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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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  • "American Idol:" Kris Whooo?

     
    Kris Allen, that's who. Good for him, though I can't honestly say I know that much about him. Can't vouch for this but I think he got 42 seconds of airtime during Hollywood, compared to an hour and a......
  • 'American Idol' results: Top 13 are now Top 11

     
    On tonight's American Idol, it's double-elimination time -- and we'll finally learn about this twist that Simon Cowell alluded to last night.Why does Randy Jackson boo Simon every single episode? No one else is booing during introductions.So what's the...
  • 'American Idol:' Top 13 Picks

     
    I can re-purpose with the best of 'em, and right now, I think I'll re-purpose my column from Tuesday's paper. It's my "Idol" pix, and by all means -- please please please -- head on over to our "American......
  • "American Idol:" Tweaked Odds

     
    Suddenly, a front-runner... Check this out: Gay was wrong. This doesn't happen often, or by "often" I mean, "this is not acknowledged often." But I got it a little off - the odds that I posted alongside the "Idol"......
  • 'American Idol': Top 13 perform

     
    On tonight's American Idol, we'll finally see how these finalists, who have been chosen over the past several weeks, stack up to one another.The judges get a crazy entry -- since when is there an announcer? Announcer then introduces host......
  • 'American Idol' results: Top 10 revealed

     
    So who's going to be the casualty of Grand Ole Opry on tonight's American Idol results show?Ryan Seacrest introduces the show, saying that more than 31 million votes were cast last night. Then he lets us know Brad Paisley will......
  • 'American Idol': Kris Allen Best on 'Opry'

     
    One fine thing about "American Idol" -- one of admittedly a few -- is that just when you've decided you've figured an edition out, and have reached iron-clad assumptions that can not be broken under any circumstance whatsoever .........
  • 'American Idol': Top 11 perform

     
    I'm sorry to tell you this, but tonight's theme on American Idol is Grand Ole Opry (which will probably be boiled down to country). I think that's really not going to work for some people. But I guess we'll see.Simon......
  • 'American Idol': Top 10 perform

     
    Delayed a night because of Tuesday's presidential address, American Idol is finally back tonight. The Top 10 will be taking on the songs of Motown.Host Ryan Seacrest lets us know that the contestants are over last week's outbreak of flu. Then......
  • 'American Idol' results: Top 9 revealed

     
    I thought American Idol was on at 9, 8 central. But NO. It started at 8 Eastern time, so I had to make a mad dash (well, drive) home from work, since I had promised Sarah I would recap the......
  • 'American Idol': Top 9 perform

     
    On tonight's American Idol, it's an open kind of theme: The Top 9 can pick any song as long as it's a popular download on iTunes. Hmmm ... interesting. Now we'll see what they're really made of! Or something.Anoop Desai......