'American Idol': Why was David Cook missing from the season finale?
Cook couldn't join all his fellow "Idol" winners on stage for a Simon Cowell send off number because he had a charity event in Kansas City, his rep told Access Hollywood.
After Lee DeWyze was declared Season 9's "Idol" champion, Cook tweeted:
Congrats to Lee Dewyze! So sorry I could be there to see all my fellow idols. I'm there in spirit!
He immediately followed that up with:
Lol sorry. Couldn't, not could. Predictive text wins again
Another popular "Idol" who was conspicuously missing from the finale does have a somewhat scandalous story behind his absence. Earlier today, Zap2it reported that Adam Lambert didn't show up for his finale rehearsal, which got his scheduled "surprise" performance axed from the show.
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