David Archuleta - Is a Mormon American Idol

David Archuleta Declared Unitedly to be "The Best Singer of Season 7 - Right Here"!

American Idol Season 7 Grand Finale!
American Idol Season 7 Grand Finale!
David Archuleta working it on American Idol
David Archuleta working it on American Idol
Adorable David!
Adorable David!

What is David Archuleta of American Idol Season 7 Doing Now?

Update: David Archuleta is doing his first solo concert tour. Great news for American Idol fans!


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David Archuleta has added a Utah date to his concert tour – he'll perform at the E Center in West Valley City on Friday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m.  (Deseret News)

Seattle Times reported -

Those Archie fans are a rabid bunch. General ticket sales started today for many of the dates on David Archuleta's upcoming solo tour, and they're going fast at some venues. Reportedly, the 1,500 seats at Chicago's House of Blues sold out in 15 minutes this morning.


Great news for David Archuleta fans -- David Archuleta has signed a record deal!

David Archuleta is also spending his time doing interviews and performing on television, making appearances, signing a lot of autographs, etc... Best of all, for David Archuleta fans, is that he is getting ready to go on tour with the Top Ten American Idol Finalist in concert - this Summer!

Tickets are on sale right now for The American Idol Live Concert Tour. Tickets can be bought online and are expected to sell out fast! This Summer's American Idol tour is expected to be the very best American Idol Concert to date...

Also, make sure and check out Kelli Baker who was found in Salt Lake City, Utah, during auditions for the popular television show, "So You Think You Can Dance". Kelli Baker is a great artist. I don't know yet, if she is a Mormon, but I am hoping to find out soon. Either way, Kellie will be really enjoyable to follow throughout the season. She will definitely go far. You will never believe who her mom is?


American Idol Finale Results:

David Archuleta fans, of course - will be so disappointed with him not winning the TITLE of "The" American Idol Season 7, but there is no question that David Archuleta BEAT THE COMPETITION!

David Archuleta walked away from last night's final competition as the clear winner according to all three professional judges. No one can ever say - that all three judged did not think the wrong guy won the title. David Cook is very good, but as I said... last night he paled in comparison to David Archuleta.

No doubt David Archuleta will be a 1st runner up that will overshadow the Idol winner this season. I think that David Cook will have his run as the title winner, sell a CD or two and then fade....

David Archuleta on the other hand, is a Star! He is the kind of talent, like what an earlier poster felt... is most likely too good for American Idol. Regardless, American Idol gave us all the opportunity to meet David Archuleta. I am thrilled for David Archuleta. David will not be bound contractually with anyone and will be able to pursue his career as he directs it. There are probably more advantages to not winning the actual title of American Idol... and David Archuleta will no doubt capitalize on his second place position.

I am more than proud to have followed David Archuleta over the past few months and will continue to do so as he branches out into his amazing future. It will be interesting to see if David Archuleta steals the show like he did last night when standing by the side of David Cook at this Summer's American Idol Concerts.

I think it would be great to see American Idol Season 7 in their American Idol Live tour this summer. David Archuleta makes it worth going and seeing this summer Idol Concert. But truly, this is the best top 10 that American Idol has had.

Congratulations David Archuleta! You are the winner of American Idol Season 7 in all of your fans hearts!

Way to go ArchuAdorable! The million dollar smile, eh? Like David Archuleta said of last night... no one can take that moment away from him -- Winner!

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon

MAKE SURE AND BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE FOR THE AMERICAN IDOL LIVE CONCERT THIS SUMMER IN YOUR CITY. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!

Read more about David Cook American Idol Season 7 Winner here!



AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 7 FINALE UPDATE:

According to Simon Cowell, "...this show is about finding a star and tonight i think we have witness one of the great finals... but here is the good news, and in my opinion David, you came out here to win and what we have witnessed, is a KNOCKOUT!"

This was unquestionably the consensus of all three American Idol judges at the end of the night’s competition. Simon Cowell had the last and final words -- and truly, he put the period on American Idol Season 7.



The other David, could simply not even hold a candle when competing side-by-side with David Archuleta. It was a brilliant night for David Archuleta.



For both David Archuleta and American Idol, this will no doubt go down in history as one of the most spectacular nights in T.V. History --- when a Star that was born - became a Star for everyone on American Idol Season 7.



Now, this does not mean you can relax and only vote once... no! You must vote until your fingers fall off!



What a party all David Archuleta fans are going to have tomorrow night! Yeah! I am so glad that I joined the David Archuleta fan club.



This has been great!


MORE TO COME.... I am West Coast! Be back...

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon



David Archuleta on American Idol - DAVID vs DAVID in the Final Two!

David Archuleta heading into the American Idol Finale!
David Archuleta heading into the American Idol Finale!
American Idol Phone and Text Voting Results May 13, 2008
American Idol Phone and Text Voting Results May 13, 2008

David Archuleta versus David Cook in the Final Showdown on American idol!

With all of the attention that David Archuleta has been receiving because of American Idol, the LDS Newsroom has just released an article about "famous Mormons" and I thought many of you would be interested in reading it.

Not all Mormons are the same, of course... and for those who find themselves in the mainstream of celebrity - they each will deal with it in different ways. David Archuleta has been a wonderful ambassador for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints - and still maintains his complete individuality.

David was recently asked about his future and if he is planning on serving a two year mission for the LDS Church. His response: "I already feel like I am." This tells me, that David Archuleta is very conscious about how people see him in connection to the Mormon Church.

Like Donny Osmond, David Archuleta has the ability of touching many many people with his music and the light which he radiates as a person through this venue. Donny Osmond was too popular when he was eligible to serve a mission as a young man... He too, felt his music was his mission for the LDS Church.

Thanks David, you are a phenomenal missionary for the LDS Church.

tMDg

LdsNana-AskMormon

AMERICAN IDOL LIVE TOUR:

Okay all you David Archuleta fans who can't wait to see him in concert - here is your opportunity to get your tickets online now - and before the general public - DO IT!

PRESALE TICKET PASSWORD HAS BEEN RELEASED!

American Idol Results Show:

As predicted, Syesha was voted off of American Idol.

David versus David: is your headline for the final showdown on American Idol! This according to Internet polls taken by Zabasearch.com - who have been fairly accurate with their reports...

If the vote for American Idol were held today, David Cook would narrowly win over David Archuleta....

So... all you David Archuleta fans - you must vote until your fingers fall off next week! LOL

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon

American Idol Final Three:

David Archuleta was in the "ZONE" tonight! I don't think David Archuleta could possibly have performed with more perfection - than he did in tonight's American Idol Competition!

HOT is what David Archuleta puts out! He gave it all tonight and no doubt he will make it into the final two on American Idol.

Paula Abdul chose a song for David Archuleta, which was originally done by Billy Joel - "And So It Goes". This was a masterful choice for David Archuleta! He was sheer perfection.

Paul wanted to showcase David's amazing vocals, and it did just that! David said he was really excited to sing the song choice given by Paula. Really this was a spectacular performance by David Archuleta tonight, on American Idol.

David chose his next song - " With You". This was really fun for David's younger fans. It was really great to see David Archuleta sing a song that would definitely appeal to a younger audience. I really enjoyed seeing and hearing David perform this number.

Call it a "triple" play tonight. Next up... David chose to sing a song made popular by Dan Fogelberg - Longer. David sang this song superbly!

Interesting - Simon Cowell seemed to have nothing really positive to say to David Archuleta tonight. Maybe I am the only one that throught this? But when Simon "announced" David Cook as the "winner" for the night - I thought... "What the heck"?

There is NO question that David Archuleta was the clear "winner" at the end of the night on American Idol - tonight! So I am just wondering if anyone else is a bit suspicious as to Simon's intentions tonight?

I really think David Archuleta was very smart in his line-up tonight. It almost seemed like, with each of David's song choices tonight, that he was appealing to each facet of his fan base.

Way to go David. We will definitely see you in the final showdown on American Idol!

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon

David Cook and David Archuleta Guitar Hero Commercials!

David Archuleta - "Longer" Dan Fogelberg

David Archuleta Goes Home to Salt Lake City, Utah and It Is EMOTIONAL!

David Archuleta "Day" In Utah! Murray High Fans Screaming in Support For Fellow Mormon Kid!

A Great "Day" for David Archuleta in Utah!
A Great "Day" for David Archuleta in Utah!
David Archuleta revels in a group hug given him, by Murray High Cheerleaders!  LOL  What teenager wouldn't?
David Archuleta revels in a group hug given him, by Murray High Cheerleaders! LOL What teenager wouldn't?
David Archuleta sang for his fans while in Utah...
David Archuleta sang for his fans while in Utah...
David Archuleta receives a big welcome when he went home to Salt Lake City, Utah...
David Archuleta receives a big welcome when he went home to Salt Lake City, Utah...
David Archuleta's home appearance actually required a lot of planning by the city....
David Archuleta's home appearance actually required a lot of planning by the city....

American Idol Tour Tickets Will Be Available Online! See David Archuleta LIVE!

The American Idol Tour, featuring David Archuleta, will hit the E Center in West Valley City on Monday, July 14, at 7 p.m.

Tickets, ranging in price from $39.50-$68.50, will go on sale Saturday, May 17, at 10 a.m. at all Smithstix outlets and the E Center box office.

Tickets will also be available online at ticket outlets such as stubhub -- for convenient purchasing. The American Idol Tour will be coming to your hometown too... so be sure and check it out!

Here is what Bethie had to say about "David Day" - she was there!

I live in Salt Lake and yesterday there was a 2-hour special on the local FOX channel about "David's Day".

It's such fun to watch him. He is so REAL.

I believe he will win "Idol" and become a national star, kinda like a "LDS Elvis". He will be a great ambassador for the Church, just as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has been.

Like he was asked yesterday, "will you serve a mission?", he answered innocently and truthfully, "I feel like I already am!"

David Archuleta Goes Home to Salt Lake City, Utah!

American Idol News Update - Just in: Apparently David Archuleta's dad has been banned on American Idol!

Yesterday was a big big day for Utah! American Idol, David Archuleta went home to visit his old friends. David Archuleta attended Murray High School and his friends, now fans - came out screaming in support for David!

