Wednesday, March 21, 2007
The Sanjaya Secret
Theories abound. Why is this kid still in the game? Is it about sticking it to Simon? His Farrah Fawcett hair? His Howard Stern fan base? An Indian conspiracy? That web site (which I refuse to name) that encourages voting for the candidate that should be sent home?
It's a lot simpler than that.
Sanjaya Malakar is loved for the same reason teenage girls adore any other kid that can't sing but has great hair. And, he's a polite kid with an endearing smile and a hint of chivalry. After their auditions, Sanjaya carefully answered his sister's questions but skirted around telling her that judges said he sang better than she did.
As a little girl, I had a crush on Leif Garrett. Weak vocals. Great hair.
Maybe he's not the next American Idol, but Sanjaya Malakar is a teen idol already. Look for him on the cover of Tiger Beat.
For me, send them all home except Lakisha, Melinda, and Jordin.