Danny Gokey – Kansas City – 28 – Milwaukee, WI


Danny’s audition package featured footage of him proposing to his wife, who died four weeks before his audition, of a congenital heart condition. Eyebrows were definitely raised as Danny grieved openly, on camera, over home movies of his proposal to her.

The controversy intensified when–as Danny sang “Heroes” after learning he’d made the Top 12/13–his brother-in-law held up a picture of his late wife for the cameras.

If Danny is going to make it to the bitter end, his backstory needs to take a back seat to his vocal skills, or he’ll just be an early front runner who loses steam mid-way into the game…

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