May 12th, 2009
08:53 PM ET

Top 3: Gokey isn't your ordinary Joe

Danny is back, and we are now in the stage where the contestants get to choose the song they perform.

Danny Gokey

Danny has selected "You Are So Beautiful" by Joe Cocker after consulting his "mentors." Who is that, do you think?

Anyhoo, Danny on the stool accompanied by strings is a nice performance. His voice sounds great, and I thought it was one of his best showings to date.

Simon calls it a "vocal master class," and it seems like I remember him saying that about Fantasia and Elliott Yamin. I don't think Danny exactly had a "moment" like those two did when they earned the same compliment, but it definitely was lovely.

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  1. Deb

    Danny, do John Hiatt's "Have a Little Faith in Me". Perfect for you.

    May 13, 2009 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Queenie

    Danny, you give the true meaning of what “Idol” means. We put you on a pedestal You sing from the heart! Your voice soar high like an eagle!You are so blessed to have such a gift – be thankful! Godspeed! We love you and your total person will be in our hearts forever!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. CV

    I Think Nancy who commented above, about Dannys wife here needs a reality check. Danny ( And I have been a working musician all my 56 years) Is by far and away The A.I. in my book. Ando thoes who comment about peoples personal lifes Better watch there Own. Times funny stuff we all die, so I would Love if we left Dannys wife who is not here to defend Herself, In peace and have some Respect.. 🙂 CV

    May 13, 2009 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. c

    Is it just me or does Adam Screech is just getting played out? Oh well I want to see Danny and Kris go at it next week!!! Those two are even sound really good together. My Pick still Reamians Gokey!

    May 13, 2009 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dingle

    Danny was mediocre & played it safe tonight after the tragic screech heard around the world. He is the least talented & artistic of the top 3 but he might be able to pimp out his dead wife & Christian beliefs to get enough votes.

    Kris easily had the best night with his rendition of Heartless (apologize was alright) but I'm still not certain he has the dedicated base to push out Adam or Danny. With saying that, given the polarizing nature of Danny / Adam he could inherit a lot of votes if he makes it into the finals as Danny Voters tend to hate Adam and Adam voters tend to hate Danny.

    May 13, 2009 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tina

    Good-bye, Danny and good riddance!! You should have gone a long time ago...

    May 13, 2009 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Paula Messick

    I love his voice......I think he is the one that has grown into a star since Idol has started this season.
    Hats off to you Danny!!!!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. FRANK

    Lily...My Poor Child...You are merely Grasping at Straws!! Danny if at all will have a Very Short lived career in the singing world, yet he'll have a Huge success in the Pitchy OFF KEY world!!

    May 13, 2009 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. FRANK

    DANNY SUCKED!! GHe ALWAYS has pitch problems and his voice is SO Scratchy and Raspy and is Never in Tune!! This Pitiful thing NEEDS to GO-GO-GOKEY HOME!! Funny the last show before the finals and he seems to have Stopped playing the Sympathy vote and has decided to NOT wear his wedding ring!!

    May 13, 2009 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cyn

    Loved the voice in the Joe Cocker song. Agreed with Simon. But I didn't like Paula's choice for a song. She could have done you more justice and picked you a better song to sing.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. seanedellic

    Man you gotta feel bad for Danny. He will probably be sent home tonight and not because of his lack of talent, It was that God Awful song Paula picked for him. First why would they let her pick a song? BY HERSELF? Go figure it was something 80's, about dancing, and totally irrelevent. A better song for Danny by Terrence Trent Darby would have been "Wishing Well"

    May 13, 2009 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  12. Idol Fan-Addict

    I think all the contestants did way better on their choices. I loved Danny's rendition.

    May 13, 2009 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  13. bridgette

    If I remember in the early stages of American Idol, the judges were falling all over Danny" the poor widower", who was set up to sail right through to the final. He was pretty much deemed the next American Idol. Then something happened, maybe it was this goth kid, who blew their plans out of the water with Michael Jackson's "black or white" performance. After that, the judges decided to set up a rivalry between the choir boy and the "dark goth" gay theater kid, but that blew up in their face. It hasn't been riveting , because Adam has been doing his own thing, stealing the spotlight, week after week, from the rest of the contestants. Adam doesn't have any competition, he's in a different league, he acknowledges their existence, but he really don't think these guys can match up to him in singing ability. I think Danny learned that the hard way, while butchering "Dream On". Adam got all of his fan by being a great singer, not because the judges or AI were pimping him. It's call talent, if you have it, you don't need anyone's help to recognize it.

