For his first Hollywood audition, Cook performed "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" by Bryan Adams, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar.
Prior to Idol he released an independent album entitled Analog Heart.
This was followed by his post-Idol major-label debut David Cook which was released on November 18, 2008, and has since been certified platinum by the RIAA.
He also participated in choir and drama programs in middle school and high school.
At Blue Springs South High School, he performed in musicals, including The Music Man, West Side Story, and Singin' in the Rain.
let’s inspire one another to live happy [and] healthy lives," Lesley Cook wrote in her Instagram post earlier this week, according to a report by Radar Online on February 13. Everyone deserve to be happy [and] find peace,” she added.
News of 53-year-old David Beador's romance with the younger woman hit the web earlier this week and ever since, Cook has been flooded with the opinions of the many viewers of the Bravo TV series who watched Beador's marriage to estranged wife Shannon come to an end just months ago.His second major album This Loud Morning was released on June 28, 2011.His third post American Idol and fourth overall studio album Digital Vein was released on September 18, 2015.Cook then sang "The Time of My Life", the winning song of the 2008 American Idol Songwriter's Competition.In the final tally, Archuleta received 44 percent of the votes.As fans may recall, Shannon released a statement to the press about her breakup before fans watched her announce the news to her co-stars during the reunion special for "The Real Housewives of Orange County" season 12.