American Idol Audition of the Day: Anoop Desai

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First, Slumdog Millionaire.

Now, Anoop Desai.

Indians and Indian-Americans are all the rage in Hollywood these days, as evidenced by the Best Picture nomination for the aforementioned movie; and the rumor that Desai is one of this season's final 36 contestants on American Idol.

Upon seeing Desai in his flop-flops and shorts, Simon Cowell remarked that the singer looked like he just came from “meeting with Bill Gates." 

Come on, Simon. As the following audition proves, not all people of Indian decent work in Silicon Valley...

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Love him too! Great soulful voice!

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I totally love this guy!! I'm so glad he's getting so much notice. He's going to go all the way!!!!!!

American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]