April 28th, 2009
08:50 PM ET

Top 5: When Danny met Jamie

Gokey and Jamie may be destined for a little bromance.

Danny Gokey

Why does the mentor have to get all up in your face to get you to sing better? Jamie really did him some good.

"Come Rain or Come Shine" might have been the best Danny Gokey performance for me to date. He didn't just sing - he SANG.

His voice just seems suited to the classics and he had this look in his eye like "Adam Lambert, I am coming for you!"

Kara is right that he had swagger. He was fired up and it was hot!!!!

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  1. si


    April 30, 2009 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. eugnachs

    i alwayssssss love you since the audition! i love your soothing sight and i'm dying for your voice!!!!! i really like it! i love you like i love david cook frm season 7, you guys were just amazingggg.. and when you sing, i can feel that you sang it from your heart, you have the purest and tender voice! i always cant get my eyes from my screen everytime you sing!!!! hope you win, D!

    April 30, 2009 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. Gabe

    Danny is for real, with both feet on the ground. ADAM is of the "Mystical World". Just weird!

    April 29, 2009 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JJ

    I'm in shock....is middle America so off??? Danny is Dorkey...horrific. How he has potential to be the "IDOL" is so insane. ADAM has so much more style and vocal skills than anyone else left. If Dorkey wins, this is the end of AI for me. It is a Republican show!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Gabe

    Rat Pack era music is definitely classic. Most of aged rock stars have made some cut on it, i.e. Sir Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, James Taylor, Carly Simon etc. Among the AI8 contestants, Danny Gokey impressed me most in this genre. In fact in any genre, he is best to listen to in CDs. Adam maybe better entertainer- in concerts, but I forbid him in my bedroom! lol

    April 29, 2009 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Daisy

    Huge Adam fan, but Danny is more versatile and sincere. Not taken away with himself...he can sing, I'll buy his cd's.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joan

    Danny was better last night than he's been in weeks! But, he still sounds like any good male singer. His voice is indistinguishable. He's OK to listen to, but I'd never pay to see him in concert nor buy his CD.

    And, frankly, he lost me a few weeks ago when he sang with a harp on stage and kept looking toward heaven...come on, he should never try for the "pity" vote! That performance turned me completely OFF!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Brandon

    Simply one of the best 'live' moments...EVER!
    Thanks Danny.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Beth

    What? Danny hott? NOT!

    April 29, 2009 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. belinda

    go go go. ...go Danny – i am totally impressed. He is not even letting all the hype of Adam stop him. That really gets my attention.

    i think that the attention of Adam will crash after American Idol. Adam is a show man – people want to *see* him. But, to listen on an Ipod...nah...

    Now, Danny – on the other hand – is going to out sell Adam with a record deal. Danny is great to see and great to hear.

    April 29, 2009 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. J.A.

    Without a doubt, Danny is my top pick. He is not only a great singer, but has such charm. He is a down to earth guy with a heavenly voice. I see a great future for Danny no matter what the outcome.

    You are a bright star Danny!!

    April 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Susan

    I watch AI for just 1 reason.....'Sarcastic Simon...love him....
    This season its Simon and danny....They make my Tuesday evenings worth while for an hour.

    April 29, 2009 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Susan

    i think Adam spent a few weekends as a kid at the Neverland mansion...sipping some Jesus juice....
    Kara was right..he did sound slimy....and that creepy 'come hither ' look he gives..is that for Simon and Randy or Paula???

    April 29, 2009 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Wally

    I love Danny and Alison I think they rock!!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Becky

    It's pretty much going to be Adam that wins, but they both have such different singing styles it's hard to say who really is THE best. In my book, it's Danny of course!!


    April 29, 2009 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Delgado

    Gokey you were great!!!.. I look forward to hearing you sing everytime. I think you have this amazing voice. When you sing I just melt.. No screaming , no broadway performance nothing,Very natural , very you. Just good ol singing.. Way to go!!.. Wish you the best..

