Tribute by Mary for David set to Zero Gravity
I’m going to use my privileges as a moderator on this site and post the following write – up again because it totally and unequivocally says everything we all as a fan base feel about David Archuleta. In view of recent unwelcome comments posted by interfering buffoons I feel this write-up is even more appropriate in highlighting the reasons why we are ‘pathetic’ as we have been described – a despicable accusation that deserves only our utter contempt! Source:JournalStar.com
I’m not going to dwell on the fact that season 7 runner-up David Archuleta didn’t give his strongest outing Wednesday night on “American Idol.
I’m going to forgive his par comeback performance of his third single, “Touch my hand.” After all, he has been ill for the past week. It was still better than most.
Seeing our little Archie back on the Idol stage brought back some memories, but it was different somehow. His confidence and stage presence skyrocketed him past all his performances from a year ago – combined. My how he has grown as an artist. I’ve known it ever since I saw him on the American Idol Live Tour last summer, but I suspect millions more found it out just this week as he bounced around the stage with the huge smile on his face and more swagger than he had ever shown before.
There will always be a gigantic place in my musical soul for David Archuleta, no matter how successful he is in the eyes of the mainstream pop music industry. His voice is undeniable, and his aura just makes you want to smile and root for him. Part of my, shall we say, obsession last season was watching interview after interview and reading article after article about that kid. I almost feel like I know him personally. He is a genuinely good guy who avoids confrontation, appreciates every opportunity that comes his way and likes to create music with meaning. I have so much respect for him and look up to him in so many ways, despite him being six whole years younger than I am. Plus, he’s a fantastic role model for younger kids.
My experience at the Idol tour proved to me just how much of an effect he has on people. I attended the Kansas City concert – which is the hometown of David Cook. Of course, 99 percent of the crowd were clad in DC attire and looking at me strangely in my “No one sings it betta than David Archuleta” T-shirt. (Yes, you read that correctly.) But by the second song in Archie’s set, he had the Cook crowd eating out of the palm of his hand. I mean, EVERYONE was standing and screaming. I was so proud as an Archie fan and as a Kansas City native for them to show such respect for the former nemesis. And it’s not an easy audience to please; we love our hometown heroes.
And the Archuleta fanatics are even more cordial. I think they strive to live up to his standard. It’s like being part of an elite group, and only members “get” it. (Yup, I “get” it, too.)
So to all you clueless and ultimately less enlightened beings we do not need nor welcome your presence on this site and we will treat your opinions the same way we treat unwanted rubbish – straight into the dung pile. If you think you are being clever by posting unwelcome comments behind the veil of anonymity well think again. This site is dedicated to the enjoyment of David Archuleta and his music – an artist and a person who is more worthy of praise and adulation than the lot of you combined.
Please go to another site where you think your sordid views may be more palatable. We practice ’selective’ freedom of speech here so any opinion that are totally contrary to the spirit of the members who come here will be treated with utmost disdain and dumped onto the rubbish heap.