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David Cook

The winner of the seventh season of Fox's American Idol competition, David Cook is a rock-oriented vocalist with a bent toward a commercial post-grunge sound. Although born in Houston, Texas in 1982, Cook grew up in Blue Springs, Missouri, where he first began singing in various elementary-school concerts. The budding musician then participated in his high-school drama program and appeared in many musical productions. During his junior year of high school, Cook formed the band Axium along with a classmate and performed with the group throughout his college years, even releasing two independently produced albums that garnered some national recognition. Although he attended the University of Central Missouri on a theater scholarship, Cook switched degree programs after two years and studied graphic design instead. After graduating in 2006, he parted ways with Axium and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to pursue his musical interests. While there, he worked as a bartender and performed with the band the Midwest Kings.

Cook released an independently produced solo album, 2006's Analog Heart, before auditioning for the 2008 season of the Fox vocal competition American Idol. (Not surprisingly, Analog Heart began to sell online during Cook's time on American Idol; it was ultimately pulled from Amazon.com not long after being listed as the website's number one seller.) Initially, Cook came to the Idol auditions to support his younger brother Andrew, who did not make the cut. However, after gaining encouragement from his brother, Cook sang Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" for the show's judging panel and was accepted into the competition's Hollywood round. A guitar player since age 12, Cook took advantage of the show's new rule allowing vocalists to play instruments on-stage, and for many of his subsequent performances accompanied himself on guitar.

Although he did not receive much attention during American Idol's early stages, his third week's performance of Lionel Ritchie's "Hello" drew rave reviews from the judges, who praised him for transforming an R&B song into a post-grunge power ballad. It was a formula that Cook would repeat with much success a few weeks later, when he performed a rock arrangement of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" borrowed directly from a recording by former Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell. Also bringing some extra attention to Cook was the revelation that his older brother was battling cancer. Sensationally, Cook was taken to the hospital during the competition for treatment for high blood pressure and heart palpitations, purportedly caused by stress over his brother's situation. However, he quickly returned to the show and dismissed the event as a minor precaution.

Often referred to as "the Battle of the Davids," the 2008 finale of American Idol pitted Cook against 17-year-old wunderkind David Archuleta, who many critics and fans predicted would beat the elder Cook. However, on May 21, 2008, Cook ultimately received 56 percent of the final vote and was crowned the winner. Two weeks later, 11 songs by Cook entered the Billboard Hot 100, an unprecedented feat that nearly doubled the chart's previous record.

His full-length major-label debut was released six months later, featuring collaborations with artists like Chris Cornell, Collective Soul's Ed Roland, and Our Lady Peace's Raine Maida. The album was certified platinum in early 2009, just as the new season of American Idol was starting up. Cook toured for much of the year and began working on material for his second album, This Loud Morning, after the show wrapped up in December. As before, he called upon a number of co-writers for help, working with everyone from Ryan Tedder (who helped write the lead single, "The Last Goodbye") to Johnny Rzeznik. Recording sessions began in June 2010, with the album hitting stores one year later. ~ Matt Collar, Rovi
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Love all your songs
his music of the night single is his best song ever :D
AMAZING
This song: music of the night, the beauty of this song, no words
This is he first time I have heard of David Cook. He has a great voice. Keep singing David.
nesa.clark91
I live under a rock. This is the first time I've heard this young man and he is spot on. Fabulous!
A huge fan of his music. I've gotten to see him in concert twice, quite amazing!
hitequila77
Don't You Forget About Me.....will you call my name.....
Not bad
amazing songwritter
This is such a beautiful song in many different ways!
I can tell he's from American Idol. Those prejudice judges always pick attractive people. Check out The Voice for true auditions.
lbjdirect4
Gotta say, this guy has a great soul and musical voice ...I voted for him all the way and glad he's doing his thing!
Follow me u need someone to talk to read my bio
Not my fav. singer, but the song is sooooo cute!
He does such a great cover of this! I love phantom of the opera♡
Gerald Butler is way better
He'd be a great Raoul.
Two smoking hot words: Gerald Butler. But I kinda like Cooks version better....
turtleluver8 2
Gerald Butler is still the best but he this guy is pretty good
I can not believe we can not purchase David's version of this! Has anyone had any luck? If so, please share with the rest of us, please!
Love him
actually i do like him better than M.Crawford.. . . . . . a lot
famousroses
I Freaking Love David Cook.
Two words to describe him: Awe. Some. Wirtziegirl, I think he lives in Memphis.
holy crap I almost like him better than Michael Crawford! he should sing some of the music made for Raul:)
I love phantom of the opera one of my fav movies and I love listening to the music David cook is pretty good!!
maeflower816
Can't tell a difference from the professional s ! ! !
Didn't realize time. Pandora hav to go ' get ready will katchup with ya later!!<3u;) ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Later❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ D a v i d Cook he Rocks:)
Ohh this is a great song thx!!;) sad;)
Love this song!! Wondering where he lives???;-p
Still mad;( who r u today?
tiffinijense n 8 5
I LOVE LOVE LOVE his voice he has such good tune!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! !
candhcampos
I saw him live at the State Fair, really good voice!
irc673
Wha...Wha... W h a t ? Do my ears deceive me? The next Phantom?;)
Music of the night from phantom! Love his voice for this song. He is wonderful with his vocal range!
elena.johnso n 2 3
I have seen David Cook 3 times in concert and I got to meet him on the 2nd one!!! I can genuinely say he is one of the nicest, most humble people to ever walk the earth!! i will never get bored of his music or him haha best AI EVER
David cook is so sexy and the actual only idol i voted for from day one!! he is even more awsome in concert he is the whole package!!
All though I'm picky about who sings Music of The Night ( Micheal Crawford will forever the BEST) I was blown away by David's version of it. He won coolness points!
*jaw drops*
Wow. Holy cow..... did i really just hear David Cook singing Music of the Night from the Phantom of the Opera and like it?!?!?!? Wow. that is truly amazing. he sounds almost exactly like Gerard Butler. Did i mention wow?
brparadisera n c h
David cook is awesome, i wish he would perform and make new albums more often though. He`s one of those artists who are really good but it`s like they fell off the edge of the earth...
David Cook's performance of Music of the Night on American Idol was so sensational I've never forgotten that David's talent goes far, far beyond the rock he loves and is good at. I already liked him but that blew me away because it was proof he really did know how to sing, not just to rock. I'd love to hear him sing more of the dramatic music that isn't rock, though I'm certain I never will.
The dude is fantastic and amazingly talented. Not to mention a extremely nice guy!
glasslipper4 0
Love you, David Cook. I rooted and voted for you on A I. Bought your albums as soon as I could and turned my neighbors into Cook fans. I'd wish you good luck in your future, but your talent will carry you far. Peace.
uhhhh LAME....sorr y AI hasnt produced a real winner since Kelly
you r so sexy and talented! and a great best friend
I love you Davy Roland!
good song.....
frank9942
David Rocked the Brooklyn Arts Center in Wilmington NC last week.
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