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Danny Gokey's American Idol Audition Featured

While finding live song's to play for Tuesday's live music countdown, I fell down a total rabbit hole of Danny Gokey: watching videos of him singing and sharing his testimony. A firm favourite on the Life FM playlist for many years, I feel like Danny Gokey has to be one of the best live singers I've ever heard. He auditioned for American Idol back in 2008, and even though this looks like it was filmed on a potato, his vocals are breathtaking:

He's a man whose had to deal with more than a lifetime's worth of hard stuff (as you see in the beginning of the Idol video). He talks about the death of his wife here:

Of course in 2017 you probably know him from songs like this one:



And here is the live track I played from him on tonight's show:

 

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