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David Archuleta On Star Search


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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!

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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

18 Responses to “David Archuleta On Star Search”

  1. Oh, MCL, isn’t he the most beautiful singer? I’m just sad to see that his album didn’t sell well. I just don’t get it. What a unique and talented singer who does have it all! His personality is so beautiful and he is so kind and sincere! I just love him and I’m so glad to call my self a fan of his!

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  2. You said it MCL. David’s been a gift to all of us sharing his God given gift. Even at the ripe old age of 12 he does this better than all the screamers and screachers out there. You don’t want to miss getting the cd/dvd of David’s appearance with the MOTAB when it’s released next fall, the hard part is waiting for it.

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  3. Welcome back MCL!

    Here is a great link to David’s performances with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, enjoy!

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  4. Here’s one more…The Cat and the Mouse Carol

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  5. Yes, Masterclass Lady, do start, Please. I know this performance is magnificent. However I lack the background to explain, or understand it. I would love some of your technical expertise in the matter.

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  6. I love your writings and thoughts on todays talents and most often agree with you across the board. I too would love to hear more on your take on this incredible performance from a very young David. Glad to see you are doing well.

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  7. Here is Angels, from the Realms of Glory. Its so beautifully performed. This is the actual performance on that Sunday not the one they showed on the broadcast. Wish they had showed the actual because David’s voice didn’t crack on the last note in this one.

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  8. This is a very special & sweet moment for David & Michael York. MoTab sings “Until We Meet Again” and wow you need tissues nearby. Only vid missing is “Gesu Bambino” in English.

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  9. Shanny in Australia January 9, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Hello MCL, I only discovered your blog after you took a hiatus and so I am excited to hear more from you! I too would love to hear your thoughts on his technical wizardry as a young fellow. 🙂

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  10. Hi all and thanks for all the David links. Will look over them tomorrow and comment further. David has the best fans-so caring and so devoted. The best attracts the best, I guess. 🙂

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  11. Masterclass Lady, I would love to hear more from you on David Archuleta ‘s technical wizardry . Thanks!

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  12. How nice to hear from you again! I don’t see the following “Joy to the World” with the Motab in other postings. I also included Silent Night as performed with the Celtic Woman. It knocked my socks off.


    Enjoy!

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  13. Thank you once again for your comments about David. Oh that voice!!! Mostly I am just so glad to see you back posting comments. HUGS Master Class Lady YOU are a very Class Act!! :)) God Bless and Happiest and Healthiest of New Years to you and yours.

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  14. You might also want to see David’s Star Search “I Surrender” – a great run in this and he really powers into the key change. Unfortunately no video exists of the first few seconds but it’s my other Star Search favorite.

    Some more recent covers by David that you may not have seen

    God Bless the Broken Road – acapella

    Bubbly by Colbie Caillat

    And a great performance of his own Elevator

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  15. Happy New Year and Welcome back! So glad to see you! I was blessed to be at MoTab and his voice filled every molecule of airspace and every heart there. Magnificent, glorious, I can’t wait for you to watch the videos!

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  16. In case you wanted a little background on David’s prep for MoTab (adding to the magic of the occasion) here are some notes from Dean Kaelin:

    http://www.snarkyarchies.com/2010/12/dean-kaelin-on-davids-motab-experience.html

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  17. it’s too bad the best vids out there from MoTab are from the Sunday performance. he did great, esp considering it was morning and david is not a morning singer plus being the last of 4 days, but i thought the other nights were better. i went to the fri night’s performance and david’s voice was soooooooooooo gooooooood.

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  18. MCL, thanks for your review about David. I love David last album, each of the songs in the album is much better than most of songs on the radio. I don’t understand why people are so crazy about some songs that don’t even have more than 5 notes, the singers have “meh” voices, not to mention the stupid lyrics of those songs which people call them hit. I don’t get it. I wish people will realize how amazing David last album is and most importantly the label will really promote his album. Jive didn’t really do good job in promoting his albums. His fans are the ones who really support and doing good jobs.

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