Anoop Desai is a hopeful contestant on season eight of American Idol. He's advanced to the final seven on the show, a very impressive feat.

This 21-year old auditioned in Kansas City, Missouri. He went with the song "Thank You" by Boys II Men for his audition and received a positive review from all four judges. That's never easy!

Desai is a college student from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Anoop Desai Quotes

I'm fearful that [the styling team is] going to make my hair ridiculous like Sanjaya. No faux hawk!

Anoop Desai

Music has taken up most of my life for as long as I can remember. It's music, family and friends, that's what I do.

Anoop Desai