Denzel Washington recently appeared on Instagram Live with Brooklyn Pastor A.R. Bernard of Christian Cultural Center to talk about his relationship with God and his faith journey. Washington, who is devout Christian, shared that he had given his life to Christ three times when he was younger, Fox News reported. The Academy Award-winning actor described […]
Having been a David Cook supporter all season, I was biting my nails a lot during last night’s two hour “American Idol” finale. There were some great moments (Brooke White dueting with Graham Nash, Jason Castro reprising his lovely performance of “Hallelujah”), some annoying sponsor-related moments (ie: both Davids reenacting the same “Guitar Hero” commercial), and some major WTF? moments (George Michael’s performance, whatever the heck Carrie Underwood was wearing). However, the real reason everyone tuned in was to see who won, and Ryan Seacrest did his best to drag the announcement on as long as possible–until about 10:01, ensuring everyone TiVoing the show would get cut off.
Unfortunately, Adam Cook was too sick to make it to last night’s results show in L.A., but the rest of the family was there to cheer David on. And when his name was called, David, who’d done his best to keep his emotions in check throughout the last few weeks, began to cry. He pulled himself together to perform the closing song, but cameras cut to his family in the audience, all in tears. David’s other brother, Andrew, managed a smile when he caught a camera on him and mouthed “That’s my brother!”
David Cook’s well-deserved victory was a bittersweet one. Instead of wearing the orange band around his wrist, it was tied around his hand, causing many to speculate that Adam’s condition had turned more serious. David Archuleta seemed genuinely thrilled for his friend and competitor, and gathered the other finalists on stage with him to cheer Cook on. In my opinion, this year’s finale–in spite of George Michael–is the best one since Kelly Clarkson’s original victory. Sometimes people argue over whether the winner should be the best singer or the best person. This year, we got both.