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David Roland Cook (born December 20th, 1982) was a contestant on Season 7 of American Idol.

Audition[]

David auditioned in Omaha. He sang "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi. All three judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round.

Hollywood Rounds[]

David was shown during the second day of Hollywood Week. He sang "Everything I Do (I Do it For You)" by Bryan Adams. Randy voted "yes", Paula voted "yes", but Simon voted "no". He managed to make it to the final fifty and during the final deliberation, it was revealed that he had made the Top 24.

Top 24[]

David sang "Happy Together" by The Turtles. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 20[]

David sang "All Right Now" by Free. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for that week.

Top 16[]

David sang "Hello" by Lionel Richie. He received enough votes to make the Top 12.

Top 12[]

David sang "Eleanor Rigby" by The Beatles. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 11[]

David sang "Day Tripper" by The Beatles. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 10[]

David sang "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 9[]

David sang "Little Sparrow" by Dolly Parton. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 8[]

David sang "Innocent" by Our Lady Peace. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 7[]

David sang "Always Be My Baby" by Mariah Carey. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 6[]

David sang "The Music of the Night" by Michael Crawford from The Phantom of the Opera. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 5[]

David sang "I'm Alive" and "All I Really Need is You", both by Neil Diamond. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 4[]

David sang "Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran and "Baba O'Riley" by The Who. He received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 3[]

David sang "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack (as chosen by Simon Cowell), "Dare You to Move" by Switchfoot and "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith. He received enough votes to land a spot in the American Idol Finale.

Season 7 Finale[]

David sang "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" by U2 (as chosen by Clive Davis), "Dream Big" and "The World I Know" by Collective Soul. He received more votes than David Archuleta, making him the American Idol.

Trivia[]

  • David appeared as a guest mentor for Season 20's Hollywood Round.
Season 7
Finalists
David Cook · David Archuleta · Syesha Mercado  · Jason Castro · Brooke White · Carly Smithson · Kristy Lee Cook · Michael Johns · Ramiele Malubay · Chikezie · Amanda Overmyer · David Hernandez
Finalists
Danny Noriega · Asia'h Epperson · Luke Menard · Kady Malloy · Robbie Carrico · Alaina Whitaker · Alexandréa Lushington · Jason Yeager · Colton Berry · Joanne Borgella · Amy Davis · Garrett Haley
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