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David Cook

David CookAKA David Roland Cook

Born: 20-Dec-1982
Birthplace: Houston, TX

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Season 7 winner, American Idol

After attending the University of Central Missouri, David Cook relocated to Tulsa, where in 2006 he self-released a rock album, Analog Heart. It had sold fewer than 2000 copies, and since Cook had never signed a recording contract, it did not affect his amateur standing. In 2007, brother Andrew Cook was trying out for American Idol, and David was badgered into doing so as well. Andrew was not successful, but David's rendition of Jon Bon Jovi's Livin' on a Prayer send him onward to Hollywood. Beginning in Season 7, contestants were permitted to play musical instruments, Cook electing electric or acoustic guitar for some of his performances. At the final round, young David Archuleta was the favorite, but Cook won with 56% of the audience vote. In late 2008, he released a second, self-titled album which debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200. The following year Cook began the "Declaration Tour", appearing at 120 medium-sized venues across the United States.

Father: Stanley Cook
Mother: Beth Foraker Frye
Brother: Adam (d. 2-May-2009 brain cancer)
Brother: Andrew
Girlfriend: Kimberly Caldwell (American Idol contestant, together 2008)

    High School: Blue Springs South High School, Blue Springs, MO
    University: BA Graphic Design, University of Central Missouri (2006)

    Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity

    TELEVISION
    American Idol Season 7 Winner (2008)

Official Website:
http://www.davidcookofficial.com/

Selected albums:
Analog Heart (2006)
David Cook (2008)


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