David Archuleta, season 8 runner up on “Idol,” announced Monday that he will be taking a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Deseret News reported that he doesn’t plan to quit music.
“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,” he told a concert crowd in Salt Lake City.
The mission will begin next year but he didn’t specify where. Here’s the announcement:
- The Daily Mirror is already spreading rumors that “X Factor” host Steve Jones is out. “X Factor” is denying it. We’ll know the truth soon enough. Rumors are that Nicole Scherzinger would be the host, as her original role was supposed to be. I’m not even sure she’d be terribly good at that role either. Then again, I’ve never been a fan.
- Appearances on the “X Factor” final include Justin Bieber, Ne-Yo and Pitbull and Leona Lewis. On Wednesday’s show, Josh Krajcik will go first, followed by Chris Rene, then Melanie Amaro.
- Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson took part in the VH1 Divas Concert aired last night. Here are some videos.
The opener with Mary J. Blige and includes “Spotlight” and “Since U Been Gone”:
Hudson with Jessie J on “Knock on Wood”
Kelly Clarkson returns to her “Idol” roots with “Chain of Fools” along with Ledisi:
Kelly Clarkson offers up “What Doesn’t Kill You”:
And Jennifer Hudson does “Night of Your Life.”