Have You Been Sanjayad?
The national fascination with Sanjaya Malakar seems to have reached ridiculous proportions as everyone is wondering whether the infamous "American Idol" contestant can actually win the competition. What I want to know is whether Sanjaya is only an embarrassingly poor choice of the judges gone terribly wrong or have we all been Sanjayad?
The judges are the ones who made the decision to invite the Federal Way, Washington native Malakar into the top-24 taking a pass at a number of other talented kids (a girl from New York who could both rock out and sing opera comes to mind.)
Everybody is talking about Sanjayas changing hairstyles, but it is really the people behind the scenes who help Sanjaya in his attempts to top the previous week's look and put him on stage in revolving incarnations.
Don't get me even started on the crying girl. Even if her tears were genuine and she was not planted by the network, the producers and the host made the choice to zoom into her sobbing face and invite her to the stage.
Finally, Simon Cowell has recently made pompous statements that he would quit his judging duties on the reality show if the hairstyle-swapping kid wins the competition. If he wants to see the boy voted off, why make more noise with such theatrics?
You may think FOX has nothing to do with the latest "American Idol" sensation. After all, it hardly delivered the ratings gold. Last Tuesday's performance show was the lowest rated this season.
But even the biggest blockbusters have to think of ways to stay on top. A little shot in the arm does wonders from time to time. It seems however, we have all been Sanjayad this time around. And that would include the over-confident FOX.
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