MSNBC: â??Idolâ?? Producers Want David Cook To Win
May 21, 2008 at 5:45 AM (PT)
In the battle of the DAVIDS, there seemed to be a clear winner behind the scenes of AMERICAN IDOL, reported MSNBC. Before the vote was announced, a source close to the judging panel said, "The producers are really hoping that DAVID COOK wins."
The reason shouldn’t come as much of a shocker. "DAVID ARCHULETA cannot be managed the way that 19 ENTERTAINMENT wants to manage their winners."
19 ENTERTAINMENT produces AMERICAN IDOL, signs the winners to management contracts and handles the recording agreements made within the SONY/BMG record label.
"DAVID ARCHULETA came to the table with his own plans and agenda. His father is another shade of JOE SIMPSON, and it can only spell disaster," the source said.
COOK, on the other hand, "is extremely manageable" in the opinion of the producers, said the source. "The show has enough on its hands trying to get ratings back to where they used to be. The last thing they want is a rogue winner."