A Sunday of Silence


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Edit Credit to Patty-Ann (@pabuckie)


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So Solemn.  So Stirring.

A perfect poll for a Sunday.  This song has special meaning for me. Can’t explain it in a few sentences,  but for so many reasons ~ David’s reverence, maintenance of the original latin, the perfect diction, the vocal control ~  I find it both wonderful and difficult to listen to at the same time. But thanks to David, I rediscovered its simple beauty.

Warning, watching all these will take you right back to when you heard them first.  Expect an emotional ride.

#1:  SLC Night 1, 2009. YouCanCallMeTina. The full orchestra. Kurt Bestor. Richard Parkinson mention. Watch David emote with his eyes closed. The toss of the head, the eyebrows. Stunning rendition.

#2:  Boston, 12/19 – Ave Maria From daai08.  Dark, rich lighting, beautiful humming, vibrato is gorgeous, and his Amens are so lovely. Whole performance is effortless.

#3:  AUDIO only, but it’s Ann Arbor! By emilyluvsarchie. A different feeling with the full live orchestra. I quite like it just with the audio.

#4: Ave Maria Westbury From ktiitk. Crystal clear audio. Some additional humming too. Watch him grip the mike here.

#5: Ave Maria Cleveland from Archuleta Avenue. So close up ~ the power in David’s voice here. The AMEEENNNNNNN.

#6:  Wells Fargo Center for the Arts (Santa Rosa, CA)-12.13.2011 rtolen67. Very tender. A very different vibe than the CFTH version. Softer.

So difficult to chose.

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Lost in Translation

@myheartsong tweeted this interesting find on YouTube.  The wiki article on David Archuleta appears on Youtube as translated from text to voice.  Aside from ARK – U – LET – TA, listen for Nandito Ako!

Sometimes, even phonics doesn’t work lol.

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Leaving you with some images of Ave Maria

Ave Maria, Foxwoods

Screencap from ArchuletaAvenue Ave Maria Cleveland CFTH Tour

Ave Maria. Credit: Naughtiest

Credit: Jen Leigh Barry

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Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!

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322 Responses to A Sunday of Silence

  1. lct#DA2014 says:

    What a beautiful young man. I am honored to be an old time fan.

  2. jeani/ut says:

    Wow. I am sooooooo happy. What a Christmas present. Thank you all

  3. livestolurk(cindy) says:

    Beyond happy atm; never heard O Holy Night sung so incredibly. # Have no more words.

  4. dailylurker aka ArchieSue lols...... :) says:

    WARNING MISS LINKS!!!!!!!!!! DON’T Click if you don’t want too!

    Rickey.org has picked it up too. You can also find links in last thread but I will bring it here since Rickey has posted it too. 🙂


  5. livestolurk(cindy) says:

    Thanks for the new thread. Going to have to think some more on my Ave Maria favorite. All are breath takingly beautiful.

  6. dailylurker aka ArchieSue lols...... :) says:

    Warning MISS Pics and Vids all on a NEAT PAGE! Thanks JR!


  7. alana says:

    Not yet decided on Ave Maria, but I have a new favorite O Holy Night rendition.

  8. frio says:

    The latest rendition of O Holy Night is now a new fave of mine as well 😉
    That was stunning.

  9. sarahhazel says:

    Good morning, folks!!! 🙂 😀 🙂
    Saw the EXCITING STUFF from last night/early morning on the last thread!!!!
    OMJOMJOMJOMJ…………thanks a million, Daily Lurker for posting them!!!
    Beautiful, just beautiful…..tears and chills!
    That made my next 6 months…..haha!

  10. sarahhazel says:

    Ave Maria…..feels like I’m in Heaven each time I listen to it…..gonna be hard to choose one.
    and…Thanks, Pastel for the SS post!

  11. sarahhazel says:

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    CD DAVID ARCHULETA “CHRISTMAS FROM THE HEART” Rp.75k available @musikplus stores #OnlineOrder email to: info@msuik-plus.com

  12. sarahhazel says:

    Darien Alex Farrell ‏@prince_darien

    I’m listening to Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (feat. Charice Pempengco) by David Archuleta on 98.1 CHFI http://player.rogersradio.ca/chfi

  13. sarahhazel says:

    Lisa #DA2014 ‏@txarchie

    Thank you to the @DavidArchie fans in Chile for the videos tonight!! YOU GUYS ROCK!!!

  14. sarahhazel says:

    Alexander L. Cruz ‏@__WestIce__

  15. sarahhazel says:

    LOL…disregard that last one….

  16. sarahhazel says:

    AAAAAHHH!….those glory notes in that last song from the Dev videos…..I can’t get over the magnificence of them all…..I’ll probably be watching over and over if I can (while voting & doing the mundane…haha)……wanna savor every moment of the 1st ever actual videos of David performing in Chile! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

  17. sarahhazel says:

    ♥♥♫connie-da2014♫♥♥ ‏@koneyfod4ever

    @rubi_DA2014 @DavidArchie yes let’s hope somebody have the full coverage last night and will post it in YT. They know we miss him so much.

  18. kimk says:

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart for whoever did the vids and posted them.. this is the best Christmas present ever!!!!!
    so utterly beautiful!!!

  19. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–yessss, we got our Christmas present early, didn’t we?!!! ….dang, you’re making me teary again! 😥 🙂

  20. Grammyj says:

    Since the Mormon church had a live stream on the Internet of David’s concert in Chile this is public and not a secret concert that we should not speak of. I will never understand why we need to put warnings on PUBLIC aspects of David’s mission that everyone wants to know about. This site should have the videos on the front page. Oh well I’m glad I can see them on the comments and on other sites. This should be celebrated not hidden.

  21. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning FOD!

    THANKS Pastel for the AMAZING post! Having trouble picking a favorite too on th poll….Daid is BRILLIANT on them all!

    The gift of pics and vids from Chile is so APPRECIATED ….THANK YOU to all! Can’t help getting teary eyed seeing them…..missing him!


  22. kimk says:

    lol this is like I have been rescued from a deserted island after many years only eating nuts and leaves!!
    thank you guys!!!



  23. sarahhazel says:

    The harmony, the harmony…..the lower registers…..I’m dying here…….H.E.L.P.

  24. kimk says:

    ahh if I am not back again today you know why.. I AM IN HEAVEN!!!

  25. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–OMJ….thanks for pic!!!!!….hope I survive this day too….LOL

  26. sarahhazel says:

    Grammyj–“This should be celebrated not hidden.”—–>Amen to that!!!

  27. sarahhazel says:

    I hope the buzz by Rickey gets picked up by other sites too…..BUZZ IS GOOD.

  28. sarahhazel says:

    Patty-Ann ‏@pabuckie

    @DavidArchie Thank you for your music, your spirit. http://media.share.pho.to/FFCE/e00ae0da_o.gif

  29. kimk says:

    sarhhazel MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

  30. sarahhazel says:

    David was #2 on the last cycle! Let’s keep him in the Top 5! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!!!

  31. sarahhazel says:

    Merry Christmas, kimk!!! 😀

  32. sarahhazel says:

    Imagining 2014 ‏@RamblingDA

    Someone please pass the tissues, I can’t stop blubbering. What an glorious @DavidArchie gift!

  33. sarahhazel says:

    Nichola 🙂 ‏@cheebearr

    AAAH MY BB HAS STILL GOT IT GOIN ON TBH @DavidArchie your voice I can’t even

  34. Patty-Ann says:

    Good Morning everyone!
    What a GIFT. What a BLESSING. What a VOICE. What a PERSON.
    There is nothing more GLORIOUS than hearing and watching David sing!
    GRATEFUL is all I can say.

  35. grammyj says:

    This is probably not going to be a silent Sunday except on the front page.

  36. kimk says:

    marciami ‏@marciami
    @davidarchie David touched the world tonight with his voice that is filled with love and joy and hope for all – Bless you David.

  37. dailylurker says:

    YAY MJ’s has also picked it up!



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

    Hello Everyone! What a wonderful, glorious, spectacular, unbelievable, heartwarming, beautiful, blessed, joyous surprise to wake up too. This has been a lousy month, but this has lifted my spirits & brought great joy, personally speaking, I’m so grateful for the vids & pics. To see that beautiful face & hear that glorious, heartfelt & reverent voice share the love & peace in his heart, with others, through song, is a gift beyond measure. Sorry if I seem a bit sappy, but, oh well, thats how I feel 😀 THANK YOU EVERYONE for the links & pics 😀

  39. dailylurker says:

    Thank you Lurks! 🙂

  40. VaBeachArchie says:

    Catching up on comments and voting before work! Was in David HEAVEN watching the vids posted from the concert! THANKS dailylurker, kimk ans sarahhazel for all the links! Will miss all the FUN…work another long day!

    kimk…..PLEASE put me on your DM list for “breaking” news, vids or pics! It would be greatly appreciated!

