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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' 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 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': 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......
  • 'American Idol' results: Top 8 revealed

     
    Tonight's American Idol opens with host Ryan Seacrest telling us that 36 million votes were cast. Craziness. In addition, we learn that Lady GaGa and David Cook will be singing, albeit not together. (But isn't that a disturbing thought?)There's banter.......
  • 'American Idol': Top 7 revealed

     
    On tonight's American Idol, we'll learn who the Top 7 are -- and whether the show is going to apologize to Adam Lambert for officially being over before he even got to perform. (I'm playing a little catch-up after celebrating......
  • 'American Idol': It's results time

     
    Who's going home tonight? You all had a lot of predictions based on last night's episode, but the general consensus was that it will be Lil. After a whole lotta filler, we shall see for sure.Starting with the weekly Ford......
  • 'American Idol': Top 7 perform songs from the movies

     
    Tonight's theme on American Idol is songs from the movies, which explains why Quentin Tarantino is there. He's apparently a superfan, and he even gets to join the Top 7 on stage for the uber-dramatic intro today.Before the singing, Simon......
  • 'American Idol': It's disco week

     
    Uh, for some reason WBFF is showing King of Queens instead of American Idol. That's kind of weird, no?Thankfully, I'm in Howard County, so five minutes in, I flip over to the D.C. affiliate just in time to see host......