Main | Thursday, April 19, 2007

Goodbye Sanjaya

Wearing a t-shirt that said "Life Is Beautiful", Sanjaya was voted off of American Idol last night, ending a national obsession. After the result was announced, fellow contestant Lakisha gave Sanjaya an extremely long embrace as the audience gave him a standing ovation. And then, as is tradition, Sanjaya was given to mic to perform a final number, in which he changed the lyrics of Bonnie Raitt's Something To Talk About, singing "Let's give them something to talk about, other than HAIR!" Good for him. His supporters, the "fanjayas", are swarming the message boards with notes of grief and enduring love. And now I can return to ignoring American Idol.

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