Review: AMERICAN IDOL “2 Finalists Compete”

David Cook, Ryan Seacrest, and David Archuleta

The boxing beginning was pretty funny, but I’m not sure how that fits in with the singing…

So tonight the top two battles it out for the crown and here is how they did:

1. David Cook

David Cook

Thoughts: “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” – Oh David Cook, do I even need to say more?! I LOVED it! He is just amazing.

“Dream Big” – The performance was ok, not really my favorite from David Cook.

“The World I Know” – Another great performance tonight. Loved the song too! And by the way, I totally agree with him that he shouldn’t have done a song he had already done before. I hate when contestants do that, it’s like, we’ve already heard it before and it feels like they are scared to try something new. I applaud David Cook for trying something new that he cared about. And as far as I am concerned he did an amazing job.

Rating: ” I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” – 4/4

“Dream Big” – 2/4

“The World I Know” – 4/4


2. David Archuleta

David Archuleta

Thoughts: “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” – Sorry, I have to disagree with Randy, it wasn’t the best ever, but it was good. And Simon is wrong, round one goes to David Cook, at least for me. David Archuleta didn’t really grab my attention on this song.

“In This Moment” – This was an amazing performance, although I didn’t really like the song that much. I agree with the judges this time, round 2 goes to David Archuleta.

“Imagine” – So yes, it was a great performance and he sings the song very well, but I am going to refer back to what I said above, we had already seen this performance before and it just feels like a safe choice to me.

Rating: “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” – 3/4

“In This Moment” – 4/4

“Imagine” – 4/4


And so the night is over and they have both given their all, it’s all down to tomorrow night. Who do I want to win? It has to be David Cook for me. The only thing that I worry about is him having to sing the winner’s song, as I have already mentioned before, because it’s usually so cheesy. Still, if he doesn’t win, I think he’s going to do some great things, I mean look at Chris Daughtry.

But even though I want David Cook to win, I have a feeling that David Archuleta is going to win, just because I think he has a younger fan base who is willing to vote 20 times or more to make sure he wins. I guess we’ll find out tomorrow night.