PI.

  176. A Fan says:

    R&B with a little jazz thrown in and David’s voice equal perfection…He just has to embrace it…Love the way he sung “This Christmas” @ MKOCT. I would so love to hear him sing the entire song “My Girl” as in the Phillipines video when he sung a partial part and he was really getting into it. But I will buy and listen to anything that he sings. Just love the sound of his voice. lol

  177. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Grace.. I just came from voting on Q102. David is 49.63% and O.D. is 50.31%. David keeps going down. They have O.D. on top and David underneath.

  178. kimk says:

    Nicole maybe not popular as in what is popular right now doesn’t fit the bill for BEGIN?
    not sure Boyfriend, Payphone, Call Me Maybe, etc fit anywhere with Be Still My Soul.
    love when David sings anything soulful too and I think Beautiful fits that.
    and Christina really wails in that. lol
    David has big shoes to fill on that one.

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

    Gold in the Philipines is 10,000. I thought he sold more than that. Dont get me wrong, its fantastic.
    The population of the Phils is 99,900,177. Here is a breakdown of the population
    0-14 years: 34.9% (male 17,809,044/female 17,104,237)
    15-64 years: 60.9% (male 30,384,504/female 30,410,691)
    65 years and over: 4.2% (male 1,808,966/female 2,382,735) (2010 est.)

    The population of the US is 311,800,000. Gold is 500,000. here.

  180. kimk says:

    Candy think so not the same as here in the states but great Forevermore went Gold.
    nice to see it do so well.

  181. kimk says:

    Beth why would you think that? sold more? it is a cover cd.. and like here they like JB and ID etc. too they do love David there but think the usual top acts sell more.

  182. Really a lurker says:

    Miss Vicki – Platinum in the Philippines would be 20,000 copies

  183. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    sgj, haha! It’s David in another life that falls in love with a fan so, technically, he’s not 😛

    Angel, thanks! 🙂 I won’t, lol.

    Candy – yes! Just had too. Nothing like a good ole fashioned KISS 🙂

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

    kimk, no, I just meant that i thought i heard a different number, thats all. Like I said, I think its fantastic. I deleted part of my sentence by mistake in my last comment. I’ve been reading so many David things lately, plus other things, trying to multi-task, just not remembering things right.

  185. Ali says:

    Nicole – I’m all for some soulful David but I’m not sure how he could have chosen more popular songs. Beautiful was a huge pop hit for Christina, Pride was a rock hit for U2, Sarah’s Angel has been everywhere, and pretty much everyone knows BOTW. And that’s just mentioning 4 songs. I actually was very (happily) surprised at just HOW popular the songs included were. I figured money constraints would keep him for being able to cover more popular songs since they cost more money to license.

    I would love to see more of the R&B stuff that we know David can do in the future for sure though. I think David’s problem is that the can do so many genres so well that its impossible to do them all. *cough*givemesomelatinmusic*cough* ;p

  186. kimk says:

    Nicole do you mean newer popular songs?
    what songs would you choose that would go with Be Still My Soul and BEGIN
    or what would be good message songs?

  187. Ali says:

    Beth – with relation to the gold certification numbers, they really can’t be compared to the US based on population. Illegal downloading is huge in the Philippines and really throughout southeast Asia so albums sales numbers are much smaller than what we see here. That is why the certification thresholds are so much lower. Someone posted a link over at MJ’s earlier showing levels for each country: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_music_recording_certifications

    For David to have sold over 10,000 units there is really good. And you can figure many many more than that actually “got” the album.

  188. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Ali.. Do you have a cold?? HaHaHaHa 😆

  189. kimk says:

    only two newer songs I can think of is Demi’s Skyscraper and Katy Perry’s Firework?
    not sure David would cover those artists though?

  190. kimk says:

    Ali lol count me in with him doing a Spanish cd. love soulful too.
    loved his Fallin A Keyes way back when he was younger. was killer!!

  191. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Beth.. Does that mean that the Forevermore albums we bought overseas didn’t count?? They were shipped from Hong Kong.

