‘American Idol’ betting odds: David Cook favored to win it all!


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Well, “Idol” junkies, it’s finally down to the wire. Next week, America will choose its seventh American Idol. My money is on David.

But seriously folks, the tension is mounting! All season long, David Archuleta has been the presumptive champion. That angelic voice, that joyful smile, that aw-shucks demeanor; what more could tween America want?


Nobody could have predicted that a mysterious rocker with a 5 o’clock shadow would sidle up and threaten Archie’s crown, and yet that’s exactly what happened. Even oddsmakers who favored Archuleta all season are changing their tune to David Cook. has predicted the following shocking odds:

Odds that David Archuleta will win: 43/20 or 32% chance of winning

Odds that David Cook will win: 20/57 or 74% chance of winning

The oddsmakers at agree that Archuleta has gone from top dog to underdog:

David Archuleta: +160
David Cook: -230 also places Cook in the lead. now lists David Cook at 4/11 while David the Younger stands at 2 to 1.

-- Stephanie Lysaght