Goodbye Pony-Hawk: Sanj Gets The Boot


The Malakar era is kaput. The pony-hawking, bandana-wearing, utra-pitchy and mildly cute Sanjaya has been pushed through American Idol’s trap door. "Sanjaya is love" said mentor Diana Ross a few weeks ago. Sure, we’ll agree. And now he’s history, too. "Let’s give ‘em something to talk about," squeeked the singer while ruining Bonnie Raitt’s lustful tune on last night’s show, "other than hair." For the last six weeks, he coifed his way to fame. Wonder if Chris or Phil can pull that off in the next few weeks…

And another thing: the results shows are getting really boring as they try to come up with filler material for an hour-long show that really should only take about 10 minutes. Sure, the Ford music commercials videos are still campy fun, and the performances by Martina McBride and Fergie were entertaining. But the stuff with visiting Dreamworks and Shrek The Third was so unnecessary. It’s ridiculous to expect America to be entertained by watching Idol kids watch a movie.

Next week is the two night special of "Idol Gives Back," a fund raising effort in which sponsors of American Idol will make a donation each time a viewer’s vote is placed. Although, looking at the "Idol Gives Back" logo, it seemed as though they were gonna be raising money through a bake sale. Either way, next week guarantees some tasty treats with special appearances by Sacha Baron Cohen, Michael Buble, Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion, Annie Lennox, Pink, and Gwen Stefani.

See you Wednesday morning.

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