  192. Candy says:

    While I too love bluesy, soulful David, I am beyond happy(thrilled actually) with the tracklist. I was envisioning a much more religious type cd, while nice it would not have been something for everyone, this tracklist has much more universal appeal.

  193. Ali says:

    hahahahaha I’ll be coughing all over the place if it means we get a spanish cd!!!! ;D

  194. breanne says:

    Just got back from hanging out with my 3 grandkids!! Love them to pieces but boy do they wear me out!

    Keep voting for Forevermore on MYX:

    For some reason I’m having a hard time getting onto the Chart Central link. If any of you can get there, be sure to vote 1 song per hour for Forevermore & Nandito Ako:

  195. breanne says:

    David is almost tied with One Direction on Q102’s Ultimate Fan Poll:

  196. josie says:

    sgj~ “Do you have a cold?” lolol. Oh man…Um, unfortunately, I think illegal downloading is a huge problem in the U.S., too. 🙁

  197. Grace says:

    David is back to 49.71%. I see 1D fans encourage to vote for 1D on twitter.

    kimk, if albums would not be so popular because songs are covers, are you implying the same for BEGIN.? Hope BEGIN will sell a lot more copies than that.

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

    Hey Ali! The only reason I printed the population info, was I heard someone say that the population is considered in what the numbers for Gold & platinum are in any given country. Whether thats true or not, I dont know. I know that illegal downloads are big in the Phils, well everywhere for that matter. David is one of the most illegally downloaded artists out there.

    I just want to clarify again, I think going Gold in the Phils is great, I just meant I thought I heard a different number, thats all.

    Hey supergrand! I’m not sure.

  199. kimk says:

    Breanne voting!

    Ali lol keep hacking away if that gets us one of those!
    hoping for at least a Spanish single when he gets back.

    Candy love the tracklist.. the songs work in with his message while not being too religious which will appeal to more folks out there.
    as for his young fans.. most of the songs he has chosen have been covered on Glee so hoping they notice and buy the cd too.
    lol kind of think that cover art might help as well.

  200. Ali says:

    josie – lol yep but not at the level they experience there. the proportions here in the us are increasing each year but there is still a good sized market for selling music — as we see by looking at the charts each week. but just imagine how much is being downloaded or bootlegged. that must be so frustrating for artists.
    i was told by a friend who works for a label that the gold/platinum/etc certifications are based on a percentage of overall sales for the country. so that tells you how much music is legally sold here compared to some other places in the world, if you’re looking at that certification chart on wikipedia.

  201. Grace says:

    I have a concern if the Forevermore albums we purchased at Wowhd would help David at all. Looks like they were not included in the album sales that were reported as gold.

  202. Ali says:

    beth – sorry i didn’t see your comment to me until after i posted my last one. i’m not sure whose info is correct on how they determine certification levels. it doesn’t seem like it would be population though given the much lower numbers for the philippines. we need a music industry expert on staff here! lol. i have a whole basket full of questions i’d like to ask them.

  203. Candy says:

    Grace, I think I read somewhere that only cds sold thru Philippine suppliers would count towards sales. Anyone else remember reading that?

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

    Ali, Yeah, that would be cool to have a music industry expert come join us here on FOD, lots of questions 😀

    Candy, They should count every cd sold. I’m sure the label gets the profits, it should be counted 😀 By the way, I agree, the Cover is incredible & the songs David chose for the album, I cant wait to hear them 😀

  205. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Grace.. I bought albums from Astropolis too. and so did a lot of others here. That’s in the Philippines.

  206. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    This probably is a dumb question, but what was everybody buying in the Phils to get to see David in the malls and all. Seemed like a lot of something was sold in those weeks. Anyone know. I forget what the deal was.

  207. Grace says:

    Candy, I think what you said makes sense.
    supergrand, me too. I initially bought the CDs from Astro, then later from WOWHD. Just wonder if he gets any commission per CD.

