American Idol Sanjaya returns to Washington - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

American Idol Sanjaya returns to Washington

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FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - The Commons shopping mall in Federal Way says it will welcome "Idol" Sanjaya Malakar home at a public event Wednesday (at four o'clock in Macy's courtyard).

He'll sign autographs for donations to World Vision, the humanitarian organization which is also based in Federal Way.

Sanjaya was the seventh-place finisher on the "American Idol" TV talent show. He was voted off the show two weeks ago after becoming a celebrity for his hair styles.

The 17-year-old attended Todd Beamer High School last year and his mother lives in Federal Way.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)
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