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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 Top 36: Danny Gokey

    American Idol Top 36: Danny Gokey
    "American Idol" Season 8 contestant Danny Gokey auditioned in Kansas City and made it to Hollywood with his rendition of "I Heard it Through the Grapevine." His wife, Sophia, had passed away just a month before the audition from a heart condition she...
  • American Idol Top 36: Jeanine Vailes

    American Idol Top 36: Jeanine Vailes
    Jeanine Vailes, "28 years young," auditioned for "American Idol" Season 8 in San Francisco. The short-dress, long-boot-wearing Sherman Oaks resident got encouragement from her sister to go for it this season on "Idol," and what do you know? She made it to...
  • "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:" Recount! Glambert Shoulda Won

     
    (Ray Mickshaw / Fox Photo) For breakfast, an order of crow. But first this -- I demand a recount. Can the Supreme Court get involved in this? Should that lawyer who worked for Al Gore back in 2000 get......
  • '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......
  • Rate it: Danny Gokey's first single, 'It's Only,' hits the radio

     
    Danny Gokey premiered his first single, “It’s Only,” on Milwaukee 106.1 FM on Friday morning. According to MJ's Big Blog, the song is written by Dave and Charles from Lady Antebellum and produced by Carrie Underwood producer Mark Bright. Listen to...
  • 'Idol' LA auditions: Katy Perry delivers, contestants disappoint

     
    The best moments from "Idol's" Los Angeles auditions? Brief cameos by Sanjaya's biggest fan, Crying Girl, and former "Project Runway" contestant Daniel Franco, and a guest judge stint by Katy Perry, who not only took her professional responsibilities very...
  • 'Idol' season 9 auditions: It's a wrap!

     
    Well, we've made it to the end of the city auditions, with 181 hopefuls stamped to go through to the next phase of competition. What did we learn? That the "Road to Hollywood" is paved with bold -- 16-year-olds who can belt with the best of them, the once...
  • Ann Powers: Less Ellen, more guitars

     
    Hollywood Week's big news turned out a fizzle Tuesday night -- not because Ellen DeGeneres was bad, or offensive, or much of anything, as a judge, but because she seamlessly fit into the patter and often meaningless "critique" at the judges' table, the...
  • Catching up with Danny Gokey

     
    Season 8 third-place finisher Danny Gokey has been busy making the country radio rounds in advance of his major label debut, "My Best Days" (due out March 2 on 19 Recordings/RCA Nashville). He's also about to head out on the road as the opener for...
  • "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"......
  • Scott MacIntyre returns to the 'Idol' stage next week [Updated]

     
    Thursday night's "American Idol" elimination episode features Danny Gokey performing his new single, and Idol Tracker has learned that an episode next week will feature another Season 8 alum. Scott MacIntyre will return to the "Idol" stage on March 11...