    ENJOY YOUR DAY and our AMAZING David! LOVE those “Christmas” vids form Chile! 🙂

  41. NorthCarolinaGirl♥Marylee says:

    Good Morning everyone…thanks for a beautiful post ML…Ave Maria just happens to be my favorite song from David’s CFTH CD ~simply breathtaking every time he performs it.

    Last night was surreal for me ~seeing his face, seemingly serene and content, and hearing that incredible VOICE livestream (and now via YT) is a God-send to the fans.

    Wishing you all a beautiful Silent Sunday ♥

  42. cvarchfan says:

    WOW WOW WOW! It feels like old times this morning, jumping from video to video, link to link, site to site. Won’t get anything else accomplished today!

  43. NorthCarolinaGirl♥Marylee says:

    P.S. Sarah ~I’m thinking “sappy” is something we can ALL identify with today! Feeling that emotion myself! 🙂

  44. dailylurker says:

    NorthCarolinaGirl♥Marylee did you see the whole thing on livestream? Still looking for a rebroadcast, lols. I missed it of course. If you did can you give details on a another site and send us a link please. Thank you in advance! 🙂

  45. Lucy says:

    Yes what a wonderful gift! Those concert vids are amazing, I so missed that! Thanks to the fans in Chile for posting those!

  46. kimk says:

    VABeach ok!!!

  47. pocoelsy says:

    Happy beyond words :D, Thanks to the person who upload them Amen to that!!!
    David ‘s beautiful, glorious, healthy, happy…and yes this feel like “Christmas” 😀

    Beth, love it when we get sappy 😀 and amen to all you said above <3

  48. I don't get it says:

    I’ve been around since the Fanblast days, posted for awhile and now lurk off an on. Although I disagree with this site’s policy of not mentioning ANYTHING related to the mission, even if public, I still respect everyone for what they do here. What I don’t understand however, is why people were dm-ing each other on twitter, facebook, etc about a livestream on a very public site: LDS.org? I can sort of understand not posting it here (but not really, since links are allowed.) But why DM it on twitter as opposed to just posting it? Twitter doesn’t follow the “gag” rules that this site follows. Why share a public stream with only your close friends when you know that so many would appreciate it? I’m not picking on anyone specifically, so please don’t get defensive. I mean it more as a general idea for people to reflect on and possibly act differently in the future. Hugs to all.

  49. Ali says:

    I don’t get it – I think most people just don’t want the hassle/disapproval from other fans who have been vocal about sharing of any mission info. And maybe part of it is that it’s just habit now to take anything to do with David underground. LOL at the fan culture we’re creating.

    I didn’t even hear about the stream until it was already started and certainly didn’t know about it beforehand. I think I need my ninja card revoked 😉

    Listening to a glorious voice this morning!!! What a gift this is.

  50. I don't get it says:

    Okay, so I don’t really like my last comment. I’m thinking it came off as confrontational, which wasn’t my intent. Let me try again… Hey guys, I was thinking, in the future if something public comes up, like a livestream, I think most fans would agree that it would be okay to publicly post the information on twitter, facebook, etc. 🙂

  51. pocoelsy says:

    Dang!! sorry my comment didn’t fully post for some reason !! I meant to say …thanks to the person who upload them Amen to that!!!

  52. Oh WOW! just WOW! What a beautiful morning this is. David sounds and looks beautiful, rested and radiant. Thank you to the fans in Chili. What a special Christmas gift.
    Good morning, sarahhazel, Kimk, Va Beach, don’t get it. Pocoelsy, Lucy, DailyLurker, NCG, Beth, Lurks, grammyj, Pattyann,lct#, Lives to lurk, Alana, Frio.
    Hope every is having a Blessed Sun & what a Sunday. Have to go to church, will be back to Savor all 3 songs again.

  53. pocoelsy says:

    Ok!! this is weird I give up!!

  54. Ali, Good morning. sorry, i missed you.
    i will be back to do all my voting,

  55. Ali says:

    Good morning Linda 🙂

  56. sarahhazel says:

    Back from church! Thinking of David’s glorious voice while singing the hymns….
    NCG–you’re right…..sappy, sappy, sappy today!

  57. sarahhazel says:

    Hope everyone’s having a great Sunday……LOVE THE BUZZ on the CN!!!

  58. kimk says:

    I don’t get it folks get confrontational even on twitter etc.. and not just mission stuff.
    I still post stuff and rt for the most part. figure they can just not follow me if I upset them?
    anyway I am so thankful for getting these precious vids plan on shouting it from the rooftops!!
    lol even if I am in the dog house.

  59. sarahhazel says:

    Sam Guevara ϟ ‏@SamLouiseG

    I have to go now! Here’s @DavidArchie aka “Not so shy boy” for you guys 😀 http://tmblr.co/ZuxaEwY_Eris

  60. sarahhazel says:

    davidarchuletavn.com ‏@Huong_DAVN

    David Archuleta’s Christmas Devotional in Chile updated with mp3 & mp4: http://wp.me/pmkx9-aq1

  61. sarahhazel says:

    Trudy ♥♥ #DA2014 ♥♥ ‏@davidfan4ever

    I just watched @DavidArchie ‘s performances from last night…and now it really feels like Christmas #misshimsomuch

  62. sarahhazel says:

    Cindy. #DA2014 ‏@CanadianArchie

    Obviously, your voice was meant to be heard @DAVIDARCHIE to heal to uplift to bring joy to the world!

  63. Mckenzie Harris says:

    I Don’t Get It: I agree with your post. If it was available on LDS.org, why all the secrecy and DM’ing? It’s like some secret club where only the cool kids in the know get to watch the stream lol. Maybe next time there is a live stream on a public website for the world to see, Kari will let fans know. I think there are lots of fans who would have wanted to watch.

  64. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–LOL….don’t get it either…..oh well, let’s us enjoy what we get to the max….it’s still a long way to go before the man comes back!

  65. sarahhazel says:

    It’s OK to share here….LINK away, folks! David’s PUBLIC stuff are meant to be seen and heard…….I would do it in a second if I get PUBLIC breaking news from Chile….LOL….. 😀

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

    Gotta go, have chores to do & videos to watch 😉 Have a great day all.

  67. sarahhazel says:

    Jerry Weil ‏@jwipe

    Please share and RT! Would love @DavidArchie to see this http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151279562307432

  68. dailylurker says:

    Sarahhazel I can’t get the mp3 to work. Is there another song on it or is it just the 3?

  69. sarahhazel says:

    dailylurker–hmmm…..doesn’t work for me either….let’s wait for a better one…..

  70. Patty-Ann says:

    Sarahazel I love that story. Had tweeted it to Pastel :)) David would love it too!

  71. dailylurker says:

    What time the the thingy tonight? Anyone know? lols

  72. Bobanna says:

    Hello to all! Oh my goodness…I never expected this surprise on this glorious Sunday! THANK YOU to whoever posted these wonderful videos! This is the BEST Christmas present ever!!!! Off to watch over and over and over again!!!!!!! 🙂

  73. dailylurker says:

    http://www.mediafire.com/?liy96qmrisgns WARNING MISS MP3! DO NOT CLICK IF YOU DON’T WANT TOO! THANKS to The VOICE for this!

  74. dailylurker says:

    WARNING MISS Video of Girl that sang with D! She has a lovely voice, from same event!


  75. sydnie says:

    Omg omg omg…..D’s as adorable as ever & sounding fabulous! Did not expect waking up to such wonderful surprise, thank you to whoever posted the vids & pics! 😀
    Noticed David’s not milky white anymore hehe, much tanner but either way he’s too frigging cute, love the mish haircut also! 😀

  76. sarahhazel says:

    Thanks again for the MISH goodies, daily lurker! Woot! mp3, mp4!!!

    Don’t know the time for the DEV tonite either…..

  77. sydnie says:

    Thanks Pastel for the Sunday post, lovely Ave Maria vids!
    I’m getting sunscreen for my trip to the islands next week, think i better pick up some maximum strength SPF 50s to send D, his perfect complexion needs extra protections haha! But he’d be cute with freckles too….k, i’ll stop rambling now, too excited & delirious from the wonderful clips lol. 😀
    Happy Sunday all, off to brunch! 😀

  78. sarahhazel says:

    MichaelaM ‏@MichaelaMarie__

    @BethanyAnnMeis So, I randomly decided to listen to David Archuleta’s first CD yesterday and I forgot how much I loved him <3 #crush 🙂 lol

  79. Patty-Ann says:

    Devotional tonight is at 7:00 pm Chile time which is 5:00 pm EST.

