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David Cook Wins ‘Idol’ in Record Vote

May 22, 2008  •  Post A Comment

David Cook won the seventh season of “American Idol,” defeating David Archuleta by receiving 56% of the record 97.5 million votes cast after Tuesday’s show, the Associated Press reports. Just before the results were announced surly judge Simon Cowell apologized to Mr. Cook for having been disrespectful the night before, the wire service said.

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  1. Simon knew Cook would win over Archuleta. There was nothing altruistic about it. He has every right to know the results before they are announced. He also has a managment company to promote. He will always be carefull just to be critical enough of the final 12 to appear neutral. Idol is brilliant. You can’t fault it, but us within the industries know the truth. Idol is the perfect vertigrated model every nework program executive thrives to achieve. Using linear as the launch point Idol is the model for generating revenue through mobile, digital, viral, licensing and now theme park attractions!

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