This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to catch David Archuleta's concert in Albuquerque, NM. Most of my readers are aware by now that I'm a huge fan of this guy. I supported him throughout American Idol & I still do. Well, after this weekend, David's album, on a scale of 1 to 10, represents his talent at about an 8. Even his brilliant performances like "Imagine" & "Angels" on Idol, as far as I'm concerned, are about a 9. David Archuleta's incredible talent cannot be fully absorbed until you see him live. There is no doubt in my mind that he is one of the greatest talents of our generation.
Although the venue was a little O_o , it all worked out for the best because we could see David quite well. I thought the setlist was excellent. He performed just enough material from his album, some of the bonus tracks (which is a rare perk), & even a selection of his favorite songs. One of the highlights, though, was definitely the new song "Zero Gravity." He really got into that one--& for good reason! Hopefully this isn't too much of a spoiler for anyone, but I also enjoyed the encore, which had David take the stage alone at his keyboard. It was the perfect way to top off the perfect evening.
Even in front of a sold-out crowd, David was just the sweet, grateful person I expected &/or hoped he would be. He even sang Selena again at the audience's request! David put on a great show that, at the heart of it, had precisely what I am always looking for: the music. Not that they'll do his flawless showing any justice, but I'll share some of his performances with you below:
"A Little Too Not Over You"
Medley ("One," "You Gotta Be," "Love Song," & "I'm Yours"--Jason Mraz WISHES he was this good!)
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