Henry- some people have no class and can't accept losing gracefully. Just deal
with the fact that the best Idol won! It's pretty simple and obvious who
presented themself like a true Idol, and it wasn't David A. Like I posted
earlier, it's American "Idol", not American "Singer" and apparently America
WANTED Cook. Utah is so narrow-minded that they forget not everyone wants an
Idol that looks and sings like a missionary.
For those who actually attended the concert---thousands who were there---they
heard the live comparison and David Archuleta ran away with it HANDS DOWN!!
Something is fishy at American Idol. The "American" voting process is being
Unfortunately, I got home from work Tuesday night too late to watch AI, but I
got home Wednesday in time to watch the last half hour, and see the winner. I
was so excited when David Cook won, I jumped out of my recliner, yelled, and
clapped my hands! It was my 61st birthday, too. What a great birthday present
for an old lady! I really like both of the Davids, but I think David
Cook has more vocal range, versatility, and stage presence. He will go far. David Archuleta is a fine singer, too, and I'm sure he has a bright
future ahead of him. He really does have a beautiful, clear and melodic voice.
But, he is young, and a bit awkward. Maybe he just needs a little more time, and
a little more experience. Anyway, I will be looking forward to
hearing more from both of them.
we are all winners...this has been a great season of music!
Well - the pollsters had it right on the weekend I guess. David Cook's votes
were locked up despite his low key showing last night. Funny,
usually when people here complain about it being a popularity contest they're
upset that the Mormon is in the lead. The fact Cook won, even though he didn't
sing as well, is a shame. Personally, I thought it could have gone
either way, with Cook's Billie Jean being the best American Idol performance
I've ever seen. But he did blow last night, 0 for 3.
And the "real" Idol wins!
That's right, America voted and David Cook is the American Idol. Too bad
"American Idol" doesn't rely on votes from 2 judges and Murray, Utah. Like
Donny Osmond said "enjoy the 15 minutes of fame".
David Archuleta should win because he has the best voice. He showed that last
night, the kid can sing. Cook appeals to a lot of people but just doesn't have
David A. definately has a beautiful voice , but I just can't look at his face
because he always looks so pitiful and on the verge of tears. All his songs
sound the same, and I could not see myself buying his CD. David Cook has amazing
talent!! Not only does he have an awesome unique voice, but his arrangements he
does are so entertaining. His overall stage presence is so much better than
Archuleta. I could definately see myself buying David Cooks CDs. GOOOOO David
That is why those who see and actually vote on the show are "Idol worshippers".
David A wasen't good enough to get a deal before he appeared on the
show, his school and town didn't even recognize him, heck even the state of
Utah. He was a normal high-school kid who probably got rejected more than once
for dates. Now that he's on television Utah sees him as the Savior. Please! Oh
and save me the "he's inspirational" crap, your local church choir is more
inspirational than him.
It's called American "Idol" not American "Singer." It's not just about one's
singing voice, but their entire stage presence.....look at the two contestants
and figure it out...enough said.
I think both David's are great, but they are totally different in their style. I
really hate to see either one of them lose. I liked David A from the very first
show....David C grew on me. I believe they are both winners....and wish them
both all the luck in their futures.
To those who think David Cook should be the American Idol I have one thought for
you. Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell who both happen to know quite a bit about
music and have heard every performance of both Davids live. Think David
Archuleta is the man. While every is. oh I made a mask Cook is the best!!!
Not a marketing contest? Sorry... wrong there. It's all about the money in the
end. Call it a singing contest if you like, it might start out that way, but as
the season progresses it always turns into a popularity contest. People vote
for who they like as a person/individual, or at least that GREATly effects their
vote... and if you're good looking or cute like David Archuleta then that helps
you go even farther in it as all the young girls and boys drool over you.
That's exactly why Mr. Dreadlocks Jason lasted as long as he did (all those
girls and guys mezmerized by his eyes and good looks).So yes, it's
about marketing. The judges praise and promote Archuleta so much not just
because of his great voice, but because they have dollar signs in their eyes.
They know he will make scabs of money on at least his debut CD with all the
tween and teen girls. These dollar signs cloud their vision and allow them to
over-look his mistake with lyrics and keep them from complaining that he sings
nothing but ballads successfully, that he lacks range and style.
I've had enough of this reporting! One article is sufficient. Only in Utah would
this be a big deal. If Archuleta wins I think I might unsubscribe from the
newspaper for a while
Until I saw last night's show I was pulling for Archie, but after watching my
first ever Idol last night I would listen to Cook's songs in the car but could
never see listening to Archie songs unless I was on a date. Is Archie going to
be the Ballad Man for the rest of his career? If so he'll have plenty of women
followers (see Manilow, Dimond)but as far as mass appeal it's got to be Cook.
I have to admit that David A doesn't have that stage presence of David C, but
how old is David C.? I'm sure he's done some signing with bands and done a few
shows. I don't think that David A has had that experience yet and he can always
add that. That said I did think David A had a great singing night last night,
but this is just who has quicker fingers anymore.
