Documentary Connects 'Idol,' Gospel Music

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The Dove Awards kicked off Thursday night with a new documentary called From Idol to Inspiration.

It highlighted the impact the TV competition American Idol has made on Christian music.

Former Idol finalists Mandisa, Chris Sligh, Phil Stacey and Melinda Doolittle all shared their faith.

CBN News spoke with the documentary's producer David Lewis by Sykpe.

 "I hope to tell the story of musicians who come from backgrounds where they're devout and serious about Christianity," he said.

"I want to tell that story, not only on the Gospel Music Channel, but the general public and to those people who are unexposed to Christian music," Lewis continued. "That they may be able to look at these stories and say... 'they're interesting people, thoughtful and sincere and maybe I'll listen to some of their music.'"

The documentary also featured one of this season's finalists-- Danny Gokey.

Gokey wasn't allowed to give an interview while still on the show but his sister-in-law spoke about Danny's faith and his struggle after the death of his wife.

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