Tuesday night's theme on American Idol entailed each contestant singing a song from the year they were born.
David Cook, the clean-cut rocker who normally performs while strumming away on his guitar, was the last performer of the night. He rocked the audience and the viewers with his rendition of the hit song, Billy Jean, sans his trademark instrument. He looked and sounded as hot as ever, his deep voice modernizing the song into more of a rock ballad, versus the upbeat pop sound that Michael Jackson gave it in the eighties. David's performance was consistent with his past performances, amazing and smoking hot.
He has an innate ability to "make a song his own" and to entertain his audience, offering a little insight into what he would deliver at his own concerts. This talented young guy from Missouri is one of the contestants to beat, very deserving to be the front runner. Even the judges applauded his performance and Randy Jackson told him he may indeed be the one to win the title of American Idol.
Although Michael Johns may give him a run for his money, David will no doubt go on to do well in the music industry, with or without American Idol. He is reminiscent of Chris Daughtry, a rockin' contestant from season five who has enjoyed great success without winning the AI title. With or without that sought after win, David possesses all the right traits of a successful musical artist-talent, charisma, looks and style. In the meantime, this fan will furiously vote each week, as this is a guy I want to see in concert and rock out to in my car!!