‘Idol’s’ Archuleta preps for Mor­mon mis­sion

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“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.

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