Bubbly – David Archuleta (Pittsburgh)

I have been so busy with family-related events this summer and, as a result, the internet has not been the focus of my attention

However, life has been quiet- for the moment- so I logged on to my Twitter account and found that several people had tweeted me this wonderful performance by David The Great Archuleta.

I am always astounded at the pitch-perfect clarity of his voice. His vocal tone is so transparent and centered. Also, the soulful essence of his performing style is really evident in this performance of “Bubbly”.

He gets better and better with age -a true vocal genius.

About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

34 Responses to “Bubbly – David Archuleta (Pittsburgh)”

  1. welcome back MCL! David has been a busy bee!


  2. Thanks for your great review. David did an amazing job with that song. He also did another unbelievable “Angels” and the audience were moved to tears.


  3. Glad to see that you are OK. I would come here and nothing was changed so happy to see that life is slowing down for a moment for you.

    Gotta love David he can sing anything and make it his own Love love love this.


  4. Incredible vocals, smooth, sultry! Can’t really pin him down to one genre. Hopefully his label realizes that David can sing any genre! Love when he truly sings – only needs a microphone and no smoke, confetti, or anything else to entertain us!


  5. a new vid has come up, stellar vid and audio thanks to kpierce3407…


  6. cassadanielle July 30, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Awesome as always..
    He can cover anything and renders according to what suits him best..
    as Andrew Leber stated – very rare..
    indeed..very rare…


  7. Hey everyone!

    Nice to re-connect! I have been fine – just busy like a beaver. I menat to add an “update” topic, but just couldn’t find the time. And then my hard drive crashed.

    All is well and sane now, so it feels good to be back online.

    David is just amazing. Extraordinary! He has so much to offer to the music industry.


  8. here’s a mp3 from the lovely jen barry, from the KPierce video…

    [audio src="http://www.mediafire.com/file/yoqxzmg25km/Bubbly-Pittsburgh-CrKPierce.mp3" /]


  9. Hi MCL,
    I miss you! I always enjoy your expert critique about The GREAT DAVID ARCHULETA! Hope you get a chance to go one of concert soon. It will refresh your soul! Take Care!


  10. There is another vid that has the pre-banter. In that one he says that this was a last minute change. He and Kendra were practicing back stage and he started singing and Kendra thought he was singing Bubbly. He wasn’t. So they both started singing it and noticed they both knew it pretty well. So he says they should do it. He apologized if he messes up the words because he was still a little shaky with it. He didn’t mess up and it was awesome. I especially love the part with him humming. LOOOOVVVEEE it.

    What’s funny is that after the song, Kendra gets up to leave and David moves towards her for a hug so she has to turn around. They are sooooo cute together. ❤


  11. I’ve missed you MCL and your write-ups. I’ve learned sooooo much from you. Even though most of the time I don’t understand any of the technical stuff. But its still cool to hear a vocal teacher’s perspective on things.


  12. Hey Wellda and Pouncer84: – I miss you and the rest of the readers as well. It’s been a very busy, but fun, summer and I have enjoyed the company of family and friends.

    I will be back to a normal schedule in mid-August and look forward to sharing my thoughts and perspectives with you once again. 🙂


  13. update,the Bubbly vid has received over 28,000 views as of this morning!


  14. First let me just say that I thought David did (as always) an excellent job with that song. Never in a million years would I have ever envisioned him singing that, but he proves that his versatility has no boundaries yet again!

    Speaking of “No Boundaries”, I have to say that I found out something that disappointed me a little bit. Kris Allen apparently is not going to sing “No Boundaries anymore during the tour. We go to see them in September, and I was very excited about seeing him sing the coronation song. It just seems wrong that “No Boundaries” isn’t present in his song list. I don’t want to sound negative, but I am SO very tired of people bashing that song. Is it the greatest song ever written? No. Is it a more than decent song that could be more of a hit than it is now if people just gave it more of a chance? Absolutely! I am not lying when I say that it has become one of my favorite songs in the last few months. There are so many songs populating (or maybe I should say overpopulating) the air waves today that are much worse than “No Boundaries”, and yet more loved by the listeners. “Boom Boom Pow” comes to mind, as does “Poker Face”.

