Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Ooooh, that David!
I was mezmerized tonight listening to David Cook sing. Switchfoot has long been one of my favorite Christian bands but he also sang what is without a doubt one of my favorite songs by Aerosmith. And I have to say - he did a FINE job on "I dont want to miss a thing"!!
Now, anyone who talks to me about American Idol knows that I love me some David Cook - after all, he is my hometown boy but more than that... the fella has SKILLS XTREME.
There is even more reason to love the guy though... I want to share some inside skinny on him. He came home to Kansas City last weekend and was approached by the KC Royals to sing the National Anthem at the baseball game while he was here - an honor in itself. But when he found out that a group of 25 elementary school kids had been practicing for a very long time and would get bumped for his performance, he declined the offer and instead, offered to throw out the first pitch and sing "Take me out to the ball game" at the top of the 7th. Now, any way you slice it... THAT'S CLASS!
Here's a bit more on David that I learned from a friend who lives in Blue Springs: David Cook originally made the trip to Omaha to encourage his brother Andrew to audition for American Idol! His intent was merely to be the moral support but at the urging of his mother, decided to grab a contestants number and try out as well (btw, his brother didnt make the cut).