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.


Anonymous said...

what do you think about the fact that little crying kid was staged and planted by the producers to cry... and that most of Simon Cowell's rants are scripted? Not much of a "live" spontaneous show to me

MaryAn Batchellor said...

I don't mind that she was staged because she cried through the ENTIRE show -- equal opportunity crier. It was smart producing. Producers eyed her turning on the water works at dress rehearsal and got her to stay.

Where they manipulated voters was when Seacrest had Sanjaya give the girl a hug. The dude that got kicked off didn't have a chance to go win people points. That was unfair.

And we all know reality shows are scripted. Cowell says a few things I wish I had written and a lot of things I think they dug out of Benny Hill's garbage pail.

MaryAn Batchellor said...

Correction - GIRL that got kicked off.