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More on American Idol contestant Danny Gokey and wife Sophia

posted by Joanne Brokaw

SophiasHeartFoundationlogo.jpgI know it’s still early in the competition, but last night’s auditions in Kansas City showcased Danny Gokey, a singer from Milwaukee who lost his wife just four weeks before that audition.

The show’s producers milked that story, didn’t they? I don’t think any of the contestants whose tragedies were highlighted – from the blind pianist Scott MacIntyre to Lil Rounds, who lost her home in a tornado – intended those stories to be exploited that way. But it is TV, and the producers will do anything to keep viewers interested.

Gokey got well-deserved high praises from the judges, and his story clearly touched viewers. I told you in today’s American Idol post that he’s part of Faith Builders International Ministry in Wisconsin. Here’s a little more info on Danny Gokey.

According to a contact at the church, Gokey was the praise and worship leader at both Faith Builders International Ministry locations, in Beloit, WI for the morning service and then he headed to Milwaukee for the afternoon service, as well as doing mid-week services. While Faith Builders is Gokey’s home church, he travels back and forth to Nashville where he’s been recording and working on the foundation that he set up in his wife Sophia’s name, Sophia’s Heart Foundation.

The foundation’s goal is to unite people, organizations, and companies to “reach out and touch the hearts of children from ages 0 through 18. The uniting factor among these children will be the need for restoration in various areas of their lives.” Part of the foundation’s long term vision is to establish an orphanage in the Milwaukee area.

That we get to see Gokey sing is great. That he gets to use his exposure on the show to promote foundation and, in the long run, help children is even better. That we hopefully get to hear about his faith in future shows is the icing on the cake.

Exploiting the celebrity goes both ways, and in this case, that’s a good thing.

For more about Sophia’s Heart Foundation, set up by Danny Gokey for in honor of his wife Sophia, visit the foundation website. There are several charities with the words “Sophia” and “heart” so make sure you’ve got the right one. The url is www.sophiasheart.org.

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Roman Kilbe

posted January 22, 2009 at 10:38 am


I sort of agree with you and here is why…..btw i found you from http://www.fansofdanny.com/ ….. I thought it was a touching story; made me cry a little. But then after watching the next two cities, i have to say that seems to be a theme for the season…more sap then in the past years…..am i wrong? I LOVED danny I thought and still think (after watching the next two cities) that he really has no competition other than Jamar his BFF.
Any-who those are my thoughts. What say you? :)



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Joanne Brokaw

posted January 22, 2009 at 6:20 pm


Hi, Roman! Thanks for letting me know that site has a link to that post. I appreciate it!
So far on Idol, I’m bored silly. There are some great singers, but the goofball contestants are getting old. I’m not a fan of the new judge. I say … wake me up when we get to Hollywood, LOL.
I’m just glad that I was able to share Danny’s story and the info about his foundation. It took some digging around, but if he makes it through I’m sure Idol will promote it even more.
All the best!
Joanne
host of the GS blog



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Brandon

posted February 11, 2009 at 6:08 pm


Hi im am 10 years old and a big fan of Danny Gokey I would like to send him an email wishing him the best of luck and also give him some christian music songs suggestions that he could sing on American Idol and do a great job with it
Could you please forward me his email address
my email address is bglazer@live.com
Thank You
Brandon



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Anne

posted February 11, 2009 at 8:09 pm


Danny Gokey, besides being a great singer is a wonderful guy. There is nothing phoney about the man. Sophia, his wife, was as excited as he was about his being called in for the Idol audition. There is no way he would have ever let her down. They knew her time was limited, and they made the most of every day, every minute. Every thing that needed to be said, was said. There faith in God allowed them the strength to be prepared for the inevitible, with no regrets. Did you notice his face went blank when Simon called him up(after the group sing)?..He was afraid that his best bud Jamar didn’t make it. Thats the kind of guy Danny is.



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Tiffany

posted February 12, 2009 at 1:22 am


Danny and Jamar we two of the top males they have this year and can’t believe that Jamar was cut and others less talented than he made it through. I am very glad that Danny made it but feel that they both should still be in the competition. This show continues to baffle me at some of the decisions the judges make, ie: some females making it during auditions based more on their looks than their talents and then you have Jamar who is extremely talented and he doesn’t make it, how dissapointing.
Just had to vent a little, not sure how much longer I will keep watching but I hope Danny makes it all the way not only for him but also for his BFF Jamar.



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Fan of Danny

posted February 12, 2009 at 10:22 am


Seen this site – http://www.gokeyfans.com – just a Free forum for Supporting Danny – Seems pretty neat!



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Joanne Brokaw

posted February 12, 2009 at 10:51 am


Tiffany, I’m with you. Total shocker! I think a final two with Danny and Jamar could have been possible.
Here’s some more on my thoughts:
http://blog.beliefnet.com/gospelsoundcheck/2009/02/idol-shocker-jamar-rogers-sent.html
Joanne
host of the GS blog



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April

posted February 12, 2009 at 12:25 pm


I was in SHOCK when Jamar was not chosen! I’m also with Tiffany, they chose much less talented people over him. I just don’t get it. Danny and Jamar are my absolute favorites and I’m so disappointed they will not be competing together. Did you see Danny’s face when Jamar gave him the news? You can see what a genuine, nice guy he is. He’ll get my votes that’s for sure. I too am from Milwaukee and would love to see Danny in his hometown parade in the end. I am a faithful watcher of Idol and see in Danny what I saw with Chris Daughtry and Carrie Underwood, something special right off the bat. I love him and hope he wins! What a great guy.



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Kay

posted February 12, 2009 at 1:30 pm


Dan is my cuzin and i never watched all of american idol. I just watched the auditions and maybe the last 3 or 2 contestants. This year im watching everything. If Dan gets voted off, im done watching till the last 2. lol He’s an amazing singer. I always said he should go into american idol. Actually most of my family should try out. I have a lot of great singers in my fam. We’re musically inclined…lol.



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MystiCat

posted February 13, 2009 at 7:04 am


Back here in Malaysia, we have Vince Chong to look up to.
He was a worship leader in one of the biggest Charismatic churches in Malaysia. He joined a singing reality show Season 1(Akademi Fantasia)…won it and BAM!
He was phenomenal!
Why phenomenal?
People had already knew him even before he joined the competition.
He was actively involved in youth ministries around Peninsular Malaysia.
It’s not easy for christian to win this kind of competition here.
We’ll he miraculously did.
But after that, it was quite hard for him to commit to church and his ministry.
That’s our biggest concern.
Our priority changes based on what we choose to in life.
I knew that Danny is going to make it til the end from the very first time i saw him.
Bless you Dan.
When he sang ‘I hope you dance’ struck my heart for a few secs.
He nailed it!
There’s something in him that….i don’t know….different.
It’s not his story but it’s him.
So….genuine…pure
Jamar didn’t get thru….i guess the judges had their own reasons why. That’s why Kara said “You’re not going to make it this year”….
the word “this year” tells me that they had to cut him off.
They even asked him whether he is coming back next year.
What if he was not cut off and made it thru? I think their friends and family would have troubles choosing and voting.
What if they became the final two?
Wouldn’t it be trouble?
It’ll be fun to see though but hurting at the same time.
We can get the premonition there already rite?
Both Dan and Jamar are undeniably superb.
I guess it’s for their own good (both Dan and Jamar).
Better off like this.
Oh well…we always have Dan =D
The world is watching you America.
Dan is the new phenomena now.
A great testimony.
I’m rooting for Danny =D.
I can’t vote coz I’m in Malaysia.
I shall vote thru my prayers.
God Bless You Dan =D.
Cheers to you and your late wife Sophie =D.
Love,
MystiCat



