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“Idol’s” Sanjaya still has music — in his head

January 6, 2009

A week before ”American Idol” returns to TV screens comes a blast from the “Idol” past that seems to sum up everything that makes the show so talked about.LEISURE/

Sanjaya Malakar — the baby-faced crooner better known for his myriad hair styles than his singing  when he was a Top 12 finalist on the show in 2007 — is back with a five-track EP (and an updated  flowing hairdo to match).

The EP is titled “Dancing to the Music in My Head” –  which sounds like something Simon Cowell might have quipped about some of Sanjaya’s performances two years ago.

America gets to see the 2009 crop of Idol wannabes when the TV talent show returns on Jan 13.  Meanwhile Sanjaya’s latest efforts can be heard in preview at Web sites including AOL’s and at His music will be available for download from Jan. 20 on Amazon.

Who DID win “American Idol” in 2007?  Can you even remember?

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