David Cook: You know, everybody's got an opinion, and tonight was Archuleta's night. I have to concede it: The kid came out all three songs and nailed it. But I walk away from this with my head held high.

I started this season — much to Simon’s chagrin — as the word nerd and I’m absolutely at a loss for words. Thank you guys. This is amazing. Thank you.

The respect that I have for David Archuleta is very much past a competitor thing. He has more talent at his age than I know what to do with at 25.

David Cook: For me it just made the whole experience full circle. In August I stood in line in Omaha, Nebraska, at 5:30 in the morning when it was raining -- with no intention of auditioning. And now I'm here, and I got to share that moment with the same two people I stood in line with seven, eight months ago.

This show is a springboard, but it’s still a crapshoot. I could easily walk out of this arena and be just a regular Joe tomorrow. I hope that’s not the case. It’s kind of up to everybody else.

It will probably be a rock record. That's a pretty vague generalization. I just want to make a record that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up.

As far as people thinking I’m pretty or something. fans. I don’t know. It’s amazing what a haircut and forgetting to shave will do.

Whenever I feel like I need to get my ego in check, I'll call my family.

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David Cook Biography

What a Cook! David Cook was crowned the winner of American Idol, season seven. He was favorite throughout the competition, as the rocker was... More »
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