Ryan Seacrest continued to host the show with Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson returning as judges.David Cook was announced the winner of the competition on May 21, 2008, defeating runner-up David Archuleta by a margin of roughly 12 million votes out of over 97 million, which was at that time the highest recorded vote total ever recorded in the show's history. The seventh season was the first season during which neither the winner nor the runner-up was ever in the bottom group during any week before the finale on May 21, 2008, with the second being the ninth season.It is bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia (in South America) to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south.

Believe me when I say I was absolutely blown away by the amount of thought and creativity that went into this shower!

Sharee enlisted creative genius Heidi Swapp to help her go all out – and all out they went!

Covering around 40 percent of its land area, Panama's jungles are home to an abundance of tropical plants and animals – some of them to be found nowhere else on the planet.

There are several theories about the origin of the name "Panama".

The season finale also moved from the Kodak Theatre to the larger Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

My beautiful sister Sharee hosted my awesome bridal shower in Utah last week.

When Gran Colombia dissolved in 1831, Panama and Nueva Granada remained joined, eventually becoming the Republic of Colombia. In 1977 an agreement was signed for the total transfer of the Canal from the United States to Panama by the end of the 20th century, which culminated on 31 December 1999.

With the backing of the United States, Panama seceded from Colombia in 1903, allowing the Panama Canal to be built by the U. Revenue from canal tolls continues to represent a significant portion of Panama's GDP, although commerce, banking, and tourism are major and growing sectors.

In 2015 Panama ranked 60th in the world in terms of the Human Development Index.