‘Idol’ Farewell Song Has David Cook Covering Simple Minds

‘American Idol’ season seven winner David Cook’s cover of Simple Minds’ hit ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ has been chosen for the FOX show’s tenth season farewell song. The song will air each week as the top 13 ‘Idol’ finalists are eliminated from the contest.

You can get an instant free download of ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ by pre-ordering David’s upcoming album on his official website, davidcookofficial.com. Listen to the song via Kyte.tv below.

David Cook Reacts To Jennifer Hudson Family Tragedy

David Cook

‘Entertainment Tonight’ joined David Cook at the taping of his AOL Music Sessions in New York City on Wednesday night (October 29), asking the ‘American Idol’ season seven champ for his reaction to the shooting deaths of ‘Idol’ alum Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew. “My heart goes out to her,” David said. “I just earnestly hope that she could find some sort of resolution to it somewhere down the line.” Cook also talked being excited for his debut album, loving Halloween, and being honored to perform this weekend on ‘Saturday Night Live’. Video of his comments at ETOnline.com has since been removed.

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David Cook Fans Cause Havoc With Sony BMG Internet Database

David Cook talks about how his fans crashed the Sony BMG internet databaseDavid Cook updated fans on his YouTube channel, thanking them for the initial success of his official web site, DavidCookOfficial.com, and for the new single ‘Light On’.

“Thank you so much for all the initial success with the web site, and now a day into it with the single ‘Light On’,” Cook said. “It’s been a really cool last few days, including, which you guys will probably find really neat, you guys actually crashed the entire Sony BMG internet database by logging into DavidCookOfficial.com. It’s very humbling.”

Watch the remarks below.

David Cook Discusses ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ And Debut Album

David Cook was on the phone with ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ to talk about last week’s ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ show that was on ABC, NBC and CBS. The ‘American Idol’ season seven winner also talked about what fans can expect on his debut album, which he says is targeted for a November 18th release. “It will be a rock record,” Cook said. “Really what myself and everybody associated with the record is trying to do is just make it interesting. Try to put out something that’s gonna be able to stand up long after I’m gone, and that’s really been the goal.” Cook then talked about working with Skechers, following the post ‘Idol’ footsteps of Carrie Underwood.

The interview audio at kiisfm.com has since been removed.

Blue Springs Honors David Cook With A Mural

David Cook muralFootage of David Cook visiting his home town in Blue Springs, Missouri to see the mural the ‘American Idol’ season seven champ’s high school created for him is available at Cook’s YouTube channel.

“Amazing and really emotional,” Cook said of the Blue Springs South High School artwork. “I love you guys.”

Watch Cook brought to tears at the event below.

David Cook Signing Autographs In Dallas

David Cook signs autographs for fans in Dallas, Texas wearing a cowboy hat

‘American Idol’ season seven winner David Cook was videotaped signing autographs for fans outside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Monday (August 25) for the latest stop on the American Idols Live 2008 Tour. The singer, who had normally been sporting a Kansas City Chiefs baseball cap, wore a cowboy hat for the Dallas fans instead.

David Cook: Going Back Home Was A Bit Of A Trip

Kansas City’s FOX 4 spoke to ‘American Idol’ season seven winner David Cook during the American Idols Live Tour 2008 stop in St. Louis, Missouri. Cook talked about being able to make it back to Tulsa and the Kansas City area after winning the FOX hit. “It was a bit of a trip. People there seemed shocked to see me,” Cook said. “It’s still very odd because, I mean, I don’t feel any different. Maybe I’ve got a few more numbers in the bank account, but that’s about it. But it was cool.” Video at myfoxkc.com has since been removed.

David Hernandez At The Phoenix ‘American Idol’ Auditions

July 27, 2008 – ‘Good Day LA’ did a remote from the Phoenix auditions for season eight of ‘American Idol’ on Friday (July 25), running into last seasons’ ex-stripper turned ‘Idol’ finalist David Hernandez, who was covering the auditions for ‘Extra’. David said he’s getting ready do start a show at The Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko in San Francisco and is working on new music, looking to land a record deal. The interview video at myfoxla.com has since been removed.

David Cook Signs Autographs After Chicago Concert

David Cook signs autographs for fans in Chicago while on tourJuly 22, 2008 – Footage of ‘American Idol’ season seven winner David Cook signing autographs for fans outside Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois before the American Idols Live Tour 2008 stop on Saturday (July 19) has been posted online.

Cook sported a Kansas City Chiefs baseball cap and at one point asked the crowding fans shoving paper in his face to sign to back up a little. The clip ended with several fans chanting “Archuleta”, wanting to see ‘Idol’ runner-up David Archuleta.

Watch footage below.

David Cook Teams Up With Raine Maida On Debut Album

‘American Idol’ season seven winner David Cook spoke with the Canadian Press about working with Our Lady Peace singer Raine Maida after requesting a meeting with the Canadian singer songwriter when he began work on his solo debut. “The songs that we wrote were, in my opinion, some of the strongest that we’ve done for this record,” Cook said by phone from a recent tour stop in Detroit. “I’m very pleased with how it turned out and I’m actually hoping to get together with him again before the record gets released and try to write some more.”

The story at thecanadianpress.com has since been removed.

David Archuleta Meets With Fans Before Chicago Concert

David Archuleta hugs a fan while on tour in Chicago

Footage of ‘American Idol’ season seven runner-up David Archuleta signing autographs and posing for pictures with fans outside Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois before the American Idols Live Tour 2008 stop on Saturday (July 19) has been posted online. The fans filming the footage all wore “Asian Girls Heart Archie” t-shirts. Watch it below.

Archuleta Vs. Cook In Handstand Contest

David Archuleta and David Cook take part in a handstand contest in San Diego as fans look onJuly 4, 2008 – Footage of the American Idols Live Tour 2008 stars signing autographs at the San Diego Sports Arena on Tuesday (July 2) has been posted online.

The always happy David Archuleta is seen signing autographs and posing for pictures with dozens of female fans, talking on the phone with the sister of one fan. David was also joined by ‘Idol’ champ David Cook in a handstand contest.

Watch a pair of clips and see who wins below.

David Cook: My Brother Adam’s Brain Tumor Has Stopped Growing

David Cook talks with the crowd about how his brother Adam's brain tumor had stopped growingDavid Cook has been quiet about his brother Adam’s struggle with a brain tumor, but during the kick-off to the American Idols Live Tour in Glendale, Arizona on Tuesday night, the ‘Idol’ champ told the cheering crowd some encouraging news.

“I gotta tell you guys just because I’m so stoked, I gotta tell somebody,” Cook said. “I got great news today, my brother’s tumor has stopped growing!” Cook then dedicated the Foo Fighters’ ‘My Hero’ to his brother.

Watch the performance via YouTube below.