This year’s “American Idol” has already seen some serious star traffic thanks to return engagements from three of the show’s first four winners: Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard and Carrie Underwood. This week, last season’s champ, David Cook, is dropping by to sing his new single.
Last week, we asked you who you’d like to see back on the “Idol” stage and by a huge margin, loveable, dreadlocked season-seven strummer Jason Castro beat out the competition. In fact, Castro stole the show with 45 percent of the vote, easily outpacing the tie for second place between season-three seventh-place finisher Jennifer Hudson (who is rumored to be returning to the show) and season-five sixth-place finisher Kellie Pickler, who each got 13 percent of the vote.
Third place was also a tie, between season-two runner-up Clay Aiken and season-six winner Jordin Sparks, who each got 8 percent of the vote.
Not too many of you were eager to see Clarkson’s former pal and season-one runner-up Justin Guarini (5 percent), season-four sixth-placer Constantine Maroulis (3 percent), or controversial season-six mediocrity Sanjaya Malakar (3 percent). And, frankly, none of you voted for season 4 washout Corey Clark, who was disqualified because he had not disclosed some legal issues — and who later claimed he’d had an alleged affair with judge Paula Abdul.
Not so great for them, but the good news is that Castro’s attorney tells MTV News that the singer is currently in negotiations to appear on the show this season.