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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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  • For some 'Idol' alumni, Nashville flooding hits home

     
    Nashville, home of country music, is also home to a fair number of "American Idol" alumni. So when the storms over the weekend flooded the town -- putting landmarks such as the Grand Ole Opry and its adjoining hotel under 10 feet of water -- many of...
  • Next week's 'Idol': Music from the movies; mentor Jamie Foxx, the sequel

     
    It was just over a year ago that Jamie Foxx took his first turn as an "American Idol" mentor. He was tasked with shepherding Season 8's Final 5 -- Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey, Allison Iraheta and Matt Giraud -- through Rat Pack week last year,...
  • Monday morning 'Idol' wrap: Crystal Bowersox 'wants it'; Siobhan Magnus gets inked

     
    Now that you've had a weekend to catch up on your sleep after last week's "Idol" excitement (the emotional upheaval of "Idol Gives Back!"! Tim's expected-for-so-long-it-was-unexpected ouster!), let's get you all caught up on the latest "American Idol"...
  • 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...
  • FOX To Air First-Ever American Country Awards

    FOX To Air First-Ever American Country Awards
    The inaugural American Country Awards will take place on December 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. And on FOX. The ceremony will air live at 8 p.m. ACA will be the first and only country music awards show where fans choose all the winners by...
  • Daily Deal - KNCI Country Christmas Concert at Power Balance Pavilion

    Have a happy honky tonk holiday with KNCI's Country Christmas Concert at Power Balance Pavilion! Rock out to Montgomery Gentry, Danny Gokey, and Attwater as they perform all their best country hits. The 1-ticket deal is only $17...with a limit of 10 per...
  • 'Idol' season 9 auditions: It's a wrap!

     
    Well, we've made it to the end of the city auditions, with 181 hopefuls stamped to go through to the next phase of competition. What did we learn? That the "Road to Hollywood" is paved with bold -- 16-year-olds who can belt with the best of them, the once...
  • Ann Powers: Less Ellen, more guitars

     
    Hollywood Week's big news turned out a fizzle Tuesday night -- not because Ellen DeGeneres was bad, or offensive, or much of anything, as a judge, but because she seamlessly fit into the patter and often meaningless "critique" at the judges' table, the...
  • Catching up with Danny Gokey

     
    Season 8 third-place finisher Danny Gokey has been busy making the country radio rounds in advance of his major label debut, "My Best Days" (due out March 2 on 19 Recordings/RCA Nashville). He's also about to head out on the road as the opener for...
  • 'American Idol' results: Who gets cut tonight?

     
    Four more singers are going home on tonight's American Idol, and that is absolutely fine by me. Seriously, the amount of time I have had to devote to this show since last week in combination with the quality of the......
  • Scott MacIntyre returns to the 'Idol' stage next week [Updated]

     
    Thursday night's "American Idol" elimination episode features Danny Gokey performing his new single, and Idol Tracker has learned that an episode next week will feature another Season 8 alum. Scott MacIntyre will return to the "Idol" stage on March 11...