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Next Week's Idol Prediction: Danny Gokey


As mentioned, next week's Idol theme is "Songs from the year you were born." Well Tuesday is creeping up on me faster than I can say 'caw' (stop that, Elizabeth. Stop that). With only four days left, and eight contestants to match songs to, I thought it high time to get cracking on this homework assignment.

I'll start with the oldest in age, Danny Gokey. 1980 is the year, and I have included a list of the top 100 songs right here (if you want to play along): http://www.musicoutfitters.com/topsongs/1980.htm



The top 4 that stand out to me are:
1. The Rose (Bette Midler);
2. She's Out Of My Life (Michael Jackson);
3. Stand By Me (Mickey Gilley); and
4. I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince).
My gut says he will do the Rose, but that may be too predictable. I could definitely see him shouting out some "darling, darling, stand by me," but if he wants to air on the side of unpredictability, a little Prince could be fun without being sloppy. Now if he does the M.J. song, he might get some slack given the meaning of the song and his well-advertised personal story, but I say, why not? It would really allow him to have a tender, vulnerable moment if he simply just feels it and pretends to be the only one in the room. So . . .
What I think Danny Gokey will sing: The Rose
What I'm hoping for: She's Out Of My Life.

Agree? Disagree? Do you have a better prediction? Please share if you do!

Comments

  1. I think he will do 'Cupid.'
    I know someone else has done that before on Idol, but I don't think it might have just been an audition . .
    Anyways, good picks, but I don't think he should do the michael song. too touchy.

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  2. adam no 14/03/2009

    i love 'brass in pocket' song, but think that might be suited for a girl.
    yeah, he'll do the rose . . gargles and all.

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  3. danny doesn't gargle. he is the best singer in the bunch. i would love to see him do the rose.

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  4. Anonymous4/03/2009

    Danny Shmammy. I can't wait to see what Adam does. Will you be predicting him next? I think he's the second oldest in age.
    I'm just glad Megan is gone.

    But okay okay. If I have to pick a Danny song . . . . I'll go with "Fame." Ha! Now that would be perfect for him b/c I think he's already a little cocky.

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  5. Yes, Cupid was an audition song . . and I tried to do a little digging, but I can't find out who it was. I defintely remember it being a big, fun, lovable guy though.

    And, yes . . I will be predicting Adam next with Allison (the baby) being last. :)

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