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?

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