The Christmas season just gets better and better! CFTH is getting more and more promo and visibility what with it’s increasing sales in the US and ads on tv. Our local scene is also not left behind as the latest promo event for CFTH is by Galaxie mag. They’re coming out with a contest for fans to win CFTH by answering simple questions. The latest December 1 – 16 issue will be available from tomorrow onwards so be sure to get your copy and take part in the contest to win David’s Christmas CD :-)
The cover of the latest issue:
The contest to win CFTH:
Basically all you have to do is name the singer that David duets with on “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and finish the title to the song “Silent……” 15 lucky fans will get to win the CD and the contest ends on the 15th of December 2009. There’s also a full page poster of David in the magazine! Whoo Hoo! So be sure to get your copy of the latest issue of Galaxie mag tomorrow :-)
Interview with Dean Kaelin
Janey from Snarky Archies did an interview with David’s vocal coach, Dean. He talked about David’s vocals, integrity, etc. Really good interview!
p/s: David stopped to help a woman rake leaves while he was running AWW. love him.
Pat A Pan
Getting into the spirit but not into accurate information. It’s a pet peeve of mine when they get his name and his age wrong! Don’t writers do their homework and research a little before they put pen and paper together? Isn’t accuracy of prime importance especially when it comes in the form of an article in a widely read and nationally distributed newspaper? Very bad reflection on the part of the paper in general and the reviewer in particular.
Ok with that little bit of rant over I think the review is very positive on the whole. Excerpts from the article:
The vocals are raw…….but the young Archuleta ( I refuse to repeat the spelling mistake of his last name here and in the rest of the article lol ) strikes big on the T-bone with his 13-track album.
……but my favourite is Ave Maria which the 20-year old ( what?! *rolls eyes and shakes heads* ) sings in Spanish. Always a soaring, moving song the young man offers a heartfelt rendition.
…….Archuleta is the man on the street with a unique, and really lovely voice ( amen to that! :-) )
…….used to have Mariah Carey’s Christmas album in the 90s. Archuleta’s album is a sweet addition to my collection.
You can also get a copy of David’s Christmas CD by entering a simple contest that’s attached to the review. The bonus is that you also get to win Bob Dylan’s similarly titled “Christmas In The Heart” holiday album and X-Factor sensation Susan Boyle’s debut album “I Dreamed A Dream“. You have to know Bob Dylan’s age and finish the following sentence: “I like Susan Boyle’s style because…” in 15 words or less. I think the sentence is the more difficult as I would be hard pressed to write anything positive about Susan Boyle’s vocals in 15 words no less lol. Where would one find the words? :-)
Whee American Idol superstar! And a little plug for his Christmas CD during the intro by Kristi Yamaguchi. Sweet! :-)
David’s singing and Ashley’s skating. Beautiful.
Review from the Deseret news
David Archuleta may have finished as runner-up to the 2008 “American Idol,” but he’s clearly No. 1 in the hearts and minds of his hometown fans — especially those gathered at Abravanel Hall Wednesday as the young singer kicked off his Christmas tour.
From the reaction Archuleta got before he even stepped on stage, he probably could have stood up there and sung the phone book, and no one would have cared. But he didn’t, of course. Rather, he put on a stellar show that showcased his range and ability, paid homage to his pop success and captured the spirit of the season.
Archuleta demonstrated a confident and endearing stage presence, clearly having a good time with his hometown fans. Even more, he showed an ability to convey emotion and feeling as well as strength and musicality. He combines a powerful voice with a youthful vitality that is both engaging and impressive.
Read the rest of the review at Deseret News