Sanjaya Malakar

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Sanjaya Gets The Boot

Loved, hated, off-key 'Idol' contestant says goodbye at last

(Newser) - Reality caught up with reality TV last night, when "American Idol" contestant Sanjaya Malakar was finally booted from the show. Sanjaya, as he's known to legions of fans and detractors, gained attention for his missed notes, his faux-hawk, and his popularity on the sabotage website votefortheworst.com More »

Doe-Eyed Sanjaya Divides America

Idol , not Iraq, galvanizes youth vote

(Newser) - American Idol contestant Sanjaya Malakar, the waifish breakout star who lacks only a singing voice, is America’s latest wedge issue, according to The New Republic. One teenager went on hunger strike for 16 days to protest Sanjaya's continued presence, sparking a counter protest of "Binge Eating for Sanjaya"... More »

Idol Boots Curly-Haired Christian

Clever, chubby Chris Sligh gets axe; nine little Idols remain

(Newser) - Crimped contestant Chris Sligh was voted off this season's American Idol last night, just minutes after Simon Cowell predicted that it would be, "Bye-bye-curly." Sligh was known for being clever, chubby, and Christian—as well as his shock-mop curls. Saved from elimination was improbable teen hearthrob Sanjaya Malakar,... More »

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