There is no doubt that the state of Utah, believes that David Archuleta is the next American Idol on Season 7.

David Archuleta spent his day of celebration wearing his always "ArhuAdorable" grin! Humility - seems to be "signature" David Archuleta. David Archuleta is always overwhelmed by the responses from his adoring fans - to what he does, so well!

David Archuleta really enjoyed a true "heroes" welcome home! Fox T.V were there to orchestrate this entire event. We will be the recipients of what Fox puts together on this coming week's American Idol. But this was big! A lot of fun, and a truly genuine love-fest for David Archuleta and his faithful fans of Utah!

Utah is considered "Mormon" Country! Where else would David Archuleta receive such a warm response? Well, a lot of places actually and not just by the Mormons either. Remember, membership in the Mormon Church is at about 13 million "world-wide", nor can they all vote! LOL So, they don't all live in Utah!

David Archuleta has oodles of fans, that are not Mormon. The facts actually are - that the majority of David Archuleta's fans are not Mormons.

Let me debunk one other thing... Mormons are not voting for David Archuleta just because he happens to be Mormon. This is really kind of offensive to most Mormons from what I am hearing lately.

We acknowledge the fact that David Archuleta is a Mormon... and of course, Mormons love that:-) But there have been quite a few Mormon contestants on Idol over the last few years.... and "they" were not voted in by the Mormons! LOL They come - they go... but David Archuleta is just different!

David Archuleta has "everything" it takes - to win American Idol this year. Because David Archuleta just happens to be a Mormon, allows those of us who "are" Mormon too - to help others "see" and "know" what that looks like...

David Archuleta was brought up as a Mormon boy. If you have MODAR - you could easily identify David Archuleta as a Mormon very very easily. In fact - people were asking about both Brooke White and David Archuleta "before" the facts were known.

Many people believe, who are "not" Mormon... that you can just tell when someone is "Mormon". David Archuleta wreaks of Mormonism!

Whether you are a Mormon fan, other some other type of loyal David Achaleta fan.... we are all his fans and wish him the absolute best luck on American Idol this coming week!

I can already give you the results of this weeks American Idol Competition - here is what the headline will look:

  • "DAVID ARCHULETA IS IN THE FINAL SHOWDOWN ON AMERICAN IDOL AND IS EXPECTED TO KILL THE COMPETITION!"

Do you guys like that?

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon

David Archuleta On American Idol - Top Runner!

David Archuleta is heading toward the final showdown, with nothing to stop him insight...
David Archuleta is heading toward the final showdown, with nothing to stop him insight...
David Archuleta, singing his heart out to America!
David Archuleta, singing his heart out to America!

David Archuleta On American Idol - Rock N Roll!

Well... no big surprises this week on the American Idol results show. Remember that website, Zabasearch.com? The website that guesstimates the American Idol voting results? Last week - they was all wrong. This week - that actually got their Internet polling information - right!

David Archuleta received the most votes by text and phone calls following this weeks American Idol competition. As expected - Jason had the least and he was voted off.

Funny thing... relief, yes - relief is the only word that comes to my mind after watching the results show tonight. No doubt, this is exactly what Jason was feeling. Quite a different night on American Idol, from last week's result show. Like - almost a party feeling. Weird?

David Archuleta is now in the top three on American Idol. He is exactly where he has been dreaming of being. Next week on American Idol, will determine the final two to go into the last showdown.

David Archuleta, in my opinion, has been the most solid and consistent of all the contestants in American Idol Season 7. That has been, in past idol seasons - a pretty good situation to find one's self in - going into the last few competitions.

Next week is going to be really exciting. No doubt, David Archuleta will once again here the word "safe" next week... heading right into that final expected battle - of the Davids!

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon

This week on American Idol - it was Rock n Roll week! David Archuleta sang two numbers.... and with that, "Crushed The Competition" according to Simon Cowell!

David Archuleta started out the evening by performing "Stand By Me" originally recorded by Ben E. King and nailed it! But that wasn't enough... David Archuleta had to go and literally "crust the competition" by doing his rendition of The King, Elvis Presley's "Love Me Tender"!

Although David Archuleta sounded smooth as butter - he was deadly when it came to making sure that he remained on the top of American Idol! There is absolutely no doubt that David Archuleta will be sitting on top at the end of tomorrow night's results show on American Idol.

Mormons who continue to support David Archuleta - should be very happy with how he has performed weekly. David is as solid as a rock - so solid, that like I said before, he crushed the competition.

Jason was horrible. I expect him to be voted off this week. David Cook was just not himself tonight. Syesha gave it her all and shined like never before.

But David Archuleta was amazingly ARCHU-ADORABLE tonight. Like Elvis Presley... David Archuleta had the girls swooning tonight. His big smile and those cutie-pie dimples were just perfect for his performance of "Love Me Tender".

As he serenaded the girls in tonight's audience and pulled out the line referencing all the "beautiful girls" requesting them to "Stand By Me" -- well, he had me! LOL

It was a great night on American Idol for our Mormon boy - David Archuleta!

Tonight - David Archuleta is The King! Way to go....

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon

David Archuleta "Final Four" On American Idol Tonight!

American Idol Update: 5/6

Hi Everyone:-)

David Archuleta assumes his coveted position amongst the "Final Four" American Idol contestants this week on American Idol. Although there is a lot of discussion concerning "who" made this top four who will compete this week, there is no opposition to David Archuleta's being here...

David Archuleta has worked hard and nailed his performances each week - making his fans proud. David is as smoooooth as butter and we all expect David Archuleta to slide right into the final showdown on American Idol Season 7!

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon

American Idol Results Show: 4/30

So much for Internet "polls"! They might have been right in predicting who got the most votes, but definitely not for who got the least.

This week, on the American Idol results show - David Archuleta's Mormon companion was voted off the show - Brooke White. At one point, it appeared as though Brooke and David could have met in the final showdown. As the show has progressed though, it is now evident that David Archuleta's main concern is David Cook.

Since the online polls apparently were not accurate on guessing who would be voted off this week - I don't intend to give it the credibility that it has taken to determine who got the most votes either.

This year's American Idol winner could go to either David Archuleta or David Cook - and right now - it is all speculation as to how this will all play out.

One thing for certain - David Archuleta is safe safe safe and now we are down to the final four on American Idol.... whoopee!

Way to go David Archuleta!

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon

Idol Brief Today: 4/30

Internet Polls currently are showing these results after last night's American Idol -

According to ZABASEARCH.COM here are the results:

Syesha received the fewest phone and text votes following the April 29 performance show. David Cook received the most.

Still, we will wait to find out on the official American Idol Results show tonight - who, has been voted off!

Last Night on American Idol:

David Archuleta sang two of Neil Diamond's greatest Hits. David began the evening with the upbeat song of "Sweet Caroline" and then brought it home when he sang "America"!

Brilliant choice of song, was what was heard by David from the Judges on his pick of "America". He really delivered what Neil Diamond himself, also did when he sang "America" back in the day...

Randy continues to proclaim David Archuleta as "da bomb"! Really, who can argue that, eh?

When David Archuleta finished singing Neil Diamonds hit "America" - the judges in rapid succession fired off comments such as "Brilliant" - "Perfect song choice" - "Smart" -- and Randy noted that David Archuleta was "in the zone"!

Sounds pretty good to me... I wasn't too happy when Paula said she felt that she was looking at the next Idol, when referring to David Cook tonight. Although, I agree that it will be the two Davids that will battle it out in the finals. I think what we may have been hearing was simply Paula's personal preference.

Personally, I love both Davids and will have seriously a difficult time making a final decision. The "Davids" are just so different and yet both are brilliant performers.

Check this out for more information about the potential battle between the two Davids!

See you tomorrow night following the American Idol Results Show. Enjoy both of these videos of David Archuleta's performances.

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon

David Archuleta "When You Believe"

David Archuleta Is Top American Idol Contestant!

David Archuleta melting hearts with "Angel"!
David Archuleta melting hearts with "Angel"!
Polls currently are showing David Archuleta as the Top runner to win American Idol...
Polls currently are showing David Archuleta as the Top runner to win American Idol...
David Archuleta, singing his heart out on "Smokey Mountain Memories".
David Archuleta, singing his heart out on "Smokey Mountain Memories".
Think of Me Always...
Think of Me Always...

Davd Archuleta of American Idol Competes Again and Now With The Top Five - Remaining.

Here we go again... the top five will compete again tonight on American Idol! David Archuleta continues to be flawless. I recently read that those who have grown up around David Archuleta, really were somewhat oblivious to his musical abilities.

Apparently, this is because of his shy nature. On a youth trip with the Mormon Church, it seems that one of his closer friends was prodding him to sing, and this was somewhat embarrassing for David, because most were not aware of his very developed talent.

From what I understand, David finally gave in and sang. It is heard that it absolutely stopped these rambunctious youth in their tracks, and literally blew them all away. I can only imagine what that moment must have been like for these teens...

Kind of funny isn't is? In his own hometown, for the most part - he is just David Archuleta - nice guy. Lets hope that when this is all said and done, David will still have a place, to be just "David Archuleta".

UPDATE 4/28:

I just got back from a two week + trip. I was not able to watch American Idol last week. I was only able to view David Archuleta's performance on YouTube and did not see all that surrounded the week's performance, judges and all...

It was really great to sit down today and watch the performance on the big screen (home t.v.) and really absorb the whole idol experience.

Randy was once again, all about David Archuleta being the boy to beat! No doubt. I am sure we will see the two Davids as I have said previously, in the finals. I continue to have a difficult time even comparing the two of them against one another.

David Archuleta and David Cook are absolute polar opposites when it comes to styles in music and personality. One one hand we have David Archuleta, who is the epitome of humble in every situation; and then we have David Cook with his masses of confidences, which alsways seems to convey that he knows it.

As well as years a part in experience to boot. This is what brings me back to David Archuleta and his amazing raw talent for such a young person. He has been so refreshing as an entertainer to observe this season on American Idol Season 7.

Can you imagine what David's abilities will be in ten years from now? If we could turn the clocks forward and stand David Archuleta next to David Cook at same ages, what do you think we would have?

