March 26, 2007 11:56 PM by Joe Blackmon
Sanjaya Malakar has made the top ten of American Idol, but we all know
that there is no way that he can win the competition. Eventually,
there will come a point in time when the votes of those who vote for
the best singer will no longer be split between various finalists, and
their votes will out number the votes of those who vote for the worst
Maybe not. Sanjaya fever is sweeping across America, and it just might be enough to help him win the show. From Saturday Night Live to Howard Stern to Vote for the Worst to MySpace hunger strikers, everyone is talking about Sanjaya Malakar. While some want to see Sanjaya voted off as soon as possible, others are just as determined to keep him on the show.
Even though those that are voting for Sanjaya in order to mess with the American Idol results get the most press, there are also a lot of legitimate Sanjaya fans out there. American Idol audience member Ashley Ferl who bawled while Sanjaya sang is just one example of the many fans who actually like Sanjaya.
While Sanjaya has received a lot of negative feedback from the judges, he has also had a couple stand-out performances. During his initial audition, Sanjaya wowed the judges with a performance of Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.” Sanjaya also showed remarkable improvement in his most recent performance of “You Really Got Me.”
Whether people are voting for Sanjaya because they are his legitimate fans, because they are Howard Stern listeners, because they are Vote for the Worst devotees, or just because they enjoy seeing his hot sister in the audience, it all adds up to a lot of votes for Sanjaya Malakar. Post your opinion below on if you think Sanjaya Malakar has a legitimate shot at winning American Idol.