‘American Idol’ Alum David Archuleta Returns After 2-Year Mission


The day has finally arrived!

After two years in Chile on a Mormon mission — and a break that long from music — one of American Idol‘s fan favorites, David Archuleta, is back home.

The 23-year-old posted a video on YouTube titled, “Words we have been waiting for…..”

In the video, the “Crush” singer addresses fans saying, “Hola! Hey everyone, it’s Elder Archuleta here, and … I’m home! I’m home.”

David came in second place on Season 7 of American Idol, just behind rocker David Cook, and his self-titled debut album peaked at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart after its release in 2008. The Idol cutie also opened for Demi Lovato on her 2009 summer tour.

We can’t wait to see what new music David has in store for us after such a life-changing experience!

Welcome home, David!