The winner of American Idol will either be Adam Lambert or Kris Allen.
But Danny Gokey isn't too sad over his name being left off that list, following the finalist's elimination last week.
"My whole testimony is overcoming," Gokey told reporters over the weekend. "Overcoming the impossible in my life, and now I want to take that message and tell people, 'If I can do it, you can do it.'"
Specifically, Danny is referring to the sad fact that his wife died just a few weeks before his initial American Idol tryout.
American Idol title or not, Danny Gokey keeps a smile on his face.
During this summer's tour with his fellow top 10 finalists on the show, Gokey plans to take his inspiring message on the road. He'll also continue charity work for Sophia's Heart Foundation, an organization named in honor of his wife.
"I was a nobody, and this show turned me into somebody and I'll always be thankful for the roots that I came out of because I do believe that still the best has yet to come for me," Gokey said. "This is not the end of the road."