Besides touring this summer with the top 10 finalists, the former church music director from Milwaukee plans to work more with Sophia's Heart Foundation. He started it after his wife, Sophia, died during surgery for a congenital heart defect last summer.
The 29-year-old also wants to start his own eyeglass line and make a "soulful" album with rhythm and blues mixed with salsa and merengue beats.
Gokey was voted off the popular Fox singing competition Wednesday night. In a conference call Thursday, Gokey said his much-talked about scream at the end of Aerosmith's "Dream On" might have been a variable in getting voted off.
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