David Archuleta hasn’t had to give up his performing talent by serving a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Archuleta, who is currently serving a mission in Chile, sang for the annual “Concierto de Navidad Chile.”
In the Santiago Chile Temple Christmas Concert, Archuleta performed four songs in Spanish including “Mary Did You Know?,” “Oh Holy Night,” “Little Drummer Boy” and “Los Pastores a Belen.” He was accompanied by a live orchestra and choir, but sang “Los Patores a Belen” a cappella while the audience clapped along.
There were performances by other LDS Church members and a Christmas talk by Elder Jorge F. Zeballos of the First Quorum of the Seventy.
Archuleta, who left on his mission at the end of March in 2012, gained his fame as runner-up in Season 7 of “American Idol.”