I think this is the question we should consider when we even try to compare the two David's. So maybe it is not a battle against two equals, but really the hands on a clock that we cannot really foresee... yet.

Both of these Davids are a joy to watch this season as they both show their amazing gift and talent weekly!

America will decide what they want in their American Idol, and either way it goes - we will have an American idol to be proud of!

I continue to be moved by David Archuleta's gift of music and personal character, which he displays with such grace and at such a young age.

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon

American Idol Results:

Here they are in a nutshell:

David Cook received the most phone and text votes following the April 22 performance show. Carly Smithson, Syesha and Brooke White received the fewest. Carly goes home. Syesha goes on.

The way things are now - they only designate a "bottom" two - of which were Carly and Syesha - Carly being voted off American Idol this week!

David Cook hold the Internet polling "first" place right now, so David will need to really come out next week and take it right back! This is really fun.... Definitely a battle of the "Davids"!

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon

This Week on American Idol: 4/22

David Archuleta performed Andrew Loyd Webber's song" When You Believe". The judges gave mixed reviews. It is up to the voters to decide what you think about David Archuleta. If David's fans remain loyal he should have no problems with returning and continuing on to the finals.

But... vote we must!

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon

American Idol Results Show:

It seemed as though, American Idol wanted to know just what David Archuleta is really all about... On tonight's result show - Idols went from seven to six finalist. Ryan Seacrest brought out from the back each of the seven contestants one at a time. The first six were divided into two groups of three each... and then - Ryan called out the last contestant, who was David Archuleta and announce that David Archuleta was and is - safe.

Ryan now invited David Archuleta to go and join one of the two groups - and to pick the one that 'he' thought was safe! Uh Huh? So, what did David do? Where do you think he went?

David refused the request and simply sat down right in the center of the stage! Now that is class! For a seventeen year old to make a move like that - I think was just downright bold. Most would have made the choice that most all knew in their own minds, but David refused to allow anyone to put him in the position of judge - maintaining the humility and integrity of which we love this kid:-)

Brooke White also had her own moment, while in the bottom three to show who she really is - and it was also a classic moment for this viewer who already thinks the world of both of these Mormon kids.

Congratulations David Archuleta! Next week is going to be awesome. Andrew Loyd Webber is the mentor and the Idol contestants will of course, be singing some of the greatest performance songs ever written.

I can't wait!

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon

Idol Update:

David was simply - THE BOMB tonight on American Idol. When David Archuleta finished singing his version of Mariah Carey's ";When You Believe"; - it was if the judges knew - that they had heard the winner of American Idol.

There was almost a hush amongst the studio, as everyone was taken back with David's performance tonight. It was if he had somehow - humbled the judges - and they knew it...

David performed first tonight and has set the bar for the remaining contestants in the top seven...

Update: David Cook broke out with quite a perfomance tonight as well. Judges were pretty amazed by His song and Randy gave his first personal standing ovation of the season...

I agree with other's who feel that we are looking most like towards a final showdown between David Archuleta and David Cook.

The Final Showdown Is Heating Up With David Archuleta and David Cook As Fearce Competitors!

Video for David Archuleta sings ";When You Believe"; here below NOW!

David Archuleta, Who is Mormon -- Wll Compete Once Again In The Top Seven Tonight On American Idol!

Pre-show Idol Update:

Tonight on American Idol, the remaining Idol Contestants will compete again!

Following the shocking results show of last week, when assumed serious contender to potentially meet up with David Archuleta in the final showdown - Michael Johns - was voted off. Michael Johns had up to that shocking announcement, never been in the bottom three.

What message does that send to all idol contestants other than - no one can really feel very safe! With that said, David Archuleta continues to remain number one in the polls which are taken on the Internet. It also should send a message to those of us who are David Archuleta fans... to dial dial dial once again this week!

If you have been splitting your votes prior to this week, but you really want to see David Archuleta win - I would suggest that you not do that anymore and give David your 100% loyalty.

Things are definitely heating up on American Idol. So for those of you who are Mormons... now is the time to cast your votes for either David Archuleta or Brooke White... and make the truth be known as to who you really think should win on American Idol! I know this is difficult, but if you do not -- they both risk being voted off before the finals... serious. LOL

I look forward to enjoying another David Archuleta performance tonight on American Idol and will definitely be back to report on how things go and what kind of feedback David will receive from the judges.

And as always... I will post the YouTube video of David's performance the minute it hits the Internet, which is fairly fast these days.

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon

Yes, David is a Mormon - Here is what you have been saying about that?

I will be posting some of your comments that you leave here on this thread...

He's sixteen. How do we know he has good moral values? We don't until we observe his choices, yet to come. Mormons, Hindus, Muslims all share a similar commitment to morality. cfperez

Young people, like Brooke and David, who choose to enter the spotlight are typically very aware of how much more attention they will get because of their religious affiliation. Let's face it, if they were of virtually any other faith, no one would ask or even care. Digital Bard

What does his religious affiliation have to do with it? I guess if we are believers in a moral center of any kind, that's wonderful, but it is something to be demonstrated by our life choices not by a PR operation. He's sixteen. MrMarmalade

Let's show this Nation what a good Mormon American Idol can be like!!! BYU 1 Fan

I think that fame and notoriety brings with it a lot of negative aspects, but from what I've seen of Archuadorable I believe that his morality and humility will remain strong, and he can only be a stellar example amongst an ever increasing group of famous young people who have lost their way. Go Davey! MormonCheeseHead

it takes a lot of guts to do what they do and religion should stay out of it. David and Brooke are good and that's all that matters. Kaybaby

BEING MORON HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT LEAVE THE RELIGION OUTTA IT AND GO... fortknox

They are a shining example of goodness and humility. LDS should shine to set good examples to the world especially in the showbiz or singing industry where morals are deteriorating! Ruth

I do not care what his religion is! This kid has an amazing voice! Angela44

ldsNana-askMormon....I'm a mormon too....let's be careful and not commercialize this...there are wonderful official websites that answer all questions anyone has...bearing testimony is one thing. it is enough. Marisuewrites

You may read the complete post below...

Top Contestant David Archuleta, Who Is A Mormon Sang "Angels" Like An Angel! SAFE for another week...

Results Show Update: (previous week)

David Archuleta was invited to come out after Brooke White was told she was safe...

Of course, the girls went wild! David remained calm and showed humility under the circumstances. He did not even acknowledge all the screaming... very classy kid.

He was asked about performing with the piano? David said that he was glad he did it. Ryan then, simply announced - David Archuleta, is safe!

Again, the crowd went wild... but this time, David had his ArchuAdorable David Archuleta grin going on from ear to ear!

Yes, David is on the path to the final showdown. The only question left is... who will he compete against. Michael John's who was thought to be a possible contender was voted off the show...

It just may very well be the two David's in the end...

Great job David Archuleta. Great job his fans:-) You guys did an awesome job as well making sure your voices are being heard.

tDMg

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Tonight's Idol Review Final 8:

David Archuleta had the best performance of the night! The judges loved his choice of song... which was "Angels" by Robbie Williams. Judges said it was the best of the night, and that David Archuleta will sail into next week!

David Archuleta fans everywhere are loving those words... but that does not mean that you do not need to vote! So make sure and vote and keep David in his top spot!

He sang Angel at the piano and it was amazing! Randy was in awe of David's runs at the end of the song and felt that 'this' was pure David Archuleta. It was apparent by the judges reaction tonight, that David is most likely a shoo-in for the finals. David just did what David Archuleta does best... and that is - be perfectly wonderful!

Yes, the girls were screaming and the crowds were roaring for David! It was a solid performance and a solid night on American Idol for David Archuleta.....

Again... David sounded like an angel when he performed tonight! Way to go David!

Before tonight's show... my thoughts:

Yes, David Archuleta is a member of the LDS Church, for those asking the question. Could this have anything to do with his outrageous smile and his adorable responses when anyone looks at him? I don't know any of that for sure, but I do know that David Archuleta came in number one in the polls last week, as the Top American Idol Contestant... for now!

David Archuleta took back his number one spot following his sincere and warm performance of "Smokey Mountain Memories". This was pure David Archuleta in ArchuAdorable form... melting every heart in the house!

Fans of David Archuleta are waiting anxiously to once again, tonight on American Idol, see David Archuleta perform as only David can! I do not as yet know the theme for tonight's American Idol competition, so we will need to wait upon that information.

For all you fans of David Archuleta - don't stop dialing because he is on top... winners must be consistent you know! So dial dial dial away those cellphones tonight guys! You go David!

I will be back later tonight with an update on American Idol Top 8 performances....

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon

David Archuleta - Smokey Mountain Memories Was Smokin HOT!

Who Cares IF David Archuleta Is A Mormon? What Does David Archuleta Being A Mormon Have To Do With Anything?

Great Questions:

I have been checking out some of the more popular blogs on American Idol and particularly, (duh?) interested in those that are discussing David Archuleta and the fact that David Archuleta is a Mormon! Who cares?

This comment from another David Archuleta blogger online:

  • "Brooke and David are judged based on their ability to entertain and their talent. We're in a new age now where religion and race form no boundaries. The thing Americans think about when they vote for their favourite contestant is how they performed, not their personal beliefs."

Now, does this sound reasonable to you as well? At first read, I thought, okay - I can buy that.... NOT! Let us reason together on this one. In fact, I am going to give you and those entertainers who deliver exactly what YOU want, a little more credibility!

  • Why we like our music? We like what the music is saying about us! We can "relate" in some way...

  • The music we choose to listen to, and even buy... is actually revealing about what we want to say to others!

  • We like how certain music makes us feel about "us" and also the "artist" that records "that" song, etc...
  • When we choose or "vote" for an Idol or a song, artist, whatever... are we not really picking the "messenger" behind the song?

Think about that for a while and we will talk more about why David Archuleta and Brooke White's Mormonism, matters...

tDMg

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David Archuleta Mormon - Smoking Mountain "Memories" Glorious!

American Idol Update Tonight's Show:

Paula said it was GLORIOUS! Does it really get any better than this for David Archuleta... yes! All three judges agreed tonight about David Archuleta's song choice of "Smokey Mountain Memories". was hot!

