Host of the show Ryan Seacrest explained that the move came as a result of the shock that fans expressed in the past when deserving candidates could not make it to the final round of the show. He added that till the Top 5 is reached judges can save a singer from getting voted out to preserve real talent on the show.
Anoop has attracted a lot of fan following since talking part in the show. Internet sites are filled with his fan clubs running campaigns for his win. the Analysts are attributing Anoop's success to the Slumdog Millionaire effect that has gripped entire America. They say India is the flavour of the season in America and Anoop is cashing on it.