Never Happier About Being Wrong: David Cook Wins

A clear winner by 12 million votes, David Cook got a public apology from Simon Cowell for being a bit unfair and on the verge of being disrespectful last night.

Simon said that when he got home and watched it again, it was not as clear cut as the judges [Simon!] made it out to be.

America saw through that hype and atmosphere of excitement over the phenom and voted for the best all-around singer and artist left.

Congratulations, David Cook!

American Idol Finale Results Show: Moments Away!

The time the dearly devoted have been waiting for all season is here!

My prediction that David Archuleta will win remains, but I sit here today and publicly write that David Cook will blow Archie’s concert, CD, and iTunes sales away. There is no comparison when it comes to charisma, presence, and character. No, I don’t think D.A.’s stage humility is any indication of who he is other than a pimped daddy’s prodigy out there for the world to see how good Jeff Archuleta’s genes mixed with his wife’s.

Can you imagine (no pun intended, but it’s dang funny now that I typed it) shelling out $60 to see Archuleta and seeing and hearing this after every number:

No, no, no, shucks, gosh!

I’d be demanding my money back. He should pay people to listen to him when he does that. I loved him at first, but his novelty has worn thin.

It’s come out that David Cook didn’t even want to try out for the show and was there for his brother.

The true American Idol is David Cook.

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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American Idol: Top 4 Week – 5/6/2008

It appears that I was partially right, partially wrong about this week’s performances. David Cook did rock out, but only on his second song. Syesha did her stuff, sang her songs, shook her booty, and I think she’s going to stay alive.

Then there’s Jason Castro. His first song was… boring. His second song was… a disaster. He pulled a Crash Test Dummies impersonation and “MMM mmm MMM’d” about 10 words, which Randy Jackson politely made clear by asking Jason what he thought of his own performance. Simon simply told him, “Pack your bags.” I told my wife that his fans probably didn’t notice, though, because they’re all stoned. He may be safe, if only for the stoners.

David Archuletta was simply stunning with his first performance, and while his second song was not as entertaining for me, it was still up to his expected level of vocal brilliance. I am going to download his first song when it pops up on iTunes.

Bottom Two: Jason Castro, Jason Castro (Sorry, dude)

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