Anoop, aka Noop-Dog, is an American Idol Season 8 contestant, after being constantly prodded by his friends to try out. He auditioned with the song "Thank You" by Boyz II Men
. All four judges approved, though Simon and Kara questioned his stage presence.
Anoop resides in Chapel Hill and attended University of North Carolina. He was a former member and president of the Clef Hangers, UNC's a capella
Anoop Desai can sing anything from Maroon 5 to T-Pain.