Thursday, April 19, 2007
The Party's Over
As a blogger who has relied way too much on this kid for inspiration, I add my plaintive "Whhyyyy?" to Sanjaya's fanbase at the left.
Although he gave us "somethin' to talk about," namely strange hair-do's and the wonderment of how he stayed alive week after week, that was the song that pushed the voters of the edge, like a mother finally admitting to the school principal that her kid did something wrong. It was tough, but the voters finally "kept it real, dawg."
I predict Sanjaya will lie low for a while, then agents will get him spots in hair product commercials, food commercials, sitcoms, etc. As I posted before, I just hope he doesn't run to the other end of the nice-guy, cute-kid spectrum and end up with his clothes off somewhere proving he's all "grown-up," like Daniel Radcliffe. Let's pray that he doesn't. Seventeen year-olds can seem savvy and pretty sophisticated, but they are still kids, and they often fall prey to smooth-talkers, like Eve did to that snake in the garden.
I think the show will lack something now, will be a little more boring. As entertaining as the singers are, we know the weekly routine, and that gets a little monotonous. Maybe Blake will smash his hair down for once, and Jordin will hit a sour note ... Naaah!
On a final "note," about Sanjaya, I agree with Simon who once said to him, "I don’t think it matters anymore what we say. I genuinely don’t. You’re in your own universe and if people like you, then good luck.”
Good luck, Sanjaya! Thanks for the fun!