Its been awhile since I listened to David’s music. Out of the blue just the other day, I was listening to Josh Groban’s “When you say you love me” and I remembered that David did a cover of this song during the American Idol tour back in 2008.
I did a quick search on youtube and I found this video of David’s “When you say you love me” during the tour’s opening night at Glendale, Arizona.
The memories came flooding back and I recalled the amazement I felt when I first listened to David’s version of this song. It’s just as glorious as it was back then. The maturity in his performance shone through loud and clear. The glory notes were strong and sustained and David truly made this song his own just like he does on so many other covers.
Then I remembered another cover that he did back in the days and this was a Spanish song called “Contigo En La Distancia” during an award show for Latin entertainers:
There he was singing with just a guitarist for accompaniment and he nailed that song with consummate ease that left the audience in awe.This was a David Archuleta at his vocal best and his stage presence was something to see as he prowled the stage while belting out the song with such power.
He had total technical grasp over his material and yet there was something magical added to the mix. An artistic flair that not many vocalist possess. Either you have it or you don’t. Another virtuoso performance during his American Idol days was this little beauty:
I miss this David.His subsequent teenybopper-ish music didn’t quite match up to this potential. I am waiting for the day that this David Arculeta reappears on the music scene.