Expect Simon to ratchet up his criticism of Archuleta next Tuesday, regardless of how well he sings and how much Cook growls, howls and screams. Simon wants a rocker to win this year and is still embarrassed that Chris Daughtry did not win Idol but ran away with post-Idol accolades and CD sales. And wasn't it Simon who constantly urged the public to vote for Ruben over the far more successful Clay Aiken?
Despite Simon's efforts, I expect Archuleta to win this year. After that it will be up to Archuleta's song choices as to how far he goes. I would like to see him put together a band of the best songwriters to give him some great hits. Good luck, David Archuleta, from a former fellow Spartan. • Sis, 12:26 p.m. May 15, 2008
David C will win because the judges and producers will see to it. It has been totally evident for the past two weeks. • Keep your eye on him, 10:06 a.m. May 9, 2008
Keep your eye on David Archuleta. ... I will be amazed that in the end, if he will not be destroyed by this kind of popularity. It is more than most can handle. • Ernest T. Bass, 8:21 a.m. May 14, 2008
Only D-news readers could possibly make this the top read story. Idol is for 14-year-olds and D-news readers who want to feel normal when someone from Utah becomes famous. • John, 5:07 p.m. May 10, 2008
I am 60 years old and I have never seen anyone like David A. At the age of 17 to be able to make his voice hit a High D like he did last Tuesday night. David is a gifted young man. I teach music and David has a long career ahead of him. • Green mormon architect, 5:20 p.m. May 10, 2008
Idol worship alive and well in Utah. • Mc , 11:52 a.m. May 9, 2008
When thousands of people travel from all around to see someone here, it IS news, even if it isn't interesting to you.