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David Archuleta is Alive and Well in New Video Blog

Former American Idol contestant David Archuleta posted a new video blog on his YouTube channel, where he discussed writing new music and taking his time to get it right. “The mission helped me not be so self-conscious,” said Archuleta as he discussed his two-year religious mission to Chile for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He also mentioned going to Los Angeles and said it freaked him out: “After two years of not thinking about yourself and just helping other people and all of that, to coming back to the entertainment world, where it’s all about you and how important you are, and letting everybody know that, and how great you are and everybody look at you—it was weird.”

Later this month, you’ll have the chance to participate in a live, interactive discussion with Archuleta. Youth around the world will have opportunities to ask questions in real time and hear about his decision to postpone a successful music career to serve the Lord. He will also share stories from his mission, give advice for future missionaries, and share his testimony in word and song. Invite your friends!

TO JOIN THE LIVE CHAT, GO TO THE LDS YOUTH FACEBOOK PAGE ON JUNE 24 AT 7:00 P.M. MDT (9:00 EDT, 8:00 CDT, 6:00 PDT).

You can also view the event live on the Mormon Channel on YouTube

Archuleta was the Mormon Tabernacle Choir guest artist in 2010 for the Christmas concerts.