A Fear of Fading
So, Monday night, when I was tuning in to The Voice, I had an immediate reaction when one of the contenders, Dez Duron, came on my tele:
“WOW!! He’s hot!!”
The next thought that came to my mind is:
“OMG, he has a vague resemblance to David Archuleta! Gee, I really hope he can’t sing well.”
Strange, isn’t it? It was that weird feeling you get, for those of you who’ve ever been in a relationship or if you’re married, of looking at another guy, having that immediate attraction and THEN feeling guilty that your thoughts were wandering away from your beloved. Ever had that experience?
Well, that’s how I felt when I saw Dez Duron. I thought I was going to fall for a different singer as a fan, and I started feeling GUILTY! Imagine that! :P
So, yes, when he came out on stage, and opened his mouth to sing a Backstreet Boys song of all things, I actually breathed a sigh of relief. No way is he going to do it for me. (Yay, David! I can be FAITHFUL to you!)
And then I held my breath, hoping none of the judges would turn around, giving him a chance to stay on my TV for a few more weeks, tempting me. And none of them did!
Forgetting for the moment that every single judge (especially Christina) regretted their decision once they saw how gorgeous he was, I’m just glad that I have yet to find a celebrity singer who could do it for me the way David does.
So here’s the conundrum: can I really stay faithful to David when he’s away for two whole years? I mean, yes, I will be checking out other artists – I love music and need my fix. But can I stay faithful to David as THE VOICE of all voices that no one can come close to? My own “celebrity true love” that no one else can replace?
Fascinating that David is tweeting about “true love” – methinks he’s making plans to marry post-mission even before finding that true love. David, this is how it works:
1. You get a first sight view: “Hello, Gorgeous.”
2. An interaction takes place between you and the beloved that cements it all for you (in your case, you opened your beautiful mouth and drew me in hook, line, and sinker).
That’s how it works, and that’s what I woulda told you had I been tweeting live the same time you were (congrats to Refnaf for a getting a direct response from #DavidArchie!).
Having said that, the Dez Duron moment has me seriously worried that my love would fade once David is gone. Can my fan love stand the test of time? Will our love fall by the wayside once he’s gone as we start checking out other artists? I even worry that, they won’t even be as good and as enriching and fulfilling as David, and yet their being on the scene is all that will be needed while The Voice is away.
A fading memory (in two years). It could happen. I just want to be able to hold on, that’s my biggest anxiety about David going away on his mission. I’m not worrying or losing sleep over it, mind you. My life is too busy to get that carried away.
But something as simple as tuning in to a Dez Duron on The Voice had me really worried that so many fans could easily replace David, to the point that his “comeback” wouldn’t make a dent in the music scene.
The only thing that gives me hope is having that deep-down feeling that nobody else is even on the level of David Archuleta. I felt he was destined for great things, back in 2008, and I still feel this way, even as he prepares to step out of the pop world.
But his smiling face, promising us “more music” and that he’s “coming back to music” keeps me willing to be faithful. I can’t help it.
Oh, surely, there will be hot guys coming on the scene now and the next few years, but will they have The Voice?
Not a chance! That’s the faith I have, and that is eventually what will keep me faithful (I hope).