Fun little story. Nice picture. Looking forward to GC this weekend.
David attended Temple Square with his band and tour manager and crew. I am sure
he wanted them to feel comfortable in what they were wearing. David would never
dress inappropriately. He didn't know he was going to talk to Pres. Monson when
he went to Temple Square. Oh my, let's worry about what is important.
David Archuleta, with or without a tie, with or withour a "faux-hawk" is one of
the most wonderful human beings on the planet. He is a role model for people of
all ages. Before judging him, do a little research and find out what this
amazing young man is really all about. We need more people like David; we could
all learn a lot from him, not matter our religion, nationality, or background.
God bless David Archuleta!
Shall we not forget here that this was impromptu. David has been seen wearing a
tie frequently when visiting wards, doing firesides. I'm know David's visit
with Pres. Monson was not expected.
Are you people serious. This kid has been an incredible example for his family,
church, and has helped raised awareness and money for quite a few humanitarian
efforts. He is exactly the type of role model we need out there now, someone
who actually lives what they believe, and in the industry he's in that's not an
easy thing to do. I've never seen him do anything that would embarrass his
church or any of it's leaders. And there is nothing wrong with his appearance,
no piercings, tattoos, etc, this was a weekday in an office building for
Thanks, David, for being a wonderful role model for adults as well as teens.
Thanks, David, for being a living example of leading a life of faith to
those of all faiths.Thanks, David, for being the type of person who's
character, humility, goodness and inability to be judgemental shines through for
all to see.Thanks, David, for sharing your gift of voice, that incredibly
beautiful voice, for all of us to enjoy.And last, and least important,
thanks David, for having such beautiful hair and not needing to wear a tie to be
a really cool, great, sweet guy.
I think it's great that David got the opportunity to meet with the Prophet--a
man he probably respects so much. And really, I doubt that President Monson
cared what his hair looked like or what he was wearing. He clearly wanted to
meet with David and as a result, got to hear his amazing voice. :)
Did any of the complainers actually read the article? He did not know he would
be meeting with the president. "were visiting another office in the Church
Administration Building when the invitation was extended to visit with President
Monson." And that is the way he usually styles his hair, with the top lifted
into little peaks. I notice he is wearing a white dress shirt and I'm sure he
would have worn a tie if he had known he would be meeting with President Monson,
just like he does when visiting Mormon youth groups.
what a wonderful opportunity for a young man who is not only a great talent but
a generous, kind role model for people of all ages. His humility and his ability
to treat all people with equal interest and regard are just outstanding. He
deserves all good things.
I think it would be a great honor to meet the prophet of our dispensation! And
luckily a great example meaning David had the chance to actually be in his
presence. I wish David the best and hope that he looks to the lord for guidance
I'm not a member of David's faith, but I have met him twice and I can truthfully
say that I have never met anyone as polite, kind and attentive as this young
man. He is not encumbered by any prejudices. It matters not what color,
gender, age or physical appearance...David treats everyone in the same gracious
manner. He is simply the most charming person I have ever met. A wonderful
example for our young people.
When he sings, I get goose bumps!
I am not a mormon but i am a member of an evangelical church.But we are using
the same hymns as yours. HOW GREAT THOU ART & AMAZING GRACE ARE MY FAVORITES.If
David will sing this to one of his concerts,for sure tears will overflow.DREAM
Yes, he can sing religious songs, but can he sing "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" or how
about "San Antonio Rose"? Those songs bring tears to my eyes!
President Monson has met David before and obviously has great respect for this
remarkable young man with the beautiful voice. He stood by him (and his
faux-hawk) as he so beautifully sang our national anthem at the governors
inauguration and shook his hand there. David is a great example to young
and old. He has helped to raise money for several deserving charities and done
firesides for youth groups. He is unfailingly kind, tolerant, and respectful. David was there with his band members to show them temple square and his
dress and hair were perfectly appropriate. It was not a sunday, it was not a
formal meeting, and he had no idea that Pres. Monson would be meeting with him
and asking him to sing. President Monson paid him a high compliment in calling
him in when someone informed him that David was there. President Monson
obviously must love and respect this wonderful young man and his moving voice
which is truly a gift from God.How amazing it would have been to hear him sing
"How Great Thou Art" a capella. I can only imagine the spirit in that room.God
bless and keep you David.
