The next time someone knocks at your door, it might just be David Archuleta. It turns out that the young “American Idol” runner up from Season 7 is planning to call it quits on music in order to embark on a Mormon Mission.
During a show at Abravenal Hall in Salt Lake City, the 20-year-old singer announced that he chose to serve a “full-time” mission. The announcement was met by rambunctious applause, and Archuleta added:
It’s not because someone told me that I’m supposed to do it, and not because I no longer want to do music, but because it’s the feeling that I’ve felt I need to do with my life.
For the next two years, Archuleta will spread the word of the Mormon religion as is accustomed when a young man decides to do the full-time trip.
While on “Idol,” Archuleta was a fan favorite, and one of the youngest contestants on the show. He was named runner up to David Cook, who won the title that year. After the competition, Archuleta went on to have a successful music career, with his first album debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard in 2008.
So don’t expect any new music in the next couple of years from this singer, but hey, look at the bright side, maybe the next time someone knocks at your door at odd hours of the day, it’ll be the kid from “American Idol.”
Watch Archuleta make the announcement:
What do you think? Are you a fan of Archuleta’s?
Other Source(s): popcrush