  80. sarahhazel says:

    Voted on the Ave Maria poll! Perfect audio-video, voice in top form, just stunning!

  81. mango says:

    The Prayer. Speechless again.

  82. dailylurker says:

    OMGGGGGGGGGosh! Lurks! I am never leaving the internet today. lols! Thank you!

  83. sarahhazel says:

    OMJOMJOMJOMJOMJ…..almost fell off my chair from that spectacular last note!!! Aaaahhhh…….THANK YOU, Lurks!!!!!

  84. sarahhazel says:

    Mike ‏@blisskasden

    @pabuckie @DavidArchie can not escape his own greatness, no matter how humble he is. “When you’ve got it, you’ve got it”, Simon Cowell

  85. sarahhazel says:

    Lucky peeps…..probably sounded 100X better LIVE!

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

    THANK YOU Lurks, the gifts just keep on coming today, just beautiful. The only thing is, David should sing a tad louder, he’s too giving on duets 😀 STUNNING!!!!
    Well, back to the laundry 🙄 😀 Adios!

  87. OMG!!!! The Prayer. Just beautifully sung. I love it.
    But i need to go do my voting, i will come back to watch vids over, & over again. Can’t tear myself away.

  88. sarahhazel says:

    The VOICE gets better and better….more mature, richer, the transition from low to high notes and vice versa are so smooth…..OMJ….don’t wanna think what’s in store for us come 2014! 😯

  89. sarahhazel says:

    …..and don’t get me started on the tan and the Spanish accent! 😯 😯

  90. sarahhazel says:

    Beth–LOL….that’s the way Bocelli sang it with Celine….ladies first, you know…..haha! 🙂

  91. sarahhazel says:

    OK, I’m officially addicted to NS and TP……tear me away from these headphones!!!

  92. sarahhazel says:

    Spanish, Italian and Latin Christmas songs in one album, please!!! 😀

  93. Patty-Ann says:

    Beth, just wanted you to know I keep replying to your tweet but not sure if you see them. Yes I wanted to DM you yesterday. At this point, I forget what I specifically wanted to ask? LOL….but I can’t reply to your DM because it says you’re not following me. Not sure if you see my replies to you.

  94. dailylurker says:

    I’m listening to it over and over and over and over again! 🙂

  95. sarahhazel says:

    Mike ‏@blisskasden

    It’s as if the Christmas season does not officially begin until @DavidArchie sings “O Holy Night” and “Silent Night”.

  96. sarahhazel says:

    dailylurker–ODD in overdrive right now….LOL

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

    Hey Patty Ann, Hmmm, I thought I was following you, well, I’ll take of that right away. OK, I’m following you now. Sometimes I dont get on twitter for a bit, I have alot going on right now & I forget about it,lol, so sorry if I dont respond to a tweet of yours. I do read every single comment here on FOD, so if you ever have a question or comment you can let me know here & then I can dm you if I ever need to. Thanks!!! 😀

  98. sarahhazel says:

    BBIAF….before I get stuck here forever…..haha……

  99. dailylurker says:

    Where is Candy, ksf, glittergirl???? I miss them…. 🙁 Love reading their comments. And RAY PLEASE COME back! WE need your defibs now! lols….
    What an exciting time in the fandom!!! 🙂

  100. kimk says:

    O Holy Night.. doesn’t matter what language he sings it in it is beyond words. almost like these types of songs were what he was meant to sing? I don’t mean just religious or Christmas songs the same goes for something like When You Say You Love Me?
    we are so blessed!!!!

  101. kimk says:

    dailylurker I am with you.. I need Ray stat!!

  102. glitter*girl says:

    dailylurker~ here i am! 🙂 i’ve been busy on twitter and watching david videos!!! what a happy day 🙂 thankyou God!

  103. dailylurker says:

    Yippie *waves* at glittergirl!!!!!!! David’s voice sounds good in any language. 🙂

  104. kimk says:

    woo hoo party time!!!

    Candy and Angel please come out and play!!!?

    umm.. that pic I posted..
    tan, gorgeous, mature.. we are so toast come 2014!!!
    and happily so!!
    ha we can all go down together!

    think he should def record a Spanish cd and of course a Central and South America, US World Tour.. and hire a Sheila E vocalist, salsa dancer and percussionist!!
    someone gorgeous, his age and one he can bachata his lil spicy nachos off with
    on stage and knock us dead!!
    imagine all the jealous fangirls !!!
    imagine lol well him dancing salsa for real!!!
    DWTS level!!!!

    ha ok.. enough of that.. is it 2014 yet!!!?

  105. Rapport says:

    O Holy Night. More like O Holy Right. Is there anything this man can’t sing? Any language he can’t learn in two hours? Any genre he can’t champion? Any heart he can’t melt? Sheesh.

    David goes — and takes you with him — to places where notes have no names and joy is the only true emotion. I think his Spanish rendition in Chile is the best version of O Holy Night I have ever heard. By him or by anybody else.

    And, I agree with Blisskasden. David “cannot escape his greatness, no matter how humble he is.”

  106. Just got back from voting. got my first 100 votes in.

    Kimk, your on a roll girl!!!!
    But i understand how you feel. It was such a good feeling to see & hear David again.
    This is the best Christmas present that anyone could have given me.

    Even if we don’t hear from him for a while again, we have this to tie us over for at least another 6 months.

    Now if we can just get Ivory records to release RAINBOW, that would be the icing on the cake.

  107. sarahhazel says:

    kimk!!! glitter*girl!!! 😀 😀 😀

    Wish candy, abms, ray, Martha and the others are here too to spazzzzzz with us…..
    ***sniff*** ***sniff***

    Sorry, happy, sappy and kinda sad too….missing David & the gang, too! 🙁

  108. sarahhazel says:

    Rapport–he’s been melting us since forever!

  109. BRB! Have to go listen to David sing all 4 songs again. He’s my source of power today, when i get low, i listen to David for rejuvination.

  110. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–we can have a little party now while waiting for the others to get their FEE…..we have the MISH stuff to spazz and squee about for a while!

  111. sarahhazel says:

    marciami ‏@marciami

    We had a holiday concert this year, after all. @davidarchie was glorious and I am grateful for the gift – go Chile fans!
    Now…if we could see the whole concert…..that would be superawesomage! 😀

  112. sarahhazel says:

    Cindy. #DA2014 ‏@CanadianArchie

    @DAVIDARCHIE thanks for reminding me why I’m still here after 8 months 🙂 <3

  113. sarahhazel says:

    Allie ‏@alliesings94

    This is bad, I haven’t cried about @DavidArchie in forever. He just sounds so beautiful, and looks so happy.

  114. kimk says:

    oh and I love that David is still David too!!!
    ha well a better version if that is possible!!

  115. kimk says:

    umm and yes was worried a tad he wouldn’t still be his sweet old self.

  116. glitter*girl says:

    who among us would have thought 48 hours ago that we would have something major to spazz about this weekend??!! what a wonderful christmas surprise/miracle! 🙂

  117. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–no worries…he will still be his old sweet self….only better!

  118. sarahhazel says:

    glitter*girl–I love these kinds of surprises!…..it was a 😯 but a really nice one!

  119. sarahhazel says:

    breanne #DA2014 ‏@breanneruss

    VOTE 1 song hourly for @DavidArchie’s Everybody Hurts, Broken & I’ll Never Go http://chartcentral.frihost.net/cc/

  120. sarahhazel says:

    ✨Lauren✨ ‏@FlyWithMeBTR

    David Archuleta’s Christmas album is perfection. ❤

  121. sarahhazel says:

    Without new D stuff right now, these MISH stuff are just what we needed! 🙂

  122. glitter girl, you got that right! What a wonderful surprise/miracle.

    Sarah, i’m ready to party anytime. We just all have to syncronize on the time so we can blow the roof off the comment page when we start the PPPPPPPPPPPPppppaaarrrttttyyyy!!!!

    Oh! and i finally got my second RAINBOW CD. WHEW!!!!

  123. sarahhazel says:

    Jeremy Trist ‏@IndySkye

    I’m so glad I got new speakers (Definitive Technology). I’m listening to @DavidArchie Christmas From the Heart. Beauteous.

  124. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–cool!!!…hope nora and the others get theirs too this coming week!