    May 13, 2009 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  14. Lilly

    Not only can he sing, but he sings with his heart and soul. Can Elton John dance? Billy Joel? Rod Stewart? Who cares...
    Danny should win it but it appears all the freaks are voting for Adam.

    Danny's career will last longer.

    May 13, 2009 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  15. deb

    I still say Allison was the BEST singer. Her beautiful, smoky voice never failed to MOVE ME whereas the other three never really have. She's the one who has a great career ahead of her, and, just think, she's only 17! She'll just get better and better with age and some life experience.

    May 13, 2009 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  16. t

    He rocks !

    May 13, 2009 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  17. Sasha

    Danny has always been one of my least favorites, but I actually thought this song was the best of the night! He did great!

    May 13, 2009 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  18. Maris

    Go Danny Go!!! You are awesome!!! Love ya...... Maris

    May 13, 2009 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  19. Lis

    Voted my Cheesehead fingers off for Danny tonight! The fact that he's the hometown boy is my deciding factor. I liked everyone in the top 5.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  20. Sharline Blankenship

    I feel that Danny is the best overall. He can perform any song perfect, and is not locked into one catagory such as rock or country, etc. He's one that can last a lifetime and everyone can enjoy. God Bless

    May 13, 2009 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  21. Robyn

    Danny was wonderful, funny and having fun tonight! I loved when he said that he came out with a "fresh mind, fresh heart" and did his thing. He is an amazing talent and an even more amazing human being. I pray that he doesn't let the negatives get him down, he is who he is and if you don't like him....that's fine. I think that he has a God given wonderful gift that I personally have been honored to be able to listen to over the past several weeks. If he does go home tonight, at least he can say that he stayed true to himself and did his best. He is MY American Idol!! I hope he's in the finale next week with Kris,,,,but it's SO OBVIOUS that the 4 judges have determined and pushed for screaming Adam to be the winner. IF Adam does win, I know that I will be turning the volume down if/when I hear him on MY radio! Go Gokey....I love you baby!

    May 13, 2009 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  22. Dean

    Adam should go home. Sure he is a looker and well trained but I hate that the judges have already chosen him. I actually have to mute when he screams his rocker scream. I thought that this show was for undiscovered talent. Adam has already been discovered, 27 years old and already on broadway, and I do not think this is fair. Go Danny and Kris.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  23. George

    To me, DANNY just seems like another Taylor Hicks type.
    And where has Taylor hicks gone?! And he seems arrogant.

    KRIS, good, sweet looking, kind you would bring home to mama.
    Good singer, but best of ALL. Not for me.

    ADAM, overall variety of performances, fast, slow etc.
    Can hit each variety with vocal and performance.
    Go to youtube and search him singing Brigadoon. Operatic. Fantastic.
    I was hoping he would choose something like that for his song choice. You there can hear his voice.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  24. Jan Call

    The talent of all three is so amazing! It is the first time I would be
    pleased with ANY ONE OF THEM WINNING! I simply could not
    decide WHO to vote for. I am sure the two that do not win the
    "TITLE" are going to be "hits" –I can't wait to see what they all
    accomplish and am definitely going to be waiting for each of their
    albums. This is by far the best season ever.

    May 13, 2009 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  25. JW


    A single of that version of that song would sell millions, only if YOU bought millions. BORING!!!!

    May 13, 2009 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  26. Lisa

    Last nights show was awesome!!! I totally don't know what I will do when I no longer have Idol to watch this year. I will have serious withdrawals.
    I think Danny did a really good job last night. He came out and gave 100%. He has never been in the bottom three and he will for sure be around next week along with Adam (my vote will go to Danny).

