American Idol: Crowd goes wild for Chapel Hill’s ‘Idol’ hopeful

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Anoop Desai is back!

The UNC-Chapel Hill student was eliminated two weeks ago after missing the cut by 20,000 votes out of a total 24 million cast. But, thanks to a renewed twist, he could be the next “American Idol.”

At Thursday night’s wild card round, Anoop sang Bobby Brown’s “My Prerogative” and he did really well.

“You’re like an enthusiastic dog…not the best singer, but people like you, that’s important…we have to cast the next stage….not just put the boring singers through…but the personalities too,” Simon said.

“American Idol” decided to have a top 13 this season, which means Anoop, together with Matt Giraud, Jasmine Murray and Megan Corkrey will move forward to the next round.

VIDEO: Anoop Desai sings “My Prerogative” by Bobby Brown