Wednesday, May 21, 2008

David vs David - Does it Matter?

Nice. Last night's finale between David Archuleta and David Cook was something to watch. Okay, I could have done without the silly boxing theme (who else thought it was hilarious watching David A make his appearance in boxing gloves and robe, grinning?) and the songwriter winner songs were meh squared, but both Davids put their hearts into their performances and who could help but be impressed?

I agree with the judges - David A probably outsang David C last night, but either one of them could win tonight and it would be just fine. In seasons past, runners up (or in Daughtry's case, even lower on the totem pole) have done as well or better than the crowned winners career-wise, so I'm not sure the Idol title will make that much of a difference in their careers. Both have a huge (and well-earned) followings. Both are very marketable. Both have music in their souls and will go on to have long, successful careers.

What do you think? Do you have a favorite? In the long run, do you think it matters who gets the confetti tonight?

Best of success to you, David Archuleta!