Kinda surprised by some posts in different ways. I'm not LDS, but I know many
who are and I really respect what wonderful people they are. I think its silly
to say David wasn't looking appropriate to see President Monson as he was
impromptu. I've been to temple square on a visit to SLC once, its really pretty.
However when I read comments about the President its a bit unsettling to me to
hear things about David must obviously be a great example to be allowed in the
Presidents presence (don't believe in a current living prophet) like most aren't
worthy. He's a human being. As a Christian I would only say that about God
himself. Anyway, love David, he's an amazing human being.
I agree with anonymous here. He had a rare opportunity to meet with the
prophet...wonderful for him, truly. I'm sure it was more 'circumstance' than
What a wonderful way to describe Utah David A..... whatever the point is
...Little know utah are now in the world like the Jazz done for utah what a
super advertise for state his church his family and all of us who just ride for
the fun of it. Keep going david and expose utah to the world eventually people
to ask what's in Utah?, say Mormons, LDS,what? Keep the good work up youre a
hero missionary already Man.........
David Archuleta is amazing. And what I wouldn't give to hear him sing How Great
Thou Art acapello. This is my favorite hymnn. He looks very dressed up and
neat to me. I love the way he looks even if he knew he was going in to see the
president(which he didn't). I am sure the president nor anyone else cared what
he had on. He is such a caring, wonderful person and singing for them without
even knowing he was going to sing just shows how much he cares for people and
how talented he is. I love and respect this young man so much. I will support
This is why David Archuleta will never develop into a real artist. The confines
of the Mormon Church will hold him back and make him into another Donny Osmond.
This religion is so restrictive that it doesn't allow for real self-expression
and growth. I used to be a Mormon but luckily my parents saw the light. I love
David and his music and will wait to see what he does next but I am not really
optimistic that he will allow himself or be allowed by his church to achieve a
true freedom of expression.
Sorry Kat, but you're wrong that David won't be allowed to express himself.
That's stretching the reality, to say the very least. I think you misunderstand
the difference between being allowed to and wanting to express one's self in a
certain manner. From what I've seen, David chooses to express himself how he
wants to--even if that upsets you and other people who have mistakenly concluded
that one cannot be both pious and artistic.
David is doing and saying and singing EXACTLY what "WORKS FOR HIM"! He's quite
smart like that! He's an impressive young man who seems to be quite grounded and
very HAPPY with where he's at. I'm diggin' his confidence!
I agree with "That's a stretch", David being a Mormon will NOT hold him back in
the music industry. First of all, the church would never impose on David what
he should do or not do, what he must wear or not wear, how he should wear his
hair, etc. Every one in the church follows their own individual conscience.
Will he maintain Mormon standards---yes. Will that interfere with "true freedom
of expression"----no. That is so ridiculous and really, absurd. The church will
NEVER dictate what David can or cannot do. Rest assured that David will simply
stay true to himself.
Kat, I disagree. If you listen to David's album you would know that David's
music is quite different from Donny Osmond's. Sure David has a few love ballads
but listen to David's tracks like My Hands, Barriers, Don't Let Go, Your Eyes
Don't Lie, Desperate and some of his bonus tracks like Works for Me, Let Me Go
and Falling. And check out his new song from the concerts, Zero Gravity. You can
hear them all on Youtube. Good pop music doesn't need lyrics about sex, drugs,
drinking, violence or anything else that would go against David's values. And everyone, please check out David's page at risingstaroutreach dot org.
David's fans have already given $15,000 so David's dentist can bring dental
equipment to the lepers and their children in India. We are now working on an
additional $20,000 so a secondary school can be built for the children. Please
check it out and help if you can. Pick David Archuleta as your reason for giving
so your donation will go towards the $20,000 goal. And thanks!
What is special about all of this is that David is really a good boy.....he
doesn't try he just is! I doesn't try to grab and appeal to every women's
heart...it just so happens that he is being David. He doesn't strip or blow
kisses on stage, he doesn't need to...girls will scream no matter what he does.
