David Archuleta leaving on his LDS mission this month
Jim Urquhart | Special to the Salt Lake Tribune
David Archuleta headlines Abravanel Hall for a Christmas show on his "My Kind of Christmas"
tour Monday, Dec.19, 2011 in Salt Lake City
The Murray native David Archuleta performed as part of his "My Kind of Christmas" tour that began in New York earlier in the month. Archuleta's holiday tour is based on his 2009 album "Christmas From the Heart," and he also performed some of his most well-known contemporary hits. He plans on recording his next album in 2012. In May 2008 he finished second in the televised competition show "American Idol."
There are only a few shopping days until David Archuleta's departure for his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Late last week, Archuleta posted a video blog on YouTube updating fans on his life, telling them he's headed on his mission at the end of March.
Before he goes, though, he's finishing up two albums -- one to be released in the Phillippines (where he just finished filming a miniseries "Nandito Ako"), and one for U.S. audiences.
The U.S. album will feature covers that are "sort of in tune with where I'm going next in my life." In other words, his mission.
What Archuleta doesn't say on his video blog is where he's being sent on his mission.
(H/T MJ's Big Blog, Disney Dreaming)
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