From PandasMama Cacophony vs Harmony Blog
David Archuleta in 100 Words
D- disciplined, distinctive, different, dynamic, distinguishable, deliberate
A- amazing, adorable, alluring, angelic
V- virtuous, visionary, vulnerable, virtuoso, vocalist, versatile, vivacious
I- inspiring, incredible, imaginative, influential, indomitable
D- devout, dependable, determined, diligent, dreamer
J- joyful, jolly, jovial, judicious
A- artist, advanced, advocate, aficionado
M- mesmerizing, mysterious, mature, multifaceted, missionary
E- exquisite, exceptional, earnest, enlightened, energetic, enterprising
S- sensitive, self-controlled, sincere, singer, sagacious, scintillating
A- adventurous, adaptable, amiable, altruistic
R- respectful, reliable, resourceful, responsible, radiant, respected
C- captivating, charismatic, caring, compassionate, creative, charming
H- humble, humorous, honest, hopeful, hypnotic
U- unique, unequaled, unbelievable, unassuming, uncommon
L- loving, loyal, laudable, leader, learned, legitimate, levelheaded
E- enthusiastic, exuberant, expressive, extraordinary
T- talented, trustworthy, thrifty, tolerant, truthful, tasteful, tenacious
A- actor, active, addictive, admirable
So, there you have it; 100 words describing a very special young man who has impacted so many lives in his short time on this earth. All of these are very good words, but there is one in particular that sums them all up for me the best and that word is simiply… DAVID.
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“100 things I love about David”
Here’s a list of 100 things I love about David. There are more of course, but in keeping with the 100th day on his mission, I kept it to 100 things. The titles listed are CD, DVD or TV series titles. I left individual song titles out.
1) “Hello, it’s David here.”
2) A little falsetto
3) Album cover photo shoots
4) Alma awards
5) Amazing runs in his songs
6) Any song he ever sings
9) Beautiful emotions
10) Beautiful, soulful hazel eyes
11) Bench photo shoots
12) Best fans in the world
13) Best singer in the world
14) Boundless energy
15) Can sing the phone book
17) Children’s charities he champions
18) Chords of Strength
19) Christmas Crooner
20) Christmas From the Heart (CD)
23) Connects with his audience
24) Considerate to others
27) David Archuleta (CD)
28) Decision to go on a mission
30) Dry wit
31) Exceptional human being
32) Forevermore (CD)
34) Genuine caring for his fans
35) Gets distracted during vlogs
36) Glad Christmas Tidings (CD and DVD)
37) Goofy personality
38) Hair styles
39) Heart of gold
40) Helps others
41) His “Why I am a Mormon” chapter
42) His cats
43) His family
46) Hush Cats
47) Idol performances
49) Journal writing
50) Junior Star Search winner
54) LDS Living magazine
55) Live chats
56) Love of country
57) Love of God
58) Love of Mangoes
59) Loves his family
60) Loves Honey Bunches of Oats
61) Matt Clayton Photo shoots
62) MDA performance
63) MOTABS concert
64) Music videos
65) Nandito Ako (TV series)
66) On the spot singing
67) Grateful for what he has
69) Pure intent
70) Rambling man
71) Respects others
74) Singing a capella
75) Skating specials
78 ) Song writer
80) Spanish songs
81) Spontaneous singing
82) Stadium of Fire
83) Stays in shape
86) Talks and sings with his hands
87) Thai food, Thai food and more Thai food
88) The “Bear down”
89) The “look”
90) Thinks he’s a nerd
91) TOSOD (CD)
92) Tour with Demi
93) Tour with McFly
94) Tweets (even Kari’s vicarious ones)
95) Twitter hijacking sisters
99) When he jumps while singing
100) Willingness to serve
A great article by Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic
David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Five: When You Say You Love Me
The American Idol Tour in the summer of 2008 visited 49 cities, performed 53 concerts and sold 482,870 tickets.
The screaming started with the first announcement of his name and continued throughout his four song set. Poised and polished he dominated the stage with his power ballad, “When You Say You Love Me.”
