So Kris, Adam, and Alison have all dropped their first singles, which meant that Danny Gokey’s first offering couldn’t be too far behind. Courtesy of MJ’s Blog, here is “It’s Only”:
If you want to see a perfect example of someone that is so desperate for fame that they will latch on to anything that seems to resonate with the public, here’s your man. The song itself is calculated religious country at its worst, and makes “Jesus Take the Wheel” sound downright transcendent. The “whoa ah ohhh”s at the end of each chorus are just bizarre, and the desperation of trying to find a niche on the first try is palpable. Only adding to my disappointment is the fact that one of my favorite country groups, Lady Antebellum, had a hand in this by writing this drivel.
If you think that I was waiting for a flop, you might be right. I am not a fan, and his prominence in the early going was one factor that caused me to abandon ship this year. Having said that, if Gokey had come out with something stellar, I would have been the first to admit I was wrong. No surprises today, though. This is the calculated lameness that I expected from a contestant who seemed hell-bent on making it big, even on the back of his wife’s memory. Danny’s got his fans, and I am sure I will catch some grief for this, but I don’t claim to be the voice of the people, so to each their own. I am just not hopping on this crazy train.