Archuleta, he just didn't have the "grown-up" fan base that Cook had.
But his voice (Archie's) is far superior to Cooks.
His first single "Crush" is perfect for him, it fits him and he is completely believable singing it.
David Cook looks uncomfortable, sounds uncomfortable and I feel uncomfortable for him when I hear "Time of My Life"
To me, it seemed as if a lot of people were voting against Archuleta rather than for Cook. It's too bad, it became like a war over the 2 guys popularity and not their voices.
I heard people constantly say they were voting for Cook because he was "hot" and Archie was too young. Didn't make sense then, and doesn't now. After their last performance Archie was phenomenal and Cook, though good, was completely out-shined. Ergo...popularity contest