And they said he couldn't win!
Sexy rocker David Cook beat out adolescent David Archuleta to win this year's American Idol (enter own dance of joy here)!
"I started this season — much to Simon’s chagrin — as the word nerd and I’m absolutely at a loss for words,” David told the crowd after Ryan Seacrest pronounced him the champ. “Thank you guys. This is amazing. Thank you.”
DC, a former bartender, was all teary eyed and stunned, I think, because the whole world had been saying from the beginning that DA was going to come out on top. But even Simon had to admit that he may not have been right the night before (I thought he was very hard on DC), when he predicted Archuleta would be the winner.
"I want to congratulate both of you,” Simon said before the results were read. “It wasn’t quite so clear as we called it. In fact, David [Cook], I will take this opportunity to apologize because I think I was verging on disrespectful with you and I don’t think you deserve that.”
It was so fantastic -- and the other musical performances weren't too shabby either. Carrie Underwood (whose legs looked awesome), my old fave, Bryan Adams, my mom's fave, Donna Summer, The Jonas Brothers, and George Michael all hit the Idol stage for some cool music. Though, I have to give it up to ZZ Top who performed "Sharp Dressed Man" with my honey, David Cook -- it rocked!
So, another season is in the bag for American Idol and I, for one, am relieved. I will have little time to rest though, as I'm so down for the premiere of So You Think You Can Dance tonight. What can I say -- reality TV junkie!