David Archuleta – it Shows on His Face

I recently watched a video of David singing “O Holy Night” from his first Christmas concert in Salt Lake City. From the very beginning as he stood by the mic stand and silently prayed, to the amazing conclusion of the song, David’s voice was astounding. His voice soared and hit each note perfectly throughout the Christmas hymn. But his voice aside, it’s his presence that really draws you.

The longing look in his eyes and the look of enjoyment on his face, you can tell David is in his element when he’s on stage. Whether it’s the fun and upbeat “Elevator” or the slow ballad “O Holy Night”, the look on his face as he lets his voice and mind get lost in the song is what makes the performance. And when finished, the audience erupts into applause, giving David the assurance of his talent that he sometimes needs.

I think it all goes back to that old saying, “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone.” Since he was six years old, David has been in love with singing. When he was thirteen and diagnosed with vocal paralysis, that was all taken away from him. Going from singing nonstop to not at all obviously hurt David and lowered his self-esteem even more then it already was. It wasn’t until his voice was gone that David found a new appreciation for his gift, and realized that he needed music in his life.

That is why David acts the way he does when on stage singing. That look of contentment and desire stems from the fact that he technically shouldn’t be able to do what he loves. David realizes that and appreciates his voice and is obviously thankful for his voice’s recovery. David is at his best when on stage, and that’s where he belongs.

But in the end, David was meant to sing, not only for himself, but for his fans. He’s changed people’s lives with his singing, and for that, we too should be thankful that David recovered, with a voice stronger than ever. As easy as it is to get lost in the moment when David is singing right in front of you, next time you’re at a David concert, really try and focus on his voice. You’ll be able to feel his passion for singing, as it shows on his face.

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From @AngelsforaCause:

We are extending the Music for Smiles project until April 15th! Let’s try to reach 1000 CDs! We are so close!

We are over 900 CDs!!! 909 to be exact!! Woohoo! I’m speechless! ~Wendy http://ning.it/fCQx38

Just think… if we have just 7 or more CDs gifted each day between now and Apr 15th, we would have over 1000!! We can do this!! :)

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Thanks to Something ‘Bout Archie for the scans!

From @DavidArchie:

Going to get another video blog up soon! Computer’s just being a little slow right now haha.

Video blog up on band auditions that have been going on! —–> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrP_ITH-b_Y

Letting you guys know about the band auditions and meetings that have been going on aside from the NASCAR and blimp rides while in LA haha. Been keeping busy with that but really looking forward to how it’s going to come about. Can’t wait to get everything set up and to start performing again! Also came up with a little idea on the piano during the blog but I guess I’m a little too self-conscious in front of people and can’t multi task when it comes to writing and blogs… both things I am self-conscious about lol. Apologize if this blog doesn’t make a lot of sense but hope you enjoy it still.

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From @manicmai:

Did I post this before? @DavidArchie was on this big Screen at Orchard the other day. haha NASOFNSJLNFL http://twitpic.com/4eyzjt

Alfredo & @DavidArchiehttp://twitpic.com/4ez067

One more of @DavidArchie singing. I got too high HAHAHA http://twitpic.com/4ez0o3

lol. That was taken on Jan 2011. 2 Months after @DavidArchiecame to Singapore. Fellow SG Archie @JeffIrfan was the one who saw it first lol

That picture was taken at the Big screen at Orchard central mall yeah.

<a href="http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-sg&#038;from=sp&#038;fg=shareEmbed&#038;vid=4ff7605a-f84b-2c29-a850-31143dc8dff9&#038;src=FLCP:sharebar:embed" target="_new" title="David Archuleta surprised Northlight Secondary School!">Video: David Archuleta surprised Northlight Secondary School!</a>

8. Season seven
Winner David Cook has done well for himself as an artist. Carly Smithson went straight from the “Idol” stage to become the lead singer of We Are the Fallen, which looks and sounds much like the former Evanescence since it has most of the group’s old members. And Kristy Lee Cook hosts “Goin’ Country” on the Versus network.

But it’s been a surprisingly weak class outside of that. The biggest surprise in the group is runner-up David Archuleta, who was perhaps the most talented teenager ever to audition for the show. He built up a huge fan base and had some early success, but has fizzled since.

S’cuse me, who you’re calling fizzled? But a big check for “the most talented teenager ever to audition for the show.”

Full article: TODAY.com

From @DavidArchie:

Ah man I am bummed I missed the Foster the People concert yesterday. Gonna have to catch another one of their shows sometime.

From @fosterthepeople:

@DavidArchie we’ll be back! SLC was fun times..

After spending a day and a half in salt lake city we’ve definitively reached a verdict. Mormon girls are hot.

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And while we’re at it…

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David appears at 0:27, 0:54 and 0:56

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