SANJAYA- Lives another Week! America Idol Mystery!!

@matlgal (1687)
United States
April 12, 2007 12:16am CST
Well now ! Do you think that Sanjaya got to stay for the right reasons this week? When he sang the latin favorite "bessame Mucho" (not sure of spelling) He didn't sound too bad, the hair was pretty normal and he even had some little goatee and mustache thing going on. Was he the best this week - NO WAY, was he the Worst this week? No I don't think so and you know how it kills me to say that. What's your take on IDOL this week? it was kind of a mixed bag, and yet- Haley is the one that got sent home?? She and Phil were in the Bottom Two this week and Haley didn't make it. I think we'll see her again. She's pretty cute and with a bit more training could be a fabulous singer. What do you think this week?
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18 responses
• United States
12 Apr 07
I don't know what it is about Sanjaya, but the general public seems to like him. American Idol idol isn't necessarily a contest of skill, it also is a popularity contest. If someone is more likable than another contestant, but is less talented, he will most likely win out. Look at last year's winner, Taylor Hicks. He was not as talented as the other runner-ups, but he had a likable personality.
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• United States
12 Apr 07
I am definately not a Sanjaya fan. I do like Phil Stacy alot and agree that with some coaching and training he could be awesome.
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@matlgal (1687)
• United States
16 Apr 07
He is NOT good enough to have made it this far. He just is not an IDOL icon
@KrisNY (7592)
• United States
13 Apr 07
Sanjaya in my eyes has been the worse each week- There is just something about him that I don't care for- I think your advice for Haley wold ring true with Sanjaya-- He needs experience. Grow up a bit-- get some more training and more experience- He might actually turn into a great singer. He could always do Disney! I thought the show was ok- I can't wait for next week- I love country music-- So it'll be my favorite show- I hope everyone sings some great country songs- Look at all the previous Idols that went Country- Kellie Pickler, Bucky Covington, Carrie Underwood.. I hope the guys sing Kenny Chesneys songs!
@matlgal (1687)
• United States
16 Apr 07
Oh that's right it's country this week!! I can't wait either! I bet we hear some great singers!!! Thanks for reminding me.
@rekhum (2435)
• India
13 Apr 07
I used to enjoy the show but as i can't stand my favourite ones being 'malakered' every next week,so i gave up watching American Idol.Many of my favourite classic music were also butchered by them this season too.I'm worried but sooner or later they are gonna represent Americans in every field, from dentists to being singing idols.
@matlgal (1687)
• United States
16 Apr 07
I agree with you on being "Makakered" well said. It's such a joke and it has certainly waned my interest in the show this season. I think this will be it's last season if things don't take a turn soon.
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
12 Apr 07
Yeah I think Sanjaya got to stay for the right reasons this time round. He actually did good I thought, and it wasn't the worse song of the night either. I didn't think Haley or Phil did well and was actually glad Haley left. She doesn't have a good singing voice, infact I think her and Sanjaya sing about the same, but Sanjaya knows how to pick the right songs to suit his voice, as for Haley the song she chose was completely wrong (but thats my opinion). I wouldn't be surprised if we do see an album/cd out by her in a year or two. I think Phil might be next to go, but then again, who knows until they actually sing their songs :) I am hoping Jordon wins - I like her personality and it shows through every time she sings :)
@matlgal (1687)
• United States
16 Apr 07
I will be so sad to see Phil go. He is such a nice guy but no he is not the IDOL. In my opinion he is not picking good songs, I think he has it, he's jsut ot picking the right music to show it off.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
12 Apr 07
If you think about it, musical ability has little to do with fame these days. It's about who can sell cd's and concert tickets. And judging from america's response to this young man, he may well be the next one. I think the best thing that could happen to Melinda or Lakisha (my 2 favorites) would be to NOY win. Then they wouldnt be contracted to simon for how ever many years t=is required and could do their own thing and be hugely successful on their own merits and talents which are honestly, the best I have ever seen grace the american idol stage.
@matlgal (1687)
• United States
16 Apr 07
Well I will agree with you to a point. But I fear more over that they are laughing at him as opposed to praising him. Remember William Hung? Well Sanjaya is NOT that bad but darn close. He may have a niche' on Sat. Morning Kids TV, he may be a great Abercombie Model, He may be a great Hair Dresser I however don't believe he will ever be a great singer or an AMERICAN IDOL.
@towongfoo27 (2989)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I think Haley has the potential to be a better singer, but what she does with her blossoming talent is another question. I compare Sanjaya to Miss Haley because previously people were saying Sanjaya was only performing and not really singing. Yet wasn't Haley doing the Sanjaya tactic of performing instead of singing? Maybe it is biased, but maybe Haley learned it from Sanjaya. In any case, I think Haley needs someone to push her talent in the right direction, and she could surprise everyone, even Simon. I also thought Sanjaya was cute with the goatee and the bedroom eyes via the camera during his solo, but he will have to pull a rabbit out of his hat if he wants to surpass Phil to stay around another week or two. You are right matlgal, American Idol is a very mixed bad this week. I started off voting for Melinda, and now my favorite is up in the air. Jordan has a lot of potential and I like how her charisma.
@matlgal (1687)
• United States
13 Apr 07
Melinda has the best voice clearly- however her stage presence or showmanship seems lacking. Her shoulders up around her ears and that deer in the headlights grin will have to be worked on if she intends to make it all the way to the final 2. I think that the final 3 will be Jordan, Blake and Malinda. Of those 3 I have no idea who will win yet. Haley- yes she has talent, she just needs to polish her singing a bit and learn when to sing and when to model. I am not disappointed that she is gone.
