American Idol 7 Winner

The finale we’ve all been expecting for several weeks now is upon us. You know what that means. 1 hour and 58 minutes of filler. After that, we will find out live whether the American Idol 7 winner is David Archuleta or David Cook.

David Archuleta from the early rounds was obviously going to be in the final two. It’s just been a question of who would be going up against him. I’d argue that he has shown to be the best, most consistent singer this season, and his performance last night once again proved he was in it to win it.

That said, David Cook eventually emerged as the clear second person to make the final two. He’s stood out as one of the more unique singers, able to present a new twist on an old song (even if, like Daughtry, the twist was at times merely a cover of someone else’s new twist).

Unlike Archuleta, who I’d be more skeptical about as far as making a modern day album, Cook has shown that he has a good contemporary sound. Either way, I’m expecting a good quality singer to take home the crown, much better than the winners of most previous seasons.

Simon says that, for the first time ever, he doesn’t really care who wins because both of them have done terrific.

The American Idol 7 winner by 12 million votes is David Cook, who received 56% of the 97.5 million votes cast.

As much as some may like to pretend that American Idol is fading since its ratings are declining, it remains by far the #1 show on TV, taking this season’s crown by about 7 million viewers. So obviously, American Idol will be back on Fox once again for season 8 next January.

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