By Michael Slezak
Updated August 24, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

For those of you wondering if I scored any Danny Gokey scoop at the American Idols Live tour stop in Albany, NY last week — aside from our “why do you like me so much?” exchange — the answer is most indubitably “yes!” Danny says he’ll be sharing some good news with his fans before month’s end, and that despite the R&B-Latin-country spread of his current tour set, he’s settled on a genre for his debut disc. Press play below to find out which musical path he’s taking, whether or not he’s planning to write his own music, and what he explains are his “two ways of singing.” And keep your eyes peeled for Bonus Rocker and Bonus Giraud sightings!

Oh, and a few housekeeping notes. Keep checking back this week at PopWatch for additional interview footage starring Lil Rounds and ANOOOOOOOOP Desai! Sadly, no Allison or Adam interviews this time around — I showed up during their day off from the promotional grind — but would it help if I mentioned ‘Noop Dogg is looking scruffily handsome in our exclusive interview? (Of course it would!)

More ‘American Idol’:

Kris Allen dishes his new CD, going country

Megan Joy: Still fighting for independence on the Idol tour

Matt Giraud’s ‘Idolatry’ exit interview

Jason Castro discusses his debut album and his hot new single