David Cook & Adam Lambert's 'Idol' Finale Absences Explained

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    David Cook and Adam Lambert skipped "Idol's" finale.

    Every winner of "American Idol" appeared on the show's stage on Wednesday night to help the show bid adieu to departing judge Simon Cowell – except for one, Season 7 winner David Cook.

    Access Hollywood has learned that David's absence, however, was nothing dramatic.

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    David Cook had a charity event in Kansas City, his rep told Access Hollywood of the former "Idol" champ, who is known for his support of charities – in particular those related to cancer, a disease that stripped him of his brother.

    Another popular "Idol" alumnus who was also conspicuously missing from the finale was Adam Lambert.

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    Adam's rep said that the Season 8 runner-up did not make it to the show as he was put on vocal rest.

    To read all about Wednesday's season finale and find out who won, click HERE.

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