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10 August 2009




SongsWhen I first saw and heard David Archuleta sing, it was more than a year ago. At the time, he was auditioning for American Idol’s Season 7. He was a shy 16 year old boy and he sang “Waiting on the World to Change,” a song made popular by singer John Mayer. It was January 22, 2008. Coincidentally, it was also my birthday. I will never forget the gift I received that day, listening to this young man sing!

I remember thinking as I watched David Archuleta for the first time, what an adorable young man. I was intrigued by his story of vocal paralysis. I was wondering to myself, can he really sing? But when he opened his mouth and those first few notes came out, I was pleasantly surprised. There was something very special about him. He was wonderful. He had a unique sound and the sweetest, most humble character I had seen in a long time. He was truly endearing!

During the audition, David was nervous and he forgot a few words, but he kept his cool and showed the judges his talent. He was impressive. He had a voice that was powerful and it had such a soothingly beautiful sound. I just kept thinking …wow, he is really great, I hope he makes it. When I knew he had made it through to the next round, I began watching American Idol every week. I wanted to see, hear and learn more about this amazing young man.

David’s “American Idol” Audition on January 22, 2008

That was more than a year ago and I am a hooked fan for life. That night back in January 2008, David Archuleta captured my heart with his rendition of “Waiting on the World to Change.” From that moment on, I wanted to hear David sing anything and everything! So the song I would like to share this week is “Waiting on the World to Change,” the song that started it all for David and many of us fans.

“Waiting on the World to Change” was written by John Mayer for his 2006 album titled Continuum, on Sony’s label. It was produced by John Mayer and Steve Jordan. It won John a Grammy in 2007 for Best Male Pop Performance. It is a bluesy rock song about disconnect and hope. The song’s theme discusses the current world condition and how powerless the youth of today feel about it. But, they are hoping things will change.

David singing “Waiting on the World to Change” at Fox 13-Utah, July 2008

David Archuleta is a big fan of John Mayer’s music. “Waiting on the World to Change” was a great song choice for him to sing during his AI audition. It got him through to Hollywood, and the rest, as they say, is history!! 😉

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  • minja | 1 | 10th August 2009 at 3:48 pm |

    hey, thanks baf, I love his AI songs! It was so cool when Randy Jackson lent his backup voice to David’s audition. I bet David liked that. Did I see the first hunker-down on the Fox-TV performance!? He really perfected that during the AI summer tour, especially on “Stand by Me.”

  • djafan (unregistered) | 10th August 2009 at 4:02 pm |

    I’ve been listening to David since his Idol days…have attended 3 concerts, two solo, and one with Demi. He never disappoints. He is such a musical prodigy, with a voice to die for. I am so impressed with him. I can’t wait for his Christmas album!

  • pikepss | 2 | 10th August 2009 at 9:57 pm |

    Wonderful song, one of my favorites. Simon really thought this song was a great choice and it is, but David made it better..seems like such a long time ago he was standing there breaking into our hearts……and look where he is now…..Wow! Bravo David!

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