In the final tally, Archuleta received 44 percent of the votes.
During the final show, identical commercials promoting Guitar Hero featured Cook and fellow finalist Archuleta mimicked the Tom Cruise scene from Risky Business where he dances in his underwear playing an air guitar.
At Blue Springs South High School, he performed in musicals, including The Music Man, West Side Story, and Singin' in the Rain.
In addition to this, he was an active member in the Blue Springs South High School National Forensics League (or NFL), where he qualified for the national tournament twice for duo interpretation, an event that relies on performance and interpretation of a literary work.
He graduated from Blue Springs South High School in 2001.
He was also an avid baseball player (pitcher) during high school and once gave up a home run to Albert Pujols in an American Legion Baseball game. He earned a theater scholarship to the University of Central Missouri, but he abandoned theater after two semesters, graduating from the school in 2006 with a degree in graphic design.
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.
He wrote: "My girl @itskelsitaylor is one of my favorite people on the planet. (sic)." Kelsi has performed background vocals for Demi Lovato and Little Big Town.
She's a talented singer but more importantly, she's a genuine person. It is not clear how she met Dane, who was previously linked to Julianne Hough and Racquel Houghton, but the pair have spent the past year travelling the globe on romantic holidays together, along with spending time in Los Angeles.
Two years ago, Dane denied reports he was dating Miley Cyrus, who was 22 at the time.
He joked: "I'm always the last to know these things.