David Cook over David Archuleta any day! Michael Johns is my 2nd choice.
I LOVE David Cook, & if he doesn't win then we'll know that American Idol is a popularity competition, not a talent one. If this truly was a talent competition, the final 3 would be David Cook, Michael Johns, & Carly or Brooke. But obviously, it won't end up that way. David Archuleta has a great voice, but is a terrible performer. His songs all sound EXACTLY the same, & he personally bores me to tears. He is also inconsistent: he is either great or terrible. He hasn't shown much improvement if any & THAT is why I will never vote for him. I sure as hell am annoyed with all the teenie-boppers who drool over him & vote for him because he's cute, but that's America for you. Sure, he's cute & has a great personality, but this is American Idol, a singing competition. Honestly, if people would take the time to think about it (imagine if you didn't know what David Archuleta looked like), then you would see he's not all that amazing. Talented? Of course. The best of the group? Far from it. Again I run into the problem of 12-year olds who say David Cook is only capable of singing rock. That's about as hypocritical as you could get! David Cook can sing anything, but just happens to be the best at rock. Look at Kristy, for goodness sake! She can either sing country averagely or she can't sing at ALL. David Archuleta is an even better example, he can sing ballads & ONLY ballads. He is the least versatile contestant this season, besides Kristy. He needs to step up his game, but luckily, he will probably win this season because little girls like to vote 204938 times a minute. I'd like him to go far, maybe Top 3 or 4, but if he wins I'll never watch Idol again.
PS: Notes about David Cook!
His brother has cancer & that his why his blood pressure went wild last week. After receiving bad news about his brother's cancer, he panicked & his blood pressure started to rise. At the will of his brother he performed that night, even after a major breakdown resulting from being so worried. His song last night was beautiful not because of his performance (which I thought was better than the judges though, he is just so good that it didn't sound like his best) but because he sang it in dedication to his brother (note the "cancer" lyric in the beginning). Also he dedicated it to Lindsey Rose, a little girl he doesn't even know who has cancer, whom he wears his orange wristband for. He helped out regularly with charities before he was on Idol. David Cook's got a heart of gold.
Sorry about the long answer!
My conclusion would be this: I'd MUCH MUCH MUCH rather have David Cook on my iPod then David Archuleta. Personally, I wouldn't even download David Archuleta's music for free on Limewire, sorry.