  125. sarahhazel says:

    breanne #DA2014 ‏@breanneruss

    VOTE for @DavidArchie (Fave Breakthru Performance), TV5 & Nandito Ako on 2nd Reader’s Choice Poll http://theentertainmentlifestyle.com/2012/12/finalists-tels-2nd-readers-choice.html#pd_a_6732917 … …

  126. sarahhazel says:

    breanne #DA2014 ‏@breanneruss

    Get your VOTES in for @DavidArchie’s Everybody Hurts on Musiqtone’s MV of the Year (Pop Bracket) http://bit.ly/tcLzUl

  127. sarahhazel says:

    stephdanielle ‏@StephanieBALTO

    @davidarchie You have such a beautiful way of brightening everyone’s day, God bless you always David 🙂 #DA2014

  128. Amanda Jane says:

    Wow looks I’ve been missing the party today! 🙂 So happy for everyone! 🙂

  129. I don’t think David will ever change from his Humbleness, caring, Loving young man that he is. Maybe he won’t be as shy, but whatever! I will take David anyway. After seeing all those vids, i’m happy and ready to start baking, making tamales, and preparing for Christmas. I am just so happy today.

    See david!! It doesn’t take much to keep us happy.
    By the way, OHN (Chile) has almost 1000 views.

  130. sarahhazel says:


  131. Patty-Ann ‏@pabuckie

    I can’t stop listening to The Prayer. Your VOICE!!!!!!

  132. 1h pixiechic pixiechic ‏@pixie4chic

    Elder @DavidArchie The Prayer ..http://youtu.be/NeziP8dg45A < i have the tears..the chills..WOW! A blessed Sunday indeed. Thank you God! ♥

  133. sarahhazel says:

    Miriam Funk ‏@miriam_funk

    David Archuleta’s voice is like sweet honey being poured be angels from the heavens

  134. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–that’s right…..it doesn’t take much! 🙂

  135. sarahhazel says:

    heart echoes ‏@nareejo

    OMG i just heard The Prayer! @DavidArchie , so beautiful! I just knew it would be good

  136. sarahhazel says:

    laurieb ‏@LibraLaurie

    ‘American Idol’ notes: David Archuleta, Adam Lambert, Colton Dixon http://cartermatt.com/42955/american-idol-notes-david-archuleta-adam-lambert-colton-dixon/

  137. breanne says:

    I’ve had bronchitis all week and have been in bed most of the time. Just got online & saw that twitter and this site is all a buzz about David’s devotional!! 🙂 Saved all the links to watch them when I feel better. As we all know, there is no one that can sing Christmas music in any language as well as he does. Miss you David and your beautiful singing so much, especially this time of year!!

    Don’t forget to vote in all the places for David. Sarahhazel has brought over all my tweets but the one about voting on MYXPH. Everybody Hurts is currently #8 there:

  138. ray says:

    still lur keing here with crash cart

  139. Breanna, hope you feel better. I know all about Bronchitis, i get it a lot.
    Thank you for all you do to remind us to vote.

  140. kimk says:

    breanne #DA2014 ‏@breanneruss
    Get your VOTES in for @DavidArchie’s Everybody Hurts on Musiqtone’s MV of the Year (Pop Bracket) http://bit.ly/tcLzUl

  141. kimk says:

    breanne #DA2014 ‏@breanneruss
    @DavidArchie’s Everybody Hurts is #8 on MYXPH…VOTE!! http://www.myxph.com/default.aspx

  142. kimk says:

    ha and I need it too!! O Holy Night IS SOOOOOO DIVINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  143. I can’t stop watching all the Chjle concert videos. I think i have been Archumazed!!!!!!

  144. dailylurker says:

    SandyBeaches said
    Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    “Christmas At Home”, tour with David Archuleta, 2014 (where all previous cities on past tours will be revisited).

    Featuring David, singing in Spanish for some, with Latin, French and English Carols. I am sending this thought out to the universe…will you be there??

    **** Got this from The Voice! *******

    Yippie! We need you and your crash carts RAY! 🙂

  145. dailylurker says:

    OK forget about the last post! lols I think I just got overly excited. It’s just a suggestion I think. hahahhaaa…………….Ok I need to get off the internet. Have a great night everyone.

  146. SandyBeaches says:

    dailylurker…it is just a suggestion, but it is sent out into the universe so you never know, it is worthy of consideration! The thought has to start somewhere…or the dream. If we think it then maybe just maybe when he comes home it will become a reality. I like the title of the tour though, sounds like David.


  147. sarahhazel says:

    Ray!!! you’re here!!!….need a crash cart STAT!!! 😀

  148. kimk says:

    Christmas At Home Tour!!!

    I love it!!

  149. sarahhazel says:

    dailylurker–OMJ….love the MESSAGE…..(tears again)

    …..& how many times have I said “thank you”?….LOL…..so, THANKS AGAIN!!!

  150. sarahhazel says:

    SandyBeaches–your suggestion to the Archuuniverse is indeed very much worthy of consideration!

  151. sarahhazel says:

    Lindy Archuleta ‏@truearchiefan

    David Archuleta with all the “pop culture” stars. (: It still surprises me how famous he actually is https://twitter.com/truearchiefan/status/277919719049285632/photo/1

  152. kimk says:

    sarahhazel I know!!!! :))))))

  153. sarahhazel says:

    Forgot to say….”THANKS SO MUCH, GLADYS for doing what you did and for sending that……I’m sure that meant so much to the whole fandom!” 🙂

  154. kimk says:

    Musiqtone.com ‏@musiqtone
    all blocks reset on the pop and country division prelims for music video madness!

    kim ‏@kimak
    Vote! @DavidArchie’s Everybody Hurts MV @Musiqtone Pop Poll! http://musiqtone.com/music/thecount/pop.php#popbracket

  155. sarahhazel says:

    ….and since I’m in a thankful mood today…..THANKS so much, JavieraNicol for uploading the YT videos of the concert! You probably don’t know how happy you made us! 🙂

  156. sarahhazel says:

    Voting on Musiqtone again!

  157. ksf says:

    Lol . Great to see everyone enjoying the vids . Nice surprise, huh? 🙂

  158. ksf says:

    Just saw the news that Jenni Rivera’ s plane crashed in Mexico and she’ s now missing . Praying for the best but fearing the worst. Such a talented artist and I know David is a fan .

  159. kimk says:

    Warning Mish Vid!
    The Prayer

  160. kimk says:

    OMJ his voice is so deep and beautiful!!!

  161. kimk says:

    ksf who was that? he was?

  162. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Hey FOD! 🙂
    Just starting to catch up from what I missed over the weekend….that David Archuleta For Dummies gave me a chuckle…particularly the bit about ”learn to sing like David – just kidding we know that is impossible.”
    😆 Yep, found it funny. 🙂

  163. ksf says:

    kimk – She was a big Mexican- American singer . I remember David tweeting about her.

  164. ksf says:

    I’ve always loved The Prayer. Nice to hear David sing it. The girl’s voice is absolutely GORGEOUS.

  165. Amanda Jane says:

    So in the spirit of today’s amazing “things” I put Marcella’s full MKOC vid up on my TV and have been watching it. Oh. My. Goodness. Such a precious gift! I’ve had a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit this year (life has a way of crushing it, you know) but wham. Now it’s Christmas. 🙂

  166. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    A livestream on lds.org?!?! 😯


    Ok, I’m having an Archutantrum!!!!

    My heart and mind and soul can’t handle this today!

    David you’re killing me! Can I or can’t I. ???!!!

  167. OMG!!! Shes a good singer, my prayers for her and her family. I hope that she is found, it would be a great loss for the Tejano music.
    I just voted anther 100 on musiqtone. Its hard to see where he’s at because they won’t show until round is over, which is 12/11/12

  168. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Amanda Jane – oh you’re words are so full of pain. 😥 (((huge Christmasy hugs)))

  169. kimk says:

    Shanny lol
    yes was on lds.org!! missed it but folks took vids.
    hope they replay it!

    Warning Mish Vid
    O Holy Night

  170. Amanda Jane says:

    “Archutantrum” <~ best word for it! 🙂 Yes it was livestreamed at some point on there…a small few saw it live.

    I was just thinking of you Shanny for some reason, while watching MKOC. One of these days you're going to see David live (preferably with a ton of other FOD'ers!!?!!) and it's going to be epic.

  171. kimk says:

    David tweeted about her? oh no!! hope they find her ok!
    going to find a vid of her singing!

  172. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    This is all I can surmise from the situation…..the church is fine with the interest in david’s mission (that was always a no-brainer really) but it’s david who wanted the space and privacy. David if that has changed then PLEASE…Say something! I’m dyyyyingggg!

  173. ksf says:

    Linda – It’s really sad . It’s been confirmed that they found the wreckage and there are no survivors. It seems like some of the most talented people die under such tragic circumstances .

  174. Amanda Jane says:

    Aw your too sweet Shanny 🙂 Hugs back to you! I’ve been climbing my way to “the other side of down” for several weeks now and doing what I thought what was a good job of it, but David music/videos/etc sure showed my efforts up. It always puts me into such a happy place. 🙂 But anyways, all is well…have you been doing OK?