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MystiCat

posted February 13, 2009 at 7:07 am


Back here in Malaysia, we have Vince Chong to look up to.
He was a worship leader in one of the biggest Charismatic churches in Malaysia. He joined a singing reality show Season 1(Akademi Fantasia)…won it and BAM!
He was phenomenal!
Why phenomenal?
People had already known him even before he joined the competition.
He was actively involved in youth ministries around Peninsular Malaysia.
It’s not easy for christian to win this kind of competition here.
We’ll he miraculously did.
But after that, it was quite hard for him to commit to church and his ministry.
That’s our biggest concern.
Our priority changes based on what we choose to in life.
I knew that Danny is going to make it til the end from the very first time i saw him.
Bless you Dan.
When he sang ‘I hope you dance’ struck my heart for a few secs.
He nailed it!
There’s something in him that….i don’t know….different.
It’s not his story but it’s him.
So….genuine…pure
Jamar didn’t get thru….i guess the judges had their own reasons why. That’s why Kara said “You’re not going to make it this year”….
the word “this year” tells me that they had to cut him off.
They even asked him whether he is coming back next year.
What if he was not cut off and made it thru? I think their friends and family would have troubles choosing and voting.
What if they became the final two?
Wouldn’t it be trouble?
It’ll be fun to see though but hurting at the same time.
We can get the premonition there already rite?
Both Dan and Jamar are undeniably superb.
I guess it’s for their own good (both Dan and Jamar).
Better off like this.
Oh well…we always have Dan =D
The world is watching you America.
Dan is the new phenomena now.
A great testimony.
I’m rooting for Danny =D.
I can’t vote coz I’m in Malaysia.
I shall vote thru my prayers.
God Bless You Dan =D.
Cheers to you and your late wife Sophie =D.
Love,
MystiCat



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Mezmorise

posted February 18, 2009 at 1:13 am


I didn’t really watch all contestants sing tonight it started off pretty (borring)I was actually waiting to see/hear Danny, of course they had to leave “The Best For Last.Some of them shouldn’t have made it through, some are so dramatic.But I must say this, at least they have the courage to give it there all “in some cases”. My favorite since he auditioned has been and will be to the end ***Danny Gokey*** . Yes I voted for him (of course)I kinda think he resembles,”Robert Downey Jr.” don’t cha think ? I hope to get to meet him in person before he hits it BIG………GO DANNY !!!! Hugz , xoxoxoxox



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Joanne Brokaw

posted February 18, 2009 at 9:21 am


Mezmorise, it’s probably good that he went last, because then he was right in the voters minds when the phones opened. I was surprised by how many singers who sounded good in those short sound bites really stunk when they had to sing for a whole minute and 20 seconds. Nerves got the best of a couple of them but yeesh.
You’re right, Danny Gokey does look a little like Robert Downey Jr!
So what girl do you think is going through tonight?
Joanne
host of the GS blog



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Shaun

posted February 18, 2009 at 10:09 am


Danny is a great singer, has a great life story, is blessed with his walk with Christ and yes, looking like Robert Downey Jr isn’t all bad.
I am a song writer (favorite Genre is Christian), I write contemporary like Crowder, Jeremy Camp, Leeland etc. I would love to see Danny after “Idle” go into Christian music it has got to be one of the fastest growing Genre’s out there today!
God bless, Shaun
PS: If Danny is looking for Christian songs to record contact me Shaun Schipper kdschipper@aol.com



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Eutychus1

posted February 18, 2009 at 10:15 am


It looks like you have the wrong link URL to Sophia’s Heart Foundation, or something else is wrong. None of the links in your blog entry would connect for me. I found it here: http://www.sophiasheart.org/



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Joanne Brokaw

posted February 18, 2009 at 10:31 am


Thanks, Eutychuc1. They’ve since updated that site since I wrote about it a few weeks ago and have a new home page. Thanks for the head’s up! I fixed the links.
Joanne
host of the GS blog



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Lori

posted February 18, 2009 at 4:04 pm


I fell in love with Danny from the moment of his audition. I am also a fan of Lil Rounds.



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Your Name

posted February 20, 2009 at 7:10 am


i thought danny was very rude to ms. del toro she reached out to him twice during announcement he gave no response is this a christian action and his remark i just want to get the results1111 I HOPE OTHER voters say this and will vote him off and i hope he will be the first to g0



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MelT

posted February 20, 2009 at 11:23 am


I thought that Danny did a great job and really stood out as one of the best when he performed Tuesday night! And I loved it when he said “I just want to get the results” during the results show. I think that most of the viewers agreed with him at that moment.



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Your Name

posted February 20, 2009 at 9:24 pm


I think that Danny is the best one on that show. I loved the song “hero” by Mariah Carey he did an awesome job and he deserves to stay, I am so glad that he is in the top 12. I think that Ms. Del Toro is plain annoying and I’m glad that she’s gone so I don’t have to hear her annoying laugh or voice again.



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Your Name

posted February 20, 2009 at 9:27 pm


I think that Danny is the best one on that show. I loved the song “hero” by Mariah Carey he did an awesome job and he deserves to stay, I am so glad that he is in the top 12. I think that Ms. Del Toro is plain annoying and I’m glad that she’s gone so I don’t have to hear her annoying laugh or voice again.



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sarah

posted February 21, 2009 at 3:41 am


danny i think you made my day complete. . .your so very handsome than the other contestant there. . .will you please make the judges always impress to you. . .gudluck. . .



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Mary

posted February 21, 2009 at 12:12 pm


I think Danny Gokey is just what America needs right now. He gives hope in a time when it is needed most. I believe that if he continues with wise song choices that continue to convey hope, he will go far.



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Your Name

posted February 21, 2009 at 3:20 pm


I think Danny is awesome. To show such strength and poise while on stage is amazing. God speed to him!!!



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Your Name

posted February 21, 2009 at 4:36 pm


I loved Danny Goke from day one, and although I do feel very sad for him because of his tragedy I really believe he has the potential to win. It’s unfair and ludicrous that people are saying he got sympathy votes. If Tatiana del Toro had been chosen over him I probably would have stopped watching the show. I have never seen a more annoying, presumptuous person(and I really can’t understand exactly why she thinks so highly of herself). Between the laugh and the hair flipping I was truly just tired of her. America made the right choice hands down.



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Joanne Brokaw

posted February 21, 2009 at 5:04 pm


I don’t think he got sympathy votes. He’s very talented. In fact, I’m glad that this year we have so many talented singers. It’s going to be a good competition.
I just think that his story roused sympathy so people are interested, and of course Idol exploited it so people would keep watching. But Danny said in one of the shows that he wants to draw attention to his wife’s foundation, and that’s surely happening.
I’m really looking forward to seeing more of him.
Joanne
host of the GS blog
PS Did you see my update on Danny’s friend, Jamar?
http://blog.beliefnet.com/gospelsoundcheck/2009/02/american-idols-jamar-rogers-an.html



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Cher

posted February 22, 2009 at 1:04 pm


Maybe it is me , But I feel Danny Gokey could pass for Robert Downey Jr. and that is meant as a compliment Danny! Danny you shine so bright above all the others, and I am voting for you all the way! I know that it is too early right now in the competition , but I have to say it anyways–I think he will be the next American Idol in 2009 this season! Tatianna Del Toro needs to get over herself! and stop being such a drama queen, honestly! You really are not as great as you think you are!



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Joanne Brokaw

posted February 22, 2009 at 2:56 pm


Cher, thanks for the comments! You can follow along when I blog live (it’ll be Wednesday this week) and comment, too. I’d love to have more readers doing that! I did a little play by play of Tatiana’s “sob fest” when Danny was put through last week.
http://blog.beliefnet.com/gospelsoundcheck/2009/02/american-idol-group-one-result.html
Follow me on Twitter, or check back Wed morning, for the link to the live blogging post.
Joanne
host of the GS blog



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melissa

posted February 27, 2009 at 11:34 am


i think that danny’s tradgetie will not interfear with the people who are voteing he is a very tallented young man and i honestly think that he will win american idol because there really arent any good singers on on this season. And his personal buisness wont interfear.



