David Cook to Perform on ‘Idol’ Finale, Appear at Simon Fuller Star Dedication


The season 7 winner will make the rounds next week, supporting show creator Fuller on Monday and performing the season 10 send-off song on Wednesday’s finale.
As American Idol season 7 winner David Cook gears up to release his highly anticipated second album This Loud Morning (due June 28), the rocker will make several key stops in the coming weeks, among them: an appearance at the Hollywood Walk of Fame induction ceremony honoring Simon Fuller and a performance on the Idol season 10 finale, THR’s Idol Worship has learned.

On the Idol finale, airing May 24 and 25 on Fox, Cook will sing the season’s send-off song, a cover of Simple Minds’ iconic “Don’t You” (Forget About Me),” which he recorded last fall. “Every time I hear that song I think of Judd Nelson on the football field with his fist in the air,” Cook told THR in April. “I’m extremely happy with the end result. It was a huge honor.”

At Monday’s ceremony dedicating a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to Fuller, Cook will join season 10’s Top 13 and other stars of Idol’s past and present (Jennifer Lopez and Carrie Underwood are also expected) in honoring the show’s creator. The event kicks off at 11:30 a.m. in front of the W Hotel at 6268 Hollywood Blvd.

Last week, Cook performed a three-song set the 2011 NARM Convention Awards dinner in Century City, Calif., which included his latest single, “The Last Goodbye,” and the songs “Paper Heart” and “Time Marches On,” off his forthcoming album.

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