American Idol Results: Danny Gokey Eliminated May 13, 2009
Top 2 were already revealed. Based on the American Idol Season 8 5/13/09 Results, Danny Gokey got eliminated.
Over 88 million votes were cast and it was learned that the Top 2 contenders had only 1 million votes separating them. After the votes were tabulated, it was Danny Gokey who was eliminated – see video below. He took the stage and performed an emotional rendition of You Are So Beautiful, bringing tears to the eyes of judges Kara and Paula.
Danny lost his wife Sophia 10 months ago when she died of complications following heart surgery. It was just three weeks later when he first auditioned for American Idol.
Also, during the elimination, Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks sang Battlefield and Katy Perry performed Waking Up in Vegas.
The final performances will air on May 19 and the Finale will be broadcast on Wednesday, May 20 from the Nokia Theatre LA LIVE. The TV Guide network will host a two-hour live Finale Red Carpet special from 6-8PM ET/PT on May 20.
Who do you think will be the next American Idol?