David Archuleta — The Emotional Announcement We All Saw Coming …


David Archuleta made a pretty big announcement about his personal life at a concert in Utah last night … but to people who know the guy, it probably wasn”t that shocking.

The former “American Idol” runner-up told his home crowd … that he”s … (wait for it) … putting his music career on hold for two-years to fulfill a full-time mission with the Mormon church!!

The announcement was pretty emotional — with the crowd erupting in cheers … and David breaking down and crying on stage.

20-year-old Archuleta explained, “It”s not because somebody told me that I was supposed to do it, not because that I no longer want to do music anymore, but it”s because it”s the feeling that I felt that I need to do next in my life.”