    Adam you are a good singer no doubt about that.. but sometimes you overperform.. the stairs yesterday and the lights etc.. wayyyy too much. It comes to the point where I feel I am in a broadway show and not a singing competition

    April 29, 2009 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  17. wayne

    Danny was the bomb!! All he needed last night was a 40's zoot suit! The best he's done all season. Whatever Jamie Foxx did with him obviously worked.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  18. forist

    Danny was the only original performer. This guy is going to hit the charts big time! He has the voice, the style, the showmanship and the connection with audience that a star requires. He doesn't have to woo the girls or lady boys.

    You got my vote Gokey!

    April 29, 2009 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Mary

    Danny was THE winner last night! Hands down.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Robyn

    Danny was HOT HOT HOT last night! What a performance, what a voice......sexy and sultry!! Yeah!!! He can sing to me anytime, anywhere!! I can't say enough about this man and the talent that he has been blessed with!! I'm thrilled to be able to watch him perform and grow each week and can't wait until his first CD comes out!!!

    GO GOKEY GO GOKEY GO GOKEY!! You make us Milwaukeans PROUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  21. emily

    i don't think people are giving Allison enough credit!!!!!!! She is amazing! She's only seventeen and to have that much stage presence and performance ability is so impressive! Her unique voice is outstanding and she can really rock the stage. I love her and hopes she wins-she's different, and it works

    April 29, 2009 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Marie

    Danny, you are still my favorite! AWESOME! My whole family (even the 11 year old girl) thinks you are the best of the lot. Danny and Alison have the marketable talent that America Idol is looking for. Adam will end up on a broadway cast album where I won't have to hear him. Thanks goodness I won't have to watch him sing anymore. Who does he think he is, Michael Jordon, with that tongue hanging out all the time? I have to look away from the TV when they do close ups. I don't even think he's cute anymore. He's going to age badly. You can see the sagging jaw line already.

    GO GOKEY!!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  23. leslie

    adam is so broadway and so over rated...Go GOKEY!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Sally

    Before the show started I thought Jamie Foxx would be the worst mentor of the season. Wow was I wrong! I hope he's back next season now.

    Whatever Jamie Foxx said during their mentoring session worked wonders for Danny. Finally Danny was shaken out of his safe comfort zone, and he was fabulus. FINALLY! Finally I got all the hype the judges have been laying on Danny every week. First time, so i'm not picking him for the final 2 yet, but I finally got it.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  25. bambi

    Danny was Hot, Hot, Hot! And he did seem determined to give it his best. He has been kinda of lazy of late and last night was his best by far, I know that he can Sing and finally last night he proved it! I would love to see Danny win!

    April 29, 2009 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  26. Sasha

    I have to admit, I've been waiting for Danny to get the boot. BUT he did really well last night, my second fav performance of the night. However, I think he needed to calm down in the second half of the song, he was screaming. It hurts my ears! The first half was great though 🙂

    April 29, 2009 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  27. Randy

    Well, let's face it. Both Danny and Adam will be competing. Both will become famous. Adam will dominate younger crowd and Danny will be all time. Good future for both. Allison has to go tonight.

    April 29, 2009 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  28. Jessica

    Danny was awesome! I'd listen to Danny everyday over Adam's screeching little girl's voice.

    I find it amusing everyone keeps saying he's boring and isn't creative enough, what music do you listen to where the artists changes it up all the time? Country singers sing country, rappers to rap, Rockers do rock... show me someone that does all of it.

    Adam will be fine for broadway with Taylor Hicks but he's not a recording artist.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  29. RMac

    Go get em Danny. Keep it going for the next few shows and you will give America a reason to vote you ahead of Adam. You have to let loose to win the hearts of America. Don't play it safe.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  30. Penny

    Okay, he was better than many of his previous performances. But, he is not anything close to the star of Adam. Sorry, but Danny has not been consistent. Why did it take so long to bounce back. I also don't feel him during a performance. Watching him is painful, but listening is better. So, maybe he might sell a few Rat Pack like records, but I would not pay to see him in concert. That is just my opinion and you don't have to agree. I also felt that all 5 gave decent performances. Matt was better too, but he also has not been consistent. The top 3 remain for me Adam, Kris and Allison.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  31. Kuske

    Danny is so overrated. He will never succeed in music.

