Friday, February 20, 2009


‘Idol’ Finalist Won’t Milk ‘Sob Story’

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – American Idol finalist Danny Gokey doesn’t want to be just another “sob story.”

Gokey was chosen by America this past Wednesday (Feb. 18) to be a Top 12 Idol finalist and hopes people don’t get sick of him or his sad story just yet.

His wife died about seven months ago, making him a widower at just 28 years old.

Gokey hopes viewers don’t feel like he’s milking his “sob story,” but wants fans to know that the tragedy is still “so fresh,” he can’t stop talking about it.

He explains, “It’s only been seven months since my wife passed, so this is who I am right now. I don’t want to shove it down people’s throats though.”

In the future, Gokey promises to “loosen up” so Idol audiences can see that he also has a fun side.

Idol airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays on FOX.

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