Pastor Pat Wright, a gospel choir director in Seattle who has known Sanjaya Malakar for five years, spoke with the Associated Press about the ‘American Idol’ finalist’s shocking staying power. Wright revealed he “sounded down” during a recent telephone conversation she had with him. “He has not shown America what he can do,” she said. “That’s what I said to him a couple days ago. ‘I want you to give them the showmanship. I want you to give them Sanjaya’s heart’.” Wright added, “He sings from the heart, and people who hear him can feel that heart and they become, many times, very emotional.”
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