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American Idol...and Then There Were Seven...

Seven singers left.
Here's my take on tonight...

Allison Iraheta
Same old, same old...

Anoop Desai
Good change-up tonight!
Liked the rough tones in the voice. Much better!

Matt Giraud
Not quite.
Can't get past the fact that he seems to shoot himself in the foot every second week.

Adam Lambert
As always, a showman to the nth degree!
Maybe a little too much showman and not quite enough attention paid to the details of the vocals, but hey!
He can sing, he can sign.

Kris Allen
Not tonight, Kris.

Lil Rounds
Taking a perfect old classic like The Rose and wringing some gospel out of it just didn't work for me.
Bet Bette is spinning in circles.

Danny Gokey
A perfect song for this guy who sang this one from his heart.
He's so positive and happy each week that it is easy to forget he's still grieving for his beloved wife, Sophia.

Check out Sophia's Heart Foundation.


My pick for top 3...
Anoop and Allison tied for the third spot.

Who's going home?
Unfortunately, I think it will be Matt.
I love his voice, but I don't think he's hit his stride yet.
I'd encourage him to come back again next year.

"Danny's a part of Faith Builders International Ministry in Wisconsin. According to a contact at the church, Gokey was the Praise and Worship leader at both Faith Builders International Ministry locations, in Beloit, WI for the morning service and then he headed to Milwaukee for the afternoon service, as well as doing mid-week services. While Faith Builders is Gokey's home church, he travels back and forth to Nashville where he's been recording and working on the foundation that he set up in his wife Sophia's name, Sophia's Heart Foundation.

The foundation's goal is to unite people, organizations, and companies to 'reach out and touch the hearts of children from ages 0 through 18. The uniting factor among these children will be the need for restoration in various areas of their lives.' Part of the foundation's long term vision is to establish an orphanage in the Milwaukee area."
~ Gospel Soundcheck website

Comments (4)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Brenda, great recap! Thanks so much for sharing that link. It was very interesting to read more about Danny's life outside of Idol. I thought it was nice how Simon acknowledged Danny's personal connection to Endless Love . .

Thanks Breanda! I enjoyed reading your Recap.


I agree with all your picks. Danny's song made me cry. Adam is amazing, but I want to adopt Danny!

Hey, Kathy,
Thanks for stopping by!
I love Danny's story, and it's amazing to me how he goes on smiling and cheery, while you know he has to be hurting inside. Nice man, good voice...hope he wins!
...and then, there's Adam. Maybe, this year, they'll have a tie for the winner. That would be perfect!

Hi, Palma,
I was in tears listening to Danny's version of that song, knowing what it must have meant to him in his heart.
I totally agree with you about adopting him...he's just a sweet person.

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