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Sati

posted March 1, 2009 at 10:30 am


I absolutely screamed in pleasure when Tatianna did not go through. She was the most ungracious person in the entire show. I had to push the mute button each time she spoke, she was SO annoying! Good riddance; Hollywood does not need another Brittany Spears. About Danny, he is awesome. His voice is unique. I can honestly say I would listen to a 12 track CD of his over and over. His story is tragic and I feel for him, but I do not see him for his tragedy. I see him for the wonderful voice he has. No matter what happens, he is my next American Idol.



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jalyn

posted March 6, 2009 at 8:55 am


No matter what else happened, I’m thrilled that we no longer have to be subjected to Tatiana’s theatrics. The sudden “accent” and then the groveling at the judges table-what a drama queen! She needs to get over herself. I think the girl has some serious issues, if not some sort of actual emotional or personality disorder. I can enjoy the show now that she is finally gone.



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Joanne Brokaw

posted March 6, 2009 at 9:34 am


I think Tatiana is the Tonya Harding of American Idol. :)
Joanne
GS blog host



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Your Name

posted March 6, 2009 at 9:59 pm


I cant imagine what would happen if Tatianna(if thats how you spell her naame-you know who I mean though!)made it thru to the 12- OMG- I would scream!!! I think she should sing low, gone, and FAR AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!Nathaniel( the dude with the funky clothes, peircings, and headband. Not to mention the girlish attiude… Dont get me started!) Enough about them though!!! Danny has my vote 10000000000000000000000%!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A+++++!!!!!!!!!! I will vote for him all nite long!!! He has everything!! He has the look, the voice(Most amazing voice EVER!!!!!!!!!!! I think I can say this on the behalf of America!!!!!!!) He has the attitude, he deserves it! And I DO feel horible about his wife!!! She was only like 27 (I think- believe me… research!!!!) Please help and vote for DAnny Gokey!!! Okey Dokey Danny Gokey!!!!!! #1!!!!!!!!!



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miranda schaefer

posted March 10, 2009 at 3:21 pm


Well praise and thanks to everyone who is saying good comments about danny gokey and voting for him…… i am danny family and all the rest of the family is saying thanks to all of you and i would just like to give a shout out to danny and i hope he wins the american idol thanks and have a BLESSED DAY…….. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Castle

posted March 11, 2009 at 3:20 pm


Danny Gokey!! My Gosh! He’s The Whole Package!!!! My goodness! Danny Gokey is number ONE!!! #1…
Good luck and God be with you Danny Gokey!!! :)))))))))))



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Angie

posted March 12, 2009 at 9:09 am


Go danny! Im rooting for you all the way! :)



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Katey Smith

posted March 17, 2009 at 9:36 pm


I Love Danny
He is such a huge inspiration to me
To be able to do all this after the whole thing with his wife is amazing
If my husband had just dies I would be heartbroken and would NEVER have thought about doing something so big
I am very into my church and helping it grow and help get others so interested in Jesus which just makes Danny even more of an inspiration.
I think its wonderful what he is doing for his wife
I hope he gets really far in this competition and I really hope he wins.



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darian bizios

posted March 17, 2009 at 9:45 pm


danny thank u for being such an awesome christian all the way. ill be praying for u. keep going how ur going. im with u to the end man.:)



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Your Name

posted March 18, 2009 at 1:12 am


YOU GO DANNY!! I think you are such an amazing singer and person(of what I’ve seen). Yet most importantly you seem like a true Christian. I can only imagine all you’ve been through. But seeing you go though it with such class and poise gives much inspiration to the rest of us! A friend of mine told me this one time and thought I’d share it… “You won’t get over it, but you wil get though it”. Danny manym many of us are out here voting and praying for you. Just hold on- ’cause the best is yet to come!
“I can do ALL things through Christ whish strenghtens me.” Philippians 4:13



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Bethany

posted March 18, 2009 at 1:18 am


For some odd reason the computer conspired against me and erased my name so I thought I’d leave it :)
~Bethany



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Vee

posted March 18, 2009 at 1:52 am


i a huge fan. his voice, style and depth of soul are beautiful. i loved tonight’s rendition of Jesus Take the Wheel. He is simply adorable and will no doubt get a record deal..



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Danny Fan

posted March 18, 2009 at 6:53 pm


Danny is in Adam’s shadow right now — but expect him to come into his own later in the competition. He’s amazing! http://www.newsnuts.com/americanidol.aspx



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Lynn

posted March 19, 2009 at 4:54 pm


Danny you are the next American Idol. Keep doing what your doin. Your voice is so soothing and heartfelt. I look foward to Tuesday just to see your choice of glasses and of course to listen to your amazing voice. Continue to be yourself. A Fan from Indy…



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Mikaela <3

posted March 19, 2009 at 5:27 pm


You are amazing and a strong person as well as a strong performer! i love you and i know you will do well in this competition.



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Your Name

posted March 27, 2009 at 7:18 pm


I’m wondering why Simon has been making disparaging comments about Danny lately? Danny did a cute little dance with the back up singers
Tue. and Simon called it clumsy. (I thought this was Am Idol, not dancing with the stars)He hasn’t had the camera time the last two weeks either. Maybe they are pushing Adam, the ‘anything goes guy’. I still feel Danny’s vocals are the best, and he’s the best too. But we can’t let Danny down. Be sure to make your calls to vote for Danny. He is truly a nice guy. And about Tatiana, I saw a little longer clip (than what is usually shown) and he did turn to her and give her a hug, but he was trying to concentrate on what Ryan was saying at that moment. On Idol you can make as many calls as you want to, not like Dancing with the Stars, where only 10 votes are allowed. Danny, stick with the things that are foremost in your heart. Your love of God, and your thankfulness for time you had with Sophia.



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letsgo_danny(:

posted March 28, 2009 at 10:04 pm


I’ve been watching American Idol since the first season, and I’ve honetly never seen a contestant as good as Danny. There is no doubt that Danny should win this competition, and hopefully American makes that happen. lets go DANNY



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Victor Thompson

posted March 29, 2009 at 5:24 pm


My first time of ever watching danny sing was when he sang Hero.He’s really got a great voice and composure. I tip him(Danny) to win the american idol.



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THAT RICHERDS

posted March 30, 2009 at 11:40 am


I LUV DANNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AND HE IS GOING TO WIN FORGET ALL THE OTHER CONTESTANTS.
DANNY AND HIS CUTE LITTLE GLASSES ARE GOING TO WIN.\
AND THATS ALL THERE IS TO IT.



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Danie

posted March 30, 2009 at 7:55 pm


Whoa.. Danny Gokey-san is really SUZUSHii[cool]!!!!!!!!!!!!! waaahh!
i think it’s really sweet to name a foundation after his wife.. :)
hm. in my whole 13 years living in the world, Danny’s my SECOND crush.. haha! [uh, ok, just sharing.. ^_^] :))
ever since his audition, i thought to myself: “whoa. this guy’s great.”. and he instantly became my favorite.. :D
i really want him to win.. he deserves it!.. he’s got a great voice, great personality, great belief in God, and a big heart.. [and a great appearance! xD]
*sigh* i really want to vote for him but, the problem is… i don’t live in america so, i CAN’T vote.. waaahh!! TT~TT
anyways.. GO, GO, DANNY GOKEY-SAN!!! YOU CAN DO iT! YOU CAN WiN THiS COMPETiTiON!!! AiSHiTERU!!!!!!! GOD BLESS!!! ^_^ ♥♥♥♥♥



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Your Name

posted April 2, 2009 at 12:28 pm


Hey Danny;
If it’s God’s plan you’ll win… My Prayer is with this you Win others to Our Lord and Savior, than for sure you’ll be the Winner as well as them…May I’m praying for you and may God’s Blessings be on You…



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Judy Cai

posted April 4, 2009 at 8:02 am


My heart breaks when I think of Danny. He’s so strong, yet he has lost the love of his life. He still manages to stay happy, I feel like crying for him. May God bless him and his loved ones.



