Danny Gokey, “PYT”: 19
Yes, the dancing was off, but this was a real departure for him that worked beautifully—although I’m not sure about that weird beginning. And it was nice to see a sappy family package that didn’t mention his wife. It honestly felt like a new chapter for him.
Michael Sarver, “You Are Not Alone”: 19
That was a really solid vocal and the arrangement of holding the chorus until the end helped to spotlight him instead of the backup singers. Did anyone else feel like we just got taken to church?
And did you notice how much Simon was pushing him?