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David Archuleta has returned home from a Mormon missionary trip in South America.

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The "American Idol" seventh season runner-up put his music career on ice to embark on a two-year trip to Chile with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in March 2012.

Announcing his homecoming on video streaming site YouTube, Archuleta says, "Hola everyone, it's Archie Archuleta and I'm home."

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During his trip to Chile, the 23-year-old served as a choir performer for the Missionary Training Center's general conference and Christmas concerts.