David Cook Sings "Billie Jean," Wows American Idol Fans

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Tuesday's American Idol featured the contestants performing songs from the year they were born. Born in 1982, David Cook finished the night with a stunning and unique performance of Michael Jackson's hit "Billie Jean."

David Cook slowed it down, rocked it out and created an entirely new vibe for what is a very familiar song, earning raves from all three judges.

See for yourself, or watch it again if you tuned in last night. It's worth it.

Here's David Cook performing "Billie Jean" ...


Earlier, Kristy Lee Cook finally had a good night, while the judges also seemed to like David Archuleta and Michael Johns, predictably.

Carly Smithson? Not so much this time. The rest of the also-rans received typically mixed reviews, leaving a lot of question marks tonight.

All in all, it was David Cook's show, however.

Randy called him "the most original, the most bold contestant we've ever had" and suggested he "might be the one to win the whole lot."

Could Jackson be right? Tell us. Who do you think had the best - and the worst - performances from last night on American Idol?

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