    May 13, 2009 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  27. Tina

    In all reality, Adam has the whole package going on and it would be ashame to give it to anyone else other than Adam. All will be going places, but the true winner should be Adam. It comes natural for him while the others have to struggle to get it. It should be 100% Adam if people do the right thing. I have been voting for Adam and Danny, but being this close to the end Adam gets all my votes. Good Luck Adam!!

    May 13, 2009 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  28. bigEfan

    Simon is just plain nuts for calling this performance a "vocal masterclass!" Gokey isn't good enough to clean Elliott Yamin's shoes IMO. Fantasia and Elliott could stand on their heads and sing better than this guy. Ugh...I think a lot of people need some hearing aids if they think this performance was "lovely."

    If you want to hear a "real" vocalist that is deserving of this "vocal masterclass" title...go get Elliott Yamin's new cd! It is pure ear heaven!

    May 13, 2009 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  29. tj

    Kris copy cat/ cute but never make it outside AI
    Adam screamer/ Rockers will love him/everyday people will hate him
    Danny Rocks/ American will buys his CD's/

    May 13, 2009 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  30. MC

    I only heard "You are so beautiful" and it was anything but beautiful. Too slow, bad arrangement, not nearly good enough at this point in the show. The only way he moves on to the final is if he gets enough sympathy votes. Two bad performances 2 weeks in a row. Kris may (should) advance to the final with Adam.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  31. Juan


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  32. Chris

    Danny should be in the final two, and I guess Adam, but I still say that Adam is to over the top. He should be in a Glam Rock Band, or maybe replace the singer from The Darkness.
    Now Danny can sing. He has a raspy and in tune vocal, (for the most part). Kris, is an artist. Can play, sing, and apparently understands how to write a song. My top two would be Danny and Kris, but America is strange, it'll probably be Adam and Danny.
    My vote has been and will continue to be Danny, not because of his wife dying, but because he really puts his heart into it.
    Adam doesn't, he just puts his ego into it.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  33. Susan

    He is my favorite.....I don't think he will win, Adam is clearly the superior entertainer and Kris has stepped up from the rear..... Danny will get an Album deal no doubt, and I will be in line to buy it. He is a natural talent....he has an awesome voice! He will do well in the "soulful gospel" genre I'm certain.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  34. YEC

    @bjmom: Adam acts like he's having sex? Can you provide evidence? Because I never saw him do anything that Mick Jagger has not or would not do. He's pretty tame, even when held up to Jagger for comparison.

    Re: Danny. I never heard the Terrence Trent D'Arby song until tonight, so it would be unfair of me to say Danny screwed it up. However...I didn't think it was such a great song, on the whole. However, the Joe Cocker song: What was once a beautiful, moving song has become so over-played and so over-done that those of us who used to love the song now despise it. I groaned when Danny said he was going to sing it. And then he proceeded to try to imitate Joe Cocker, and only John Belushi could pull that off effectively. I believe his mentors have misled him.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  35. Carolyn

    Please let it be Danny and Kris in the finals – they can sing – don't feel the need to scream. Danny sounded fantastic in his second song – changing keys, pitch, etc. and staying right on it. I thought Paula screwed him with the first song choice. Only someone in love with the 70's would pick a DISCO song for him. Didn't give him much of a chance to corner the younger vote. And I resent the judges telling me who is going to be in the finals – I thought this was American Idol – not the Judges' Idol.

    May 13, 2009 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  36. Jess

    I love Danny. i would love to see him win it all. We all know Adam will get picked up anyway, regardless of what happens and you know what !? Danny will too. These are three tough guys who know how to rock a stage regardless of the genre of music. This is definatly an unpredictable show this year.!

    May 13, 2009 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  37. Cathy

    Danny's not fit to wipe Elliott's nose. He has a decent voice but never quite delivers. He had some pitch/intonation problems on YASB and also struggled with the rhythm/tempo at the beginning. The judges never seem to notice these things with Danny; maybe the acoustics in the room mask all of the flaws. There's just something about him that has never rung true and sincere for me.

    May 13, 2009 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  38. Siege

    Danny did sing pretty tonight, but I still think he chooses his songs to milk the sympathy vote.

    May 13, 2009 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  39. Brian

    He's going home. Good singer, but no star quality at all.

