Wanted to let you know I’m back and catching up on things.

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Had a thought in my head that I wanted to share with you all while in the Philippines filming Nandito Ako about my future while I am gone on my mission.

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Vlog transcript from @MaggieFOD via DAVN:

“Hey, everybody. It’s David here. Right now we’re just currently in the Philippines shooting for the mini series I’ve been filming, “Nandito Ako.” Just thought I’d make a video about a thought, you know, thoughts I have while I’m gone.

Of course, I haven’t left yet at this point right here, but just wondering about my mission. You know, how things are going to go. It will be interesting being gone for two years and wondering what kind of people I’m going to meet while I’m gone. I wonder a lot about the people who I’m close to, you know, my family and my friends: how they’ll be, how they’ll grow on their own while I’m gone and away from them, not in contact with them or in touch with them anymore. But, it’s kind of a neat thing to think about, too, it’s a scary thought to think. You know, I won’t have my family and friends there, the people that I’m used to growing with; but that’s what’s exciting, too. I’ll be growing in my own way, in a way I wouldn’t ever get to normally because I would never separate myself from everything that I’m comfortable with. So it’s always challenging but I think it’s those challenges that we look forward to and that’s how we grow, right? So I’m looking forward to that challenge. I’m worried about it because I do worry about my family and people I care about and even the fans, you know. Wondering how everyone’s gonna continue with life as I’m not that normal part of it anymore, but I can’t wait to bring back the person I become while I have that time away. So that’s my thought for now, inside David’s head before he’s gone. I’m sure, you know, a thought to put to you guys while I’m gone and I’ll say more later.”

From BSCKids:

David Archuleta Dishes On Future After His Mormon Mission

David Archuleta may be on a mission for the next 2 years or so, but he hasn’t forgotten about the people back home. He recently shared a vlog (that he filmed before going away on his mission) where he talks about his future as a whole and his life. He isn’t one to shy away from making vlogs as regular updates for her Archies to follow him around and to see what he is up to. He clearly did not want to lose his connection to his fan base and has been working hard to follow through with what he believes in. It may feel like a long 2 years, but we all know that he is planning to make his official come back worth it all.

I know a lot of people are proud of David and we all should be. He is doing something that he has strong convictions in and has been done by others for years. It is a nice touch that clearly proves fame and success has not changed him. He should be happy to know that his fans indeed have not abandoned him and will not. They seem ready to stand tall and hold on to every tidbit that his manager shares of this exciting time for David. It should help make for some interesting interviews and music alike from David soon enough. All we need to do is offer our support and compassion for his big heart.

Are you glad that he pre-filmed this video? I am, it was a nice surprise by him. I think we all already knew how important we are to him, but I don’t know how many of us were prepared for how much he was going to miss us. It seems like his life has changed a whole lot since his stint on American Idol and I guess in a lot of ways he has become more popular than he thought. However, they are being great about his current mission and I am sure that will only grow their bond with him even more. No doubt he will always make sure that he will not let down his fans, like they haven’t let him down. So I will close this out with a major applause for David and his passion for people in general.

From @kariontour:

@Jedi4Life he was really worried about the grave site scene. He wanted to make sure he was believable. So many fun scenes its hard to say. [in reply to @Jedi4Life@kariontour Hi Kari! Wud u happen to know which scene David felt was the most difficult to do, and which was the most fun for him?]

David’s vlog for us before he heads of on his missionary journey. We love you David and we’ll all miss you, and hope these 2 years are all that you’ve ever hoped for and more! So proud of you for following your heart!

Just one more vlog from home for a while before I leave on my mission. It has been an emotional week with family and friends. Just wanted to thank all of you for the support you have giving me for the last 4 years. Will see you all in 2 years.

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From @DavidArchie:

Wow. Things are really beginning to hit me. Can’t believe I’ll be leaving soon.

From @kariontour :

I am here for you guys just like I know you will all be here for me and for @DavidArchie now and when he returns and we say THANK YOU!

This might help all the Archies out there right now!


From @anagfeleo:

i’m getting this bittersweet feeling from the archiekins. here’s an NA bts i took for you guys :)


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From @thedavidcook:

Everyone go show @DavidArchie some love. He leaves for his 2 year long mission tomorrow. Best wishes, Archie!