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Robin

posted April 4, 2009 at 10:02 am


Danny Gokey is my American Idol. He just HAS to win Idol, he’s the best!! Danny is the whole package & living proof that amongst the failing econonomy, mass shootings & violence in America today…..there IS still some good left in this world! Danny is an extremely talented artist, and a handsome (very handsome) man with an AMAZING voice that sends chills up my spine, but what I love about him most, is what’s on the inside….. his heart! Whether or not Danny wins this competition is up to America now & whomever they choose to vote for, but Danny will always be my personal idol no matter what the rest of America decides!!!!!! This world needs more “Danny Gokey’s”, and if everyone else spends the time that I have to get to know him & everything he stands for….. he would win, hands down!!
You have my vote Danny….100x over!!! God bless!



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Katarina - Team GOKEY<3

posted April 4, 2009 at 7:33 pm


heeey;
danny! i love you, your amazing.
ever since i saw you i knew id love you.
you have an amazing personality,brilliant voice,amazing love for God and your wife,and the biggest heart ive ever seen xD
id vote a million times. but im not in america..
but ive prayed, and i wish you the best. i love you.!
youve gave meh hope..again. and inspired meh in more ways then i can express.
God Bless



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Penny

posted April 5, 2009 at 7:15 pm


Danny lost me at the VT. Not because it was so manipulative but because it treated the idea of someone auditioning for a TV show four weeks after the death of his wife as something perfectly normal and that was supposed to make the person concerned seem like a really nice guy. We all grieve in different ways but auditioning for a TV show is a strange one. It wouldn’t even occur to me in a state of grief.
Don’t get me wrong. Had I subsequently thought that he was excellent in any way, I may have been a little won over eventually but though his tuning is a little above average, that is all it is. Added to which he has the performance skills of a grizzly and the voice of Michael Bolton on a diet of caustic soda. I don’t have a problem with gravelly voices or any sort of character or nuance in a voice but I can’t be doing with strained vocals and that is what Danny’s are, even at his best. The shallow part of me may even have been won over had he looked pleasant but he doesn’t. I don’t mean that he is ugly, though he is never going to give Johnny Depp a problem, but that he has a slightly shifty look to him. That is beside the point though as I don’t know the guy and it could just be the way he looks.
There is an unendearing look of entitlement to him at all times, during the judges’ critiques when they are positive (there is a look of “I’ll get you outside” about him when they are not), during the results, etc.
I’m a believer but my problem with Danny in that respect is that the church he belongs to is known to be less than pleasant and yet that is being swept under the carpet. Not that I am suggesting there are any nasty doings on Danny’s part but the implications of having someone with those connections in the contest should NOT be ignored in the way that they are being.
My main and most relevant issue, however, is that I don’t see him as anything more than average. There have been contestants in Danny’s style in all the previous series and many far better than him but they have not got beyond the top 5, 6, 7. If Danny was to win simply because of the misplaced sympathy vote and the misinformed views of legitimate believers where others like him but far better have failed, it would be a bit of a joke.



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Caroline

posted April 5, 2009 at 7:20 pm


Sorry, I thought the show was American Idol, not American Sob Story. I thought it was about discovering the best unsigned talent in the country, not the most manipulative person in the country. I thought it was about discovering someone with the talent to represent the US across the world, not someone who is going to be an embarrassment to the country and to the show.
Danny Gokey, American Idol? Don’t make me laugh.



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Rootin4Danny

posted April 6, 2009 at 11:18 pm


Danny is an amazing guy, I know him personally and he is nothing but an awesome friend. He is strong, and I am so happy to see him MOVING forward after Sophie’s passing. I have seen him cry (he still does once in a while) but he has chosen to snap out of depression and be successful at what he does best. SING. whether you like him or not doesnt change the fact of who he ism and who Sophia is to him. I lvoe you Danny, and support you 100% my brother.



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Danny's the best!

posted April 7, 2009 at 6:18 pm


It is so funny to me that for someone that Hates Danny(somebody they don’t even know) so much, you actually take the time to write so many horrible things about him. Seriously, YOU MAKE ME LAUGH! Who said that pursuing a dream was leaving aside grieve? Nobody here knows this guy. Nobody here knows what he has been through or what he feels. It is obvious the nobody here has lost somebody they love, but so you know, going after the dreams you had planned as a couple for the future, after your wife or husband has die, is exactly what grieve is about and is the only thing that will always keep you close to that person that is gone. If nobody here has anything good to say to him don’t even enter the page. At least have a little respect for his wife.
Oh and Danny if you ever read this, I wish you the best of luck!
God bless you. You are an amazing singer so don’t let anybody tell you otherwise, specially not people that don’t even know you.



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Your Name

posted April 8, 2009 at 10:46 am


I am absolutely stunned by some of the horrible things that certain people have stated about Danny. I am very proud of Danny for striving to do what he wants to do. It shows that he is motivated, because rather than sitting at home and being depressed all the time – he goes and tries to accomplish his life goal. Danny, you are a wonderful person with such a big heart, and I wish I knew more people like you! Good luck, and you are my favorite no matter what.



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Kristy

posted April 8, 2009 at 9:36 pm


From where I am sitting the best word to describe Danny is courageous. To loose the one closest to you and to love them enough to continue to live, to continue to chase dreams and carry on is a clear sign that Danny loved his wife very much. Who among us would be at peace if knew that our life partner would crumble and dissolve into an empty shell of loneliness if we passed away. I am sure that she is in heaven looking down and is so proud of him. I also think that his determination for pressing on is a huge testimony of Danny’s understanding that this life is not the end and that he will be reunited with his wife someday in heaven. As far as talent, he is my favorite for no other reason other than, THE MAN CAN SING. God speed to you Danny, you are the BEST!!!!



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posted April 9, 2009 at 9:41 pm


Danny deserves to go all the way, if not at least in the final three. If he doesn’t win, I really hope he goes on to publish and sell Albums. He’s an amazing singer.
I agree that not everyone tastes are the same. I, personally, don’t like Lil Rounds so I’ll understand when people say they simply ‘don’t like Danny’s voice.’
However, it’s tasteless to bring up his story to argue wether you think Danny should win or not. The judges don’t care what you’ve been through, and I know plenty of people who are not voting for Danny, ‘Just Because His Wife Died.’ No, bullshit. If that’s what people want to say, it could be just as easy for me to say ‘Lil is still here ‘because her house got destroyed by the Tornado.’
I’m not saying nobody is doing pity votes, because you do have the (Few) people that do that. But do you really think he’s still here because of pity votes? I’m sorry, but there aren’t enough people who are doing this with pity votes.
What a lot of ignorant people fail to realize is this; The first few weeks, the public doesn’t even vote for the people they want on idol. That’s all the Judges. As stated before, the Judges don’t give a crap what you’ve been through. If you sing good, then congratulations, you’ve got what it takes to sing on idol.
Danny is amazing, and I love him and his voice. I don’t like other people, and you don’t see me wasting my time commenting on them, do you?
His tragedy is painfully sad, however he wouldn’t be here if he couldn’t sing. If people are truly that ignorant, you’re the one who’ll be laughed at.



