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2.18.2009

anoop desai, the next american idol?

I haven't really been following the current season of American Idol, but one contestant I have been able to catch a few clips of is 21-year-old Anoop Desai of Chapel Hill, North Carolina who has made the Top 36 in the competition. People started emailing me about this guy as soon as they aired his Kansas City audition. He was part of the first twelve who sang last night. Will America vote for him?

The guy has definitely got the chops and the appeal to be a fan favorite. The guy's got soul! Listen to some audio of his audition here. And watch this fun video of Anoop singing "Kiss Kiss" with the Clef Hangers, his a cappella group at UNC: UNC Clef Hangers - Kiss Kiss. His fate will be revealed on the results show tonight.