I watched the first few American Idol episodes this year – more than I watched in any season previous – and was just convinced, even only a few shows into it, that David Archuleta would take the prize. But I was wrong!
Of course, David Cook is more appealing to a wider audience. DA will appeal to a number of young women (girls) and some moms (my mother loves him), and people who like Michael Buble… but if you’re looking for a pop star, DC really does fill that bill perfectly. Aside from the ill-advised Brad Pitt-esque whiskers he’s sporting now, he’s quite a hunk. And his voice embodies that husky, sexy sound that is so popular now.
But this won’t be the last we see of DA, I’m sure. He’s got a fantastic future ahead of him and will almost certainly get a recording contract as well. My personal advice for him would be to hit Broadway. His personality and voice just SCREAMs “musical theatre” to me.
Anyway, the season’s over, and I saw just enough. Congratulations to both Davids!!