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David Archuleta Reveals Plans for 2-Year Mormon Mission

PRNewsFoto/Children's Medical Center, Juan Pulido(SALT LAKE CITY) -- American Idol 2007 runner-up David Archuleta announced before a hometown crowd in Salt Lake City that he planned to take a break from music to serve a full-time, two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

“It’s not because someone told me that I’m supposed to do it, and not because I no longer want to do music, but because it’s the feeling that I’ve felt I need to do this with my life,” Archuleta, 20, said to a crowd that showered him with applause and cheers.

An emotional Archuleta seemed astounded at the crowd’s support and wiped away tears. He did not announce where he would be headed.

A spokesperson for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints said he did not know where Archuleta would be serving, but said, ‘We’d leave the decision to reveal that information up to him.”

The singer rose to fame as one of the youngest-ever contestants on American Idol and came in second to David Cook. Archuleta has since released three albums.

The church operates 350 missions around the world, according to its website.

Archuleta’s mission is expected to begin shortly after the start of the new year.

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David Cook Announces Title, Release Date for Sophomore Album

Paul Redmond/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- David Cook has announced the title and release date of his sophomore album.

This Loud Morning hits stores June 28 and will be available for pre-sale on April 19, the same day the first single, "The Last Goodbye," debuts on iTunes and other digital providers.

As previously reported, Cook will return to American Idol on April 21 to perform the new single.

In a statement, Cook said, "This album is the culmination of one of the loftiest endeavors I've ever undertaken. The end result is an album that I cannot wait to share with everyone."

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"Don't You (Forget About Me)" Remake to be New 'American Idol' Exit Song 

Photo Courtesy - Paul Redmond/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- It was rumored, but now it's been confirmed that American Idol season 7 champ David Cook has been tapped to record this year's Idol exit song -- the song that will play as each contestant is voted out of the competition. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter, it's a remake of Simple Minds' 1985 smash "Don't You (Forget About Me)," from the movie The Breakfast Club.  You'll hear it starting next week.

In related news, if you pre-order David's second album at, you'll get the new song for free.  It'll go on sale March 8th at all digital retailers.  David co-wrote all the songs on as-yet-untitled sophomore album, the follow-up to his platinum-plus debut.  It's due out this spring.´╗┐

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