  208. kimk says:

    Grace do cover cds sell well? only artist I know of was Clay Aiken who did that. I have no idea how it will sell.. David did it for us fans and to keep his name out there and so far things are going wonderfully with all that.
    if it is a killer cd all ducks in a row wouldn’t be surprised if it did well. K Bestor does seem to be good at what he does. also
    hoping that the lds community buys in groves to show support.
    they seem to be really supporting his mission so hoping for the best with all that.
    bet his overseas fans will buy a ton too.
    we will as well but not sure regular fans will? they won’t know to buy it as he is not around to promote it on tv or radio. no signings, tour etc so might be hard?
    sure it will do ok.. gosh if truth be told I hope for it to be on itunes and it hits top 10!!

  209. Ali says:

    sgj – they didn’t have to buy anything to see david at the mall. i think there were one or two “cd” signing session right at the end where he was signing insets for the cd which wasn’t actually ready yet but you only had to buy to get an autograph, not to attend.

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

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

  211. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Ali and it’s been said somewhere that for David to become popular and a star that he needs to find his niche and his style of music…..I think his niche is being able to do it all…pop, classical, rock, folk, gospel, inspirational…..anything but rap…..I’d say he has found his niche…..being able to sing everything to perfection…….That’s what sets David apart from all the other artists out there…As Randy Jackson would say……”HE CAN SING THE PHONE BOOK!!!!!!” Miss Vicki

  212. Ali says:

    I don’t think there’s any worry with wowhd numbers counting — its listed on the OS as one of the buying options for TOSOD:ATE so they must be legit and their sales count. I think the only reason they’re not listed on the OS for Forevermore is he probably had an official distribution contract with Astroplus & Odyssey in the philippines since it was being released on a Filipino label. But wowhd would have had to by those CDs from the philippines too so the sales would have counted there.

  213. Ali says:

    Good night, Beth!! 🙂

    Sorry for just jumping in and being all chatty tonight! I think David has me all excited with news about BEGIN and now the gold for Forevermore. That’s alot for a girl to handle in a few days! I feel kind of giddy lol.

  214. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    kimk.. What about all the 1 million and some followers on Twitter. They will know about it. Hope that works. Met a lot of people at the concerts who didn’t belong to any fan club but were crazy about David. I hope this album does great, then we’ll be back to how many were sold in U.S. counting and the Asian countries not counting. WHAT??? Here we go again and oh Canada,too!! 🙄

  215. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    BTW All…..Green and teal are my fav colors and I just can’t help myself by coming back and staring at the album cover….So complimentary……Cool green colors to set off a HOT DAVID…..Miss Vicki

  216. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Goodnight Dear Beth. Sweet David dreams.

  217. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Miss Vicki.. I’m with what you said about David can sing anything, anywhere and anytime and sound tremendous!!

  218. kimk says:

    supergj not sure how that will go? do notice things are quiet there cause he really isn’t on twitter right now I suppose? used to be folks would hang around hoping to get a tweet from him? makes sense and all but not sure if folks are paying attention right now? for instance his cover pic he tweeted only has a couple thousand views where as before would of had more? not that they don’t like him anymore just don’t expect him to be around for next two years? making sense?
    guess what I mean is.. does a tree make a noise if noone is around to hear it?
    answer is yes but the folks need to be aware the tree will fall?
    maybe his team will so some promo like TV and radio to get that word out?
    maybe there are some pre-recorded spots he did before he left?

  219. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    kimk.. Thanks for your forest analogy. If the followers are increasing, aren’t they reading the tweets from Kari and seeing the announcements? That’s what I’m talking abou. I hope that’s the case.

  220. Candy says:

    For the moment, Im keeping my expectations for BEGIN. in check. There really is no telling one way or the other how things will play out. For some it will be a no brainer, buy the cd, enjoy regardless of where the artist is. For others a two year hiatus may be cause to say “I’ll wait and see what he does when he gets back.” Either way, wont be an issue for me, I intend to buy and enjoy the heck out of it, many times over!

  221. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Well I’m getting punchy. Time to say Goodnight. Goodnight everyone. See you tomorrow.