    May 13, 2009 at 5:44 am | Report abuse |
  40. CHER


    May 13, 2009 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
  41. Margie

    Danny please just go home......I am SO bored
    I think Kris is the Dark Horse cause fans either love or hate Adam. I love Adam and think he can really rock.... BUT when Danny goes home......his fans will vote for Kris just cause they all hate Adam. It really wont matter in the end...cause a year from now Adam will be selling millions of CD's and Danny and Kris will be known as the guys who WERE on AI.

    May 13, 2009 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  42. surrenda

    Gokey took this old song and made it new... Great job Danny I thought you were done when I heard the pick. But then you sang it and all doubt went out the window... Go in Gokey is for Go getter! Go get em because you are the next American Idol...

    May 13, 2009 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  43. scoot

    Two very strong performances tonight from Danny. Second song was amazing!!

    Rocky start but magical middle and end.

    Danny and Kris for the final!!


    May 13, 2009 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  44. benjamin

    I really felt that Danny was 100% in the song tonight. I don't think he has as much commercial appeal as Kris, but this was an amazing performance.

    May 13, 2009 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  45. dottie

    is it just me or are we all sick of this adam garbage. i am sorry but i will not watch american idol once danny gokey is out...he is the only real contestant left....adam is just another boy george wanna be.

    May 13, 2009 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  46. Somewhere Over the Rainbow

    Beautiful! Like a river of shiny diamonds.

    May 13, 2009 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  47. yogi be

    Why, why, why? I find it really weird that the judges keep falling all over Adam week after week after week. Is there something going on?

    May 13, 2009 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  48. Scout

    If he wins AI this year I will never watch again. He is forgettable, boring, bland, plain vanilla. I can't even see him singing in a church choir he is so bland. He is always off pitch, usually flat, and is jut not appealing to watch or listen to. Adam or Kris in the finals. Adam all the way.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
  49. Ben Lee

    Again...I'm indifferent.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  50. Victory

    All three finalists have professional music careers ahead of them regardless of who takes the Idol prize for 2009. My take is that next week it will be Lambert and Gokey; in that order. My gut feeling is that Lambert and Gokey are the real entertainers. They would enjoy the road tours and could handle all the attention that celebrity brings.

    Chris is equally talented. I appreciate his sensitivity. He might be happier as a singer/songwriter or arranger. Chris is the mind behind the music which he showcases in his artistically masterful arrangements.

    May 13, 2009 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  51. Tiffany

    Danny~ You were my fav from the beginning but man did you ohh so ever let me down 2nite... ;( You should have BROUGHT IT ALL & you didn't.... Think you are a great guy & I wish you the best.... When your on your way home 2moro night you only have yourself(and paula's lame song) to blame..... PEACE

    May 13, 2009 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  52. McCartney

    Not your night, Gokey. Bye Bye.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Ernestine

    @Yuna May 12th, 2009 8:55 pm ET

    pitch problems. What were you looking at he sounded great

    May 12, 2009 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Listen!

    GREAT job Danny:) I felt "You are so beautiful" in the way it means something to me – you delivered that. What a gift! Thank you!! You have all my respect as a person Danny. Don't listen to this nonsense. It's got to be upsetting but you knew that was going to be a part of this. You are meant to be right where you are. It will all be for great good. It already is and it honors your Sophie so...I'm sure she is cheering!

    May 12, 2009 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Bob

    Danny is the best singer of the final three, but the weakest performer. He has the best singing skills, but he needs more showmanship/stage presence. This is where Adam "screecher" Lambert out shines the competition. He screams and screeches, but he has great stage presence. This is what the judges get caught up in, although they are quick to point out that it's a singing competition.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  56. si

    we love you, danny--you really make my love come down! your voice is so unique. best wishes....we are voting for you

    May 12, 2009 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  57. nancy

    He is Taylor Hicks except Taylor had class and personality and didn't rely on a dead spouse for sympathy votes.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  58. nancy

    He makes me vomit. Can't stand him.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Lin

    What was clearly obvious tonight is that both Kris and Adam are artists in their own right and Go Home Gokey is nothing but an imitator.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Nay

