Malakar was a breakout star from the sixth season of “American Idol,” wildly popular among voters despite harsh (and nearly constant) criticism from the judges for his shaky singing. Perhaps wisely, he has spent recent years focusing on nearly everything else. In addition to starring on reality shows like “I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!” Sanjaya has released the book “Chicken Soup for the American Idol Soul” and an autobiography titled “Dancing to the Music in My Head: Memoirs of the People’s Idol.” -Xfinity Music Programmers
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