170 thoughts on “Welcome Danny Gokey Fans! 3/28 – 4/10 Discussion

  1. Danny is shown right at the beginning of Melinda Doolittle’s periscope, and Kris Allen is seen latter in the vid. I don’t know when this was shot of how long it will last, but try to click on it to see if it still plays. (I used to get confused when periscope would say the ended x hours ago. But I think they can still be viewed for up to 24 hours.)


  2. iTunes:

    TYHTBA: # 2

    HIFOM: #5 (album)

    Video: #2

    Single: 148
    Album: 123

  3. iTunes:

    TYHTBA: # 2

    HIFOM: #4 (album)

    Video: #3

    Single: 138
    Album: 110

  4. #GoDannyGo

    Team Danny has shared one of our Facebook posts on Danny’s page ๐Ÿ™‚

    We now have reached 900 followers on Facebook! What kind of celebration should we have when we reach 1000????


  5. iTunes:

    TYHTBA: # 2

    HIFOM: #4 (album)

    Video: #4

    Single: 141
    Album: 103

  6. Someone on Danny’s site was hoping he would sing TYHTBA on Idol tonight. Is Danny on tonight? Was just getting to tape it…

  7. It is a taped retrospect. No new performances (I think)..

    Believe it or not, I am at a 3 band concert wirh my hubbie. Waiting for the headliners to start.

    Let me know if they cover Danny in there review of Season 8. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I read some of the comments about the Idol show tonight. I didn’t see any comments about Danny being shown in the retrospect, but I didn’t read everything. He might have been in it. I didn’t watch.

    I did read that they were showing a lot of AL. A few KA fans were making comments (some at MJ’s, some on twitter) that indicated they were unhappy with the part shown about KA.

  9. Hope you have a great night, Jan. I’m taping Idol and will watch it later. I have so many shows on tonight, and I’m getting ready to watch Star Wars with my husband. I’ll let you know..

  10. I saw Danny briefly. They were showing a clip/photo from the AI8 tour show. Adam and Kris were in front, but I saw Danny (and Michael Sarver, I think) in the background.

  11. You had better eyes than me, Ellen. I skimmed through, but didn’t catch it.

    Danny is suppose to be on Thursday, right? I’m taping just in case.

    Hope you enjoyed your concert, Jan.

  12. Declan tweeted a picture showing his drawing of Danny. (I don’t know how to bring the drawing here.) I think the drawing would make a good album cover. ๐Ÿ™‚

    “DECLAN โ€@DeclanOnLine ยท 32m32 minutes ago
    Thank you @AmericanIdol because you introduced @dannygokey to me. #idolfinale #idolfarewell #idol #season8”

  13. Cindy, from what I understand, Danny will be on Idol on Thursday. Most likely he will be singing as part of a group. Just be aware that the show is set to run from 8:00 p.m. to 10:06 p.m. PST when you set your DVR. (Dang, I wish I had one!) Fox gave the show an extra six minutes.

    I have been watching periscope vids of the various Idols hanging out together, rehearsing, etc., and it is a joy to see. I almost wish Idol would do a “the making of the final finale” video for later on. It is just wonderful to see Idols reunited with some of their season-mates, and also meeting up with Idols from other seasons. They are singing and cutting up . . . Jordin Sparks is a real firecracker! It’s like a great big high school class reunion. The Idol Family. It is so great that Danny is a part of that.

    Not everyone is there, though, so we are lucky Danny was invited and is able to attend. With so many Idols in attendance, any individual Idol is not going to get a lot of attention, other than the winners and the usual suspects — Jennifer Hudson, Chris Daughtry, and Adam Lambert. But I still plan to enjoy the show.

  14. I love the social media reports of the reunion. I am putting a few of the Danny tidbits in a post I will post later today.

    Danny will be singing wirh his soul brothers: George Huff, Elliott Yamin (S5), Clark Beckham (S14), Brandon Rogers…. and they will sing “Not too Proud to Beg” An Idol classic! Originally by the Temptations.

  15. iTunes:

    TYHTBA: # 3

    HIFOM: #6 (album)

    Video: #4

    Single: 127
    Album: 109

  16. Fun to see all the tidbits/preview hints for the AI finale.

    No sign of Matt Giraud that I’ve heard?

    I never watched Eliot Yamin’s season to gain much appreciation of his voice but I imagine a lot of fans will be interested to see them singing together.

  17. It appears the only performers for Season 8 on the Finale is Kris with the WGWG, Allison (Don’t know her group) and Danny’s Soul Brothers group. I do like Elliott. He had a really great hit song after the show.


