April 21st, 2009
09:03 PM ET

Top 7 Part Two: Anoop Desai closes it out

I think I've seen that Pepto-Bismol colored sweater Noop Dogg was wearing on someone else this season.

Anoop Desai

Anoop went with Donna Summer's "Dim All The Lights," so I guess he must be shopping in the woman's department, too?

It didn't exactly end the show on a super note, especially not his last one, which was sooooooooo off. He really tried to stay in his lane with the smooth balladeer schtick but I would almost bet money that Noop Dogg will be back in the bottom three - again.


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  1. kay kay

    omg anoop went home so sad:(

    April 22, 2009 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Amit

    The only word that i have for your voice is 'THE BEST' and you rock... I am sure that you are gonna to be the American Idiol 2009

    April 22, 2009 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. JaniceLee

    Annop has the BEST voice- one of the best I've heard in a long time.
    Adam has star quality in his stage presence but only a passable voice and the screaming is irritating. Anoop is my favorate and Kris is next. Danny is waaaay overrated. For the first time in all the seasons, I mostly disagree with the judges every time!! What gives? They have decided this contest from the beginning.
    Annop, I love you....keep singing whatever. Can't wait for your CD to come out.. You will be an international recording artist selling millions and millions of records.. you have that kind of voice. Believe it!

    April 22, 2009 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. MM

    Anoop's voice is gifted. No one has the velvet voice which is so controlled. I just love to hear Anoop sing. He is up there with Adam and Allison. Lil just simply "cannot" sing. It is time for her to go home

    April 22, 2009 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Deb

    Great look and nice singing Anoop! I found it very enjoyable!
    Kinda Hunky looking too! You Rock Anoop! Good luck with your career in whatever you choose to do....

    April 22, 2009 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Barbara

    This may be a competiition for singers but you need to have appeal too. Anoop stop pointing!! I just don't know where you fit in to the music world dude.

    April 22, 2009 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Anoop Lover from the very first audition!

    I love Anoop! He brings something different and positive. He gets better every week, unlike some of the initial front-runners. I hope Lil finally goes home tonight! I am all for the young mother trying to do better, but why didn't she listen and sing what we all were hoping she would? Like, Keisha Cole or Whitney Houston...

    April 22, 2009 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jan

    I would love to see Anoop stay. He's far more interesting than Matt and Lil, and when you listen to him sing – it's like warm honey.

    April 22, 2009 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ok

    Scott, when they play back the videos and the numbers at the end of the show, it's not the live performance that you've just seen. They do a 'dress rehearsal' with the crowd, right before the show starts.

    Anyhow, Anoop deserves to be in the top 3 or 4 this year... he's the best vocalist and this is a competition for singers.

    April 22, 2009 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. D.

    Anoop Rocks..he gets a lot less credit than he deserves. Go to youtube and look at some of his performances..you'll become a fan.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  11. Randy

    Matt and Lil to say goodbye tonight.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  12. Char

    Lil Rounds can sing, maybe wrong song choices but she has a beautiful voice. I am kinda sick of Adam, thinking he is top dog! Actually Danny Gokey's voice is better than his. I think Adam just has a fan base and stage appeal rather than vocals.

    April 22, 2009 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  13. scott

    Did anyone else catch that at the end of the show, the recap of each artist showed a DIFFERENT performance by Anoop than the full performance they showed earlier ??? Anoop was showed last, so they showed the very end of his performance (as usual). Anoop does NOT end on the same bad note during the recap (he ends in tune), and he ends the performance leaning over with his arm sticking out in a distinct posture (during the recap to be clear). Rewind and watch his earlier "complete" performance and he ends on the bad note that Randy pointed out, and he's not bent over with his arm out. It was shocking how obvious it is when you are looking for it. What is going on ???? How could that happen ????

    April 22, 2009 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  14. Allen

    Anoop was very good last night!!! I love the quality of his voice.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jeremy

    Anoop gave us some more smooth vocals this week, which is far from a complaint. He's been constantly improving over the course of the season. I just didn't like the song (or the last note, but we all know that). I can't decide if he or Matt will join Lil out the door. If I had a say, I'd keep 'em both. Oh well...

