American Idol Season 7 champion David Cook performed in front of his fans at the Araneta Coliseum Saturday night. "You are all beautiful...and handsome...whichever may apply!," exclaimed Cook to the thousands of Pinoy fans in attendance. He sang hit after hit as he rocked out his past singles and new songs from his current album "This Loud Morning".
Cook recalled his first visit to Manila three years ago which featured "two Davids" as he was with A.I. Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta. "I was here with my friend,Archie, whom I heard is now a big actor here," he said as some Archuleta fans in the crowd cheered. He said it was such a great experience that people from halfway across the globe were singing along to his songs. "I couldn't wait to come back to Manila!," he added.
A fan's placard caught the singer's attention four songs into the performance. The sign said: "I'd give you $30 if you play 'Freebird' ", a song by 70s band Lynyrd Skynyrd which Cook makes a little fun of during his live shows. He proceeds to play part of the first verse but stopped abruptly telling the fan: "Well there, you owe me 30 bucks!". He then proceeded with the set which of course included his hits "Come Back To Me" and "Light On".
Highlights of the concert for me were: 1)his mashed up version of his song "Heroes" with Oasis' "Champagne Supernova. 2)his medley of Led Zeppelin songs and 3) Yeng Constantino sharing the stage with David on "Always Be My Baby".
Check out that awesome duet in this video from Yeng Constantino's YouTube channel below.
David Cook capped off a wonderful evening of rock music by declaring how he's having more fun in the Philippines. "I absolutely love playing here in Manila. I hope you bring us back again," he said before playing his last song for the night, "Rapid Eye Movement".
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