    “No Boundaries” has been slammed repeatedly for being cheesey and “too positive”. Well, I don’t about you, but I could use some positive music in this day and age. It seems like as time goes by, music (not to mention movies and television) has to be increasingly dark or have an “edge” in order to be accepted by people. Songs with uplifting messages are written off as being cheesey and not down to earth. “No Boundaries” is a song (much like Miley Cyrus’s “The Climb”, which I dearly love as well) that is about struggling to overcome the obstacles we must face in our lives and overcoming them along the way. That is the type of song I WANT to listen to, as opposed to the Fray yelling at God in “You Found Me”.

    If Kris and Adam respectfully do not want the song, I wish so badly that they would give it to Danny Gokey (who I believe Kara had in mind to sing it when she wrote it). The uplifting message, soaring vocals, and mouting energy are right up his alley, and (as awesome as Adam and Kris did with the song) I consider it a great loss of this season that Danny didn’t get a chance to sing it. That just feels very wrong to me. Like the glove didn’t match the hand, you know?

    Anyway, does anybody else on here feel at least a little bit of love for that song? Am I the only one who does not consider it absolute garbage? If I am, then I apologize for this rant. I just wanted to speak how I feel, and my intention was not to make anyone angry. As much as I am so looking forward to seeing the Idols live, I will greatly miss “No Boundaries.” Still, I suppose I need to stay positive. At least my favorite this season picked songs that I love. God bless everyone, and I do hope everything is going well!


  15. *Silence on here for several days*

    Okay . . . well, I guess no one DOES like the song but me! LOL Anyway, moving on . . .

    I have some very sad and disheartening news to report. It has been confirmed that Paula Abdul will NOT be returning to Idol next season. Due to contract disputes, she has decided to leave the show. Therefore, we will be back to three judges again–Simon, Randy, and Kara. Somehow I can’t help but feel like this was the plan all along. Bring Kara in, go through a season of chaos with four judges, and then subtley push Paula out. I don’t have an issue with Kara DioGuardi, but Paula is FAR better for the show than Kara is. I will truly miss Paula this season.

    MCL, just a suggestion, but maybe you should make a topic about this. It’s definitely important, albeit very sad Idol news. Oh, and happy 40th Anniversary! Congratulations!


  16. I am beginning to feel like Gollum from the Lord of the Rings! I keep talking to myself on here! Oh, well, LOL

    I have some more information about Idol this coming season. I totally did not foresee this, but with Paula’s exit, Idol producers said that they will seek a FOURTH judge to replace Paula. Throughout the auditions Idol will use guest judges each week. During that time they will be considering possible candidates to be the fourth judge. From what I gathered, I believe that by the time the live episodes of the season air, a fourth judge will be chosen and established.

    I was hoping that after the rollercoaster ride that was last season, Season 9 would be a bit more . . . well . . . normal. However, it seems that we are in for another wild ride. As much as I HATE to see Paula go, there is one person who I would be THRILLED to see on the judging panel. That person is Gene Simmons! I wish so badly that he would be a judge. He has the qualifications, the humor, and he knows how to market someone in a way that (let’s be honest) makes money. We watch his reality show a lot on A & E, and I think he would be perfect for the show. He knows the business inside and out, and he will tell it like it is. Does anyone else think he would be perfect as a judge?

    Or am I COMPLETELY alone on here? Hello? Anyone there? LOL


  17. Hi Galen,

    Not sure I like the Gene Simmons idea…I think Jennifer Lopez or Alicia Keys would make a nice addititon to the show. I think there would be to much competition with Gene and Simon.

    On to “No Boundries” Kris can’t pass the song on to Danny, that is his conciliation prize for winning the show! I’m sure as much as he would like to pass it off, it’s his. Adam, also has no claim to the song, it is only for the winner. I think what I read though was that the song was not very well received on the tour, so the producers changed it. I have yet to hear it played on the radio though, have you heard it?

