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Anoop Desai out of American idol

April 23, 2009 09:05 IST

Anoop Desai, who was among the last three of the remaining seven contestants in the hugely popular show American Idol, finally got the boot on Wednesday night. It was a double elimination night for the seven singers.

The second Indian American to join the contest, which is watched by 25-30 million viewers per week, Anoop was considered by many to have more potential than previous season's contestant Sanjaya Malakar.

Despite being sent home, he will get a chance to tour with the other singers who made it to the final 10, in nearly 50 cities across America this summer. Anoop is a graduate student at the University of North Carolina and is very serious about pursuing a career in music.

Over 45 million votes, the highest this season, were cast in favour of the various participants after last night's performances. 

Arthur J Pais in New York