After being voted off of American idol, Anoop Desai has giving his thoughts on his futureplans. The Desi
Idol was pursuing a master's degree at the University of North Carolina before his American Idol
audition. After being chosen to go to Hollywood, Anoop Desai put his college life on hold for dreams of pop stardom. However, with the competition now over, Desai has no intentions of going back to college; instead he plans to pursue a record contract. Back at the University of North Carolina, Anoop Desai was doing a post-graduate course on folklore and studied political science and American studies. In his free time, Desai would sing in the College's a capella group, the UNC Clef Hangers.
Desi Hits! Wonders how Anoop Desai's parents must be taking the news of their son. His father, a
computer software designer and his mother, a biochemist seem to be fond of learning. But we can't
blame Desai. While there is no official contract on the table for Desai who wants to focus on pop and
R&B, he does have one thing going for him, The American Idol Tour. The tour starts in the summer and
runs through America. And we don't think Desai will have to worry about money, the 2008 tour had a
total revenue of $29.3 million dollars.
But the question looms, will Anoop Desai go on to stardom. The last Desi to make it into the top 10 on
American Idol was Sanjaya Malakar who has faded out fast. Can Anoop Desai reach stardom like past
castoff Chris Daughtry or will he be another Sanjaya Malakar. And was Desai smart in leaving the
University of North Carolina to pursue a musical career. While we appreciate his boldness, we just
have to wonder how it will play out for the latest American Idol castoff, let us know what you think
about Anoop Desai's decision at Desi Hits!