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One Cook Too Many in "A.I." Kitchen

3/11/2008 7:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The "American Idol" rehearsal has just ended, and our spies came through again.

Kristy Lee Cook could kill the surviving two Beatles with her country rendition of "Eight Days a Week." To make matters even worse, the crafty producers put her right before David Archuleta, who went last.

David Cook, on the other hand, delivered big with what could be the best performance -- a rocked-out version "Eleanor Rigby" -- no guitar this time.

David Archuleta's dad (aka stage dad) was sitting next to "A.I." E.P. Nigel Lythgoe. Nigel took aside David Cook, David Hernandez and Ramiele. It looked like he gave Cook props and constructive criticism to the other two.

Ryan Seacrest grilled Chikezie like a cheeseburger over the TMZ story that Chike-poo worked at LAX as a baggage screener and made the TSA choir. Ryan suggested Chikezie once found a blow-up doll in Simon's bag. Hard to tell if he was kidding.

And David Hernandez ... in his montage video that focused on previous employment, he said he was a pizza guy who got fired. No mention of his pepperoni at his other job.

As we first reported, the finals will be held at the Nokia Theatre in downtown L.A.

Tomorrow night, Katharine McPhee will perform.

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Kelley    

Anybody else notice that Kristy is constantly at David Cook's heels? Good grief. Give it a rest. I thought you have a boyfriend, Kristy.

2333 days ago
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RANDYROCKIESFAN    

I can't wait to see Katharine McPhee !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2354 days ago
3.

Obama Hussein Barak is the Anti-Christ    

LMAO - American Idol and who signs what it the ""big news"" on tmz.

2354 days ago
4.

Dick Weed    

Who cares about this stupid crap?

2354 days ago
5.

Obama Hussein Barak is the Anti-Christ    

Harvey is TOAST!

2354 days ago
6.

....hmmmm    

..Katherine McWHO????? OH THE CHICK WHO WAS DROPPED BY HER LABEL...HER CLAIM TO FAME WILL BE A PLAYBOY SPREAD MOST LIKELY...SHE SUCKS BIG TIME AS SINGER...AND HER TANKED CAREER JUST GOES TO PROVE IT. SHE'D DO WELL AS A WEDDING, LOUNGE OR CRUISE SINGER....THAT'S ABOUT HER SPEED ANYWAY.

2354 days ago
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RANDYROCKIESFAN    

Hmmmmmmm on this

2354 days ago
8.

Beest    

I think David Cook is AWESOME. He is the dark horse in this competition. I LOVE him. I wish he would shave more often, he looks like crap when he doesn't shave. And his hair looks weird sometimes. But he has so much potential. I WANT HIM TO WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2354 days ago
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helenlovesdave    

WHO CARES................AMERICAN IDOL SUCKS, WHO CARES ABOUT THIS SHOW AND WHAT GOES ON. WHERE ARE HALF THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE WON. DID RUBEN STUBBARD EAT THEM?

2354 days ago
10.

Potato Head    

Who wants watch this crap? Where the Hell is Big Brother 54??

2354 days ago
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helenlovesdave    

BECAUSE I CAN TARYN,,,,,,I DONT CARE IF YOUR PARENT WATCH THE SHOW....

2354 days ago
12.

NUMbnuts    

YURE ALL A BUNCH OF HOMOS!!!

IDOL RULES!!!!!!!

2354 days ago
13.

Laura    

David Cook rocks! we all know he's gonna win this season!

2354 days ago
14.

Victoria    

American Idol has a drunk for a judge, a former guitarist for a judge, and a guy (Simon) who can't sing, dance or act, whose only claim to fame is "guessing" right about who could be a music star and they pay him millions of dollars, ha ha ha. The contestants are wannabes whose careers never make it beyond the last taping of the show. The whole thing is a failure and a joke, and this is supposed to be what constitutes a hit show? Okay. Glad we got that straight.

2354 days ago
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Weirdenstein    

David Cook is cute. Too bad he's got about 3 years of hairline left.

2354 days ago
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