‘Idol’s’ Archuleta preps for Mormon mission
“American Idol” runner-up David Archuleta has posted a farewell Youtube video to fans as he prepares for a two-year Mormon mission in South America.
According to the Associated Press, the 21-year-old singer said in a video blog posted Wednesday that his contact with fans will be limited while he’s in the undisclosed country.
He reportedly entered the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, on Wednesday as a precursor to the assignment.
Mr. Archuleta competed on the seventh season of “American Idol” and has since released three albums. He announced at a December concert that he would be going on a mission, like many young men in the church.