He had a great voice, a great (albeit tragic) personal story and a great run on American Idol.

But Danny Gokey did not have what it takes to make the finals, as the singer was eliminated last night after solid, but unspectacular, renditions on Monday's performance show.

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Adam Lambert who?!?

Okay, Kris Allen's incredible performance of "Heartless" didn't make us forget about this season's American Idol favorite, but it did cause us to single out a different contestant than usual as our favorite this week.

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Wow.

We'll publish a detailed recap of the final three performance show on American Idol tomorrow, but we couldn't wait another second to shower praise on one of tonight's performances.

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Welcome, celebrity gossip and news readers, to The Hollywood Gossip's Caption Contest - the 81st edition of our weekly, Friday afternoon tradition!

When a hot pair of American Idol hopefuls, Allison Iraheta and Danny Gokey, react to a startling piece of news, funny captions abound. But none better and more timely than the one sent in by omg. Check out the winning entry below!

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Because Fox producers decided weeks ago that they wanted to see Adam Lambert and Danny Gokey in the final and, as a result, the judges' comments this week weren't remotely critical of a terrible performance by Gokey, Allison Iraheta was eliminated from American Idol last night.

Prior to learning that Iraheta would be sent packing, viewers listened as Danny himself criticized his previous evening's rendition of Aerosmith's "Dream On.

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]