April 23, 2007 11:36 PM by Joe Blackmon
On Thursday night, Sanjaya Malakar appeared on the Tonight Show and did
a skit with Donny Osmond. On Saturday night, Sanjaya Malakar attended
the White House Correspondents Dinner as the guest of People magazine.
And on Monday night, Sanjaya Malakar reached the pinnacle of after-Idol
success and presented the Top Ten List on the Late Show with David
David Letterman announced the category of the Top Ten List as “Top Ten Things I Learned From American Idol.” Letterman added “Now, I’ll just say one thing about American Idol. I’m a big supporter of this show. I love the program, and I’ll tell you why. The United States is facing a serious superstar shortage, and this is the only way that we’re going to be able to replenish that treasure trove. At one time, we dominated the world with superstars, not so now.”
Sanjaya Malakar then presented the “Top Ten Things I Learned From American Idol” list in descending order.
10. The camera adds ten pounds to your Mohawk.
9. Work hard and make sacrifices, you can finish in 7th place.
8. It’s very important to “Keep it real, dawg.”
7. I should have gone for the immunity idol – oh, wait that’s “Survivor.”
6. On-camera Simon is a bit nasty, but off-camera, he’s a total jerk.
5. Voting for yourself 100 times an hour causes some wicked carpal tunnel.
4. When you forget the words, just do this “wo ho ho, yes he did.”
3. Honestly, I though I was auditioning for “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?”
1. American loves performers with bad hair–right, Dave?
After the Top Ten List, David Letterman called Sanjaya back out to do “wo ho ho, yes he did” again. After Sanjaya left for the second time, Letterman said “He seems a little too comfortable here. Twice, he really didn’t want to leave.” Paul Shaffer quipped “Where’s he got to go?”