Former American Idol contestants David Cook and David Archuleta are gearing up to go head-to-head again - they are setting off on rival U.S. tours just days apart. The pair battled it out to be crowned winner of last year's (08) hit TV talent contest - with Cook proving triumphant, winning the season with a landslide 12 million majority.
And both have had a taste of success since - Cook broke pop chart records in last May (08) when 11 of his songs debuted on the Billboard Hot 100, and Archuleta's eponymous first LP and single Crush both reached the number two spot in America.
And now, the pair will compete again - to pull in revellers to their American jaunts.
Cook is hitting the road with his The Declaration Tour on 13 February (09) in Tallahassee, Florida, while Archuleta will kick-start his solo dates on 24 February (09) in Virginia Beach, Virginia.