American tabloids recently reported that American Idol 2008 winner David Cook’s companion was pregnant after she sported what some interpreted to be a ‘baby bump’.According to the report, a source close to the couple confirmed they were expecting a child. (read more)Is David Cook about to be a dad to a little boy or girl?
Another of Cook's performances, The Beatles' "Day Tripper", was credited to Whitesnake.Seattle-based band Doxology has claimed that Cook's performance of The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" was based on a version the band recorded over a year ago.He also participated in choir and drama programs in middle school and high school.At Blue Springs South High School, he performed in musicals, including The Music Man, West Side Story, and Singin' in the Rain.Cook auditioned for American Idol in Nebraska, performing Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer." For his first Hollywood audition, Cook performed "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" by Bryan Adams, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar.
On the second song in Hollywood, he sang "I'll Be" by Edwin Mc Cain.Cook won the seventh season of American Idol on May 21, 2008, receiving 56% of the votes, with 12 million votes over David Archuleta as the runner-up.Cook then sang "The Time of My Life", the winning song of the 2008 American Idol Songwriter's Competition.Despite the controversy, critics praised Cook for choosing versions of songs that fit his vocal style.Cook's arrangements of "Hello," "Little Sparrow," "Always Be My Baby," "All I Really Need Is You," "Baba O'Riley," "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" and "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" were original arrangements, and his rendition of Mariah Carey's "Always Be My Baby" was also highly praised with judge Paula Abdul saying that his version of the song could be on a movie soundtrack.On April 1, before performing his self-arranged rendition of Dolly Parton's "Little Sparrow" on American Idol, Cook responded to Ryan Seacrest in the interview session, revealing that his performance of "Eleanor Rigby" was based on Neil Zaza's and Doxology's versions.