    April 22, 2009 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  16. St

    Anoop was great last night..... and yes the judges keep saying "Adam" in the final, Danny in the final...... well if you are unbiased judges how can you say that and discourage the other contestants? I didnt realize judges were allowed to do that... not just on AI but anywhere......

    They have favs and they just try to manipulate stupid viewers to sway one way or the other. Its all rigged up.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  17. Reema

    Anoop was awesome!!! Definitely see him in the top 4. Simon was wayyyy off! He needs to reassess what he saw. And Danny sucked as usual. The judges need to recognize that he sounds the same in every song! His voice is NOT impressive at all.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  18. NoopFan

    Anoop doesnot get the credit he deserves and that's so sad. He is a great singer. I agree that he has the best vocals on that show. I undestand that they are looking for someone who has the 'package' but it's not fair to slam the guy's singing ability just because you don't like his look. It's very low down and disgusting thing to do. I've always like Anoop and in the beginning, I was a Danny fan too but as the show goes on, I got tired of Danny but Anoop has showcased his talent. I don't like everything Adam does but one cannot deny that he is a star. Anoop, if you're reading, you are the man. It's sad that you do not get half the credit you deserve. Hang in there baby, you got a fan here and I'll continue to vote for you.

    April 22, 2009 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  19. IveGotACrushOnNoopDawg

    He's slowly winning me over. Really handsome guy (way more gorgeous than Frankenfurter Adam) with such a pleasant, smooth, almost pretty voice. I don't think he has the unique vocal power & purity of a Clay Aiken, but he's sort of in the same ballpark when he's really on. Anoop will be an adult contemporary artist like Clay, mark my words, & the problem is, that genre does not at all get the respect it deserves.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  20. Kate

    Last note was an atrocity, but I needed a cigarette after the rest of it. How hot is Anoop?!

    April 22, 2009 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  21. Juanita

    I really think Anoop should go home tonight. That last note was soooo flat! I wish him the best.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  22. MAR

    Same bottom three as last week. Bye Lil and Matt Giraud.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  23. Joe

    Anoop has the BEST voice on the show, PERIOD!!!

    April 22, 2009 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  24. Pat

    Dee, You forgot Kris.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  25. Pat

    I was shocked Anoop didn't make the cut for the top 9 & hope he would be selected for the wild card. With all that being said, He isn't as good as Kris, Allison, Adam or even Danny.

    Dave, aren't you being too critical? Anoop is way better than Scott overstaying his welcome & Lil not taking advice, week after week.

    RJ, don't bet your life. Anoop is pretty good. I'm a fan.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  26. Jefe

    Sorry, I am watching this in Hong Kong which is broadcast about 10 hrs. after the USA. Before I saw the show, I was expecting he would take "If I can't have you" and turn it into a ballad, but Adam beat him to the punch.

    I must say that, except for that last note which was really off, his rendition was not bad. And he did look better / more sharp tonight. His performance was as least as decent as Danny's, and I think Danny and he do not rank in the top 3 (as well as Lil and Matt).
    Anoop might get caught in the bottom 3, but I do not think he deserves to be in the bottom 2. If his final note had been terrific, he might have shown Danny up.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  27. Dee

    I love Anoop. Always have. I know he wont win, but honestly feel we will be hearing from him. Sherry, you say love ballads are out dated? I think John Maher is still out there. Go Anoop. I think it will be Adam, Allison and Danny

    April 22, 2009 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  28. Pat

    It's a toss up b/w Anoop & Matt leaving tonight w/ Lil.

    April 22, 2009 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  29. RJ

    I bet my life of it that No one comes even closer to Anoop when it comes to vocals. Dave you must be a deaf guy, may be you can't digest a fact that a non white is competing in this competition. This is talent show and not your racial view show.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  30. Pat

    Real men do wear PINK.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  31. RJ

    Please don't write stupid comment about Anoop Desai. If he goes home tonight . The reason will be that he is a victim of racism.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  32. Dave

    Can't stand him or his singing - he should have been gone weeks ago!

