Hogan's Alley

Friday, March 09, 2007

American Idol - The Final Twelve Includes Sanjaya, God Help Us

The good news about last night's results show was that Sundance and Antonella are gone. The Vote for the Worst movement will now have to seek other bad singers to champion (read Sanjaya).

The bad news was that Sabrina Sloan was cut while Hadley Scarnato survived. This was a clear injustice. The other terrible news was that the most horrible singer in the competition, Sanjaya, is still with us. I can only believe that for certain young girls Sanjaya's fey, smiling presentation represents the kind of non-threatening sexuality that entices them.

I hope that now that the annual contest has entered the final stretch that adults, whose ears haven't been corrupted by hours of over-produced dance music, will make up a growing portion of the voting audience.