What a night at the Nokia Theater. No one in the building thought David Cook would really win over wunderkind Archuleta. Even the normally quiet press room broke into a loud roar of "OH MY GODS", screams, and applause, bringing the old rule of no cheering in the press box to an end. David Cook finally made it down to the press photo room after the show and was congratulated by many elated photographers. One photog told Cook she voted for him 30 times last night. The gracious Cook looked a bit tired from his wild journey but posed for every photog and seemed to enjoy his time in the spot light.
Photo by Ted Soqui c 2008