American Idol Season 7 winner, David Cook , gave an outstanding and incredibly moving performance of his song, “Permanent”, on the finale Of American Idol Season 8.
The song was performed by David as a tribute to his late brother, Adam, who died of cancer earlier this year.
I was so inspired by David’s performance. It was a sensitive, raw, yet powerful testament to Adam’s legacy and David was obviously moved by the entire experience.
And so was I! His beautiful voice and vulnerable demeanor just touched my heart in a very special way.
It has been a year since we last saw David on the American Idol stage and he made me remember why I love this show so much.
He so fully represents the heart, the dreams, the blood, sweat and tears of all performers who came before him and those who have come after.
It is exciting to watch the metamorphosis of the singers during each American Idol season and David’s journey certainly is legendary
David was a relatively undiscovered talent before American Idol. He came out of nowhere during the semi-final rounds and, through ingenuity and charm, catapulted himself into the Top 12, leading him on an exciting journey toward the American Idol crown.
His genuine persona coupled with his enormous musical talent created many memorable musical moments during Season 7.
Earlier this evening, I was sent a memo from a fan – Jaye-asking me to encourage people to download the correct “Permanent” performance from ITunes. Com.
Per David’s request, the proceeds are to benefit David’s personal cancer cause, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure; however, there are two versions on the ITunes site one to benefit cancer and one strictly for profit, so make sure you grab the correct version before you download.
I believe this is the link or you can follow Jaye’s excellent instructions:
This is not about promoting Cook. If people aren’t Cook fans, then they can delete the file after you buy it. But, a simple $.99 download can help fund research to find a cure for cancer. And as I said, if we can just get it into the Top Ten, then there’s a much better chance that downloaders will direct their money to the right source.
There are three ways that people who want to download can get to the page for the correct version of the performance.
1. On the Itunes Idol page, they finally put up a rotating banner, where a link to the performance flashes in rotation with other finale performances
2. If you scroll WAY down to the bottom of the front page, Itunes has a link to the performance under the “What We’re Listening To” section.
3. If you just use the search function and type in “Permanent charity”, you should be able to find it.
Please download this song and help support cancer research. We have all been touched by this horrendous disease and want to eradicate the devastating effects it causes in the lives of so many.