(Video) David Cook, not Archuleta, is the ‘American Idol’
May 22, 2008
Turns out Simon Cowell was wrong: David Cook won American Idol today, beating crowd favorite David Archuleta by a margin of 12 million votes.
In yesterday’s finale performances, Simon Cowell criticized Cook, declaring that his song choices had sunk him while telling 17-year-old Archuleta he scored a “knockout” against the 25-year-old bartender.
But the votes were on Cook’s side. More than 56% of a record 97.5 million text and phone votes were made for Cook, besting Archuleta by more than 12 million votes.
Video of the announcement of the winner and David Cook’s performance as the new American Idol after the jump.
Video: David Cook wins American Idol!
Congratulations David Cook!