For his first Hollywood audition, Cook performed "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" by Bryan Adams, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar.
On the second song in Hollywood, he sang "I'll Be" by Edwin Mc Cain.
In addition, that same week Cook also broke the record for the most debuts on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart, where he placed 14 debut entries, the record of which was previously six set by Bon Jovi in 2007.
The first single released from the album, "Light On" was announced on Cook's official site and debuted on September 23, 2008.
By the week of October 10, 2008, the song had reached no. The music video for "Come Back to Me" was released on April 4, 2009.
His debut album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association for America (RIAA) for sales exceeding one-million units in January 2009.
Cook won the seventh season of American Idol on May 21, 2008, receiving 56 percent of the votes, with 12 million votes over David Archuleta, the runner-up.He also participated in choir and drama programs in middle school and high school.At Blue Springs South High School, he performed in musicals, including The Music Man, West Side Story, and Singin' in the Rain.He also reiterated the credits of Whitesnake and Chris Cornell.Despite the controversy, critics praised Cook for choosing versions of songs that fit his vocal style.
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