The Gokester

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 and, eventually, the finals. He ended up being eliminated after making the final three of season eight.

The aspiring musician had a very sad story to tell: his wife, Sophia, passed away four weeks before the audition. Still, Danny wowed judges with his rendition of “I Heard It Through The Grapevine.” We wish him well.

Gokey's Hollywood audition always went very well. His first song of choice for it? "Kiss from a Rose," always a favorite. From there, he was chosen as one of 12 finalists on the eighth season. Congrats!

This 28-year old is a Church music teacher from Milwaukee. In addition to singing, Gokey plays the piano and enjoys salsa dancing. We've taken to calling his fan base "Gokeheads."

Danny Gokey Quotes

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.

Danny Gokey

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.

Danny Gokey