Everybody is waiting for David Cook to hurry and release a new album already! But while fans wait impatiently for the “American Idol” Season 7 winner to announce a released date or at least drop the album’s first single, Brian Mansfield at “Idol Chatter” tells us he believes he knows what that “something special” is that David Cook mentioned on Twitter on Feb. 12. It doesn’t seem to be the dropping of the first single, but it does have to do with a Cook song…
David Cook posted to Twitter: “Clarification: I have a busy week AHEAD of mixing and working on something special… which should surface the week after. :)”
He was clarifying a previous Twitter posting that noted he was recording something that his fans might get to hear the following week. To ensure there were no misunderstandings, he followed that Twitter post with another on Feb. 21: “Was just informed by TPTB that that “extra treat” I worked on last week will air on march 3rd!”
Mansfield believes that Cook has recorded the Season 10 elimination song. Why? Because March 3rd is also the same day that “American Idol” will announce its Top 10 finalists.
If TPTB (“the powers that be”) happen to be the producers of “American Idol,” David Cook will join three of his “American Idol” colleagues who have also had songs selected as elimination songs. Daughtry’s “Home” was the song heard by eliminated contestants in Season 6. His was the first elimination tune done by an “American Idol” alum. Ruben Studdard’s cover of Kenny Loggins’ “Celebrate Me Home” followed in Season 7 and Carrie Underwood’s cover of Motley Crue’s “Home Sweet Home” was the last song eliminated contestants heard during Season 8.
Elimination songs have not always been used on “American Idol.” In fact, they were not used until the season before Daughtry’s “Home” was employed. In Season 5, Canadian recording artist Daniel Powter’s international hit “Bad Day” was used. In Season 9, Will Young, the first winner of “Pop Idol,” the British prototype for “American Idol” and shows like it, had his song “Leave Right Now” used has the farewell song.
Of course, Mansfield could be incorrect. “TPTB” might be a reference to his management or his recording label.
Who is David Cook’s recording label? A quick check and it appears to be… RCA and 19 Recordings, the same people who signed him when he won “American Idol” in 2008.
So… Wonder if the “something special” will be an original David Cook song or a cover?
“David Cook,” Twitter.com
Briand Mansfield, “Will David Cook sing Season 10 contestants back home?,” USA Today.com