Update 2: “The Last Goodbye” goes on sale tomorrow, and the song just started streaming on David’s website. Wow, it’s great to hear new music from David. It’s been too long. And this certainly sounds like a hit. More of a rocker than I expected from the song title. Wow, again. I’ve just listened to the song six times, and haven’t been tempted to cut it off. Great song. Great sound. Nice way to brighten up a Monday.
Update: This, just posted on David Cook’s website. Great news. David’s second album, “This Loud Morning,” is set for release June 28. Pre-sales for the album begin Tuesday on his site.
David Cook fans are in for multiple treats next week.
First, on Tuesday, we get long-awaited new music from the Season 7 champ.
He’ll release a single entitled “The Last Goodbye.” You can check out the lyrics on David’s website.
Then on Thursday, David returns to the Idol stage to perform the song on the weekly results show.
FOX confirmed that in a press release after last night’s show.
Also performing next week will be Katy Perry, singing her hit, “E.T.” The Idols will tackle songs of the 21st century.
David, meanwhile, was the last truly successful Idol winner.
His self-titled debut album, released in 2008, went platinum in a matter of months. It featured four songs that cracked the Billboard Hot 100. And three of those cracked the top 30.
And winning Season 7 was no small feat in itself. Hate to burst another of your fantasy bubbles, Nigel Lythgoe, but I think that season, not Season 10, featured the best top to bottom talent your show has ever seen.
Just think back to all the magical performances that year. David’s “Billie Jean” and “Little Sparrow,” among others. David Archuleta’s “Imagine.” Jason Castro’s “Hallelujah.” Brooke White’s “Let It Be.”
Not to mention some very excellent music those contestants have released since the season ended.
While we’re waiting for the new music, here’s a link to a new David interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Editor’s Note: And if you want to relive any of those magical moments from Season 7, go here to watch the videos.