NEW YORK (NEWS): Indian American Sanjaya Malakar, who finished seventh on the 2007 edition of American Idol, is now reportedly reduced to singing at subway stations.
The former Idol contestant was recently “seen earning extra cash by performing in NYC subway stations. He was singing ‘(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay,” InTouch magazine quoted an eyewitness, who spotted Sanjaya inside the First Avenue L station in New York, as saying.
The eyewitness said while Sanjaya’s crazy hairstyles and vocal skills got him the attention on the show, today he’s still got folks doing “double takes,” the magazine said.
“The guy’s still a decent singer!”
The 23-year-old Indian American was born to Bengali father named Vasudeva Malakar and Italian American named Jillian Recchi Blythin in Federal Way in the Seattle metropolitan area.
He made to the top 10 in American Idol in 2007 and his American Idol CD album called `Sanjaya Malakar’ went on iTunes in June 2007.