I completely blew past Danny Gokey’s performance of “Billie Jean” at Summerfest when I was picking through videos for his homecoming post. Because, well, it sucked.
Danny barely gets through the first verse before he forgets the words. He quickly gives up and lets his background singers take over, until he abandons the song altogether to launch into some crazy gospel riffing.
Why would he perform a song he barely knows in front of thousands of people? It’s probably the same logic that compels him to sing an Aerosmith song that’s totally out of his range.
Danny is turning into Sanjaya. And still, he could win this thing…