David Archuleta To Serve Two-Year Mormon Mission
- Photo: Retna Digital1 of 12
- Photo: Adam Taylor/ABC/Invision/AP2 of 12
- Photo: Phil McCarten/Invision/AP3 of 12
- Photo: Owen Beiny/WENN4 of 12
- Photo: Jeff Christensen/Invision/AP5 of 12
- Photo: RD/ Erik Kabik/Retna Digital6 of 12
- Photo: Kristen Noseda/Retna Digital7 of 12
- Photo: Invision/AP8 of 12
- Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage.com9 of 12
- Photo: Retna Digital10 of 12
- Photo: Retna Digital11 of 12
More Celeb News
- AwesomenessTV's Brian Robbins on How He'll Make 'The SMOSH Movie&aposMSNEntertainment 9/18/2014 4:15:00 PM
- '90210' Alum AnnaLynne McCord Booked for CBS's 'Stalker&aposMSNEntertainment 9/18/2014 4:12:00 PM
- How Networks Are Moving On From 'Irrelevant' Overnight Ratings: The 7-Day SolutionMSNEntertainment 9/18/2014 4:11:00 PM
- AP Top Entertainment News At 6:52 p.m. EDTMSNEntertainment 9/18/2014 3:52:23 PM
- Joan Rivers Clinic 'Fixes Problems' Cited After the Comedienne's DeathMSNEntertainment 9/18/2014 3:49:00 PM
- AwesomenessTV's Brian Robbins on How He'll Make 'The SMOSH Movie&apos
Former "American Idol" contestant David Archuleta has decided to put his music career on hold for two years so he can serve a full-time mission for the Mormon church.
The 20-year-old singer made the announcement Monday night during a stop in his hometown of Salt Lake City, as part of his My Kind of Christmas tour. "I would like to make a special announcement: that I've chosen to serve a full-time mission," Archuleta said, fighting back tears in front of a cheering crowd.
"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," the singer added. "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."
Missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are typically around 20 years old and can be sent anywhere in the world to serve for two years. Their time is completely devoted to sharing the church's gospel message and they are not allowed to date and must adhere to a strict dress code and rules of conduct.
From Rihanna to Lady Gaga, scope out the worst dressed A-listers at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Spring/ Summer 2015!Watch Video »
Check out some of Alessandra's hottest vacation photos from the summer.Watch Video »
All Grown Up
Nick Jonas reveals how he celebrated his 22nd birthday on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Beyonce is Hot
Check out Beyonce's all-time sexiest looks.Watch Video »
Jennifer Lopez, Salma Hayek, and Sharon Stone all get an F on this week's Fashion Offenders.Watch Video »
Lindsay Lohan, Cara Delevingne, and Rita Ora all get an F on this week's Fashion Offenders hosted by Wonderwall's Kirby Kristen.Watch Video »
Like us on Facebook?
UP NEXTHooking Up?
From Crowd Ignite