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Danny Gokey is in the top 13 contestants on FOX's "American Idol 8." Danny Gokey auditioned in Kansas City, Missouri. Danny Gokey sang "I Heard It through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye for his audition. Danny Gokey's wife passed away just four weeks before his audition. All four judges voted yes to send Danny Gokey to Hollywood. Danny Gokey is best friends with Jamar Rogers, who made it into the top 54 contestants before getting cut. Danny Gokey was in the first group of 12 contestants to perform
Danny Gokey on "American Idol 8"
Danny Gokey American Idol 8
out of the top 36 and was one of the highest three vote getters, guaranteeing him a spot among the finalists.

Danny Gokey is a Church music teacher from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Danny Gokey is also the president and founder of a non-profit organization. In addition to singing, Danny Gokey plays the piano and loves salsa dancing. Danny Gokey is 28 years old.


Songs

• February 17 - "Hero" by Mariah Carey
• March 10 - "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" by Michael Jackson
• March 17 - "Jesus, Take the Wheel" by Carrie Underwood
• March 25 - "Get Ready" by The Temptations
• March 31 - "What Hurts the Most" by Rascal Flatts
• April 7 - "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King, covered by Mickey Gilley
• April 14 - "Endless Love" by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
  from the movie, "Endless Love"
• April 21 - "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire
• April 28 - "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Top 2)
• May 5 - Duet with Kris Allen - "Renegade" by Styx
• May 5 - "Dream On" by Aerosmith
• May 12 - "Dance Little Sister" by Terence Trent D'Arby (judge's choice)
• May 12 - "You Are So Beautiful" by Joe Cocker

Voted off May 13

 



DANNY GOKEY: FACTS

How old is Danny Gokey? Find out here.

Age: 35 years old
Birthday: April 24, 1980
Full Name / Real Name: Daniel Jay Gokey
Birthplace: Milwaukee, WI
Wife: Sophia





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