Well, that was a surprise, wasn't it? I mean I had predicted in this space that David Cook would prevail but I assumed the voting margin would be far closer. 12 million votes? That's a landslide.

And well deserved, judging by the contrasting commercials the two Davids did for Guitar Hero last night. I just don't think little David Archuleta is equipped to handle the star-making machinery.

I found the rest of the finale pretty bizarre and produced with less imagination and energy than previous Idol sendoffs.

Maybe even the producers were wornout after this tedious season.

But congratulations to David Cook. We who are about to rock, salute you.


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