    He sung the song well, but it came off sort of dull.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  61. marie

    Wow, he did it again. Go Danny! Kris's second song was good. Adam way over the top this week. I'm getting tired of the yelling.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Francis

    The worse singer I ever seen. He'll go home this week.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Magie

    2nd to Kris I like Danny over Adam.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  64. gail

    Danny is genuine and his vocals reflect that. Absolutely beautiful.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Dilly

    Danny does not even come close to possessing the talent of the other two. I can't understand why the judges gush over his mediocre performances.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Juno

    Love Danny....always have liked a raspy voice. He will go far whether he wins or not. As a matter of fact all three will have careers. They are each unique in there own right with a wonderful fan base. All three are winners.... My taste is music lean to Danny and Chris.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Sandy

    I thought Gokey's performance was awful - a bad karaoke of Joe Cocker's version. I hated it and wondered if the acoustics in the studio can be *that* different from what the television audience hears, because if he was giving a master class he was giving it at a community college. I also couldn't shake the idea that he was having a "moment" all right - an "I can sing in my high register, too - take that, Adam!" moment. If only he'd sung a nice gospel song instead, say "Gone at last." Ick.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  68. too funny

    OMG I am dialing Danny's numbers and gettting through on all of them, that is a bad sign, is anyone else experiencing this?

    May 12, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  69. ST

    danny is fake

    May 12, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Claire

    I have already forgotten what Danny sang. As a matter of fact, I have forgotten all of his performances. Time to go, Danny boy.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Larry O

    Didn't hold up against Kris and Adam, sorry.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Wanda

    The worse thing a performer can be is BORING and Danny is BORING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Adam and Kris

    May 12, 2009 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Psyche

    Karaoke Gokey nice Chokey Blokey, your story is Hokey so tomorrow your gone Okey Dokey.

    May 12, 2009 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Psyche

    OMG I think I dialed wrong went to vote for Danny and voted for contestant #3.... I hope he doesn't lose by 1 vote....

    May 12, 2009 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Steven

    All I can say is "eh." This was decent. But after 10 weeks (or whatever it's been) I still can't say what is the "essence" of Danny. Adam and Kris have each demonstrated an ability to tackle a wide-range of songs, but they still manage to put their own distinctive flavor to each one. You may like or dislike that particular "flavor" but the ability to do so is what sells records. If Danny wins, he will have one modestly successful album and then fade away. Win or lose, both Adam and Kris should have long, successful careers ahead of them.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  76. mara

    I hated this! He can not relly really sing! He slaughtered a wonderful beautifu magical song. He needs to go home.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Wayne's Music Journey

    I liked the first performance but was not yet sold on it. Then I heard the second and Man he blew it out of the field too. fantastics performance.
    Lots of times as the judges say it's about doing something that lights up the night and thrills everyone. And on the second tune tonight Danny did just that. Such a great vocal take. It's cool to see someone young singing like that. I think also matching the song with the personality of the performer and then to make it your own is a valid vital key and Danny managed to do just that tonight. I am happy for Danny. Great Job. Shine On



    May 12, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Tom

    Danny is Karaoke at best. Lets get past all the sympathy about his wife dying and all. I mean retired police officers have been known to off their wives too, but I digress. Kris and Adam are the artists, that is where the true talent is and that is exactly what this show is a singing talent contest not a personality contest. Vote appropriately.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Heather

    What is with the song that Paula picked??? I love Danny and I think that he did a great job. I know it will be Adam and danny in the end.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  80. James R

    Seriously, how has Karaoke-Gokey lasted this long. I can't wait to hear him perform at the Holiday Inn lounge.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Diane

    Danny could release a single of "You Are So Beautiful" tonight and it would sell millions. I could listen to it over and over and over. I think Danny and Adam will be the final two. All three will have great success no matter who wins this.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Kim

    Nice guy, but sounds the same week after week....

    May 12, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Monica

    I think he is going downhill....