    Have you heard any thing on Danny getting signed or not?

    Hope your having a great summer! And, yeah, I agree, hope this site picks up a little more, it’s kindof lonely on here!!!


  18. Hi everyone!

    I have been pre-occupied with life outside the internet bubble. I guess that’s what summer is all about! Thank you for keeping this site alive. I was planning on adding more content throughout the summer, but it just never materialized. I am going for a lovely and sunny walk around the lake and then will and another blog topic about all the Idol hoopla this afternoon. Promise!


  19. I saw David in Rockford IL last night. He performed DESPERATE on the keyboard…this is the first time he’s performed the song in public. Totally caught he off guard, delightfully so, and it was my favorite of the night. It’s posted on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jp7Sp4zaB1E. Listening again, I think I heard me screaming, lol….a wonderful group of teenagers sat behind my husband and me, and we girls stood the whole time singing every word to all the songs. So much fun!!


  20. Thank you, Fe, for that info. All I have to say is Hallelujah! “Desperate” is my favorite David Archuleta song of all time. It has so much potential and should be dominating the radio right now. I am glad that he has finally decided to try and make it more popular, as it is one of his strongest songs ever and should be treated as such!

    MCL, it was good to hear from you as well! I hope everything is going great for you, and I am glad to hear that you have been enjoying your summer. I know I have as well and I am sad at the prospect of it coming to an end soon. I guess that’s what Idol is for! LOL

    Vonnie, thank you for responding to me! It’s like I made contact finally! I agree that Jennifer Lopez and Alicia Keyes would be strong potential judge choices, and I would not be disappointed if either of them ended up getting the job. However, I still think Gene Simmons would work out beyond great. You mentioned that problems may arise because of conflict between him and Simon. To be completely honest, I think that is what would make it all the better! Having Simon Cowell and Gene Simmons butt heads on live TV would certainly be entertaining. With no more Simon-Paula conflict on the show, I believe that a Simon-Gene conflict would be the next best thing. Simon, from years of experience knows what he is talking about, and Gene (who has also had years of experience) knows what he is talking about. Therefore, when those two clashed, it would keep America’s attention. However, all that aside, Gene is just a fun guy and he does have a big heart. Just watch how interacts with his wife and kids, and you will realize that. With Paula absent, a big heart is more necessary than ever!

    Anyway, it was nice hearing from everyone. Have a great day all!


  21. Hey Galen,

    I see where you are going with the Gene Simmons thing…Yeah, that may very well be fun! I also see that I misspelled Keyes, Ugghhh! Old Brains!


  22. Hey, I thought all the Archie fans on here might want to know that David is doing VERY well!

    Check this out:



  23. Guess what? you can pre-order David’s Christmas album Christmas from the Heart from Amazon, due for release Oct. 13!


    galen, I was able to congratulate David within minutes of the announcement. I happened to be within a few feet of his tour bus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota last Sunday when the news came over Twitter. My group and I screamed our congratulations as we passed by. I hope he heard us!


  24. I’m sure he did hear you, janey! That must’ve been awesome! What a truly cool experience for you. Did you know that Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers all won TWO awards each, but he actually won THREE! That is quite an accomplishment considering that Miley and the Jo Bros have been around a lot longer than David. He is becoming more and more of a force to be reckoned with it would seem, and I very happy for him.

    I am also thrilled to hear about his Christmas album! He just keeps putting out new songs and albums for his loyal fans, doesn’t he? You have to admire how he is able to pull this off in the midst of the tour he is on right now as well. Certainly no easy task! Anyway, I totally look forward to it and I would also like to hear of a release date for Kris and Adam’s debut albums. By this time last year, I believe Archie and Cook had their dates set.


  25. Actually i was able to congratulate David on winning all 3 awards the next day in Milwaukee. While we heard about the first award for “Breakout Artist” near his bus we didn’t hear about the other two until about 45 minutes later when we were on the road making our way to the next venue. So he had to wait until the next afternoon to be congratulated by me and a couple of dozen other fans.

