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

By Amy Wilkinson
Updated May 15, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT
Credit: Michael Becker

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. Poll

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