Danny Gokey “Dancing With The Stars” Season 9

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Danny Gokey is hanging up his mic and lacing up his dancing shoes.

The spectacled second runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol — whose dance moves were critically-panned by the Idol judges — will join the cast on the upcoming ninth season of the ABC ballroom reality show Dancing With The Stars, The National Enquirer has learned.

“…He’s convinced he can win it!” says an insider. “Danny may even have to rehearse his dance routines on the road this summer, but the Dancing producers have said they’d work around his schedule.”

Danny will reportedly join DWTS as soonas the Idols Live Summer Tour wraps up in September. According to The Enquirer spy, the 29-year-old Milwaukee native will dedicate his run on Dancing to the memoy of his late wife, Sophia, who passed away of cogenital heart failure just four weeks before Danny auditioned for Idol.

“He wants to raise money and awareness for Sophia’s Heart, the charitable foundation he started as a tribute to her,” The Enquirer reports. “That’s Danny’s chief motive for doing the dance show.”