From @brookewhite:

@DavidArchie Elder Archie, Go share that bright light, we love you, we’ll miss you & couldn’t be happier for ya! See you in 2 years buddy :)

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More buzz: KSL.com; ksl.com; Idol Chatter

Last time my hair will be this long for a while

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From The Pearson Family:

What I Learned Today

We have had a great weekend and today was no exception.
This morning we were blessed to be able to attend David Archuleta’s mission farewell.
My mom has become good friends with him over the past couple of years and we were excited to join her.
All I can say is how impressed I was when David spoke.
I felt the spirit so strong and I was brought to tears multiple times.
I was so amazed with how humble he was.
He has been blessed with so many opportunities but he has not let anything get to his head.
After David spoke he sang “The Spirit of God.”
I think everyone in the room was moved to tears.
I have said this before and I’ll say it again but I have NEVER met anyone who has such a clear, beautiful voice.
He is so gifted and he will make an incredible missionary.
After the musical number Elder Ballard spoke.
I felt so blessed to hear an Apostle of the Lord speak.
He spoke about how right before the farewell he had been with all of the apostles and the Prophet.
He told David that they all sent David their best wishes, support and prayers.
How amazing would it feel to have that?
All in all it was an incredible meeting and I couldn’t stop thinking about how grateful I was that we could be there.
I felt like I learned so much and I definitely learned a lot about what I need to do to become a better person.
It also helped me realize what was truly important in life and never to take anyone or anything for granted.
That’s all for now!

David’s new vlog with his sisters Amber and Jazzy!! So cute. They shall be called The Three Musketeers :)

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Introducing you guys to Little Sister 1 and Little Sister 2. Also known as Jazzy and Amber Gonna miss them when I’m gone. My sister Amber feels really embarrassed about how bad she did when I put her on the spot to play, but I am still glad she somewhat played for you guys, haha.

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I wanted to let you guys know March is the last month I have left before I leave. Keeping busy this month to make sure everything falls into place, though! There will be music! Sorry if this is so long and rambly again.

From @DavidArchie:

I’m going to show you guys what my sisters like to draw in the snow

Pokeball http://twitpic.com/8qttfj

& the Triforce. I love my nerdy sisters http://twitpic.com/8qtty4

Pic from the past, probably from his Honduras trip:

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Feb 102012

A vlog from David showing highlights of his stay in Singapore!

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Check out some of the things I did on my trip to Singapore

From @Zaren89:

For those who have not seen it. Remembering the moments of Feb 7th. David Live @ Avalon, Singapore 2012. :)  http://twitpic.com/8ijmke

Come be a part of the crowd this Friday for the concert scene for Nandito Ako! Sad that this is the last week filming for the mini-series, Nandito Ako. It’s been a fun time with everyone. We’re going to try and make it a great last week here!

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Cool new vlog from David of his first week in the Philippines!

From theofficialarchuleta:

A little look into my first week in Manila from the arrival, to filming “Nandito Ako” and other things that we had going on.

From @kariontour:

Day 7 of shooting running smoothly! http://pic.twitter.com/qo3XfjAx

@AnjaliArchie each scene is different. Multiple scenes r shot in a day. i think 1 day they did 30 but that does not mean David is in every1

@iiMariel we are on day 7 of shooting!

fun with @louisian_nieto @thirdeeduran @anagfeleo on the set http://pic.twitter.com/sC8vjGec

And here’s a lovely pic of the Nandito Ako cast with Director, Mac Alejandre :

From @macalejandre :

David, jas, gelli, ana, mon, byron, at ako. :)  http://lockerz.com/s/177115231

@noivcalderon tnx tita noi. David is an angel. Mamahalin nyo sya tita. Maka Diyos. Tama ang values. Mabait. :)

From @IvoryMusicVideo:

Don’t forget to catch David Archuleta this Saturday, January 28, 2012 at SM Southmall, Las Piñas City, 11am… http://fb.me/1s7rxBjeg

From @Astroplus1:

THIS IS CONFIRMED, DAVID ARCHULETA FANS! See you guys on Saturday, January 28 at 1:30PM at the SM Mall of Asia… http://fb.me/1xPkvoXb4

From @pinantonio:

I went to the shoot with David A. And re shape his hair again , grew too fast! Then going to Salon to attend to my appts! ❤

From @MyDearWriter:

Still working on this. Yes- that’s @DavidArchie ’s name. #NanditoAko #followarchuletahttp://pic.twitter.com/pAqx6yuX

From @jascurtissmith:

Lunch first then a short siesta before heading to the set of #NanditoAko :) where’s the food at?

