David Cook on Idol's heinous group numbers and a very cool tour collaboration!

In the last two parts of the American Idol champ’s Idolatry interview, he discusses the "magic rainbow" lyric in his debut single, "The Time of My Life," how he felt about the judges’ unrelentingly tough critiques of fellow contestant Syesha Mercado, and his desire for creative control on his upcoming debut album. Ch-ch-check it out for yourself, and this weekend, come back to PopWatch for our Idolatry chat with the aforementioned Ms. Mercado!

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  • Lemonade

    Great interview! Thanks for putting this up. What a down to earth guy! He should title the debut album “Magic Rainbow” just for you, Michael. Now it’s time for the Felidae family of all ages (18+) to wade through all of the obnoxious “Pop Tarts” advertisements and squealing 10 year olds to catch him on tour!

  • meg

    definitely going to see it on tour now.

  • Laurie

    I was looking forward to seeing them live, but I just went to tickemaster and the only tickets left for our show (that aren’t in the nosebleed section) are in the “auction” with the lowest bid at $125.00 per ticket right now. I refuse to pay $50.00 per ticket and have to sit so high and back from the stage that you can only see them on the big screens. Why fight the crowds to watch them on TV?
    With the price of gas I guess I just won’t be seeing them this year…darn!

  • slodwick

    Man. Dude just keeps getting more and more endearing with every interview I watch. I definitely think the right man won.

  • cougarcubkaty

    Thank you for presenting a mutually respectful, insightful and enjoyable interview. It was very professional journalism within the entertainment genre! And of course DC is the hottest hottie out there, I can’t wait to go to the concert (love having a daughter as an excuse to go!) and buy the album. Thanks again and good luck to DC on the whirlwind of his life in 08 and beyond!!!!

  • paulajoplin

    Barracuda with Castro, Cook and Carly? I´m buying those tickets now!!

  • Tara

    Great interview. Haha, he hated the group numbers. He’s absolutely lying when he said that he thinks Magic Rainbow is a great song. Of course he has to say that. It’s his first single and he wants it to sell. Go Cookie!!!

  • Tom

    Cook won not because of the greatest talent on AI, but because he represents your average american. Not very successful although very intelligent, at 26 years old, a nowhere job, rock bands that failed, CD’s that did not succeed, bad hairdos, no taste in clothes and the unclean look. America voted for their reflective lifestyle rocker. Loud and louder. WOW. This is what we call American idols now? I hope he continues to succeed. After all Taylor Hicks won too.

  • Gingerly

    Woohoo, Jason, DC and Carly doing Barracuda. That’s going to so rock. It keeps becoming more apparent that I made the right decision when I bought a ticket to the tour!

  • Tanya

    Cook hated the group number, because he is so full of himself and wanted to be the center of attention. After all, he seemed like the rebelious type and always thinks he is above everyone else. During the CNN interviews, he seemed to respond to questions directed to other contestants. He won a reality show for God’s sake. The other contestants have their own talent and I am sure they could speak for themselves. Sounds like a control freak to me. And now we have to hear how more successful he is in selling on Itunes than any other AI contestants. Well, yeah, he is the only one that songs can be downloaded. Like running a race by yourself…dah! Sooner or later you will be the winner. Very clever marketing from AI producers. They pimped him for weeks, before the results, declared Archuleta the winner so that could backfire, and now this. WOW! I hope his ego and Simon Cowell’s are good together, Priceless future for both of these arrogant dudes. Michael Johns you are the one that is HOT!

  • to jessica shaw

    would you stop bashing jason castro. he did not have a pained look while performing the group numbers. he has said many times over that he didn’t mind them, thought they were fun, but that he felt awkward. because he’s not a singer and dancer. i never thought jason looked pained while performing those until the last nite he was on cause he probably knew what was coming and after the way the show treated him he probably figured the hell with it. get your facts straight and leave jason alone.

  • to tanya

    you are so right about david cook on the larry king interview. he wouldn’t let anybody else talk for more than a second and seemed to think he was the only one who could intelligently answer anything. what an ego. and you’re also right about itunes. i had read a few weeks ago they took jason’s song down because he was out selling the others.

  • DC idol

    Wow, what’s up with the haterade? He seems gracious, confident, mature, and respectful- what’s to hate on? I hope he goes far!

  • Darla

    I got my tickets for $47.50 and I live in NJ. I definitely would not waste $125.00 to see Cook be the lead of the top 10 talented contestants. I will wait for their own concerts and will then pay $300.00 for each ticket. The loud rock is not my cup of tea. But again, look at Kiss. Thank Good this is America. We all go to concerts we prefer. And I grew up in a rock and roll era. But the ones I liked, I did not have to bring my ear plugs to listen to and they definitely shaved.

  • toyin

    Syesha Mercado was so underrated on the show she deserved more from the judges. I pray she will be successful!!

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