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@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
12 Apr 07
Haley deserved to go home this week and I'm not sorry to see her go. This isn't a beauty pagent so her long legs could only get her so far. Sanjaya is growing on me which is probably a good thing since he's not going anywhere anytime soon and may make it into the top three. However, the judge's favorite is clearly Jordin and I think they hope she wins.
@matlgal (1687)
• United States
13 Apr 07
I totally agree with Haley having to go home since it appears that Sanjaya has been nailed to the set. I think we will see good things continue to come from Jordan.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I think Sanjaya actually did halfway decent this week. Not the best of the bunch...but still decent. I thought Haley just didn't do that good this time. I have to admit, I agreed with Simon for once. She was using the minimal clothing to draw attention away from her singing. She just hasn't been giving it as much as she did at the beginning. I'm still rooting for Melinda and Blake...they are my faves.
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@matlgal (1687)
• United States
13 Apr 07
they are by fav's too, I have no idea how all this season will shake out but to think that Sanjaya could actually tun our to be a good entertainer is just to bizzare ! LOL
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I do not think Sanjaya was the worst this week but I was still hoping that he would go home as I still think he is the worst singer of the group. Hopefully he will get booted off next week. I am hoping he forgets his words or something so that people can not vote for him. I am glad that Haley went home this week though I thought Phil would get voted off. I think either Phil or Sanjaya will leave next week. Haley is cute but only got votes because of her showing off her legs and being pretty. This is not a modeling contest or beauty pageant.
@matlgal (1687)
• United States
12 Apr 07
Well said ! I agree- it's not about Legs it's about voice and talent for singing. She may be able to get a modling contract as opposed to a singing contract. Sanjaya - Well liek Simon says - there is nothing else to say, David cory the voice coach to the stars says that he has spirit and needs some coaching and maybe he could do better then. Phil- gosh I hope he can hang on. I just so like him as a person.
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@4irene_r (80)
• Philippines
12 Apr 07
Surprisingly, he wasn't that bad this week, he was actually good. But Chris in the bottom three? I think he sang better than Sanjaya. Although, I'm not surprised that Haley got booted off, it was a bit karaokeish as Simon said, it was a choice between her and Phil.
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@matlgal (1687)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I agree that the song choice for him this week was done well. Chris did not do well this week, but didn't deserve to be in the bottom 3. Haley will do well she will be on the cover of something in the next 2-3 months you watch. Maybe a new Pu**y Cat doll? LOL. My favorite Phil- he's on thin ice I fear. He's just such a NICE man who loves God and Country and his wife and baby and those are hard to find- especially when they can seranade you too:)
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• India
12 Apr 07
Well yes i don't think he was the best. He certainly wasn't the worst. However i like the way sanjaya carries himself on stage and i think that might just take him to the top.
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@matlgal (1687)
• United States
12 Apr 07
Yeah you could be right- how disgusting is that. He's so young to be so manipulative LOL. THe teenie-girls are loving it though. Much to our dismay.
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@Foxxee (3653)
• United States
12 Apr 07
You are right, Sanjaya wasn't the best this week, but he wasn't the worst either. I think Sanjaya might actually win though. The polls say that more and more people are talking and even voting for him. SO who knows? Maybe Sanjaya might just make it...
@matlgal (1687)
• United States
12 Apr 07
Oh now that would be very sad. He is certainly NOT the Idol! there are way too many ahead of him that have talent. I cannot imagine him getting to stay while Melinda or Jordan are voted off Can you?. I was relieved that Phil didn't get it this week although his song choice was dreadful last nite. Haley was just cute not particularly talented just cute.! So not surprised that she got it.
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@crayola1 (26)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I think this week Sanjaya will still not be in the bottom two and coming from an American Idol lover, I think it is a shame because so many promising singers are being voted off the show and crushing some of their dreams of making it big. He is not even close to being a good singer. But every year, we have to go through this with one of the contestants because of all these little teenagers calling in. Its a real shame. so i say sanjaya will not win American Idol but he will be on for a while.
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@smartmom (827)
• United States
13 Apr 07
It is a democratic voting process, and I think that he deserves to stay for the very reason that he got the votes to remain a part of the competition. I have nothing against this young man, but I think he is struggling very hard to adjust to all the fame, and to figure out what kind of image he wants to protray. I will admit that I honestly felt that the mustache would give him the boot.
@matlgal (1687)
• United States
13 Apr 07
That's a very nice thought. He's very young and I am sure your right in that he's learning his way in show business. Hopefully he will continue to improve and by this time next year he will a mere memory.
• United States
12 Apr 07
The only reason Sanjaya is staying is because of two reasons. One, young girls are voting for him because they think he's cute. Two, there's a web site and Howard Stern, no, not that Howard K. Stern, is pushing this too - to vote for him to ruin American Idol. I'm so glad that Haley got voted off. I don't think she can sing well. She's a lounge singer and that's it. Sure she'll get a record deal being that sexy. I just can't believe that Chris was in the bottom three. Now that's scary.
@matlgal (1687)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I thought Haley sang OK, I thought Chris sang pooly on that song choice. Overall he's very good I just think it was an off night for him. SANJAYA- yeah I know about all the conspiracy crap aligning him to be a star that he is NOT! How sad that he has to cheat to stay.
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• United States
15 Apr 07
I must admit that I was stunned by his performance. I really didn't know he had that in him. I thought him singing with that orchestra was really nice. I agree. He wasn't the best, but he wasn't the worst. Lloyd
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@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
13 Apr 07
I agree with you. Sanjaya was good this week. I will quit watching if Melinda, Jordon or LaKeisha gets voted off before Sanjaya. The American public does get it right in the end, lets hope they get it right this year. Haley is cute and she does have talent, she will be able to go far with her career.
@mlgb_24 (638)
12 Apr 07
i don't have anything against him, but i think he should have gone home a long time ago. come on america, vote well, lol!!
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