The Day After Podcast: Spring Finale with David Cook & Jeffery Austin

Published On May 27, 2021 » By »

American Idol Season 19 has come to an end, and my co-host, The Voice Season 9 finalist Jeffery Austin, and I are celebrating this great season with our own “The Day After” very grand finale… by welcoming the champion of one of the best Idol seasons ever, the one and only David Cook, to the show to share his thoughts!

We get into everything – Chayce Beckham’s win, Casey Bishop’s surprise defeat, Arthur Gunn’s sudden Comeback return (and even more sudden exit), how live voting has changed the game, the art of a proper cover song, etc. And of course, we get into lots of awesome Season 7 stuff — including memories of Mariah Carey, Dolly Parton, “Hello,” “Billie Jean,” “Hungry Like the Wolf,” David vs. David, working with Rickey Minor, and much, much more — and David’s upcoming tour with the winner of the other best Idol season ever, Kris Allen. David and Jeffery also compare notes about their respective reality-TV runs.

And then, since David is admirably “brand-loyal” to Idol, in the second half of this podcast Jeffery and I excuse him, so we can chat on our own about this week’s epic Voice Season 20 finale. Plus, of course, The Masked Singer and RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 6 are briefly discussed, and we explore a magical, alternate, Sliding Doors-style universe in which Jeffery could/should have won The Voice.

Many, many thanks to David Cook for his wisdom, humor, and candor, and thanks again to our American Idol Season 6 pals Blake Lewis and Brandon Rogers for our funky “The Day After” theme song. Jeffery and I will be back in the fall to dish about The Voice Season 21 with new coach Ariana Grande; in the meantime, check out my American Idol, The Voice, Masked Singer, America’s Got Talent, and RuPaul’s Drag Race articles on Yahoo Entertainment here.

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