American Idol: Anoop Desai shines on country night


It was a good night for Anoop Desai.

The 21-year-old college student impressed the American Idol judges with his soulful rendition of Willie Nelson’s Always on My Mind during Tuesday’s Grand Ole Opry-themed performance show.

It’s good to see him back on top. Anoop proved he deserves his spot in the Top 13.

Paula: “Anoop is back! I’m so proud of you…it fit you like a glove…you touched my heart.”

Simon: “You’ve just managed to go from zero to hero…good choice of song…one of my favorite performances of the night…I take it back you deserve to be in this show.”

Randy: “This is the reason we really wanted you in the competition. I like the arrangement.”

Kara: Untouchable song…but you did it…the biggest surprise.”

VIDEO: Anoop Desai (Always on My Mind)