    Here's the order from Best to Worst:


    April 29, 2009 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  32. CJ

    I absolutely LOVE Danny. He's a terrific singer and seems to be a really honorable man. He's sincere, humble and very personable. He's always stayed true to what he believes and has always picked songs that are uplifting. I think someone previously said that they appreciate his integrity... AMEN.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  33. Jeanne

    FINALLY! I've been wondering all this time what anyone saw in Danny. He hasn't impressed me at all. But finally tonight, I saw what he was capable of. How he made it this far, I'll never know. But looks like he's finally started to wise up.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  34. Carol

    better than usual, but still didn't do it for me. Adam is still da BOMB!

    April 29, 2009 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  35. Terry

    Danny's performance was the first, very first, to compete with Adam but it could be a one-off. 'The Crazy World of Adam Lambert' still rocks the rafters.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  36. Jenna

    Danny – you are awesome! You have the look, you have the voice, you have it all! Whether or not you win it all does not matter! Adam may have the vote from all the hypnotized teeney boppers/whatever/BUT you are clearly the better MAN!!!!!! Anyone who knows anything about music (not all that performance crap Adam does with the help of the producers) knows you are the MAN!!! (not lady-man!) C'mon everybody get this true IDOL winner some credit! ANyone can put on some makeup and fancy clothes and with the extra help with the lighting and all the background effects and add a little screaming we all can be like Adam!!! AAAAAIIIGHHHYISYEYUWGHAKL BARF!
    GO Danny GO!!! I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  37. Cindy

    Danny was great, I think as always. I'm hoping he wins so badly
    because I do believe his deserves it. I'm just worried about everyone's competition, Adam. Adam does have talent, but I just feel
    Danny is more versatile, and more Idol material.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  38. DeVera

    Danny rocked me! His performance last night was unbelievable! I watched it 4 times on DVR. He's so soulful and real. I love his voice and his presence. I really want him to win this whole thing. But, if Adam does, I will still buy Danny's recordings. Danny is amazing!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  39. Mark

    Great voice... but not marketable.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  40. Larry

    Won't win Idol but definately has a career singing.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  41. Becky

    Danny is by far my favorite. I think he has a smooth voice but can tone up with the raspiness and I love that about him...Adam on the other hand he is a drama queen. One person mentioned that Adam had never been in the bottom 3 well neither has Danny. I hope Danny takes it all!!!! Adam also has had experience and I really don't think that is fair coming into this competition.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  42. red

    AMAZING!!! He was absolutely brillant last night.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  43. Wendy

    With out a doubt the best performance he has done yet! Amazing talent!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  44. allie

    Have not been on the Gokey bandwagon, but tonight, he was golden. Loved the ending. And *really* loved Jaime Foxx getting in his face. That was amazing - and it produced incredible results.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  45. Carolyn

    Danny is Awesome....He is growing every show. LOVED IT!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  46. Pat

    Why is lighting when Adam performs SO different than for any other contestants...his request or preferential treatment?

    April 29, 2009 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  47. Patti

    danny was wonderful. great voice,very romantic sexy voice. love him

    April 29, 2009 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  48. cp

    This guy needs to win! What an incredible performance! Gave me goosebumps.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  49. Madeline

    Come on Danny you are definitely the winner!!!!!!
    No comparison to Adam; Adam is a screamer and his songs all sound alike.

    You are already a winner, anyway, for sure!!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  50. Tara

    LOVE HIM!! He better win!!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  51. Jessica

    Danny rocked it out tonight...It's great to see him shine! Sorry to all of the anti-Gokians, but he's here to stay this week!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  52. Barbara

    Without a doubt the best best singer of the competition. Danny is so soothing and relaxing and some one you could listen to for hours. Adam can wear me out in 4 notes. He is terrible with his cat screaming performance. THere is no way Danny should lose this. Danny the next American Idol. Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  53. David

    Send him home now!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  54. Sally

    Last night was the first time I liked a song that he sang. I am sorry, but hes number four down on the list for me.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  55. John

    I wish someone would tell Danny to stop doing LensCrafter commercials at the end of his performances! Seriously – are they paying him with all the different frames he wears on the show?

    April 29, 2009 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  56. Sam

    Loved Danny, but Adam is my favorite.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  57. Amy

    There he went again with that heart he makes with his hands... what is up with that? Most people put up fingers for which number to call in & vote for.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  58. Linda

    Danny is back!

