American Idol Star Danny Gokey Engaged

“My Best Days are Ahead of Me” may have been the title of Danny Gokey‘s first single, but the words also forecast the future of the American Idol alum, who has found another reason to feel like singing.

Season eight’s third place finalist on the Fox reality series, Gokey– who suffered the loss of his wife Sophia three years ago– has found love once more with Leyicet Peralta, who will become his bride at the end of January 2012, People magazine reports.

Having all that they need in each other, the happy couple have requested donations to Sophia’s Heart–a foundation launched by the singer in tribute to his late wife and her love of children– in lieu of wedding gifts.

Posted on Sophia’s Heart’s website, the pair proclaimed: “We are thankful for so many of the blessings God has given us. It is our desire to see homeless children and families be kept together and lifted back on their feet through the help of Sophia’s Heart. We love and appreciate you all.”

~ Danny & Leyicet

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