David Cook, who was spotted belting out the hits on â€œAmerican Idol,â€ sings the national anthem before an NBA playoff game.
When asked belting out hits on â€œAmerican Idolâ€ or singing the national anthem, The singer admitted, â€œThe nerves are way worse [than on American Idol]. It’s the one song you don’t want to mess up. I’m going to try not to notice Jack Nicholson sitting in the front row and think about the lyrics.â€
On the saving grace of his performance, the â€œAmerican Idolâ€ champ revealed, â€œNo matter what I do, I don’t have Simon [Cowell] telling me how dreadful it was.â€
David Cook, who managed to nail the vocally and lyrically tricky anthem, was spotted backstage looking relieved.
He continued, “It was crazy. I still have the shakes a little bit. I got through it. I don’t think I messed up any words.”
His girlfriend, â€œAmerican Idolâ€ alumni Kimberly Caldwell, was there to cheer him on. But even with her support, David Cook added, “That was the scariest thing I have ever done.”