David Cook Crowned Season Seven's “American Idol” - Rolling Stone
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David Cook Crowned Season Seven’s “American Idol”

David Cook was named season seven's American Idol victor after a two-hour finale packed with advertising tie-ins and appearances by Seal, Donna Summer, Bryan Adams ,ZZ Top, Graham Nash, Jonas Brothers, a digital Gladys Knight, OneRepublic, former Idols Carrie Underwood and Jordin Sparks, as well as George Michael (who performed a sober "Praying for Time" after the final twelve ran through a medley of his hits). According to Idol, 97.5 million votes were cast for the two Davids, with Cook pulling ahead by a margin of 56 to 44 percent. For our full recap of tonight's show, come back tomorrow for the final Idol Countdown of the season.


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