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for an exclusive interview after the concert, he says he still cannot believe how his life changed after winning American Idol last year. David: I'm, I'm one of those "hope for the best, expect the worst" kinda people. And so, I expected, you know, to get off the show, and do the Idol tour, and then maybe put out a record. And...ya' know...um...but everything's kinda snowballed. Christine [voiceover]: Just a week before, there were doubts as to whether the onenight-only concert with Archuleta would even materialize, as Cook's older brother Adam had succumbed to brain cancer. On his wrists are multi-colored bands that represent his newfound calling as an artist: paying tribute to his brother and millions of others afflicted with cancer. David [touching the orange bracelet]: Well this one actually I, I got while I was on the show last year. Christine: Mm-hmm David: Um, this is for a little girl named Lindsey Rose... Christine: Mm-hmm David: ...in Tampa, who's been battling Leukemia . Christine: Mm-hmm David: Um...and uh, last report I got, she's doin' well. Which is awesome. Christine: Good David: She's a great, great girl. Christine: Mm-hmm David [touching the gray bracelet]: Uh, this was uh...uh, or this is for my brother Adam... Christine: Adam David: Um...kind of a...uh, it says "Gray Matters," which...kind of a play on words. But meant to...you know, kinda...hopefully bring to light.
Christine [voiceover]: As Cook continues to tour with his band to promote his selftitled album, he hopes his music will inspire others to do their share in battling the dreaded disease. Christine Ong, Channel NewsAsia, Manila. END OF INTERVIEW