American Idol – Anoop Desai
Its becoming a trend.
Last year it was Sanjaya Malakar, known more for his hairdos than his singing. This year it is Anoop ‘Noop Dogg’ Desai. Another desi guy in the running to be American Idol.
Anoop almost didn’t make it. He was not in the final 12 selected for the Idol finals, but scraped through as a wild card, thanks to tremendous public support. Maybe the show organizers realize the importance of the Indian community which pretty much carried Sanjaya through to the last stages of the contest. There’s a lot of viewership (and ad revenue) there!
This was the performance that got Anoop through to the final round. The ones who don’t believe that saying about looks being deceptive, check out this guy. He looks like a nerd, but that voice! Wow.
Here’s a video from one of his earlier performance with the group ‘Clef Hangers’ at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hil. Check out the glasses, and check out the voice.
Now, if only there was some way to combine Sanjaya’s antics, and Anoop’s singing talent, we could have our very own Indian-American Idol!
Talking of Sanjaya, here’s a video from his appearance on David Letterman. Not bad going for a seventeen year old kid with fancy hair.