David Archuleta Says (Not) Goodbye to Fans

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THG's second favorite Mormon is saying goodbye.

Or not goodbye, based on the title David Archuleta has given his latest video blog.

But the former American Idol runner-up is headed off on a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at an undisclosed country and won't be around for a very long awhile to update fans on his life or career.

"It's been a very emotional last week," David says below. "It's a decision everyone knows about but it's a very personal thing and I wanted to keep it that way. So I hope you guys respect that, and you guys have so I appreciate that."

Best of luck, Archie.

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David Archuleta Biography

David Archuleta finished second on the seventh season of American Idol. The adorable, talented singer suffered from vocal chord paralysis... More »
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David Archuleta Quotes

He's been my role model. Just a great person to look up to. He's been my big brother through this.

David Archuleta [on David Cook]

He's given me a lot of good advice and helped me from making any dumb decisions. He understands more than anyone what I want in music, and I've felt really blessed to have someone like that.

David Archuleta [on his controversial father]