Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Why does Sanjaya reign on 'Idol'?

What is it with this guy? He's not that talented.
The phone rang, loud. I could tell from my editor's tough tone that something big was afoot.
What's going on with that kid, he asked. The one with the hair. What's the real story? Is someone gonna end up in the slammer? The boss didn't have to drop any more clues.
He was talking about Sanjaya.
How could this skinny teenager with the thin voice and lavish smile become an "American Idol" favorite? Not just hanging on week after week, but with enough juice to maybe win the whole thing, the brass ring, the jackpot, the dream?

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