RootsTech 2015, the largest family history and genealogy conference in the world, was a spectacular three-day event that hosted a star-studded line-up. No where was this more evident than RootsTech’s closing ceremony, which featured David Archuleta, Studio C, and surprise performances from Elder Quentin L. Cook’s grandchildren and the One Voice Children’s Choir. We’ve got a special seek peak inside the event, which wasn’t streamed live to the public.
David Archuleta – Nunca Pense
Archuleta was asked specifically by the Church to contribute something to RootsTech. Little did they know that Archuleta would sit down and write a brand new song in Spanish, which was premiered this past weekend. From the sounds of it, the song won’t be made available in the US, so enjoy this live recording! Once translated, the lyrics speak about how a young man found a completely new part of himself once he became connected with his past.
David Archuleta – Mirrors Cover by Justin Timberlake
Archuleta also sang Mirrors by Justin Timberlake, noting it wasn’t a song he normally sang, but since Timberlake wrote it about his grandfather, it seemed fitting for a family history conference.
Studio C Lip Sync Battle
Mallory and Stacey from Studio C, a popular sketch comedy group on BYUtv, perform live with a lip sync battle.
Truth from Elijah
Elder Quentin L. Cook’s grandchildren joined the audience in singing “Truth from Elijah,” accompanied by Vanja Watkins, the originally composer and author of the song.
One Voice Children’s Choir – Glorious
The One voice Children’s Choir surprised the audience with interlude music between sessions and sang “Glorious” from Meet the Mormons.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.