As the two year anniversary of David Archuleta’s appearance on American Idol’s Season 7 finale approaches, the realization that time does not stand still is evident. Many changes have occurred within David and for the better, such as acquiring those skills that come with maturity and knowing how to use them when necessary. But the most apparent change has been the one he has made on his fans. Our lives have changed for the better and the following article I wrote some time back still applies to the present.
He Sang Waiting on the World to Change
Jan. 22, 2009
Wow, did it ever! A sweet 16 year old took us all by surprise and changed our lives for the better. A sweet smile, a laugh, a giggle, those gorgeous eyes and the shyness that occurred when he didn’t know how to answer a question, but give him a stage and he was right at home melting hearts with his velvet voice and charming personality. His humility was heartwarming when complimented, almost to a fault. He gave us perfect performances with a gift of love and appreciation for our support. American fell in love!
His hard work and passion for his music didn’t go unnoticed but many under estimated him. For as much as he was shy and humble, he was also determined and focused and very savvy in the music world. Week after week he sailed through the judges’ comments and kept coming up on top. The more he sang the more he sealed his fate. A Star was born and in the process became a Super Star known far and wide.
His tour with American Idol was extremely successful and it became apparent he was the one everyone wanted to see. His first single release was a mega-hit and his album the same and another single will do the same. Numbers, charts, polls, voting, streaming, requests, promotions, gifting, haven’t stopped and are giving him the success of all his dreams and wishes. His fans are fanatical but also loyal and watch his back. He keeps his family close, treasures his friends and always stays ‘just David’. He is one of the most confident and courageous young artist I have ever met. His faith and morals he holds to the highest standards and is open and honest about his principals. What more can you ask of him that he hasn’t already given us.
His time is limited as many events pull him from place to place but at every opportunity he let’s us know what is happening and thanks us for his success as he feels he would not be where he is today without his fans. We should definitely make sure he knows how thankful we are for him and his music and that this anniversary with him has been the best journey one could ever have.
From all your devoted fans we love you and wish you the best on your upcoming solo tour and can’t wait for the opportunity to see you again in person.
Congratulations David for changing our World!