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Sanjaya Brings The Malakar Magic to Yahoo!

Lyndsey Parker
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Sanjaya Malakar is possibly THE most notorious "American Idol" contestant of all time, but give the kid a break. He was only SEVENTEEN when he competed on "Idol" in Season 6, and as my recent interview with him proves, he's grown up a lot since then.

His newfound maturity is also showcased in a slew of new performances that he and his band cranked out for the lucky Yahoo! staff when they recently swung by Y! HQ to enterain us. Besides his supercool song picks--he covered tunes by Squeeze, the Zutons, Sam Sparro, and Stevie Ray Vaughan--Sanjaya's voice sounded better than I ever recalled when he was infamously angering a nation of Kinks and Bonnie Raitt fans back in the day.

Check out all the Malakar magic below!


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