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Saturday, March 31, 2007

A Prediction

posted by on March 31 at 10:48 AM


For the record, I predict that if Sanjaya makes it through a couple more rounds of American Idol, he’ll bow out of the competition, under pressure from the producers.

Why? Because while he’s certainly a ratings draw, if he wins, it could potentially kill the show. If Howard Stern and others even manage to get him into the top 5 or so, people will go nuts fucking with the competition next season, and on and on. Once he starts sticking around while people with some degree of actual talent (it’s all relative, of course) get booted, they’ll push him out. At some point, his potential to fuck up their basic, zillion-dollar formula will outpace his ability to pull in big ratings right now. This things I believe.

And no, this topic doesn’t deserve this much thought, but I’ve had this goddamned song stuck in my head for a week (thanks Adrian!) so something had to give.

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So are you suggesting that they'll rig the results? Scandalous!

Posted by Red Wendy | March 31, 2007 11:07 AM

Hold on, Sanjaya! Don't let 'em pressure you! Fight the power! Fuck off, Simon Cowell.

Posted by Fnarf | March 31, 2007 11:26 AM

Anything that gets that piece of shit show off the air makes me happy. Maybe I should figure out how to vote, you do vote for the winner right.

Posted by Giffy | March 31, 2007 11:32 AM

Most if not all seasons have had someone in the top 12 who stayed long after they should have been worn out. It's not a new phenomenon at all. Sanjaya may make it to top 5, but he won't go to the end, and there won't need to be any rigging involved.

The producers have rejected a lot of people over the years who were great singers but who lacked personality. They don't really have any reason to be pissed that the masses are voting for someone with lots of personality and not a ton of singing ability. And if they really want to curtail the mass voting for Sanjaya (or John Stevens back in season 2 or 3, who was a similar case - but not as fun), they could have made it so that only one vote can be made per phone number.

As much as the judges bitch about SanjayaGate, it's focusing a ton of attention on the show. It won't kill the AI behemoth, no worries.

Posted by genevieve | March 31, 2007 12:47 PM

Giffy...why would you care so much about a show on TV that you spend any time wishing it weren't on the air? That seems very juvenile, to me. We live in a media-rich time, and there's more than adequate content for any and all tastes. If you don't like it, fine. Don't watch it. But, the hipster viewpoint that this show must somehow be stopped is ridiculous.

Posted by Why Giffy... | March 31, 2007 1:53 PM

I awoke yesterday to hear John Carlson use his "political minute" or whatever on KIRO radio to urge Sanjaya to step down for the sake of all things American. Seriously, this show has gotten out of hand.

Posted by horatiosanzserif | March 31, 2007 2:04 PM

Giffy: If you wanna help keep Sanjaya on and thus destroy the show, you can get the # to call to vote with \out having to watch that dreadful shit. puts it up and I also post it in the comments on the "It's on TV" post.

Posted by Mike in MO | March 31, 2007 2:09 PM

Why Giffy, why would you care so much about random snarky post that you spend any time responding? That seems very juvenile, to me.

Posted by Why Why Giffy... | March 31, 2007 4:34 PM

Sanjaya if he have talint get on American Idal I thnk should get fare chanse for topnotsch fristpriz numbar 1 awerd win acte. In Stuttgart Joseph cant watsch Sanjaya show dont know it on heer. One time I sing in showar my voise shockawe self it so good. Maybee if com uSA I inter idal compitetsion.

Posted by Joseph | March 31, 2007 4:43 PM

What if he starts singing as well as he did at his audition?

Posted by Gitai | March 31, 2007 5:14 PM

Let. It. Die. Please.

Posted by Andy Niable | March 31, 2007 6:22 PM

What about his sister? They could have their own show!! The next Donny and Marie. He's a little bit country and she's a lil rock-n-roll!!

Posted by gameboy | March 31, 2007 7:26 PM

The democratic process is so easily corrupted.

Posted by Chris | March 31, 2007 7:49 PM

What better time for William Hung to make a comeback?

Posted by Gomez | March 31, 2007 9:53 PM

i love how all the complaints on the involve idiots complaining that they're talking to their lawyers... true to form, he's seattle's redemption for being the butt of probably the most annoying and least entertaining show on television... which is why i only watch the daily show.

Posted by mike | March 31, 2007 10:29 PM

Why is it that the post with the most comments today is about American Idol rather than something that matters

Posted by vooodooo84 | April 1, 2007 1:11 AM

I like sanjaya but I didn't think he was the best singer the last few week and the women you went out were better then him. They should not cheat by keeping in if he was not the best/ I understand it's the nathion who votes but I would like to see the voting scores when you announce they are safe. I feel there keeping him because of that website saying he is the worst singer.

Posted by Diane | April 6, 2007 12:20 AM

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