    April 29, 2009 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  59. Lynn

    Okay Danny, you won me over. I thought everything coming out of you was sounding the same but not after last night. I'm a new Danny Gokey fan. My only advice would be to keep listening to Simon coz the man knows his stuff!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  60. Deb (NY)

    Love Danny Gokey. Great talent and overall the ability to listen to the judges and not be a wise guy. Great job Danny. I think it will be Adam, Danny and Chris as the final three.

    April 29, 2009 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  61. Donski

    His and Adam's were the absolute best most outstanding performances of the evening!

    April 29, 2009 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  62. molly shepherd

    Danny thinks he's a lot better than he is. Sorry, I can't even say "Danny" and Adam Lambert in the same breath, Geeky Gokey –
    I'm so sick of him and facial hair I could scream!

    April 29, 2009 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  63. KC

    Bromance? I always did think Gokey looked a little bit like Robert Downey Jr. So seeing him with Jaime Foxx up in his grille like that made me think of "The soloist"

    April 29, 2009 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  64. Stacie

    Danny was awesome last night!! He was by far the best of the night! I have loved Danny's voice since the auditions and I still do. I hope Danny wins but I'm almost certain Adam will – only because he is a freak. I am one who can't wait for Danny's CD to come out – I'll buy it day one!

    April 29, 2009 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
  65. kelly

    This was Danny's best night ever. He's suited to do this or any Doobie Brother's remake –

    I have to say he sang well otherwise I kind of felt he was just o.k. I disagree Dawg, I think you need to light the stage on fire it's all about singing and preforming – (Kris has all that)
    Adam can bring down the stage, but he can't whip out his guitar and just sing in a coffee house –

    This is about Danny, not them and good job last night.
    You're safe. I think Alison goes.

    April 29, 2009 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  66. Deb

    Tonight's performance makes me think you've got something.

    April 29, 2009 at 3:08 am | Report abuse |
  67. Marnie

    Seems like he's trying to copy Adam. Won't help though.

    April 29, 2009 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
  68. GA-Peachgirl

    Yes, he did better tonight, but why is he still here? The American Idol should do GREAT every week. Not just so-so on most weeks and ok a week or two then one good night and everyone raves...what's with that? Allison has done awesome every week...Kris has done very well every week...Adam has been outstanding every week...Danny and Matt need to be the next 2 to go. Sorry Danny, but I'm sure someone will pick you up for an album. Good luck with your future.

    April 29, 2009 at 2:39 am | Report abuse |
  69. jeanne

    LOVED it! LOVE Danny!! Adam was my early favorite but I think he peaked too early and now it all feels just too over the top and theatrical week after week. Danny has grown on me week after week and tonight he was HOT!. I really think he is extremely sexy, his voice, his natural way of being, his passion that comes through the music. Danny would have my vote to win the whole thing!!

    April 29, 2009 at 2:32 am | Report abuse |
  70. Beth/Calif.

    Yes! Danny was smokin' tonight. This was by far my favorite performance and one I'd like to hear again and again. Actually, I can say this was my favorite performance of the season.

    April 29, 2009 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
  71. Say Whut?

    Florence from Night Court! LMAO!!

    April 29, 2009 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  72. Spanky

    Danny, you FINALLY quit coasting and acted like you really want to win this competition tonight. I love you man so keep the aggressiveness up!

    April 29, 2009 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  73. Galoux

    Really nice job tonight, My favorite from Danny in weeks. I'm hoping to see Adam win, but I'd be happy to see Danny as second or third.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  74. Nethie

    I really don't understand why people think this guy can win. He's got a good voice, but that's it. It's just good. It's not great. There's no WoW factor. He doesn't stand out from the others with equally good voices.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  75. ShamanNora

    Danny – you knocked out out of the ballpark tonight! Superb performance. Had me rocking with you. I was getting a little worried the past couple of weeks because your confidence level had dropped and you were just missing the top spot. Tonight you proved you can make it to the last week, once again, and I'm so thrilled for you.

