American Idol Finale – Cook vs. Archuleta – 5/20/2008

Tonight was the big night, so one moment while I finish casting my votes. Ok, now that business is taken care of, it’s time to tell you who I voted for.

Tonight was a knock-down, drag-out fight… until the end. The end, if you watched it, consisted of David Archuleta singing, not for the first time… not for the second time… but for the THIRD time this season and the FOURTH time readily viewable on YouTube: ‘Imagine.’ We know he can sing ‘Imagine’ already! I have it on my iPod and I’ve been listening to it for 2 months now. I’m ready for something else.

Worse song choice for the night or not, at least Cook sang something original AND smoking hot, too. Don’t count him out, but I don’t think he’s going to get the votes. I think he is the better all-around American Idol, but I have a nasty feeling that the young lad is going to edge him out based on vocals.

One question remains to be seen in the months and years to come: Does David Archuleta even enjoy singing, or is it just what his dad wants him to do?

MY votes went to Cook.

My guess goes to Archuleta

  • Rosie

    Today I have to respond. I agree whole heartedly with you. Even though David A. sang his songs very well, I think it was still very mechanical. I think David C. had his heart out there last night and that is why he ended his last song with tears in his eyes. I voted for David Cook and will cheer him on tonight. Whether he wins or not, I think he’ll go much further in his singing career than little David.

  • Rosie

    Today I have to respond. I agree whole heartedly with you. Even though David A. sang his songs very well, I think it was still very mechanical. I think David C. had his heart out there last night and that is why he ended his last song with tears in his eyes. I voted for David Cook and will cheer him on tonight. Whether he wins or not, I think he’ll go much further in his singing career than little David.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

    @Rosie:

    Thanks for finally putting your thoughts out here for everyone. They are always so good (except when they are lame and don’t agree with me 🙂 ) and all the readers deserve to see them.

    I think I’ll surprise a lot of people with what I have to say on record tonight if Archuleta wins.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

    @Rosie:

    Thanks for finally putting your thoughts out here for everyone. They are always so good (except when they are lame and don’t agree with me 🙂 ) and all the readers deserve to see them.

    I think I’ll surprise a lot of people with what I have to say on record tonight if Archuleta wins.

  • Joyce

    Lindsey and I both LOVE David Cook, and love that he took a risk (yet again) to sing something new last night — it was terrific! But, despite our collective 30 votes, I fear little David will come out on top tonight.

    Kudos to Cowell, by the way, on his praise of Cook’s character — I’m glad to know he’s not only an awesome singer/guitarist, but a nice guy as well.

    And who knows, maybe he’ll get a better recording deal if he doesn’t win tonight.

  • Joyce

    Lindsey and I both LOVE David Cook, and love that he took a risk (yet again) to sing something new last night — it was terrific! But, despite our collective 30 votes, I fear little David will come out on top tonight.

    Kudos to Cowell, by the way, on his praise of Cook’s character — I’m glad to know he’s not only an awesome singer/guitarist, but a nice guy as well.

    And who knows, maybe he’ll get a better recording deal if he doesn’t win tonight.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

    I’ll say it here and then again in a post:

    Did anyone notice in the big boxing hype intro that they did a quick rundown of the big Idol faces in a “joining the greats of the past” and they skipped right over Taylor Hicks and REPLACED him with Chris Daughtry!?

    THAT’s what I’m talking about!
    Bo-yeah! Hicks is an 1st place Idol wanna-be a star.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

    I’ll say it here and then again in a post:

    Did anyone notice in the big boxing hype intro that they did a quick rundown of the big Idol faces in a “joining the greats of the past” and they skipped right over Taylor Hicks and REPLACED him with Chris Daughtry!?

    THAT’s what I’m talking about!
    Bo-yeah! Hicks is an 1st place Idol wanna-be a star.