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‘Idol’ Finalist Provokes Backlash

Feb 24, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Church music director Danny Gokey is getting some backlash over his tragic personal story, with some fans saying he’s exploiting his wife’s death for sympathy, the New York Post reports. Exploiting personal stories isn’t new for “Idol,” which got mileage out of Kellie Pickler’s hard-knock history, the tabloid says.
—Aimee Picchi

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