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Sanjaya Malakar at the Mural Amphitheater, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA on May 12, 2007.
|Birth name||Sanjaya Joseph Malakar|
|Born||September 10, 1989|
|Origin||Federal Way, Washington, United States|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, reality television personality, writer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, keyboard|
Sanjaya Joseph Malakar (born September 10, 1989) is an American singer, who was a finalist on the sixth season of American Idol. He gained national attention on the series, controversially advancing to 7th place with public votes, despite being poorly received by the show's judges, particularly Simon Cowell.
After Idol, Malakar made many television guest appearances and has been commonly parodied in popular culture. He placed fifth in second season of the reality television show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.
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After making the top 10, Malakar performed on the American Idol Tour with fellow Idol alums, including Melinda Doolittle.
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