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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.

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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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  • 'Idol's' Christian connection

     
    The L.A. Times' own Scott Collins wrote an excellent piece on how "American Idol" resonates in the country's churches -- from small to mega. After all, many an ex-contestant -- such as Season 8's Danny Gokey, Season 5's Mandisa, Season 6's Phil Stacey and...
  • The ultimate 'American Idol' power ranking: 120 contestants on, Kelly Clarkson still reigns supreme

     
    It's often been said that "American Idol" is really just a popularity contest. Sure, singing and showmanship is important, as is a contestant's back-story and TV persona, but when it comes to advancing in the competition, many an inferior vocalist have...
  • 'American Idol': Danny Gokey's 'My Best Days' Soundcheck interview

     
    "American Idol" finalist Danny Gokey talks about all things "My Best Days" for his Soundcheck interview....
  • Danny Gokey: 'American Idol' gave him 'a hunger, a drive, a passion'

     
    Danny Gokey's debut album, "My Best Days," drops Tuesday, March 2. Find out what he has to say about "American Idol" and his upcoming tour with Sugarland....
  • 'American Idol': Danny Gokey's live 'My Best Days Are Ahead of Me'

     
    Watch Danny Gokey's live return to the "American Idol" stage with "My Best Days Are Ahead of Me."...
  • 'American Idol': Stream Danny Gokey's debut album

     
    Check out "American Idol" finalist Danny Gokey's debut album....
  • 'American Idol': Danny Gokey makes Grand Ole Opry debut

     
    Friday, Jan. 8 "American Idol" finalist Danny Gokey performed for the first time on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Listen below....
  • '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......
  • Life in the American Idol house

    Life in the American Idol house
    Dinner with the Top 7 in the Red Room continued. As some took a second helping of pizza and others checked their email on laptops, we talked about life - and the afterlife - in the Idol mansion. Being a part of American Idol includes, in addition to the...
  • Meet the real American Idol Top Seven

    Meet  the real American Idol Top Seven
    What the save made clear is how much how important their relationships with each other have become. Idol crew say they have never seen a group get along better than the kids of Season Seven. As dinner continued we talked about their relationships and have...
  • FOX 17 American Idol: Matt Giraud Makes Top 5!

    FOX 17 American Idol:  Matt Giraud Makes Top 5!
    We start the show with a montage/recap of last nights show, and what Randy called one of the most talented casts they've ever had. (I agree-- there have been other amazing contestants, but as a group-- they are really talented). Ryan tells us 45 million...