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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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  • Danny Gokey and Leyicet Peralta engaged, set to wed in January

     
    Danny Gokey of "American Idol" fame is engaged to girlfriend Leyicet Peralta, with the wedding right around the corner. Danny Gokey and Leyicet Peralta say they're set to walk down the aisle in late January.
  • Summer tours may be in a slump, but are Idols recession-proof?

     
    This summer’s concert season is shaping up to be one of the most challenging yet for promoters and touring acts alike. Recent weeks have brought news of cancellations across all genres, from Christina Aguilera’s nationwide tour to select dates...

    'American Idol's' Casey James to sign with Sony Nashville

     
    “American Idol’s” Casey James is about to sign with Sony Nashville, Pop & Hiss has learned. The Season 9 heartthrob, who finished third behind winner Lee DeWyze and runner-up Crystal Bowersox (and was often positioned as cougar bait, thanks to...

    The case for Casey

     
    Staring down Season 9's Top 50 some five months ago, it's easy to see how someone such as Casey James could have gotten written off early on and not be taken seriously as a contender for the "American Idol" crown. Sure, the Fort Worth native was a looker,...

    Does an 'Idol' Top 10 spot spell success?

     
    Conventional wisdom has it that just cracking into the top 10 on "American Idol" means a contestant probably has it made in the shade, a successful music career all laid out. Just look at Season 5's fourth-place finalist, Chris Daughtry, whose album sales...