David Cook returns to 'American Idol,' performs 'The Last Goodbye'

zap-david-cook-idol-gbye.jpg "American Idol's" Season 7 champ David Cook finally returned home on Thursday, Apr. 21, for the Top 7 results show. The appearance kick-started promotion for his sophmore album
"This Loud Morning," which will be released on June 28.

Cook performed the first single off the new album "The Last Goodbye," which we think is going to be a huge hit on the radio. The single is now available for download on iTunes and Amazon. Cook looked great in his all-back suit and perfectly coiffed hair (yes, we're that vain) and he sounded great.

"It's great to be back!," Cook said after his performance, but was kind of drowned out by the crazy loud audience, which rivals the audience reaction Adam Lambert received when he returned to "Idol." Cook's mom also came... but just because she wanted to meet Steven Tyler. Too. Cute.

May 1, Cook will be participating in the 14th annual Race For Hope in Washington, D.C., which is a 5K run/walk that helps fund a cure for brain tumors and brain cancer. This is Cook's third year participating in the event and you can find more information on how you can participate and help on his official website.

It's good to have David Cook back, no? Were you excited about Cook's return to the "Idol" stage? What did you think of his new single "The Last Goodbye"?

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