But despite all that, it was clear he had a lovely voice. He was dubbed a ‘complete show-off’ by the Popstars judges, yet managed to stay on the show until halfway through the series. Later that year, Darius popped up as a contestant on the first series of Pop Idol and finished third. Dreams come true Darius released his first album Dive In in 2002.
Daniel has given an amazing performance and the story is one I think needs to be told right now.’ It looks like Darius is here to stay… Fair enough, but when Danesh first unveiled that gift to the public, the results were not entirely satisfactory.He entered a television talent show entitled Pop Stars; he performed, as he describes it, "a risque" version of Britney Spears' Hit Me Baby One More Time (he sang it in an a cappella falsetto); he came up with some corny remarks about love and he was booted off in the final round. he went back to his course at Edinburgh University [where he was studying for a degree in English] and thought no more about it".Then, as his biographical notes explain, "a touch disillusioned . The same cannot be said for anyone who watched the programme, for Danesh's performance throughout was unforgettably embarrassing.This was "humiliation television" at its most humiliating, and Darius was the ideal prey. But it was coupled with an ego that would make Michael Winner blush. He minced around the studio like a love-struck porn star, and staked his patch on Britain's cultural landscape as the nation's most famous plonker.