You are right with the money. Simon is laughing all the way to the bank with
this one. He wants the pre-teenies and teenies to spend their mommys and daddy's
cash on him, do you know how much he is getting on the next American Idol,
hundred times more than the little boy David Archuletta.
In the end it all comes down to the amighty $$$$$$$.David A will
sell more to the teen crowd and their parants will not reist them owning and
listening to his music so they will buy it for them also. David
Cook is a talent who has done well. Any disparaging remarks towards either of
these performers is in poor taste. They are both wonderful people and talent.
We all don't like the same type of ice cream and we are not going to all like
the same performers and music.
It isn't about deserving to win because you have the hardest background. It
isn't American Rock Idol or American 12 to 26 year-olds Idol. David Cook looked
like he wanted to give it away. I liked David A. going in, but thought he didn't
have much of a chance. He was absolutely amazing. He nailed it on every
performance. True, he is young and isn't polished yet, but he will learn about
stage presence and all that in time. You would expect David Cook to already have
those things. The important thing is the voice and emotion. David A. wanted it
more.This season we saw the closest voting, two amazing performers, and
perhaps tonight the first American Idol to pass out on stage. David A. has the
voice and talent well beyond his years. David C. is very talented and will do
well with his future, but I keep getting the feeling he is a wanna be rocker. I
think he is better than he has demonstrated lately. Both are fabulous guys; both
have a great future.
Have you heard the news? David Archuletto is Mormon.
Too virginal? Too sexually ambivalent? If these issues define your criteria
for acceptance and success, you need help. Great music is not restricted along
these lines. Was Britney Spears less popular when she was virginal? Is Elton
John's music rejected because of sexual ambivalence?I liked
Archuletta last night because the sounds he made were pleasing to my ears, and
he looked good to my eyes, and without regard for any other part of my anatomy.
I am not mormon. And I voted for David Archuleta. He is the superior singer.
Wha??? David A is too virginal and sexually ambivalent to appeal to an
audience? What kind of sicko are you. This is a singing contest. It is not a
sex contest, it is not a marketing contest.
David A is the better singer, but David C has more "Idol" Appeal.Since
that's the premise of the show, Dave C. will win.Actually I don't think
either is any better than past winners.
I love Daid Cook!! He deserves to win!!!
oh yeah, david a looked like he was going to pass out from hyperventialting last
night. he looked scared to death after each song. he needs to relax and be
confident in who he is and what he does. good job little boy.
and by the way, i am a born again. why do you people insist that religion and
background are the nominees' voter preference. should have nothing to do with
it. talent should be number 1 reason why you vote for who you do.
well, whatever the decision, they both will do well. i have to admit if it is
just a ballad, david a can belt them out but don't give him any other kind of
music. david c proves he can do both. versatility is the word which describes
david cookes abilities.
David A is too virginal and sexually ambivalent to appeal to a broad audience.
David Archuletta has no visual appeal. You can't respect a little smurf like
that. With all due credit to Archuletta for having a good voice, David Cook has
a much more unique sounding voice, much better control in jumping large ranges,
and his falsetto is tons better than Archuletta's. He is just overall a better
talent with a more unique sound as well as a MUCH better visual appeal.
Archuletta is a little kid still and needs to grow up a few years before he can
pull it off.
"Get a life!"??? YOU need a life away from being parked in front of your boob
I think David C. is a great performer but I really am underwhelmed by his voice.
He can sing, for sure, but it just sounds like any other rock-ish type guy --
nothing original or special there. I almost feel uncomfortable watching David A.
perform and especially after. I just want to yell for him to calm down and
relax! He looks like he's gonna faint! Hopefully in the years to come David A.
will get better stage presence with some more experience -- because if he does
-- wow! If only we could combine the two David's -- that would be one heck of a
Despite being the better singer, Archeleta lost. Check out dialidol, dawg. The
born agains voted against the mormom. First Romney, now Archeleta. Bummer.
why all the hate for Cook? we're mormons remember? be nice. david a had nothing
but nice words for Cook. utahns should too.
Both Davids are going to win - they will both get contracts. However, David
Cook fits the "American Idol" mold. However, I would not say he's more talented
in the vocal area. David A has superior pitch, tone, quality, etc. But David
Cook has the "rocker" image. They both deserve to stand on the
stage and both have already won big - it will change both of their lives and
place them in the industry long term.
Anybody remember a guy named Taylor Hicks, a great PERFORMER, but his record
sales went absolutely nowhere. The real winners from AI make their money (and
their reputation) from record sales, NOT from stage performances. That's why
David A. will win and have a better career selling records - people will want to
LISTEN to his songs, they won't care that he is a wooden puppet on stage.
To "Glad I don't watch" Get a life and stop being a drone.
Listening to some of you.. "OH your so cute. I just love you." GAG ME! So
glad I turned off my TV!
so it comes down to peoples past? Fact is Simon does not care at all for 'goody
two shoes' contestants. Remember what Simon said to Brooke when she first
auditioned and he learned she was LDS? He rolled his eyes in disgust and said
"oh, your one of those". David A will win.
