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Why Tredessa can’t marry Danny Gokey

I had the best idea ever!

Everyone knows I was a little ga-ga over Gokey during the last season of American Idol.  He ended up in 3rd place, but should have been #1!  Danny was the big voice, sweet kid with 187 pairs of eye glasses – so kind of a nerd with panache.  And he was a worship-leader-widower.  The more I learned about him, his values and heart, the more I loved him!

I began to devise: Yes – what a great idea!  Tredessa is so right for himLet’s book him for Heaven Fest.  Because naturally, if we got Danny and I could get them both backstage and they met, they’d see what a perfect match they’d be, right?  I mean-you know Tredessa – how lucky would Danny be?

Then Tredessa sent me this quote in an an email with the subject being  “Why I can’t marry Danny Gokey”:

Never get involved with a man whose wife’s been murdered. For one, he’s not a real barrel of laughs. Two, you can’t compete with her. It’s not like the marriage started going downhill when she was boozing or sleeping around. I mean, she was taken from him at the peak of their love. She’s gone out on a high. She’s like Marilyn Monroe or Jimmy Dean. Can’t compete with her.  Never get involved with a man whose wife’s been murdered.” -Ricky Gervais on Extras

And apparently even though Danny’s wife (who, by the way actually was a beautiful woman of conviction, who devoted her energies to ministering to families and children who had been touched by “poverty, sickness, or disease”) wasn’t murdered, Tredessa believes this still applies.

As if.

Here the kicker, though.  Stormie and I were a little worried about me posting this in case Danny Gokey googles his name and reads this and I have now ruined any and all chances my daughter ever had with him.  When I told Tre, she laughed her head off and said, “Post away.  I don’t think this blog will be what ruins my chances.”

Sophia’s Heart Foundation “One Heart Touching Many”  The Foundation Danny founded in his late wife’s honor.  A good cause.

Ga-Ga for Gokey!

In no particular order…

Allison Iraheta is an amazing rocker!

Kris Allen is a cool kid with less-obvious genius.

Matt Giraud is the new “Piano Man” for sure!  Hip, talented – the judges save was the right thing to do. 

Adam “Ant” Lambert is always entertaining and thoroughly-likeable.  I think he could very well win this competition just because he is such a great performer.

O, Danny boy…

But the boy who reaches my heart and makes me love one song I never-ever-ever thought I’d love (“Jesus Take the Wheel”) and made me fall in love all over again with a song from the summer Dave and I had our first date and married – 1981 (“Endless Love”) : DANNY GOKEY!


Next week, two contestants have to be cut.  Anoop can go home already and Lil deserves a great career, but just isn’t hitting the mark these days.  Bye-bye.

But I am so hoping Danny Gokey makes it at least to the top two.  And if I were an American-Idol voter, I’d vote for Danny Gokey and his 27 pairs of glasses!

Go, Danny Gokey, go!…Jeanie


NOTE TO SELF:  The week Danny did “Jesus Take the Wheel” Carrie Underwood was on as a guest artist/returning winner.  I am recording the fact that I am calling it: a Danny-Carrie relationship…after he has sufficiently mourned his late wife , that is.  Cute, no?

btw-according to news reports, Danny is legally blind so his specs aren’t just for looking cute, and he only has 18 pairs…