Apparently American can think on it’s own. In what any viewer would call a major upset, David Cook, the rocker, beat David Archuleta in the final round on Idol. Simon Cowell apologized for his comments last night after the final performance. He said Cook had done much better than his review indicated. And Simon, Paula and Randy all got it wrong. The rocker beat the kid by 12,000,000 votes.
The show could not have sucked more. The final 12 were fine in their numbers but the guest stars seemed totally out of place. David Cook with Z.Z. Top was fine, but much of the duets and guests just bit the big one. Brian Adams, what were you thinking? Carrie Underwood was the only previous winner to be on top of her game. Ruben watched from the crowd. Kelly, Taylor and Fantasia were not to be seen. Jordin Sparks should have sat with Ruben. Awful. Graham Nash is way too old for this demographic and is one of my favorite artists. But Graham, American Idol? Gladys Knight should have sued for what was done to her. I know she was part of it, but come on. At least they got over the even stupider biy the night before with all that “prizer fighting” shit.
Bottom line, it was the first time I felt America got it right. David Cook. Long may he rock.