I’m a big, big Lakers fan. Lakers are playing the Spurs tonight, Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs.
The clock reads just before 9 pm, and that means it’s time for Ryan Seacrest and the gang to reveal who wins American Idol. Oklahomans halfway care because David Cook – who claims Missouri as home, or at least the show does – has played many gigs and served many drinks in the Tulsa area. And for my two cents, he has done a great job when I’ve caught his performances on AI this season. Not that I watch it much. But he’s got great talent.
So here’s the remote, cue the judges, Randy, Paula and Simon… and the right David wins. Cook beats David Archuleta by over 10 million votes.
Back to the hardwood.
Keith Nichol is going home. The former Oklahoma quarterback announced Tuesday that he is transferring to Michigan State, an hour’s drive away from where he attended high school.
Tonight, David Cook will find out if he’s the next American Idol. Cook, who spent time working and playing in Tulsa, is in the final two vs. David Archuleta. Simon Cowell said in last night’s part one of the two part finale that Archuleta was the knockout winner.
Kristi Yamaguchi was named the new “Dancing” champ on the show’s season finale, becoming the first woman to win the ABC dance-off since its inaugural season. The figure skater came into the final contest Tuesday with a perfect score and bested fan favorites Jason Taylor and Cristian de la Fuente to claim the mirrorball trophy.
Emma and Ethan were the most popular first names chosen by Oklahoma parents in 2007, according to the Social Security Administration. Now, before you read the story on NewsOK, you can take a simple little quiz of baby names on NewsOK.com. See if you can guess the most popular names in America.
In sports, the San Antonio Spurs beat the New orleans Hornets last night. The NBA playoffs are down to the Final Four – Pistons vs. Celtics, game 1 tonight. And Lakers Spurs, game 1 tomorrow night.
Tonight is part one of the two night American Idol finale. David Archuleta, a 17 year old from Utah vs. David Cook, a 25 year old from Missouri, who has spent time in Tulsa and so Oklahomans like to claim him. Tune in at 7 pm tonight on Fox.
A renewable energy company founded by Oklahoma native T. Boone Pickens says it’s buying 667 wind turbines from General Electric. The longtime Texas oilman’s company, Mesa Power, plans to use the turbines to start what it expects will be the world’s largest wind energy project. The Pampa Wind Project will be located in Texas.
At 19, mayor-elect’s the pride of Muskogee. The Oklahoman’s Julie Bisbee reports John Tyler Hammons may have already performed his grandest feat as mayor, even before taking office. He put Muskogee in the national spotlight. Hammons, 19, beat his 70-year-old opponent in a runoff election Tuesday, getting nearly 70 percent of the vote.
Six children were taken into custody by the Department of Human Services after Oklahoma County sheriffs raided a Del City home for drugs Wednesday morning.
Tulsa’s David Cook will face off against 17-year-old David Archuleta for the grand prize on American Idol next week. The Oklahoman’s George Lang reports “American Idol” viewers made it official Wednesday: the seventh-season finale next week will be an all-David competition.
Mostly Cloudy, before turning partly cloudy in the late morning and afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s. Northerly winds about 10 mph. Twenty percent chance of isolated rain in the morning.
Syesha Mercado was voted off the show Wednesday night. See how the office pools are fairing.