David "Nick" McCord (aka "Flawless") takes his shot at the "American Idol" crown.

David "Nick" McCord (aka "Flawless") from Athens, Ga. performs at the Denver auditions for "American Idol." McCord was one of many aspiring singers who did not pass through to the Hollywood rounds for the Fox show, which premiered on Tuesday (Jan. 17) to 35.5 million viewers. The fifth season opening show logged the highest ratings ever for entertainment programming in total viewers for the network, as well as the highest opening-night numbers yet for the show.

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