American Idol Finalists Speak Out

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You've heard them sing in front of a national audience.

Now, let's see what the first three finalists on this season of American Idol - Danny Gokey, Alexis Grace and Michael Sarver - have to say about their experience so far. Each spoke to reporters this week about life on the show...

Gokey, on his late wife, Sophie: “I apologize to everybody if they feel like it’s shoved down in their face but it’s so fresh in my mind. It’s only been 7 months [since her death]. Honestly, this is a sob story I don’t want but it is shaping my life, and it’s causing hope for a lot of people. Now I have my mission set in stone.”

Grace, on being compared to Kelly Clarkson by Simon Cowell: "It just motivates me to do better in the competition and be myself and really connect with songs that I choose."

Sarver, on his working-class appeal: “I believe that real life people can relate to me, especially in the economy and the day that we live. It’s very difficult for a lot of people, and I see it as a chance to see someone rise from the ashes... I think people relate to that and it’s special to their hearts.”

  • Sarver Sings
  • The Gokester

Which of these American Idol finalists is your favorite so far? Click on each pic for an enlarged version.

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will not leave e/mail or name because i will never watch american idol again. you were wrong last night. Pia has talent some of those men if you want to call them that are not as good as Pia. why because she has class. she will go place that none of the other idols will. signed never wacth again

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I HOPE THE JUDGES PUT ANN MARIE THROUGH AS A WILDCARD PICK!!