‘American Idol’ finale arrivals
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‘American Idol’ finale show

David Cook, left, and David Archuleta meet on stage during the opening of the season finale of “American Idol.”

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Paula Abdul gives Simon Cowell a kiss as they greet each other during the finale of “American Idol.”

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Simon Cowell is seen with fans during the season finale of “American Idol.”

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David Cook performs the song “Hero” during a duet with David Archuleta.

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David Archuleta performs the song “Hero” during a duet with David Cook.

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David Archuleta, left, and David Cook smile after they performed the song “Hero.”

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Ryan Seacrest, right, bows to Mike Myers, who is dressed as the character Pitka from his upcoming movie, “The Love Guru.”

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Former contestants, from left, David Hernandez, Chikezie , Jason Castro, and Michael Johns perform during the finale of “American Idol.” (Kevork Djansezian / Associated Press)
Syesha Mercado and Seal perform the song “Waiting For You.”

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Carly Smithson and Michael Johns perform the song “The Letter.”

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Carrie Underwood performs the song “Last Name.”

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Brooke White performs with Graham Nash from Crosby Stills Nash & Young.

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David Cook performs the song “Sharp Dressed Man” with ZZ Top’s Frank Beard on drums and Billy Gibbons.

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Donna Summer performs during the finale of “American Idol.”

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Carrie Underwood performs at the “American Idol” 7th season finale. (Frank Micelotta / Getty Images / Fox)
David Cook is congratulated by his “Idol” peers. Frrom left, David Archuleta, Carly Smithson, Cook and Michael Johns. (Mark Mainz / AP / Fox)
David Cook perfoms after winning on the 7th season of “American Idol.” In the background, runner-up David Archuleta shakes hands with the judges. (Kevork Djansezian / Associated Press / Fox)
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