While not an avid American Idol fan, I’ve watched the show with my lady year after year. My first year watching, I was really into it. We enjoyed seeing Kelly Clarkson win. In fact, my family has her CD’s in the truck. Her song Breakaway is a family favorite. I love Fantasia’s latest song “When I see You”. Most of the American Idols have had such tremendous success. Win or loose in idol, you have to see American Idol as and express road to success. When you consider Daughtry, Clay, Oscar award winning Jennifer, American Idol can spot talent.
This year however, has seemed more funny than ever. I know, every year the judges find a way to say that this is the best talent they have ever seen. Every year people complain that the show isn’t good and the cast of characters is mediocre at best. Yet ever year ratings go up and we all return to see the new cast of characters. I like many others come back because its a show the family can watch and have an opinion on together. This year unlike man others I watch for Sanjaya Malakar.
How Long will Sanjaya Malakar Stay on American Idol
I can can honestly say that for me Sanjaya and his sister started out as a quirky favorite. His sister didn’t make it as far as Sunjaya because her voice was just not as strong. Now that Sunjaya is in the top 10, Sanjaya’s voice is the week one. Yet and still, he will go on tour with the group get the six figure contract and probably record deal. In spite of talent or lack there of, Sanjaya will remain in the race. Sanjaya will most likely make it to the top 5. I really do not see him winning but anything is possible. Taylor Hicks was the quirky popular favorite. Taylor beat out the more Talented Chris Daughtry and the Georges Katherine McPhee.
Why is Sanjaya Malakar Still on American Idol
The most absurd theory I’ve heard is that there is a large block of Indian Telemarketers speed dialing for Sanjaya. While the concept of the telemarketer I certainly can not confirm. I can be sure to confirm that people are either drunk dialing for Sanjaya or laugh dialing for Sanjaya. I personally have called in for Sanjaya twice. I called in the first time and looked at my lady with my mouth open. Our conversation went something like:
“Oh No the call went through” I stated in shock
She responded “If he is on another week, I’m completely blaming you”
“Heck If I’m getting blamed for it, then I’m dialing again” I press redial and state “Dam” as I laughed “It went through again”.
At the end our our conversation, I have no idea how many times I dialed for Sanjaya. But I know I couldn’t stop laughing. Again, I like the kid. For a 17 year old he is good. But I have no intention of buying his album. Sanjaya will stay in the competition as long as drunk dialers or laugh dialers keep calling.
Real Sanjaya Malakar American Idol Conspiracy
I thought nothing of the concept that Sanjaya might be kept there on purpose. I’d hear of the Howard Stern endorsed votefortheworst.com website. The votefortheworst.com campaign is focused on keeping the worst contestant around for as long as possible. The votefortheworst.com concept it that they want to show up the producers of the show for whatever reason they have. I thought that votefortheworst was funny until I really though about it. What if the producers want Sanjaya there.
I thought nothing of up until I heard a theory that made sense to me. Some websites state that it makes logical sense for the producers to keep Sanjaya around until there is a clear favorite in the race. Sanjaya is good for ratings. Many people turn on American Idol each week to see:
1) Sanjaya new hairdo
2) See if Sanjaya is as bad as they heard he was (good kid, just not a great singer)
3) To see what all the fuss is about this year with the Access Hollywood and ET coverage
I don’t know that the producers to rig the votes. I do know that until there is clear favorite that is makes perfect sense to keep spectacle that draws the audience.
American Idols Sanjaya Malakar success
I have no idea what Sanjaya’s plans are after the show. I do know that Sanjaya will touch and has a shot at doing an album. Sanjaya will be either the winner or 1 of the top ten finalist which in and of itself means opportunity. Other top ten finalist have gone on to host other TV shows and participate in reality TV. Regardless, Sanjaya making it this far has to be a tremendous success for he and his family. Regardless of what happens, the producers of American Idol were right about Sanjaya. People may not remember how to spell his same, but they do remember the little guy. I wish Sanjaya the best of luck with his American Idol career. I don’t plan to laugh dial vote for him again. Then again if my lady really, really, really, dares me; I just might.