Thursday, May 22, 2008

SPOILER ALERT!!! - David Cook wins American Idol

So, if I was a betting woman, I would blind stinking rich right now. David Cook won the top prize last night at the American Idol finale. Cook won the battle after 100 million votes were placed and he beat out David Archuleta by 12 million of them. All the finale needed was some NKOTB and it would have been my wet dream as a little girl. George Michael, Bryan Adams, Donna Summers and the cast from the "Love Guru" and "Tropic Thunder" all came to the AI stage to promote something or the other. Last night's finale was probably my favorite to date. The numbers were a bit weak, but what they were able to do was showcase the weaknesses of those already kicked off. It was almost like a "told you so and good job" on the voters. Carrie Underwood came out and rocked the stage like the diva she is, last year's winner Jordin Sparks also sange her new hit and George Michael sung one of my favorite songs by him, but he sounded and looked bit off. He blamed a cold and I hoping that's all that it was, because now my mom wants to see him perform at MSG.

Throughout the night, the one thing that stood out other than the producers pushing Michael Johns, a contestant who lost out in like seventh round, was that David Cook really owned the stage when he was performing. He seemed calm, cool and like a man who already knew he lost. Archuleta, in my opinion not only lacked spunk, but lacked harmonies with his fellow singers. But nothing was worse than watching Brooke White dance. She could be the most textbook example of why white people are requested not to dance anywhere other than a wedding. Before they announced which David won, Simon Cowell apologized for ripping into Cook the other night and said that for the first time in American Idol history, either final contestant winning would be great. Anyways, I am very glad the best man won and I think this is just the beginning of what could be a great career. The expression on his mother's and brother's faces was priceless and it was wonderful to watch everyone celebrate his win.

Here is the video of the announcement and his final performance.