    David learned about the release date of his Christmas CD on twitter. He was a bit bemused as the album hasn’t been completed and he wants to go back into the studio and re-record some of the songs because he was sick the first time around. I srsly hope he gets the time to make the album he wants to. In any case, I know that I’ll adore it.


  26. Yeah, I know what you mean. They shouldn’t rush that Christmas album if it is not the way David wants it. Give him some more time, let him make a few tweaks, and you’ll have a much better album in the end. As much as I do look forward to the Christmas album, I want him to get to work on his sophomore album. THAT’S the one I’m really looking forward to!


  27. He’s back in the studio today after regaining his full voice 2 days ago.


  28. Hey, for all the Danny Gokey fans out there, I have some information on his career decisions and hints that he is closer than ever to a record deal. Read this for the whole story!


    It seems that by mid September he will have a record deal. I am so happy to hear that! I definitely think he wanted to wait until touring was over before he made a major commitment for his album. Also, it seems pretty much a sure thing that he will go the country route, and (though I wasn’t so sure initially) I have come to believe that is the best possible route for him. Country music is all about the message, and Danny Gokey certainly likes a good message! As Danny said, the country music genre is so varied nowadays that you often times don’t know you are listening to a country song! Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus are both examples of “country” artists whose songs still retain that pop sound and avoid the trademark country “twang”.

    I also believe that the country music industry is very open to its singers expressing their faith. After contemporary Christian/Gospel music, I think the country genre is the most Christian-oriented genre out there. The wonderful thing about this is that Danny can sing about his faith, yet he is not restricted to ONLY those types of songs. I am SO looking forward to his album already! I wish he would team up with Rascal Flatts on something! That would be awesome!

    I’m so excited! Next weekend I finally get to see him perform live in Indiana! Time seems to moving SO . . . SLOWWWW!!!!!! Anyway, have a good day everyone!


  29. Hey Galen,

    Congrats on Danny signing a record deal…he should and will do Awesome as a Country Music Artist! Now all you gotta do is wait for that album to drop!!!


  30. Thank you very much for your kind words, Vonnie. I am very proud of Danny myself, and I look forward to his first album (which I hope doesn’t take TOO long)! I just wanted to confirm everything. Danny DEFINITELY signed with the country label, and he now officially joins Kris, Adam, and Allison as the Season 8 contestants who now have record deals. Also, Season 8 is the FIRST Idol season yet where all of the Top 4 contestants have record deals! I think that’s pretty cool! Definitely a talented bunch last year for sure!

    Anyway, I had SO much fun at the Idol Tour in Indianapolis this weekend! My family and I were so blessed to get to meet all of this year’s contestants except Anoop and Lil. Here are my thoughts concerning them and their amazing performances!

    Michael Sarver: Michael was amazing both as a performer and a person. Many people doubted during the season if he really deserved to be in the Top 10. Well, I can 100% tell you that it would have been a shame had he not been there! He is so very down-to-earth. He came out and signed autographs for a very long time dressed simply in sweat pants, a ball cap, and t-shirt. You could walk right by him in Wal-Mart and not even recognize him! He talked to people’s “Moms” on cell phones and made sure everyone got a picture with him. His skills as a performer have also matured greatly. Opening the show, he managed to easily get everyone on their feet, and his performance of “Closer” was better than Ne-Yo’s.

    Megan Joy: She was very nice and signed a lot of autographs. Though I wasn’t much for her song choices, she did all right. There was a moment where she almost tripped on stage and fell over, which I admit would’ve been very funny! LOL

    Scott MacIntyre: There is no other way to say it. Scott was HILARIOUS! He certainly was the funniest Idol contestant of the bunch hands down! He told some jokes that had everyone roaring with laughter, especially one pertaining to his infamous “high five” with Seacrest. Though a comedian, his talent shined out for all to see when he performed an awesome rendition of “A Thousand Miles”.

