Face-Off: Should David Archuleta Win American Idol?

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The big night is here. The favorite from the onset, David Archuleta has dispatched all but one singer as he closes in on the American Idol crown. But does Archuleta deserve it - or should David Cook win? That's the subject of today's Face-Off ...

SHOULD DAVID ARCHULETA BE THE NEXT AMERICAN IDOL?

David Archuleta at the Finale

YES by Free Britney

To paraphrase a line from the great MC Paul Barman, David Archuleta's voice makes even the most anti-choice granny's panties moist.

That may be a crude way of putting it, but there's no denying that young Archuleta has massive appeal - and is a star in the making.

The American Idol world has seen some amazing talent and some real cuties, but David Archuleta may take the cake on both fronts.

This kid is no novelty act, but a true prodigy.

His formidable fellow finalist, David Cook, has been lauded for his guitar playing, but don't forget that David Archuleta accompanied himself on piano during his renditions of "Another Day in Paradise" and "Angels." He's got game!

Oh, and what an inspirational story! Archuleta once suffered partial vocal paralysis (from which he is still recovering)! He's controlled by his insane father! He couldn't even go to his prom! What more can he do to win our hearts?

He's the only guy not named Jack Daniel to bring Paula Abdul to tears. Just "imagine" what he could do with an entire CD!

NO by mischalova

David Archuleta is more boring than a PBS documentary about pocket lint.

The 17-year old has an incredible voice for his age, no doubt, but American Idol is as much about commercial success as it is about hitting every note. The show is searching for the next musical superstar.

Does the country really want another Taylor Hicks-type champion? Speaking of which: take away Taylor's gray hair for a moment. What are you left with?

It's David Archuleta! Another cute, cuddly singer with no chance of ever winning a Grammy.

We know you love squealing at the sight of Archuleta, teenage girls, but think about the sort of music you like listening to now. Beyonce. Miley Cyrus. Rihanna.

These stars dance around to catchy pop tunes.

Archuleta stands still and sings the same tired ballads every week.

Conversely, David Cook is versatile, creative and fun. It's easy to see him as the next Chris Daughtry.

So that's your choice, America: another Daughtry, or a teenage version of Josh Grobin. What, you haven't heard of Josh Grobin? Exactly.

Step aside, David Archuleta. David Cook is the true American Idol.

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Well you guys, he thing is that everybody knows that David Archuleta won. That is for sure.... I felt like crap that day when DC was announced as a winner but you know? now everybody knows and loves and admire David Archuleta even more than a year ago (like it would be possible to love him more), and by the way.... where is Cook?? oh well, whatever. Go kid, we love you to death as always will be... Such a talent, humble personality and .... well you know...., that kid is just amazing

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SHUT UP AND STOP LEAVING COMMENTS THIS IS OLD NEWS - THEY ARE JUST USING THIS TO PROMOTE SEASON 8 FOR THEY KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE WON'T BE WATCHING THIS SHOW. JUST THINK ABOUT IT THIS IS THEIR MARKETING STRATEGY THAT IS WHY THEY ARE SHOWING THE RE-RUN OF SEASON 7 FOR THEY WANT TO ATTRACT DAVID ARCHULETA FANS TO WATCH IT AND AT THE END GET HOOKED UP TO WATCH SEASON 8 - ITS BRAINWASHING. I HOPE AMERICA WILL WAKE UP AND STOP BEING A SUCKER AMERICA. FOR AI IS ALL FOR THE MONEY - NOT TO FIND REAL TALENT. SIMON AND THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS JUST WANT TO ENRICH THEMSELVES.

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in Texas,
What do you mean with "he doesn't do great interviews?".
Did you watch when he was interviewed by Shelly, by Slezak etc.? He was great. He is getting better and better each time. Especially the interview he did with Shelly, so cute. Watch it!!!1 After watching it I bet you will say that he is great in interviews.

