David Archuleta On Star Search


In my quest to finally see David Archuleta’s Christmas 2010 performance with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, I decided to browse YouTube.Com.

Instead I was treated to a very young David strutting his enormous vocal gift on Star Search. Man, this boy can sing. His gift was and is and will continue to be a gift from God.

And don’t even get me started with the technical wizardry he applies to his voice- even at this young age. Just brilliant!

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

8 Responses to “David Archuleta On Star Search”

  1. Thank you for your excellent words of wisdom MCL!!! Very TRUE and ACCURATE! Happy New Year to you! Best of Health too!


  2. thats one of my favorite performances of david! really amazing how he performed during star search! he would really belt out .

    i get the feeling,though, that now that he is older, he seems to hold back. stays “inthe box” so to speak!

    as an example:
    here is the recorded version of Elevator

    here is another he did live

    i wish he would sing more this way..just amazing

    On another note, I hope you get to see his MOTAB performances soon and write abiut it!


  3. Hiiiii MCL, Welcome back! It’s so much fun “discovering” David, isn’t it? Should you need help finding vids, you know who to ask (lol) :)))


  4. Welcome back MCL! You have been sorely missed 🙂

    Have you seen this CambioConnect performance of MY KIND OF PERFECT (from TOSOD album) and ANGELS

    Am simply amazed w/ David’s talent and passion for his craft.


  5. I just finished watching some of the MoTab videos with David. They were wonderful and inspiring.

    I am so happy that David is involved with this PBS special as I am sure it will air during the Christmas 2011 season – thus spurring more interest in his CD.

    How anyone can not support his immeasurable talent is beyond me. He is truly special.


  6. MCL, I hope that you are feeling very well. I’ve missed you.

    Nice to see the posts and comments about David. I agree — don’t know how anyone can hear him and ignore his incredible gift. I count myself as lucky to have become his fan after his Idol season, and there’s no way I’d ever stop being a fan.


  7. If you like earlier songs by David, here are 2 of my favorites when he was 11 or 12.

    Moments Like This http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRxVkKT4Pa0

    Dream Sky High http://www.youtube.com/watch?V=RorjqOb-nIg
    There is also a Dream Sky High out there on youtube that he sang at a private charity event just this year. It is fun to compare the two.


  8. Welcome back, MCL! Are we going to be treated to your review of The Other Side of Down album soon? I hope so. I agree with everything you said in this post and in your above comment! I am so excited to be able to get the MOTAB DVD/CD when it comes out. David’s music is beyond words. Wishing you continued health and happiness.


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