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David "Dave" Hoover was a contestant on Season 5 of American Idol.


David auditioned in Chicago. He sang an original song. Although Simon voted "no", Randy and Paula voted "yes", sending him to the next round.

Hollywood Round[]

Dave was shown in the first part of Hollywood Round singing "Bat Out of Hell" by Meat Loaf. Partway through his performance, he jumped straight of the stage to the judges podium. He was eliminated at this stage of the competition.


  • David was notable for his overly energetic and enthusiastic personality and was nicknamed "Crazy Dave" by Ryan Seacrest.
  • David appeared in the Season 5 Finale as the "winner" of the Golden Idol Award for Outstanding Male Vocal.