I don’t watch American Idol regularly, but the day after a show I find it hard to change channels (on TV or on the Radio) without hearing something about American Idol.
I really have a good sense of what is happening without actually tuning in.
Last night as most of you Idol fanatics know GINA GLOCKSEN was the next Idol hopeful to have their dreams crushed. How fitting she had to sing “smile” as she left. “smile though your heart is aching, smile though your heart is breaking” – you just can’t make this stuff up.
With yet another more talented artist off the show, and Sanjaya still in the running (in the top 6 no less!), you have to wonder WHO IS TO BLAME FOR SANJAYA MALAKAR. Certainly people like Howard Stern and his “disciples” will gladly take that blame for KEEPING him in the show, but how did he get there in the first place?
How much does Paula, Randy and Simon’s opinions really count? For if there opinions really (REALLY) count-then aren’t they to blame for bring him to Hollywood week?
www.votefortheworst.com believes the executive producer, Nigel Lythgoe, made sure that Sanjaya stayed in the competition, purely for this media circus it created. Did American Idol really need this boost in viewership and airtime?
WHY ARE PEOPLE VOTING SANJAYA?
Obviously with the likes of Howard Stern, and www.votefortheworst.com Sanjaya is getting mass amounts of votes.
Watching the news this morning, their “experts” believe that all Indian-Americans watching the show are voting for him. Citing its another way that Indian’s can give the finger to Americans. I had no idea American Idol was a race thing! Geeeeesh!
They also believe that Sanjaya has the 13 year old teeny-bopper vote locked in too.
IS SANJAYA MALAKAR THE DEATH OF AMERICAN IDOL
One of the most appealing things for the American public on the onset of the show was the democratic voting system. Everyone being allowed to vote, have their say, make a difference.
Even convicted felons in Florida (who still can’t vote in presidential elections) can vote for their next American Idol. Can it be no wonder that there are more votes for American Idol every week than for a President. Or is that just the people who vote multiple times like one of Howard Stern’s lackies who votes a suggested 540 times.
If Sanjaya makes it through past at least one of the “three divas” I think that will be the first nail in the coffin for American Idol.
Would people really buy a Sanjaya album?
WHAT CAN BE DONE TO SAVE AMERICAN IDOL
– Premium Rate (900) phone numbers
– One one phone call per household (or phone number)
– New Format for the show? (I explore this idea more here)