We won…. David Cook, the rocker, the scruffy bearded, the raspy-voiced, the good looking Texan, the one sing The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Billie Jean and You’re the Voice… David Cook won over an amazing more than 12million vote.
The finale of American Idol also featured guest appearances by Seal, Donna Summer, Bryan Adams, ZZ Top, Graham Nash, the Jonas Brothers, OneRepublic, season 6 Idol champ Jordin Sparks, season 4 winner Carrie Underwood, and a grand finale appearance by George Michael.
Short Wikipedia of David Cook
Cook was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Blue Springs, Missouri. Cook’s interest in music began early in life; he received his first guitar at the age of 2. He began singing in second grade, when his elementary school music teacher gave him a solo in a school choir performance.
Cook was the lead singer and guitarist of the band Axium from 1999 until 2006. After the band break up Cook released a solo independent album, Analog Heart, in 2006, the year he graduated from the college. It was written from 2004 to 2006, and he designed the artwork as well.
The album was chosen as the fourth-best CD released in 2006 by website Music Equals Life. Cook also won the Urban Tulsa Weekly’s “Absolute Best of Tulsa” award for “Best Locally Produced, Independent Album” in 2007. He had completed recording his sophomore album before his appearance on American Idol.
Over the weekend of April 18 to April 20, 2008, Analog Heart was listed as the number one album for “Today’s Top MP3 Albums” on Amazon.com. Soon there after, the album was removed from Amazon.
Cook didn’t even intend to audition for the singing competition that continues to be the nation’s top-rated TV show, but the 25-year-old bartender from Blue Springs, Mo., had accompanied his brother to Omaha for auditions and ended up making the cut.
His other brother Adam Cook, 36, is currently being treated for his second diagnosis of brain cancer, which has spread to his spine, according to Indian’s Tribune Star newspaper.
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