Dolly Parton met with David and worked on the the song together - and apparently Dolly was quite taken with David Archuleta's talent and abilities. Dolly Parton had to hold back the tears when she heard David singing her song. This is a song that is quite close to Dolly's heart and apparently she felt that David felt it too... and the way David sang it during rehearsals - well, it got to Dolly! David does that to people though:-)

But, yes - all three judges felt that tonight's performance for David Archuleta, and his song choice of "Smokey Mountains Memories" - was the best performance of the night - on American Idol.

David Archuleta did exactly what he needed to do tonight in order to keep his front running position in what is one of the toughest competitions on American Idol. This years top ten finalist are very talented and each week brings out a new surprise. But tonight's performance on American Idol, has no questions - sealed his spot for another week - on TOP!

tDMg

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PROMGATE 08 UPDATE:

OKAY... I've got the scoop:-) The Prom Update and David's 'girl'?

All of the sudden nobody cares about what the judges are saying about David Archuleta's music...

Girls everywhere caught the interview with Ryan Secrest before David sang... and all they heard was PROM! LOL

What we gather at this point - IS - that maybe.... I said MAYBE, the girl sitting next to David's dad IS the GIRL he wants to take to PROM!

More research is necessary, for all we know it was his SISTER!

About the "PROM" girl and the date... Apparently, American Idol may have set David up on this one. They asked David to bring a 'friend' to the American Idol show, that was a 'girl'! And then.... comes the questioning and the camera shots of this girl? Is it his girlfriend? I don't have that confirmed. But MTV did an interview on David Archuleta's High School campus a month earlier... guess who they interviewed?

Uh huh... the girl sitting next to David Archuleta's dad! Coincidence? You decide for yourself. 'She' does give up some pretty fun info on David's likes and dislikes. We can at least conclude this much... 'she' and David are good friends:-)

LdsNana-AskMormon

(yes, David can date. He is seventeen. Mormons begin dating in groups when they are sixteen:-) See... I am ahead of you. But did you hear him say that he might miss his PROM! TRAGIC....

Last week on American Idol:

American Idol Mormon, David Archuleta sang You're The Voice! On American Idol tonight! Randy and Paula were down with the performance although an unfamiliar song to both of them.

Simon on the other hand, felt that David probably did not even pick his own song tonight. Simon said he felt it was kind of like an amusement park melody... something like that:-)

I say... I enjoy it most when David sings more ballad like songs. I enjoyed the performance, but I am kind of with Paula and Randy on this one.... I want more familiar music and then I can judge with more confidence.

But David is adorable and we love him and he is going forward on the road to most like the win on American Idol.

tDMg

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Tonight is BIG! Top Ten finalist will compete... American Idol is now heating up the competition. Will David Archuleta raise his game even higher?

Video will be available as soon as it hits the Internet - HERE! Along with reviews from the judges all of them. We will check out the blogosphere on David Archuleta as well and find out if he is remaining hot!

David Archuleta - A Thousand Miles - Two Years Ago! WOW

David Archuleta Is a Mormon American Idol Contestant

Last week on American Idol:

Tonight is BIG! Top Ten finalist will compete... American Idol is now heating up the competition. Will David Archuleta raise his game even higher?

Video will be available as soon as it hits the Internet - HERE! Along with reviews from the judges all of them. We will check out the blogosphere on David Archuleta as well and find out if he is remaining hot!

More to come...

Last Week On American Idol: Reports coming in from Hollywood, are that a Hurricane has STRUCK the United States... by the name of David Archuleta!

David Archuleta is nothing less the the "standard" by which all other performances by Idol contestants are NOW being compared! Simon "says" that David Archuleta's performance of "The Long And Winding Road" was masterful! In other words... sheer poetry, or the finest of the fine arts in music! Now... that is big!

David, as usual.... smiled as only David Archuleta can grin the David grin:-) Paula could not help herself... and gushed all over David - as she described his purity and show of character as a person and performer in how he returned this week and even took and raised his own bar!

(ArchuAdorable has been used to describe David Archuleta by one of our own bloggers here... CheeseHeadMormon. LOL)

Randy started off the judges comments by losing all composure where David is concerned and declared wildly that David's hotness was in the house!

Yes.... it was a good night on American idol for David Archuleta... But of course - LdsNana-AskMormon knew it would be.

A guy like David Archuleta is predictable and that is what we depend on... those of us going the distance on the long and winding road with David!

Well done David... you are true to who you are and why people continue to keep watching and listening.

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon

3/18/08

Last Week; Idols sang Beatles songs this week, which left David Archuleta with the need to work it out before next week. Because David is not going anywhere! He is stying on top where he belongs.

Consensus on the blogs right now following Davids performance of"We Can Work It Out" - is that , this must be his theme song for the next week!

Everyone seems to have plenty of confidence in him still. But.... if you saw Chekezie tonight... David better raise his bar! And we know he can!

Come on David... we are all pulling for you man!

tDMg:-)

Last week Paula was happy to know that David Archuleta was fallible -- a note off! What ever!

This week.... she still loves David:-)

Just about the time you think it could be the year for a Mormon Idol, who is a woman... enters in, another Mormon Hottie, who just happens to be a guy!

What's the deal here? I had thought that I would just stand by Brooke White. Admittedly, because she is a Mormon woman, like me.... and I kind of like that... But, David Archuleta can simply not be passed by, or then for sure - I would be exposed as bias amongst the 'Mormons'. LOL

American Idol David Archuleta - A Mormon Hottie!

Sing it David!
Sing it David!
David Archuleta Singing His Heart Out On American Idol
David Archuleta Singing His Heart Out On American Idol
Sweet Seventeen Has Rarely Seen This Kind Of Talent - David Makes You Stand Up!
Sweet Seventeen Has Rarely Seen This Kind Of Talent - David Makes You Stand Up!

American Idol Top Ten Finalist Perform Tonight!

Here is the list for the Top Ten American Idol finalist that will go on tour following American Idol Competition. (listed alphabetically)

  • David Archuleta
  • Jason Castro
  • Chikezie - voted off 3/26

  • David Cook
  • Kristy Lee Cook
  • Michael Johns - voted off 4/9
  • Ramiele Malulay - voted off 4/2
  • Syesha Mercado
  • Carly Smithson - voted off 4/23
  • Brook White - voted off 4/30 :-(

Mormon Youth, Brooke and David Are Awesome On Idol!

Okay... you are on to me now! These kids are Mormon and this LdsNana is a sucker for the youth of the LDS Church. I am killer proud of these two, that have made it to this point in the American Idol jouney to fame! Not that I am necessarily pulling for them to get famous, because I am not so sure that is the best life for anyone.

I am just excited to have two really good kids, with strong moral values have an opportunity to share that part of themselves with so many. As some of you are aware, if you have read my Hub about the Mormon youth... I am inspired by everything about them, when they stand so all against the popular currents of the day!

David On American Idol... Working The Judges And Breaking Some Hearts!

David Archuleta Might be American Idol's Best Yet!

This is hilarious.... I just did a search, looking to find a picture of David Archuleta -- top page of Google - I find his picture, right there... not a link, but an actual little thumbnail. I click it on... and it is a betting website.... LOL

HEADLINE: "David Archuleta Might be American Idol's Best Yet"

PICK ME UP OFF THE FLOOR!

Nice Mormon Hottie boy, inspires betting across America! Who knew? Not me!

Well, I won't throw any money down for a guess between David Archuleta and Brooke White, but I would say that the odds of both of them doing quite well on American Idol are definitely high!

Girls All Love Idol Archuleta!

IMAGINE... David Archuleta and Brooke White In A Showdown? Whoa!

Do you think this is possible? Do you think that they are both good enough to meet each other face to face at the very end? No... don't bet on it... I am not encouraging betting here. If I were, I would have named said website, or even better - provided you with a link! But I didn't...

American Idol Showdown: David Archaleta versus Brooke White! What will members of the LDS Church do? How will they handle a division of loyalties?

NO... I just can't go there right now! Let's just take this week by week for right now.... alright? We will cross that bridge when... I mean IF, WE come to it.

But... can you imagine it? This could be BIG!

Just Another Mormon Idol... American David Archuleta?

David is a mere 17-years-old...
David is a mere 17-years-old...

American Idol Contestants Just Having Some Fun!

David Archuleta...  the shy one to the far right:-)
David Archuleta... the shy one to the far right:-)

LdsNana Just Having Some Fun With David And Brooke And American Idol! Mormons Can Have Fun You Know?

Well, maybe you didn't know! Forgiven.

For those of you, who would like to have a little fun too... following both David and Brooke along the Hollywood trail... and partake of the drama of American Idol - hang with me for the next few weeks!

Not only will we have fun, but I honestly believe that you will get to know Mormon youth and just what they stand for.... way better than I could have ever shown you all by myself.

So... David - like I told Brooke... LdsNana-AskMormon is watching you and wishing you the best!

I promise... this will be FUN!

Is David Archuleta Just Dreaming or Is He Living Reality?

YIKES.... LdsNana Along With Paula Has FALLEN! This Mormon Hottie May Very Well, Be Unstoppable!

Shall we all just watch and see... oh, are you in now too?

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon

LdsNana-AskMormon's Acknowledgements and Requests...

If you enjoyed this hub, please give it a thumbs-up:-) Thanks.

I would also like to acknowledge all those throughout the American Idol season, over on You Tube, who have made these videos available so close following the competition performances.

Also, thank you to americanidol.com for the great photos, that for the most part are the pictures that I have posted of David Archuleta.

Thank you, for taking the time to read this hub:-)

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Mystic Biscuit 8 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

This kid is really good! I hope he keeps up the level of performance throughout - he has real potential to go all the way!


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks for stopping by Mystic. Totally... this is real talent! I look forward to this season for sure.

I think he could go all the way... but - people are starting to find out that he is a Mormon, hmmm?

Just like poor Mitt - it might work against him in the voting process - no matter how good he is for the job of the new "American Idol"... even over qualified:-)

tDMg

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sdorrian 8 years ago from Chicago

In the battle of the Mormon American Idols, David gets my vote! He's incredible!


LisaE 8 years ago

This young man is the one to beat...if that's possible! He will change hearts with his music!