  175. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Amanda Jane – aw thanks for thinking of me. And yes…i have peace in my heart that I will see david live someday…and yep, I’m hoping it can be a big spazz fest with as many of our FODfriends as possible! That would be completely epic!
    Don’t let me die Lord before that happens! 🙂

  176. kimk says:

    Jenni Rivera

    pretty lady
    nice voice and seems like she would be the life of the party!!

  177. kimk says:

    aww that is too bad.. wish she survived somehow!!

  178. bds says:

    Shanny – It was a Christmas Devotional that I believe is an annual event in Chili. It originated from the Temple Grounds in Santiago and was picked up and shown in LDS Churches across Chili. An LDS Authority also spoke at the event and others sang and performed besides David.

  179. ksf says:

    Shanny – I’m sure he still wants space and privacy but he only has so much control. I think the bottom line is that he didn’t want to make it all about him to the detriment of what he apparently feels is important about this hiatus. As long as that wish is honored, then I would imagine that it doesn’t bother him.

  180. sarahhazel says:

    OMG…terrible news on Jenni Rivera…thoughts and prayers…. 🙁

  181. ksf says:

    kimk – yeah, me too. I read that ABC was considering her for a new sitcom and it just seemed like her career was gaining even more momentum, although she was already well known. Praying for her family.

  182. NorthCarolinaGirl♥Marylee says:

    DailyLurker (10:52 a.m.) so sorry I signed off & just now saw your question to me. I only saw the last two songs, unfortunately. Something told me to come to Twitter for a visit..it had been hours since I was there. I saw tweets flying about the livestream so I quickly followed the link being shared & caught the last two songs~out of this world! It was one of the most surreal moments I’ve ever experienced. David was magnificent in every way..his VOICE mellow & incredible to hear. He is tan, skin still flawless & appeared to be rested & content. It was just wonderful to see him up close even briefly~early Christmas present! 🙂

  183. Ksf, they are showing her info on Univision right now

  184. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Amanda Jane – yeah i’m doing well. Life has been a little full and a little stressful but all due to good things ultimately. We all have trials and difficulties in our lives and I have always prayed and asked that mine be due to ‘abundance’ rather than ‘loss’. Well I have had lots of abundance recently lol….you know…. the kind associated with having to ‘get it all done’ and make biggish decisions and keeping important relationships strong etc.
    I’m really sorry life has been tough for you recently. I once had a hard time where everything seemed dark and unhappy, I couldn’t perceive that the sun would ever shine again in this life and the birds would never sing another beautiful song…and all that sort of stuff. I was trying to process it all as best I could but it took months, maybe even years (strangely enough, I wasn’t depressed, just trying to deal with some big things emotionally & spiritually) and then miraculously one day I had an experience where I was suddenly able to turn it all over to the Lord and it was like I was healed. Obviously this is not the place to get into religious stuff too much etc…but whatever people trust in, look to in their lives…..it taught me that just like David sings about …’I know life is gonna get better’. Hang in there sister. I don’t know what your particular situation is…but one thing I struggled with during that time and something I have learnt now is….don’t dwell on the thing which causes you the pain. Sure, think about it enough to process it…but no more than the bare minimum. I think I prolonged the pain because I focused on it too much. And yep…look at that contagious joyful david smile as often as possible…especially if he is singing while flashing that grin everywhere. 🙂

    By the way…thanks for taking my mind off my Archtantrum…I’m already feeling less tantrumy. 🙂

  185. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    I don’t know who Jenni Rivera is…..but boy…when plane crashes are so uncommon…why does it seem like so many celebrities die in them!?
    Such a shame, especially if things were just starting to happen for her in her career. 🙁

  186. Shanny, she was 42 yrs old. Lived in Los Angeles, Her family lives there. Great singer.

  187. Amanda Jane says:

    Stupid question; what’s made MJ’s/Rickey’s pick up on this particular event? Maybe it’s because it was so public? I just think it’s interesting what hits with folks and what doesn’t.

    Watching the vids is a personal decision Shanny. 🙂 They are pretty amazing. But if you aren’t choosing to watch, I think just knowing that David was out there sharing his gift with others during the time of year where he touches the most lives was a present in of itself.

    And thank you for your beautiful, kind words Shanny. <3

  188. sarahhazel says:

    Jenni was part of Somos El Mundo….this shows each singer’s part in the song….& the video too….

  189. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Ksf, I’m starting to think….with the church holding these events and LIVESTREAMING!!! 😯 them…..that as some are saying….if the event is public, it’s maybe ok for us to watch….but to me…the blogs and pics and things are still in the realm of ‘private and personal’. I guess I’m concerned with ‘What does DAVID want?’. I have never felt we should give david privacy because that is what the church wants but rather we should give david the privacy because that is what HE wanted. And I guess that is the ongoing dilemma for me…would David be ok with us watching this? I would tend to think so…but i’m just feeling a little tired of the ambiguity of everything. I wish davids team would tweet about it or something and let us know this event is acceptable or something. something like…hey guys, watch the replay of the livestream here…or something. That sure would put my little Archieheart at rest. 🙂

    At any rate, spazz on friends! Its at least nice to see everyone happy! 🙂

  190. josie says:

    I’ve got nothing to say again. But hi to everyone. 🙂

  191. Was the show replayed on lds.org?

  192. kimk says:

    jackryan haven’t seen anything to think it was.

    sarahhazel oh this is so sad watched the vid again.. brings backs such memories! David was so cute in that!

  193. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Linda and Sarah…ohhhh, thanks for the info.

    Amanda Jane – yeah I was thinking the last couple of days that david was supposed to be doing his performances this week…and those thoughts bring me a happy peacefulness because I know the opportunities to saang his lil heart out about things he loves, would be bringing david happiness. 🙂

    All I can think of is….is it a slow week at Rickey’s or something? 😆 😉
    Or maybe ….and I prefer this option….maybe.she’s a.closet Archie? Shhhhh…. 😉

  194. ksf says:

    Thanks Linda.

    Shanny – ITA re: plane crashes. It’s so eerie. And actually she already had a big career in the Latin world but I think she was gaining more “crossover” appeal. Similar to Selena’s situation when she died.

    I understand the conflict as far as David is concerned. But, for me at this point it’s not something that I struggle with anymore. If I feel like looking at the vids, etc., then I do. If I don’t then I don’t. Lol. Depends on what day it is. That’s horrible to say but I don’t think it’s something that worries David so much? I think David is happy as long as he’s able to accomplish what he set out to accomplish and that he can still use his talent to inspire others. As long as nothing interfers with that then my thought is that that’s all that really matters to him. So, que sera sera… 🙂

  195. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Hi Josie! 🙂
    JackRyan…you’re little video recording mind is at work again isn’t it! 😆 Well….for when I have decided about whether I will watch or not….i secretly hope you will find it in it’s entirety somewhere and tuck it away somewhere safe for that day of decision. 😉

  196. ksf says:

    Hi josie 🙂

  197. kimk says:

    Shanny Rickey is a guy.. and he is or was a fan of David. I used to post there all the time before I came here. in his post he said that David sang fabulous.

  198. dailylurker says:

    Yay, nice to see everyone tonight. Thank you for answering my question Marylee. 🙂 I guess there was no broadcast tonight. It’s ok I’m content with what we got.

    Shanny, I’m not trying to convince you to watch or anything because it’s your choice of course. lols But D knows about the lady that goes to show and they have invited her to them. The people in charge down there have read her recaps about the thingy etc. and are ok about it. So I would think this would be ok. It was a public event outdoors and they didn’t tell people that they couldn’t film or anything. There were loads of cameras in the vids and it was streamed on the lds.org site so I would think that is public enough right? lols ……. Ok I said too much. Sorry if I said too much………but you can do what you want of course. It’s just warms my heart to heart that glorious voice again.

  199. kimk says:

    come to think about it.. even mj was very nice about it too.
    kind of like this.. hope it keeps up!

  200. sarahhazel says:


    My Xmas gift came sooner than expected. Thank you to who ever did those videos of @DavidArchie singing at the Xmas concert in Chile. GBY 😀

  201. josie says:

    Shanny & ksf~ 🙂 I’m not even sure why I posted, lol. Just wanted to catch folks while they were still here, I guess.

  202. dailylurker says:

    Rickey and MJ both support David and has always posted links and stories that fans send their way so I think that is how they got to it. 🙂

  203. bds says:

    Here is my thought on watching. Which fan is giving him privacy. The fan who lives in Chili and attends this public event and takes legal video (there were many cameras running) or the fan who lives in the USA and watches it on the internet?