    Lil Rounds: To be completely honest, Lil didn’t leave much an impression on me. She walked right by a crowd of clamoring fans and walked across the street to apparently get a drink. Then, she walked back by the fans with only a slight wave to acknowledge them. Oh, well . . . maybe she just had an off night. On a positive note, her performance of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” was almost good enough to make me like that song (which I have been resisting for some time)! LOL

    Anoop Desai: I was also a bit disappointed in Anoop. Out of all the Idol contestants, he never once came out to mingle with fans. His performances were just okay, with “Mad” being his best one.

    Matt Giraud: Matt was excellent! He was actually the very FIRST Idol contestant to come out and greet the fans, and he was very personable. Someone gave him a stuffed Tigger (from Winnie the Pooh), and he got really excited over that. I think they gave him that because he likes Disney movies. Though I wish he would’ve done “So Small”, his performances were fantastic, and I was in awe of his amazing piano skills! The “duel” featuring him and Scott was one of the highlights of the night!

    Allison Iraheta: Allison rocked it out! Though her performance of “So What” sounded a bit strained (who could blame her), she hit the ball out of the park with “Cry Baby” and a better version of “Barricuda” than the original! Her greatest performance came later on when she performed “Slow Ride” with Adam! She was just a very nice person and took the time to meet the fans and sign autographs.

    DANNY GOKEY: Anybody on here who knows me will know that this was the moment I had been waiting for all night. Out of all the contestants, Danny was out there signing autographs the longest. He even made an effort to come back out and pose with people for pictures (which I was so blessed to get). Everyone was commenting about how nice a guy he was, and I agree wholeheartedly! And his performances . . . WERE AMAZING! His voice is so incredibly powerful it is not even funny. He made the best entrance of the night with “PYT”, and gave a performance of that Michael Jackson song that would’ve made even the King of Pop take his hat off to him! “What Hurts The Most” is my favorite Gokey song, and he performed it BETTER than his recording! You could feel the emotion coming from him and tell that he sings with his heart, which is what allows him to connect with his audience so fantastically! Finally, “My Wish” was such a perfect song for Danny, and he included with it an inspiring message to the crowd that was both poignant and true. I could’ve honestly just seen him perform and be happy, but on to . . . ADAM!

    Adam Lambert: Man, when Adam took the stage, the crowd cheered louder than I have EVER heard them before! Even the hype for Archuleta and Cook last season couldn’t compare to be honest. Watching Adam perform was like watching a legend emerge. “Mad World” was just as haunting and beautiful as it was on the show, and I have no doubt that he will be another Michael Jackson/Elvis Presley. Honestly, though, what impressed me most about Adam was how he took the time to greet ALL of his fans, take pictures with them, and sign autographs after the show. All of the fame has definitely not gone to his head. He was just a very nice guy, and my personal opinion of him has skyrocketed.

    Kris Allen: Oh, Kris . . . Poor Kris! Don’t get me wrong! He was fantastic, but he had the difficult position of performing AFTER Adam, which was just very hard to do for anyone. His first performance of “Heartless” was his best, and “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Bright Lights” were excellent as well. I still felt a bit like something was lacking with the absence of “No Boundaries”, but I guess you can’t have EVERYTHING you want! Still, he is a VERY nice guy and worthy of the title “American Idol”!

    I just had SO much fun, and I am so thankful for the experience! I hope everyone on here will get the chance to see one of these tours at some point! It truly is an experience like no other!


  31. Galen, It sounds like you had a wonderful time at the concert…I’m so glad that you got to see Danny!!! Thank You for your kind words concerning Adam. I can’t wait to see what the top 4 Idols do, I think this past year for me, was one of the strongest top 4 ever…Thank You for the re-cap! 🙂


  32. You are very welcome, Vonnie. I meant every word I said about Adam. Though Danny admittedly is still my favorite, Adam certainly won me over that night. They’re all just a great group of people, and I sincerely hope they ALL make it big!


  33. David is great as always


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