    May 12, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |

    I didn't know the first song so I liked it OK, however , his arrangement of "You are so beautiful" was so warm and tender. God! I am so glad I taped the show so I can replay it over and over. You may not win my sweet Danny but you will go so far and you have been such a pleasure to watch each week...Good luck and God bless you.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  85. bjmom

    i thought danny and kris both did a GREAT job tonight. I don't think it was right for Simon to basically ask for the people to vote for Adam. All he does is scream and act like he's having sex. I seriously hope that Simons has hurt Adam and he goes home tomorrow night.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  86. S Callahan

    Danny showed the most originality with a twist...You are so Beautiful brings back some great memories ....and hopefully his 'verison' will make it on a cd/itune and become a part of this generation...I loved his take on the song.....
    Chris actually made nice as well...loved him with the guitar..but frankly it reminds me of the 'ole days of chatting around the music in the clubs....
    Adam of course is turning the heads and heart of everyone over 60...told ya he was Broadway like his judge version of the singing but his own pick...well, I presonally don't think he did Steven Tyler much justice...but I guess that depends on the type of music one likes. It wasn't for me.
    I have to say it is going to be hard today..tried to call my 'votes' in...line already neighbor downstairs is for Adam while I go for Dany's funny because we are both over 50...but we both know course she is a little obsessive than me...she already bought her tickets to see "Adam' in our area.....imagine! lol

    May 12, 2009 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Sandee

    Love Danny, however, the song choice this late in the game might not of been a good choice for him. I'm just saying.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Alicia

    The way the judges basically said Adam is in the finals. I hope just for that reason everyone votes for Kris and Danny. It seems as though the judges already have Adam winning this!

    May 12, 2009 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Pitchy

    To Yuna,

    Your assessment on pitch is correct. Danny has been that way all season! Shouldn't have been in the top 3. Allison always hit her notes.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Katie

    To be honest. . . boring. Sorry Danny!

    May 12, 2009 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  91. PJ

    Sucked SO BAD. Off key for most of the first half, shouted the second. Put the GO in GOKEY.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Cy

    I'm with you LS and Lilly! Esp. after the screamfest that just happened....

    May 12, 2009 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  93. ST

    please send this screamer home, if he screams like this in choir i cant believe anyone sits thru it.

    May 12, 2009 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Lis

    It's pretty evident the blogger doesn't like Gokey and therefore can't admit this was a "moment" for him.... clearly it was.

    Too tough to call for round 2 so far.... waiting on Adam....

    May 12, 2009 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  95. bridgette

    Good performance, but I absolutely hate that song. Why did he have to choose that song, it's been done a million times?

    May 12, 2009 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Sam

    Another pathetic performance by Gokey. What is it that we miss and the judges can see thru' in Gokey.
    Randy siad "really really really great". Really?????? huh !!

    Chris just sang "Heratless" and that was a beutiful rendition of the song.

    May 12, 2009 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  97. David

    The judges are obviously partial to Danny – they have wanted an Adam/Danny final for months..... Go Kris!

    May 12, 2009 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Lily

    Danny sounded fantastic!!! I think he and Kris should be in the finals... it is time for Adam to take his scream and go... far, far away....

    May 12, 2009 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Eva

    Again I did not hate it but I did not love it.

    May 12, 2009 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  100. LS

    I am not so sure about this being Adam Idol anymore, Danny and Kris came back with two powerful performances, and I think that they will go along way....hey how about this, adam goes home........hmm, its a concept.

    May 12, 2009 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  101. David

    Another sappy performance – I need my air sickness bag!

    May 12, 2009 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Paul

    I feel like I was listening to something different. That was horrible. Awful. Hated it.

    May 12, 2009 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Yuna

    I was bored to death with Danny's song. I thought he had pitch problems. I swear, the TV audience hears something different than the live audience. I just saw Kris perform, and I think he did a much better job than Danny. I really hope Danny goes home. I never did like him.

    May 12, 2009 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Cy

    THAT was the Danny I loved in the auditions and Hollywood week! I hope that the other two answer that at the same level!

    May 12, 2009 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Tia

    I think his arrangement was lovely but this was too mild a performance to be what he is using for the finals – but strong moving ballads have always suited him well. I definetly think he has secured a place in the top two but just on his skill but some thus far poor showings / song choices for the others.

    May 12, 2009 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |

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