David reciting the My Kind Of Christmas poem, Westbury, NY 12/01/2011 ♥
“My Kind of Christmas is a blessing so deep. A time to spend with family and friends we long to keep. My Kind of Christmas is a memory to make. A time to be remembered when we give more than we take. My Kind of Christmas is a blessing tonight. So many smiling, shining their forgotten inner light. My Kind of Christmas is a Holy place to me. A place of time and space, right here and now eternally. So may angels in the snow bless all you do. Merry Christmas. My Kind of Christmas to you.” | x
Ryan: David, would you join the group that you think is safe?
David: Can I sit down?The producers decided it would be interesting to announce that I was safe and ask me which group I thought I belonged to. I have to admit, this didn’t sit well with me. I hated the idea of having to pick groups, so I protested by not going to either side; instead, I sat down right in the middle of the stage, which people may have thought was cute and all, but it was really just my way of doing what I thought was right. Everyone seemed to think it was funny, but the honest truth is that I wasn’t about to try to make a choice between my fellow Idol family.
- David Archuleta, Chords of Strength
“With this album I was able to take time and go, ‘Okay, what do I want to talk about? What do I feel I should say?’ And even though it took a while for me to figure that out, because I was like, ‘Well, I don’t know what I want to say. Do I have anything to say?’ But I was just like, ‘Well I guess I can start by explaining to people me and what’s in my head, what do I think about.’ And so that’s where it started off from. I think I was able to show off a fun, kind of goofy side of David while still being able to talk about things that are important to me.” - David Archuleta (The Other Side of Down)