Which David Is Our Idol?

Voting on Cook's rock vs. Archuleta's ballads hours away from being revealed
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2008 1:16 PM CDT
American Idol contestant David Archuleta sings at his high school Friday, May 9, 2008, in Murray, Utah.    (AP Photo/Kenny Crookston)
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(Newser) – We're only hours away from Fox crowning either balladeer (and Simon Cowell fave) David Archuleta, 17, or rocker David Cook, 25, as this season's American Idol. Cook seemed to win last night's live audience, the Kansas City Star reports.

Archuleta, for his part, stayed firmly in ballad territory—his forte by far. Cowell has called it for Archuleta, but it's the millions who vote via text who'll have the final say. The big buildup to the result begins at 8pm EST.