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He also reiterated the credits of Whitesnake and Chris Cornell.
Despite the controversy, critics praised Cook for choosing versions of songs that fit his vocal style.
Cook took advantage of the decision to allow contestants to play musical instruments.
Besides his Hollywood audition, he also accompanied himself on electric guitar for his performances of "All Right Now", "Hello", "Day Tripper", "I'm Alive", "Baba O'Riley", "Dare You to Move", and "Dream Big", and on acoustic guitar for "Little Sparrow", "All I Really Need Is You", and "The World I Know".
He performed Bon Jovi's "Livin' On a Prayer" for his audition.Cook then sang "The Time of My Life", the winning song of the 2008 American Idol Songwriter's Competition.In the final tally, Archuleta received 44 percent of the votes.Cook's arrangements of "Happy Together", "Hello", "Little Sparrow", "Always Be My Baby", "All I Really Need Is You", "Baba O'Riley", "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing", "Dream Big" and "The World I Know" were original arrangements.Cook won the seventh season of American Idol on May 21, 2008, receiving 56 percent of the votes, with 12 million votes over David Archuleta, the runner-up.