He was the barman who shouldn’t have been in the competition who at the last round of the televised event competed against a 17 year old cherub faced young man with a well oiled voice that belied his years. David Cook played the guitar wielding rocker perfectly while David Archuleta was the crowd-pleasing croner who on paper should have won American Idol season 7.

In their commentary, the judges seemed to think that Archuleta would be crowned after they had listened to their final set of songs on Monday but America had a different view.

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