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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' recap: Better late than never

     
    Sorry, folks, that this is so late. Between the snow earlier this week and an eye doctor's appointment that left me unable to see for a couple of hours. (But, yay, my retinas are OK. /TMI) Anyway, at long last,......
  • 'American Idol': Top 4 rock

     
    On tonight's American Idol, the four finalists are going to rock. Well, they're going to try, with help from mentor Slash.First off, host Ryan Seacrest says it's been a dramatic day. There was an accident on set (sounds like everyone......
  • 'American Idol': Top 3 perform

     
    On tonight's American Idol, the Top 3 will visit their hometowns and perform a personal selection and a choice from the judges. Also, host Ryan Seacrest points out that tonight is the show's 300th episode. First up is Danny Gokey.......
  • 'American Idol' results: Here's your final two

     
    Tonight's American Idol opens with a big ad for the sequel to Night at the Museum. Eventually, after the bit featuring Ben Stiller and other stars from the film, the show starts. But what we really want to know is......
  • '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' finale: And the winner is ...

     
    So who's it going to be? Kris Allen? Adam Lambert? One of these two is going to win American Idol tonight. Well, eventually.Host Ryan Seacrest tells us that nearly 100 million votes were cast last night and that for the season,......
  • Idols Allen, Lambert and Iraheta get record deals

     
    No love for third-place finisher Danny Gokey just yet, but his fellow competitors Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta have signed record deals, it was announced today.Read more here. Adam Lambert's already been on the cover of Rolling Stone,........
  • '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' 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......
  • '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......