‘American Idol’ notes: David Archuleta, Adam Lambert, and Haley Reinhart

There’s quite a bit happening.

There’s some big stories breaking concerning “American Idol” this afternoon, and we are going to begin with a video that brought us close to tears.

David’s sad goodbye – David Archuleta posted his last video on Wednesday before departing on his two-year Mormon mission, and it may be one of the saddest things we have ever seen from the season 7 runner-up.

There were a number of major themes that came out through the video, but more than anything David said that he was grateful to his fans not only for their support, but also their respect. Not everyone out there would be thrilled to see their idol go MIA for two years doing work in Latin America, but by and large the Archuleta fans have been behind him every step of the way.

You could see by the end of this that David was on the verge of tears himself as he said “God bless” and “take care” to the camera. There will be some new music coming out in the coming two years, and it will be fascinating to see what sort of stories and inspiration David has upon his return.

Adam’s Queen gig over? – If you love Adam Lambert — and were hoping to see him perform with Queen at Knebworth’s Sonisphere Festival in July — the following news is probably going to disappoint you.

In a statement on Queen’s official site, the news was first handed down, and ticket sales are believed to be the reason behind the move:

“It is with very heavy hearts and much regret that we announce the cancellation of Sonisphere Knebworth 2012.”

There are still moving parts with this story, and there are reports that all other Sonisphere festivals have also been canceled. (However, promoters have yet to confirm the news.) When it comes to Adam news, all you should know is that the performance with Queen on June 30 in Moscow (which is not affiliated with Sonisphere) is still set to go on as planned.

Haley’s “90210” video – There’s not too much to say here, but we thought that it would be nice to close things off with the performance / scene from Haley Reinhart on “90210” Tuesday night.

If you love “Free,” then you’re really just going to be happy to hear the song again. Otherwise, get ready to admire Haley’s acting chops! She really holds her own here with Jessica Lowndes.

What do you think about some of this news?

Photo: Fox

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