  222. kimk says:

    sgj thinking it could be just click as interested? to buy a cd is another issue. like tosod it doesn’t always add up to sales. folks with not that many followers sell more.
    going with what Candy just posted. hope it does well, intend on purchasing a few myself and enjoy the cd to the max.


  224. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Candy….I agree….I’m gonna enjoy the heck out of BEGIN…..I have faith that David’s fanbase will be here waiting for him when he gets back and he may even develop new followers along the way……Night to you and kimk, supergrandjudie, Ali, Beth and everyone in DavidArchuletaLand….Sweet Dreams of David….Miss Vicki

  225. Took a bit for David to move closer to 1D but now he’s at 49.91…goin’ back to the old Q102 salt mines 🙂

  226. Nicole says:

    kimk- I would have left Be Still My Soul off since he has sang that on tour lol, but that is what he wanted so it’s fine. I was thinking about more popular songs like a MJ song…just ones that are R&Bish I guess. Some of those songs I have never heard. Sometimes singing not so popular songs can be a good thing lol. What is the name of the song he sang just a little bit of during rehearsal before going on that morning show? Ummm….it’s left my mind but would have loved to heard the whole song. He said it was too high for him then sang just a bit of it.

  227. Nicole says:

    kimk- I wasn’t talking about any of the newer songs as most of them are well…crap! LOL! I know it will be awesome cause he makes any song sound better! 🙂

  228. cq#DA2014 says:

    I’m with you Candy and Miss Vicki going to enjoy the heck out the BEGIN. album. Hoping that it will do well, but not holding my breath. My one wish is that the original song stands up to the rest of the iconic songs.

  229. Nicole says:

    A Fan- YOU GOT IT! R&B with a little jazz thrown in! Now that’s what I am talking about. The song “Wherever You Are” at the Pyropalooza thing…OMG! It was so much better live than on cd. He really dug into that song and put more soul in it.. He hunkerdowned and had the I’m telling you diva hand, and then piano player started doing his thing…it was awesomesauce to me…just sayin’ people. That’s what I love!

  230. ❤Shelley❤#DA2014‏@Shell_eeeyyy

    RT @sandritangel: ARCHIES!!!, We’re trending ”We Will Never Go David Archuleta” tomorrow at 8pm EST !! RT” << Be there or be square;) lol

  231. Ali says:

    Nicole – that was Maybe I’m Amazed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypUEUXuXWSo

    the live version of WYA completely owns the studio version tbh. <3 lol but that's just imho.

  232. jeani/ut says:

    Way back when we didn’t know we’d get anything I was just hoping for maybe little vlogs with songs that might tide us over. I can’t believe what he has done. He worked his little heart out for us.

  233. Idamae, i will be there because i am not square.

  234. I’m going to enjoy this album, because David did it with all his love and devotion to us, his fans. I don;t think that David is worried about a #1 but it would be nice for him. I pray that something good comes out of all his hard work.

  235. Can’t get in to chart hotlist. Hope Davids songs don’t drop without our votes.

  236. frio says:

    Whoa…that q102 poll is 50/50!
    Let’s tip it over in David’s favor guys!

  237. frio says:

    For those still awake that is, haha

  238. meagain says:

    Congrats on the Gold record David! Considering the price of his Forevermore CD is 3x that of a regular OPM cds sold here and how rampant the piracy problem in the country, and how he never get to promote it personally I think it’s a great achievement in itself. I’m so looking forward to his new CD BEGIN. and I hope it does well. The track list is incredible! I’m most excited to hear his take on Beautiful and Everybody Hurts 🙂 Love those songs! 😀

  239. meagain says:

    They used David’s song Elevator in this new Samsung AC commercial from South Korea! 😀

    Yuna Kim Samsung Air conditioner Commercial

  240. frio says:

    Btw, to contribute to the BEGIN. spazz….

    I LOVE the track list SO MUCH, words just can’t express it enough. Seriously. SERIOUSLY. I have never been more excited for a CD (though I think I said that for each one of David’s CDs hahaha, but this tops the cake).