  204. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Ksf, yeah…i think I’m probably about the only Archie who still stresses out over yes or no. lol
    I hear what you’re saying about it probably not being a big deal to David – after all he couldn’t foretell everything that was going to happen on his mission when he did that last vlog and asked for privacy and he may have been fine with us watching this livestream….but I guess I don’t want to justify anything to myself based upon my own assumptions. I want to get the wrod straight from the horses mouth – or at least from his spokespersons mouth – so to speak.

    I know I may be annoying people a bit with my vacillation on this issue….please bear with me friends as i’ve got nowhere else to blab about it and work through the issues.

    Maybe FOD will start charging me for the psychological services it provides me…?

  205. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Word not wrod. lol

  206. josie says:

    I would think that if David objected to having all the cameras there, he would’ve said something…and he knows by now what happens when a camera’s in the room, lol. Unless TPTB overrode him or said “This will be taped, and that is that.” lol.

  207. dailylurker says:

    Bds I don’t know how to answer that? lols I’m just happy that the church decided to live stream it and that cameras were allowed at the event so that we can get to enjoy it all around the world. Thank you to the fans and to everyone involved. Ok I better hush before I put a foot in my mouth.

  208. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Oh kim! Thats right…i’m getting Rickey mixed up with MJ’s. lol

  209. dailylurker says:

    Shanny you are a hoot! Too funny! I love your dilemma! lols….It’s all good!

  210. tami lyn says:

    i think if the church wanted to livestream the devotionals then david happily went along with that, otherwise why would he even be there? don’t think they are forcing him to sing. i’m sure he wants to be a part of it all. luckily for us!!! 🙂

  211. sarahhazel says:

    Shanny–LOL….you know we’re here for you….rants, dilemmas, Archutantrums….you name it….haha! (((hugs)))

  212. bds says:

    Tami – He might also have thought it would be a good way to say “Merry Christmas” to all his fans around the world.

  213. tami lyn says:

    bds~ i agree! not being able to communicate has probably been a hard adjustment for him so i think this probably made him happy. i sure hope so! 🙂

  214. josie says:

    Shanny~ What exactly is a wrod? lol. Just ‘teasin…I don’t think David really has a team except for Kari, does he? And she’s already said that it’s up to each individual whether to watch or not…Plus, apparently the mission President (or whatever title y’all have for him) read one of Glady’s latest blogs on The Voice, and he liked it. So unless David has no say, isn’t allowed to give his thoughts to Kari, or is being exploited without his consent, lol…it seems like he might be OK with it. I understand what you’re saying about the blogs & pics, though. To me, those fall in the “private & personal” category.

    bds (9:12)~ Oh, that might be a possibility. Merry Christmas, David! Early. lol.

  215. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Bds…lol…i would think in that scenario, neither of them are giving him privacy.

    Dailylurker…you haven’t said too much…and I don’t feel like anyone is trying to ‘convince’ me…just like I’m not trying to convince anyone either. I actually really appreciate people hashing out the issues with me.
    I did actually go and read Gladys’ previous recap in the end because people were saying that david knew and he received her with open arms and he was all good with it…and so I wanted to see for myself if that truly was the case because it would have an effect on whether I watch things or not. Well to be honest, that’s not what I saw when I read the recap. I saw that a senior missionary couple had seen Glady’s recap and were happy with it but I saw that david himself knew nothing about it until he was introduced to Gladys. And there’s my catch again….not what does the church want but what does DAVID want?

    The fact that david knew there were camera’s there etc DOES make me think he would be ok with us watching this performance…but then two things pull me up on that also…1. We know what david is like – even if he preferred the cameras weren’t there he would probably just put up with them rather than play the primadonna and ask for a no-camera policy and 2. Since david asked for privacy and designated Kari as his spokesperson, I think it is right for me to wait for the official word fro david through Kari that these public events are ok.

    Sigh….thanks guys for putting up with me.

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

    Hey Shanny! Your choice whether to watch or not, but given the fact that they live streamed it, that they invited Gladys to these concerts, they hug & kiss her hello, that she’s spoken to David, etc…. I think thats a clear message that the pics & vids are ok. I think its Davids way of saying Merry Christmas to us. If you read what Gladys wrote, I think you would feel its ok. Do whats right for you, thats what everyone is doing 😀 I for one, am so grateful for these videos, more than I can say 😀 It looks like we’re going to have a white Christmas here in MN, got snow, WOOOT!!! Does it snow in Austrailia?

    Hello Everyone!

  217. tami lyn says:

    beth~ so happy u are enjoying the snow. i am not! lol! i follow MNdot on twitter and there have been numerous car accidents 🙁

  218. pickles says:

    Sad to hear that they have confirmed that Jenny Rivera is dead. I know David was a fan of her because he went to see her at a concert in California and tweeted about her.

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

    Hey tami lyn, I havent watched the news all day, unfortunately, accidents come with the territory. I went grocery shopping yesterday & stayed inside all day. I am happy to have snow for the holidays though. Of course I dont want anyone to have an accident, be hurt or worse, but lots of businesses count on the snow, it helps the economy, etc…

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

    Thoughts & Prayers to Jenni Rivera’s family & friends, such a tragedy 🙁

  221. josie says:

    Shanny~ I don’t think you’re being a pain, lol. I kind of understand where you’re coming from, I think. I don’t watch any of it for my own reasons, anyway, so I don’t have the dilemma of “To watch or not to watch”….Have a good night, everyone.

  222. tami lyn says:

    beth ~ i stayed home today too. slippery roads terrify me as i have been in the ditch before and it’s so scary! luckily i did not get hurt but came very close to going into a river 🙁

  223. pickles says:

    Here is David’s tweet when he went to see Jenni Rivera

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

    tami lyn, gosh, that sounds scary, so glad you weren’t hurt. I’m with ya on the slippery roads. I’ve had six car accidents since 2000, plus, my brakes went out once while I was driving & had to bale out of my car,lol, left with gravel marks all over the white outfit I was wearing & my hands, lol.

  225. tami lyn says:

    beth~ omg how scary! snow is so pretty but so dangerous. glad u survived all that lol! 🙂

  226. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Josie… ‘wrod’ lolol
    The thing about Kari is…to me there is a difference between saying ‘people need to make their own decision’ and saying ‘yes, go for it, no problemo’ (oh I’m speaking spanish now and didn’t even think I knew spanish AT ALL 😉 )

    Really, its common sense that david probably knows this performance would be seen by the fans. I think its also extremely likely that he’s ok with it this time given that it was public and there were camera’s and even a LIVESTREAM!!! 😯 and I love the idea that it is a little gift from david to the fans – that would make me ecstatically happy – but I keep coming back to the fact that we are just assuming. We don’t know what david really thinks and feels because he hasn’t clarified or rescinded the privacy thing.

    Anyway, I think i’ve.got it off my chest for the day, although the dilemma remains for me. Thanks for helping and sharing your thoughts on it guys. I at least feel a lot calmer since having my archutantrum.

    Bethy, no…no snow here in Oz except for a couple of select spots. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas there without snow would it!? 🙂

  227. breanne says:

    Everybody Hurts has dropped to #9 on MYXPH. Use all your email addresses & vote 1 time daily on each address:

  228. kimk says:

    jon daza ‏@JonDaza
    Happy holidays everyone from DA! DAVID ARCHULETA’S CHRISTMAS GREETINGS 2012: http://youtu.be/QhhGhUpv4XA via @youtube


  229. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Pickles, thanks for finding that. I wonder if david has ever kept a tally of how many concerts etc he has attended (not including his own). It must be quite a lot.

    Bethy, yep I remember your 😯 stories of having to bail out of cars. Cray-zee!

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

    tami lyn, Yeah, thanks. Except for the brakes thing, I was stopped at a light each time I was hit, at least they werent my fault,lol, made it easier for my insurance company to take 😆

    Shanny, yeah, MN without snow at Christmas, just isnt right, neither is Easter without snow 😆

  231. breanne says:

    Keep voting 1 time hourly for Everybody Hurts, Broken & I’ll Never Go on Chart Central:

  232. kimk says:


    looks good!!

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

    THANKS KIMK!!! Today is just too much, just too much 😀 It feels like the videos allowed at the concert & now this message were maybe planned, like I said before, Davids way of wishing us a Merry Christmas with a few songs to go with it. What a Blessing 😀

  234. pickles says:

    Shanny in australia -I dont know what to tell you since I am not very good with advice. With this situation I believe that each of us, individually should choose and not go with the crowd or make are decision because someone said it was wrong or right. If you think its all right then go for it, if you think you are going to regret it later and wont be able to sleep because of it then don’t do it. Is David going to love more a fan that did not watched over a fan who did watched? I dont think so. He loves us equally. Respect can have so many different definitions to each of us. It is we who decide what the definition is and no one else. I think we all get mad about this because we miss him so bad.

