David Archuleta: Easy to Imagine as Champion

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Imagine David Archuleta as an American Idol champion.

It isn't hard to do.

Following his moving performance of the John Lennon song "Imagine" last night, this 17-year is easily this season's favorite. Just consider the praise heaped upon Archuleta by Simon Cowell:

Very, very risky to do a John Lennon song, particularly that one, but it worked. There are 19 very miserable contestants sitting here tonight. Trust me. You’re the one to beat.

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While this David is dominating the headlines, a couple others put on solid performances: the judges had mostly positive things to say about David Cook and David Hernandez, as well.

But Archuleta ruled the night. Do you think he'll win?

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.