The Hollywood Gossip staff is proud to bring you Tale of the Tape, a feature in which we break down prospective matchups within the celebrity world. The following is an obvious one.
Next week, David Cook will take on David Archuleta in what may be the most anticipated American Idol finals match-up of all-time. Forget Tuesday night, though.
Who will emerge victorious in the following 10 rounds? Let's find out. Ding, ding!
1. PAST IDOL HE MOST REMINDS US OF
David Cook: Chris Daughtry
David Archuleta: Clay Aiken
2. FAMILY TIES
David Cook: Cancer-stricken brother, Adam
David Archuleta: Insanely controlling father, Jeff
3. FIRST NAMES
David Cook: David
David Archuleta: David
4. BEST PERFORMANCE
David Cook: "Always Be My Baby"
David Archuleta: "Imagine"
David Cook: Lead singer for Axium, whose song "Hold" was picked up by AMC Theatres Movie Tunes and played before previews on over 20,000 screens nationwide.
David Archuleta: Won Star Search at age of 12
6. WRAPPED AROUND FINGER OF ...
David Cook: Simon Cowell
David Archuleta: Every 12-year-old girl in America
7. U.S. STATE OF ORIGIN
David Cook: Missouri
David Archuleta: Utah**
** Julianne Hough is also from Utah.
8. AMAZING FACT
David Cook: Earned a degree in graphic design from the University of Central Missouri
David Archuleta: Born in the 1990s.
9. CONTROVERSIAL MOMENT
David Cook: Accused to ripping off Chris Cornell.
David Archuleta: Nixed from high school prom.
10. IS ACTUALLY NOT RELATED TO ...
David Cook: Dane Cook
David Archuleta: Adam Archuleta
THE VERDICT: Cooks squeaks out a 5-3-2 victory over Archuleta. If only the younger David were related to Adam Archuleta, he could have introduced us to his wife, Jennifer Walcott, and have tied up this contest. Instead, he goes down like former Idol finalist Antonella Barba. Close battle, though.