'Idol' has Pierce County connection
BAY CITY -- Danny Gokey has thousands of supporters from his home state of Wisconsin cheering him on every week when he appears on the "American Idol" TV show.
Gokey, a Milwaukee native, is one of four singers left after last week's performances.
However, there is much more to Gokey's story, even including a Pierce County connection.
Gokey's wife, Sophia, had a congenital heart condition and underwent multiple surgeries during her life.