  18. Yup, its in the Idol post put up today (video instead of the written story.)

  19. From canmag.com. I love Google….

    Tonightโ€™s theme was standards from the Rat Pack Era. The mentor for the week was Jamie Foxx. His talent transcends the boundaries of music. He won the Oscar in 2005 for best actor, playing Ray Charles, in the movie โ€œRayโ€. Jamie also starred in โ€œDream Girlsโ€ with Idolโ€™s own Jennifer Hudson. He is an American Music Award winner and a Grammy and Billboard Award nominee. I found Jamie to be one of the most helpful mentors ever

    Danny Gokey โ€“ โ€œCome Rain or Come Shineโ€ โ€“ Jamie Foxx said if he channels and embodies what he did in rehearsal heโ€™ll be fantastic โ€“ his best performance in weeks, liked the bluesy twist at the end โ€“ Randy said you are the only one Iโ€™ve heard tonight that could have an album like that and win, you can sing; Kara said you had Rat Pack Swagger, end most creative you have been; Paula said stellar performance, I can tell you can see the finish line; Simon said showed swagger and confidence, best vocals Iโ€™ve heard from you in weeks, arrangement superb, outstanding.

  20. Allison seems to be in the mix from S8. Surely they won’t have her just going background vocals for the finale… I’d hope.

  21. Jan was probably way ahead of me on this also, but found this interesting reading from Nigel Lithgoe


    It’s worth reading the whole thing but some snippets –

    How did your game plan for the finale evolve in terms of what you could execute?

    Youโ€™ve got 15 seasons to play with. You are never going to appeal to everybody. Unfortunately, there is not an infinite amount of money. [..] So I had to look at who made an impact and then try and get them. We couldnโ€™t get everybody. I was thrilled to get the 15 American Idols back for one last shout [..]

    How do you decide what to include musically?

    I wanted to mix fan favorites with some modern songs. Itโ€™s been 15 years, so going back to the ’60s is nearly 60 years ago โ€” weโ€™ve gotta be careful with that. And Iโ€™ve had so many people say, “The Voice does a lot of modern songs.” They also do a lot of older songs. Great music is great music, and I donโ€™t care what period it comes from. And a great singer singing great music is what you want at the end of the day.

    With 140 finalists to choose from, how did you make your choices? Was it tough?

    It was exceptionally tough [..] And for the medleys by genres, I wanted the best singers that I could get in those areas. So that is how we did it.

  22. Thanks for finding that, Steph. Very interesting.

    Best singers? Yup, Danny.

  23. iTunes:

    TYHTBA: # 3

    HIFOM: #5 (album)

    Video: #11 (back up–was down to #132)

  24. Good evening everyone !

    Can’t wait to see our boy on the stage American Idol <3 I'm proud of Danny !

  25. Hi Zuzana, I loved Kelly Clarkson’s medley of her hits. So many good ones. Nice, short solo for Colton. I’d be thrilled if Danny gets that much time…

  26. Hi Jan and Zuzana,
    Ditto your comment about Kelly, Jan. I also loved Carrie and Keith’s performance. It is really great to see so many favorites from past years. Danny’s group should be soon!

  27. Elliott is different, I believe. I also noticed he had some difficulty in practice. (I wonder if his being deaf in one ear affects his dance performance.)

  28. oh ha. Good in practice, not so good in the actual event.

    But dancing is an optional skill ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I would have liked to see Danny get a more prominent presence but it was very nice to see him in the show finale, and I thought the production of the entire show was very good all in all. A nice sendoff.

  29. Look at the position of Danny’s left arm compared to all the other guys…

    My video is a bit shorter (and I had some difficulty aiming my camera at the beginning…) but I think the resolution is good. Thanks for finding the full video, Lurker.

    I thought Colton got a pretty nice solo spot, but Danny probably had more fun….. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Also, I felt really bad for the Season 15 finalists. They didn’t get much to do. At least with Danny’s season they had group sings and he got to sing with Lionel Ritchie…. ๐Ÿ™

  30. I also loved Kelly Clarkson and Keith Urban with Carrie Underwood .
    It was nice to see back Paula Abdul , Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell .
    Loved to see Danny back on the stage American Idol , Danny was amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ <3
    I'm little disappointed with American Idol ๐Ÿ˜‰ something's not fair………………….?

    Congratulations Trent , he won last Season American Idol !

    American Idol brought for us Danny Gokey – Season 8 – 2009 Thank you !!!!

    Good night everyone !

