Danny Gokey recently shared a clip of his singing the song “Don’t Stop Believing” and it reminded us of his “American Idol” days! Back in 2009, as a part of the Top 9 on Season 8, Danny and the rest of the contestants did a group performance of the famous song by Journey. Danny is featured at the 2 minute mark in this video.
On their “Rise Out of the Dark Tour” there are THREE American Idol alumni! In this short parody we have our favorites becoming the judges as Mandisa portrays Randy Jackson, Jasmine Murray is Paula Abdul and Danny Gokey plays against character as Simon Cowell — or is Danny really this mean, LOL! We love how much Mandisa and Danny get into their roles and accents — and Jasmine? She’s appropriately sweet as Paula.
“American Idol” has announced that Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan will be joining pop star, Katie Perry, at the judges table when it comes to ABC Network in Spring of 2018. Being a fansite for Danny Gokey, why is that news here? Well, Danny was a Season 8 finalist and he has a connection to all three new judges. To read AI’s press release click HERE.
Lionel Richie is a singer, songwriter, record producer and international superstar with a discography of albums and singles that are second to none. His music is part of the fabric of pop music; in fact, Richie is one of only two songwriters in history to achieve the honor of having No. 1 records for nine consecutive years. With more than 100 million albums sold
Are you excited for the relaunch of “American Idol” in 2018?
Do yo remember voting for Danny Gokey on “American Idol” or sitting on pins and needles to hear if he was “safe” for another week? Some of us owe (or blame?) “American Idol” for helping us find some amazing artists. Maybe even our FAVORITE artist. (And in my case, sucking up an incredible amount of time. But it is all good; I have some awesome friends from it, too!)
In a recent article by Fred Bronson for Billboard, he talks about what he would like to see in the reboot of the iconic show. And we are pleased that out of the 150 artists that made the top 10 through those fifteen seasons, he has this to say:
THE CONTESTANTS: We’ve always believed that Idol rises and falls on the shoulders of the contestants. The series found a lot of amazing talent over 15 years………. Give us a talent roster as great as Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken and Kimberley Locke or Carrie Underwood, Bo Bice and Vonzell Solomon or David Cook, David Archuleta and Syesha Mercado or Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and Danny Gokey, and we’ll be happy.
FOX NY interviewed Danny Gokey‘s about his new music. This video by the “Morning Blend” of Fox 4 updates viewers on Danny, whether Idol will return in 2018 and the most successful contestants. (We see Danny ‘rising’ on that list!)
While Danny and his team are blanketing the radio/media to get the word out about his new CD and single, RISE, we have to lead off with the big hitters! Billboard, People and “American Idol”, of course!
Billboard: Danny Gokey Talks About the Move From Country to Christian Music…
Sometimes taking advice from your heroes doesn’t always turn out like you hope…….Danny Gokey followed mentor Randy Travis’ counsel and began pursuing a career as a country artist. Though Travis told Gokey he’d find success bringing “soul” to the country format, it turns Christian music was the better fit.
Though his country career stalled, Gokey has found his niche in Christian music. The genre is a natural fit for the Milwaukee, Wisconsin native who grew up singing in church.