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The Davids square off: Archuleta vs. Cook and more

This week, the American Idol field could be reduced to a final Battle of the Davids: insufferably wholesome David Archuleta and arrangement borrower David Cook. We've seen enough of these two to know it could be tough to stay awake for their showdown. Here are 10 David matchups we could really get excited about.

Michelangelo's David: The most recognizable statue.

"Diamond Dave" David Lee Roth : The most recognizable fossil.

Edge: The statue. Marble over rock 'n' roll.


David Beckham: Good looking.

Dave Thomas: Good cooking.

Edge: Thomas. He didn't marry a Spice Girl, but his chili still has plenty of posh spice.


King David: Acclaimed king, warrior, poet and musician. Defeated Goliath with a stone.

Dave Matthews: Acclaimed musician whose fans might be stoned.

Edge: King David reigns. The Psalms hold up better than Before These Crowded Streets.


Super Dave Osborne: Performed stupid stunts that were funny.

David Copperfield: Performed stupid stunts that were unintentionally funny.

Edge: Super Dave — thumbs up to the Super One.


David Letterman: Best cameo: Cabin Boy.

David Spade: Best movie: Tommy Boy.

Edge: Letterman. Buh-bye, David Spade.


Davy Jones (the Monkee): TV-generated singer/actor/cutie pie.

Davy Jones (the fictional pirate): Computer-generated cinematic character/octopi.

Edge: The Monkee. At least he was cute at one point.


David Cassidy: Pop star from the '70s.

David Bowie: Glam rock star from the '70s and beyond.

Edge: Bowie. Ziggy Stardust would have sent Keith Partridge packing.


David Chase: Wrote a cable TV show about the mob behaving badly.

David Simon: Wrote a cable TV show about all of Baltimore behaving badly.

Edge: No idea! The showdown seems to end early and just fade to black.


David Ortiz: Brandishes a bat.

Davy Crockett: Brandished a rifle.

Edge: Crockett. Remember the Alamo over the green monster.


David Duchovny: Investigated UFO danger on TV.

David Hasselhoff: Investigated beach "danger" on TV.

Edge: The 'hoff. Chest hair!

The Davids square off: Archuleta vs. Cook and more 05/12/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 5:30pm]
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