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i was xtremly upst whn david a ddnt win ai how could this be?? boy the blinder came off evry season ,, pple wld this ,ai is so rigged ?? i ddnt believ it ,, david a perfrm btter thn any ai cntestant & the judges knw that im stll mad at how simon hd the audacity t aplgze & wink at david c , i cant stand david c ,, all he does is opn his mouth wide tries t scream ** uggh !!! but its ok david a ruuner uo bcse he is soaring ,, he is really relzed improving n his performances ,, & doin great ,, cd is wonderful i luv davd a & im done with ai ,, due t how thy treated david a

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WE KNOW HE IS THE REAL AMERICAN IDOL. WE KNOW AMERICAN IDOL WAS RIGGED. BUT AS LONG AS THIS WONDERFUL YOUNG "MAN" IS SUCCESSFUL AND HAPPY WHO CARES WHAT THE "AMERICAN IDOL" - David C or the show does. He evidently is supporting his family for the most part and that is a big task and responsibility for him to bear. I so admire him and his talent. He is still made fun of because he doens't do great interviews - well maybe that is because he is real and i hope he stays that way. God Bless You Mr. David Archuleta!

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I feel bad for David Cook for he knows for a fact that he is not 100% The America People choice as American Idol for they don't accept and agreed that he is THE RIGHTFUL WINNER. That why this thing is still being discussed until now. For he himself knows on the finale night that David Archuleta nail it. The only reason he won is: 1. IT'S RIGGED OR 2. SYMPATHY VOTE ( don't want to go to detail on this one ) and I don't think he is THE EPITOME OF THE REAL AMERICAN IDOL - For America knows the Arrangement Fiasco and why do you think the producer Mr. Lythgoe head got chopped off - Your guess is as good as anyone. There is no doubt a thousand miles that David Archuleta has a better voice than Cook. The only one who would say Cook has a great voice is his diehard fans. SO FOR THE COOK FANS ITS TIME TO MOVE ON - YES, HE IS THE WINNER BUT NOT THE REAL WINNER. SO STOP CONVINCING THE WHOLE WORLD HE HAS A GREAT VOICE FOR IT IS NOT.

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I think majority of America knows how Simon Cowell operate. Everytime he opens his mouth he contradict himself. He is just for the money to enrich himself and the People of America is just a SUCKERS (sorry to say that but that is just the truth). All I can say AMERICA: STOP PATRONIZING THE SHOW - HIS GOAL IS NOT TO DISCOVER NEW TALENT THAT IS FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH - HE WANT TO ENRICH HIMSELF THAT IS FOR THE FACT. ITS ALL ABOUT MONEY.

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I tried for hours to vote for D.A without any success. It was weird that Simon apologized to D.C. Even after he performed on Tuesday, DC cried. He knew that he lost. Anyway he was announced as the winner and he knew all along what really happened that night. He must felt so uncomfortable, I wonder how can he live with that? Especially when he sees how sincere D.A. is. That's why I think that D.A. is the one who can enjoy his status as Runner-up. Actually DC had to be disqualified as a participant of AI due to his recording experience. They made D.C. won just because they felt bad about what they did to Daughtry and wanted to show the world that rocker can win AI. Trust me, God gives Daughtry what he should get even more, and God will give D.A. what he should get also even more, Amen, amen, amen!!!!!

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Let's make it simple as possible: Why do you think there is still some kind of write up about this thing AI Season 7 Result? FOR THEY KNOW FOR A FACT THAT THE RIGHTFUL WINNER IS NOT DAVID COOK - ITS NO OTHER THAN DAVID ARCHULETA. IF COOK IS THE RIGHTFUL WINNER THIS COULD HAVE BEEN LAID TO REST LONG TIME AGO - THAT WHY UNTIL NOW ITS STILL BEING TALKED ABOUT AND BEING WRITTEN UP. ITS SUCKS WHEN YOU WIN AND YOU DON'T DESERVE IT. ITS JUST UNFORTUNATE THAT DAVID ARCHULETA GOT ROBBED.

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david has a beautiful voice he keeps going he will be a famous singer i have grandchildren his age and i listen to his album every day i cant wait for his next album to come out

David Archuleta Biography

Giving Thumbs Up David Archuleta finished second on the seventh season of American Idol. The adorable, talented singer suffered from vocal chord paralysis... More »
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David Archuleta

David Archuleta Quotes

He's been my role model. Just a great person to look up to. He's been my big brother through this.

David Archuleta [on David Cook]

He's given me a lot of good advice and helped me from making any dumb decisions. He understands more than anyone what I want in music, and I've felt really blessed to have someone like that.

David Archuleta [on his controversial father]