'Idolatry': Danny Gokey chooses a post-'American Idol' genre (with Bonus Rocker sighting!)

For those of you wondering if I scored any Danny Gokey scoop at the American Idols Live tour stop in Albany, NY last week — aside from our “why do you like me so much?” exchange — the answer is most indubitably “yes!” Danny says he’ll be sharing some good news with his fans before month’s end, and that despite the R&B-Latin-country spread of his current tour set, he’s settled on a genre for his debut disc. Press play below to find out which musical path he’s taking, whether or not he’s planning to write his own music, and what he explains are his “two ways of singing.” And keep your eyes peeled for Bonus Rocker and Bonus Giraud sightings!

Oh, and a few housekeeping notes. Keep checking back this week at PopWatch for additional interview footage starring Lil Rounds and ANOOOOOOOOP Desai! Sadly, no Allison or Adam interviews this time around -- I showed up during their day off from the promotional grind -- but would it help if I mentioned 'Noop Dogg is looking scruffily handsome in our exclusive interview? (Of course it would!)

More 'American Idol':
Kris Allen dishes his new CD, going country
Megan Joy: Still fighting for independence on the Idol tour
Matt Giraud's 'Idolatry' exit interview
Jason Castro discusses his debut album and his hot new single

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  • mag

    Well at least him “going country” I will never have to hear him again! It’s probably his only shot because he would never make it in any other mainstream genre!

    • TM

      Yeah, “mag” thanks for sharing your already biased opinion. I’m sure you’re somebody who really knows their music. What grade are you in now? So musical success doesn’t rely on a good voice anymore?(which Danny has) And for you to completely block out a musical genre? How sad for you! I’ll continue to enjoy the best music of any genre. Good luck, Danny! You are extremely talented!

      • shasta

        I agree with you TM…….DANNY HAS A GREAT VOICE, and I love country music!
        GOOD LUCK DANNY

    • Lee

      Mag–you are an elitist snob. What’s wrong with country music? Do you have a problem with it? Go back to kindergarten. That’s where you belong.

    • Kurt

      Glambert, you’re on the wrong thread! You just can’t say anything nice huh? If you don’t like Danny Gokey, then why READ about him?

      • mag

        Now, who is being biased? I don’t really care for Adam either, I think Matt should have placed higher than Danny! They are giving the wrong guy a record deal!

    • Lyn

      Hey Mag! You took the words right out of my mouth! Good luck Gokey.. As I recall, country wasn’t one of your strong suits either. Hope makin the little hearts with your fingers helps!

      • Candy

        I agree Mag. Matt is so sexy, and his vocals are so right on! Don’t know why he placed 5th but that man has a bright future ahead of him! If he doesn’t get sign I am going to ambush 19 for signing boriiinnggg Kris and that “girl” Adam. :(

  • Lia

    Anoop is even more handsome in Idolatry? Who woulda thunk it be possible?

    • Sandy

      Oh, Puhleez . . . I’m laughing so hard it hurts! Handsome?

  • Annie

    I actually really like Danny in this interview. And I usually do not like him at all.

    Also, BONUS MATT IN THE BACKGROUND?! Is this real life?! *dead*

  • Vorona

    Michael, you always make me like your interviewees a thousand times better than I did before you get at them. A real gift. Wishing Danny well.

    Is that Adam and Kris at the meet & greet table in the background at the end? I see Scott and Matt.

  • sls

    Danny is looking good and sounding really happy about his upcoming album. Can’t wait to learn more. Nice interview, Michael.

  • chelle wake

    I love Matt in the background. I watched him and didn’t listen to Danny the first time I watched the video.

    • Lana

      LOL Me too. I’m not ashamed to admit that the first time i watched my eyes were trained on the background for more Matt. He looks really hot in that shirt…

    • selena

      I watched it back just to look at him

    • Lo

      I was just going to say the same exact thing! Haha…no offense to Danny, but I completely missed everything he said because my eyes were glued to Matt.

  • Joe

    Sorry, I was too distracted with the rocker sighting. So Danny, you were saying?

  • Darla Reynolds

    Well, I have never purchased any country music, but if that is what Danny puts out, I will do it. Love his voice & he is just a super nice guy also. I can’t wait for the CD!!!

  • Ben

    I think the idea of him going the Darius Rucker route is actually a pretty good idea if somewhat unexpected. I just hope that he stays away from traditional country which is not his forte. Can’t wait for the album!

  • Tina

    I adore Danny, he sure gets a raw deal from all of you. He is a sweet guy, he is very talented, and he sings way better than Kris. I love he is going country, noone this season is doing that genre so he should be a superstar in no time. GOOD LUCK DANNY.

    • Lana

      I think Michael Sarver might be going that route as well.

  • Tina

    Adam wasn’t in the background, I believe that was Scott with his friend or family member who helps him get around.

  • Jack

    i dont care

  • me

    What a tard. Seriously! Danny I can’t stand you “thinking” or not.

  • Elizabeth

    Danny, yeah, love your voice & can’t wait for more music! Country, excellent, you’ll make it your own!

  • LoveDaRocker

    Funny how the mere sighting of The Rocker threw off Danny’s train of thought, Slezak’s camera, and ended the interview. That’s star powew right there …

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