The Season 7 winner, 28, is gearing up for the release of his sophomore album, which hits stores in June. He can currently be heard every week on Idol's results show, performing this season's goodbye song, a remake of Simple Minds' "(Don't You) Forget About Me."
"I'm certainly looking forward to meeting the new contestants, and also really excited to meet the new judges," Cook told the Reporter. "From what I've seen so far, Steven Tyler is a riot, and I think J. Lo's been incredible. And I'm excited to see Randy, Ryan and everybody behind the scenes."
American Idol airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8/7c on Fox.