Danny Gokey, the third-place finisher of American Idol's eighth season, captivated viewers with his soulful sound and tragic personal story. Danny sits down with Oprah.com's Screening Room to chat about his late wife, Sophia, and his rise to fame.
By Bradford Dworak
Bradford Dworak: Why do you think you were so successful on American Idol?
Danny Gokey: Looking back, as funny as this is, I now see one reason why they picked me—because I had such a compelling story—but then on top of that, I had a pretty good voice to go along with the story.