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22 Apr 2008
I just started to learn Photoshop and I find it sssssoooooo amazing...especially if I can play with DC's gorgeous face.
What do you think? I hope one of these could at least put a smile on your faces.
Anyone can use any siggy... if you like something... I hope so.
My current siggy...
4 Apr 2008
I know these pictures have been posted over and over again. I had nothing to do...and I just wanted to compare his looks from audition up to the Top 9's performance night. David has evolved a great deal. With his hair and the way he dresses. ~yummier I must say~
Chosen as Top 24
Top 24 Performance Night
Top 20 Performance Night
Top 16 Performance Night
Top 12 Performance Night
Top 11 Performance Night
Top 10 Performance Night
Top 9 Performance Night
28 Mar 2008
Read this article at MTVAsia.com
It's kinda long, sorry but I just had to post it. I am slightly irritated with the writer. What's the big deal with David doing covers? The others are doing it too. But the good thing with David, he cites whose version it is unlike the others. He never claimed them as his own. And the judges called him BRAVE, but they didn't say that because he ARRANGED it. He was brave because he attempted to do that version (which most of us are unaware of)...and he pulled it off. His detractors are just threatened because David continues to amaze more and more people each week...and they are freaking scared of him so they have to come up with these issues.
American Idol Dark Horse David Cook: Is It Fair For Him To Cover Other Covers
March 27, 2008
There's something fishy about American Idol contender David Cook.
Cook, the rock-leaning lad with the highlighted comb-over, closed Tuesday night's episode of American Idol, belting out Michael Jackson's "Billy Jean" â€” a song released the year he was born.
But Cook's take on the track was actually former Soundgarden/Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell's version. Cornell's cover appeared on his sophomore solo album, Carry On, which was released last year.
Sure, Idol host Ryan Seacrest prefaced Cook's performance by saying, "With Chris Cornell's version of 'Billie Jean,' here's David Cook," but his introduction was barely audible, coming from the pit of screaming fans located just in front of the studio's stage. And though Cook's performance was very much a cover of Cornell's cover, the Idol judges absolutely loved it and praised the performance for its "originality."
Seeing as Idol contestants are judged not only for their vocal performances but on their arrangements as well, it seems Cook has been coasting off others' visions. Does this mean Cook has had an unfair advantage over the rest of the Idol crop?
Michael Slezak, a senior writer for Entertainment Weekly known for his Idol coverage, said he thinks Cook is smart for picking the arrangements he has.
"I think it's a little silly to accuse him of stealing arrangements," Slezak explained. "You know, Chris Daughtry took a real hit when he did a version of [Johnny Cash's] 'Walk the Line' and didn't, at any point, credit Live's version, but in this case, Cook put it out there, clearly having Ryan state, 'He's doing Chris Cornell's version,' and if you listen to both versions, it's not like he did a complete carbon copy of Cornell's, anyway.
"I would understand why people would want to see some of these contestants â€” if they're going to get credit for being brave and innovative â€” completely change up a song on their own," he continued. "I think it's also hard to ask them to do that. They only have a week to come up with the arrangements, and then they've got to get the Idol band onboard with it and record their version for the iTunes download, so it doesn't give them a lot of time to come up with a completely innovative arrangement of a song every week. Ultimately, I think Cook deserves credit for being smart and aware of new or different versions of songs â€” different than the ones people are familiar with. I don't know if he should get credit for being brave, but he should get credit for being smart and singing these songs well."
But this season, Cook has been accused of copping another artist's cover on more than one occasion. Just three weeks ago, a Seattle band came out against Cook, claiming he'd ripped off their rockin' cover of the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby." Doxology said they recorded their version of the track more than a year ago and even had it available on iTunes and their MySpace page. According to the band's manager, the cover was what Doxology is best known for, but the guys didn't sue Cook â€” they merely asked for recognition.
Even prior to that claim, several Idol fans took to the message boards to cry foul over Cook's cover of Lionel Richie's "Hello," one they claimed was very similar to Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd's solo take on the track.
As far as Slezak is concerned, Cook is just dealing with the inevitable backlash that those labeled as "the ones to beat" face when they're on Idol.
"He is getting ripped on now because he has emerged as the surprise front-runner, and I think anytime you are in that position, people are going to look for a way to tear you down," Slezak said. "It's the nature of Idol. People have to find things to criticize him for, because right now, he's performing really strongly and moving up in all the 'Idol' polls. His detractors have to latch onto something, I guess."
But no, Slezak insisted, Cook hasn't survived on AI because he's had an unfair advantage throughout the contest.
"He's just aware of these versions in the first place," he said. "It's not like Cornell's version was a #1 hit. The average Idol viewer at home may not even be aware of that version, so he could have gone ahead and not credited it at all, and I wouldn't be surprised if the judges didn't know that version. The judges give him credit for bravery and innovation when he's just really being smart and savvy and picking interesting versions of the song that really suit his vocal style. What he's doing is really no different than any contestant on the show. David Archuleta picked Stevie Wonder's version of 'We Can Work It Out,' and Carly Smithson picked Celine Dion's version of 'I Drove All Night.' Cook is just picking slightly more creative and interesting versions of his songs. It's hard to make a case that he's doing something unfair. He's just a smart competitor."
-- Chris Harris (MTV.com)
24 Mar 2008
hi! i'm gracie. i'm new here. i'm glad you are guys are here to share our mutual admiration for a very talented person. hope i can have updates on david and his music. have a nice day everyone!
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