Based on audience and judge reaction (with the exception of the always-grounded Simon Cowell), you'd think Danny Gokey cured cancer and ended the credit crisis in America last night.
The response to his semifinal audition on American Idol was that strong.
We thought Gokey was one of the top performers, no doubt, and we quickly voted for him to advance to the next round.
But was the rendition of Mariah Carey's "Hero" as awe-inspiring as Paula Abdul made it out to be? Can Gokey already book sold-out arenas, as the whacky judge implied? Take a look for yourself and let us know:
How far do you think Danny Gokey will advance this season on American Idol?