The excitement from David Archuleta’s fans began around the front door before the show even starts. Once inside the packed sold out show screams appeared even before he arrived on stage.
As he ran on stage he smiled happily, looking far more dynamic than any photo and then an explosion of unforgettable music began with “The Other Side of Down”. It was lovely to see so many people of all ages and gender in attendance. It’s his sincere articulation of human emotion that’s attracted so many fans; earning David a burgeoning collection of admirers who feel what he feels. Even without a new album yet David seems to have time on his side.
He seemed to explode with life and energy with each and every song. What a truly magnificent performer. His humor and enthusiasm seemed to bubble over as he chatted back and forth, with his ever attentive audience clinging to his every word and move.
David doesn’t seem to fully grasp the significance of his emotional impact yet. At one point he marveled that after serving his two year mission he wasn’t sure there would be anything to come back to and not sure he wanted to continue music. After a songwriting session in Nashville his feeling of numbness resulted into a song “Numb” revealing his renewed feeling to continue with his music.
His set list included many of his popular songs and one special Easter piece “In Christ Alone” at which towards the end his emotions came into play. It is clear that David doesn’t just want to write songs; he is compelled to perform them.
The gifts he shares will forever be dear to us. David is humble and down to earth. In between songs, she shared bits of his life both on and off the stage. David seems more comfortable on stage that he even puts the audience at ease. He stood before us as an entertainer, singer/songwriter, a role model and a legend in the making.
David Archuleta brings music to life which flows in your heart and enriches your soul. Music the world wants to listen to, his appeal will outlast the years.