David and David American Idol proved its star-making power yet again in 2008 with the creation of at least two new stars: Idol runner-up David Archuleta and Idol winner David Cook. With his boyish good looks, goofy demeanor and angelic voice, David Archuleta dubbed The Chosen One by my colleague Richard Rushfield seemed groomed from birth to compete on Idol. David Cook, by contrast, was not a front-runner when the season began but rose in Americas esteem through a mix of old-school rocker-angst and innovation. Both Davids debut albums have sold impressively.
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