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We recap David Cs best and worst Idol performances

Shaun Harrison
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1 of 8 Frank Micelotta/Fox

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"Billy Jean:" Even though the arrangement was borrowed from Chris Cornell, David C. knocked this song outta the park. It was so soulful, dark, cool and so un-pop-like. It was stuck in my head for days afterward.  
2 of 8 Frank Micelotta/Fox

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"Always Be My Baby:" How do you make an old-school pop Mariah Carey song sound cool and rock-like Turn it into a slow, sensual love song. Nice job, David C It's no wonder the ladies love rock stars!
3 of 8 Frank Micelotta/Fox

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"Hello:" Again, how to make Lionel Richie contemporary sounding and interesting Well, have David C. turn his sappy love song into an ("Emo" as Randy called it) edgier rock ballad. To be completely pun-worthy, you had us at "Hello," David.
4 of 8 Ray Mickshaw/Fox

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"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing:" David C.  sang this Aerosmith classic at the end of the Top Three showdown, and practically blew out the speakers. Fans went nuts, the judges declared him the winner of the night, and Archie got sick to his stomach.
5 of 8 Ray Mickshaw/Fox

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"Eleanor Rigby:" I wasn't sure about this song until about half way through, and then recognized how brilliant it really was. And, the judges all agreed with me! Ha! David C. knows how to rock anything from the Beatles to Lionel Richie.
6 of 8 Frank Micelotta/Fox

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"Innocent:" This debacle (along with the lame white soldier jacket he wore as he sang) was during the Idol Gives Back week. I know everyone wants to sing their favorite songs, but sometimes we must know our limits. This one was your limit, Cook.
7 of 8 Michael Becker/Fox

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"Dare You to Move:" I was kinda horrified at Cook's decision to sing such an unknown song for the Top Three show. Didn't he learn this lesson after his "Innocent" disaster OK, nothing he sings is a disaster, but it sure as hell wasn't "Billy Jean."
8 of 8 Frank Micelotta/Fox

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"Hungry Like the Wolf:" You can't eff with Duran Duran! It's not that he sang it badly, it just seemed like he was majorly phoning it in. How can you phone-in a song like this! Again, to reiterate, you can't eff with Duran Duran. Ever.