Tale of the Tape: David Cook vs. David Archuleta

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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
Edge: Cook

2. FAMILY TIES

David Cook: Cancer-stricken brother, Adam
David Archuleta: Insanely controlling father, Jeff
Edge: Cook

3. FIRST NAMES

David Cook: David
David Archuleta: David
Edge: Even

4. BEST PERFORMANCE

David Cook: "Always Be My Baby"
David Archuleta: "Imagine"
Edge: Archuleta

5. PAST EXPERIENCE

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
Edge: Archuleta

6. WRAPPED AROUND FINGER OF ...

David Cook: Simon Cowell
David Archuleta: Every 12-year-old girl in America
Edge: Cook

7. U.S. STATE OF ORIGIN

David Cook: Missouri
David Archuleta: Utah**
Edge: Archuleta

** 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.
Edge: Cook

9. CONTROVERSIAL MOMENT

David Cook: Accused to ripping off Chris Cornell.
David Archuleta: Nixed from high school prom.
Edge: Even

10. IS ACTUALLY NOT RELATED TO ...

David Cook: Dane Cook
David Archuleta: Adam Archuleta
Edge: Cook

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.

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David Cook gained a lifetime fan when he put a hard rock spin on Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean." Anyone who can do that gets mad props. I'm so upset that it wasn't Cook and Mercado because I feel like it would have been a competition then. David Archuleta has talent. David Cook has a gift. There IS a difference and I can tell when I hear each of them sing and watch their performances. DA just doesn't do anything for me...except make me change the channel because he gets on my nerves. David Cook...hands down...100%.

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David A. ruined Imagine by John Lennon. It was horrible. All of his music sounds the same & there is no way I would ever buy a CD of his.

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I LOVE David Cook....but I don't think I want him to win. Look at Daughtry....he did better not winning. I want to see David Cook put out a CD that HE controls....not what Clive Davis controls...

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Nice voice and can sing anything...David Archuleta become the youngest American Idol..come on

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DAVID ARCHULETA:) He's cute and talented.
IDOL MATERIAL.
:)

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david cook better win

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So it comes down to choosing the "better" of the two davids. David Cook gave relevance to American Idol. David Cook started from being totally anonymous to gaining the respect of viewers, the judges and more so, the singers of the songs he picked. So...listening to both of them now, david A is the same as before. David Cook on the other hand obviously grew and improved with the show. SO DAVID COOK DESERVES IT MORE.

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cook all the way

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DAVID is THE AMERICAN IDOL!!!!! If only AI text votes is worldwide-based, I would vote for DAVID COOK a gazillion times!!! Move over, David ARchuleta!!!

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PLS PPL VOTE FOR..... DAVID COOK!!!! 4 hrs straight soooooo call and text every single second... let the performer wins... DC FTW!!