    April 22, 2009 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  33. Ro

    I have to say Anoop looked really handsome last night with the clothing and hair, and even the semi beard. He is a great singer and I don't believe he will be going home tonight. I actually did like his performance last night.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  34. Mike

    Wake up people, Anoop rocked and is one of the most talented singers on the show. Get over his ethnicity. Lil and the "Justin Timberlake wanna be" are going home. I think Chris should be going home do, but he won't because all the girls think he is cute. What a disgrace.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  35. YEC

    Anoop–loved the facial hair. And you totally rocked the pink shirt, Dude. Seriously.

    You know, he might well end up in the Bottom Three again. But last year, there was a young woman who couldn't seem to stay out of the Bottom Three, and she finished in the Top Three. Syesha Mercado. Don't write him off just yet.

    April 22, 2009 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  36. Joe

    The judges are so biased in this competition. They were wrong on at least 5 contestants last night. I didn't like the song choices of Lil and Anoop, but they still have the best voices on the show. Allisons voice is too loud and rough. Matt, Danny, and Kris all should have been gone home weeks ago!

    April 22, 2009 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  37. David

    Anoop just doesnt have it. Time to go back to chapel hill!!!

    April 22, 2009 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  38. Dorothy

    I loved Noop's look tonight and I think he did a great job with his song.
    He looked relaxed and looked like he was having fun. If I were judging him, I think it was his best performance so far.

    April 22, 2009 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  39. monika

    Anoop is great..Loved his performance.. he will learn how to dress later when they come on top looked now jeannifer huddson how see looks when she got money. ppl chaged. he is simple n good. why ppl are so prjudice about how he looks.

    April 22, 2009 at 3:49 am | Report abuse |
  40. t_c

    I just love Anoop! one of the best singers this year in American Idol!

    April 22, 2009 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
  41. james

    I think that Anoop is a nice guy on top of that his vocal is chick and really tempting enough to seduce gals .and I'd say. I bet he will be stay another week. I'll keep my fingers cross for you.

    April 22, 2009 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  42. Tina

    Anoop looked HOT tonight!! Keep that look. Also, great vocals tonight. I hope you stay...

    April 22, 2009 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
  43. Linda

    I thought Anoop Was Great tonight!! Loved his 'Look'!! As Paula said, "Real men know how to wear Pink"! And, I think Lil and Matt need to go home!

    April 22, 2009 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  44. Trish

    Anoopy snoopy boopy, baby, it's not maybe, it's no baby.

    April 22, 2009 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  45. Ava

    I really like Anoop. He deserves to stay; that's why I voted for him

    April 22, 2009 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  46. Tommy

    Anoop was not nearly as bad as Simon said.

    I actually enjoyed him tonight – He deserves another week.

    April 22, 2009 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  47. Jamie

    Watch Anoops performance and note the bad note he sings (His last note) – he also makes a face. Then, watch the recap performances at the end of the show and note that Anoop's last (Bad) note is gone and his facial expression is different. What gives? How was that edited if its a live show?

    Hmm

    April 22, 2009 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  48. bash

    ANOOOOPPPP!!!!! your the best!!!!!... Why won't guys try to close your eyes while watching/listening to the AI contestants you will then realizes that ANOOP, KRIS, and ALLISON is the best...their voice is sooo nice in the ears.... ADAM's voice is annoying..he can shout though.... LIL got voice but don't know how to use it, MATT is too JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE wannabe.... tsk.... DANNY? i hate to comment but its TRUE that him and ADAM is OVERATED!!!... I will still love to see ANOOP, KRIS and ALLISON... I WIll really vote for them specially ANOOP! he is the MAN!!!!

    April 22, 2009 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  49. Michael

    YUCK! A Poop is RIGHT!

    April 21, 2009 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  50. amy Robinette

    I disagreed with Simon. He way over-exaggerated it. I know he'll probably make bottom 3 again, but I want him around for just one more week especially since he did better than Matt. And Simon is making his personal preferences a little too obvious. Its getting annoying.

    April 21, 2009 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Pia

    Anoop deserves to stay;he's got a great voice.

    Matt & Lil should go home.

    April 21, 2009 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Tiffany

    Pretty good singer...but does not have the whole package and appeal....looks like a deer caught in headlights when the camera is in front of him....he tries too hard

    April 21, 2009 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Ben Lee

    Noop-dawg...keep the stubble...man, you'll be hotter than Kris! Love him, love his personality. He might not win this competition but, he'll be remembered in a very fond way. Considering the competition, he did a good job...he's found his niche and it's a joy to watch him.

