It's a Boy for Danny Gokey!

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Congratulations are very much in order for Danny Gokey: The former American Idol finalist is a first-time father!

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"Its Official, I'm a daddy!!!" Gokey Tweeted yesterday, adding that he and wife Leyicet Peralta are now the parents of Daniel Emanuel Gokey.

"Leyicet and I are overjoyed to welcome the new member of our family," Gokey told People. "I'm ecstatic to be a first time dad and to have a new little buddy to hang out with."

Gokey - who tragically lost his first wife after botched heart surgery in 2008 - and Leyicet got married last January. He added in a statement:

“Thankfully, because of what I do, it will also allow me the flexibility to spend a lot of quality time with him. I have so many exciting projects ahead this year but a brand new baby is an amazing way to get the new year started. We feel really blessed!”

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Danny Gokey Biography

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Danny Gokey moved on to Hollywood after his audition in Kansas City, Missouri. He was then approved for a spot in the show's semifinals... More »
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When there's hope on the horizon, you're ready to live again. I'm still healing, but I feel like this process is bringing healing to my life.

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I get my strength from my faith in God. My goal is to be a Christian who does mainstream music. I want my music to reach out to the multitudes. I want to bring entertainment, but I want to bring encouragement and hope at the same time.

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