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Anoop Desai of 'American Idol'
Singer: ANOOP DESAI
Song: "True Colors"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: Anoop starts with a shout-out to his NCAA Champion Tar Heels. He continues by apologizing for getting lippy with the judges last week. Since Defiant Anoop was poorly received, Ernest Anoop is back. At this point, it's his his best bet to continue. Maybe it's just my jet-lag talking, but Anoop is just sleepwalking along, singing out of the top of his head. It's just so still and serene, like the a cappella veteran in him is just laying back waiting for the rest of the group to join in and expand the sound. Yeah, it's a bit nasally, but it's nice and unlike with Kris, I'm hearing Anoop's voice.
Harpo, Chico, Zeppo and Simon Say: Randy says that Anoop was as hot as the Tar Heels, calling it "a very nice vocal." Kara explains that Anoop controlled the song and interpreted it. Paula says Anoop showed his true colors. "You're like a singing yo-yo," Simon says. Everybody reassures Anoop that he had nothing to apologize for.