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David Cook on ‘Idol’

David Cook

Age: 25

Hometown: Blue Springs, Mo.

Audition City: Omaha, Neb. (Associated Press)
Episode: Feb. 19

Theme: The 1960s

Performance: “Happy Together” by the Turtles (Fox)
Episode: Feb. 26

Theme: The 1970s

Performance: “All Right Now” by Free (Fox)
Episode: March 4

Theme: The 1980s

Performance: “Hello” by Lionel Richie (Fox)
Episode: March 11

Theme: Beatles Night

Performance: “Eleanor Rigby” (Fox)
Episode: March 18

Theme: Beatles Night

Performance: “Day Tripper” (Fox)
Episode: March 25

Theme: Songs from the year contestant was born (1982)

Performance: “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson

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Episode: April 1

Theme: Dolly Parton night

Performance: “Little Sparrow” (Fox)
Episode: April 8

Theme: Inspirational music

Performance: “Innocent” by Our Lady Peace (FOX)
Episode: April 15

Theme: Mariah Carey night

Performance: “Always Be My Baby” (FOX)
Episode: April 22

Theme: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Performance: “The Music of the Night” from “Phantom of the Opera” (Fox)
Episode: April 29

Theme: Neil Diamond

Performance: “I’m Alive” and “All I Really Need is You” (Fox)
Episode: May 6

Theme: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Performance: “Hungry Like a Wolf” by Duran Duran and “Baba O’Riley” by the Who (Fox)
Episode: May 13

Theme: Judge’s Choice, Contestant’s Choice, Producer’s Choice


Simon Cowell’s choice: “The First Time Ever Saw Your Face,” associated with Roberta Flack

Contestant’s choice: “Dare You to Move” by Switchfoot

Producer’s choice: “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith (FOX)
Episode: May 20

Theme: Clive Davis’s Choice, Contestant’s Choice New Song, Contestant’s Choice


Clive Davis’ choice: “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” U2

New song: “Dream Big,” Emily Shackleton

Contestant’s choice: “The World I Know,” Collective Soul (Fox)