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MasterClass Video Of The Day: David Archuleta Serenades Myrtle Beach


First of all, a special thank you to the best fans in the world – the David Achuleta fans – for your tweets and emails re David’s recent performance in Myrtle Beach.

These performances of Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” and The Beatles’ “Blackbird” were just exceptional.

As always, David brought his musically skilled and nuanced vocal energy to this Myrtle Beach engagement. This 20-year-old artist sings with such sophistication and poise, always showing enormous respect for the music and the lyrics.

I fell in love with David’s vision for “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”. Sandwiching the main upbeat portion of this number between the slower beginning and end was truly inspired. The “welcome to your life” coming full circle was very well done.

Yet, at the center of both vocal performances, was a refined technical foundation that so many listeners may not truly understand or realize. The relaxation of the knees, the wonderfully sustained vowels, the light, British approach to the “r” consonant, the strong diaphragmatic breathing skills, all blended together to create a magical musical experience.

These videos also gave me an opportunity to hear David in the company of his new band.

And, they are truly excellent. I loved their gentle background vocals during the “Blackbird” number and the skillful musical energy they imparted during “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”.

Their musical talent was a perfect fit for David’s. It is very apparent that all the musicians share an identical musical compass and standard.

It is so comforting to know that some things do not – and should not – change. David, you are a reassuring and constant treasure in our lives, always embracing the highest of standards in your musical journey.

Have a listen and voice your comments. Honestly, both videos will bring a great big grin to your face.

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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

26 Responses to “MasterClass Video Of The Day: David Archuleta Serenades Myrtle Beach”

  1. Thank you for your review Roseanne. I thought both songs were beautifully done as was the rest of the concert. I’ve viewed all sixteen songs and some more than once. David gets better and has shown so much growth. It is nice to read your professional view.

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  2. Thanks for sharing the videos. David Archuleta is truly a treasure. I love the cover songs from his concert yesterday. I continue to listen to David’s latest album “The Other Side of Down” every day. David is such an inspiration to all of us.

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  3. I get this feeling David is returning to his roots (soul, R&B w/ a lil Jazz). He’s no longer being pushed to go POP, he can be free. This is the first band that David was able to hand-pick each member. From the amazing Archu-detectives, we found out that they are all Jazz based musicians living in LA and prodigious in their own right. Prodigies backing up a prodigy has to bring out the amazing.

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  4. David Archuleta is such a talent. He sets a pretty high standard. Just look forward to his long future.
    Thanks so much for sharing the technical aspects in your reviews. I learn alot from them and they enhance my appreciation for the artists and their music.

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  5. Thank you for your great review and critique. I am enjoying every one of the videos from David’s concert in Myrtle Beach, fantastic! His cover songs were just wonderful and he continues to astound me with his excellence. What an amazing young artist.

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  6. MCL, I had the honor of being there, it was more magical than I can express! I hope to have a recap up on Archuleta FanScene, soon.

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  7. Thank you for posting this! I saw the videos earlier today and was taken aback by how beautiful they were. It’s been awhile since I’ve been united with a live David performance, and these were gorgeous. It’s no wonder he’s my favorite person ever to come out of Idol. ❤

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  8. Thanks for the awesome review. 🙂

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  9. Thank you so much for your review! You spoil us David fans by giving us your time by reviewing David videos for us. I have learned so much about music from you. I always look forward to reading your site. Thanks again!!

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  10. Thank you MCL – Mr. A provides us a glimpse of hope for the future of music for what came through was just beautiful. [Even on the You Tube video I saw.] This is a great rendition of a very deceptively tricky piece of music from the 80s. You can tell that Mr. A “gets it”. Please Mr. A – record this one. I hope that TPTB (as MCL does) gives this gem the publicity it deserves.

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  11. To all the David Archuleta fans: “You are most welcome”! It is always an immense source of pride and pleasure to review David’s performances. He never disappoints, but rather he inspires.

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  12. Amen to your last line! He never disappoints, but rather inspires!

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  13. Beautifully done – thanks for sharing!

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  14. David’s version of “Blackbird” is stunning. He’s got such a gentle and beautiful approach to this song.
    I love how David starts “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” slowly. I’m very, very impressed with how well David can sing this song. I absolutely LOVE both performaances!

    David never ceases to amaze me with how limitless his talent is! He can sing Pop, R&B, Alternative, Soul, Josh Groban type songs, etc. Also, I’ve never, ever heard anyone sing Christmas songs as wonderfully and as gorgeous as David does. I’m not stretching the truth about that! It’s astounding!!

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  15. Rosanne,

    Thank you so much for reviewing David’s performances! You’re right, his new band is excellent.

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  16. You are most welcome Anita. I am more than happy to plug my talented David!

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  17. Thanks for the review of David’s MB concert.
    It is always greatly appreciated.
    I think the “Soul Man From Utah” is back!

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  18. You are welcome nanz ! Always a pleasure to review David.

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  19. Rosanne,

    Did you listen to David’s cover of “Gotta Get Through This” that he sang at Myrtle Beach? It’s just freakin’ incredible!!!
    Something about David’s voice reminded me of Michael Jackson!

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  20. No I didn’t Anita. Must have a listen to it ASAP. It sounds exciting!

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  21. Rosanne,

    There is an interview of Steven Robinson, who is David’s new drummer, on the fan site “Somethin’ About Archie”. Steven mentioned how much he loved working with David, and also that he is the biggest star he’s ever played for. He said David gives him freedom to incorporate his own ideas, and David doesn’t have an ego like those who don’t even have 1/8 the fanbase that David does!! How awesome is that?

    It’s neat that David is more in charge now with his career, and doesn’t have a record label trying to persuade him to go in a direction he doesn’t want to.

    David’s previous band members always seemed to love working with him. He must be a wonderful young man to work for!

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  22. Anita – will check out this article. It sounds wonderful. Isn’t it great that David has found true soul mates in his band members?

    I am sure they must be having a blast creating, living and sharing their musical experiences.

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  23. Rosanne,

    There is an interview on “Somethin’ About Archie” with David’s new guitartist, Brian Green. He’s got quite a resume!! He’s played guitar to David Foster, Michael Buble’, and Andrea Boceilli!!

    David’s in Nashville again. I hope is going to the CMT awards tonight.

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  24. Rosanne,

    Hi! How are you?

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