Hey everyone...I'm at the Nokia Theater right now, so I won't be able to blog in detail about the American Idol finale until later tonight. But here's the one piece of vital info you need to know right now, just announced:
DAVID COOK IS YOUR NEW AMERICAN IDOL!
Man, this news just rocks. Literally!
Yes, the unassuming Missouri bartender with no Smithson-style showbiz connections has trumped aggressively hyped/stage-parented Star Search winner David Archuleta. America got it right this time. Thanks for rocking the vote, Idol fans! (And if those Internet rumors are true that this outcome was fixed, well then, I guess thanks to whomever rigged it in Cook's favor...)
I know I said in my earlier blog that I didn't want to David The C to win (ONLY because I was afraid it would ruin his career)...but now that I'm here in the middle of all this celebratory hubbub, I'm pretty pleased with the results. And Cook's career seems pretty intact so far. So huzzah for Cook!
Come back later for a full report on my backstage/red carpet finale experience, but feel free to start posting your comments about the season 7 outcome now, and let me know if you agree that the right David won.
Now please excuse while I go make sure Papa Archuleta doesn't have a total meltdown...