Sanjaya Malakar sure has come a long way since appearing on season six of American Idol, though maybe not in the direction he’d hoped.
In a photo obtained by In Touch, the 23-year-old is seen earning extra cash by performing in NYC subway stations. “He was singing ‘(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay,’” an eyewitness, who recently spotted Sanjaya inside the First Avenue L station, tells the mag, on stands now.
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Apparently he still has the musical chops (but not the crazy hairstyles) that won him instant fame and a seventh-place finish in 2007. “A handful of people did double takes,” notes the eyewitness. “The guy’s still a decent singer!”
Following Idol, Sanjaya made numerous television quest appearances on pop culture parody shows.
For more, pick up this week’s issue of In Touch, on newsstands now.