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David Cook: Cover Artist Extraordinaire


My wife doesn't watch sports, so that makes American Idol the one show the entire family watches together.  It's not music I would ever listen to outside of the competition, but for some reason this is the only reality show I enjoy.  Maybe it's the singing, maybe it's Simon, I dunno... but for some reason I follow American Idol.

This season, I have a favourite competitor.  Week after week David Cook gives the best performance.  He has a knack for putting the best spin on songs, even if the arrangement isn't a David Cook original.  Last week he covered Our Lady Peace and earlier in the competition he covered Chris Cornell's awesome cover of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean".  Last night, he made a Mariah Carey song sound pretty damn cool.

You've never heard Mariah Carey's "Always Be My Baby" sound like this.

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