He was voted off American Idol Season 7 on March 6, 2008, garnering 13th/14th/15th/16th place.
He wants to differentiate himself in the competition by growing more than he already has.
If he could change one thing about himself, it would be his nose.
His favorite American Idol moment was when Katharine McPhee sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
The toughest obstacle in his life is watching everything change as he himself grows.
He once tripped in the movie house in front of his crush and he turned red as a tomato.
His proudest moment in life is making the American Idol top 24.
If he couldn't sing, he would like to dance better like a break-dancer.
List of Songs Sung on American Idol:
February 19, 2008 - Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley
February 26, 2008 - Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) by Stevie Wonder
March 4, 2008 - Tainted Love by Gloria Jones
March 6, 2008 - Tainted Love by Gloria Jones (Eliminated)
He was part of a punk rock band when he was in the 9th grade, but they broke up after one bad show.
He thinks people would be surprised to know that he is addicted to the internet.
He likes the cereal Lucky Charms.
His goal in life is to be successful.
Danny doesn't like eating meat because he feels bad for the cute animals.
He thinks his friends would be surprised to know that he owns Kellie Pickler's album.
His most embarrassing moment was when he got "pantsed" in 9th grade.
He also auditioned for American Idol Season 6 and made it to Hollywood, but then was eliminated.
He sang Jailhouse Rock by Elvis on the top 24 night of American Idol.
His fan base name is "Dannys Fannys."
He auditioned for the 7th Season of American Idol at San Diego, California where he sang, Proud Mary by Creedence Clearwater.
His audition number for American Idol was 1356.
His musical influence is Fantasia.
Other than singing, he is also very talented in dancing.
He started singing when he was one year old.
Male Pop Star: Himself and Chris Brown.
Female Pop Star: Britney Spears, Ashlee Simpson, and M.I.A.
American Idol Judge: Paula Abdul
Danny (on what type of example he wants to set): I really love the fan letters that I'm getting from these little kids who are telling me that they admire me. I showed them that you can be different and still be successful on 'American Idol.' I really like to inspire those little kids who think they can't do certain things because they are different in certain ways, whether it is sexuality or their race or anything like that.
Danny (on how he and Kady Malloy became friends since they have different personalities): Kady and me are like freakin' brother and sister. I started talking to her and I was like, "She acts just like me. It's like she's a girl version of me." It is weird. We do the same things, we talk the same, we both have like ADD ... we're the little 'Charlie's Angels' of the group.
Danny (on how close he is with Ramiele Malubay): She and I are, like, best friends right now. We started talking at the end of Hollywood week and we grew to be very close. We have a lot in common. She's my little twin. The whole little half heart thing ... we call it "corazon," which means heart in Spanish. I don't know ... it is a cute little half a heart thing that we just do.
Danny (on how he felt about the criticism on his sexuality): I think your personal life and your job are two separate things. People should respect that and know that there is a fine line between that. Privacy is really important. I know a lot of celebrities don't get that, but I just think it has nothing to do with your job.
Danny (on if anyone told him to tone down his attitude on "American Idol"): I got that a lot and I didn't really listen. I wasn't trying to be different, it just came naturally, I guess. It is always important to stay true to yourself and I think that's the main key to this competition.
Danny (on how he felt when Simon Cowell called him grotesque): I was kind of shocked because I didn't know what grotesque meant for a second there. Then I was pretty upset because I thought he was going to kind of like me and say something a little positive. But you brush it off after.
Danny (on if he was surprised to be eliminated from "American Idol"): I was semi-surprised. I always go into the results not knowing what to expect because they are so unpredictable. I had a little bit of confidence because you get all this fan mail from these kids and you think you're doing something right for a second.
Danny: I don't really have that many talents other than singing. I like to dance, but like, I don't know if I like do it well. I would like to dance better, I don't know, I guess dancing.
Danny: I started singing when I was like one years old. Like my mom has me on camera and I have a mullet, it's so funny, I'm singing, "Aaasee," it's awful. Yeah, I'm glad we can't find that tape because I looked for it the other day I was like, "Yes!"
Danny: I can't even explain like how it was when I made it to the top 24. I still can't explain it, it's still coming in to me little but, little by little. Like it's gonna hit home when I go home. It's like, "Huh. Oh wait, I'm actually on the show." It's weird I keep repeating itself. We're all, we're all like shocked. We're all telling each other, "We're gonna be on the show, like we're really the cast." It's crazy.