Like many desis, Anoop is a multi-talented, but humble individual. He’s 22, graduated w/ BA from UNC Chapel Hill (he won a scholarship), and is currently enrolled there in a master’s program in Anthropology. He likes R&B music the best, and feels part of Southern culture (he referred to himself as “a Carolina boy”).
In this week’s ep, Randy Travis was (noticebly) impressed w/ Noop Dogg. Though Anoop admitted to not knowing much re: country music, he did VERY well. He sang Willie Nelson’s classic song.
Anoop was in an acapella group at his uni; he was usually the soloist of the group (The Clef Tones). You can check out some old vids of the grp on You Tube.
Other American Idol contestants I like:
I think she has a GREAT chance of winning the competition! Great voice (w/ power), sweet/humble personality, and “girl-next-door” looks ALL go in her favor.
This guy seems very confidant and sweet. He’s from suburban Michigan, and has a cool, husky kind of voice.
Matt, who also plays piano, released CDs (independantly) before!
Can’t wait to hear more from ALL these new young singers!