With the “American Idol” Finale only a week away, we’ve got to soak up these articles– especially if they feature Danny Gokey! Our thanks to BuzzFeed for this article presenting reflections by past contestants going back to 2002 (!) on how the show “changed their lives.”
Danny Gokey, Season 8
“American Idol translates to so many people as funny, entertaining, emotional, and great singers, but for me, it was so much more. It was hope. It was a second chance at life when I desperately needed it. It gave me a platform that I wouldn’t have otherwise had to share my love of music.