David Cook Brings ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ Performance to ‘American Idol’ Finale
'American Idol' is getting close to wrapping up Season 10, with the finale performance show airing tonight. After finalists Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina faced off in a singing battle for the gold, former 'Idol' winner David Cook performed his cover of Simple Minds' 1985 hit, 'Don't You (Forget About Me).'
Cook, who was crowned the 'American Idol' back in 2008, covered the Simple Minds classic song as the official "vote off" song for the television show. The 'Idol' alum's rendition of 'The Breakfast Club' theme song is the perfect fit to accompany 'Idol' runner-ups offstage, since the lyrics are sad and hopeful all at the same time.
As Cook sang in a dapper black-and-white suit with a matching guitar, a montage of 'American Idol' clips played onscreen behind him and his band. It was sort of sad seeing past contestants like James Durbin and Jacob Lusk in the video, but there were also funny moments, like when Casey Abrams smooched Jennifer Lopez.
David Cook will be releasing his album 'This Loud Morning,' featuring his single 'The Last Goodbye,' on June 28.