04/19/2007 at 08:00 PM EDT
Sanjaya Malakar's hair-raising adventure isn't over yet. The recently dispatched American Idol contestant is now headed for the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.
Malakar, 17, finally voted off the show Wednesday night after weeks of debate over his locks and singing chops, will be one of PEOPLE's guests at the Saturday night event at the Washington Hilton.
PEOPLE's other guests are recent cover subject Valerie Bertinelli, Tim Gunn from Project Runway, Zac Efron of High School Musical, comedian Eddie Izzard and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.