This is freakin' nuts!
And now things are even more awkward because
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As America says goodbye to Archie in the months, the Phillipines will welcome him with a new TV series!
TV5's network heads believe the signing of Archie will help build ratings and maybe even move it past other networks in the country.
The network said the following:
While we're sad David Archuleta is leaving the music biz, we're excited that he's giving one last give before he goes!
David has wrapped up his music video for WAIT. This is song is said to be an homage to a close friend he lost.
WAIT is a track from his Asian Tour edition of The Other Side of Down album.
Good luck on your mission, David!
Check out the video above for David's heartfelt WAIT!
We'll miss U, Archie!
Check out the video (above) of David Archuleta announcing plans to go on a two year Mormon mission.
We'll be sad to lose two years of David's music, but we certainly understand how important this is to him, and we hope it's a fulfilling experience.
Good luck, and safe travels, David! See ya in 2014!!!
At the time, we felt really bad for him, but considering he's so young, we also felt like that being set free from the label might also open him up to create new music without their involvement. Apparently, Archie agrees with us as he's posted a YouTube video, explaining his side of the story of what went down with Jive.
Take a listen to David talk about his "decision" and how its going to affect his career from now on. (above)
So grown up. He's really taking this massive change in stride. Good for him!