  31. From the picture I first saw, I thought Danny was the one in the purple coat and Elliott was the one with his arm different. (I have a vision problem.) When I saw the video, I could tell which one was Danny. ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Jan,
    Your clip helped me better than the one I posted. At first I thought Danny’s part was just when he was facing the camera. In your clip, I saw (at least, I think I saw) that Danny was singing when his head was turned to the side.
    It made me feel better when I saw that. I had been thinking his part was much too short.
    (It was still too short, though. Five minutes would have been better. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  33. I know I’m partial, but I think Danny should have had a larger part, too. He looked good.

    I thought the show was great!! I actually have a few more minutes to go.
    I wanted to see what everyone thought.

    I had so many favorites, but I really enjoyed the lady singing with the harp. I know that sounds funny, but I don’t know her name. She along with Clay Akins and the rest were my favorite.

    Going to watch the rest…

  34. You asked the question in two places, so I am copying my answer to your “what is different” question:

    OK, so Danny had his right arm in a horizontal rather than vertical position, while everyone else had both arms pointed upwards vertically? Is that (Danny) the guy who is not like the others? Am I right? If I am, do I get a gold star? ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€

  35. Yes, Ellen. But I think you earned that gold star a LONG time ago ๐Ÿ™‚

    What did you think of the show?

  36. I could quibble if I wanted. But you know, Idol was never going to satisfy everyone. And overall, I thought it was a really nice sendoff. I am glad Idol rose above any quarrels to feature Phillip Phillips (despite his lawsuit) and Clay Aiken (despite his nasty comments about Idol), and even former judge Nicki Minaj.

    Truthfully, this is the kind of stuff Idol should have been doing all along, once it had a few seasons under its belt.

    I understand that both Trent and La’Porsha got signed, and that made me happy because I like them both and would be interested in their music.

    And Idol gave us Danny . . . “Nuf said! ;-D

  37. Lurker, I think Cary Smithson was the singer accompanied by a harp?!? I’m not sure which season she was on. It was before I started watching.

  38. I liked Carly, too. Very good voice! One of the best tonight! I’ve found American Idol’s official videos and replaced mine ๐Ÿ™‚ You can click on the title and watch the youTube video in full screen mode. Danny did very well, IMO. Yes, I wanted more time. But his little segment made the “Washington Post” article I’ve added. For a good reason— I think…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  39. I saw another picture in a tweet showing three of the group. Two had the same position. One (purple coat) had his hands and feet not the same as the others, plus he was looking in a different direction. (I don’t know how to bring the picture here, but I feel better seeing that Danny was not the only one who missed a move.)

    In another tweet I saw, Kristy Lee Cook was replying to someone who asked where she was. Kristy said she wasn’t invited. She said it with humor. I think it must be hard not to be asked back and even harder to try to make light of it. ๐Ÿ™

  40. I don’t quite get this tweet. Does the person want Danny to come back so the mother will get a cold again?

    “3m3 minutes ago
    @dannygokey …Please O Please come back to Harvest Christian Fellowship mom got nasty cold bug when you there ๐Ÿ™ “

  41. Last night a person sent a “hate” tweet to Danny. He liked her tweet. This morning, she tweeted this (and copied the tweet from last night showing the like):

    ” 9m9 minutes ago
    let’s all look up to this guy as an example when dealing w dem haterzz @dannygokey i like u now dont worry “

  42. I was interested to see if Danny’s number of twitter followers would change after last night. I checked during Idol. (I did not watch, but it was during the time the show was on.) His page showed 149,000 then. This morning it shows 150,000.

  43. LURKER I think cold bug is a term about CPU.But why would his or her mom get cold bug?

  44. Ellen CARLY Smithson is from season 7 I believe.People were shocked when she and Michael Jones (I dont know if I get his name right) left early.

  45. I think the woman asking Danny to come back to Harvest Church was implying her mom couldn’t go because she was ill? And her mom is probably a HUGE Danny fan ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. I thought Kristy Lee was showing a lot of class.

    You know, Dannyโ€™s singing segment was too short, but I think it was memorable. Even made the “Washington Post”. Dannyโ€™s scream on “Dream On” scared all of us, but it rallied his fans, was memorable and he reacted wirh humor when he watched it back. Grace.

  47. Danny’s album has moved up to #98 on itunes (All genres) and the single is #148.
    Not bad considering this is a new music day. The album was at 113 at 12:19 AM this morning.

