There will not be any David Archuleta music for the next two years. The former American Idol contestant announced last night at a show in his hometown of Salt Lake City that he is taking two years off from his career to go on a mission for his Mormon church.
"I would like to make a special announcement: that I've chosen to serve a full-time mission. It's not because somebody told me that I was supposed to do it, not because that I no longer want to do music anymore, but it's because it's the feeling that I felt that I need to do next in my life. It's just the same feeling that I've always followed, tried to follow in my life. It's the feeling that has allowed me to have the opportunities that I've had, the challenges that I've overcome and the blessings, too. And I've learned to trust that feeling, and I've learned that I need to answer when it calls. And that is the reason why I know I need to do this in my life."
You know what? Good for him. If this is something he feels he needs to do then I am glad he is putting personal ahead of career and there will be his whole life for music.