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Published: Thursday, Oct. 7 2010 1:00 p.m. MDT

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cerana
Littleton, CO

WOW! I am speechless. This is going to be difficult getting tickets.

LuVePacifica
WestValley, Utah

congratulations on your singing - movie adventures

raybies
Layton, UT

Les Mis has launched a lot of musical interest. It should be fun to see if the choir and David can blend singing styles for Christmas. Should be quite popular.

HavartiWhiz
Cedar City, UT

So can I request the free tickets and then scalp them to screaming teenage girls?

Alterego
Ogden, UT

Not too excited about this announcement. I would have been more excited to see someone with more classical training and/or more broadway experience perform...but I probably won't be selected for tickets anyway.

Is this an attempt to increase interest among the 10-14 year-old demographic?

cerana
Littleton, CO

Seriously, Alterego? That is a perfect stage for David Archuleta. The guy can sing and bring the emotions approriate to the event. I would suggest to you that you listen to David's songs especially the serious ones. You will be moved. And your comment about the 10-14 demographics is ridiculous. David has more mature fans than what you think. Don't underestimate us. How rude of you to say that.

Utah Dem
Ogden, UT

cerana - don't worry it is always a full house. But I have to state that these are tickets I will NOT be clamoring to get.

Kyle loves BYU/Jazz
Provo, UT

Ugh. I won't be disappointed if I don't get tickets this year, but it seems like I'm one of the lucky ones that does so maybe I'll just have to give them all away to family.

I am one of those judgemental people that thinks he should go on a mission, but thats not the reason I don't want to hear him sing. I just don't like his music.

Tacoholic
Farmington, UT

Archuletta has a great voice and all but this is a step down isn't it?

Burghmom
Pleasant Grove, Utah

David is an amazing singer and an amazing person. He put out a wonderful Christmas album last year that was filled mostly with traditional carols. I am fine with those who underestimate and misunderstand David. It might allow me and my family, who admire him, to get tickets. He is an inspiration to so many and IS serving a different kind of mission If you had followed him, you would realize how many people he has influenced in a positive way.

Burghmom
Pleasant Grove, Utah

One more thing. David is one of the most loving and nonjudgmental people I have ever seen and not just for his young age. You would learn a lot by following his actions.

graficoartista
Orem, UT

Really excited about this. If the people in this list are not excited, would you please put your name in for tickets anyway and just give them to me. Thanks

M&Ms
Salt Lake City, UT

Wow, this is the worst news I've heard all day. Well, at least I won't have to stress about the ticket lottery this year. Tacoholic, I agree with you. Past Christmas concerts have brought in incredible, professional, seasoned performers. I'm embarrassed that their spotlight now has to be shared with an American Idol reject. While thousands of teen girls will be clamoring for seats, I think many mature people will be staying as far away as they can. For those of you gushing about his albums... it's called Auto-Tune. And for those of you acting like you know him personally (cough-Burghmom-cough) and know what kind of person he is, you really don't. Sorry. Better luck next year, MoTabs!

Coach Biff
Lehi, UT

Amen, Burghmom

washcomom
Beaverton, OR

Good for him - and the Choir! That gets the next generation exposed to the wonderful music with someone being the liaison. I'm all for it!

JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt
Beverly Hills, CA

Will someone trade me a ticket to see David for my BYU Football tickets?

Kyle loves BYU/Jazz
Provo, UT

I apologize for saying he should have gone on a mission. I think Jake Heaps should go on one too. I just happen to think every worthy able male member should go on one. That's no excuse for me being judgmental. I'm not his bishop. Besides, we all know plenty of young men go on missions and don't become missionaries and there are plenty of good people who didn't go on missions.

That being said how do you know he is "loving and nonjudgement"? You saw him on American Idol and like his albums???? I just get sick of delirious fans and American Idol in general. Maybe teenagers will start appreciating Motab! Who knows.

TallGuy1970
Syracuse, UT

I hope security is ready for all the teen-aged girls to rush the stage! :-)

On the other hand
Spanish Fork, UT

@M&Ms, Archuleta doesn't need Auto-Tune. He's the real deal. I think inviting him to sing with the Tabernacle Choir is a great idea, and I'm sure the concert will be good.

I'd like to see him serve a mission, too.

Dutchman
Murray, UT

Thank you Deseret News for correctly describing David as the runner up on American Idol. Your competition, The Tribune, described him as an "also ran". David is no "also ran". For all you whiners about wanting a professional, David is a professional. As Paula Abdul said many times on American Idol, "David, you can sing the telephone book!" I have attended every MoTab Christmas Concert and they are beautifully produced and David fits into the variety of the various artists over the years. Why would you want to have an opera or broadway performer every year? I am sure that PBS will be excited about this also because it will be recorded and played on PBS stations nationally next Christmas season.

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