Sanjaya Malakar spotted busking in New York
Infamous former 'American Idol' contestant gets soulful underground
Former "American Idol" finalist Sanjaya Malakar has been spotted busking in a New York City subway station. The Season 6 alumnus landed in seventh place during his "Idol" journey in Hollywood, but now he has taken his talents to the busy underground tunnels in the Big Apple.
A photograph from InTouch Weekly shows Malakar singing at the First Avenue (L) station, accompanied by a guitarist. An eyewitness tells the magazine that the 23- year-old was singing Otis Redding's soulful classic "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay," while many passersby did double takes to make sure it was, in fact, the former "Idol" singer. Malakar, who was one of the most polarizing contestants the singing show has ever seen, released an EP in 2007 and his first full-length album in 2011, but he is now reportedly living in Queens and working as a bartender.
He was one of the most talented singers ever to appear on American Idol. He will be a huge star one day. It is just a matter of time.
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