  235. tami lyn says:

    how sweet of david to make a merry christmas message for us!!! 🙂

  236. David– Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. Thank you for remembering us.
    We have one more Christmas without you, but by then it will closer for you to come home. God Bless you.

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

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

    Goodnight to Dear David, hoping that you
    continued to be Blessed with health, happiness &
    joy & warmth in your heart 😀

  238. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    I watched the Merry Christmas vid and then my battery died. Just charged it enough to hop back on for a few more minutes…

    Yay for Christmas message.vid!!! Funny how he said he’ll see us all soon. lol Umm….don’t think 16 months is soon lol….but I still love the sentiment. So awesome that he did this vid for us! <33333

    Sarahhazel….awww thanks for the hugs and patience and understanding. 🙂

    Pickles you are right….i think my problem is I'm pulled in two different directions. Can't sleep knowing I'm missing all the glory of that voice and can't sleep thinking I let david down…. 🙄 Don't worry, I'll find my own personal balance one of these days…probably in a about 16 months…. 😉

  239. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Nite nite Bethy. 🙂

  240. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Boy what a night. Pastel thanks for your post. pabuckie, love that Christmas tumblr. Just read everyone’s post. Started late. Spazzing over all the vids and now the greeting from David. All this advanced olanning for us is so sweet. Shanny, Gladys mentioned that there was reserved seating for fans set aside in the front row. They knew they were fans. Just thought it might be an indication that David would be okay with that. Just think it might help you with your dilemma. David knows we love him. He may miss us at this time of year. We attended his concerts and gave him great support. He gave us his beautiful voice and wonderful memories, as we did him. If they allowed videos and livestreaming, I believe it was a mutual agreement to share with the world. There were many talented people who participated in the show. JMO 🙂

  241. nora says:

    been gone most of the day what a great Christmas present from David, watched all the videos so great to hear his beautiful voice, seeing how great he looks, what an unexpected surprise, the Prayer made me cry so beautiful, so glad to be a fan of his how lucky are we. Doesn’t matter what language he sings in he can do it all. Can’t wait until 2014, to see the person he has become.

  242. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    *planning* not olanning. sorry

  243. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Ugh, just had to bite the bullet and make an appointment at the dentist. Don’t want to have any problems fully enjoying my Christmas meal!

  244. Charlotte says:

    Hey all,
    Stopping to add my two cents. I originally got online this evening to do something on another website, but I decided to check my twitter while I was at it. OMG am I GLAD I did. What an incredible Christmas gift from our angel. I’ve also had a little bit of hard time getting into the holiday spirit, but it’s not a problem any longer. I don’t know how the universe knows when I need some special David time, but it always does and this is no exception. He’s looking more beautiful than ever, he’s sounding incredible(we’ll need survival kits come 2014) and my wish came true to hear him sing ‘The Prayer’. Hope we’ll get to hear it live when he comes home.
    And to have his sweet Christmas greeting courtesy of Ivory music is icing on the cake. Bring on the holidays. I am now ready to celebrate 🙂

  245. kimk says:

    see us soon!
    see us soon!
    SEE US SOON!!!!

  246. tami lyn says:

    charlotte~ well said! david is our special christmas angel 🙂

  247. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Supergrand – thats true – reserved fan seating. My brain isn’t coming up with any objections to that one! lol
    It would be crazy to think that david doesn’t think of us fairly regularly – he even said soon after he left, that his heart was with us. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
    And you are right…Christmas concerts and fan love have been a part of his Christmas for the last three years – he would definitely be thinking of the fans and the concerts during this season. And his family of course. 🙂

    Hi ya Nora! 🙂

  248. Charlotte says:

    Tami lyn, ITA. I’ve thought about this quite a few times, but I believe there is a reason he was born in December during the yuletide. He is a gift from God to the world, an angel born at Christmas time, and hopefully the rest of the world will catch on to what we already know when he resumes his career 🙂

  249. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Charlotte, thats awesome that david helped bring a little cheer for you. Hope it can last the whole season through for you! 🙂

    Kim…lol…he WILL come back! lolol

  250. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Goodnight Beth, sweet dreams. Breanne hope you feel better soon. Charlotte and nora it’s a wonderful world with David in it. Kimk, thanks for the heads up link to the Christmas greeting. Oh and that pic with the flowers was glorious. Thank you! On a sad note, sorry to hear about Jenni Rivera. I didn’t know of her, but if David did then I’m sure she was great. RIP Ms. Rivera and sympathy to your family. Time to say Goodnight. It has been so joyful to see David singing and looking so good. Best Christmas gift ever. See you tomorrow.

  251. tami lyn says:

    charlotte~ so true and u said it so beautifully! 🙂

  252. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Charlotte – lol…what a sweet and lovely thought and one that is very easy to believe. 🙂

    Gosh, I got so carried away with my issues that I didn’t catch up on all the comments. I’ll come back and do that while you’re all sleeping lol. Better go and get some stuff done right now….after all…it’s nearly Christmas!! 🙂

  253. Charlotte says:

    Shanny, I’m sure the cheer will last. I have David’s CFTH and MoTab CDs and the MoTab DVD to keep me going along with these precious new vids, which will be added to my trusty Zune player very shortly 🙂

  254. Charlotte says:

    SGJ, ITA. David definitely makes the world a better place just by being his sweet, wonderful self 🙂

  255. kimk says:

    jon daza ‏@JonDaza
    Thank you Archies for the RTs and the holiday greetings! You are the sweetest! Again HAPPY HOLIDAYS everyone! #PeaceOnEarth

  256. kimk says:

    Odysseylive ‏@odysseylive
    Check out this Holiday Greetings from @DavidArchie! Be sure to grab a copy of his latest album Forevermore… http://fb.me/232KZqPZJ

  257. kimk says:

    Cindy. #DA2014 ‏@CanadianArchie
    David’s Christmas greetings from Ivory http://davidarchuleta.com/home/?p=5260 from @DavidArchie’s official site!

  258. kimk says:

    Disney Dreaming ‏@Disney_Dreaming
    Aww, just saw an old article about @DavidArchie – missing him!

  259. Bychance says:

    Just got here and haven’t read all the comments, but I can tell I missed some ArchuAmazingness!!!! Oh, so happy just thinking about it! Here I go to enjoy what you all have been enjoying all day!! So excited!!!!!!! BBL unless I can’t pull myself away from the vids!

  260. jeani/ut says:

    I am so happy right now I can hardly stand it. I was overwhelmed by The Prayer. They sounded so good together. I’ve never heard that song before.
    I’m so glad President MacArthur and his wife were so sweet to Gladys. Hugs to her.
    And hugs to Elder Archuleta’s Presidente.

  261. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    I gave in…i watched O Holy Night.
    Two words: Chills and tears. Chills and tears. Chills and tears.

    Heard him sing this song so many times….and still I get chills and tears.

    Oops, we’re not supposed to comment here right? Ok, I could say much more than two words but i’ll stop there then.


  262. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Hi Bychance, hi Jeani. 🙂

    Jeani, not sure what I’m going to do about listening to the other songs but so glad people are happy. He truly is something very very special.

    And fwiw, think it’s ‘Elder’ McArthur. Think he’s prolly one of the senior office mish”s

  263. collegemom says:

    I think he was appointed as a mission President https://www.lds.org/liahona/2010/07/new-mission-presidents-begin-service?lang=eng as he is listed here as being appointed to Santiago West (Rancagua area)

  264. Janel aka Nellie says:

    The Prayer. I wept, bawled, complete chills and heart swelled with gratitude for this gift and the others. Shanny since pics and videos were allowed, and the church streamed it on LDS.org, look at it as a gift and take it, and enjoy it.

  265. jeani/ut says:

    MacArthur is the name listed on his Mission’s site. I’m sure it’s his Presidente. I’m wondering if he is related to my doctor. I will ask him Tues when I go.
    Shanny you have to listen to The Prayer 7:16. It is soooo beautiful.

  266. jeani/ut says:

    Oh, I found that song by the Tabernacle Choir.

  267. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Why have I got Pres McKinley in my head then? Is he someone else or did I just make him up?

    Janel, Jeani…thanks. 🙂 I’m leaning towards this being a gift. It IS public, they reserved seats for the fans, i think when david asked for privacy he probably didn’t forsee big public events like this being an issue.

    Its almost silly for me to dig in my heels and say he wouldn’t be happy with his fans watching these performances. Just don’t want to dishonour his request is all.

    Does it sound like I’m trying to justify myself watching these? lol Or am I simply beginning to talk sense? lol

  268. jeani/ut says:

    Shanny, you’re talkin’ sense.

  269. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Keep replaying O Holy Night.
    That guy can saang his socks off.
    Why do I love imagining the other missionaries and all those about him, being in awe of him? lol The humble, unassuming, giant in their midst.

