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He's just a smart competitor." Get your "Idol" fix on MTV News' "American Idol" page, where you'll find all the latest news, interviews and opinions.

Does this mean Cook has had an unfair advantage over the rest of the "Idol" crop?

Michael Slezak, a senior writer for Entertainment Weekly known for his "Idol" coverage, said he thinks Cook is smart for picking the arrangements he has.

Cook's catalog has also taken a turn, with the former alum channeling a gritty and sexy tone with his newest offering.

Early into his summer tour, which is set to hit markets all throughout the country, the Houston-born singer/songwriter took to i Heart Radio HQ in New York City to discuss his new song, "Gimme Heartbreak," which serves as the lead single from his as-yet-untitled new LP.

His detractors have to latch onto something, I guess." But no, Slezak insisted, Cook hasn't survived on "AI" because he's had an unfair advantage throughout the contest.

"He's just aware of these versions in the first place," he said. The average 'Idol' viewer at home may not even be aware of that version, so he could have gone ahead and not credited it at all, and I wouldn't be surprised if the judges didn't know that version.

I leaned on influences like Nine Inch Nails and Massive Attack but also tried to tap into maybe more cinematic pop stuff.

I love Halsey's first record, , and this girl AURORA has this great record called 'Running With The Wolves.' I really tried to bring those influences into the production process and try to make it fit whatever it is I am.""Andy [Skib] played guitar for me for years, was the engineer on my last full one, , in 2015. We know how to communicate with each other in the studio, so everything happened pretty quick, which is kind of how I like to work anyway.""We wanted 'Gimme Heartbreak' to feel dark and gritty and sexy and all those trigger words. I wanted it to feel a little bit more intimate than some of my past stuff.

And that led the way for the rest of the material, so we have another song that we're actually playing live now, kind of litmus testing called 'Ghost Magnetic' that I wrote with another artist, a guy named Ryan Star. I think 'Gimme Heartbreak''s definitely indicative of what we're doing moving forward.

There's something fishy about "American Idol" contender David Cook.

I felt like the last record, , was a great bookend for maybe the last ten years or so.