Monthly Archives: November 2012
Now that the holiday season is under way, I thought I would end the week (or start the weekend, whichever way you look at it) by highlighting a Christmas carol – as sung by none other than David Archuleta! 🙂
This particular performance has a special place in my heart because it was my first time hearing The Voice live, and I will always cherish this encore performance of “The Chestnut Song”! 😛
Hope you’ll be enjoying lots of turkey today and plenty of Thanksgiving “yesteryear” memories, like this one! 🙂
I find it fascinating that former Idols Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson have appeared as guest coaches on The Voice before they took on the same role on American Idol. What gives?
To tell the truth, Idol should be embarrassed that they haven’t relied more on their successful and/or popular Idol veterans as a way to draw in more TV viewers. Especially considering that the show was much more popular in its earlier years, you’d think they’d get a clue.
Instead of relying on pop stars to show up on their judges’ panel, wouldn’t it be cool if they focused different episodes on having a former Idol as a guest coach and even guest judge on certain theme nights?
I would totally be interested in a new season if they featured a line-up like this!
– Kelly Clarkson songs – with guest coach Kelly Clarkson
– Rock songs – with guest coach Chris Daughtry
– American standards – with guest coach Melinda Doolittle
– Country songs – with guest coach Carrie Underwood
– R&B songs – with guest coach Fantasia
– Show tunes – with guest coach Jennifer Hudson
Of course, if David were around, “inspirational songs” with guest coach David Archuleta! 🙂
I just wonder, now that The Voice is calling on recognized Idols, what exactly is American Idol thinking and why haven’t they done this already?
But what do I know? Maybe Idol did approach Kelly and Jennifer, and they both said No!
According to my recent polls, it appears that only half of us have started listening to David’s carols while I guess the rest of us are simply waiting for the holiday season to officially begin!
All in good time, right? Meanwhile, an overwhelming majority of voters (85%) vastly prefer David’s Christmas from the Heart to Glad Christmas Tidings, no doubt because the former album is the solo effort.
It’s also interesting – from some of the comments – that quite a number of us have started a Christmas tradition of playing CFTH in the background while putting up the tree and other decorations or perhaps even when we have guests over for the holidays. I thought I was the only one! 😛
So I guess it’s not just me and a few Archies who believe that Christmas is now synonymous with David Archuleta!
I can only hope that David’s team is paying attention and realizing this about his fan community. At the very least, can they promise us a fabulous Christmas gift, like a new Christmas EP?
What wouldn’t I give to get a proper recording of his “The Little Drummer Boy” and “This Christmas” as sung on the My Kind of Christmas tour!
And yes, yes, yes! I want a surprise release of a live DVD of that tour!
If David’s team could give me either of those gifts this Christmas, I will happily forgive David for disappearing on us in this two-year mission.
What are the chances? 😛