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posted April 11, 2009 at 1:34 pm


I think Danny is so amazing, he has the voice of an angel and the courage or a thousand bears, i bet his wife would be so proud of him that he was stong enough to move forward and I really believe in my heart that he will take this home and will be the next american idol and if for any unexplainable reason he dont take 1st place it wont be the end his albums will be sold out all over the world i kno ill buy them.



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Abigail Gokey

posted April 12, 2009 at 1:04 am


I LOVE you so much!I pray for you and your wife every night!I wish i can meet you in real life!If i did i would scream and get you autograph and take a pic with you!I love you more than iv’e ever loved any other person i liked!I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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jerry

posted April 15, 2009 at 3:59 am


i think danny has a fantastic voice i think he should win the show.
We know that adam is a very good singer to but i hope danny goes all the way to the final cant wait to see it have been a fan since it started.
i was also glad when you had ruben back on he has a fantastic voice to.



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Patricia from Menasha

posted April 15, 2009 at 10:47 pm


Wed. 4-15-09 Hi Danny, if you actually read this, i’ll be impressed. wanted you to know that i’ve been voting for you every week: for two hours after the performances…. on a land line & a cell phone….at the same time. “resend” is my friend! all the best, mom-of-2-actors.



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whitney gokey(:

posted April 16, 2009 at 8:32 am


DANNY GOKEY!!!
he is the most uh-mazing singer i have ever heard.
and i agree with everyone else on this page.
if he wasn’t a good singer he wouldnt be here.
and for danny to win he doesnt need damn pity votes
cause he has his fans that love him..i want him to win
american idol 09..if he sells ill make sure to buy.
loveyoudanny! :)



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Your Name

posted April 17, 2009 at 9:35 am


Danny…I knew nothing about your life…… I was searching to find a way to email you. Your are amazing…you can do anything country, rock etc. I live in NC (near Anoop….Cary, NC)…Great kid love him and Matt too……However…when you did Endless love you hit notes L. Ritchie would have been so impressed YOU MADE IT YOUR OWN. Rascal Flatts had to be blown away…I was. Your look…like a barenaked lady. Danny, you are the American Idol….can’t wait to hear what you do next……You nail it every week. Again, I live in NC but I’m from TN and you are on your way…….Come to the Raleigh, NC area and I will be the first one in line. Good luck and we all love you in my house. Kelly



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Your Name

posted April 17, 2009 at 6:53 pm


Since the 3rd Idol season, I made a rule NOT to look at the singers or listen to their life stories “if” my husband can mute the tv fast enough! Even if he’s slow, I only hear the judges ask them to tell them something about themselves, but that’s all. Because it is true for (me) that if a guy is really, really hot, or a girl is just a bit too over the top pretty, example “Bikini Girl” I’ll love the guy & diss the girl, and it does kinda ruin the TRUE vote for me, I can’t help myself! So, back turned to the t.v. just listening to their voices…I picked “Danny” from the first night! You know the Try-out’s. His voice is amazing! I could pick him out every time he would sing, I would ask my husband “That’s my guy isn’t it?” I don’t even think I knew his name yet, but I could tell his voice…until a couple of weeks ago a girl at work said “Who do you want to win Idol?” I replied “Danny”…! I love him! She said “Oh the one who’s wife died…” I was like what?! But but then it was too late to be swayed because I already picked him, but I was like OMG that’s so very sad. Now he’s in the finals, and I’m so proud of him. And sure enough, now that I’ve seen Adam, I was like, His too cute, he’s a rocker, they’re going to love him! And they do. So I don’t, man am I shallow or what! Anyway point being, Danny is so good even blind-folded, and no life stories, He’s The Man!



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alyssa

posted April 17, 2009 at 9:17 pm


danny you are totally AWESOME! happy birthday!



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Heather`

posted April 22, 2009 at 12:14 am


Guess he’s not too busy wowing you guys – I heard he’s dating now. Bit of a turn off, that.



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Joan

posted April 22, 2009 at 10:20 pm


Danny, it is sooo good to see someone that works for Gods kingdom in the finalist. Our Pastor has always said, whatever you do. Do it with the best of your ability because you are a representation of God. And I know in my heart that you do that. Just keep in mind and in your prayers how God has blessed you and stay true to him. Because there is no telling what he will do for you and how he may use you with the talent he has given you. My son-in-law and I have picked you in the top 3. May God Bless you. From Hope Mills, North Carolina.



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Your Name

posted April 23, 2009 at 2:38 am


Danny,
OMG where do I start?? I have picked you from the beginning. I have made my Dad a 59 year old Idol addict!!! I really think that you should go all the way. Your voice is so amazing and the fact that you’re so stinking cute doesn’t hurt either.. I can’t wait to see you wrinkle your nose up every week when you look into the audience. I have so much respect for you that you can get up there and do this every week when I know that your heart is reeling during some of these performances…I am usually at work when Idol is on and my father records it for me and usually teases me telling me that I probably don’t really want to watch (insinuating that you were voted off.) I know that you and Adam are going to give each other a run for the money in the final two…but I cannot wait to buy your first CD. I am a mother of two who is in the process of a divorce and looking forward to you watching you sing every week brings a little sunshine to my life.
GO GO GOKEY!!!!!!!
Also seeing you drive the Ford Flex in the video was so funny because I had been driving by the lot about once a week wishing that I could afford one and then there you are driving one around!!!
Crazy huh???
Anyway good luck, I know that you have a great life and career ahead of you…
hugs
shanie



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Joanne Brokaw

posted April 23, 2009 at 10:31 am


Joan, don’t forget that Kris Allen is also a worship leader at his church, and Matt Giraud is a Christian artist. So there are a few Christian artists left in the competition at this point!
Joanne
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Gary

posted April 23, 2009 at 1:11 pm


Danny I have picked you from the start. You have an amazing voice. You are going to take it all the way. My top three in order are U of Course, then Kris, then Adam. Each week u surprise all of us. Keep it up Danny and take it all the Way. Gary



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Tim

posted April 23, 2009 at 5:24 pm


I am a funeral director/embalmer here in KY. Sorry for your loss man, but life goes on. If the chance arises. Sing ‘Saving Grace” by Everlast. That song will rock the gym out there in CA. My wife & I who are in our 50′s are fans here in BG KY



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alexandria

posted April 28, 2009 at 2:51 pm


OMG!!! wow well danny is awsome… he defintiely has a sexxy voice just as paula said :) i would love to see him go all the way and with him not being in the bottom three once gives us the world to see wat a great singer he is. its to bad that his friends(bff) got cut but hey i guess danny was the best…. it was sad to hear that his wife dies but he is doing a great job in the competition :)
go gokey!!!!!!
i love you dude
always alex
pflugerville texas
number one fannnn!!!!!!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo



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Your Name

posted April 28, 2009 at 9:02 pm


ok, Danny i do not think u are the best in this compitition. i think even Matt (who is horrible) can out sing him he was voted as the second worst on votefortheworst.com i mean does any one really think this dork can win i mean come on. yeah i feel bad about his wife but this isnt a who feel the most bad for this is a singing compitition.
GO CHRIS!!!!GO CHRIS!!!!GO CHRIS!!!!!!



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Nancy

posted April 29, 2009 at 4:18 pm


Everyone has there own opinion on what is good music, that’s what makes the world so interesting! I, personally, get goosebumps when I hear Danny sing. I loved him from the very start…he carries with him a wonderful spirit that touches me and many others! I am worried that people (teenagers mostly) are getting all caught up in the “theater geek” Adam…he would be wonderful on Broadway but this is a singing competition and all the facial expressions, tongue sticking out, the hair, the clothes, the black nail polish and screaming doesn’t do it for me, he sounds like a woman. Danny is pure TALENT! GO DANNY…I LOVE YOU!



