Remember Sanjaya? See what this fan favorite 'Idol' looks like now

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Sanjaya Malakar Sings an Exclusive Song

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Remember Sanjaya Malakar, the flowy-haired rocker who graced the stage in 2007? Well folks, this season six sweetheart has ditched his signature locks.

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Eight years later, Sanjaya is still rockin' out, of course...Just with a lot less hair. According to the Daily Beast, Sanjaka, 26, lives in Queens, New York and tends bar in the East Village.

Back on lake time #mansonlife #livingthelife #lakechelan #love #life #music

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Getting ready to sing my heart out in Long Island with the best 60's band on the Island #thisisgonnabesick!!

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He still performs for the public every now and then, but now it's not exactly the stage he's performing on. Inside Edition caught up with Malakar in 2013, as he graced city slickers with some soulful songs at a NYC subway station.



According to his Instagram, Sanjaya is planning to release new music (which makes us very excited, of course). Here's to hoping he pours us our next cocktail in NYC real soon!



This has us feeling nostalgic. See what your other favorite "American Idol" contestants look like now:

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Remember Sanjaya? See what this fan favorite 'Idol' looks like now
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 22: Recording artist Taylor Hicks arrives at Tony La Russa's 3rd annual Leaders & Legends Gala benefitting the Animal Rescue Foundation at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on November 22, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Animal Rescue Foundation)
Frenchie Davis attends the 45th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on February 23, 2003 in New York City. (Getty Images)
Singer Sanjaya Malakar attends The 2nd Annual ASPCA Rock n' Roll LA Benefit at The Olympic Collection on October 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)
David Archuleta performs during the 2011 "Make A Difference" benefit concert at the Ronald McDonald House on November 8, 2011 in New York City.
Kimberley Locke, Rickey Smith and Vanessa Olivarez. (Getty Images)
Singer Melinda Doolittle attends the Red Tie Gala Hosted by Blood:Water Mission and sponsored by Noodle & Boo at Hutton Hotel on November 21, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Getty Images)
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