    Adam, the entrance was classic, dramatic, and I didn't expect anything less from you. You are a top performer in all ways. You also picked one of my all-time favorite songs. I have to say that I am suprised that I didn't completely love the version you sang, (kudos to the orchestra for the great job they did), but you did it well.

    Kris – good job, but will it be enough to get you to the end? I don't think so, but you will have your place in music, anyway. Your singing is so enjoyable.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  76. Janice

    Danny has had my heart from day one, and tonight he proves he deserves to be in the top two. I hope it comes down to Danny and Adam and then I don't care who wins, because as far as I'm concerned, the TOP TWO ARE THE WINNERS!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  77. Ben Lee

    Danny has a great vocal ability...and I think he out did himself this evening. Given hat he chose to stick with the standard "bandstand" arrangement – he worked it with his vocals! All in all, great job, at least this week it's not same ole.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  78. Jeremiah

    Not my favorite and may be in trouble.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  79. Billie

    Danny – from one musician/vocalist to another...you NAILED IT tonight in every way. Don't let mean people get you down, you rock!

    April 28, 2009 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Richard

    It's been Lambert and Gokey all along! May the best man win!

    April 28, 2009 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Karen

    Yep! Adam needs to watch out! If Danny keeps that edge he had tonight in his next performances he might catch ole Adam. I will buy his first CD. Love Danny's voice but love to watch Adam. He Hmmmmm?????

    April 28, 2009 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Mark

    Danny is SO mediocre....someone needs to give him a REAL voice lesson and tell him to stop straining his cords! He'll have a very short career, if any, should he keep that up.

    And ladies, please, you think he'll ever forget his "Endless Love"? Stop voting out of sympathy.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Kim

    Oh Man! What a voice. So smooth...he's sexy too! Gokey your the man. Smooth as silk..thats what I like!

    April 28, 2009 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  84. bridgette

    I have never really been impressed by Danny Gokey, I always thought he was a bit boring and predictable, but tonight he really impressed me. He gave a wonderul passionate performance.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Laura

    He's awful! And I cannot stand his smirk. The other 4 were better than same-old, same-old.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  86. nancy

    Go Danny! Loved it. Thank you!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  87. BEEMS

    Danny, you own the stage!! You're adorable and we all want to
    go up and give you a HUGE hug. Your vocals are tops!! Keep being
    yourself and even if you don't win you'll be the next Doughtry, if not better. LOVE YOU!!!!!! Don't change, ever....(:

    April 28, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Jeff

    His best performance in weeks but still only third best of the night. Both Asam and Allison out performed him. Matt should go home this week.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  89. 3lutz3toe

    I do not get this guy or his voice. He tens to oversing almost every song! His phrasing also bothers me, like he can’t wait to get to the upper register so he can shout. (Matt Giraud is a much better singer but somehow is not getting enough credit for).
    —And I’m just floored week after week when the judges pour praises for good ones and let him off easy on mediocre ones. (His worse was Stand By Me)
    —I think it might have something to do with sympathy votes because of his wife passing.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Nick

    Danny is a great singer for sure no denying that, but whenever his album drops it won't be all great alot of the people who are now voting 4 him won't support his career because American idol audience doesn't listen to that kind of music, but i do think Danny is great.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  91. listen!

    What an artist Danny – let it all come out. You have always been fun and you have a powerful voice, this was passion and artistry. Thank you:) I am downloading this one hon:) I bet you weren't sure up until the note came out of your mouth which way you were going to go with that end, even if you had an idea. It is what made it magic. You could see the wheels turning, and you went with it. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Cowbelle

    Love me some Danny Gokey, come rain or come shine! Yeah, Gokey can swagger and Simon is out of his freakin' mind..

    Props to Paula for a change. Her commentary was actually lucid and didn't give my brain a rash. Awful dress, though.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  93. S Callahan

    Jamie can come and catch my breath.....this man has wonderful talent...classic pianist...great vocals...not to mention is artistic ability on the screen....nice choice for mentoring...a little Julliard there, huh?smile

    April 28, 2009 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  94. gail

    Love, love , love Danny !

