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Simon Cowell recently revealed to Blender magazine that he thinks David Cook should walk away with this season's American Idol title.

And he may!

Idol's King of Mean tells the mag, "I think he's done more to deserve it over the eleven weeks. He's taken more risks, he's done things with certain songs that have been more interesting. If I'm gonna base it on who has done the best performances over the live shows, David Cook deserves to win."

Simon also voiced his displeasure with booted contestant Jason Castro.

Cowell said, "He just gave up - I get frustrated over that."

He also hints that he thinks youngin' David Archuletta has no personality.

Can't hate on Simon. He calls it as he sees it!

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112 comments to “Simon Hearts David Cook”

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  1. Shayla says – reply to this


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    YAY!! David Cook for the win. :) :):)

    …first?

  2. Karli says – reply to this


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    Nooo wayy. David Archuleta has lots more personality than Cook. He should win x x

  3. MARY says – reply to this


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    HIS BOOBS ARE BIGGER THAN MINE….SAD
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  4. sally says – reply to this


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    David Cook totally deserves to win. David Archeleta is always licking his lips with his slithering wet nasty tongue. He is going to grow up to be a child molester. Randy is Jeff Archeleta's butt monkey

  5. sally says – reply to this


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    David Cook totally deserves to win. David Archeleta is always licking his lips with his slithering wet nasty tongue. He is going to grow up to be a child molester. Randy is Jeff Archeleta's butt monkey!

  6. MARY DANATO says – reply to this


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    David Archuleta is a QUEEN!
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  7. sally says – reply to this


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    David Cook totally deserves to win. David Archeleta is always licking his lips with his slithering wet nasty tongue. He is going to grow up to be a child molester. Randy is Jeff Archeleta's butt monkey!!

  8. sally says – reply to this


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    David Cook totally deserves to win. David Archeleta is always licking his lips with his slithering wet nasty tongue. He is going to grow up to be a child molester. Randy is Jeff Archeleta's butt monkey!!!

  9. sally says – reply to this


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    David Cook totally deserves to win. David Archeleta is always licking his lips with his slithering wet nasty tongue. He is going to grow up to be a child molester. Randy is Jeff Archeleta's butt monkey!!!!

  10. DAVID says – reply to this


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    #1 Shayla is a S.L.U.T.!!!!!.
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  11. sally says – reply to this


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    David Cook totally deserves to win. David Archeleta is always licking his lips with his slithering wet nasty tongue. He is going to grow up to be a child molester. Randy is Jeff Archeleta's butt monkey!!!!!

  12. sally says – reply to this


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    David Cook totally deserves to win. David Archeleta is always licking his lips with his slithering wet nasty tongue. He is going to grow up to be a child molester. Randy is Jeff Archeleta's butt monkey!!!!!!

  13. sally says – reply to this


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    David Cook totally deserves to win. David Archeleta is always licking his lips with his slithering wet nasty tongue. He is going to grow up to be a child molester. Randy is Jeff Archeleta's butt monkey!!!!!!!

  14. LEWIS LANE says – reply to this


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    ,—David Archeleta is a little girl and a ONE NOTE
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  15. Rach says – reply to this


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    David Cook should 4 SURE win! He is awesome and super sexy! YUMMY… He is super talented and like Simon says, he is the only one who is willing to do anything "out of the norm". That being said, I think that Dave Archuleta is also very talented but he is WAY too shy for all the fame. He would do well for a while and then fade away like no one ever knew he was there. I think what has kept him in the top (other than him being a very good singer of course) is the fact that a million 17 & 18 yr old girls want to jump in his pants. I say DAVID COOK ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. SALLY IS A WHORE says – reply to this


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    # 5 SALLY HAS A LOT OF FREE TIME, — YOU WHORE
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  17. Shayla says – reply to this


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    Re: DAVID – In your dreams.

  18. capitanne says – reply to this


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    Simon is only reason to watch that insipid show but he's totally out of touch. David Cook is the MOST unoriginal, contrived performer this season. Everything he is does is derivative of someone else. He's completely cheesy.

  19. Brittany says – reply to this


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    I agree with him on all 3 counts!

  20. Hollie says – reply to this


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    I seem to always agree with Simon! Go David Cook!!!!

  21. A says – reply to this


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    I think that it would be better for David Cook's career if he DID NOT win, because then he could have more freedom as an artist.

    I also think that David Archuletta will win because he has so many teen/pre-teen fans who are crazy and will probably spend hours voting for him. It would probably be best for his career if HE won AI.

