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Anoop Desai of 'American Idol'
Singer: ANOOP DESAI
Song: "Beat It"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: Yeah, I'd have preferred if Anoop had done "Thriller," but this is my clear second choice. He's Got The Matrix flashing behind him and he's taking it marvelously serious. His vocals aren't quite there, especially when he goes down to the audience and tries to bring them into the party. Actually, if I'm being honest, there are almost no vocals here at all and his commitment to the dancing isn't very involved either. At this point, though, my enjoyment of Anoop is so total that I don't care he's letting me down a little. Do I wish he could have been audacious and also good? Yes. But I'll settle somewhat for the audacity.
Bob & Carol & Ted & Simon Say: Paula thought the song was untouchable and sounded karaoke to her. Simon goes further, calling it horrible, lightweight and karaoke. For Randy, it was just the wrong choice. and that Anoop could have done more. The biggest problem for Kara is that they didn't get to hear any variation, that she was disconnected to him. Simon actually says he regrets putting Anoop through.