    April 21, 2009 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Nay

    Anoop wasn't as bad as Matt.

    April 21, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  55. SR

    Anoop was good tonight - he has a smooth voice and he got the feel right. I also thought that he looked hot - the stubble works for him.

    April 21, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Sherry

    Tired of love ballads. That shipped sailed dear ( the love boat) and I believe you may be to.

    April 21, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  57. sandi

    I really like Anoop. Do I think he'll win??? No, but he is nice easy listening.
    Will I be surprised if Matt and Lil go home tomorrow??? No.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  58. ok

    Kris, Anoop and Adam were the best tonight... i hope next week is for R&B cuz Anoop will blow the roof off...

    Lil and Matt need to go now... no need for a show tomorrow

    April 21, 2009 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  59. jake

    i thought he was second to Adam...i'm surprised myself!

    April 21, 2009 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Samantha

    Anoop was awesome and he deserves more credit than he gets. If you watch it over again, he has such pure vocals and it sounds so clean on itunes. He's the only contestant that has such pure vocals on the Itunes songs. I will definitely buy the songs. I really hope he stays for another week. I'm voting for the 2 hrs.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Barbara

    I hope you stay Anoop. I have really enjoyed your performances.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Lin

    Gokey and Lil deserve to go home. Gokey reminds me of an '80's flashback. Okay voice, but nothing special. Not only can Matt sing well, but he's a highly skilled pianist. And tonight for sure he was better than Gokey!

    April 21, 2009 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Lori from MO

    I love Anoop. He's a great guy and can sing (wow, a balanced artist – who knew). He's not as polished as some of the others but I think that's what's appealing. No way he'll win it all but based on the performances tonight, he deserves to make top 5. Sadly I think Matt and Lil will depart tomorrow night, both of their songs were messes & Anoop put his own spin on his song so he gets points for originality. Go Anoop!

    April 21, 2009 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  64. B

    I agreed with Simon that this was just horrible BUT I think Matt was much worse. Matt and Lil deserve to go home.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Dustin

    I really enjoyed that, besides the last note. I hope he stays. I am even willing to vote this week to keep him!

    April 21, 2009 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  66. C. Elliott in VA

    Anoop is a far better singer than Matt – it's history for Matt and Lil. Anoop will get one more week.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Dan from Iowa

    I like Anoop, I think he did a really great job. Know what I noticed most tonight? For those of us lucky enough to remember disco, it was all about dressing up. Blue jeans were definitely out. Along with the two ladies, Adam and Anoop got it right. Terrific vocals from Anoop helped too.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Bonnie

    What about Allison?

    April 21, 2009 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Amanda

    I kind of liked Anoop tonight. Better than I have before...

    I missed everyone else's performance. Where's Allison's blog?

    April 21, 2009 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  70. RJ

    Go home. Please, just go home now. You had your chance. Please, go home.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  71. hotel costaplente

    turn off the light because you put me to sleep Anoop

    April 21, 2009 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Hannah

    Boooo. Go Anoop and UNC!

    April 21, 2009 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Faye

    I enjoyed Anoop, I thought his vocals were really good.

    If you are reading this Lisa you forgot Allison.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Bob S

    Anoop...that was poop. Simon had it right, as usual. One of your worst performances. Bottom three for me: Anoop, Lil, and Danny. Lil and Danny go home...first shocker of the season.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  75. bearhater

    love himmmmmmmmmmm

    April 21, 2009 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Cy

    I'm with Simon. If Noop's vocals were good, I was too distracted by the 80s synthesizer (who takes 70s and makes it 80s?) to notice. He looked odd. He sounded okay, but again, the arrangement was so distracting that even on a second listen, I couldn't really tell how he was doing...

    April 21, 2009 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Ror

    Anoop took "A Poop" on the stage tonight. Him and Lil' are gone. Thank God.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  78. lin

    OK i will ask again: why is there no blog for Allison Iraheta tonight????

    April 21, 2009 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Gkygrl

    Anoop and Lil are headed home. I think Matt will last another week.

    April 21, 2009 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |

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