  22. bon says – reply to this


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    DITTO!!!!!!!!!!!Love Cook, Jason should have tried harder, and YES DAVID A has the personality of a Wet Rag!!!! How the hell has he been able to hold on this long???? Are "they" voting for him like bunches of times?

  23. Ash says – reply to this


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    Archuleta is clearly a nervous wreck this doesnt mean he has no personality!
    As for Cook he was so predictable last night it made me sick!
    Does anyone else feel like he already sang Aerosmith like 9 other times
    Archuleta would have a real fan base and Cook would be another Ruban

  24. michele says – reply to this


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    Re: sally – I SOOO AGREE WITH YOU,RANDY IS ALWAYS LICKING DAVID A.'S ASS,AND DAVID A. SUCKS,HE IS DEFENETILLY RANDYS BITCH!!!DAVID COOK ROCKS!!!!

  25. HERMIE says – reply to this


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    I totally agree with Simon! I love David Cook and think he will really make it in the real world. I think that little punk is boring. He gave the same performance over and over! If he wins then we know that it is a fixed show and I will never watch it again! I think someone needs to investigate his parents because he shows soo.. many signs of being abused! Poor kid!!!! But still David Cook should be the next American Idol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. DAVID COOK-DAVID COOK!!! says – reply to this


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    Simon………I have my VISA ready for whatever David Cook has to sell. Little Gnome David, who waddles and looks like he is wearing a wet diaper, needs to grow some chest hairs before he earns this spot. He might, he might not! I find him soooooooooooooooooooo BORING! Yawn! Oh excuse me, just mentioning his name, causes me to nap!

  27. gena says – reply to this


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    who the hell cares about American Idol anymore?????? It's so past it's prime!

  28. stephy says – reply to this


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    NO. David Archuleta better win by a MILE.

  29. DAVID HATES SHAYLA says – reply to this


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    Re: Shayla

    GET A LIFE YOU HUGE WHORE!

  30. Shanna says – reply to this


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    David Cook is a rocker. It would serve his career better if he didn't win the AI title. What rock star wants to be labled as the "American idol"? Chris Daughtry didn't win, but he stil did fine. As for Simons' comments on Jason, I think they were kind of unfair. I thought the kid was good. He was just inexperienced. Just because his inexperience caught up with him does'nt mean he gave up. He'll get better with a few more gigs under his belt. Out of all the contestants on the show, Jason is the one I would most likely purchase an album from. I liked him. He had a vulnerable quality about his voice that I loved.

  31. Lame says – reply to this


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    Cook is good
    Archuleta is a LOSER
    …now that Castro's off :: WHO CARES! Props to him for realizing the show is cheesy and he's better than that…I would have wanted off too!

  32. chericocacola says – reply to this


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    It's all rigged anyway - they want to produce the next Daughtry, since they saw how well he did after them - same kind of style. And Simon is the only judge worth listening to. The other judges are full of shit.

  33. sparky's nemesis says – reply to this


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    I don't think there was much personality in the top 5! Syesha has a little bit. You can't come down so hard on Archuleta; he's just a kid. But Cook has my vote. Yet this group doesn't enthuse me the way some have in the past.

  34. Bri says – reply to this


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    Hes absolutely right. David Archuleta is too controlled by his father to be his own person, therefore he lacks in shining personality. It's a shame too./ But we all know that you do not have to come in first place to be successful!

  35. Chip says – reply to this


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    AMERICAN IDOL DIED A LONG TIME AGO!

  36. cookieholic says – reply to this


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    Simon is right David Cook should win!!!! He has an amazing voice and when you see him sing in the show he looks like his already a super star…that archuleta kid do something weird with his eyes always that make feel like his in pain…..GO DAVID COOK!!!!

  37. lizzie says – reply to this


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    if you cant hate simon because he calls it as he sees it, why do you hate bill o reilly so much.

  38. Courtney says – reply to this


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    I would love to be in between a naked David Cook and Simon sandwich (you can add Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and call it a good day. Even if Cook doesn't win, we won't see the last of him.

  39. horsehungBoston says – reply to this


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    I totally think he should win too. David A doesnt have any personality and he is still too young. U can tell by his manerisms. He just giggles and puts his head down and had bad body mechanics. David C seems older and more atune to what to do and how to interact with the public. Give David A some time. he is still young and needs to find his niche'. I just dont think this is his time.

  40. petedohertyssickkittykat says – reply to this


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    I WANT TO FUCK DAVID COOK UNTIL I PASS OUT.

  41. Frida says – reply to this


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    I agree with Simon 100%, and I believe that Cook will win. Archuleta has a great voice, and will find his niche when he matures. Ballads seem to be his comfort zone, which I am not crazy about. Cook is far more creative, and interesting. Saesha (can't spell her name) is great too. Hope she finds a mentor and perhaps will end up in Broadway.

