David Cook was crowned the winner of American Idol, season seven. He was favorite throughout the competition, as the rocker was...

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With Kelly Clarkson releasing a new album, and both Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina doing well on the charts, David Cook has a message for his fellow American Idol finalists:

Remember me?!?

The former champion has come out with his latest music video, this one in honor of the track "Fade Into Me." Filmed in mostly black and white, the video features Cook in concert, wandering railroad tracks and staring intensely into the camera. Watch now and react: What do you think?

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David Cook returned to his old stomping grounds last night.

Before the American Idol results were announced, fans were treated to an energetic performance of the Season 7 winner's new single, "The Last Goodbye."

A month ago or so, he appeared on the show to do the Simple Minds classic "Don’t You (Forget About Me)," but this time he shared with us his own song.

Dressed in a dark suit and strumming on an oversized white guitar, Cook showed why viewers made him the next American Idol a few years back:

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While no release date has been set, David Cook will soon come out with his second studio album.

Among big names in the business, the former American Idol champion has been collaborating on the CD with such writers and producers as Steve Mac, Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk.

In the video below, Cook takes us behind the scenes of the recording process. Clearly enjoying life, the singer recently Tweeted: “Cleaning, Packing, Sleeping, Waking, Driving, Hugging, Crying, Waving, Flying, Landing, RECORDING, Smiling."

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It was a tough week for Lacey Brown on American Idol, as the singer became the first season nine finalist to be voted off the show.

But things went better for Ke$ha and David Cook on Wednesday night. Both stars took to the stage and performed their hits "Blah Blah Blah" and "Jumping Jack Flash." Enjoy both performances below:

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On Tuesday, American Idol will return to the air. Will Siobhan Magnus continue her run toward a title? Tune in. Find out.

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From the stage of American Idol to the red carpet of a major movie premiere.

David Cook and Adam Lambert have come a very long way.

The singers are each talented, handsome and, by all accounts, solid, moral, well-behaved individuals. But we're forcing Cook and Lambert to turn against one another below!

Posing for photos at the premiere of Michael Jackson's This Is It, both crooners might as well have been donning boxing gloves. Because it's totally on! Compare and contrast their looks and then vote in the proceeding poll...

  • This Is It for Lambert
  • Cooked

Who looked better at the This Is It premiere?


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A couple days after Adam Cook, the brother of last year's American Idol champion, passed away, David Cook has reached out to fans.

Impressively, the singer took part in the Race for Hope in Washington, D.C. yesterday. On his My Space page, he says he never considered pulling out of the charitable event.

"My brother never wanted his illness to affect others," Cook writes. "That was evident in the fact that he wanted his illness to have no part in my experience on Idol, a point he was quite adamant about. So, with that wish in mind, I ran and was involved with the event as an homage to him.

"I want to again thank everyone who donated to the race and continues to donate, sent a kind email, posted thoughts and prayers, called, etc," Cook continues. "I take it as affirmation that my brother was the great man that I knew, and whose ideals I constantly try to uphold in myself. It is with those ideals in tow that I vow to continue to speak out in hopes of raising whatever necessary to help eliminate cancer entirely."

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Following a decade-long battle with cancer, David Cook's brother, Adam, died yesterday.

The American Idol winner made the difficult announced this morning, prior to the Race for Hope 5K in Washington, D.C.

"I actually lost my brother yesterday to a brain tumor and I couldn't imagine being anywhere else right now," Cook told the crowd at the brain cancer research benefit, at which Cook served as the grand marshal and competitor, as his team had raised more than $40,000.

Adam Cook had battled the disease throughout Cook's American Idol run last year.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to David and his family.

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As American Idol gets set to premiere its eighth season tonight - remember to take an early look at contestants now - a pair of former finalists on the show have broken up.

David Cook and Kimberly Caldwell are no longer a couple.


"Kimberly and David ended their relationship just before the holidays," Caldwell's rep said. "The couple remain good friends and, being very private people, appreciate their privacy at this time."

The couple began dating last May.

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With his debut album coming out tomorrow, and a legion of fans greeting him at every performance, life can be a bit crazy for American Idol champion David Cook.

Fortunately, he has a lovely girlfriend to help him through the bizarre times.

Awesome Trio

"I think she just gets that this is all nuts," Cook told People Magazine of Kimberly Caldwell, a season two finalist on American Idol. "She's a nice break from the chaos."

Caldwell, of course, enjoys a burgeoning singing career of her own. Cook says the couple won't perform a duet, but it's clear they are making sweet music off the stage together.

David Cook + Kimberly Caldwell = CookWell

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American Idol announced its season eight premiere date this week - circle your calendar for January 13, fans! - but the focus is still largely on the show's most recent winner, David Cook.

He releases his debut album on November 18 and has been spotted out with girlfriend Kimberly Caldwell. Life ain't shabby for the crooner.


Regarding fame since his American Idol victory, Cook recently told Entertainment Weekly:

"I still feel like that awkward musician; I think I always will. That's a huge component of me staying kind of humbled and grounded about the whole thing: I get the flimsiness of it. I get that it could all go away...I've got guys that I'm playing with that I love to death, and I'm playing music that I think we all really get into, and as long as we've got that and a place to play, I'm good."

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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.

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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.

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