J-14 got up-close and personal with Idol top-three finalist, Danny Gokey, and he spilled about Kris and Adam, his jokester personality, and his famous glasses! Remember, tomorrow is the AI big season finale at 8 pm on FOX!
J-14: What did you learn from your experience on Idol?
Danny: I learned a lot about myself. I learned a lot about how pressure has an effect on a person. I think, for me, this whole experience I learned to overcome things in my life. You know, overcome insecurities, overcome doubt because sometimes there were times I just didn't want to go out on that stage because I just felt maybe unprepared or I felt like, "Man, is anyone going to like what I'm doing?" and I over-thought the process.
J-14: Tell us a little about the final two, Kris and Adam!
Danny: One thing I admire about Kris is that he's very mellow, and that's always one character trait I've always wanted. I'm a person who, you know, I'm an intense personality and times. And Adam, he's just an all around great guy. I really can't fault him on anything. Adam is who he is onstage and who he is offstage. He's very creative. He lives creative. He dresses creatively. He talks from that perspective.
J-14: So who do you think its going to take home the title?
Danny: Kris, you know, obviously he's really artistic, and Adam has a way on the show of capturing the audience. I think the thing is that people think that -- here's what I think, and I'm going to say it like this. People need to vote. Don't automatically assume someone -- don't have your assumptions. If you want some person to win, you've got to vote. I'm telling you. This competition is not over yet. This is going to be a very tight. I have a feeling it's going to be a very tight race.
J-14: What are you like behind the scenes? The prankster? The serious one?
Danny: I'm a jokester. I love joking around all the time because I just think it's funny. I like to laugh, and I make this farting noise out of my mouth, and I tend to go, and I'll go in places, and if sounds just like a fart. And I'll just, I'll do it, and people will give the funniest looks, and I crack up all the time. And I love to laugh. Ask every contestant on American Idol. That's what I do. I joke around a lot. It feels good.
J-14: How many pairs of glasses do you own?
Danny: I started in the beginning of the season with 15. And now I'm about 50 or more. I mean, being on American Idol, the blessings of glasses have rained from the sky, and more is to come, and I really would like to start maybe a Danny line or a Gokey line one of these days.
Who do you think is going to win American Idol? Do you wish Danny was still in the race?
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