  42. Nicole Hill says – reply to this


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    NAILED IT… Simon is absolutely right.. Archuleta looks like a scared kid. Ooops I forgot, that's exactly what he is.

  43. gene pool LESBIAN fear not i am back says – reply to this


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    i completely concur.

    David A. is so dull and breathy geee hhhhuuu thanksss uuhh golly
    he is not ROCK star quality …he has potential and should develop his personality….and in a few years go for it without his DADA

  44. Jerkygirl says – reply to this


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    Simon is right on! David Cook should win. He is talented and original.

    I also think that S'yesha has the best voice in the contest although she will not win. With a good song and good producers, she will do very well.

    David Archuletta sounds like MUZAK in the elevators. His voice is okay, but he brings nothing to the songs. The teenage girls and old ladies love him just like the Claymates love Gaykin. Too bad they are both batting for the same team.

  45. heather says – reply to this


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    David A gives me the willies!!!!……there is something so unnevering about him..
    that being said no matter what David Cook has already won, and he may go a lot farther without the AI title…

  46. Johanna says – reply to this


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    Re: petedohertyssickkittykat – I will to sit on his FIVEHEAD, I mean forehead.

  47. Mini says – reply to this


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    David Cook will be the best American Idol ever!!!!!!!!!!!

    xx

  48. Not A David Cook fan & never will be says – reply to this


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    David Cook has a nastly comb forward i don't get it messed to perfection WAY to be an individual.

  49. Amy says – reply to this


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    YEAH!! FINALLY someone who makes sense on that show! Really, little David has no personality, has not sang any song other than ballads, blah!

  50. Nedsdag says – reply to this


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    My love for Simon "the ego has landed" Cowell has grown stronger. David Cook to win!

  51. pEnE says – reply to this


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    Well…Cook SHOULD win but saddly it's gonna be lame Archuleta.
    Archu, YOU SUCK BiG TIME with that stupid face of yours!

  52. Father Time says – reply to this


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    Archeleta is still just a kid, whose personality will take shape as he matures. Just because Simon perhaps has not taken the time or effort to get to know him doesn't mean David has no personality. He just may not feel comfortable sharing it with Simon, who can be quite imposing, or even scary to a younger person. Young people try to please, and that can veil a personality unlike an older and self-actualized person who has had the time to figure out who they are and who they aren't. David shouldn't take his comment to heart.

  53. Kathryn says – reply to this


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    LOVE YOU DAVID COOK!!!

  54. Tegan says – reply to this


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    I couldn't agree more! David Cook is gonna win this thing!!! David Archuleta needs to wait til puberty hits!

  55. nic says – reply to this


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    i havent even watched much this season….but it sounds like jason whatever got ucking SICK of the dog and pony show that is american idol and probably over the ridiculous exploitation the contestants undergo….and he said FUCK IT. so i dont blame him at all…..of course now he's fucked with that contract he signed…lawyer time!

  56. hotmoltenlavabomb says – reply to this


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    sexy sexy david cook.
    so friggin talented too….

  57. Kaye says – reply to this


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    SIMON IS THE ONLY ONE ON THE SHOW WITH A FUCKING BRAIN!

  58. liz says – reply to this


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    OMFG,that David Archuleta is like chewing a paper bag,tastless and hard to pass.
    David Cook for the win.
    David Cook for the win.
    Although,maybe Cook shouldn't win,then he could go on to be an even bigger star.
    I HEART DAVID COOK

  59. maitai says – reply to this


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    DAVID COOK ALL THE WAY!!!!! I am getting tired of David Enchilada (Ooh! what's his name?) & his MEDDLING father trying to cashin on this fame game. Go back home daddy's boy!

  60. HAVE MY BABIES DC says – reply to this


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    an almost positive thread about american idol? ya right perez. good job.

    DCFTW!

  61. Diana Ross says – reply to this


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    Simon Cowell is a very generous, filthy rich and talented man who dresses like a 12 year old and gets his hair cut with a lawn mower. But he knows the music industry. Too bad he didn't recognize that David Cook STOLE those arrangements and was SHAMED into admitting it on IDOL after the original artists complained. David Cook has no integrity- a useful quality in the music business.

  62. WORDNERD says – reply to this


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    WORDNERDS know whats up.
    the only talent left on that show… Cook!
    most deserving

  63. lily222 says – reply to this


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    At least, Simon seems to say what everyone is actually thinking.
    I even if he's a nice cute kid, i'm fed up with Archuleta's cheesy neverending ballads. It makes me want to kill myself.
    Go David Cook !

