DannyGokeyNews.com Exclusive Interview with Danny Gokey!
We recently sat down with Danny Gokey in Nashville to discuss a wide range of topics: His new music projects, upcoming touring, American Idol and more. In this first segment Danny talks about album #3, his focus on providing more on demand content and the Spanish “Hope in Front of Me” album.
In the second segment, I introduced two topics together to see where Danny would go with them: Appearing at Summerfest and returning to “American Idol”. During this chat I had to ask Danny if he had seen the article on Vulture.com determining that he was the “Worst American Idol Finalist” of all time. His reaction was classic Danny!
In case you haven’t seen the article, here’s the excerpt about Danny in the author’s very subjective opinion:
Every American Idol Finalist, Ranked From Worst to Best
As a warm-up for this final run through the Idol choreography, we’ve decided to rank those singers who have reached the almost-winner’s circle. Only 168 people in the world can currently claim to be American Idol finalists
168. Danny Gokey (Season 8, Placed 3rd)
Season eight was perhaps Idol’s pinnacle; it also had a contestant who might have been the closest villain analogue Idol has ever had to offer: Danny Gokey, an early-odds favorite whose wife had passed away shortly before he auditioned with “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.” He stuck around for a long time, vanquishing contestants with okay-enough performances that would sometimes tip over into horror (recall the Gokey Scream) and sometimes be just really boring (the anodyne “What Hurts the Most”) and too often be capped with that heart-hands gesture and never, ever result in his being in the show’s bottom three. His snide comments about “loving” his fellow contestants in a strictly “Godly way,” which came before season-eight runner-up Adam Lambert came out on the cover of Rolling Stone, played both to his fanbase and to those who were looking for reasons to vote him off. Which they did, setting the stage for a finale with two singers (Lambert and Kris Allen) who had honed their talent on-air — and become nail-polish-matching friends in the process.
Well, THIS author doesn’t agree with THAT author on almost anything she has stated in her summary on Danny. Ummm… she didn’t mention that the guy can SING. Isn’t it a singing competition? Personally, I loved Danny’s version of “What Hurts the Most”. I’ve played it countless times! (It’s better than the Rascal Flatts original, IMO.)
I didn’t bother to comment on her article. What’s the point? Old “Idol” fights clearly don’t bother Danny anymore.
I’ll have MORE interview videos to share “soon”! 😳