Saturday, May 24, 2008
David Cook crowned "American Idol"
Wednesday saw the season finale of the seventh edition of "American Idol" and David Cook beat David Archuleta to win the show. On Tuesday both Davids sang three song apiece, Clive Davis' pick, their pick and the sure-to-be-a-smash-hit new song. Simon said that Archuleta won all three rounds, but the public disagreed, voting Cook the winner 56% to 44%. But before we got that somewhat surprising news, "Idol" dragged out the top 12 contestants and their usual menagerie of has-been pop stars and kiddie acts. Donna Summer sang with the girls and Bryan Adams sang with the guys. The duets included Syesha and Seal, Archuleta and OneRepublic, Cook and ZZ Top and Brooke and Graham Nash. If that doesn't get you as giddy as that crying girl from last year, there was also performances by The Jonas Brothers and George Michael as well as hilarious comedy from Jack Black, Ben Stiller and Mike Myers. By the way, every word I've said was sarcastic in case you didn't know, it actually was 2 hours of my life I'll never get back. Oh well, at least I have til January before we have to do it all over again.