Anoop Desai : A desi in American Idol 8January 15th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The eighth season of American Idol premiered on January 13, 2009. Judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson are judges along with Ryan Seacrest as host. This season introduced Kara DioGuardi as the fourth judge on the panel. The intereactive reality show directed by Bruce Gowers and created by Simon Fuller, being broadcast on FOXTv.
In the audition in Kansas City August 8, 2008 in Kemper Arena for American Idol season eight , Anoop Desai sang “Thank You” .
“Anoop Dog” came in shorts and flip-flops. Simon Cowell had a bit of a racist remark that Anoop looked like he just came from a “meeting with Bill Gates”. Not all people of Indian-decent work in Silicon Valley Simon.
In American Idol season six, Sanjaya Joseph Malakar was the finalist in the season six and Malakar gained national attention on American Idol, advancing to 7th place with public votes despite being badly received by the show’s judges (particularly Simon Cowell)
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