  64. Father Time says – reply to this


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    Re: Diana Ross – Touche, on point and lol.

  65. bleh says – reply to this


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    Lmao yeah.
    Archuleta is dull and hes a joke.
    David Cook does deserves this. duh

  66. haha lol says – reply to this


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    David Archuleta is anal queen.

    David Cook is amazing.
    That nigga deserves to win, if he doesn't.
    Then I don't know
    I think it would be ridiculous.
    But w/e idk

  67. idk says – reply to this


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    Re: Ash – um who was he predictable?
    are you kidding?
    archie was predictable with the chris brown song.
    it was a fucking joke

  68. idk says – reply to this


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    Re: idk – HOW*

  69. Tori says – reply to this


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    I'm so glad to see so many fellow David Cook lovers on here!

  70. TBH says – reply to this


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    Simon is contradicting himself a little. When most of the contestants take risks, the judges usually say that they shook stick to their genre. Like when David A. did the Chris Brown song, granted it was awkward , but he tried. David A., has a good voice, but he has two problems: He over enunciates the lyrics and that doesn't work in pop songs and his personality. Many people I know liked him in the beginning, but gradually got turned off because of his strangeness. If he had a better personality, he would have walked away with this.

  71. Sab says – reply to this


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    Perez, why aren't you outing SC? I have it on good authority from a friend of mine who is personal friends with a very close colleague of Simon Cowell that he is gay. How come you missed this?

  72. laine says – reply to this


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    David C. should win, but I think they missed the boat on the most original contestant this season, and in the long run most marketable, Jason. David C. is a reincarnation of Daughtry, Archuleta of Clay Aiken. I don't think it's so much that Jason gave up on the show, but rather they decided to give up on him. Some of the criticism by the judges was very unwarranted. He was one of the only contestants out of the top 8 that never performed on tv or had a record. Isn't the show about molding raw talent? BTW, on what planet is Daughtry a rocker? I hear his songs constantly on Lite FM.

  73. Medea says – reply to this


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    This show is soooooooooooooo RIGGED!!!

    I'll never watch it again becuse its just rigged and its unfair! They let some talented people go and they've also favoured the competition in favour of Archuletta and Cook, even though Syesha sometimes sings better than them she gets ignored. Cook will probably win though I personally dont like his voice, David is boring but he can really really sing (ballads only).

  74. hatesimon says – reply to this


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    jason has more personality than david cook and archuleta put together. this show is rigged and i've stopped watching it. AI can go down the toilet for all i care, and i hope it does! bunch of assholes produce and judge it.

  75. b says – reply to this


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    i agree with him 100%. David cook should win, but David A. might end up getting it because of the teeny bopper demografic of the show that thinks his darth vader breathing, pale face, no personality, daddy's boy should win. no wonder the ratings are down.

  76. beetch says – reply to this


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    david cook should win! david archuleta is good but 100% does not deserve to win american idol! david cook for the win! the one and only true and talented idol!

  77. ks says – reply to this


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    I agree with Simon wholeheartedly. Cook should win. David A. is very talented, but he's very limited in his range and his personality. He needs to grow up a little, get away from his father, and strike out on his own in a few years. As for Jason, I really like him, but he didn't have the vocal chops of either Davids. But, I think Jason could really become a star in the future. I think American Idol shoots itself in the foot every season by limiting the song choices to a certain artist/genre. The contestants should be able to pick their own songs more during the competition so it wouldn't be so boring. Cracks me up when the contestants have to sing like a Dolly Parton song, and then get criticized for having to try and polish a turd.

  78. statingtheobvious says – reply to this


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    David Cook sucks!! His 3 songs yesterday all sounded like the same long song. I think maybe Simon doesnt want david archulta's daddyager to get rich off his son.

  79. troubled says – reply to this


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    Re: Shanna – OMG YOUR A DEAF DUMB CUNT ARE YOU SERIOUS? JASON "MY FACE LOOKS LIKE I AM STRAINING TO SHIT WHEN I SING" CASTRO TINY TIM, BIG HEAD, ALBINO? I WOULD PROBABLY SLIT MY THROAT IF I SAW YOUR RECORD COLLECTION!! DIFFERENT HUNTS FOR DIFFERENT CUNTS.

  80. Amanda says – reply to this


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    I hate that everyone thinks that David Cook is so original and "takes risks". He doesn't. What does he sing week after week… rock songs. When I found out what he's singing it's no surprise to me. Everyone thinks that Archuleta is predictable but they all are. I can tell you what all of them will sing before they sing it.

