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'American Idol' winner David Archuleta returns from 2-year Mormon mission

In 2008, Archuleta was "American Idol's" seventh-season runner-up.
By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |   March 25, 2014 at 6:22 PM
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David Archuleta left his musical career behind for a two-year mission to Chile through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The 23-year-old singer, who became American Idol's seventh-season runner-up back in 2008, announced his return home in a short video posted to his YouTube channel on Monday.

“Hola, everyone! It’s Elder Archuleta here. And I’m home. I’m home," he says in the video, still sporting his missionary's wardrobe.

Archuleta sang as part of his missionary work, performing in multiple concerts at the Santiago Chile Temple.

[KSL]

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