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Stadium of Fire 2011

3 July 2011



David Archuleta & Brad Paisley perform at Stadium of Fire

Performing yesterday for a crowd of about 50,000 at America’s Freedom Festival in Provo, Utah, David Archuleta almost out-sang himself on “The Star Spangled Banner”. The song started on the big video screen showing a 2003 performance of the 12-year-old David, with the 20-year-old David picking it up at “What so proudly we hailed….” What an excellent way to start the National Anthem, especially for David’s home state crowd, many of whom have followed his career since his childhood.

Later David sang a beautiful medley of two favorite patriotic songs: “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” and “America the Beautiful”. The minor keynotes and creative phrasing are simply gorgeous. David’s voice is amazing and he was in the best form yesterday. I am kinda envious of all the Asian fans who will soon get to see and hear David in person!

“My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” / “America the Beautiful”

Then David launched into a performance of his own songs before introducing Brad Paisley.

“The Other Side of Down”

“Stompin’ the Roses”


“A Little Too Not Over You”

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  • Cathy | 1 | 3rd July 2011 at 3:13 pm |

    David was better than ever and I was SO impressed with sound of his band! Thanks ever so much to those devoted fans who give us the fantastic yt vids and all the great sites like dabuzzing who keep us updated! Twas a wonderful celebration for David and the fans. Happy Independence day, Honeybees!

  • minja | 2 | 3rd July 2011 at 3:18 pm |

    Thanks for visiting, Cathy! And I also appreciate the re-tweet. Wasn’t David’s voice AMAZINGLY AWESOME?! I think he sounds better than ever. And I love the way he gave those patriotic songs the power and the emotion that they deserve. I hope many Americans will hear him this Fourth of July on YouTube.

  • topazjazz | 3 | 3rd July 2011 at 3:28 pm |

    What a beautiful and original rendition of this patriotic song. His voice is amazing. It’s a fun performance of The Other Side of Down – it looks like David’s mom has been teaching him some great dance moves – at 2:25.

  • Caro (unregistered) | 3rd July 2011 at 5:22 pm |

    Man! I’m telling you, David is getting better and better! I didn’t believe that was possible but I absolutely was moved with these songs for the 4th in 2011. His voice is so powerful!

  • Cathy | 4 | 4th July 2011 at 10:17 am |

    It’s always nice to stop by here, Minja!! Now, RUN to the new official David Archuleta site!! There’s a SWEET surprise! http://davidarchuleta.info/official-archuleta/

  • minja | 5 | 6th July 2011 at 11:52 am |

    Thanks, Cathy. It was great to see DA Buzzing in the fan sites list!

  • Katheryn | 6 | 4th July 2011 at 10:35 pm |

    I loved watching the transition from a 12-year-old to the current David. It makes you realize how much deeper his voice has become! It also highlights his physical maturity.

    David is a master at combining songs, weaving text and melodies together. If you were a stranger to these songs, I doubt you would realize there were two separate tunes being sung in his “My County, ‘Tis of Thee” and “America The Beautiful” medley.

  • minja | 7 | 12th July 2011 at 8:04 am |

    PLEASE NOTE: The David Archuleta .info website is currently down. Hopefully, the new version will also contain a list of all the fansites.

  • Cami McHan (unregistered) | 12th November 2011 at 7:40 pm |

    David was so freakin amazing!!!!!!! I sorta want to remember all Brad Paisley’s songs- in order!! Does anyone happen to have them??