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paula allivato

posted April 29, 2009 at 10:42 pm


Dearest Danny,
My heart goes out to you man, the dream that you have set for yourself and to follow through with the loss of your true love defeats itself, it takes an amazing individual like yourself to have the strength that you potray with the tough road you walk…. Good Luck Keep the Faith and Believe! You will ACHIEVE A Fan Forever!!!!!!!Paula



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Danielle Dressel

posted April 30, 2009 at 2:44 pm


Hi Danny,
I have something in common with you. I am only 34 and my husband was a police officer killed in the line of duty in Toledo Oh. I watch you every week and I see the sadness and the emotions in your songs and I feel for you. I know what your going through and I just want to say that your wife is watching you and she must be so proud to call you her husband. I can’t wait until you have a record deal. I download all your songs now. You have an incredible voice. Take Care.



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Your Name

posted April 30, 2009 at 4:57 pm


Danny,
I think one of the best things about you, is you seem to have a wonderfully loving heart, and it comes through with every word you sing. And your voice is one that’s touching, and at the same time sexy
with that low blusey growl. Oh my my! I’m with ya all the way. Good luck!!



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Your Name

posted May 2, 2009 at 12:29 am


I was truly touched when I first heard Danny’s story about the loss of his wife just weeks before the auditon for American Idol. I believe she is an “angel” watching over him through this difficult competition. I have watched American Idol since season 2 when Ruebon Studdard won against Clay Aiken. This is the best season by a mile. There are some very talented singers this year. Matt, Lil Rounds and Danny are my absolute favorites. I pray they all find success. I can’t wait till Season 9. I just wish I could afford to attend an American Idol concernt, but perhaps next year. I pray Danny, my favorite wins. You are in my thoughts and prayers Danny, thank God your faith is what is carrying you through. I can’t wait till your first of many CD’s comes out, I will be first in line in New Jersey to buy it. I wish you well. God Bless you and your family.



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Your Name

posted May 2, 2009 at 12:45 pm


Danny, I was watching this week’s show and it occurred to me why you may not always show that connection to the audience that the judges are looking for. I wonder if it is because your pain and grief is still so raw that it might be hard to completely let down your wall, try as you might. My baby died last year so I know a bit about grief and watching you this week I felt like I physically could see the wall you are putting up. Perhaps it’s to help you keep your sanity. Please know that the grief will never go away but it will soften a bit over time. Best of luck and my prayers are with you.



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Rob

posted May 2, 2009 at 6:15 pm


Hey Danny
Great voice … You need to sing SMILE written by Charlie Chaplin .. The Bobby Caldwell version … check it out ….
Best of Luck
Rob



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lili

posted May 3, 2009 at 6:50 pm


Hi Danny
I have been inspired by your talent and desire to perform well. I have been voting for you since the start. However, I was discouraged when I saw the video clip of you throwing the cake at Allison. It seems fun but I think a man should never act that way towards a lady, whether she be 6 or 60 years old. Please act with respect. I will continue to vote for you.
Good Luck!



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Megan From Milwaukee

posted May 4, 2009 at 5:59 pm


Hello there, even though i’m sure danny never checks this or any other site, buuuut i still thought i’d leave a comment. i’m from milwaukee and that’s why he first perked my interest. I think people are extremely disrespectful when they say he’s using “the sympathy vote” come on now, give the guy a little slack, i could never imagine going through what he has. Anyways, i love his voice and even though this is a little crazy i’d date danny in a second so people back off, he can date people and try to move on! keep singing danny!!! call your fellow milwaukee lady hahha :)



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Your Name

posted May 6, 2009 at 9:07 pm


Danny
I have watched you from the beginning…I am amazed at your gift from God! I have enjoyed watching all of you every week.
I happened across this site and saw your wife’s name was Sophia…I have a g’daughter whose name is Sophia Faith….I think it is cool that she has the same name and I hope and pray one day when it is her time God will bring her a man of God like yourself to be her husband.
We love you and we are praying for you…I am excited for when you get your record deal to be able to come see you in person!



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Danny

posted May 14, 2009 at 1:13 am


Danny you are the greatest, thats all there is to it. You should have won american idol. You have amazing talent. I just hope Adam doesn’t win. I cant stand him, all he does is scream in every song. You have REAL talent. My heart goes out to you and I will be waiting for albums to come out. YOUR AWESOME.



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Danny

posted May 14, 2009 at 1:15 am


DANNY I LOVE YOU! I WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK IN LIFE. I WILL BE SEEING YOU ON TV AND LISTENING TO YOU ON THE RADIO. YOUR A GIFT FROM GOD. YOU WERE THE MOST TALENTED ON AMERICAN IDOL THIS SEASON.



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Palma

posted May 14, 2009 at 9:07 am


WE ARE SO DISAPPOINTED THAT YOU WILL NOT BE CONTINUING ON AI. WE THINK THAT AMERICA GOT IT WRONG, BUT GOD NEVER DOES. YOU, LIKE JENNIFER HUDSON, MANDISA AND OTHERS WILL GO ON TO GREATER SUCCESS THAN MANY OF THE “WINNERS” OF THE SHOW. WE WERE HOPING THAT BY SOME CHANCE WE WOULD GET TO HEAR YOU DO “TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS”, AS WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE THE PERFECT SONG FOR YOU. MAYBE IT WILL BE ON YOUR FIRST CD, WHICH WE ANXIOUSLY AWAIT. THANKS, DANNY FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL PERFORMANCES.



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gail

posted May 14, 2009 at 9:41 am


Danny,
You are a real talent. It is easy to see how talented and sincere you are. You will be a star, Good Luck



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Dee

posted May 14, 2009 at 10:22 am


Danny,
American Idol is so rigged. Simon has wanted Adam since day one. You were competition for Adam. With Chris and Adam in the final I hope all of your voters vote for Chris. For someone who was never in the bottom 3 and to be voted off, you know it is rigged….
I know you wil go far and I hope to see more of you. It says alot about someone who is so down to earth and doesn’t try to be someone they are not, unlike Adam.



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Your Name

posted May 14, 2009 at 12:01 pm


Danny I’m a huge fan. I was devestated last night but I guess everything happens for a reason. Now you can persue a successful career WITHOUT AI tied to your hip. BETTER OFF. Good luck with the very successful career you have in front of you. You are truly talented. I look foward to buying my first Danny Gokey CD. God Bless.
- Sue
Bodnar
A HUGE Fan!!



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Shelly

posted May 14, 2009 at 1:03 pm


Danny, I was very disappointed for you last night, but I know that God must have something bigger and better out there for you. I have been a huge fan of yours since day 1 and I am very anxious to see where you end up in a few years. Thanks for humbleness and sincerity and adding that special touch to this season on AI. You are truly a class act and only wish you the very best! Your biggest Oklahoma fan!



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Your Name

posted May 14, 2009 at 2:23 pm


Danny, my husband and I were big fans of yours. I was so disappointed that you were voted off, since I spent an hour on the phone voting for you. I know that God has a plan for you and it will be great as his plans always are. God bless you and we will be looking forward to your CD in the very near future because I know there will be one. Thank you for letting us enjoy your talent, we looked forward to it each week. We will miss you, but not for long. Good Luck from two or your biggest Texas fans.