Everyone has their trials comon people! You are saying because Cook has worked
hard?? What the heck! Don't you think that Archie worked just as hard?? the kid
is only 17 and has an amazing voice! He SHINED tonight! He is OUR AMERICAN
As it has proven in the past, winning the title of "American Idol" doesn't
guarantee the greatest success (example: Clay vs. Ruben). Both Davids are
fantastic performers and I will buy both of their future CD's! David A. got my
David Cook does not have great vocals...I can barely understand any of his
lyrics because his diction is poor. On the other hand, Archuleta sings clearly.
This is a singing contest and when pressure was greatest to perform, the little
kid out did the adult. Way to go!
One night does not sum up the whole season. In my opinion it WAS NOT a TKO for
Archuletta.. He is a cutie, and very humble... BUT not a performer!! David Cook
has the whole package... He can sing any genre of music, he moves well, plays to
the audience.. I think he defines American Idol much better than Archuletta.
Good Luck DAVID COOK!!!
talking about total package? DC has it! if you want to close your eyes and
listen to the song...DA's voice has it,but to watch him perform? BORING!
At this point, it doesn't really matter who wins or who loses (as in the past #2
can outsell #1). BOTH will do tremendously well and will have the opportunity
to have their careers launched in a huge way. Good luck to David A and David C!
ARCHULETA WILL WIN!!! ALL THE WAY BABY!!! LOVE YOU AND YOUR VOICE!!
As Simon said at the end of the show, David Archuleta won all three rounds.
Winnner by a TKO.Cook could still win but his poor song selections
on Tuesday likely cost him the AI title.
I was one of the lucky souls who got into the Nokia. The irony is that I went as
a huge HUGE Dave Cook fan (and frankly not a fan at all of little "Archie")and I
came out totally blown away by Archuletta... if you were in the house you would
know that Simon was dead-on, that kid was amazing (at least tonight or maybe
live?). His voice sails, no SOARS!!! He was just on a whole other level than
Cook (who certainly must have had a bad night???) Anyway, I am totally blown
away by that kid's voice and talent... 17??? I'll never forget this night for as
long as I live... and I'm in my 40's... and **** no I ain't gay either! I still
can't believe what I heard. That kid has the most amazing chops I've ever
heard... and that's saying something. Even Clive said the kid's the best male
vocalist he's ever heard, he puts him right up there in Whitney's league. What
I heard tonight was a good singer and a GREAT singer... they were just the
opposite of what I was expecting going in.
even though david a had a better night than david c,david cook had a
better season, so he wins in my opinion.
After tonight's performance.. it looks like Archie wanted it more. I was very
underwhelmed by Cookster. Go ARCHIE!!!!
David A has a great vocal ability, but he has no depth, can't move well, no
variety. Not a good performer. Boring!!! Now David Cook is brilliant, sexy, has
fantastic vocals, is creative, interesting, moves well, plays guitar. I thought
it was great that he sang without the guitar, then with electric, then with
acoustic guitar. He is the American Idol!!! i would rather see Cook perform than
Archuleta any day. David Cook is the one!
Cmon, Simon. I generally agree with your comments. But a person doesn't win
because of he's got a worse life than the other. One should win because of his
talent, not because he had a harder life than the other contestant. Gheez. And
you always ask on the show if it's a talent or a popularity contest?
Simon's comment on Leno makes his later comment that Archuleta delivered a
"knockout" in the final all the more significant.
Both were good all season....David A. won the battle tonight and as much as I
hate to say it.....deserves to win because of it.
I voted for David Cook. He deserves it more . He has definately worked hard
for this. But, even if he loses, I predict Cook will be the bigger success. He
is talented, sexy, original and nice. David A. could be a teen idol, but David
C. has staying power...
Trials are not the basis for winning a contest, my goodness, I should win a
million for my trials. Both of these young men are very talented, they both
have good and bad moments, tonight the good was in David A's court. I believe
that before tonight, I would have leaned towards Dave Cook, but he was outdone
on all three numbers. Even Simon, who was saying that David Cook should win,
declared that David A was the winner tonight, and Simon is respected by the
fans. He is brutally honest, but I would rather have him tell me that my voice
was bad or my dress, than to have Paula smile and say, "you look so nice
tonight", that is her saying, you did awful. Randy tends to like to follow
Paula's lead, and yes, they are more respectful, but they are not being truthful
much of the time.
MY FAVORITE D. ARCHULETA
DAVID COOK IS BASICALLY GOING TO OWN BECAUSE HE HAS AN AMAZING VOICE AND IS VERY
TALENTED. I LOVE YOU DAVID COOK. BREAK A LEG. [:
yeah right david cook rox i luv david cook he is cute and he has great talent
also has gone through a lot since his brother battled with brain cancer and
deserves to win it more than david archuletta.
david cook all the way!!!!
I think David A sould win. He rocked the house down.i love u David A, good luck.