American Idol's David Archuleta Planning Mormon Mission, Puts Singing on Hold

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American Idol runner-up David Archuleta is about to go on a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Associated Press reports.

The 20-year-old singer made the announcement Monday during a Christmas concert in downtown Salt Lake City. Coinciding with the mission, he will be taking a break from his music career.

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Church spokesman Eric Hawkins confirmed Archuletta's plans to the AP but declined to reveal where the singer will serve.

Watch the announcement here, in which Archuleta says he's not giving up music entirely:

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