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David Archuleta to Abandon His Fans for a Two-Year Mormon Mission

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 25:  Singer David Archuleta arrives at Fox's "American Idol" season 10 finale results show held at Nokia Theatre LA Live on May 25, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Vulture's Favorite American Idol Contestant of All Time will put his singing career on hold "to serve a full-time mission," he announced at a Salt Lake City tour. "It’s not because someone told me I was supposed to do it and not because I no longer want to do music anymore,” he explained. “It’s because it’s what I feel I need to do next in my life." Vulture has always supported David Archuleta and his dreams, and we will obviously continue to do so, but this is a troubling precedent for religiously inclined celebrities.  What if Tim Tebow takes two years off? What will we even talk about then?

Photo: Frazer Harrison/2011 Getty Images