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

sdorrian -

LOL... I am sooo glad that you feel no division of loyalties for these great Mormon Idols. David Aruchuleta is certainly one that is easy to place at the very top.

Thanks for commenting. I hope you continue to return and add anything relevant to the conversation about David, in your comments.

tDMg

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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Hi LisaE -

Yes... I agree! Just watching and listening to these videos that I have posted, simply melt my heart...

I agree with you, that it may be very difficult for anyone to beat him -- IF he continues to perform as well as he did this week.

I was so sad to see how emotional he got when his friend got kicked off tonight. He really has such a tender heart... doesn't he?

tDMg

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best of the web 8 years ago from US

Good one. Thanks for sharing


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In The Doghouse 8 years ago from California

Nana

I finally got to watch a taping of the show that this young man sang, "Imagine" on. He does have an incredible voice. I also noticed his humility when he was receiving praise. I do think he is probably the one to watch.


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NatalievanStraten 8 years ago from the Netherlands

Hi there, what a beautiful voice for such a young boy, incredible. I will keep track of the show. In the Netherlands we have the final tonight. My favotite is

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I never watch Idols but this one I've got to see. Thanks for your HUB.


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Hi Natalie...

Hey I went to your link and SHE is awesome! Thanks for sharing:-) Anyone else who would like to see WHO Natalie and I are referring to... just use this simplified url -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQKC2P-8iJk

I tried your embeddding code but could not get it to work... but just cut and past this simple url - very cool!

I hope YOUR favorite "idol" wins!

tDMg

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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Hey Doghouse!

Glad to have you along for the Party! David Archuleta is amazing... isn't he?

tDMg

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Karen Jonas 8 years ago

He is such a good singer. He has soo much talent and at such a young age. Plus he's soo HOT!


marshall kim 8 years ago

David Archuleta!

every time , a moment ,I listen to your songs it was always make my tear come down with joy and make me forgot my past " Kiling Feild of Cambodia"you are so good David! every things about you are so wonderful .you are winer !

we love you !

marshall kim


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Singing Lessons 8 years ago

I love to see such great young talent. Good for him! It will be fun watching this season. Drop by my page and say hi if you get time. Nice job!

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cfperez 8 years ago from Big Bear Lake

He's fantastic. What does his religious affliation have to do with it? I guess if we are believers in a moral center of any kind, that's wonderful, but it is something to be demonstrated by our life choices not by a PR operation. He's sixteen. How do we know he has good moral values? We don't until we observe his choices, yet to come. Mormons, Hindis, Muslims all share a similar commitment to morality. I think that by separating the various segments into "my club" vs. "your club" or religion, we fail to do what John Lennon proposes in his marvelous anthem, "Imagine."


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Paul Edmondson 8 years ago from Burlingame, CA

He's my pick to win right now.


Sarah Loves David :D 8 years ago

Oh goodness! David is amazing! He and Brooke are by FARR the best on the show. Mormons have TALENT! Here is his Myspace Fan Site: www.myspace.com/davidarchuleta


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Hi cfperez -

Precisely! What great comments you have made:-) Thank you for introducing this discussion, because values and morality are not about "a" religion, but they are about people or individuals that practice these morals and values.

What is it that causes, in particular young people - to have a desire to adhere or stick to - what we might consider strong moral values and standards of chastity?

From a Mormon perspective, there is deep doctrines behind the keeping of these standards that are taught within the Mormon Church.

I am personally not familiar with the "why" for Muslim, Hindus, etc... that they are compelled to "keep" such strict standards of morality themselves.

And by the way... all active members of the LDS Church have chosen to live a high moral standard - in comparison to mainstream society. Surely you know, that this is one of the oddities about Mormonism that most people find "strange":-)

Because - from a very personal perspective and experience of raising five children in the Mormon Church - sorry - because mom and dad said so - does not work!

It must come from a much deeper place - especially today when the trends of teens are so extremely promiscuous.

I happen to be a Mormon, and therefore am only engaged in writing about David Archuleta or Brooke White, from a Mormon's perspective and noting that I am "watching" them - means exactly that - their Mormonism!

I expect that in such a visual circumstance that these young people now find themselves in.... the "why" of their values and standards is going to be very closely watched.

Facts are... when a "Mormon" enters the public arena - they are immediately under the microscope - because of "what" the LDS Church teaches.

I am sorry if this potentially is offensive to some - and I am not saying this is right - in fact, I am so glad - that one of my own children are not under such scrutiny.

I know how hard it was for my teenagers when their father served as a Bishop for the Mormon Church. The expectation for them to be perfect, definitely brought out the fire in a few of them. LOL

But... they found their roots and now are flourishing as adults:-) I expect to watch both Brooke and David in this American Idol Contest from a very careful perspective.

I hope they are able to go out and just be who they are! The fact that they are Mormons - although perhaps should not make a difference -- it does, at least to people who wonder or question how or even why, these young "stick" to what they have been taught.

By the way... have you ever heard of a guy named "Mitt Romney"? He... is a Mormon too! And... a few people seemed to really care about that along the way. Fair? Hmm...

Just a few things to think about as we watch these great young people...

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon

P.S. I hope you read my Hub: Thousands of Mormon Youth! Link above...

I admit it! I have a soft-spot for these LDS youth - who continually amaze me and I happen to love to notice young people for great behavior.

Feel free to share with me any similar stories of large groups of youth - doing something extraordinary, such as I have written about... I would love to report on them as well. I love young people:-)

Young people who have strong morals and know why they choose to keep and live by them -- in the face of our world today!


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Hi Paul -

Thanks for stopping by:-)

As you know.... I am partial to David too.

Oh my goodness.... that baby is beautiful! Again, congratulations!

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Hi Sarah!

Thanks for visiting:-) I am going to check out your myspace! Tell us some fun facts about David that we would enjoy knowing...

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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

I just love that so many of you are sharing how you feel about David here in the comments:-)

Thank you... I will add more videos from the fans as well as report on this weeks idol as it happens - and find out some interesting facts about David Archuleta.

But, do tell what you know too... because I am learning myself!

tDMgLdsNana-AskMormon


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syaiful majid 8 years ago from Jogjakarta

It is great seeing a youngman standing in front of Ryan,Paula and Randy and "beat" them black and blue with his talent. It is God gift.But you make it very great in your hub.It is awesome...,do you think America always the best??How about my country Indonesia do you think our Indonesia Idol coul not compete to yours??


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Digital Bard 8 years ago from The Beautiful Pacific Northwest

All I can say is WOW! I just hope that he is able to withstand the heat that comes with fame. He is so sweet, it would be a shame to see him become worldly and loose his way.

Young people, like Brooke and David, who choose to enter the spotlight are typically very aware of how much more attention they will get because of their religious affiliation. Let's face it, if they were of virtually any other faith, no one would ask or even care.

LDS youth that enter the spotlight are answering a divine calling to share their talents. That doesn't mean that they will have an easy ride, usually it is quite the opposite, as opposition tightens his focus in and attempt to lead them astray.

I think that we, as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, have a responsibility to share with the world the truth about "Mormon values" so that when things get twisted by the mis-informed, there are sources of truth to balance out the score.

You too are answering a divine calling to teach and raise you voice in support. Well done, keep up the good work.

Lucinda - TheDigitalBard


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Syaiful -

Oh, that is funny! LOL Funny when what is true is so blatant in front of some - but they still refuse to see it or hear it! I usually call that PRIDE:-)

I would love to see how the Indonesian American Idol is going and HOPE that whoever is doing well talent-wise is also someone that people can see goodness in.... not perfection, but goodness with reason behind it.

I loved that David stood up to the Judges and told them WHY he chose the song that he did!

Awesome young kid!

tDMg

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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Digital Bard -

THANK YOU for visiting and adding such great comments to this thread. I hope you keep coming back... all of you:-)

As I mentioned above... did you notice just how and why David Archuleta defended his song choice that Simon Cowell attempted to claim was BORING.... Now that was a black and blue response for David - a knock out response!

Brilliant!

tDMg

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MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

LdsNana,

What does his religious affliation have to do with it? I guess if we are believers in a moral center of any kind, that's wonderful, but it is something to be demonstrated by our life choices not by a PR operation. He's sixteen.

I agree with some of the comments. I would not deride you for sticking with your faith. I believe you are entitled to vote and say what you believe. Not worry about what others have to say.

Lasdt Tuesday at a cricket match we had a streaker run out on the field. I would rather listen to your Mormon Singer, I have not heard him, than see the mindless cretin who thinks he is funny.

We have Australian Idol for the last four years.

Two years ago won by a young lasdy and has been heard since. See was a misfit.

Yesterday one of the "Judges" departed from next year. I will not be watching anymore.

Thanks for showing you faith and confidence


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larenels 8 years ago from Utah - USA

I'm really excited for him. He has a fabulous voice and I hope he finds a good carreer from music. I hope he wins because I very much enjoyed listening to him sing.


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks for stopping by larenels.... I hope you continue to check back as I will update weekly or more...

tDMg

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BYU1Fan 8 years ago from Cedar Hills

I have been wondering if David is LDS. I live about 20 minutes away from him and am totally bowled over by him ... even though I'm 47 years old. Man, what a VOICE!

I say "C'MON MORMONS EVERYWHERE! LET'S ALL GET BUSY AND SHOW OUR SUPPORT FOR BOTH DAVID AND BROOKE! I VOTED 30 TIMES IN 10 MINUTES SO IT CAN BE DONE!

Let's show this Nation what a good Mormon American Idol can be like!!!

D.J. JohnsonThee Ultimate BYU Cougar Fan!!!


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Hello MrM -

Lovely that you would stop in:-) I always enjoy and appreciate your candid and very wise perspectives that you add to the conversation...

As I stated in my response to CFPerez above, I also feel that their "religion" so to speak is not necessarily what I am watching or even asking you to investigate.

But it is their loyalty to values, standards and teachings that do come from their Mormonism. Those must have deeper roots to abide today than a trend of some kind. So it has to be their ability to practice the religion that they have been taught - which we might want to look at?

I do. I have raised five children. Still having a 16 year old son at home. I understand what drives these young LDS teens in their commitment to maintain these kinds of high moral values in the face of such an opposing world today.

