He’s the latest in a long line of American Idol season winners, and David Cook seems to be taking his massive victory in stride. Last night after he was announced as the Season 7 champ, the Blue Springs, Mo bartender talked to press about his experience thus far.
Maintaining an air of humility, David said that he’s up for whatever his Idol status brings his way. “I actually walked into this with no expectations and I’m walking out of it with no expectations. This show is a springboard, but it’s still a crapshoot. I could easily walk out of this arena and be just a regular Joe tomorrow. I hope that’s not the case. It’s kind of up to everybody else.”
After a grueling season that saw a ton of talent and heart from all of the contestants, David Cook has been crowned the newest American Idol.
During last night’s season finale (which included performances from the likes of Carrie Underwood and the Jonas Brothers) at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, the 25-year-old Blue Springs, Mo bartender was revealed as the victor, having garnered 12 million more votes than his competitor, 17-year-old David Archuleta (there were over 97 million votes cast).