Billboard looks back on some of “American Idol”s best auditions and shows 28 of them. We are happy that they included our fave, Danny Gokey’s audition.
In honor of American Idol’s final auditions, Idol Worship decided to take a look back on the auditions (in no particular order) of the artists who got their start on the Fox show. Enjoy this blast from the past as the series enters its last year………..
Get out the tissues! Season 8 competitor Danny Gokey had the most emotional audition of all time, going in front of the judges just four weeks after his beloved wife passed away. He poured his soul into Marvin Gaye’s “Heard it Through the Grapevine,” earning praise for his “crazy vocals” by Jackson. Gokey has gone on to do wonderful things, releasing records, writing the book Hope in Front of Me and setting up the charity, Sophia’s Heart, in memory of his wife. Gokey’s contributions have gone on to help children deal with various ailments, as well as get scholarships.
Michele Angermiller, Idol Worship and contributor to Hollywood Reporter and Billboard. Radio DJ-formerly of WHTG FM now on-air at 943 The Point, WJLK.
And Michele’s response to Danny sharing this post:
MicheleAmabile Retweeted Danny Gokey
@dannygokey ! 🙂