Danny Gokey


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  • Birth Name: Daniel Jay Gokey
  • Birth Place: Milwaukee, WI
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/24/1980, Taurus
  • Profession: Reality cast member; singer; church music director
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American Idol's Danny Gokey Gets Married

American Idol alum Danny Gokey has gotten married, People reports.

Gokey wed model Leyicet Peralta on Sunday in Florida before 100 friends and family.

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Idol's Danny Gokey Is Engaged

American Idol alum Danny Gokey, who famously lost his wife shortly before his Season 8 audition three years ago, is engaged to his girlfriend, Leyicet Peralta.

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Idol's Danny Gokey: Obama Should Replace Simon

Change is good for American Idol, according to Danny Gokey. While many fans are dreading Simon Cowell's impending exit, the Season 8 third-place finisher tells TVGuide.com that playing musical judging chairs is necessary for the aging Fox juggernaut. "I think in order for Idol to stay alive, they need to reinvent the wheel," he says. "He is irreplaceable, and when you bring someone new on, you don't want them to copycat exactly what Simon did. But you should let their qualities take over and start fresh." Gokey, who will release his debut album, My Best Days, on March 2, already has some people in mind to take Cowell's seat. Find out who he'd nominate for the judges' table, how he hopes to give back through his organization, Sophia's Heart Foundation, and more.

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A little bit. I've been on the road ...
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Idol's Danny Gokey Signs Record Deal

American Idol Season 8 finalist Danny Gokey is going a little bit country.

The singer, who finished third in the reality competition, has signed a record deal with 19 Records/RCA Nashville, according to USA Today.

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VIDEO: Idol's Danny Gokey Talks of Going Dancing, Pointless Duets and Finding Hope

Will Danny Gokey go from American Idol to Dancing with the Stars?

That has been the talk ever since the third-place finisher was asked about using the ABC reality competition to improve upon his footwork, which was at times dissed by Simon Cowell.

"This thing has blown up," Gokey says of the Dancing rumblings. That said, "I would do it," he shares in his TVGuide.com video Q&A, "and I would be happy to do it."

In this on-camera sit-down, the 28-year-old from Milwaukee also talks about ... read more

Idol's Danny Gokey: "Dream" Scream May Have Been My Downfall

To hear American Idol castoff Danny Gokey tell it, Terence Trent D'Arby may have simply finished what Aerosmith started.

Though Gokey's take on D'Arby's "Dance Little Sister" drew him so-so reviews this past Tuesday night, the 28-year-old widower suspects it was his big finish to "Dream On" the week prior that laid the foundation for his eventual ouster.

"I was thinking about that this morning. Maybe that [scream] was kind of like the downfall," Gokey told TVGuide.com the day after his Idol dismissal. "It could have been one of the variables."

Gokey stands by the Aerosmith selection, explaining, "I really wanted to have a big song, and I never [sang] rock." He also goes on to say that "everything in the performance was good ... read more

Analyzing Idol: Might Paula's Pick Have Doomed Danny?

As each American Idol sing-off signs off, TVGuide.com is checking in with TV Guide Network hosts/Idol alums Justin Guarini and Kimberly Caldwell for their particularly qualified takes on who soared, who stumbled, and which judge's review most rang true.

This week, Guarini shares his thoughts on the Top 3, each of whom this week each served up a tune of his own choosing, as well as a song chosen by a judge. Read his full review after the jump. read more

Analyzing Idol: Who Was Rock Solid? Whose Dream Will Be Dashed?

Throughout American Idol's final weeks, as each sing-off signs off, TVGuide.com is checking in with TV Guide Network hosts/Idol alums Kimberly Caldwell and Justin Guarini for their particularly qualified takes on who soared, who stumbled, and which judge's review most rang true.

This week, Caldwell shares her thoughts on who rocked Rock Week, and who got rocked by it. Read her full review after the jump. read more

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