Our favoritemusical experience these days, like that of most people, is American Idol. We love it all...thetension...the competition... David Archuleta's fame-crazed father trying tomicromanage his kid...Sanjaya Malakar...speculation about Paula Abdul'shabits...basically, the whole thing. Just remember: they wouldn't put it on TVif it wasn't really good.
As we look aheadto Season Eight, then, it's peculiarly apt to salute last year's winner, DavidCook. Locked in a death-duel with young Archuleta, Cook carried the day withsome big performances on the Idolfinale. And now, Cook has released his first post-Idol album, Songs About Mules--whoops,we mean David Cook!--a brand new slabof product that will hopefully propel the gifted vocalist to the top.
This week'svideo, "Light On," is the first single from Cook's new LP and ittells the tale of what appears to be true love between some girl and a busboyin a restaurant. We have to confess that it's not exactly the most rivetingvideo to ever appear in this blog. It does, though, feature a lot of David Cookgrimacing, so, in that sense, it's a big success.
Readers may beinterested to know that Archie is beating out Cook on the charts--"Crush," Archuleta's first single, is at #22, while "Light On" dropped off to#89 in its second week.
What does it allmean? Is the Era of Cook over already? Was Archuleta the rightful winner of Season Seven? We await your verdict, readers.