David Cook & Kris Allen Return To ‘American Idol’ With Rockin’ Performance Of The Cranberries’ “Dreams”

Fan-favorite American Idol contestants David Cook and Kris Allen reprised a massive rock hit during The Great Idol Reunion on Monday, May 2. Cook and Allen delivered a stellar rendition of The Cranberries’ “Dreams,” a track from their 1993 album,…

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Fan-favorite American Idol contestants David Cook and Kris Allen reprised a massive rock hit during The Great Idol Reunion on Monday, May 2.

Cook and Allen delivered a stellar rendition of The Cranberries’ “Dreams,” a track from their 1993 album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?.

Watch their performance below. 

 

“I guess you guys have a history of being on the road together, so this is like easy for you,” Perry said, before Cook and Allen replied, “Yeah, we just did three weeks [together] in Europe last year.”

“It sounds so good, you guys look so good, I hope that all of this experience has been totally worth it!” Perry added. 

Luke Bryan then asked the Idol alums, “Did you get the jitters?”

“Yes, it’s been quite a bit of nausea today,” Cook joked. 

“Anyway, great job guys, great to be in the room with you,” Bryan later shared.

David Cook and Kris Allen then updates Idol viewers with what they have been up to lately.

“I released five songs last year, that are my favorite songs I’ve ever put out, and so I’m trying to finish that project,” Allen revealed.

Cook recently released his new single “TABOS,” which he says stands for “this’ll all be over soon.” 

“It came out a few days ago and I’m very excited about it and I hope everybody goes out and listens to it,” Cook added.

The Great Idol Reunion featured a series of duets, where former Idol winners and contestants paired up with fellow Idol alum for one-of-a-kind collaborations.

In addition to Cook and Allen, Laci Kaye Booth, Laine Hardy, Jordin Sparks, Ruben Studdard, Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Maddie Poppe, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Willie Spence, David Archuleta, William Hung, Justin Guarini, and Grace Kinstler also returned to the Idol stage for performances during the show.

Former Idol judges Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson also made special appearances during the special.

American Idol airs every Sunday and Monday at 8/7c on ABC.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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