As I stated earlier... these young people are not sheep blindly following their parents along the way. No. These are young people who actually KNOW why they are keeping the commandments and they also KNOW WHY doing so, will then and IS a blessing in their lives.

I love that their standards and morality have foundations in important doctrine.... and not of "men".

Do you see this?

Yes, religion can be practical and I love that about the Mormon Church, but that is not where my testimony comes from.

Young people in general are not practical... in fact - most of the time they are just the opposite. And this is why observing these young people who have values and standards rooted in more than the "world" makes them and their understanding of "why" I should maintain them...

so very intriquing to me... and I hope that others will ask these questions of WHY?

And of course... this is precisely why I "write" here.... and that is to share the beliefs of the LDS Church - therefore I have taken the opportunity of two of the LDS youth, being focused on right now -- to hopefully talk a bit more about Mormonism:-)

tDMg

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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Hey 1BYUFan-

Now that is the COUGAR SPIRIT! I too could be his Mom... not his Nana mind you... lol

But couldn't you just pinch those adorable cheeks?

Yes, I think if we pull together like we know how... David stands a very good chance of becoming the next American Idol!

Around the corner, huh? Tell us what you can find out about him on a more personal letter.... just ask the neighbors:-)

Everyone wants to know the little things about him, so if you have anything kind of fun, let us know!

tDMg

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MasonsMom 8 years ago from U.S.A.

Mormon or not, he's one of my faves to win it!


Meredith  8 years ago

I am not Mormon, but I am still in love with David's voice and personality (not to mention his cuteness, haha). David is an awesome guy, and he IS the next American Idol!!


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Hi MasonsMom!

Thanks for chiming in with your support.... and lets all hope that Mormon or not... his talent takes him to be the next American Idol - I think he deserves to win based on that alone:-)

tDMg

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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Meredith -

Do YOU have a crush on David Archuleta? LOL

I am with your comments 100%! Thanks for commenting and joining in the fun!

tDMg

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glassvisage 8 years ago from Northern California

Oh my gosh, I remember David Archuleta when he was on Star Search several years ago! He was so cute and I felt like his biggest fan :)


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Peter M. Lopez 8 years ago from Sweetwater, TX

My money is on Archuleta. I think he's in a class by himself.


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Hi Glassvisage-

What a crack up. I guess memorable will most likely mean WINNER! Maybe your true fan status will finally pay off when David Archuleta actually wins this whole thing:-)

tDMg

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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Hi Peter!

I don't think you would be gambling with a sure bet like David Archuleta:-) Thanks for popping in. Really nice to see you:-)

Idol is back on... gotta watch!

tDMg

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MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

Horrors, watch out an Australian interloper in starting to nasrrow the odds.

I may be like Val when the All blacks of anything play Austraia at anything,

She becomes an All Black. then reverts after to an Australian.

I will be like your next Presidential Reform, make the big decision latter.

Black or Female

I do not realy care, but it is fun.


aiza 8 years ago

yeah i like david archuletta.......but i do like also ramielle coz she's filipina and im a filipino also......so its either one of them.........


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Hi aiza!

So many idols are great! And we all have our prejudices, right? LOL But I know if Ramielle was not good also... you would not make her your favorite. Talent does have something to do with this contest:-) LOL

tDMg

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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

You want to know what I think right now... I am thinking that last weeks forgetting of the words, was brilliant!

David may have been peaking too fast and simply forgetting no-brainer words, does not necessarily hurt David right now, but just causes people to focus on those that did not.

Blog activity for David has dropped, like 50% since last week.... Brooke White's blog activity has doubled. (good thing we love both of them)

But, if I were David Archuleta's manager.... I would say THAT was a brilliant move to slow things down a bit for David.

I think that the quiet of this last week.... is literally the calm before the STORM...

Alert: Hurricane David on course to becoming a category FIVE!

tDMg

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JesseQWI-MormonCheesehead 8 years ago

I have been a fan of David's since the "Star Search Days" and am thrilled that he is on Idol and I hope he wins. I think that fame and noteriety brings with it a lot of negative aspects, but from what I've seen of Archuadorable I believe that his morality and humility will remain strong, and he can only be a stellar example amongst an ever increasing group of famous young people who have lost their way. Go Davey!


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Hey MormonCheesehead!

Wow.... what a name! LOL I guess there really is a lot in a name! "Archuadorable" I love this! Did you come up with that one? I will most definitely work that description of David in some where.

Actually, after David's performance last night, the way in which he just stood there and received the compliments from each Judge... well - that was "ARCHUADORABLE" to me and my hubby.

We were both gushing as if we were the proud parents of that young kid:-) LOL

Now, that was truly Archuadorable! Pure David Archuleta!

tDMg

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kaybaby 8 years ago

ok really why do people care so much whether these kids are mormon or not.... im mormon too and people around me dont care. Im proud of these kids that stand up and sing in front of everybody it takes a lot of guts to do what they do and religion should stay out of it. David and Brooke are good and thats all that matters.


fortknox 8 years ago

BEING MORON HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT LEAVE THE RELIGION OUTTA IT AND GO HOME THANKS HAVE A GREAT DAY BYE WELCOME TO WALMART THANKS FOR SHOPPING AT CICIS AND DONT COME AGAIN.....

YOU ARE DISMISSED

FORTKNOX


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Hi Guys!

I really do appreciate your thoughts about Mormonism and American Idol... heck, why should it matter?

I think one of the reasons I am discussing this, is the fact that - IF someone who happens to be a Mormon is also - or becomes famous... it does seem to matter. So the fact that it does matter to "some" is worth talking about.

Although it does not matter to you... two things come to my mind:

1. When people know a famous person just happens to be a "Mormon"... what then happens IF that person does a thing contrary to what the general public knows to be "Morminish"? Like maybe... break a "rule"? Ohhhhhh?

Should it matter?

2. Is the fact that this person who is Mormon - could their Mormonism be part of what is giving them fame? Hmmm?

Brooke blew her song last week... critic reports are reporting. But, somehow they still LOVE Brooke:-) Is it Brooke only or what Brooke has represented about herself (which is Mormon) the reason they have fallen in love with?

All three judges are in love with Brooke the person... they have all use words to describe her like; worthy, pure, wholesome, etc... Honestly, these sound like good ways to describe many good LDS girls. What other girls are described like this in today's world?

If Brooke went to the dark side as Simon has invited her to do so... what would you think about Brooke then? I bet that you would be disappointed for some reason...

And now, because Brooke has shared with all of us that she is Mormon, would accepting an invitation to the dark side make you feel less trusting of Mormons in the future and what they claim to believe?

Does Brooke or David's Mormonism matter... Actually because of their fame right now - I must say that it does.

The same thing happened with David Archuleta the week before.... same story as Brooke's.

Really, though... it is the future that either of them choose - and how they live, that will determine HOW their Mormonism is seen - and that is why their religion in this competition and throughout their public lives will matter.

tDMg

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Poonster 8 years ago

"Imagine" singing one of your favorite songs but you won't sing the first verse? Could it be the "no religion" comment? Apparently David thinks the entire country is as gullible as the typical Mormon.


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Poonster,

Perhaps you are not aware that the contestants on American Idol must take whatever song they choose and whittle it down to about a minute and a half.

When David sang "Imagine" and had to cut it to the allotted time, he chose to sing a verse that to him actually spoke the most truth...

I think to infer that David Archuleta "refused" to sing the first verse of a song, and parallel this with anything having to do with Mormonism is another example of many who would distort Mormonism and its teachings in general, from whatever angle possible.

A bit of a stretch, eh?

tDMg

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Ruth 8 years ago

I love reading all the comments. I love David A. and Brooke W. They have talents dude!!! i'm an avid fan of AI. I love both of them. They are a shining example of goodness and humility. LDS should shine to set good examples to the worl especially in the showbiz or singing industry where morals are deteriorating!


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Ruth,

Thank you for such an enthusiastic and awesome comment! Both David and Brooke are lucky to have people like you, who recognize how much that light that both of them do have - means to those around them.

tDMg

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Jesse Q 8 years ago

Poonster,

That whole commentary about 'Imagine', and David's verse choice is SO played out! (almost 2 months ago). Just to let you and anyone else as mis-informed as you know, David sang 'Imagine' on a local TV show a few years agao and sang ALL of the verses. Yes, that includes the verse containing the phrase 'no religion'.

I don't mind people making negative comments about things they don't understand i.e. David's Talent. It just makes me a more fervent and vocal supporter and fan. Whether you like David or not, you have to admit that he must be doing something right to bring about such emotional responses, positive or negative. (mostly positive though). As the sayings in Hollywood go, "There's no such thing as bad publicity" or "Don't worry when people are talking about you. Worry when they stop talking about you!"


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Jesse Q -

Thank you for the background on 'why' Poonster would have made the comment that he did. I am certainly more informed now:-) And thank you for the clarification on the issue of the fact that David Archuleta did sing all the verses...

It is too bad when people must find even the smallest things, to point out that perhaps somethings is wrong with a person.

Thank you for your comment and I really hope you will check back often and help me keep readers up to date on things such as this...

tDMg

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P.S. I could really use someone like you as my fan:-) Consider joining my fanclub... really friends!

Everyone join


James Moon 8 years ago

I don't think David A is a mormon. One of his singing influences is Kirk Franklin and in an interview, he said that weird questions he gets is if he's a mormon. If he is a mormon, why would he think that question is weird??

http://www.myfoxutah.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail;j...


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Hi James -

David is definitely a Mormon. This is not speculation. Perhaps David was referring to the kinds of weird questions he gets, because he is a Mormon?

Any Mormon knows the list of sincere, curious and just downright weird and bizarre questions that come our way! LOL

Remember too, that David is just barely 17. His answers are not always complete at this point when being interviewed.

I saw him interviewed about a week ago... he smiled a lot and laughed a lot! Typical teenage fair!

