Cook, Archuleta and Echoes of ‘Idols’ Past

From the Washington Post:

By Allison Stewart
Special to The Washington Post
Tuesday, November 18, 2008; Page C01

At this point in its run, it’s probably inevitable that “American Idol” would have to begin recycling its archetypes. David Cook and David Archuleta, the show’s most recent winner and runner-up, respectively, have released self-titled discs within a week of each other, and both fit neatly into niches carved out by contestants past.

The 17-year-old Archuleta — sweet-faced, asexual, beloved of mothers — has a fondness for smiley and yearning songs about the power of love. He’s this season’s Clay Aiken. The 25-year-old Cook glowers strategically, wears black sometimes and plays the guitar. He’s this season’s Chris Daughtry.

Both artists have made considerably better records than their progenitors ever did, though this isn’t saying much.

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~ by fhrradio1 on November 18, 2008.

2 Responses to “Cook, Archuleta and Echoes of ‘Idols’ Past”

  1. The two David’s have both said that they are so over “the competition” – and the rest of us should be as well.

  2. I agree, the media keeps seeing it as a head to head competition. There are many other things they can report on.

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