    April 28, 2009 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Mary Lou

    After seeing and hearing Danny with Jamie, I think we're only seeing the tip of Danny's singing iceburg! I think he's capable of great subtlety as well as shouting like he did at the end, when he looked mad. He was my fave for the first few weeks because I thought Adam was a freak. But Adam is clearly the frontrunner.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Renuka

    Danny hasn't been this good in a long, long time. Welcome back, Danny!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  97. DitaFan

    LOVE Danny! His voice is a lot like Elliot Yamin's! Danny in the FINALS!!!!!!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Kae

    Way to Go Danny!!!!!! Go get em!!!!! Good Luck from Wisconsin

    April 28, 2009 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  99. CW

    Danny did a great job . Go Danny.!!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  100. dave

    This was the best performance tonight. The old standards are really well suited to Danny's voice. The last third of the song was a knockout...he mentioned in the film clip he was going to do the song pretty straightforward...I think he clearly made it his own.

    This is going to be a tough competition down to the wire...Adam will probably win it, but I seriously doubt he's extremely commercially marketable. He's best suited for Broadway.

    Danny could probably sell records...much in the vein of Michael Buble...but with the raspy voice.

    Allison...love her voice. I think she would sell really well with the younger crowd.

    Kris...would sell well with the adult contemporary station crowd.

    Matt...hmmmm...I don't think he stands out as much as he could.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Ada

    Danny, you were FABULOUS! That was an absolutely incredible performance and one of the best of the season for Idol this year. You definitely carried the night. "Come Rain or Come Shine" will be number one on my ipod this week!!!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Tina

    Danny was great and I think people need to stop being rude about him. I can't wait until he has a CD released. I want to buy it.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Bob

    Danny had one of his better performances. I think he may have found his genre. Maybe an album of retros would serve him well. It worked for Rod Stewart.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Nadia

    I think this song was better suited to his voice. I was never a big fan of his except on a personal lever I was really touched by his integrity... always.

    I think that bluesy type of music is his nische – it's hard to imagine him singing contemporary songs though. I love Adam, I gotta admit. I like Danny but I am not sure what kind of record he could make. Except, of course jazz/blues.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Tina

    Danny did well tonight.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  106. chknsoup26

    Go, Go, Go AWAY Gokey!!!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Paul

    As the weeks have gone it has become clear that he has a limited vocal range.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  108. B

    I am a huge Adam fan BUT I thought the night belonged to Danny G!!!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  109. watch'n n wait'n

    I believe this was his best perfomance ever!!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Jean

    Danny, you freaking rule! That was AWESOME!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Jesser-Marie

    GO DANNY!!!! I am hoping he wins it all. I keep supporting day after day. He is amazing!!!!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Tricia

    Danny was – is – awesome! He's Adam's only competition. He'll be recording soon, no matter whether he wins or not.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Faye

    Danny was great tonight. The only performance I will remember are his and Adam's.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Rafael


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  115. Lily

    Love Danny!!!! He sounded awesome tonight! The best he has in a few weeks!!

    April 28, 2009 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Whut

    His voice reminds me of Florence from Night Court.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Jordann

    i think people are totally underestimating Kris Allen...i completely agree with lon...he creams his songs, there is nothing original about him, i would never buy his music because there are a million just like him out there...people are crazy to think that he is so original and cool...i think he should get third place if he is lucky

    April 28, 2009 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Jenn

    I wanna make a million babies with him.

    April 28, 2009 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Lon

    Mommy mommy, why is that creepy man SCREAMING at me???

    April 28, 2009 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Cy

    I'm ambivalent. I agree it was his best in weeks. And the end was terrific. I loved the tempo change and it was the only thing that made the performance interesting... ultimately. But it should have happened sooner. At the same time, the arrangement, as it was, really showcased his skills as a singer.

    April 28, 2009 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Shannon

    Danny was fanfreakingtastic tonight! Best song of the season!

    April 28, 2009 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Eva

    Loved his performance tonight he really was great

    April 28, 2009 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Dcutch

    Thats going to be hard to beat, tonight! Danny...9 out of 10. WOW that was nice.

    April 28, 2009 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
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  125. Bob S

    Vegas Lounge Lizard....nothing else needs to be said.

    April 28, 2009 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Slainte

    Wow ... way to go Danny!! Giving Adam a run for his money!!

    April 28, 2009 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |

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