Everyone who knows me knows that I am a huge 24 fan. Jack Bauer is my hero. When I grow up, I want to be just like him. However, there is another show that I watch pretty consistently as well and that is American Idol. Now, I am not the best singer in the world, in fact, I do not even claim to be good, but how in the world did Sanjaya Malakar make it to the top 7? I am sure he is a nice guy and would not put him down in relation to his personality, but the boy did not belong in a singing competition that usually produces superstars.
It was kind of cool though to see Simon squirm because he did not know what to do when America wasn’t listening to his advice and kept Sanjaya going. I laughed a couple of times over that. It is humorous to me to see Simon take a bunch of heat especially when he is usually right. I have to admit that I wonder a little bit as to how much of the fights between Ryan and Simon are staged for ratings. They get into it pretty good. Why is it that we enjoy seeing people belittle each other? Is it because we are just glad that it is not us that is being put down? Not sure. Could be.
It is an entertaining show that sucks America – including me – in to. It will be much easier to endure this next week knowing that Sanjaya will not be singing. So long Sanjaya!