David Cook Becomes Newest American Idol

Fans from across the nation voted David Cook as the next "American Idol".

Host Ryan Seacrest says 97-point-five million votes were cast, beating the previous record by 23-million votes, making twenty-five-year-old cook the favored contestant by 56 percent or 12 million votes.

The former bartender from Blue Springs, Missouri, beat out David Archuleta of Murray, Utah, to win the seventh season of the show.

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