  48. I’m glad I watched the finale. It was a great show. I haven’t seen any episodes since Danny, so it was fun. So much talent. Like I mentioned before, the segment with Clay Akins was filled with beautiful songs and singers. I really enjoyed that. Of course, Danny’s group was fun to watch. I couldn’t believe Danny’s arms, too. I could tell he looked a little nervous. Still.. he looked very handsome. When he’s on stage at his concerts he owns that stage, and for me dances very well. ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. I’m glad you decided to give Idol another chance and cheer on Danny from your living room, Cindy! I thought Danny looked very nice.

    But ….what kind of shoes were those? Did he forget to pack dress shoes? They had white soles :?)

  50. I liked Danny’s shoes. Very cool. ๐Ÿ™‚ Broke up the formality of his dress. Made him stand out. By the way, if you watch the video you’ll see Danny doing the moves and clapping when the others (kind of) messed up. Now, I’m no expert.. just going back to when I had to do routines, but I think Danny’s performance was an A-. ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. iTunes:

    TYHTBA: # 3

    HIFOM: #5 (album)

    Video: #2

    Single: 144
    Album: 97

  52. Okay, I know Ellen says I say, “I’m sorry” too much. But I think I’ve been defending Danny very strong today. I didn’t mean to be so rude. My “fan” side came out. ๐Ÿ™‚ You were kinder, Ellen on the other site.

    I think Danny had a great time this past week, but reading one of his last tweets about Leyicet, he’s very happy where he is in his life right now. I think we all are, too.

    Of course Jan can speak for Danny more than I can. ๐Ÿ™‚

  53. ” 1h1 hour ago @dannygokey you were on a pop station… ”

    Picture of radio display was shown in tweet. Adult Hits 88.3 playing TYHTBA.

    A cross-over hit will be ok with me.

    A Spanish single debuting at #1? Also ok.

  54. “Brittany Valadez โ€@brittanyvaladez ยท 5m5 minutes ago

    When you get to include @dannygokey and @coltondixon in your article! #Christians
    http://dailym.ai/1SVO3pU via @DailyMailCeleb”

  55. iTunes:

    TYHTBA: # 3

    HIFOM: #5 (album)

    Video: #1

    Single: 154
    Album: 117

  56. “Danny Gokey๏€ฒ Verified account ๏‚™ โ€@dannygokey ยท 50m50 minutes ago
    Danny Gokey Retweeted Trevor
    We will be releasing it on iTunes near the end of April!! ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽค”

    “@dannygokey Just heard a Spanglish version of Tell your heart to Bert again. Where can I buy that song?!”

  57. iTunes:

    TYHTBA: # 2

    HIFOM: #5 (album)

    Video: #1

    Single: 154
    Album: 108

  58. iTunes:

    TYHTBA: # 2

    HIFOM: #4 (album)

    Video: #1

    Single: 155
    Album: 100

  59. Well, I don’t know if Danny sold more music as a result of being on Idol, but I am glad he appeared. He sure energized his fans with his multiple tweets, FBook posts about it. And we gained ~ 100 Facebook followers, too.

    Hmmmm…. do you think Danny may have peeked at our post about the Finale when he posted this? (Even the same wording….)


    I don’t feel so bad about teasing him, now…. He got over 10,000 likes, 1,000 comments and nearly 200 people shared the post.

    I did find it rather surprising that Kris Allen posted so little about it.

  60. ” 26m26 minutes ago ๏€ฑ Washingtonville, NY
    #AmericanIdol @dannygokey singing in Spanish #YoDanzoComoDavid at #ChangepointChurch in Poughkeepsie NY 4/9/16 http://fb.me/85MosUYoT

  61. “do you think Danny may have peeked at our post ”

    Maybe he saw the tweet? I think it had the same wording.

  62. “Well, I donโ€™t know if Danny sold more music as a result of being on Idol, but I am glad he appeared. ”

    He might have sold more. He stayed high on iTunes with tough competition. Blake Shelton and Colton have been just a little behind Danny. (I think Colton got a solo spot for his single? Of course, Blake sells a lot, so his CCM song will go high.)

  63. Yes, Jan, I do think Danny peeked at your post. Did you tweet the pic also? There are many ways to refer to Danny’s faux pas with the dance moves, but to choose “one of these things is not like the other ” — well, I think he got that wording from you. And by the way, I just noticed that Danny had the wrong leg crossed behind him, in addition to to wrong arm position. I didn’t notice in the picture on the other post because the angle of the picture looked different, and there is lettering covering up Danny’s legs.

    So Danny, maybe you SHOULDN’T go on “Dancing With The Stars” after all! (Actually, the errors are endearing. Danny dances like I do! I can dance, but don’t try to teach me choreographed moves, because I’ll go left when I’m supposed to go right and vice versa.)

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