Entertainment behind the scenes
“American Idol” finalist Sanjaya Malakar was one of the most talked about contestants in the sixth season of the hit TV singing contest due his various different hairstyles and pitchy singing. Now he is making a bid to build his 15 minutes of fame into a lifetime.
Sanjaya was just 17 when he made the top 12 in “American Idol” in 2007, winning the hearts of many of the youngsters in the audience who were dubbed “fanjayas,” although he failed to really impress the judges, particularly Simon Cowell. But now he’s back, releasing a five-track EP called “Dancing to the Music in My Head” and an autobiography of the same name. The story of his life dates back, oh at least two years, to give readers a “behind-the-scenes look at his unlikely rise to fame,” said a press release.
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).