American Idol 2008

'American Idol' Final Two: David Archuleta vs. David Cook

No shocker tonight: Syesha Mercado goes home, and the Teen and the Rocker will compete for the season 7 crown

David Cook, Syesha Mercado, ... | ONE FOR THE ROAD As many expected, Syesha Mercado exited the Idol competition tonight, setting up an all-David finale next week
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ONE FOR THE ROAD As many expected, Syesha Mercado exited the Idol competition tonight, setting up an all-David finale next week

It's official: the long-anticipated American Idol all-David final is on. By sending tenacious Broadway-esque belter Syesha Mercado home after numerous visits to the bottom two, voters set up an Archuleta vs. Cook showdown for the season 7 crown next week.

Before the result was announced, Wednesday night's show featured a visit from season 3 Idol winner Fantasia, who performed ''Bore Me (Yawn),'' and taped highlights of the two Davids and Syesha receiving heroes' welcomes on their respective homecoming trips.

For insights into Syesha's farewell and the upcoming battle of the Davids, and to post your own thoughts about all things Idol, check out Michael Slezak's American Idol TV Watch. But first tell us which David you think will walk away as the season 7 champ by casting a vote in our poll below.

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Originally posted May 14, 2008
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