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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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  • Today in 'Idol:' Eliminations, Danny Gokey signing at Barnes & Noble, Katharine McPhee joins 'Community'

     
    There should be more room to breathe on Thursday night's hourlong "Idol," what with only 20 hopefuls left and four marked for elimination. If there's one thing we learned over the last two weeks, you're either good or bad with not much gray area to...
  • Danny Gokey: 'Grateful to be back' on 'Idol' stage

     
    It was hard for Season 8 alumnus Danny Gokey to contain his excitement on Thursday night, and he's acutely aware of it. Back on the "Idol" stage for the first time since his elimination in May, Danny's post-performance emotions got the best of him,...
  • Monday morning wrap: 'Idol' on Oscar night; Lambert down under

     
    Just because it was Oscar weekend didn't mean all was quiet in "American Idol" land. Let's catch up: "Idol" walks the red carpet: "American Idol" judges and alumni were amply in attendance at the 18th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party, held at...
  • Today in 'Idol:' Top 12 to be named; Kris Allen, Allison Iraheta make the radio rounds; Carrie Underwood hits the road

     
    Season 9 really gets going Thursday night when the top 12 are announced. Two guys and two girls will be served their walking papers, leaving behind a world of possibilities and taking with them stories they'll one day tell their grandchildren. Who's...
  • Catching up with Nick Mitchell (aka Norman Gentle)

     
    Nick Mitchell is still working up to his 15 minutes. When he ambushed the Season 8 "American Idol" auditions as his alter ego, Norman Gentle, belting "Dreamgirls'" "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" like nobody's business, he clocked in at around five....
  • Blake Shelton among those added to CMA Fest roster

     
    Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, Josh Turner and others have been added to the lineup for this year's CMA Music Festival, slated to unfold June 10-13 in Nashville, Tenn. The three singers join a roster that already includes Jason Aldean, Billy Currington,...
  • 'American Idol': Kris Allen Best on 'Opry'

     
    One fine thing about "American Idol" -- one of admittedly a few -- is that just when you've decided you've figured an edition out, and have reached iron-clad assumptions that can not be broken under any circumstance whatsoever .........
  • 'Idol' alumni join forces with Feeding America for 'Idol Gives Back'

     
    Former "American Idol" finalists are banding together to help feed America. As part of "Idol Gives Back's" initiative with Feeding America, some 11 "Idol" alumni -- including Kimberley Locke, Didi Benami, David Hernandez, Amy Adams, Chikezie, Mikalah...
  • Monday morning wrap: Carrie Underwood and Adam Lambert liven up award shows

     
    It was an action-packed weekend in "Idol"-land: Carrie Underwood makes history: On Sunday night, the season 4 "American Idol" winner became the first woman to twice take home the entertainer of the year award at the Academy of Country Music Awards. She...
  • 'Idol Gives Back' minute-by-minute (extended edition): All the action from the 'Idol' studio

     
    It was a strange Wednesday night in the Idol-dome. With the painful images of people in need, the awkwardly out-of-place stand-up-comedy bits, a looming elimination and President Obama going Randy Jackson on us, making heads or tails of it all was a...
  • Monday morning 'Idol' wrap: Crystal Bowersox 'wants it'; Siobhan Magnus gets inked

     
    Now that you've had a weekend to catch up on your sleep after last week's "Idol" excitement (the emotional upheaval of "Idol Gives Back!"! Tim's expected-for-so-long-it-was-unexpected ouster!), let's get you all caught up on the latest "American Idol"...
  • For some 'Idol' alumni, Nashville flooding hits home

     
    Nashville, home of country music, is also home to a fair number of "American Idol" alumni. So when the storms over the weekend flooded the town -- putting landmarks such as the Grand Ole Opry and its adjoining hotel under 10 feet of water -- many of...