Anoop Desai covers Rihanna’s “Stay” (VIDEO)

It’s Wednesday, which means Season 8 American Idol alum, Anoop Desai, has released a brand new cover. Check out his pretty rendition of Rihanna’s “Stay.”

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  • macfae

    WOW..just WOW.
    I think that is the the most beautiful one yet.
    How I wish the right people could hear him sing. So much comes down luck and timing.
    Hopefully, his time will come and he’ll get a break.

  • Robert D’Angio

    The only Idol tour I have been lucky to see was Season 8 and I remember him being one of the best singers live. His voice is just smooth and strong. I really wish someone would just give him a deal. He really is phenomenal.

  • lovetheusa1776

    Lovely rendition.  Remember during S8 Lambert’s comment on the beauty of Anoop’s voice – no disagreement there.

  • roarpen

    I’m impressed – they should have let him sing this at the grammys – he would have been a hell of a lot better than Rhianna.

  • Kariann Hart

    Such a WONDERFUL voice!  Love this version more than any others.  This young man needs to be seen and heard!!  I am impressed!

  • durbesque

    I’m stunned.  This is the first I’ve heard him since the show.  He has everything except a hit song.  It takes heaven and earth to make a hit happen. 

  • DragonFly

    Note perfect–definitely the type of song he needs to go for, no more, no less.  Just the right touch of falsetto b/c many times it can be taken too far, for my taste anyway.  When you listen to music done well like this it brings up frustration that these voices can’t more easily be part of daily on-the-air radio enjoyment.   

  • aquayers

    Anoop’s smooth voice is perfect for every songs he sings so far in WTFWeds.

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  • Sammy Joe

    Wasnt an Anoop fan in his season.  Too many vibes of fratboy karaoke.  But this was incredible.  He’s worked very hard since his run on the show.  It would be fantastic if they’d have him back this season to perform a cover on results night.  The effort to improve that he’s put in needs to be rewarded with some sort of career boost.

  • bridgette12

    It’s pretty, he has a smooth delivery, but it’s missing something. I don’t feel emotion coming from him and this song oozes emotion. It’s okay.