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 rocks and that is al that needs to be said!

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DC SHOULD AND WILL WIN THIS. REMEMBER VOTING IS 4 HOURS THIS WEEK..... GET THOSE FINGERS READY.

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david cook should go all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!! he is an awesome singer and such a hotty!!!!!!!!!!!! if you dont vote for david cook then you are crazy!!!! lol :) vote for david.C

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who ever made this list... anyone who heard david cook do always be my baby clearly sees that it is the best song done in the whole damn show! archuleta doing imagine is way behind... it is so far behind that it is a dot to cook'c always be my ... (joey trivianni inspired ^_^)

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To All Cookies, Please vote for David Cook. DA's fans can vote non stop for their idol, we cookies can do it too.....for our David Cook! He wants to win this and only we can make it happen. Vote! Vote! Vote non stop for David Cook! Let David Cook be the American Idol & lives his dream. See what Cookey says on AI website:-
What do you think gives you the edge in this competiion?
DC: I don't know if I have one, but I know that nobody can say they've worked harder for this or have wanted it more than me.

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wElL, i hOpE dAvId aRChUlLeTa's WiN iN aMeRiCaNiDoL! i LOvE YOU DaViD jAMES aRcHULeTa ANd i miSS yoU!!! GOOD LUCK!!! U ArE MY InSpIratiOn!!! Go DaVid A!! WE LOVE YOU!!

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Okay, seriously. Who ever thinks Archie doesn't have talent is tone deaf!
I really like both contestants I think they will both do great! But who's kidding who, Cookie will do better on his own alongside his band. And Archie will do better with American Idol. And that's just the way the ball bounces.
Good luck to both of them! I think this will be the best finale by far!

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I completly agree with Yvonne Carr!
Well said!

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Anyone who believes that American Idol should remain a TALENT contest and not a POPULARITY contest can see that David Cook is the bigger talent. His vocals are strong and versatile--he can sing anything. Archuleta on the other hand is stuck in the ballad mode. When he tries to sing anything other than a sappy love song or ballad, he becomes totally unbelievable and goes down in flames!

American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]
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