Words by Robin Scoffield and Music by Mark Hammond it has been one of my favorite love songs for quite a while.
David’s assured confidence on stage was incredible to watch, from Glendale, Arizona to Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is the consummate professional and gives us – something from his heart – his music soul!
When David Archuleta sings not only does he bring intensity into his songs but motion and poetry as well. I feel I am flying with him in song as he takes you to a place only he knows and when finished gently brings you back. David performing on stage is poetry in motion.
He provided a romantic listening experience with waves of enchantment that held his audience captive. The way his angelic voice awakens your soul is phenomenal. The passionate lyrics leave you breathless and the way David captures all the emotions sweeps you in a world of musical ecstasy.
The exquisite timeless beauty of his voice can stun you into silence. How can we possibly put into words the way in which he makes us feel when he sings? There is something about his voice that opens our hearts and transports us to another place.
David’s effortless vocal talent captures the mood for love in perfect style with feeling, and incredible passion. He cast a spell on his audiences with his beautiful voice and his graciousness.
His performance on July 17, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah will be the most memorable performance for all time. Screaming emotions poured out like a stream from his hometown crowd in overwhelming love and admiration.
Watching David wipe the tears from his eyes before he could finish his song was such a wonderful beautiful moment for David and his fans. I still cry every time I watch it.
Then, so quickly it was over! You stood there looking at the person next to you in awe and asked what just happened. Did we just experience the most amazing performance ever? Yes we did!
David carefully caressed and swept us away on an Angel’s flight and brought us gently back in his pocket. Singing is telling a story, and David’s story is all about Love.
Rosanne Simunovic’s Recollections
When I first heard David’s performance of “When You Say You Love Me”, my first impression was this: “If ever there was a perfect vehicle for this song, it is through David’s passionate and heartfelt vocal delivery”.
For, with David, this was more than just a beautiful song. It was a personal and loving message to his fans, his family members, friends and, of course, to the Lord above for giving him a musical gift that would continue to move and inspire listeners of all ages.
Although originally recorded by the talented Josh Groban, David’s version is more personal, more meaningful and, certainly very genuine and transparently expressive. We gain a glimpse into David’s loving soul – the depth and beauty of its essence.
I was fortunate to hear a live performance of this song at the Toronto stop during the American Idol Season Seven Tour. I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I was waiting all night to hear this beautiful song live and in color. Would it be as good? Would I be as moved after hearing it endless number of times via YouTube?
The answer: You betcha! It was all that and more. To see his face and hear the words and melody pour from his mouth was an experience I will never, ever forget. He had the audience in the palm of his hand – but in a way that was meaningful and authentic.
He was delivering a message in the best way he knew how – through his expressive vocal ability and unassuming yet powerful charisma.
I devoted three separate blog topics about his Toronto performance. Here are some of my thoughts after this live experience:
“When You Say You Love Me” and “Angels” signified the undying affection he has for his family –first and foremost – followed by his friends and fans. And, we cannot forget his phenomenal musical influences – his parents, Jeff and Lupe, as well as his voice coach Dean and music arranger, Richard.
All four songs were absolutely phenomenal. His heart is truly centered and in the right place when he performs. Just listening to his voice is a powerful testament to what stellar work ethics and sublime talent can achieve.
One vocal cord and, yet, the clarity and purity of his voice could be heard above and beyond the screaming. The articulation of his diction was crystal clear and well-defined and, yet, so expressive and heartfelt.”
I then added:
“And when he completed his truly inspiring performance of “When You Say You Love Me”, my two daughters wiped tears from their eyes, as did I! That was the best thank you I have ever received! How about you? Does it get more endearing than this? Un.Be.Lie.Va.Ble!
What a gift this young man has – what a prodigious and phenomenal talent. I will support this young man to the end of my days. Talent like this is very rare in one’s lifetime and should be endlessly celebrated and championed.”
My words held meaning then and are more significant and steadfast to this day. His talent is just too special to ignore and, with time, will be embraced at an international level.