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takes it all! 25-year-old rocker David Cook won American Idol 2008
title, beating his tough competitor 17-year-old David Archuleta.
On 20th May, it looked like David Archuleta would walk away with
the coveted title. He won the hearts of the judges of the show
Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell with his shooting
voice. Cowell even went to the extend of saying that it was a
knockout. However, American audience seems to admire the maturity
in Cook and his forceful voice. He won the American Idol by getting
56% of the total 97 million votes.
The American Idol finale started with a surprise. The top final
12 contestants sang George Michael's songs "Faith" and "Father
Figure". Then George Michael himself took the stage and sang the
song "Praying For Time". Judge Paula Abdul was in tears on hearing