David Archuleta, who rose to fame as the Season 7 runner-up of 'American Idol,' is planning on taking a musical hiatus in the near future in order to set out on a Mormon mission. The almost 21 year old Utah native announced the news at a show in Salt Lake City while on his My Kind of Christmas tour.
Earlier this week, news broke that former 'American Idol' contestant, David Archuleta, had parted ways with Jive Records as well as his management company. Rather than leaving his fans "in the dark" on the matter, Archuleta took to his YouTube channel to deliver a personal message to his loving and loyal fans.
Smiling and in good spirits, the singer spoke from his heart on how much his fans support means to him at this time and the things he has been doing to keep him busy through the transition.
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Archuleta, 20, was released from his label most likely due to poor sales of his latest album -- 2010's 'The Other Side of Down...