But - David Archuleta is a Mormon. You can be sure on this.

tDMg

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P.S. and maybe.... David just thinks the whole question about him being a Mormon is weird?


mikaela 8 years ago

i think david is a mormon but he should be a christain. cuz that is the only way to get to heaven, by believing in your heart that Jesus is Lord and he died on the cross for EVERYBODYS sins. cuz everyone sins every day. i know that i sure sin. ALOT!!!!! but Jesus can forgive your sins if you pray and really meen it. if whoever reads this wants to ask Jesus in your heart you can always call someone you know that is a christian. and if you want to go to a great chruch here is some of my sugjestions, METRO CALVARY, roseville,ca, 95747, 9089 foothills blvd.suite 900. here is thiere e-mail adress www.metrocalvary.org. here is the times to come SUNDAY MORNINGS SERVICE@METRO 10:00 am. MONDAY NIGHT@METRO 7:00pm. and you can always can go ask Richard our pasture to pray with you and if you don't like to dress up you don't have to cuz not alot of people do!! well please come i would love to see a new face. and so would everyone else!!!JESUS LOVES U!!!! here is some bible verses you can look up JOHN 3:16 ROMANS 3:23 GENESIS 1:1. bye and remember JESUS LOVES TOU SO SO MUCH!!!


JesseQ 8 years ago

Mikaela- Just a quick comment. If you are Mormon you are also a Christian. The two are not mutually exclusive. You defined being a Christian as believing that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, which is also the belief of Mormons as well as Catholics, Lutherans, Protestants, Episicopalians, Baptists, Penticostals and others. The other aspects and dogmas that these religions believe in are what seperates them. The term Christianity is all encompassing including all who believe in Jesus Christ and his teachings.

On David's 'Dolly Night':

"Smokey Mountain Memories": All I can say is WOW! You would have to have a heart of stone to not feel this performance. David sang with such conviction and emotion, it just pierced the heart. Just incredible!! David A. all the way! Thanks


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commentonthis7 8 years ago

he was very good there are a few good one this year but he did very well last night


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Angela44 8 years ago from Ridgeland, SC

I do not care what his religion is! This kid has an amazing voice! He picked a beautiful song too. I love hearing him sing!


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Hi JesseQ,

Thanks for your great comment about Mormons and our Christianity.

Also, yes - David did so great last night. Smokey Mountain Memories was awesome. I think that it will keep him in the front.

Thanks for joining my fan club:-)

tDMg

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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Hi commentonthis and angela:-)

Thanks for reading my Hub. David Archuleta continues to do well on American Idol. I myself, enjoy also watching him and really hope he does well. No matter, he is going far with his talents regardless of the outcome on AI.

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marisuewrites 8 years ago from USA

David is music from inside and out.  He seems like a very wholesome person...and sometimes you CAN tell by the eyes...by just looking.  and listening.  I just love his voice.  I hope he does well and he's got my vote every week. 

ldsNana-askMormon....I'm a mormon too....let's be careful and not commercialize this...there are wonderful official websites that answer all questions anyone has...bearing testimony is one thing.  it is enough.  David is a great singer, let's leave it up to him to talk about his religion....if he chooses.  It's such a personal choice.  someone asks me a question...I've giving a brief answer and directing them on for more information...

I love it  I believe it....but I think its important to let people speak for themselves and let's just enjoy David and Brookes talent.  I mean, really Nana....it's like me enjoying someone's roast beef and then a person at the table leans over and says  He's a Baptist preacher you know. 

duh,  ok.  Still  a  good roast beef, or am I not supposed to like it now...does it enhance the flavor or take away? 

Im just not in favor of all this hype over he's this or hes that...let him speak for himself....and leave the investigators to the teachers.  k?  well   that's my opinion....first rule:  Do No Harm.   ya know? 

go David and Brooke,  I love good music....it's all Heavenly.  Marisue  =)


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Marisue-

Thank you for your comments in regards to being careful about speaking 'for' David or Brooke about their Mormonism. It is good counsel.

I don't believe anyone here is speaking for either of these two American Idol contestants in a personal manner, regarding their actions as Mormons.

Nonetheless, it is always good to notice good, and look to the direction of perhaps, where that good is coming from...

Most who come to my blogs about both Brooke and David; come through Google or Yahoo, etc.... and they have specifically searched - using one of their search words as 'mormon'.

Many nonmembers have heard that Brooke and David are members of the LDS Church; and because of that one fact - they search to verify this and possibly know more about Mormons.

Recently, Elder Ballard invited members to get out on the Internet and speak about the Mormon Church. This is to better educate about Mormonism. There are far more websites that are critical of Mormonism than those giving out credible information about the LDS Church.

I am sorry if you feel I have crossed the line in some way, but I am very comfortable with the work that I do here to be a postive voice for the LDS Church. Many many have come to read about David or Brooke and have continued on to read many more of my articles about Mormonism.

If David and Brooke can be missionaries like this, in bring truth and goodness to more people because they have found out they are Mormons - I would imagine that they are most happy about this.

If you have not read this article that I am giving a link for, perhaps this will better help you understand just what is going on right now with sharing the Gospel online.

Personally, if I was 'famous' or if I have a voice to speak something... first and foremost I would want people to know that if there is anything worthy or of good report or praiseworthy about me... that it comes from the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I believe that this is called 'standing for something'.

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here is an invitaton -

http://newsroom.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/eng/news-relea...


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States

Hi, Kathryn!

I saw David for the first time this week and I only have one thing to say... American Idol does not deserve David! He has the most amazing voice I have ever heard! Even Simon can't deny that!

Bonnie


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JesseQ 8 years ago

I am thrilled to say that I am going to actually be in the audience for 'Idol Gives Back' on wednesday, and I urge anyone who reads this to support this worthy cause. I'll be sure and post commentary on how awesome it was to see the performances, (hopefully including David's), when I get back. Excellent comments on the last post LdsNana! I think that a person and their beliefs are one package, and should be viewed as such. You can love David and Brooke for their talents, but knowing that their beliefs are in line with your own only adds to their appeal. The contrary would also be true. For example: If you knew that someone was a racist, but still a good singer, would you feel good about yourself in supporting such a person? (not about anyone). To be an 'American Idol' you have to personify more aspects than just those of a good singer. Luckily, my favorite, David A. personifies the beliefs as well as the talents that I look for in an "Idol". Thanks.


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Bonnie -

LOL... you crack me up! I am glad you have 'found' David and feel so protective of him:-)

love you!

tDMg

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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Hey JesseQ -

That is sooo cool! I hope you do come back and tell us all about your experience. What a blast!

Season 1 of idol - I went quite a few times with my kids. We had a blast. I actually was sat right next to Simon Cowell during the taping of one of the shows. My daughters and their cute friends were always placed right up front. They loved Justin and Kelly:-) We all did!

This was before it got really really big. The producers were very nice to us when we would come. There was a line that you would get in, outside of the studio - and they would go down this long long line and pull people out, to sit in the audience. They likes us, because of the cute little blonds that I was bringing:-)

We even have tivo, a show where the girls got to run up on stage and meet Justin at the end of the show. In the trade papers following that particular show.. the girls were referred to as... the "three little hot blonds"! LOL

We had a great time. We met the families of the contestants and just had fun. We did not go to the final, but the show prior in the Kodak Theatre. We all have very fun memories of that year.

My oldest daughter lived in L.A. at the time, so it was really easy to just pop on over and go to the show. Plus, because they got to know us, I could call the office ahead and let them know we were coming. Totally funny!

Have a really great time!

Thank you also, for your supportive comments. I agree with your point.

tDMg

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And yes, we do have the DVD "Justin and Kelly"! LOL


JesseQ 8 years ago

Quick Comment-Apparently we're going to the results show thursday and not Idol Gives Back. My friend who lives in Pasadena got us the tickets. It should still be a good time, and I'll be back with a report. Adios!


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Hi JesseQ -

You will still have a lot of fun. Even the results shows are a kick... although you don't see all of them perform individually. I still want to hear about it. Thanks for your Idol update:-)

tDMg

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JesseQ 8 years ago

Here's a good pic of David and Brooke. Just thought I'd share it.


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Apparently I didn't post it right. I'll figure it out..?


Taylor 8 years ago

I have been reading the posts and your replies. I just wanted to say how admirable you handle those not so nice posts. Keep up the great work :)


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Hi Taylor -

Thank you for taking the time to comment after reading the hub and the many comments which have been posted.

I sincerely do appreciate your kind remarks of support, as I do my best not to contend, but to hopefully give a different point of view, in hopes of perhaps finding some understanding.

I hope you visit again.

tDMg

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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

David Archuleta did such a great job tonight on American Idol! He sang two classic rock n roll songs and according to Randy Jackson - He "crushed the competition"!

This week, no doubt David had the best performances of anyone. He continues to show that he is consistent, solid and deserves to be on the top of the heap:-)

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well 8 years ago

You mormons need to mobilize!!!! If every mormon votes just 10 times DA will win for sure!!! Go DA!!! You're a gift! VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

well says -

You have quite a lot of enthusiasm. I'm not so sure David Archuleta has the "Mormon" vote as you imply. Actually, David Cook has quite a few too:-) Mormon votes I mean.

As much as many "Mormon" voters would wish - I don't think because someone is a Mormon, means a vote x whatever is for David Archuleta! LOL

Thanks for commenting. May the best "David" win!

tDMg

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Voting Momma 8 years ago

Help!!! I'm voting for DA right now, but keep getting busy signals!!!

For all of you who think we Mormons are all voting for DA because he's LDS; forget it! My hubby was a DC fan, and voted many times for him, but now he's a DA fan after tonight's songs, and is FINALLY voting for DA!!! Yeah!!!

Does anybody know if it's OK to hang up before the recording finishes? Does it still count? I want to get off asap to allow others the chance, too!


TheGameMaster 8 years ago

Cook seemed rather shocked and broken when hearing simon's comments on the final song, but i think reality set in and made him realize that he should have been showcasing his strengths instead of trying something "new". The sun is going down on him and his odds of winning after last nights performances.


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Voting Mama,

I hope you got through on the phone lines last night. Can't wait to get the results of everyone's hard work.

Go David!

tDMg

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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

GameMaster,

I totally agree with you.  In fact, when they announced what DC had picked for his final song, and he did NOT choose to sing Billy Jean...  I almost died!  I was saying to everyone in the room that I thought then, that he had made a huge mistake.  When Simon said the same thing I thought....  "oh no", for DC.

David Archuleta was SMART to end with Imagine.  Amazing. But I think I love his first song the best of the entire season.  Oh my gosh, it was awesome.

