North Carolina's Anoop Desai didn't survive to the final 12 of "American Idol" not yet, at least.
The University of North Carolina graduate wasn't selected Wednesday night as a finalist on the Fox show. He could still be selected in a few weeks when the judges choose three finalists without public input.
The finalists chosen Wednesday night were 21-year-old Alexis Grace from Memphis, Tenn.; 27-year-old Michael Sarver from Jasper, Texas; and 28-year-old Danny Gokey of Milwaukee.
The 22-year-old Desai sang "Angel of Mine" on the show Tuesday
The public will choose nine of the 12 finalists with the judges
choosing the remaining three.