By Drew Olson Special to Published May 21, 2008 at 4:15 PM

We know the franchise is rapidly losing steam, but the "American Idol" finale tonight will generate good ratings and a fair amount of water-cooler buzz tomorrow.

In that spirit, we predict that David will win.

Though most people expect it to be David Archuleta, we think David Cook is the more soulful singer and could have the longer musical career. (Longer, at least, than Taylor Hicks).

In any event, the final is tonight and here are samples of David and David.

David Archuleta 

David Cook 

Drew Olson Special to

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