by Hilton Hater at . Comments

And then there were five.

American Idol is coming down the home stretch of season eight, as it eliminated two more contestants last night (due to last week's save of Matt Giraud by the judges).

The first finalist to go was Lil Rounds, a frequent occupier of a spot in the bottom three. She was comforted by kind words from Ryan Seacrest.

“We need someone like you in this competition,” he said of her drive, adding that Rounds was “one of the most courageous contestants.”

Next, Anoop Desai got the boot. A fan favorite, the crooner lacked the vocal chops to go any farther in the competition.

Lil Rounds Performance Pic

Did America make the right choice by saying goodbye to Anoop and Lil?

Last season's runner-up, David Archuleta, also performed on the results show. He sang “Touch My Hand,” and said the following to Desai and Rounds: “It’s amazing to see where you can go after this."

What a nice fella.

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

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...

Anoop Desai Biography

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... More »
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Anoop Desai

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
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