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Groovin’ at the Grove
Meeting fans at Motab…..
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As we struggle to make sense and deal with the tragedies in Connecticut last week, let’s reflect on the words about compassion from Mother Teresa.
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The virtual concert is almost here! Celebrating with two polls today!
It’s almost here: The My Kind of Christmas from the Heart Virtual Concert on BlogTV
Reminder that the My Kind Of Christmas From The Heart starts at 9:30pm ET, Friday, Dec. 21 on FOD’s channel on BlogTV. We are testing it all out this week so keep your fingers crossed!
But we need to finish our video ‘setlist’. Two polls today: Waiting for Yesterday and Melodies of Christmas.
Waiting for Yesterday
#1: From Djabell13, Providence RI. David was trying out some new hand movements here, lots of waving at the crowd!
#2: From flipangel34, Billboard Live THREE YEARS AGO TODAY in Mashantucket, Connecticut! Love the instrumental intro, the different camera angles, the close ups of David and the band. Audience reaction is missing somewhat, tho 🙁
#3: Credit djbell13. From the solo tour in 2009, Northampton. David is a little stiff but loosens up by the end. Nice to see some of this earlier work.
#4: From ArchuletaAvenue, Greenville, SC. Great angle, great vocals, great fan reaction. This vid is an overall beauty!
#5: Another from Djbell13. The last show of CFTH in Westbury. I was MESMORIZED by the fan reaction! David was particularly hoppy!
#6: From EmilyLuvsArchie. Grand Rapids, MI. ‘Twas hot in there! Bouncy, defiant David! Loved how he said…THANK you…. at the end.
Melodies of Christmas!
#1: From 8throwcentre, MKOC tour, SLC. David appears here with a little help from David Osmond and Jennifer Jordan Frogley. Sounds great with the live backing vocals! David was in very strong voice!
#2: Anaheim, from FanbabyTX. This is a visual beauty with great audio too. Love how you can see the band members very clearly too!
#3 From NitaAsian, Westbury, MKOC tour. The fan reaction was amazing and David responded! A sweet smile at the end 🙂
#4. From hazeleyd71. Majestic Theatre in Dallas. A little known video and not from the tour. Nice intro! Strong vocals!
#5: From allstarfiction. Irving, MKOC tour. This is not the best sound quality at the beginning, but it was a general admission venue! Audience participation ftw! I love how different it is from the others 🙂
#6: From 8throwcenter. Baltimore. Includes the cool lightshow inbetween the pop set and Christmas set.
#7: From np1107, The Grove in LA performance. Fun venue and set. Love to see the singers/band behind try to sing along!
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A David Archuleta T-Shirt Give-Away
SonyMusic Malaysia is giving away a David T-shirt! You just need to answer a few simple questions and you get a chance at owning one of these beauties. Click on the pic to go!
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“The Youngest Performer to ever headline the Holiday Tradition”
Gif credit ohnopurple (@samlouiseG)
Two years ago! Motab Memories!
It was two years today (Dec. 17) that David performed at the first of 3 performances with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at the Conference Centre in Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah. There was a dress rehearsal the night before. LDS Public Affairs released this video last year
David Archuleta fans from everyone flocked to Utah to enjoy the amazing performances live at the Conference Centre, or streamed live at various venues in SLC. Tickets were hot hot hot, with over a million requests to the Motab organization for tickets.
Press conference time! Thanks to Kari Sellards for this one.
David and his tux, thanks to @MoTabChoir on Twitter!
Here is a vid of the signing just after the Friday performance. I had no idea how David did this, the performance was likely exhausting, he likely ran right over and the line was LONG! David was most gracious with everyone! I see you Kari. You too Sunny!
Here are some pics from Kristin (@IceCreamKPie)
Click to make them bigger!
…and more pics from The Deseret Book Company Facebook page. You can view their collection of photos here.
…. and this was posted last week but if you want a sample of what the Glad Christmas Tidings DVD containing the Motab performances is like, watch this!
And you can see this all again!
If you have access to BYUtv, you can see the program on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 8pm ET/6pm MT and again on Christmas Day at 8pm ET/6pm MT.
We have more fan pics and stories. Will post some on our “lite” day tomorrow :). But I’ll leave you with this one including our very own Kalei (with Jerry and Janet) for now!
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The Christmas Story in German ~ featuring Silent Night
I did not translate this from German but this YouTube channel mormonensindchristen featured David Archuleta’s Silent Night as background to the Nativity story. Thanks @jeffrFOD for sending this in.
“Shush, David Archuleta is made of tiny magic, okay?”
From letablake blog
In praise of O Holy Night and a number of variations on the song, David’s track is mentioned. I’d say he is made of major magic!
One year ago!
MKOC at the Grove!
….and we have brand spanking new pix! Thank you Lily! (@platinumarchie). You are such a go-getter for digging these up for everyone to see!
David saying good-bye to Ben as he leaves for New Zealand
As Found About…..
Time to vote!
Musiqtone: The pop bracket:
This is it. The final preliminary round of 100. ONE-HUNDRED videos. Only the Top 12 can move on and continue to represent Pop Music. Then we go into the second prelim final of 48. Then we take the Top 8 in each bracket for the real competition.
The round of 32 will continue to be in the genre brackets until the Elite Eight (Top 2 in each) comes and we reseed, reposition regardless of genre.
So EVERY VOTE COUNTS. If you want to see any of these 12 move on to the 8 available slots for each bracket, MAKE THEM COUNT! This final prelim round ends Saturday December 22 at 11:59 pm ET! MAKE EVERY VOTE (ALL 100) COUNT.
So nice in red!
Someone got their Nord as an early Christmas present? Nice!
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Have a wonderful day today everyone.