From @anagfeleo:

I’m truly grateful to be part of #NanditoAko :) I’m learning so much while having so much fun!

@RJ0717@anagfeleo We think @kariontour is the best road manager! Big shoes to fill for you? ;) ”hahaha! kari! are you reading this?!?

More media videos:

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From Yahoo! Voices by Pamela Pike:

Can David Archuleta Expect Success in 2014?

David Archuleta is stepping away from the spotlight and taking a hiatus from the music industry to embark on a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. And that has caused some discussion among fans, disappointing news for some, and exciting support from others.

The questions that surface are many. Can David make a successful comeback after two years? Will his fans be there when he returns?

In 1996 Michael Jackson had a weak records sales, and end to a marriage and a career threatening scandal. Frank Sinatra went from prince to pauper in the 50′s and a scandalous love affair helped close more doors in Hollywood.

Elvis Presley the 50′s rock and roll legend starred in some cheesy Hollywood musicals from 1964 to 1966 until he wowed a national TV audience in 1968.

In 1966 Elvis went to RCA studios in Nashville to make a gospel album, “How Great Thou Art’, which proved to be a milestone in Elvis’s career. It won him a Grammy. This was during a time of personal and professional struggle. The broadcast of his television special, Elvis, put him back on top.

Gloria Estefan is paving her way for a comeback in the American music market, with “Miss Little Havana”. She has been out of the spotlight for almost a decade. And Shania Twain is making a comeback in Vegas which will last until December 2012. A few years back her marriage fell apart and now has reinvented herself at Caesar’s Palace.

We know how these careers flourished and now all have a place in pop-history. Can David do the same? My personal opinion is yes, but I wanted to put the question to a couple of experienced people in the music industry who are huge fans of David Archuleta.

Michael Orland, Arranger and Associate Musical Director from American Idol, and Dorian Holley his former coaching partner from Idol who is now the lead singer for the Tonight Show Band took time out of their busy schedules and had the following to say:

“David Archuleta has one of the most beautiful voices of any contestants on the show.” They remember watching Hollywood week on TV, a couple weeks before they were to go in to get to work on the Top 24 David was onstage singing. One of the background singers was just behind him, weeping uncontrollably at the beauty of his voice. Dorian said, “I kept rewinding to watch my friend Lynn Fiddmont cry, and to enjoy the pure sound he made. The best part about David, though, is he has a smile and a spirit to match his great voice. Coaching him was a pleasure.”

As to David’s decision to break away from music for a bit, both Michael and Dorian felt that it is a big one. They said, “There will always be the question as to whether or not he will be greeted with open arms; will his music be embraced again? “We say yes. People who love him will still love him when he returns; provided he is making music they want to hear. In some ways a break will help him. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Most importantly, David must do what his heart tells him, and what is more important than traveling and helping others? We believe music fans will be eager to hear a David Archuleta CD in two or three years, when he is ready, and when he has something deeper and more interesting to say, more power to him.”

To find out more about Michael Orland please go to http://michaelorland.com and Dorian Holley www.dorianholley.com

Passion is the one thing that makes most artists successful and when they come back they provide us with good music. Their love and desire to create music is what gives them their success. Most artists already have a good fan base that would support them, and they end up with many more new fans upon their return.

David Archuleta is an artist that has a great following and can come back again, and his fans will be waiting.

Excerpts from Covington & Mapple Valley Reporter:

With her smooth and gracious moves at Kent’s ShoWare Center, Kimmie Meissner showed how much fun life can be as a professional ice skater.

She found out during the Pandora holiday ice show in November in Phoenix the thrill of skating to live music when she performed to David Archuleta singing “What Child is This?”

“I have this huge crush on him, so it was hard,” she said about working with Archuleta, the 2008 “American Idol” runner-up. “But he has such a beautiful voice and put so much into his song that I wanted to do that with my program. I think it raises the level of your skating sometimes.”

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