'American Idol' alumni - Seasons 1-12: Where are they now? (Photos)

Slideshow posted in Photos | Tuesday, August 06, 2013

17 of 31: Season 7 of 'American Idol' saw rocker David Cook take home the title amongst his competition, beginning a trend of male winners that would not be broken until season 12 in 2013.

Cook released his debut self-titled album in 2008, featuring the top 20 hits 'Light On' and "Come Back To Me.' His follow-up album, 'This Loud Morning,' was released in 2011. Cook has embarked on two tours in support of his albums, including a co-headlining tour with Gavin DeGraw in 2011.

In 2009, Cook's older brother Adam, who he referenced and dedicated songs to while on 'Idol,' passed away after fighting brain cancer.

(Pictured: David Cook performing during the May 2, 2013 episode of season 12 of 'American Idol.') ( Photo / Frank Micelotta / FOX)