My embarrassing obsession with American Idol, and specifically David Cook, continues.
Its very unlike to even watch TV in the first place, but here I am, watching this stupid show every week. I can't even really figure out why–Paula's a ditz, Simon is cruel and Randy has a penchant for bad slang. Plus Ryan Seacrest is swarmy and the whole thing is sort of cheesy. Last night they all essentially crowned the pipsqueak David Archuleta as the next American Idol, even though America had not yet voted.
But today as I was doing my daily surf on the internet I found an article in which the two Davids critiqued each other's performances and talked about their song choices.
David Cook said, "Winning's never been what's driven me about this competition. For me it's just been getting to do something I love for a large audience, which is a trip."
That's what its all about, as far as I'm concerned. Getting to do something you love–and if you get the large audience, so much the better. I've admired him all season for his artistic integrity and I admired that he stuck with it last night, choosing new songs instead of falling back on the tried and true and, dare I say it, trite, like David Archuleta singing "Imagine." Don't get me wrong, I love that song, but c'mon, we've heard the pipsqueak's version of it already.
David Cook epitomizes creativity and integrity and its been a pleasure to watch him this season.
Read the entire article here.