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.
Source: Associated Content