How Anwar Robinson can win ”American Idol”
Eliminated April 20, 2005
HOMETOWN Elizabeth, N.J.
WHAT’S IN TUNE A Fantasia-esque confidence helps him turn familiar chestnuts into Anwar originals.
WHAT’S OFF-KEY This fan favorite badly needs to infuse his performances with a jolt of sex appeal and danger in order to avoid being named Smooth Jazz Idol.
CLOTHES CALLS Kill the baggy shirts and jackets! Anwar’s sophisticated sound is better paired with tailored classics like the black turtleneck he wore while crooning ”What a Wonderful World.”
WHAT IT’LL TAKE TO WIN Might want to occasionally sing something written in the last two decades.
REQUEST LIST Musiq’s ”Just Friends (Sunny),” Fine Young Cannibals’ ”She Drives Me Crazy,” Lauryn Hill’s ”Everything Is Everything”