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Kellie Makinson

posted May 14, 2009 at 3:20 pm


Danny, You know that Christianity is not popular in Hollywood. Because you possess such a positive attitude and a love for God, I believe this show was rigged. There is no way that you did not make the finals. It became a story of Christianity versus the gay world in the tabloids and online. I hope that is not the case. I cried when you were voted off, as Kris should have gone and Allison should have been there with the other two of you. I wish you had won, not only for you, but for your cause and your wife. (bless you for your loss) I felt your heart and loved the sincerity of your music. I will buy your album and will remain a life long fan. Please continue to be a light for our world, Christians are not alone, and we are not rare as the media would have you think. Love to you and Blessings! Kellie from Michigan



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posted May 14, 2009 at 4:08 pm


“DANNY I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! I AM A HUGE FAN OF AMERICAN IDOL BUT IN THE PAST THREE YEARS YOU ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST.I WAS SO DISAPOINTED WHEN YOU GOT KICKED OFF.I KNEW AS SOON AS KRIS WAS SAFE YOU WERE GONE.I CRYED FOR TWOS HOURS. YOU MAY HAVE LOST BUT IN MY WORLD YOU WON BY 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 VOTES KRIS WAS 10 VOTES BEHIND YOU AND ADAM WAS 1,000 BEHIND KRIS.I WAS SO MAD AT SIMON WHEN HE SAID YOU SOUNDED LIKE YOU WERE IN A HOROR MOVIE BUT IF I’M NOT MAKIN A MISTAKE DOSEN’T ADAM DO THAT EVERY NIGHT.DANNY I DON’T CARE WHAT ANYBODY SAYS YOU WON”!!!!! –I LOVE YOU DANNY GOOKEY–



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deb

posted May 14, 2009 at 4:09 pm


Danny, I can’t tell you how dissappointed I was last night when you were voted off. Clearly, America is NUTS!! I don’t know what they hear in Chris (he’s not worthy to be in the same league with you and Adam…well, let’s just say…UH, NO! All I hear when he sings is screaming!
I have been a huge fan of yours since Day 1. Your voice is awesome and I know you will be around for a long long time. I look forward to buying your first CD. I will always be a fan of yours. Your sincerity and love for Sophia is so wonderful. God Bless You and I know we will be hearing from you very soon!



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Pam

posted May 14, 2009 at 4:13 pm


My heart dropped last night when I heard that you were going home. Not that I don’t like Chris’ singing because he has a lot of talent also, I felt that Allison should have stayed with you guys and Chris should have gone home last week. I felt that you and Adam would have been the main two left to determine who was going to be the next American Idol.
Danny, I know that God has something planned for you and it will be something outstanding. You’re a really great singer and I really enjoyed watching you. I’m sorry to hear about your wife. I’m glad that she pushed you to audition. I know she’s in heaven watching down on you and she’s really proud that she did. You’re a great inspiration to us all. God Bless You!
Pam from North Carolina



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Joanne Brokaw

posted May 14, 2009 at 4:46 pm


>> Christianity is not popular in Hollywood.
Kellie, don’t forget that 6 of the top 13 contestants this season were Christian artists. Kris Allen is a worship leader at his church in Conway, and is a strong Christian. I promise, Danny wasn’t voted off because of his faith. He was voted off because not enough people voted for him. :)
And honestly, it’s probably better for him. When his contract is up, he can go make whatever kind of record he wants to make, fans will still love him, he’ll be the next Clay Aiken, a huge success even though he didn’t win.
Joanne
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Raymond Williams

posted May 14, 2009 at 4:56 pm


Danny, know that the Lord is with you and you must continue to live for Him. American Idol is not for you, for you have an anointing upon you and you must fulfill what the Lord has given unto you. So continue to be the example that you’ve been throughout this whole process. Be bless



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Your Name

posted May 14, 2009 at 8:08 pm


danny, let me just tell you how good of a voice you really have…. I listen to Bay area rap and hip hop and all kinds of stuff that you would probably frown at…. but your voice is soo goog, that i have your songs from idol on repeat. i will buy your album and put that on repeat. good luck. i hope your career surpasses any of those left on the show. you deserve it



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godgrace

posted May 14, 2009 at 8:08 pm


Danny, I believe God has a special plan for you.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according t His purpose. Rom 8:28.
I will buy you CD as soon as it’s available. Keep praising Him for he has done to you so far. Good bless you always.



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Your Name

posted May 14, 2009 at 8:50 pm


I have been following the Idol program too and think Danny Gokey is a great singer. I believe the results showed that idolatry takes over the better of sound judgment and agree with most that God does have a higher plan for His chosen ones. The American people may have chosen their idol but God has chosen Danny for His purposes. Move on Danny, you have done more than well
Observer from Australia



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Nanis William (Egypt)

posted May 15, 2009 at 9:40 pm


You really are so beautiful in and out. I can see the sweetness and gentleness of the Lord with every emotion you show. Your voice reflects your deep spirituality…it is so heavenly. I pray that you “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life”. I have enjoyed watching you week after week here in Egypt and was enchanted by the beauty of your voice and character. May the Lord continue to dwell in you and bless you always.



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posted May 15, 2009 at 11:49 pm


Yo Danny, To say that I was devastated about your premature departure from American Idol doesn’t begin to put into words how I really feel…I just sobbed after the results on Tuesday evening. It took the prayers of my 12 year old daughter to restore my peace and confidence. She prayed for God to help you and told Him that she knew He had something much better for you! When I heard those words, I was able to compose myself and remember that God is in control and He knew the results before this season of Idol ever began. He knows the plans He has for you and they are better than great…they’re awesome! As for your singing….You are the “Bomb”. There has never been anyone on Idol that can begin to sing with the heart and soul that you have! Speaking of your soul and character…The light of Christ shines so brilliantly thru you that people of faith are instantaneously drawn to you. I was drawn to you from the beginning. It’s really amazing that when we’re God’s children we have a supernatural discernment that draws us to other Christians. I was drawn to you way before I knew your story or knew of your extraordinary faith! So, keep your spirits high Danny. While you have been busy experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime adventure on Idol, God has been busy laying the foundation for your future. I know you have been through a lot. My prayer for you is Joel 2:25 “Then I will make up to you for the years the swarming locust has eaten.” My your years be golden and may our sweet Lord make up to you for the pain and heartbreak you endured with the loss of your beautiful wife. God’s speed!



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posted May 17, 2009 at 3:55 pm


Hi Danny,
I felt compelled to write and simpy tell you that I LOVE your amazing voice and style of singing. Those teeny-boppers who vote for the “cutest hearthrob” and have poor judgmt. in regards to REAL talent such as yours… Well you deserved to WIN HANDS DOWN. You are the only reason my hubby and I followed this recent contest. Our Jaws LITERALLY hit the floor when you were voted off…no lie. So GLAD that you got the needed “exposure” from the show…because I am CERTAINLY going to buy your CDs. I have already downloaded several of the show’s songs you sang because I just LOOOVE that Awesome voice that you possess. My husband and I both agree that you will go FAR in the industry.. You not only demonstrate good character and integrity, but Oh WHAT A VOICE!!! Well in closing, just know that you have MANY “cheerleaders” out there such as my hubby and I are.. Keep up the good work. We’ll be looking for your CD as soon as it is released. Bye bye and Take Care Guy. Signed, Darlene and Ed from Louisiana :)



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posted May 20, 2009 at 2:08 pm


Danny You have an amazing voice. May the Lord be with you through all your accomplishments and goals. You give hope to the hopeless, and strength to the weak, and provide a sense of securty to all those who feel like giving up on there goals. Thank You for this and hope to see your album out soon.



