David Cook, Other Stars Comment After His ‘American Idol’ Win

FoxNews.com’s Mike Straka and Diane Macedo spoke with ‘’ season seven winner following his expected finale win over David Archuleta during Wednesday’s finale of the FOX hit program. Also commenting on the decision was judge Paula Abdul, repeatedly saying, “I told you so, Simon.” Ryan Seacrest said, “I was happy with the outcome. It made for a fantastic season.” Meanwhile, last season’s winner Jordin Sparks lamented about having to give her crown away and having people forget about her.

The video clip, featuring Cook’s winning moment and other highlights from the show, has since been removed at FoxNews.com.

Castro Booted From ‘American Idol’ After Spacing Out

May 10, 2008 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Friday night, “The other night on ‘American Idol’, was voted off. A lot of people think the reason was – we saw the show – maybe he forgot the words to a song and he kind of totally spaced out and he lost his train of thought. And he got kicked off. You know, if that gets you kicked off ‘American Idol’, how is Paula Abdul still there?”

Ousted ‘American Idol’ Brooke White Visits ‘Today’

May 7, 2008 – Last week’s ‘American Idol’ castoff Brooke White visited the ‘Today’ show on Tuesday (May 6), talking with Matt Lauer about making it to the top five in the hit FOX program. Brooke said her favorite performance during the show was ‘Let It Be’, going on the ‘Idols Live’ tour soon, and hoping to make a record after that. White called the show “an accelerated experience of what you’re gonna get out there.” She added, “I tried to stay away from the blogs because I’m not the thickest skinned person.” Watch the interview below.

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