Desai, the surprise pick for Idols Top 13, is a student at University of North Carolina and is a huge fan of March Madness.
Hell be missing the college basketball frenzy to compete on Idol this year, and is anticipating major withdrawals.
Says Desai: You have no idea how hard itll be. Ill have to be creative and figure out ways to keep up with the games.
He managed to cheer on his college team once before on Idol, though it wasnt easy.
He watched a Carolina/Duke game in his hotel room during auditions but ESPN blacked out before tip-off, causing Desai to panic.
He recalls, I paced in my room back and forth for two hours!
Desai admits hes very superstitious when it comes to Carolina games and cant look at the score while they play.
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