Sanjaya Fever: Part two

Some of my friends can't believe that I'm going to vote for Sanjaya so I want to set the record straight on a couple of things.

1) Do I think that Sanjaya is a good singer?
Yes, but not a great singer. Melinda, LaKisha and Jordin sing circles around him every week. What I do think is that he should have never made it to the top 24. American Idol is a TV show that is all about the ratings. AI will pick the people that are best for the show not necessarily the best singers. Sanjaya is a good singer that wasn't ready for the big time but AI picked him as cannon fodder for the ratings. That's the way this cookie crumbles. With this in mind, Sanjaya was an excellent pick! After all, there are people starving themselves until Sanjaya is voted off. Can't pay for better advertising than that!

2) Do I harbor any ill-will to the other contestants?
No, of course not, I wish them all the best. Loosing American Idol is not the end. The best examples of this are Clay Aiken, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Daughtry (I'm hoping to add Elliott Yamin to that list soon!). The following have also had some success "loosing": Kimberly Caldwell, John Peter Lewis, Kelly Pickler, Buckey Covington, and Elliott Yamin to name a few (that I didn't have to look up first). Winning is also not a guarantee of success either. Rueben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, and Taylor Hicks have not done NEAR as well as Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. Poor Taylor is being out sold by last year's number 4 "looser" by almost 4 to 1.

3) Do I think that Sanjaya will win American Idol?
I sure hope so! There are so many celebrities in the media today (and in the past) that have done very well despite having NO talent (Paris Hilton is an excellent example) and I think we can all agree that Sanjaya at least has some talent. This is, however, a prime example of getting the American Dream: fighting to make something of yourself despite any obstacles, taking whatever help is offered, ignoring the nay-sayers, and being VERY lucky (or unlucky if you think that Sanjaya's being used)!

4) If Sanjaya wins, will I buy his CD?
No, not a chance of that happening. I also wouldn't buy CDs by Melinda, Blake, LaKisha, Chris R., Brandon, Phil, Stephanie, or Haley. I'm on the fence about Chris S., Jordin, and Gina but I'm leaning towards a no for those as well. As long as I've been watching American Idol, I have only bought Elliott's CD and downloaded a few singles by some of the other contestants. As far as Idol winners, I have one Kelly Clarkson song that came on the CD NOW 22. That's it. I don't think 19 Entertainment is making money off of me.

To sum things up, I like Sanjaya and I will vote for him as long as I can. If you are in the anti-Sanjaya camp, please do me a favor and stop "blaming" the Sanjaya worsters and fans for him being on the show. You need to put the blame on those truly responsible, the producers of American Idol.

OH! One more thing! Something like this happens EVERY YEAR! It's only a TV show. Get over it and get a life...or a blog! Whatever you do...don't stop eating!!

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Very interesting theory you got going here but i must say that Kelly Clarkson and Carrie have great cd sells but thats not

Thanks! I like pulling for the underdog too so I think that has a little bit to do with it as well. Kelly and Carrie are doing great, extremely great! You're right CD sales aren't everything but it's a good measuring tool for the most part.

Do you have a blog? I'd love to read it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Ah, so that is what the fuss is all about! I was wondering being here in the UK. I'm with you on your theory. TV is business and each show is measured on it's ratings. Also music is business. Only the ones with the whole package will be truly nurtured by Simon et al as they know what will make them money, regardless of who wins!

It seems that Sanjaya is being used. we had one here last year called Chico who made bit of a career out of it. It may pay off for him, it might not. Either way he gets his 15 mins (and more) of fame whioch he didn't have before and the TV gets it's ratings!

Hi bob-kat!

Thanks for stopping by. It all boils down to the almighty buck (or pound)! Sanjaya seems like a nice kid and if he's going to be used to get ratings, I want him to get as much from it as possible. Besides, I think this is the beginning of the end for American Idol.

Take Care-

Good argument, Kristi. I'll keep eating.