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A MasterClass Moment: David Cook’s ShowStopping Response To Caleb Johnson


When will American Idol Season 13 winner, Caleb Johnson, ever learn to keep his mouth shut? Someone “google” him a filter and a brain because this guy does not know how “keep a lid on it” to save his life. Recently, he dissed American Idol Season 7 winner, David Cook, by saying that he – […]

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American Idol Season 7 Finalist, Michael Johns, Dies At the Age Of 35


I honestly don’t know how to do this. I don’t. Like all of you, I am saddened and shocked by the recent passing of Michael Johns. According to his website and numerous reports, Michael passed away from a blood clot in his ankle on Saturday, August 2nd. I am assuming that his death was completely […]

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David Cook And David Archuleta’s Heartwarming Reunion On Stage.


A couple of days ago, American Idol Season 7 Runner-Up, David Archuleta, surprised American Idol Season 7 winner, David Cook, with an impromptu visit during the latter’s concert in Sandy, Utah. David Archuleta performed his hit, “Crush”, accompanied by background vocals supplied by David Cook. How perfect is this? And how exciting for the fans. […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Twenty Five: “Nature Boy”


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections Most people know the song “Nature boy” either from Nat King Cole’s major hit a pop and jazz standard or from the movie “Moulin Rouge’. It was written by Eden Ahbez, published in 1947, and first to be heard in 1948 in Joseph Losey’s “The boy […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part 22 – Broken


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections As their sun sets, fear rises in Africa. “Broken” written by Jon Hunt and David Archuleta aims to draw attention to the devastation of a lost generation of children in a long civil war in Africa being abducted, used as soldiers and slaves. Jon Hunt, a […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part 22: Ave Maria


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Christmas season, that very special time of year when we join our loved ones in sharing old traditions. What better way to celebrate the season than with David Archuleta’s “Ave Maria”. It is a traditional Catholic prayer asking […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part 21: O Holy Night


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections O Holy Night” was composed by Adolphe C. Adam in 1847 to the French Christmas poem “Midnight Christians” by Placide Cappeau. It was translated into English by Unitarian Minister John Sullivan Dwight, editor of Dwight’s Journal of Music in 1855. The Carol’s text reflects on the […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Twenty: Somewhere Only We Know


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections For as long as people have been making and recording music, people have been covering and reinterpreting music. While many covers are forgettable and easily dismissed, there are those that are so successful that they eclipse the source material. Some covers are so exceptional they way […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Nineteen: Gotta Get Thru This


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections “Gotta Get Thru This” is a title of a song by artist Daniel Bedingfield. It was released November 26, 2001 as a single from his album of the same name. It was one of the biggest hits in the UK and went to number one on […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Seventeen: Star Spangled Banner/God Bless America


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections In the year of 1812, an attempt to take Baltimore the British attacked Fort McHenry, which protected the harbor. After witnessing the bombardment, a young lawyer, Francis Scott Key wrote a poem from which the lyrics came for The Star Spangled Banner. The song is a […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Sixteen: Wait Video


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections Almost everyone who has ever lost someone they really loved will remember them through the power of music; probably from a song that relates to a memorable moment in life frozen in time. Music can hold a place in your heart for that loved one that […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Fifteen: Fields of Gold


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections This song is about savoring those precious memories of time well spent with the ones you love in this life. “Fields of Gold” is a 1993 song by Sting from his album “Ten Summoner’s Tales.” In January 1996 Eva Cassidy recorded “Fields of Gold” at Blues […]

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THIS Is What American Idol Needs.


Want to know what’s missing from American Idol? This: And this: And this as well: But, most of all, THIS

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Sounds Of David Gala Event Held In Los Angeles


Sounds Of David Centerpiece An exciting gala event in honor of American Idol Season 7 Runner-Up, David Archuleta, was held on Saturday, April 6th at the Newport Beach Marriott Bayview in Los Angeles, California. Organized and hosted by the extremely talented author, Pamela Pike, this event took months and months of planning. As many of […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Fourteen: Be Still My Soul


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections “Be Still My Soul” is a popular revival hymn written by Katharine von Schlegel (1697–1768) and translated into English by Jane L. Borthwick (1813–1897). The music was composed by Jean Sibelius, from his music “Finlandia.” His music is characterized by a nationalistic spirit along with poetry, […]

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American Idol Season 12 Top 7 Spoiler Alert


Picture Courtesy Of AmericanIdol.Com So, do ya feel like being spoiled? Well, do ya? Thanks to The Idolpad, they have just provided us with a telling glimpse into what lies ahead for us this evening. And, some of it ain’t pretty! Nuh, uh! A couple of performances have yet to be announced, but keep refreshing […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Twelve: Something ‘Bout Love


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections “Something ‘Bout Love”, the official first single by singer-songwriter David Archuleta from his second pop album, Other Side Of Down, was released on October 5, 2010. The music video for the song premiered on August 5, 2010. Declan Whitebloom directed the video who also directed Crush […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Eleven: Climb Every Mountain


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections It is a show tune from the 1959 Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music and the movie with Julie Andrews in 1965. It was themed as an inspirational piece, to encourage people to take every step towards attaining one’s dream. The muse […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Ten: ” I’ll Be Home For Christmas” And “Silent Night””


Pamela Pike’s Recollection Of “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” is a Christmas song recorded in 1943 by Bing Crosby who scored a top ten hit with the song. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” has since gone onto become a Christmas standard. The song was written by lyricist Kim Gannon and […]

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David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Nine: The Little Drummer Boy


By Pamela Pike and Rosanne Simunovic Pamela Pike’s Recollections The “Little Drummer Boy” originally known as “Carol of the Drums” was written by the American Classical music composer and teacher Katherine K. Davis in 1941. It was recorded in 1955 and further popularized by a 1958 recording by the Harry S. Simeone Chorale, arranged by […]

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