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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 Disco Style

    It was Disco night on American Idol, and due to the judges Matt save last week, two people are going home on the Wednesday show.  That means more pressure for the contestants.  Here are our experts with a recap of the night and their thoughts. So,...
  • American Idol: And the Oscar Goes to...

    ~April 14, 2009~ The Top Seven hit the cinemas with Music from the Movies as the theme. Who was worthy of an Oscar? And whose performance should have gone straight to DVD? The new trick to get out on time rots Allison Iraheta started out the show and...
  • American Idol: Kris came out on top with Adam close behind

    ~April 21, 2009~ Disco Night overtook the evening as American Idols sang songs from an era during which they weren't even alive.  Many connected with their song choices and the audience, while forgetability claimed the performances of others.  In the...
  • American Idol: A Standing "O" from Simon? What is the world coming to?!

    ~April 7, 2009~ It was a great beginning and a great ending to the Idol's singing music from the year they were born.  Some good calls and some complete misses make the Bottom Three pretty obvious. - Did you miss Adam Lambert's performance of "Mad...
  • American Idol: A mixed bag of Motown magnificence and mediocrity

    ~March 26, 2009~ The Idols sang some of the greatest music ever when they tackled Motown this week.  But would the Motor City's inspiration and Smokey Robinson's guidance be enough to pull off some greatness of their own? The contestants headed to...
  • How the American Idol Top Seven saved Matt Giraud

    How the American Idol Top Seven saved Matt Giraud
    The purpose of a reality TV competition is to win, and in modern American television, it is generally to win by the dirtiest means possible, as viewers of "Survivor" and "The Bachelor" can attest. But on Wednesday night, Idol's seven remaining contestants...
  • Life in the American Idol house

    Life in the American Idol house
    Dinner with the Top 7 in the Red Room continued. As some took a second helping of pizza and others checked their email on laptops, we talked about life - and the afterlife - in the Idol mansion. Being a part of American Idol includes, in addition to the...
  • Meet the real American Idol Top Seven

    Meet  the real American Idol Top Seven
    What the save made clear is how much how important their relationships with each other have become. Idol crew say they have never seen a group get along better than the kids of Season Seven. As dinner continued we talked about their relationships and have...
  • FOX 17 American Idol: Matt Giraud Makes Top 5!

    FOX 17 American Idol:  Matt Giraud Makes Top 5!
    We start the show with a montage/recap of last nights show, and what Randy called one of the most talented casts they've ever had. (I agree-- there have been other amazing contestants, but as a group-- they are really talented). Ryan tells us 45 million...
  • American Idol: Top 11 Perform

    More American Idol Coverage -------------------- For tonight's performance review, click here. OK.. so it's no secret that I am a huge Matt Giraud fan. We've been supporting him week after week on American Idol, and our Fox-17 crews have caught up...
  • American Idol Talks to Fox 17 in Motown!

    Leave A Message For Matt So is everybody ready for American Idol this week???  Yea-- we're gonna have to wait an extra day. President Obama's speech tomorrow night means the show moves to Wednesday and Thursday. (Just this week!) And it will...
  • Matt Giraud Talks to FOX 17 in Motown!

    Idol update! The Top 10 idols are actually 8 today; Megan Joy, and Michael Sarver were both too sick to travel, so they stayed back in LA. Meanwhile, the others took a break from rehearsing, and came out for a quick photo op! Matt Giraud said it was...