Thursday, April 19, 2007

It's about time!

Last night on American Idol, Sanjaya finally went home. Even if you don't watch the show, you have surely heard the media hype over this strange 17-year-old with the wild hairstyles who over-stayed his welcome on the show. From an article on MSNBC:

Sanjaya Malakar had more admirers, or “admirers,” than would ordinarily surround someone of his caliber in a competition like this one. Some liked his personality, his constantly changing hairstyle, or the fact that he was an underdog. Some were rooting for him because they thought it would be funny to have a lesser talent win the whole thing. And some probably just liked the way he sang.

Whatever the motivation, the story of Sanjaya has eclipsed everything else in the “Idol” universe over the past month. He’s been mentioned on just about every entertainment program in the country, from talk-show television to satellite radio to the blogosphere. At 17, he’s a lock to have a shot at a career in entertainment if he wants it, since his name recognition alone will make him among the most sought-after TV guest stars over the next few months.

But this week he was so bad that it was almost as if he was trying to sing badly. America finally had enough. He's outta there.

So we're down to the Top Six - I'm sticking with my original prediction that Melinda will win it all, but I'm also rooting for Blake and Jordin. However it turns out, they have all launched music careers from the show. Which reminds me, I think I'll go buy Chris Daughtry's CD today....


cjh said...

Yes, praise the music gods! I, too, was very happy to see him go. As was Simon. Did you see his smile? I'm going with Jordin. I do like Melinda and Blake has grown on me. Next out, Phil.

StaceyG said...

I don't even watch AI regularly and I knew all about this Sanjaya person. Makes me wonder what kind of deal he'll get in hollywood. I was reading that William Hung has gotten over $1 million for singing awfully all over the country.

Bubba's Sis said...

Now THAT is sad. At least Sanjaya wasn't William Hung bad.