David Cook is an American born singer as well as songwriter. He was born December 20, 1982 in Houston, Texas and then raised in Blue Springs, Missouri. David Cook is of German, English, and Irish decent and is the middle of three brothers. He rose to fame in 2008 when he was the winner of the seventh season of American Idol. He beat out fellow singer David Archuleta by receiving 56 percent of the votes, totaling in excess of 12 million. A week after winning Idol Cook broke chart records when he had 11 singles debut on the Billboard Hot 100 list. His first self titled album was also released in 2008, the lead single was called Light On, which went platinum along with the entire album. Cook also signed on that year to endorse Sketchers Shoes. Booking David Cook for your next event is a sure shot to success.