So, as most of you know I have been a very avid David Archuleta fan on this season of American Idol. To be honest, I haven’t really liked American Idol in the past. I liked Blake Lewis a little bit, but he’s such a douche bag I kind of gave up on him. Carrie Underwood was awesome when she won. Other than that, I haven’t been emotionally invested in the show at all. That is until this season.
Tonight, David Cook was named the new American Idol. Cool. Did you know that he already has been signed to a record company and has an album you can buy? Go to Amazon.com and buy it! You can also buy Brooke White’s 2006 album here, as well as Kristy Lee Cook’s 2005 album that Ren-Hen Records put millions of dollars in to and sold like 900 copies — here. Not cool. I had a big problem with the show letting formerly signed artists on the show. It’s not fair to the people that are trying to be discovered…like my good friend David Archuleta.
Further annoying me was that Simon was doing a media tour promoting David Cook. He didn’t do this until Carrie Underwood’s season, and it’s paid off for the winning contestant. Let America decide on talent not what Simon says.
Anyway, I am not MAJORLY upset about tonight’s results. I was in a bit of a shock because all three judges (to whom America listens) said Archuleta won all 3 rounds of singing last night. David Cook gets on stage and says, “Why would I do something I’ve already done?” and then start crying. BOOM you’ve got the sympathy votes.
Further adding to my frustration with David Cook…all of his “original renditions” of his songs were actually covers. Remember “Billie Jean?” Look up Chris Cornell’s version of it on iTunes. I believe it’s actually in the same key as well! HOW ORIGINAL!
I know Archuleta lacked some pizazz, but what he lacked in pizazz, he made up for in raw talent. His voice in unmatched, and no matter who you are (including the haters that love to play devil’s advocate with me..aka Mason DeWitt), you can’t deny that Archuleta has a phenomenal voice, and tore it up last night during the singing show.
At the end of the day, Archuleta is going to have a record deal, if he doesn’t already. We’ll hear from him again. I just wanted to see this kid’s face light up because he is such an amazing talent, and I’m pissed that I didn’t get to see it.
Tell me what you think.