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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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  • Hollywood Week for Idol!

    Hollywood week is here for Idol and the biggest issue this year seemed to be song choice. Vocal coaches stressed the importance of choosing the song that was right for them and the kind of artist they want to be. Did all 147 contestants listen? Not so...
  • Top 13 Battle It Out With the King of Pop

    It looks as though Dancer X and Artie have a problem with the number 13, so they won't be joining us tonight.  So you are stuck with just myself and Daphne.       Well, lets get started Jules.  I want to first mention, what is up with the crew...
  • First 12 Idols show their stuff!

    The first round of 12 to perform for the judges. They're singing against the odds for the top male and female spot -plus the third best and the wild card slot. Tonight was the first time America got to vote for contestants.         Yes and...
  • First 3 of the Top 12 Picked

    The first three of the top twelve have been chosen. Alexis Grace, Michael Sarver, and Danny Gokey were picked by America to compete for the 2009 title of American Idol. Here are the Idol experts with their opinions on the results. I liked the song for...
  • Idol's Final Round in Hollywood

    72 contestants left, and that is about 18 too many.  So the final cuts before the top 36 are picked are going down tonight.  There were a few surprises thrown our way, so sit back and relax and listen to what our Idol experts have to say.   Hi there...
  • American Idol Results

    Over 25 million votes were counted and America has chosen Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen, and Adam Lambert to the "American Idol" Top 12. The final group of the 12 semifinalists take the stage on Tuesday, March 3, on FOX.  Three of them will advance...
  • Top 36 Revealed

    This is it Idol fans! The top 36 have been chosen!  The Judges' mansion is the newest twist in this year's Idol season and I gotta say...at least it's a more interesting background to look at over and over again.       It sure is Julie.  I want...
  • American Idol Trading Cards

    FremantleMedia, producer of "American Idol" and Upper Deck, trading card publisher, are launching American Idol trading cards featuring photos of contestants, old and new, as well as your judges and favorite host, Ryan Seacrest. Set to debut on April 21,...
  • American Idol Top 10!

    Michael Sarver, Allison Iraheta, and Alexis Grace were all in the bottom three this week.  It came down to Michael and Alexis, but Alexis was the one eliminated.  Watch the video here... I personally can't believe Alexis is gone!  I think she's the...
  • Group 1's Top 3 Move into the Top 12!

    Wednesday night went almost as I planned.  Alexis Grace was the female in Group 1 that moved into the Top 12.  Then Michael Sarver, who was a complete surprise, beat out Anoop Desai.  Ricky Braddy was another one, who had a phenomenal vocal performance,...
  • The first two eliminated from the Top 13!

    American Idol reveals the "twist" to the competition - the judges' save.  This is designed to prevent favorites like Chris Daughtry or Jennifer Hudson (in years past) from going home early.  However, the judges can only save ONE contestant throughout...