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Danny Gokey

Danny Gokey
Danny Gokey, a church music director from Milwaukee, is a Top 12 finalist on "American Idol" Season 8. His version of Mariah Carey's "Hero" wowed judges and fans, who picked him to be a semifinalist. Gokey's wife died from a heart condition four weeks before he auditioned in Kansas City. Gokey said on the show that he hopes people can get to know his wife through his performance.

For 'American Idol' news and episode recaps, click here.

To see photos of Danny Gokey, cli...
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Danny Gokey, a church music director from Milwaukee, is a Top 12 finalist on "American Idol" Season 8. His version of Mariah Carey's "Hero" wowed judges and fans, who picked him to be a semifinalist. Gokey's wife died from a heart condition four weeks before he auditioned in Kansas City. Gokey said on the show that he hopes people can get to know his wife through his performance.

For 'American Idol' news and episode recaps, click here.

To see photos of Danny Gokey, click here.
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  • Our Top 5 reasons why Allentown's PigPen entertainment complex failed

     
    When PigPen Sports Bar & Grill closed this past week, it blamed its music competition for squeezing it out of the market. PigPen Sports Bar & Grill: Who even knew it was there? But the truth is, The Pigpen was......
  • LV MUSIC: Lee DeWyze gives disc release date, Casey James signs country record contract

    LV MUSIC: Lee DeWyze gives disc release date, Casey James signs country record contract
    Lee DeWyze, this year's "American Idol" winner, will release his major label debut album on Nov. 15, his management and RCA Records just announced. And Casey James, who finished third behind DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox, has signed a recording contract...
  • Danny Gokey and Leyicet Peralta engaged, set to wed in January

     
    Danny Gokey of "American Idol" fame is engaged to girlfriend Leyicet Peralta, with the wedding right around the corner. Danny Gokey and Leyicet Peralta say they're set to walk down the aisle in late January....
  • Wynonna Judd engaged to drummer Cactus Moser

     
    Wynonna Judd got engaged to Cactus Moser on Christmas Eve. Wynonna Judd and Cactus Moser have been touring together as Wynonna and the Big Noise....
  • Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young find post-'Idol' romance

     
    Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young are dating. Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young's romance actually started on the set of the Broadway revival of "Hair," not courtesy of "American Idol"...
  • 'American Idol's' Danny Gokey marries Leyicet Peralta

     
    Gokey and Peralta exchanged vows in front of about 100 friends and family members on Sunday....
  • 'American Idol's' Casey James to sign with Sony Nashville

     
    “American Idol’s” Casey James is about to sign with Sony Nashville, Pop & Hiss has learned. The Season 9 heartthrob, who finished third behind winner Lee DeWyze and runner-up Crystal Bowersox (and was often positioned as cougar bait, thanks to......
  • Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester premiere 'Country Strong' in Nashville

     
    Music City got the Hollywood treatment Monday night, as "Country Strong" premiered in Nashville with stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester in attendance. In the film, Paltrow plays a fallen country star — married to...
  • Simon-less 'American Idol' is too soft and mostly clueless

     
    After just the third show of the season, my disillusionment with the 10th season of “American Idol” continues to grow, as my fears that a Simon Cowell-less panel not only would be too soft on contestants, but would let through......
  • 'American Idol' recap: Better late than never

     
    Sorry, folks, that this is so late. Between the snow earlier this week and an eye doctor's appointment that left me unable to see for a couple of hours. (But, yay, my retinas are OK. /TMI) Anyway, at long last,......
  • Top 3 Concerts of the Coming Week

     
    1. JONATHAN EDWARDS It’s often said that all a musical artist needs is one great song, and Jonathan Edwards wrote an enduring one in 1971 when he released the country folk war protest song, “Sunshine.” It hit the upper reaches......