That's why I love David James Archuleta. He is really really smarter than we
think. He knows what he's doing even though he tells other he doesn't. So
humble, what a charmer!
Sorry, but I'm going to have to agree with Kat. I really feel that his religious
background is holding him back. It's one thing to promote sex, drugs, and
violence, but it's another to be very aware of the sex, drugs, and violence in
the music industry and CONFIDENTLY go against it through music. What David lacks
is confidence, not sex appeal. Living where he lives hasn't allowed him to
branch out too much. Now that he's in this business, hopefully he can gain that
much needed confidence and become an even bigger star. Am I saying he needs to
strip and flirt? No. There's a big difference.
I think it would be funny if David received an impromptu mission call by an
inspired prophet during his visit to see how faithful he was. Sort of
reminiscent of same of the pranks Joseph Smith used to play on church members to
test their faith.
Olivia I disagree with you about David he is very humble but he actually has
tons of Confidence. All he has to do is get up on stage and he is loaded with
confidence. His beliefs help keep him grounded. They don't now or never will
hold him back. David stay just the way you are!!!
Olivia - David's band says he's the boss. He makes the decisions. David may be
shy or nervous sometimes but he always powers through it and delivers. He also
believes in his values and I do not think anything will sway him from them.And this is unrelated but I just wanted to mention that during his busy tour
David visited a children's hospital, a youth cancer support center, two Mormon
youth groups, and also met personally with Make A Wish children who were brought
to several of his venues, and met with a number of other sick and terminally ill
children who were at his concerts.
THANK YOU DAVID you are the best role model out there!! im so glad to have a
person out there i can so highly look up to! that is so cool that you got to
meet President Monson!
Yes, definitely he should be the captain of the ship when it comes to his music
career for he is the front man of the band. You cannot just let them not take
you seriously just because you're young teenager plus he need to focus and
concentrate with his career for one false mistake you are a gonner and this is
one opportunity of a life time that you cannot take it for granted and he knows
what he want when it comes to his musis career.
You know it is amazing that some people don't understand a thing about being a
Mormon. I have been a member most of my life. I have never once been held down
and not allowed to do my thing. I have choices and I can choose to live by the
choices I make good or bad. Its like obeying a traffic sign, should I go thru
the red light or wait until its a green light. Hum let me see. God never
interfers in our choice to choose how we will live and so David has his freedom
to. You pay for what you do with your life. rewards or not David is such a good
example who stands up for what he believes in. He has been taught to choose the
right. I think that those who don't think that the church gives you choses
should study again what they are missing out on.
I was wondering why the pic was so formal--would have been nice to see Pres.
Monson pose with his arm on the boy's shoulder or shaking his hand while smiling
or something like that.
I disagree with Olivia & Kat. I do not think stardom with the likes of Madonna,
Britney & others can even compare with Donny Osmond's. No other success can
compensate for failure in the home. It takes a lot more than CONFIDENCE but
integrity & self control to stand for what you believe is right. This ability to
think, reason & choose the right is what humanity really is all about. A better
person is one who has self-mastery and the ability to inspire other people to be
What an amazing surprise for a well deserved young man that shines a light
throughout this world! I will love you forever David!
Sorry, Kat, David is ALREADY a major star and his beliefs and religion have
HELPED to propel him there. David himself will be the first one to tell you
that. People are drawn to his high standards. If there is any holding back, it
is not by his church, but by the music industry itself. David could be even
more of a star than he already is if he was not being held back by decisions
that are contract bound and out of his control. His church allows freedom---it
is the music industry that is controlling.
i an LDS to stay LDS
i an LDS to stay LDS sing at utah and new mexco
you are amazing and to sing for president Monson wow!!!!!!!!!
How amazing to be able to sing for the Prophet. I have been so amazed by your
ability and talent to sing. It is wonderful to see some one with your ability
stand up for what he believes in. After reading the comments, so many stand
behind you. It would be nice to hear you sing some of the Hymns. What a great
opportunity to share with the world your morality. Thank you for standing with
your feet on the ground and your believes in tack. You are a great example to
all those around you. Keep up the good work. We are very proud of you. Many of
us love your Music and songs. What a wonderful talent you have to share. Thanks
for taking the time to meet with the Youth. They need to see a strong and