  241. frio says:

    And I think the BEGIN. album has a lot of soul.

  242. frio says:

    but guess not in that RnB sense?

  243. lurker#1millionth&9 says:

    Ok – fun to vote on the Q102 knowing that One Direction fans are wondering why David is winning since he “drop out of the face of the earth”. LOL

  244. lurker#1millionth&9 says:

    Would be nice to know how D Cook’s concert went. I forgot the date ,June 16?

  245. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hello FOD! Last Nana partol for awhile…last day of school for my Grandkids! SUMMER VACATION! Will still see them plenty, but not at 6 in the morning!!!

    See we’re trending We Will Never Go David Archuleta tonight at 8! I’ll be ready! Love to see David trend…especially WW!!

    Been voting on the polls…doing my David duties!! LOVE seeing us give 1D a run for their money! Thanks to the international fans for all their help….they ROCK! VOTR on MYX http://myxph.com/default.aspx Q102 http://wwwq102.com/pages/ultimate fan/

    AWESOME that forevermore went GOLD! So much support for David in the Philippines!! LOVE EVERY SONG on that album!

    Nana patrol! ENJOY YOUR DAY and your David time! See you all tonight at 8!

  246. kimk says:

    Good morning folks!! 😀


    Freshly Pressed: David Archuleta’s “I’ll Never Go” music video to premiere on Juice.ph
    Posted on: June 14, 2012
    By: Juice.ph Team
    American Idol Season 7 Runner-up and international artist David Archuleta releases “Forevermore”, a collection of classic Filipino love songs translated into English and composed by some of the Philippines’ renowned songwriters, such as Ogie Alcasid, Louie Ocampo, Jay Durias, Jimmy Antiporda and Cecil Azarcon.

    This month, Ivory Music & Video is launching the album’s second single “I’ll Never Go,” originally done by the now-defunct band Nexxus.

    Archuleta’s fans and followers can exclusively watch the worldwide music video premiere of “I’ll Never Go” on SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012, 8:00 PM Manila Time on this page. Everybody can now watch the teaser at the video box below.

    “Forevermore,” released last March, is Archuleta’s last album before his 2-year break from the music industry to embark on an important spiritual mission. Banking on Archuleta’s vocal ability and the songs’ essential touch, Ivory Music & Video is proud to announce that “Forevermore” is now certified gold!

    “I wouldn’t say that I sound better than the original singers because the singers here are so amazing. But I would hope that I could pay tribute to them with this album,” said Archuleta during the press conference for the album.

    While we’re all patiently waiting for David Archuleta’s music video premiere, check out our past music features here on Juice.ph.

  247. kimk says:

    woo hoo David is in the lead!! 😀


  248. kimk says:

    the link above.. this tweet went with it!! 😀

    Ivory Music & Video ‏@IvoryMusicVideo
    David Archuleta’s fans and followers can exclusively watch the worldwide music video premiere of “I’ll Never Go”…


  249. kimk says:

    frio I am so excited for BEGIN I am ready to pop!! LOVE every song on it!

  250. kimk says:

    jeani I love everything going on right now.. so much more then I ever dreamed of or expected.. in heaven here.
    all I have that I worry about right now is that David is doing ok where he is? sure he is ok and guess it is the mom in me.

  251. kimk says:

    Nicole goodness gracious would I love a MJ song.. Man In the Mirror would of been DIVINE! thinking BEGIN is themed to what David is doing right now and BSMS or another song like is would be on the cd and other songs to follow? guessing of course and it being a lds label so makes sense? hmm inspirational, socially conscious and message songs are what he is going with for this one. (Man in the Mirror is one but maybe they felt music wise didn’t fit the bill? got me) I love all his choices and if you listen to Christina’s Beautiful it is very soulful and it was quite popular when it came out. killer song and hard to cover just right.
    as a matter of fact there are not many covers to it.. she really is amazing on it.
    wonder what he will do with it? I can’t wait cause I know if he lets loose he can slay it and lol us!!

  252. kimk says:

    so cool!! 😀

    Hope someone gets a video of it!!!


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