This has been fun.  I wondered if perhaps the judges were attempting some reverse psychology on the fans and focusing on David Archuleta... thinking the DC fans would really do some voting???

Not sure, rumor has it that DC got 2/3rds more of the vote than our David!  Who knows... we will find out soon!

Keep those 'fingers' crossed all!

tDMg

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myworld2u 8 years ago from MyWorld

Pheww... now that its finally over and DC won. This time the judges were wrong very wrong. I salute the American People to pick DC. He is versatile and took risk right till the very end.

He did not re sung any of his hits songs like "hello", "billie J" and many more he could have picked because he told Simon it is 'progression" why sing the songs i have already sung.

Although "The world I know" may not be the best of song vocally (not challenging enough) its a beautiful song all right. It was not even DC's best performance and Simon may be right in saying he screwed up picking up the right songs for the night. But DC showed one thing - he was there to entertain and not to win.

I think that was why he won by a majority of 12 Mil votes of a nearly 100 Mil votes ! It was simply awesome.

DA finally realised that he is just plain weak on non ballad songs. And all of his 3 songs were ballads ! Even Clive Davies picked a song that suit his voice and so as not to put him in any risk.

Simon was again right in saying DA came to only to win. But the votes didn't.

I am happy with the outcome I really do. And reading the interviews with both DA and DC, showed that they both have immense respect to one another - like brothers.

Looking forward for AI8, I wonder if it can top this one.


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

myworld2you -

Thank you for taking the time to comment and share your thoughts. I agree with you, in that both David A and David C get a long really well. I found it very difficult to like one more than the other. I liked both their styles of music, although different.

I wish both of these great guys the best. I saw David Archuleta interviewed this morning on a local L.A. station. He stated that he was glad that DC had won, because he looks up to him like a big brother.

This was the best AI finale ever and I don't think anyone really has a big issue with David winning:-) They are really both winners.

tDMg

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kellyv 8 years ago

That was a great finale all the way around, wasn't it? While I was hoping young David would win, I could not at all be disappointed that David C won. Not only were both of them winners last night, but everyone was.

Just a fabulous cap to a great season. From David A's ballads to David C's rocking to Brooke's guitar/piano (and wasn't that duet with Graham Nash just fabulous!) I can't wait to see them on the tour ... we actually bought really close-in center stage tickets for two different cities! I feel like I could give this whole group one big group hug.

Kelly


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commentonthis7 8 years ago

i agree they are both winners


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Hi Y'all!

It was a great night. I have a question? Everything was really great last night, but honestly - I didn't get the whole USC band, etc... segment. Was it just me? LOL

tDMg

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Mystic Biscuit 8 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

I have to disagree with you on David Cook - I do not think he is only a flash in the pan. I think he will also go on to be successful in the long term.

It all depends on the marketing - really. How the label chooses to market the artist can make or break.

Another factor that will also make or break a career is the style/genre of music the label has ther artist record. If it is not right for the artist, it won't work, no matter how popular the style is in the world. If its not a fit, it won't sell.

Just my opinions there....

I will say I am a HUGE Archuleta fan, but I am also a Cook fan.

Cook was the most artistic and creative of any contestant in Idol history. He was just amazing in the creativity department. I believe he will go far because he is a true artist and he has great instincts with his music. I just hope they give him the right songs to sing and market him well. If that is the case, he will also soar.

Overall, a great finale - and I agree with the judges - BOTH Davids are winnners!!


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Hi Mystic,

I think you are more right than I was in my review:-) I was watching some commentary on the American Idol season wrap-up. Apparently the entire viewing audience of American Idol has evolved. Whereas it used to be the younger people watching and voting, now the average viewer is probably approaching 40.

That fact, would support a longer and more positive future for David Cook. The 12 million more votes can't hurt either.

I like both Davids a lot. As I said, I will definitely be buying DC's CD as soon as it hits the market. I love and prefer rock and roll. But, I am over 40! LOL

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon


Cassandra 8 years ago

I think David should WIN!!! Because he is a really good singer and he is so cute


mary 8 years ago

David A was good but so very boring and rather imature in his song choices. it does not make him a bad singer it just makes him grow from where he is at this point. Watching his performances you can see the lack of originality and the songs sound the same. I think he will do well in disney programs and it would be good if he sang with the Osmonds.


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DNT-4GET-ME 8 years ago from Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

I sooo hope that he doesn't become too famouse to go on a mission. I'm hoping he'll get called to my country, New Zealand. I live in Wellington and we get heeeaps of Missionaries from Utah ^_^


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

DNT-4GET-ME,

I hope he can serve a mission as well, even to New Zealand. David did say that he felt he already is serving a mission right now. Perhaps he is... Many people have had very positive feelings when finding out David Archuleta is a Mormon. He is a good example.

tDMg

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DNT-4GET-ME 8 years ago from Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

Yes. He really is. He's like. My Inspiration now xD

I've never seen such a humble and nice person.

People like that are hard to come by here. Dunno why. But it was touching for me to hear his voice and to know that he is strong faithfully. There was something about him that made my heart reach out. I was brought up in the church, and until recently, I was "on the fence" so to speak, about what I really believed in. But knowing that there are people like him out there, made me believe and trust that what I know is true. I havn't really said any of this to anyone, because I never thought anyone would really want to listen. =] So thanks.


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

DNT-4GET-ME ,

Thanks for sharing. Just so "you" know, there are many people just like David Archuleta in the Church and throughout the world.

You should head on over to lds.net where you can meet tons of young people just like yourself from all over the globe drawing strength from one another. It is tough to stand tall in what you believe when so much in the world mocks these teachings. Nonetheless, you can do it and developing a strong support system is really important.

Look, David Archuleta has been sort of a missionary for you:-) Now that is cool. Keep up the positive attitude and seek out those more like you. If not in New Zealand, then online you will find them all over.

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon

http://www.lds.net/LdsNana


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DNT-4GET-ME 8 years ago from Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

Cool =] Thanks a lot.


worldhelp 8 years ago

David Archuleta is definitely a talented kid. I like him very much. But to be objective, I think David Cook has some edge on the voice quality. At least for now. Soon? Who knows . . . Archuleta is only 17 years old!

Learn more and watch more videos of this idol on this site:

http://www.myidoldavid.com


May 8 years ago

is this article about David Archuleta the Mormon or David Archuleta the performer?..DA just did not have what it takes to win..As far as being a good missionary..well maybe that is more for him to do..I can't understand why you people talk religion and react as you do. The show is not about religion but talent and DA did not have what it takes to win American Idol.


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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California Author

Hi All -

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. This blog is about David Archuleta, who was runner up on American Idol Season 7 -- who also just happens to be a very typical Mormon teen. Well, kind of... David Archuleta is talented above the norm, but he is typical in his example of being a Mormon teenager.

I really like that, and that is why I chose to follow David on this blog. I wanted to share with my readers, just how cool Mormon teens are... They have great values, and are brought up well. It shows too.

David Archuleta is a good example of a normal Mormon teen. He is a good role model of other teens to follow. Being good, has great benefits, and more young people need to see kids like David Archuleta doing well in this world. There are too many negative role models in this world. Isn't it nice to see a positive young guy doing well in the world... and yes, I am focusing on his Mormonism in this way.

Come back soon.

tDMg

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Amy Boyack 7 years ago from Idaho

Love the hub. Thanks for sharing with me. His voice is amazing. Many of your youtube videos are not working any more. They have been disabled. I did get one to work, though. What a voice.


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LdsNana-AskMormon 7 years ago from Southern California Author

Amy -

Thanks - I have been checking the videos on and off today. YouTube is a pain. LOL


Sara Carlee Anna 7 years ago

We are only ten but we love you and your music is our favoite and we don't really care if this is about hubs. We are also ........................... MORMON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We love you so much so we went on google and found pictures of you and we kissed all over them with bright red lipstick.


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LdsNana-AskMormon 7 years ago from Southern California Author

Sara Carlee Anna -

David Archuleta is lucky to have YOU as his FAN(s)!

tDMg

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ats2009 7 years ago

I just had to stop by your page and read some of your content simply because I love David Archuleta. The boy is very talented and I apprecate your coverage on him.

Thank you


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LdsNana-AskMormon 7 years ago from Southern California Author

ats2009

David Archuleta is very talented. Thanks for your nice words about this blog:-

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eduardo iglupas jr. 7 years ago

I am a latter-day saints from philippines,iligan stake i hope to david that he achieve all things but thy dont forgot our church i know if have faith in God he can do all things. Not me i think nobodys love me as i am now i know someday also me like want to be as david achiever i want sameday that there are a lot of people that love me as like david archuleta. I hope someday if thier's anyone adopt with me I would think to God that there are parent who love with me at all? Hope that's you LdsNana. Thank you?


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LdsNana-AskMormon 7 years ago from Southern California Author

eduardo -

I'm sure you're a great person. I'm very flattered. Thank you.

tDMg


David fan 7 years ago

What a thorough and interesting job here (as always, Nana). I also just put up a site about David being Mormon -- http://www.davidarchuletamormon.com which I'll be expanding too.

Haven't seen any hubs lately from you--hope more will be forthcoming!


michelle 7 years ago

i love you david


arlojake 7 years ago

oh my gosh!you're really humble!!!you're down to earth!!!!

huhuuuu...

you're so great...

i bow my head on you...

when i first saw you on american idol,i thought of wonderiing what's inside this guy that he made me stop walking when i heard his voice dominating our home...

then, one day at cschool...i met my schoolmate Francis..

he is a mormon,,,

he told me things about the church..

and 2 months,i just found myself being soaked in the baptism room in the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints...

thats all about it..

that's the reason why i stopped when i heard your voice...

i heard God David...

thanks a lot to you!!!

you made me see a lot of good things...

im a mormon now,....and is proud to say that im an active member of our own TRUE CHURCH...thank you!!!

wish you all the best brother!

if you have time..i want to hear something from you...

here's mine

emoest_09@yahoo.com..

ill wait....

thnaks a lot Brother David..

im Brother Arlo!


leo 7 years ago

hi david you're my number 1 idol


Pheary 6 years ago

I love david......I love Aericanidol

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