  270. Sparkles2 says:

    Shanny, I think you are starting to make sense. These are public events and we are the public, albeit fans. Thus, this should not be viewed as an intrusion on David’s wish for privacy. He could not have known what was in store for him, in that the mission would use his blessings as a gift to be shared freely, without restraints. I think, personally, he has realized this by now. So, enjoy this beautiful gift from David. (I am always here lurking 😆 …)

  271. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    😆 Thanks Jeani. 😆

  272. Sparkles2 says:

    Because this young man is Awesome, with a capital ‘A’…..

  273. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    😆 Sparkles…thanks to you too. 🙂
    I agree actually. And it’s good to see you. 🙂

  274. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Lol…Sparkles I agree again…A for Awesome!!! 🙂
    Or maybe D for Dang Awesome? lol

  275. Sparkles2 says:

    Got that right, Shanny……Ha Ha…… 😆

  276. Sparkles2 says:

    That’s me being green with envy when I couldn’t hear David sing those songs. Now I am 😀 as happy as a piece of fried crocodile on a stick.

  277. Janel aka Nellie says:

    The president of the mission is President McArthur and his wife. There is an older couple there on their mission, Elder and Sister McKinley. They seem to be in charge of the Central Jas and the missionary activities. So possibly they were part of the planning for the devotionals as well.

  278. Bychance says:

    My heart melted with The Prayer!!

    Shanny, I respect your dilema. For me, I try to remember that David asked for us to respect what he was doing, meaning we couldn’t follow him around doing typical missionary work. I doubt he had any idea he would be given the opportunity to perform in public concerts when he made that goodbye blog. I, too, don’t care so much for the blogs from other missionaries, or the random pic at a restaurant, etc…..that doesn’t feel respectful to me. But I feel like this chance to share his heart and talent in this good and very public way is a wonderful blessing……. both for David, for those listening and for us fans. I believe that David has a say in these concerts, and isn’t doing anything he doesn’t want to do,…. and can’t help but know that fans will have the opportunity to see it, especially if it’s on the church’s website. This is just probably not the typical mission experience that he was referring to………and we know this is not typical! I don’t remember David ever even using the word privacy, either……just that we be respectful. Listening to his beautiful voice, remembering his goodness, and being happy about it does not feel disrespectful to me in any way. I truly look at it as a blessing. One that has made this fan very happy!!!

    Oh, it is late, late, late!!! I probably didn’t make any sense.

  279. Ali says:

    Another video of Los Pastores a Belen from last night:

    Quite nice audio on this one!

  280. Sparkles2 says:

    ❓ Talking to myself….Good night to all the happy Archies out there in Archieville sleeping on mile high archiepillows, stuffed with chicken feathers (not from Freud, Lloyd or the other one ), just some distant relatives—in their archiebeds in their archierooms decorated with Archie pictures having sweet Archie music lulling them asleep.

  281. Bychance says:

    Hi Sparkes2!….fried crocodile on a stick….well, now. I really do need to go to bed. But going happy as ………..no words.

  282. Sparkles2 says:

    Bychance, you made a lot of sense. Well stated…….

  283. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    My phone battery keeps dying on me….doesn’t it know I’m trying to chat at FOD and listen to a glorious rendition of O Holy Night in a language I can’t understand?

    Dang Awesome Voice Incredible Dude
    Dang Awesome Voice Impressive Dancer

    Pickles…i blame you for getting me started….. lol

  284. Sparkles2 says:

    Bychance, obviously you never been to Louisisana….Great cuisine… 😆

  285. Sparkles2 says:

    Ugh, Ugh…Shanny is all shook up…

  286. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Lol…Sparkles you’re cracking me up! Sleep well. 🙂
    Bychance…you made a lot of sense. It just doesn’t make sense that an event like this is what david meant does it. Thank you. 🙂 Glad you loved the prayer. So grateful fans are getting to hear him sing it.
    Ali, hi ya! Think I will probably watch the vids after all…just not now…later when I can savor them more fully.
    Janel – oh thanks for the clarification. 🙂

  287. mango says:

    Oh, Ali, that was fantastic! I hope we get videos of the other songs from the same person. The audio was wonderful. They did seem to be mainly filming the dancers, though, so maybe they knew one of them.

  288. frio says:

    Great audio of Los Pastores a Belén 🙂
    I hope he recorded The Prayer too..*crossing my fingers*

  289. frio says:

    just wanna hear TP with better audio, but grateful for those that uploaded nonetheless 🙂

  290. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Definitively Angelic Voice Ideal Disposition

    Hi ya Frio and Mango. 🙂

  291. dailylurker says:

    Thanks Ali for the video! Wondering if it was from tonight’s performance since he uploaded it tonight? Hmmm……The audio was great!

  292. frio says:


    This is interesting…a professional compilation of the highlights of the event (of different dates?), uploaded on Dec 3. Roberta’s voice is fantastic. Would’ve loved to see David but seems he’s not in the video. Hope they upload one with him, unless he wasn’t present on some dates?

  293. frio says:

    Hey Shanny 🙂 I’m enjoying your acronyms – I agree with everything of course!

  294. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Dynamically Appropriate Voice Ingenious Duet-er

  295. Ali says:

    Hi guys!

    dailylurker – no that would be from last night. It says Santiago Temple in the description. Tonight’s devotional was not in Santiago. Also the one last night was different — it was outside and a much larger production. I think it was not put on just by David’s local mission like the others. The other ones are smaller and inside.

  296. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Frio…lol…think I found something to keep this silly mind occupied. lol
    Hmmm…imagine a professional production of the whole thing….maybe one coming in the near future?

  297. dailylurker says:

    Oh ok, thanks Ali! lols …..Wishful thinking on my part. 🙂

  298. frio says:

    Shanny, hahaha it’s amusing! 😀 And dang, a professional production (something akin to the MoTab vids) would be wonderful. I always want HQ visual & audio when it comes to David – it’s just better that way. Cameras don’t exactly hate him 😉

  299. pickles says:

    Shanny in australia-me???haha what did I do.

    We are so blessed that so many Archies are so generous to share their videos. Gladys is a sweet person because she could have gone to all of these events go home and yeah share with her family and friends her experience but no she also decided to share it with us.

  300. pickles says:

    So was today the last christmas devotional or is there another one next week?

    Does anybody know the link to Gladys blog? I know she mentioned it on the voice.

  301. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Dangerously Ardent Vocalist Initiates Drooling

  302. frio says:

    pickles, I’ve stumbled across this blog

    Owner is “Gladiola” from Argentina 🙂

  303. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Oh pickles! lol… I was meaning Sparkles! lolol

    Sorry Pickles and Sparkles. lol Guess thats what happens when your names rhyme! lol

  304. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Frio – I agree with the HQ stuff. When it comes to david there is no such thing as ‘enough’. lol
    Poor guy. Dems the breaks for being so awesome.

  305. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Ok, I can feel myself getting into a silly mood and i’ve got stuff to do. I Better go guys. Ciao for now. 🙂 Thanks for being here. 🙂

    Wonder if david is sleep-singing since he just gave a.performance and could very well be dreaming about it…. 🙂

  306. pickles says:

    frio-muchas gracias;)

  307. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Hmmm…think that last acronym should have read ‘instigates drooling’.

  308. frio says:

    pickles – de nada 🙂

    haha, Shanny. It must be tiring to be awesome all the time 😉
    ‘instigates drooling’…umm, yah!

  309. frio says:

    Shanny, I can just imagine him sleep singing.
    TTYL 🙂

  310. pickles says:

    I’m leaving too you guys but I will comment more often. I didnt comment for like a month but I will be back.

    Buenas Noches:)
    Goodnight or day where ever you may be.

  311. frio says:

    pickles, good night to you too 🙂

  312. ambber says:

    http://salt-david-city-2250.blogspot.com.au/ – If somebody can translate it into English, I would appreciate it very much.

  313. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Haha, just showed hubby O Holy Night from the concert…he’s very impressed. I know it.

    Keep doing this sort of stuff David with more songs like what u did at Myrtle beach and like on the Begin. album and I think my hubby will be personally booking the airfares and concert tickets! lol Love it! 🙂

    Hubby also said he wanted us to get going with watching the LDS Christmas devotional tonight so we would ‘have time to watch the DVD’. I can think of only one Dvd he would be meaning – Glad Christmas Tidings! Going to watch that soon.

    Haha, even hubby couldn’t deny the power of the Archuleta forever! lol

    🙂 🙂 🙂

  314. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Good morning Vabeach. Good morning Kim. 🙂

    …just pre-empting ya both. 😉 Unless of course VaBeachArchie is making the most of her sleep-in opportunities at the moment…? You’re usually here by now Vabeach…

  315. sarahhazel says:


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