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posted May 21, 2009 at 1:42 am


Danny my eyes were filled with tears when they voted u off. my eight year old daughter broke down and cried herself to sleep. you have an amazing voice and i will be looking out for your cd. south africa wished the could have voted. but this is just the beginning to you wonderful life ahead. i know you wife would have been proud of u.your the best dem boy MWAHxxxxx
valdine from South Africa



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irish

posted May 21, 2009 at 8:54 am


Hi Danny,
Just keep in mind, their are people that won Idol and that is how you know them. You were on Idol for a reason, I pray you got your answer from God, that yes he loves you and has a plan just for you. Idol is the venue God used to expose you, now it time for you to show the world….you fill in the blanks.
I wish you the very best that this life can offer. Yes Chris deserved to win American’s Idol. You are much deeper than that. Nothing derogatory against Chris, but remember the world ask for Barabus instead of Jesus, but look who saved them.
God Bless



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Janet & John

posted May 21, 2009 at 1:10 pm


OK Danny. I believe that all the people that have been voting for you all this time have voted for Kris thqt is why he won. but you know what. it should have been you. I would be watching American Idol and my husband would be in the other room and when you were comming on i just said your first name and he and his best friend would put their game down and come in my bedroom and listen and watch you they both thought it was a rip off that you were voted off. wow how about Lyonal Ritchie how wonderful that was. I just watched your face as you were singing with him and you looked so proud to be up there with him. you are wonderful Danny. I am looking forward to getting your CD ad all of your songs to listen to you. you are wonderful again i say that. i am sorry We Love you Danny, God Bless you and your family,,. xoxoxoxoxoxox



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Joanne Brokaw

posted May 21, 2009 at 3:26 pm


>>>>but remember the world ask for Barabus instead of Jesus, but look who saved them.
Irish, that’s a very strange comment to make, LOL. You know Kris Allen is a worship leadr, too, right? Actively involved in the campus ministries at the college he attends? I would HARDLY equate Kris Allen with Barabas any more than I’d liken Danny Gokey to Jesus.
Joanne
host of the GS blog



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Scott P

posted May 26, 2009 at 11:00 pm


Danny,looking forward to the album!



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Shonelle Plaatjes

posted May 27, 2009 at 7:35 am


Hi Danny
You were and are still the best! Can’t wait for your CD to be released in SA. God has other plans in store for you my friend. To us you have won.
Keep Well
SP



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Connie Cobb Hayden

posted May 28, 2009 at 9:50 am


Danny … I am so proud of you not hiding your faith. Even though you didn’t come in “first”, I’m sure there is a reason for that. God has great plans for you! I am so looking forward to the album that you will be making. Keep the faith!!



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Patty

posted May 28, 2009 at 12:48 pm


Dear Danny, Just saw you on Regis & Kelly. You are a class act! You brought tears to my eyes with your love & courage. Love your voice… Wishing you all the best.



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posted May 29, 2009 at 10:03 pm


Today you were awesome. The smiles you put on those childrens faces was priceless, so many of them have rare moments of being free of pain but when you sang and visited them in their rooms, there pain was forgotten for those moments. You truly are blessed with a gift of kindness, warmth and above all talent. God has put you here today in this place of your life for all the right reasons. Hopefully you will come back to visit us at the Childrens Hospital and continue to be a SPECIAL PERSON. GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!



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DEBBIE

posted June 1, 2009 at 8:27 am


Danny , you are such a blessing AND MY WHOLE FAMILY THINKS YOU SHOULD OF WON YOU ARE A GODLY PERSON AND WE HOPE TO HERE LOTS MORE FROM YOU
I WAS REALLY TOUCHED BY THE STORY OF YOUR WIFE, I LOST MY GRANDFATHER TO HEART DISEASE AND HE WAS SUCH A BLESSING TO ME SO BEST WISHES TO YOUR HEART FOUNDATION
GOD BLESS AND ALWAYS LOOK UP TO THE HEAVEN GOD HAS SOMETHING IN STORE FOR YOU THAT NO AMERICAN IDOL CAN COMPARE TOO
YOU SHOULD OF WON



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Marian

posted June 10, 2009 at 5:16 pm


Danny,
You have an excellent voice your singing was the best on idol. I loved the way you sang “Come Rain or Come Shine” please include it others like it on a future CD. Best of Luck always.



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Emily

posted June 10, 2009 at 5:42 pm


You are a great singer! Good luck in the future!



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Deborah

posted June 12, 2009 at 11:29 am


Danny: You always touch me with your music. You are a winner and I’ll be seeing you in August while you are on tour.



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JoAnn

posted June 12, 2009 at 8:26 pm


Hi Danny, You are a beautiful singer. You should have been the winner. You have touched my heart with your wonderful voice. May God Bless you. Good Luck with your career!



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Ann

posted June 17, 2009 at 2:22 pm


Danny, You were hands down better than Kris. So, why he is the American Idol is beyond me. Anyways you have a big following and will sure to be successful beyond your dreams.



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Nada

posted June 17, 2009 at 11:22 pm


Danny, You are simply the best!! You have a sweet and kind face with an outstanding vocal. I loved every song you sang, especially the “Hero” and “What Hurts the Most”. I listen to your version with your austonish voice all the time. Days when I’m down or tired, my 2 beautiful children (10&12) will play the song on You Tube and run to my arms to cheer me up. Please include them in your CD. I can’t wait to purchase it. Bestest luck to you in the upcoming tour.



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Avan

posted June 17, 2009 at 11:27 pm


Danny, As far as I am concern, you are the winner. I can’t wait to purchase your CD. May God Bless you and grant you all your good wishes.



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posted June 19, 2009 at 1:54 am


Danny! I’m very touched by ur songs. I followed every step that you moved in ur competion. May God uses your gift that His name can be glorify. God Bless you. Love you in Christ!



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Lucy

posted June 23, 2009 at 2:32 pm


I love your songs and your voice is amazing! You should have been the American Idol, but Kris was my third favorite (Allison being my second), so as disapointed as I was, I was still glad one of my favorites won. Never stop singing, God gave you an amazing gift!



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carly

posted July 19, 2009 at 10:21 pm


you and chris tied in my book i think you should of got either first place or second not third ps lllllooooooovvvvvveeeeeeee the voice good work



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Stacey

posted July 25, 2009 at 4:33 pm


Hello Danny, I met you here in San diego at the sports arena. I just wanted to say I thought you were spectacular! did a wonderful job, and yes we are Adam fans. I think it is great how you did your dancing etc. also, my mom and I cried during your performance, I really could feel you! my daughter loved you too! there were many danny and adam fans around. danny fans that sat next to me were so nice, and also knew we were adam fans and you made us cry, it was a great show! also, I had to tell you about the girl who I met that traveled all the way from Korea to see you. You go Danny! I kept saying that and your other fans loved it! Okay danny, It was a pleasure to meet you, you keep doing what your doing! The whole show was fantastic!
Love
Stacey
San diego



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Brittany

posted March 19, 2010 at 5:30 pm


Danny,
Everyone is right you should have won American Idol last year, i cant even watch it anymore because of how they did that to you last year. You have the BEST voice ive ever heard!!!!!! And you also are the most handsom man ive ever seen in my life, [and believe me im not that young just a little younger than you.] But Thank you for touching me with your music, your voice, and your georgous face and smile!!! Keep moving foward, you happen to get down just remember your wife and fans. We all love you Danny!!!
Love,
Brittany
El Paso



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Kate

posted April 22, 2010 at 12:06 pm


I love your songs and your voice is amazing! You should have been the American Idol, but Kris was my third favorite (Allison being my second), so as disapointed as I was, i used the medicines from this medicine blog and it works! I was still glad one of my favorites won. Never stop singing, God gave you an amazing gift!



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Mike Allen

posted December 6, 2010 at 9:30 pm


Danny,
My daughter passed away in April of 2010 and your song is so fitting. I really wan’t to talk with you. Please send me a message. I need to chat before I do something wrong….
Bless You…..
Mikey



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Tony

posted December 28, 2010 at 4:54 pm


“Gokey got well-deserved high praises from the judges, and his story clearly touched viewers.”
He certainly did!



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Sara Evans

posted March 9, 2011 at 3:58 pm


Danny Gokey is a great singer and inspiring person. Being Milwaukee natives we supported him and voted often!



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