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David Cook Talks Ethiopia Trip with UN Foundation

David Cook Talks Ethiopia Trip with UN Foundation

American Idol Season 7 winner David Cook and his guitar player Neal Tiemann arrive in Ethiopia as guests of the United Nations Foundation to learn about the challenges adolescent girls face in many parts of the world.

While in Ethiopia, Cook will visit the United Nations’ Biruh Tesfa (Bright Future) Project to see firsthand how the UN Foundation is supporting the work of the UN to educate and empower girls. Footage of Cook’s trip to Ethiopia will be featured during Idol Gives Back on Wednesday (April 21) @ 8PM ET/PT on FOX.

“I am excited to see the UN Foundation’s work in Ethiopia firsthand,” said Cook. “In so many parts of the world, girls and young women are denied the chance to fulfill their dreams, just because they are girls. But the ‘Biruh Tesfa’ project is proof that global problems can be solved, we just have to start. I look forward to sharing the images and stories from my trip with American Idol viewers across the country.”

Watch the teaser video below!

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# 1

David Cook & Neal Tiemann… Class acts & brilliant musicians.

# 2

David Cook = real American Idol, very glad I voted for him, he is still the same one, except even better! And he is looking very good

# 3
brightside @ 03/31/2010 at 3:33 am

Loving the ears….love the flesh tunnels…what’s the gauge? Anyone know?

# 4
Lame, Lamer, Lamest. @ 03/31/2010 at 4:22 am

They are soo hardc0re…mhmm, Sir, yes sir. *rolls eyes* << Because its fun to bowl.

Invention is nothing more but a thought of a thought that becomes into the real process of thought thus, IT IS! :)

# 5

Wow.. Cook is cute!

# 6

I’d say 18 or 20 mm.

# 7

David Cook & Neal Tiemann are beyond amazing <3

# 8

This is a true american idol. Love him.

# 9

Love this guy! I’m going to be a weepy mess when they show footage of this trip on Idol.

I love David Cook :) Neal just wants some bread.

This guy really is an American Idol. He cares about people and not just celebrity. It is nice to see that amongst the self-absorbed entertainment industry.

OMG! I can’t believe David Cook is in my homeland. I can hear the ladies in the background talking about injera. hmm yum. My famil and I voted for him on American Idol :) He is a great rocker!

Keep up the great work.

I love David (: and he just keeps getting better. Real American Idol (: he’s Amazing btw!

Bulbhead butt-rock making phony. His music sucks so bad it’s on the same level as Nickleback

He is SO ugly

This is an amazing project. I am glad that David was able to highlight this great UN school for girls in Ethiopia. Education is a most for women everywhere. Thanks David.

sorry but he is lame lol so are his band

He is so irrelevant.

Not hatin' @ 03/31/2010 at 8:11 pm

Cook thinks he is so clever but he just always comes across pretentious when he talks. That part of his personality aggravates me. Also, his music is so bad. I don’t even know why I’m here typing about him, I don’t even care enough lol. Bye.

keep p*mpin poverty in Africa for your self interest Hollywood. Your hypocrisy is laughable

@Not hatin’:

well obviously you care enough to post…how funny. People who really don’t care don’t bother.

I care and so does David Cook. He’s the least pretentious music artist out there right now. this is a great cause and so glad he and Neal were a part of it.

@Not hatin’:

I don’t think you’re considered a bad artist if your album goes platinum…just saying. Also, does it matter if his music is bad in your opinion or as other posters have said that they thought he is ugly, when is he doing something truly amazing? Do you go to homeless shelters or to places where people are poor and try to help out? Also, can you sing? haha I mean honestly, if you can’t sing, then don’t judge him and just keep it to yourself.

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