    As for as his risk taking, he doesn't do that either. He's found a nice little formula that he plugs all of his songs into and then the judges and his fans eat it up. All of his songs sound the same. They all start out kind of slow with just him singing and then everything gets really big and the band comes in and the lights flash and he hits some big note at the end. Every single time.

    David A. really is too young but I think that's why he should win. He needs AI's guidance until he figures out who he is as an artist.

  81. titan says – reply to this


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    WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP! Simon is a baboon's red ass and nothing more. David Archuleta is a superstar!

  82. Minh T Nguyen says – reply to this


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    Who r u gonna vote in the final Perez? Plz support for who deserves the title the most, I mean David Cook !!

  83. dcmakesmewet says – reply to this


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    oo how i love DC

  84. Claire says – reply to this


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    Re: troubled – why such venom when someone has a different opinion? You sound like a fucking asshole and in need of some meds. You must be a Archuleta fan.

  85. simon'a dicklover says – reply to this


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    Re: Amanda
    Re: Diana Ross
    I so agree with both of you it's ridiculous to call cook an original and a risk taker when he is nothing more than a copy cat with a generic rock voice, sometimes simon says things that make no sense. and at 17 noone in the galaxy coulda make me stand in front of the world, sing and then be judged like that. That shows some personality traits: courage and determination.
    After being judged by a broken record, a drunken mess and a smug asshole unfairly when someone else is being pimped and sold to the stupid audience as something to be desired and you don't get angry and tell them to fuck off, shows personality traits too: patience and strength… He has plenty of personality, he is a well mannered kid, not the smug bastard that's splitting image of the ass that is cowell whose understanding of personality should be something extremely different from what the word defines.

  86. paula abdul says – reply to this


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    THIS SHOW IS SO FIXED.
    seriously, everyone in the
    top 8 has already had a
    record deal except for
    JASON CASTRO
    he didn't "give up" on AI
    he probably realized how
    corrupt it was and he's
    only sang 5 times in public
    before the show
    JASON had personality &
    was verrrry talented, cook
    is so cocky and archuleta
    looks like he's gon' faint
    when he isnt singing.
    JASON IS THE ONLY ONE
    THIS SEASON THAT WASNT
    BORING, he'll be the most successful :)

  87. Lala says – reply to this


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    I love Simon. He tells the truth instead of catering to egos, like that drunk Paula

  88. valerie says – reply to this


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    Syesha should win, she's more of the "AI type"
    Archuleta is boring now,…I used to like him a lottt, he sings great but oman, yesterday when he sang "With You" I just about died of laughter, that was A JOKE!
    Cook would do much better if he simply came runner-up.
    And Castro was my frkn favorite D: Too bad he was voted off.
    Cook and Castro are the only two who I think will do succeed in the music industry.

  89. butter milk bitch says – reply to this


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    Re: sally
    you are hillarious sally! david is a freaken weirdo, looks like he is a fucken retard, grow up bitch!

  90. butter milk bitch says – reply to this


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    Re: Father TimeRe: Father TimeRe: sally
    you are hillarious sally! david is a freaken weirdo, looks like he is a fucken retard, grow up bitch!

  91. hateyou says – reply to this


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    Re: maitai – shut up you bean burrito eating bitch

  92. road says – reply to this


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    Re: Shayla – shut up

  93. j BLANK of FLATPOINT says – reply to this


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    how nice of him to take a break from the cancer sticks & the botox to speak to us mere mortals thru the FABULOUS( if you tear off the cover…) BLENDER magazine thanks j c ….i mean s c . o k now go get ya some more of that botox QUICK. and get off my TV with all those plastic singers and that druged up mental bitch and that repetitous bald ophra dude.

  94. archiewins says – reply to this


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    david cook is a flabby, pasty no talent hack.
    Archuleta wins or the show is a nothing but a bad joke.

  95. duh says – reply to this


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    we all know archuleta's going to win

  96. lisa says – reply to this


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    Jason was the original. Webber, Diamond, Carey - who wouldn't get frustrated. When they're panning you for a song you hadn't yet performed, the writing is kind of on the wall.

  97. bandit says – reply to this


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    I'm kind of torn.

    David A sucks hard, but not sure I want David C to win a contest that could limit is rocker possibilities and stifle his creativity. At least if David A wins there is no creativity to worry about — he and his sheeple fans would have a Josh Groban career of mediocrity.

  98. AMO says – reply to this


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    I agree.

  99. Sim says – reply to this


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    This year's Idol was so much fun though. It showcased a lot of different talents. It wasn't just about the girl with the huge voice. I had a good time.

  100. Nik says – reply to this


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    DAVID COOK SHOULD WIN!! I LOVE HIM :">

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